Let’s play

World boxing icon and Senator-elect Manny Pacquiao plays a friendly basketball match with the team of the Davao City Mayor’s Office led by Christopher “Bong” Go (in red) at the… »

‘Malacañang of the South’

The “Malacanang of the South,” located at the equipment yard of the Department of Public Works and Highways in Barangay Panacan, Davao City is undergoing a minor renovation in this… »

Advance Warning

President-elect and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte warns all police personnel that come July 1, 2016, all of them will undergo mandatory drug testing. He also vowed a massive reshuffling in… »

Like A Star

President-elect and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte signs the cover of a news magazine during a press conference in Legaspi Suites, Davao City, evening of May 23, 2016. Duterte is… »

Net Repair

A fisherman repairs his net at the fishing village in Bucana, Davao City on May 19, 2016. The village supplies fish for traders in a nearby public market. MindaNews photo… »

Pigeons at the Park

A police officer walks past a flock pigeons being fed by a tourist at Rizal Park, Davao City on Wednesday (18 May 2016). Pigeons at the park are becoming an… »

New tourist spot

Visitors drop by the house of presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte at Doña Luisa subdivision in Matina, Davao City on May 14, 2016 and pose beside a standee of the mayor,… »

AIDS candlelight memorial

An advocate lights a candle during the International AIDS candlelight memorial celebration at the People’s Park in Davao City on May 13, 2016. Records from the Department of Health Philippine… »

Tight Watch

A soldier mans the gate of the Tambunan Central Elementary School in Guindulungan town, Maguindanao on May 9, 2016. The military secured the gates of the school after a supporter of… »

Lupang Hinirang

Supporters of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte wave their flags at the Crocodile Park in Ma-a, Davao City for the simultaneous singing of the national anthem, Lupang Hinirang, on May 7, in… »

Where Duterte will vote

May 9, 2016 will be historic for the Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School (DRANHS), particularly in Cluster Precinct Number 416, where Davao City mayor, lone Mindanawon Presidential candidate and… »

Photography in motion

The University of the Philippines-Mindanao Dance Ensemble interprets Gene Boyd Lumawag’s “Balloon Lady” in “Pagsalop sa Adlaw,” at the Atrium in Abreeza Mall, Davao City on May 5, 2016. “Pagsalop”… »


A volunteer casts her vote using a ballot from the Smartmatic box to test the vote-counting machine (VCM) at cluster precinct number 416 in Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School… »

In Defense of Farmers

Public Attorney’s Office chief Persida V. Rueda-Acosta talks to defense lawyers representing the farmers who were charged with “direct assault” after a hearing at the Municipal Trial Court in Kidapawan… »


Lola Valentina Berdin, 78, left Barangay Caridad in Arakan, North Cotabato for Kidapawan City on March 28, expecting to get a sack of rice from the provincial governor. She finally… »

Absentee Voting

A voter tries to find her name among hundreds in the list at the Commission on Election’s third district office at Magsaysay Park in Davao City on Thursday (28 April… »


Charged with “direct assault” in connection with the bloody dispersal of protesters in Kidapawan City on April 1 and presently out on bail, 78-year old Valentina Ebon Berdin of Arakan,… »

Leisure and Work

Young boys enjoy beating the summer heat at Sta Ana wharf while cleaning plastics and buckets being used as fish containers from Samal in this photo taken on April 25,… »

What if?

  A participant raises a question at the start of the two-day workshop of Titayan: Bridging for Peace at the Ateneo de Davao University on April 22, 2016. Delegates from… »


Friends of Peace convenor Archbishop Orlando Quevedo, Mindanao’s first cardinal, speaks at the opening of “Titayan: Bridging for Peace,” a symposium on inclusive political transitions in the Bangsamoro at the Ateneo… »

Fish from Samal

Porters at Bangkerohan public market in Davao City unload buckets of “moro-moro” from Samal Island at the dropping area in Pag-asa, Bangkerohan on April 18, 2016. Pag-asa serves as a… »

Kidapawan Farmers

Detained farmer Arnel Takyawan tries to stretch his injured leg while waiting for their arraignment at a Kidapawan City Trial Court in this photo taken Thursday (14 April 2015). Takyawan… »

Detained Lola

Farmer Valentina Ebon Berdin, 78, wants to return home to Barangay Ma. Caridad, Arakan, North Cotabato. She left her village on March 28, spent the night in Arakan gym, moved… »

Digong in Koronadal

Davao City mayor and Presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte, also known as “Digong,” shares his thoughts on federalism during his campaign sortie in Rizal Park, Koronadal City on April 9, 2016.… »

In memoriam

Flowers and candles were offered for  farmers Darwin Sulang and Lito Salon and welder Enrico Fabligar  at the  Spottswood Methodist Mission Center in Kidapawan City on April 8, 2016, exactly a… »

