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Murder charges filed vs Cagayan town vice mayor for councilor's slay

Jul 31, 2018 - 7:03 PM

Police say the two alleged gunmen also charged in the killing of Rizal town Councilor Alfredo Alvarez work for Rizal town Vice Mayor Joel Ruma

MURDER SUSPECT. Police point to Rizal, Cagayan, Vice Mayor Joel Ruma as a suspect in the killing of Rizal Councilor Alfredo Alvarez. Photo from the Cagayan Provincial Information Office Facebook page

Duterte leads destruction of P278 million in contraband cars in Cagayan

Jul 30, 2018 - 10:56 PM

This time, 68 luxury vehicles – including a Lamborghini and a Porsche – and 8 luxury motorbikes are destroyed in front of a crowd of hundreds. The vehicles are worth P277.9 million, while the motorbikes cost P19.5 million.

TO BE WRECKED. Photo courtesy of Mark Djeron Tumabao

Police eye politics in killing of Cagayan town councilor

Jul 30, 2018 - 4:34 PM

Witnesses are able to recognize the suspects

DEAD ON THE SPOT. Motorcycle-riding men shot dead Rizal, Cagayan councilor Alfredo Alvarez. Photo from Cagayan Now Facebook Page

Scavenger to degree holder: The story of Jeb Bayawon

Jun 30, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Jeb Bayawon used to live in a landfill in Cagayan de Oro City until he got help to return to school 10 years ago. This year, he marches with fellow graduates of the Mindanao State University – Naawan, bringing him closer to his dream of becoming an educator.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 14, 2018

Jun 14, 2018 - 9:54 AM

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FLOODED. People cross a flooded intersection in Manila, August 19, 2013. Photo by Rappler

Cagayan de Oro court convicts Australian pedophile Peter Scully

Jun 13, 2018 - 3:47 PM

(UPDATED) Peter Gerard Scully is found guilty of human trafficking and rape for using children below 12 years old – including a one-year-old – in his cybersex operations

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Cagayan de Oro celebrates Pride Month through literature

Jun 11, 2018 - 3:55 PM

PRESS RELEASE: A book launch and poetry night are set for June 29 in Cagayan de Oro City

This is a press release from Nagkahiusang Magsusulat sa Cagayan de Oro

Murder charges filed vs alleged gunman of Fr Ventura – PNP

Jun 03, 2018 - 2:43 PM

PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde says the alleged gunman of Cagayan priest Father Mark Ventura was identified as a certain Arthymus Reynon

SHOT DEAD. Father Mark Ventura is killed by unidentified assailants after Sunday Mass on April 29, 2018. Photo courtesy of Gattaran Youth

Gunmen kill Cagayan town councilor

May 24, 2018 - 10:02 PM

During the election period in 2016, councilor Zaldy Mallari already survived an assassination attempt

Probe of buses refusing to book Nueva Vizcaya passengers sought

May 22, 2018 - 9:25 PM

Nueva Vizcaya Representative Luisa Lloren Cuaresma seeks the 'possible enactment of legislation that will impose more severe sanctions' against such bus companies

CDO city election commission suspends overage winning SK candidates

May 21, 2018 - 1:22 PM

Fourteen winning SK candidates from the city will have their proclamation suspended, or will be reported by the COMELEC to the Regional Department on Interior and Local Government (DILG) for proper action

Post-elections, Comelec finds 26 overaged SK bets in Northern Mindanao

May 15, 2018 - 5:36 PM

If any of them turn out to have won in barangays in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, and Misamis Occidental, the Comelec says it will suspend their proclamation

Cagayan town police chief survives ambush in post-poll patrol

May 15, 2018 - 12:57 PM

Unidentified men open fire on patrolling police led by Solana town police chief Renz Baloran hours after the barangay polls

Thousands of cops deployed for barangay, SK elections 2018

May 13, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Authorities are focusing on areas with a history of election-related violence and those with intense political rivalries

Security forces from Bacolod City are sent off on May 11, 2018, for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. Photo from Bacolod City Police Office

Cagayan police launch manhunt for two persons of interest in Fr Ventura killing

May 08, 2018 - 11:15 PM

Senior Superintendent Warren Tolito, police chief of PNP-Cagayan Valley, said they have identified these persons based on the earlier released computerized facial composite of the gunman

Police release the computerized facial composite of the motorcycle driver (left) and the gunman (right) in the killing of Fr. Mark Ventura. Photo by Raymon Dullana

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May 08, 2018 - 11:47 AM

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Slain Cagayan priest Mark Ventura laid to rest

May 07, 2018 - 11:32 PM

The Tuguegarao Archbishop Sergio Utleg says during the funeral 'may be he be the last priest' to be killed

FUNERAL. Over a thousand people, including a hundred priests attended the burial of slain priest Fr. Mark Ventura of Cagayan Valley on Monday. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Family of Fr Mark Ventura, PNP offer cash reward for info on his killers

May 03, 2018 - 3:09 PM

Fr. Ventura's family and the Cagayan Valley regional police have raised a P300,000 bounty for information leading to the arrest of his killers

COMPOSITE. The PNP releases the facial composite of one of the suspects in th killing of Fr. Mark Ventura. Photos by Raymond Dullana and Paul Lopez

‘Serious personal grudge’ possible motive in Cagayan priest’s slay – PNP

May 03, 2018 - 12:06 AM

Police Chief Superintendent Jose Mario Espino, head PNP-Cagayan, says they do not think the killing was the handiwork of the NPA or anti-mining groups

VENTURA KILLING. PNP Cagayan Valley chief Jose Mario Espino (center) says investigators are zeroing personal grudges as motive in the killing of Fr Mark Ventura. Photo courtesy of PRO2

Cardinal Tagle calls for tolling of bells amid Fr Ventura's death

May 02, 2018 - 1:55 PM

'The bells haunt the perpetrators of violence and killing to remember their victims, never to forget them,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle after the death of Cagayan priest Father Mark Ventura

BLESSING OF FIRE. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the blessing of fire at the Easter Vigil rites on March 31, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle hits murder of Cagayan's Fr Mark Ventura

May 01, 2018 - 6:45 PM

'Stop killing our prophets!' Carmelite priests say in a separate statement on the murder of 37-year-old Father Mark Ventura in Cagayan

EPISCOPAL ORDINATION. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle presides over the ordination of a new bishop, Monsignor Bartolome Santos, at the Malolos Cathedral. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Task force formed to solve killing of Cagayan priest

Apr 29, 2018 - 10:50 PM

'I have ordered my men to conduct [a] thorough investigation for the possible identification and apprehension of suspects the soonest possible time,' says Chief Superintendent Jose Mario Espino

Photo courtesy of Paul Lopez

CBCP condemns murder of Cagayan priest Mark Ventura

Apr 29, 2018 - 4:46 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines calls on government 'to act swiftly' against 37-year-old Father Mark Ventura's murderers

YOUNG PRIEST. Father Mark Ventura, a 37-year-old priest in Cagayan, is shot dead by still unidentified killers on April 29, 2018. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Priest shot dead after Sunday Mass in Cagayan

Apr 29, 2018 - 12:50 PM

(UPDATED) Father Mark Ventura, 37, is killed by unidentified assailants as he is blessing children and talking to choir members after Sunday Mass in Gattaran, Cagayan

SHOT DEAD. Father Mark Ventura is killed by unidentified assailants after Sunday Mass on April 29, 2018. Photo courtesy of Gattaran Youth

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