Photo of the Day

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Baur Maker

Linog Pocaan, a maker of baur or wooden chests adorned with intricate carvings and mother of pearl shells, shows some of his finished items at his home in Tugaya, Lanao del Sur on Sunday, 17 September 2017. Pocaan says his income from selling his works has dipped after the siege in nearby Marawi City broke out. MindaNews photo by...

All Quiet In Tugaya

While armed hostilities continue to rage in Marawi City on Sunday (September 17, 2017) it's all peace and quiet in Tugaya, Lanao del Sur, a lakeside town known for its brass ware and ornate baur or wooden chests. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Is It Over, General?

Aerial strikes against the Islamic State-inspired Maute group hit areas near Lake Lanao in Marawi City on Sunday (September 17, 2017). Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez, Western Mindanao Command chief, declared last August 28 that the Marawi siege would end in two to three weeks, or on September 18 at the latest. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Marawi, Day 117

The  main battle area in Marawi City as viewed from neighboring Marantao town, Lanao del Sur  at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, 16 September 2017, Day 117 of the Marawi Crisis.  The military announced through a press release late Saturday evening that the troops had taken control of the  Bato Mosque and Amaitul Islamiya Marawi Foundation at 5 p.m. The military...

Away from Home

A child evacuee from Marawi City takes a look outside her family's tent at the new tent city in Baloi-Lanao del Norte on Saturday (16 September 2017). Close to 200 families staying at the Mahad Abdul Aziz al Islamie Madrasa in Balo-i moved to this site late in August until early September. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Tuba Gatherer

State of the City Address

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio delivers her State of the City Address on Tuesday, September 12, highlighting the city government’s accomplishments and future plans for the city. MINDANEWS PHOTO Read address   

Another Marawi Casualty

President Rodrigo Duterte (2nd from left) pays his last respects to Capt. Rommel Sandoval, whose remains were transported to Manila from Cagayan de Oro City on September 11, 2017. Sandoval, who was the commander of the 11th Scout Ranger Company, was killed while rescuing a wounded soldier in Marawi City. The President visited Marawi for the fourth time on...

Bayanihan in the city

'Bayanihan' along Barangay Canitoan in Cagayan de Oro City on Sunday, 10 September 2017. Mindanews photo courtesy of KALOY MANLUPIG / Balay Mindanaw


President Rodrigo Duterte shows his tattoo on his upper right arm — a rose and the tattoo of the Guardians Brotherhood - in Camp Evangelista Station Hospital in Cagayan de Oro on Saturday, 09 September 2017, as Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana (L) and Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo Ano watch. Duterte showed his tattoo two days after...

CDO to Cotabato

A refreshing countryside scene on September 8, 2017 along the 240-kilometer Cagayan de Oro - Cotabato route via Talakag in Bukidnon, Amai Manabilang (Bumbaran) and Wao in Lanao del Sur, and Banisilan, Alamada and Libungan in North Cotabato. Travel to Cotabato City from Cagayan de Oro is now down to only five hours (some say four) via this route,...

Ombudsman Mindanao Building

Workers apply finishing touches on the building of the Ombudsman Mindanao, located along Libra corner Earth Sts. GSIS Heights Subdivision in Matina, Davao City which is set to open by end of September 2017. The anti-graft agency currently holds office at H & C Bldg., Alvarez Street, Sta. Ana Avenue, Davao City. MindaNews photo by GIGI BUENO

Davao Flood

A family rides a pedicab through a flooded Lacson Street in Obrero, Davao City on Thursday night, September 7, 2017. Heavy rains early evening of Thursday caused heavy floods around Davao City leaving commuters stranded. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO

Davao VM on TV

Residents of Davao City watch the live telecast in a secondhand TV shop as Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte appears before the Senate blue ribbon committee in Manila on drug smuggling issue on Thursday, September 7, 2017. MindaNews Photo

Meeting the MILF

Dragon Boat Race

Stress debriefing

Soldiers wounded in Marawi City and recuperating at Camp Evangelista Station Hospital in Cagayan de Oro City undergo psychosocial stress debriefing courtesy of a volunteer team sent by the Center of Psychological Extension and Research Services (COPERS) of the Ateneo de Davao University over the weekend. Photo courtesy of COPERS

Duterte and Nograles

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with former House Speaker Prospero Nograles during the birthday celebration of Davao City 1st district Rep. Karlo Nograles (partly hidden by his father) on September 2, 2017 at the Mergrande Ocean Resort in Davao City. Also in the photograph is Rep. Nograles' wife Marga and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos.  Joey Dalumpines...

Palanca awardees

Three of the five Mindanawon winners in this year's Palanca Awards (l to r): Errol Merquita, winner in two categories - Shorty Story in Cebuano and Tula para sa mga Bata; John Bengan, 1st place, Short Story in English; and Jade Mark B. Capiñanes, 3rd place, Essay. Awarding of prizes of the 67th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards was held...


Sixteen year old Farouk Mobin recites from memory some verses of the Quran during the memorization contest as other children evacuees and adults look on at the Toril evacuation center in Iligan City on Saturday, 02 September 2017, Day 103 of the Mrawi Crisis. Farouk is one of a few who will finally be returning to MSU Marawi to...

Pass the time

A bakwit boy plays with a tablet to pass the time in Toril evacuation center in Iligan City while his sibling sleeps in a hammock on Saturday, 02 September 2017. Families displaced by the 103-day Marawi Crisis still can't return to their homes and have to scramble for food and essential supplies, such as diapers and hygiene products.  Photo...

