Strings Attached

A girl tries her hand in playing the guitar during the Summer Camp Rock at the Department of Public Works and Highways compound in Malaybalay City on April 24, 2015.… »

Summer Means ‘Tuli’

Young boys take a peep at their peers who undergo “tuli” or circumcision in Barangay Bao, Alamada, North Cotabato on Friday, April 24. The circumcision took place during the dental… »

Yellow Fin Tuna

A fish trader inspects the quality of yellow fin tuna brought to Bangkerohan’s “bagsakan” in Davao City on April 24, 2015. The wholesale price of yellow fin tuna is 90… »

Lumad Consent

A Bukidnon tribal leader signs his consent to the 68.8-megawatt hydropower electric project of  Hedcor, a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power, in Barangay Maluko, Manolo Fortich town in Bukidnon on Wednesday (22… »

Grass Fire

Firefighters help each other put out a grass fire that got out of control due to the summer heat in Barangay Camaman-an in Cagayan de Oro City Tuesday (21 April… »

Earth Day Protest

At least three thousand people from the four provinces of Caraga Region march at Kilometer 2 National Highway in Surigao City on Wednesday (22 April 2015). Protesters reiterate calls for… »

For A Safe Travel

A tribal chief and a baylan or spiritual leader sacrifice a chicken in a ritual known as Panawagtawag at the Press Freedom Monument, Capitol Grounds, Cagayan de Oro City (April… »

Aiming for Gold

Archers from Davao Region practice at the Davao del Norte Sports Complex in Tagum City on Monday, April 20. These archers from Panabo City will represent the Davao Regional Athletic… »


Called by locals as Enchanted Blue Lagoon for its color and location in the middle of a century-old mini forest hidden in Barangay Margues, Datu Odin Sinsuat town in Maguindanao,… »

Early for Work

The colors of the morning skies slowly change as a fisherman drags his boat towards the deeper part of the waters for another day of fishing in Medina town, Misamis… »

Seaside Vendors

Vendors of puso (rice cooked in coconut leaves) and other food items station themselves at a beach resort in Opol, Misamis Oriental on 19 April 2015 to take advantage of… »

Diving for Prawns

A young boy gathers freshwater prawns locally known as “olang” in Hagimit Falls, Barangay Peñaplata, Island Garden City of Samal on April 19, 2015. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

Three on One

A Batang Gilas player is triple-teamed by their Indonesian opponents during the championship match at the Xavier University gym in Cagayan de Oro City on April 19, 2015. Batang Gilas… »

Nature’s Magic

Sunset in Opol, Misamis Oriental on April 18, 2015. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

On the Rocks

A boy lies on the rock amid the heat of the sun while her mother does her laundry in Tamugan River, Marilog District, Davao City on Saturday, April 18. MindaNews… »

OIC Sec-Gen meets with MNLF and MILF

Iyad Bin Ameen Madani, Secretary General of the 57-nation Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) arrives for his meeting with the Bangsamoro Coordination Forum – composed of leaders of the… »

Good morning, Mt. Apo

Early morning view of Mt. Apo from Lake Venado camp site. Local tourism officials have limited the number of trekkers this year because of low level of  water brought about… »

“Love is always, not sometimes”

Noemi Raymundo Ortega-Labja, widow of the composer, police colonel Gregorio Responso Labja  (portrait beside her) of Tagum City, shares the stories  behind the songs , including “Usahay” which was credited… »

Summer Getaway

A visitor enjoys the thrill of riding the 820-meter zip line at the Dahilayan Forest Park in Barangay Dahilayan, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon (April 18, 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos… »


Farmer Nasrudin conducts final selection of freshly harvested singkamas (yam bean) from his farm in Kidapawan City on Friday (17 April 2015) before bringing them to the market. MindaNews photo by… »

Dry Farm

There used to be water in the rice fields of Tamontaka in Cotabato City. But the drought has dried up the farmlands, as shown in this picture taken Thursday (16… »

Carabao Race

Carabaos with riders run alongside those without handlers, who fell off along the way at a carabao race during the barangay fiesta in San Vicente, Butuan City on Wednesday (15… »

Scrap IPRA

Indigenous peoples from Kapalong, Davao del Norte hold a protest rally at the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples’ (NCIP) Region XI office in Davao City Thursday (16 April 2015). The… »

Vanishing Tradition

Young and old enjoy a night of songs about love and courtship called “dayunday” at Purok Happy Times Beach, Barangay 76-A, Davao City on Wednesday (15 April 2015). Dayunday is… »

