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CA junks 24 administrative cases vs Cagayan de Oro’s Oscar Moreno

Jun 22, 2019 - 9:22 AM

The justices find no convincing proof that Oscar Moreno, when he was governor of Misamis Oriental, did wrong in approving the rental of heavy equipment for road repairs

Cagayan de Oro police chief dies after training accident

Jun 04, 2019 - 6:53 PM

A police spokesperson confirms the death of Police Colonel Nelson Aganon. He was 46 years old.

10 Vietnamese arrested for illegal fishing off Cagayan

Jun 03, 2019 - 3:40 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard nabs the Vietnamese and seizes their fishing boats near Calayan Island in Cagayan

NUJP hails 'show of unity' of Cagayan de Oro journalists against red-tagging

May 28, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Media groups in Cagayan de Oro destroy a streamer red-tagging organizations, which was hung by unidentified persons on the first day of the city's Press Freedom Week

APPROPRIATE. Several groups and individuals burn a streamer red-tagging various journalists and human rights groups in Cagayan de Oro City on Monday, May 27. Photo from National Union of Journalists of the Philippines Facebook Page

New trash shipment from Australia, Hong Kong found in Mindanao port

May 24, 2019 - 2:02 PM

The Bureau of Customs is working on having the containers shipped back to their points of origin

CAUGHT RED-HANDED. The government found 9 40-foot containers in Cagayan de Oro carrying municipal waste from Australia, meant to be used by Holcim as fuel to make cement. Photo from Bureau of Customs

Cagayan de Oro police chief in ICU after training accident

May 24, 2019 - 1:16 PM

Police Colonel Nelson Aganon suffers head injuries after encountering an accident during a motorcycle riding course in Camp Edilberto Evangelista

CAGAYAN DE ORO POLICE CHIEF. Police Colonel Nelson Aganon addresses members of the Cagayan de Oro Police Office in April 2018. Photo from the COCPO Police Community Relations Unit Facebook Page

'Most anti-Duterte mayor' wins 3rd term in Cagayan De Oro City

May 16, 2019 - 1:42 PM

Cagayan De Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno is tagged the 'most anti-Duterte mayor' during the campaign by his rival Pompee La Viña, the social media director of President Rodrigo Duterte in the 2016 presidential campaign

LANDSLIDE VICTORY. Cagayan De Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno is proclaimed winner in the mayoral race on May 15, 2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Cagayan de Oro Mayor Moreno slams 'fake news' on disqualification

May 11, 2019 - 1:51 PM

The Commission on Elections division handing the disqualification case against reelectionist Mayor Oscar Moreno says the supposed resolution circulating online is 'fake'

Photo by Bobby Lagsa

#TheLeaderIWant: Candidates’ empathy, moral values still matter to Filipinos

May 10, 2019 - 5:14 PM

What do Filipinos look for in a candidate? We ask some Filipinos about the leader they want

NCIP calls for suspension of Chico River project

May 08, 2019 - 6:17 PM

The Cordillera People's Alliance and other indigenous peoples groups say that the free, prior and informed consent of the communities in Katabbogan and Pinococ in Pinukpuk, Kalinga, was not obtained

Ex-Cagayan de Oro mayor Vicente Emano dies

May 07, 2019 - 2:05 PM

(UPDATED) Former Cagayan de Oro mayor Vicente Emano was running for vice mayor in the May 13 elections

VICENTE EMANO. Former Cagayan de Oro mayor Vicente Emano died on May 7, 2019. Rappler file photo

BFAR invests P50 million for coastal management in Northern Mindanao

May 03, 2019 - 11:08 AM

The amount is for the coastal resource management program of Macajalar Bay in Cagayan de Oro, Gingoog Bay in Gingoog City, Iligan Bay in Iligan City, and Panguil Bay in Ozamiz-Lanao del Norte

fishermen from Barangay Bonbon, Cagayan de Oro City harvest Sardines. the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in region 10 says it is investing 50 million pesos this year for its Coastal Resource Management that covers the Northern Mindanao's 4 bays. (bobby lagsa/rappler)

Cagayan pushes for stricter conservation measures in Callao Cave

Apr 29, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The goal of the province's Tourism Masterplan for Callao Cave is to develop it as a premier ecotourism destination and conservation area

