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Writers urge NCCA to probe alleged sexual assault at Iligan workshop

Aug 07, 2019 - 5:53 PM

Over 300 writers sign an open letter calling on the National Commission on Culture and the Arts to conduct a 'thorough and independent' probe considering it had funded the workshop

Iligan mother arrested for offering children for online sexual exploitation

May 03, 2019 - 7:35 PM

She offered her 5-year-old son for online sexual abuse before being captured by the Philippine National Police

ARRESTED. The mother is arrested by police at her home in Iligan City. Photo from IJM

BFAR invests P50 million for coastal management in Northern Mindanao

May 03, 2019 - 11:08 AM

The amount is for the coastal resource management program of Macajalar Bay in Cagayan de Oro, Gingoog Bay in Gingoog City, Iligan Bay in Iligan City, and Panguil Bay in Ozamiz-Lanao del Norte

fishermen from Barangay Bonbon, Cagayan de Oro City harvest Sardines. the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in region 10 says it is investing 50 million pesos this year for its Coastal Resource Management that covers the Northern Mindanao's 4 bays. (bobby lagsa/rappler)

Lanao del Norte mayor detained after gun check

Feb 05, 2019 - 9:13 PM

Authorities are still checking for proper Comelec gun ban exemption certificates the guns of Pantar Mayor Jabar Tago and 8 other people

Schools to fight SC ruling removing Filipino as required college subject

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:22 AM

(UPDATED) University professors say the teaching of Filipino and Panitikan in college deepens knowledge that shapes Filipino culture and identity

PETITION. Education and language groups planned to petition the Supreme Court's decision to life a Temporary Restraining Order on a higher education order. Photo of students from Shutterstock

Only U.P. makes it to top 100 of QS Asian university rankings for 2019

Oct 24, 2018 - 5:05 PM

Mapúa University and MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology round up the list of 8 Philippine universities in the 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds Asia University Rankings

[OPINION] Protests remind us that we can do better

Mar 04, 2018 - 9:11 PM

Mindanaons continue to be at the forefront of demanding reforms in the rehabilitation of Marawi, militarization of Lumad communities, and the stalled Bangsamoro Basic Law. We continue to fight today in the same way our mentors fought for our future before.

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

Flash floods wipe out village in Lanao del Norte due to Vinta

Dec 23, 2017 - 1:12 PM

(UPDATED) Police, soldiers, and volunteers are digging through the rubble of Dalama, a farming village of about 2,000 people, in search of more bodies

Omar Maute's Indonesian wife arrested in Iligan

Nov 05, 2017 - 7:20 PM

(UPDATED) Police also recover blasting caps, detonating cords, and a time fuse from the residence of Minhati Madrais

MAUTE WIFE. Region 10 police director Chief Supt Timoteo Pacleb presents to media Minhati Madrais Maute, the Indonesian wife of Omarkhayam Maute, after she was arrested in Iligan city on November 5, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler MAUTE WIFE. Region 10 police director Chief Supt Timoteo Pacleb presents to media Minhati Madrais Maute, the Indonesian wife of Omarkhayam Maute, after she was arrested in Iligan city on November 5, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Mindanaoan exam topnotchers: 'Let's aim for unity through education'

Oct 28, 2017 - 10:18 AM

'Maybe the results reflect how academic institutions all over the country are gearing themselves to produce competent professionals through quality education,' says Lovelle Rhoy Cariño Manpatilan of the Mindanao State University- Iligan Institute of Technology

U.S. agents check for most wanted terrorists among Marawi bodies

Oct 02, 2017 - 10:49 AM

'They have reward money for some of them like Isnilon Hapilon, which has a $5M tag,' Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana tells Rappler

FOREIGN OBSERVERS. U.S. agents arrive at the Capin Funeral Homes in Iligan City on Monday, October 2, to observe local operatives taking DNA samples of fighters who died in the battle area in Marawi. Rappler photo

UNHCR restores hope among Marawi victims amid ongoing conflict

Aug 20, 2017 - 3:22 PM

According to government data there have been 78 466 families or 359 680 persons displaced as of August 18 due to the ongoing siege in Marawi City

EVACUEES. Victims of the siege in Marawi City inside an evacuation center. Photo from the Department of Social Welfare and Development

Sandiganbayan affirms graft charges vs Iligan congressman Siao

Aug 14, 2017 - 2:32 PM

Siao as city councilor in 2013 signed a a resolution to approve a lease contract without public bidding

GRAFT. Iligan Representative Frederick Siao is haunted by a resolution he signed when he was a councilor of Iligan City. Photo from the House of Representatives

Mindanaoan youth: 'We want just and lasting peace'

Aug 13, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The youth leaders from Mindanao want to be part of the process in making just and lasting peace in Mindanao a reality

PEACE SYMBOL. Young Mindanaoans form a human peace symbol, sending a message that despite the conflict they experience in their region, they continue to stand for peace in their homeland. All photos from the National Youth Commission

Ozamiz City officials surrender firearms given by Parojinog family

Aug 04, 2017 - 5:33 PM

The 42 loose firearms are surrendered to Chief Inspector Joven Espinido who is Ozamiz City s police chief

PH Navy delivers fresh military hardware, relief goods for Marawi

Aug 04, 2017 - 12:40 AM

Seven tons of relief goods as well as additional military vehicles from the Philippine Marines are delivered

RELIEF GOODS. A volunteer carries relief goods for a waiting vehicle inside the deck of the BRP Davao del Sur. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

The week in photos: July 1-7, 2017

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:08 AM

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

TREMOR. Rescuers stand next to a destroyed building after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit the town of Kananga, Leyte on July 6, 2017. Photo by Lito Bagunas/AFP

17 decomposing bodies of civilians retrieved in Marawi

Jun 28, 2017 - 4:44 PM

The military believes these are Christians executed by the terrorists during the clashes The fighting is now on its 37th day

CIVILIAN CASUALTIES. The remains of 17 civilians killed in Marawi City have been brought to a funeral parlor in Iligan City on June 29, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Maranaos call for quick release of cash aid needed for Eid'l Fitr

Jun 22, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Eid l Fitr or the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan falls on Monday June 26

EVACUEES. Victims of the siege in Marawi City inside an evacuation center. Photo from the Department of Social Welfare and Development

'Safe spaces' set up for women, children who fled Marawi

Jun 22, 2017 - 12:55 PM

In these formal or informal areas women and children can feel safe – free from violence trauma and threats

IDPS. Children victims of Marawi crisis participating in the psycho-social debriefing of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. Photo from DSWD

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Jun 21, 2017 - 12:35 PM

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Duterte promises evacuees help to rebuild Marawi

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Tutulungan ko kayo hanggang relocation And then we will rehabilitate ang Marawi Gaganda iyon ulit says President Rodrigo Duterte as he visits evacuees staying in Iligan City

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte interacts with some of the evacuees from Marawi City during his visit at the Iligan City National School of Fisheries on June 20, 2017 where 229 displaced families have taken shelter. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Only 3 schools used as evacuation centers in Iligan City, says DepEd

Jun 05, 2017 - 5:25 PM

These schools still opened on Monday June 5 as evacuees are only using the gyms or multi purpose buildings

EVACUATION CENTERS. A family from Marawi City rest at an evacuation center in Balo-i on May 29, 2017. File photo by Ted Aljibe/Rappler

2-year-old victim of online sex trafficking rescued in Iligan

Jun 03, 2017 - 11:17 AM

Authorities catch the suspects live streaming sexual abuse of Filipino minors

RESCUED. Minors ages 2, 6, 8 and 13 are rescued from this online sex den in Iligan City. Photo courtesy of International Justice Mission (IJM)

80% of Marawi evacuated, gov't vows 'maximum power'

May 27, 2017 - 2:02 PM

UPDATED Almost all of the city s 200 000 population have evacuated to nearby Iligan City says Lanao del Sur Vice Governor Mamintal Adiong Jr

EVACUATE. Resident fleeing Marawi City cramped on a truck as they traverse a traffic gridlock near a police checkpoint at the entrance of Iligan City on May 24, 2017. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

WATCH: Marawi residents flee clashes on Day 1 of Martial Law

May 25, 2017 - 12:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte is already threatening to expand his Martial Law declaration to cover the entire country If there s anything we learned he doesn t make empty threats about martial law

LONG LINES. Security officers check the bags of commuters entering Iligan City

Students walk 32 kilometers to flee Marawi City

May 24, 2017 - 9:23 PM

Mindanao State University s satellite campus in Iligan City is prepared to accommodate students who evacuated from the main campus in Marawi City

LONG LINES. Security officers check the bags of commuters entering Iligan City

Celebrated poets perform, talk at MSU Iligan on April 10

Apr 07, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Students will be able to watch the performances of poets Lourd Ernest de Veyra Victor Emmanuel Carmelo Nadera Jr Joel Toledo and Cerrine Cecilia Tuason

SteelAsia offers to revive defunct National Steel

Mar 20, 2017 - 7:42 AM

Local steel bar maker SteelAsia wants to ride the infrastructure boom and offers to revive the thrice privatized National Steel in Iligan City

NEXT CHAPTER. SteelAsia Manufacturing Corporation has offered to buy long defunct National Steel Corporation in Iligan City.

Iligan City mayor Celso Regencia freed

Jan 30, 2017 - 7:06 PM

The release of Celso Regencia follows the dismissal of the murder cases against him Regencia is previously accused of an ambush on foremer Iligan Representative Vicente Belmonte Jr

FREE. The justice department orders the Quezon City prosecutor to withdraw all information filed against Iligan Mayor Celso Regencia

#WalangPasok: Class, work suspensions, Tuesday, January 17

Jan 17, 2017 - 12:25 AM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes and work have been suspended for Tuesday January 17 due to rains and floods in the Visayas and Mindanao

Murder cases vs Iligan mayor dismissed

Jan 13, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Mayor Celso Regencia who is on his second term has been behind bars for the alleged ambush on the convoy of former Iligan congressman Vicente Belmonte

FREE. The justice department orders the Quezon City prosecutor to withdraw all information filed against Iligan Mayor Celso Regencia

Duterte tags former Iligan congressman, mayor in drug list

Dec 19, 2016 - 6:10 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says ex Iligan City representative Vicente Belmonte Jr and ex Iligan City mayor Lawrence Cruz are included in his final drug list

4 injured in Iligan City explosion

Dec 07, 2016 - 8:58 PM

3rd UPDATE A military report says an unidentified individual in a black shirt with bonnet and white shoes rode past on a motorcycle and threw a grenade at the vicinity of Public Plaza Poblacion Iligan City

WATCH: Students in Iligan cross rope bridge to get to school

Nov 20, 2016 - 8:00 AM

A teacher in a remote barangay in Iligan City hopes the government can help build a proper and safe bridge for her students who risk their lives daily to get a good education

RISKY. Students need to cross this rope bridge daily to get to school. Screengrab of video by Yasmin Mangorsi

Thousands support jailed Iligan City Mayor Regencia

Nov 19, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Local residents say they believe Regencia is a victim of narco politics

Rescued? 'Kidnappers released us,' says MSU student

Jun 09, 2016 - 9:18 PM

(UPDATED) One of the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology students who surfaced on Monday denies reports law enforcers rescued them from kidnappers

Kidnapped students in Lanao del Norte rescued

Jun 07, 2016 - 7:07 PM

Authorities have yet to find two more students of the the Mindanao State University Iligan Institute of Technology

Traveling to Rody Duterte’s misunderstood Mindanao

May 19, 2016 - 9:28 PM

I am looking forward to the time when hearing of places such as Kidapawan Tawi Tawi Zamboanga Sulu or Mindanao will not elicit fear but fond beautiful memories

MT APO VIA KIDAPAWAN. The author enjoys her moment on top of Mt. Apo before a saddening fire razed the highest mountain of the country.

