Quake and Tsunami Drill

Residents of Barangay Kusiong in Datu Odin Sinsuat town, Maguindanao and rescue workers participate in an emergency drill Thursday (30 July 2015), simulating a 7.9-magnitude earthquake followed by a tsunami.… »

Target Practice

A member of the elite Philippine Army’s Scout Ranger demonstrates his confidence in his firing ability by hitting a target placed not far from his fellow soldier Thursday (30 July… »

Long Live Falls

Trekkers struggle to climb down a waterfall in Barangay Dalipuga in Iligan City Thursday (30 July 2015) to take a dip in the crystal clear lagoon below. Locals call this… »

‘Coconut Apple’

A farmer shows a “coconut apple” in the mountains of Dalipuga in Iligan City Thursday (30 July 2015). Called “bula” or “buwa” in the vernacular, this sweet spongy mass is… »

Night Work

Road workers continue to work at night on Tuesday (28 July 2015) spreading and flattening newly poured cement mix for a road widening project in Linamon, Lanao del Norte. MindaNews… »

People’s SONA

Activists call for the resignation of President Benigno Aquino III at a protest rally in Davao City on July 27, 2015. The president will deliver his sixth last State of… »


Four-year old Sittie Zareenah Ebrahim wonders who is seated beside her grandpa, MILF chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim (right) onstage at the Central Committee Convention Hall in Camp Darapanan, Sultan… »

Tinago Rainbow

Visitors enjoy the scenery of Tinago Falls in Iligan City, with a rainbow to boot, Sunday afternoon (26 July 2015). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Down the Mountain

Siblings carry sackfuls of laundry from the mountain to a nearby river in Pugaan, Iligan City for washing Sunday morning (26 July 2015). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Mamasapano Remembered

Father Jonathan Domingo, OMI, leads an interfaith prayer in Barangay Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao province on 25 July 2015, during a visit by some members of the media. Tukanalipao is the… »

Marching Against Coal

Protesters make known their opposition to the construction of the coal-fired power plant in Kiwalan, Iligan City in a march around the city on July 24, 2015. The protesters consider… »

Drinking Smart

Instead of the mouth, a boy drinks his iced tea through a hole he punched in the bottom of a water bottle to save it from easily running out and… »


Antiriot policemen clash with lumads who are seeking refuge at the United Church of Christ of the Philippines’s (UCCP) Haran Compound along Father Selga St. in Davao City Thursday (23… »


A student takes time for a “selfie” while his classmates duck during the earthquake drill at Bukidnon State University in Malaybalay City on Thursday (23 July 2015). MindaNews photo by… »

Resist Coal

Anti-coal activists pass by GNPower in Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte, where a 540-megawatt coal plant owned by a subsidiary of Ayala Corp. is being constructed, Thursday morning (23 July 2015).… »

Malaybalay Garbage

The sight and smell of garbage along a drainage canal combines with that of chickens being displayed on a sidewalk near the public market in Malaybalay City Wednesday (22 July… »

Sumilao brooms

On both sides of the national highway in Sumilao, Bukidnon are stalls selling what are referred to as “Baguio brooms.” Choose plain or those with handles marked “Sumilao, Bukidnon” in… »

Water Shortage

Residents joining a long queue for water is a common sight in Iligan City these days, as in this photo taken Saturday morning (18 July 2015), after a big pipe… »

Load and Push

A porter delivers fresh vegetables to vendors at the public market in Malaybalay City on Friday, 17 July 2015. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno


The morning sun beams its reflection on a minaret of Masjid Dimaukom, also known as the Pink Mosque, in the municipality of Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao province as hundreds of… »

Break of Fast

Two Muslim girls stand outside while their elders pray inside the mosque in Malaybalay City on Friday, 17 July 2015, during the Eid’l Fitr celebration which marks the end of… »

Young and Old

A young boy joins the elders in prayer during the Eid’l Fitr celebration inside the mosque in Malaybalay City on Friday, 17 July 2015. Eid’l Fitr marks the end of… »

Ramadhan Village

A view of the Ramadhan Village inside the ARMM compound in Cotabato City, 13 July 2015. MindaNews photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera

Inherited Craft

Jura Abdillah, 53, weaves a traditional fan made of buri palm in her house in Isla Verde, Davao City, 14 July. This craft, which she learned from their ancestors, has… »

No Fishing Today

Rough waters in Davao Gulf have forced fishermen living in Barangay 74-A, Bucana, Davao City to take a break from their daily routine in this photo taken on July 14,… »

Hayanggabon Sunset

Sunset in Barangay Hayanggabon, Claver, Surigao del Norte on Sunday, 12 July 2015. MindaNews photo courtesy of Athena Karen M. Mordeno

