Fruit of Labor

A worker prepares a frame for concrete on top of a new building inside the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology in Iligan City on Friday, May 15. MindaNews photo by H.… »

Voting on BBL Postponed

Members of the House ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law fill the Nograles Hall during the hearing on the bill on Monday, May 11, at the House of… »

A Million Seeds

Manuel Boniao, chair of the Bali Oil Produce Corporation (left) and Felda Global Ventures Vice President S. Palaniappan during the signing of an agreement on Monday, May 11, 2015, to… »

Crossing Sarangani Bay

Triathlete-lawyer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine swims 12.95 kilometers nonstop from Maasim town to Glan town in Sarangani Province on Sunday, May 10, 2015, clocking 5:55. Macarine, who embarks on long-distance… »


Moro women position themselves in front of anti-riot police outside the gate of the House of Representatives in Quezon City, 11 May 2015. The women join the march calling for… »

Call for BBL Passage

A young girl joins thousands of rallyists calling for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law outside the House of Representatives in Quezon City on May 11, 2015. MindaNews photo… »

Doves of Peace

Cagayan de Oro Archbishop Antonio Ledesma, SJ, and other community leaders release doves during the pro-Bangsamoro Basic Law rally in Cagayan de Oro City on Monday, May 11, 2015. Nationwide… »

“Tulak Bungkas Itungan”

“Tulak Bungkas Itungan” or Ritual for Enlightenment was offered by the Teduray, Lambangian, Erumanen nu Menuvu, and Ubo Manobo tribes in front of the House of Representatives Sunday noon, to… »

Championship match

Players fight for the ball in the championship match on Saturday of the secondary football game between National Capital Region and Western Visayas Region during the Palarong Pambansa in Tagum… »

Summer Plunge

Children jump into the water to beat the summer heat in Libertad River in Barangay LIbertad, Butuan City, May 9, 2015. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

From Zambo to Tagum

Gigi Cortez (center) from Zamboanga City attends to her shop on Wednesday (May 6) at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex in Tagum City during the Palarong Pambansa… »

Wearing it Proud

While most of the athletes bear their names or region on the back of their jerseys, these football players from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Region had their jerseys… »

Remembering Datu Antonio Kinoc

Gov’t peace panel chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer (L) and member Senen Bacani (R) answer questions asked by children of Blaan Datu Antonio Kinoc, alternate member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front… »


Electricians work on power lines in Barangay Vicente Hizon, Davao City on Tuesday (5 May 2015). Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Hand in hand

Farmers in Barangay Candiis, Magsaysay town in Misamis Oriental help each other out prepare coconuts for processing on Monday (4 May 2015). MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Palaro Souvenirs

Assorted items from Davao City are among the souvenir items sold at the Palarong Pambansa venue at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex in Tagum City on Wednesday… »

Athletes for Peace

Delegates from the Northern Mindanao Athletic Association (NMRAA) carry a message of peace as they march before the crowd during the formal opening of the Palarong Pambansa at the Davao… »


Mindanao’s lone Cardinal, Orlando B. Quevedo, OMI Archbishop of Cotabato (L), Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. (center) and Fr. Roberto Layson, head of the OMI Inter-religious Dialogue (R), flash the peace… »

Pacman Diehards

Spectators inside the gymnasium at the 4th Infantry Division headquarters in Camp Evangelista, Patag in Cagayan de Oro City cheer after Manny Pacquiao connects a punch in his fight against… »

Long Jump

An athlete lands on the sand during the opening game of the long jump  at the Palarong Pambansa in Tagum City, Davao del Norte on Sunday, May3. Mindanews Photo by… »

Pacquiao-Mayweather at the Palaro

Palarong Pambansa delegates from different regions gather inside the gymnasium of Davao del Norte sports complex in Tagum City to witness the Pacquiao-Mayweather bout via a live feed on a… »

Portrait of the champ

Artist Lando Jumalon, 42, shows the charcoal portrait of boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao in his stall along San Pedro St. Davao City. Jumalon says he drew the… »


Amron Balindong (left) and Jamel Abubakar Mandoc (right) recuperate in a hospital in Maramag, Bukidnon on May 1, 2015. Their house in the mountains of Wao, Lanao del Sur was… »

Eagle’s Shadow

Protesters carry effigies of President Benigno Aquino III and an American Eagle depicting alleged US influence in Philippine labor policies as they march along Velez Street in Cagayan de Oro… »

‘Pacman’ wannabes

Young ‘Pacman’ wannabes, some as young as 11, undergo extensive training in Cagayan de Oro City to form part of the city’s boxing team. MindaNews photos by Froilan Gallardo |… »

Lunch Break

Workers take a break for lunch in a construction site in Bajada, Davao City on Thursday (30 April 2015). Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Under Receivership

This bank, photographed Wednesday (29 April 2015) is now under receivership of the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) starting April 24. The PDIC has assured depositors they will get their… »

Pacquiao Fever

With just five more days left before the megafight, art sign maker Chris Aclo, a former boxer himself, makes final touches on his painting showcasing Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather… »

Young Protesters

Children take part in a rally Wednesday (29 April 2015) staged by militant groups led by the Kilusang Mayor Uno-Surigao Chapter in front of the Surigao City Public Market. They… »

High Price

Even in the vegetable-producing area of Kitaotao in Bukidnon, vegetable prices have shot up due to the dry spell. Squash, for instance, now costs P30 per kilo when spotted Tuesday… »

Mixed Martial Arts

With nothing much to do during the summer vacation, children do mixed martial arts routine in Kidapawan City on Wednesday (29 April 2015). Program instructor Ritches Solano said the program’s… »


Activists protest outside Indonesian Consular Office along Ecoland Drive, Davao City on April 28, 2015 urging the Indonesian government not to execute overseas Filipina worker Mary Jane Veloso who was… »

Welcome to Davao

A soldier inspects a passenger bus from Cagayan de Oro City at the Task Force Davao checkpoint in Calinan, Davao City on Sunday, 26 April 2015. MindaNews photo by Erwin… »

Street Art

A graffiti artist adds details to his works in an abandoned wall along Ponciano Reyes Street in Davao City on April 26, 2015. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

Only Water Source

Villagers fetch water outside a brewery plant in Barangay Darong, Sta Cruz, Davao del Sur on Saturday, April 25. The villagers around the plant rely solely on this water source.… »

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… »

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