Kidapawan Farmers

Detained farmer Arnel Takyawan tries to stretch his injured leg while waiting for their arraignment at a Kidapawan City Trial Court in this photo taken Thursday (14 April 2015). Takyawan… »

Mar Roxas in CDO

An admirer embraces presidential bet Mar Roxas during the Liberal Party rally in Cagayan de Oro City on Wednesday (13 April 2016). MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Laundry Day

A couple take their laundry to a shallow river in the hinterland Barangay Pugaan in Iligan City Thursday morning (14 April 2016). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Smartphone for Cloud Seeding

Using Android phones and a simple app, a technician receives a photo of a “rain cloud” from 25 “cloud watchers” scattered all over Bukidnon province Tuesday (12 April 2016). Technicians… »

Detained Lola

Farmer Valentina Ebon Berdin, 78, wants to return home to Barangay Ma. Caridad, Arakan, North Cotabato. She left her village on March 28, spent the night in Arakan gym, moved… »

Digong in Koronadal

Davao City mayor and Presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte, also known as “Digong,” shares his thoughts on federalism during his campaign sortie in Rizal Park, Koronadal City on April 9, 2016.… »

In memoriam

Flowers and candles were offered for  farmers Darwin Sulang and Lito Salon and welder Enrico Fabligar  at the  Spottswood Methodist Mission Center in Kidapawan City on April 8, 2016, exactly a… »


Police investigators check for evidence at the site where Marawi City Mayor Fahad “Pre” Salic was ambushed in Cagayan de Oro on Saturday morning, April 9, 2016. Salic and his… »

Aerial Shot

The viral drone video footage of the dispersal of the protesters, and the ensuing clash between rallyists and policemen, in Kidapawan City last April 1 is shown during the hearing… »

Malaybalay Fire

Residents watch as firemen try to suppress a fire that razes down six houses in Airport Village, Malaybalay City on Wednesday (April 6, 2016). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C.… »

Harvest in Drought

Farmers in Antipas town, North Cotabato harvest rice amid a severe El Niño phenomenon in this photo taken on April 5, 2016. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

Kitanglad Fire

A government agency personnel takes pictures of a Powerpoint presentation conducted by the Office of Civil Defense in Region 10 detailing the locations of the new forest fires at the… »

Kidapawan Victim

Villagers place the body of Darwin Sulang back to the casket following an autopsy conducted by the Commission on Human Rights in Barangay Malibatuan in Arakan, North Cotabato on Tuesday.… »


A dancer performs during the street dancing competition, which culminates the Kaamulan Festival, at the capitol grounds in Malaybalay City on Friday, April 1. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

Malaybalay Cowboy

A cowboy prepares to catch a calf with a lasso during the Kaamulan rodeo contest in Malaybalay City on Wednesday (March 30, 2016). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno


Farmers and members of militant groups  in North Cotabato block a portion of  the Davao-Cotabato highway in Kidapawan City on March 30, 2016. The protesters (around 5,000 according to organizers… »

Start of the Fire

A group of mountaineers and bikers from Cotabato City saw the beginning of the fire at Mt. Apo, as shown in this picture taken at 4:59 p.m. on Saturday (26… »

Basket weaver

Rommel Lambas makes a living by weaving baskets in his house in Sitio Matti, Barangay Binaton, Digos City in this photo taken on March 28, 2016. He finishes at least three… »

Mt. Apo fire

Rye Glen Trinidad, head of the Mindanao Mountaineers Federation (in khaki polo) briefs members of the Bureau of Fire Protection on the Mount Apo trails in Barangay Kapatagan,  Digos City… »

Bai on Bonsai

Bai Balagnao Adelfa Saway, 59, of the Talaandig tribe, climbs a bonsai tree atop Mt. Anlagan (known to many as Mt. Dulang-dulang) in Lantapan, Bukidnon on Black Saturday (March 26, 2016).… »

Little angel

A child with wings on her back plays outside St. Augustine Cathedral on Black Saturday, in preparation for Easter Sunday’s “Salubong,” a reenactment of the Risen Christ’s meeting with His… »

Playing angel

Children practice their role as angels on Saturday for Easter Sunday’s “Salubong,” a reenactment of the Risen Christ’s meeting with His mother. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO.