CALLAO CAVE. In 2007, Professor Armand Mijares and his team excavated Callao Man foot bone fossil in this site – the same site where Homo luzonensis was also found. Photo by Rommel Taruc of CPTO

3 regions post high rice yields despite El Niño

Apr 25, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Central Luzon, Ilocos, and Cagayan Valley survive the onslaught of El Niño due to proper irrigation, according to their agriculture regional directors

Farmers in North of Manila were looking forward to a good harvest this year . Pangasinan is the country’s third biggest rice producer, next to Nueva Ecija and Isabela provinces. But Farmers here was worried Price of palay.Photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

Duterte leads PDP-Laban campaign rally in Cagayan

Apr 16, 2019 - 11:12 PM

Reelectionist Governor Manuel Mamba, a former Liberal Party stalwart who jumped ship to PDP-Laban, hosts the campaign rally in Tuguegarao City

CAGAYAN CAMPAIGN. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech during the PDP-Laban campaign rally at the Cagayan Sports Coliseum in Tuguegarao City on April 16, 2019. Presidential Photo

From pristine beaches to scenic highlands: 5 budget weekend trips from P2,000 and up

Apr 15, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Here's a short list of weekend adventures that can reinvigorate you by Monday

PANORAMIC. This is one of the views from Cape Engaño’s hill in Palaui

CA affirms 2012 EJK case in Cagayan a 'rubout'

Apr 09, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The Court of Appeals finds former Abra police chief Alexander Rafael guilty of grave misconduct for the deaths of 5 suspected guns-for-hire at the hands of cops

GRAVE MISCONDUCT. The Court of Appeals finds former Abra police chief Alexander Rafael guilty of grave misconduct for the deaths of 5 suspected guns for hire in a police shootout in Cagayan in 2012.

4 arrested for human trafficking in Cagayan de Oro

Apr 03, 2019 - 3:33 PM

NBI Region 10 Director Patricio Bernales says 10 people – 7 of them minors – were rescued in an operation at a Cagayan de Oro hotel

Northern Mindanao 'peaceful' as local campaign kicks off

Mar 30, 2019 - 3:24 PM

In Cagayan de Oro, former SSS commissioner Jose Gabriel 'Pompee' La Viña kicks off his bid to replace Mayor Oscar Moreno

PEACEFUL KICK OFF Cagayan de Oro mayor candidate Jose Gabriel 'Pompee' La Vina kicks off his campaign at Cogon Market on Friday, March 29. Photo from La Vina's Facebook page

CDO archbishop urges voters: Use 5 Cs in choosing candidates

Mar 29, 2019 - 3:36 PM

Cagayan de Oro Archbishop Ledesma says that in selecting whom to vote, the Catholic Church recommends the 5Cs – Conscience, Competence, Compassion, Companion, Commitment

Cagayan de Oro Archbishop Antonio Ledesma (center) speaks with Liberal Party senate bets Erin Tañada (left) Samira Gutoc (2nd right) and Simon Aquino, (right) representing reelectionist senator Bam Aquino during the birthday celebration of Archbisjop Ledesma's 76th birthday on March 28,2019 at the Archbishop's house in Cagayan de Oro City.  Ledesma ask voters to use the 5Cs in choosing qualified candidates. (bobby lagsa/rappler)

Calayan Island, known for pristine white beaches, opens airport

Mar 27, 2019 - 3:55 PM

The opening of the airport is a dream come true for locals of the island

Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Malacañang orders Rappler correspondent kicked out of PDP-Laban’s CDO rally

Mar 25, 2019 - 9:57 PM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines also documents how Bobby Lagsa was 'evicted' from the event hours before President Duterte arrived

Medtech board exam topnotcher a ‘happy-go-lucky’ online gamer

Mar 21, 2019 - 8:00 AM

(UPDATED) John Steward Buenavista Alberto gets a rating of 91.10% in the March 2019 Medical Technologist Board Examination

 STRESS RELIEVER. John Steward Buenavista Alberto, of the Cagayan State University Andrews Campus, has been playing DOTA and mobile games since high school. During the board exam reviews, games became his stress reliever.

Bam Aquino: Cagayan governor's support for PDP-Laban bets a non-issue

Mar 19, 2019 - 8:38 PM

The opposition senator says his friendship with Governor Manuel Mamba, a former party mate who has jumped ship to President Duterte's party, is 'beyond politics'

YOUTH VOTERS. Otso Diretso's reelectionist Senator Bam Aquino thanks schools that welcome opposition bets like him. He visits the University of Cagayan Valley in Tuguegarao City on March 19, 2019. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Hilbay banks on Ilocano roots for ‘North vote’

Mar 15, 2019 - 8:53 PM

The Otso Diretso candidate acknowledges that Juan Ponce Enrile and Imee Marcos are more 'familiar names and faces in Northern politics,' but believes 'there's also enough space for a new name'

TRACING ROOTS. Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Pilo Hilbay poses at Gattaran, Cagayan's welcome mark. Photo from Hilbay's Facebook page

12-year-old Boy Scout drowns at Cagayan jamboree site

Mar 10, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Police say the boy returned to a lagoon for a swim after their water activity, and likely did not know that the lagoon was deep

Photo courtesy of BFP Ballesteros

Cagayan de Oro writers’ group removes writer with false credentials

Mar 09, 2019 - 6:05 PM

NAGMAC clarifies to Rappler that Alton Melvar Dapanas is no longer listed as their board member and is barred from attending any of their internal or external events

FALSE. The press release featuring Alton Melvar Dapanas contains literary claims proven false. Screenshot from Mindanao Gold Star Daily

NBI, BIR agents seize P60M worth fake cigarettes in CDO

Mar 08, 2019 - 2:57 PM

Law enforcers say the bogus cigarettes had markings of known brands

BOGUS. NBI and BIR agents confiscate fake cigarettes from a warehouse in Cagayan de Oro. Photo by Bobby Lagsa

Sandiganbayan junks Palawan governor's bid for reinvestigation of graft case

Mar 03, 2019 - 6:35 PM

The anti-graft court says Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez did not present any new evidence

BID DENIED. This file photo shows the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Xavier University slams red-tagging of its faculty, immersion program

Mar 02, 2019 - 3:31 PM

University president Fr. Roberto C. Yap, SJ, denounces the red-tagging incident as an orchestrated effort to intimidate faculty members and undermine its programs.

‘Don't be a headline reader’: Cagayano journalists speak up against disinformation

Mar 01, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Seasoned and campus journalists discuss the importance of verifying and fact-checking during the #MoveCagayan forum at Cagayan State University

Suspected rebels burn heavy equipment in Cagayan

Mar 01, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Police reports say the suspects were wearing camouflage uniforms when they raided the bunkhouses of the Camia Construction Company

BURNED. Suspected rebels burn heavy equipment of a road construction in Alcala town, Cagayan. Photo courtesy of PNP

Ombudsman junks graft case vs Cagayan de Oro mayor

Feb 27, 2019 - 3:21 PM

'At the very least, it vindicates us,' Mayor Oscar Moreno says after the Ombudsman dismissed the findings of probable cause to file to a graft case against him and former city treasurer Glenn Bañez

CASE JUNKED. The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed a graft case against Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar Moreno in connection with a tax settlement with Ajinomoto Philippines. Photo from the Facebook page of Oscar Moreno

Human Rights Watch expresses 'deep concern' over red-tagging in Cagayan de Oro

Feb 23, 2019 - 1:50 PM

'Dozens of individuals have been targeted for extrajudicial or summary killing in the Philippines after they were labeled as communist,' says Human Rights Watch

Rights group, journalists denounce recent red-tagging in Cagayan de Oro

Feb 22, 2019 - 9:27 PM

An unknown person distributed the list to journalists during a human rights forum in Cagayan de Oro City on Friday, February 22

MovePH 2019 workshops series to kick off with #MoveCagayan

Feb 16, 2019 - 2:21 PM

Tickets to the public forum are free, but seats are limited. Register now!

