Empty Shells

Kids show some of the empty shells they found at the site where Laak, Compostela Valley Mayor Reynaldo Navarro was ambushed in Barangay Sagayan, Asuncion town in Davao del Norte… »

Pass the FOI Bill

Davao-based journalists join the May 14, 2014 nationwide launch of the signature campaign to pressure Congress to pass the Freedom of Infomation bill at The Marco Polo in Davao City.… »

Free Haircut

Sixty-six year old Bella Laher gets a free haircut from Herbie Dagohoy at Manuel Roxas Elementary School, Davao City where hundreds of fire victims are seeking temporary shelter, on May… »

Going Home

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte listens to Talaingod Manobo leader Datu Doloman Dawsay as the latter recounts their situation during a military operation in their communities in a dialogue at… »

Manobo ‘bakwits’ returning to Talaingod; Army says pullout temporary

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 April) — Manobo residents of Talaingod, Davao del Norte who have sought refuge in Davao City since April 4 owing to military operations in their area will… »

MNLF leaders ask Obama for help

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 April) – While anti-US protesters are marching on the streets of Mendiola in Manila, regional leaders of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) are welcoming… »

Anti Obama

Militant student activists dramatize the United States’ involvement in the Philippines during a lightning protest rally at McArthur Highway, Matina in Davao City Monday (28 April 2014). MindaNews photo by… »

Paging Obama

Moro National Liberation Front leaders from various state committees call on United States President Barack Obama to “intervene on the Bangsamoro problem” during a gathering 28 April 2014 at the… »


Under the shade of mango trees, families and friends find comfort as they share their meal after a long walk to the Shrine of the Holy Infant Jesus of Prague… »

Children’s Plea

Manobo girls from Talaingod, Davao del Norte release a kite with the message “Stop the bombing [aerial] in our community” during a kite flying activity at the United Church of… »

Fire Victims

A Badjao couple uses recycled plastic and sack as roofing for their makeshift tent at the Magsasay Park grounds, Davao City on Wednesday, 9 April 2014. Their house was among… »

Too Young to Suffer

An Ata-Manobo from Talaingod, Davao del Norte province attends to her one-month old daughter on their 5th day of stay in Davao City on April 7, 2014. Thousands of Lumads… »

The morning after

The morning after the big fire that razed at least 1,000 houses in  three barangays in Isla Verde,  Davao City — Barangays 23-C, 22-C and 21-C — a resident tries to… »

Huge Davao City fire caused by a candle–BFP

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/5 April)—At least 1,000 houses in three villages here were gutted down by a fire Friday night that was allegedly caused by a candle, the Bureau of Fire… »

A mother’s wish granted: “Mujahid will not grow up to be a sniper”

CAMP DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat (MindaNews / 28 March) — The mood was festive as thousands of Moro men and women gathered at the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) Camp Darapanan… »

Bangsamoro Emblem

Marguina Dalamban had her face painted with a Bangsamoro emblem as she joins the celebration at the Cotabato City Paza while waiting for the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on… »

Boys in the Camp

Two young boys walk past Moro Islamic Liberation Front mujahideens in formation at Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat town, Maguindanao on 27 March 2014 as the MILF celebrates the signing of… »

Welcoming the Bangsamoro

On the eve of the scheduled March 27, 2014 signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), two Moro women in Pikit, North Cotabato install a banner congratulating the… »

Daredevil Ride

A young boy squeezes himself at the back of a habal-habal plying the Midsayap-Datu Piang road in this photo taken on March 24, 2014. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

BIAF Checkpoint

Members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces man a checkpoint at Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat in Maguindanao province on March 23, 2014. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

Welcome Bangsamoro Government

A vendor staples a Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) flaglet to its barbecue stick pole in a shop in Cotabato City on March 22, 2014. He sells the flaglets for… »

Jabidah Massacre

Moro women join a protest rally at Tantawan Park in Cotabato City Tuesday (18 March 2014) to commemorate the 46th year of the Jabidah Massacre. The incident, which supposedly took place… »

New Archbishop of Zamboanga

Pope Francis has named Kidapawan Bishop Romulo dela Cruz as the new Archbishop of Zamboanga. Photo taken  at the thanksgiving mass of Cardinal Orlando B. Quevedo, Archbishop of Cotabato, last… »

Selfie with the Cardinal

Parishioners, priests and relatives flock to Orlando Cardinal Quevedo to have their pictures taken after a mass celebrated by him at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Cotabato City on March… »

Mindanao’s first Cardinal

Cardinal Orlando B. Quevedo, Archbishop of Cotabato, talks of servanthood during his homily at the thanksgiving mass on Tuesday, March 11 at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Cotabato City. MindaNews… »

One of the Boys

Langlang Aporbo initiates an “aerial-360″ trick during her practice at Dahican Beach. The 15-year old female member of the Amihan skimboarding team hopes to win in skimboarding competition on April… »

