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Bangladeshi wanted by Interpol nabbed in CDO

Bangladeshi wanted by Interpol nabbed in CDO

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/24 June) – A Bangladeshi national who has an arrest warrant issued by the Interpol for triple murder in the US was arrested here on Tuesday morning, police said. Inspect ...

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Displaced Lumads seek support of MisOr LGU’s help to talk with Army

Displaced Lumads seek support of MisOr LGU’s help to talk with Army

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) – Internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the Higaonon tribe trooped to the provincial capitol of Misamis Oriental Thursday morning and staged a protest rall ...

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Cagayan de Oro City needs to revise 1994 curfew ordinance on minors

Cagayan de Oro City needs to revise 1994 curfew ordinance on minors

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 04 June) – A 1994 ordinance imposing curfew for minors is now being implemented by the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) and the Cagayan de Oro Police Office ( ...

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110 VCMs malfunction in Caraga; only 25 replacements arrive

110 VCMs malfunction in Caraga; only 25 replacements arrive

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/10 May) – One hundred ten vote-counting machines malfunctioned in various precincts across Caraga Region on Monday, but only 25 replacements arrived from Manila on the evening o ...

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P2.7 million worth of drugs seized in Butuan City

P2.7 million worth of drugs seized in Butuan City

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/08 May) -- Around 2.7 million pesos worth of shabu (Methamphetamine Hydrochloride) along with two suspects were apprehended here by a joint operation of the Police Regional Inte ...

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Alleged NPA leader nabbed in Agusan Sur; rebels free 3 soldiers, militiaman

Alleged NPA leader nabbed in Agusan Sur; rebels free 3 soldiers, militiaman

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/04 May) – An alleged commander of the New People’s Army (NPA) was arrested by policemen and members of the 23rd Infantry Battalion manning a Commission on Elections composite ch ...

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Crop damage in NorMin due to El Niño: P2.3B

Crop damage in NorMin due to El Niño: P2.3B

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/01 May) – Crop damage caused by the prolonged El Niño phenomenon in Northern Mindanao has reached P2.3 billion and the figure may yet increase, the Department of Agriculture in ...

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Risking Against Flood

Risking Against Flood

A driver risks driving his tricycle through the flooded road in Barangay Pigdaulan in Butuan City Saturday afternoon (19 Dec 20150). Several rice farming communities in Butuan were flooded by the heav ...

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Abducted Agusan mayor, son killed by captors

Abducted Agusan mayor, son killed by captors

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Oct) – The mayor of Loreto town of Agusan del Sur and his son abducted by armed men from his residence in Butuan City Monday night were killed by their captors later that ...

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Agusan Sur mayor, son abducted in Butuan

Agusan Sur mayor, son abducted in Butuan

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Oct) – Mayor Dario Otaza of the municipality of Loreto in Agusan del Sur, along with his son, was abducted in his residence in Butuan City Monday evening by still unidenti ...

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Platoon leader to face court martial over lumad killings in Surigao del Sur

Platoon leader to face court martial over lumad killings in Surigao del Sur

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 25 Sept) – A platoon leader will be facing court martial proceedings for the killings of lumads in Surigao del Sur recently, Army officials said. Army chief Maj. Gen. ...

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Election problem seen in Surigao del Sur if conflict in Lumad areas not resolved

Election problem seen in Surigao del Sur if conflict in Lumad areas not resolved

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Sept) – The head of the Commission on Election (COMELEC) in Surigao del Sur has expressed concerns that the displacement of indigenous people and communities in the ...

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Butuan university to host peace confab for academics

Butuan university to host peace confab for academics

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/22 September) – Caraga region’s top university will host a peace conference among schools and universities across the country to get perspectives from scholars and academicians ...

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Farmers turn over eagle to DENR in Butuan

Farmers turn over eagle to DENR in Butuan

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/08 September) – Residents of a farming village here turned over a juvenile Crested Serpent Eagle to the Department of Environment Natural Resources (DENR) after it survived an a ...

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Surigao Sur Evacuees

Surigao Sur Evacuees

Displaced villagers from barangay Buhisan, San Agustin town in Surigao del Sur, many of them children, find refuge at the sports center turned evacuation area in Tandag City, September 4, 2015. They f ...

