Fresh Fish

Consumers buy freshly caught fish Tuesday (1 Dec 2015) at the San Jose Public Market in Dinagat Province. Vendors claim the fish are so fresh they have not even placed… »

Continue the Struggle

Prof. Abhoud Syed Lingga urges Moro civil society groups to continue asserting the rights of the Moro people to keep the peace process going in a forum Monday (30 Nov 2015) in… »

Winter Wonderland

WINTER WONDERLAND. Maj. Gen. Edmundo Pangilinan (leftmost) leads ceremony welcoming the yuletide season at the 6th Infantry “Kampilan” Division Sunday evening (29 Nov 2015) with its “little winter wonderland” themed… »

Police trainees

At least 97 police trainees were admitted at the Caraga Regional Hospital in Surigao City on Friday afternoon after complaining of diarrhea. Only 27 trainees remained in the hospital when this photo… »

Faith of A Child

A girl offers prayers and flowers before the statue of the Virgin Mary at the church in Airport Village, Malaybalay City on Friday (Nov. 27, 2015), feast day of the… »

Slow Day

Only a few applicants for driver’s license show up at the Land Transportation Office in Surigao del Norte on Thursday afternoon (November 26, 2015). The new LTO order requiring applicants… »

Blast Site

Bomb experts check on the blast site just outside the Army’s 6th Civil Military Operations (CMO) Battalion at PC Hill in Cotabato City Wednesday night (25 Nov 2015). None was… »

Tagum’s Christmas tree

Thousands of residents and tourists have been flocking to the Freedom Park in Tagum City since November 16 to take photos of or selfies with the 105-ft. Giant Holiday Tree,… »

Homecoming concert

It was a night of fun and  yes, biting social commentaries at the Finster Auditorium of Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU)  where multi-awarded singer-songwriter Joey Ayala performed during his homecoming… »

Power Outage

A candle lights up a sari-sari store in Barangay Punta Bilar, Surigao City Sunday night (22 Nov 2015) as the city and 18 towns of Surigao del Norte suffered prolonged… »

Left Behind

The family of Anthony Ridao, among those killed during the massacre in Ampatuan municipality in Maguindanao, stays behind at the grave site to spend a quiet moment with their loved… »

Now green with corn

Residents used to line up during summer at the municipal hall in Siayan, Zamboanga del Norte, the poorest town nationwide, begging for food support because of the dry spell. Appalled… »

First time

Five-year old Ronnie “Nono” Perante III lights candles at the symbolic gravemarker of his father. Ronnie, at the site of the November 23, 2009 massacre in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao on Saturday,… »

Overflow Bridge

A boy braves crossing an overflow bridge along the Pugaan River in Iligan City on Sunday (22 Nov 2015), the morning after a strong rain. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera


Five-year old Ronnie “Nono” Perante III, son of Goldstar Daily reporter Ronnie Perante, one of 58 victims of the November 23, 2009 massacre in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao, looks at the… »


Pfc. Adonis Jess Lupiba (in white shirt) and his captors from the New Peoples Army bid each other goodbye in barangay Kaulayanan, Sugbongcogon town, Misamis Oriental on  Nov. 20, 2015.  Lupiba… »

Riding the Wave

A local surfer enjoys the barreling waves in Sitio Paradise in the village of Union in Dapa town, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte on Friday (November 20, 2015). MindaNews photo… »


Despite the rain, these men continue to work on the flood control project in the poblacion in General Luna Town in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte on Thursday (19 November… »

Looking for Bombs

A Task Force Davao personnel inspects the bag of a passenger at the Sirawan checkpoint, Toril District, Davao City on Wednesday (18 Nov 2015) following a bombing incident wherein a passenger… »

Reinstated as Mayor

Dismissed Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar Moreno leaves his office at the City Hall to hear Mass along with his supporters after the DILG reinstated him Wednesday (18 Nov 2015).… »

Davao Blast

Davao City police SWAT members gather pieces of evidence at the crime scene where a passenger van was shattered by an improvised explosive device at Ecoland Drive around 9:45 a.m. Wednesday (18… »

Early Christmas

North Cotabato Gov. Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza leads the gift-giving to school children in Barangay Liliongan in the town of Carmen on Tuesday (17 Nov 2015). The gift-giving is an annual program… »

Lumad issues in Geneva

MSU-IIT Prof. Arnold Alamon, executive director of the Mindanao Interfaith Institute on Lumad Studies, answers additional queries on Lumad issues after the Parallel Session at the 4th UN Forum on… »

Nearing Completion

A truck struggles to pass through a slippery and uphill portion of the Iligan-Bukidnon highway in the hinterland Barangay Rogongon in Iligan City on Saturday (14 Nov 2015). Only a… »

