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Lanao del Sur town mayor's wife killed in Cagayan de Oro ambush

Jun 03, 2020 - 4:45 PM

Rohaifa Umpara Guro dies of multiple gunshot wounds while her husband, Lumbaca Unayan Mayor Somerado Guro, is shot in the neck by motorcycle-riding gunmen

CRIME SCENE. Police in Barangay Iponan, Cagayan de Oro, the scene of the ambush on Lumbaca Unayan town Mayor Somerado Guro of Lanao del Sur, on June 3, 2020. His wife was killed in the ambush. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

14 students from Cebu City who arrived in Mindanao test positive for coronavirus

May 27, 2020 - 7:12 PM

(UPDATED) Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella says his office will investigate how the students got the virus and why they were allowed to leave

SEAPORT. OFWs arrive at a port in Cebu City. File photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

After 18 days of zero reports, CDO records 5th COVID-19 death

May 20, 2020 - 6:50 PM

Just when Cagayan de Oro felt that the coronavirus scourge has left, a patient dies

A City government worker does disinfection round in a one of the barangay in the Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Misamis Oriental gov, other groups want Cagayan de Oro under lockdown

May 08, 2020 - 3:52 PM

(2nd UPDATE) The group Luwas Cagayan, 26 barangay captains of Cagayan de Oro City, and the Misamis Oriental governor want an enhanced community quarantine imposed on the city

A City government worker does disinfection round in a one of the barangay in the Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Seafarers stranded in Manila return to CDO

Apr 30, 2020 - 10:51 PM

A mercy voyage by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) bring home nearly 600 seafarers from the Visayas and Mindanao

Seafarers who are residents of Cagayan de Oro City boarded a coaster that will take them to one of the City Isolation Unit. They were stranded in Manila and were taken home by a mercy voyage via MV Saint Leo the Great, chartered by the Philippine government. (Photo provided by the City Information Office)

Cagayan de Oro equips TB center to qualify for coronavirus testing

Apr 29, 2020 - 3:05 PM

The testing center located at the regional headquarters of the Department of Health is on the third of 5 stages of the accreditation process

PCR TESTS. A health worker in Metro Manila take samples from a resident on April 16, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

CDO vlogger reprimanded for urging residents to defy city lockdown

Apr 19, 2020 - 6:41 PM

In his vlog, Antonio Bonitos says that since it's summer, people should go out and swim. He told police authorities he was just joking.

Coronavirus patient who traveled to Cebu dies in Ozamiz

Apr 17, 2020 - 9:47 PM

The man from Tudela, Misamis Occidental, travelled to Cebu City on March 27

LEAVING CEBU. Passengers scramble to leave Cebu before ports closed due to community quarantine. File photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Mom recovers but husband, daughter test positive for coronavirus in Cagayan de Oro

Apr 09, 2020 - 7:45 PM

Their results may no longer be reliable, however, because they were based on samples taken almost a month ago

DONATIONS. Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno receives 20,000 surgical masks and 50 sacks of rice from officials of the Pilipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCCI) on April 8,2020. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

3 coronavirus cases in Cagayan de Oro hospital 'fully recover'

Apr 08, 2020 - 5:19 PM

They are expecting their laboratory tests to show they're now negative for coronavirus

DONATIONS. Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno receives 20,000 surgical masks and 50 sacks of rice from officials of the Pilipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCCI) on April 8,2020. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Cagayan de Oro targets house-to-house survey for coronavirus symptoms

Apr 07, 2020 - 9:48 PM

Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar Moreno orders barangay health officials to conduct house-to-house survey of up to 160,000 families to check for coronavirus symptoms

Cagayan de Oro City mayor Oscar Moreno (center) Dr. Jose Chan (left) and City Police Director Henry Dampal in a press conference on March 30,2020 at the Cagayan de Oro City Hall where Dr. Chan announces the 3 new coronavirus cases in Northern Mindanao. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Cagayan de Oro pastor arrested for holding worship service with 500 people

