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,… »

Walk for Peace

Hundreds of students lead the elders — participants of the International Conference of Cotabato — to a “walk for peace” from Tanghalang Michael Clark of the Notre Dame University in Cotabato… »

Sister Act

Nuns take a “selfie” at the farewell dinner of the International Conference of Cotabato at Notre Dame University in Cotabato City on June 7, 2014. The conference theme was “Peace… »

Peace Dance

Elementary students from Notre Dame University perform a dance number at the opening of the two-day International Conference of Cotabato at Notre Dame University Gymnasium in this photo taken on… »

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… »

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