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Surigao Sur Gov to Army: disband, disarm Bagani forces

Surigao Sur Gov to Army: disband, disarm Bagani forces

TANDAG CITY (MindaNews/05 September) -- Surigao del Sur Governor Johnny Pimentel wants the Philippine Army to “disband and disarm” the Bagani Forces, a paramilitary group composed of Lumads (Indigenou ...

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Tournament marks rise of rugby popularity in Northern Mindanao

Tournament marks rise of rugby popularity in Northern Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Aug) -- Organizers of the upcoming rugby tournament here dubbed “Higalaay Challenge Cup” is confident that this year's event will mark the rise of this sport not on ...

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High kick

High kick

A student narrowly misses a cow's high kick during the Xavier University Rodeo at the Manresa Farm in Cagayan de Oro City on Friday, August 21, 2015.  MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas ...

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NPA raid in Gingoog village leaves women, children shocked

NPA raid in Gingoog village leaves women, children shocked

ALAGATAN, Gingoog City (MindaNews/15 July) – The attack by the New People’s Army (NPA) on soldiers of the 58th Infantry Battalion here Saturday afternoon has left several women and children traumatize ...

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Food poisoning cases in Caraga region reach 1,699; candy-maker denies responsibility

Food poisoning cases in Caraga region reach 1,699; candy-maker denies responsibility

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/11 July) -- Authorities in Caraga region are on alert after the number of food poisoning cases rushed to hospitals overnight since Friday in Surigao del Sur, Surigao del ...

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Close to 300 pupils, students in Surigao Sur town downed by food poisoning

Close to 300 pupils, students in Surigao Sur town downed by food poisoning

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/10 July) – At least 286 students and pupils from the town of Cagwait in Surigao del Sur were rushed to various hospitals after allegedly eating durian and mangosteen can ...

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Food Poisoning Victim

Food Poisoning Victim

One of the six children admitted for suspected food poisoning in Butuan City rests on bed and is given intravenous fluid after suffering severe abdominal pain and vomiting. Thirty-six pupils from Doon ...

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36 pupils in Butuan hospitalized for suspected food poisoning

36 pupils in Butuan hospitalized for suspected food poisoning

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/03 July) – Thirty-six schoolchildren were rushed to the Agusan del Norte Provincial Hospital here for suspected food poisoning Friday. The children, all pupils of Doongan Elemen ...

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China’s reclamations to cause fishery crisis, scientist warns

China’s reclamations to cause fishery crisis, scientist warns

CORON, Palawan (MindaNews / 14 June) -- National scientist Dr. Angel Alcala warned that the ongoing Chinese reclamation and construction along the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea will bring ...

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Dangerous Move

Dangerous Move

A player from Butuan's KJB gets thrown up after colliding with an opponent from Surigao del Norte in the Under 14 category match during the 5th Butuan-Agusan Norte Football Association football festiv ...

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Voting on BBL Postponed

Voting on BBL Postponed

Members of the House ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law fill the Nograles Hall during the hearing on the bill on Monday, May 11, at the House of Representatives in Quezon City. The committee ...

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Blocked

Blocked

Moro women position themselves in front of anti-riot police outside the gate of the House of Representatives in Quezon City, 11 May 2015. The women join the march calling for the passage of the Bangsa ...

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Summer Plunge

Summer Plunge

Children jump into the water to beat the summer heat in Libertad River in Barangay LIbertad, Butuan City, May 9, 2015. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas ...

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Former street kid who finished college going home to bring message of hope

Former street kid who finished college going home to bring message of hope

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/08 May) – He slept on the cold pavements of Cagayan de Oro City, sniffed solvent, and learned to steal and scavenge when he just seven years old in order to survive. That was ye ...

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Hand in hand

Hand in hand

Farmers in Barangay Candiis, Magsaysay town in Misamis Oriental help each other out prepare coconuts for processing on Monday (4 May 2015). MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas ...

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Pacman Diehards

Pacman Diehards

Spectators inside the gymnasium at the 4th Infantry Division headquarters in Camp Evangelista, Patag in Cagayan de Oro City cheer after Manny Pacquiao connects a punch in his fight against Floyd Maywe ...

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“We suffer when our parents have no work”

“We suffer when our parents have no work”

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/02 May) -- Fifteen year old Lito of Bukidnon joined his parents in the Labor Day march here last Friday to express how children suffer when their parents suffer from low ...

