IN PICTURES | Rodrigo Roa Duterte: Through the Years

This set of photographs of seasoned photojournalist RENE B. LUMAWAG is just a fraction of his huge collection of pictures of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte through the years.  Duterte,… »

Morning in Bloom

Located at the foothills of Mount Apo, Makilala town in North Cotabato is a known producer of tropical fruits such as durian, mangosteen, lanzones and rambutan. The tropical fruit trees… »

Through the haze

Haze from Indonesia’s forest fires has blanketed not only Indonsia, neighboring Malaysia and parts of Thailand, but also several provinces in Mindanao. On the road to Ozamiz City in Misamis… »

Displaced (again) in Surigao del Sur

Killings and harassment attributed to a paramilitary group forced some 3,000 individuals to flee their homes in Barangay Diatagon in Lianga, Surigao del Sur and neighboring areas on Sept. 1,… »

Valencia City Flood

People living along Panlibatuhan Creek in Valencia City in Bukidnon were caught flat-footed when the creek swelled on August 4, 2015 and flooded their homes, the water reaching as high… »

Bridge To Peace

In between corn fields in this part of Mamasapano in Maguindanao, is a muddy river that flows from east to west. The only structure that stands out in this vast, flat,… »

Photo Essay: Cagayan de Oro’s little ‘Pacman’ wannabes

[Play slideshow] 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. Girls are in the… »

Ifugao-Talaandig Wedding

[Show thumbnails] Jerry Tugatog and Dalisay Saway exchange vows in traditional wedding rites on 15 May 2014 in Barangay Songco, Lantapan, Bukidnon. Jerry is the son of a migrant Ifugao… »

The men and women in Pikit gathering

Invalid Displayed Gallery They had suffered the most in times of war, fleeing to evacuation centers where they stayed for weeks, sometimes months. The town plaza in Pikit, North Cotabato… »

Celebration in Mendiola

[Play slideshow] Moro people in Manila rejoice at the signing on Thursday, 27 March 2014, of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic… »

New Bataan: A year after Pablo

Typhoon Pablo did not just change the landscape in New Bataan, Compostela Valley province on December 4, 2012. It also changed the lives of the people as well. Some of… »

Flashback: Typhoon Pablo’s wrath

These pictures were taken in different parts of Mindanao from December 4 until the middle of the same month last year, after typhoon Pablo swept across the island and left… »

Barangay Elections 2013


A T’boli community has recently secured a Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title (CADT) covering the sitios of Datal Bonlangon, Tawan Dagat, Segowit, Tuburan in Barangay Ned in Lake Sebu, South… »

Fr. Fausto “Pops” Tentorio,PIME

Two years ago today, Fr. Fausto “Pops” Tentorio, PIME, was gunned down inside the parish compound in Arakan, North Cotabato. His parishioners believe that members of the paramilitary group known… »

In the margins: the Lumads of Bukidnon

Majority of the Lumads or indigenous peoples in Bukidnon continue to live in poverty and marginalization. Mining, armed conflict and the unabated expansion of plantations have pushed them farther from… »

Balay Tambalanan

Neglected by past administrations, the J.R. Borja Memorial Hospital is left rotting and dilapidated. Its hospital staff has to contend with antiquated medical equipment to serve the less fortunate sectors… »

Shattered homes, shattered dreams

Before the standoff between government forces and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) under founding chair Nur Misuari began on September 9, the adjacent blocks of Lustre Street and Martha… »

Candles for Peace

Davao City parishioners gather at the San Pedro Cathedral on Tuesday in a candle lighting for peace in Zamboanga City on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Archbishop Romulo Valles,who  led the… »


They mine the depths of the Cagayan de Oro River for sand, and shovel it to waiting dump trucks from dawn to dusk. The river is their life. It is… »

Diyandi Festival

Iligan City opens its Diyandi Festival Sept. 20, 2013 with the Kasadya Street Dancing Contest and the “Pagpakanug” rites at the St. Michael’s Cathedral, wherein the statue of the city’s… »

Bakwit in the City (Click here)

As the standoff between government soldiers and the Moro National Liberation Front in Zamboanga City rages since Sept. 9, 2013, thousands of residents left their homes to seek safety elsewhere,… »