Seeking Justice

Militant women’s organization Gabriela stages a protest rally infront of the regional office of Commission on Human Rights on March 5, 2014 to commemorate the death of Rebelyn Pitao, who… »

For New Mining Law

A Lumad from Pantukan, Compostela Valley province calls for the passage of the People’s Mining Bill during a protest rally to commemorate the enactment of the Mining Act of 1995… »

Summer Treat

A street vendor prepares ice shavings which he later sells as “leche con yelo” at Roxas Avenue in Davao City on March 4, 2014. The summer heat makes “leche con… »

Typhoon Pablo Protesters

Protesters who are mostly survivors of Typhoon Pablo burn an effigy of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III during a rally in front of the regional office of the Department of… »

Mindanao’s first Cardinal

Archbishop Orlando B. Quevedo, OMI, D.D.. Archbishop of Cotabato was formally elevated as Mindanao’s first Cardinal at 11:50 a.m. Saturday, February 22 (6:50  p.m. Philippine time). MindaNews photo taken from… »

The “old man” turned out to be Cardinal Quevedo

(This is a follow-up story to the article “Phone technician asks Abp Quevedo: ‘kilala mo yung bagong Cardinal?’” published in www.mindanews.com on 24 January 2014 and OUR Mindanao Jan. 29,… »

ARMM Summit

President Benigno S. Aquino III praises ARMM Governor Mujib Hataman in his speech during the closing of the ARMM LGU Summit at Waterfront Insular Hotel in Davao City on Wednesday,… »

Para kay A

Maria Morales reads her poem on the women’s movement during the 1st Mindanao Book Festival at the Ateneo de Davao University Jacinto Campus on February 5, 2014. MindaNews photo by… »

Poetry reading

Award winning poet Ricardo de Ungria reads three poems before  students, fellow writers and artists at the 1st Mindanao Book Festival’s Poetry Reading session at the Ateneo de Davao University… »

1st Mindanao Book Festival

Students are treated to a feast of Mindanao books at the Davao City leg of  the 1st Mindanao Book Festival  on February 4. The exhibit is at F-705A Finster Hall,… »

Peace Primer

A member of Task Force Davao distributes a primer on the GPH-MILF peace deal during a rally at the Freedom Park in Davao City on Wednesday, 29 January 2014. Simultaneous… »

Fire Drill

Students from Ateneo de Davao University Jacinto Campus exit their school building during a fire drill held Wednesday, 29 January 2014. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

Timber Galore

Driftwood and timber cover the shoreline of Baganga, Davao Oriental on January 16, three days after massive flooding brought by a low pressure area in Mindanao hit the province. MindaNews… »

Raft to the Rescue

A makeshift bamboo raft ferries commuters plying the Davao-Agusan highway on Sunday (12 January 2014). A portion of the highway at Barangay Tapia, Montevista town in Compostela Valley was inundated… »

Interactive Museum

A student scans a QR-coded picture that shows the flora and fauna of Davao Oriental during the opening of Subangan Museum in Mati City on Wednesday, 8 January 2013. MindaNews… »

Davao City welcomes 2014

Dabawenyos wave their torotots along Roxas Avenue, Davao City on New Year’s eve, in preparation for the final attempt to break a world record of the most number of people… »

Torotot Festival

A member of the staff of the Torotot Festival checks on one of the torotots (party horns) distributed for free at the gate along Roxas Avenue on December 31, 2013… »

Bamboo Percussionists

From Visayan classics to pop songs, these bamboo percussionists from Pagadian City get so much attention with their performance at San Pedro Street in Davao City on Christmas Day 2013.… »

Season of Joy

Davao City Hall has become an attraction at night as Christmas lights adorn the building and its surroundings as part of the the city’s Paskuhan, on December 17, 2013. MindaNews… »

Young biker

A 9-year old boy joins hundreds of bikers in an annual biking event, Padyak para kay Boyd on Sunday,  December 15, 2013. Named after Gene Boyd Lumawag, MindaNews’ photo editor… »

Photowalk Para kay Boyd

A young boy gets curious at photographers taking pictures during a photowalk at Matina Aplaya in Davao City on December 14, 2013. A group of photographers gathered to take photos… »

Matigsalog in the City

Junny Pandan, a Matigsalog from Davao City’s Marilog District, repairs broken umbrella at the Matina Aplaya Gym on Thursday, 12 Dec 2013. Instead of begging for food or money, Junny… »

Flowers, candles

Family members and friends of the victims of the Maguindanao Massacre offer flowers and candles at the massacre site in the municipality of Ampatuan on Thursday (21 Nov 2013). MindaNews… »

Massacre Commemoration

Grace Morales, secretary of the Justice Now Movement, offers flowers and candles at the grave marker of her husband Rosell, one of the media victims of the Maguindanao Massacre. Relatives… »

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