Tilauk ning Manuk

PAMPANGA. Fr. Ric Lusung plays Jesus Christ again and rehearses with other cast members on Saturday for the restaging of the acclaimed Tualuk ning Manuk Lenten zarzuela. (JTD)

Rebel returnees

CAGAYAN DE ORO. Gen. Emmanuel Bautista, AFP chief of staff, hands over an envelope with money to a rebel returnee during the turnover of 72 rebel returnees and 69 assorted firearms at Camp Evangelista in Cagayan de Oro. (Erwin M. Mascariñas)

Philanthropist's delight

DAVAO. Joy is etched on the face of businesswoman Teresita Pascual as she congratulates her scholars who graduated at Mahayag National High School on Friday. (King Rodriguez)

Policewomen performing a fire dance

PAMPANGA. Policewomen from the Bataan Police Provincial Office perform a fire dance during the Women's Summit at Benigno Aquino Hall, Capitol Compound, City of San Fernando, on Thursday, March 27, 2014. (Ric Sapnu)

ETCS III graduates

BACOLOD. Elementary graduates of Education and Training Center School-III in Bacolod City show off their diplomas after their commencement rites at the Bays Center Thursday. (Archie Rey Alipalo)

Saint Louis University

BAGUIO. Saint Louis University, Cordillera’s largest university, together with the University of Baguio, recently filed its intention to shift its school calendar from June to August to keep up with the Asean Integration by 2015 and DepEd’s K to 12 program. (Larry Fabian)

Illegal cutting of trees in Talisay City

CEBU. Talisay City Councilor Antonio Bacaltos Jr. (in red shirt) checks the area of the Osmena Reforestation Project in Sitio Campinsa, Barangay Manipis where mahogany trees were ordered cut allegedly on orders of the brother of Mayor Johnny V. delos Reyes. (Alex Badayos)

Troopers in Sagay City, Negros

BACOLOD. Troopers of 62nd Infantry Battalion based in Sagay City in northern Negros on board an armored personnel carrier during the recent Sinigayan Festival. (Archie Rey Alipalo)

Corazon Soliman at Xavier University 75th commencement exercises

CAGAYAN DE ORO. Social Welfare and Development secretary Corazon "Dinky" Soliman expresses her optimism toward the progress of peace in Mindanao during the 75th commencement exercises of Xavier University on March 27, 2014, where she gives the keynote speech. (Erwin M. Mascarinas)

Bangsamoro supporters

MARAWI CITY. An estimated 6,000 Bangsamoro supporters join the prayer rally in Banggolo, Marawi City on March 27 to support the signing of Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro in Malacanang to end the decades-old of conflict in Mindanao. (Richel V. Umel)

Sportsfest for differently-abled persons

DAVAO. A referee makes sure that the tissue and the goggles are placed properly on a man diagnosed with semi-vision impairment before he plays the Goalball, a team sport designed specifically for blind athletes. (King Rodriguez)

Tigsimhot sa durian

DAVAO. Kon dunay K-9 nga tigsimhot sa mga druga ug eksplosibo, kining tawhana tigsimhot sa tanang durian nga paliton ni Willy sa iyang tindahan atubangan sa police station sa Sta. Ana, dakbayan sa Davao aron pagseguro nga maayo ang kalidad. (Seth Delos Reyes)

Giluba patay

DAVAO. Mga sakop sa Emergency Response Unit sa Davao Central 911 nagsusi sa kondisyon ni Billy Rolona, alyas Boy Negro, kinsa gituohan sa mga molupyo naghuwat og bayad sa selpon nga gibaligya apan giluba patay didto sa Barangay 31-D Mabini Extension. (King Rodriguez)

Fishing boats 1

ILOILO. Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. views the fishing boats turned over by One Meal and Pilipinas Shell to the fisherfolk in Brgy. Macatunao, Concepcion as Rev. Fr. Raul Dayaday blesses the fishing boats on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (Contributed photo)

Lin-ay candidates

BACOLOD. The 22 candidates in the search for 2014 Lin-ay sang Negros during their visit at the Capitol yesterday. The winner will be crowned during the pageant night on April 4. (Archie Rey Alipalo)

