A year after the CAB signing

Peace advocacy groups hold caravan and peace rally in Cotabato City Friday to celebrate the first anniversary of the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. MindaNews photo by FERDINANDH… »

Sacrificial Chicken

A baylan or spiritual leader conducts a ritual to communicate with the spirit while holding a sacrificial chicken during the start of the Indigenous People Leaders summit held at Camp Evangelista… »

Warzone Graduation

Army personnel from the 601st Infantry Brigade conduct perimeter security for a graduation ceremony in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on Thursday (26 March 2015). The military declared a suspension of operations to facilitate graduation… »

Graduation ‘groupie’

Graduates of the Bukidnon National High School in Malaybalay City take a “groupie” during their graduation rites on Thursday (26 March 2015). There will be no high school graduates until… »

Contributions to Peace

Government and MILF  peace panel chairs Miriam Coronel-Ferrer (left) and Mohagher Iqbal (third from left) receive the Farther William Masterson Awards for their contributions to peace from Xavier University. With them… »


Using his phone camera, Archbishop Antonio Ledesma takes a photo of MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal and other participants of the “Peace Conversations” held at the Archbishop’s Residence in Cagayan… »

Ghillie Suit

An Army sniper in ghillie suit easily became the favorite “have –photo-with-you” subject during the static display of firearms and equipment on the 118th founding anniversary of the Philippine Army at… »

Never-ending evacuations

Sisters Saria Namawog (left) and Cartiquia Cartin (right) of Barangay Elian, Datu Saudi Ampatuan, have lived a life of never-ending evacuations. “We’re too old to evacuate,” they said. The sisters… »


Malaybalay City holds the Festival of Festivals on Saturday (March 21), a day before its 17th Charter Day celebration. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Festival of Festivals

Performers dressed in Ati-atihan-inspired costumes join Malaybalay City’s Festival of Festivals on Saturday (March 21), a day before its 17th Charter Day celebration. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Fresh Veggies

Sacks of newly harvested carrots are unloaded at the public market in Malaybalay City on Friday (March 20, 2015). The carrots came from Barangay Imbayao, a vegetable producing area in… »

Mamanwa Barricade

Around 400 Mamanwas set up barricades outside the offices of Greenstone Resources Corporation in Barangay Cawilan, Tubod town in Surigao del Norte. As they entered their third day at the… »

Run to Eden

The difficult climb to Eden Nature Park and Resort, a 10-kilometer stretch of all uphill roads, during the Team Davao Runners’ 80-kilometer Ultramarathon (TDR80) in Davao City last 14-15 March… »


Fisherman in a shallow pond use electric rods to catch freshwater fish in Barangay Bayanihan, Butuan City on Tuesday (17 March 2015). MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Fruit Game Machines

A policeman pours gasoline into an illegal fruit game machine as they set ablaze 16 of the gambling machines during a raid in Barangay Washington in Surigao City Wednesday morning… »

I am Filipino

MILF peace panel chair Mohagher Iqbal shows his Philippine passport on Tuesday (17 March 2015), denying insinuations by some sectors, among them former Interior and Local Government Secretary Rafael Alunan… »

Sitting on ‘Papa’

After shouting “morag si Papa” (looks like Papa), a young boy sits on the lap of a monument at the Rizal Park in Malaybalay City, 17 March 2015. MindaNews photo… »

Game Over

Police personnel and barangay tanods seize at least 19 illegal fruit game machines in Barangay Washington, Surigao City on Monday morning (March 16). Some of these machines were seized near… »

New Harvest

A farmer in Linangkob, Kidapawan City hauls newly harvested rice on Monday (March 16). Kidapawan and other parts of Mindanao have been hit by a dry spell. MindaNews photo by… »

On Guard

Armored personnel carriers roll along Bonifacio Street in Davao City during the 78th Araw ng Dabaw celebration on March 16, 2015. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

School turned Evacuation Center

Relief goods are being distributed to evacuees at Pagatin Elementary School in Datu Salibu, Maguindanao province on March 15, 2015. Based on ARMM’s Humanitarian Emergency Action and Response Team, there… »

Balancing Act

A skate boarder tries to keep his balance after making a 360-degree twist as he glides down a slope during a long boarding competition in Malaybalay City on Sunday, 15… »

Born to Race

Riders belonging to the Pantra category battle for the lead in a motocross race in Buhangin, Davao City on Sunday, March 15. The event is among the attractions for the… »

Torturous Route

Runners walk the 10-kilometer last leg of the 3rd Team Davao Runners 80-kilometer ultramarathon on Sunday, 15 March 2015, which involves a climb to Eden Nature Park and Resort in… »

Ride in the Sky

Visitors enjoy skycycling on the ziplines of Eden Nature Park and Resort in Davao City on Sunday, 15 March 2015. MindaNews photo by GG Bueno

