Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Nur and Digong

President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Moro National Liberation Front founding chair Nur Misuari at the Presidential Guest House in Panacan, Davao City on June 3, 2017.  Accompanying Misuari is his wife Tarhata and son Abdulkarim. No details of the meeting were released. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

From Davao to Marawi

A Philippine Army soldier under the 10th Infantry Division prepares food aid inside the Eastern Mindanao Command in Davao City for internally displaced persons in Marawi City on Friday ( 2 June 2017). The food aid, donated by different groups and individuals, was consolidated by the 10th Civil Military Operations before hauling them to Marawi City on Saturday. MINDANEWS...

Posthumous award

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday (June 2) visits the wake of Corporal Nilo Donato, one of 11 soldiers killed in a government airstrike in Marawi City on May 31, following his visit to the 102nd Infantry Brigade in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay.  The President gave Donato posthumous award and condoled with his bereaved family. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO  


A police officer checks the motorcycle registration during a checkpoint in Sasa, Davao City on Friday (2 June 2017). The police, along with Land of Transportation Office personnel, impounded 259 vehicles, 245 of which are motorcycles, due to traffic violations. The Davao City Police Office is currently implementing an intensified road discipline campaign in the city. MINDANEWS PHOTO

Pinoy creativity

To save time and effort, boys from Barangay Balubal, Cagayan de Oro City hitch their cart to a cargo van on the way home after fetching water from neighboring Barangay Puerto. Photo taken on June 2, 2017. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO 

Besieged city

A Huey gunship flies past the provincial capitol in Marawi City on Wednesday, 31 May 2017, after dropping supplies to government troops battling the Maute group at the downtown area. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Aerial bombardment

Smoke billows up in a portion of Marawi City that was hit by rockets fired from a gunship as fighting between government forces and the Maute group entered its ninth day on Wednesday, 31 May 2017. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno


Both big and small businesses in Marawi City have closed due to continued fighting between government forces and the Maute group. Photo taken on May 31, 2017. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Martial law babies

Two mothers from Marawi City lull their babies to sleep at the evacuation center in Barangay Maria Cristina in Iligan City on Tuesday, 30 May 2017. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

No relief yet

An elderly evacuee from Marawi City squats while waiting for the distribution of relief goods at the covered court in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte on Tuesday, 30 May 2017. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

No choice

Young and old commuters alike are required to disembark and queue for inspection at the police checkpoint in Barangay Suarez in Iligan City, the entry point from Marawi City and other areas west of the city. Photo taken on May 30, 2017, a week since the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Marksmanship course

Special Civilian Armed Auxiliary trainees under Task Force Davao undergo marksmanship course as part of their basic military training at an Army camp in Malagos District, Davao City on 29 May 2017. MindaNews photo by Manman Dejeto

Gas price increase

An attendant at a gas station in Barangay Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City wears a paper cap urging motorists to fill up their fuel tanks before another price increase that will take effect on May 30, 2017. Photo taken on May 29, 2017. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno


“Flalok,” the traditional art form of oral storytelling of the Blaan tribe is now related among tribal children in schools through a book which was launched on May 25 as members of different indigenous people’s group from South Cotabato and nearby Sarangani Province gathered in Polomolok, South Cotabato for the 1st Flalok Congress. The stories were curated by Blaan...

Pray for Peace

Members of the Philippine government and National Democratic Front peace panels attend a special Sunday mass at the ballroom of Radisson Blu Palace Hotel in Noordwijk, The Netherlands on 28 May 2017. The panels are in Noordwijk supposedly for the 5th round of formal peace talks but this was called off due to some "serious challenges."However,  the panels held...

Selfie time in Sulu

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte pose for a selfie with personnel of Camp Teodulfo Bautista Station Hospital in Jolo, Sulu on May 27, 2017. The President visited soldiers who were wounded in an ambush by the Abu Sayyaf Group on May 25, 2017 in Patikul, Sulu. One soldier was killed. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO    

White flag

A Marawi resident carries a white flag as he talks to an army soldier at a checkpoint in Marawi City on May 27, 2017. Residents are resorting to waving white flags to roam the streets as fighting intensified in the city. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Battle in Marawi

Army Scout Rangers take cover behind a military truck after Maute gunmen fired shots at them in Marawi City on May 27, 2017. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Fleeing an embattled city

  Residents of Marawi City in Lanao del Sur bring a handicapped child on a wheelchair to safety in Iligan City, almost 40 kilometers away, on May 27, 2017. Government forces are still battling the Maute group in Marawi. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Prayer beads

Norlika Bangon, 25, chooses pasbi (prayer beads) she will bring to prayers for the first day of Ramadan from a vendor outside Masjid Al-Taqwa-Darusalam at Barangay 23-C, Davao City on Saturday, 27 May 2017. MindaNews photo by Manman Dejeto

Closed for Ramadan

Children play outside a closed eatery at Barangay Mini-Forest, Davao City on Saturday, the first day of Ramadan. Mindanews Photo

No to Martial Law

Members of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan - Southern Mindanao say no to martial law during a protest rally at the Freedom Park in Davao City Wednesday (24 May 2017). Photo courtesy of PAULO C. RIZAL /  

Long Queue

Duterte in Moscow

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte inspects the Russian Guards of Honor before singing the Philippine National Anthem upon his arrival at Vnukovo-2 Airport in Moscow for his official visit to the Russian Federation on May 23, 2017. Joining the President is Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Vladimirovich Morgulov. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Ibarra endorser

President Rodrigo Duterte shows off his Ibarra, a Philippine-assembled watch, at the pre-departure area of the Davao City International Airport on Monday, 22 May 2017. The President said the elegant watch is what he will use during his May 22 to 26 official visit in Russia. MINDANEWS PHOTO

Father and Son

Hadji Uto Karim Misuari, eldest son of MNLF founding chair Nur Misuari, kisses the forehead of his father to welcome him to a forum at the Royal Mandaya Hotel in Davao City on Sunday, May 21, 2017, where the elder Misuari delivered a lecture on Bangsamoro and Federalism. The younger Misuari is vice chair of the MNLF faction chaired...

Last days of summer

Girl builds sand castle in Cagwait, Surigao del Sur, in the last days of summer. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO  

Three generations

Mateo Lucas "Stingray" Duterte Carprio joins his mother, Mayor Sara  and his grandfather, President Rodrigo Duterte, onstage during the Association of Firearms and Ammunition Dealers of the Philippines (AFAD) Defense and Shooting Arms Show at the SMX Convention Center in Lanang, Davao City on 19 May 2017. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO


Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte inspects evidence gathered after a a joint operation on Friday, 19 May 2017, of police and military units in 10 barangays in Davao City that targeted drug personalities, wanted persons, illegal firearms and known criminal and terror suspects. MindaNews photo by Manman Dejeto

Installed at last

Farmers of Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Inc. rest under banana plants after they were installed at the plantation in Madaum, Tagum City managed by Lapanday Foods Corporation on Thursday, 18 May 2017. MindaNews photo by Manman Dejeto

Dancing cadets

Cadets from the Philippine Military Academy Mabalasik Class of 2019 break into a dance after performing a silent drill at the University of Southeastern Philippines in Davao City on Wednesday, 17 May 2017. The cadets are in Davao City for their 2017 Southern Cruise program. MindaNews photo by Manman Dejeto


President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet with People's Republic of China President Xi Jin Ping and his wife Peng Liyuan. Duterte is in Beijing to attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation on May 14 and 15, 2017. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO