Kadayawan Opening

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte do the ceremonial lighting at the opening program of the 29th Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival 2014 at Aurora Quezon Park, in front of City… »

Badjao Education

A Badjao girl plays the role of a teacher with her neighbor along the stilt pathway of their home in an area known as Dapsa in Davao City on Monday,… »

MEDCo and MinDA

  Luwalhati Antonino, chair of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) meets with Paul Dominguez, board vice-chair of the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) during a meeting Tuesday, August 12,… »

Padyak Ride with Papa

Abdulfatah Magara, 23, of Iligan City fetches his three kids (ages 2, 4, and 6) from school with his tricycle with the signage, “School Service.” (August 11, 2014) MindaNews photo… »

Heavy Traffic

Traffic volume seems to have increased in Davao City as activities for the annual Kadayawan Festival pick up as shown in this photo of Trading Boulevard on August 11, 2014.… »

His Brother’s Keeper

Brothers Rafael de Gracia, 10, and Shaltiel de Gracia, 2, in a tender moment outside the cathedral in Iligan City. Their mom is nearby selling prayer candles (August 10, 2014).… »

Playing Zuma

A pet vendor hangs an African bull snake on his neck while attending to customers at the Kaamulan display site in Malaybalay City on Monday, August 11. MindaNews photo by… »

GPH-MILF Workshop

MILF peace panel chair Mohagher Iqbal chats with Jose Luis Martin “Chito” Gascon, member of the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board who was a member of the GPH peace panel… »

Stage Play

The cast of “Suhi,” a play by Steven Patrick Fernandez of the Integrated Performance Arts Guild (IPAG), interact with the audience after its premiere Friday (8 August 2014) at the… »

Mindanao Fashion Summit

Models walk the ramp wearing clothes made by local designers at Lim Ket Kai Mall during the Mindanao Fashion Summit, Friday, August 8, 2014. The show is one of the… »

Fresh Tomatoes

Two farmers sort newly harvested tomatoes before putting them inside boxes beside the highway in Sta. Ana, Impasugong, Bukidnon (August 8, 2014). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

P20 a Kilo

A girl watches another person weigh rambutan at a roadside stall in Makilala, North Cotabato on August 8, Friday. The fruit now sells for P20 a kilo. MindaNews photo by… »

Sokol Crash Site

Philippine Air Force personnel from Manila start retrieval operations Friday (August 8) for the Polish-made Sokol helicopter that crashed two minutes after takeoff from the 103rd Infantry Brigade in Kampo… »

Gathering Firewood

A farmer and his family collect dry midribs of coconut fronds in the mountains of in Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte to sell as firewood in the town center. Roberto collected… »

Last day

Victims or relatives of victims of human rights violations under the Marcos dictatorship wait for their names to be encoded at Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board database at Bankerohan gym… »

Helicopter crash

The Sokol helicopter carrying 4th Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. Ricardo Visaya and his staff crashes just outside the perimeter fence of  the 103rd infantry Brigade headquarters in Kampo Ranao, Marawi… »

Heavy Load

A trader tries to lift a container full of fish to a waiting vehicle at the fish landing area in Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, August 5, 2014. MindaNews photo… »

Climate Change Adaptation

Commissioner Naderev Saño of the National Climate Change Commission speaks at the workshop on ecosystem-based climate change adaptation in Cebu City (August 6). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Old Claimant

A 911 personnel attends to 94-year old Puangay Lasib, a Martial Law victim from Datal Pitak, Barangay Colonsabak in Matanao, Davao del Sur on August 6, 2014. The old Lasib… »

Kids in the Water

After school, these kids take a dip by a river in Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte on Wednesday, 6 August 2014. MindaNews photo by Aubrey Rocin Llamas

Effects of Mining

Siltation is a problem in the coastal village of Cagdianao in the municipality of Claver, Surigao del Norte, no thanks to mining operations, as shown in this file photo taken… »

A Year After

Cotabateños offer prayers on Tuesday, 5 August 2014, to remember the victims the roadside bombing exactly a year ago that killed eight people. Forty others were also injured in the… »

Martial Law Massacre

Adela Apitan Yugon holds a photo of the victims of Lampasak Massacre in Barangay Alegri, Alabel in Sarangani Province 29 years ago. The massacre claimed 17 lives, including 12 of… »

The long wait

Hundreds of victims of human rights violation under the Marcos dictatorship — from Davao and Cotabato regions — troop to the Davao City Recreation Center (old name: Almendras Gym) on… »

