Interfaith Cemetery

Only a three-foot hollow-block fence serves as marker between the cemetery for Christians and the cemetery for Muslims at the Ma-a Public Cemetery in Davao City. MindaNews photo by Toto… »

Ready for Undas

Large bundles of various flowers start to arrive at the stalls in front of the Catholic cathedral in Malaybalay City on 30 October 2014, a few days before the All… »

Hagonoy Island

Boats carrying tourists line along the coast as tourists experience the clear blue waters and fine powdery white sand of Hagonoy Island, one of the six islands and islets comprising… »

Family Affair

A family spends an afternoon at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Davao City to repaint the tomb of their loved ones in preparation for All Saints and All Souls Day… »

Cemetery Artist

An artisan carves on a marble tombstone at the city public cemetery in Bolonsiri, Cagayan de Oro City on Wednesday (29 Oct. 2014). Flowers and tombstone carvers are in demand… »

Ground Penetrating Radar

A foreign national tests a ground penetrating radar (GPR) at San Pedro Memorial Park, Davao City on Wednesday (29 October 2014). GPRs can be used to study bedrocks, soil,  and… »

Cheer Dance Practice

Students of Casisang National High School in Malaybalay City rehearse their cheer dance presentation on Thursday, 30 October 2014. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Tents for Rent

Tents are being set-up at Davao Memorial Park in preparation for All Saints and All Souls Day. Tent rental services are making a brisk sale this season which costs from 1,000 to 2,000… »

Writers’ Circle

Fellows and panelists of the Davao Writers Workshop gather for a week at Lispher Inn in Matina in this photo taken Wednesday (29 Oct 2014) to discuss the craft of… »

Flowers for the Dead

Flowers of various kinds and colors flood the sidewalks of Lt. Guillermo St. near the Cogon public market in Cagayan de Oro City Tuesday, just a few days before the… »

Rush Delivery

A motorcycle rider delivers an unusual cargo in Glan, Sarangani, October 28, 2014. A local funeral parlor uses motorbikes to bring coffins to the town’s mountain villages. MindaNews photo by… »

Native Chicken Barbecue

A vendor sorts native chicken barbecues in one of the stalls along Sinsuat Avenue, Cotabato City on Monday, October 27. Each barbecue costs P80 to P90. MindaNews photo

Missing the Bus

Commuters who missed the last trips to the provinces opt to stay overnight in Davao City’s Overland Terminal and pay P25 for folding bed rental. MindaNews photo

To the Sea

Rolando Pagara of Pawikan Conservation in Magsaysay town, Misamis Oriental releases 112 Hawksbill turtles along the coastline of barangay Candiis on October 25, 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Transport Strike

A striking transport driver and a supporter distribute leaflets along the highway in Barangay Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City asking fellow drivers and commuters to join the nationwide transport strike… »

Life on Wheels

A woman moves along JC Aquino Avenue in Butuan City on a motorized wheelchair, on 25 October 2014. MindaNews photo by Aveen Acuña-Gulo

Concern on BBL

South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes airs her concern on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law during the consultation and public hearing on Firday, October 24 in Koronadal City. MindaNews Photo

Pass Bangsamoro Basic Law

Placards occupy a portion of the bleachers at Cotabato City State Polytechnic College gymnasium, in Cotabato City on October 23, 2014 during a public hearing on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic… »

Pink Sand

A group of Sama-Bangingi folks living near the famous pink sand beach (photographed 21 October 2014) in Sta. Cruz Island off Zamboanga City are worried that the community-based eco-tourism project… »

Tinago Falls

Even on a weekday, picnickers crowd Tinago Falls along the boundary of Iligan City and Linamon, Lanao del Norte Wednesday (22 Oct 2014), thanks to the semestral break. MindaNews photo… »

Sunset Fishing

The setting sun lends a picturesque background to this sight of a child fishing beside the pond along the Capitol-Bonbon diversion road in Barangay Pareja in Butuan City, October 22,… »

The Tuba Gatherer

Ever wondered what tuba gatherers do up there in the coconut tree? Here’s how Dominador Lico, the tuba gatherer in Barangay Katipunan, Panabo City.  WATCH VIDEO | Mindanews Photo by… »

Farmers’ Protest

Farmers from the four provinces of Caraga Region join a protest action in the streets of Butuan City Tuesday (21 Oct 2014) to call for real land reform and other… »

Fighting Fire

Firefighters dump water into a blaze that razed four houses to the ground Sunday afternoon (19 Oct 2014) in Barangay Ampayon, Butuan City. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Slow, Quiet Life

A farmer pulls his cow as he passes by a water outlet in Barangay Salasang, Arakan, North Cotabato, October 16, 2014. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

“Skylab” ride

Ten children and adults all without helmets, balance on a motorcycle configuration known as “Skylab”  along the national highway in Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur on October 17. MindaNews photo… »

Remembering Fr. Pops Tentorio

Parishioners offer candles and flowers on the grave of Fr. Fausto “Pops” Tentorio on on October 16, the eve of his third death anniversary. Tentorio was believed killed for his… »

Quarry or Mining?

