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12 police chiefs in Northern Minda relieved for poor ratings in war on drugs

12 police chiefs in Northern Minda relieved for poor ratings in war on drugs

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 06 September) -- The Philippine National Police relieved 12 station commanders across Northern Mindanao effective September 5 due to poor performance in the war on drugs. P ...

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FDC coal plant in MisOr connected to Mindanao grid

FDC coal plant in MisOr connected to Mindanao grid

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/02 September) -- The Filinvest Development Corporation said on Friday it has synchronized the energy production of its multi-billion peso coal-fired power plant at the P ...

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Rescued

Rescued

A visibly shaken Vicente Libona, a political detainee, is led to safety by jail guards after  policemen fired shots at the hostage-taker who attempted to harm him at the Misamis Oriental provincial ja ...

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Fiesta

Fiesta

A huge statue of the Virgin Mary is carried on a boat along the Cagayan de Oro River during the fluvial procession of in Cagayan de Oro City on Sunday, August 28, 2016 on the feast of St. Augustine, t ...

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Police kills hostage-taker in Misamis Oriental jail

Police kills hostage-taker in Misamis Oriental jail

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/28 August) – A member of the police Special Weapons and Action Team (SWAT) killed an inmate of the Misamis Oriental provincial jail after he hostaged and attempted to kill a ...

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Maute group storms Lanao del Sur jail, frees 8 members;  20 other prisoners escape

Maute group storms Lanao del Sur jail, frees 8 members; 20 other prisoners escape

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 27 August) -- Heavily armed members of the Maute terror group stormed the Lanao del Sur provincial jail in Marawi City late Saturday afternoon and freed all eight of t ...

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Army nabs 8 people carrying IED in Lanao Sur

Army nabs 8 people carrying IED in Lanao Sur

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Aug) – Army soldiers and policemen intercepted a van carrying explosives intended by the Maute terror group to be blown in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan. ...

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Carnival in de Oro

Carnival in de Oro

A student portraying the role of “Queen of the Carnival” performs along Divisoria in Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday, 20 August 2016. The carnival parade ushers the celebration of the city’s fiesta. M ...

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Rodeo in de Oro

Rodeo in de Oro

A rampaging bull steps over a fallen student cowboy in this rodeo bit of action in Manresa in Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro on Friday, August 19, 2016.  Some 45 teams from seven agriculture school ...

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Reds attack marijuana plantations of paramilitary group

Reds attack marijuana plantations of paramilitary group

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/19 August) -- Communist rebels launched a series of attacks targeting marijuana plantations allegedly maintained by a Lumad paramilitary group along the border of Bukidn ...

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Love or Expulsion

Love or Expulsion

Sign on tarpaulin at the Golden Heritage College in Cagayan de Oro City prohibits love affairs between male and female students. Students caught in a relationship will face expulsion, according to Cap ...

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CDO archbishop urges parishioners, churches to help in rehab of drug addicts, pushers

CDO archbishop urges parishioners, churches to help in rehab of drug addicts, pushers

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Aug) – Archbishop Antonio Ledesma on Wednesday called on his parishioners to open their hearts and communities to the more than 5,000 alleged drug pushers and addic ...

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CDO court releases jailed NDF consultant attending Oslo talks

CDO court releases jailed NDF consultant attending Oslo talks

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Aug) – The Regional Trial Court here on Wednesday released a jailed National Democratic Front consultant even without payment of the P100,000 bail money. Judge Flor ...

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Ozamiz City mayor and his children yield 16 guns

Ozamiz City mayor and his children yield 16 guns

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/16 August) — Sixteen high-powered firearms including several M16 Bushmaster assault rifles were surrendered by Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog and his relatives to ...

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Suepected NPA burns Del Monte boom sprayer truck

Suepected NPA burns Del Monte boom sprayer truck

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 13 August) -- Suspected communist rebels burned a boom sprayer truck owned by Del Monte Philippines in Impasug-ong town, Bukidnon last Thursday, the military said. Cap ...

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Cop, ex-town administrator and suspected drug dealer killed in Region 10

Cop, ex-town administrator and suspected drug dealer killed in Region 10

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Aug) – A policeman, a former municipal town administrator and a suspected drug pusher are the latest casualties in the war against illegal drugs in the provinces of ...

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Duterte to Supreme Court: don’t get in the way

Duterte to Supreme Court: don’t get in the way

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 10 Aug) – President Rodrigo on Tuesday night warned Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno he will declare martial law if the Supreme Court gets in the way of his war on drugs. S ...

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Produce death certificates, Sec. Andanar tells kin of dead drug suspects

Produce death certificates, Sec. Andanar tells kin of dead drug suspects

CAGAYAN DE ORO CTY (MindaNews/09 August) -- Families of dead persons whose names found their way into the rogues list of President Rodrigo Duterte should produce death certificates to clear the names ...

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Duterte’s “validated” watchlist includes cop already in prison

Duterte’s “validated” watchlist includes cop already in prison

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 07 August) – President Rodrigo Duterte said the list ot 163 persons allegedly involved in the illegal drugs trade is a “validated” list but SPO1 Reynaldo dela Victoria ...

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Bukidnon tribal war settled thru customary laws

Bukidnon tribal war settled thru customary laws

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 3 Aug) – A deadly tribal war that has left a pregnant woman dead and seven others, mostly children, injured in Bukidnon was settled Tuesday through the use of customar ...

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CDO archbishop offers churches as rehab centers for drug dependents

CDO archbishop offers churches as rehab centers for drug dependents

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/01 August) -- Cagayan de Oro Archbishop Antonio Ledesma, SJ, on Sunday offered all churches in the archdiocese as facilities where drug dependents may undergo rehabilita ...

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Activists say no to US use of Lumbia airport

Activists say no to US use of Lumbia airport

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 30 July) -- Three American activists had themselves tied to the gates of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) base in Lumbia Airport Friday afternoon, July 29, 2016, to prot ...

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Not welcome

Not welcome

Militants burn the US flag in front of the the gates of the Philippine Air Force base in Lumbia airport in Cagayan de Oro City Friday afternoon, July 29, 2016.  The old commercial airport, converted i ...

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Smuggled Items

Smuggled Items

Bureau of Customs officials in Northern Mindanao open five containers with two Mercedes Benzes and Porsche cars, used clothing and meat, all worth P11 million at the Mindanao International Container T ...

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Benzes, Porsche among smuggled items seized by Customs in MisOr

Benzes, Porsche among smuggled items seized by Customs in MisOr

VILLANUEVA, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 27 July) – Bureau of Customs officials on Wednesday seized five container vans with highly taxable goods that include two Mercedes Benzes and the legendary Po ...

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4ID ceases military operations vs rebels

4ID ceases military operations vs rebels

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 27 July) – The Army’s Fourth Infantry Division has ceased all offensive operations against communist rebels starting Monday hours after President Rodrigo Duterte decla ...

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Picketing Bukidnon farmers agree to go home

Picketing Bukidnon farmers agree to go home

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 26 July) – With many of them too weary and hungry, farmers from Bukidnon agreed to go home Tuesday after the Department of Social Welfare Development gave them 4,000 s ...

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Police at the Gates

Police at the Gates

Unarmed police officers man the gate at the Department of Social Welfare Development (DSWD) regional office in Cagayan de Oro City Tuesday (26 July 2016) after farmers, demanded for sacks of rice afte ...

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El Niño-stricken farmers picket DSWD-10 office

El Niño-stricken farmers picket DSWD-10 office

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 26 July) – Hundreds of farmers who claimed they were affected by the recent El Niño and workers have camped outside the regional office of the Department of Social Wel ...

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Hydro Project

Hydro Project

Workers at work to build the P13-billion Hedcor run-of-river hydro projects in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon on Tuesday (12 July 2016). The two projects will generate 68.8 megawatts of electricity and expe ...

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Geological conditions, rains delaying P13B hydro projects in Bukidnon

Geological conditions, rains delaying P13B hydro projects in Bukidnon

MANOLO FORTICH, Bukidnon (MindaNews / 13 July) – Construction of the P13-billion twin hydro projects of Hedcor Inc. is being delayed due to geological conditions and continuous rains, company official ...

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CDO village chief refuses to conduct ‘Tokhang,’ says it’s human rights violation

CDO village chief refuses to conduct ‘Tokhang,’ says it’s human rights violation

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 7 July) – At night, Barangay 23 here comes to life with motorcycles going in and out its streets and alleyways in a never ending frenzy to get stash of illegal drugs. ...

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Eid’l Fit’r

Eid’l Fit’r

Children of Muslim worshippers watch as their elders touch the ground in prayer at the Don Gregorio Pelaez Sports Center in Cagayan de Oro City on Wednesday (July 6, 2016) to mark Eid'l Fit'r or end o ...