Waiting for Papa

Five-year-old Rondel waits for his father, a motorcycle driver, to come home after work. Photographed on Monday (4 August 2014), he does this every afternoon. Rondel is one of the… »

Food Vendors

Vendors of food items swarm on a bus on Monday (4 August 2014) as it stops at a section of the highway in Barangay Maluko, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon that is… »

UXOs destroyed

Destruction of 58 UXOs (unexploded ordnance) in Barangay Semba, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao on August 2, 2014 to ensure they will never be used again. The Explosives and Ordnance Team… »

Going for Goal

Players race for the ball in their practice game at the capitol grounds in Malaybalay City on Sunday, August 3. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

High Risk

Even without safety harnesses, workers apply finishing touches to a new commercial establishment in Uyanguren area in Davao City on Saturday, August 2. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco


A coach of PTC-Medvil performs a warmup drill with the team’s goalkeeper before a football match in Tionko Field, Davao City on Saturday, August 2. The game is part of… »

Look, Master

It’s no dog day for this dog in this scene during the fun run on Saturday (August 2) in Malaybalay City, one of the activities for the centennial celebration of… »

Jump for Joy

Majorettes of the Manolo Fortich National High School drum and lyre corps during the contest in Malaybalay City on Friday (August 1). The contest is among the activities for this… »

Narrow Entrance

Tourists try to maintain their balance as they make their way through Tinalon Cave in Barangay Tinalon, Sen. Ninoy Aquino in Sultan Kudarat (Thursday, Aug. 1). Its entrance found in… »

Martial Law Victims

Moro women check their documents before filing a claim before the Human Rights Violations Victims Claim Board in Cagayan de Oro City on Thursday, July 31, 2014. MindaNews photo by… »

Tanggol Wika

Constituents of the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) stage a candle lighting ceremony to protest the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) Memorandum No. 20, series of 2013, which removes the… »

Living on Gold

Jasper Penales, who is a polio victim, makes a living by working as a goldsmith at the public market in Kidapawan City. A graduate of information technology, he decided to… »

In Calm Water

Fishermen in Opol, Misamis Oriental stand on their wooden boat or banca while slowly drawing the net back, July 30, 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Happy Farewell

A New People’s Army guerrilla and one of the four policemen who were seized in Alegria, Surigao del Norte by the rebel group last July 10 bid each other goodbye… »

Bayanihan on Wheels

While traditional “bayanihan” or communal unity can manifest in many forms, these residents use wooden carts to relocate a “bahay-kubo” in this photo taken on July 29, 2014 along the… »

Cheap Coconuts

Laborers sort coconuts in a buying station in Pikit, North Cotabato on Tuesday (29 July). Traders are buying coconuts at P5.50 each. MindaNews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Interfaith Offering

Christians bring fresh fruits and other gifts to their Muslim neighbors who are celebrating the Eid ul Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, in Kauswagan town in Lanao del… »

SONA Watch

A small Moro Islamic Liberation Front unit watches on TV the State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Aquino III in Marawi City on Monday, 28 July 2014. Many… »

Beef for Sale

Vendors sell beef in time for Eidl Fitr (end of Ramadan) in Pikit, North Cotabato on Tuesday, 29 July 2014. Vendors say they performed “sumbali,” a Muslim ritual of sacrifice… »

Vehicular Accident

Rescue workers struggle to extract two pedestrians trapped under the wreckage during a vehicular accident along Cordillera St. in Central Park Subdivision in Bangkal, Davao City around 5 p.m. Tuesday,… »

A Surviving Old Trade

Blacksmiths hammer a metal bar to be used in making plow in a shop in Pikit, North Cotabato on Sunday (July 27, 2014). MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

SONA Protest

Hundreds of protesters from different organizations march in Cagayan de Oro City in time for the fifth State of the Nation Address of President Aquino on July 28, 2014. MindaNews… »

Anti-pork Rally

Militants march through the major thoroughfares in Davao City on Monday (July 28, 2014) as President Aquino delivers his State of the Nation Address in Congress. MindaNews photo

Women Power

Bangsamoro women call for President Benigno Aquino III to honor the Bangsamoro Basic Law drafted by Bangsamoro Transition Commission during a rally in Cotabato City on July 28, 2014, hours… »

State of the Nation

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his fifth State of the Nation Address on 28 July 2014. Malacanang Photo

Eid ul Fitr

Rain does not stop Muslims in Cotabato City from celebrating Eid ul Fitr at the city hall grounds on July 28, 2014. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

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