Midnight Mass

The St. Augustine Cathedral in Cagayan de Oro City is well-lighted for the Christmas midnight masses as taken on Dec. 19, 2014. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Christmas Lights in CDO

A riot of lights adorns the Cagayan de Oro City hall on Dec. 19, 2014, which has become a major Christmas attraction in the area. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

One for the Climate

Bikers join Fr. Amado “Picx” Picardal (middle) for a photo opportunity as he arrives in Panacan, Davao City on Friday (19 Dec 2014). Picardal is on a 14-day journey covering… »

Climate Ride

Church workers welcome Fr. Amado “Picx” Picardal (middle) as he arrives at the Redemptorist Church in Davao City on Friday (19 Dec 2014). Picardal is on a 14-day journey covering… »

Shariff Kabunsuan Festival

A colorful Guinakit fluvial parade at the Rio Grande de Mindanao highlights the celebration of the Shariff Kabunsuan Festival in Cotabato City Friday (19 Dec 2014). The Guinakit refers to… »

Dancing Traffic Aides

Traffic aides Mark Mallorca (left) and Marlon Hernandez dance to the tune of Christmas jingles as they manage the traffic in Kidapawan City Friday morning (19 Dec 2014). They bring… »

Old Carolers

Best friends Alfredo Panoy (left), 60, and Marcelo Son, 70, from Del Carmen, Iligan City, have been caroling together for years. What makes their style special is the use of… »

Yakan Wedding

A real traditional Yakan wedding takes place at the mock Basilan cultural village inside the ARMM compound on Thursday (18 Dec 2014). Both bride and groom wore face paints and… »

Fallen Tree

A worker, with the help of a chain saw, cuts a fallen mangium tree branch by branch to release two cars pinned down in the accident early evening Thursday (18… »

Book launch

Redemptorist Brother Karl launches his latest book, “Desperately Seeking God’s Saving Action” with sub-title “Yolanda Survivors’ Hope Beyond Lamentations” at the St. Alphonsus Theological and Mission Institute (SATMI), Redemptorist Compound,… »

Climate Ride

Fr. Amado “Picx” Picardal (right), who is on a 14-day journey covering 1,800 kilometers from Baclaran to Iligan City for his “Climate Ride,” is joined by MindaNews reporter Roel Catoto… »

Sendong Commemoration

Survivors and families of the victims of Typhooon Sendong, as well as sympathizers, stage a candle-lighting ceremony and threw flowers in the Mandulog River early morning Wednesday (17 Dec 2014)… »

Sketch Artist

Sketch artist Sherwin Binas shows off his skill during an exhibit at the Mlang plaza in North Cotabato Tuesday (16 Dec 2014). MindaNews photo by Geonarri Solmerano

No to Coal

Iliganons attending a march to commemorate the third anniversary of Typhoon Sendong on Wednesday (17 Dec 2014) express their opposition to the proposed coal-fired power plant to be built inside… »

Sitio Cala-cala

Devotees prepare the makeshift altar for the Misa de Gallo on Tuesday (16 Dec 2014) in Sitio Cala-cala, Tibasak, Barangay Macasandig, where hundreds of residents died during Typhoon Sendong three… »

Christmas Tree

A Sendong victim decorates their Christmas tree at the relocation site in Phase 1, Barangay Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City on Dec. 15, 2014. After three years, electricity and water… »

Border Security

Personnel of the police’s Regional Public Safety Battalion conducts a checkpoint in Carmen town, Agusan del Norte’s border with Misamis Oriental (Dec. 13, 2014) in response to the bus bombing… »

Padyak para kay Boyd

Participants to the 4th Padyak para kay Boyd  bike along Marfori Subdivision in Davao City Sunday, December 14, en route to the finish line in Ma-a,  for the benefit of… »

Monitoring the manhunt

Two residents of Sitio Pagangon, Barangay Gasi in Laguindingan town, Misamis Oriental climb a tree on Dec. 13, 2014 to get a better view of the police and military manhunt… »

Christmas in Tuna Capital

The spirit of Christmas is in the air as Paskuhan sa Gensan opens with a grand fireworks display Friday, December 12, at the Oval Plaza in General Santos City. Photo… »


Mount Calayo. a dormant volcano popularly known as Musuan Peak, stands close to the campus of Central Mindanao University in Musuan, Maramag, Bukidnon where a bus was bombed on Dec.… »

Season of Joy

Christmas lights illuminate the capitol building of the province of North Cotabato in Amas, Kidapawan on Friday, December 12. Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Whiskered Flyers

Whiskered Terns fly above a farmer plowing his field as other birds feed on worms and insects below, in Barangay Ampayon in Butuan City, December 12, 2014. MindaNews photo by… »

