Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Wild Beauty

Paminahawa Ridge in Barangay Impalutao in Impasugong, Bukidnon is becoming a popular trekking and camping destination for locals and visitors from other towns of the province and neighboring areas. Photo taken on 26 May 2018. MindaNews photo by ALEXANDRIA M. MORDENO

Stop Martial Law

Moro militant groups picket the provincial capitol of Lanao del Sur in Marawi City on Wednesday (May 23, 2018) demanding an end to martial law and for their return to their homes within the Most Affected Area. The day marked the first anniversary of the siege that displaced the city's population and destroyed its busiest commercial district. MindaNews photo...

Sand Mining

Senator Koko Pimentel votes

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III fills out his ballot at a voting precinct in Cagayan de Oro City during the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on Monday, May 14, 2018. Pimentel and his family hails from Cagayan de Oro. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Voter, babysitter

With his daughter resting on his shoulder, a voter looks for his name on the voters list at the Airport Village Elementary School in Malaybalay City during the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan election on Monday, 14 May 2008. MindaNews photo by ARIES SANDINO M. MORDENO babysitter

My ballot, please

A voter gets ready to receive her ballot during the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan election on 14 May 2018 in Barangay 23-C, Davao City. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO

Cooling it off

An Army trooper takes the opportunity to escape the extreme heat outside by sitting down and watching what's showing onscreen, at least for a few minutes, after inspecting the airconditioned bus at the Task Force Davao checkpoint in Sirawan, Toril, Davao City on Saturday, 12 May 2018. The passengers were asked to get off for inspection. MindaNews photo by...

Biggest Arena


An Army soldier responding to an alarm for a suspected improvised explosive device finds instead a dud M203 grenade at Ground Zero in Marawi City on Wednesday, 9 May 2018. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Hands for peace

Students paint the peace sign in a gathering at the Institute for Peace and Development in Mindanao in Mindanao State University in Marawi City on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO


Contrary to rules, these campaign materials of some candidates in Barangay Maria Cristina in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte are being posted on trees as shown in this photo taken on Tuesday (May 8, 2018). Elections for barangay and Kabataang Barangay officials will take place on May 14. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Kulintang Ensemble

A kulitang ensemble composed of staff of the Aga Khan Musuem of the Mindanao State University in Marawi City performs for the museum’s visitors on 9 May 2018. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO

Short Visit

Vehicles line up before passing Agus Bridge II in Lilod-Mapandi, Marawi City on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Residents of the city are on their last three days to salvage belongings from inside the area affected by the five-month siege last year. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO | View photo essay



PMA Cadets

Burning Effigy

End ‘endo’


St. Joseph the Worker

PRRD in Singapore

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte strikes his signature pose with the members of his delegation after delivering his speech during the meeting with the Filipino community at the Big Box in Singapore on April 28, 2018. Duterte was in Singapore for the ASEAN Summit. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Water woes in Marawi

Displaced Marawi residents who moved to the transitional shelters in Area 4 in Barangay Sagonsongan in Marawi City early this year line up to fill their containers with water courtesy of  the Philippine Red Cross on 27 April 2018. Water supply has been a major problem and has become a major source of conflict among residents not only in...

Early campaigner

The municipal government of Calanogas in Lanao del Sur is campaigning this early for Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence 'Bong' Go as shown in this tarpaulin outside the municipal hall compound of Calanogas, Lanao del Sur on 27 April 2018. Go is among those being eyed by the ruling PDP-Laban for its Senate slate in the May...

Weeding the Farm

Drug test results

Candidates for the May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataang elections in Cotabato City wave their drug test results before City Mayor Cynthia Sayadi on Tuesday (24 April 2018). The City Anti-Drug Abuse Council, which exercises no jurisdiction over elections, has obliged candidates to present a negative drug test even if there's no law that requires it. MindaNews photo by...

Homemade Sniper Rifles

Moro Swords


Sailfish, tuna and tanguige, are some of the species caught by participating anglers from different counties vying for the 11th Siargao International Game Fishing Tournament in Pilar town, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte in this photo taken Friday afternoon, April 13, 2018. The competition ends Sunday. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO  

Welcome home

 President Rodrigo Duterte welcomes Pahima Algasi, returning overseas Filipino worker (OFW) and her family during a meeting at the Coco's South Bistro Restaurant in Davao City on April 14, 2018. The President expressed his happiness over the resolution of the case of Algasi who was allegedly abused by her employer in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia some four years...