Zamboanga City Crisis

Government troops and members of the Moro National Liberation Front reportedly loyal to Nur Misuari continue to battle it out in the standoff in Zamboanga City that started on Monday,… »

Kalivungan Festival 2013: Street Dancing

Contingents from different municipalities in North Cotabato Province compete in the street dancing showdown at the provincial capitol grounds on Sunday, September 1, 2013. The competition is one of the… »

Mindanaoans’ March vs Pork Barrel

Thousands of Mindanaoans go out to the streets Monday (Aug. 26, 2013) to join the nationwide protest against the pork barrel (officially known as the Priority Development Assistance Fund or… »

The Making of the Cagayan de Oro Giants

Workers prepare giant puppets in time for for the Higalaay Festival during the celebration of the Feast of St. Augustine, patron saint of Cagayan de Oro City. The Higalaay Festival… »

Slideshow: Razed

At least 250 houses were razed by fire at a coastal village in KM 11, Sasa, Davao City on Thursday, 22 August 2013. The fire , which displaced at least… »

Cowboy Tradition

Davao City: Flooded

Some 30,000 residents in 12 of Davao City’s 182 barangays fled their homes late Saturday night and Sunday morning when the Davao River overflowed. Rescue operations were immediately the… »

After the Storm

Changing Lives and Landscapes

Almost a year after Typhoon Sendong ( Washi) struck the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan in the northern part of Mindanao on December 16-17, 2011, another disaster hit… »

Typhoon Pablo Aftermath: Baganga

Typhoon Pablo almost wiped out the entire town of Baganga in Davao Oriental when it made landfall on December 4, 2012. As of 5 a.m. December 9, the National Disaster… »

Pablo Aftermath: Compostela Valley

Typhoon Pablo devastated several municipalities of Compostela Valley on Tuesday, leaving 316 persons killed and 462 others missing as of 10:30 a.m. Sunday, 9 December 2012, according to Comval Incident Command… »

Martyr for the People

Slideshow: Cybercrime Law Protest

Mindanews Photos by Froilan Gallardo and Ruby Thursday More

PHOTOS: Iligan City Fiesta

  Devotees of St. Michael the Archangel join the procession during celebration of Iligan City’s fiesta 29 September 2012. MindaNews photos by Bobby Timonera

Slideshow: Kasadya Festival

Street dancers give their all during Iligan’s Kasadya Street Dancing Festival 27 September 2012. As part of the Diyandi Festival, this street dancing contest is among the earliest in Mindanao,… »

PHOTOS: Postcards from Bankerohan

POSTCARDS FROM BANKEROHAN. A photo exhibition that features the Bankerohan market in Davao City. The exhibit runs from September 23-29 at the ground floor of NCCC Mall, Maa, Davao City.… »

ARMM Registration

Kaamulan Festival 2012

Sendong Aftermath: Cagayan de Oro and Iligan

[Play slideshow] 123►   NDRMMC Casualties Update as of 6a.m. of December 20, 2011: Cagayan de Oro City:  579 Iligan: 279 Bukidnon: 47 Download NDRMMC Situation Report

Reinstallation of agrarian reform beneficiaries

  On December 2, 2011, 237 farmer beneficiaries of the Ocaya Ranch in Barangay Kuya, Maramag, Bukidnon finally claimed the 48-hectare land awarded to them by the Department of Agrarian… »

Kadayawan Festival 2011

[slidepress gallery=’21kadayawan’] Kadayawan, touted as the “King of Festivals” in the country, is an annual thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest and a celebration of a rich culture. The festival will… »

Honey Bee Farming in Iligan City

The Congregation of the Holy Spirit (also referred to as the Spiritans), which is helping a poor community in Pindugangan, Tipanoy, Iligan City with various agricultural endeavors and other sources… »

Davao City Flashflood: Aftermath

Curse of child labor

The curse of child labor is present in the chromite mines of in Barangay Diegas, Basilisa in Dinagat Island, Surigao del Norte. Everyday, under-aged children toil to gather the coarse… »

Photo Essay: Back to School

Close to 22 million students all over the Philippines are going back to school. In Mindanao, students and teachers have to contend with the usual opening day woes – lack… »

Photo Essay: Little Azkals

Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Women

(From March Issue of Our Mindanao)

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