Photo of the Day

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Shooting pawikan

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte takes a photo of a hawksbill turtle hatchling in Cleanergy Park, an Aboitiz-managed reserve in Punta Dumalag in Barangay Matina Aplaya, Davao City on March 21, 2017. A total of 140 hawksbill turtle hatchlings, called locally as pawikan, were released. MindaNews photo by Manman Dejeto

DAVRAA Meet 2017

Some 6,000 young athletes and officials gathered at the Mati Sports Complex in Davao Oriental on Sunday, March 19 for the opening of the Davao Regional Athletic Association (DAVRAA) Meet 2017.  DAVRAA is an annual athletic competition among elementary and high school students from private and public schools in the region comprising the four Davaos (del Norte, del Sur, Occidental...

Digong meets Aung San Suu Kyi

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs toast during the State Banquet at the Presidential Palace in iNay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on March 20, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo

Alab Pilipinas wins

Alab Pilipinas' Lawrence Doming drives against Tyler Lamb of Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions during the ABL regular season game at USEP Gym in Davao City on Sunday night, March 19, 2017. Alab finally conquered the top-seed HK Eastern Long Lions  82-75. MINDANEWS PHOTO         READ STORY

Filipinos in Myanmar

A little boy waves Philippine flaglets as President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reiterates his vow to put the interest of the Filipinos first in his speech during a meeting with the Filipino community at the Horizon Lake View Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on March 19, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL/Presidential Photo

Tribal Artists

Members of the Yagongyong ta Impasugong, a tribal band composed of Higaonon youth from Impasugong, Bukidnon perform outside the Culture and Arts Exhibit booth on March 19 to passersby in the Capitol Grounds,, venue of most of the activities in  Kaamulan 2017. Yagongyong is Binukid for "vibrations." MindaNews photo by WALTER I. BALANE

Power smash

Defenders from Central Mindanao University fail to block an attack by the Bulacan Angels in this bit of action during the invitational volleyball tournament in Malaybalay City on 18 March 2017 as part of the city's 19th Charter Day celebration. CMU bowed in two straight sets. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno


Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang uses his mobile phone to take a picture of the Davao Gulf at the Sta. Ana wharf in Davao City on Saturday, 18 March 2017. Yang led the Chinese delegation during a site inspection of the proposed Davao Coastline and Port Development Project. MINDANEWS PHOTO

Meeting ARMM teachers

Julie Bishop, Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, chats with teachers from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) following a press briefing at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City on Friday, 17 March 2017. The Australian government has been supporting education in the ARMM since 2002.MINDANEWS PHOTO
Julie Bishop, Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, chats with teachers from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) following a press briefing at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City on Friday, 17 March 2017. The Australian government has been supporting education in the ARMM since 2002.MINDANEWS PHOTO

Duterte greets Bishop

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Commonwealth of Australia Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Presidential Guest House in Davao City on March 17, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo

Welcoming China

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte welcomes Vice-Premier Wang Yang of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China  at the Presidential Guest House in Davao City on March 17, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/Presidential Photo  

Araw ng Dabaw

Dabawenyos from various sectors join the parade to celebrate the 80th Araw ng Dabaw in Davao City on Thursday (16 March 2017). MINDANEWS PHOTO

Dog Parade

Center Against Illegal Drugs

Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles thanks the Ateneo de Davao University for setting up the Center Against Illegal Drugs (CAID) during its blessing on 15 March 2017. The Center has four components: a hotline and referral helpline, human rights training and in-house drug prevention education program, community-based healing and recovery for drug reformists, and research on the illegal drugs trade...

Datu Bago awardees 2017

Mindanao Times editor in chief Amalia Bandiola Cabusao, Datu Bago awardee. The other awardee is visual artist Rey Mudjahid "Kublai" Millan, who was represented at the awards rites Wednesday at the Royal Mandaya Hotel by his father, Rey (beside Amy). MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO                READ STORY

Peace Forum

Fire trainees

Trainees of the Bureau of Fire Protection perform tire-based exercises near the Central 911 headquarters in Davao City on 14 March 2017. MindaNews phot by CAROLYN O. ARGUILLAS

Anti-NPA poster

Posters condemning alleged atrocities of the New People's Army rebels proliferate in the streets of Davao City following the ambush against police officers in Bansalan, Davao del Sur last week. Photo taken on March 14, 2017. Mindanews Photo


Employees of the City Government of Davao compete in a traditional game known as 'karang' during the Employees Day on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, as part of 80th Araw ng Dabaw celebration. Mindanews Photo

Car on fire

Bureau of Fire Protection personnel spray water on a car that burns as it passes along Kilometer 2, National Highway, Barangay Luna in Surigao City on Tuesday noon (March 14, 2017) The driver and passengers were able to escape before the fire escalated. MindaNews photo by Roel N. Catoto


