All-out Peace

Socio-civic and religious organizations join the march across the streets in Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro City on March 6, 2015 to show solidarity with the call for All out Peace… »

Clay Artisan

A worker molds an ornamental clay ware at the Stoneware Pottery Inc. shop in Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City on Thursday (March 5, 2015). The shop, which caters to local… »

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… »

Beat the Heat

A singkamas (yam bean) vendor from Nuangan, Kidapawan City prepares her merchandise for display at the public market Thursday (5 March 2015). The sweet singkamas, which is composed of almost 90… »

‘Junk Mining Act’

Anti-mining protesters hold a rally in front of the Mines and Geo-sciences Bureau in Surigao City on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The protesters called for the repeal of the Mining… »

The Real Victims

Lenny Anayatin, an evacuee, attends to her two-month old daughter in an evacuation center in Shariff Saydona, Maguindanao (March 2, 2015). Thousands of civilians have fled their homes after 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… »

Moro Netizens

Young Moro women record on their phones a pro-Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) rally in Tantawan Park in Cotabato City 25 Feb 2015. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Gregorian Chants

The world-renowned Gregorian Choir of Paris performs a selection of Latin chants and hymns during their visit in Davao City on Friday, 27 February 2015. The series of concerts that… »


Residents from Barangay Maitumaig in Datu Unsay, Maguindanao flee to Crossing Salbo in neighboring Datu Saudi town following a clash between government forces and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF)… »

Barangay Tukanalipao, Mamasapano

Farmers bike to and from their farms on ordinary mornings in Barangay Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao. But January 25 this year, a Sunday, was no ordinary morning, the day the village… »

Malaybalay Sunrise

Sunrise in Malaybalay City almost always looks magical especially when summer approaches as this photo taken on 26 February 2015 shows. MindaNews photo by Alexandria M. Mordeno

Inside Camp Darapanan

MILF Vice Chair for Political Affairs Ghazali Jaafar (left) welcomes the PNP Board of Inquiry led by Director Benjamin Magalong (center) in the MILF’s Camp Darapanan, Simuay, Sultan Kudarat municipality… »

Kids Against War

Children in Iligan City join a march and rally Wednesday (25 Feb 2015) commemorating People Power at Edsa, where they expressed their stand against all-out war and justice for the… »

Pro-Aquino, Pro-BBL

Cotabato residents rally to express their support to President Benigno Aquino III and the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law at the Tantawan Park in in Cotabato City on Wednesday (25 Feb… »

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… »

Yes to BBL

Army soldiers walk past a poster urging the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in Barangay Tukanalipao, Mamasapano town in Maguindanao on Tuesday (24 Feb 2015). The soldiers were… »

Warm Welcome

MILF members welcome arriving Army troops in Barangay Kabasalan in Pikit, North Cotabato, where they conducted joint clearing operations on Monday (23 Feb 2015) after the BIFF left the area… »

Bakwit Family

A family rests at the day care center in Barangay Inug-ug, Pikit town in North Cotabato where they fled to escape the fighting between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and… »

On Guard

A Moro Islamic Liberation Front blocking force secures an area in Sitio Balibet, Barangay Bulol in Pikit, North Cotabato, site of clashes in the past days against the Bangsamoro Islamic… »

Still Hopeful for Peace

Prof. Abhoud Sayyed Lingga, a member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front peace panel, talks on the prospects of the peace process during the roundtable on the Bangsamoro Basic Law… »


Sparks hit the pavement as a worker welds a part of the building being built on J.C. Aquino Avenue in Butuan City, February 20, 2015. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Photo Exhibit

A lumad of the Banwaon tribe from San Luis, Agusan del Sur looks at a photo exhibit featuring alleged human rights violations in the Caraga Region displayed at the Libertad… »

Not Taking Sides

North Cotabato Gov. Emmylou Mendoza, photographed here in a forum on extremisim Wednesday (18 Feb 2015), insists she is not supporting the MILF in its ongoing clashes with the BIFF… »

