King of Waves

Edito Alcala, the 2014 Siargao International Surfing Cup champion emerges from the right-hander barreling wave in Cloud Nine, General Luna, Siargao Island on Sunday, Sept. 28. He also won the… »

Hard work

Every day, she works on a mound of limestone in Barangay Malinao, General Luna, Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte, crushing it to pieces for use in construction sites. She… »

Bike to surf

A Korean tourist pushes his motorbike with surfboard rack to the roadside on Saturday, September 27, 2014, in Cloud Nine, General Luna, Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte. This is… »

Mindanao’s ‘TreeVolution’

Treevolution in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao. (Photo by DENR-ARMM posted on Treevolution Facebook account)

Perfect Timing

A Brahminy Kite dives and scoops out a fish from the murky waters of Cagayan de Oro River, September 26, 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Doing Their Share

Two students of Bukidnon National High School in Malaybalay City join the Mindanao-wide tree planting on Sept. 26 dubbed Treevolution. The event aims to enter the Guinness World Records for… »

Selfie Father

Father Bert Layson, OMI joins a group of delegates for a selfie at the Notre Dame Midsayap College in Midsayap, North Cotabato on September 25, 2014. MindaNews photo by Toto… »

Bridge Repair

A worker guides a vibrator as they lay set piles along the banks of Tunggol River in Datu Montawal, Maguindanao province on September 25, 2014. A portion of Tunggol bridge… »

Roving Furniture Vendors

An elderly couple and their grandchild walk across the national highway to sell furniture in Barangay Consuelo, Magsaysay town in Misamis Oriental, February 25, 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Enjoying the Waves

Small waves cannot stop this local surfer from having fun in Cloud Nine, General Luna, Siargao Island on Thursday (Sept. 25). Organizers of the 20th Siargao International Surfing Competition postponed… »

Awaiting Completion

A resident walks along the unfinished portion of the new bridge in Cagayan de Oro City on Sept. 24, 2014. The new bridge connects the city proper to Barangay Carmen.… »

OMI at 75 in PH

Father Rodel Lopez, OMI, surveys the old photos of the pioneers of Oblates of Mary Immaculate in the Philippines at the exhibit in Midsayap, North Cotabato on September 24, 2014.… »

58 Months

Journalists, activists and students light candles at the Press Freedom Monument in Cagayan de Oro City to commemorate the 58th month of the Ampatuan Massacre on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.… »

Water Ferry

Mother and child bring home potable water in plastic containers aboard a wooden canoe in the calm waters of Masao River in Butuan City Tuesday (23 Sept 2014). MindaNews photo… »

‘Blood Bucket’ Challenge

Members of the human rights group Karapatan-North Cotabato commemmorate the 42nd anniversary of martial law on Monday (22 Sept 2014) by pouring red-colored liquid on their bodies, apparently a parody… »

View of the Mines

A mining company bus ferries workers through the Carac-an Bridge in Madrid town, Surigao del Sur on Saturday, 20 Sept 2014. Seen in the background is the ongoing large-scale mining… »

Resume Peace Talks

Leaders of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) led by Cagayan de Oro Archbishop and PEPP-co-chair Antonio Ledesma, SJ, reiterate their call to both government (GPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF)… »

Forum on Food Sovereignty

Daniel Ocampo, a campaigner of Greenpeace Philippines, talks about sustainable agriculture by raising an awareness on genetically modified organisms while promoting ecological farming during the Forum on Food Sovereignty held… »

CCT for Indigenous Peoples

Elizabeth Geonzon, 57, of Barangay Hindang, Iligan City, is one of the hopefuls filling out a validation form for the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer Program for Indigenous Peoples of the… »

All That’s Left

Coast guard officials show an identification card found inside the bag of Betty M. Bahi, an overseas Filipino worker from Barobo, Surigao del Sur. Bahi, a passenger of M/V Maharlika… »

Shabu Busted

Policemen present to media on Wednesday (17 Sept 2014) almost a kilo worth shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) packed in sachets valued at P7 million seized in Surigao City during a raid… »

Taho Vendor

A vendor braves the rain brought about by Tropical Storm Mario as he sells taho (soft silken tofu) in Barangay Diego Silang in Butuan City Wednesday (17 Sept 2014). MindaNews… »

Morning Magic

After weeks of rain, residents of Malaybalay City wake up to a beautiful sunrise on Sept. 15. MindaNews photo by Alexandria M. Mordeno


M/V Maharlika 4, a sister ferry of the ill-fated M/V Maharlika 2 and also plying the Surigao City-Liloan, Southern Leyte route has been suspended by the Marine Industry Authority since… »

Search Still On

A Philippine Air Force helicopter lands at the port of Lipata in Surigao City on Monday morning, Sept. 15, after scouring Surigao Strait for possible survivors of M/V Maharlika 2… »

Binuangan Accident

Residents try to help in pulling the remaining Magkuno lumber out of the Isuzu Elf that flipped over in Barangay Poblacion, Binuangan town, Misamis Oriental, September 14, 2014. The truck… »


Survivor Sarah Andil of Cotabato City suffered an injury when she jumped out of the ill-fated MV Maharlika 2 which sank off Southern Leyte Saturday evening, September 13. The 39-year… »


As of 10 a.m. Sunday, September 14, at least 14 passengers rescued from MV Maharlika ferry which sank off Pintuyan in Southern Leyte on Saturday evening are confined at the… »

MV Maharlika 2

M/V Maharlika II anchored off Lipata port in Surigao City in this file photo taken Dec. , 2013. The Roll-on/ roll off ferry was undergoing repairs near the port when… »

Release the POWS

Ana Curita Tare (holding the microphone) appeals on Thursday (12 Sept 2014) for the military to implement a suspension of military operations in Bukidnon to pave the way for the… »

New 4ID Commander

New 4th Infantry Division commander Major General Oscar Lactao (center) shakes hands with outgoing commander Major General Ricardo Visaya (right) during the turnover of command ceremony at Camp Evangelista, Patag… »

For Peace

Government agencies and nongovernment groups in Bacolod, Lanao del Norte imprint their hands on a peace monument to reaffirm their commitment to peace on September 10, the same day that… »

Amputee’s Livelihood

James “Jimmy” Fong, 26, a dispatcher from Iligan City, had a motorcycle accident in 2008 which led to a leg amputation. Assisting motorists park their cars in city streets, as… »

Young and Old

A pair of teen and elderly display their dancing skills during the yearly Brigada TeenGuwang dance showdown on Sunday (7 Sept 2014) before a huge crowd at the Oval Plaza of General… »

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Mohagher Iqbal (L), chair of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission and the MILF peace panel, and BTC Deputy Chair Akmad Sakkam (R), and 12 other commissioners sign Sunday afternoon the transmittal… »

No Longer for Vehicles?

An entire road becomes a solar drier for rice and corn grains in Barangay Taytay, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, September 5, 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas


A woman arranges leaves of Lampakanay or Cattail plant for drying along the barangay road in Baybay, Alubijid town in Misamis Oriental, September 5, 2014. The plant is used for… »

Tuna Float

Workers on a building seem not to mind the Tuna Festival float parade on Sept 5 in General Santos City as police officials impose what they call tight security measures… »

Damaged Bridge

Tunggol Bridge in the municipality of Datu Montawan in Maguindanao as photographed last Wednesday, 3 Sept 2014, which officials say is in danger of collapsing as Typhoon Kanor brought in… »

Rice Harvest

Rice harvest is underway Thursday (4 Sept 2014) in Buri, Matan-ao, Davao del Sur. MindaNews photo by Eizel P. Hilario

Blood Bucket Challenge

Students from Ateneo de Davao University join the blood bucket challenge at the Freedom Park, Davao City on Wednesday, 3 September 2014. The students joined the protest in response to… »

Bridge Under Repair

Construction workers are dwarfed by a drilling rig and cranes at the northbound lane of Bangkerohan Bridge, Davao City in this photo taken on September 1, 2014. MindaNews photo by… »

Kalivungan Festival

Participants of the street dancing do their best during culmination of the week-long Kalivungan Festival Monday in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato. Formerly known as the Cotabato Empire, the province of North… »

Last Centennial Bang

Fireworks light up the dark, cloudy sky over Malaybalay City on Monday night, marking the end of the centennial celebration of Bukidnon. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Centennial Rock

A member of the Kamikaze Band whoops it up in a concert in Malaybalay City on August 31, eve of the centennial celebration of Bukidnon province. MindaNews photo by Alexandria… »

Face of Kaamulan

Sweat is all over the face of this performer during the second and final day of the Kaamulan street dancing in Malaybalay City on August 31, a day before Bukidnon… »

Lanao’s ice bucket challenge

Ltc. Leomar Jose Doctolero , commanding officer of the Army’s 15th Infantry Battalion in Bagumbayan, Kauswagan , Lanao del Norte  leads his officers and men in a Team Army Ice… »

Dance for Kaamulan

A dance group representing one of Bukidnon’s 20 towns performs at the Kaamulan grounds in Malaybalay City on the final day of the festival on August 31, 2014. Bukidnon’s 20… »

Bukidnon’s Kaamulan

Performers choreograph a Lumad folk tale during the Kaamulan street dancing in Malaybalay City on August 30. The event is part of the centennial celebration of Bukidnon province. MindaNews photo… »

Street Dance

Participants dance during the first day of the two-day Kaamulan street dancing in Malaybalay City on August 30, 2014. Bukidnon’s 20 towns and two component cities are participating in the… »

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