Groups in Cagayan march to call for justice for slain activist Malayao

Feb 06, 2019 - 11:49 PM

The Cagayan Valley regional police, however, claims that Randy Malayao's comrades in the Left might be behind his killing, citing internal problems within the movement

CALL FOR JUSTICE. Supporters of peace consultant and activist Randy Malayao in Tuguegarao City on February 6, 2019, call for an end to 'brazen political killings of leaders and members of progressive' groups. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

COA: 'Dire necessity' not an excuse for unauthorized cash perks

Feb 03, 2019 - 3:55 PM

The Commission on Audit maintains that National Food Authority personnel in Cagayan Valley must return P2.3 million in food and grocery incentives given in 2012

Cagayan de Oro rights groups slam arrest of two activists

Jan 30, 2019 - 4:26 PM

Human rights groups describe as illegal arrests a police team's apprehension of activists Datu Jomorito Goaynon and Ireneo Edarbe

ARRESTED. Human rights activists in Cagayan de Oro demand the release of activists Ireneo Edarbe and Datu Jomorito Goaynon on Monday, January 28, 2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Cagayan de Oro ready to celebrate 10th Black Nazarene traslacion

Jan 05, 2019 - 9:00 AM

CDO beefs up security for city's own orderly version of the Black Nazarene's traslacion

BEFORE SUNRISE. The statue used in the CDO Traslacion contains portions from the original Black Nazarene. All photos by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Cagayan de Oro to hold first design conference in February 2019

Dec 19, 2018 - 12:40 PM

The Oro Design Conference provides a platform for the growing community of designers in Cagayan de Oro and Northern Mindanao, says project head Karl Adrian Aguro

FIRST IN CDO. The Oro Design Conference is Cagayan de Oro's first design conference patterned after similar events annually held in Manila, Cebu, and Davao. Photo courtesy of Oro Design Conference

Mindanao Pride March-Kadaiyahan festival celebrates diversity, calls for equality

Dec 10, 2018 - 2:32 PM

Kadaiyahan is the Visayan word for diversity and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) community

LOVE WINS - Participants continue to wave banners and posters during the program following the parade, hoping for their messages to come across. Photo by Angelo Lorenzo

Policeman, suspect killed in Cagayan de Oro shootout

Dec 07, 2018 - 6:36 PM

The December 6 shootout leads to the death of Highway Patrol Group Region 10 Senior Police Officer 1 Serge de Constantine Maceren and suspect Abdurahim Batawi Adilao

SHOOTOUT. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Kadaiyahan Festival 2018 to highlight inclusivity for LGBT community in Mindanao

Dec 03, 2018 - 10:37 AM

The first Kadaiyahan Festival in Cagayan de Oro city will run from December 5 to 10

Cagayan congressman Ting running for governor as brother’s substitute

Nov 29, 2018 - 9:25 PM

It's now a 3-way fight between political scions for governor of Cagayan: Governor Manuel Mamba, ex-governor Alvaro Antonio, and Representative Randolph Ting

Photo from Randy Ting's Facebook account

CDO needs P26 billion, 350,000 hectares of land to house informal settlers

Nov 22, 2018 - 7:06 PM

On record, Cagayan de Oro has 51,471 families of informal settlers

community work - residents of CdO NHA-Bayanihan Subdivision participates in applying limestones to their muddy main road. the residents here are victims of Sendong. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Controversial cop ambushed in CDO declared out of danger

Nov 21, 2018 - 7:42 PM

Police Superintendent Michael John Deloso is still in the intensive care unit

Scene of Crime operatives process the crime scene of the ambush site of Police Supt Michael John Deloso along Juan Luna streets cor Capitol Road, misamis Oriental provincial compound, Cagayan de Oro City on Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

6 members of notorious robbery gang killed in Cagayan police operation

Nov 21, 2018 - 11:18 AM

Cagayan police say the group's leader is among those killed in the operation

POLICE OPERATON. One of the alleged members of a robbery gang in Lal-lo town, Cagayan, is sprawled beside the gang's van after the shootout with police on November 20, 2018. All photos courtesy of PNP

4 dead in Cagayan shooting

Nov 12, 2018 - 10:58 AM

Police identified the victims as couple Princess Angelica Javier and Eugene Javier, and live-in partners Ramcey Javier and Michaela Javier.

Magat Dam breaches spilling level

Oct 31, 2018 - 4:40 PM

With the continuous release of water from the Magat Dam as of Wednesday, October 31, authorities advise evacuees not to return home just yet

SUBMERGED. Several buildings in low-lying areas in Tuguegarao City are submerged by floodwaters from the swollen Pinacanauan River. Photo from the Tuguegarao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office