Gun Safety

A lady journalist gets tips from a policeman how to handle a gun during Friday’s (25 July 2014) personal safety and gun safety seminar for media practitioners at the provincial… »

Indigenous Bracelets

Matigsalug women sell bracelets made of native materials at the quarantine stop in Barangay Lorega, Kitaotao, Bukidnon on Thursday (24 July 2014). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

ATV Ride

Tourists navigate ATVs through the track in Barangay Penaplata, Samal Island on Tuesday, 22 July 2014. The ATV track is one of the tourist destinations in the island. Mindanews Photo… »

Outrage on Gaza Invasion

Maranao students stage a protest against the Israeli invasion in Gaza at the Freedom Kiosk in Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday, July 19,2014. A global protest against the Israeli invasion… »

Ethnic Music

A Dulangan Manobo ensemble plays brass gongs to kick off a community meeting on July 16 in Lageton, Sen. Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat. MindaNews photo by Bj Patiño

Tougher Measures

River guides learn to tie a bandage during the last round of first aid training at the City Hall in Cagayan de Oro on Friday, July 18, 2014. A city… »

Anti-Israel Rally

Maranao youths burn an Israeli flag during a lightning rally in downtown Marawi City Thursday morning (17 July 2014) as they condemn Israel’s attack against Palestinians, mostly in Gaza. MindaNews… »

Bike Mechanic

Bike mechanic Joey Jemar installs spokes into a wheelset at his shop in Buhangin, Davao City on Wednesday (16 July 2014). Jemar earns P160 for a pair of mountain bike… »

Skylab Power

A motorcycle configuration known to locals as “Skylab” cruises along the national highway in the town of Nasipit in Agusan del Norte, Wednesday morning (16 July 2014). MindaNews photo by… »

Fiesta Launch

The coming August 28 fiesta of Cagayan de Oro City is sporting a new logo drawn by artist Simonette Faborada Sagaral. Arlene Moreno, wife of Mayor Oscar Moreno (right), and Dorothy Pabayo,… »

NPA Raid

Residents and police load a pick-up truck on another truck to be taken to the regional police office on Tuesday (July 15). Suspected NPA rebels used the vehicle to ram… »


A mother pedals a cargo bike with her son on board after a day of buying scrap plastics in Agdao District, Davao City on Sunday, July 13. MIndaNews photo by… »

P500-million Fire

The Bureau of Fire Protection has estimated the damage wrought by the fire at Findlay Millar Timber Company on July 10 at P500 million. MindaNews photo by Richel V. Umel… »

Taste of the Outside

Social workers help an old man on a wheelchair at the city government’s refuge center for the elderly and street children in Cagayan de Oro on Saturday, July 12, 2014.… »

Final Ride

A fellow horse enthusiast leads the hearse carrying the remains of Mayor Mario Okinlay of Impasugong, Bukidnon to his final resting place on July 12. Okinlay was killed in an… »

Bounty from the Sea

Laborers unload yellow fin tuna and sword fish from General Santos City at Bankerohan Market, Davao City on Friday, 11 July 2014. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

Earthquake and Fire Drill

Students from Notre Dame of Kidapawan College participate in an earthquake and fire drill Thursday. This activity is in line with the celebration of the National Disaster Preparedness Consciousness Month.… »

Boat Passengers

Passengers from Talicud Island disembark from a boat at Sta. Ana Wharf in Davao City on Thursday, 10 July 2014. Known for its white sand beaches, Talicud Island is about… »

Dragon Fruits

A roadside vendor sells home-grown dragon fruits for P120 a kilo along the Sayre National Highway in Barangay Maluko in Manolo Fortich town in Bukidnon province on July 7, 2014.… »


Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region 10 nab a suspected illegal drug syndicate member who claimed a package in one of the mail couriers in Iligan City on… »


Residents march on the streets of Impasugong town in a show of outrage Monday (July 7, 2014) for the killing of their mayor, Mario “Dodo” Okinlay, last July 2, 2014… »

Another mall in DC

Construction of yet another mall in Davao City is almost done. The city has at least 10 malls spread across the downtown area and in the northern and southern parts… »

Cabbage check

A vendor checks on the leaves of cabbages that had just arrived at the vegetable market in Barangay Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday, July 5, 2014. MindaNews photo… »

Movie Time

Members of a Tagabawa-Bagobo family crowd in front of their TV set for a late-night horror movie viewing on July 4 at their home in Barangay Batasan, Makilala, North Cotabato.… »

Ramadan greetings

Evenings at the town plaza of Muslim-dominated towns during Ramadan are a sight to behold, such as this plaza in Pikit, North Cotabato.  The Islamic month of fasting started on… »