Dragon Dance

Filipino-Chinese residents in Surigao City celebrate the New Year on Thursday (19 Feb 2015) with a dragon dance along city streets, where they give away free tikoy and ice cream for… »

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… »

Young Faith

A child gets an ash in the sign of the cross on his forehead as hundreds gather to celebrate the start of lent during the Ash Wednesday mass at Saint Joseph Cathedral… »

Start of Protest

Representatives from various sectors and indigenous people from Surigao del Sur and Agusan del Sur raise their fist and echoed the call to stop the alleged militarization of the hinterlands… »

Ash Wednesday

Catholics in Kidapawan City observe the church tradition to have their forehead marked with a sign of the cross Wednesday (18 Feb 2015) to remind them that they came from… »

‘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… »

Hand that Feeds

A farmer throws synthetic fertilizer into a rice field in barangay Lemon, Butuan City, February 15, 2015. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas


Hundreds of evacuees displaced by the fighting between MILF and BIFF rebels find temporary shelter at the gymnasium in Pagalungan, Maguindanao on Sunday, 15 February 2015. MindaNews photo by Ferdinandh… »

Usual Valentine’s Day Scene

Flower vendors enjoy brisk sales on Saturday, Valentine’s Day, in Butuan City. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Women Rising

Different organizations in Iligan City dance on Valentine’s Day at the public plaza to show support to One Billion Revolution, a global movement to end violence against women and girls.… »

Heavy Artillery

A 105mm artillery sits in the middle of a pineapple plantation in Malaybalay City in Bukidnon on Feb. 13, 2015 after a week of clashes with New Peoples Army rebels.… »

Sagayan Festival

Cultural dancers perform during Maguindanao province’s Sagayan Festival last Thursday, 12 February 2015. MindaNews photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera  

Hard Paddle

A rowing team does an early morning practice in the waters between Davao City and Samal Island on Thursday, 12 February 2015. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Good Morning, Malaybalay

An early morning scene in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon (Feb. 10, 2015). MindaNews photo by Aries Sandino M. Mordeno

For Bangsamoro

Marawi City residents participate in the Bangsamoro National Day of Mourning rally in Plaza Cabili, Banggolo on Tuesday (10 Feb 2015). The rallyists are calling for the passage of the… »

Pass the BBL

Thousands join the peace rally in Cotabato City Tuesday (10 Feb 2015) to call on legislators to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and not be tied down to the Mamamasapano… »

Fewer Fish

Although usually filled with various kinds of fish and other marine products, the fish section of the Surigao City market now has less items on display, like when MindaNews visited… »

BBL is the Answer

MILF members and supporters stage a peace rally in Cotabato City Tuesday morning (10 Feb 2015) as part of the move to push the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). Deliberations in… »

Counting Guns

Officers of the PNP Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) catalog the firearms and equipment captured from suspected New People’s Army guerrillas inside the RPSB headquarters in Camp Rafael Rodriguez, Libertad,… »

Sky Jumpers

Two Army parachutists land at the parade ground of the 4th Infantry Division during its 45th anniversary in Camp Evangelista, Patag, Cagayan de Oro City Thursday (5 Feb 2014). MindaNews… »

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… »

Probing Mamasapano

Commission on Human Rights Chair Etta Rosales, during her office’s conduct of investigation, visits the corn field in Mamasapano, Maguindanao where 44 operatives of the PNP-SAF died in a clash… »

Downed Huey

A flight crew checks on a Philippine Air Force UH-1 Huey helicopter that crashed upside down as it tried to take off from the golf course of the 4th Infantry… »


South Korean kidnap victim Sung Ki Yoon (left) shakes the hand of Consul Yong Jeung Park at the PNP Region 10 office in Camp Alagar, Cagayan de Oro City Wednesday… »

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