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Checkpoint congestion

Motorcycle riders await their turn to pass a military checkpoint in Midsayap, North Cotabato on July 28, 2018. Most of them are traveling to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front's (MILF) Camp Darapanan in Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao for the MILF-hosted consultation on the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao on July 29.  MindaNews photo by...

Nature’s Wrath

A tornado on Sunday night (July 22, 2018) uprooted this tree in Barangay Lapu-Lapu in Davao City. MindaNews photo


This shop in Barobo, Surigao del Sur fashions machetes which it sells for 300 pesos each. July 21, 2018. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

‘Bakwit’ Dinner

A mother prepares food for her family inside the gym of Diatagon, Lianga in Surigao del Sur where over 1,200 individuals from the barangay's upland communities and neighboring villages have sought shelter, on July 20, 2018. They fled their homes on July 16, 2018 citing the presence of an Army detachment in their area which they fear would invite...

On Guard

Soldiers from the 75th Infantry Battalion keep watch outside the evacuation center in Barangay Diatagon, Lianga, Surigao del Sur on July 20, 2018. Journalists who want to interview the evacuees from the barangay's upland areas are required to get "clearance" from the Municipal Peace and Order Council. MindaNews photo by GG BUENO


Residents scour on the pile of charred debris for any usable items following a fire that destroyed at least 40 houses in Barangay Sasa, Davao City on Wednesday (18 July 2018). Mindanews Photo


A bigger multicab gets towed by a smaller one along the national highway in Barangay Diatagon, Lianga, Surigao del Sur on Thursday, 19 July 2018. MindaNews photo by GG BUENO

Leaving Port

Chinese vessel Yuan Wang 3 leaves on 19 July 2018 after a 3-day stay in Davao City. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO

T’nalak Festival

Performers show their wares at the streets of Koronadal City during the 52nd foundation anniversary of South Cotabato and the culmination of its 19th T'nalak Festival on July 18, 2018. MindaNews photo by BONG S. SARMIENTO

Chinese Ship

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 3 docks at the Sasa Wharf in Davao City on 17 July 2018. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO

Wet Carpet

Honor guards fold the red carpet at the airport in General Santos City intended for Senator Manny Pacquiao as rain falls on Monday, 16 July 2018. Pacquiao returned home on Monday from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a day after wresting the WBA welterweight crown from Argentinian Lucas Matthysse. MindaNews photo by FERDINANDH B. CABRERA

What Will Happen to Us?

Employees of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, airing uncertainties over their security of tenure once the Bangsamoro Basic Law is approved, wear sad faces as they attend the flag ceremony on Monday, 16 July 2018, at the ARMM Compound in Cotabato City. MindaNews photo by FERDINANDH B. CABRERA

Duterte and Mahathir

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad (left) and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte emerge from the suite room where they were holed up after the sensational knockout victory of Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao over Argentinian Lucas Matthysse held at the Axiata Arena here in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, 15 July 2015. They fielded questions from the press before they left...


Senator Manny Pacquiao flashes his famous grin ahead of his world title fight versus defending World Boxing Association welterweight champion Lucas Mathysse on Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Kuala Lumpur.  Pacquiao (left) weighed an even 146 pound to Mathysse’s 146.7 lbs (right).Photo by Edwin Espejo

Bangsamoro at EDSA shrine

Members of Bangsamoro civil society from Mindanao and Manila and Manila-based peace advocacy groups gather at the EDSA Shrine in Quezon City for an interfaith rally on Wednesday, July 11 to urge the Bicameral Conference Committee meeting in nearby Crowne Plaza hotel to come up with a final version of the proposed Bangsamoro law that is compliant with the Comprehensive...

Malayan Colleges

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with Mapua University and House of Investments Chairperson Helen Yuchengco-Dee on the sidelines of the Malayan Colleges Mindanao (MCM) inauguration along Matina, Davao City on July 7, 2018.  Also in the photo are Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, and Commission on Higher Education...

Kulas in ‘Basilan’

Travel blogger Kyle Jennermann,  more popularly known as 'Kulas,' visits Basilan Village in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao's Mock Cultural Villages' within the compound of the ARMM in Cotabato City on July 6, 2018. Photo by ARMM-BPI       READ STORY


President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato de la Peña tour the exhibit of the Department of Science and Technology during the opening of the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) Celebration in Mindanao at the SMX Convention Center in Lanang, Davao City on July 6, 2018. Simeon Celi, Jr../PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Flying Foxes in Tawi-Tawi

Huge flying foxes are commonly seen in downtown Panglima Sugala in Tawi-Tawi province. The bats exist with the locals undisturbed and could even fly at daytime. Studies have shown that bats are excellent pollinators. Photo taken on July 2, 2018. MindaNews photo by FERDINANDH B. CABRERA

Kimatahay Falls

Visitors from Malaybalay City enjoy the refreshing view of Kimatahay Falls in Barangay Lilingayon, Valencia City in Bukidnon on Sunday, 24 June 2018. MindaNews photo by ARIES SANDINO M. MORDENO

Sweet Moment

A boy, oblivious to the activity of elder people around him, enjoys a cone of ice cream in Sitio Balangbangan, Barangay Lilingayon in Valencia City, Bukidnon on Sunday, 24 June 2018. MindaNews photo by ARIES SANDINO M. MORDENO

Under Umbrellas

Muslims attend Eid ul-Fitr prayers celebrating the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan in Pikit, North Cotabato on 15June 2018. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO

Eid Mubarak!

Muslims in Davao City gather at the Tionko football field along Quimpo Boulevard in Davao City on 15 June 2018 for congregational prayers on Eid'l Fitr, the end of the month-long Ramadan. MindaNews photo by GG BUENO


An elderly man is in a pensive mood in his house in Sitio Pedtad, Barangay Midpandacan in General SK Pendatun town in Maguindanao on June 13. While residents in neighboring villages fled to safer grounds, most residents here have opted to stay on in this area which also serves as jump-off  for troops entering the area of operations against...

Turtle Hatchlings


Residents who fled their villages following an air strike and ground assault against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters early Sunday morning seek refuge in an evacuation center in Pagalungan, Maguindanao. An evacuee recalls they were about to take their suhoor, the early morning meal before fasting during Ramadan, when they heard the explosions from the aerial bombings. "Parang lindol...

Migratory birds

Close to 80 species of endemic and migratory birds have been spotted inside the Cleanergy Park in Punta Dumalag, Davao City. Here, Asian Glossy Starling birds enjoy the mangroves that have been replanted along the coast to provide sanctuary and bring back wildlife in the area. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO  

Hawaii Pines

They look like Christmas trees in June. Lining the expansive and exclusive Dole-Kalsangi golf course in Polomolok, South Cotabato are Hawaii Pines, so-called because they came all the way from Hawaii, USA some 40 years ago. Boy Scouts from Hawaii gathered and sent the pine seedlings way back in exchange for donations from DOLE-Philippines. Photo by JULES BENITEZ

Saving turtles

Rescued sea turtles are brought to Cleanergy Park in Davao City where they are taken care of by veterinarians and trained animal keepers while they undergo rehabilitation and eventually released back to the wild. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO       Read story

BBL matrix

Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, reads the matrix comparing the provisions of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) drafted by the Bangsamoro Transition Commission and the versions passed by the Senate and House of Representatives last week. He tells MindaNews in a sit-down interview late Thursday afternoon, June 7, 2018 in the MILF's Camp...

Iftar in Cotabato City

Muslims gather inside a replica of a Meranaw village at the ARMM compound in Cotabato City for Iftar (breaking of fast) on Tuesday (June 5, 2018). Guests included merchants from Marawi displaced during the siege and temporarily staying in the city. MindaNews photo by FERDINANDH B. CABRERA

Duyog Ramadhan

Traditional Laundry

Fruits Galore

A vendor is surrounded by fruits she sells in her stall along the main highway of Makilala, North Cotabato Province on 30 May 2018. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO

Flood, Again

Emergency responders and soldiers assist residents as they cross the flooded road in Panacan, Davao City on Tuesday ( 29 May 2018). MindaNews Photo

For Their Students

Teachers at the Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School in Matina, Davao City gather used clothing which they say they will sell for the benefit of needy students. Photo taken on 29 May 2018. MindaNews photo by GIGI BUENO

Brigada Eskwela

Parents, teachers and students join hands during the start of Brigada Eskwela at the Makilala National High School in Makilala, North Cotabato on Monday, 28 May 2018. Classes in the country's public schools will open on June 4. MindaNews photo by GEONARRI SOLMERANO

Wild Beauty

Paminahawa Ridge in Barangay Impalutao in Impasugong, Bukidnon is becoming a popular trekking and camping destination for locals and visitors from other towns of the province and neighboring areas. Photo taken on 26 May 2018. MindaNews photo by ALEXANDRIA M. MORDENO

Stop Martial Law

Moro militant groups picket the provincial capitol of Lanao del Sur in Marawi City on Wednesday (May 23, 2018) demanding an end to martial law and for their return to their homes within the Most Affected Area. The day marked the first anniversary of the siege that displaced the city's population and destroyed its busiest commercial district. MindaNews photo...

Sand Mining

Senator Koko Pimentel votes

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III fills out his ballot at a voting precinct in Cagayan de Oro City during the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on Monday, May 14, 2018. Pimentel and his family hails from Cagayan de Oro. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Voter, babysitter

With his daughter resting on his shoulder, a voter looks for his name on the voters list at the Airport Village Elementary School in Malaybalay City during the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan election on Monday, 14 May 2008. MindaNews photo by ARIES SANDINO M. MORDENO babysitter

My ballot, please

A voter gets ready to receive her ballot during the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan election on 14 May 2018 in Barangay 23-C, Davao City. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO

Cooling it off

An Army trooper takes the opportunity to escape the extreme heat outside by sitting down and watching what's showing onscreen, at least for a few minutes, after inspecting the airconditioned bus at the Task Force Davao checkpoint in Sirawan, Toril, Davao City on Saturday, 12 May 2018. The passengers were asked to get off for inspection. MindaNews photo by...

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