Hot Spots

Senior Supt. Nickson Muksan, provincial police director, recommends that five towns considered as hot spots be placed under “areas of immediate concern” category during the Maguindanao Peace and Order Council… »


A mother prepares sweet potatoes at the town gym in Marihatag, Surigao del Sur on Friday (02 October 2015). She and her sons are among the 1,000 individuals that fled… »

Fishers’ Row

Fishing boats line the stretch of Dawis River in Tandag City on a foggy Friday morning (October 2, 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Soup for the Hungry

Volunteer church workers distribute hot soup to children of newly arrived evacuees at the town gymnasium in Marihatag, Surigao del Sur Friday (2 October 2015). More than 200 families or… »

Learning the Hard Way

Manobo children try to continue with their daily chores as students at the evacuation site in Tandag City on Thursday (1 October 2015). Some 3,000 mostly Manobo Lumads fled their… »

Power Nap

A painter at a school in Kidapawan City takes a power nap during a short break Thursday morning (1 October 2015), unmindful of the danger as he is without safety gear.… »

Basket Maker

Baskets and other items made of indigenous materials are being displayed for sale along the highway in Barangay Langkilaan, Trento, Agusan del Sur (30 September 2015). MindaNews photo by H.… »


Apparently inured to the cold temperature of the place, this young man doesn’t mind taking a bath in the open in Marahan, Marilog District, Davao City late afternoon Thursday (24… »

Lumad Hearing

Indigenous people appear before Commission on Human Rights’ public inquiry on the human rights situation of lumads in Mindanao at a hotel in Davao City on Thursday (24 September 2015). MindaNews… »

Feast of Sacrifice

Muslims gather at the Cotabato City Central Pilot School during the morning of Edl Adha, the feast of sacrifice, on Thursday (24 Sept 2015) for a congregational prayer. MindaNews photo… »

Preggy Pageant

Pregnant women join the “Reyna ng mga Buntis” pageant in South Upi, Maguindanao on Tuesday (22 Sept 2015) during the municipality’s 39th founding anniversary celebration. Photo courtesy of Fred Lorenzo… »

Kidnapping Scene

A security guard mans the entrance of Holiday Oceanview and only allows entry for company employees and construction workers after three of their guests were abducted on Monday evening in… »

They Need Help

Conjoined twin sisters Sittie and Hawa are closely monitored inside the intensive care unit of Maguindanao Provincial Hospital in this photo taken on 19 September 2015. Mimi Sabpan, a resident… »

Garden Fresh

GARDEN FRESH. Workers prepare crates of lettuce from a farm in Barangay Salumay, Marilog District in Davao City on September 20, 2015. The vegetables will be delivered to restaurants in downtown… »

Saturday school

Meranaw children attend Arabic classes at the Mahad Salmonan in Barangay Mini-Forest, Davao City on Satureday. On weekdays, they attend regular grade school classes. MindaNews photo by KEITH BACONGCO


Players of the College of Teacher Education double-team an opponent from the College of Business in the basketball semifinals Thursday (17 Sept. 2015) during the intramural of Bukidnon State University… »


Fire breaks out on Curadang Street, Lanzona Subdivision, at the back of Saint Mary’s Initial Learning Experience School in Davao City on Tuesday (15 Sept. 2015). Photo taken from Saturn… »

Saving Soles

Despite the proliferation of cheap ukay-ukay or secondhand footwear, some people still prefer to have their old shoes repaired by shoemakers like this man in Malaybalay City (12 September 2015).… »

Cabbage Girl

A girl looks bored as she keeps watch of cabbage for sale at the public market in Malaybalay City on Saturday (12 September 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Limestone Gatherers

Maranao residents in the upper parts of Barangay Kiwalan in Iligan City gather limestone by a mountainside Friday morning (11 September 2015). They then manually break these into smaller pieces… »

Trash to Art

High School students of Notre Dame of Kidapawan College’s Integrated Basic Education make mosaic posters from broken compact discs to display during their school exhibit. MindaNews photo by GEONARRI SOLMERANO  

Stop the killings!