A newly-acquired bus of the Yellow Bus Line (YBL) in Purok 6, Barangay Taluntalunan, Makilala, North Cotabato was burned at around 8:30 a.m. Monday, 13 March 2017. Police said the bus was burned by suspected members of the New People's Army. MINDANEWS PHOTO         READ STORY 

MacArthur arrives

Actors reenact on Monday, March 13, 2017 the arrival of American General Douglas MacArthur, his staff and family at the Macabalan port in Cagayan de Oro City after escaping from the Japanese-surrounded Corregidor 75 years ago. MacArthur proceeded to Del Monte Field in Barangay Dicklum, Manolo Fortich town in Bukidnon from where he flew to Australia on March 17,...

Street Chalk Art

Artist works on his entry during the Street Chalk Art competition at the parking area of SM Lanang in Davao City on Saturday night, 11 March 2017. MINDANEWS PHOTO


President Rodrigo Duterte poses for selfies after meeting with local chief executives from 12 of 27 Mindanao provinces on March 9, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City. Duterte warned governors and mayors he will place Mindanao under martial law if they do not help him prevent violence from spinning out of control. MindaNews photo by MANMAN...

Acting Foreign Affairs Secretary

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Policy Enrique A. Manalo, a career diplomat, as Acting Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs vice Perfecto Yasay, Jr. whose ad interim appointment was rejected by the Commission on Appointments on March 8, 2017. Manalo is shown here with Preeti Saran of the Ministry of External Affairs of India...

Waiting for vet

A resident sits with her pets under the shade of a tree  in Peoples Park, Davao City as they wait for their turn for a  free anti-rabies vaccination by the Office of the City Veterinarian on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. MINDANEWS PHOTO  

Security preps

A member of the explosive and ordnance division leads his bomb-sniffing dog to locate a mock explosive during an evaluation activity in Davao City on Tuesday. March 07, 2017. The event is part of the security preparation to ensure the safety of the public on 80th Araw ng Dabaw celebrations next week. MINDANEWS PHOTO

Road Wedding

A makeshift stage on the national highway serves as venue for a colorful Maguindanao wedding on Monday (March 6, 2017) in Datu Piang in Maguindanao. MindaNews photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera

Black Monday


Neighbors and relatives help carry a house in the village of Olandang along the border of Midsayap, North Cotabato and Datu Piang, Maguindanao on Monday (March 6, 2017). Called Bayanihan, the practice of helping one another without expecting something in return remains alive among Filipinos in rural areas. A salo-salo or free breakfast hosted by the house owner will...


Carlita Awatin of Barangay Washington leaves the Caraga Regional Hospital in Surigao City after getting treatment from burns she sustained when a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck at 8:08 a.m. Sunday, 5 March 2017 just as she was pouring boiled water on a cup. A resident succumbed to cardiac arrest while 37 others were injured, including Awating. But only four remain...

Roxas night market

Thousands troop to the Roxas night market in Davao City on Saturday night, March 4, 2017 to enjoy the street food and avail of cheap ukay-ukay (second hand) merchandise. It has been six months since the bombing that left 15 persons dead and 69 others injured. The suspected bombers have been arrested and charges have been filed in court....

We are the champions

Members of the Manila Southwoods Golf Club lift their team captain Thirdy Escano as they celebrate their third straight crown of the PAL Interclub Men's Championship at the Apo Golf in Davao City on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Also in the photo is PAL President Jaime Bautista (second from right). MINDANEWS PHOTO

14 years later

As of 9:35 a.m. on Saturday, 04 March 2017, no flowers or candles, just tents at the blast site of the March 4, 2003 bombing at the waiting shed fronting the arrivals area of the Davao International Airport in Davao City. Twenty two persons were killed and 145 others were injured in that blast. Like other bombings in Mindanao, this...


President Rodrigo Duterte checks on the leg wound of Private First Class Vincent Nino Lopez at Camp Evangelista Station Hospital in Cagayan de Oro City on Friday night, March 3, 2017. Lopez was injured in a clash with the New People's Army in Misamis Oriental on February 28. President Duterte said he was ready to resume peace talks and...

Lolo Digong

Grandfather Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte visits Marko Digong "Stonefish" Duterte-Carpio hours after eldest daughter Sara gave birth on March 2, 2017.  Marko Digong is President Duterte's ninth grandchild and the third child of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and husband Manases Carpio.  Photo from Christopher Bong Go's Facebook post

Musikahan 2017

Cornexus Harmonia Chorale of the Tagum City National High School bested other youth-based chorale groups during the Himig Handog Chorale Competition held at Big 8 Corporate Hotel on March 01, 2017. Himig Handog is a major highlight of this year’s edition of the Musikahan Festival. LEO TIMOGAN/CIO Tagum