Commander Parago

File photo of Leoncio Pitao aka Commander Parago taken on March 8, 2009 in the hinterlands of Paquibato District, Davao City. Mindanews File Photo by Keith Bacongco | Read Story


A wonderful show of contemporary Bayanihan spirit along the national highway of Davao Occidental, traversing Jose Abad Santos town on Friday, June 26. The van from Balangonan was bound for… »

Giant Whale

No, this ain’t from Jurassic Park. This is Davor (short for Davao Oriental), the 53-foot long and 20-ton sperm whale’s skeletal remains on exhibit at the Subangån Museum in Dahican,… »

Sultan Kudarat floods

The barangay hall of Tinumigues in Lambayong town, Sultan Kudarat on Wednesdaay, June 24. Flashfloods brought about by continous heavy rains since Tuesday night temporarily displaced some 25,000 residents in four… »

International Yoga Day

Yoga enthusiasts join the inaugural International Yoga Day at the People’s Park in Davao City on June 21, 2015. International Yoga Day was declared by the United Nations General Assembly… »

Festive Ramadan Night

Tausug dancers present Pangalay, one of the attractions at the “ARMM Village” in Cotabato City which showcases culture in the region to make Ramadan nights festive and colorful (June 20,… »


A dog waits for a group of people taking their snacks at a bakeshop in Malaybalay City to part with their bread on Thursday (18 June 2015). MindaNews photo by… »

Initial MILF Decommissioning

Moro Islamic Liberation Front chair Al Hadj Murad Ebrahim and President Benigno Aquino III inspect the firearms during a ceremonial turnover at the old Maguindanao provincial capitol in Sultan Kudarat… »


A biker gets a relief from the midmorning sun during the MTB Circuit Race 2015 Sunday morning (14 June 2015) in Iligan City as part of the latter’s pre-charter day… »

Here Comes The Sun

A runner meets the sun rising from a mountain in Iligan City on Friday (12 June 2015). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Don’t Be Like Your Father

Civil society groups slam Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr.  for allegedly being an “obstructionist” to the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law during a press conference in Quezon City on Thursday (11 June 2015). They… »

Clenched Fist

Cagayan de Oro Representative Rufus Rodriguez defends House Bill 5811, or the Basic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, in a debate that lasted for more than four hours with Zamboanga… »

Signature Jump

Former President Fidel V. Ramos, Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez and other representatives do a “Ramos jump” when the former president visited the plenary hall of the House of… »

Mangrove Expert

Dr. Jurgenne Honculada-Primavera addressing the Philippine Ecosystem Alliance in Cebu City on Tuesday (9 June 2015). She has warned that wrong practices have caused many mangrove rehabilitation projects in the Philippines to… »

One Percent

Drieza Liningding, secretary general of Marawi-based Bangsamoro National Movement for Peace and Development, raises a finger to emphasize his argument with an official of the Bangsamoro Transition Council during the… »

Halal Industry

At the memorandum of agreement signing between the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) on Wednesday (3 June 2015), wherein both agencies… »

No to Diluted BBL

A Moro activist displays a placard urging senators at the public hearing  at the Philippine Senate on Wednesday (3 June 2015) not to pass a diluted version of the proposed Bangsamoro… »

Flags for Sale

A vendor sells miniature flags to motorists in the streets of Davao City on Wednesday (3 June 2015), about a week ahead of the Independence Day on June 12. These… »

Face to Face

A Moro woman looks at the portraits of the members of the Adhoc Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law who voted yes during the committee deliberation in a rally on… »

Empty Chairs

Most seats are empty when the House of Representatives opens its plenary on the revised version of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law Monday afternoon, June 1, 2015. By 5pm; a… »

End of Flores de Mayo

Children render songs of praise during the culmination program of the Flores de Mayo inside the parish church in Airport Village, Malaybalay City on Sunday (May 31, 2015). Flores de… »

Abaga Falls

Boys enjoy playing in the waters at the foot of Abaga Falls in Sitio Dodiongan, Barangay Bonbonon in Iligan City Sunday (31 May 2015). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Santacruzan in Cotabato

Hundreds of  parishioners  join the annual Santacruzan in Cotabato City to mark the end of Flores de Mayo. MindaNews photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera

MNLF, MILF in OIC meet

Leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) — MILF chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim (L), MNLF chair Muslimin Sema (center) and Randolph… »

Peace Monument

Maguindanao officials led by Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu and Korean peace advocates unveil the “Mindanao Peace Monument” in Buluan, Maguindanao on Monday (25 May 2015). MindaNews photo by Ferdinandh B. Cabrera… »

