Lumad Hearing

Indigenous people appear before Commission on Human Rights’ public inquiry on the human rights situation of lumads in Mindanao at a hotel in Davao City on Thursday (24 September 2015). MindaNews… »

Kidnapping Scene

A security guard mans the entrance of Holiday Oceanview and only allows entry for company employees and construction workers after three of their guests were abducted on Monday evening in… »

Garden Fresh

GARDEN FRESH. Workers prepare crates of lettuce from a farm in Barangay Salumay, Marilog District in Davao City on September 20, 2015. The vegetables will be delivered to restaurants in downtown… »

Stop the killings!

Militant groups march along Quirino Avenue near Teodoro Palma Gil Elementary School on September 9, 2015, to call for an end to the killing of Lumads (Indigenous Peoples) and grassroots… »

New 10ID Chief

Major General Rafael C. Valencia (left) receives the 10th Infantry Division flag from Lieutenant General Eduardo Año, commanding general of the Philippine Army during the turnover of command ceremony at… »

Seeking Justice

Isidro Indao, spokesperson of Kahugpungan sa Mag-uuma sa Kitaotao condemns the killing of Lumad leaders in Lianga, Surigao del Sur during an indignation rally at Freedom Park in Davao City… »

“Show of unity”

Members of Iglesia ni Cristo from all over Mindanao gather in front of the Benigno S. Aquino Hall of Justice along Candelaria Street, Davao City on Monday morning, August 31,… »

Durian time

Durian vendors along Anda Street in Davao City enjoy good sales in this photo taken on August 28, 2015. A kilo of durian in this stretch costs between 25 and… »

Give me some time

Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte asks his supporters to “give me time to convince my family” and to respect his decision during a rally at Rizal Park, Davao City, Friday… »

Darapanan Vegetables

Ibrahim Abdulla gets a little help from his wife in selling newly harvested eggplants from their farm inside the MILF’s Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat town, Maguindanao province on Tuesday (25… »

Russian Performers

Performing artists from Russia entertains locals and tourists in Banga, South Cotabato on the last day of the Koronadal International Folkloric Festival on Tuesday (18 August 2015). At least 10… »

Fried Locusts

A resident of Barangay Silway 8 in Polomok, South Cotabato sells deep-fried locusts along the national highway on August 17, 2015. A kilo of the exotic delicacy costs 50 pesos,… »


A Manobo woman splashes red paint on a tarpaulin bearing portraits of Rep. Nancy Catamco and military officials during a protest rally at F. Torres Street, Davao City on August… »

Pinoy Game

A participant in “luksong-tinik” makes a perfect jump during “Pinoylympics”, a sportsfest by various youth organizations in Mindanao at Magsaysay Park, Davao City on August 10, 2015. MindaNews photo by… »

Solidarity with IPs

Students and youth-based organizations in Mindanao gather for a candle-lighting ceremony at the Freedom Park in Davao City on Saturday, eve of the United Nations’ International Day of the World’s… »

Guest Speaker

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte shares his vision on Philippine agriculture during the 64th foundation anniversary of M’lang town in North Cotabato Monday (3 August 2015). Duterte proposes that irrigation… »

Rambutan Season

A vendor sells rambutan along the national highway in Midsayap, North Cotabato on Monday (3 August 2015). A kilo costs 40 pesos. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

People’s SONA

Activists call for the resignation of President Benigno Aquino III at a protest rally in Davao City on July 27, 2015. The president will deliver his sixth last State of… »


Four-year old Sittie Zareenah Ebrahim wonders who is seated beside her grandpa, MILF chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim (right) onstage at the Central Committee Convention Hall in Camp Darapanan, Sultan… »

Mamasapano Remembered

Father Jonathan Domingo, OMI, leads an interfaith prayer in Barangay Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao province on 25 July 2015, during a visit by some members of the media. Tukanalipao is the… »


Antiriot policemen clash with lumads who are seeking refuge at the United Church of Christ of the Philippines’s (UCCP) Haran Compound along Father Selga St. in Davao City Thursday (23… »


The morning sun beams its reflection on a minaret of Masjid Dimaukom, also known as the Pink Mosque, in the municipality of Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao province as hundreds of… »

No Fishing Today

Rough waters in Davao Gulf have forced fishermen living in Barangay 74-A, Bucana, Davao City to take a break from their daily routine in this photo taken on July 14,… »

Coco charcoal

A vendor sifts ash and charcoal made from wood and coconut shell at a shop in Bangkerohan Market, Davao City on July 12, 2015. Charcoal from coconut shells costs 23… »

