Rido Casualties

Residents leave their homes in a coastal village in Cotabato City Thursday morning (29 Oct 2015) after armed men attacked, killing two and torching several houses in what officials believe… »

Flowers for ‘undas’

Flowershop attendants in Kidapawan City get busy arranging and segregating flowers as the All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day celebration approaches. Flowers cost 50 percent higher during this season. MindaNews… »

Good Harvest

Evelyn Lim shows her harvest of anthurium flowers which is being sold for 40 pesos a dozen at a buying station in Barangay Batasan, Makilala, North Cotabato in this photo… »


Police officers serve as pallbearers during burial ceremonies for slain Mayor Dario Otaza of Loreto, Agusan del Sur Wednesday morning (28 Oct. 2015) in Butuan City. Otaza and his son were abducted and killed… »

A Day in Court for the Bangsamoro

Datu Michael Mastura (fifth from left, beside Sister Arnold Marie Noel) files his urgent motion for intervention before the Supreme Court in the presence of ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman (to… »

Tomb Painter

A laborer repaints a tomb at Davao Roman Catholic Cemetery in Madapo Hills, Davao City on October 27, 2015. He charges 400 pesos for a paint job. MindaNews photo by… »

Slain Mayor

Lumads view a tarp showing an image of the corpse of Loreto, Agusan del Sur Mayor Dario Otaza during an anti-communist rally staged by Lumad baganis in Butuan City on… »

Daring Driver

A motorcycle driver dares to carry a huge furniture along the highway in El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental early morning Monday (26 October 2015). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Getting Muddy

Boy scouts go through a muddy obstacle course during the National Scout Jamboree on Sunday (25 October 2015) at Energy Park in Apokon, Tagum City. MindaNews photo by Gregorio Bueno

The Way to ‘Gollum Falls’

Iligan City’s latest must-see are two waterfalls above the more popular Abaga Falls (aka Dodiongan Falls), but you must endure difficult climbs as this trekker did during a visit last… »

Leni in de Oro

Liberal Party vice presidential bet Leni Robredo with supporters in Cagayan de Oro on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. Robredo barnstormed  through Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte provinces meeting LP leaders… »

Street Dance

Bukidnon celebrates the annual Kaamulan with a street dancing competition in Malaybalay City on Saturday (24 Oct. 2015). Shown in photo are dancers from Malitbog town. MindaNews photo by H.… »

Good morning, Davao

View from the Sta. Ana port, Davao City at 6:00:03  a.m. Saturday, 24 October 2015,  amid the haze from Indonesian fores fires. Photo courtesy of RENE B. LUMAWAG

Highway risk

Smog from Indonesian forest fires blankets the highway in Barangay Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City on Oct. 23, 2015. The government weather agency, PAGASA, said visibility has dropped to only… »

From Mindanao to Luzon

Some 700 participants of the Manilakbayan from Mindanao reached the Bicol region Friday, their first stop within Luzon en route to Manila, for a month-long protest action calling against militarization in… »

Vine Bracelets

A Matigsalug woman from Marilog District in Davao City sells bracelets made of agsam or forest vine at the capitol grounds in Malaybalay City on Friday (Oct. 23). MindaNews photo… »

Haze in Malaybalay

The haze over the skies in Malaybalay City lends a gloomy backdrop to the provincial capitol in this photo taken on Friday (Oct. 23). The haze, which is believed to… »

Protective Masks

Health authorities in General Santos City have informed residents on the possible consequences of the haze that has enveloped the city since Sunday (Oct. 18) and advised them to take… »

New Harvest

Farmers haul newly harvested rice in Barangay Calabayan, Ozamiz City on Wednesday, October 21. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

Unnamed Falls

This waterfall in Iligan City is without a name yet, and a few meters above this is yet another still unnamed waterfall. A short distance downstream is Abaga Falls, sometimes… »

BBL Discussion

Eileen Mangubat, publisher and editor of Cebu Daily News, chats with government chief negotiator Miriam Coronel Ferrer (center) and MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal in Cebu City on Monday (19 Oct… »

Thick Haze

During normal times, one is greeted with this scenery of Iligan Bay upon entering Iligan City, as shown in this 2012 file photo, wherein you can see Mt. Agad-agad on… »

Four on One

Cowboys wrestle with a bull during the carambola event of the Kaamulan rodeo competition in Malaybalay City on Saturday (17 October 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Candidates for 2016

An employee of the Commission on Election  pastes additional names of  persons who filed their certificates of candidacy for Councilor at the Comelec office in Magsaysay Park, Davao City on October 16,… »

Last Day

Liberal Party supporters cheer for their local candidates during the last day of the filing of the certificates of candidacy in Cagayan de Oro City on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015.… »

