Forum on Food Sovereignty

Daniel Ocampo, a campaigner of Greenpeace Philippines, talks about sustainable agriculture by raising an awareness on genetically modified organisms while promoting ecological farming during the Forum on Food Sovereignty held… »

CCT for Indigenous Peoples

Elizabeth Geonzon, 57, of Barangay Hindang, Iligan City, is one of the hopefuls filling out a validation form for the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer Program for Indigenous Peoples of the… »

All That’s Left

Coast guard officials show an identification card found inside the bag of Betty M. Bahi, an overseas Filipino worker from Barobo, Surigao del Sur. Bahi, a passenger of M/V Maharlika… »

Shabu Busted

Policemen present to media on Wednesday (17 Sept 2014) almost a kilo worth shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) packed in sachets valued at P7 million seized in Surigao City during a raid… »

Taho Vendor

A vendor braves the rain brought about by Tropical Storm Mario as he sells taho (soft silken tofu) in Barangay Diego Silang in Butuan City Wednesday (17 Sept 2014). MindaNews… »

Morning Magic

After weeks of rain, residents of Malaybalay City wake up to a beautiful sunrise on Sept. 15. MindaNews photo by Alexandria M. Mordeno


M/V Maharlika 4, a sister ferry of the ill-fated M/V Maharlika 2 and also plying the Surigao City-Liloan, Southern Leyte route has been suspended by the Marine Industry Authority since… »

Search Still On

A Philippine Air Force helicopter lands at the port of Lipata in Surigao City on Monday morning, Sept. 15, after scouring Surigao Strait for possible survivors of M/V Maharlika 2… »

Binuangan Accident

Residents try to help in pulling the remaining Magkuno lumber out of the Isuzu Elf that flipped over in Barangay Poblacion, Binuangan town, Misamis Oriental, September 14, 2014. The truck… »


Survivor Sarah Andil of Cotabato City suffered an injury when she jumped out of the ill-fated MV Maharlika 2 which sank off Southern Leyte Saturday evening, September 13. The 39-year… »


As of 10 a.m. Sunday, September 14, at least 14 passengers rescued from MV Maharlika ferry which sank off Pintuyan in Southern Leyte on Saturday evening are confined at the… »

MV Maharlika 2

M/V Maharlika II anchored off Lipata port in Surigao City in this file photo taken Dec. , 2013. The Roll-on/ roll off ferry was undergoing repairs near the port when… »

Release the POWS

Ana Curita Tare (holding the microphone) appeals on Thursday (12 Sept 2014) for the military to implement a suspension of military operations in Bukidnon to pave the way for the… »

New 4ID Commander

New 4th Infantry Division commander Major General Oscar Lactao (center) shakes hands with outgoing commander Major General Ricardo Visaya (right) during the turnover of command ceremony at Camp Evangelista, Patag… »

For Peace

Government agencies and nongovernment groups in Bacolod, Lanao del Norte imprint their hands on a peace monument to reaffirm their commitment to peace on September 10, the same day that… »

Amputee’s Livelihood

James “Jimmy” Fong, 26, a dispatcher from Iligan City, had a motorcycle accident in 2008 which led to a leg amputation. Assisting motorists park their cars in city streets, as… »

Young and Old

A pair of teen and elderly display their dancing skills during the yearly Brigada TeenGuwang dance showdown on Sunday (7 Sept 2014) before a huge crowd at the Oval Plaza of General… »

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Mohagher Iqbal (L), chair of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission and the MILF peace panel, and BTC Deputy Chair Akmad Sakkam (R), and 12 other commissioners sign Sunday afternoon the transmittal… »

No Longer for Vehicles?

An entire road becomes a solar drier for rice and corn grains in Barangay Taytay, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, September 5, 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas


A woman arranges leaves of Lampakanay or Cattail plant for drying along the barangay road in Baybay, Alubijid town in Misamis Oriental, September 5, 2014. The plant is used for… »

Tuna Float

Workers on a building seem not to mind the Tuna Festival float parade on Sept 5 in General Santos City as police officials impose what they call tight security measures… »

Damaged Bridge

Tunggol Bridge in the municipality of Datu Montawan in Maguindanao as photographed last Wednesday, 3 Sept 2014, which officials say is in danger of collapsing as Typhoon Kanor brought in… »

Rice Harvest

Rice harvest is underway Thursday (4 Sept 2014) in Buri, Matan-ao, Davao del Sur. MindaNews photo by Eizel P. Hilario

Blood Bucket Challenge

Students from Ateneo de Davao University join the blood bucket challenge at the Freedom Park, Davao City on Wednesday, 3 September 2014. The students joined the protest in response to… »

Bridge Under Repair

Construction workers are dwarfed by a drilling rig and cranes at the northbound lane of Bangkerohan Bridge, Davao City in this photo taken on September 1, 2014. MindaNews photo by… »

