For Weary Souls

The chapel inside the Teresian Carmelite Monastery in Pal-ing in Malaybalay City offers an excellent place for meditation and prayer. Located some 400 meters from the national highway and surrounded… »

Food for Fire Victims

Nuns belonging to the Missionaries of Charity distribute food to fire victims at the Magsaysay Park in Davao City on Tuesday, 22 April 2014. Some 200 Badjao families are still… »

Earth Day Rally

At least 8,000 people from all over Caraga Region attended the Earth Day protest rally in front of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) regional office in Surigao City on… »

Cagayan de Oro Fire

A volunteer fire fighter puts on more water towards houses hit by a fire in Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City Monday afternoon (21 April 2014). But firetrucks were delayed with the… »

Good Friday Ride

Pilgrims get to experience the fun and excitement riding the rapids after a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Cagayan de Oro City on Good Friday,… »

Nail Care

A woman tries to earn some money doing manicure at the public market in Malaybalay City on Saturday, 19 April 2014. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Climbing Kids

Children in the hinterlands of Pugaan, Iligan City climb up a tree on Saturday (19 April 2014) to harvest ripe mangoes. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

‘Crucifixion of Christ’

A reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during the Hinuklog Lenten street play in Medina town, Misamis Oriental on Good Friday, April 18, 2014. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo


Under the shade of mango trees, families and friends find comfort as they share their meal after a long walk to the Shrine of the Holy Infant Jesus of Prague… »

Burning Faith

A staff from Davao City’s environment office contains fire from burning candles in one of the stations of the cross at Shrine Hills in Davao City on Good Friday. Thousands… »

Friday’s Cross

On the eve of the 2014 Good Friday Hinuklog senakulo Lenten presentation in Medina town, Misamis Oriental, workers carry the cross that will be used by actors. MindaNews photo by… »

Visita Altares

Praying at the altar of the San Roque Church in Acmac, Iligan City Thursday evening (17 April 2014) for the traditional lenten visita altares, when Catholics visit seven churches on… »

Divine Mercy Shrine

Pilgrims walk down the 80-step stair of the Divine Mercy Shrine in El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental on Wednesday (16 April 2014). Shrine management expects the crowd to peak at… »

Silted Shore

Who would dare swim in these waters? A river in Malimono town in Surigao del Norte has become murky from silt caused by small-scale mining activities. The silt is being… »

Can’t Beat the Heat

A fire fighter shouts for more water pressure during a fire that swept through 16 houses in Barangay 22, Corrales Street in Cagayan de Oro City, Tuesday morning, 15 April… »

Red Tide Scare

A fisherman checks the presence of algae bloom or red tide at the Mariculture Park in Balingasag town, Misamis Oriental on April 15, 2014. A red tide killed thousands of… »

Pacquiao wins again

Fans  broke into cheers at the gym in Barangay Nazareth in Cagayan de Oro City as they watched on pay-per-view TV  the unanimous victory of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao over… »

Palm Sunday

A vendor in a shop in front of the St. Augustine Cathedral in Cagayan de Oro on Saturday fashions a palm frond into palaspas (palm leaf craft) for  selling on… »

Holy Week Preview

As the Holy Week approaches, small processions like this one in the municipality of Mahinog on Friday (11 April 2014) are common in Camiguin Island, where hundreds of Catholics are… »

Children’s Plea

Manobo girls from Talaingod, Davao del Norte release a kite with the message “Stop the bombing [aerial] in our community” during a kite flying activity at the United Church of… »

Safe from Red Tide

Workers haul boxes of sardines or tamban freshly caught from the waters between Northern Mindanao and Visayas, at the fish port in Opol town, Misamis Oriental Oriental on Friday, April… »

Fire Victims

A Badjao couple uses recycled plastic and sack as roofing for their makeshift tent at the Magsasay Park grounds, Davao City on Wednesday, 9 April 2014. Their house was among… »

News Briefing

BFAR assistant Regional Director Asuncio Maputol briefs the media in Cagayan de Oro City April 10, 2014 on the affected areas of the red tide that has spread throughout the coast… »

Holiday Treat

Iliganons enjoy the “Araw ng Kagitingan” holiday by whiling the time away at the foot of Dodiongan Falls in Barangay Bonbonon, Iligan City on Wednesday, 9 April 2014. MindaNews photo… »

More Power, Boys

Priscilla Pinky Castillo of the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation shouts instructions to the male paddlers of the Father Saturnino Urios University during the team’s intensive training at the Agusan River… »

