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Barangay chairman shot dead in Misamis Oriental

Jul 13, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Barangay Chairman Alfredo Zapanta of Danao village, Jasaan town in Misamis Oriental, is the 7th local leader killed in two weeks

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

Bangko Sentral shuts down rural bank in Misamis Oriental

May 02, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Rural Bank of Initao is the 3rd rural bank to be ordered closed in 2018

SHUT DOWN. Rural Bank of Initao is a single-unit rural bank located in Initao, Misamis Oriental. Available records online shows it had 1,476 deposit accounts, with total deposit liabilities of P46.4 million. Image from Google Maps

Tears, triumph mix as Palaro heartbreak kid turns champion

Apr 20, 2018 - 5:48 PM

After years of trying, Erwin Mancao of Misamis Oriental finally bags a gold in athletics

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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

Sandiganbayan affirms rejection of plea bargain deal in fertilizer fund scam

Feb 04, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The anti-graft court says 3 members of the Bids and Awards Committee of Libertad, Misamis Oriental cannot strike a plea bargain deal

DENIED. The Sandiganbayan Third division denies plea bargains filed by Bids and Awards Committee members in the fertilizer fund scam. Photo by Darren Langit/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

4 cops hurt in suspected NPA attack in Misamis Oriental

Dec 03, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Alleged New People's Army members launch an assault on a police station in Binuangan, Misamis Oriental, then eventually retreat

Court of Appeals stays 11 dismissal orders against Cagayan de Oro mayor

Oct 06, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Mayor Oscar Moreno faces 24 administrative cases for the rental of equipment during his tenure as governor of Misamis Oriental from 2004 to 2013

MORENO.  Rappler file photo

6 dead in road collision with military vehicle in Misamis Oriental

Jul 18, 2017 - 11:47 AM

A police report said a military armor personnel carrier a Simba bumped a Toyota Hi Ace and sideswiped a motorcycle while it was overtaking a trailer truck

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


News Briefs: March 10, 2017

Mar 10, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday March 10

Ex-speaker Nograles faces graft charges over PDAF scam

Mar 07, 2017 - 4:32 PM

Former Davao City 1st District representative Prospero Nograles says he is ready for an all out fight before the anti graft court Sandiganbayan

News Briefs: February 10, 2017

Feb 10, 2017 - 12:12 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday February 10

Misamis Oriental under state of calamity

Jan 20, 2017 - 4:31 PM

Damage to infrastructure in the province is at P103 million as of January 20

Pimentel appeals for aid for hometown Cagayan de Oro

Jan 18, 2017 - 11:41 AM

On behalf of Cagayan de Oro I issue this urgent appeal The city needs every assistance that our people can give says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III

HELP. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III appeals for aid for his hometown Cagayan De Oro. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

7 dead in Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental floods

Jan 17, 2017 - 3:03 PM

UPDATED Local officials say 1 654 families or 6 827 persons have been displaced in Misamis Oriental

STRANDED. Vehicles and commuters have been stranded in Cagayan de Oro since Monday night, January 16, after nonstop rains triggered flash floods across the city. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

#NotOnMyWatch CDO: Kagay-anon youth pledge to fight corruption

Nov 26, 2016 - 2:58 PM

The challenge is for us to have courage in reporting says Edison Lacea president of the Xavier University Central Student Government

CDO YOUTH PLEDGED. Attendees of the #NotOnMyWatch public forum pledged to fight to corruption. Photo by Gemma Mendoza/Rappler

DPWH works on Cagayan, Tagoloan, Imus rivers to prevent flooding

Jul 11, 2016 - 2:12 PM

The priority areas in this P356 million flood risk management project have been identified by the Japan International Cooperation Agency in two studies

Envoy warns Filipinos vs bogus agri jobs in New Zealand

Jun 15, 2016 - 1:13 PM

Be careful be very wary of people offering and recruiting for jobs in New Zealand Ambassador David Strachan tells students in Misamis Oriental

WARNING. New Zealand Ambassador David Strachan apprises students of the Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology in Misamis Oriental on his government's probe into scam preying on foreign agricultural workers. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/ Rappler

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May 03, 2016 - 12:47 PM

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NPA frees 1st of 5 prisoners of war in Misamis Oriental

May 02, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Senior Police Officer 4 Renie Rombo was one of the policemen abducted by the rebels when they held simultaneous road blocks across Northern Mindanao

