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#MoveCDO participants vow to stop disinformation

Sep 09, 2018 - 3:32 PM

Check out the pledges of Northern Mindanao students after #MoveCDO

#MoveCDO attendees use truth and fact checking as the foundation for their pledge to join the fight against disinformation.

Xavier University valedictorian: 'We are called to be advocates of peace'

Mar 24, 2018 - 1:30 PM

'Love what you do dearly. Extend service to others genuinely and see the world more clearly. Through these, we will be able to set the world on fire,' says Nicole Rose Baculio

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.

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

Ateneo de Cagayan summa cum laude tops mechanical engineering board exam

Oct 05, 2017 - 4:47 PM

Jay Nelson Corbita's father worked as a school janitor while his mother sold ice candies, hotcakes, and banana cue. He learned the most important life lessons from his parents.

SUMMA CUM LAUDE. Jay Nelson Corbita is one of the brightest in Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan. Photo from XU

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

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

'Value freedom amid crisis' – Xavier-Ateneo

Jun 13, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Xavier University Ateneo de Cagayan marks the 119th Philippine Independece Day by being reminded of the value of freedom and the dangers of martial law

WAVING FLAGS. Xavier Ateneo Junior and Senior High School students wave their flags during the university's Philippine Independence Day celebration. Photo by Angelo Lorenzo

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.

#InspireCourage: A Mindanaoan's valedictory address

Mar 30, 2017 - 11:30 PM

I was asked to talk about what we can do in the future but I say why wait for the future when the future is now when the future is here and when the future is us

GRADUATION 2017. The Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan's academic convocation is held on March 30, 2017 at the XU Gymnasium. Photo by R Magallona

Answering the call for Magis by serving others

Feb 18, 2017 - 8:21 AM

For Gimar Reyes one of the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines for 2016 a life devoted to service for others is his way of loving God back

SERVICE. As a Jesuit Volunteer, Gimar Reyes is currently living with an Agta Dumagat community in Sitio Maninit, Barangay Tinib in Casiguran, Aurora. Photo courtesy of Gimar Reyes/XU

Partnerships to Move the Philippines forward

Dec 29, 2016 - 12:28 PM

We celebrate the partners and friends we’ve made this year and the innovative social media advocacy campaigns we’ve conducted together with them

Are we really burying Marcos' 'body'?

Aug 31, 2016 - 11:42 PM

Filipino historian and anthropologist Dr Antonio Montalvan II weighs in on the burial of the late dictator in a forum in Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan

The dreamers of Zamboanguita

Jun 27, 2016 - 7:45 PM

Two Lumad students tread rough roads and life s challenges to achieve their dreams of having an education and giving back to their communities

DREAMLAND. Poverty may have marred this scenic and friendly place, but Zamboanguita is a home to young Lumad students who will serve as change catalysts for their own community. Photo by Jerome Torres.

4 more PH schools in 2016 Asian university rankings

Jun 14, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Aside from UP AdMU DLSU and UST the list also includes Ateneo de Davao University Silliman University Xavier University and University of San Carlos

Xavier University urges youth to 'learn from history' on Independence Day

Jun 12, 2016 - 8:46 AM

We celebrate this declaration as a symbol of our bravery determination and unity to live free with human rights and dignity says Dulce Dawang of Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan

MUSIC AND HUES. Members of the XU Cultural Dance Troupe showcase various Philippine dances in colorful costumes. Part of the annual celebration of the PH Independence Day is the promotion of Filipino heritage and culture. All photos by Trajano Dagala Cabrales

Liberal Party bets dominate Cagayan de Oro polls

May 13, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Incumbent Cagayan de Oro mayor Oscar Moreno secures his seat with more than 97 000 votes

Reelected Cagayan De Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno (center) and new Vice Mayor Rainier Juaquin Uy, both of Liberal Party were proclaimed by the City Board of Canvassers dawn Thursday, after an almost 48-hours marathon canvassing. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

How Cagayan de Oro voted during the 2010 presidential elections

May 08, 2016 - 12:00 AM

A day before the votes are cast let’s look back at CDO s performance 6 years ago How did the national candidates fare in CDO during the 2010 elections?

Duterte maintains significant lead in CDO survey

May 04, 2016 - 6:51 PM

The survey conducted by Kinaadman Research Center shows that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte persists as the front runner among the presidential candidates in Cagayan de Oro

STRONGHOLD. Davao city Mayor Rodrigo Duterte leads the presidential survey held in Cagayan de Oro city

Martial Law survivor on 2016 polls: ‘Never again pick a dictator’

Apr 27, 2016 - 9:00 AM

When you pick the next leader never again should you pick a dictator Never again should you give up the freedom that people long ago fought so valiantly for says activist Susan Quimpo to a room full of students

NEVER AGAIN. Susan Quimpo, co-author of 'Subversive Lives: A Family Memoir of the Marcos Years,' narrates her family's tumultuous experience during the Martial Law. Behind her are photographs of the young heroes and martyrs who fought against the dictatorship. Photo by Stephen Pedroza/ Rappler

Climate change battleground for CDO local bets

Apr 13, 2016 - 10:05 PM

A forum for candidates in Cagayan de Oro puts a spotlight on climate change and environmental issues

Duterte leads in CDO – Xavier University survey

Apr 04, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The survey also indicates that incumbent Mayor Oscar Moreno 2nd District Rep Rufus Rodriguez and former Mayor Vicente Emano are locked in a statistical tie in the mayoral race