Midsayap BBL Hearing

At least 1,500 people gather for the public hearing on the Bangsamoro Basic Law in Midsayap, North Cotabato on Dec. 12, making it the biggest attendance so far among the… »

Candles for the Victims

Students of Central Mindanao University in Musuan, Maramag, Bukidnon light candles on Wednesday (Dec. 10) for the victims of the bus bombing on Dec. 9 that killed 10 people and… »

Praying for Justice

Hundreds of students and employees of Central Mindanao University attend the ecumenical prayer rally late afternoon Wednesday to ask justice for the victims of the bus bombing near the school… »

Left behind

Someone left home wearing this shoe on Tuesday and was likely returning home that evening when something exploded inside a passenger  bus a few meters from the Central Mindanao University (DMU)… »

Bottled Music

A caroler in Malaybalay City produces melodies of Christmas songs with bottles and spoons (Dec. 10, 2014). The note varies depending on the amount of water in each bottle. MindaNews… »


In this season of caroling, members of a schoold drum and lyre band  in Butuan City  perform Christmas tunes outside business establishments. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Same Old Cry

An elderly participant lights a candle during the Human Rights Day rally at the post office  in Iligan City on Dec. 10, 2014. Led by the Mindanao Tri-People Youth Center,… »

Dangerous Rest

Unmindful of the danger, a Lumad sleeps beneath a ramshackle truck in Aplaya, Davao City (Dec. 10, 2014). He is among the hundreds of Lumads who are in the city… »

Christmas House

This Christmas-themed house in Makilala, North Cotabato never fails to draw onlookers some of whom take selfies in front of the decors and lights.  The Vega couple who owns the… »

New Slippers

A girl heads back home carrying her new pair of slippers from the Tsinelas Campaign held in Barangay Santiago, Iligan City, as part of the gift-giving project by the Ranao… »

This Shoe Glitters

Christmas lights adorn a giant replica of a shoe at the “Luneta Park” in Surigao City on Tuesday evening (December 9, 2014). Built in the 1970s, the structure houses a… »

Afternoon Practice

Football players from the Malaybalay City Central Elementary School spend the afternoon on Wednesday (Dec. 10, 2014) preparing for a regional competition next week in Initao, Misamis Oriental. MindaNews photo… »

No To Coal

Dr. Nelson T. Cuaresma, director for research advocacy and linkages of the Concerned Advocates Saving Terrestrial Linking Natural-Coastal Ecosystem (COASTLINE), Inc., talks about the health risks associated with coal-fired power… »


A crowd gathers around the Rural Transit bus bombed early Tuesday evening in Maramag, Bukidnon, where 10 people died and 42 others were injured. A number of students were among… »

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,… »


Anna Katharina Kramer of Germany takes a turn in the first 5-K run at the 1st Surigao Duathlon Challenge last Sunday. Kramer topped the race in the women’s category. MindaNews… »

Game of Chance

In full view of commuters, these residents spend the noon on December 8 gambling with cards beside the highway in Sinuda, Kitaotao, Bukidnon. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

New Day

Photojournalist RENE B. LUMAWAG offers a thanksgiving prayer to God through this photograph taken at Magsaysay Park in Davao City at 6 a.m. on Monday, December 8, 2014, for “keeping us safe… »

Typhoon Veterans

 An elderly couple, who claims to have survived countless of typhoons, sits on the cold concrete floor of the Surigao del Norte National High School classroom that was converted into… »

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… »

Signal No. 1

The provinces of Agusan del Norte, Camiguin, Dinagat, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur have been placed by PAGASA under Storm Signal Number 1 as of 5pm of December… »

‘Ruby’ Watch

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and PAGASA  listed 56 provinces in the country as deemed critical as Typhoon Ruby approaches the country. Twenty one of these provinces… »

MILF meets Civil Society

MILF Peace Panel chair Mohagher Iqbal chats with North Cotabato Board Member Kellie Antao and members of civil society organizations during the Mindanao Civil Society Organizations Solidarity Conference in Davao… »


Rescuers from the Search and Rescue of Agusan del Sur carry the injured passenger on a stretcher across the national highway from a multi-cab passenger vehicle that overturned in barangay… »

Lumad Ritual

A lumad leader performs a ritual for visiting military officials in the municipality of San Luis, Agusan del Sur on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

For Federal Government

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte pushes for a federal form of government during the Mindanao Leaders Summit on Monday (December 2) in Davao City. At the same time, he rejects… »

Almost Done

Runners pass underneath the rebuilt Mandulog Bridge in Iligan City on Sunday (30 Nov 2014). The original bridge, shown in the background, fell during Typhoon Sendong three years ago after… »

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