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Cagayan Valley champ aims to break personal record in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 18, 2018 - 8:45 AM

Algin Gomez of Aparri, Cagayan Valley wants to highlight his Palaro 2018 campaign with two gold medals, and personal records

Cagayan, NCR share top spot after Palarong Pambansa Day 1

Apr 16, 2018 - 11:34 PM

Both Cagayan Valley and the National Capital Region have each earned two gold medals as of April 16 at the Palarong Pambansa 2018

MEDAL TALLY LEADERS. Cagayan Valley athletes stretch before their competition at the President Elpidio Quirino Stadium on April 16, 2018. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

High jump record-holder Cherry Mae Banatao seeks redemption in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 16, 2018 - 4:43 PM

After settling for silver last year, Cagayan Valley's Cherry Mae Banatao is ready to win back the gold in 2018 Palarong Pambansa secondary girls high jump competition

File photo by Roy Secretario/ Rappler

Cagayan Valley leads early Palarong Pambansa 2018 medal race

Apr 16, 2018 - 1:26 PM

A niece of detained Senator Leila de Lima who ran barefoot is among the early gold medal winners in the Palarong Pambansa hosted by Vigan

GOLD MEDAL. Rashied Faith Burdeos, who won gold for the shot put, poses for a photo with his coaches. Photo courtesy of Jose Gumabay

Netizens slam devotees, tourists for leaving trash in Holy Week sites

Mar 31, 2018 - 10:46 AM

Irate netizens document the litter left in Holy Week pilgrimage sites and vacation spots

Lone bidder qualifies for P84-million Baggao Water Supply Project

Mar 28, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The public-private partnership deal is seen to benefit 24 barangays in Baggao, Cagayan

Xavier University valedictorian: 'We are called to be advocates of peace'

Mar 24, 2018 - 1:30 PM

'Love what you do dearly. Extend service to others genuinely and see the world more clearly. Through these, we will be able to set the world on fire,' says Nicole Rose Baculio

Tugade's pet peeve: Zero water dispensers in airport passenger areas

Mar 15, 2018 - 4:40 PM

Officials of the Tuguegarao Airport scramble to put water dispensers in their arrival and departure areas after Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade threatened to fire them

PEEVED. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade shows his displeasure after he notices something missing from the departure area of the Tuguegarao Airport. Photo courtesy of the Department of Transportation

Her advocacy: Make no mom feel alone

Mar 12, 2018 - 7:09 AM

Nadine Gadia Casiño, founder of Modern Nanays of Mindanao, advocates for natural child care and supporting other mothers

MODERN NANAY. Breastfeeding advocate Nadine Gadia Casiño says a woman is neither defined by how well she cooks nor by how clean their home is – but by how she is different. Photo by Nadine Gadia Casiño.

Imee rallies support for a 'Marcos in the Senate' in 2019

Mar 10, 2018 - 6:11 PM

'Dahil sa protesta ni Bongbong na napakatagal, baka mapilitan 'yung isa sa amin na tumakbo para sa national office,' Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos tells Cagayan barangay officials

EARLY START. Barangay officials dressed in 'Marcos Latta (Marcos Pa Rin)' welcome Imee Marcos during her visit to the 15th Liga ng Mga Barangay -Cagayan Congress in Clark, Pampanga. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Duterte to witness wrecking of imported luxury cars in Cagayan next week

Mar 09, 2018 - 6:17 PM

Duterte will come to Santa Ana town for the wrecking of the cars on Wednesday, March 14

SMUGGLED CARS. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Bureau of Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña as they inspect the smuggled vehicles before they were destroyed at the Port Area in Manila on February 6, 2018. File photo by Richard Madelo /PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Cagayan int’l airport set to receive first commercial flight on March 23

Mar 02, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The airport in the municipality of Lal-lo will also receive its first domestic flight from Manila in April

Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

How Cagayan de Oro empowers youth in local governance

Feb 18, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The Oro Youth Code details its unique and salient features which include 'the creation of the Oro Youth Development Office and the institutionalization of its council'