A day’s work

Construction workers lay stones and concrete mix at a drainage maintenance project in Isla Verde, Quezon Boulevard, Davao City on November 14, 2015. MindaNews photo by TOTO LOZANO

Not over until it’s over

Prof. Miriam Coronel Ferrer, chair of the government peace panel updates members of the media on the Bangsamoro peace process Friday afternoon, November 13, 2015, at the Apo View Hotel… »


Supporters of Mayor Oscar Moreno cheer after the Court of Appeals issued a “status quo ante” order a day after the Deparment of Interior and Local Government served the order… »

Burned Church

Lay members of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines in Surigao City watch their church gutted by a fire on Tuesday morning (Nov. 10, 2015). No one was… »

Special Forces

Special Forces operatives of the Philippine Army take a noontime rest at a sari-sari store in Brgy. San Vicente, Baungon, Bukidnon on Friday (Nov. 6, 2015). MindaNews photo by H.… »

Bank Robbery

Police scene of the crime operatives in Surigao City pick up evidences inside the United Coconut Planters Bank branch in Surigao City on Monday (Nov. 9, 2015). Four armed robbers… »

Myanmar votes

Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi negotiates her way through a huge throng of journalists after voting in Bahan Basic Education Primary School no. 3 in Yangon. Myanmar’s election on Sunday,… »

Clean elections

Parishioners of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro take to the streets Saturday, November 7, 2015, to call for a clean and orderly elections in 2016 and an end to political… »


Motorized bandong is the main means of transport for residents of coastal villages like Taguitic in Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte. The bandong transports passengers , dry goods, marine  products and… »

Flowers in Andap

Flowers in bloom outside the San Roque chapel in Barangay Andap, New Bataan Compostela Valley Province on November 6, 2015. Andap was the hardest hit area when super typhoon Pablo… »

Three years after Pablo

Trees start to grow behind the marker erected in Barangay Andap, New Bataan, Compostela Valley province in  memory of  those who perished when super typhoon Pablo hit the town on December 4,… »

Lumad Beauties

Larabelle Caamulan (left), winner of the Laga ta Kitanglad 2015 contest, celebrates with Laga ta Kitanglad 2014 titlist Ana Marie Goayan in Brgy. San Vicente, Baungon, Bukidnon. Both are from… »

From Manila to Davao

Mountaineers arrive at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City from Manila on Friday morning, November 6 with their backpacks wrapped  in plastic, trashbag and rain covers to avoid being… »

Spider Men

A man holds on to his opponent to prevent himself from falling in this scene during a game called spider boxing in Barangay San Vicente, Baungon town in Bukidnon on… »

Roasting Coffee

A worker at the Kera coffee shop in Kidapawan City roasts coffee beans from the farmers of the Mt. Apo highlands, from whom they source out excelsa, robusta and arabica… »


Lucia Anover is reunited with her son, PFC Marjon Anover, after he was released by the New People’s Army Tuesday afternoon (3 November 2015) somewhere in Compostela Valley province. Anover… »

When women lead the way

A Badjau woman leads the way for around 10 motorized bancas in Isabela, Basilan morning of November 2, 2015. A beautiful display of her power and grace as she maneuvers… »

Rest In Pink

A life plan company displays a pink coffin at a memorial park in Malaybalay City on Sunday (Nov. 1, 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Across the ricefield

A young Lumad woman rides a horse across a ricefield in Molmol, Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental. MindaNews photo by KARL GASPAR

We can vote

A group poses for the cameras on the last day of voters’ registration for the May 2016 polls  and the last chance  for those already registered but have no biometrics, in… »

Flowers for Nov. 1 and 2

Jeddah Paraiso is among thousands of vendors nationwide selling flowers for All Saints and All Souls days. In her stall along Matina Crossing in Davao City, Paraiso sells anthuriums by… »

Flowers by the roadside, 24/7

Along the national highway in Kisante, Makilala, North Cotabato, flowers (as well as bananas) are on display 24/7 starting October 29, to allow travelers access to flowers for the annual… »

Morning Catch

A boy shows off his catch from a river in Bonbonon, Iligan City Saturday morning (31 Oct 2015). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Young Tomb Painter

A boy paints a tomb at the Catholic cemetery in Malaybalay City on Friday (Oct. 30, 2015). He charges between P100 and P150 depending on the size of the tomb.… »

Toppled Tower

One of the two transmisstion towers of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) in the hinterland village of Sugod in Marawi City toppled by still unidentified suspects using… »

Ready for ‘Undas”

Vendors in Malaybalay City fill their stalls with plenty of flowers on Friday (Oct. 30, 2015) hoping to earn more as the All Souls’ Day approaches. MindaNews photo by H.… »

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