Cagayan de Oro

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 thousand 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

Martial Law, Uber and Grab, Aguirre | Evening wRap

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

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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

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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

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

Duterte on U.S. aid in Marawi: 'Nagpapasalamat na rin ako'

Jun 11, 2017 - 7:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says it wasn t him who approached the United States to seek help for Philippine troops in Marawi City

CAMP VISIT. President Rodrigo Duterte goes to Camp Evangelista in Cagayan de Oro City to visit soldiers who were wounded in the Marawi City clashes.

4 captured Maute fighters dead in ambush

Jun 11, 2017 - 11:31 AM

3rd UPDATE Several Maute Group members are reportedly killed and a few policemen injured because of an ambush by an unknown group

AMBUSH. Police escorting suspected members are ambushed on their war from Marawi City to Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Carlo Gabuco

Dire Husi Initiative: Kagay-anon artists show art can change lives

May 15, 2017 - 4:14 PM

The fellowship of Dire Husi is a form of rehabilitation where each member shares their experiences help each other cope and train one another in using their craft to get a decent livelihood

ART IS LIFE. Dire Husi Initiative artists perform in Cagayan de Oro to attract customers for their art. All photos courtesy of Rhyan Casino/ Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Protests, job fairs also mark Labor Day in the provinces

May 01, 2017 - 8:48 PM

Here are the scenes and the voices from Northern Luzon Southern Luzon and Northern Mindanao

Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Mindanao PBA All-Stars, Gilas Pilipinas battle to a tie in Cagayan de Oro

Apr 26, 2017 - 10:27 PM

Matthew Wright of the Gilas side and Troy Rosario of the Mindanao side win co MVP honors

BATTLE TO A TIE. The Mindanao All-Stars and Gilas Pilipinas game ends up in a tie. Photo from PBA Images

A Kagay-anon’s leadership journey to empower the youth

Apr 16, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Kagay anon youth leader Ernesto Neri believes in the importance of enabling the youth to engage in local governance and nation building

YOUTH LEADER. Ernesto Neri's definition of becoming a man for others for the greater glory of God equates to advocating for social good.

Hit the road: 4 destinations for your family and barkada

Apr 15, 2017 - 9:58 PM

Buckle up! These exciting hotspots are just a drive away

7 dead in drunk driving crash in Cagayan de Oro

Apr 10, 2017 - 2:00 AM

UPDATED The truck driver involved in the crash who was visibly drunk as he was arrested claims he cannot remember what happened

Drunk driving suspect Freddie Talisayan (right) and his brother Felix Talisayan at the Cugman Police Staion. it was freddie who was driving his brother's assigned truck who plowed through four vehicles in a ln almoat 3 kilometers drunk driving road rage sunday night. (bobby lagsa/rappler)

Develop Mindanao, nurture diversity, XU grads challenged

Apr 02, 2017 - 3:00 PM

We really need to promote more concern and engagement because if we Mindanaoans won’t do it who will?

GRADUATION 2017. The Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan's academic convocation was held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the XU Gymnasium. Photo by Rico Magallona.

Cagayan de Oro to close illegal dumpsite, open new landfill in April

Mar 31, 2017 - 10:40 AM

The new landfill located in a 45 hectare property in Barangay Pagalungan is compliant with the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act

Trees are starting to grow at the rehabilitated part of the old city dumpsite which will be closed on April 15, 2017 while complete rehabilitation will continue this year. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Why a CDO street educator travels to teach

Mar 12, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Kerneil Balaga plans to teach wherever there are children who are willing to learn despite limited opportunities beyond the walls of a classroom

PASSION. Kerneil Balaga tells a story to children in Panglao Island, Bohol. Photo courtesy of Kerneil Balaga