Water from His Captors

Ka Pia, an NPA rebel, gives Senior Police Officer 4 Rene Rombo a bottle of water during his release in Barangay Banglay in Lagonglong town, Misamis Oriental on Monday, May… »

NDF releases cop in MisOr; says more captives to be freed this month

LAGONGLONG, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/02 May) — The National Democratic Front on Monday released an ailing policeman to Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Emano and church leaders, nearly a month after he was… »

Tension in Iligan

Police officials led by Chief Supt. Aaron Aquino (center) talk with Monsignor Jemar Veracruz (left), an ally of detained Iligan Mayor Celso Regencia outside the Iligan City jail on Monday,… »

Dispersal of supporters of detained Iligan mayor called off

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/25 April) — The Philippine National Police ordered its anti-riot police unit back to the barracks after a follower of Iligan City Mayor Celso Regencia suffered a cardiac… »

March Against Hunger

Militant farmers march through the streets of Cagayan de Oro City on Friday, April 22, 2016 demanding government agencies to release calamity funds to alleviate their hunger in the wake… »

Hakot Audience

Policemen check on some of the buses that brought supporters of presidential bet Grace Poe all the way from Bukidnon to Cagayan de Oro City to attend her political rally … »

Army recovers part of rice seized by NPA rebels

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Apr) – The military recovered on Tuesday more than 400 sacks of rice, part of the 1,200 sacks seized by suspected New People’s… »

Fire out declared in Bukidnon’s Kitanglad and Kalatungan

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Apr) – After two weeks of continuous cloud seeding, rains finally blanketed Mt. Kitanglad, putting out the fires that threatened the 47,270-hectare national… »

Smartphone app makes cloud seeding operations easier, more accurate

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Apr) – Whereas cloud seeders used to rely mainly on two-way radios to do their jobs of locating seedable clouds and dispatching aircraft… »

Mar Roxas in CDO

An admirer embraces presidential bet Mar Roxas during the Liberal Party rally in Cagayan de Oro City on Wednesday (13 April 2016). MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Smartphone for Cloud Seeding

Using Android phones and a simple app, a technician receives a photo of a “rain cloud” from 25 “cloud watchers” scattered all over Bukidnon province Tuesday (12 April 2016). Technicians… »

Marawi mayor, driver survive ambush

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 09 March) — Marawi City Mayor Fahad “Pre” Salic and his driver survived an ambush by unidentified gunmen as they were driving from the… »


Police investigators check for evidence at the site where Marawi City Mayor Fahad “Pre” Salic was ambushed in Cagayan de Oro on Saturday morning, April 9, 2016. Salic and his… »

Kitanglad Fire

A government agency personnel takes pictures of a Powerpoint presentation conducted by the Office of Civil Defense in Region 10 detailing the locations of the new forest fires at the… »

Fires continues to rage in Mt. Kitanglad, spread to other mountains

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Apr) – With no rain clouds in sight, the Office of Civil Defense in Region 10 (OCD-10) raised the status to “blue alert”… »

Gunmen abduct 6 sawmill workers in Lanao Sur

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Apr) – Unidentified gunmen have abducted six workers of a sawmill factory in Butig town, Lanao del Sur last Monday, the military said.… »

NPA sets up simultaneous roadblocks in Northern Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/03 April) — In the run-up to the May 16 presidential elections, communist rebels staged simultaneous road blocks in five towns in three provinces in Northern Mindanao… »

Little angel

A child with wings on her back plays outside St. Augustine Cathedral on Black Saturday, in preparation for Easter Sunday’s “Salubong,” a reenactment of the Risen Christ’s meeting with His… »

Playing angel

Children practice their role as angels on Saturday for Easter Sunday’s “Salubong,” a reenactment of the Risen Christ’s meeting with His mother. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO.

Army chief: Maute group is no ISIS

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/23 March) — The armed group led by the Maute brothers that figured in last month’s clash with government troops in Lanao del Sur is nothing… »

Goodbye General

Army Chief Lt. Gen. Eduardo Ano (left) honors Maj. Gen. Oscar Lactao, outgoing commander of the 4th Infantry Division in Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City on Wednesday (23 March… »

Ethnic Weaving

A rendition by two artists of ethnic weaving tradition in Mindanao is on display at the Museo de Oro in Xavier University on March 20 2016. On the right is… »


Devotees raise palm fronds for blessing during the Palm Sunday rites at the St. Augustine Cathedral in Cagayan de Oro City on Sunday, March 20, 2016. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Relief aid sent to Lumads in Bukidnon town hit by drought

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/18 March) — Food relief bags had been sent to 840 Lumad families in San Fernando town in Bukidnon affected by the prolonged dry spell or… »

XU cites Kambayoka founder Frank G. Rivera

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/18 March) — Xavier University conferred the Fr. Francisco Demetrio S.J. awards for culture and arts on playwright, poet and theater director Frank G. Rivera during… »