Apr 05, 2020 - 7:32 PM

Authorities say it is the second time that Pastor Alfred Caslam of the Word of God Spirit and Life Ministries held a physical worship service amid coronavirus fears

Cagayan de Oro adds veggies to food packs for most vulnerable families

Apr 05, 2020 - 4:03 PM

Paul Douglas Calingin, the city government's COVID-19 economic cluster head, says 12,513 families living in relocation sites will receive the agripacks

Farmers from Impasug-ong Bukidnon harvest Sweet Potatoes. Bukidnon is a net-exporter province and is considered as the food basket of the Mindanao. Cagayan de Oro City government has added Agripacks as food relief to some 12, 513 most vulnerable households in the city. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Coronavirus response: CDO gets more protective equipment, alcohol

Apr 03, 2020 - 10:47 PM

The Cagayan de Oro health department head says that the city is ramping up preparation for a possible outbreak

ALCOHOL. Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City produces alcohol for use in coronavirus preparations. Photos from Kristine Renebelle Flores

Cagayan de Oro pays for hotel stay of health workers vs coronavirus

Apr 03, 2020 - 4:31 PM

Cagayan de Oro city is looking for ways to help frontliners facing transportation and lodging challenges under community quarantine

SANITIZE. Workers get board and lodging in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Mayor of Piat, Cagayan, tests positive for coronavirus

Apr 03, 2020 - 1:25 AM

Mayor Carmelo Villacete is PH 2764. He had gone to Manila and began to experience symptoms after returning to Cagayan.

Cagayan Valley has 5 new coronavirus cases

Apr 02, 2020 - 1:33 AM

One of them is a health worker from Cabagan town in Isabela who is part of the surveillance team tracing contacts of COVID-19 patients

Northern Mindanao LGUs prepare P1.2B in relief, economic aid amid outbreak

Mar 29, 2020 - 8:30 AM

Cagayan de Oro City earmarks P500 million, while Bukidnon province sets aside P700 million

Cagayan Valley reports 6 more coronavirus cases, total reaches 11

Mar 28, 2020 - 8:41 AM

Dr. Leticia Cabrera, officer-in-charge of the Department of Health - Region 2 says the additional confirmed cases are from the Isabela and Cagayan provinces

Isabela reports first coronavirus case

Mar 27, 2020 - 11:48 AM

Governor Rodito Albano III confirmed that a patient in the province tested positive. There are 5 confirmed cases in the Cagayan Valley.

Xavier University produces rubbing alcohol to shield health workers from coronavirus

Mar 26, 2020 - 7:54 PM

Developed by the Chemistry Department of Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan, the alcohol adheres to the World Health Organization’s recommended formulation

Photos from Kristine Renebelle Flores

Cagayan Valley reports 2 new coronavirus cases

Mar 26, 2020 - 1:53 PM

With the two new cases, there are now a total of 3 COVID-19 patients in the Cagayan Valley region

TWO NEW CASES. Health officials disclose details about the two new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Cagayan Valley on Thursday, March 26. Screenshot from PIA Region 2

Kagay-anons join hands to fight coronavirus

Mar 25, 2020 - 12:58 PM

In Cagayan de Oro City, residents and private establishments work together to support medical frontliners in the fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus, and help those struggling during the community quarantine

2 more persons under investigation for coronavirus die in Cagayan de Oro

Mar 24, 2020 - 4:45 PM

Northern Mindanao Medical Center receives much needed medical supplies as the region records 3 new cases of coronavirus

Cagayan Valley reports first coronavirus case

Mar 21, 2020 - 6:58 PM

Patient PH275 is now confined at the Cagayan Valley Medical Center

CAGAYAN'S FIRST. DOH Region 2 Officer-In-Charge Leticia Cabrera lead the press conference. Screengrab