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Moreno sworn in but Ombudsman suspends him and two others in new case

Moreno sworn in but Ombudsman suspends him and two others in new case

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 1 July) – Mayor Oscar Moreno was sworn into office Friday morning after winning the May elections, besting two tough political rivals for his second term of office as ...

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Three Winners

Three Winners

Rep. Rolando Uy (First Dist., Cagayan de Oro City, left) and his son, Vice Mayor Joaquin Uy (right), flank Mayor Oscar Moreno as they pray during their inaugural at the Freedom Kiosk in Cagayan de Oro ...

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Surigao radio commentator, 12-year old son survive ambush

Surigao radio commentator, 12-year old son survive ambush

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 30 June) -- An anti-drug radio commentator and his 12-year-old  son survived an ambush by two men riding on a motorycycle in Surigao City Thursday afternoon, the National U ...

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Uncertainty in CDO

Uncertainty in CDO

Policemen guard the Cagayan de Oro City Hall on Tuesday (28 June 2016) to prevent any untoward incident between followers of Mayor Oscar Moreno and former Mayor Vicente Emano. The followers of Emano h ...

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Cagayan de Oro has 2 mayors

Cagayan de Oro has 2 mayors

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/28 June) -- This city has two mayors -- again. The Padayon Pilipino-dominated city council, in a special session Tuesday night, named Vice Mayor Ian Acenas mayor and Cou ...

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Shoebox of Delight

Shoebox of Delight

Children from Barangay Patag Elementary School have the time of their lives as they open shoeboxes filled with notebooks, pencils and a pair of slippers on Tuesday (28 June 2016). The Army’s 4th Infan ...

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Justice Long Denied

Justice Long Denied

Despite heavy rains, members of the Cagayan de Oro Press Club light candles at the Press Freedom monument on Thursday (June 23, 2016) to remember the Ampatuan Massacre that happened on Nov. 23, 2016 i ...

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CDO Press Club asks Duterte to give justice to Ampatuan Massacre victims

CDO Press Club asks Duterte to give justice to Ampatuan Massacre victims

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/24 June) -- Members of the Cagayan de Oro Press Club on Thursday signed a manifesto urging incoming President Rodrigo Duterte and his Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre ...

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CDO earthquake drill shows a school could suffer major casualties

CDO earthquake drill shows a school could suffer major casualties

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 22 June) – Had a big earthquake hit Northern Mindanao on Wednesday, a public high school here could have suffered “major casualties,” the City Disaster Risk Reduction ...

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Earthquake Drill

Earthquake Drill

Students of Cagayan de Oro National High School in Barangay Nazareth squirm to cover their heads during the earthquake drill held Wednesday (22 June 2016). City disaster officials said  surrounding tr ...

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Independence Day

Independence Day

Female police officers carry a huge Philippine flag during the 118th Independence Day rites in Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro on June 12, 2016. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO ...

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Lanao Sur Canvassing

Lanao Sur Canvassing

Because of security threats, canvassing for all towns in Lanao del Sur was merged under one roof at the the Lanao del Sur provincial gymnasium in Marawi City on Tuesday (10 May 2016). MindaNews photo ...

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Burned School

Burned School

A student passes by the Ragayan Elementary school in Barangay Ragayan in Poonabayabao town, Lanao del Sur on Monday, May 9, 2016. The 16-classroom school was torched by unidentified persons . Voting c ...

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4 killed in poll violence in Lanao Sur; 2 schools burned

4 killed in poll violence in Lanao Sur; 2 schools burned

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 09 May) -- Poll violence resulted to the death of four supporters of local candidates and the burning of two elementary schools just hours before voting started in Lanao del S ...

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Cops replace 200 teachers as members of BEI in five Lanao Sur towns

Cops replace 200 teachers as members of BEI in five Lanao Sur towns

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 08 May) -- Fearing for their lives, 200 teachers from five municipalities in Lanao del Sur are boycotting their poll duty on Monday prompting the Commission on Elections to de ...

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From Luzon to Lanao

From Luzon to Lanao

Policemen from Region 3 and 4A in Luzon disembark from the Philippine Air Force C130 plane that brought them from Luzon to Laguindingan airport in Misamis Oriental Saturday morning, May 7, 2016. The p ...

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