Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Unicycle performers

Circus performers on unicycles parade on the streets of Tampakan in South Cotabato on Thurdsay, January 16, 2020, in the run-up to the town fiesta on Sunday, 19 January 2020. MindaNews photo by GREGORIO C. BUENO  

Maitum’s ‘laray’

The “laray” market in Maitum, Sarangani province comes alive before daybreak every Thursday as farmers and entrepreneurs from the locality and nearby towns sell their produce at the town plaza.  This “laray” on January 16, 2020 gives market-goers a wide array of crops, spices and fruits to choose from, freshly picked from local farms.  Photo by BETH N. RAMOS  

Lost Homes

Sto. Niño in Davao

Davao Fire

Relief for Taal

Surfing in Dapa

Foreigners enjoy the waves in Talisay, one of the surfing spots in Barangay Union, Dapa town in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte on Saturday afternoon, January 11, 2020. Siargao Island is expected to draw more tourists this year as it is being hailed among the top 20 best destinations in the world, according to Condé Nast Traveler, a renowned...

Nazareno in Davao CIty

Devotees celebrate the feast of the Black Nazarene in Lanzona Subdivision in Matina, Davao City on Thursday, 9 January 2020. MINDANEWS PHOTO  

Kuyamis Festival

Participants perform during the 7th Kuyamis Festival in Misamis Oriental on Wednesday, 8 January 2020. Fifteen of the province's 23 towns and Gingoog City participated  in the festival held in Cagayan de Oro City. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Closed for a month

Sugba Lagoon in Del Carmen, Siargao, Surigao del Norte, is closed from January 10 to February 10, 2020 for annual maintenance and rehab work. MindaNews file photo taken on May 10, 2019 by ROEL N. CATOTO     Read story

Representing President Duterte

Davao City Vice Mayor Sebastian Duterte visit earthquake victims in Malalag, Davao del Sur on Friday, 03 January 2019, representing his father, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, who was not feeling well. Karl Norman Alonzo/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO       Read story   

Mount Apo

Welcome 2020

For the 19th time, Dabawenyos will greet the New Year -- 2020 -- with torotot (party horns). Since Christmas 2001, firecrackers and other pyrotechnics have been banned in Davao City. MINDANEWS 2020

Eleven Islands

From a conflict-affected area, Eleven Islands in Barangay Dita, 40 kilometers from the city center of Zamboanga, is now a tourist destination that features island hopping, short tracking, diving and the simple joys of swimming. A package tour at P1,799 per person is offered by Buenas Travel Tours, which includes land and sea transport, guided tour and seafood lunch...

The View

Mt. Balatukan from the View Deck in Claveria, Misamis Oriental on Dec. 30, 2019. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

123rd Rizal Day rites

Made of rattan

A vendor displays a basket made of rattan strips at a souvenir shop along the highway in San Isidro, Davao Oriental on Friday, 27 December 2019. MINDANEWS PHOTO  

Growing Native Trees

First get-together of the Mindanao Philippine Native Tree Enthusiasts (MPNTE) under the canopy of lawaan trees in Riverside, Calinan, Davao City on 27 December 2019. Enthusiasts from as far as Iligan, Kidapawan, Mati, Nabunturan, Toril and Samal Island shared expertise and exchanged native tree seedlings. The group’s tee-shirt reads: “Growing Native Trees is Better, Together.” Photo by ARNOLD VANDENBROECK  

Ring of Fire

Solar Eclipse

The annular solar eclipse on Thursday (26 December 2019) around 2:27 p.m., as viewed on a cloudy afternoon from Iligan City. MindaNews photo by BOBBY TIMONERA

Medal for the Soldier

Cotabato Bombing

VIDEO: Ampatuan Massacre, Judgment Day

Looming Danger

Safer in the Tents

No Water in Padada



Toppled down

Killer quake

Destroyed public market


It’s a race against time for persons who were trapped when the Southern Trade, a commercial center in Padada, Davao del Sur collapsed following the Magnitude 6.9 earthquake that shook the area at 2:11 p.m. on Sunday, 15 December 2019. Engr. Luke Cadoyas, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office has called for assistance from authorities as his team...

Is this safe?

The building of the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office in Zone III, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur suffered cracks in the previous quakes that registered magnitudes above 6 between October 16 and 31, 2019 and suffered more damages when the Magnitude 6.9 quake struck the area at 2:11 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, 2019. MindaNews photo by...

Safe now

Jonalyn Tumolak, 27, of Zone 4 in Barangay Bitaug in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur, got out of bed when the Magnitude 6.9 quake struck on Sunday, December 19, 2019 but was outbalanced and fell on the floor. She was rushed to the Medcore Hospital where doctors said she and her baby are safe. She is expecting to give...

Hero Cop


Giant Christmas Tree

The 193-feet Christmas Tree of Tagum City during its grand lighting ceremony on December 1, 2019 at the Tagum City Hall Grounds. The Tagum City Information Office said it is touted to be the tallest Christmas tree in the Philippines. Last year, the city's Christmas tree measured 186 feet. Photo by JP CORDOVERO/CIO Tagum

SEAGames 2019

Sports legends Rafael “Paeng” Nepomuceno and Olivia “Bong” Coo (bowling), Efren “Bata” Reyes (billiards), Lydia de Vega-Mercado (athletics), Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco Jr. ( boxing), Joseph Eric Buhain and Gillian Akiko Thomson-Guevara (swimming), and Alvin Patrimonio ( basketball), carry the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games Federation flag during the opening ceremony of the 30th SEA Games at the Philippine Arena in...

Opening rites

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam watch the performances during the opening ceremony of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan on November 30, 2019. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Bonifacio Day

A child plays in front of policemen during the celebration of the 156th birth anniversary of national hero Andres Bonifacio in Davao City on 30 November 2019. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO    

Andres, Matteo and Baste

Actor Matteo Guidicelli (L), a 2nd Lieutenant of the Philippines’ Army Reserve Command, joins Davao City Vice Mayor Sebastian Duterte as the Guest of Honor for the 156th Bonifacio Day celebration in Davao City on 30 November 2019. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO

Destroying NPA firearms

Knocked down

Strong winds knocked down the 120-ft. Christmas tree in front of the Koronadal City hall Saturday afternoon. Still under construction, it would have been the city’s centerpiece attraction during the holiday season. MindaNews photo by BONG S. SARMIENTO         Read story


Sons and daughters of slain media workers sing "Hustisya" at the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre at the massacre site in Ampatuan, Maguindanao on 23 November 2019. Fifty eight persons were killed, 32 of them from the media, when armed men led by then Datu Unsay mayor Andal Ampatuan, Jr., flagged them at the national...

Hydro Power

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte inspects the scale model of the Siguil Hydro Power Corporation's 14.5-Megawatt Hydropower Project during its launch in Maasim, Sarangani Province on November 22, 2019. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO