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Misa de Gallo

Day 1 of the nine-day Misa de Gallo on December 16, 2017 at the Ascension of Our Lord Parish at the GSIS Heights Subdivision, Matina, Davao City. MindaNews photo by CAROLYN O. ARGUILLAS

Presidential Guest House

President Rodrigo Duterte visits the refurbished Presidential Guest House (aka 'Panacanang') in Panacan, Davao City in the early hours of December 16, 2017 after the Christmas party with media. Behind Duterte, the painting on t'nalak cloth, "Dance of Mindanao," is by artist  Ronald Tamfalan while the receiving room on the left is the Maranao Room. The guest house, where...

Digong’s Concert

Davao City's longtime mayor - now Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte -- sings "Send in the clowns" and 10 other songs during the Christmas party with media outside the Presidential Guest House (aka 'Panacanang' in Panacan, Davao City on December 15-16, 2017. "What ails my Presidency," he said is that until now, "mayor ako magsalita and my response is...

Davao’s SWAT

Army Band

World War II relic

Torpedo launcher of Destroyer Cooper lies beneath Ormoc Bay with its blast shield still intact. The Allen-led expedition released the underwater images and video footage of USS Cooper on Wednesday, 13 December. The wreckage was discovered early this month. Photo courtesy of PAUL G. ALLEN

Peddlers

Call for Justice

Militant groups and Indigenous Peoples stage a lightning rally in front of the 27th Infantry Battalion headquarters in Tupi, South Cotabato on Human Rights Day, Sunday, December 10, 2017, to protest the December 3 killing of eight Lumads in Barangay Ned, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. Among those killed were Datu Victor Danyan and his two sons. Danyan is  chair...

Lightning rally

Activists stage a lightning rally in front of the 4th Infantry Division headquarters in Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro on Friday, December 8, 2017. The activists are demanding an end to militarization that is allegedly targeting Lumads in Mindanao and elsewhere, an allegation the military has denied. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Call for justice

A student cadet runs past a huge tarp put up by students and officials of the University of Science and Technology of the Philippines in Cagayan de Oro City demanding swift justice for slain school president Ricardo Rotoras on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Tago River

A view of Tago River taken in Tandag City on Tuesday, December 25, 2017. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Pinoy stunt

Habal-habal or improvised motorbikes carrying passengers and cargoes race along the national highway of Bayabas town in Surigao del Sur on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Photo op with python

For a fee, some visitors to the Philippine Eagle Center in Malagos, Davao City pose with a python being handled by locals outside the facility on Saturday, December 2, 2017. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Sulu selfie

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a selfie photo with Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go, Hollywood actor Steven Seagal, and Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald dela Rosa during the President's visit at Camp General Teodulfo Bautista in Barangay Bus-Bus, Jolo, Sulu on December 1, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Across generations

Ralph Mattew Dilan, 5, and his group Kagten:The Beauty of Blaan Performing Arts from Malungon, perform at the 4th Indigenous Peoples Congress on IP Day adn Munato Festival celebration at the Capitol Grounds on November 29 in Alabel, Sarangani. The children learn the dance steps from their parents and pass on this tradition to the next generation. Photo by...

Roadside treat

Papaya for 15 pesos a kilo (or 100 pesos for seven kilos) at a fruit stand in Tupi, South Cotabato on 28 November 2017. Solo papaya (behind the native variety) costs 10 pesos a kilo. MindaNews photo by CAROLYN O. ARGUILLAS

Marawi exhibit

MindaNews photojournalist Froilan Gallardo and artist Nicolas Aca stand beside Gallardo's photo of two soldiers walking amid the devastation in Marawi City. The photo was among the images presented during the “Handuraw Marawi" multi-media exhibit held at the Museo de Oro, Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro. The exhibit will run until February 2018. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Welcome home

The municipal government of Norala, South Cotabato honored Father Teresito "Chito" Soganub with a motorcade and a program at the covered court on Tuesday, 28 November 2017. Soganub, a native of Norala, was held in captivity by the Maute Group in Marawi City from  May 23 until September 16, 2017, arrived in Norala on Monday for a brief visit....

Bangsamoro Assembly

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Fresh catch

A fisherman pours water on newly caught tilapia from Lake Mainit in Surigao del Norte on Sunday afternoon, November 26, 2017. He sells it at 100 per kilogram along the National Highway in Alegria town in Surigao del Norte. He said tilapia population has again increased after a fish kill that happened two years ago in the country's deepest...

Day after

Residents scour the burnt area near Sasa public market for any usable item on Saturday, November 25, 2017, the day after fire left some 800 families homeless. MINDANEWS

Hanging bridge

An islet in the anti-mining town of Bacuag in Surigao del Norte has become the latest tourist attraction in the province after the local government unit installed a hanging bridge that connects the mainland to the islet. Visitors can enjoy zip lines and water sports amenities. The islet is part of a marine sanctuary. MindaNews photo by ROEL N....

