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Sailfish, tuna and tanguige, are some of the species caught by participating anglers from different counties vying for the 11th Siargao International Game Fishing Tournament in Pilar town, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte in this photo taken Friday afternoon, April 13, 2018. The competition ends Sunday. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO  

Welcome home

 President Rodrigo Duterte welcomes Pahima Algasi, returning overseas Filipino worker (OFW) and her family during a meeting at the Coco's South Bistro Restaurant in Davao City on April 14, 2018. The President expressed his happiness over the resolution of the case of Algasi who was allegedly abused by her employer in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia some four years...

Lotus pond

A resident harvests lotus fruits ('sawa' in Maguindanao, 'kawati' in Ilonggo) in Bugabungan, North Upi, Maguindanao on 13 April 2018. It is easier to harvest the fruits in summer because the water is shallow. MindaNews photo by FERDINANDH B. CABRERA.


Called "skylab" in some parts of Mindanao, this modified motorcycle seen along the national highway in Malungon, Sarangani, is jokingly referred to as "Poortuner" as it can accommodate the number of passengers of an SUV and sometimes even more. Passengers and drivers take risks, however, as there are no safety gadgets and the vehicles are not registered for hire....


Letters of Intent

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and members of his delegation, including his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, witness the signing of Business Letters of Intent at the Golden Coast Hotel in Boao, Hainan Provnce, People's Republic of China on April 10, 2018. The signing of the business agreements between various companies from the Philippines and China would pave the...

Watermelon time

Just in time for the onset of summer, watermelon fresh from a farm in Surallah, South Cotabato is sold at P20 per kilo or P10 per slice by this young vendor along the highway in Barangay Amas, Kidapawan City in North Cotabato on 10 April 2018. One large watermelon weighs approximately five kilos. Photo by JULES BENITEZ


Officials of the 6th Infantry Division led by Major General Arnel dela Vega (3rd from left) check the high powered firearms seized from a safehouse of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters  (BIFF) in Pamalian, Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao. The army troopers launched operations Monday morning until Tuesday noon (10 April 2018) against the troops of BIFF commander Abu Nasria Shariff...

Sunset in Kidapawan

Sunset viewed from the national highway in Kidapawan City on April 9, 2018, the National Day of Valor. Photo by JULES BENITEZ 

Mano po

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte extends his hand to his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio as she shows a gesture of respect to her father while on board Philippine Airlines Chartered Flight PR001 on April 9, 2018 with her son, Mateo Lucas. The President and his delegation are set to attend the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference...

Sad homecoming

A resident views the damage on her house in Marawi City on April 5, 2018. ISIS-inspired  gunmen engaged government forces in a five-month battle last year that destroyed the city's commercial district. The Task Force Bangon Marawi allowed 1,200 residents to visit their homes in Sector 2 on April 5. More residents will be allowed to visit their houses...

“Another last chance”

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is in a huddle with Labor Secretary and government peace panel chair Silvestre Bello III, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go prior to the start of the 24th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañang Palace on 04 April 2018. The President has directed the government...

Measles outbreak

A mother in Cotabato City shows rashes from measles that hit her 3-year old daughter. The city health office has initiated massive vaccination in 25 barangays where some 130 children have been hit by the disease. Parents, however, were hesitant to submit their children to vaccination due to the Dengvaxia controversy. Photo taken on April 4, 2018. MindaNews photo...

Bankerohan fire

At least 31 structures were razed by fire in Purok Pag-asa, Bankerohan public market in Davao City on Monday afternoon, 02 April 2018. The fire reportedly started at around 4 pm and was placed under control at 5:15 pm. MINDANEWS PHOTO  

Bai walk

Cotabato City's new tourist destination, "Bai Walk" (baywalk) along the banks of Tamontaka River near the  Sultan Bolkiah grand mosque in  Barangay Kalanganan 2.  Watching the sunset and watching fruit bats at dusk are the main attractions. Bai is a Maguindanaon term for women of royalty. MindaNews photo by FERDINAND CABRERA

Fun ride

Hundreds of bikers join the 2nd Tapang at Malasakit Para sa Pagbabago Bike Fun Ride around Davao City on Easter Sunday, 01 April 2018. MINDANEWS PHOTO

Kambisita sa MAA

Displaced residents from 24 barangays in Ground Zero, the Main Battle Area during the five-month siege last year (now referred to as MAA or Most Affected Area) can visit their villages "and retrieve their personal belongings" from April 1 to May 10 at three days per sector through Kambisita sa MAA (Visit MAA). Kambisita is a project of the City...

Easter morning

Morning has come at Barangay Catagman, Penaplata, Island Garden City of Samal on Easter Sunday, 01 April 2018. p.m. Photo courtesy of RENE B. LUMAWAG


Volunteers prepare the statue of the rise Christ for Easter Sunday’s ‘salubong’ or 'sugat' (meet) at the St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Sasa, Davao City on Saturday, 31 March 2018. MINDANEWS PHOTO

Waiting for Easter dawn

Waiting for Easter dawn at Barangay Catagman, Penaplata, Island Garden City of Samal, at 10:30 p.m. on 31 March 2018. Photo courtesy of RENE B. LUMAWAG    

Stations of the Cross

Davao City residents flock to Shrine Hills in Matina to light candles and pray at each station of the Cross on Good Friday, 30 March 2018. The Good Friday ritual has been a tradition since the Shine of the Holy Infant Jesus of Prague was constructed 50 years ago. MIndaNews photo by CAROLYN O. ARGUILLAS  

No entry

Displaced Marawi residents who participated in the "M'balingan Tano sa Ground Zero" on Friday, March 30, 2018, reach Rapitan Bridge (formerly Pumping Bridge) en route to Banggolo in Marawi City but were barred from proceeding to Ground Zero. The rally started at Kilometer Zero and participants hoped they could enter Ground Zero for the Friday congregational prayers at the...

IDPs in Marawi rehab

Displaced Meranaws of Marawi City  call for "genuine participation" of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Marawi's rehabilitation during the "M'balingan Tano sa Ground Zero" rally on Friday, March 30, 2018 in the country's lone Islamic city. The rally started at Kilometer Zero and participants hoped they could enter Ground Zero for the Friday congregational prayers at the Grand...

Crown of Thorns

Holy Wednesday morning was relatively quiet at the Divine Mercy Shrine in El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, as pilgrims were just starting to arrive. But thousands are expected to flock here on Good Friday, 30 March 2018. Behind the 50-foot statue of Jesus Christ of Divine Mercy is the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, a circular structure with a...

Baggage Inspection

Hot bibingka

Ernesto Gamos prepares bibingka (rice cakes) which he sells at 20 pesos per five pieces in Barangay Poblacion, Manticao town in Misamis Oriental, on Wednesday, 28 March 2018. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Boy vendor

Two-year-old Mohamad Hakim Guro helps drive away flies in the family's makeshift sari-sari store outside their home at the Temporary Shelter Area 4 in Sagonsongan, Marawi City on Tuesday (27 March 2018) as his mother Lisa Salahid Guro (in the background) talks to neighbors. MindaNews photo by BOBBY TIMONERA

Still homeless

Ten months after they were displaced by the siege in Marawi City, this boy and his family have remained at the evacuation center in Barangay Maria Cristina in Iligan City. Photo taken on 27 March 2018. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Ironman Winners

0.3Alveo Ironman 70.3 Men's Professional category champion Mauricio Mendez of Mexico is flanked by runners up Timothy Reed (right) and Tim Van Berkel (left) of Australia after finishing the first Ironman 70.3 triathlon race in Davao City on Sunday, 25 March 2018. MINDANEWS PHOTO  

Dream catchers

Buyers and oglers swarm on a stall selling so-called dream catchers at the capitol grounds in Malaybalay City on Saturday, 24 March 2018. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Kaamulan 2018

Performers choreograph a dance number during the annual Kaamulan, an ethnic festival in Bukidnon, in Malaybalay City on Saturday, 24 March 2018. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Alveo Ironman 70.3

Cowboys’ Pastime

It's a mix of dirt and grit as these cowboys gang up on a cow during the Kaamulan rodeo competition in Malaybalay City on Wednesday, 21 March 2018. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Leaving for Nowhere

Rohayna Macarimbor, an evacuee from Marawi City, has turned her space at the Maria Cristina barangay gym in Iligan City into a livable room for her children. After almost a year in this evacuation camp, Macarimbor, 57, will have to leave this space on March 30 or March 31. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

No Entry

Twenty-four barangays in Marawi City remain off limits to civilians. The military said they have yet to clear the area of explosives months after the siege ended. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Ruins of Marawi

Soldiers survey the ruins of Marawi City on Monday, 19 March 2018. Islamic State-inspired militants staged a siege in the city on May 23 last year that lasted five months. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Walk for Peace

Members of Meranaw civil society organizations and solidarity groups from other parts of the country commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Jabidah Massacre with a walk for peace during the "Kalilintad sa Marawi: People's Solidarity for Peace Peace" at Kilometer Zero in Marawi City. on 18 March 2018. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Three for a hundred

Roadside scene along the national highway in Quezon, Bukidnon on 17 March 2018. Three pieces of handmade brooms for a hundred pesos. MindaNews photo by CAROLYN O. ARGUILLAS

Fish Cages in Panabo

Colorful cages in Panabo City, Davao del Norte house high value fish species to meet domestic and international demand.

Spa at the park

In celebration of Women's Month,  20 scholars in Beauty Care Training of the municipal government of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur rendered a one-day only free spa services to women, on March 16 at the town's Rizal Park.  Services included manicure, pedicure, hair cut, foot spa and body massage. The scholars, mostly women, enrolled in the course that started in...

Organic and Natural Expo

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte inspects the products of one of the exhibitors during the opening of the ONE Mindanao: Organic and Natural Expo at the SMX Convention Center in Lanang, Davao City on March 17, 2018. Joining the President are Senator Cynthia Villar and Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Puyat. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Kaamulan Motocross

Asian champion rider Jerick Mitra leads the pack during the Kaamulan Motocross in Malaybalay City on 16 March 2018. Mitra beat veteran Glen Aguilar (behind him) and Davao's pride, Bornok Mangosong, in the professional open category. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Parada Dabawenyo

Bike for Life and Peace

Redemptorist priest Amado Picardal (in orange) receives blessing from fellow priests during the send-off Wednesday, 14 March 2018 at the Baclaran church in Metro Manila. Picardal left Baclaran for a 16-day "Bike for Life and Peace" from Baclaran to Iligan City in Mindanao. Photo courtesy of CHRISTOPHER P. FIEDALAN             READ STORY 

Mindanawons in ConCom

The seven Mindanawons in the 20-member Constitutional Committee (ConCom) that is reviewing the 1987 Constitution pose for a souvenir photo on 14 March 2018 (L to R):  lawyers Randolph Parcasio of Davao Occidental, Antonio Arellano of Davao City, Roan Libarios of Butuan City, Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. of Cagayan de Oro City, Pangalian Balindong of Lanao del Sur,  Reuben Canoy...

Outstanding Davaoenos

(L-R) Nieto L. Vitto, Beethoven N. Sur, Belen C. Laud, Norma Javellana, Bro. Karl Gaspar, Ricardo Obenza and Fr. Aland David Mizell pose before the media following the awarding ceremonies of the 2018 Datu Bago Awards at Mandaya Hotel in Davao City on Tuesday (13 March 2018) . Mindanews Photo