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Back to MSU Marawi

First semester of schoolyear 2017 to 2018 finally opens in the main campus of the Mindanao State University in Marawi City on 22 August 2017, Day 92 of the Marawi Crisis. Photo courtesy of JOINT TASK FORCE MARAWI

Balik MSU-Marawi

At the Overton in Iligan City, students of the Mindanao State University's main campus in Marawi City prepare to board buses early Tuesday morning, 22 August 2017,  for the opening of the second semester in the besieged city. The campus is located some five kilometers from the battle zone. A firefight in neighboring Marantao town delayed the departure of...

Carnival Parade

Students perform Brazilian-inspired mardi gras on the streets of Cagayan de Oro during the Carnival Parade on Sunday, 20 August2017, a run-up to the San Agustin fiesta on 28 August. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Pamulak sa Kadayawan

This floral float of International Pharmaceuticals, Inc. won the grand prize of the "Pamulak sa Kadayawan" competitIon, the culminating event of the Kadayawan Festival in Davao City on Sunday, 20 August 2017. MINDANEWS PHOTO   READ STORY


Dancers perform at the ‘Indak-indak sa Kadalanan,’ a street dancing competition during the Kadayawan Festival 2017 in Davao City on Saturday, August 19.  MINDANEWS PHOTO

Dula Kadayawan

Indigenous peoples play the 'tug of war' during the tribal games competition at the People's Park in Davao City on Friday, August 18. The event is among the highlights of the Kadayawan Festival. Mindanews Photo    

Rodeo in de Oro

A student cowboy leaps at a bull during the rodeo action in Xavier University,  Cagayan de Oro on Friday afternoon, Aug. 18, 2017. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Closer view

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana try out the new binoculars donated to the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Malacañan Palace on August 15, 2017. Robinson Ninal, Jr./ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Dragonboat Fest

Laundry Day

Evacuees from Marawi City hang their laundry at the evacuation center in Buruun, Iligan City on Saturday, 12 August 2017. Clashes between government forces and the Islamic State-inspired Maute Group in Marawi entered its 82nd day on Saturday. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

It’s Never Fun

Farmers plant rice seedlings under the midday sun in Purok 1, Baranngay Sta. Elena in Iligan City on Saturday, 12 August 2017. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Last Day of Enrollment

Students process their enrollment at the registrar's office of Mindanao State University in Marawi City during the last day of enrollment on Friday (August 11, 2017). Classes at MSU's main campus, which were delayed due to clashes between government forces and the Islamic State-inspired Maute Group in downtown Marawi, will start on August 22. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO...

View from MSU

Students of Mindanao State University watch as smoke rises in downtown Marawi City after military planes dropped bombs on Friday (August 11, 2017). MSU main campus will open classes on August 22, a two-week delay in its original schedule due to the ongoing clashes between government forces and the Maute Group. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

MSU Marawi Enrollment

Students at Mindanao State University in Marawi City catch up with the last day of enrollment on Friday (August 11, 2017). Classes were supposed to start on August 7 but postponed to August 22 as the school administration opted to wait for clearance from the military. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO   READ STORY 

Maranao Crafts


Kadayawan Security Exercise

Combined elements of the Davao City Police Special Weapons and Tactics and Task Force Davao participate in a simulation exercise on Tuesday ( 8 Augusto 2017) as part of the security preparation for the Kadayawan Festival next week. MindaNews Photo

Bumbaran highway

A motorcycle rider passes through Bumbaran town in Lanao del Sur, en route to Cagayan de Oro City on Monday, 07 August 2017. Travel time from Cotabato City to Cagayan de Oro City has been cut short from seven to four hours, passing through Libungan, Alamada and Banisilan towns in North Cotabato, Wao and Bumbaran in Lanao del Sur...

Singapore for Marawi bakwits

A member of the Republic of Singapore Air Force waits for Philippine soldiers to unload the boxes of medicines and foodstuff for the Marawi evacuees on board a C130 that landed at the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental on Monday, August 7, 2017. The Singapore government donated tents, medicine and water purifiers. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO  

Light moment

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. Simeon Celi Jr. /PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Return to Marawi

President Rodrigo Duterte returned to Marawi City on Friday, 04 August 2017, exactly 15 days since his first visit. Friday's visit was at the Tactical Command Post of the Joint Special Operations Task Force Trident in Barangay Kilala, Marawi City. The President brought along groceries and watches for the troops and urged them to remain steadfast as government is...


Redemptorist Brother Karl Gaspar autographs copies of his latest book, "Panagkutay: Anthropology & Theology Interfacing in Mindanao Uplands (The Lumad Homeland)" at the book launch during the Anthropology Day on Friday, 04 August 2017 at the Ateneo de Davao University. "Panagkutay" in Cebuano means to interface or to be connected with. MindaNews photo by CAROLYN O. ARGUILLAS


President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a warm welcome to Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) chairman Nur Misuari during a meeting at the Malacañan Palace on August 3, 2017.  Details of the meeting were not disclosed. Misuari's last meeting with the President, also in Malacanang, was on July 18. Ace Morandante/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Family Day

An itinerant fish vendor is joined by his family as he does his rounds in Barangay Kalasungay, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon on Sunday, 30 July 2017. MIndaNews photo by WALTER BALANE

Pacman visits Marawi troops

Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao visited the 103rd Brigade headquarters in Camp Ranao Saturday morning, 29 July 2017 and urged troops not to give up because if this fight against the Maute Group and its allies were a boxing match, "we're on our last three rounds and it will soon be over." Wearing a Special Forces uniform, the world boxing icon...

Freed afer 17 days

P01 Alfredo Basabica, Jr. (in white shirt) signs a document issued by the New People's Army (NPA) ordering his release on 28 July 2017, after 17 days in captivity. Basabica's fiancé, Princess Dacuycuy (2nd from right) and mother Edeline (R) were reunited with the police officer at the turnover ceremony in Barangay Binondo, Baganga, Davao Oriental. Village officials from neighboring...

View of Lake Lanao

View of Lake Lanao from the Grand Mosque of Bacolod Kalawi (formerly Bacolod Grande) in Lanao del Sur on Friday morning, 28 July 2017  Hundreds of families from Marawi City fled to this town at the onset of the Marawi Crisis in May, expecting to stay only for a few days. The Marawi Crisis entered Day 67 on Friday....


An accident involving two vehicles causes a traffic jam along a portion of the national highway in Dalwangan, Malaybalay City on Friday afternoon, 28 July 2017. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO


Young evacuees find time to play at the evacuation camp in Saguiaran town, Lanao del Sur on Thursday, July 27, 2017. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

No to Martial Law

Evacuees from Marawi City and their supporters from the National Interfaith Humanitarian Mission call for the lifting of martial in Mindanao on Thursday (July 27, 2017) in Iligan City. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Missing home

Nanayaon Gambao, an evacuee from Marawi City, airs an emotional appeal on Monday, 24 July 2017, for an end to the conflict in Marawi City so they can return home and stop relying on relief assistance at the evacuation centers. Marawi evacuees held a State of the Bakwit Address at the madrasa in Ceanuri Subdivision in Iligan City on...

Marawi burial

Government workers lower a body bag containing the remains of a civilian believed killed in the fighting in Marawi City. Twenty seven bodies were buried in a public cemetery in Marawi city on Monday, July 24, 2017. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

SONA treat

Hot porridge and chicken were distributed to evacuees at the evacuation center in Maria Cristina, Iligan City before the start of the second State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday afternoon, July 24, 2017. The Philippine Information set up a huge television screen inside the evacuation center for the evacuees to watch. MindaNews photo by...

Tent classroom

Child evacuees from Marawi City hold classes under a tent at the madrasa in Ceanuri Subdivision in Camague, Iligan City on Monday, 24 July 2017. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO


Marines patrol a deserted street somewhere in Marawi City. Government forces are engaged in a bitter house-to-house battle with the ISIS-inspired Maute Group and its allies. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Pray and Save Marawi

Young Maranaw women join the consultation meeting with Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana in Iligan City on Sunday, 23 July 2017 on the plan of internally displaced residents to march back to Marawi. MindaNews photo by FERDINANDH B. CABRERA


Marines prepare to fire their 81mm mortar somewhere in Marawi City. Government forces are engaged in bitter house-to-house battle with the ISIS-inspired Maute Group and its allies. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Rizal in Dapitan

Students repaint the graffiti anchored on the life of national hero Jose Rizal outside the Jose Rizal Memorial State University in Dapitan City on Sunday, July 23, 2017.  Rizal was exiled in Dapitan City for four years (1892 to 1896) before his execution in Luneta on December 31, 1896.  The students retouch the graffiti in line with the week-long celebration...

Makeshift desk

A young evacuee from Marawi City practices her writing skills on a makeshift desk in an evacuation center in Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur on Wednesday, 19 July 2017. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO


President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Chairman Nur Misuari and his wife Tarhata after the meeting with the MNLF and Government Peace Implementing Panels at the President's Hall in Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017. Simeon Celi, Jr./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO             READ STORY

Wounded presidential guards

One of two members of the Presidential Security Group who were wounded in an ambush in Crossing Gambodes, Arakan, North Cotabato is carried from an ambulance at the military hospital inside the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao Command in Panacan, Davao City around 11am Wednesday, July 19. The two wounded PSG personnel were airlifted from a hospital in Buda District,...