128 human trafficking victims rescued in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 21 Sept)—A total of 128 victims of human trafficking, including 9 women and 22 minors, were rescued by joint government forces


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3 ex-Sayyaf members surrender in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 21 Sept)—Three former members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) that operated in Sulu surrendered to military commanders there despite recent

Guv seeks deeper probe on Surigao Norte cult

SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur (MindaNews / 20 Sept)—Surigao del Norte Gov. Lyndon Barbers, in a meeting with members of a provincial interagency task force

Continuous rains submerge 9 villages in N. Cotabato

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Sept)—Continuous rains due to Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) swamped at least nine villages in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato Tuesday evening. Municipal

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Workers install cables along the sidewalk in Magsaysay Avenue in Davao City on Thursday (21 September 2023) as part of the underground cabling project for power and telecommunication lines. MindaNews photo

Barangay Women Police

In barangay Basak Malutlut, Marawi City, 25 women comprise majority of the members of the Barangay Police Action Team. Officers of the Special Action Force, shown here in this photo taken Tuesday (19 September 2023), train the women BPAT on Basic Life Saving and Survival Course. MindaNews photo by JULES L. BENITEZ.


A devotee gets her face painted early morning Wednesday (20 September 2023) for the revelry as Iligan City starts celebrations for the upcoming feast of St. Michael the Archangel on the 29th. Every September 20 Iliganons observe the “Pagpakanaug” rites, where the statue of the patron saint is brought down from its pedestal and carried to a procession around town. MindaNews photo by BOBBY TIMONERA

Communal Ranch

A view of the local government-owned communal ranch in Impasugong, Bukidnon taken on Sunday morning (17 September 2023). This area has become popular among local tourists in the past few years. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Fun With Worms

Farmers and barangay officials giggle as they inspect the worms in a vermicomposting bed in Saniag Elementary School in Saniag, Ampatuan, Maguindanao del Sur on 12 September 2023. The International Committee of the Red Cross donated a vermicomposting facility to the school that is seen to benefit 96 displaced farmers in the town. ICRC photo

Securing His Boat

A fisherman secures his outrigger along the coast of Barangay Leon Garcia in Agdao District, Davao City on Monday (18 September 2023). Mindanews Photo