How Great Thou Art

Photojournalist RENE B. LUMAWAG on his photograph of the sunrise as seen from the Panabo Mariculture Park  on Sunday, April 12: “We must remember always that …we are just part… »

Keeping Fit

Members of the Philippine Coast Guard jog along the highway in Barangay Sasa, Davao City on Tuesday (April 14, 2015). MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

One, Two, Dive

Youngsters beat the summer heat by diving from Bangkerohan Bridge, Davao City on Monday, 13 April 2015. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano


Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine raises his hands after completing his 19.99-km swim from Bantayan Island to Barangay Bancasan, San Remigio town in northern Cebu on Sunday (April 13, 2015). Macarine… »

River ride

A child paddles a wooden canoe across Baug river along the fishing village in Magallanes, Agusan del Norte on April 10, 2015.  MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Peaceful Conversations

Pro-BBL campaigner Archbishop Antonio Ledesma (left) and Rep. Rufus Rodriguez ( 2nd district, Cagayan de Oro), chair of the House of Representatives’ Ad Hoc Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law… »

Aliwagwag Falls’ zipline

For only P300 per ride on a 680-meter suspension cable hovering 55 meters from the ground, zipline riders get to view the  rainforest canopy and the pristine Cateel River, with the… »

Speed gun

A law enforcer from the Land Transportation Office trains his speed gun on motorists along Don Julian Rodriguez Sr. Avenue also known as Ma-a road in Davao City on April… »


Workers load discarded boxes on a truck along Sta. Ana Avenue in Davao City on April 10, 2015. The boxes will be sold to a recycling plant in Metro Manila.… »

Daily Pull

Laborers pull their carts loaded with boxes of flowers along Pichon Street near Bankerohan Market in Davao City on Friday, April 10. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

Shrimp Hunting

Bridled Terns hover over a drained shrimp pond in Barangay Caganghohan in Panabo City on Thursday (9 April 2015). Aside from Bridled Terns, hundreds of Chinese Egrets also flock to… »

Sorting Bangus

Workers sort newly harvested milkfish (bangus) in Panabo City’s Mariculture Park on Thursday (9 April 2015). The park is the top source of bangus in the Davao Region. Mindanews Photo… »

Bangus Harvest

Fisherfolks harvest bangus (milkfish) from a fishcage in Barangay Masao, Butuan City on Thursday (9 April 2015). MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Peace Journalism

Former broadcast journalist Primy Cane, who just completed her masteral on Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney, talks about how to distinguish the forms of violence during… »


Totski Sabra pours sand he scooped from the riverbed into his wooden boat in Davao River near Maa, Davao City on Tuesday, April 7. Sabra says he earns P150 for… »

A gathering of generations

Three generations of Moro women peace workers – Samira Ali Gutoc of Lanao del Sur, Bainon Karon of Maguindanao and former Santanina Rasul of Sulu – were among the participants… »

Friends of Peace

Former Comelec chair and 1986 Constitutional Commission member Christian Monsod, Mindanao Business Council chair Vicente Lao, Mindanao’s first Cardinal,  Orlando B. Quevedo, Archbishop of Cotabato; Amina Rasul of the Philippine… »

Trash Line

Villagers along the coastal village of Brgy 76A, Davao City take a dip in the sea amid the trash lining the beach on Easter Sunday. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

Flower Frenzy

Hundreds of people swarm around the image of Jesus Christ in a frenzy to get hold of the flowers used in adorning the cart during the Easter Sunday “sugat” or… »

Walk of Faith

Thousands swarm on the road going to the final stages of the station of the cross during the Good Friday dawn procession dubbed Panaad 2015 toward the mountain in Barangay… »

Pick Your Color

A vendor sells candles of different colors outside San Pedro Cathedral in Davao City on Good Friday. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

Jesus Falls

Actors reenact the suffering of Jesus Christ on the way to the Calvary or Golgotha during the traditional Hinuklog, a Lenten street play in Medina town, Misamis Oriental on Good… »

Way of the Cross

Catholic devotees in Davao City light candles at every station of the Cross morning of Good Friday during the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) along Shrine Hills, en route… »

Via Crucis

Catholic devotees from Linamon, Lanao del Norte join the early morning Good Friday procession (3 April 2015), moving from one Station of the Cross to another. MindaNews photo by Aubrey… »

Volleyball in Lanao

Children play volleyball in Barangay Tacub, Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte on Thursday (2 April 2015). The children said their Muslim friends built this court so Christian and Muslim kids can… »


This used to be the famous Luz Kinilaw restaurant along Quezon Blvd. in Davao City. But fire razed it to the ground Wednesday evening (1 April 2015). A total of… »

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