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… »

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… »

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… »

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 trees and electric… »

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

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… »

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… »

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… »

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… »

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,… »

Pinned down

Soldiers try to calm down a female supporter of a local candidate who struck a female soldier as they attempt to break a cordon of local supporters preventing the delivery of… »

Women supporters of Madalum mayoral bet prevent transfer of VCMs to town hall

MADALUM, Lanao del Sur (MindaNews / 07 May) — Locking their arms and using their sandals to hit the soldiers on their heads,  female supporters of a mayoral candidate here thwarted attempts… »

Extrajudicial killings do not make Davao a ‘city of peace and order’ – Archbishop Ledesma

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 5 May) – Archbishop Antonio Ledesma takes a dig at presidential frontrunner Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, saying Davao City with “such a high rate of… »

Lighted Candles

Archbishop Antonio Ldesma (foreground) leads the lighting of candles and prayers in Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro City Thursday night (5 May 2016) for clean and peaceful elections this coming Monday. Mindanews… »

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… »

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