Devotees raise palm fronds for blessing during the Palm Sunday rites at the St. Augustine Cathedral in Cagayan de Oro City on Sunday, March 20, 2016. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO


Palm fronds shaped into crosses sell for five and 10 pesos outside the Ascension Parish in GSIS Subdivision, Matina, Davao City on Palm Sunday, 20 May 2016. MindaNews photo by… »

CHR in Mawab

A team from the Anti-Torture unit of the Commission on Human Rights’ central office in Manila interviews Cpl. Sandy Batol-batol (center) and four members of the Special Cafgu Active Auxiliary… »

River transport

A farmer crosses Demoloc river on his horse as children swim to beat the summer heat in  Barangay Demoloc, Malita in Davao Occidental province. MindaNews photo TOTO LOZANO

No grass

Farmer Melody Ababon feeds her cow chopped banana stalks as grasses have withered due to the drought in Libungan, North Cotabato. The province has declared a state of calamity due… »

Water ration

Esmily Gayon attends to her set of pails for the water ration from the Malaybalay City Water District in Zone 1, Kalasungay,  Malaybalay City after it was declared that the… »

Grand Rally

Supporters of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte start showing up at the Freedom Park in Davao City around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday (16 March 2016) for the presidential bet’s grand rally. Duterte and… »

New Flag

Maj. Gen. Rafael Valencia, 10th Infantry Division commander, shows on Tuesday (15 March 2016) a photo of a new flag installed at a detachment in Barangay Demoloc, Malita, Davao Occidental.… »

Keeping It Clean

A personnel from the City Environment and National Resources Office picks up trash along San Pedro Street during Parada Davao in celebration of the 79th Araw ng Davao on Wednesday… »

Horse power

A farmer goes home after delivering sacks of copra at Purok Matamis, Barangay Demoloc, Malita in Davao Occidental on March 11, 2016. MindaNews photo by TOTO LOZANO

Iqbal at PMA

MILF chief peace negotiator Mohagher Iqbal interacts with cadets of the Philippine Military Academy in Fort Gregorio del Pilar in Baguio City after his talk on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.… »

Falcata Logs

Workers load Falcata logs into a truck in Trento, Agusan del Sur on Wednesday (9 March 2016). Falcata plantations are aplenty in the Caraga Region. MindaNews photo by Roel Catoto

Bamboo Raft

A bamboo raft is perfect for the calm sea in the pebble beach of Barangay Mabua in Surigao City, as picnic goers found out on Tuesday (8 March 2016). MindaNews… »

Duterte in Butuan

Supporters from Caraga region’s Agusan del Norte and del Sur, Surigao del Norte and del Sur and Dinagat Islands flock to Butuan City’s Montilla Boulevard to listen to Presidential aspirant… »

Highway trot

Members of the Davao Horse Club in Davao City attract the attention of residents and commuters as they pass the Davao-Cotabato highway in Digos City en route to their trail… »

Food Bag

A Higaonon elderly in Claveria, Misamis Oriental clutches his food bag given by the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the municipal government on Thursday (3 March 2016) as… »

Anti-Mining Protest

Benedictine nun Sister Stella Matutina joins protesters outside the office of Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region XI at Leon Garcia Street, Davao City on March 2, 2016 as they call… »

Demolition Job

Workers in downtown Iligan City struggle to demolish a three-story building with the most primitive of tools, as if felling a tree, on Wednesday (2 March 2016). MindaNews photo by… »

Hitech Monitoring

Agriculture field researchers conduct monitoring and digital mapping in Barangay Malatimon, Ampatuan, Maguindanao, which is badly hit by the dry spell and rat infestation. MindaNews photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera |… »

Lumad Rally

Datu Tungig Mansimoy-at, a lumad from Talaingod town in Davao del Norte, reiterates their call to stop alleged military attacks in their communities during a protest rally on Tuesday (1… »

Coin Divers

Sea gypsies popularly called Badjaos wait for passengers aboard MV Dinagat at the port in Surigao City to throw coins into the water which they would catch by driving on… »

From Danao to Davao

Presidential aspirant and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte wipes his tears as he recalls his childhood before his townmates in Danao City on Thursday, February 25. Duterte’s family hails… »


Two-year old Demon Manayab clings on to his mother in the makeshift clinic while awaiting treatment inside UCCP Haran compound in  Davao City  on Feb. 24, 2016. A fire broke… »

Sacred Mountain

Talaandig Datu Lambagani Julius Saway leads a ritual atop Mt. Dulang-dulang in Songco, Lantapan, Bukidnon on Monday (Feb. 22, 2016). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

After the Fire

A makeshift camp of lumads from Talaingod inside UCCP Haran compound, Padre Selga Street, Davao City was torched by unidentified men early morning of February 24, 2016. Five persons were… »

Tribal Storytelling

Members of the Talaandig tribe gather around a bonfire below the summit of Mt. Dulang-dulang in Songco, Lantapan, Bukidnon on Sunday (21 February 2016) to listen to stories about their… »

Grenade Blast

Residents watch the blast site at a peryahan near the carnival in Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat province where a six-year-old boy was killed and 41 others injured when still unidentified suspects… »

Going Mobile

While taking a break from their rehearsals at the sidewalk of Roxas Ave. in Davao City, two musicians update themselves on the presidential debate in Cagayan de Oro City Sunday… »

Al Fresco

Residents watch the presidential debate on a huge TV screen in Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro City Sunday (21 February 2016). Organizers of the “PILIPinas Debates 2016” only allowed limited access… »

Book signing

After purchasing copies of the book, O Susana! Untold Stories of Martial Law in Davao, next stop was to get the authors to sign their copies. Sixteen of the 34 authors of… »


At least 206 motorcycles and pedicabs have been impounded in Pikit, North Cotabato following the Lambat Bitag Operation of the Cotabato Police Provincial Office on Thursday, February 18. CPPO chief… »

Surigao Fire

Firemen put out the last remaining embers of a fire along Nueva Extension in Barangay Taft, Surigao City Thursday afternoon (18 February 2016) that gobbled up close to a hundred… »

Alternative Income

Isidra Batitao shows some of the “sayaf” or traditional hat by the Tedurays in South Upi, Maguindanao on Wednesday (17 February 2016). Isidra and other women in their community are… »

Roadside Bombing

Four people, including a municipal treasurer and his son, inside this van were killed when an improvised bomb exploded along a road in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town in Maguindanao Tuesday… »

Like autumn

Street sweepers collect trash beside the Rizal Park in Malaybalay City amid the fallen flowers of trees called golden shower on Tuesday (Feb. 16, 2016). The trees have become a… »

Young Duterte fans

Students show support to presidential aspirant Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte during a political rally in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental on Monday (Feb. 15, 2016). However, Duterte failed to show up… »

No closure

A waste picker scours the  sanitary landfill in sitio Zayas, Barangay Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. The landfill is still operating despite an order from… »

Badjao wedding

BADJAO WEDDING. A Sama Badjao groom wraps his arm around his bride. Fourteen Badjao couples were wed in traditional rites along the beach in Barangay Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City… »

Kidapawan is 18

A student gamely poses for a photograph during the street dancing competition in Kidapawan City on Friday, 12 February, the city’s 18th Foundation Anniversary. MindaNews photo by KEITH BACONGCO

Ready for Poll Duty

Retrained and armed with the new Remington R4 rifle, soldiers of the Army’s 30th Infantry Battalion stand in attention before their deployment in Placer, Surigao del Norte on Tuesday (9… »

Presidential Campaign

Supporters of Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte gather in Davao City for a rally simultaneous with the launching of Duterte’s Presidential campaign in  Tondo, Manila with his running mate Alan… »

Chinese New Year

Holding a joss stick, a young boy prays along with his elders at the Bell Church in Barangay Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City Sunday night to usher the year of… »

Old Man and Cows

An old farmer brings out his cows to graze on the mountains in Luinab, Iligan City early morning Saturday (6 February 2016). In the background is Mt. Agad-agad, the landmark… »

Monkey bridge

Tourists cross the monkey bridge for fun and adventure at the Aliwagwag Falls in Cateel, Davao Oriental. The trees surrounding the falls have recovered from the devastation wrought by super… »

War vs rats

Farmer Delio Calibay digs the burrows made by rats at the rice paddy in Barangay Bangilan, Kabacan, North Cotabato in this photo taken on February 3, 2016. The local government has… »

Thigh-high no more

Farmer  Gina Akit shows how shallow the creek has become in Sitio Cocob, Barangay Kuya in South Upi town in Maguindanao due to drought. The water used to be thigh-high,… »

Peace Caravan

Higaonon children perform one of their dances during the Peace Caravan ceremony in Barangay Kalipay, Gingoog City on Wednesday, 3 February 2016. The caravan was initiated by the Office of… »


A sales attendant arranges malongs, imported batik and lace in their store at the barter trade in Cotabato City on February 2, 2016.  Despite the entry of new malls in… »

Digging Deep

A farmer in Kalasuyan, Kidapawan City digs some more to deepen a well for the community’s farms while his buddies pull up the soil on 30 January 2016. A nearby… »

Blaming the President

Students join their elders in a rally in Marawi City on Monday (February 1, 2016) blaming President Benigno Aquino III for the non-passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law. MindaNews photo… »

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