New CMO Commander

Lt. Col. Jacob Thadeus Obligado (left) relinquishes his post as commander of the 10th Civil Military Operations Battalion to Col. Norman Zuniega on Tuesday (17 June 2014) at the Eastern… »

Art Talk

Visual artist Kublai Milan shares to Philippine Press Institute president Jesus Dureza and participants at the roundtable on Reporting Culture and the Arts how difficult it is in to be… »

Media’s role

Philippine Press Institute president Jesus Dureza (right) suggests to participants of a roundtable discussion on Reporting Culture and the Arts to give more space for articles and features on culture,… »

Singkil Dance

Maranao and Christian residents from the 12 barangays of the municipality of Matungao, Lanao del Norte compete in a dance competition Monday (16 June 2014) during the first ever Singkil… »


Patrick Agus (holding the camera) and relatives of Aizza Calipusan Balbin, a 26-year-old nurse from Loboc, Bohol who went missing Friday after the inflatable raft they were riding capsized along… »

Ignoring the tragedy

Rescuers watch as white water rafting outfitters continue with their business passing by the area where the ongoing search for the missing tourist is taking place in Barangay Bayanga, Cagayan… »

How She Fell

Mark Jeoffe, of the International Rafting Federation, explains on Saturday (14 June 2014) how the inflatable raft capsized after hitting a huge boulder along the Cagayan de Oro River, sending… »

Against the Odds

Rescuers try to battle the rapids of the Cagayan de Oro River on Saturday, 14 June 2014, in search of the missing tourist who fell into the murky waters after… »

Philippine Territory

In the giant cake with a Philippine map on it presented to the public as part of Cagayan de Oro City’s celebration of Philippine Independence Day on 12 June 2014,… »

Mindanawon Lead Convener

Irene Santiago of the Mindanao Commission on Women, lead convener of “#Women Seriously,” a global campaign on Women, Peace and Security, with actress and UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie after… »

Freedom Riders

Horse riders carry the different flags of the Philippine Revolution during the Philippine Independence Day parade in Cagayan de Oro City on 12 June 2014. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Fallen Skateboarder

Skateboarders comfort their colleague after he fell on pavement following a miscalculated trick on a rail in Magsaysay Park, Davao City on Wednesday, 11 June 2014. The park is a… »

Waiting in Line

A woman sleeps while others fill up their passport application forms outside the Department of Foreign Affairs office in Cagayan de Oro City, June 11, 2014. Many of them have… »

Dog’s Day Out

Children try to get their dog on board a bicycle along R.Castillo Boulevard in Davao City on Wednesday, 11 June 2014. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

For Freedom

Miniature hand-drawn Philippine flags made by elementary students hang outside a school in Sitio Abyawan, Barangay Dalirig, Manolo Fortich town, Bukidnon on June 11, 2014, a day before the Philippine… »

Goal is the Goal

Members of the Columbia FC perform a warm-up exercise before their game at Tionko Field, Davao City on Sunday, 8 June. The game is part of the weekly Philippine Sports… »

Walk for Peace

Hundreds of students lead the elders — participants of the International Conference of Cotabato — to a “walk for peace” from Tanghalang Michael Clark of the Notre Dame University in Cotabato… »

Sister Act

Nuns take a “selfie” at the farewell dinner of the International Conference of Cotabato at Notre Dame University in Cotabato City on June 7, 2014. The conference theme was “Peace… »

Peace Dance

Elementary students from Notre Dame University perform a dance number at the opening of the two-day International Conference of Cotabato at Notre Dame University Gymnasium in this photo taken on… »

Mining Season

Dry season is considered as the glory days for mining companies in Surigao del Norte because they can maximize production. Photo taken Wednesday afternoon (4 June 2014) at Barangay Cagdianao,… »

Kape Maramag

A non-governmental organization sells Arabica and Excelsa coffee beans during the Mindanao Social Business Summit at the Central Mindanao University in Musuan, Maramag town in Bukidnon on Thursday, 5 June 2014.… »

Ball Game

High school students in Airport Village, Malaybalay City enjoy a game of basketball after classes on Thursday, 5 June 2014. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Flags for Sale

A vendor sells miniature Philippine flags for P20 each near Agdao district, Davao City on Thursday, 5 June 2014 as commemoration of Independence Day approaches. Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Long Queue

Hundreds join the queue to process their papers at the Professional Regulatory Commission along R. Castillo Blvd. in Davao City on Thursday, 5 June 2014. Many of them came as… »

