Chinese New Year

Holding a joss stick, a young boy prays along with his elders at the Bell Church in Barangay Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City Sunday night to usher the year of… »

Old Man and Cows

An old farmer brings out his cows to graze on the mountains in Luinab, Iligan City early morning Saturday (6 February 2016). In the background is Mt. Agad-agad, the landmark… »

Monkey bridge

Tourists cross the monkey bridge for fun and adventure at the Aliwagwag Falls in Cateel, Davao Oriental. The trees surrounding the falls have recovered from the devastation wrought by super… »

War vs rats

Farmer Delio Calibay digs the burrows made by rats at the rice paddy in Barangay Bangilan, Kabacan, North Cotabato in this photo taken on February 3, 2016. The local government has… »

Thigh-high no more

Farmer  Gina Akit shows how shallow the creek has become in Sitio Cocob, Barangay Kuya in South Upi town in Maguindanao due to drought. The water used to be thigh-high,… »

Peace Caravan

Higaonon children perform one of their dances during the Peace Caravan ceremony in Barangay Kalipay, Gingoog City on Wednesday, 3 February 2016. The caravan was initiated by the Office of… »


A sales attendant arranges malongs, imported batik and lace in their store at the barter trade in Cotabato City on February 2, 2016.  Despite the entry of new malls in… »

Digging Deep

A farmer in Kalasuyan, Kidapawan City digs some more to deepen a well for the community’s farms while his buddies pull up the soil on 30 January 2016. A nearby… »

Blaming the President

Students join their elders in a rally in Marawi City on Monday (February 1, 2016) blaming President Benigno Aquino III for the non-passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law. MindaNews photo… »

Never too old

At 75, Julia Cacay (center) can still make it to the top of Mt. Kitanglad in Bukidnon. She is a mangunguyamo or traditional midwife of the Bukidnon tribe in Dalwangan… »


Triathlete-lawyer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine raises his hands in triumph after crossing the 15-km stretch from Pamilacan Island, in Baclayon town in Bohol to Baclayon proper on Sunday (January 31,… »

Wushu Martial Arts

Athletes perform the wushu, a Chinese martial arts, during start of the celebrations welcoming the year of the Fire Monkey in Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday (30 January… »

Hi-tech ritual

Bae Inatlawan Adelina Tarino of the Bukidnon tribe prepares the camera of her mobile phone during a ritual on Thursday (Jan. 28, 2016) in Mount Kitanglad in Impasugong. The ritual,… »

‘Spider Boxing’

Boxers trade punches while perched on a bamboo pole Wedneday (27 January 2016) at the Notre Dame of Kidapawan College in North Cotabato. Dubbed as “spider boxing,” the sport mimics… »

Rat Hunting

Farmers and town officials of Kabacan in North Cotabato show the rats they caught in the farms Thursday (28 January 2016). The local government unit has offered a reward of… »


Moro Islamic Liberation Front chair Al Hadj Murad Ebrahim says the MILF is still hopeful that President Benigno Aquino III can still push for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic… »

Early Morning Run

Members of Task Force Davao jog along the coastline of Sta. Ana Wharf in Davao City on Thursday (28 January 2016). Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Two-tiered Falls

Visitors enjoy the view of Limunsudan Bayug Falls in the hinterlands of Iligan City near its boundary with Talakag, Bukidnon on Wednesday (27 January 2016). For now, it is one… »


A man shows off his catch of frogs from the rivers of Sitio Limunsudan, Barangay Bonbonon in Iligan City on Wednesday (27 January 2016). He sells them at 50 pesos… »

New guns

Soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division accept 2,800 new Remington R4 rifles during a ceremony in Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City Tuesday, January 26, 2016. The new rifles are… »

Ritual in Mamasapano

An indigenous leader from Cordillera leaves the site of the Mamasapano encounter after a ritual together with the family members of the PNP Special Action Force personnel who perished in… »

Promoting recycling

Child models display apparels made of recycled materials inside a department store in Malaybalay City on Saturday (Jan. 23, 2016) to promote recycling. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno


MILF supporters say they want the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) passed, and not the “diluted” Basic Law of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BLBAR), during a one-day peace summit at… »

Pre-election Sight

A barangay road in Digos City, Davao del Sur finally gets concreted after many years. Road improvement or repair projects like this, photographed on Sunday (24 January 2016) are a… »

Running Pig

A pig runs with his master in Iligan City’s circumferential road (known locally as C3) early morning Sunday (24 January 2016). When asked why, the owner said this stud (“butakal”… »