El Niño

The prolonged drought has taken its toll on the waterfalls of Iligan City, known as The City of Majestic Waterfalls, particularly on Lumbatin Falls in Barangay Pugaan. Picture on the… »

Goodbye General

Army Chief Lt. Gen. Eduardo Ano (left) honors Maj. Gen. Oscar Lactao, outgoing commander of the 4th Infantry Division in Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City on Wednesday (23 March… »

Ethnic Weaving

A rendition by two artists of ethnic weaving tradition in Mindanao is on display at the Museo de Oro in Xavier University on March 20 2016. On the right is… »

Smuggled Wildlife

Animals such as monkeys, birds and a deer were seized at Lipata Port in Surigao City on Palm Sunday, 20 March 2016. The animals are believed to have come from… »

Power Smash

Two defenders of the NMRAA team fail to thwart an attack by the Sultan Naga Dimaporo (Lanao del Norte) team in this scene during the invitational volleyball tournament in Malaybalay… »


Devotees raise palm fronds for blessing during the Palm Sunday rites at the St. Augustine Cathedral in Cagayan de Oro City on Sunday, March 20, 2016. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO


Palm fronds shaped into crosses sell for five and 10 pesos outside the Ascension Parish in GSIS Subdivision, Matina, Davao City on Palm Sunday, 20 May 2016. MindaNews photo by… »

CHR in Mawab

A team from the Anti-Torture unit of the Commission on Human Rights’ central office in Manila interviews Cpl. Sandy Batol-batol (center) and four members of the Special Cafgu Active Auxiliary… »

River transport

A farmer crosses Demoloc river on his horse as children swim to beat the summer heat in  Barangay Demoloc, Malita in Davao Occidental province. MindaNews photo TOTO LOZANO

No grass

Farmer Melody Ababon feeds her cow chopped banana stalks as grasses have withered due to the drought in Libungan, North Cotabato. The province has declared a state of calamity due… »

Water ration

Esmily Gayon attends to her set of pails for the water ration from the Malaybalay City Water District in Zone 1, Kalasungay,  Malaybalay City after it was declared that the… »

Grand Rally

Supporters of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte start showing up at the Freedom Park in Davao City around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday (16 March 2016) for the presidential bet’s grand rally. Duterte and… »

New Flag

Maj. Gen. Rafael Valencia, 10th Infantry Division commander, shows on Tuesday (15 March 2016) a photo of a new flag installed at a detachment in Barangay Demoloc, Malita, Davao Occidental.… »

Keeping It Clean

A personnel from the City Environment and National Resources Office picks up trash along San Pedro Street during Parada Davao in celebration of the 79th Araw ng Davao on Wednesday… »

Horse power

A farmer goes home after delivering sacks of copra at Purok Matamis, Barangay Demoloc, Malita in Davao Occidental on March 11, 2016. MindaNews photo by TOTO LOZANO

Iqbal at PMA

MILF chief peace negotiator Mohagher Iqbal interacts with cadets of the Philippine Military Academy in Fort Gregorio del Pilar in Baguio City after his talk on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.… »

Falcata Logs

Workers load Falcata logs into a truck in Trento, Agusan del Sur on Wednesday (9 March 2016). Falcata plantations are aplenty in the Caraga Region. MindaNews photo by Roel Catoto

Bamboo Raft

A bamboo raft is perfect for the calm sea in the pebble beach of Barangay Mabua in Surigao City, as picnic goers found out on Tuesday (8 March 2016). MindaNews… »

Duterte in Butuan

Supporters from Caraga region’s Agusan del Norte and del Sur, Surigao del Norte and del Sur and Dinagat Islands flock to Butuan City’s Montilla Boulevard to listen to Presidential aspirant… »

Highway trot

Members of the Davao Horse Club in Davao City attract the attention of residents and commuters as they pass the Davao-Cotabato highway in Digos City en route to their trail… »

Food Bag

A Higaonon elderly in Claveria, Misamis Oriental clutches his food bag given by the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the municipal government on Thursday (3 March 2016) as… »

Anti-Mining Protest

Benedictine nun Sister Stella Matutina joins protesters outside the office of Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region XI at Leon Garcia Street, Davao City on March 2, 2016 as they call… »

Demolition Job

Workers in downtown Iligan City struggle to demolish a three-story building with the most primitive of tools, as if felling a tree, on Wednesday (2 March 2016). MindaNews photo by… »

Hitech Monitoring

Agriculture field researchers conduct monitoring and digital mapping in Barangay Malatimon, Ampatuan, Maguindanao, which is badly hit by the dry spell and rat infestation. MindaNews photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera |… »

Lumad Rally

Datu Tungig Mansimoy-at, a lumad from Talaingod town in Davao del Norte, reiterates their call to stop alleged military attacks in their communities during a protest rally on Tuesday (1… »

Coin Divers

Sea gypsies popularly called Badjaos wait for passengers aboard MV Dinagat at the port in Surigao City to throw coins into the water which they would catch by driving on… »

From Danao to Davao

Presidential aspirant and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte wipes his tears as he recalls his childhood before his townmates in Danao City on Thursday, February 25. Duterte’s family hails… »


Two-year old Demon Manayab clings on to his mother in the makeshift clinic while awaiting treatment inside UCCP Haran compound in  Davao City  on Feb. 24, 2016. A fire broke… »

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