Bringing Smiles

Actress Marian Rivera lights up the faces of persons with disabilities housed at the SDC building of the City Social Welfare Development Office in General Santos City during her visit… »

First Day

Trisikad drivers ferry elementary pupils and parents to Matina Central Elementary School in Davao City on the first day of classes, Monday, June 2. MindaNews photo courtesy of Jesus Tinapay

Street party

Residents of GSIS Heights Subdivision in Matina celebrate the Feast of the Ascension on Sunday, June 1 with street parties such as this one in Aquarius corner Uranus St. near… »

Cutting Edge

For P30, one can have his saw or machete sharpened at this shop near the public market in Malaybalay City. Photo taken on June 1, 2014. MindaNews photo by H.… »

End of May

Santacruzan participants brave the late afternoon rain in Malaybalay City as they go around the city for a procession marking the end of May, the month devoted by Catholics for… »

I Believe I Can Fly

I BELIEVE I CAN FLY. When at Tinago Falls (at the boundary of Iligan City and Linamon, Lanao del Norte), do not just watch out for the majestic waterfall. Look… »

Blooming Petals

Ninfa Jocanas, owner of a flower garden in Kidapawan City, tends her flowering orchids as the Month of Flower ends today, 31 May 2014. MindaNews photo by Geonarri Solmerano  

Davao Fire

DAVAO FIRE. Firefighters put out a fire at the warehouse in Barangay Communal, Buhangin District, Davao City on Thursday, 29 May 2014. The fire started around 11 a.m. and declared… »

March for Land

Farmers from Davao and Bukidnon march along the national highway in barangay Cugman in Cagayan de Oro City on Thursday (29 May 2014) to ask for the implementation of land… »

Empty Shells

Kids show some of the empty shells they found at the site where Laak, Compostela Valley Mayor Reynaldo Navarro was ambushed in Barangay Sagayan, Asuncion town in Davao del Norte… »


Mayor Reynaldo Navarro of Laak, Compostela Valley, was killed in an ambush by motorcycle-riding gunmen along the highway in Asuncion, Davao del Norte. Photo courtesy of the Compostela Valley website… »

Life on Slow Lane

Personnel from the Land Transportation Office aim their speed gun at vehicles along JP Laurel Avenue in Davao City on Tuesday, May 27. The city has imposed a 30-kilometer per… »

Free Again

Roel Dahonog, acting regional chief of the Protected Areas and Wildlife Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-10 and an assistant release a Philippine Hawk Eagle at the… »

Loose Ball

Players from Barangays Diego Silang and Ampayon in Butuan City collide as they fight for control of the ball during the 4th Balangay Football Festival at the Libertad Sports Complex… »

Pure Faith

Young children spend the whole morning on Monday (26 May) for the Flores de Mayo activity at the Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Airport Village, Malaybalay City. MindaNews photo… »


Learning to kayak off an at-sea cottage in Toril, Davao City on Sunday morning, May 25. It takes running the length of the span of anahaw walkway for a first… »

Salt worker

A worker carries baskets of newly harvested salt in Alubijid, Misamis Oriental on May 25, 2014. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo  

Ready for school

These two boys in San Isidro Labrador, Matina Pangi, Davao City are getting ready for school opening on June 2 with a free haircut courtesy of a group of hairdressers… »

Last days of summer

Children enjoy the last days of summer by diving into the waters from the big rock in Sitio Tigbao, Barangay Balite in San Francisco town, Surigao del Norte on Saturday… »

Food for the cow

T’boli children haul grass for their cows in Barangay Lake Lahit in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato  on Saturday, May 24. Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Big Baskets

Teenaged boys make big baskets using bamboo in the hinterland village of Pugaan in Iligan City on Saturday (24 May 2015). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Buko Juice

Drinking buko juice remains one of the Filipinos’ favorite way of beating the summer heat, as this photo taken in Malaybalay City on Saturday (May 24, 2014) shows. MindaNews photo… »

Pollution-free Ride

T’boli villagers in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato ride their horses on their way to farm to haul sacks of corn on Friday, May 23. They are paid P50 for every… »

Songs of Faith

Children practice singing religious songs inside the Catholic church in Impalambong, Malaybalay City on Thursday, 22 May 2014. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Carved by Nature

A view of the Tinuy-an Falls in Bislig, Surigao del Sur. MindaNews photo by Bro. Karl Gaspar

Crunchy Delight

An apa vendor at the terminal in Matalam, North Cotabato, 21 May 2014. Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

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