Tragedy in Mamasapano

The bodies of 30 policemen from Manila are retrieved on Monday morning (January 26) from the scene of Sunday’s clash between the PNP’s Special Action Force, Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters… »

Getting Ready

Fishermen prepare their gears as the sunset signals another evening fishing sortie in barangay Mabua, Surigao City, January 24, 2015. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

New but Already Defaced

The new bridge that connects Barangay Carmen to Divisoria in Cagayan de Oro City is yet to be inaugurated on Feb. 6, but it is already being vandalized as this… »

62 months later

Journalists light candles at the Press Freedom Monument in Cagayan de Oro City on Jan. 23, 2015, five years and two months after the Ampatuan Massacre. Journalists here have been… »

Zambo Blast

Government security forces assess the impact of the explosion in Zamboanga City on Friday, 23 January 2015. MindaNews contributed photo by Charlie Saceda

Zambo Blast

Medical personnel attend to the victims of the explosion in Zamboanga City on Friday, 23 January 2015. MindaNews contributed photo by Charlie Saceda

Duterte for President?

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says he “will wait for signs from God” whether to run in the 2016 presidential race. He was in Butuan City on January 22, 2015… »

Let the Court Decide

Policemen guard the road during the rally in Cotabato City by some members of Moro political clans and their supporters on January 22, 2015. They decried their inclusion as new… »

Flood Rescue

Rescuers maneuver their boat on Thursday (22 Jan 2015) toward boarding houses near the University of Southern Mindanao (USM) in Kabacan, North Cotabato where students are believed trapped after Wednesday… »

The Bridges of Cagayan

Aerial view of three bridges in Cagayan de Oro City taken last Jan. 16. The newest bridge in the foreground will be inaugurated on Feb. 6. The Ysalina Bridge (painted in… »


Maj. Gen. Oscar Lactao, commander of the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, salutes to waiting officers after coming down from the UH-1H Huey helicopter to attend the Joint Peace and Security… »

Tapatan sa ARMM

ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman, during the first “Tapatan sa ARMM” for the year held Wednesday (21 Jan 2015), tackles issues of the region’s Department of Education, including investigation of the… »

Camp Abubakar

What used to be the main camp of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Camp Abubakar in Barira town in Maguindanao, is being considered as storage facility for weapons during… »

Father’s Lament

Retired police officer Rolando Jamaca (in yellow shirt and holding the microphone) told journalists and police officers during a dialogue at the Archbishop Residence in Cagayan de Oro City on… »

Midsayap’s Halad Festival

Students and devotees perform during a street dancing at the annual Halad festival, which is also the feast Sto. Niño, in Midsayap, North Cotabato on Saturday, January 17. Mindanews Photo… »


Adventurer Arniel Balignot scales Lumbatin Falls in Barangay Pugaan, Iligan City without the aid of a rope on Sunday (18 Jan 2015). Lumbatin is the first, and the only one… »

Waiting for Pope Francis

Aside from the ubiquitous yellow plastic raincoats, residents and pilgrims in Tacloban also used banana leaves to protect them from the rain while  waiting for Pope Francis to pass by… »

Pope in Tacloban

Pope Francis waves to the crowd along Real Street in Tacloban City on his way to the Archbishop’s residence in Palo, Leyte on January 17, 2015. The Pope’s visit was… »

Sea of yellow

It’s a sea of yellow in Tacloban as thousands of pilgrims in yellow raincoats gathered Saturday morning, January to attend the mass celebrated by Pope Francis. The Pope said he knew… »

How great Thou art

Photojournalist RENE B. LUMAWAG took this photograph at 5:35 a.m. Saturday, January 17 from Magsaysay Park in Davao City.  “Thank You dear Lord for this awesome daybreak and fine weather.… »

Farm life

A nipa hut in the middle of rice paddies in Agusan del Norte on Jan. 16, 2014. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO


Even if Pope Francis is not visiting Davao City, one can still find  Pope Francis shirts or key chains for souvenirs in stalls outside churches such as this one in… »

But where’s the crowd?

A standee of  Pope Francis awaits parishioners at the entrance of the  Saint Francis of Assisi parish in Ma-a, Davao City on Friday, January 16. In Manila on the same… »

Waiting for the Pope

 Students of San Isidro College in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon take “groupie” photos as they watch the arrival of Pope Francis beamed live via satellite on a wide screen at the… »

How’s the weather?

 PAGASA workers  install a weather radar at MacArthur Landing Memorial Park in Tacloban City on January 15, 2015. Tropical Storm Amang may hit Northern Samar on Saturday, when the Pope… »


A fastfood attendant also sells commemorative calendar of Pope Francis in Tacloban City on January 15, 2015. Pope Francis will be arriving in the city on January 17. MindaNews photo… »

Saving the Pope

Retired police Supt. Rodolfo Mañoza holds a copy of the defunct Philippine Journal, which published a photo of him and his colleagues dragging away Bolivian painter Benjamin Mendoza, who attacked… »

Welcome, Pope Francis

This tarpaulin in front of the Bishop’s Residence in Palo, Leyte, three days before Pope Francis visits the areas badly hit by super typhoon Yolanda on November 8, 2013. Photo… »


After several days of rains in Surigao City, workers of the Department of Public Works and Highways have been declogging canals along Rizal Street since last week. This picture was… »

Toppled Tower

Soldiers check out Tower 26 of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) transmission line located in Brgy. Galakit, Pagalungan, Maguindanao, which was toppled allegedly by the Bangsamoro Islamic… »

Marawi march

Moro women joined hundreds of Moro people in their “No Apology March” in Marawi City on Sunday, January 11 to protest what they describe as western media’s “double standard” in… »

Bus Inspection

Male passengers disembark for bus inspection Saturday (January 10, 2015) at a composite police-military checkpoint in Barangay Sinuda, Kitaotao, Bukidnon before entry to the Province of Bukidnon. The security measure… »

For Pope Francis’ Visit

Workers place iron barriers in an open field where Pope Francis is expected to celebrate mass during his visit on January 17, near the Tacloban City National Airport, in this… »

Three Chairs

Former GPH peace panel chair and current Philippine Press Institute president Jesus Dureza (center) shares some thoughts with MILF peace panel chair Mohagher Iqbal and current GPH peace panel chair… »


Col. Arnel Dela Vega, commanding officer of the Army’s 603rd Infantry Brigade, joins a “Treevolution” event in this file photo taken 5 December 2014. MindaNews photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera |… »

Black Nazarene

A devotee presses the Black Nazarene at the Jesus Nazareno Parish Church in Cagayan de Oro City Wednesday (7 Jan 2014). The annual procession of the Black Nazarene will start on… »

Secret Falls

Thrill seekers explore the upper tier of the three-tier Secret Falls in the mountainous barangay of Pugaan in Iligan, also known as “The City of Waterfalls,” on Tuesday (6 January… »


A suspected drug pusher is arrested during a buy-bust operation conducted by San Pedro Police along Bonifacio Street in Davao City afternoon of January 6, 2015. MindaNews photo by Toto… »

Waterfall Selfie

A vacationer takes a selfie near the foot of Dodiongan Falls in Iligan City, also known as The City of Waterfalls, early morning Sunday (4 January 2015). MindaNews photo by… »

Swim for the Environment

Triathlete-lawyer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman ” Macarine stops to drink water given by the support staff during his record-setting feat Friday (2 January 2015). Macarine swam 10.5 kilometers in 5 hours… »

Passenger Season

Passengers at the Kidapawan City Overland Terminal rush to board a bus on Friday (2 January 2015). Buses and other forms of transportation are generally crowded right after the Christmas… »

Hidden No More

A throng of adventure seekers crowd Tinago Falls on Friday (2 January 2015). Situated between Iligan City and Linamon, Lanao del Norte, it is so named because it is hidden… »

Inline Skates

Poor boys in Iligan City use inline skates with a twist – as if using a manual scooter. Spotted at the new circumferential road (C3) near Global Steel early morning… »

See? No firecrackers!

WELCOME 2015! Hundreds of Dabawenyos join the street party at Roxas Avenue, Davao City during the 2nd Torotot Festival’s New Year’s Eve countdown to January 1, 2015. The city has… »

Blast site

Members of the Army’s Explosives Ordnance Disposal team conduct post blast investigation at the explosion site in the public market of M’lang, North Cotabato on  December 31, 2014. One person was… »

Welcome 2015

Brownouts notwithstanding, Surigaonons find ways to welcome 2015 using the torotot (party horns). Residents rush to buy the torotot at the Surigao Boulevard evening of December 31. MindaNews photo by… »

Torotot for New Year

Two children blow paper trumpets on New Year’s Eve in Malaybalay City. Authorities have called on the public to welcome the New Year without firecrackers to avoid injuries during the… »

A Bridge Too Far

Commuters walk to waiting buses on Tuesday (Dec. 30) across the bridge in Barangay Mambayaan Balingasag town, Misamis Oriental which was damaged by tropical storm Seniang the day before. Traders… »

Hide and Seek

Policemen look under the stalls for some vendors of firecrackers who try to hide during a raid at Surigao City Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon (December 30, 2014). The police seized… »


At least 824 passengers are stranded in Lipata Port and Bilang Bilang Port in Surigao City as typhoon Seniang pummeled Northeastern Mindanao Monday (December 29, 2014). This photo was taken… »

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