Tragic homecoming for OFW victim in Taiwan earthquake

Feb 15, 2018 - 6:06 PM

The remains of Melody Albano Castro are brought to her home in Barangay Banguian in Abulug town, Cagayan

SAD HOMECOMING. The box bearing the remains of OFW Melody Albano Castro is loaded in a hearse that would transport it to her hometown on February 15, 2018. Photo courtesy of OWWA Region 2

Moreno remains Cagayan de Oro mayor as CA stops dismissal

Feb 08, 2018 - 7:53 PM

The Court of Appeals 22nd Division Mindanao Station issues a TRO and a status quo ante order on the Ombudsman's latest dismissal order against Mayor Oscar Moreno

SAME CONTRACT, SEVERAL CASES. Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno faces the media on February 8, 2018, after the appellate court temporarily stops the Ombudsman's latest dismissal order against him over the same contract when he was still governor of Misamis Oriental. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Cagayan Valley PUVs charge higher fares

Jan 27, 2018 - 10:25 PM

A poster at the Aparri van terminal notifies commuters that starting January 26, van operators will start charging P204, or more than double the current fare of P100 for a trip to Tuguegarao City

FARE HIKE. Public van users in Aparri are informed about the impending fare hike in the town. Photo courtesy of Alona Diciano

Government to wreck luxury cars to send 'strong message' vs smuggling

Jan 16, 2018 - 10:27 PM

'The President is very clear in his instructions and directives that we should follow the rule so if they violate, let's apply the most extreme remedy or penalty. And the decision of the government is to destroy these cars,' Lambino tells Rappler

Tuguegarao records coldest temperature, so far, for 2018

Jan 13, 2018 - 11:48 AM

PAGASA North Luzon weather specialist Romy Ganal says the temperature in the usually warm city dipped to 17.8 degrees Celsius around 5 am on Saturday, January 13

Will he be removed this time? CDO mayor Moreno dismissed again

Jan 03, 2018 - 6:27 PM

Oscar Moreno is also charged before the anti-graft court over over irregularities in a space rental deal in Cagayan de Oro

SUSPENDED. Reelected Mayor Oscar Moreno calls on supporters to stay calm. Rappler file photo

Cagayan loses P328M for road projects due to delayed budget

Jan 02, 2018 - 5:35 PM

The delayed passage of the budget has prompted a word war between Governor Manuel Mamba and the Cagayan Provincial Board

IN PHOTOS: Revisiting Cagayan de Oro's dwindling forest cover

Dec 25, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Here's a look back at the environmental degradation observed in the wake of Tropical Storm Sendong (Washi) in December 2011

DEFORESTATION. Logs washed away after the onslaught of Tropical Storm Sendong (Washi) in December 2011. All file photos by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

LOOK: Heavy flooding hits Lanao del Sur due to Vinta

Dec 22, 2017 - 1:57 PM

In the photos taken by ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong, residents are seen staying on top of their submerged houses

Photo courtesy of ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong

LOOK: Residents evacuate due to heavy flooding in Cagayan de Oro

Dec 22, 2017 - 12:44 PM

Located near the coastline and the Cugman river, the flooded area has been identified as an area highly susceptible to flooding even before Vinta's landfall

HEAVY FLOODING. Residents evacuate as flooding reach above waist-level in Cugman, Cagayan de Oro. Photo by Maricel Eduave Tawacal

Yellow alert raised in Cagayan de Oro: Possible flooding in low-lying areas

Dec 21, 2017 - 9:43 PM

When Pagasa gives yellow advisory, it means that residents in affected areas should continue monitoring their weather condition. Flooding for low-lying areas is possible.

What are the hazard-prone areas along Vinta’s path?

