Embarrassed tourism officials in CDeO call on organizers of int’l beauty pageant

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 26 November) – Embarrassed tourism officials have invited organizers of an international beauty contest here after one of its contestants left in a huff… »


Pfc. Adonis Jess Lupiba (in white shirt) and his captors from the New Peoples Army bid each other goodbye in barangay Kaulayanan, Sugbongcogon town, Misamis Oriental on  Nov. 20, 2015.  Lupiba… »

Army soldier freed after 133 days in captivity

SUGBONGCOGON, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/20 Nov) – Flanked by top cadres of the New Peoples Army, a frail-looking Private First Class Adonis Jess Lupiba of the Philippine Army walked the last… »

Reinstated as Mayor

Dismissed Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar Moreno leaves his office at the City Hall to hear Mass along with his supporters after the DILG reinstated him Wednesday (18 Nov 2015).… »

DILG reinstalls Moreno

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Nov) – The Department of Interior and Local Government on Wednesday reinstated dismissed Mayor Oscar Moreno pending the resolution of his administrative case by the… »

DILG averts trouble in CDO as residents await resolution of mayoralty issue

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 16 Nov) – Trouble was averted at City Hall Monday after the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) asked dismissed mayor Oscar Moreno and… »

Despite CA order, CDO opposition won’t recognize Moreno as mayor

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Nov) — The opposition-dominated City Council on Sunday they will not recognize Oscar Moreno as mayor saying the order of the Court of Appeals… »

Moreno gets 60-day reprieve

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews /14 November) — Embattled Mayor Oscar Moreno won a 60-day reprieve after the Court of Appeals on Friday issued a “status quo ante,” a day… »


Supporters of Mayor Oscar Moreno cheer after the Court of Appeals issued a “status quo ante” order a day after the Deparment of Interior and Local Government served the order… »

NorMin’s rice output down by 11% due to El Nino

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/10 November) — Rice production in Northern Mindanao dropped by 11 percent in the 3rd quarter of this year compared to the same period last year due… »

Clean elections

Parishioners of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro take to the streets Saturday, November 7, 2015, to call for a clean and orderly elections in 2016 and an end to political… »

Comelec to deactive voters with no biometrics

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Nov) – The Commission on Elections is set to deactivate 98,883 registered voters in Region 10 after they failed to beat the biometrics… »

We can vote

A group poses for the cameras on the last day of voters’ registration for the May 2016 polls  and the last chance  for those already registered but have no biometrics, in… »

Blast topples 2 NGCP towers in Marawi City

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/30 October) — Unidentified men bombed two towers of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines in Marawi City cutting off electricity generated from the Agus… »


Police officers serve as pallbearers during burial ceremonies for slain Mayor Dario Otaza of Loreto, Agusan del Sur Wednesday morning (28 Oct. 2015) in Butuan City. Otaza and his son were abducted and killed… »

Slain Agusan Sur mayor, son laid to rest

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 28 Oct) – Amid cries of justice, family members, friends and supporters buried Mayor Dario Otaza here Wednesday morning. The late mayor of Loreto town in… »

Slain Mayor

Lumads view a tarp showing an image of the corpse of Loreto, Agusan del Sur Mayor Dario Otaza during an anti-communist rally staged by Lumad baganis in Butuan City on… »

Lumad leaders in Caraga fear more reprisal from NPA

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/27 October) — A day before the burial of slain Loreto, Agusan del Sur Mayor Dario Otaza and his son, Daryl, Lumad leaders here expressed fears they might… »

Leni in de Oro

Liberal Party vice presidential bet Leni Robredo with supporters in Cagayan de Oro on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. Robredo barnstormed  through Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte provinces meeting LP leaders… »

Highway risk

Smog from Indonesian forest fires blankets the highway in Barangay Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City on Oct. 23, 2015. The government weather agency, PAGASA, said visibility has dropped to only… »

Haze from Indonesia forest fires covers Mindanao skies

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/22 October) — The haze believed to have been caused by the forest fires in Indonesia has continued to affect the skies over Mindanao, five days… »

BBL Discussion

Eileen Mangubat, publisher and editor of Cebu Daily News, chats with government chief negotiator Miriam Coronel Ferrer (center) and MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal in Cebu City on Monday (19 Oct… »

No violence during filing of COCs as warring clans agree on MTW and ThF sked

PANTAR, Lanao del Norte (MindaNews / 18 Oct) –This small municipality at the border of the two Lanao provinces became a virtual ghost town last week as residents feared violence… »

Last Day

Liberal Party supporters cheer for their local candidates during the last day of the filing of the certificates of candidacy in Cagayan de Oro City on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015.… »

Suspended Iligan mayor surrenders after two months in hiding

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/12 October) – – Suspended Iligan Mayor Celso Regencia, who was named as principal suspect in the December 11, 2014 ambush of Iligan Rep. Vicente Belmonte, has… »