Mud Volleyball

Resort goers play dirty volleyball at the Blue Jazz Resort in Samal Island Tuesday morning (26 May 2015). Playing volleyball keeps the body of resort goers cool as the temparature… »

Rockin’ It

A girl enjoys her role as drummer during a band performance on Friday (May 22) at the Bukidnon State University gymnasium in Malaybalay City. The activity capped the annual Summer… »

Run, Rody, Run

At least 5,000 people in Davao City join the fun run on Saturday (May 15) to urge Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to run for president in 2016. Duterte, who has yet… »

3 Days of Deliberation

Fatigue is written all over the face of House ad hoc committee chair and Cagayan de Oro lawmaker Rufus Rodriguez after three bruising days of deliberations on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic… »

Marathon Hearing

The House Adhoc Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law ends its two-day marathon hearing on the proposed amendments on Tuesday evening (19 May 2015) at the House of Representatives in… »

2nd Day of Voting

Members of the House ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law resumes voting on the new working draft of the BBL at the House of Representatives in Quezon City… »

Boxing Champ Meets Peace Champ

Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo (right) and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao talk in the sidelines of the voting of the House ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro on May 18,… »

Cry from Moro Women

Moro women march from South Gate to North Gate of the House of Representatives in Quezon City to call for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law on May 18,… »

Dangerous Move

A player from Butuan’s KJB gets thrown up after colliding with an opponent from Surigao del Norte in the Under 14 category match during the 5th Butuan-Agusan Norte Football Association… »

Substance of Life

A boy drinks from a hose before filling his containers with water in Sitio Landing, Malaybalay City on Sunday, May 17. Having no water connection of their own, his family… »

Slow Day

A vendor waits for buyers of his baskets and firewood at the public market in Malaybalay City late afternoon on Saturday, May 16. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Dragon Boat Race

The team from Liceo de Cagayan University of Cagayan de Oro City paddles along the coast of Waterfront Hotel in Davao City during the 2nd Bugsay Mindanao “Paddle for Peace”… »

Paddle for Peace

Members of the Dragons del Sur team on Friday (May 15) paddle along the channel between Samal Island and Davao City during the 2nd Bugsay Mindanao “Paddle for Peace,” a… »

Fruit of Labor

A worker prepares a frame for concrete on top of a new building inside the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology in Iligan City on Friday, May 15. MindaNews photo by H.… »

Voting on BBL Postponed

Members of the House ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law fill the Nograles Hall during the hearing on the bill on Monday, May 11, at the House of… »

A Million Seeds

Manuel Boniao, chair of the Bali Oil Produce Corporation (left) and Felda Global Ventures Vice President S. Palaniappan during the signing of an agreement on Monday, May 11, 2015, to… »

Crossing Sarangani Bay

Triathlete-lawyer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine swims 12.95 kilometers nonstop from Maasim town to Glan town in Sarangani Province on Sunday, May 10, 2015, clocking 5:55. Macarine, who embarks on long-distance… »


Moro women position themselves in front of anti-riot police outside the gate of the House of Representatives in Quezon City, 11 May 2015. The women join the march calling for… »

Call for BBL Passage

A young girl joins thousands of rallyists calling for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law outside the House of Representatives in Quezon City on May 11, 2015. MindaNews photo… »

Doves of Peace

Cagayan de Oro Archbishop Antonio Ledesma, SJ, and other community leaders release doves during the pro-Bangsamoro Basic Law rally in Cagayan de Oro City on Monday, May 11, 2015. Nationwide… »

“Tulak Bungkas Itungan”

“Tulak Bungkas Itungan” or Ritual for Enlightenment was offered by the Teduray, Lambangian, Erumanen nu Menuvu, and Ubo Manobo tribes in front of the House of Representatives Sunday noon, to… »

Championship match

Players fight for the ball in the championship match on Saturday of the secondary football game between National Capital Region and Western Visayas Region during the Palarong Pambansa in Tagum… »

Summer Plunge

Children jump into the water to beat the summer heat in Libertad River in Barangay LIbertad, Butuan City, May 9, 2015. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

From Zambo to Tagum

Gigi Cortez (center) from Zamboanga City attends to her shop on Wednesday (May 6) at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex in Tagum City during the Palarong Pambansa… »

Wearing it Proud

While most of the athletes bear their names or region on the back of their jerseys, these football players from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Region had their jerseys… »

Visit Davao Fun Sale

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