Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Back to base

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes each of the troops from the 1st Infantry Battalion of the 2nd Infantry Division based in Tanay, Rizal, as they prepare to leave Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental for Manila on October 20, 2017. The 1IB was among the first deployed to Marawi City when the battle against terrorists broke out on May 23....

A time to play

Children evacuees play under supervision of Hijab Troopers at an evacuation center for Marawi City residents at the Iligan National School of Fisheries in Buruun ,Iligan City on 20 October 2017. The Hijab Troopers are members of the all-female Civil Relations Company from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police.

Chinese garter

Children evacuees play "Chinese Garter"  at an evacuation center for Marawi City residents at the Iligan National School of Fisheries in Buruun ,Iligan City on 20 October 2017.

Mindanao bishops

Mindanao bishops at the press conference in Davao City on 19 October 2017 at the end of the four-day  Mindanao Sulu Pastoral Conference, discuss challenges faced by the Catholic church in Mindanao. (L to R) Bishop Julius Tonel of the Diocese of Ipil in Zamboanga Sibugay, Archbishops Antonio Ledesma and Romulo Valles of Cagayan de Oro and Davao, and...

Serenity

All is quiet in the battlefield in Marawi City in this photo taken from the golf course of the Mindanao State University at 2:16 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 October 2017, a day after President Rodrigo Duterte declared the liberation of Marawi from "terrorist influence." An hour later, smoke would be seen rising again from artillery fire.  MindaNews photo by...

Thrill of Victory

Philippine Marines sit beside a Philippine flag on top of a tank in Barangay Bangolo, Marawi City, Tuesday October 17, 2017. President Duterte declared on the same day that the city has been "liberated from terrorist influence". MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Photo Op

Soldiers pose for photos in Banggolo District, Marawi City on Tuesday, 17 October 2017, after President Rodrigo Duterte declared the city's "liberation from terrorist influence". MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO

Mobile Store

A man arranges the snack items in his tricycle that serves as his mobile store at the provincial capitol grounds in Malaybalay City on Tuesday, 17 October 2017. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Killed

Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Eduardo Ano presents photos of the slain Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute, leader of the Maute-ISIS group. The two were killed in Marawi City on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2017, Day 147 of the Marawi Crisis. Beside him is Army Chief Gen. Rolando Bautista. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO    ...

Lone sentry

A mannequin dressed in military uniform is the lone sentry on the roadside of Mapandi in Marawi City. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Talaandig Day

Tribal elders from Bukidnon's seven hill tribes perform a dance at the launching  of their One Million Lutya (taro) initiative on Talaandig Day, 14 October 2017 in Sungko, Lantapan, Bukidnon. Each of the seven tribes will plant one million hills of lutya in their respective ancestral domains to ensure food security. They plan to set up a cooperative to...

Landslide aftermath

Photo taken on Saturday, October 14, 2017, nine days after a landslide struck the upper portion  of Shrine Hills along the Diversion Road in Davao City on October 5. The landslide prompted the city government to close a portion of the highway for several days.  On October 10, it announced that starting Wednesday (Oct 11), two lanes would be opened...

President, Datus, Sultans

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte does his signature pose with Abdaham Idjirani, Sultan Phudalun Kiram II, Dr. Charles Chan, Datu Michael Ong Mastura, Sultan Omar Pax Mangudadatu, Pastor Saycon, Mindanao Development Authority Chair Datu Abul Khayr Alonto and Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Alamarim Tillah during a meeting at the Malacañan Palace on October 12, 2017. The meeting...

Salute

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes 2Lt. Harold Mark Juan as the President posthumously awarded the Order of Lapu-Lapu Kalasag Rank to the fallen soldier during the wake at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani in Taguig City on October 13, 2017.  Juan was killed by a sniper from the Maute Group as government troops were trying to corner the terrorists...

Guitar Man

Titing Tomimbang, a resident of Campo Ranao, Marawi City, shapes electric guitars from narra wood inside an evacuation center for Marawi City residents in Barangay Maria Cristina in Iligan City on 10 October 2017. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO

Still Without Houses

Not a single housing unit has been built at the transitory site for evacuees in Barangay Sagonsongan, Marawi City as of October 10, 2017, more than a month after the groundbreaking ceremony.  MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Is It Over Soon?

Smoke rises from Marawi City after an aerial bombardment Monday (October 9, 2017) on areas where the military believes the ISIS-inspired Maute gunmen are making a last stand. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

From Marawi to Mall

Soldiers spend their time off from combat duties in Marawi City inside a mall in Iligan City on Sunday, October 8, 2017. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO

Marang Season

A farmer hauls his harvest of marang, a sweet seedy fruit that abounds in Mindanao, from Tagoloan town in Lanao del Norte to neighboring Iligan City on Friday (October 6, 2017). MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Solar Panels

Power supplied by solar panels light up the homes at Bahay Pagasa, a transitional shelter  for displaced Marawi residents in the city's Barangay Bito Buadi Itowa. Photo taken on October 6, 2017. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

War and Remembrance

Soldiers who are about to return home after seeing action in besieged Marawi City take photos of each other in front of the city's welcome arch in Barangay Sagonsongan on Friday (October 6, 2017). MindaNews photo by GG BUENO

War Souvenir

Members of the police Special Action Force spend their break from combat duties in Marawi City assembling a toy tank made of empty ammunition shells on Friday, October 6, 2017. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Halal Stopover

The Gandingan Specialties in Picong, Lanao del Sur is the top stopover among travelers plying the Cotabato-Pagadian route. In this photo taken on noontime Friday, October 6, 2017, customers flock to order grilled chicken and fish. MIndanews Photo

Missing Home

Some residents  of Marawi City queue for a travel pass at the Lanao del Sur provincial capitol on Friday (October 6, 2017) so they can visit their homes in the besieged city. Last week, the military again said the siege started by the ISIS-inspired Maute group on May 23, will end in a few days. MindaNews photo by H....

