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… »

Unending Relief Work

A porter carries boxes of canned goods for an ongoing relief operation in 13 towns of Maguindanao province affected by the on-going “all-out-offensive” by the military against the Bangsamoro Islamic… »

Three Widows

Norhaya Aman, Norma Esmail and Norhaima Angkay talk about their situation after they lost their husbands who were MILF combatants during an encounter with PNP-SAF in Mamasapano on January 25,… »

Dance for Peace

A member of the Civil-Military Operations of the Philippine Army’s 10th Infantry Division leads a group of students in a flash mob at the  Davao City launch of  the nationwide… »

Registered Voter

Moro Islamic Liberation Front peace panel chair Mohagher Iqbal shows his COMELEC voter’s ID during the media roundtable discussion in Davao City Thursday (5 March 2016). The MILF, through the… »

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… »

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