Dec 21, 2017 - 5:25 PM

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau identifies 5 areas located near the forecasted track of Tropical Storm Vinta that are prone to landslides and heavy flooding

2 alleged NPA leaders surrender to Cagayan police

Dec 13, 2017 - 4:15 PM

The regional police in Cagayan Valley urges other communist combatants to surrender, saying livelihood assistance from government awaits them

Airman kills fellow soldier in Cagayan de Oro

Dec 09, 2017 - 11:54 AM

The two soldiers had a heated argument during a drinking session in Lumbia Air Base, say police

CDO mayor offers P1-M reward in university president's murder case

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:33 PM

Aside from Mayor Oscar Moreno, the city council is also raising a P500 thousand reward for anyone who can help point to the killer and mastermind of the murder of Ricardo Rotoras

JUSTICE FOR DR ROTORAS. A sign calling for justice for slain USTP president Dr. Ricardo Rotoras hangs outside the school's campus in Cagayan de Oro City, December 5, 2017. Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Cagayan governor condemns NPA killing of Baggao councilor

Dec 04, 2017 - 1:15 AM

New People's Army members are accused of being behind the death of Baggao Sangguniang Bayan member Angelo 'Buridek' Luis

CDO gov't wants more players to supply city with water

Dec 03, 2017 - 2:00 PM

This comes amid issues with one of the city's current bulk water suppliers

Senators condemn killing of university president in CDO

Dec 03, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, who hails from the city, calls for swift justice for the killing of University of Science and Technology of Souther Philippines president Dr Ricardo Rotoras

JUSTICE. Senators seek swift justice for the killing of University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) President Dr Ricardo Rotoras. Photo from the Facebook page of Ricardo Rotoras

University president killed in Cagayan de Oro

Dec 02, 2017 - 11:15 AM

(2ND UPDATE) Dr Ricardo Rotoras is the president of the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines in Cagayan de Oro and the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges

DR RICARDO ROTORAS. University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) President Dr Ricardo Rotoras. Photo from the Facebook page of Ricardo Rotoras

RevGov rallies in the provinces: Where's Duterte? Where are the crowds?

Dec 01, 2017 - 12:59 AM

Here's how planned rallies in the cities of Davao, Tagbilaran, Baguio, and Tuguegarao have turned out

Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Backtracking? PDP-Laban denies Mamba took oath as Cagayan chair

Nov 22, 2017 - 6:48 AM

The party says the Cagayan governor only took oath as a member of the party, not as provincial party chairman

NOT PROVINCIAL CHAIR? Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba. Rappler screengrab

Student-led org helps nurture Cagayan De Oro's local artists

Nov 19, 2017 - 2:47 PM

'Before these artists joined Dire Husi, they had difficulty in letting go of their past, but because of music and art, their lives have changed forever'

MUSIC AND NARRATIVES. Members of the Dire Husi Initiative performed on November 11, Saturday, to narrate their own personal stories and how it changed since they joined the organization

Ex-LP stalwart Mamba to take oath as PDP-Laban chair in Cagayan

Nov 16, 2017 - 6:26 PM

The oath taking comes a year after the Cagayan governor transferred to President Rodrigo Duterte's party

NEW PROVINCIAL CHAIR. Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba will take his oath as PDP-Laban provincial chair on November 17, 2017, more than a year after he jumped ship from the Liberal Party. Photo by Rappler

DSWD gives P300,000 in aid to families in flood-hit Cagayan Valley

Nov 08, 2017 - 3:05 PM

At least 17,447 families or 64,659 individuals are affected by floods and landslides in the region

SUBMERGED. Houses in the low-lying areas in Tuguegarao is flooded due to swollen Pinacanauan River. Photo courtesy of Cagayan PIO

2 dead in landslides in Cagayan town

Nov 07, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Authorities say an estimated 28,000 people are affected by landslides and flooding in Cagayan

LANDSLIDE. Landslide hit houses in Santa Ana town in Cagayan. Photo courtesy of Gerlie Rambunay

