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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

Roads closed due to Severe Tropical Storm Rosita

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:13 AM

Many roads and bridges are closed to traffic, especially in Mountain Province and Benguet

Swollen rivers threaten Isabela, Cagayan with flash floods

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:53 PM

Magat Dam continues to release water from its reservoir, triggering floods

Rescuers look for trapped residents in Barangay Nuesa in Roxas, Isabela as the river continues to rise. Photo courtesy of Boyet Dalog II

Isabela, Cagayan residents evacuate ahead of Typhoon Rosita arrival

Oct 29, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Local authorities are closely monitoring barangays which usually experience floods, landslides, and storm surges

TYPHOON BRIEFING. Emergency personnel are briefed in Isabela ahead of Typhoon Rosita's arrival. Photo from the Isabela Provincial Information Office

Cagayan braces for Typhoon Rosita a month after Ompong

Oct 28, 2018 - 3:25 PM

Rosita (Yutu) is similar in path and strength to the destructive Ompong (Mangkhut)

PREPARATIONS. Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba (2nd from R) convenes the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on October 28, 2018, ahead of the arrival of Typhoon Rosita. Photo from the Cagayan Provincial Information Office

Cagayan Economic Zone Authority partners with PLDT Enterprise

Oct 26, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The partnership aims to expand connectivity to attract investors for the new financial technology hub

Cagayan governor seeks reversal of SC bail grant to Enrile

Oct 24, 2018 - 6:42 PM

'Seeking a seat in the Senate necessarily entails a nationwide campaign that even a healthy person will find strenuous,' Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba says in a letter to Ombudsman Samuel Martires

A LOAD TO CARRY. Senator Juan Ponce Enrile says he feels bad for the next president, who he believes will inherit problems left by the Aquino Administration. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

CDO flood project hits snag as Lim Ket Kai changes mind

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:29 PM

DPWH says it could finish the Cagayan de Oro drainage system in 6 months if Lim Ket Kai agrees to allow diggings in a private road inside their complex

File photo of January 16,2017 flood along CM Recto Avenue. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Pompee La Viña running vs Cagayan de Oro's 'most anti-Duterte mayor'

Oct 18, 2018 - 2:52 PM

Jose Gabriel La Viña is challenging reelectionist Oscar Moreno. The former agriculture undersecretary's running mate is longtime mayor and kingpin Vicente Emano.

CDO RACE. This photo shows former congressman and Centrist Democratic Party president Rufus Rodriguez (2-L), former Cagayan de Oro vice mayor Caesar Ian Acenas (L), Jose Gabriel La Viña (2-R), and former city mayor Vicente Emano during the last day of filing of certificates of candidacy for the 2019 elections. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Allies break up, enemies team up for Cagayan de Oro 2019 elections

Oct 12, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Here are also the politicians who have so far filed their certificates of candidacy in other parts of Northern Mindnao: Bukidnon, Camiguin, and Lanao del Sur

Cop tagged in businessman's slay escapes police custody

Oct 08, 2018 - 6:22 PM

Former Parañaque cop who is suspected of leading a kidnap-for-ransom group escapes from the custody of Cagayan provincial police

Duterte declares state of calamity in CAR, Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon

Sep 27, 2018 - 7:05 PM

The proclamation is intended to hasten relief and rehabilitation efforts after Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by members of his cabinet upon his arrival at the Cagayan Provincial Capitol in Tuguegarao City on September 16, 2018 for a situation briefing to discuss the disaster response measures on the aftermath of Typhoon 'Ompong.' KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

The week in photos: September 15-21, 2018

Sep 22, 2018 - 6:25 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

BABY STEPS. People walk on a path covered with sand and debris in the low-lying coastal village of Lei Yue Mun in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong on September 17, 2018. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Electricity restored in 4 provinces hit by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 21, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Only one power plant in Apayao is down, says Napocor

Photo from Cagayan Provincial Information Office

How you can help Ompong-hit Agta community in Cagayan

Sep 20, 2018 - 5:52 PM

The story of Agta leader Marlon Rosalem who walked 6 hours to the Baggao town center to seek help for his typhoon-hit community has inspired netizens

Typhoon Ompong leaves nearly 76,000 homes damaged in Cagayan

Sep 19, 2018 - 3:25 PM

Of this number, more than 10,000 homes are completely destroyed

FULLY DAMAGED. A house in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, is wiped out after the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut). Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Cagayan farmers on Ompong-hit crops: 'Like losing gamble vs nature'

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:00 PM

'Parang talo na lang sa sugal. Ganoon na lang ang iniisip natin kasi hindi naman natin hawak 'yung panahon,' says 48-year-old farmer Ricardo Rumbaua

Cagayan farmers on typhoon-damaged crops: 'Feels like losing to gambling'. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

‘Houses flew’ when Ompong came

Sep 17, 2018 - 9:44 PM

Hundreds of houses and plenty of crops in the farming town of Baggao in Cagayan Valley are lost to Typhoon Ompong. What do locals do? They rebuild and plant again.

Agta leader from Typhoon Ompong's ground zero walks 6 hours to ask for aid

Sep 17, 2018 - 8:19 PM

Marlon Rosalem walked 6 hours hoping to bring home some help from the local government, as he said relief goods have yet to reach their community

Marlon Rosalem, an Agta leader, talks to municipal social workers to ask for aid for his typhoon-hit community. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Power, communications restoration underway in Ompong-hit Cagayan

Sep 16, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi says power providers and distributors are assessing the damage from Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)

Photo from Cagayan Provincial Information Office

Victims who lost houses after Lawin suffer same fate after Ompong

Sep 16, 2018 - 4:32 PM

'I don't know where I will get money to rebuild my house,' says 29-year-old William Quillopo, who again lost his house after Typhoon Ompong

DESTROYED HOUSE. Suzette Caayo shows what is left of her house in Tuguegarao City. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Duterte visits Cagayan, condoles with Ompong-hit families

Sep 16, 2018 - 1:20 PM

(4th UPDATE) 'I share the grief of those who lost their loved ones,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in Ompong-hit Cagayan

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte watches an aerial footage showing the extent of the damage caused by Typhoon 'Ompong' in some areas of Cagayan Valley during a situation briefing at the Cagayan Provincial Capitol in Tuguegarao City on September 16, 2018. Joining the President are Secretary Christopher Lawrence 'Bong' Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Baggao town in Cagayan worst hit by Typhoon Ompong – DND

Sep 15, 2018 - 10:31 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the coastal town of Baggao was in the direct path of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) when it hit land at 1:40 am Saturday

'MOST DAMAGED'.Rescue workers clear a road of debris and toppled electric posts caused by strong winds due to super Typhoon Mangkhut as they try to reach Baggao town in Cagayan province, north of Manila September 15, 2018. Super Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the northern Philippines, with violent winds and torrential rains, as authorities warned millions in its path of potentially heavy destruction. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE