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Courting danger

A mother carries her baby while on board a motorcycle on the national highway in Bansalan, Davao del Sur on Monday, April 24, 2017. Mindanews Photo

Taming the waves

A skimboarder shows his skills during the 1st Amihan National Skimboarding Competition in Dahican Beach, Mati, Davao Oriental on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Mindanews Photo

Palarong Pambansa

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech in front of the delegations of athletes and coaches during the Palarong Pambansa 2017 opening ceremony at the Binirayan Sports Complex in Antique on April 23, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO


Datu Felix Bollosoz leads the Panalabugta -- a Higaonon ritual to pay homage and respect to Mother Earth -- at the Press Freedom Monument in Cagayan de Oro City. About 800 Higaonons from different parts of Northern Mindanao marked the 47th Global Earth Day on Saturday with a march-rally to denounce the continued encroachment of multinational corporations into their...

Dumaguete-Siquijor swim

Lawyer Ingemar "Pinoy Aquaman" Macarine breaks his personal record by finishing the 24.65-km Dumaguete City-Siquijor swim in 11 hours and 21 minutes on 19 April 2017. MindaNews photo by Roel N. Catoto

Kaway Nanay

This photo titled "Kaway Nanay," taken during the Araw ng Dabaw parade on March 16  was chosen winner from close to 200 entries in the Hulagway photo contest for the Araw ng Dabaw 2017. The photograph "perfectly captured the central theme of the celebration -- Davao City's journey the past 80 years," a press release from the City Information...

Captive soldiers

Members of the New People’s Army guard their "prisoners of war," Pfc Samuel Garay (2nd from L) and Sgt Solaiman Calocop (3rd from L) of the 39th Infantry Battalion before the two soldiers were released to government officials and peace advocates in the hinterlands of Matanao, Davao del Sur on April 19, 2017. Garay and Calocop were captured by...



President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines,  salutes 2Lt. Estilito Saldua, Jr. in his residence in San Jose, Batangas on April 17, 2017. Saldua was killed in a clash with the Abu Sayyaf in Inabanga, Bohol on April 11. The President arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Metro Manila at...

Pinoys in Qatar

President Rodrigo Duterte addresses some 6,000 members of the Filipino community in Qatar at the Lusail Sports Arena in Lusail City, Qatar on April 15, 2017.   KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo

Easter Sunday dip

Children (and a few adults) enjoy a refreshing dip at the Sta. Ana Wharf in Davao City on Easter Sunday, 16 April 2017. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO  

Makeshift tents

Residents of Barangay Serran in Wao, Lanao del Sur receive tarpaulins from Balay Mindanaw and Disaster Aid International for their makeshift tents on the grounds of the Serran Elementary School on Saturday, 15 April 2017. Several families have been camping out there every night since the April 12  magnitude 6 quake that registered Intensity VII in Wao. The Department...

Qatar biz forum

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Qatari businessmen during the Philippines-Qatar Business Forum on April 15, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Doha, Qatar.  Duterte is returning to the Philippines on Easter Monday, April 16, after visiting Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo


Jesus Christ portrayed by pedicab driver Efifanio Dorimon writhes in pain as Roman soldiers tie him to the cross during the Hinuklog Lenten presentation in the town of Medina, Misamis Oriental on Good Friday, April 14, 2017. The town has been hosting the Hinuklog Lenten play since the 1970s. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO     READ STORY 

Prayer and Picnic

Families gather at the Shrine of the Holy Infant Jesus of Prague at Shrine Hills in Matina, Davao City on Good Friday, April 14, 2017 for prayer and picnic time during Holy Week. MINDANEWS PHOTO

Stations of the Cross

Devotees flock to Shrine Hills in Matina, Davao City on Good Friday, 14 April 2017 to pray and light candles at the 14 Stations of the Cross on the road leading to the Shrine of the Holy Infant Jesus of Prague in Matina, Davao City on Good Friday.  April 14, 2017. MindaNews photo by CAROLYN O. ARGUILLAS

Shrine Hills

For several decades now, thousands of devotees have been flocking to Shrine Hills in Matina, Davao City to do the Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross) on the road leading to the Shrine of the Holy Infant Jesus of Prague. Like previous years, thousands came on Good Friday, April 14, 2017. MINDANEWS PHOTO


Tourists flock to the Magpupungko Rock Pool in Pilar town in Siargao, Surigao del Norte on Good Friday, 14 April 2017. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO

Bahrain visit

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and His Royal Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain chat while waiting for the signing of agreements between the Philippines and Bahrain at the Sakhir Palace in Manama, Bahrain on April 13, 2017.  President Duterte is expected to arrive in Qatar at 9 p.m. on April 14. He will return to the...