Iqbal at PMA

MILF chief peace negotiator Mohagher Iqbal interacts with cadets of the Philippine Military Academy in Fort Gregorio del Pilar in Baguio City after his talk on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.… »

Food Bag

A Higaonon elderly in Claveria, Misamis Oriental clutches his food bag given by the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the municipal government on Thursday (3 March 2016) as… »

Now safe for Butig villagers to go home – military

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 4 March) – The military said on Thursday they have cleared the municipality of Butig in Lanao del Sur where armed men fought with… »

How VHF amateur radio enthusiasts helped stop escalation of conflict in Lanao del Sur

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 03 March) — At the height of the hostilities in Lanao del Sur last week, hundreds of VHF amateur radio enthusiasts prevented further escalation… »

Army convoy ambushed in Lanao del Sur; one killed

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Feb) – Gunmen ambushed a military convoy in Balindong town, Lanao del Sur shortly before noon Tuesday, killing one soldier and stopping vehicular… »

Too much ads in debate, residents say

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Feb) – Too much commercial ads and few vague questions on Mindanao. This was how Cagayan de Oro residents summed up the “PILIPinas… »

Al Fresco

Residents watch the presidential debate on a huge TV screen in Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro City Sunday (21 February 2016). Organizers of the “PILIPinas Debates 2016” only allowed limited access… »

Cagayan de Oro press to Pres. Debate organizers: “thanks, but no thanks”

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/20 February) — The Cagayan de Oro Press Club slammed anew the organizers of the  “PiliPinas Debate 2016” despite the increased number of slots for its members… »

All presidentiables confirmed attendance in CDO debate

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Feb) – All the presidentiables have signified they will be attending the presidential debate dubbed as “Pilipinas Debates 2016” at the Capitol University… »

Comelec, GMA 7 allow more local journalists to cover presidential debate

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/16 February) — Yielding to pressure and criticisms, the Commission on Elections and GMA 7 network announced Tuesday it will start accrediting members of the local media… »

No closure

A waste picker scours the  sanitary landfill in sitio Zayas, Barangay Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. The landfill is still operating despite an order from… »

Army deploying freshly retrained soldiers for poll duties in Surigao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Feb) – After retraining and already armed with the new Remington R4 rifles, the Philippine Army redeployed the 30th Infantry Battalion for poll duty in Surigao… »

Ready for Poll Duty

Retrained and armed with the new Remington R4 rifle, soldiers of the Army’s 30th Infantry Battalion stand in attention before their deployment in Placer, Surigao del Norte on Tuesday (9… »

Chinese New Year

Holding a joss stick, a young boy prays along with his elders at the Bell Church in Barangay Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City Sunday night to usher the year of… »

Army, police say arrival of MILF’s Bravo in Munai no cause for concern

BARANGAY KALIPAY, Gingoog City (MindaNews / 04 February) — The Philippine Army is closely monitoring the movements of Abdurahman Macapaar aka Commander Bravo, a commander of the Moro Islamic Liberation… »

Peace Caravan

Higaonon children perform one of their dances during the Peace Caravan ceremony in Barangay Kalipay, Gingoog City on Wednesday, 3 February 2016. The caravan was initiated by the Office of… »

Blaming the President

Students join their elders in a rally in Marawi City on Monday (February 1, 2016) blaming President Benigno Aquino III for the non-passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law. MindaNews photo… »

Marawi folk blame Aquino for death of BBL

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews/02 February) — Residents here blamed President Benigno Aquino III for the failure of Congress to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law before it adjourns next week. In a… »

Wushu Martial Arts

Athletes perform the wushu, a Chinese martial arts, during start of the celebrations welcoming the year of the Fire Monkey in Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday (30 January… »

New guns

Soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division accept 2,800 new Remington R4 rifles during a ceremony in Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City Tuesday, January 26, 2016. The new rifles are… »

Quorum in House not for BBL but for Miss U Pia Wurtzbach

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/27 January) — The House of Representatives mustered a quorum Tuesday not for the Bangsamoro Basic Law but for 2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach. Rep. Rufus… »

From Mindoro to Surigao del Sur

Soldiers of the Army’s 16th Infantry Battalion from Mindoro arrived by C-130 plane in Tandag, Surigao Del Sur on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2015 for deployment against the New People’s Army. Four… »

Army battalion lands in Tandag for deployment vs NPA

TANDAG, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews/21 January) — An Army battalion of around 500 men and officers arrived here Wednesday on board a C-130 cargo aircraft from Mindoro for deployment against… »

ERC to revive plan to set up electricity spot market

PASIG CITY (MindaNews / 17 January) — Anticipating a stable electricity supply , the Energy Regulatory Commission said it is reviving a plan to set up the Wholesale Electricity Spot… »

ERC says attempt to link Mindanao and Visayas power grids failed

PASIG CITY (MindaNews/17 January) — The attempt to connect Mindanao and Visayas power grids by submarine cable between Leyte and Surigao del Norte provinces failed due to “major obstacles” along… »

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