FREED. Senior Police Officer 4 Renie Rombo arrives at the Banglay Basketball court escorted by the New People's Army -Custodial force on Monday, May 2, 2016 after being held for 29 days as prisoner of war by the rebels. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Marcos courts Misamis Oriental with track record, unity plea

Apr 22, 2016 - 10:07 AM

Gingoog City residents give a warm welcome to the vice presidential candidate

WOOING MISAMIS ORIENTAL. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos addresses supporters in Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental, on April 21, 2016. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

2 cops abducted at 'NPA checkpoints' in Bukidnon

Apr 04, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Two cops are declared prisoners of war as the New People s Army sets up checkpoints in 3 Mindanao provinces

REBELS. NPA guerrillas belonging to the Front 73 Guerrilla Command in formation during the release of a government soldier they held as 'prisoner of war' in June. File photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

NPA to candidates: Coordinate with us for 'smooth' campaigning

Apr 04, 2016 - 1:02 AM

The New People s Army sets up checkpoints in Misamis Oriental Bukidnon and Agusan del Norte

IN PHOTOS: Hinuklog: The Passion of Christ in Mindanao

Mar 26, 2016 - 8:54 AM

Pilgrims together with local and foreign tourists flock to Medina every Lent to witness the Hinuklog now a major religious event in Mindanao

A soldier at the play laughs on Jesus Christ, as he punish Christ in the play.

WATCH: Duterte in LP strongholds in Mindanao

Mar 25, 2016 - 2:16 PM

Rodrigo Duterte goes guerrilla style in Liberal Party dominated Camiguin and Gingoog

Challenging millennials to be environmental champions

Mar 09, 2016 - 8:20 PM

Everyone has a role to portray if we are to sustainably manage our natural resources for the present and future generations

PROMISING LUMAD YOUTH LEADER. For a Lumad youth leader from the Talaandig tribe in Bukidnon, Jossie “Josa” Rey Samontao, everyone has a role to portray if we are to sustainably manage our natural resources for the present and future generations. Photo by Jan Michael Amper

Comelec in Northern Mindanao to allow voting time extension

Mar 04, 2016 - 8:12 PM

Voters queuing 30 meters from the polling precincts by closing time at 5 pm on May 9 will be allowed to cast their votes says Comelec’s regional lawyer Gina Luna Zayas Sabio

NEW VOTING HOURS. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista has announced that the voting hours on May 9, 2016, will be up to 5 pm only, 2 hours shorter than in previous elections. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH seeks US help in tracing source of smuggled guns

Mar 03, 2016 - 9:43 PM

The guns smuggled through the Mindanao Container Terminal have serial numbers which could be traced to their real owner says a customs official

SEIZED. Intelligence agents of the customs bureau find gun parts inside two tractors and a motorcycle in a container van at a Cagayan de Oro extension port. Photo courtesy of Bureau of Customs

Smuggled from US: Gun parts seized at Cagayan de Oro port

Mar 02, 2016 - 3:33 PM

UPDATED The gun parts are hidden in two tractors and a second hand Harley Davidson motorcycle as well as mixed with tools inside the container van

SEIZED. Intelligence agents of the customs bureau find gun parts inside two tractors and a motorcycle in a container van at a Cagayan de Oro extension port. Photo courtesy of Bureau of Customs

Mindanao farmers to candidates: Help us survive El Niño now

Feb 18, 2016 - 12:15 PM

As the campaign season heats up Mindanao farmers ask candidates to address their dying crops and increasing debt due to El Niño

WASTED HARVEST. Eggplants in a half-hectare farm in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental have shrivelled up due to the El Niño that has hit Mindanao hard. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Cayetano in Misamis Oriental: Duterte is Mindanao’s champion

Feb 15, 2016 - 11:47 PM

Rodrigo Duterte fails to attend rallies in Misamis Oriental home of 860 000 voters in Northern Mindanao but supporters still think he is Mindanao s hope

COURTING MINDANAO. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano talks to an audience in Misamis Oriental about the Duterte-Cayetano platform. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Campaign Trail: Where the candidates are, Feb 1-7

Feb 01, 2016 - 7:45 PM

UPDATED Interestingly Grace Poe a leading presidential bet does not have any sorties lined up for this week before the official campaign kickoff

Solar lamps give students glimpse of brighter future

Jan 29, 2016 - 11:40 AM

The Department of Education is giving students in off grid areas solar lamps to ensure they are able to do their school work at home