Residents and visitors watch the reenactment of Jesus Christ's last hours before he was nailed on the cross during the Hinuklog Lenten presentation in Medina, Misamis Oriental on Good Friday, 14 April 2017. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Saudi biz sector

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives a token from officials of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce following a fruitful meeting at the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce Building in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 12, 2017.  ALBERT ALCAIN/Presidential Photo

After the quake

A portion of the ceiling of San Jose chapel in Barangay Kilikili, Wao, Lanao del Sur collapsed due to the magnitude quake at 5:21 a.m. on Wednesday, 12 April 2017. The statues of St. Joseph and other religious icons were found to have moved to the edge of the retable but not one fell. MINDANEWS PHOTO      ...


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White House

This dilapidated structure is popularly known as "White House" in Barangay Limao, Island Garden City of Samal in Davao del Norte. It is a pilgrimage site of a religious sect known as "Moncadista," whose members are expected to gather here from Maundy Thursday to Black Saturday. Photo taken on April 11, 2017. MINDANEWS PHOTO


A man tries to beat the summer heat beneath the waterfalls in Barangay San Juan, San Benito town in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte on April 8, 2017. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO

In bloom

Local tourists appreciate the blue and violet million flowers for sale at the Kaamulan Park, Malaybalay City on Monday, April 10, 2017. Photo by Froilan Gallardo

Surfing queens

The world's surfing queens will flock to General Luna in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, for the Siargao Women's International Cup on May 2-6 in Cloud Nine in General Luna, Siargao Island. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO                           READ STORY 

Bon voyage, Father

For the first time since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office, his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio attended the send-off ceremony at the Davao International Airport Monday, 10 April 2017. The President left for state visits to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar and will be back on April 16. MINDANEWS PHOTO 

Palm Sunday

A devotee buys palm frond from a vendor outside the Cagayan de Oro Metropolitan Cathedral in Cagayan de Oro City on Palm Sunday. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Samal arrivals

More tourists arrive in the Island Garden City of Samal in Davao del Norte from Davao City on Saturday, 08 April 2017. Tourist  arrivals in Samal Island,  a top destination for its white-sand beaches, is starting to build up ahead of the Holy Week. MINDANEWS PHOTO  

Family tradition

Elsie Necesito of Labungan in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao has made it a ritual every year since 1997 to set up a makeshift stall outside the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Cotabato City to make and sell Palaspas (palm fronds shaped into crosses and other designs) for the traditional Palm Sunday ritual marking the start of Holy Week. Necesito comes...

Balancing act

A father does a dangerous balancing act along the national highway in Pikit, North Cotabato, on Friday, 07 April 2017, his daughter behind him drinking bottled juice, his toddler in one basket on the busy side of the road and the goat in the other basket on the safer side. RA 10666 (Children's Safety on Motorcycles Act of 2015)...


A trailer truck carrying bananas was burned at around 7:45 p.m. Monday, 03 April 2017, in Barangay Batasan, Makilala, North Cotabato. Police said the truck was “intentionally burned” by suspected members of the New People’s Army. MindaNews photo by Carolyn O. Arguillas    READ STORY

High Five

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a high five with a member of the Kabataan Imumulat Diwa (KID) Scout during the Baden Powell Day of the World Scout Organization of the Scout Movement and Investiture Ceremony of the Boy Scout of the Philippines (BSP) at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on April 3, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./Presidential Photo

Kagan wedding

Members of a wedding entourage of the Kagan tribe walk in the midst of a banana plantation on their way to a traditional wedding ceremony in a remote village in Maco, Compostela Valley Province on Sunday, 02 April 2017. MINDANEWS PHOTO

14 years later

Survivors and relatives of victims of the April 2, 2003 bombing at the Sasa international seaport in Davao City commemorate on Sunday (April 2, 2017) the 14th anniversary of the blast that killed 16 persons and injured 45 others. Photo courtesy of CITY INFORMATION OFFICE / Davao City   READ STORY 

Sunday ride

Children enjoy a bike ride around the Energy Park, a top weekend destination in Tagum City, Davao del Norte on Sunday, 02 April 2017.  MINDANEWS PHOTO

Kidapawan dispersal remembered

Valentina Ebon Berdin, now 79, joins militant groups and farmers who stage a rally in front of Kidapawan City Highwalk to mark the 1st anniversary of the bloody dispersal last April 1, 2016 in the city which left two protesters dead and over 30 others injured. Ebdon was among the 79 persons who were arrested and charged for allegedly...

Davao quake drill

Emergency teams composed of employees and staff of Abreeza Mall and Seda Hotel participate in the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill on Friday, 31 March 2017, in Davao City. MindaNews photo by Manman Dejeto