Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Banana, Banca

Excursionists steer the banana boat, passing some fisherfolk riding their banca along the strait that separates Davao City and the Island Garden City of Samal in Davao del Norte on Sunday, February 5. MINDANEWS


President Rodrigo Duterte visits the wake of three soldiers killed on Sunday, 05 February 2017 in Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City. Duterte extended his condolences to Gricel, wife of Corporal Nino Christopher Talabor who was killed along with two others, hours after the New People's Army announced it was terminating its unilateral ceasefire effective 11:59 p.m. on February...

Death anniversary

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte visits the grave of his mother Soledad 'Nanay Soling' Duterte at the Davao Catholic Cemetery on her fifth death anniversary on February 4, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/ Presidential Photo

Book signing

Redemptorist Brother Karl Gaspar greets friends awaiting his signature on the author's page of "A Hundred Years of Gratitude," his latest book launched at the Ateneo de Davao University's Finster Auditorium on Saturday, 04 February 2017.  The first Mindanao book launched this year, "A Hundred Years..." is  a "deeply personal" account of Gaspar as he celebrates his 70th birthday and...

Road Hazard

Vehicles passing the national highway along the barangays of Carmen town in North Cotabato need to be extra careful because farmers have used the road as solar dryer for their corn. Photo taken aboard a bus on Sunday, 05 February 2017. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

San Remegio

Footprints in the sand in San Remegio Beach Cove in Kaputian, at the southern tip of the Island Garden City of Samal, a refuge for those seeking solitude during weekdays but a popular destination for weekend campers. MindaNews photo by FERDINANDH B. CABRERA

Solar-powered irrigation

President Rodrigo Duterte greets supporters while walking past the solar panels of the M’lang Solar Powered Irrigation System (MSPIS) during the ceremonial switch on in Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol's hometown in M'lang, North Cotabato on February 3, 2017. Piñol (in blue) speaks with Special Assistant to the President Christopher Go.  SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo

Mt. Sumagaya Tragedy

A relative of one of the people who died when Cebu Pacific flight 387 crashed in Mt. Sumagaya in Claveria, Misamis Oriental on 02 February 1998, visits the marker for the victims at Oro Garden Memorial Park in Cagayan de Oro City on Thursday, the 19th anniversary of the tragedy. The crash killed 104 passengers and crew members. MindaNews photo...


Clearing operations

A watermaster dredger cuts through a thick mass of water hyacinths under the Delta Bridge in Cotabato City on Thursday morning, 02 Feb.  2017. The fast-growing aquatic plant is preventing the normal flow of water along the Rio Grande de Mindanao, causing it to overflow after days of heavy rain. MindaNews photo by CAROLYN O. ARGUILLAS  



A privately-owned amphibious rescue vehicle ferries stranded commuters along a flooded section of C.M. Recto Avenue in Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.  Heavy rains triggered flash floods in some parts of the city. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO               READ STORY 

Wounded in Action

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte awards medals to wounded soldiers during his visit to Camp Siongco Station Hospital in Maguindanao on January 27, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL/Presidential Photo


Carmen flood

Floodwaters breached the national highway in Barangay Guadalupe, Carmen, Davao del Norte on Wednesday morning. The flooding caused traffic along Davao-Agusan highway. MindaNews photo

Mano po

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets a boy whose father was among the 44 members of the Special Action Force who were killed in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on January 25, 2015. The President met with the families of the fallen police commandos at the Heroes Hall in Malacañan Palace on January 24, 2017. ROLANDO MAILO /Presidential Photo  


The wooden footbridge that became the symbol of  the Mamasapano Tragedy of January 25, 2015 is gone, washed away by rampaging floodwaters late last year. The foundation posts, however, have survived. President Rodrigo Duterte  ihas ordered the creation of a seven-member commission to investigate the tragedy and submit its report by yearend. MindaNews photo by CAROLYN O. ARGUILLAS    ...

Tap’s 44

Visitors of Tukanalipao, Mamasapano in Maguindanao will not miss this restaurant signage in the poblacion: Tap's 44 Pancit Order.  The number 44 is not about the members of the Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police who were killed in the January 25, 2015 Mamasapano Tragedy along with 17 members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front's Bangsamoro Islamic...

Flooded Plantations

Flood waters inundate banana plantations in Kapalong, Davao del Norte in this photo taken on January 24, 2017. Photo courtesy of Davao del Norte Provincial Information Office

Miss U

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo are flanked by candidates of the 65th Miss Universe during a photo session at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on January 23, 2017. The Philippines is hosting the event. Coronation is on January 30, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/ Presidential Photo


A Moro woman walks in front of the Masjid Dimaukom, also known as Pink Mosque, in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town in Maguindanao on 23 January 2017. The mosque has become a famous landmark in the province. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO

Opening dance

Members of the sales force of a department store in Kidapawan City dance to welcome customers on Sunday, 22 January 2017. It also serves as exercise for those who have to stand for hours while attending to their customers. MindaNews photo by GEONARRI O. SOLMERANO  

Supplemental Guidelines

Government peace panel chair Silvestre Bello III and National Democratic Front peace panel chair Fidel Agcaoili at the signing Saturday, January 21, 2017 of the supplemental guidelines for the full operation of the Joint Monitoring Committee under the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law. The two panels are on their third round of formal...

