Shots of “The Punisher”

Lights and cameras are trained towards veteran photojournalist Rene Lumawag and his guest of honor Elizabeth Zimmerman as they look on one of the 30 photos of incoming President Rodrigo… »

Justice Long Denied

Despite heavy rains, members of the Cagayan de Oro Press Club light candles at the Press Freedom monument on Thursday (June 23, 2016) to remember the Ampatuan Massacre that happened… »

Digong’s ‘Barong’ Designers

Designers Bonie Adaza (right) and Chad Pulache, of Chardin haberdashery in Davao City, made the Barong Tagalog for the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte. MindaNews photo by Antonio L.… »

Ground Zero, 1997

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte checks the assault rifle of Senior Inspector Ronald Dela Rosa (extreme left), chief of the City Mobile Group, after inspecting a crime scene in Barangay Tamugan in… »

Oath Taking

Senator-elect Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao takes his oath of office in front of his mother and wife at the provincial gymnasium inside the Sarangani capitol compound Wednesday afternoon (22 June 2016).… »

Hearing the Business Sector

President-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte speaks before the country’s business leaders during a two-day consultative workshop at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City Tuesday (21 June 2016), where he promised… »

English Channel Swim

Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine speaks before the media during the launch of the First Filipino English Channel Swim at Marriott Hotel Resorts World in Pasay City Monday afternoon (20 June… »

Earthquake Drill

Students of Cagayan de Oro National High School in Barangay Nazareth squirm to cover their heads during the earthquake drill held Wednesday (22 June 2016). City disaster officials said  surrounding trees and electric… »

Business Leaders

Businessmen Guillermo Luz and Jaime Zobel de Ayala attend the “Sulong Pilipinas Economic Forum” at the SMX Lanang in Davao City on Wednesday (21 June 2016). The two-day forum aims… »

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio

Davao City Mayor-elect Sara Duterte-Carpio takes her oath before Regional Trial Court Branch 16 Judge Emmanuel Carpio at the Hall of Justice, Candelaria Street, Davao City on June 20, 2016.… »

Peace talk

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim spent around 20 minutes to talk peace during a one-on-one meeting Friday night at Hotel Elena… »

Duterte Punch

Members of the delegation sent by President-Elect Rodrigo Duterte (led by returning Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza on the extreme left) and the National Democratic Front (NDF)… »

Brothers all

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte listens as Datu Abul Khayr Alonto (right) of Lanao del Sur, chair of a faction the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) expounds on an issue during a… »

Photo Exhibit

Photojournalist Rene B. Lumawag talks about his exhibit of photographs of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte spanning three decades. Photo courtesy of MANMAN DEJETO               Read… »

Austrian Envoys

Ambassador Josef Muellner (left) and Honorary Consul Dr. Peter Faistauer, while waiting for their meeting with president-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte in Davao City Friday evening (17 June 2016), where they intend… »

A thriving business

A vendor on San Pedro Street, in Davao City sells Duterte shirts at 180 pesos each. More than a month after the elections, Duterte shirts are still a hot novelty… »

A day with Ambassadors

It was a day with Ambassadors for President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, June 13, 2016. He received in succession the United States Ambassador, Philip Goldberg (in photo), United Kingdom Ambassador… »

Independence Day

Female police officers carry a huge Philippine flag during the 118th Independence Day rites in Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro on June 12, 2016. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Poor sales

  They wave their small flags along  Tionko Avenue in Davao City hoping drivers would stop to buy flags to commemorate the 118th Philippine Independence. Vendors complain of poor sales… »


President-elect Rody Duterte meets with outgoing Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. at After Dark in Davao City near midnight Friday until the early hours of Saturday, June 11. Marcos was… »


Members of the Philippine Women’s College in Davao City hold their annual meeting Thursday (June 9, 2016) at the school entrance after security guards refused them entry reportedly on orders… »

Terror Group?

National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) negotiating panel spokesperson Fidel Agcaoili, during a press conference at the Ateneo de Davao on Wednesday (8 June 2016), said that Communist Party… »

Philippine Eagle

A janitor sweeps the floor around a huge display of the colors of the national flag in the shape of the Philippine Eagle, the country’s national bird and the icon… »

Last Days of Summer

Tourists enjoy the turquoise-colored waters of Sugba Lagoon in Del Carmen, Siargao Island on Tuesday (7 June 2016) as the summer ends and the rainy season begins. This quite place… »

Ramadhan Greetings

A huge tarpaulin extending greetings for the Ramadhan is installed near the Sangguniang Panlungsod Building along San Pedro Street, Davao City. Muslims all over the world started the month-long fast on… »

Start of Ramadan

Muslims pray inside a mosque at Quimpo Boulevard, Davao City to mark the start of the Holy month of Ramadan in this photo taken on June 6, 2016. MindaNews photo… »

One Love. One Nation.

