Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Outstanding Davaoenos

(L-R) Nieto L. Vitto, Beethoven N. Sur, Belen C. Laud, Norma Javellana, Bro. Karl Gaspar, Ricardo Obenza and Fr. Aland David Mizell pose before the media following the awarding ceremonies of the 2018 Datu Bago Awards at Mandaya Hotel in Davao City on Tuesday (13 March 2018) . Mindanews Photo

It’s A Mud World

A rider struggles to get past through knee-deep mud during the Kaamulan Enduro Challenge in Malaybalay City on Sunday (March 11, 2018). Riders from Cagayan de Oro, Davao and Cotabato cities were among those who competed. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

All-Davao Volley Match

Defenders from the University of Mindanao try to block an attack by PNP-Davao during the invitational volleyball tournament in Malaybalay City Sunday (March 11, 2018) as part of the city's 20th Charter Day celebration that culminates on March 22. PNP-Davao won, two sets to nil. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Sunset at Britania

At sunset on March 10, 2018,  pumpboats ferrying tourists to the 24 islets of the Britania Group of Islands rest their anchors at La Entrada Resort, Barangay Britania in San Agustin, Surigao del Sur.The boats take the tourists from one islet to another, and wait on them for a day.For a group of ten or less, the boat rental...

Enchanting Lake Sebu

Lake Sebu enchants in the morning sun with these lotus flowers. The T'bolis say the flowers bloom daily from 5 to 10 a.m.  Photo by CARLO FIGUEROA

Buntis Day

Dr. Teofredo "Ted" Esguerra, head of  Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Response Unit (EPDRU) of the Energy Development Corporation,  shares disaster preparedness tips to hundreds of pregnant women during the 15th National Buntis Day at Abreeza Mall on Saturday, March 10, 2018. MINDANEWS PHOTO  

Blue Skies and Palm Trees

Tagum City, host of the annual Musikahan Festival, is also known as the Palm Trees capital of the Philippines as palm trees line both sides of the six-lane Maharlika Highway leading to the center of this first class city. An hour's drive from Davao City, the sight of palm trees welcoming the visitor is refreshing. Photo by JULES BENITEZ

Kids’ favorite

Opened to the public in December last year, this fun park inside the Peoples Park in Davao City has become a top attraction among children. Photo taken on March 6, 2018. Mindanews Photo

Majestic Falls

Summer in Samal

Samal in the Island Garden City of Samal is a respite for families and tourists. Located across Davao City, this summer destination is a 15-minute barge or pumpboat ride away. Photo by JULES BENITEZ

No catch

A fisherman in Barangay Union, Dapa town in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte returns home on Saturday, March 3, 2018, with no catch of mud crab. Overfishing, unsustainable fishing that includes using dynamite remains unabated in this village. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO

Drum and bugle

Students perform on the streets during the Drum and Bugle Corps competition in Davao City on Saturday, 03 March 2018, one of several preliminary events in the run-up to the 81st Araw ng Dabaw on March 16. MINDANEWS PHOTO

Island Hoppers

A member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team from the Police Regional Office-5 (Bicol Province) keeps his balance in the obstacle course known as "island hoppers" during the final stage of the National SWAT Challenge in Davao City on Saturday, 3 March 2018. MINDANEWS PHOTO

Postcard from Samal

Night life comes to Samal Island with sights and sand. Although part of Davao del Norte, Samal Island is just right across Davao City, a 15-minute barge or pump boat ride from Sasa wharf. The surge of visitors to Davao City since a local became President of the Philippines benefits this island as well. Photo by JULES BENITEZ  

Festival of Lights

Fire dancers perform at the Festival of Lights in Tangub City, Misamis Occidental on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Tiger Grass

An Obo Manobo carries his harvest of "tahiti" (Tiger Grass) used to produce walis tambo, locally known as walis paypay in Magpet, North Cotabato. Tiger grass is grown for a year before it can be harvested. It takes around 45 minutes to make a broom.  Many of the Obo Manobo rely on broom-making for livelihood. They sell the brooms...

Chasing calves

A cowboy holds on to the tail of a calf in this bit of rodeo action in Manolo Fortich town, Bukidnon on March 2, 2018. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Coal-fired power plant

The coal-fired power plant in Barangays Libertad and Tacub in Kauswagan town, Lanao del Norte was targeted to become operational late last year with a capacity of 540 megawatts. It is run by GNPower Kauswagan, which is controlled by AC Energy, a fully-owned subsidiary of Ayala Corp., the Philippine Investment Alliance for Infrastructure Fund and Power Partners Ltd. Co....

BBL in Tawi-tawi

Ten members of the House Committees on Local Government, Muslim Affairs, and Peace, Reconciliation and Unity, led by their chairs Pedro Acharon, Mauyag Papandayn Jr. and Ruby Sahali, and 19 members of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission flew to Tawi-tawi on March 1 for the public hearing on the Bangsamoro Basic Law held at the Sandbar Resort in Bongao, Tawi-tawi....

Mindanawon artist in HK

The new mural paintings of Mindanawon artist Bert Monterona (R), are on exhibit in Hong Kong from March 1 to 15. Monterona was invited by Mok Chiu Yu (L), Chief Executive of the Centre for Community Cultural Development to exhibit "Nature of Peace Culture" at the Green Wave Art Gallery, 404 Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei. The Vancouver-based Monterona...

Soil Painting Exhibit

Rescuing “hostages”

As part of the Southern Storm Exercise, Davao City Special Weapons and Tactics personnel neutralize hostage takers in a simulated mall terror attack in Davao City on 28 February 2018. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO

Shooting Range

Director General Roland dela Rosa of the Philippine National Police watches as President Rodrigo Roa Duterte fires a few rounds from the .45, .40 and 9mm caliber pistols at the  ceremonial shoot during the inauguration of the Armscor Shooting Range Davao Branch in Davao City on February 26, 2018.  TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Damaged by ‘Basyang’

A bridge in Jabonga, Agusan del Norte that collapsed when Tropical Storm Basyang hit Caraga Region on Feb 13. Photo taken on Feb. 26, 2018. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO

New police vehicles

Police officers stand beside newly-delivered motorcycles during the turnover of 23 4x4 light personnel carriers (Toyota Hilux), 44 motorcycles,3 utility trucks at the the Police Regional Office-11 headquarters in Davao City on Monday (26 February 2018). PNP Chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa led the turnover of the vehicles which will be distributed to municipal police stations in Davao...

Bishop’s “stress reliever”

Bishop Edwin dela Pena of the Prelature of Marawi does his own laundry at the San Lorenzo Spring in Balabagan, Lanao del Sur on Saturday, 24 February 2018. The Bishop says the cool spring water makes washing seem like a picnic and, he adds, "a very effective stress reliever." Photo courtesy of NELSON CANOY

Glass between us

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte interacts with his supporters on the sidelines of the Petron-Petron Dealers Association (PETDA) Mindanao Mini Convention at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on February 24, 2018. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Malaybalay City Hall

The latest landmark along the Davao-Cagayan de Oro highway: the new City Hall of Malaybalay.  MindaNews photo taken on 21 February 2018 by CAROLYN O. ARGUILLAS

HR under martial law

Bishop Redeemer Yanez of the Iglesia Fiipina Independiente of the Diocese of Koronadal, South Cotabato, convenor of Barug Katungod Mindanao, presents the Mindanao Human Rights Situation at the Mindanao Human Rights Summit organized by the Mindanaoans for Civil Liberties in Davao City on 23 February 2018. Yanez said they recorded 126 political killings in Mindanao since President Rodrigo Duterte...

Hugpong ng Pagbabago

No shoes

A barefoot runner from Tagum City competes in the 1,500-meter run in the ongoing Davao Regional Athletic Association meet at University of Mindanao Sports Complex in Davao City on Tuesday, February 20. Mindanews Photo

Ghost town

Soldiers survey the battle ruins in what used to be the commercial district of Marawi City on Tuesday, 20 February 2018. Moro civil society leaders who concluded their Peace Summit in Mindanao State University on Tuesday described the amount of force used against the Islamic State-inspired militants who attacked the city last year as an overkill. MindaNews photo by...