Aerial view, Saturday noon

Hundreds of hectares of ricefield were destroyed by floodwaters in Barangay Malabuaya, Kabacan, North Cotabato on Saturday, January 21, after the Pulangui River overflowed on January 19. MINDANEWS PHOTO        READ STORY

Aerial view, Friday afternoon

The towns of Kabacan and Pikit in North Cotabato and Datu Montawal and Pagalungan in Maguindanao are submerged in floodwaters after the Pulangui River overflowed evening of January 19.  The drone shot facing Kabacan town was taken Friday afternoon, 20 January 2017.  MindaNews photo by FERDINANDH B. CABRERA      READ STORY    

Bangsamoro colors

Miss Universe 2016 candidates wear dresses using fabric handwoven in the Bangsamoro provinces of Basilan, Sulu, Maguindanao and Lanao. Designed by Renee Salud, the dresses were featured during the fashion show, "Mindanao Tapestry" at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on 19 January 2017. The creations of Dabawenyo designers were also featured. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO

Mindanao Tapestry

Miss Universe 2016 candidates wear "contemporary and modern cuts with Bagobo embellishments" created by Davao designers for the fashion show, "Mindanao Tapestry" at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on 19 January 2017. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO

Organic Veggies

Assorted organically-grown vegetables are on display at the Rizal Park during the Organic Weekend Market on Friday, January 20. Mindanews Photo

Defying the Currents

These passenger ferries have to cross sideways due to strong currents on Davao River in this photo taken at the riverside near Magallanes Avenue, Davao City on Thursday, January 19. MindaNews photo


A military truck ferries commuters and workers in Cagayan de Oro City on Tuesday (17 January 2017). Several people were stranded overnight because the highways and roads were made impassable by flash floods that hit the city on Monday, January 16. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

The morning after

CM Recto in Cagayan de Oro as of 6:08 a.m., Tuesday, 17 January, after waist-deep to neck-deep floodwaters stranded thousands of residents in schools and offices on Monday. PHoto courtesy of NEFOI LUCZON

Finding a way

As of 6:18 p.m. on Monday, January 17, 2017, residents of Cagayan de Oro City stranded along CM Recto navigate their way through the floodwaters. Photo courtesy of NEFOI LUCZON           READ STORY

Meeting with US Ambassador

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with US Ambassador Sung Kim at the Presidential Guest House in Panacan, Davao City on January 15, 2017, after the launching of the Philippines' chairmanship of ASEAN 2017 which Kim attended. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo  

Commemorative stamp

President Rodrigo Duterte and PhilPost Postmaser General Joel Otarra unveil the ASEAN commemorative stamp during the launch of the Philipines' chairmanship of ASEAN 2017 at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on Sunday. MindaNews photo

Partnership for Change, Engaging the World

Philippines' Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay, Jr. poses with the ambassadors of ASEAN member-states at the launch of the Philippines' chairmanship  of ASEAN 2017 in Davao City on Sunday, January 15, 2017. The ambassadors of United States and China also attended the launch. MindaNews photo by Manman Dejeto

Welcome ASEAN 2017

Mindanawons representing various tribes welcome delegates to the launching of the Philippines' chairmanship of ASEAN 2017 from the ground floor to the SMX Convention Center at the third floor of SM Lanang Premiere on Sunday, 15 January 2017. MindaNews photo by CAROLYN O. ARGUILLAS

Higaonon bakwits

Some  60 Higaonon families from Sitio Bulahan, Barangay Dansoliho in Cagayan de Oro City seek shelter at their tribes’s meeting hall  Saturday, July 14, 2017 after suspected communist rebels allegedly visited and  tried to convince them to join the guerilla movement. MindaNews photo by FROILAN O. GALLARDO

Davao business chamber

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers speech at the 49th Installation of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCII) at Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City on January 14, 2017. The President talked about his war on drugs, corruption, martial law, terrorism and announced that the perpetrators of the Sept. 2, 2016 bombing at the Roxas night...

Halad Festival

Halad Festival street dancing 2017 on Saturday, January 14 showcases colorful and creative dances in celebration of the patronal fiesta of the municipality of Midsayap in North Cotabato. Photo courtesy of KARL BALLENTES


Army chaplain Major Juan Jerome Daluro  sprinkles holy water on soldiers during their graduation in Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro Saturday on Jan 14, 2017. The Army is recruiting 10,000 more soldiers to meet growing security threats and to help in development work. MindaNews photo by FROILAN O. GALLARDO

Freed after 86 days

Ship captain Chul Hong Park (L), a Korean national ( face covered) and 2nd officer Glenn Alindajao, a Filipino national (beside him) arrive in Davao City with Presidential Adviser on the Peace  Process Jesus Dureza on Saturday, 14 January,  from Sulu where they were held captive for 86 days. The two were kidnapped by 10 armed men in the...

Goodbye, Davao

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and wife Akie wave before the spectators at the tarmac of Francisco Bangoy International Airport before their plane departs after a visit in Davao City on Friday noon,January 13. Mindanews Photo

High five with PM Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe greets teachers and students of Mindanao Kokusai Daigaku on January 13, 2017 in Davao City. MindaNews photo by Manman Dejeto

Inside Duterte’s bedroom

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe inside the bedroom of President Rodrigo Duterte in a low-cost housing subdivision in Matina, Davao City on Friday, 13 January 2016.  Special Assistant to the President Christopher  Lawrence "Bong" Go (left)  posted this photograph on his Facebook wall and said "we also showed him how the President enjoys the comfort of his own bed, including...

Welcoming Japan