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Eagle’s Shadow

Eagle’s Shadow

Protesters carry effigies of President Benigno Aquino III and an American Eagle depicting alleged US influence in Philippine labor policies as they march along Velez Street in Cagayan de Oro City to m ...

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Welcome to Davao

Welcome to Davao

A soldier inspects a passenger bus from Cagayan de Oro City at the Task Force Davao checkpoint in Calinan, Davao City on Sunday, 26 April 2015. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas ...

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Grass Fire

Grass Fire

Firefighters help each other put out a grass fire that got out of control due to the summer heat in Barangay Camaman-an in Cagayan de Oro City Tuesday (21 April 2015). MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascari ...

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US$7,000 up for grabs in 2015 Siargao international women surfing tourney

US$7,000 up for grabs in 2015 Siargao international women surfing tourney

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 22 Apr) – The 8th Women International Surfing competition is expected to be the biggest to date as top seeded international surfers will compete for a total cash price of US$7 ...

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For A Safe Travel

For A Safe Travel

A tribal chief and a baylan or spiritual leader sacrifice a chicken in a ritual known as Panawagtawag at the Press Freedom Monument, Capitol Grounds, Cagayan de Oro City (April 21, 2015). The ritual s ...

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Early for Work

Early for Work

The colors of the morning skies slowly change as a fisherman drags his boat towards the deeper part of the waters for another day of fishing in Medina town, Misamis Oriental, April 19, 2015. MindaNews ...

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Carabao Race

Carabao Race

Carabaos with riders run alongside those without handlers, who fell off along the way at a carabao race during the barangay fiesta in San Vicente, Butuan City on Wednesday (15 April 2015). MindaNews p ...

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River ride

River ride

A child paddles a wooden canoe across Baug river along the fishing village in Magallanes, Agusan del Norte on April 10, 2015.  MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas ...

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Bangus Harvest

Bangus Harvest

Fisherfolks harvest bangus (milkfish) from a fishcage in Barangay Masao, Butuan City on Thursday (9 April 2015). MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas ...

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Students hope for peaceful Mindanao through peace journalism

Students hope for peaceful Mindanao through peace journalism

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 8 April) – Students and teachers from various schools in the Caraga Region expressed their hope for peace through responsible and balanced journalism during a peace journalism ...

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Peace Journalism

Peace Journalism

Former broadcast journalist Primy Cane, who just completed her masteral on Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney, talks about how to distinguish the forms of violence during the Pea ...

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Flower Frenzy

Flower Frenzy

Hundreds of people swarm around the image of Jesus Christ in a frenzy to get hold of the flowers used in adorning the cart during the Easter Sunday "sugat" or meeting between the Messiah and the Virgi ...

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Walk of Faith

Walk of Faith

Thousands swarm on the road going to the final stages of the station of the cross during the Good Friday dawn procession dubbed Panaad 2015 toward the mountain in Barangay Anticala, Butuan City, April ...

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Sacrificial Chicken

Sacrificial Chicken

A baylan or spiritual leader conducts a ritual to communicate with the spirit while holding a sacrificial chicken during the start of the Indigenous People Leaders summit held at Camp Evangelista in C ...

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Cop injured in failed ambush on convoy of Agusan Norte governor

Cop injured in failed ambush on convoy of Agusan Norte governor

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 26 March) – A police officer was injured after the convoy carrying Agusan del Norte Gov. Ma. Angelica Amante-Matba was ambushed while travelling along a barangay road ...

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Electrocutioners

Electrocutioners

Fisherman in a shallow pond use electric rods to catch freshwater fish in Barangay Bayanihan, Butuan City on Tuesday (17 March 2015). MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas ...

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Another ‘bakwit’ Banwaon child dies in Agusan Sur

Another ‘bakwit’ Banwaon child dies in Agusan Sur

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/13 March) – A three-year-old Banwaon died at the evacuation camp in barangay Balit, San Luis town in Agusan del Sur at around 4:00 a.m. Thursday, the fifth child to die since me ...

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Splitting Rattan

Splitting Rattan

Workers split a rattan stem into smaller parts in Barangay Dona Flavia, San Luis town in Agusan del Sur Tuesday (10 March 2015). The rattan will be sent to Cebu to be used into furniture production. M ...

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