Mayoral bet wins in Numancia, Aklan by just 10 votes

May 12, 2016 - 10:50 PM

The Liberal Party s Jeserel Templonuevo wins by a very slim margin in the mayoral race in Numancia Aklan

7 breathtaking Mindanao destinations you shouldn't miss

Mar 12, 2016 - 5:29 PM

Mindanao is home to many pristine beaches fetching landscapes and beautiful waterfalls that will entice anyone to return

FAMILIAR. Some of Dinagat Islands beaches reminded me of certain places in Palawan. Photo by Joshua Berida

Binay to voters: Take politicians' money but vote for your choice

Feb 23, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Take the money put in your pocket and then vote for who you want especially the likes of Binay and Honasan the United Nationalist Alliance standard bearer tells voters in Iligan City

VOTE FOR ME. Vice President Jejomar Binay, United Nationalist Alliance standard-bearer, bares his platform to voters in Iligan City on February 22,2016. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Binay vows int'l airport in CDO, solution to Mindanao power woes

Oct 04, 2015 - 12:40 PM

The Vice President speaks in front of a crowd of 7 000 during the regional launch of the United Nationalist Alliance in Mindanao

'UNA.' Vice President Jejomar Binay gestures the sign of his party, the United Nationalist Alliance, during its regional launch in Misamis Oriental. Photo by Rappler

Holcim PH okays plan to buy Lafarge Republic's assets

Jul 10, 2015 - 6:29 PM

It was in July 2014 when Holcim and Lafarge came up with a plan to create the world’s largest cement manufacturer

MEGA-MERGER PROCEEDS. Cement giants Holcim Philippines and Lafarge Republic is a step away from planned merger

Ex-US lawmaker in PH gun smuggling pleads guilty

Jul 02, 2015 - 6:44 PM

Leland Yee faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison with a fine of 250 000 and the possibility of supervised release after 3 years

SUSPECT. California State senator and candidate Leland Yee waits outside polling station with his wife Maxine Yee inside San Francisco City Hall in 2011 when he was mayoral candidate. The senator pleads guilty to federal charges of corruption and racketeering, among other crimes. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Suspect in murder of CDO mayor's relatives arrested

Jun 16, 2015 - 4:53 PM

Suspect Alikhan Dimnatang heads the Dimnatang kidnap for ransom group and has pending arrest warrants for murder frustrated murder and attempted murder

Project Agos to push for #ZeroCasualty in N. Mindanao

Jun 10, 2015 - 8:19 PM

MovePH s Project Agos to conduct training on the use of social media in disaster information management on June 18 to 19 in Cagayan de Oro City

SOCIAL MEDIA AND DISASTERS. Project Agos participants learn how to use and maximize social media for disaster risk reduction.

EcoWEB: Helping Mindanao farmers rise from conflict

Mar 10, 2015 - 6:27 PM

How has one social enterprise helped Mindanao farmers produce more and rise above their vulnerability to conflict?

WOKING TOGETHER. Individuals from the civil society of Nunungan gather to participate and discuss the government’s poverty reduction program. Photo from the EcoWEB Facebook page

Iligan mayor faces murder charges over slay try on lawmaker

Jan 21, 2015 - 6:38 PM

Fourteen other suspects face charges over the ambush that hurt congressman Vicente Belmonte and killed 4 of his men in December

MAIN SUSPECT. The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group files murder charges against Iligan City Mayor Celso Regencia and 14 others over the the slay try on the city's congressman, Vicente Belmonte.