Coco charcoal

A vendor sifts ash and charcoal made from wood and coconut shell at a shop in Bangkerohan Market, Davao City on July 12, 2015. Charcoal from coconut shells costs 23… »

Child’s Play

A girl plays with bottle caps which she places on the side of an idle pushcart inside the public market in Malaybalay City on Sunday, 12 July 2015. MindaNews photo… »

Red March

At least 10,000 supporters of slain NPA leader Leoncio Pitao aka Commander Parago Sandoval from different parts of Mindanao join the funeral march on Friday, July 10, in Davao City.… »

For Kumander Parago

Supporters of NPA leader Leoncio Pitao, popularly known as Commander Parago Sandoval, throw red dye on the posters in front of AFP’s Eastern Mindanao Command in Panacan, Davao City on… »

Luksang Parangal

At least 5,000 people from different parts of Mindanao gathered in Almendras gymnasium in Davao City on Thursday night, July 9,  to pay tribute to slain NPA leader Leoncio Pitao,… »


EU Ambassador Guy Ledoux awards Froilan Gallardo the “Philippine Star.com‘s Choice Award” for his story, “In pursuit of Marwan, death in the Marshland” published in mindanews.com a week after the… »

Break from Fishing

Fishing boats moor near the mouth of Davao River in Davao City on Monday, 06 July 2015, as fisherfolk take a break from their daily routine due to rough seas… »

Nightly Shoe Lane

Vendors arrange second-hand shoes for sale on a sidewalk in Malaybalay City on Monday evening, 06 July 2015. They say the display starts 6 p.m. and ends 8 p.m. as… »

Man’s Best Friend

Girl and dog spend a quiet time together by the beach in Initao, Misamis Oriental on Sunday (5 July 2015). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera


With water aplenty during the rainy season, Maria Cristina Falls in Iligan City is back to her old grandeur, as shown in this photograph taken Saturday (4 July 2015). MindaNews… »


A woman looks for freshwater shrimps at a creek in Sitio Dodiongan, Barangay Bonbonon, Iligan City on Sunday (5 July 2015). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

One per town

Local Governments Secretary Mar Roxas turned over 22 police patrol vehicles  to 22 police stations in 22 municipalities of Lanao del Norte July 4 at Mindanao Civic Center in Tubod on the… »

No Easy Work

A laborer shovels sludge from a canal in Agdao District, Davao City on Saturday, 04 July 2015. He earns P200 a day for this dirty job. MindaNews photo by Keith… »

Frying Bananas

A vendor fries banana in his makeshift kitchen at the public market in Malaybalay City, 04 July 2015. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Food Poisoning Victim

One of the six children admitted for suspected food poisoning in Butuan City rests on bed and is given intravenous fluid after suffering severe abdominal pain and vomiting. Thirty-six pupils… »

Real Rice

Vendor Rose Dalama shows real rice grains at her stall in Agdao Market, Davao City on 01 July 2015. Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has recently ordered a crackdown on fake rice… »

Visiting Parago

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte visits the wake of his friend slain NPA leader Leoncio Pitao, popularly known as Commander Parago Sandoval, at a funeral in the city Monday night… »

Farmers’ Protest

Farmers from Barangay Ngan, Compostela town in Compostela Valley province set up camp outside the Region 11 office 11 of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Davao City on Monday… »

Prayers for Parago

Evangeline Pitao sprinkles holy water at Leoncio Pitao’s body as relatives and friends offer prayers to the slain leader of the New People’s Army at a funeral parlor in Lasang,… »

Maguindanao Flood

A Maguindanao woman braves the flood in Sultan sa Barongis town in Maguindanao last Friday (26 June 2015) while a man, perched by the window of a nipa hut, could… »

Bridge of Peace

An Army personnel surveys the site of the “Bridge of Peace” in Kabulnan in Tukanalipao, Mamasapano town in Maguindanao province on Sunday (28 June 2015). A P7-million bridge is being… »

Commander Parago

File photo of Leoncio Pitao aka Commander Parago taken on March 8, 2009 in the hinterlands of Paquibato District, Davao City. Mindanews File Photo by Keith Bacongco | Read Story


A wonderful show of contemporary Bayanihan spirit along the national highway of Davao Occidental, traversing Jose Abad Santos town on Friday, June 26. The van from Balangonan was bound for… »

Giant Whale

No, this ain’t from Jurassic Park. This is Davor (short for Davao Oriental), the 53-foot long and 20-ton sperm whale’s skeletal remains on exhibit at the Subangån Museum in Dahican,… »

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