Alert vessel crew foils piracy attempt

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/10 October)— Crew members of a cargo ship prevented what could have been an act of piracy and kidnapping by locking themselves in their rooms as… »

At least 8 armed groups operate in Agusan Sur, Surigao Sur – Army

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/09 October) — At least eight armed groups are operating in Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur provinces, an internal report by the 4th Infantry… »

Skirmishes trigger more evacuations in Surigao Sur town

MARIHATAG, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews / 2 Oct) – A fresh wave of fighting between Army soldiers and an unidentified armed group triggered a new round of evacuees in this… »

Soup for the Hungry

Volunteer church workers distribute hot soup to children of newly arrived evacuees at the town gymnasium in Marihatag, Surigao del Sur Friday (2 October 2015). More than 200 families or… »

Soldiers did not engage killers of Lumads in Surigao Sur to protect hostages – Army

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/29 September) – The presence of many civilian hostages prevented a military patrol from engaging a paramilitary group that was accused of killing three Lumad leaders in Surigao… »

Don’t Be Like Your Father

Civil society groups slam Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr.  for allegedly being an “obstructionist” to the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law during a press conference in Quezon City on Thursday (11 June 2015). They… »

Sen. Marcos told to include his father’s atrocities against Moros in his version of BBL

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 11 June) – A human rights group wants Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., in his version of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, to include the alleged atrocities… »

Marcos mulls pegging the funding of the Bangsamoro region

PASAY CITY (MindaNews / 10 June) – A day after the public hearings at the Senate ended, Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said he is considering to peg the amount of… »

One Percent

Drieza Liningding, secretary general of Marawi-based Bangsamoro National Movement for Peace and Development, raises a finger to emphasize his argument with an official of the Bangsamoro Transition Council during the… »

Malacañang loses hope that BBL can be passed before Congress adjourns

PASAY CITY (MindaNews / 10 June) – Malacañang lost all hope on Tuesday that Congress will still be able to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law before it adjourns on June11. Communications… »

Last Senate hearing on BBL to focus on control of Lake Lanao

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews/08 June) — Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will focus on who will control and manage Lake Lanao, the country’s second largest lake and main source of electricity in… »

Marcos junks BBL, to present new version

PASAY CITY (MindaNews / 3 June) – Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr.  has rejected the draft  Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in its present version as Mindanao governors continued with their opposition… »

No to Diluted BBL

A Moro activist displays a placard urging senators at the public hearing  at the Philippine Senate on Wednesday (3 June 2015) not to pass a diluted version of the proposed Bangsamoro… »

Empty Chairs

Most seats are empty when the House of Representatives opens its plenary on the revised version of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law Monday afternoon, June 1, 2015. By 5pm; a… »

BBL’s substitute bill submitted to plenary

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews/01 June) — After eight months of consultations, 51 public hearings, executive sessions and meetings, the Ad Hoc Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (AHCBBL) submitted its substitute… »

House committee votes ‘yes’ on draft Bangsamoro law

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 20 May) – After three days of hectic deliberations, the House ad hoc committee on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law approved on Wednesday the draft measure which lawmakers… »

3 Days of Deliberation

Fatigue is written all over the face of House ad hoc committee chair and Cagayan de Oro lawmaker Rufus Rodriguez after three bruising days of deliberations on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic… »

House committee rejects provision on titular head of Bangsamoro gov’t

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews/19 May) — The House ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law on Tuesday struck down the provision creating the office of a titular head of government… »

Boxing Champ Meets Peace Champ

Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo (right) and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao talk in the sidelines of the voting of the House ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro on May 18,… »

A Million Seeds

Manuel Boniao, chair of the Bali Oil Produce Corporation (left) and Felda Global Ventures Vice President S. Palaniappan during the signing of an agreement on Monday, May 11, 2015, to… »

Malaysian, MisOr firms sign deal on 1M oil palm seeds for farmers

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/12 May) — A leading Malaysian agribusiness firm entered into an agreement with a Misamis Oriental-based agricultural company on Monday to distribute one million of high quality… »

Rallies held in Mindanao as House committee sets vote on BBL

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/11 May) – Peace advocates on Monday held rallies in key cities in Mindanao to drumbeat support for the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law which was scheduled… »

Doves of Peace

Cagayan de Oro Archbishop Antonio Ledesma, SJ, and other community leaders release doves during the pro-Bangsamoro Basic Law rally in Cagayan de Oro City on Monday, May 11, 2015. Nationwide… »


Mindanao’s lone Cardinal, Orlando B. Quevedo, OMI Archbishop of Cotabato (L), Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. (center) and Fr. Roberto Layson, head of the OMI Inter-religious Dialogue (R), flash the peace… »

‘Pacman’ wannabes

Young ‘Pacman’ wannabes, some as young as 11, undergo extensive training in Cagayan de Oro City to form part of the city’s boxing team. MindaNews photos by Froilan Gallardo |… »

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