Mayor Mario Okinlay of Impasugong, Bukidnon (2nd from left) shares a light moment with other officials during the Aldaw ta Kitanglad celebration on 9 November 2006, in Libona town, Bukidnon.… »

Boat Ride

A boatman pushes his motorized banca into the sea in Opol, Misamis Oriental for a leisure ride for which he charges P15 per person, on 29 June 2014, MindaNews photo… »

Countdown to Glan’s Centennial

  Mayor Victor James Yap (right side in red shirt) and Vice Mayor Vivien Yap lead municipal councilors, department heads and students in unveiling the centennial countdown marker at the… »

Feast of St. Peter

One of several boats that join the fluvial parade in honor of St. Peter the Fisherman in Opol, Misamis Oriental on 29 June 2014. St. Peter, considered by Catholics as… »

Lonely Climb

A worker braves the inclement weather as he installs new sets of streetlamps along the national highway in General Santos City 30 June 2014. The city government has earmarked P54-million… »

Veiled Summit

Clouds cover the side of Mt. Apo facing Kidapawan City as rains pour in the region on 30 June 2014. MindaNews photo by Geonarri Solmerano

Cooking Corn

A laborer cooks corn in Bankerohan Market, Davao City on Sunday for distribution to vendors across the city. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco  

After A Day’s Work

A cotton candy vendor spends the dusk on 28 June 2014 by the shore in Opol, Misamis Oriental. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno


US Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg with the Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program scholars at the Thomas Jefferson Center, US Embassy Manila. Twenty-eight young Muslims from Mindanao spent a high… »

Boats Over Boat

Two smaller wooden boats or bangkas are transported on a large pump boat on their way to a fishing ground in the town of Del Carmen in Siargao Island, Surigao… »

Close Scrutiny

Francis Rivera, of the Safety Organization of the Philippines Inc. (SOPI), checks a flotation vest used by white water tour organizers for their clients in Cagayan de Oro on June… »

Daycare Center

Pre-school children attend a day care center without walls in hinterland Barangay Pugaan in Iligan City Friday (27 June 2014). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Dried Freshwater Fish

A buyer haggles for the price of dried halu-an (mud fish) and other freshwater fish that are displayed beside the national highway in Rosario town in Agusan del Sur, on… »

Grab that Crab

A member of a local people’s organization shows off a large mud crab weighing two kilos to buyers at a crab culture and fattening facility in the town of Del… »

Last Goodbye

Fellow priests and associates sing Joey Ayala’s “Walang Hanggang Paalam” and other favorite songs of Fr. Eduardo Albiño, O’Carm, on 24 June 2014, the night before his burial. Albiño had served… »

Agus Fund Scam?

Maranaos belonging to the Bangsamoro National Movement for Peace and Development (BNMPD) stage a protest rally in Marawi City Wednesday (25 June 2014) to demand investigation of an alleged fund… »

Balanghai Remains

A visitor views parts of a balanghai displayed at the branch of the National Museum in Butuan City on Tuesday (June 24, 2014). The balanghai is a precolonial boat used… »

PNoy thanks Japan

President Benigno Simeon Aquino III thanks Japan for its assistance to the Philippines, particularly in the Bangsamoro peace process, before participants of the Consolidation for Peace for Mindanao seminar on Tuesday… »

River Guides

Supervised by the Philippine Red Cross, river guides apply cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on dummies during a first aid  training at the City Tourism Hall in Cagayan de Oro on Tuesday (24 June… »

Mobile Fish Vendor

A vendor uses a motorcycle in selling fish in Barangay Antongalon, Butuan City on 24 June 2014. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Bangsamoro in Hiroshima

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles and government peace panel chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer exchange pleasantries with Moro Islamic Liberation Front chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim and his wife,… »

Airport Repair

Workers do finishing touches on the metal frame of the roof of the passenger terminal at the airport in Butuan City. The expansion work at the terminal is scheduled to… »

Fresh Harvest

A farmer in the mountains of Barangay Tipanoy in Iligan City washes his newly harvested cucumber Sunday morning (22 June 2014) before bringing these to the market downtown. MindaNews photo… »

Jasaan Church

A rondalla band plays outside the Immaculate Conception parish church in Jasaan town in Misamis Oriental on Thursday (19 June 2014) as a team from the National Commission on Culture… »


Five parachuters from the 5th Special Forces Airborne Battalion land at the Cotabato City State Polytechnic College (CCSPC) Friday morning before the start of the grand parade for the 55th… »

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