Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Ibarra endorser

President Rodrigo Duterte shows off his Ibarra, a Philippine-assembled watch, at the pre-departure area of the Davao City International Airport on Monday, 22 May 2017. The President said the elegant watch is what he will use during his May 22 to 26 official visit in Russia. MINDANEWS PHOTO

Father and Son

Hadji Uto Karim Misuari, eldest son of MNLF founding chair Nur Misuari, kisses the forehead of his father to welcome him to a forum at the Royal Mandaya Hotel in Davao City on Sunday, May 21, 2017, where the elder Misuari delivered a lecture on Bangsamoro and Federalism. The younger Misuari is vice chair of the MNLF faction chaired...

Last days of summer

Girl builds sand castle in Cagwait, Surigao del Sur, in the last days of summer. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO  

Three generations

Mateo Lucas "Stingray" Duterte Carprio joins his mother, Mayor Sara  and his grandfather, President Rodrigo Duterte, onstage during the Association of Firearms and Ammunition Dealers of the Philippines (AFAD) Defense and Shooting Arms Show at the SMX Convention Center in Lanang, Davao City on 19 May 2017. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO


Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte inspects evidence gathered after a a joint operation on Friday, 19 May 2017, of police and military units in 10 barangays in Davao City that targeted drug personalities, wanted persons, illegal firearms and known criminal and terror suspects. MindaNews photo by Manman Dejeto

Installed at last

Farmers of Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Inc. rest under banana plants after they were installed at the plantation in Madaum, Tagum City managed by Lapanday Foods Corporation on Thursday, 18 May 2017. MindaNews photo by Manman Dejeto

Dancing cadets

Cadets from the Philippine Military Academy Mabalasik Class of 2019 break into a dance after performing a silent drill at the University of Southeastern Philippines in Davao City on Wednesday, 17 May 2017. The cadets are in Davao City for their 2017 Southern Cruise program. MindaNews photo by Manman Dejeto


President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet with People's Republic of China President Xi Jin Ping and his wife Peng Liyuan. Duterte is in Beijing to attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation on May 14 and 15, 2017. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Timako Hill

Shrouded in mystery, steeped in folklore, with entrancing natural scenery and fascinating flora and fauna, Timako Hill in Cotabato City is a welcome getaway for both adventure-seeking locals and tourists alike. Photo by VALERIE ANN LAMBO          Read story 

Overpass message

More than a week after fish vendor Larry Buenafe was killed in an IED explosion in Tigatto, Davao City, anti-communist posters surfaced in the streets of the city condemning the incident. This photo was taken at the pedestrian overpass along JP Laurel Avenue on May 12, 2017. M

View from the top

The city skyline viewed from SM CDO Downtown Premier in Cagayan de Oro City. SM Holdings opened its second mall on the land formerly occupied by Coca-Cola bottling plant along Claro M. Recto Avenue corner Osmena Street. The mall is the sixth opened by SM Holdings in Mindanao. Photo by Froilan Gallardo

DNA analyzer

Chief Insp Lorna Santos, chief of the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) DNA Lab in Camp Crame, prepares DNA samples for analysis with a newly acquired DNA analyzer (blue machine in background) of the PNP-Regon XI Regional Crime Laboratory in Davao City on 11 May 2017. The Php 49-million system will be used to analyze DNA evidence from PNP offices...


First time

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet wave to the reception party upon their arrival at the Phnom Penh International Airport in Cambodia on May 10, 2017 for the President's attendance to the World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN 2017 on May 11. This is the first foreign trip of the President where he is accompanied by his partner...

Where candidate Duterte voted

What was once a row of old classrooms at the Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School in Davao City where then Mayor Rodrigo Duterte cast his vote during the elections on May 9, 2016, will soon be replaced by a four-storey building. The construction of this new building started in November last year. Mindanews Photo

Borrowed barong

Former Armed Forces Chief of Staff Roy Cimatu, special envoy for OFW refugees, takes his oath as Acting Environment Secretary before President Rodrigo Duterte and the Cabinet on Monday, 08 May 2017 in Malacanang. Secretary Jesus Dureza, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, wrote on his Facebook page: "all Cabinet secretaries were taking photos, recording the event which was...

New environment chief

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signs the appointment of retired general Roy Cimatu as Acting Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources prior to the start of the 15th Cabinet Meeting at the State Dining Room of Malacañan Palace on May 7, 2017. Cimatu's appointment came less than a week after the Commission on Appointments rejected the nomination of...

Bangsamoro in OIC

Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation invited leaders of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) factions and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) for a meeting of the Bangsamoro Coordination Forum to discuss issues and concerns, including harmonizing the two peace tracks and preserving the gains of the peace agreements. Photo shows the OIC SecGen...

Siargao Cup

Australians Philippa Anderson (in pink rash guard) and Mikaela Greene (in blue) seen here catching up the waves at the same time at the final matches during the 9th Siargao International Women's Surfing Cup held in Cloud Nine, General Luna, Siargao Island on Saturday afternoon, 06 May 2017. Anderson retained her crown. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO  ...

Don’t fail us

Agakhan "Binladen" M. Sharief, chair of the Bangsamoro National Movement for Peace and Development shows a message for President Rodrigo Duterte during the provincial assembly of the United Bangsamoro Justice Party at the Dimaporo Gymnasium, Mindanao State University (MSU) main campus on Saturday, 06 May 2017.  Sharief's message was in response to President Rodrigo Duterte's statement in Parang, Maguindanao...


