REMEMBERING MARTIAL LAW Torture and Martial Law: ‘Ka Jerry’

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/19 Sept) – When Hugo “Ka Jerry” Orcullo shared lunch with close friend Eliseo “Ely” Patlunag in his house in downtown Cagayan de Oro on October… »

Retired broadcaster found dead in CDO

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/25 February)—Employees and reporters of Radio Mo Nationwide (RMN) found their museum curator Felicisimo Sasing dead in a pool of blood here, early afternoon Monday. Responding… »

CDO solon to Madlos: ‘Give my green bills a chance’

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Feb) – The pronouncements of National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Mindanao (NDFP) spokesperson Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos that the simultaneous attacks by the… »

NPA shouldn’t have targeted civilians, Army spokesperson says

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/20 Feb) – The simultaneous attacks of the New People’s Army (NPA) in three areas in Bukidnon Tuesday night was a  “desperate projection of a position… »

Emano says environmental class suit is politicall​y motivated

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/17 Feb) —   Mayor Vicente Emano welcomes the Court of Appeals’ order to submit his response on the environmental class suit filed against him even as… »

Class suit for environment protection filed in CDO

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY(MindaNews/7 February)—After at least three postponements, local environmental groups finally filed Thursday  a civil class suit against the city government and several others at the Court of… »

CDO green group to file Writ of Kalikasan vs city gov’t

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY(MindaNews/5 January)—A local civil society group will file a civil suit against City Hall, as the legal trust fund they have launched online has been receiving generous… »

One year after Sendong: Still living on the edge

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/17 December)—His limbs seemed to have atrophied with fear when he heard over the radio that a typhoon would pass the city again, on the same… »

Investment scam may result in rido among Lanao Sur pols

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao (MindaNews/11 December) — Rido or clan wars may erupt among political families in Lanao del Sur if suspected Ponzi operator Jachob “Coco” Rasuman would renege on… »

DPWH Bukidnon seeks probe on structural integrity of broken bridge

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/8 December)—Engineers of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPHW) who built the Uguiaban Bridge—considered a vital link between this city and the provinces of… »

Rasuman will give investors ‘partial’ payment by mid-December – Lanao Sur gov

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 3 Dec) – Investors of Jachob “Coco” Rasuman’s pyramiding investment scam may be paid “partial” of what they invested by mid-December, according to Lanao… »

De Oro residents start leaving homes voluntarily

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 3 Nov) – Isla Bugnaw, a reclaimed land along the bank of Cagayan River in Barangay Consolacion here where at least a hundred households… »

Cagayan de Oro applies lessons learned from Sendong

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 3 Nov) – Calling their lapses in the aftermath of tropical storm Sendong last year as “birth pains,” this city’s Disaster Risk Reduction Management… »

Congressional bills to privatize government hospitals draw flak

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY(MindaNews/ 1 December)—Militant groups here have strongly opposed the proposed privatization of government hospitals in the country, a sentiment described by a Department of Health (DOH) official… »

CDO traders worried over bombings, criminality rise

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 26 Nov) – The spate of explosions, bomb threats and the general rise in criminality in this city have taken their toll on the… »

CdO police chief, station commander sacked over grenade blast

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 22 November)—The Philippine National Police Regional Office 10 (PRO-10) here has sacked this city’s police director and a station commander in connection with the grenade… »

8 injured in CDO blast

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Nov) – A grenade explosion in front of a lending firm at Barangay Lapasan here this morning injured eight people, including two employees… »

IFI bishops slam gov’t. over culture of impunity

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 17 November)—Bishops of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) or the Philippine Independent Church lambasted Friday the Aquino administration “for the alarming culture of impunity” in… »

Group wants DENR-10 official out

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/13 November)—An environment coalition here is demanding the relief of Environment Management Bureau (EMB 10) Regional Director Sabdullah Abubakar for the “suspicious ransacking” of his office… »

‘MGB-10 not doing its job’ – CDO environment group

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 31 Oct) – Members of the local environmental group Sulog lambasted the Mines and Geosciences Bureau here for its “Pontius Pilate-like” reaction on the… »

Mis. Or farmers hold protest on 40th year of Marcos land reform edict

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/22 October)—At least 2,000 farmers from Misamis Oriental under the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas-Northern Mindanao Region marked the 40th year of Presidential Decree 27 or the Farmers… »

CDO coalition mulls Writ of Kalikasan

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 20 October)—A non-government organization here has threatened to file a Writ of Kalikasan against the city government if it will not do something against the… »

Japan assures continued support to Mindanao peace process

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/19 October)—Japan will continue to cooperate towards achieving a genuine and lasting peace in Mindanao, Japanese Ambassador Toshinao Urabe said. He made the pronouncement as he… »

Mother of Ampatuan Massacre victim harassed anew

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Oct) – The mother of one of the journalist victims in the Ampatuan Massacre has reported that suspicious persons have been asking her… »

Mindanao Prelates ‘vigilantly hopeful’ on Bangsamoro pact

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Oct) – Although they view the inking of the Framework Agreement between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Government of the… »

2 killed, 2 hurt in Cagayan de Oro blast

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/11 October) — Two persons were killed and two others were wounded when one of two improvised explosive devices discovered at a hotel on JR Borja… »

CDO city accountant: ‘We have answered COA on audit of donations for Sendong victims’

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/01 October) — The questions raised by the Commission on Audit (COA) on the appointment of the City Social Welfare and Development officer-in-charge as the receiver,… »

NDFP says indemnity for Davao blast victims not stopgap

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/01 October) — The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) has denied that its indemnification order for the victims of the grenade blast in Paquibato… »

Community-based Sendong victims protest ‘unequal treatment’

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 25 September)—Survivors of tropical storm Sendong who went back to their communities held a picket at the city Social Welfare and Development Office today (Tuesday)… »

6 mining barges continue to operate in CDO river

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY(MindaNews/ 21 September)— Aboard two choppers of the Philippine Air Force’s Technical Operations Group, local environmentalists and reporters discovered Friday morning six mining barges operating in one… »

Documents show Oro officials unprepared for ‘Sendong’

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/17 September)— Official documents recently obtained from City Hall appear to bolster public perception that local officials had acted a little too late in taking steps… »

Neda-10 questions NCSB on GRDP stats

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/17 September)—The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda 10) here, through its Macro and Development Administration Committee, has questioned the accuracy of the National Statistical Coordination… »

Foes confident Emano will be suspended by DILG for Sendong fiasco

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/12 Sept) – One of the legal counsels of Save CDO Now Movement is confident that Mayor Vicente Emano will be suspended “either this December or… »

Bukidnon tribal leaders file human rights complaints vs. Cafgus

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/7 Sept) – Leaders of a tribal community in Bukidnon have filed complaints at the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Friday against the more than 20… »

Lumads camp out anew at Bukidnon capitol

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 31 August)—Nearly a month after at least 20 members of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) allegedly raided the community of slain indigenous peoples’… »

Kagay-an Festival ‘shows’ CdO has recovered’

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY(MindaNews/ 29 August)—This year’s Kagay-an Festival showed that this city has “moved on and is now back on its feet” after the devastating Tropical Storm Sendong hit… »

Emano not behind my bid, says mayoralty aspirant

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY(MindaNews/ 24 August)—Philanthropist-industrialist Elmer Francisco, who disclosed last week his plans to run as city mayor, has denied that Mayor Vicente Emano was behind his political bid.… »

Forum on PNoy’s EO 79 on mining draws mixed reactions

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/5 Aug) – Church leaders, environmentalists, civil society organizations and a lumad leader took turns in “cutting down” President Benigno Simeon Aquino III’s Executive Order 79… »

2 NPAs killed in clash with Army in MisOr – 4ID

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/5 Aug) – The military has claimed having killed two rebels in a clash with the New People’s Army (NPA) in an upland village in Misamis… »

CDO city council freezes reporter’s admin case vs village official

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/30 July) —The blue ribbon committee of the city council has postponed “indefinitely” the administrative case filed by a reporter against a village official. Nef Abdul… »

Church leaders nix mining; push food security

LIBERTAD, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/14 July)—Participants to an ecumenical forum here on Thursday urged the national government to anchor its development policy on the people and not on big local and… »

‘Failed leadership has gone global’ – Amnesty International

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/4 July) – Nobel Peace Prize laureate Amnesty International (AI) observed in its 2012 Human Rights Report that “failed leadership has gone global,” while militant sectoral… »

Group to Sec. Paje: How about Gingoog Cenro?

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/03 July) — Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon Jesus Paje seemed to have “conveniently” forgotten where some of the logs seized in Butuan… »

Include whole Mindanao in aid program, Emano asks US ambassador

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/29 June) —“On my bended knees if needed,” City Mayor Vicente Y. Emano begged visiting US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry K. Thomas, Jr. to also… »

Secretary Robredo wants DENR-Caraga chief out

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/22 June) — Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo has asked Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon Jesus Paje to boot out… »

Archbishop Ledesma to lead ‘multi-sectoral united front’ vs mining in CDO

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/7 June) – Bangon Kagay-an, a civil society which started out as a Facebook group, found a formidable ally in Archbishop Antonio Ledesma, SJ, after a… »

Riverbank folk in CDO panic as heavy rains fall

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/05 June)— Heavy rains on Monday brought by the first storm to enter the country this year made residents along the Cagayan River panic, a reaction… »

‘Show us all mining, quarrying permits,’ CDO group tells city hall, DENR

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/30 May) – A socio-civic organization here is demanding from city hall the list of “all mining and quarrying permits” it has issued under its jurisdiction,… »

Guilty verdict means democracy vibrant and alive — CDO lawyers

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/30 May) – Like most parts of the country, lawyers here are still reeling from the Corona impeachment circus hangover but most agree that the 20-3… »

May 17 declared a day of mourning for slain media workers

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/17 May)—Dubbed “Black Thursday,” media workers, journalists and press freedom advocates all over the Philippines wore black today, to condemn the continuing media killings and what… »

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