Militant groups march along Quirino Avenue near Teodoro Palma Gil Elementary School on September 9, 2015, to call for an end to the killing of Lumads (Indigenous Peoples) and grassroots… »

Favorite Street Food

Every afternoon, stalls at Rizal Park in Malaybalay City is filled with people, looking for cheap snacks. A stuff called kwekkwek is a favorite among them (Sept. 9, 2015). MindaNews… »

River Crossing

A farmer couple in Pugaan, Iligan City crosses the river Wednesday morning (9 September 2015) to bring fruits and vegetables to the market. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

End of Rido

Members of the Malambut-Kudanding-Alo clan and the Madid-Cawi-Macauyag clan swear to the Koran to end their 40-year old rido at the headquarters of the 603rd Infantry Brigade in Pigcalagan, Sultan… »

Early Christmas

The yuletide is still three months away, but workers are already arranging Christmas decors for sale inside a superstore in Malaybalay City on Sunday, 06 September 2015. MindaNews photo by… »

Surigao Sur Evacuees

Displaced villagers from barangay Buhisan, San Agustin town in Surigao del Sur, many of them children, find refuge at the sports center turned evacuation area in Tandag City, September 4,… »

Multiple Tasks

A vendor sells lanzones and mangosteen while attending to her children on a sidewalk in Malaybalay City on Saturday, September 5, 2015. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Tuna Lifting Contest

A laborer lifts a 39-kilo yellow fin tuna during a contest inside the fishport in General Santos City on Wednesday (2 September 2015). The participant who can lift the tuna… »

Martial Arts Class

Criminology students of the Iligan Medical Center College observe their instructor’s demonstration how to take down an opponent during a martial arts class Wednesday afternoon (2 Sept 2015). MindaNews photo… »

New 10ID Chief

Major General Rafael C. Valencia (left) receives the 10th Infantry Division flag from Lieutenant General Eduardo Año, commanding general of the Philippine Army during the turnover of command ceremony at… »

Seeking Justice

Isidro Indao, spokesperson of Kahugpungan sa Mag-uuma sa Kitaotao condemns the killing of Lumad leaders in Lianga, Surigao del Sur during an indignation rally at Freedom Park in Davao City… »

Pen and Ink

Perry Lequigan and Alfaroq Kadir, members of the Guild for Upholding and Harnessing Indispensable Talents (GUHIT) Davao chapter, show sample pen and ink pieces to be exhibited and sold in… »

Kublai’s Designs

Some of Davao artist Kublai Millan’s designs used by the Mariphil Orphanage Foundation to raise money for the operational costs of the Mariphil Children’s Village. MindaNews photo by Jesse Pizzaro… »

Kalivungan Festival

Participants do their best to win the street dancing competition for the Kalivungan Festival in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato on Tuesday (1 Sept 2015) as the province celebrates its 101st… »

Pro-BBL Rally

Rallyists stamp with red paint  the images of  Sen. Ferdinand  “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and his father, the late President Ferdinand Marcos, during a pro-Bangsamoro Basic Law rally held in Marawi… »

“Show of unity”

Members of Iglesia ni Cristo from all over Mindanao gather in front of the Benigno S. Aquino Hall of Justice along Candelaria Street, Davao City on Monday morning, August 31,… »

Daily Sight

A T’boli fisherman deploys fishing nets on Friday morning in Lake Seloton in Lake Sebu town, South Cotabato. Seloton is one of the major lakes in town, which is a… »

Durian time

Durian vendors along Anda Street in Davao City enjoy good sales in this photo taken on August 28, 2015. A kilo of durian in this stretch costs between 25 and… »

Give me some time

Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte asks his supporters to “give me time to convince my family” and to respect his decision during a rally at Rizal Park, Davao City, Friday… »


Two women spend the early afternoon on Thursday (27 August 2015) picking lice at a stall in front of the San Isidro Cathedral in Malaybalay City. MindaNews photo by H.… »

The Day’s Catch

A fisherman shows a bunch of carp in Lake Seloton in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato (August 28, 2015). MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

High Jump

Three friends enjoy a game of high jump at the plaza in Airport Village in Malaybalay City on Thursday (27 August 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Selda Otso

A jail official points at the missing iron grill of Cell No. 8 sawed off by inmates who escaped during a heavy rain late Tuesday night (25 August 2015). Five… »

Grilling Barbecue

A stall attendant grills barbecue for their patrons in Kidapawan City Tuesday night (25 August 2015). Barbecue is the most salable food at night in this city. MindaNews photo by… »

Darapanan Vegetables

Ibrahim Abdulla gets a little help from his wife in selling newly harvested eggplants from their farm inside the MILF’s Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat town, Maguindanao province on Tuesday (25… »

Flower Vendor

A vendor arranges flowers at his stall in front of the San Isidro Cathedral in Malaybalay City on Wednesday (26 August 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Pamulak sa Kadayawan

A model strikes a pose on the float of NCCC Malls of Davao City during the floral float parade known as Pamulak sa Kadayawan on Sunday (23 August 2015). The… »

Vantage view

Father gives daughter a vantage view of the street dancing during the culmination of the Timpupo Festival (Fruit Festival) in Kidapawan City on Saturday, August 22, 2015. MindaNews photo by… »


A vendor grates coconuts at the Malaybalay City public market. The price of coconuts range from 8-20 pesos depending on the size. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

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