President Rodrigo Roa Duterte bows after delivering his speech to thank members of the Police Regional Office of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao at Camp BGen Salipada K. Pendatun in Parang , Maguindanao on Friday, 05 May 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO


Members of the Ateneo community and the Sustainable Davao Movement stage a protest rally at the steps of the Ateneo de Davao University's Roxas Avenue entrance on Wednesday night (03 May 2017) ,  to express their indignation over the Commission on Appointments' rejection of the appointment of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez.  Photo courtesy of MONICA AYALA / Cycle for...

Collateral damage

One year old Aldrin Tanto is among three bloodied children rushed to the Provincial Hospital in Shariff Aguak town on Tuesday afternoon, following an anti-illegal drugs operation in Rajah Buayan town. He and his sister Maharra are recuperating in the hospital but brother Hassan died at the emergency room. Aldrin's mother and another sibling, Kadil, died in Rajah Buayan...

Friendly match

Chinese Navy and Philippine Navy sailors fight for the ball in a friendly basketball game  at the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao headquarters in Davao City on Monday (May 1). The Filipino sailors won the game 68-64. The Chinese Navy Task Group, composed of three naval warships, is in the city for a goodwill visit from April 30 to May...

On board Chang Chun

President Rodrigo Duterte salutes officers of Chang Chun (DDG 150), a guided missile destroyer of the China People’s Liberation Army's Navy as China's Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua (in blue) watches. The flagship destroyer Chang Chun and two other warships of China are on a three-day goodwill visit in Davao City.  MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO

Lady in red

Mayor Sara Duterte boards one of three Chinese naval ships that docked in Davao City for a three-day visit on April 30, May 1 and 2. The mayor's father, President Rodrigo Duterte will also board the ship on Monday, May 1, 2017. MindaNews photo by FERDINANDH B. CABRERA

China in Davao

Local officials and the Filipino-Chinese community in Davao City welcome the visit of three Chinese naval ships  on Sunday, 30 April 2017. MindaNews photo by FERDINANDH B. CABRERA


President Rodrigo Duterte speaks to Indonesian guests at the launch of the Davao-Gensan-Bitung ASEAN RoRo route on 30 April 2017 at Kudos Port, Sasa, Davao City. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO       READ STORY 

Partnership, Friendship

Indonesian President Joko Widodo and President Rodrigo Duterte shake hands at the launch of the Davao-Gensan-Bitung ASEAN RORO Route on 30 April 2017 at Kudos Port in Sasa, Davao City. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO       READ STORY 

Dawn attack

The main building of the box plant of Lapanday Foods Corporation in Mandug, Davao City that was attacked and burned by the New People’s Army dawn of 29 April 2017. Mayor Sara Duterte condemned the simultaneous attacks in three areas and called teh NPA a "terrorist organization." MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO           READ STORY 

Quake aftermath

Sidewalk vendors sift through the rubble of an old, abandoned building in General Santos city that collapsed when a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck at 4:23 a.m. Saturday, 29 April 2017. The building had earlier been set for demolition. The quake registered Intensity V in the city.  Photo courtesy of EDWIN ESPEJO        READ STORY 

Thank you

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Indonesian President Joko Widodo  sow their appreciation to the rondalla during the welcome rites for the  Indonesian President’s arrival at the Malacañan Palace on April 28, 2017. The two Presidents will be in Davao City Sunday to launch the Davao-GenSan-Bitung shipping route. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO  


Police Officer 2 Anthony Natividad (wearing a blue 1990 tshirt) is reunited with his family on April 27, 2017 in Barangay Dominorog, Talakag town in Bukidnon, 88 days after he was held captive by the New People's Army (NPA). The NPA is also set to release a captured soldier in Surigao del Norte this Saturday. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO READ...


President Rodrigo Roa Duterte accompanies Brunei Darussalam Prime Minister and Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah as they enter the Malacañan Palace on April 27, 2017for an expanded bilateral meeting with the members of his delegation and the President’s cabinet members. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO  

Peace talk

PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa and Western Mindanao chief Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez talk peace with Irene Santiago, chair of the government's Peace Implementing Panel in the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front talk peace during a break at the Forum on GPH-MILF peace process on April 26, 2017 at the Watefront Insular Hotel. Santiago proposed...

Salute to the Sultan

Brunei Darussalam Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah is given full military honors upon his arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City on April 26, 2017 for his state visit to the Philippines and attendance at the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit. Accompanying the Brunei Darussalam ruler is Philippine Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. Edgar Fallorina. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Courting danger

A mother carries her baby while on board a motorcycle on the national highway in Bansalan, Davao del Sur on Monday, April 24, 2017. Mindanews Photo

Taming the waves

A skimboarder shows his skills during the 1st Amihan National Skimboarding Competition in Dahican Beach, Mati, Davao Oriental on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Mindanews Photo

Palarong Pambansa

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech in front of the delegations of athletes and coaches during the Palarong Pambansa 2017 opening ceremony at the Binirayan Sports Complex in Antique on April 23, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO


Datu Felix Bollosoz leads the Panalabugta -- a Higaonon ritual to pay homage and respect to Mother Earth -- at the Press Freedom Monument in Cagayan de Oro City. About 800 Higaonons from different parts of Northern Mindanao marked the 47th Global Earth Day on Saturday with a march-rally to denounce the continued encroachment of multinational corporations into their...