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Rappler's latest stories on Northern Mindanao


Northern Mindanao police chief sacked, suspended from service

Oct 29, 2019 - 1:49 PM

Brigadier General Rafael Santiago Jr is ordered suspended from service for 6 months, says Philippine National Police officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa

SACKED. Rafael Santiago Jr (center) is sacked from his post as he faces administrative complaints when he was a provincial director. PNP photo

PDEA Northern Mindanao nabs Bukidnon public school teacher in drug bust

Oct 11, 2019 - 3:31 PM

Law enforcers arrest Grade 9 teacher in a buy-bust operation

Dengue cases in Northern Mindanao breach epidemic threshold

Aug 07, 2019 - 8:17 AM

It's in Northern Mindanao where 60 dengue deaths have been recorded

Northern Mindanao police close 1,900 PCSO gaming outlets

Jul 28, 2019 - 2:11 PM

The Philippine National Police in Northern Mindanao closes 1,386 small town lotteries, 208 lotto establishments, and 306 Peryahan ng Bayan

GAMING SHUT DOWN. Cops begin shutting down PCSO Lotto outlets in Makati City. File photos from Makati Police

Northern Mindanao 'peaceful' as local campaign kicks off

Mar 30, 2019 - 3:24 PM

In Cagayan de Oro, former SSS commissioner Jose Gabriel 'Pompee' La Viña kicks off his bid to replace Mayor Oscar Moreno

PEACEFUL KICK OFF Cagayan de Oro mayor candidate Jose Gabriel 'Pompee' La Vina kicks off his campaign at Cogon Market on Friday, March 29. Photo from La Vina's Facebook page

Northern Mindanao suffers agriculture damage due to El Niño

Mar 13, 2019 - 11:06 AM

Local agriculture officials will meet with provincial agriculturists in the region to assess the impact of El Niño in the coming months

EL NIÑO. This photo shows rice fields near Musuan Peak in Valencia, Bukidnon. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Controversial cop ambushed in CDO declared out of danger

Nov 21, 2018 - 7:42 PM

Police Superintendent Michael John Deloso is still in the intensive care unit

Scene of Crime operatives process the crime scene of the ambush site of Police Supt Michael John Deloso along Juan Luna streets cor Capitol Road, misamis Oriental provincial compound, Cagayan de Oro City on Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Northern Mindanao top cop in critical condition after ambush

Nov 20, 2018 - 9:29 PM

Police Superintendent Michael John Deloso survives an ambush in Cagayan de Oro City

AMUBUSHED. Scene of Crime Operatives process the site where Superintendent Michael John Deloso was ambushed in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula experience power outage

Nov 08, 2018 - 7:08 PM

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines says the 'intentional toppling of vegetation under the Baloi-Agus 2 transmission line resulted in the loss of power over vast areas in Northeastern and Northwestern Mindanao'

POWER OUTAGE. Northern Mindanao and the Zamboanga Peninsula experienced a power outage on November 8, 2018. Photo of power line by LeAnne Jazul/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

Duterte opens Chinese-donated Bukidnon drug rehab center

Aug 03, 2018 - 5:13 PM

The P500-million facility is donated by Friends of the Philippines, a group of Chinese businessmen led by Jose Kho, associated with a company behind planned massive reclamation in Manila Bay

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

Palaro record-breaker Sylvian Abunda aims for back-to-back gold in javelin

Apr 06, 2018 - 12:31 PM

Sylvian Faith Abunda, a Grade 11 student at Lantapan Stand-Alone Senior High School in Lantapan, Bukidnon, is banking on her experience, perseverance, and discipline to achieve her Palaro dreams

Sylvian Faith Abunda from Region X, Gold medal winner and new record holder for Javelin Throw.

IN NUMBERS: Three-year Rolling Infrastructure Plan (TRIP)

May 03, 2017 - 6:00 PM

TRIP outlines over 4 000 infrastructure projects worth P3 6 trillion to be completed by 2020

MEDIUM TERM. TRIP aims to complete over 4,000 infrastructure projects worth P3.6 trillion by 2020.