An aerial picture of the claimed quarry operation along the Taligaman River in Butuan City taken 8 October 2014. Residents are suspecting that there is mining operation here, because that was… »

Golden Field

The field appears gold as a farmer harvests rice early morning Wednesday (15 Oct 2014) in Barangay Libertad, Butuan City. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Giant Fish

Residents of Sitio San Roque in Barangay Ipil, Surigao City gather to see the rare and gigantic ocean sunfish caught by local fishermen Tuesday morning (14 Oct 2014). The fish… »


T’boli women weave T’nalak, which is made of abaca fibers, in Barangay Lamdadalag, Lake Sebu South Cotabato on Sunday, 12 October 2014. The T’boli weavers said the patterns of the… »

Indigenous Peoples Sunday

Young Tagakaolos prepare for a ritual to formally start their Indigenous People’s Sunday celebration in Barangay Pinalpalan, Malita, Davao Occidental on October 12, 2014. Indigenous People’s Sunday started in 1978… »


  Fisherfolk move from  Masao river towards Butuan Bay for yet another day of fishing.  MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas  

Fiesta Pilar

Archbishop Romulo dela Cruz leads the celebration of the fiesta mass Sunday afternoon at the Our Lady of the Pillar Shrine in Zamboanga City. Cell sites of all telecommunication companies… »

Grand Mosque

The Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Masjid in Barangay Kalangan II in Cotabato City on Oct. 9. 2014.  Also called the Grand Mosque, the place of worship was constructed by a US$… »

Colors of the Sea

Participants of the Regatta de Zamboanga position their vintas (wooden boats) with colorful sails at the starting line during the race on Saturday, October 11, 2014. A total of 120… »

Morning Mist

Fog partly covers the sight of buildings and other structures in Cagayan de Oro City, October 9, 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Effects of Mining

This is how massive mining operations look like from the air. Taken above the municipality of Carrascal in Surigao del Sur on Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin… »

Maguindanao Flood

Residents of Barangay Bulalo Sultan Kudarat town, Maguindanao, ride a banca to escape the rising flood waters on Thursday (9 Oct. 2014). A 10-hour downpour flooded several barangays in Sultan Kudarat… »

Yakan Weaving

A Yakan woman shows how to weave native cloth, which is among the products on exhibit at the four-day Zamboanga Peninsula Trade Explosition (Zampex) 2014 that opened Wednesday (8 Oct… »

Brand New School

Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno (center) signs a deed of donation Tuesday (7 Oct 2014) for the newly constructed two-classroom building constructed by Aboitiz Foundation and Therma South,… »

Rainy Takeoff

A UH-1H Huey helicopter tries to take off amid the rain at the 30th Infantry Battalion headquarters in Barangay Bad-as, Placer town, Surigao del Norte on Tuesday, 7 October 2014. MindaNews photo by… »

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Mining workers stand near the portal of the tunnel of the Silangan Mindanao Mining Company, Inc. in Timamana, Tubod, Surigao del Norte on Monday (7 October 2014). This underground block… »

Ritual of Fire

Resort caretaker Jojo Martinez starts a fire on Monday (Oct. 6) on the spot in Opol town, Misamis Oriental where Swiss nationals Robert Erich Loaber and Balthazar Johann Erni were… »

Starting Them Young

Children watch as young boxers sweat it out inside a makeshift training center along Langihan Road in Butuan City on Saturday evening. (October 4, 2014). MindaNews photo by Roel Catoto

Man’s Touch

While a vendor trims off the stem of Malaysian Mumps, another one carries newly delivered flowers at a flower shop outside the Saint Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral in Cagayan de Oro… »

While Her Mother Prays

A girl waits for her playmates during Eidl Adha on October 4, 2014 at Times Beach Road in Davao City. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

World Teachers Day

Faculty members at Bukidnon National High School in Malaybalay City dance the tinikling with a twist by donning present-day costumes during the World Teachers Day celebration on Friday, 03 October… »

Getting Ready

A fisherman in barangay Luyong Bonbon in Opol town, Misamis Oriental untangles the nylon cord he will use for fishing as the sun emerges from the horizon, September 29, 2014.… »

Croodiles Live Here

A boatman paddles his boat in Paghungawan Marsh in Barangay Jaboy, Pilar town in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte on Saturday afternoon (September 27, 2014). This marshland has an area… »

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