Lotus pond

A resident harvests lotus fruits ('sawa' in Maguindanao, 'kawati' in Ilonggo) in Bugabungan, North Upi, Maguindanao on 13 April 2018. It is easier to harvest the fruits in summer because the water is shallow. MindaNews photo by FERDINANDH B. CABRERA.


Called "skylab" in some parts of Mindanao, this modified motorcycle seen along the national highway in Malungon, Sarangani, is jokingly referred to as "Poortuner" as it can accommodate the number of passengers of an SUV and sometimes even more. Passengers and drivers take risks, however, as there are no safety gadgets and the vehicles are not registered for hire....


Letters of Intent

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and members of his delegation, including his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, witness the signing of Business Letters of Intent at the Golden Coast Hotel in Boao, Hainan Provnce, People's Republic of China on April 10, 2018. The signing of the business agreements between various companies from the Philippines and China would pave the...

Watermelon time

Just in time for the onset of summer, watermelon fresh from a farm in Surallah, South Cotabato is sold at P20 per kilo or P10 per slice by this young vendor along the highway in Barangay Amas, Kidapawan City in North Cotabato on 10 April 2018. One large watermelon weighs approximately five kilos. Photo by JULES BENITEZ


Officials of the 6th Infantry Division led by Major General Arnel dela Vega (3rd from left) check the high powered firearms seized from a safehouse of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters  (BIFF) in Pamalian, Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao. The army troopers launched operations Monday morning until Tuesday noon (10 April 2018) against the troops of BIFF commander Abu Nasria Shariff...

Sunset in Kidapawan

Sunset viewed from the national highway in Kidapawan City on April 9, 2018, the National Day of Valor. Photo by JULES BENITEZ 

Mano po

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte extends his hand to his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio as she shows a gesture of respect to her father while on board Philippine Airlines Chartered Flight PR001 on April 9, 2018 with her son, Mateo Lucas. The President and his delegation are set to attend the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference...

Sad homecoming

A resident views the damage on her house in Marawi City on April 5, 2018. ISIS-inspired  gunmen engaged government forces in a five-month battle last year that destroyed the city's commercial district. The Task Force Bangon Marawi allowed 1,200 residents to visit their homes in Sector 2 on April 5. More residents will be allowed to visit their houses...

“Another last chance”

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is in a huddle with Labor Secretary and government peace panel chair Silvestre Bello III, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go prior to the start of the 24th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañang Palace on 04 April 2018. The President has directed the government...

Measles outbreak

A mother in Cotabato City shows rashes from measles that hit her 3-year old daughter. The city health office has initiated massive vaccination in 25 barangays where some 130 children have been hit by the disease. Parents, however, were hesitant to submit their children to vaccination due to the Dengvaxia controversy. Photo taken on April 4, 2018. MindaNews photo...

Bankerohan fire

At least 31 structures were razed by fire in Purok Pag-asa, Bankerohan public market in Davao City on Monday afternoon, 02 April 2018. The fire reportedly started at around 4 pm and was placed under control at 5:15 pm. MINDANEWS PHOTO  

Bai walk

Cotabato City's new tourist destination, "Bai Walk" (baywalk) along the banks of Tamontaka River near the  Sultan Bolkiah grand mosque in  Barangay Kalanganan 2.  Watching the sunset and watching fruit bats at dusk are the main attractions. Bai is a Maguindanaon term for women of royalty. MindaNews photo by FERDINAND CABRERA

Fun ride

Hundreds of bikers join the 2nd Tapang at Malasakit Para sa Pagbabago Bike Fun Ride around Davao City on Easter Sunday, 01 April 2018. MINDANEWS PHOTO

Kambisita sa MAA

Displaced residents from 24 barangays in Ground Zero, the Main Battle Area during the five-month siege last year (now referred to as MAA or Most Affected Area) can visit their villages "and retrieve their personal belongings" from April 1 to May 10 at three days per sector through Kambisita sa MAA (Visit MAA). Kambisita is a project of the City...