Incoming president Rodrigo Duterte faces the media Saturday night in Davao City with Senator Alan Peter Cayetano,  returning Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza and senator-elect Manny Pacquiao.… »

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… »

Daybreak in Opol

A usual scene during daybreak in Opol, Misamis Oriental (May 22, 2016). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Fiesta Fare

Lechon (roast pig) ordered by customers for the feast in honor of Gingoog City’s patron saint, Sta. Rita de Casia, are lined up for delivery on Sunday (May 22, 2016). MindaNews photo… »

Crystal Clear

Children take turns jumping into the crystal clear waters of Enchanted River in the municipality of Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur Friday (20 May 2016). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Shallow Waters

A boatman negotiates the shallow waters off Barangay Talisay in the municipality of Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur during low tide on Friday (20 May 2016) to ferry picnickers into… »

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… »

Facing the Media

Presumptive President and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte faces the media shortly before Sunday midnight (15 May 2016) at Hotel Elena in Davao City.This was Duterte’s first appearrance to the… »

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… »

Duterte Plates

Duterte souvenir car plates made by enterprising businessmen – apparently without authorization from the Land Transportation Office – are selling like hotcakes in Davao City Tuesday (10 May 2016) as… »

Lanao Sur Canvassing

Because of security threats, canvassing for all towns in Lanao del Sur was merged under one roof at the the Lanao del Sur provincial gymnasium in Marawi City on Tuesday… »

Election Day Mess

Children in Barangay Lanao, Kidapawan City help remove election campaign materials in front of Lanao Elementary School after voting ended on Monday (May 9, 2016). MindaNews photo by Geonarri Solmerano

Burned School

A student passes by the Ragayan Elementary school in Barangay Ragayan in Poonabayabao town, Lanao del Sur on Monday, May 9, 2016. The 16-classroom school was torched by unidentified persons… »

Mayor Duterte Votes

Presidential bet and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte casts his vote at the Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School, in clustered precinct number 416 on Monday. MindaNews photo by KEITH… »

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… »

Long Wait

Mothers carrying their babies wait for hours in one of the polling precincts in Margarita R. Espina Elementary School in Barangay Luna, Surigao City after some vote-counting machines malfunctioned on… »

Defective VCM

A poll clerk at clustered precinct number 58 in Carpenter Hill Elementary School in Koronadal City receives the filled up ballot of a voter for temporary safekeeping after its assigned… »

Oldest Voter In Town

Serafin N. Ramos Sr., 95, emerges from Precinct 0012A at Malalag Central Elementary School after casting his vote at 10am. Ramos, who is said to be the oldest voter in… »

Sara Duterte-Carpio Votes

Davao City Mayoralty bet Sara Duterte-Carpio fills the ballot at her precinct in Matina District on Monday. Her father, incumbent mayor Rodrigo Duterte, is running for president. MindaNews Photo by Keith… »

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… »

From Luzon to Lanao

Policemen from Region 3 and 4A in Luzon disembark from the Philippine Air Force C130 plane that brought them from Luzon to Laguindingan airport in Misamis Oriental Saturday morning, May 7,… »

Pinned down

Soldiers try to calm down a female supporter of a local candidate who struck a female soldier as they attempt to break a cordon of local supporters preventing the delivery of… »

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… »

Lighted Candles

Archbishop Antonio Ldesma (foreground) leads the lighting of candles and prayers in Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro City Thursday night (5 May 2016) for clean and peaceful elections this coming Monday. Mindanews… »

PNoy in Davao Oriental

President Benigno Aquino III chats with Mindanao Development Authority Sec. Luwalhati Antonino (middle) and San Isidro town mayor Tina Yu (left) during the inauguration of the Hamiguitan Mountain Range Wildlife… »

Water from His Captors

Ka Pia, an NPA rebel, gives Senior Police Officer 4 Rene Rombo a bottle of water during his release in Barangay Banglay in Lagonglong town, Misamis Oriental on Monday, May… »

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… »

Labor force

Construction workers move a cement mixer to another area in Kidapawan City. The city’s main road is undergoing expansion from four to six lanes. MindaNews photo by GEONARRI O. SOLMERANO  

Before the brownout

A welder is rushing to finish his work in Kidapawan City before power curtailment for the day is implemented.  The electric cooperative in Kidapawan City is implementing power curtailment of… »


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… »

Friday market

Organically grown fruits and vegetables are on sale at the Rizal Park in Davao City on April 29. The vendors, who come from different parts of the city, flock to… »

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… »

‘World Class’ Orphanage

The orphanage of the Children’s Joy Foundation Inc. (CJFI) in Davao City is touted to be a “world class” center for abandoned children. The orphanage, which was inaugurated Thursday (28… »

Duterte Supporter

Former Buluan, Maguindanao Mayor Ibrahim Mangudadatu (2nd from right) leads Liberal Party candidates in raising their hands during a gathering in the municipality of Buluan Tuesday (24 April 2016). But… »


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,… »


Police officers reunite with their wives following their release from the custody of the New Peoples Army in the hinterlands of Paquibato Distritct in Davao City on April 25. They… »

Miss Earth England in Malaybalay

Miss Earth England 2015 Katrina Kendall, of Filipino-British descent, receives blessings from Bae Inatlawan Adelina Tarino in a ritual during her visit to the village of the Bukidnon tribe in… »

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,… »

Tension in Iligan

Police officials led by Chief Supt. Aaron Aquino (center) talk with Monsignor Jemar Veracruz (left), an ally of detained Iligan Mayor Celso Regencia outside the Iligan City jail on Monday,… »

Political rivals

While Presidential bets are busy engaging in a bitter word war, reelectionist ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman (L) and Sulu Vice Governor Sakur Tan ( R ) who is running against… »

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… »

March Against Hunger

Militant farmers march through the streets of Cagayan de Oro City on Friday, April 22, 2016 demanding government agencies to release calamity funds to alleviate their hunger in the wake… »


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… »

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