BISAYA VOTE. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte talks to the media after the 1st presidential debate held at Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Ateneo presidents slam Bongbong Marcos ‘revision of history’

Mar 07, 2016 - 4:42 PM

Heads of Jesuit run universities join nearly 530 other signatories against ‘the darkness and oppression of the Marcos years’

DICTATOR’S SON. Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr, a candidate for vice president, gestures during his campaign in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, on February 9, 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Duterte wins majority vote in Xavier University mock poll

Feb 23, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Xavier University says they hope the polls encouraged research into the candidates profiles and active participation in the national elections

MOCK POLLS. The mock elections held in Xavier University hope to encourage more active participation in the voting process. Photo courtesy of Xavier University

Inspiring tenacity, acts of kindness from 2015

Dec 30, 2015 - 4:44 PM

Despite the dark moments of 2015 there are still stories of hope thanks to ordinary people s acts of kindness

MOVING STORIES. As 2015 draws to a close, we look back at some stories of goodness and hope that made the year a little brighter. Image courtesy of Ernest Fiestan

#TheLeaderIWant: Youth dared to find 'hugot' in social issues

Dec 16, 2015 - 3:26 PM

Because the youth have a major role to play in the upcoming elections they have to connect to social issues and find the passion to act

CDO youth asked: Who will you vote for in 2016?

Dec 11, 2015 - 7:41 PM

During PHVote Challenge: Cagayan de Oro s TheLeaderIWant students identify leaders they want based on the presidential bets stance on issues and track records

MORO YOUTH. Nor-Jamal Batugan (R), speaking in behalf of Moro youth, describe the type of leader they want. Photo by Naoki Mengua/ Rappler

#PHVote CDO: More youth getting involved with election issues

Dec 11, 2015 - 8:47 AM

Youth leaders say CDO youth are engaged participative and have a high level of societal consciousness

YOUTH ON ELECTIONS. (L-R) Chay Hofilena, Nor-Jamal Batugan, Ernesto Neri, and Gemma Mendoza talk about the issues that are relevant to the CDO youth for the upcoming elections. Photo by Naoki Mengua/ Rappler

Sisters give free water to stranded EDSA commuters during INC rally

Aug 31, 2015 - 11:04 PM

UPDATED They pitied the strangers some of whom had been walking for 4 hours just to reach home

From street child to Atenean: The story of Rusty

Apr 13, 2015 - 5:36 PM

Here is a story of how a street child exposed to drugs and crime at a young age went against all odds and graduated from Ateneo

'Should we disregard history, hard work on Bangsamoro law?'

Mar 28, 2015 - 5:48 PM

Moro Islamic Liberation Front MILF chief peace negotiator Mohagher Iqbal tells graduates of Xavier University Ateneo de Cagayan that the youth will reap the fruits of the peace process

'SPEAK UP ABOUT PEACE.' Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief peace negotiator Mohagher Iqbal speaks to graduates of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan. Screenshot from Youtube

Students divided over Iqbal’s Xavier University invite

Mar 03, 2015 - 1:41 PM

With rumors of student walkouts the university will be on red alert during its Baccalaureate Mass and university convocation on March 26

#ChangeMaker2014: Young entreps help in Sendong rehab

Oct 22, 2014 - 6:53 PM

Groups of students share their initiatives that have been helping families affected by Typhoon Sendong in Cagayan de Oro 3 years ago gain livelihood

RECOVERING. Single mothers show their finished products, Knots and Woods shoes, made from abaca. Photo courtesy of Knots and Woods

Toward a healthy Cagayan de Oro

Jul 08, 2014 - 5:37 PM

How did the most destructive storm of 2011 pave the way for better nutrition programs in Cagayan De Oro?

IMPORTANT NUTRIENTS. FNRI-developed food such as BIGMO ensures that children get the right nutrients the body needs. Graphic by Mara Mercada / photo courtesy of DOST-FNRI

Remembering Sendong through arts

Dec 15, 2013 - 12:20 PM

Sendong survivors commemorate their experience during the catastrophe through “Straight from the Art

Preparedness key to disaster risk reduction

Sep 22, 2013 - 6:36 PM

When it comes to disasters preparedness is always better than response

Helping out: Disaster response and volunteerism

Sep 22, 2013 - 12:39 AM

The Social Good Summit s afternoon panels discuss disaster readinesss and response and the power of volunteerism

HELPING OTHERS. Ros Juan talks to the crowd about #RescuePH and volunteerism.

Youth leads conversations on peace

Sep 15, 2013 - 8:00 PM

In light of the Zamboanga crisis a group of Mindanao students discuss the meaning of peace

Summer bayanihan at brigada eskwela

May 21, 2013 - 10:00 AM

A group of student volunteers from Xavier University High School Ateneo de Cagayan participates in the annual Brigada Eskwela program

Kagay-anons run for free, fair elections

May 05, 2013 - 9:11 PM

There have been alleged cases of fraud as CF cards were found in a dumpsite while votes were being counted in the May 2010 elections

Stronger Cagayan in the face of disaster

Dec 07, 2012 - 12:04 PM

With the memory of Typhoon Sendong still fresh in their minds residents of Cagayan de Oro City have become stronger and more prepared for any natural calamity

The stuff topnotchers are made of

Feb 22, 2012 - 8:05 PM

I went to review class studied after class and slept late because I was answering at least 100 questions a day to help me prepare for the board exam

Rappler team speaks at comm congress in Cagayan de Oro

Feb 16, 2012 - 8:54 PM

Sibya Cebuano for broadcast will mark the start of an annual gathering of student communicators in Northern Mindanao