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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

Ex-Cagayan town vice mayor shot dead

Oct 04, 2017 - 10:49 AM

Alexander Pascual, former vice mayor of Amulung town in Cagayan, is killed by unidentified gunmen

DEAD ON THE SPOT. Former vice mayor Alexander Pascual of Amulung, Cagayan, is shot dead on October 4, 2017. Photo courtesy of Janice Reyes

Aguirre, Cagayan van crash, Trump | Midday wRap

Oct 02, 2017 - 12:35 PM

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5 dead, dozens injured as passenger vans crash in Cagayan

Oct 02, 2017 - 7:02 AM

(UPDATED) Police Senior Inspector Manuel Viloria Jr of Amulung town says the Isuzu van, which hit an approaching Toyota passenger van, was overloaded and overspeeding when its tire blew out

CAGAYAN VAN CRASH. Photo courtesy of Erick Tapulao Marcelino

CA stops 5 new dismissal orders vs Cagayan de Oro mayor

Sep 26, 2017 - 7:24 AM

The 5 new dismissal orders stemmed from allegations of irregularities in the rental of equipment for road project back when Moreno was governor of Misamis Oriental

NEW DISMISSAL ORDERS. The 5 new dismissal orders stemmed from allegations of irregularities in the rental of equipment for road project back when Oscar Moreno was governor of Misamis Oriental. Rappler file photo

Xavier Ateneo community remembers victims of martial law

Sep 24, 2017 - 12:32 PM

Some members of the Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan community unite in solidarity on the National Day of Protest, for a prayer vigil within the campus

REMEMBERING. The Xavier Ateneo community in Cagayan De Oro lit candles in a prayer vigil to remember some of the martial law heroes. Photo by Angelo Lorenzo

CSC regional head in Cagayan Valley shot dead

Sep 16, 2017 - 11:49 PM

Lawyer Neil Agustin dies on the spot after unknown motorcycle-riding gunmen fired shots at his vehicle

SC upholds appellate court rulings in Cagayan de Oro mayor's cases

Sep 11, 2017 - 7:57 PM

Three Court of Appeals associate justices in Mindanao have stopped the implementation of the Ombudsman s suspension order against Mayor Oscar Moreno

Duterte shows rose tattoo amid calls to see Paolo's

Sep 09, 2017 - 8:36 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte does not confirm nor deny a claim by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV that the Philippine leader s son Paolo has the Chinese triad tattoo

DUTERTE'S TATTOO. President Rodrigo Duterte shows his tattoo as the public demands to see if his son Paolo has a 'triad' tattoo. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Cebu Landmasters invests more in Cagayan de Oro

Sep 08, 2017 - 4:45 PM

Cagayan de Oro is one of the key sites identified by Cebu Landmasters for its expansion in the Visayas and Mindanao

2ND PROJECT. This will be the 2nd project of Cebu Landmasters in Cagayan de Oro after MesaVerte, a 3-tower condominium that has already sold 95% of its inventory of 798 units. File photo

Cagayan governor Mamba hits ‘disrespectful’ employee on the nape

Sep 04, 2017 - 9:45 PM

The employee who has been in government for 40 years says he left the flag ceremony because he thought the program had ended

MAMBA. In this file photo, Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba speaks at the AGOS Summit on Disaster Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

22 more towns may be added to Cagayan economic zone

Sep 04, 2017 - 6:59 PM

We are anticipating a lot of economic activity says CEO of Cagayan Economic Zone Authority as the reason for the expansion

Cagayan de Oro animators to release 'Division of Existence' anime

Aug 27, 2017 - 12:25 AM

Inspired by Japanese animation style Filipinos from Mindanao spearhead the production of Sonzai no Kyoukai Division of Existence

DIVISION OF EXISTENCE. Mindanao-based animation group Xygen CG Works produces Sonzai no Kyoukai or Division of Existence. Screengrab from Xygen CG Works Youtube channel

Isabela prepares for Tropical Storm Jolina's landfall

Aug 25, 2017 - 8:10 AM

Governor Faustino Dy III has suspended classes in all levels in Isabela

#JOLINAPH. Image as of morning of August 25. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Cagayan cop killed in drug buy-bust operation

Aug 21, 2017 - 8:44 PM

The suspect a policeman of Piat town was dealing with P15 000 worth of illegal drugs

Kindergarten teacher under investigation for slapping student

Aug 18, 2017 - 10:50 AM

Education officials remind teachers to observe maximum tolerance in the classroom as the DepEd investigates a Cagayan public school teacher caught on video striking a student

VIRAL VIDEO. A screengrab of a video showing a teacher slapping a student in Cagayan

Cebu Pacific to launch flights from Zamboanga to Sandakan, Malaysia

Aug 16, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Now the previous 14 hour travel by sea is cut down to just a 40 minute airplane ride says Cebgo president and CEO Alexander Lao

NEW ROUTES. Cebu Pacific announces 4 new routes, including its first international route out of Zamboanga City. File photo courtesy Cebu Pacific

CSU cancels mandatory drug test policy for enrollees

Aug 12, 2017 - 8:27 AM

UPDATED The school administration says drug tests will be administered during the semester in accordance with the laws and rules

2 dead in fire at Cagayan de Oro art gallery

Aug 07, 2017 - 7:05 PM

According to initial reports the use of paint thinner may have been the cause of the fire

FIRE INCIDENT. Two workers were killed in a fire that hit a building housing an art gallery of Capitol University in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo from Museum of Three Cultures Facebook page

CEZA derived 80% of income from 'illegal' operations – Lambino

Aug 04, 2017 - 8:30 AM

In a press briefing on Wednesday August 2 Cagayan Economic Zone Authority CEO and administrator Raul Lambino says these were revenues from online and offshore gaming licensees operating outside the jurisdiction of CEZA

Gunmen kill 4-year-old boy, father in Cagayan

Aug 03, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Leody Semana Sr dies from a shot to the chest while his son dies of a gunshot wound to the head

Remembering the Jesuits of Cagayan de Oro

Aug 02, 2017 - 7:51 AM

There are many more Cagayan de Oro Jesuits I should recognize and tell more stories about There are also those who are still living and of course the Jesuits I have worked for and with in other places

St. Ignatius of Loyola. Photo from Wikipedia

Leaving the sex industry and starting anew

Jul 30, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Danica who became a sex worker at 12 years old recalls her ordeal and how she began a new life

YOUNG. Danica is just one of the thousands of child victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation in the Philippines. All photos from Joy Maluyo/World Vision

Cagayan State U to bar enrollees who test positive for drugs

Jul 26, 2017 - 12:07 PM

UPDATED The Commission on Human Rights says the lack of guidelines on the mandatory drug test may violate student s rights

Cagayan airport to launch international flights in August

Jul 25, 2017 - 9:39 PM

The airport in Lal lo town will initially cater to two flights to and from Macau and China on a daily basis

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS. The Cagayan North International Airport (CNIA) is set to launch its maiden international flight on August 23. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

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Jul 18, 2017 - 7:40 PM

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SC approves Aguirre's request to transfer Maute cases to Taguig

Jul 18, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Petitioners meanwhile urge the Supreme Court to still decide on petitions asking that Congress convene to discuss the merits of Duterte s martial law proclamation

Supreme Court of the Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila


Arroyo lawyer Lambino is new CEZA chief

Jul 14, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Raul Lambino will replace Jose Mari Ponce CEZA administrator since 2004

NEW CEZA CHIEF. Lawyer Raul Lambino joins the Duterte administration as administrator of CEZA. Photo from Raul Lambino's Facebook page

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Jul 06, 2017 - 10:10 AM

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3 nabbed with explosives, bomb-making tools in Cagayan de Oro

Jul 05, 2017 - 12:24 PM

Police cannot say for now if the suspects are related to Farhana Maute

Transforming CDO city hospital to 'a medical center of choice'

Jul 02, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Cagayan de Oro’s Justiniano R Borja Medical Center aims to be the go to medical center among Kagay anons

Gov't prosecutors clear bank employees suspected of rebellion

Jun 29, 2017 - 6:22 PM

The men are cleared a few days after the Philippine Coast Guard nabbed them at a Cagayan de Oro port where they were found with boxes of money passed off as documents

SECURITY MEASURES. Philippine marines guard a street in Marawi City as clashes continue between government troops and Maute terrorists. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Abu Sayyaf medics undergo inquest for rebellion

Jun 24, 2017 - 5:33 PM

One of the suspects is a nurse from Jolo Sulu who was supposedly on his way to treat wounded Abu Sayyaf members

MARAWI CLASHES. A convoy of Philippine Marines passes through Barangay Saduc on June 6, 2017 as clashes continue in Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

DOJ files rebellion charges vs 12 Maute members

Jun 20, 2017 - 6:45 PM

The 12 suspected members of the local terror group had been arrested in a Pagadian City hospital

SC says no decision yet on transfer of Maute cases

Jun 19, 2017 - 1:35 PM

UPDATED The Supreme Court issues the statement after Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says his request to move Maute cases to Taguig City will likely be approved

PREMATURE STATEMENT. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II announces to media on June 19, 2017 that his request to transfer Maute cases to Taguig has been approved, something denied later that day by Supreme Court (SC) Spokesman Theodore Te. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Ex-barangay chief in Duterte's drug list shot dead in Cagayan

Jun 17, 2017 - 12:33 PM

The police are also looking into former barangay chief Julio Bong Decierto s business related altercations and a love triangle as possible motives for the killing

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Jun 15, 2017 - 12:51 PM

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Maute Group 'bomber' arrested in Cagayan de Oro

Jun 15, 2017 - 10:16 AM

A joint military and police team nab Mohammad Noaim Maute alias Abu Jadid early Thursday in Cagayan de Oro City

MAUTE BOMBER. Mohammad Noaim Maute is arrested in Cagayan de Oro. Rappler sourced photo

Maute mother charged in CDO court for rebellion

Jun 15, 2017 - 9:12 AM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II also files another request with the Supreme Court to transfer the venue of detention and trial from Cagayan de Oro City to Taguig City


'Value freedom amid crisis' – Xavier-Ateneo

Jun 13, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Xavier University Ateneo de Cagayan marks the 119th Philippine Independece Day by being reminded of the value of freedom and the dangers of martial law

WAVING FLAGS. Xavier Ateneo Junior and Senior High School students wave their flags during the university's Philippine Independence Day celebration. Photo by Angelo Lorenzo

Aguirre appeals to SC to bring Maute cases to Manila

Jun 12, 2017 - 9:44 PM

Aguirre s assessment of Camp Evangelista in Cagayan de Oro is that it lacks the resources needed to secure detained members of the Maute terror group

HELP FOR SOLDIERS. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II visits soldiers wounded in the Marawi firefights at Camp Evangelista in Cagayan de Oro City on June 12, 2017. Photo courtesy of Justice Undersecretary Reynante Orceo

Duterte gives P110,000 to each soldier wounded in Marawi

Jun 11, 2017 - 10:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has made it a habit to visit soldiers wounded in the battlefield something that troops have come to anticipate

WOUNDED SOLDIERS. Soldiers wounded in clashes in Marawi City get cash, phone, and pistol from President Rodrigo Duterte