Back in business

A merchant attends to her shop in Barangay Basak Malutlut in Marawi City on Monday (Feb. 19, 2018) as residents strive to bring normalcy back to their daily lives. The barangay was where the five-month long Marawi siege started.on May 23 last year, when government forces tried to arrest Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon in his rented apartment. MindaNews...

Marawi peace rally

Participants of the peace rally in Mindanao State University on Monday (Feb. 19, 2018) applaud the statement of a speaker condemning the use of heavy bombs that destroyed Marawi City during the five-month siege last year. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Regional sports meet

Student athletes from Davao del Sur join the parade of participants at the opening ceremony of the Davao Region Athletic Association (DAVRAA) meet at the University of Mindanao track oval on Sunday, 18 February 2018. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO  


Davao 911 responders attend to athletes from Tagum City who complained of stomach ache on Sunday evening, 18 February 2018. The student athletes are competing in the Davao Region athletic meet hosted this year by Davao City.  On Saturday night, 38 members of the delegation from Mati, Davao Oriental were rushed to the hospital due to suspected food poisoning. MindaNews photo...

Year of the Dog

Burning incense candles are placed on a jar in front of the altar at the Bell Church in Barangay Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 as Filipino-Chinese residents celebrate the Chinese New Year. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

BBL version

Bangsamoro women deliver their message of support to the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) drafted by the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) outside the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Center in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao compound in Cotabato City on 15 February 2018 during the "public hearing and consultation" on the BBL conducted by the House committees on Local Government, Muslim...

MIndanao in Nuremberg

Panabo City-based "Healthy Sweets," which produces organic coco sugar, coco syrup, coco sugar-based candies and teas, is one of 10 Philippine exhibitors at Biofach 2018 which runs February 14 to 17, in Nuremberg, Germany. Biofach is the world's leading trade fair in organic food. Of the 10 exhibitors from the Philippines, three are from Mindanao. Healthy Sweets is represented...

Earthquake Drill

Basyang’s Wrath

Monitoring ‘Basyang’

Disaster Risk Reduction Management technicians monitor the movement of tropical storm Basyang at the Emergency Operations Center in Cagayan de Oro City on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Basyang, the second storm to enter the country this year, is expected to make landfall in Caraga Region on Tuesday. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO Read story 

Samba for Guinness

Dancing to the tune of "Despacito," an estimated 15,000 residents and participants from neighboring towns attempt a Guinness World Record for Largest Samba Dance on 12 February 2018, the 20th anniversary of the conversion of Kidapawan into a city. The current record is held by Tesco Clotus (Thailand) consisting of 525 dancers and was achieved on 15 June 2014....

Sunday surfing

Kite surfers and a windsurfer take advantage of moderate winds to have fun Sunday, 11 February 2018 in Barangay Catangnan, General Luna, Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte. MindaNews photo by ROEL N .CATOTO

Kidapawan City @20

2Kidapawan lights up its plaza on 10 February 2018 as it celebrates two weeks of activities for its 20th Anniversary as a Chartered City. RA 8500 approved on 12 February 1998 converted the municipality of Kidapawan into a city. Photo by JULES BENITEZ

The Filipino is no slave…

President Rodrigo Duterte shows printouts of photographs of Filipino workers in Kuwait who suffered abuses in the hands of their employers during a press conference Friday night, 09 February 2018 at the clubhouse of the Matina Enclaves in Davao City. Duterte has ordered a ban on the deployment of workers in Kuwait and the repatriation within 72 hours of...

Siargao Sunset

Valentine flowers

A motorcycle rider buys a bouquet from a flower shop in front of  the St. Agustin Metropolitan Cathedral in Cagayan de Oro City on Thursday, February 8, 2018. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO