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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

Cagayan de Oro exhibit sheds light on the marginalized

Sep 02, 2018 - 2:48 PM

Issues tackled by the artworks include the displacement of the indigenous communities and the exploitation of natural resources in Mindanao

INCLUSIVE ART. Guests of the Primal Exhibit by Artsada Kagay-an, Inc. (AKI) view works of art by local artists. The exhibit aims to spread awareness about the realities faced by misrepresented and marginalized sectors in society. Photo by Angelo Lorenzo

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.

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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

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

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

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.

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'

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

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

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

Airman kills fellow soldier in Cagayan de Oro

Dec 09, 2017 - 11:54 AM

The two soldiers had a heated argument during a drinking session in Lumbia Air Base, say police

CDO mayor offers P1-M reward in university president's murder case

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:33 PM

Aside from Mayor Oscar Moreno, the city council is also raising a P500,000 reward for anyone who can help point to the killer and mastermind of the murder of Ricardo Rotoras

JUSTICE FOR DR ROTORAS. A sign calling for justice for slain USTP president Dr. Ricardo Rotoras hangs outside the school's campus in Cagayan de Oro City, December 5, 2017. Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

CDO gov't wants more players to supply city with water

Dec 03, 2017 - 2:00 PM

This comes amid issues with one of the city's current bulk water suppliers

Senators condemn killing of university president in CDO

Dec 03, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, who hails from the city, calls for swift justice for the killing of University of Science and Technology of Souther Philippines president Dr Ricardo Rotoras

JUSTICE. Senators seek swift justice for the killing of University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) President Dr Ricardo Rotoras. Photo from the Facebook page of Ricardo Rotoras

University president killed in Cagayan de Oro

Dec 02, 2017 - 11:15 AM

(2ND UPDATE) Dr Ricardo Rotoras is the president of the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines in Cagayan de Oro and the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges

DR RICARDO ROTORAS. University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) President Dr Ricardo Rotoras. Photo from the Facebook page of Ricardo Rotoras

Student-led org helps nurture Cagayan De Oro's local artists

Nov 19, 2017 - 2:47 PM

'Before these artists joined Dire Husi, they had difficulty in letting go of their past, but because of music and art, their lives have changed forever'

MUSIC AND NARRATIVES. Members of the Dire Husi Initiative performed on November 11, Saturday, to narrate their own personal stories and how it changed since they joined the organization

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

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 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

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

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

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

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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


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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

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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


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