Alumni homecoming

Mayor Oscar Moreno of Cagayan de Oro City (holding microphone) jams with former Rep. Augusto Baculio Jr., (2nd from left) and classmates of Xavier University High school batch 1967 during the Crusader Reunion Xavier University alumni homecoming on November 25, 2017 in Cagayan de Oro City.  Baculio ran for Governor in 2007 against Moreno, who won the post. Baculio...

Where are the houses?

  Workers prepare to install houses made of "sandwich panels" in Barangay Sagonsongan in Marawi City. As of noon of November 24, 2017, only four houses and one still roofless house had been installed. Korean national Park Myung Soo of Shin Hwa Construction said he had taken over from a previous Korean partner whom he accused of "cheating." A total...

View from the top

Members of the Ulama League and representatives of the sultanates of Ranao view the destruction of the surrounding areas from the top of the Jameo Mindanao Al-Islamie, also known as Islamic Center or Grand Mosque in Marawi City on 24 November 2017, their first visit in six months. The mosque was used by the IS-inspired Maute and Abu Sayyaf...

Fire In Davao

Displaced residents escape through the sea as fire razes at least 200 houses near the Sasa public Market in Davao City on Friday, November 24, 2017. Mindanews Photo

New home

Davao City Administrator Zuleika Lopez (right), representing Mayor Sara Duterte, claps after she, Undersecretary Jesus Melchor Quitain of the Office of the President (L), Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao Rodolfo Elman and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio unveiled the seal of the Ombudsman's office during the inauguration of the new home of the Ombudsman in Mindanao at the corner of Earth and Libra...

Still No Justice

Holiday strums

A faint sound of a ukulele fills the parking lot of a fast food shop in Valencia City, Bukidnon, as an old man hums Christmas songs to unmindful customers and churchgoers on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. The ukulele man appears to be waiting for someone or something for the fast approaching holidays. Mindanews photo by ROMMEL G. REBOLLIDO

Peeping sun

The glow of a rising sun peeks from the horizon in this photograph taken from a fast moving vehicle on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017  along the Sayre Highway in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. The countdown for the holidays has started in most parts of the country, but the mood of the scene hints of what surprise the season brings. MindaNews...

Bananas

Vendor sells cardaba bananas for 25 pesos per bunch in Barangay Pigcalagan, Sultan Kudarat on 18 November 2017. Latundan bananas cost ten pesos per bunch. MindaNews photo by GG BUENO

Defending Journalism

Bayan Muna partylist Representative Carlos Isagani T. Zarate challenges journalists to "take the viewpoint and standpoint for truth and fairness for the people" at the launch Saturday, 18 November, of the book, "Defending Journalism. MindaNews photo by Carolyn O. Arguillas    READ SPEECH 

New Eastmincom Chief

Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Leonardo Guerrero hands over the symbol of command to Lt. Gen. Benjamin Madrigal (L) as he assumes post as the new commander of the AFP’s Eastern Mindanao Command during the turnover ceremonies in Davao City on Wednesday, November 15. Madrigal replaced acting commander Brigadier General Perfecto Rimando Jr. (center). Mindanews...

Burning ‘Digong’ and ‘Donald’

Militant groups in Davao City burn the effigies of President Rodrigo Duterte and US President Donald Trump on Monday (November 13, 2017) to protest the ongoing ASEAN Summit in Manila. Mindanews Photo

Magkaugnay

The crowd, led by world leaders on the front row, watches the dazzling and breathtaking performance of  Joey Ayala's "Magkaugnay" (Connected) at the opening of the 31st ASEAN Summit on 13 November 2017. Mindanawon artists Ayala and Agnes Locsin teamed up anew, Ayala for the music and lyrics, with the Bagong Lumand band, and Locsin for the choreography, with...

ASEAN 2017

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the rest of the leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) pose for a photo prior to the 31st ASEAN Summit plenary at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Light moment

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with Malaysia's Prime Minister Rajib Nazak, Brunei Darussalam's Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo and Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen prior to the start of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit Plenary at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING...

Street food

Barbecue vendor Pao Oche tends to his grilled pork and fish business while a customer waits at the sidewalk along Manolo Fortich Street in Malaybalay City on 12 November 2017.  MindaNews photo by WALTER i. BALANE  

Going home

Western Mindanao Command officials led by Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez turn over to a representative of the Vietnamese Embassy three Vietnamese ship crew members who were held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf on February 25 in Sulu and rescued by government troops on November 10 in Tawi-tawi, on Sunday, November 12, 2017. The three Vietnamese are going home after...

Enterprising

An enterprising evacuee cooks pancit intending to sell it at the evacuation center in Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur on Wednesday, November 11, 2017. Many of the evacuees here said they are losing hope that they can return to their homes immediately. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Home

Residents check out on Tuesday, 7 November 2017, a house heavily damaged during the five-month war in Marawi City. Residents of nine out of the city's 96 barangays who sought refuge in evacuaton centers or in relatives' houses in neighboring towns and cities have returned home after five months. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Pasonanca getaway

This portion of the Pasonanca river in Zamboanga City is open to the public and has become a popular Sunday getaway for families because it is free and the water is cold, fresh and running wild. It is open daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The river emanates from the watershed and is the main source of potable...

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