Homemade Bread

With her makeshift oven, a woman cooks tasty bread in Barangay Binocaran, Malimono town in Surigao del Norte on Saturday afternoon (April 5, 2014). MindaNews photo by Roel N. Catoto

Too Young to Suffer

An Ata-Manobo from Talaingod, Davao del Norte province attends to her one-month old daughter on their 5th day of stay in Davao City on April 7, 2014. Thousands of Lumads… »

Elderly Patients in New Hospital

Elderly patients rest at the seniors ward of the newly opened annex of the J.R. Borja Hospital in Cagayan de Oro City on April 3, 2014. The three-story annex became… »

Bus stop

Where are we now? A man and his son look out a window as the bus they are riding in pulls over for one of the scheduled stops along its… »

The morning after

The morning after the big fire that razed at least 1,000 houses in  three barangays in Isla Verde,  Davao City — Barangays 23-C, 22-C and 21-C — a resident tries to… »

Mining Firm Attack

Soldiers document the burned dump truck and motorcycle inside the PhilAlstron Mining Corp. compound in Purok 4, Barangay Tagmamarkay, Tubay town in Agusan del Norte, after suspected New People’s Army… »

Red Light District

Capistrano Street is fast becoming the red light district of Cagayan de Oro City. Police and local officials conduct a crackdown on girlie bars and drinking joints and found many… »


Residents salvage scrap metals from their homes gutted by fire in Isla Verde, Davao City on Friday evening, 4 April 2014. The six-hour fire has razed at least 1,000 houses… »

Mountain Bike Challenge

Bikers pedal their way up to the UK Peak in Aleosan, North Cotabato during the mountain bike challenge on April 4.The race is among the highlights of Aleosan’s Kasadyahan Festival,… »

Blind Musician

A visually impaired man plays his guitar along the main road in Malaybalay City Thursday (3 April 2014) for passersby who may be kind enough to give some money for… »

The third Miriam

As Miriam the Senator says the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro peace pact is “unconstitutional” and Miriam the government peace panel chair says it is constitutional, the third Miriam –… »

At Last

A graduate sheds tears — apparently of joy — as his parents approach to congratulate him after the commencement ceremony at the Bukidnon State University in Malaybalay City on 31… »

Arms for Cash

EASTMINCOM commander Lt. Gen. Ricardo Rainier Cruz III (left) and AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista receive surrendered firearms from 72 former New People’s Army (NPA) rebels at Camp Evangelista in Cagayan… »


Moro people in Manila rejoice at the signing on Thursday, 27 March 2014, of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.… »

Bangsamoro Emblem

Marguina Dalamban had her face painted with a Bangsamoro emblem as she joins the celebration at the Cotabato City Paza while waiting for the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on… »

Boys in the Camp

Two young boys walk past Moro Islamic Liberation Front mujahideens in formation at Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat town, Maguindanao on 27 March 2014 as the MILF celebrates the signing of… »


A Moro Islamic Liberation Front mujahideen quenches his thirst at Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao 27 March 2014 as the MILF celebrates the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on… »

Mabuhay Bangsamoro!

A Moro woman raises a flaglet during a gathering in Pikit, North Cotabato on Thursday (27 March 2014) to celebrate the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro in… »


Moro youth flash the peace sign along the national highway in Barangay Kayaga, Kabacan, North Cotabato on Thursday (27 March 2014), during the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the… »

Welcoming the Bangsamoro

On the eve of the scheduled March 27, 2014 signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), two Moro women in Pikit, North Cotabato install a banner congratulating the… »


Commander Bantay, of the vigilante group Mindanao Ilaga Movement (MIM), briefs his men somewhere in North Cotabato on Tuesday, 25 March 2014. The MIM is preparing for any scenario that… »

Summer’s Here

A girl takes a call while sweeping the ripened leaves that fell on the basketball court at the Rizal Park in Malaybalay City on Tuesday, 25 March 2014. MindaNews photo… »

Daredevil Ride

A young boy squeezes himself at the back of a habal-habal plying the Midsayap-Datu Piang road in this photo taken on March 24, 2014. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

BIAF Checkpoint

Members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces man a checkpoint at Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat in Maguindanao province on March 23, 2014. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

Summer fun

Boys find it fun to jump into the murky waters of the Agusan River on a rainy summer day. Light rains brought by Tropical Depression Caloy continued to pour in… »

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