Photo of the Day

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Bakwits once, twice…

Residents who evacuated to the town center of Makilaa, North Cotabato following quake-induced landslides in their hinterland villages are evacuees twice over as their makeshift tents in the evacuation camps collapsed or were destroyed by a hailstorm on Monday, November 11, 2019. They were evacuated to the Makilala National High School covered court, in modular tents provided by the...

Back in business

Cashiers and salesladies of a two-floor department store in quake-stricken Kidapawan City wear hard hats as they sell items under a tent outside the store on November 12, 2019 while repairs and clean-up are being done inside the store. MindaNews photo by GEONARRI SOLMERANO

Monkey’s kitten

A heartwarming scene as monkey takes care of an orphaned kitten in Buena Vida, Makilala, North Cotabato on November 8, 2019, in one of the houses destroyed by a series of earthquakes including four above Magnitude 6 between October 16 and 31. At one point, the monkey even breastfed the kitten. MindaNews photo by FERDINANDH B. CABRERA  



Father and Son

Asking for Help

Friday Prayer at Ground Zero




Cracked Highway

Ecoland Damage


The Fr. Andre Coindre Building of Cor Jesu College in Digos City collapses after the Magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck parts of Mindanao on October 29, 2019. The Coindre Building had suffered cracks during the Magnitude 6.6 quake 13 days earlier. It was inaugurated in September 2013. President Rodrigo Duterte finished high school in Cor Jesu. MindaNews photo by MANMAN...

Dislodged rays

The 30-foot statue of the Divine Mercy on a hilltop in Barangay Lampagang, Tulunan, North Cotabato suffered cracks during the magnitude 6.3 quake on October 16, 2019, slightly dislodging the white ray. Repairs were being undertaken, hence a scaffolding, to strengthen the structure. The October 29, 2019 magnitude 6.6. quake, however, dislodged the red ray. Photo by JULES L....

Magsaysay town hall

Rescuers from Magsaysay town, Davao del Sur carry tarpaulins for distribution to evacuees following the Magnitude 6.6 quake on Tuesday, October 29, 13 days after a Magnitude 6.3 quake rendered the town hall unsafe. The second quake destroyed more portions of the town hall. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO


Earthquake Damage


A Tale of 2 Earthquakes

Saduratan Festival

Dancers perform during the street dancing competition that highlights the 6th Saduratan Festival in Buldon, Maguindanao on Sunday, 27 October 2019. Photo courtesy of CONS HASHIMION ARATUC

Wildlife trafficking

Among the caged birds up for trafficking on board two vehicles bound for Manila, intercepted in a checkpoint in Tandag City, Surigao del Sur on Sunday, 27 October 2019. Three persons were arrested. PNP Caraga handout       Read story 


A 500-pound general purpose bomb that was dropped but did not explode in Marawi City’s Ground Zero during the 2017 war between government forces and the IS-inspired Maute Group was detonated by the Philippine Army’s Explosive Ordnance disposal team at 10:16 a.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2019, after a siren was sounded to warn residents. Residents had earlier been...

Last Respects

Groufie in Tokyo

President Rodrigo Duterte poses for a groufie with Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, Senator Bong Go, and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte shortly just before the Ceremonies of the Accession to the Throne of His Majesty Emperor Naruhito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan on October 22, 2019. The President had to cut short his trip and returned home...

Scout Jamboree

The 2nd Sarangani Scout Jamboree kicks off with a parade around poblacion Maitum on October 21, 2019. Boy scouts from municipalities in Sarangani province. Maitum town hosts the jamboree that will end on October 25. Photo by JOHN JAMES I. DOCTOR/Community Development Information Office

Passig Islet Resort

Passig Islet Resort in Barangay Bato, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur was once a small sandbar, which residents slowly built into a roughly  3,000 square-meter islet resort by buffering the perimeter with used tires filled with sand. The resort is about an hour from Davao City by bus. A small motorized pumpboat takes the tourists to the islet, at...

Another day

View of the sun seting in Davao City on Saturday, 19 October 2019, from a hilly portion in Matina district. MindaNews photo by GREGORIO BUENO


A resident in the hinterland village of Malawanit in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur walks on a road with portions damaged by the magnitude 6.3 earthquake that struck evening of October 16, 2019. MindaNews photo taken 17 October 2019        Read story 

I Love Marawi

Hospital Al Fresco

Earthquake Fire

Kontra Polio

ntraHealth Secretary Francisco Duque III administers an oral polio vaccine to a child in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur on Monday, October 14, 2019 during the launch of Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio (Synchronized Polio Vaccination), a campaign to ensure children under five will be vaccinated against polio, a disease that was supposed to have been eradicated in the country19...

Rituals and mobile phones

A Talaandig elder carries a chicken that had just been sacrificed during a ritual while a younger member plays with his mobile phone in Songco, Lantapan, Bukidnon on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Next generation

A Talaandig baby tries to play the bamboo flute of his father during the Panalawahig rituation beside the Alanib River in Songco, Lantapan, Bukidnon on October 11, 2019. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO             More photos 


Barangay health workers do house-to-house visits to give free oral polio vaccine in Barangay 5-A, Bangkerohan, Davao City on Monday, 14 October 2019. A massive nationwide anti-polio vaccination is underway in the Philippines after the reemergence of the virus. MindaNews photos by MANMAN DEJETO

Lakeside view

  Standing at 10,321 feet above sea level, Mt. Apo, known as the King of Philippine Mountains, mirrors itself in the clear water of Lake Venado,  located 7,200 feet above sea level. The highest mountain in the Philippines is shared by North Cotabato, Davao del Sur and Davao City. Depending on one's pacing, the mountain peak can be reached from nine...

Talaandig Day

Talaandig elders sacrifice chickens during a ritual to celebrate Talaandig Day Festival and Indigenous Peoples month in Barangay Songco, Lantapan, Bukidnon on Saturday, October 12, 2019. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Eyeing redemption

John Mark “Marama” Tokong of General Luna, Siargao Island does aerial tricks during his heat in the 25th Siargao International Surfing Cup in Cloud Nine, General Luna, Siargao Island on Monday afternoon, October 7, 2019.  Tokong, the 2015 international champion and last year’s 1st runner up, is eyeing redemption in this competition. He is the only Filipino surfer left...

Big splash

Indonesian surfer Oney Anwar flaunts during his heat in the 25th Siargao International Surfing Cup in Cloud Nine, General Luna, Siargao Island on Monday, October 7, 2019. Anwar poses a great threat to every opponent in the competition. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO

Brewing Art, Brewing Culture

Artist Rameer A. Tawasil welcomes guests at the opening on Sunday, October 6, of a group exhibit titled “Brewing Art, Brewing Culture” at the Dennis Coffee Garden along San Juan Road in Baliwasan, Zamboanga City. The exhibit, which runs from October 6 to November 6, 2019, features the works of Tawasil, Ibn’Saud Salipyasin Ahmad, Abdulgajir E. Laja, Jimtajul U....

From Russia to Davao

President Rodrigo Duterte chats.with some of his Cabinet members upon arrival at the Davao International Airport on Sunday, 06 October 2019. MindaNews photo