Bukidnon locks down its borders

Mar 20, 2020 - 10:57 PM

Bukidnon Governor Joe Zubiri's closure order disregards an offer for unified Northern Mindanao checkpoints

2 women probed for coronavirus die in Cagayan de Oro

Mar 19, 2020 - 3:55 PM

The women, who were from different hospitals in the region, died less than 24 hours after they were brought to the Northern Mindanao Medical Center, say doctors

Mayor allows rejected RO-RO to dock in Cagayan de Oro port

Mar 16, 2020 - 11:26 PM

CDO mayor cites humanitarian reasons for allowing the M/V St Francis Xavier into the city after the ship is shunned by its original port of call which was on lockdown

REJECTED. File photo of the RO-RO passenger ship St Francis Xavier of 2Go travel.

Cagayan de Oro orders closure of malls, curfew

Mar 16, 2020 - 6:29 PM

The city opts for temporary closures and a curfew instead of a lockdown

DepEd: 586 students got pregnant in last 6 months of 2019 in Northern Mindanao

Mar 11, 2020 - 12:16 PM

The education department says 'that is like 3 teenage student pregnancies each day'

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Cagayan de Oro offers P500,000-reward for arrest of traffic enforcer's killers

Mar 04, 2020 - 3:45 PM

The Cagayan de Oro City government has asked the Northern Mindanao offices of the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and the National Bureau of Investigation to help in the probe

Cagayan de Oro traffic enforcer shot dead in road clearing operations

Feb 28, 2020 - 11:32 PM

Mark Langam is shot just outside the Sabal Community Hospital, which usually serves as terminal for tricycles and pedicabs that serve Gaisano Mall shoppers

4 transport coops oppose Angkas return to Cagayan de Oro

Feb 20, 2020 - 11:27 PM

The transport coops fear that the arrival of Angkas will affect their incomes

NOT SO FAST? LTFRB can apprehend Angkas drivers again, a Supreme Court order says. Angkas file photo

1 dead, up to 30 hurt as bus falls off ravine in Cagayan de Oro

Feb 17, 2020 - 7:53 PM

The driver, Rito Reyes, dies when the bus falls off a ravine at the Carmen Hill portion of Sayre Highway

Camiguin restricts entry of travelers from China, Hong Kong, Macau over coronavirus threat

Feb 06, 2020 - 11:11 PM

Tourists from other countries who merely had a layover in the 3 countries will also not be allowed to enter the island

Angkas set to hit the streets of Cagayan de Oro again

Feb 06, 2020 - 7:48 PM

So far, only Angkas signifies its intention to join the pilot testing in CdO

The LTFRB-TWG has halted the pilot testing period for motor taxi hailing services. All motor taxi ride hailing service groups like Angka, Joy Ride and Move-It are therefore asked to cease operations and follow the government ruling or be appprehended starting next week. January 20, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

After Homo luzonensis discovery, scientists heading back to Callao Cave

Feb 05, 2020 - 8:27 PM

'We would like to find more diagnostic human remains for further research on the new hominin species Homo luzonensis,' says the research team who will be digging again in Callao Cave for 6 weeks

CALLAO CAVE. A handout image made available by Florent Detroit and taken on August 9, 2011 shows a view of the excavation in the Callao Cave in the north of Luzon Island, in the Philippines, where an international multidisciplinary team discovered a new hominin species, Homo Luzonensis. File photo by Florent Detroit/AFP

Cagayan de Oro City offers sanitary landfill for use of other towns

Jan 31, 2020 - 1:09 PM

CdO says it will collect fees from towns which will avail of its new sanitary landfill

Cagayan de Oro CIty Mayor Oscar Moreno (in Pink) shows DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu the city's sprawling 45 hectares sanitary landfill. Mayor Moreno offers the landfill to other LGUs but says the LGUs must pay the city government. (Bobby Lagsa/Rappler)

#TalaForTaal: Xavier University takes on dance challenge for a cause

Jan 29, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Spicing things up, XU uses the 'Tala' dance challenge as a way to promote the university’s donation drive for those affected by the ongoing Taal Volcano eruption

