Voices of Peace

Peace advocates Patricia Sarenas and Carmen Lauzon-Gatmaitan call for an “all-out-peace” in response to the “all-out offensive” declaration of the Armed Forces of the Philippines during a press conference at… »

Watching From a Distance

A member of the MILF’s Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces watches from a distance from under the shade of a banana plant the arrival of the Philippine National Police’s Board of… »

Board of Inquiry

Members of the Philippine National Police’s Board of Inquiry arrive at the encounter site in Barangay Tukanalipao, Mamasapano town, Maguindanao on Tuesday (24 Feb 2015). Dozens from the 55th Special… »

Chinese New Year

A fire dancer performs at the Peace Archway along Sta. Ana Avenue in Davao City on Wednesday (18 Feb 2015), eve of the Chinese New Year. MindaNews photo by Toto… »

‘No to Bayanihan’

A tribal elder calls for an end to militarization in their community during a press conference at Freedom Park in Davao City on February 17, 2015. MindaNews photo by Toto… »

Candles for Peace

Students, faculty members and civil society organizations light candles not only for the 44 fallen PNP-SAF operatives and others who died in the clash, but also to call for peace… »

Hero’s Burial

Special Action Force pallbearers carry the casket of SPO1 Lover Inocencio after a mass in Panabo City Wednesday (4 Feb 2015). Inocencio was among those who died in a clash… »


A PNP Special Action Force comrade salutes SPO1 Lover Inocencio during a public viewing of his remains at the chapel of the Philippine National Police regional office in Catitipan, Davao… »

SPO1 Lover Inocencio: a hero comes home

PANABO CITY (MindaNews / 31 January) – Tears started to roll down his cheeks as Joy Inocencio shared the last time he saw his elder brother, SPO1 Lover Inocencio, one… »

Waiting for Pope Francis

Aside from the ubiquitous yellow plastic raincoats, residents and pilgrims in Tacloban also used banana leaves to protect them from the rain while  waiting for Pope Francis to pass by… »

Pope in Tacloban

Pope Francis waves to the crowd along Real Street in Tacloban City on his way to the Archbishop’s residence in Palo, Leyte on January 17, 2015. The Pope’s visit was… »

How’s the weather?

 PAGASA workers  install a weather radar at MacArthur Landing Memorial Park in Tacloban City on January 15, 2015. Tropical Storm Amang may hit Northern Samar on Saturday, when the Pope… »


A fastfood attendant also sells commemorative calendar of Pope Francis in Tacloban City on January 15, 2015. Pope Francis will be arriving in the city on January 17. MindaNews photo… »


A suspected drug pusher is arrested during a buy-bust operation conducted by San Pedro Police along Bonifacio Street in Davao City afternoon of January 6, 2015. MindaNews photo by Toto… »

Home for Christmas

Ruby Samano hugs her husband, Corporal Benjamin Samano after he and Pfc Alvin Ricarte were released by the New People’s Army in Montevista town, Compostela Valley on December 21, 2014.… »

Home for Christmas: 2 Army soldiers held by NPA freed

MONTEVISTA, Compostela Valley (MindaNews / 21 December)– The Christmas wish of the families of two Army soldiers held by the New People’s Army (NPA) since December 2 has been granted:… »

It’s the Time of Year

The Buhangin gymnasium in Davao City has become a temporary shelter on Monday (8 Dec 2014) for more than a thousand indigenous people from the city’s Paquibato District and Talaingod,… »

Interactive: Barangay Andap, New Bataan, Compostela Valley two years after Typhoon Pablo

TWO YEARS LATER.  Vegetation is returning in the former poblacion of  Barangay Andap, New Bataan, Compostela Valley two years after it was buried under a pile of rocks and boulders… »

Early procession

Residents join the early procession of the handless Our Lady of Mediatrix  from the San Antonio de Padua parish in New Bataan, Compostela Valley to the San Roque chapel in… »

Upside Down

A dancer practices his routine of somersaults at Barangay Bucana in Davao City Thursday (27 Nov 2014). MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

It’s the Season

Christmas decors are on sale in one of the malls in Davao City in this photo taken on November 24, 2014. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

5th Year

Father Jun Mercado sprinkles holy water at the massacre site during the 5th year commemoration of the Ampatuan massacre in Ampatuan, Maguindanao on November 23, 2014. MindaNews photo by Toto… »

Justice Secretary de Lima brings “good and bad news” on Ampatuan Massacre case

MASSACRE SITE, Ampatuan, Maguindanao (MindaNews/23 November) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima attended the commemoration of the massacre that took place here five years ago, announcing “good news” as well… »

Davao City Roman Catholic Cemetery in 360°

Davao Roman Catholic Cemetery is one of the most congested cemeteries in Davao City. Among the prominent persons laid to rest there is Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s parents. MindaNews 360° by TOTO… »

Ground Penetrating Radar

A foreign national tests a ground penetrating radar (GPR) at San Pedro Memorial Park, Davao City on Wednesday (29 October 2014). GPRs can be used to study bedrocks, soil,  and… »

Davao City Public Cemetery in 360°

CONGESTED NO MORE. Davao City Public Cemetery, also known as “Wireless” Cemetery looks more like a park after its renovation. Located at Madapo Hills, the cemetery now caters to new… »

Davao Memorial Park in 360°

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Pass Bangsamoro Basic Law

Placards occupy a portion of the bleachers at Cotabato City State Polytechnic College gymnasium, in Cotabato City on October 23, 2014 during a public hearing on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic… »

Indigenous Peoples Sunday

Young Tagakaolos prepare for a ritual to formally start their Indigenous People’s Sunday celebration in Barangay Pinalpalan, Malita, Davao Occidental on October 12, 2014. Indigenous People’s Sunday started in 1978… »

While Her Mother Prays

A girl waits for her playmates during Eidl Adha on October 4, 2014 at Times Beach Road in Davao City. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

Selfie Father

Father Bert Layson, OMI joins a group of delegates for a selfie at the Notre Dame Midsayap College in Midsayap, North Cotabato on September 25, 2014. MindaNews photo by Toto… »

Bridge Repair

A worker guides a vibrator as they lay set piles along the banks of Tunggol River in Datu Montawal, Maguindanao province on September 25, 2014. A portion of Tunggol bridge… »

OMI at 75 in PH

Father Rodel Lopez, OMI, surveys the old photos of the pioneers of Oblates of Mary Immaculate in the Philippines at the exhibit in Midsayap, North Cotabato on September 24, 2014.… »

Blood Bucket Challenge

Students from Ateneo de Davao University join the blood bucket challenge at the Freedom Park, Davao City on Wednesday, 3 September 2014. The students joined the protest in response to… »

Bridge Under Repair

Construction workers are dwarfed by a drilling rig and cranes at the northbound lane of Bangkerohan Bridge, Davao City in this photo taken on September 1, 2014. MindaNews photo by… »

Fresh and Organic

A farm attendant waters his produce which is sold at the organic market in Rizal Park, Davao city on Friday, August 22, 2014. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

Snack time

While taking a break from their performance, a street dancer shares her crackers with a mother and child at the  Indak indak sa Kadalanan on August 16, 2014. Indak indak… »

Kadayawan Fluvial Parade

Tausug dancers perform pangalay at the fluvial parade along Bangkerohan river, Davao City on August 15, 2014. The fluvial parade is one of the highlights of the 29th Kadayawan festival.… »

Durian Season

Durian are being sold for as low as 25 pesos a kilo at Bangkerohan market, Davao City this Kadayawan season in this photo taken on August 15, 2014. MindaNews photo… »

Battle of Strength

A team of indigenous people try to beat the other team in a tug of war at the People’s Park where a tribal sports competition is being held as one… »

Last day

Victims or relatives of victims of human rights violations under the Marcos dictatorship wait for their names to be encoded at Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board database at Bankerohan gym… »

Old Claimant

A 911 personnel attends to 94-year old Puangay Lasib, a Martial Law victim from Datal Pitak, Barangay Colonsabak in Matanao, Davao del Sur on August 6, 2014. The old Lasib… »

Martial Law Massacre

Adela Apitan Yugon holds a photo of the victims of Lampasak Massacre in Barangay Alegri, Alabel in Sarangani Province 29 years ago. The massacre claimed 17 lives, including 12 of… »

Bayanihan on Wheels

While traditional “bayanihan” or communal unity can manifest in many forms, these residents use wooden carts to relocate a “bahay-kubo” in this photo taken on July 29, 2014 along the… »

Women Power

Bangsamoro women call for President Benigno Aquino III to honor the Bangsamoro Basic Law drafted by Bangsamoro Transition Commission during a rally in Cotabato City on July 28, 2014, hours… »

Eid ul Fitr

Rain does not stop Muslims in Cotabato City from celebrating Eid ul Fitr at the city hall grounds on July 28, 2014. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

SONA and Peace

A streamer installed at Tantawan Park in Cotabato City and other strategic areas calls for President Benigno Aquino III to abide by the letter and spirit of the the Comprehensive… »

15 pesos only

Shaded and surrounded by rambutan trees, a young boy tries to assist his mother in selling rambutan along the Davao-Cotabato highway in Kidapawan City on July 27, 2014, at 15… »

Art Talk

Visual artist Kublai Milan shares to Philippine Press Institute president Jesus Dureza and participants at the roundtable on Reporting Culture and the Arts how difficult it is in to be… »

Media’s role

Philippine Press Institute president Jesus Dureza (right) suggests to participants of a roundtable discussion on Reporting Culture and the Arts to give more space for articles and features on culture,… »

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