Flower Vendor

A vendor arranges flowers at his stall in front of the San Isidro Cathedral in Malaybalay City on Wednesday (26 August 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Pamulak sa Kadayawan

A model strikes a pose on the float of NCCC Malls of Davao City during the floral float parade known as Pamulak sa Kadayawan on Sunday (23 August 2015). The… »

Vantage view

Father gives daughter a vantage view of the street dancing during the culmination of the Timpupo Festival (Fruit Festival) in Kidapawan City on Saturday, August 22, 2015. MindaNews photo by… »


A vendor grates coconuts at the Malaybalay City public market. The price of coconuts range from 8-20 pesos depending on the size. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Kadayawan Street Dancing Champs

Dancers from Cabantian National High School in Davao City win the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan street dancing competition on Saturday. The competition highlights the 30th Kadayawan Festival in Davao City. Mindanews… »

High kick

A student narrowly misses a cow’s high kick during the Xavier University Rodeo at the Manresa Farm in Cagayan de Oro City on Friday, August 21, 2015.  MindaNews photo by… »

Firewood from Pine Trees

A boy arranges chopped pine trees which he sells at 10 pesos per three bundles at the market in Malaybalay City on Saturday (22 August 2015). He earns 20 pesos… »


A boy leaps towards the natural lagoon at the foot of Tinago Falls in Iligan City Friday morning (21 Aug 2015). MindaNew sphoto by Bobby Timonera

Bed Covers

Three women sell bed covers at a subdivision in Malaybalay City on Friday morning, 21 August 2015. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Sayaw Mindanao Champs

Butuan City’s Teatro Kadanao wins the Sayaw Mindanao competition on Wednesday night (19 Aug 2015) in Davao City. The event, which showcased Mindanao indigenous dances, is one of the highlights… »

Illuminated Bridge

Newly installed lights on a suspension bridge illuminate the Davao River near Davao City’s Bankerohan area. The suspension bridge, built between the two long-existing bridges, was built by the Davao… »

Timpupo Fruit Festival

A man shows the bountiful fruit harvest of Kidapawan City during the opening of the Timpupo Fruit Festival on Wednesday (19 Aug 2015). Festival goers later feasted on the fruits… »

Paalam Pamana

The remains of Pamana, the Philippine Eagle who was shot and killed in Mt. Hamiguitan in Davao Oriental, as photographed last Sunday (16 August 2015). The eagle was released into… »

Bountiful Harvest

A float full of rambutan, santol, durian and other fruits joins the opening salvo of the Timpupo Fruit Festival in Kidapawan City Wednesday (19 August 2015). The week-long festival showcases… »

Russian Performers

Performing artists from Russia entertains locals and tourists in Banga, South Cotabato on the last day of the Koronadal International Folkloric Festival on Tuesday (18 August 2015). At least 10… »

Fried Locusts

A resident of Barangay Silway 8 in Polomok, South Cotabato sells deep-fried locusts along the national highway on August 17, 2015. A kilo of the exotic delicacy costs 50 pesos,… »

Lights on

An engineer tests the lights on the Bankerohan Bridge on 14 August 2015.  Davao City Water District pipes run parallel to this bridge. MindaNews photo by PAM CHUA


A Manobo woman splashes red paint on a tarpaulin bearing portraits of Rep. Nancy Catamco and military officials during a protest rally at F. Torres Street, Davao City on August… »


A supporter cannot hold her excitement while taking a “selfie” with Interior Secretary and presidential hopeful Mar Roxas at Bukidnon State University in Malaybalay City on Thursday (13 August 2015).… »


A player falls after colliding with an opponent during a practice game among soccer enthusiasts from Bukidnon State University at the capitol grounds in Malaybalay City on Wednesday (12 August… »

Courting Votes

TV personality Korina Sanchez (center) courts political leaders in Maguindanao to support her husband’s presidential bid during the third assembly of the Alliance of Lumad, Iranun and Maguindanaon (ALIM) in… »


Who cares about the traffic when you can have a nice chat on a hammock along one of Davao City’s busiest streets? Spotted Tuesday morning along MacArthur Highway in Matina,… »

Pinoy Game

A participant in “luksong-tinik” makes a perfect jump during “Pinoylympics”, a sportsfest by various youth organizations in Mindanao at Magsaysay Park, Davao City on August 10, 2015. MindaNews photo by… »

Traditional Iranun Food

Traditional food is aplenty and can be had for free at the Iranun Village during the Food Festival inside the ARMM Compound in Cotabato City on Saturday, 8 August 2015.… »

Solidarity with IPs

Students and youth-based organizations in Mindanao gather for a candle-lighting ceremony at the Freedom Park in Davao City on Saturday, eve of the United Nations’ International Day of the World’s… »

Ultramarathon Queen

Cherry Rose Betonio wins the Ultra Runners Club Davao (URCD) 160k race on May 23-24, 2015. She will attempt to set a record by being the first woman to run… »

Bridge No More

A resident carries his laundry past the bridge on Panlibatuhan Creek in Purok 21, Valencia City that was damaged by the flood on August 4, 2015. The bridge was built… »

Fury, Beauty

Nature’s wrath can be frightening and awesome at the same time, as this photo of the waves ramming the Sta. Ana Pier in Davao City on 5 August 2015 shows.… »

Temporary Shelter

Mother and child take shelter under a big umbrella during a heavy downpour as they continue to sell streetfood by the sidewalk in Kidapawan City noon Tuesday (4 August 2015).… »

Guest Speaker

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte shares his vision on Philippine agriculture during the 64th foundation anniversary of M’lang town in North Cotabato Monday (3 August 2015). Duterte proposes that irrigation… »

Rambutan Season

A vendor sells rambutan along the national highway in Midsayap, North Cotabato on Monday (3 August 2015). A kilo costs 40 pesos. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

Horsemanship School

Toto Calo with one of his horses at the farm in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte, with a replica of a Manobo house being constructed in the background. An outdoors… »

Quake and Tsunami Drill

Residents of Barangay Kusiong in Datu Odin Sinsuat town, Maguindanao and rescue workers participate in an emergency drill Thursday (30 July 2015), simulating a 7.9-magnitude earthquake followed by a tsunami.… »

Target Practice

A member of the elite Philippine Army’s Scout Ranger demonstrates his confidence in his firing ability by hitting a target placed not far from his fellow soldier Thursday (30 July… »

Long Live Falls

Trekkers struggle to climb down a waterfall in Barangay Dalipuga in Iligan City Thursday (30 July 2015) to take a dip in the crystal clear lagoon below. Locals call this… »

‘Coconut Apple’

A farmer shows a “coconut apple” in the mountains of Dalipuga in Iligan City Thursday (30 July 2015). Called “bula” or “buwa” in the vernacular, this sweet spongy mass is… »

Night Work

Road workers continue to work at night on Tuesday (28 July 2015) spreading and flattening newly poured cement mix for a road widening project in Linamon, Lanao del Norte. MindaNews… »

People’s SONA

Activists call for the resignation of President Benigno Aquino III at a protest rally in Davao City on July 27, 2015. The president will deliver his sixth last State of… »


Four-year old Sittie Zareenah Ebrahim wonders who is seated beside her grandpa, MILF chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim (right) onstage at the Central Committee Convention Hall in Camp Darapanan, Sultan… »

Tinago Rainbow

Visitors enjoy the scenery of Tinago Falls in Iligan City, with a rainbow to boot, Sunday afternoon (26 July 2015). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Down the Mountain

Siblings carry sackfuls of laundry from the mountain to a nearby river in Pugaan, Iligan City for washing Sunday morning (26 July 2015). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Mamasapano Remembered

Father Jonathan Domingo, OMI, leads an interfaith prayer in Barangay Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao province on 25 July 2015, during a visit by some members of the media. Tukanalipao is the… »

Marching Against Coal

Protesters make known their opposition to the construction of the coal-fired power plant in Kiwalan, Iligan City in a march around the city on July 24, 2015. The protesters consider… »

Drinking Smart

Instead of the mouth, a boy drinks his iced tea through a hole he punched in the bottom of a water bottle to save it from easily running out and… »


Antiriot policemen clash with lumads who are seeking refuge at the United Church of Christ of the Philippines’s (UCCP) Haran Compound along Father Selga St. in Davao City Thursday (23… »


A student takes time for a “selfie” while his classmates duck during the earthquake drill at Bukidnon State University in Malaybalay City on Thursday (23 July 2015). MindaNews photo by… »

Resist Coal

Anti-coal activists pass by GNPower in Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte, where a 540-megawatt coal plant owned by a subsidiary of Ayala Corp. is being constructed, Thursday morning (23 July 2015).… »

Malaybalay Garbage

The sight and smell of garbage along a drainage canal combines with that of chickens being displayed on a sidewalk near the public market in Malaybalay City Wednesday (22 July… »

Sumilao brooms

On both sides of the national highway in Sumilao, Bukidnon are stalls selling what are referred to as “Baguio brooms.” Choose plain or those with handles marked “Sumilao, Bukidnon” in… »

Water Shortage

Residents joining a long queue for water is a common sight in Iligan City these days, as in this photo taken Saturday morning (18 July 2015), after a big pipe… »

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