Almost finished

After nearly three decades of renting an office, the Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao will soon transfer to its own building at Earth corner Libra streets, GSIS Heights Subdivision in Matina, Davao City. Construction of the building is almost finished. MindaNews photo by GG BUENO

Marawi again

President Rodrigo Duterte inspects a nipa hut built by Army engineers for evacuees at the evacuation camp in Barangay Bito Buadi Itowa in Marawi City on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, Day 133 of the Marawi Crisis. This is the President's sixth visit to Marawi. He, however, did not meet with the evacuees nearby who were not allowed to enter...

Busy Tawi-tawi port

Unloading goods at the port of Bongao in Tawi-tawi on a  late afternoon. MindaNews photo by FERDINANDH B. CABRERA       More photos  

Award for Larry Ilagan

Social Welfare Undersecretary Luzviminda Ilagan receives from President Rodrigo Duterte the Legal Award for Outstanding Lawyer in Community and Legal Aid Service (posthumous) conferred on her husband, Laurente Calanog Ilagan, who dared fight the Marcos dictatorship and was the first of three human rights lawyers in Davao City who were arrested in May 1985 for alleged rebellion. At that...

Raptor migration

The peak season is here. These are some of the 54,000 Chinese sparrowhawks seen on September 29 from Raptor Hill in Glan, Sarangani province. Just two weeks into the watch, the Sarangani Team has recorded 86,000 raptors, breaking last year’s record of 78,817 over five weeks of a “confirmatory raptor migration study.” Photo by Tres Besana/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE  ...

Bound for Balut

Porters load goods on board a passenger vessel bound for Balut Island in Sarangani town, Davao Occidental in General Santos City on September 29, 2016. MindaNews photo by BONG S. SARMIENTO

Lokot-lokot

Gayam Halidan cooks a delicacy called jaa in Tausug but popularly known as lokot-lokot, in her home in Zamboanga City on Thursday, 28 September 2017. Made of rice, flour, sugar, oil and water, lokot-lokot (which means twirls or tangles in Bisaya) comes in different flavors, including ube and pandan. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Waiting for Food

Pigeons waiting to be fed by visitors have become a daily sight outside Spanish-era Fort Pilar in Zamboanga City. Photo taken on 28 September 2017. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Cotton Candy

Clown Fish

Pinoy Surfing Star

Former champion John Mark Tokong of General Luna, Siargao Island continues to rally against his foreign rivals in the third day of the 23rd Siargao International Surfing Cup held in his hometown on Tuesday (September 26, 2017). Photo courtesy of TOM BENNETT/WORLD SURF LEAGUE

Hawaiian In Cloud Nine

Hawaiian surfer Luke Adolfson gets the barreling wave in Cloud Nine, General Luna, Siargao Island on Sunday (September 24, 2017). Photo courtesy of TIM HAIN/WORLD SURF LEAGUE

Evacuation Camp

End martial law

Protest actions  to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Ferdinand Marcos' declaration of martial law on 21 September 2017 were held nationwide, including in Davao City, home of President Rodrigo Duterte who is being urged to lift martial law. Duterte, the first Mindanawon President, declared martial law eight hours after clashes between government forces and the Maute Group started on...

Never again

At least a hundred protesters joined the 45th commemoration of Ferdinand Marcos' declaration of martial law at the Magsaysay Park in downtown Cagayan de Oro, on Sept.21,2017. Bagong Alyansang Makabayan chair  Wildon Barros said the low turnout was expected since most of the people's organizations affiliated with Bayan-Northern Mindanao Region  joined the Lakbayan 2017 in Manila. Photo courtesy of ANDREW...

All smiles

President Rodrigo Duterte visits troops in Marawi on 21 September 2017, Day 122 of the Marawi Crisis. This is his fifth visit to Marawi since the armed clashes with the Maute Group started on May 23. Accompanying the President were Defense Secretary Delfin Loorrenzana, Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs Arthur Tabaquero, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. The President also tagged along Paolo Santos, Jimmy Bondoc and Arnel Ignacio to provide entertainment to the troops. Richard Madelo / PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Duterte returned to Marawi on 21 September 2017, Day 122 of the Marawi Crisis, his fifth visit to Marawi since the armed clashes with the Maute Group started on May 23. Accompanying the President were Defense Secretary Delfin Loorrenzana, Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs Arthur Tabaquero, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Eduardo...

Silent witnesses

A female teddy bear sits and "watches" an Army trooper pass by a bullet-riddled house inside Marawi's main battle area while a male teddy bear lies at the entrance of the house in this photo taken 19 September 2017, Day 120 of the Marawi Crisis. Why the teddy bears are not bullet-riddled is anyone's guess. What is certain is...

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