Spider Fight

Spider fights have become a pastime at the public plaza in Malaybalay City as this photo taken on Thursday (15 October 2015) shows. Bets for these fights range from a… »

It’s a No

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, in a press conference in Davao City early evening Thursday (15 Oct 2015), reiterated his decision not to run for president. His representatives earlier filed his certificate… »

Going Bald

Meliza Delada gets her head shaved at a hair salon near Davao City Hall Thursday afternoon (15 October 2015) as she calls for Mayor Rody Duterte to run for president.… »

Duterte’s COC: for City Mayor

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s final word on the Presidency is a “No” as the message on the shirt of Chief Executive Assistant Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, states. Go accompanied… »

Upland Farmer

A farmer plants corn in the hinterland area of Barangay Luinab in Iligan City early Thursday morning (15 October 2015). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Viral Haircut

Sara Duterte-Carpio gets her head shaved Wednesday, believed to be an expression of support for her father’s presidential bid. Many other Dabawenyos, including some councilors and city officials, followed Sara’s… »

Hangout Area

The public plaza in front of San Isidro Cathedral remains the favorite hangout of many residents of Malaybalay City, as can be seen in this photo taken Wednesday (14 Oct… »

Stop the Killings

Lumad children staying at Haran Compound in Father Selga Street join a candle lighting ceremony at the Freedom Park along Roxas Avenue, Davao City evening of October 11, 2015. The… »


Zamboanga City celebrates “Zamboanga Hermosa Festival” in honor of La Virgen del Pilar, considered as the city’s Holy Mother. The colorful Sama vinta takes center stage and can be seen from the Paseo… »

Taekwondo Tourney

A fighter releases a kick to the face of his opponent in this bit of action during the Mayor Inaki Zubiri Mindanao Taekwondo Championships at the Bukidnon State University in… »

Learning Arnis

Students of arnis, an indigenous art of self-defense, do some routines at the plaza in Kidapawan City on Saturday (October 10, 2015). MindaNews photo by Geonarri Solmerano

Hot Spots

Senior Supt. Nickson Muksan, provincial police director, recommends that five towns considered as hot spots be placed under “areas of immediate concern” category during the Maguindanao Peace and Order Council… »


A mother prepares sweet potatoes at the town gym in Marihatag, Surigao del Sur on Friday (02 October 2015). She and her sons are among the 1,000 individuals that fled… »

Fishers’ Row

Fishing boats line the stretch of Dawis River in Tandag City on a foggy Friday morning (October 2, 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Soup for the Hungry

Volunteer church workers distribute hot soup to children of newly arrived evacuees at the town gymnasium in Marihatag, Surigao del Sur Friday (2 October 2015). More than 200 families or… »

Learning the Hard Way

Manobo children try to continue with their daily chores as students at the evacuation site in Tandag City on Thursday (1 October 2015). Some 3,000 mostly Manobo Lumads fled their… »

Power Nap

A painter at a school in Kidapawan City takes a power nap during a short break Thursday morning (1 October 2015), unmindful of the danger as he is without safety gear.… »

Basket Maker

Baskets and other items made of indigenous materials are being displayed for sale along the highway in Barangay Langkilaan, Trento, Agusan del Sur (30 September 2015). MindaNews photo by H.… »


Apparently inured to the cold temperature of the place, this young man doesn’t mind taking a bath in the open in Marahan, Marilog District, Davao City late afternoon Thursday (24… »

Lumad Hearing

Indigenous people appear before Commission on Human Rights’ public inquiry on the human rights situation of lumads in Mindanao at a hotel in Davao City on Thursday (24 September 2015). MindaNews… »

Feast of Sacrifice

Muslims gather at the Cotabato City Central Pilot School during the morning of Edl Adha, the feast of sacrifice, on Thursday (24 Sept 2015) for a congregational prayer. MindaNews photo… »

Preggy Pageant

Pregnant women join the “Reyna ng mga Buntis” pageant in South Upi, Maguindanao on Tuesday (22 Sept 2015) during the municipality’s 39th founding anniversary celebration. Photo courtesy of Fred Lorenzo… »

Kidnapping Scene

A security guard mans the entrance of Holiday Oceanview and only allows entry for company employees and construction workers after three of their guests were abducted on Monday evening in… »

They Need Help

Conjoined twin sisters Sittie and Hawa are closely monitored inside the intensive care unit of Maguindanao Provincial Hospital in this photo taken on 19 September 2015. Mimi Sabpan, a resident… »

Garden Fresh

GARDEN FRESH. Workers prepare crates of lettuce from a farm in Barangay Salumay, Marilog District in Davao City on September 20, 2015. The vegetables will be delivered to restaurants in downtown… »

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