No to Child Combatants

Members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Women Auxiliary Brigade (BIWAB) of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front sign their declaration on preventing children from being involved in the armed conflict and associating… »

Unending Relief Work

A porter carries boxes of canned goods for an ongoing relief operation in 13 towns of Maguindanao province affected by the on-going “all-out-offensive” by the military against the Bangsamoro Islamic… »


An invitational volleyball tournament is one of the highlights of this year’s Charter Day celebration in Malaybalay City. Teams from Davao, Cagayan de Oro and other cities are competing in… »

Night Flight

Passengers alight from a Cebu Pacific Air ATR 72-500 turbo prop plane that landed at the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental at 8:30 pm Thursday. It was the first landing… »

Splitting Rattan

Workers split a rattan stem into smaller parts in Barangay Dona Flavia, San Luis town in Agusan del Sur Tuesday (10 March 2015). The rattan will be sent to Cebu… »

Sarah’s Father

Tot Pananggulon, father of eight-year-old Sarah who died in the Jan. 25 clash between MILF and PNP-SAF commandos in Mamasapano town, shows how a bullet grazed his shoulder. Aside from Sarah, four… »

Through Her Eyes

An elderly woman of the Banwaon tribe tries to rest inside a makeshift tent in the evacuation center in Barangay Balit, San Luis town in Agusan del Sur on Tuesday… »

Basketball Tournament

Two defenders from Team Sumilao (Bukidnon) frustrate a layup attempt by a player from Team Wao (Lanao del Sur) in this bit of action during the inter-LGU basketball tournament in… »

Color of Summer

When these trees at Bukidnon National High School in Malaybalay City called golden shower turn, well, golden, the students know it’s already summer and classes are about to end (March… »

Counting Their Blessings

School children in Sitio Maliwanag, Kibangay, Lantapan town in Bukidnon gather around the food items they receive on Monday (March 9, 2015) from the Social Action Center of the Diocese… »

Three Widows

Norhaya Aman, Norma Esmail and Norhaima Angkay talk about their situation after they lost their husbands who were MILF combatants during an encounter with PNP-SAF in Mamasapano on January 25,… »

One with Women

Male participants dressed in drag early morning on Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Iligan City to mark International Women’s Day. The act aims to show appreciation for women and to… »

From Rebel to Voter

Moro Islamic Liberation Front combatant Benjie Darat from Barangay Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao shows a copy of his voter’s registration form during a special Comelec registration for MILF on March… »

Handmade Paper

A worker cuts handmade paper to be made into boxes in a factory in Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental (March 5, 2015). The factory is receiving support from the Australian government.… »

Civilian Casualty

Army medics treat a shrapnel wound on the left leg of Baharana Abdullah, 29, a resident of Barangay Dapiawan, Datu Salibo town in Maguindanao on Saturday (7 March 2015). Fresh… »

Water Supply

Bakwits line up to get their water rations from a fire truck in Datu Salibo town, Maguindanao province on Saturday (7 March 2015). Fresh fighting between the military and the… »

Dance for Peace

A member of the Civil-Military Operations of the Philippine Army’s 10th Infantry Division leads a group of students in a flash mob at the  Davao City launch of  the nationwide… »

All-out Peace

Socio-civic and religious organizations join the march across the streets in Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro City on March 6, 2015 to show solidarity with the call for All out Peace… »

Clay Artisan

A worker molds an ornamental clay ware at the Stoneware Pottery Inc. shop in Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City on Thursday (March 5, 2015). The shop, which caters to local… »

Registered Voter

Moro Islamic Liberation Front peace panel chair Mohagher Iqbal shows his COMELEC voter’s ID during the media roundtable discussion in Davao City Thursday (5 March 2016). The MILF, through the… »

Beat the Heat

A singkamas (yam bean) vendor from Nuangan, Kidapawan City prepares her merchandise for display at the public market Thursday (5 March 2015). The sweet singkamas, which is composed of almost 90… »

‘Junk Mining Act’

Anti-mining protesters hold a rally in front of the Mines and Geo-sciences Bureau in Surigao City on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The protesters called for the repeal of the Mining… »

The Real Victims

Lenny Anayatin, an evacuee, attends to her two-month old daughter in an evacuation center in Shariff Saydona, Maguindanao (March 2, 2015). Thousands of civilians have fled their homes after the… »

Voices of Peace

Peace advocates Patricia Sarenas and Carmen Lauzon-Gatmaitan call for an “all-out-peace” in response to the “all-out offensive” declaration of the Armed Forces of the Philippines during a press conference at… »

Moro Netizens

Young Moro women record on their phones a pro-Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) rally in Tantawan Park in Cotabato City 25 Feb 2015. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

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