#WalangPasok: Classes in Cagayan suspended due to floods

Nov 06, 2017 - 8:28 PM

Cloudy skies with isolated light rainshowers due to northeastern monsoon is expected in Tuguegarao City and the rest North Luzon on Tuesday, November 7

IN NUMBERS: Cagayan Valley a year after Super Typhoon Lawin

Oct 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

One year after the typhoon, the main question is how far has the government performed for the rehabilitation and recovery of the victims

NOT YET REPAIRED. A mother and her son cross a floating bridge in Barangay Cabasan in Peñablanca, Cagayan. The bridge was destroyed by Super Typhoon Lawin in 2016 and has yet to be rehabilitated. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Super Typhoon Lawin’s ground zero: A year after

Oct 20, 2017 - 10:00 AM

A year after Super Typhoon Lawin hits Cagayan province, not much of the damaged government infrastructure has been rehabilitated

A mother and her son cross a floating bridge in Barangay Cabasan in Penablanca The bridge was destroyed by Super Typhoon Lawin last and has yet to be rehabilitated. Photo by Raymon Dullana

Caught on camera: Ex-town engineer in Cagayan shot dead

Oct 19, 2017 - 2:07 PM

Two motorcycle-riding gunmen kill 53-year old Antonio Lingan Malenab, a former town engineer of Solana, Cagayan, while he is driving in Tuguegarao City

GUNMEN. Two motorcycle-riding men shoot dead former Solana, Cagayan, Antonio Lingan Malenab, on the road in Tuguegarao City on October18, 2017. Screengrab from The Northern Forum video

P597 million in damage to Cagayan schools neglected a year after Lawin

Oct 17, 2017 - 5:48 PM

The total cost of damaged classrooms of the Department of Education (DepEd) in Cagayan is pegged at P408,770,000 million for the 1,282 damaged classrooms. About P189 million in damages to classrooms of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in Cagayan is also recorded.

WRECKED. The gymnasium of the Cagayan State University-Piat Campus. Photo courtesy of the CSU Communicator.

21 crew of sunken foreign ship still missing – PH Coast Guard

Oct 14, 2017 - 5:16 PM

This comes after the vessel, identified as MV Emerald Star, sank off 151 nautical miles of Santa Ana town in Cagayan province

Cagayan town under state of calamity due to Tropical Storm Odette

Oct 13, 2017 - 11:48 PM

Almost all the 27 barangays of the municipality of Allacapan are affected by flooding due to overnight rain

SUBMERGED VILLAGES. Ricefields in Cagayan Valley are the worst hit by floods caused by Tropical Storm Odette's rains on October 13, 2017. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

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Oct 12, 2017 - 7:17 PM

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SM to open mall in Tuguegarao on October 12

Oct 10, 2017 - 3:25 PM

SM Center Tuguegarao Downtown will be SM's 2nd mall in the Cagayan Valley region

FIRST IN CAGAYAN VALLEY. SM's new mall in Tuguegarao is strategically located at the corner of Luna and Mabini streets, which are main thoroughfares in this major urban city in the north. Rappler photo

NPA rebels burn heavy equipment in Cagayan

Oct 07, 2017 - 9:53 PM

Police say the burned equipment are owned by DDT Konstract, the construction company of billionaire Danilo Tamayo

Group paints pedestrian lanes in Tuguegarao for free

Oct 06, 2017 - 3:29 PM

Gary Ramirez, a businessman from Metro Manila, goes to Tuguegarao to help paint pedestrian lanes permanently for free

FREE PAINT. A businessman from Manila initiated painting of 9 areas in Tuguegarao City for free after watching an experiment by the local highway patrol group on Rappler. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Ateneo de Cagayan summa cum laude tops mechanical engineering board exam

Oct 05, 2017 - 4:47 PM

Jay Nelson Corbita's father worked as a school janitor while his mother sold ice candies, hotcakes, and banana cue. He learned the most important life lessons from his parents.

SUMMA CUM LAUDE. Jay Nelson Corbita is one of the brightest in Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan. Photo from XU