Kalivungan Festival

Participants of the street dancing do their best during culmination of the week-long Kalivungan Festival Monday in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato. Formerly known as the Cotabato Empire, the province of North… »

Last Centennial Bang

Fireworks light up the dark, cloudy sky over Malaybalay City on Monday night, marking the end of the centennial celebration of Bukidnon. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Centennial Rock

A member of the Kamikaze Band whoops it up in a concert in Malaybalay City on August 31, eve of the centennial celebration of Bukidnon province. MindaNews photo by Alexandria… »

Face of Kaamulan

Sweat is all over the face of this performer during the second and final day of the Kaamulan street dancing in Malaybalay City on August 31, a day before Bukidnon… »

Lanao’s ice bucket challenge

Ltc. Leomar Jose Doctolero , commanding officer of the Army’s 15th Infantry Battalion in Bagumbayan, Kauswagan , Lanao del Norte  leads his officers and men in a Team Army Ice… »

Dance for Kaamulan

A dance group representing one of Bukidnon’s 20 towns performs at the Kaamulan grounds in Malaybalay City on the final day of the festival on August 31, 2014. Bukidnon’s 20… »

Bukidnon’s Kaamulan

Performers choreograph a Lumad folk tale during the Kaamulan street dancing in Malaybalay City on August 30. The event is part of the centennial celebration of Bukidnon province. MindaNews photo… »

Street Dance

Participants dance during the first day of the two-day Kaamulan street dancing in Malaybalay City on August 30, 2014. Bukidnon’s 20 towns and two component cities are participating in the… »

Writing History, Righting History

Redemptorist Bro. Karl Gaspar, a writer of books about Mindanao, and Bukidnon historian Ludivina “Nanay Ludi” Opeña during the Bukidnon Centennial Book Forum in Malaybalay City on Friday (August 29).… »

After A Day’s Work

Brothers Aking, 12, and Mose, 10, count their earnings from selling cheese sticks outside the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology campus, for 10Php each, They get the delicacies from… »


BIFF spokesman Abu Misri Mama announces the linking up of his group with the Islamic State in an interview somewhere in Maguindanao Thursday (28 Aug 2014). MindaNews photo by Ferdinandh… »

Kaamulan Festival

Manobos from Quezon, Bukidnon perform an ethnic dance during the tribal sports fest in Malaybalay City on Wednesday (27 August 2014) as part of the month-long Kaamulan and centennial celebration of the… »

MSU-IIT Palakasan

The Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology begins this year’s intramurals, dubbed Palakasan, Wednesday (27 Aug 2014) with a parade of floats representing each college’s superhero icons. This float belongs… »

Higalaay Festival

Participants in colorful costumes aboard floats join the Higalaay civic military parade in Cagayan de Oro City on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Cagayan de Oro will celebrate the feast of… »

Water Problem

A Dulangan Manobo man and his daughter wash themselves of forest trail mud on Monday (25 August 2014) in Sitio Tudog, Barangay Bugso in Sen. Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat. One… »

Pestle Wrestling

Two Lumad players test their strength in a traditional game called duso or pestle wrestling during the tribal sports competition in Malaybalay City on Tuesday (August 26) as part of… »


Glen Aguilar relishes his victory in the expert class of the Invitational National Motocross Championship in Malaybalay City on Tuesday with an aerial stunt. The event is one of the… »

Sparks in the Sky

Hundreds of people watch the annual Pyro Festival as part of the Higalaay Kagay-an Festival events outside the SM City Mall in Cagayan de Oro City, Sunday evening (August 24).… »

They’re Back

Time and again they have been driven away from the sidewalks of Malaybalay City. But vendors like this woman keep coming back to earn a little income for their families.… »

Just Married

Jedidiah B. Cariaga and Ceasar Enrico de los Reyes acknowledge well-wishers during their tribal wedding on Monday (August 25, 2014) in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. Jedidiah, Binibining Bukidnon 2012 and a… »

Pinoy Ingenuity

While his wife attends to a customer, a man prepares the oven for cooking peanuts attached to the family’s motorbike which has been made into a mobile store selling food… »

Amulet Vendor

Sunny dela Cruz, 81, from Samar, displays his potions and amulets at the fair in the Provincial Capitol Grounds in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon on August 23, 2014. He says he… »

Carnival Queen

A participant  dressed as a Carnival Queen dances in the streets of Cagayan de Oro City on Sunday, August 24, during the Higalaay Festival for the Feast of St. Agustine on Aug. 28.… »

Miss Cagayan de Oro 2014

  Miss Cagayan de Oro 2014 Beatrice Alvarez Pohl and her court wave to the adoring crowd after winning the beauty pageant Saturday night at the Limketkai Atrium in Cagayan de Oro… »

Holding On

A cowboy refuses to let go of a calf even as he is being dragged by the animal during the carambola of the Kaamulan rodeo competition in Malaybalay City on… »

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