Eid al-Adha

A Troubled Prelature

The Sto. Tomas de Villanueva Parish in Barangay Maria Cristina, Balo-i, Lanao del Norte has become the temporary seat of the Prelature of Marawi due to the ongoing siege in Lanao del Sur's capital which marked its 100th day on Wednesday, 30 August 2017, the day this photo was taken. Militants belonging to the Islamic State-inspired Maute Group burned...

Destruction in Marawi

Damaged buildings loom in the background as Philippine Marines backed by a V300 armored vehicle cross Mapandi Bridge in Marawi City on Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2017), 100 days since the Islamic State-inspired Maute group started a siege that has made the city a ghost town. Government troops recaptured the bridge from the militants late last month. MindaNews photo by...

Temporary Settlement Site

Workers prepare the site in Barangay Sagonsongan, Marawi City where government will build hundreds of houses for residents displaced by the ongoing Marawi siege. Photo taken on Aug. 29, 2017. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Woman Power

Female soldiers and police officers — 62 from the Philippine Army and 40 from the Philippine National Police — arrive on board a C130 plane at the Laguindingan Airport in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. Trained to handle psychosocial intervention, they will be deployed in evacuation centers in Marawi City and Lanao del Norte. MindaNews photo...

Snack Time in MSU

Fish balls are a favorite snack items among female students at Mindanao State University in Marawi City, where classes resumed last August 22 amid the ongoing clashes in the city between government forces and the Islamic State-inspired Maute group. Photo taken on August 29, 2017. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Day 99

Fire again engulfs downtown Marawi City as the military continues to pound suspected positions of the Islamic State-inspired Maute group with aerial and artillery bombardment on Tuesday, 29 August 2017, Day 99 of the Marawi siege. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Stray Bullet — Again

A man plucks out a stray bullet with a key from the wall of a building at the Lanao del Sur provincial capitol complex in Marawi City on Monday (28 August 2017). The bullet almost hit an evacuee girl who was about to take a bath near the mosque inside the complex. Some individuals and vehicles have been hit...

Fire in Marawi

Fire near Amai Pakpak Medical Center in Marawi City as seen from the Provincial Capitol Monday evening, 28 August 2017. Photo courtesy of the Provincial Crisis Management Committee


Child evacuees being housed inside the Lanao del Sur provincial capitol complex in Marawi City enjoy a ride on a scooter on Monday, 28 August 2017, Day 98 of the Marawi siege. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Battle Update

Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez, chief of the Armed Forces' Western Mindanao Command, briefs reporters on suspected positions of the Maute Group at the Lanao del Sur provincial capitol complex in Marawi City on Monday, 28 August 2017, Day 98 of the Marawi Crisis. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Bakwit baby

Wahida Dimatingcal attends to her baby Norhamida in a home-based evacuation site in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte on August 27, 2017. Norhamida was born in a hospital in Iligan City on August 23. MindaNews photo by BONG S. SARMIENTO  


Band majorettes perform during the Higalaay Street Parade and Floats on Sunday, the eve of the St. Agustine fiesta celebration in Cagayan de Oro City. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Serenity Sunday

Iligan in thAue background early Sunday morning, 27 August 2017.  Taken from Samburon, Linamon, Lanao del Norte. MindaNews photo by AUDREY ROCIN LLAMAS

Duterte in Marawi

President Rodrigo Duterte visits his troops in Marawi City on Thursday, 24 August 2017, Day 94 of the Marawi Crisis, in an area previously controlled by the Maute Group. This is his third visit, after July 20 and August 4. Simeon Celi Jr /PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Celestial phenomenon

Waiting for the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, from north of Stapleton, Nebraska, USA. This photograph was taken by Mindanawon JELIETA MARIVELES - WALINSKI, a Mandaya from Davao Oriental who is now an award-winning  professional photographer based in Minnesota. In November last year, Walinski, a public school teacher with a PhD in Education before she moved to...

Back to MSU Marawi

First semester of schoolyear 2017 to 2018 finally opens in the main campus of the Mindanao State University in Marawi City on 22 August 2017, Day 92 of the Marawi Crisis. Photo courtesy of JOINT TASK FORCE MARAWI

Balik MSU-Marawi

At the Overton in Iligan City, students of the Mindanao State University's main campus in Marawi City prepare to board buses early Tuesday morning, 22 August 2017,  for the opening of the second semester in the besieged city. The campus is located some five kilometers from the battle zone. A firefight in neighboring Marantao town delayed the departure of...

Carnival Parade

Students perform Brazilian-inspired mardi gras on the streets of Cagayan de Oro during the Carnival Parade on Sunday, 20 August2017, a run-up to the San Agustin fiesta on 28 August. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Pamulak sa Kadayawan

This floral float of International Pharmaceuticals, Inc. won the grand prize of the "Pamulak sa Kadayawan" competitIon, the culminating event of the Kadayawan Festival in Davao City on Sunday, 20 August 2017. MINDANEWS PHOTO   READ STORY


Dancers perform at the ‘Indak-indak sa Kadalanan,’ a street dancing competition during the Kadayawan Festival 2017 in Davao City on Saturday, August 19.  MINDANEWS PHOTO

Dula Kadayawan

Indigenous peoples play the 'tug of war' during the tribal games competition at the People's Park in Davao City on Friday, August 18. The event is among the highlights of the Kadayawan Festival. Mindanews Photo    

Rodeo in de Oro

A student cowboy leaps at a bull during the rodeo action in Xavier University,  Cagayan de Oro on Friday afternoon, Aug. 18, 2017. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO