Loose Ball

Players from Barangays Diego Silang and Ampayon in Butuan City collide as they fight for control of the ball during the 4th Balangay Football Festival at the Libertad Sports Complex… »

Old Guns

Soldiers check the vintage firearms surrendered by 97 alleged members of the New People’s Army (NPA) at the provincial capitol grounds in Patin-ay, Agusan del Sur, May 21, 2014. MindaNews… »

Caught In the Rain

A child pushes a cart filled with cooked corn as rain pours along the national highway in Butuan City, May 15, 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Cagayan Sunset

The setting sun of summer provides a picturesque view of the Cagayan de Oro River, 12 May 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Banana Ride

Tourists enjoy riding a banana boat near the coastline of Initao town in Misamis Oriental, May 11, 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Drying Palay

Farmers dry palay on the road, occupying half the lane of the diversion road in Barangay Iponan, Cagayan de Oro City on Thursday, 8 May 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin… »


Riders go on with the race while another one slides on the pavement on a tight turn during the 2014 Youth Cup at the SM Mall parking area in Ecoland,… »

CDO Rugby Football Club to compete in national games

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/05 May) – A newly formed rugby team here is hoping to create ripples when in competes in the Philippine Rugby Football Union 2014 Philippine National… »

Cagayan de Oro Fire

A volunteer fire fighter puts on more water towards houses hit by a fire in Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City Monday afternoon (21 April 2014). But firetrucks were delayed with the… »

Good Friday Ride

Pilgrims get to experience the fun and excitement riding the rapids after a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Cagayan de Oro City on Good Friday,… »

Divine Mercy Shrine

Pilgrims walk down the 80-step stair of the Divine Mercy Shrine in El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental on Wednesday (16 April 2014). Shrine management expects the crowd to peak at… »

30,000 devotees expected at Divine Mercy Shrine in MisOr

EL SALVADOR CITY, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 17 April) – The management of the Divine Mercy Shrine here are making final security preparations for as much as 30,000 devotees and… »

Can’t Beat the Heat

A fire fighter shouts for more water pressure during a fire that swept through 16 houses in Barangay 22, Corrales Street in Cagayan de Oro City, Tuesday morning, 15 April… »

30,000 Camiguin-bound passengers expected at Balingoan port

BALINGOAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/15 April) – Port authorities here are gearing up for the arrival of around 30,000 passengers that will be heading to Camiguin Island for the Holy Week.… »

More Power, Boys

Priscilla Pinky Castillo of the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation shouts instructions to the male paddlers of the Father Saturnino Urios University during the team’s intensive training at the Agusan River… »

Reds storm mining firm in Agusan Norte

TUBAY, Agusan del Norte (MindaNews/5 April)–Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels raided at around 1 a.m. Saturday a mining firm here, burning four dump trucks, destroying machineries and seizing the… »

Summer fun

Boys find it fun to jump into the murky waters of the Agusan River on a rainy summer day. Light rains brought by Tropical Depression Caloy continued to pour in… »

To the Rescue

Rescuers from the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office carry an “injured” personnel out the city hall building in Butuan City during the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill Wednesday morning,… »

Battle Preparedness

Amidst the rain, soldiers of the 29th Infantry Battalion jump out of a Simba armored personnel carrier during a simulated camp defense drill in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte Thursday… »

All for One

Young boys carry one of their friends to force him to swim with them at the Agusan River in Butuan City, Tuesday afternoon, March 4, 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin… »

Women’s Month

Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chairperson Loretta Ann Rosales (center) gives out her best during a simultaneous dance for the “One Billion Rising” campaign to end violence against women during the… »

OCD-Caraga intensifies disaster preparedness training

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 4 March) – The Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) here in Caraga Region is intensifying trainings on disaster preparedness during the entire summer to hasten… »

Emergency Preparedness

High school students listen while a member of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) discuss the essentials of transporting an injured person during a training on emergency preparedness… »

Silent Art

A deaf expresses herself through art using oil pastel during a free art workshop of the Patik Kulay Visual Art Festival at the Robinson Mall in Butuan City, 26 February… »

Sunrise walk

A picturesque sunrise is a perfect backdrop for an early morning walk in the town of Carmen in Agusan del Norte.  MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas


Students view an sculpted art piece of Lumad playing the bamboo musical instrument called “kubing” (mouth harp) during the Lumad sa Luwad art exhibit by Kit Gresos as part of… »

Morning Mist

A farmer whips a bundle of rice seedlings to remove the mud and prepare it for planting as thick fog blurs the fields behind him in barangay Lemon, Butuan City… »

Rangers arrive in Butuan; more troops coming to Caraga

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/19 February) – A battalion of the elite Scout Rangers arrived on Monday in this city in what a military official said was part of heightened efforts against… »

Scout Rangers

Elements of the Army’s 4th Scout Ranger Battalion arrive at the Bancasi Airport in Butuan City Monday (17 Feb 2014) aboard a C-130 Hercules transport plane after seeing action against… »


Participants to the two-day basic disaster awareness and preparedness training learn how to use their t-shirts as a makeshift stretcher in barangay Ampayon, Butuan City, February 14, 2014. MindaNews photo… »

‘Agaton’ landslide victims in Butuan complain of gov’t neglect

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 13 Feb) – Some 100 families affected by a landslide at the height of Typhoon Agaton that damaged houses and a church and rendered a barangay… »

Landslide Hike

A young father holds his child while trying to balance above the muddy soil that covered the barangay road cutting off more than 100 homes from the city. The landslide… »

A River Wild

Tourists enjoy the thrill and fun experience of white water rafting on board an inflatable raft down the rapids of the Cagayan de Oro River between the town of Baungon… »

Where There’s Smoke

Fire fighters try to put out a fire in Barangay Kauswagan in Cagayan de Oro City from atop a concrete fence, evening of Feb. 7. The gate of the compound… »

How Much?

Traders haggle on the price and number of containers for retailers and sellers at the fish port in barangay Loyongbonbon, Opol town, Misamis Oriental, on Feb. 7. The fish were… »

Barefoot Power

Elementary runners on barefoot head towards the finish line during the women’s 200-meter dash at the provincial divisions athletic meet in Nasipit, Agusan del Norte, Wednesday afternoon (5 Feb 2014). MindaNews photo… »

4 Mindanao provinces under storm signal No. 1

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 Jan) – Still reeling from the floods and landslides brought by tropical depression “Agaton,” Mindanao is again bracing for tropical depression “Basyang” as four Mindanao… »

More troops to be deployed to Caraga

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/26 January) – More soldiers will be deployed to the Caraga region in the coming weeks to boost the fight against the New People’s Army (NPA), an Army… »

Death toll in Butuan flood rises to 7

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/25 January)—The death toll from the flooding here in the last two weeks has risen to seven from four despite the efforts of the local government unit and… »

101,000 displaced in Butuan’s worst flood ever

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – More residents here living in low-lying areas continue to leave their homes, peaking at 101,000 as of this morning, even though the City… »

Unsung Heroes

Coast Guard rescuers bring children to higher ground in Barangay Mahogany, Butuan City Tuesday morning (21 Jan 2014). MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas | Read story


Residents help out in rescuing their trapped neighbors in Barangay Mahogany, Butuan City Tuesday morning (21 Jan 2014).  MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas | Read story

Baby’s Safe

A firefighter holds an infant as he climbs up the ladder while the pregnant mother looks up after police rescued them from their flooded home in Barangay Baan Riverside, Butuan… »

Flood alert level 3 still up in Butuan City

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/17 January) – Flood alert level 3 has been in effect in the city since Wednesday evening after the water level in the Agusan River continued to rise,… »

Coping with Nature’s Wrath

A girl heads to school on board a makeshift raft in Barangay Baan Riverside, Butuan City on January 16, 2014. Classes were only suspended in schools that were used as… »

Butuan City declares state of calamity

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/15 January) – The city council passed a resolution Tuesday declaring the city under a state of calamity, to expedite assistance for residents displaced by floods triggered by… »

No Joy Ride

A wooden canoe ferries a resident straight to his doorstep as flood waters invade hundreds of homes in barangay Mahay, Butuan City on January 13, 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin… »

Leaving Home

Residents are ferried by a wooden canoe in barangay Mahogany in Butuan City towards designated evacuation areas on January I3, 20I4. Floods spawned by a Low Pressure Area over Mindanao… »

Fun in the Flood

Children play and have fun in the flood waters after their homes got flooded in barangay Mahogany in Butuan City, Sunday afternoon, January 12, 2014. The flood hit 15 barangays… »

National Museum allots P90M for Butuan projects

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/10 January) – The National Museum will allocate a total of P90 million for two major projects of its branch in the city, an official said. Dr. Ana… »

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