To the Rescue

Rescuers from the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office carry an “injured” personnel out the city hall building in Butuan City during the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill Wednesday morning,… »

Hands on Hoods

Students at the West Central Elementary School in Barangay Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City join a nationwide earthquake drill on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Battle Preparedness

Amidst the rain, soldiers of the 29th Infantry Battalion jump out of a Simba armored personnel carrier during a simulated camp defense drill in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte Thursday… »


A traffic enforcer stays under the rain to direct vehicles away from a multicab and a motorcycle that collide along Fortich Street in Malaybalay City on Tuesday, 18 March 2014.… »

Jabidah Massacre

Moro women join a protest rally at Tantawan Park in Cotabato City Tuesday (18 March 2014) to commemorate the 46th year of the Jabidah Massacre. The incident, which supposedly took place… »

Magsaysay Anniversary

Mayor Oscar Moreno (right) and Col. Claro de Guzman, of the Army’s Fourth Infantry Division, pay their respects at the foot of the monument of the late President Ramon Magsaysay… »

Power Spike

An attacker from Guibone Xprez of Cagayan de Oro City sends a smash across University of Mindanao’s defenders in their championship game Sunday (March 16, 2014) at the invitational volleyball… »

Archbishop Romulos

Kidapawan Bishop Romulo dela Cruz (center), the new Archbishop of Zamboanga, with the other Archbishop Romulo (Valles of Davao City, left) and Digos Bishop Guillermo Afable (right) at the thanksgiving… »

New Archbishop of Zamboanga

Pope Francis has named Kidapawan Bishop Romulo dela Cruz as the new Archbishop of Zamboanga. Photo taken  at the thanksgiving mass of Cardinal Orlando B. Quevedo, Archbishop of Cotabato, last… »

Fire drill

Barangay tanods form a human chain to pass a pail of water during a fire fighting drill in Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday, March 15, 2014. The bucket brigade… »


With his right hand injured, a defender from Davao Optima parleys an attack by University of Mindanao with his left hand in their game during the second day of the… »

New Bridge

Workers rush on Friday (14 March 2014) the construction of the new J.R. Borja Bridge crossing the Cagayan de Oro River. Named after one of the past city mayors, the… »


A player of Cor Jesu College of Digos City falls on the court after getting a cramp that cost her team a point in this bit of volleyball action on… »

King of Soles

A shoe vendor watches the growing afternoon traffic in Malaybalay City while waiting for customers, March 14, 2014. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Duet for Environment

Maan Chua jams with Joey Ayala at the Lunhaw Awards in Matina Town Square, Davao City on March 13, 2014. Lunhaw Awards is an annual event that recognizes green practitioners… »

Fresh Milk

A worker transfers the freshly harvested cow’s milk to a chiller to keep it from spoiling at a dairy farm in Manolo Fortich town in Bukidnon on Thursday March 13,… »

Toiling in the Heat

A construction worker removes sand and dust at the newly concreted road along Sta. Cruz town in Davao del Sur in preparation for the laying of asphalt in this photo… »

Horse Power

A boy uses a horse to carry harvested rubber sap at a plantation in Makilala, North Cotabato in this photo taken on March 12, 2014. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

Selfie with the Cardinal

Parishioners, priests and relatives flock to Orlando Cardinal Quevedo to have their pictures taken after a mass celebrated by him at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Cotabato City on March… »

Mindanao’s first Cardinal

Cardinal Orlando B. Quevedo, Archbishop of Cotabato, talks of servanthood during his homily at the thanksgiving mass on Tuesday, March 11 at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Cotabato City. MindaNews… »

Beach Zumba

Members of a running group in Cagayan de Oro City, with the guidance of a dance instructor, do the Zumba at the beach in Barangay Bonbon on March 09, 2014.… »

Setting Sun

|A tourist enjoys the beautiful sunset and beach in Hanoyoy Island in General Luna, Siargao Island on March 08, 2014. The island’s white sand beach extends 27 kilometers. MindaNews photo… »

Call of the Times

Tarpaulins calling for support to the Bangsamoro Basic Law, the charter that would govern the Bangsamoro region envisioned by the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front,… »

One of the Boys

Langlang Aporbo initiates an “aerial-360″ trick during her practice at Dahican Beach. The 15-year old female member of the Amihan skimboarding team hopes to win in skimboarding competition on April… »


Dead baby sharks that were said to have bitten the bait fastened to hooks intended for other fish are lined up on the banca of a fisherman that just came… »