Keep Pushing

Men try to load a huge tire on a jeepney along Roxas Ave. in Davao City on Monday (18 January 2016). MindaNews photo by Antonio L. Colina IV

Lumad ‘Bakwits’

Women and children comprise most of the Lumad evacuees from Balaodo, Barangay St. Peter in Malaybalay City who have been camping out in front of the provincial capitol since Wednesday… »

“Sleeping Beauty” fire

Fire of still undetermined origin lights up the evening sky over Lanao del Sur’s “Sleeping Beauty” mountain in this photo taken at 9:50 p.m. Thursday, January 21. The fire reportedly… »


A Moro woman gathers pandan leaves, a raw material for mat- weaving, in  Barangay Tukanalipao, Mamasapano town, Maguindanao on January 19, 2016. The village  made headlines following the January 25,… »

From Mindoro to Surigao del Sur

Soldiers of the Army’s 16th Infantry Battalion from Mindoro arrived by C-130 plane in Tandag, Surigao Del Sur on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2015 for deployment against the New People’s Army. Four… »

Market Day

Traders display dried fish at a sidewalk outside Datu Odin Sinsuat Public Market morning of June 19, 2016. Monday is “tabo” or the traditional market day of Datu Odin Sinsuat… »

First time

A foreign tourist enjoys her first carabao ride in General Luna town in Siargao Islands, Surigao del Norte on Friday (Jan. 15, 2016). MindaNews photo by Roel N. Catoto

New Bridge

A farmer and his family cross the new wooden bridge in Barangay Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao on Saturday (Jan. 16, 2016). The place was the site of an encounter on Jan.… »

Selfie with the Niño

A devotee poses for a selfie with her niño and Santo Niño statues while waiting for the mass to end at the Shrine of the Holy Infant Jesus of Prague… »

Duterte shirts

A vendor sells Duterte shirts outside the gate of the Shrine of the Holy Infant Jesus of Prague during the feast of Santo Niño in Davao City on January 15,… »


Foreigners jump off the rock at Magpupungko in Pilar town, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte. Tourists love the tidal pools and rock formations in the area. MindaNews photo by ROEL… »


Hordes of sayaw (barn swallows) come to roost on power lines along the streets of Digos City’s poblacion in this photo taken at dusk 15 January 2016.  MindaNews photo by ERIC… »

Restoring the Towers

Romeo Montenegro, director for Investment Promotion, International Relations and Public Affairs of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), discusses the government’s move to help restore toppled transmission towers of the National… »

Haran ‘bakwit’

A Manobo girl makes bracelets out of plastic beads at UCCP Haran compound in Padre Selga Street, Davao City on Monday (11 January 2016). Her family left their village in… »

Surfers’ destination

Foreign surfers catch waves in Paradise Barangay Union, Dapa in Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte, a popular destination particularly for surfers. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO


The tractor operator is the lone male among an all-women group of sacada (seasonal workers) preparing the land for planting sugarcane  in Quezon town, Bukidnon on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016.… »

Sumilao brooms

A vendor sells brooms made of grass at the side of the Sayre Highway in Sumilao town, Bukidnon on Saturday, January 9, 2015. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

PNoy opens coal plant

President Benigno Aquino III leads the inauguration of the 300-megawatt coal-fired powerplant of Therma South Incorporated (TSI), a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power Corporation at Binugao, Toril in Davao City on… »

Chick No. 26

This Philippine Eagle, hatched on Dec. 7, 2015, was adopted by the Philippine Airline. PAL will be given the honor to name the eagle, now identified only as Chick No.… »

Dry Spell

The effects of El Nino have been felt in the rice fields of Barangay Buayan in Mlang, North Cotabato these past few weeks, as shown in this picture taken 30… »

Changing Landscape

The new KCC Mall  in Zamboanga City, the largest among KCC malls in Mindanao, attracts thousands of consumers daily. The mall had its soft launch in December 2015 and will have… »

Nazarene Icons

A day before the Black Nazarene procession, vendors selling miniature religious icons line up C.M. Recto Street in front of the Nazareno Church in Barangay Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City… »

Tired ‘Bakwit’

After a whole night of alert status, a young boy takes a nap at the Kauran Gymnasium in the municipality of Ampatuan in Maguindanao on Wednesday (30 Dec 2015). The… »

Bomb Drill

First aid responders carry a “victim” during a drill in Agora , Barangay Lapasan in Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday (2 Jan 2015). MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

In search of gold

Work on the Cateel-Compostela road cut through the side of a mountain in Barangay Bango in Compostela town, Compostela Valley province, exposing the holes drilled by small scale miners in… »

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