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PHOTO ESSAY: Talaandigs’ Panalawahig

SONGCO, Lantapan, Bukidnon (MindaNews / 14 October) -- Indigenous Peoples of Bukidnon hold rituals for various purposes. Requirements such as the number of chickens...

MindanaoArt in photos

History in photographs by Rene B. Lumawag

  Visit Rene Lumawag's website for more photos.

Marawi, before and after the siege

I visited Marawi City often long before the siege, and accumulated some photographs of the place over the years. Here are comparison pictures of...

IDPs in Lanao del Sur

The hunt for what the military calls remnants of the Islamic State-inspired Maute group in Lanao del Sur has displaced close to 2,000 families...

PHOTO ESSAY: Never Again

It has been a long journey for the Bangsamoro. Before the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) was signed by government and the Moro Islamic...

PHOTO ESSAY: Celebration of Friendship

On 8 March 2012, representatives of various Lumad tribes and their Moro kin gathered in Songco in the municipality of Lantapan, Bukidnon to celebrate...

PHOTO ESSAY: Balloting inside MILF’s Camp Rajah Muda

During the height of skirmishes between government soldiers and Moro rebels since the 1970s, Camp Rajah Muda – the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF)...

PHOTO ESSAY: Peaceful plebiscite in Lanao del Norte

Despite the explosions that rocked three municipalities of Lanao del Norte the day before the February 6 plebiscite, voters still trooped to the polling...

PHOTOS: Bangsamoro Plebiscite in Lanao del Sur

Meranaos trooped to their polling precincts on Monday (21 January 2019) to cast their votes in the plebiscite for the ratification of the Organic...

PHOTOS: Bangsamoro Plebiscite: The Day Murad Votes

SIMUAY, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao (MindaNews/ 22 January) -- Cheers greeted Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) as he...

PHOTOS: Cotabato City: Yes or No to Bangsamoro

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 19 January) -- Cotabato City voted against inclusion in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in 1989 and in...

‘Bakwit’ tailor speaks on mending the fabric of war-torn Marawi

The Siege The five-month war in Marawi City started with a failed raid to capture the emir of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Southeast Asia,...

PHOTO ESSAY: The year that was in Marawi

The nation stood still afternoon of May 23, 2017 when social media was flooded with photographs and video clips of armed men clad in...

‘Kambisita’ sa Marawi: A photo essay

I joined my colleagues to Marawi City on Tuesday to cover the “Kambisita,” wherein displaced Meranaws were allowed to visit their homes in the...

Ground Zero, Marawi

The military opened portions of Marawi City’s Ground Zero on 25 October 2017 for journalists to see what it took to liberate the country’s...

Postcards from Tawi-tawi

 

Children of War

It's been over a month since fighting between government forces and the Islamic State-inspired Maute Group erupted in Marawi City. The conflict forced civilians...

Marawi Crisis: No End In Sight Yet

Fighting between government forces and the Islamic State-inspired Maute Group in Marawi City entered its 37th day on Wednesday (28 June 2017), and there...

Marawi City during happier times

Intense fighting between government soldiers and the Maute Group has left Marawi City in ruins. Up to what extent, we do not know as...

IN PICTURES: Marawi Crisis

     

IN PICTURES: Aftermath: Butig, Lanao del Sur

Government soldiers take over the town proper of Butig, Lanao del Sur on Wednesday (December 1) after almost a week of fighting with the...

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...
GOOD HARVEST. Evelyn Lim shows her harvest of anthurium flowers which is being sold for 40 pesos per dozen at a buying station in Barangay Batasan, Makilala, North Cotabato in this photo taken on October 28, 2015.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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....

Ifugao-Talaandig Wedding

Jerry Tugatog and Dalisay Saway exchange vows in traditional wedding rites on 15 May 2014 in Barangay Songco, Lantapan, Bukidnon. Jerry is the son...

The men and women in Pikit gathering

They had suffered the most in times of war, fleeing to evacuation centers where they stayed for weeks, sometimes months. The town plaza in...

Celebration in Mendiola

Moro people in Manila rejoice at the signing on Thursday, 27 March 2014, of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro between the Philippine government...

New Bataan: A year after Pablo

https://www.mindanews.com/ss/2013/1205pablo/soundslider.swf?size=2&format=xml&embed_width=620&embed_height=450 Typhoon Pablo did not just change the landscape in New Bataan, Compostela Valley province on December 4, 2012. It also changed the lives of...