For Kumander Parago

Supporters of NPA leader Leoncio Pitao, popularly known as Commander Parago Sandoval, throw red dye on the posters in front of AFP’s Eastern Mindanao Command in Panacan, Davao City on… »

Farmers’ Protest

Farmers from Barangay Ngan, Compostela town in Compostela Valley province set up camp outside the Region 11 office 11 of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Davao City on Monday… »

Prayers for Parago

Evangeline Pitao sprinkles holy water at Leoncio Pitao’s body as relatives and friends offer prayers to the slain leader of the New People’s Army at a funeral parlor in Lasang,… »

Bridge of Peace

An Army personnel surveys the site of the “Bridge of Peace” in Kabulnan in Tukanalipao, Mamasapano town in Maguindanao province on Sunday (28 June 2015). A P7-million bridge is being… »

International Yoga Day

Yoga enthusiasts join the inaugural International Yoga Day at the People’s Park in Davao City on June 21, 2015. International Yoga Day was declared by the United Nations General Assembly… »

Initial MILF Decommissioning

Moro Islamic Liberation Front chair Al Hadj Murad Ebrahim and President Benigno Aquino III inspect the firearms during a ceremonial turnover at the old Maguindanao provincial capitol in Sultan Kudarat… »

Clenched Fist

Cagayan de Oro Representative Rufus Rodriguez defends House Bill 5811, or the Basic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, in a debate that lasted for more than four hours with Zamboanga… »

Signature Jump

Former President Fidel V. Ramos, Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez and other representatives do a “Ramos jump” when the former president visited the plenary hall of the House of… »

Face to Face

A Moro woman looks at the portraits of the members of the Adhoc Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law who voted yes during the committee deliberation in a rally on… »

Marathon Hearing

The House Adhoc Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law ends its two-day marathon hearing on the proposed amendments on Tuesday evening (19 May 2015) at the House of Representatives in… »

2nd Day of Voting

Members of the House ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law resumes voting on the new working draft of the BBL at the House of Representatives in Quezon City… »

Cry from Moro Women

Moro women march from South Gate to North Gate of the House of Representatives in Quezon City to call for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law on May 18,… »

Call for BBL Passage

A young girl joins thousands of rallyists calling for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law outside the House of Representatives in Quezon City on May 11, 2015. MindaNews photo… »


Amron Balindong (left) and Jamel Abubakar Mandoc (right) recuperate in a hospital in Maramag, Bukidnon on May 1, 2015. Their house in the mountains of Wao, Lanao del Sur was… »

Street Art

A graffiti artist adds details to his works in an abandoned wall along Ponciano Reyes Street in Davao City on April 26, 2015. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

Yellow Fin Tuna

A fish trader inspects the quality of yellow fin tuna brought to Bangkerohan’s “bagsakan” in Davao City on April 24, 2015. The wholesale price of yellow fin tuna is 90… »

Diving for Prawns

A young boy gathers freshwater prawns locally known as “olang” in Hagimit Falls, Barangay Peñaplata, Island Garden City of Samal on April 19, 2015. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

“Love is always, not sometimes”

Noemi Raymundo Ortega-Labja, widow of the composer, police colonel Gregorio Responso Labja  (portrait beside her) of Tagum City, shares the stories  behind the songs , including “Usahay” which was credited… »

Scrap IPRA

Indigenous peoples from Kapalong, Davao del Norte hold a protest rally at the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples’ (NCIP) Region XI office in Davao City Thursday (16 April 2015). The… »

Vanishing Tradition

Young and old enjoy a night of songs about love and courtship called “dayunday” at Purok Happy Times Beach, Barangay 76-A, Davao City on Wednesday (15 April 2015). Dayunday is… »

One, Two, Dive

Youngsters beat the summer heat by diving from Bangkerohan Bridge, Davao City on Monday, 13 April 2015. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

Speed gun

A law enforcer from the Land Transportation Office trains his speed gun on motorists along Don Julian Rodriguez Sr. Avenue also known as Ma-a road in Davao City on April… »


Workers load discarded boxes on a truck along Sta. Ana Avenue in Davao City on April 10, 2015. The boxes will be sold to a recycling plant in Metro Manila.… »

On Guard

Armored personnel carriers roll along Bonifacio Street in Davao City during the 78th Araw ng Dabaw celebration on March 16, 2015. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

School turned Evacuation Center

Relief goods are being distributed to evacuees at Pagatin Elementary School in Datu Salibu, Maguindanao province on March 15, 2015. Based on ARMM’s Humanitarian Emergency Action and Response Team, there… »

No to Child Combatants

Members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Women Auxiliary Brigade (BIWAB) of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front sign their declaration on preventing children from being involved in the armed conflict and associating… »

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