Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Sunday ride

Children enjoy a bike ride around the Energy Park, a top weekend destination in Tagum City, Davao del Norte on Sunday, 02 April 2017.  MINDANEWS PHOTO

Kidapawan dispersal remembered

Valentina Ebon Berdin, now 79, joins militant groups and farmers who stage a rally in front of Kidapawan City Highwalk to mark the 1st anniversary of the bloody dispersal last April 1, 2016 in the city which left two protesters dead and over 30 others injured. Ebdon was among the 79 persons who were arrested and charged for allegedly...

Davao quake drill

Emergency teams composed of employees and staff of Abreeza Mall and Seda Hotel participate in the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill on Friday, 31 March 2017, in Davao City. MindaNews photo by Manman Dejeto

Nur and Digong

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chair Nur Misuari and family at the Presidential Guest House in Davao City on March 27, 2017.  RENE LUMAWAG/Presidential Photo

Hungary – Philippines

Virgilio Almario (L),  National Artist for Literature and Chair of the National Commission on Culture and Arts and Hungarian Ambassador to the Philippines Jozsef Bencze exchange agreements in Davao City on March 27, 2017 for a cultural cooperation program for the exchange of art and culture professionals and organizations between the Philippines and Hungary.Witnessing the exchange are the Philippines'...

Midnight “sikwate”

Craving for hot chocolate and suman at midnight?  If you're in Davao City, go to Bankerohan public market for the chocolate drink locally known as "sikwate," best partnered with suman (rice cake). Price is reasonable and the place is open 24/7.  MindaNews photo by FERDINANDH B. CABRERA

Gov meets Moro grads

ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman congratulates Macdum Darping Enca of Cotabato City, a Maguindanaon who placed first among 144 graduates of the Philippine National Police Academy. Another Moro, Midzfar Hamis Omar, a Badjao from Tawi-tawi (2nd from right) is Number 2. Seven Mindanawons made it to the Top Ten. Fifty seven Mindanawons graduated from the Academy, 19 of them Moro....

Kaamulan 2017

Dancers from Baungon town in Bukidnon perform during the Kaamulan street dancing contest on Saturday, 25 March 2017, in Malaybalay City. Kaamulan is the province's annual ethnic festival. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

President and Vice President

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo at the sidelines of the 38th Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Commencement Exercises for 'Masidlak' Class of 2017 at Camp General Mariano N. Castañeda in Silang, Cavite on March 24, 2017. MARCELINO PASCUA/Presidential Photo

Link to US

Workers detach buoys from a submarine cable along the coast of Davao City on Friday, March 24, 2017, during the landing of the fiber optic cables of Globe Telecom that will directly link to the US next quarter . The submarine cable, the first direct link of Southeast Asia to the US, hopes to address the growing internet market...


Two cowboys trap a calf in the breakaway portion of the rodeo competition in Malaybalay City on Thursday (March 23, 2017). Bukidnon is currently celebrating Kaamulan Festival that will culminate in a street dancing competition on Saturday. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Davao cage tourney

Davao Montana Pawnshop guard Ipe Refuerzo dribbles against NU Bulldogs' Dave Wilson Yu during the opening day of the tournament, which is part of the 80th Araw ng Dabaw events on Thursday March 23, 2017 at the Almendras Gym, Davao City. The Davao team prevailed over the visiting NU Bulldogs 79-74. (Keith Bacongco)

Future Baker

Shooting pawikan

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte takes a photo of a hawksbill turtle hatchling in Cleanergy Park, an Aboitiz-managed reserve in Punta Dumalag in Barangay Matina Aplaya, Davao City on March 21, 2017. A total of 140 hawksbill turtle hatchlings, called locally as pawikan, were released. MindaNews photo by Manman Dejeto

DAVRAA Meet 2017

Some 6,000 young athletes and officials gathered at the Mati Sports Complex in Davao Oriental on Sunday, March 19 for the opening of the Davao Regional Athletic Association (DAVRAA) Meet 2017.  DAVRAA is an annual athletic competition among elementary and high school students from private and public schools in the region comprising the four Davaos (del Norte, del Sur, Occidental...

