Monthly Archives: June 2017

85 food production technologies developed by DOST XI

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 June) – Eighty-five prototypes of new technologies that are used for food production have been developed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) XI under its Food Processing Innovation Center (FPIC). Sheryl Napoco, science research specialist at DOST XI told reporters Tuesday that they need buyers for the inventions of researchers and […]

Comrade to comrade

Two soldiers who were wounded in action in Marawi City and are recuperating at the 4th Infantry Division Hospital in Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City share an apple on Tuesday, 27 June 2017. Over 400 wounded military personnel have been brought to this hospital since fighting between government forces and the Maute group erupted […]

Woman warrior

A female soldier is among the escorts of an imam (left) to a conflict zone in Marawi City on Sunday, 25 June 2017. The imam and other religious leaders dialogued with leaders of the Maute Group on how to end the crisis. The results of the dialogue have not been divulged.  MindaNews photo by H. […]

Marawi siege: a cat-and-mouse game (2)

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews/26 June) — Chants of “Allahu Akbar” echoed inside the mosque at the Lanao del Sur provincial capitol complex as dozens of Maranao faithful performed their midday prayer on Friday (June 23), two days before the holy month of Ramadan ended. Outside, however, the sight of military trucks and Simba tanks going to […]

DepEd still tracking whereabouts of 140 Marawi teachers

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/26 June) – At least 140 public school teachers who fled Marawi City after fighting erupted there have remained unaccounted for, an education official said. The Marawi City schools division has 1,413 teachers, and around 90 percent of them have already been accounted for, said Ana Zenaida Unte, assistant schools division superintendent of Marawi. She said the […]

UNYPAD Collects Donations From Its Chapters For Humanitarian Assistance In Marawi City

COTABATO CITY – The United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) have collected food and non-food items from its various chapters nationwide intended for the affected families of the ongoing firefights between government forces and the ISIS-inspired Maute and Abu Sayaff Terror Group in Marawi City. These initiatives were in response to the United Bangsamoro

Maute Group sets condition for Fr. Chito’s release but frees 5 hostages during humanitarian ceasefire

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 26 June) — The Maute Group on Sunday declined to release hostaged Catholic priest Fr. Teresito “Chito” Soganub but freed five hostages, including a two-year old girl during the 10-hour humanitarian ceasefire that government declared and was reciprocated by the Maute Group on Eid’l Fitr, the end of the month-long Ramadan. […]

‘Bakwit’ baby

Anisa Bongcarawan, 39, an evacuee from Marawi City, holds her infant daughter Asmira at the evacuation center in Barangay Maria Cristina, Iligan City on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Asmira, her 8th child, was born on Independence Day, June 12, 2017. MindaN…

Sweet Treat

A Maranao child enjoys the sweet treat given to her after the Eid’l Fitr celebration at a mosque inside the provincial capitol compound of Lanao del Sur in Marawi City on Sunday (25 June 2017). MindaNews photo by Manman Dejeto

Happy Meal

Child evacuees enjoy a Happy Meal from McDonald’s at the Buruun Gym evacuation center in Iligan City on Eid’l Fitr (Sunday, 25 June 2017), which marks the end of Ramadhan. MindaNews photo by AUBREY ROCIN LLAMAS

Marawi Rubble

A photograph released by the police to media on Sunday (25 June 2017) shows the devastation in part of the commercial district of Marawi City, site of intense fighting between government soldiers and the Maute Group for over a month now. It was not ind…


Hands reach out to receive a little girl from her father upon arrival at the municipal hall from Barangay Malagakit in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato. Residents of the village  fled their homes following an attack of a village defense outpost early Wednesday morning, 21 June 2017, by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters. Photo courtesy of VALERIE […]

To the war zone

No, these two truckloads of soldiers are not moving towards Marawi City but Barangay Simsiman in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato, Wednesday, 21 June 2017, to reinforce troops fighting the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF). The BIFF attacked a village defense outpost in neighboring Barangay Malagakit.  Photo courtesy of VALERIE ANN P. LAMBO  

Counting the dead in Marawi: of 384, at least 50 civilian deaths confirmed  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 June) — The death toll in the month-long clashes between government forces and the Maute Group has risen to 384, at least 50 of them civilians. This, as the Marawi Crisis entered Day 30 on Wednesday, June 21, At the Mindanao Hour press briefing in Malacanang on Wednesday, Presidential spokesperson […]