N. Mindanao wins elementary baseball boys gold vs C. Luzon

Apr 28, 2017 - 3:07 PM

Two Northern Mindanao athletes also win individual awards: Julrey Morales for best pitcher and Kim Adam for the most number of stolen bases

HIGH AND PROUD. Central Luzon athletes line up for today's awarding as they place second after Region X in elementary boys baseball at Camp Fullon. Photo by Regine Villafuerte/ Rappler

NCR footballers' quarters climb includes 17-0 obliteration of Central Luzon

Apr 26, 2017 - 9:42 PM

The National Capital Region continues to pad its lead for the overall championship title as they added 12 gold medals in the official third day of competition of the 60th Palarong Pambansa 2017

KICK IT. Football players of NCR and Northern Mindanao rallies the ball in an intensive attempt to make a goal. Photo by Bea Mae Punongbayan/ Rappler

Glitches and glory at Palaro in Antique

Apr 26, 2017 - 5:01 PM

It is tough but we’re not offering any excuse DepEd says

FLOODED FIELD. A baseball umpire clears the flooded field in Camp Fullon in Antique province after a heavy downpour on Tuesday, April 25. Photo by Justine Rheyvan Ramos/Rappler

N. Mindanao football team protests after NCR's no-show for Palaro game

Apr 25, 2017 - 1:47 PM

The game between Northern Mindanao and NCR is postponed until Wednesday morning April 25

PROTEST. Northern Mindanao football team asks tournament officials to declare them the winner by default since the NCR team did not show up during the game on Monday night, April 24. Photo by Jieven Santisteban/Rappler

Thousands displaced by heavy rains in parts of Visayas, Mindanao

Jan 17, 2017 - 8:25 AM

UPDATED Around 963 families or 4 536 persons are displaced in Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao all of which are staying in 28 evacuation centers

#RESCUEPH. Rescuers evacuate students and faculty who were stranded in the University of Science and Technology of the Philippines (USTP). Photo courtesy of Lionel Amarado

Cagayan de Oro under state of calamity

Jan 17, 2017 - 2:15 AM

UPDATED Forced evacuation has been ordered in several flood and landslide prone barangays Some parts of the city are in neck deep water

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

NPA rebels hopeful about peace process but…

Dec 27, 2016 - 9:40 AM

Communist guerrillas in Northern Mindanao celebrate the CPP s 48th anniversary in Medina Misamis Oriental

 "Ka Paris" Mapano, one of the NDFP consultants, in Medina, Misamis Oriental. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

12 Northern Mindanao police chiefs sacked for poor performance

Sep 06, 2016 - 8:37 PM

They failed to keep up with the demands of Project Double Barrel the Philippine National Police s campaign against illegal drugs

Northern Mindanao reports drop in July crime rate

Aug 13, 2016 - 12:21 PM

Police statistics showed that there was a 44 drop in the overall crime rate for the month of July

Who is the top presidential pick of young Kagay-anons?

May 05, 2016 - 7:03 PM

In the bustling city of Cagayan de Oro dubbed as the melting pot of Northern Mindanao who are the young voters supporting?

ALL IN DAY’S WORK. In her shanty little shop, Grace Walingin, a Xerox machine operator, aspires for change. All photos by Alyssa Viado/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

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

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

Cagayan de Oro debate crowd: Where are our issues?

Feb 22, 2016 - 4:43 PM

The first presidential debate fails to take up candidates plans for the indigenous peoples of Mindanao agriculture and persons with disabilities

The crowd watching the PiliPinas Debates 2016 at the Capitol University gym in Cagayan de Oro Ciity, Philippines, February 21, 2016. photo by Bobby Lagsa / Rappler

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

Cagayan de Oro mayor gets court order to stay in office

Nov 13, 2015 - 9:31 PM

The Court of Appeals issues a status quo ante order as it deliberates on Mayor Oscar Moreno s motion for reconsideration of the Ombudsman s dismissal order

New Cagayan de Oro mayor sworn in; Moreno holds out

Nov 12, 2015 - 11:25 PM

UPDATED Vice Mayor Ian Acenas has been sworn in the regional DILG official but dismissed Mayor Oscar Moreno says he will submit his pleading with the appeals court

NEW MAYOR. Ian Acenas, elected vice mayor of Cagayan de Oro City, assumes mayorship after the Ombudsman dismissed Mayor Oscar Moreno. Photo from Ian Acenas' Facebook page

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

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

More than 78,000 dengue cases since Jan 2015 – DOH

Sep 23, 2015 - 12:52 PM

The health department records 233 dengue related deaths from January 1 to September 5

DENGUE. In the Philippines, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are the primary and secondary mosquito vectors. File photo of Aedes albopictus from WikiCommons

Dengue on the rise: 55,000 reported cases so far in 2015

Sep 04, 2015 - 2:00 PM

This is higher than the 50 462 recorded cases during the same period in 2014

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

Northern Mindanao minimum wage up P12 a day by July 3

Jun 29, 2015 - 6:30 PM

These wage earners are also exempted from paying income tax on their wage and on their hazard pay holiday pay night shift differential and overtime pay

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.

GMA job cuts to include headquarters?

May 15, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The network chief says GMA 7 ‘will save millions of pesos in its streamlining policy

GMA will continue its manpower reduction program to cover its headquarters in Manila after laying off several workers in its regional offices. File photo by Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Badminton finals (Palaro 2015)

May 09, 2015 - 10:16 AM

The Badminton finals of Palarong Pambansa 2015 in photos

Team Soccsksargen soars to deliver a powerful smash towards the opposing team. Photo by Elaine Majistrado/Rappler

GMA-7 'not in the red,' layoffs a 'callous move' – NUJP

Apr 27, 2015 - 9:08 PM

UPDATED GMA 7 finds unfortunate NUJP s disregard of the network s substantial losses from its regional operations and from its local programs

GMA-7 lays off workers in regional stations

Apr 26, 2015 - 2:46 PM

UPDATED GMA 7 says the layoffs are part of strategic streamlining of programs and manpower in its provincial stations to ensure business competitiveness

Drug war grips Mindanao city, 28 killed in 2 years

Apr 18, 2015 - 11:02 AM

Gingoog City Mayor Marie Guingona has asked the national police and the military to reinforce the city police to help combat the drug menace

REINFORCEMENT. Policemen from the Regional Public Safety Battalion guards Gingoog city hall on Thursday, April 16,2015. The local government has asked the national police to reinforce the local force given the drug war that has resulted in several killings. Photo by Bobby Lagsa, Rappler

Another alleged victim of Australian pedophile surfaces

Mar 19, 2015 - 6:40 PM

The 9 year old child claims her own mother introduced her to Peter Scully

ADDITIONAL CHARGES. Following the discovery of more victims of Peter Scully, authorities are preparing additional charges of rape and trafficking against the Australian national. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

6 more victims of Australian pedophile identified

Mar 10, 2015 - 5:19 PM

Peter Scully s live in partner now in jail on charges of 3 counts of rape and one count of human trafficking is seeking to be a state witness

ADDITIONAL CHARGES. Following the discovery of more victims of Peter Scully, authorities are preparing additional charges of rape and trafficking against the Australian national. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

N. Mindanao ready to break into int’l trade?

Mar 07, 2015 - 8:07 PM

Opportunities abound in agriculture food processing service related industries and trade infrastructure services

NBI files multiple raps vs Australian pedophile in PH

Mar 05, 2015 - 7:04 PM

Peter Gerald Scully – who filmed sexual assault and abuse of children and streamed them to clients – faces qualified trafficking murder child abuse and statutory rape charges

ARRESTED IN BUKIDNON. National Bureau of Investigation Region X chief Angelito Magno presents to media alleged Australian pedophile Peter Gerard Scully right after his arrest in Bukidnon in February. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

NBI digs bones of girl allegedly killed by Aussie pedophile

Feb 25, 2015 - 7:16 PM

The 10 year old victim was believed to have been kidnapped by Peter Gerard Scully in Talakag Bukidnon and murdered in Surigao City

SEX ABUSE VICTIM. Operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation in Northern Mindanao recover on February 25, 2015, in Surigao City the bones of a 10-year-old girl believed to have been kidnapped by Australian pedophile Peter Scully in Talakag, Bukidnon in 20013. Photo courtesy of NBI Region X

Australian arrested in Bukidnon for cybersex ops

Feb 20, 2015 - 10:35 PM

UPDATED Peter Scully 51 is also wanted in Europe for broadcasting over the Internet sexual acts involving children