Water from His Captors

Ka Pia, an NPA rebel, gives Senior Police Officer 4 Rene Rombo a bottle of water during his release in Barangay Banglay in Lagonglong town, Misamis Oriental on Monday, May… »

In Defense of Farmers

Public Attorney’s Office chief Persida V. Rueda-Acosta talks to defense lawyers representing the farmers who were charged with “direct assault” after a hearing at the Municipal Trial Court in Kidapawan… »

Labor force

Construction workers move a cement mixer to another area in Kidapawan City. The city’s main road is undergoing expansion from four to six lanes. MindaNews photo by GEONARRI O. SOLMERANO  

Before the brownout

A welder is rushing to finish his work in Kidapawan City before power curtailment for the day is implemented.  The electric cooperative in Kidapawan City is implementing power curtailment of… »


Lola Valentina Berdin, 78, left Barangay Caridad in Arakan, North Cotabato for Kidapawan City on March 28, expecting to get a sack of rice from the provincial governor. She finally… »

Friday market

Organically grown fruits and vegetables are on sale at the Rizal Park in Davao City on April 29. The vendors, who come from different parts of the city, flock to… »

Absentee Voting

A voter tries to find her name among hundreds in the list at the Commission on Election’s third district office at Magsaysay Park in Davao City on Thursday (28 April… »

‘World Class’ Orphanage

The orphanage of the Children’s Joy Foundation Inc. (CJFI) in Davao City is touted to be a “world class” center for abandoned children. The orphanage, which was inaugurated Thursday (28… »

Duterte Supporter

Former Buluan, Maguindanao Mayor Ibrahim Mangudadatu (2nd from right) leads Liberal Party candidates in raising their hands during a gathering in the municipality of Buluan Tuesday (24 April 2016). But… »


Charged with “direct assault” in connection with the bloody dispersal of protesters in Kidapawan City on April 1 and presently out on bail, 78-year old Valentina Ebon Berdin of Arakan,… »


Police officers reunite with their wives following their release from the custody of the New Peoples Army in the hinterlands of Paquibato Distritct in Davao City on April 25. They… »

Miss Earth England in Malaybalay

Miss Earth England 2015 Katrina Kendall, of Filipino-British descent, receives blessings from Bae Inatlawan Adelina Tarino in a ritual during her visit to the village of the Bukidnon tribe in… »

Leisure and Work

Young boys enjoy beating the summer heat at Sta Ana wharf while cleaning plastics and buckets being used as fish containers from Samal in this photo taken on April 25,… »

Tension in Iligan

Police officials led by Chief Supt. Aaron Aquino (center) talk with Monsignor Jemar Veracruz (left), an ally of detained Iligan Mayor Celso Regencia outside the Iligan City jail on Monday,… »

Political rivals

While Presidential bets are busy engaging in a bitter word war, reelectionist ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman (L) and Sulu Vice Governor Sakur Tan ( R ) who is running against… »

What if?

  A participant raises a question at the start of the two-day workshop of Titayan: Bridging for Peace at the Ateneo de Davao University on April 22, 2016. Delegates from… »

March Against Hunger

Militant farmers march through the streets of Cagayan de Oro City on Friday, April 22, 2016 demanding government agencies to release calamity funds to alleviate their hunger in the wake… »


Friends of Peace convenor Archbishop Orlando Quevedo, Mindanao’s first cardinal, speaks at the opening of “Titayan: Bridging for Peace,” a symposium on inclusive political transitions in the Bangsamoro at the Ateneo… »

Hakot Audience

Policemen check on some of the buses that brought supporters of presidential bet Grace Poe all the way from Bukidnon to Cagayan de Oro City to attend her political rally … »

Fish from Samal

Porters at Bangkerohan public market in Davao City unload buckets of “moro-moro” from Samal Island at the dropping area in Pag-asa, Bangkerohan on April 18, 2016. Pag-asa serves as a… »

Undisciplined Picnickers

Trash left behind by picnickers the day before greets joggers at the capitol grounds in Malaybalay City on Monday morning (April 18, 2016). This is a usual sight at the… »

Business as usual

It’s business as usual for some vendors in Bankerohan Market while some villagers scour the remains of their houses following the fire in the market area in Davao City on… »

Kidapawan Farmers

Detained farmer Arnel Takyawan tries to stretch his injured leg while waiting for their arraignment at a Kidapawan City Trial Court in this photo taken Thursday (14 April 2015). Takyawan… »

Mar Roxas in CDO

An admirer embraces presidential bet Mar Roxas during the Liberal Party rally in Cagayan de Oro City on Wednesday (13 April 2016). MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Laundry Day

A couple take their laundry to a shallow river in the hinterland Barangay Pugaan in Iligan City Thursday morning (14 April 2016). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Smartphone for Cloud Seeding