Screenshot from Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan video

Camiguin Island to set benchmarks for carrying capacity

Jan 16, 2020 - 8:41 AM

'Before, we would want to have more visitors, but that's not really right. We want more tourists here, but now, we want it to be within the carrying capacity of our island,' Camiguin Governor Romualdo says

Candidates for Miss Universe 2017 frolics in the fine white sands of White Island, a kilometer long white sand beach off the coast of Mambajao, Camiguin. The Island embarks on a carrying capacity study to set benchmark for sustainable tourism visa-vis environmental protection. Photo by Bobby Lagsa//Rappler

Some 200,000 join Cagayan de Oro's 3-hour Traslacion

Jan 09, 2020 - 6:38 PM

This is the 11th year CdO holds its own Traslacion of the Black Nazarene

Cagayan de Oro CIty January 9. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

'Super coop' to provide water supply to underserved areas in Cagayan de Oro

Jan 05, 2020 - 8:20 PM

The creation of the Mindanao Cooperatives Water Service Federation is in line with efforts to address vital issues affecting Cagayan de Oro City's growing population

Residents of Hill top, Brgy. Bagong Ilog in Pasig City on March 12, 2019, queue for water after the barangay experienced water shortage for several days cause by the operational adjustments conducted by Manila Water. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Mindanao Pride's loud message in silent protest: 'Human rights for all'

Dec 22, 2019 - 10:40 PM

Veering away from the usual vibrant festivities, the 2019 Mindanao Pride March is a silent protest that highlighted issues involving the LGBTQ+ community

SILENT PROTEST. The 2019 Mindanao Pride March seeks to highlight issues experienced by members of the LGBTQ+ community through a silent protest at the Rodelsa Circle in Cagayan de Oro City on Sunday, December 22. Photo from SPARK Philippines

Cagayan de Oro rolls out modern PUV fleet December 15

Dec 11, 2019 - 6:28 PM

A local transport cooperative will operate 15 modern coasters under the government's Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program

Modern Public Utility Vehicle - The new face of a modern PUV will start to serve commuters in Cagayan de Oro Cty on December 15, 2019 from Barangay Bugo to Igpit, Opol in Misamis Oriental. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Police kill suspect accused of cannibalism

Dec 07, 2019 - 5:27 PM

Police reports say Lloyd Bagtong grabbed the service firearm of one of his escorts, forcing the police to shoot him

#ReliefPH: How to help victims of flash floods in Cagayan, Isabela

Dec 07, 2019 - 3:04 PM

Here's how you can help affected communities in Cagayan, Isabela

IN PHOTOS: Floods hit several towns in Cagayan

Dec 06, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Governor Manuel Mamba appeals for help as Cagayan is placed under a state of calamity

City officials, groups inspect Christmas lights sold in Cagayan de Oro malls

Nov 28, 2019 - 10:42 AM

A team of inspectors from City Hall, the City Price Coordinating Council, and business and consumer groups visit 6 malls for the first round of inspection

INSPECTION. Cagayan de Oro City Price Coordinating Council Co-Chairman Edgar Uy inspects boxes of Christmas lights on November 27, 2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Thousands in Philippines flee Typhoon Ramon

Nov 19, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Heavy rains are forecast to swell rivers, cut off roads, and threaten low-lying communities in Cagayan province, where officials guided residents towards shelter

PREEMPTIVE EVACUATION. Families from Gattu in Pamplona, Cagayan, evacuate ahead of Typhoon Ramon's landfall. File photo from PIA Region 2's Facebook page

Balay Mindanaw mulls suing CDO police over 'illegal search'

Nov 15, 2019 - 8:22 PM

'We will soon formally file a report to appropriate bodies,' says Balay Mindanaw's Kaloy Manlupig days after policemen barged into their compound and 'illegally' checked guests' belongings