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… »

King of Waves

Edito Alcala, the 2014 Siargao International Surfing Cup champion emerges from the right-hander barreling wave in Cloud Nine, General Luna, Siargao Island on Sunday, Sept. 28. He also won the… »

Hard work

Every day, she works on a mound of limestone in Barangay Malinao, General Luna, Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte, crushing it to pieces for use in construction sites. She… »

Bike to surf

A Korean tourist pushes his motorbike with surfboard rack to the roadside on Saturday, September 27, 2014, in Cloud Nine, General Luna, Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte. This is… »

Mindanao’s ‘TreeVolution’

Treevolution in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao. (Photo by DENR-ARMM posted on Treevolution Facebook account)

Perfect Timing

A Brahminy Kite dives and scoops out a fish from the murky waters of Cagayan de Oro River, September 26, 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Doing Their Share

Two students of Bukidnon National High School in Malaybalay City join the Mindanao-wide tree planting on Sept. 26 dubbed Treevolution. The event aims to enter the Guinness World Records for… »

Selfie Father

Father Bert Layson, OMI joins a group of delegates for a selfie at the Notre Dame Midsayap College in Midsayap, North Cotabato on September 25, 2014. MindaNews photo by Toto… »

Bridge Repair

A worker guides a vibrator as they lay set piles along the banks of Tunggol River in Datu Montawal, Maguindanao province on September 25, 2014. A portion of Tunggol bridge… »

Roving Furniture Vendors

An elderly couple and their grandchild walk across the national highway to sell furniture in Barangay Consuelo, Magsaysay town in Misamis Oriental, February 25, 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Enjoying the Waves

Small waves cannot stop this local surfer from having fun in Cloud Nine, General Luna, Siargao Island on Thursday (Sept. 25). Organizers of the 20th Siargao International Surfing Competition postponed… »

Awaiting Completion

A resident walks along the unfinished portion of the new bridge in Cagayan de Oro City on Sept. 24, 2014. The new bridge connects the city proper to Barangay Carmen.… »

OMI at 75 in PH

Father Rodel Lopez, OMI, surveys the old photos of the pioneers of Oblates of Mary Immaculate in the Philippines at the exhibit in Midsayap, North Cotabato on September 24, 2014.… »

58 Months

Journalists, activists and students light candles at the Press Freedom Monument in Cagayan de Oro City to commemorate the 58th month of the Ampatuan Massacre on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.… »

Water Ferry

Mother and child bring home potable water in plastic containers aboard a wooden canoe in the calm waters of Masao River in Butuan City Tuesday (23 Sept 2014). MindaNews photo… »

‘Blood Bucket’ Challenge

Members of the human rights group Karapatan-North Cotabato commemmorate the 42nd anniversary of martial law on Monday (22 Sept 2014) by pouring red-colored liquid on their bodies, apparently a parody… »

View of the Mines

A mining company bus ferries workers through the Carac-an Bridge in Madrid town, Surigao del Sur on Saturday, 20 Sept 2014. Seen in the background is the ongoing large-scale mining… »

Resume Peace Talks

Leaders of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) led by Cagayan de Oro Archbishop and PEPP-co-chair Antonio Ledesma, SJ, reiterate their call to both government (GPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF)… »

Forum on Food Sovereignty

Daniel Ocampo, a campaigner of Greenpeace Philippines, talks about sustainable agriculture by raising an awareness on genetically modified organisms while promoting ecological farming during the Forum on Food Sovereignty held… »

CCT for Indigenous Peoples

Elizabeth Geonzon, 57, of Barangay Hindang, Iligan City, is one of the hopefuls filling out a validation form for the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer Program for Indigenous Peoples of the… »

All That’s Left

Coast guard officials show an identification card found inside the bag of Betty M. Bahi, an overseas Filipino worker from Barobo, Surigao del Sur. Bahi, a passenger of M/V Maharlika… »

Shabu Busted

Policemen present to media on Wednesday (17 Sept 2014) almost a kilo worth shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) packed in sachets valued at P7 million seized in Surigao City during a raid… »

Taho Vendor

A vendor braves the rain brought about by Tropical Storm Mario as he sells taho (soft silken tofu) in Barangay Diego Silang in Butuan City Wednesday (17 Sept 2014). MindaNews… »

Morning Magic

After weeks of rain, residents of Malaybalay City wake up to a beautiful sunrise on Sept. 15. MindaNews photo by Alexandria M. Mordeno

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Mindanao News and Information Cooperative Center (MNICC) is a cooperative composed of independent, professional journalists who believe and practice people empowerment through media. We also believe that Mindanao is not all bad news and that our responsibility as journalists and information providers is to ensure a mixed balance of reports beyond the usual fare published in national newspapers or aired on radio and TV.