Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day


BAGSAKAN. This portion of Bankerohan Public Market is the only vegetable trading center, locally known as “bagsakan” in Davao City. The city government is set to open eight more bagsakan in the city. Ruby Thursday More / AKP Images

GRP Peace Panel chair

University of  the Philippines College of Law Dean Marvic Leonen. File Photo by Romy Elusfa.

T'nalak Festivalw

The week-long T'nalak Festival in Koronadal City opened Wednesday morning, in celebration of the  44th foundation anniversary  of South Cotabato province. The festival pays tribute to the abaca cloth woven by the T'boli tribe. Mindanews File photo by Bobby Timonera

Hair Yesterday, Gone Today

Soladita Kinumpas, Datu Alfredo Ganinay and Johnni Gelohan have their heads shaved on Tuesday to dramatize their demand for the revocation of the Free and Prior Informed Consent granted by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples to a rancher in Kibawe, Bukidnon. The lumads staged the shaving of their heads in front of the regional office of the...

Cancel FPIC

Lumad leader Alfredo "Datu Mahawan" Ganinay of the Panalsalan Dagumbaan Tribal Association  (Padata) used a megaphone to call for the cancellation of  the Compliance Compliance Certificate of Free and Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) issued by the NCIP to a land in Kibawe, Bukidnon. Mindanews Photo by Bob Lagsa

Wooden Bridge

Tricycles cross rundown bridge at remote village in Sultan Sa Barongis, Maguindanao-- one of the poorest provinces in the country. Mindanews Photo by Froilan Gallardo

Fr. Picx

Fr. Picx during his 9-day "lakbo" (lakad-takbo, or walking and running) from Davao to Iligan City during the last Holy Week. Here he was sighted running the Sayre Highway in Sumilao, Bukidnon. Mindanews File Photo by Bobby Timonera

Powerline installation

Workers of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines install cables at a transmission tower along the national highway in Quezon, Bukidnon. Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Ten years after

Philippine Marine walks amid the ruins of Sitio Sarmiento, Barangay Langkong in Matanog, Maguindanao, which was laid waste by an onslaught of government offensive. Former MILF military chief Al Haj Murad Ibrahim. File Photo by Froilan Gallardo

Residents warned vs rising cases of dengue fever GENERAL

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 July) -- Health authorities in South Cotabato cautioned residents Thursday against the rising cases of dengue fever, which has claimed two lives since January. Dr. Rogelio Aturdido Jr., South Cotabato Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) chief, said their latest evaluation showed that dengue cases in the province have continued to increase since the onset of the...

Abuse of Power

ABUSE OF POWER. So you think this beautiful villa built in Barangay Overview in Quezon town, Bukidnon is privately owned. This villa was built by the Department of Public Works and Highways and its chief, Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane. Its gates are closed making the villa inaccessible to the public and tourists who could have enjoyed...


DETAINED File photo of Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center-Kasama sa Kalikasan (LRC-KsK) Davao team leader Jean Marie Ferraris.  Photo Courtesy of LRC-KsK Davao.

Into the Market

INTO THE MARKET Moro women carry their produce to the market from Barangay Dungguan in Pagalungan, Maguindanao to the town proper. Most of the women in this village are into fishing, mat weaving, and vegetable farming. Ruby Thursday More/ AKP Images


Vehicles wade through the water flooding the highway at Barangay Salimbao in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. Midnanews Photo by Froilan Gallardo

Slow Day

SLOW DAY Meat vendors at Agdao market in Davao City take a break just hours before the the "peak-hour," which is usually late in the afternoon. MindaNews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Claver Mining Site

Dust blankets Red Mountain as dump trucks laden with nickel ore bring their cargo to waiting boats in Claver town, Surigao del Norte. Surigao del Norte Rep. Guillermo Romarate Jr. (2nd Dist.) has warned mining firms operating on ancestral lands to pay their royalty share to the Mamanwas or their permits will be revoked.   Mindanews File Photo...