Flashback: Typhoon Pablo’s wrath

https://www.mindanews.com/ss/2013/1204pablo/soundslider.swf?size=2&format=xml&embed_width=620&embed_height=480 These pictures were taken in different parts of Mindanao from December 4 until the middle of the same month last year, after typhoon Pablo...
A police officer carries a ballot box as Army soldiers watch the gates at the Panderanao Primary School in Tugaya town in Lanao del Sur on Election Day, Oct. 28, 2013. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Barangay Elections 2013

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Tamasco

http://mindanews.com/ss/2013/1025tamasco/soundslider.swf?size=2&format=xml&embed_width=620&embed_height=478 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...

Fr. Fausto “Pops” Tentorio,PIME

https://www.mindanews.com/ss/2013/1017pops/soundslider.swf?size=2&format=xml&embed_width=620&embed_height=500 Two years ago today, Fr. Fausto "Pops" Tentorio, PIME, was gunned down inside the parish compound in Arakan, North Cotabato. His parishioners believe that...

In the margins: the Lumads of Bukidnon

https://www.mindanews.com/ss/2013/1017bukidnon/soundslider.swf?size=2&format=xml&embed_width=620&embed_height=500 Majority of the Lumads or indigenous peoples in Bukidnon continue to live in poverty and marginalization. Mining, armed conflict and the unabated expansion of...

Balay Tambalanan

https://www.mindanews.com/ss/2013/1014tambalanan/soundslider.swf?size=2&format=xml&embed_width=620&embed_height=450 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...

Shattered homes, shattered dreams

https://www.mindanews.com/ss/2013/1002zambo/soundslider.swf?size=2&format=xml&embed_width=620&embed_height=450 Before the standoff between government forces and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) under founding chair Nur Misuari began on September 9, the adjacent...
Archbishop Romulo Valles of the Archdiocese of Davao City leads churchgoers for a candle lighting for peace at San Pedro Church on October 1, 2013. Archbishop Valles was archbishop of Zamboanga City prior to his present assignment. .MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

Candles for Peace

https://www.mindanews.com/ss/2013/1002candles/soundslider.swf?size=2&format=xml&embed_width=620&embed_height=450 Davao City parishioners gather at the San Pedro Cathedral on Tuesday in a candle lighting for peace in Zamboanga City on Tuesday, October 1,...

Balas

https://www.mindanews.com/ss/2013/1001banlas/soundslider.swf?size=2&format=xml&embed_width=620&embed_height=480 They mine the depths of the Cagayan de Oro River for sand, and shovel it to waiting dump trucks from dawn to dusk. The...

Diyandi Festival

http://mindanews.com/ss/2013/0920dyandi/soundslider.swf?size=2&format=xml&embed_width=620&embed_height=390 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,...
At least 40,000 individuals seek refuge inside the Zamboanga City sports center as the standoff enters Day Six on Saturday, September 14, 2013. The evacuees come from nine barangays affected by clashes between government security forces and Moro National Liberation Front members loyal to Nur Misuari, the group's founding chair, since Monday. No ceasefire has been declared. MindaNews contributed photo

Bakwit in the City (Click here)

http://mindanews.com/ss/2013/0916bakwit/soundslider.swf?size=1&format=xml&embed_width=620&embed_height=450 As the standoff between government soldiers and the Moro National Liberation Front in Zamboanga City rages since Sept. 9, 2013, thousands of residents left...

Zamboanga City Crisis

http://mindanews.com/ss/2013/0913zambo/soundslider.swf?size=2&format=xml&embed_width=620&embed_height=450 Government troops and members of the Moro National Liberation Front reportedly loyal to Nur Misuari continue to battle it out in the standoff in...
Kalivungan Festival

Kalivungan Festival 2013: Street Dancing

http://mindanews.com/ss/2013/0901kalivungan/soundslider.swf?size=2&format=xml&embed_width=620&embed_height=480 Contingents from different municipalities in North Cotabato Province compete in the street dancing showdown at the provincial capitol grounds on Sunday, September 1, 2013....

Mindanaoans’ March vs Pork Barrel

http://www.bacongco.com/ss/0826pork/soundslider.swf?size=1&format=xml&embed_width=620&embed_height=450 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 Making of the Cagayan de Oro Giants

http://mindanews.com/ss/2013/0825higalaay/soundslider.swf?size=2&format=xml&embed_width=620&embed_height=450 Workers prepare giant puppets in time for for the Higalaay Festival during the celebration of the Feast of St. Augustine, patron saint of Cagayan...

Slideshow: Razed

http://bacongco.com/ss/0822sasafire/soundslider.swf?size=2&format=xml&embed_width=620&embed_height=480 At least 250 houses were razed by fire at a coastal village in KM 11, Sasa, Davao City on Thursday, 22 August 2013. The...

Cowboy Tradition

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