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.… »

Hyacinths

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… »

Kadayawan Opening

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte do the ceremonial lighting at the opening program of the 29th Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival 2014 at Aurora Quezon Park, in front of City… »

Badjao Education

A Badjao girl plays the role of a teacher with her neighbor along the stilt pathway of their home in an area known as Dapsa in Davao City on Monday,… »

MEDCo and MinDA

  Luwalhati Antonino, chair of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) meets with Paul Dominguez, board vice-chair of the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) during a meeting Tuesday, August 12,… »

Padyak Ride with Papa

Abdulfatah Magara, 23, of Iligan City fetches his three kids (ages 2, 4, and 6) from school with his tricycle with the signage, “School Service.” (August 11, 2014) MindaNews photo… »

Heavy Traffic

Traffic volume seems to have increased in Davao City as activities for the annual Kadayawan Festival pick up as shown in this photo of Trading Boulevard on August 11, 2014.… »

His Brother’s Keeper

Brothers Rafael de Gracia, 10, and Shaltiel de Gracia, 2, in a tender moment outside the cathedral in Iligan City. Their mom is nearby selling prayer candles (August 10, 2014).… »

Playing Zuma

A pet vendor hangs an African bull snake on his neck while attending to customers at the Kaamulan display site in Malaybalay City on Monday, August 11. MindaNews photo by… »

GPH-MILF Workshop

MILF peace panel chair Mohagher Iqbal chats with Jose Luis Martin “Chito” Gascon, member of the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board who was a member of the GPH peace panel… »

Stage Play

The cast of “Suhi,” a play by Steven Patrick Fernandez of the Integrated Performance Arts Guild (IPAG), interact with the audience after its premiere Friday (8 August 2014) at the… »

Mindanao Fashion Summit

Models walk the ramp wearing clothes made by local designers at Lim Ket Kai Mall during the Mindanao Fashion Summit, Friday, August 8, 2014. The show is one of the… »

Fresh Tomatoes

Two farmers sort newly harvested tomatoes before putting them inside boxes beside the highway in Sta. Ana, Impasugong, Bukidnon (August 8, 2014). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

P20 a Kilo

A girl watches another person weigh rambutan at a roadside stall in Makilala, North Cotabato on August 8, Friday. The fruit now sells for P20 a kilo. MindaNews photo by… »

Sokol Crash Site

Philippine Air Force personnel from Manila start retrieval operations Friday (August 8) for the Polish-made Sokol helicopter that crashed two minutes after takeoff from the 103rd Infantry Brigade in Kampo… »

Gathering Firewood

A farmer and his family collect dry midribs of coconut fronds in the mountains of in Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte to sell as firewood in the town center. Roberto collected… »

Last day

Victims or relatives of victims of human rights violations under the Marcos dictatorship wait for their names to be encoded at Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board database at Bankerohan gym… »

Helicopter crash

The Sokol helicopter carrying 4th Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. Ricardo Visaya and his staff crashes just outside the perimeter fence of  the 103rd infantry Brigade headquarters in Kampo Ranao, Marawi… »

Heavy Load

A trader tries to lift a container full of fish to a waiting vehicle at the fish landing area in Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, August 5, 2014. MindaNews photo… »

Climate Change Adaptation

Commissioner Naderev Saño of the National Climate Change Commission speaks at the workshop on ecosystem-based climate change adaptation in Cebu City (August 6). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Old Claimant

A 911 personnel attends to 94-year old Puangay Lasib, a Martial Law victim from Datal Pitak, Barangay Colonsabak in Matanao, Davao del Sur on August 6, 2014. The old Lasib… »

Kids in the Water

After school, these kids take a dip by a river in Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte on Wednesday, 6 August 2014. MindaNews photo by Aubrey Rocin Llamas

Effects of Mining

Siltation is a problem in the coastal village of Cagdianao in the municipality of Claver, Surigao del Norte, no thanks to mining operations, as shown in this file photo taken… »

A Year After

Cotabateños offer prayers on Tuesday, 5 August 2014, to remember the victims the roadside bombing exactly a year ago that killed eight people. Forty others were also injured in the… »

Martial Law Massacre

Adela Apitan Yugon holds a photo of the victims of Lampasak Massacre in Barangay Alegri, Alabel in Sarangani Province 29 years ago. The massacre claimed 17 lives, including 12 of… »

The long wait

Hundreds of victims of human rights violation under the Marcos dictatorship — from Davao and Cotabato regions — troop to the Davao City Recreation Center (old name: Almendras Gym) on… »

Waiting for Papa

Five-year-old Rondel waits for his father, a motorcycle driver, to come home after work. Photographed on Monday (4 August 2014), he does this every afternoon. Rondel is one of the… »

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