Lumad Ritual

A lumad leader performs a ritual for visiting military officials in the municipality of San Luis, Agusan del Sur on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

For Federal Government

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte pushes for a federal form of government during the Mindanao Leaders Summit on Monday (December 2) in Davao City. At the same time, he rejects… »

Almost Done

Runners pass underneath the rebuilt Mandulog Bridge in Iligan City on Sunday (30 Nov 2014). The original bridge, shown in the background, fell during Typhoon Sendong three years ago after… »

No to Bangsamoro Law

Zamboanga City Rep. Celso Lobregat stresses a point against the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law during the House public hearing on the draft law in Iligan City on Nov. 28, 2014.… »

Sand and Gravel

Residents of Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao scoop out sand and gravel from the Simuay River on Friday (28 Nov 2014). Sand, gravel and hollow blocks are the most accessible… »

Tausug ‘Village’

Members of the Tausug tribe prepare a maligay used during reenactment of a pagtammat, the celebration marking the culmination of the study of the Holy Qur’an, in one of the… »

Upside Down

A dancer practices his routine of somersaults at Barangay Bucana in Davao City Thursday (27 Nov 2014). MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

Maranao Sentiments

Driza Liningding, of the Bangsamoro Peace and Development Council, complains how the economic benefits from Lake Lanao did not trickle down to the vulnerable sector of the Maranaos during the… »

Mindanao Week of Peace

Zamboanga City residents participate in the parade Thursday morning, November 27, to celebrate the start of the Mindanao Week of Peace. This is Zamboanga City’s 20th Week of Peace celebration… »

Traditional Weaving

Yakan women weave traditional garments with intricate patterns at the Basilan Tribal Village inside the ARMM compound on Wednesday (26 Nov 2014). Putting up the mock villages is part of… »

Kite for Peace

Kites fly above the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Complex in Cotabato City Tuesday (25 Nov 2014). The celebration is part of the ARMM’s commemoration of its 25th anniversary… »

It’s the Season

Christmas decors are on sale in one of the malls in Davao City in this photo taken on November 24, 2014. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

Artists for Justice

Local artists perform during the the nationwide campaign “Isang Kandila, Isang Milyon Tanglaw” campaign at the Press Freedom monument in Cagayan de Oro City on Nov. 24, 2014. The campaign… »

Beach or Dump Site?

Local folks enjoy the beach amid the pile of trash beside Sta. Ana Wharf in Davao City on Sunday morning, November 23. The beach is one of the top weekend… »

Fish for Lunch

Mark Canoniyo, 9, spends the morning on Sunday (Nov. 23, 2014) fishing so he could bring home something for their lunch, in Linangkob, Kidapawan City. Mark is the eldest of… »

5th Year

Father Jun Mercado sprinkles holy water at the massacre site during the 5th year commemoration of the Ampatuan massacre in Ampatuan, Maguindanao on November 23, 2014. MindaNews photo by Toto… »

Father and Sons

A father and his sons join the 3k category of the 38th National Milo Marathon in Davao City on Sunday (23 Nov 2014). At least 13,500 runners joined in the… »

Ampatuan Massacre

Members of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) join the candle lighting rites Sunday (23 Nov 2014) at the EDSA Shrine in Quezon City to mark the 5th… »

End Impunity

Candles light up at the front of Vjandep, a well-known pastel and pasalubong shop, in Cagayan de Oro City Sunday (23 Nov 2014) as shops and companies join the nationwide… »

Christmas Spirit

A vendor sells Christmas lanterns for P20 each on the streets in Davao City on Saturday, November 22, 2014. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

Yonder Star

Workers install a Christmas tree measuring around 40 feet at the Rizal Park in Malaybalay City, 22 November 2014. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Ball Fight

Players fight for the ball during the Cherifer Football Festival in Tionko Grounds, Davao City on Saturday, November 22, 2014. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

Roses for Justice

Red roses line the floor of the covered court at the site of the Ampatuan Massacre in Sitio Masalay, Barangay Salman in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao on Nov. 21, 2014. Filipino… »

Five Years.No Justice.

Relatives of the victims of Ampatuan Massacre visit the site in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao province on November 21, 2014 as they continue to call for justice. MindaNews photo by Toto… »

Tiresome Job

These workers take advantage of the fine weather scooping sand and gravel in Surigao River on Thursday morning (November 20, 2014). This backbreaking job is a common sight along the… »

New Power Plant

A big crowd gather to see the new 20-megawatt bunker diesel power plant unveiled by Peakpower Soccsargen, Inc. (PSI) in Barangay Apopong, General Santos City on Thursday (20 Nov 2014).… »

Struggling Banana Industry

Guests get to try fresh bananas and pineapples in one of the booths during the Davao Trade Expo (DATE) 2014 in SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang, Davao City on Wednesday… »

Illegal Fishing Boats

At least three “liba-liba” boats were seized on Wednesday (19 Nov 2014) off Placer town in Surigao del Norte. The seizure was conducted through joint efforts by the Philippine Navy and the… »


Members of the police’s 13th Regional Public Safety Battalion request motorists to lower the window at a checkpoint along the highway in the highlands of Kitcharao town, Agusan del Norte… »

Butuan Fire

A firefighter tries to go inside a burning shop while another sprays water on the upper part of another after a fire burned down two commercial spaces and partially burned… »

Early Christmas

Residents of Airport Village in Malaybalay City spend the early hours on Friday night (November 14) viewing the lighted Christmas trees inside the village’s elementary school. MindaNews photo by H.… »

BMX Stunt

A rider performs a “bunny hop” trick on his BMX at Magsaysay Park, Davao City on Friday, November 14. The park is a known hangout of BMX enthusiasts. MindaNews Photo… »


Indigenous peoples from different parts of Bukidnon, backed by the human rights group Karapatan, hold protest signboards during the send-off program at the provincial capitol compound in Cagayan de Oro… »

Goodbye, Perper Cagula

Revolutionary songs fill the air as the Cagula family bids farewell to Rendel Ryan (RR to his family and Perper to high school and college classmates) at a memorial park… »

One Billion Rising Revolution

Gabriela Partylist Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan (left), theatre artist Monique Wilson (center) and lawyer Angela Librado-Trinidad (right) join the flash mob of Dabawenyos at the launching of One Billion Rising Revolution… »

Lantern Maker

A lantern maker hangs the newly finished lanterns for potential customers at their roadside house in Barangay 34, Cagayan de Oro City, November 13, 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Arrival of Christianity

A float depicting the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines joins the parade on Wednesday afternoon (November 12) in Surigao City marking the 75th year of the Diocese of Surigao… »

Ten Years

And still no justice. Photojournalist Rene Lumawag leads family, friends and colleagues in the lighting of candles at the grave of photojournalist son Gene Boyd R. Lumawag at San Pedro… »

Early Celebration

Surigao Del Norte provincial government employees ignore the drizzle as they continue to work on Christmas decorations at the capitol ground in Surigao City on Monday noon (November10, 2014) .… »

Daredevil Act

Jeven Lagrada of MotoX Davao soars high during a motocross race in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato on Saturday (8 November 2014.) The race is one of the highlights of the… »

Student leader

Rendell Ryan “Perper” Cagula briefs high school students visiting the University of the Philippines Mindanao campus in Mintal, Davao City in this file photo taken in 2012 when he wasUniversity… »


A boy lifts the jaws of a tiger shark in Barangay Punta Bilar in Surigao City on Sunday afternoon (9 Nov 2014). A group fishermen from this village caught a… »

Feathered Clock

A rooster crows to herald a new day in this photo taken at Gotamco Beach in Agdao, Davao City on November 8, 2014. MindaNews photo by Rene B. Lumawag

Remembering Yolanda’s Fury

Theater artists act out a scene in front of Magsaysay Park in Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, exactly one year after typhoon Yolanda struck Tacloban City… »


A man lies in pain on the concrete pavement after his motorcycle hit the side of a 4×2 pick-up along the Lapasan Highway in Cagayan de Oro City, November 7,… »

Friday Fire

Residents help in putting out the fire in Zone 4, Barangay Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on November 7, 2014 with a water hose borrowed from the firefighters. The fire… »

Mute Witness

A soda bottle and glass shards lie on one of the seats at the rearmost portion of a Rural Transit in Mindanao bus that was damaged by a bomb on… »

Bangsamoro Forum

President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, MILF Chairman Murad Ebrahim and other participants of the Philippines Development Forum on Bangsamoro held at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City Thursday (6… »

Foggy Afternoon

A woman walks through a fog in the hinterlands of Mahayahay in Manticao, Misamis Oriental on Tuesday (4 Nov 2014), shrouding her kid in a shawl to protect her from… »

Amidst the Clouds

The clouds part briefly to show the peak of Mt. Kitanglad in Bukidnon to passengers of a passing plane Wednesday morning (5 Nov 2014). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

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