Digong meets Aung San Suu Kyi

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs toast during the State Banquet at the Presidential Palace in iNay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on March 20, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo

Alab Pilipinas wins

Alab Pilipinas' Lawrence Doming drives against Tyler Lamb of Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions during the ABL regular season game at USEP Gym in Davao City on Sunday night, March 19, 2017. Alab finally conquered the top-seed HK Eastern Long Lions  82-75. MINDANEWS PHOTO         READ STORY

Filipinos in Myanmar

A little boy waves Philippine flaglets as President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reiterates his vow to put the interest of the Filipinos first in his speech during a meeting with the Filipino community at the Horizon Lake View Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on March 19, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL/Presidential Photo

Tribal Artists

Members of the Yagongyong ta Impasugong, a tribal band composed of Higaonon youth from Impasugong, Bukidnon perform outside the Culture and Arts Exhibit booth on March 19 to passersby in the Capitol Grounds,, venue of most of the activities in  Kaamulan 2017. Yagongyong is Binukid for "vibrations." MindaNews photo by WALTER I. BALANE

Power smash

Defenders from Central Mindanao University fail to block an attack by the Bulacan Angels in this bit of action during the invitational volleyball tournament in Malaybalay City on 18 March 2017 as part of the city's 19th Charter Day celebration. CMU bowed in two straight sets. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno


Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang uses his mobile phone to take a picture of the Davao Gulf at the Sta. Ana wharf in Davao City on Saturday, 18 March 2017. Yang led the Chinese delegation during a site inspection of the proposed Davao Coastline and Port Development Project. MINDANEWS PHOTO

Meeting ARMM teachers

Julie Bishop, Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, chats with teachers from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) following a press briefing at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City on Friday, 17 March 2017. The Australian government has been supporting education in the ARMM since 2002.MINDANEWS PHOTO
Julie Bishop, Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, chats with teachers from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) following a press briefing at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City on Friday, 17 March 2017. The Australian government has been supporting education in the ARMM since 2002.MINDANEWS PHOTO

Duterte greets Bishop

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Commonwealth of Australia Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Presidential Guest House in Davao City on March 17, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo

Welcoming China

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte welcomes Vice-Premier Wang Yang of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China  at the Presidential Guest House in Davao City on March 17, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/Presidential Photo  

Araw ng Dabaw

Dabawenyos from various sectors join the parade to celebrate the 80th Araw ng Dabaw in Davao City on Thursday (16 March 2017). MINDANEWS PHOTO

Dog Parade

Center Against Illegal Drugs

Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles thanks the Ateneo de Davao University for setting up the Center Against Illegal Drugs (CAID) during its blessing on 15 March 2017. The Center has four components: a hotline and referral helpline, human rights training and in-house drug prevention education program, community-based healing and recovery for drug reformists, and research on the illegal drugs trade...

Datu Bago awardees 2017

Mindanao Times editor in chief Amalia Bandiola Cabusao, Datu Bago awardee. The other awardee is visual artist Rey Mudjahid "Kublai" Millan, who was represented at the awards rites Wednesday at the Royal Mandaya Hotel by his father, Rey (beside Amy). MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO                READ STORY

Peace Forum

Fire trainees

Trainees of the Bureau of Fire Protection perform tire-based exercises near the Central 911 headquarters in Davao City on 14 March 2017. MindaNews phot by CAROLYN O. ARGUILLAS

Anti-NPA poster

Posters condemning alleged atrocities of the New People's Army rebels proliferate in the streets of Davao City following the ambush against police officers in Bansalan, Davao del Sur last week. Photo taken on March 14, 2017. Mindanews Photo


Employees of the City Government of Davao compete in a traditional game known as 'karang' during the Employees Day on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, as part of 80th Araw ng Dabaw celebration. Mindanews Photo

Car on fire

Bureau of Fire Protection personnel spray water on a car that burns as it passes along Kilometer 2, National Highway, Barangay Luna in Surigao City on Tuesday noon (March 14, 2017) The driver and passengers were able to escape before the fire escalated. MindaNews photo by Roel N. Catoto


A newly-acquired bus of the Yellow Bus Line (YBL) in Purok 6, Barangay Taluntalunan, Makilala, North Cotabato was burned at around 8:30 a.m. Monday, 13 March 2017. Police said the bus was burned by suspected members of the New People's Army. MINDANEWS PHOTO         READ STORY 

MacArthur arrives

Actors reenact on Monday, March 13, 2017 the arrival of American General Douglas MacArthur, his staff and family at the Macabalan port in Cagayan de Oro City after escaping from the Japanese-surrounded Corregidor 75 years ago. MacArthur proceeded to Del Monte Field in Barangay Dicklum, Manolo Fortich town in Bukidnon from where he flew to Australia on March 17,...

Street Chalk Art

Artist works on his entry during the Street Chalk Art competition at the parking area of SM Lanang in Davao City on Saturday night, 11 March 2017. MINDANEWS PHOTO


President Rodrigo Duterte poses for selfies after meeting with local chief executives from 12 of 27 Mindanao provinces on March 9, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City. Duterte warned governors and mayors he will place Mindanao under martial law if they do not help him prevent violence from spinning out of control. MindaNews photo by MANMAN...

Acting Foreign Affairs Secretary

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Policy Enrique A. Manalo, a career diplomat, as Acting Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs vice Perfecto Yasay, Jr. whose ad interim appointment was rejected by the Commission on Appointments on March 8, 2017. Manalo is shown here with Preeti Saran of the Ministry of External Affairs of India...