Using Android phones and a simple app, a technician receives a photo of a “rain cloud” from 25 “cloud watchers” scattered all over Bukidnon province Tuesday (12 April 2016). Technicians… »

Detained Lola

Farmer Valentina Ebon Berdin, 78, wants to return home to Barangay Ma. Caridad, Arakan, North Cotabato. She left her village on March 28, spent the night in Arakan gym, moved… »

Digong in Koronadal

Davao City mayor and Presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte, also known as “Digong,” shares his thoughts on federalism during his campaign sortie in Rizal Park, Koronadal City on April 9, 2016.… »

In memoriam

Flowers and candles were offered for  farmers Darwin Sulang and Lito Salon and welder Enrico Fabligar  at the  Spottswood Methodist Mission Center in Kidapawan City on April 8, 2016, exactly a… »


Police investigators check for evidence at the site where Marawi City Mayor Fahad “Pre” Salic was ambushed in Cagayan de Oro on Saturday morning, April 9, 2016. Salic and his… »

Aerial Shot

The viral drone video footage of the dispersal of the protesters, and the ensuing clash between rallyists and policemen, in Kidapawan City last April 1 is shown during the hearing… »

Malaybalay Fire

Residents watch as firemen try to suppress a fire that razes down six houses in Airport Village, Malaybalay City on Wednesday (April 6, 2016). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C.… »

Harvest in Drought

Farmers in Antipas town, North Cotabato harvest rice amid a severe El Niño phenomenon in this photo taken on April 5, 2016. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

Kitanglad Fire

A government agency personnel takes pictures of a Powerpoint presentation conducted by the Office of Civil Defense in Region 10 detailing the locations of the new forest fires at the… »

Kidapawan Victim

Villagers place the body of Darwin Sulang back to the casket following an autopsy conducted by the Commission on Human Rights in Barangay Malibatuan in Arakan, North Cotabato on Tuesday.… »


A dancer performs during the street dancing competition, which culminates the Kaamulan Festival, at the capitol grounds in Malaybalay City on Friday, April 1. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

Malaybalay Cowboy

A cowboy prepares to catch a calf with a lasso during the Kaamulan rodeo contest in Malaybalay City on Wednesday (March 30, 2016). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno


Farmers and members of militant groups  in North Cotabato block a portion of  the Davao-Cotabato highway in Kidapawan City on March 30, 2016. The protesters (around 5,000 according to organizers… »

Start of the Fire

A group of mountaineers and bikers from Cotabato City saw the beginning of the fire at Mt. Apo, as shown in this picture taken at 4:59 p.m. on Saturday (26… »

Basket weaver

Rommel Lambas makes a living by weaving baskets in his house in Sitio Matti, Barangay Binaton, Digos City in this photo taken on March 28, 2016. He finishes at least three… »

Mt. Apo fire

Rye Glen Trinidad, head of the Mindanao Mountaineers Federation (in khaki polo) briefs members of the Bureau of Fire Protection on the Mount Apo trails in Barangay Kapatagan,  Digos City… »

Bai on Bonsai

Bai Balagnao Adelfa Saway, 59, of the Talaandig tribe, climbs a bonsai tree atop Mt. Anlagan (known to many as Mt. Dulang-dulang) in Lantapan, Bukidnon on Black Saturday (March 26, 2016).… »

Little angel

A child with wings on her back plays outside St. Augustine Cathedral on Black Saturday, in preparation for Easter Sunday’s “Salubong,” a reenactment of the Risen Christ’s meeting with His… »

Playing angel

Children practice their role as angels on Saturday for Easter Sunday’s “Salubong,” a reenactment of the Risen Christ’s meeting with His mother. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO.

El Niño

The prolonged drought has taken its toll on the waterfalls of Iligan City, known as The City of Majestic Waterfalls, particularly on Lumbatin Falls in Barangay Pugaan. Picture on the… »

Goodbye General

Army Chief Lt. Gen. Eduardo Ano (left) honors Maj. Gen. Oscar Lactao, outgoing commander of the 4th Infantry Division in Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City on Wednesday (23 March… »

Ethnic Weaving

A rendition by two artists of ethnic weaving tradition in Mindanao is on display at the Museo de Oro in Xavier University on March 20 2016. On the right is… »

Smuggled Wildlife

Animals such as monkeys, birds and a deer were seized at Lipata Port in Surigao City on Palm Sunday, 20 March 2016. The animals are believed to have come from… »

Power Smash

Two defenders of the NMRAA team fail to thwart an attack by the Sultan Naga Dimaporo (Lanao del Norte) team in this scene during the invitational volleyball tournament in Malaybalay… »


Devotees raise palm fronds for blessing during the Palm Sunday rites at the St. Augustine Cathedral in Cagayan de Oro City on Sunday, March 20, 2016. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

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