A party-goer waves the Philippine Flag at the “One Love. One Nation” thanksgiving party on June 4, 2016 at the Crocodile Park in Davao City to celebrate the victory of… »

Mega tent

It takes at least six technical persons and three man-hours to set-up a 40 by 60 ft. “mega tent” which will be used for the “One Love, One Nation” victory… »

All Under One Flag

Gays, lesbians, bi-sexuals and their supporters join the first Pride March from Freedom Park in Roxas Avenue to People’s Park, Davao City on June 1, 2016. MindaNews photo by Toto… »

Duterte Cabinet

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte presents members of his Cabinet during a press conference at “Malacanang of the South” inside the Department of Public Works and Highways compound in Panacan, Davao City… »

Thank You

Lumad students who are staying at the UCCP Haran along Padre Selga Street in Davao City send their “thank you” note to the University of the Philippines community on Wednesday… »

First meeting

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte presides over a meeting with members of his incoming Cabinet on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at the “Malacanang of the South” in Davao City. The meeting, held… »

Plaid is in

Plaid has become the new fashion trend since Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte won the Presidency. Duterte and at least five members of the incoming Cabinet, wore plaid to the… »


Coast Guard personnel attend to fishermen repatriated from Indonesia during their arrival at the Makar Port in General Santos City Sunday. Arrested by Indonesian naval personnel when the Filipino fishermen… »

Mat Weaver

Cynthia, a mat weaver in Alubijid, Misamis Oriental, prepares the plastic strands that would help put the nipa leaves in place as she weaves mats last Sunday (29 May 2016).… »

Brigada Eskwela

Members of the Philippine National Police paint a school building in Isla Verde, Davao City on the first day of the annual Brigada Eskwela on Monday, May 30, 2016.  MindaNews… »


Incoming president Rodrigo Duterte faces the media Saturday night in Davao City with Senator Alan Peter Cayetano,  returning Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza and senator-elect Manny Pacquiao.… »

Let’s play

World boxing icon and Senator-elect Manny Pacquiao plays a friendly basketball match with the team of the Davao City Mayor’s Office led by Christopher “Bong” Go (in red) at the… »

‘Malacañang of the South’

The “Malacanang of the South,” located at the equipment yard of the Department of Public Works and Highways in Barangay Panacan, Davao City is undergoing a minor renovation in this… »

Advance Warning

President-elect and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte warns all police personnel that come July 1, 2016, all of them will undergo mandatory drug testing. He also vowed a massive reshuffling in… »

Like A Star

President-elect and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte signs the cover of a news magazine during a press conference in Legaspi Suites, Davao City, evening of May 23, 2016. Duterte is… »

Daybreak in Opol

A usual scene during daybreak in Opol, Misamis Oriental (May 22, 2016). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Fiesta Fare

Lechon (roast pig) ordered by customers for the feast in honor of Gingoog City’s patron saint, Sta. Rita de Casia, are lined up for delivery on Sunday (May 22, 2016). MindaNews photo… »

Crystal Clear

Children take turns jumping into the crystal clear waters of Enchanted River in the municipality of Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur Friday (20 May 2016). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Shallow Waters

A boatman negotiates the shallow waters off Barangay Talisay in the municipality of Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur during low tide on Friday (20 May 2016) to ferry picnickers into… »

Net Repair

A fisherman repairs his net at the fishing village in Bucana, Davao City on May 19, 2016. The village supplies fish for traders in a nearby public market. MindaNews photo… »

Pigeons at the Park

A police officer walks past a flock pigeons being fed by a tourist at Rizal Park, Davao City on Wednesday (18 May 2016). Pigeons at the park are becoming an… »

Facing the Media

Presumptive President and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte faces the media shortly before Sunday midnight (15 May 2016) at Hotel Elena in Davao City.This was Duterte’s first appearrance to the… »

New tourist spot

Visitors drop by the house of presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte at Doña Luisa subdivision in Matina, Davao City on May 14, 2016 and pose beside a standee of the mayor,… »

AIDS candlelight memorial

An advocate lights a candle during the International AIDS candlelight memorial celebration at the People’s Park in Davao City on May 13, 2016. Records from the Department of Health Philippine… »

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