Yoga Jump

Striking a yoga pose while jumping into the natural pool at the foot of Dalipuga Falls in Iligan City, which is known as the “City of Waterfalls.” Upstream of this… »

Hataw Na

Women from different barangays and organizations dance simultaneously as part of the International Women’s Day Celebration at the Cagayan De Oro City hall grounds on Saturday morning, 8 March 2014. MindaNews photo… »

IP Women Summit

Rebecca Mokudef and Tita Mann, both Libon Bliyen (Woman Priest) and Kemulang Basa (Keeper of Knowledge) among the Tedurays, perform the prayer ritual for the  recognition of  IP women’s rights… »

A Wreck

Former Cotabato City mayor Muslimin Sema’s van after meeting an accident on Friday (March 7, 2014) in Datu Anggal Midtimbang, Maguindanao. Sema was brought to a hospital in Davao City… »

Unending Power Shortage?

An aerial view of a hydropower plant along Agus River, near scenic Maria Cristina Falls in Iligan City in this photo taken on March 4, 2014. The summer months are… »

Bangsamoro Women’s Summit

Little boy accompanies his mother at the Bangsamoro Women’s Summit in Cotabato City on Friday, March 7. The Summit’s theme is “Celebrating Women’s Commitment for a Better Bangsamoro for All.”… »

Rosita’s Pond Resort

A resort worker paddles across the pond in Rosita’s Pond Resort in Aleosan, North Cotabato on Wednesday, March 5. The resort offers organic-fed tilapia, hito (catfish) and haluan (mudfish). MindaNews… »

Seeking Justice

Militant women’s organization Gabriela stages a protest rally infront of the regional office of Commission on Human Rights on March 5, 2014 to commemorate the death of Rebelyn Pitao, who… »

All for One

Young boys carry one of their friends to force him to swim with them at the Agusan River in Butuan City, Tuesday afternoon, March 4, 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin… »

For New Mining Law

A Lumad from Pantukan, Compostela Valley province calls for the passage of the People’s Mining Bill during a protest rally to commemorate the enactment of the Mining Act of 1995… »

Summer Treat

A street vendor prepares ice shavings which he later sells as “leche con yelo” at Roxas Avenue in Davao City on March 4, 2014. The summer heat makes “leche con… »

Women’s Month

Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chairperson Loretta Ann Rosales (center) gives out her best during a simultaneous dance for the “One Billion Rising” campaign to end violence against women during the… »

Voc-Tech Scholarships

MILF peace panel chair Mohagher Iqbal and GPH peace panel chair Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer (rightmost) look on as certificates of scholarship for technical and vocational  courses provided by TESDA are… »

Speed Gun

A traffic enforcer trains his speed gun on incoming vehicles along R. Castillo Blvd in Davao City on Saturday, 1 March 2014. The city government of Davao is stricly implementing… »

From Rice to Watermelon

Farmer Ramil Delgado applies liquid fertilizer to watermelon in Barangay Sibsib, Tulunan, North Cotabato on Monday, 3 March 2014. Farmers here shift from rice farming to watermelon as the dry… »

Emergency Preparedness

High school students listen while a member of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) discuss the essentials of transporting an injured person during a training on emergency preparedness… »


A young rondalla player practices while  waiting for their turn to perform at the City Hall in Cagayan de Oro on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Drying for Mats

A resident picks up the dried stalks of the Lampakanay plant which will be weaved into mats at a beach in Barangay Sto. Nino in the town of Magallanes in… »

Bound for the Sea

Fishermen prepare their fish net before heading to the sea just before sunset at a beach in Barangay Sto. Nino in the town of Magallanes, Agusan del Norte on Friday,… »

Art Lessons

Artist Nicolas Aca gives art lessons to high school students at Gaston Park in Cagayan de Oro on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Marching Band

A school band plays outside the St. Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral in Cagayan de Oro City on Friday, Feb 28, 204. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

The Voice

Arts curriculum students of Bukidnon National High School in Malaybalay City perform a musical number Thursday (27 February 2014) in celebration of the National Arts Month. MindaNews photo by Alexandria… »

Playing in the Dark

A toddler plays with a tablet to fend off the darkness that hit most parts of Mindanao at 3:53 AM of Thursday, February 27. Later that day, at 4:30 PM,… »

Silent Art

A deaf expresses herself through art using oil pastel during a free art workshop of the Patik Kulay Visual Art Festival at the Robinson Mall in Butuan City, 26 February… »

Typhoon Pablo Protesters

Protesters who are mostly survivors of Typhoon Pablo burn an effigy of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III during a rally in front of the regional office of the Department of… »

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