In Calm Water

Fishermen in Opol, Misamis Oriental stand on their wooden boat or banca while slowly drawing the net back, July 30, 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Happy Farewell

A New People’s Army guerrilla and one of the four policemen who were seized in Alegria, Surigao del Norte by the rebel group last July 10 bid each other goodbye… »

Bayanihan on Wheels

While traditional “bayanihan” or communal unity can manifest in many forms, these residents use wooden carts to relocate a “bahay-kubo” in this photo taken on July 29, 2014 along the… »

Cheap Coconuts

Laborers sort coconuts in a buying station in Pikit, North Cotabato on Tuesday (29 July). Traders are buying coconuts at P5.50 each. MindaNews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Interfaith Offering

Christians bring fresh fruits and other gifts to their Muslim neighbors who are celebrating the Eid ul Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, in Kauswagan town in Lanao del… »

SONA Watch

A small Moro Islamic Liberation Front unit watches on TV the State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Aquino III in Marawi City on Monday, 28 July 2014. Many… »

Beef for Sale

Vendors sell beef in time for Eidl Fitr (end of Ramadan) in Pikit, North Cotabato on Tuesday, 29 July 2014. Vendors say they performed “sumbali,” a Muslim ritual of sacrifice… »

Vehicular Accident

Rescue workers struggle to extract two pedestrians trapped under the wreckage during a vehicular accident along Cordillera St. in Central Park Subdivision in Bangkal, Davao City around 5 p.m. Tuesday,… »

A Surviving Old Trade

Blacksmiths hammer a metal bar to be used in making plow in a shop in Pikit, North Cotabato on Sunday (July 27, 2014). MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

SONA Protest

Hundreds of protesters from different organizations march in Cagayan de Oro City in time for the fifth State of the Nation Address of President Aquino on July 28, 2014. MindaNews… »

Anti-pork Rally

Militants march through the major thoroughfares in Davao City on Monday (July 28, 2014) as President Aquino delivers his State of the Nation Address in Congress. MindaNews photo

Women Power

Bangsamoro women call for President Benigno Aquino III to honor the Bangsamoro Basic Law drafted by Bangsamoro Transition Commission during a rally in Cotabato City on July 28, 2014, hours… »

State of the Nation

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his fifth State of the Nation Address on 28 July 2014. Malacanang Photo

Eid ul Fitr

Rain does not stop Muslims in Cotabato City from celebrating Eid ul Fitr at the city hall grounds on July 28, 2014. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

SONA and Peace

A streamer installed at Tantawan Park in Cotabato City and other strategic areas calls for President Benigno Aquino III to abide by the letter and spirit of the the Comprehensive… »

15 pesos only

Shaded and surrounded by rambutan trees, a young boy tries to assist his mother in selling rambutan along the Davao-Cotabato highway in Kidapawan City on July 27, 2014, at 15… »

Justice Delayed

Religious leaders led by Archbishop Antonio Ledesma (in blue polo) offer prayers to the eight persons who died in the July 26, 2013 bombing at Kyla’s Bistro along the Ketkai… »

Gun Safety

A lady journalist gets tips from a policeman how to handle a gun during Friday’s (25 July 2014) personal safety and gun safety seminar for media practitioners at the provincial… »

Indigenous Bracelets

Matigsalug women sell bracelets made of native materials at the quarantine stop in Barangay Lorega, Kitaotao, Bukidnon on Thursday (24 July 2014). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

ATV Ride

Tourists navigate ATVs through the track in Barangay Penaplata, Samal Island on Tuesday, 22 July 2014. The ATV track is one of the tourist destinations in the island. Mindanews Photo… »

Outrage on Gaza Invasion

Maranao students stage a protest against the Israeli invasion in Gaza at the Freedom Kiosk in Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday, July 19,2014. A global protest against the Israeli invasion… »

Ethnic Music

A Dulangan Manobo ensemble plays brass gongs to kick off a community meeting on July 16 in Lageton, Sen. Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat. MindaNews photo by Bj Patiño

Tougher Measures

River guides learn to tie a bandage during the last round of first aid training at the City Hall in Cagayan de Oro on Friday, July 18, 2014. A city… »

Anti-Israel Rally

Maranao youths burn an Israeli flag during a lightning rally in downtown Marawi City Thursday morning (17 July 2014) as they condemn Israel’s attack against Palestinians, mostly in Gaza. MindaNews… »

Bike Mechanic

Bike mechanic Joey Jemar installs spokes into a wheelset at his shop in Buhangin, Davao City on Wednesday (16 July 2014). Jemar earns P160 for a pair of mountain bike… »

Skylab Power

A motorcycle configuration known to locals as “Skylab” cruises along the national highway in the town of Nasipit in Agusan del Norte, Wednesday morning (16 July 2014). MindaNews photo by… »

Fiesta Launch

The coming August 28 fiesta of Cagayan de Oro City is sporting a new logo drawn by artist Simonette Faborada Sagaral. Arlene Moreno, wife of Mayor Oscar Moreno (right), and Dorothy Pabayo,… »

NPA Raid

Residents and police load a pick-up truck on another truck to be taken to the regional police office on Tuesday (July 15). Suspected NPA rebels used the vehicle to ram… »

Recyclable

A mother pedals a cargo bike with her son on board after a day of buying scrap plastics in Agdao District, Davao City on Sunday, July 13. MIndaNews photo by… »

P500-million Fire

The Bureau of Fire Protection has estimated the damage wrought by the fire at Findlay Millar Timber Company on July 10 at P500 million. MindaNews photo by Richel V. Umel… »

Taste of the Outside

Social workers help an old man on a wheelchair at the city government’s refuge center for the elderly and street children in Cagayan de Oro on Saturday, July 12, 2014.… »

Final Ride

A fellow horse enthusiast leads the hearse carrying the remains of Mayor Mario Okinlay of Impasugong, Bukidnon to his final resting place on July 12. Okinlay was killed in an… »

Bounty from the Sea

Laborers unload yellow fin tuna and sword fish from General Santos City at Bankerohan Market, Davao City on Friday, 11 July 2014. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

Earthquake and Fire Drill

Students from Notre Dame of Kidapawan College participate in an earthquake and fire drill Thursday. This activity is in line with the celebration of the National Disaster Preparedness Consciousness Month.… »

Boat Passengers

Passengers from Talicud Island disembark from a boat at Sta. Ana Wharf in Davao City on Thursday, 10 July 2014. Known for its white sand beaches, Talicud Island is about… »

Dragon Fruits

A roadside vendor sells home-grown dragon fruits for P120 a kilo along the Sayre National Highway in Barangay Maluko in Manolo Fortich town in Bukidnon province on July 7, 2014.… »

Intercepted

Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region 10 nab a suspected illegal drug syndicate member who claimed a package in one of the mail couriers in Iligan City on… »

Outrage

Residents march on the streets of Impasugong town in a show of outrage Monday (July 7, 2014) for the killing of their mayor, Mario “Dodo” Okinlay, last July 2, 2014… »

Another mall in DC

Construction of yet another mall in Davao City is almost done. The city has at least 10 malls spread across the downtown area and in the northern and southern parts… »

Cabbage check

A vendor checks on the leaves of cabbages that had just arrived at the vegetable market in Barangay Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday, July 5, 2014. MindaNews photo… »

Movie Time

Members of a Tagabawa-Bagobo family crowd in front of their TV set for a late-night horror movie viewing on July 4 at their home in Barangay Batasan, Makilala, North Cotabato.… »

Ramadan greetings

Evenings at the town plaza of Muslim-dominated towns during Ramadan are a sight to behold, such as this plaza in Pikit, North Cotabato.  The Islamic month of fasting started on… »

Ambushed

Mayor Mario Okinlay of Impasugong, Bukidnon (2nd from left) shares a light moment with other officials during the Aldaw ta Kitanglad celebration on 9 November 2006, in Libona town, Bukidnon.… »

Boat Ride

A boatman pushes his motorized banca into the sea in Opol, Misamis Oriental for a leisure ride for which he charges P15 per person, on 29 June 2014, MindaNews photo… »

Countdown to Glan’s Centennial

  Mayor Victor James Yap (right side in red shirt) and Vice Mayor Vivien Yap lead municipal councilors, department heads and students in unveiling the centennial countdown marker at the… »

Feast of St. Peter

One of several boats that join the fluvial parade in honor of St. Peter the Fisherman in Opol, Misamis Oriental on 29 June 2014. St. Peter, considered by Catholics as… »

Lonely Climb

A worker braves the inclement weather as he installs new sets of streetlamps along the national highway in General Santos City 30 June 2014. The city government has earmarked P54-million… »

Veiled Summit

Clouds cover the side of Mt. Apo facing Kidapawan City as rains pour in the region on 30 June 2014. MindaNews photo by Geonarri Solmerano

Cooking Corn

A laborer cooks corn in Bankerohan Market, Davao City on Sunday for distribution to vendors across the city. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco  

After A Day’s Work

A cotton candy vendor spends the dusk on 28 June 2014 by the shore in Opol, Misamis Oriental. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

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