Cult leader taken into custody

CEBU. Casiano Legaspino Apduhan (center, handcuffed) is escorted by National Bureau of Investigation agents away from his house and alleged cult base in Barangay Buanoy, Balamban. (Arni Aclao)

Body recovered in alleged cult leader’s tunnel

CEBU. A forensics team from the National Bureau of Investigation examines a skull, allegedly that of a teenager, that was exhumed from a tunnel outside the home of Casiano Legaspino Apduhan in Buanoy, Balamban. (Arni Aclao)

Chess for the blind

DAVAO. Aldrin Paña touches each chess piece to plan his move in this game for the blind during the 77th Araw ng Dabaw Differently-Abled Sports Activities at Rizal Park, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (Seth delos Res)

Pampanga river cleanup

PAMPANGA. Residents of Barangay Sta. Lucia in the City of San Fernando remove water lilies and garbage from the village creek of as part of their clean-up program. (Chris Navarro)

Police intern lingaw nga nakig-istorya

DAVAO. Lingaw nga nakig-istorya sa iyang cellphone ang police intern nga mipatong sa punoan sa Talisay sa Osmeña Park, dakbayan sa Davao nga wa naghuna-huna unsay ika-komento sa mga nakakita sa iyang porma. (Seth delos Reyes)

Sagabal nga kahoy giputol

DAVAO. Gimano-mano pagputol sa trabahante ang kahoy nga sagabal sa ilang pagpalapad sa dalan padulong sa Southern Philippines Medical Center timailhan nga kulang sila sa himan sama sa chainsaw. (Seth delos Reyes)

Baciwa flushing

BACOLOD. Personnel of Bacolod City Water District flush out turbid water from a hydrant located at the corner of 6th Street and B.S. Aquino Drive Tuesday evening. (Archie Rey Alipalo)

North Negros Natural Park in Salvador Benedicto town

BACOLOD. A zigzag road traverses the lush forest of Salvador Benedicto town, which is part of the Northern Negros Natural Park. (Archie Rey Alipalo)

City Roads and Traffic staff

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY. A member of the city Roads and Traffic Administration gets down to the ground to attach a wheel clamp on a vehicle illegally parked in one of the streets here. (Erwin Mascarinas)

Davao taxi operators

DAVAO. Taxi operators share light moments while listening to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte who pleads with them to lower their rental rates, Monday afternoon (March 24, 2014). (King Rodriguez)

Davao police chief on cocaine bricks recovery

DAVAO. Davao City Police Office (DCPO) Director Vicente Danao Jr. says Tuesday that the bricks of cocaine inside a container van at Sumifru Port were found through a divine intervention. (King Rodriguez)

Clearing operations in Barangay Lorega, Cebu City

CEBU. Clearing operations in Barangay Lorega, Cebu City started on Monday, March 24, to pave way for the resettlement of families displaced by the fire that hit the village last week. (Kim Yuhico/Daryl Anunciado)

La Castellana’s Bailes de Luces

BACOLOD. La Castellana’s Bailes de Luces is set to defend its title in the Best of Festival Dances competition during the opening event of the 2014 Panaad Sa Negros on March 31. (Archie Rey Alipalo)

Livelihood for Yolanda survivors

CEBU. Government agencies and the social enterprise sector has offered livelihood assistance to Typhoon Yolanda survivors in Cebu. (Daryl D. Anunciado)

Relative collapsed after hearing news about missing Malaysia plane

MALAYSIA. A relative of one of the Chinese passengers aboard the Malaysia Airlines, MH370 is taken away on a stretcher after being told of the latest news in Beijing, China, Monday, March 24, 2014. (AP)

PMA graduates visit Cagayan de Oro

CAGAYAN DE ORO. 2Lt Liza Dango from Barangay Bulua stands out among her Philippine Military Academy peers from the city during the press conference at the City Hall Monday, March 24, 2014. (Erwin M. Mascarinas)

Fire truck turnover

CAGAYAN DE ORO. The DILG in Northern Mindanao turns over a Rosenbauer fire truck to the City Government on March 24, 2014. The fire truck is complete with state-of-the art firefighting equipment. (Joey P. Nacalaban)

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