Pawakan Dance

PAWAKAN School children in Buluan town, Maguindanao perform the "pawakan", a dance that depicts a chicken during the inaugural of Governor Esmael Magundadatu on June 30. Mindanews Photo by Froilan Gallardo


KEY OF RESPONSIBILITY. Governor Esmael "Toto" Mangudadatu accepts the symbolic key of responsibility from OIC Governor Gani Biruar (r) at the turnover rites Wednesday at the grandstand of the Buluan town hall compound. Neither Mangudadatu nor Vice Governor Ismael "Dustin" Mastura will hold office at the provincial capitol in Shariff Aguak, the bailiwick of the Ampatuans. MindaNews photo by...

Pulangi Dam

The existing Pulangui hydroelectric power plant in Bukidnon. Mindanews Photo by Bobby Timonera


GOV MIGS. Sarangani Governor Migs Dominguez (in green shirt and shades)  announced during the private reception after his inaugural Monday his wedding plans for December 29.  This photo taken while Dominguez was queuing outside his voting precinct in Alabel, Sarangani on May 10. Photo by Cocoy Sexcion, Sarangani Information Office

21st MAYOR.

21st MAYOR.  Mayor-elect Sara Zimmerman Duterte-Carpio will take her oath of office after the flag ceremony Monday, June 28.  Duterte is the 21st mayor of Davao City. She is also the first woman to be elected mayor of the city her father, Rodrigo, served for 20 years as mayor (1988-1998; 2001-2010)  and three years as representative to Congress (1998-2001)....


THE VIEW FROM ILIGAN. Partial lunar eclipse June 26 evening, around 8:07 p.m. from Iligan City. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera


AFTER THE HUNT. A Philippine Air Force gunner looks out from a Huey chopper after returning to Lumbia airport in Cagayan de Oro City on June 25, 2010 form a flying sortie to hunt the kidnappers of Nuraldin Yusoph, son of Elections Commissioner Elias Yusoph, in Lanao del Sur. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Helping Hand

HELPING HAND. Manobo children help their grandma in drying coffee beans in Sitio Balmar, Barangay Nabaliwa in Pangantucan town, Bukidnon, a village in Mount Kalatungan predominantly inhabited by Lumads. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

End Impunity Now

END IMPUNITY NOW Multi-sectoral groups yesterday commemorated the seventh month of the infamous Ampatuan Massacre. Mindanews Photo


SIGN IT. Thousands of South Cotabato residents on Tuessday flocked to the provincial capitol to urge outgoing Governor Daisy Avance-Fuentes to sign the Environment Code into law. Fuentes had promised to affix her signature before her term ends on June 30. Photo by Toto Lozano/AKP Images


NO TO MINING.  While thousands flocked to the South Cotabato capitol Tuesday morning to urge Gov. Fuentes to sign the environment code that bans open pit mining,  in Surigao City, some 200 farmers and mothers in Anislagan in Placer, Surigao de Norte marched to the Hall of Justice to file a complaint against three mining giants, to protect their...


LIMBUNAN. The first full-length Bangsamoro film written, produced and directed by Maguindanaon Gutierrez "Teng" Mangansakan. The 82-minute film stars Tetchie Agbayani, Jea Lyka Cinco and Joem Bascon. Photo above is from among the "behind the scenes" photos posted in Mangansakan's blog at, where you can view the movie trailer, too.


GOVERNOR. Maguindanao's governor-elect Esmael "Toto" Mangudadatu rode the Simba tank from Buluan in  Maguindanao to the provincial capitol in Shariff Aguak for his Proclamation on May 14.  The new gov will will be working in his hometown in Buluan until the old capitol in Simuay, Sultan Kudarat town shall have been repaired. MindaNews file photo by Froilan Gallardo


TUNA TO GO. Workers at General Santos City Fishport Complex remove gills of Yellow Fin Tuna before shipping to local and international markets. Photo By Ruby Thursday More/AKP Images

Plywood Industry

PLYWOOD INDUSTRY Falcata logs pile up outside plywood factory along Agusan River near Butuan City in Agusan del Norte. Falcata is one of the raw materials used in manufacturing plywood. The plywood industry is a major contributor to the economy in Agusan del Norte. Ruby Thursday More/AKP Images


EXPANSION. Workers harvest sugarcane plantation in Quezon, Bukidnon. Expansion of industrial plantations pose a threat to food security not just in Bukidnon but in other parts of Mindanao as well. Photo by Ruby Thursday More/AKP Images


FIGHTING DENGUE FEVER. A barangay worker fumigates a household at Barangay 9-A, Davao City after a resident was reportedly stricken with dengue fever two days earlier. Toto Lozano/AKP-Images

Rusty but Reliable

RUSTY BUT RELIABLE. An old model bicycle (transformed into a tricycle) is still used as mode of transportation in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte. The drivers say these bikes have been serving residents for at least two decades. Keith Bacongco


JUST TALK. Outgoing Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Annabelle Abaya (center) and Fr. Albert Alejo, SJ (left) project team leader of Dialogue Mindanaw during the Peace Forum on Sustained Parthership Friday at the Grand Regal Hotel in Davao City. Photo courtesy of Rene B. Lumawag/Pixels & Cutlines


PINYAHON ISLAND. Pinyahon Island in Zamboanga del Norte offers a quiet atmosphere and pollution-free seawater for those who love to swim. Caretakers say sea snakes called walo-walo would appear during nighttime but they won't harm anybody unless provoked. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno


PHILIPPINE EAGLE WEEK. A child takes a photograph of the stuffed Philippine Eagle named Diola, mother of Pag-asa, the first eagle conceived, hatched and raised in captivity at the Philippine Eagle Center in Malagos. Diola is on display at the SM Davao City as part of the annual Philippine Eagle Week celebration. Keith Bacongco / AKP...


MATTRESCYCLE. A motorcycle converted into a tricycle carries four mattresses on its roof. Only in the Philippines, this one in Mindanao's Iligan City. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera


GONE FISHING. A fisherman sets out to sea for another day of fishing off the coast of Sibutad town in Zamboanga del Norte. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno


GOOD MORNING, AGUSAN. A usual scene every morning along the Agusan River. Fishermen await a good catch. Keith Bacongco / AKP Images


LEGACY. Aside from billboards announcing this project is "through the initiative of" House Speaker Prospero Nograles, there are also road markers such as this (locals refer to it jokingly as lapida or headstone/tombstone markers) stuck at the entrance of an alley at the NHA Housing in Ma-a. The marker thanks the Speaker, not the taxpayers. MindaNews photo by Carolyn...


PHILIPPINE EAGLE WEEK. Photographers take pictures of a boy and a hawk during a display of endangered birds in a shopping mall in Davao City on June 5. The mall show is part of the celebration of the Philippine Eagle Week from June 4 to 10. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo


MANSAKA MUSICIANS.  (Above, L to R): Datu Rudy “Kimod” Onlos using a Lantoy; Bea Carmen Dansigan using a small Kudlong; Casey Dansigan using a Gimba. (Below, L to R): Datu Aguido Sucnaan Sr. using a big Kudlong, Datu Zaldy Pinang using a Gimba and Datu Romeo Dansigan using an Agong.  “Music is an important part of the lives of the...


STUFFED TOYS. Vendors sell stuffed toys and pillows along the highway in Barangay Lasang, Davao City. MindaNews photos by  Froilan Gallardo


PROTECTED. Fishermen pass a thick mangrove forest in Sinacaban, Misamis Occidental. Part of this town's coastal area belongs to the Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno


WAITING FOR LEFTOVERS. A street kid plays outside a funeral parlor in Davao City, awaiting food items he could salvage from the garbage bins. Widespread poverty and over-population woes will stalk the incoming presidency of Noynoy Aquino. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo


WHEN WILL WE EVER LEARN? The floods are back once again in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. And so are the loggers. Photographed somewhere in Barangay Salimbao of that town on May 7, 2010. Each fully grown tree is capable of absorbing 50,000 gallons of water, according to Leonardo d’ Caprio’s documentary, 11th Hour. Photo courtesy...

Homemade stuff toys

DAVAO CITY- Vendors sell stuffed toys and pillows along the highway in Barangay Lasang, Davao City.  Mindanews Photo by Froilan Gallardo


SUMMER’S ALMOST OVER. Kids enjoy an afternoon diving into the cool waters of Davao Gulf at the Santa Ana pier in Davao City days. In a few days, summer break will be over and it will be back to school again. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo


RAIN! Kids run past the goodies in an Isulan sari-sari store, too thrilled by a summer downpour. The rains have started to come, bringing respite from the El Niño heat. But last May 26 there was too much in a few parts of Sultan Kudarat, resulting in flash floods in barangays like Bulalo and Calsada. MindaNews photo by Bj A....