Bridge Under Repair

Construction workers are dwarfed by a drilling rig and cranes at the northbound lane of Bangkerohan Bridge, Davao City in this photo taken on September 1, 2014. MindaNews photo by… »

Kalivungan Festival

Participants of the street dancing do their best during culmination of the week-long Kalivungan Festival Monday in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato. Formerly known as the Cotabato Empire, the province of North… »

Last Centennial Bang

Fireworks light up the dark, cloudy sky over Malaybalay City on Monday night, marking the end of the centennial celebration of Bukidnon. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Centennial Rock

A member of the Kamikaze Band whoops it up in a concert in Malaybalay City on August 31, eve of the centennial celebration of Bukidnon province. MindaNews photo by Alexandria… »

Face of Kaamulan

Sweat is all over the face of this performer during the second and final day of the Kaamulan street dancing in Malaybalay City on August 31, a day before Bukidnon… »

Lanao’s ice bucket challenge

Ltc. Leomar Jose Doctolero , commanding officer of the Army’s 15th Infantry Battalion in Bagumbayan, Kauswagan , Lanao del Norte  leads his officers and men in a Team Army Ice… »

Dance for Kaamulan

A dance group representing one of Bukidnon’s 20 towns performs at the Kaamulan grounds in Malaybalay City on the final day of the festival on August 31, 2014. Bukidnon’s 20… »

Bukidnon’s Kaamulan

Performers choreograph a Lumad folk tale during the Kaamulan street dancing in Malaybalay City on August 30. The event is part of the centennial celebration of Bukidnon province. MindaNews photo… »

Street Dance

Participants dance during the first day of the two-day Kaamulan street dancing in Malaybalay City on August 30, 2014. Bukidnon’s 20 towns and two component cities are participating in the… »

Writing History, Righting History

Redemptorist Bro. Karl Gaspar, a writer of books about Mindanao, and Bukidnon historian Ludivina “Nanay Ludi” Opeña during the Bukidnon Centennial Book Forum in Malaybalay City on Friday (August 29).… »

After A Day’s Work

Brothers Aking, 12, and Mose, 10, count their earnings from selling cheese sticks outside the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology campus, for 10Php each, They get the delicacies from… »


BIFF spokesman Abu Misri Mama announces the linking up of his group with the Islamic State in an interview somewhere in Maguindanao Thursday (28 Aug 2014). MindaNews photo by Ferdinandh… »

Kaamulan Festival

Manobos from Quezon, Bukidnon perform an ethnic dance during the tribal sports fest in Malaybalay City on Wednesday (27 August 2014) as part of the month-long Kaamulan and centennial celebration of the… »

MSU-IIT Palakasan

The Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology begins this year’s intramurals, dubbed Palakasan, Wednesday (27 Aug 2014) with a parade of floats representing each college’s superhero icons. This float belongs… »

Higalaay Festival

Participants in colorful costumes aboard floats join the Higalaay civic military parade in Cagayan de Oro City on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Cagayan de Oro will celebrate the feast of… »

Water Problem

A Dulangan Manobo man and his daughter wash themselves of forest trail mud on Monday (25 August 2014) in Sitio Tudog, Barangay Bugso in Sen. Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat. One… »

Pestle Wrestling

Two Lumad players test their strength in a traditional game called duso or pestle wrestling during the tribal sports competition in Malaybalay City on Tuesday (August 26) as part of… »


Glen Aguilar relishes his victory in the expert class of the Invitational National Motocross Championship in Malaybalay City on Tuesday with an aerial stunt. The event is one of the… »

Sparks in the Sky

Hundreds of people watch the annual Pyro Festival as part of the Higalaay Kagay-an Festival events outside the SM City Mall in Cagayan de Oro City, Sunday evening (August 24).… »

They’re Back

Time and again they have been driven away from the sidewalks of Malaybalay City. But vendors like this woman keep coming back to earn a little income for their families.… »

Just Married

Jedidiah B. Cariaga and Ceasar Enrico de los Reyes acknowledge well-wishers during their tribal wedding on Monday (August 25, 2014) in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. Jedidiah, Binibining Bukidnon 2012 and a… »

Pinoy Ingenuity

While his wife attends to a customer, a man prepares the oven for cooking peanuts attached to the family’s motorbike which has been made into a mobile store selling food… »

Amulet Vendor

Sunny dela Cruz, 81, from Samar, displays his potions and amulets at the fair in the Provincial Capitol Grounds in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon on August 23, 2014. He says he… »

Carnival Queen

A participant  dressed as a Carnival Queen dances in the streets of Cagayan de Oro City on Sunday, August 24, during the Higalaay Festival for the Feast of St. Agustine on Aug. 28.… »

Miss Cagayan de Oro 2014

  Miss Cagayan de Oro 2014 Beatrice Alvarez Pohl and her court wave to the adoring crowd after winning the beauty pageant Saturday night at the Limketkai Atrium in Cagayan de Oro… »

Holding On

A cowboy refuses to let go of a calf even as he is being dragged by the animal during the carambola of the Kaamulan rodeo competition in Malaybalay City on… »

Fresh and Organic

A farm attendant waters his produce which is sold at the organic market in Rizal Park, Davao city on Friday, August 22, 2014. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

Fallen Cowboy

A cowboy grimaces in pain after falling to the mud during the rodeo event at the Xavier University Manresa Days in Cagayan de Oro City on Friday, 22 August 2014. Five… »

‘The Guerilla is a Poet’

Director Kiri Dalena and actor Karl Medina, who plays the young Jose Maria Sison in “The Guerilla is a Poet,” talk during the film’s Mindanao Premiere at the Mindanao State… »

Working Children

Two children clean their work site at the quarantine station in Lorega, Kitaotao, Bukidnon where they sell decorative items made of a native material called ilun. MindaNews photo by H.… »


Water hyacinths have covered parts of Lake Sebu in South Cotabato no thanks to tilapia fish cages that have mushroomed around the lake along with the resorts. MindaNews photo by… »

Butuan’s Suspension Bridge

An aerial view of Mindanao’s “most beautiful and largest suspension bridge” along the mighty Agusan River taken in Butuan City on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.  MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Blast site

Police cordon off the blast site along Makakua Street in Cotabato City evening of August 19. Five persons, including a soldier on security patrol, sustained were injured when an improvised… »

Gathering Shells

Pidong Sendunan, 63, gathers golden kohol and other shells in Barangay Bacdulong in the scenic Lake Sebu, South Cotabato on Tuesday, 19 August 2014. He sells the shells at P45… »

T’boli Headdress

Beth Castronuevo models a suwat, a traditional T’boli headdress, at their store in Barangay Bacdulong, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato on Tuesday (August 19, 2014). She says one headdress takes two… »

Scrambling for Grant

Hundreds of beneficiaries of the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer–Families in Need of Special Protection program rush at the Iligan Dealers Multi-Purpose Cooperative in Iligan City to claim their cash grants… »

Calm Waters

An early morning scene in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato (August 19, 2014). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Festive Kalesa

A traditional horse-drawn carriage or kalesa gets a new look for the Pamulak sa Kadayawan floral float competition and civic parade in Davao City, August 17, 2014. MindaNews photo by… »

Fiesta Fun

Residents of Purok 2A, Linamon, Lanao del Norte, play a parlor game, Maria Went to Town, a race where boys wear a dress, carry a basket, and walk like a… »

Running on Mud

An athlete runs on what looks more like a rice field than a race track at the grandstand in Malaybalay City during the intramural of the Bukidnon State University on… »

Snack time

While taking a break from their performance, a street dancer shares her crackers with a mother and child at the  Indak indak sa Kadalanan on August 16, 2014. Indak indak… »

Miss Cagayan de Oro

  Miss Cagayan de Oro 2014 candidates pose for a selfie with Miss Cagayan de Oro 2013 Amadea Piatti (third from left) during the evening gown presentation at Centrio Ayala… »

Cardinal’s Blessing

Cardinal Orlando B. Quevedo of the Archdiocese of Cotabato, Mindanao’s first Cardinal, offers a prayer to a departed old family friend, Antonio Segovia, 72, on Saturday, 16 August 2014, in… »

Kadayawan Street Dancing

Students from Gov. Generoso, Davao Oriental perform during the Kadayawan Festival street dancing competition in Davao City on Saturday, 16 August 2014. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

Multiple Chores

A Matigsalug mother from Baganihan, Davao City and her child take a rest from selling native bracelets outside a stall at the Kaamulan display site in Malaybalay City on Saturday,… »

Kadayawan Fluvial Parade

Tausug dancers perform pangalay at the fluvial parade along Bangkerohan river, Davao City on August 15, 2014. The fluvial parade is one of the highlights of the 29th Kadayawan festival.… »

Durian Season

Durian are being sold for as low as 25 pesos a kilo at Bangkerohan market, Davao City this Kadayawan season in this photo taken on August 15, 2014. MindaNews photo… »

Battle of Strength

A team of indigenous people try to beat the other team in a tug of war at the People’s Park where a tribal sports competition is being held as one… »

Candle Light Dinner

Sharlene Grace, 4, waits for his brother, John Arthur, 5, to finish eating dinner in their home in Samburon, Linamon town in Lanao del Norte last Wednesday, 13 August 2014.… »

Tunog Mindanao Champs

High school students from the Davao City National High School celebrate after winning the Tunog Mindanao World Music Festival at the SM City Mall in Davao City Wednesday evening (13… »

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