Aerial Shot

The viral drone video footage of the dispersal of the protesters, and the ensuing clash between rallyists and policemen, in Kidapawan City last April 1 is shown during the hearing… »

Harvest in Drought

Farmers in Antipas town, North Cotabato harvest rice amid a severe El Niño phenomenon in this photo taken on April 5, 2016. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano


Farmers and members of militant groups  in North Cotabato block a portion of  the Davao-Cotabato highway in Kidapawan City on March 30, 2016. The protesters (around 5,000 according to organizers… »

Basket weaver

Rommel Lambas makes a living by weaving baskets in his house in Sitio Matti, Barangay Binaton, Digos City in this photo taken on March 28, 2016. He finishes at least three… »

Mt. Apo fire

Rye Glen Trinidad, head of the Mindanao Mountaineers Federation (in khaki polo) briefs members of the Bureau of Fire Protection on the Mount Apo trails in Barangay Kapatagan,  Digos City… »

In this village with no cellsite, mobile phone video helps bring justice to farmer

BARANGAY DEMOLOC, Malita Davao Occidental (MindaNews / 21 March) — In this village where there is no cellular phone signal, a mobile phone video on an act of torture has… »

River transport

A farmer crosses Demoloc river on his horse as children swim to beat the summer heat in  Barangay Demoloc, Malita in Davao Occidental province. MindaNews photo TOTO LOZANO

New Flag

Maj. Gen. Rafael Valencia, 10th Infantry Division commander, shows on Tuesday (15 March 2016) a photo of a new flag installed at a detachment in Barangay Demoloc, Malita, Davao Occidental.… »

Keeping It Clean

A personnel from the City Environment and National Resources Office picks up trash along San Pedro Street during Parada Davao in celebration of the 79th Araw ng Davao on Wednesday… »

How a Facebook post on torture of Tagakolu farmer prompted swift response from authorities

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 14 March) — A 105-second video clip posted late afternoon of March 9 by a priest on the torture of a Tagakolu farmer and his 15-year old… »

Horse power

A farmer goes home after delivering sacks of copra at Purok Matamis, Barangay Demoloc, Malita in Davao Occidental on March 11, 2016. MindaNews photo by TOTO LOZANO

Anti-Mining Protest

Benedictine nun Sister Stella Matutina joins protesters outside the office of Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region XI at Leon Garcia Street, Davao City on March 2, 2016 as they call… »

Lumad Rally

Datu Tungig Mansimoy-at, a lumad from Talaingod town in Davao del Norte, reiterates their call to stop alleged military attacks in their communities during a protest rally on Tuesday (1… »


Two-year old Demon Manayab clings on to his mother in the makeshift clinic while awaiting treatment inside UCCP Haran compound in  Davao City  on Feb. 24, 2016. A fire broke… »

Going Mobile

While taking a break from their rehearsals at the sidewalk of Roxas Ave. in Davao City, two musicians update themselves on the presidential debate in Cagayan de Oro City Sunday… »

Book signing

After purchasing copies of the book, O Susana! Untold Stories of Martial Law in Davao, next stop was to get the authors to sign their copies. Sixteen of the 34 authors of… »

Alternative Income

Isidra Batitao shows some of the “sayaf” or traditional hat by the Tedurays in South Upi, Maguindanao on Wednesday (17 February 2016). Isidra and other women in their community are… »

Presidential Campaign

Supporters of Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte gather in Davao City for a rally simultaneous with the launching of Duterte’s Presidential campaign in  Tondo, Manila with his running mate Alan… »

War vs rats

Farmer Delio Calibay digs the burrows made by rats at the rice paddy in Barangay Bangilan, Kabacan, North Cotabato in this photo taken on February 3, 2016. The local government has… »

Thigh-high no more

Farmer  Gina Akit shows how shallow the creek has become in Sitio Cocob, Barangay Kuya in South Upi town in Maguindanao due to drought. The water used to be thigh-high,… »


A sales attendant arranges malongs, imported batik and lace in their store at the barter trade in Cotabato City on February 2, 2016.  Despite the entry of new malls in… »


Moro Islamic Liberation Front chair Al Hadj Murad Ebrahim says the MILF is still hopeful that President Benigno Aquino III can still push for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic… »

Ritual in Mamasapano

An indigenous leader from Cordillera leaves the site of the Mamasapano encounter after a ritual together with the family members of the PNP Special Action Force personnel who perished in… »


MILF supporters say they want the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) passed, and not the “diluted” Basic Law of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BLBAR), during a one-day peace summit at… »


A Moro woman gathers pandan leaves, a raw material for mat- weaving, in  Barangay Tukanalipao, Mamasapano town, Maguindanao on January 19, 2016. The village  made headlines following the January 25,… »

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