BRIGHT FUTURE. The solar lamps allow students in Misamis Oriental to extend their time studying at home, which the Department of Education hopes will push children to pursue their full potentials. Image courtesy of the Department of Education

Northern Mindanao poll violence watchlist: 47 towns, 7 cities

Jan 17, 2016 - 10:23 PM

Local governments on the list are monitored because of insurgency problems rido or clan war historical political rivalry and the presence of private armed groups

#PhVote challenge: CDO's #TheLeaderIWant

Dec 10, 2015 - 11:58 AM

Those interested to attend PHVoteChallenge: CDO s TheLeaderIWant are required to register in this event page

NPA releases prisoner of war in Misamis Oriental

Nov 21, 2015 - 3:10 PM

Before his release Corporal Adonis Lupiba spent 132 days as a prisoner of war The New People s Army blames the army s rescue efforts for his delayed release

RELEASED. The New People's Army releases Corporal Adonis Lupiba, a prisoner of war. Screen grab from hostage video

Lumad youth to lead environment protection in Northern Mindanao

Oct 30, 2015 - 1:09 PM

Young leaders from Northern Mindanao will be trained on how to manage resources in places where the water flows – from the mountains to the rivers down to the seas

Who is running in Northern Mindanao | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in the Northern Mindanao

Political kingpin Emano no-show in UNA's Mindanao launch

Oct 04, 2015 - 12:21 AM

Emano’s absence fuels speculation that he is not in top shape and may not be able to join sorties if he runs for mayor of Cagayan de Oro City

UNA IN MINDANAO. Vice President Jejomar Binay speaks during the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) Mindanao Launch in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental on October 3, 2015. Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Smuggled goods in 21 containers of 'ukay-ukay' in Misamis Oriental

Aug 01, 2015 - 6:34 PM

The Bureau of Customs says it is its biggest seizure of used clothing

USED CLOTHING. Ukay-ukay stores are widespread in the Philippines despite an embargo on importing of used clothing for commercial purposes since 1966. File photo from WikiPilipinas

Afraid to be seen with Roxas? Non-LP mayors leave Misamis event

Jul 04, 2015 - 7:45 PM

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas tells mayors they will get new patrol jeeps – regardless of their political color

'NO POLITICS HERE.' Interior Secretary Mar Roxas gestures as he hammers a point that there is no politics in the distribution of the patrol jeeps to the 23 towns of Misamis Oriental on Friday, July 3, 2015. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Australian pleads not guilty in CDO child rape case

Jun 16, 2015 - 2:20 PM

Gerard Peter Scully 51 puffed on a cigarette before calmly saying not guilty as the charges were read to him at a courtroom in Cagayan de Oro

Peter Scully. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

3 new biomass plants to rise in Mindanao

Jun 14, 2015 - 9:52 PM

The plants will be built at a cost of 1 billion by Mackay Green Energy using bana grass as feedstock

'Farming is empowering business,' school exec tells students

Jun 04, 2015 - 7:30 AM

If government wants to ensure food security it should help make agriculture courses more attractive to college students says the president of Moscat

YOUTH FARMERS. New Zealand dairy farms reportedly prefer to hire graduates of the Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology in Claveria, Misamis Oriental. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Reducing trash: Gingoog City's success story

Feb 21, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Gingoog City officials and residents join hands and succeed in reducing their trash from 22 tons to 6 tons per day

TREASURE FROM TRASH. Products made from recycle materials created by the women in Barangay Santiago, Gingoog City. All photos by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Seniang death toll climbs to 55

Jan 03, 2015 - 11:46 PM

A total of 41 individuals are injured while at least 8 people remain missing in areas affected by the typhoon

WASHED AWAY.  Residents of Brgy.  Santiago, Iligan City pickup amongst debris washed ashore firewood by Tropical Storm Seniang as it hits Northern Mindanao.  Photo by Manman Dejeto / Rappler

Seniang death toll rises to 30

Dec 30, 2014 - 5:46 PM

Rivers burst their banks and submerged villages in floods up to neck deep while hillsides crashed onto homes and highways officials say

ESCAPE. Residents flee their inundated neighborhood in Misamis Oriental following heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Seniang on December 29, 2014. Photo by Erwin Mascarinas/AFP

AirAsia plane search, Bilibid probe, tax exemption | The wRap

Dec 29, 2014 - 9:05 PM

The search for the missing AirAsia plane continues The Justice secretary sacks more prison officials Some Filipino workers’ benefits are now tax exempt