Philippine Hawk Eagle released in CDO

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/27 May) — The Philippine Hawk Eagle refused to fly at first and preferred to perch on the gloved hands of Roel Dahonog, acting chief of… »

Free Again

Roel Dahonog, acting regional chief of the Protected Areas and Wildlife Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-10 and an assistant release a Philippine Hawk Eagle at the… »

Salt worker

A worker carries baskets of newly harvested salt in Alubijid, Misamis Oriental on May 25, 2014. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo  

Vegetable Market

Vendors of vegetables wait outside their shop at the West-bound transport terminal and public market in Barangay Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City on Tuesday, 20 May 2014. MindaNews photo by… »

Candlelight Memorial

Members of grassroots organizations attend the AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day held at the Misamis Oriental Provincial Capitol in Cagayan de Oro City on May 18, 2014. MindaNews photo by Froilan… »

IMEM will lead to high power rates, warn electric co-ops

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/13 May) — A scenario of electricity rates as high as P32 per kilowatt hour looms with the government planning to implement the Interim Mindanao Electric… »

Bayan Muna wants probe on sale of power barges

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/11 May) –- The militant party list Bayan Muna has called for a thorough investigation on the alleged anomalous sale of two government power barges in 2010… »

2 Mindanao solons hit Energy czar’s approach to power crisis

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/09 May)—Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla and top government officials met with Mindanao congressional leaders last Wednesday, but they “did not offer any solution” to the power… »

Businesses in CDO lament shrinking income due to brownouts

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/09 May)—From the bar counter, Ann Ato, proprietor of Brew Berry Restaurant, watched how her customers walked away when the daily brownouts here increased to seven and… »

Another Mindanao power plant shuts down

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 8 May) – The 105-megawatt addition from Steag State Power came hardly a relief for the power-starved Mindanao consumers after another diesel-fired power plant was… »

105-MW added to Mindanao Grid as STEAG turbine resumes operation

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 08 May) — A power turbine of the STEAG State Power went back online early Wednesday night but the added 105-MW electricity has yet… »

Steag coal plant to resume operations

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 7 May) – Steag State Power, Inc., operator of the lone 210-megawatt coal plant in Mindanao, announced that it will resume supplying electricity to… »

Power outages worsen as water levels in Lake Lanao, Pulangi dip

Power outages worsen as water levels in Lake Lanao, Pulangi dip CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/06 May) – Water in Lake Lanao and Pulangi River, Mindanao’s main sources of electric… »

Stand for Press Freedom

A student signs on a tarp during the celebration of World Press Freedom Day in Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro on May 3, 2014. MindaNews, Xavier University and Mindanao… »

Be timely and accurate to prevent Yolanda-like disasters

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 04 May) — The public should get timely and accurate information on impending storms to prevent Yolanda-like catastrophic  incidents from happening, a media leader said… »

2 Oro schools to host talks on press freedom

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/2 May) — Two major universities here have joined the worldwide observance of Press Freedom Day on Saturday, May 3. The schools—Mindanao University of Science (MUST)… »

Major Archeological Find

Archeologists from the University of the Philippines sift through the Spanish brick making kiln archeological site in Alubijid town, Misamis Oriental on May 1, 2014. The kiln locally known as… »

Spanish-era brick-making kiln found in MisOr town

ALUBIJID, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/1 May) — Archeologists have started excavating a Spanish-era brick-making kiln in a site in this town where residents used to dump garbage. The kiln, measuring around… »

Why World Is Warmer

Fr. Daniel McNamara ,  SJ chair of the Ateneo de Davao University’s Environmental Science Department, explains the impact of climate change to Mindanao media executives during the 9th Mindanao Media… »


Watermelons for sale at P10 a kilo are displayed along the highway in Maguindanao on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Friday’s Cross

On the eve of the 2014 Good Friday Hinuklog senakulo Lenten presentation in Medina town, Misamis Oriental, workers carry the cross that will be used by actors. MindaNews photo by… »

Red Tide Scare

A fisherman checks the presence of algae bloom or red tide at the Mariculture Park in Balingasag town, Misamis Oriental on April 15, 2014. A red tide killed thousands of… »

Balingasag mayor assures town is red-tide free

BALINGASAG, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/15 April) — Local officials invited reporters and investors to a feast of grilled and “kinilaw na bangus,” on Tuesday to prove that it is safe to… »

Pacquiao wins again

Fans  broke into cheers at the gym in Barangay Nazareth in Cagayan de Oro City as they watched on pay-per-view TV  the unanimous victory of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao over… »

Palm Sunday

A vendor in a shop in front of the St. Augustine Cathedral in Cagayan de Oro on Saturday fashions a palm frond into palaspas (palm leaf craft) for  selling on… »

Safe from Red Tide

Workers haul boxes of sardines or tamban freshly caught from the waters between Northern Mindanao and Visayas, at the fish port in Opol town, Misamis Oriental Oriental on Friday, April… »

Avoid beaches in NorMin affected by ‘red tide’ – BFAR

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/11 April) — Swimmers and divers have been warned to stay away from the beaches and seas in Northern Mindanao affected by the red tide phenomenon… »

News Briefing

BFAR assistant Regional Director Asuncio Maputol briefs the media in Cagayan de Oro City April 10, 2014 on the affected areas of the red tide that has spread throughout the coast… »

Red tide kills kitong, bangus in fish cages in Region 10

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 10 April) – Red tide that was first spotted in Iligan City last month has spread throughout the coastal areas in Region 10 and… »

Elderly Patients in New Hospital

Elderly patients rest at the seniors ward of the newly opened annex of the J.R. Borja Hospital in Cagayan de Oro City on April 3, 2014. The three-story annex became… »

Caraga region to bear brunt of ‘Domeng’ – Pagasa

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/7 April) – Caraga region will bear the brunt of tropical storm Domeng, the fourth storm to hit Mindanao in 2014, according to the Philippine Atmospheric,… »

Several entertainers in CDO bars have no health permits

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/7 April) — An inspection of girlie bars and drinking joints here Friday night by police and local officials revealed that many entertainers were working without… »


A Moro Islamic Liberation Front mujahideen quenches his thirst at Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao 27 March 2014 as the MILF celebrates the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on… »

School in CDO holds quake drill for students

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/19 March) — Some 800 Grade 5 students at the West Central Elementary School in Barangay Carmen here participated in the simulated earthquake drill organized by… »

Hands on Hoods

Students at the West Central Elementary School in Barangay Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City join a nationwide earthquake drill on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Corruption in CDO police force probed

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 18 March) – City officials here are launching an investigation to know the extent of corruption in the Cagayan de Oro Police Office after… »

Magsaysay Anniversary

Mayor Oscar Moreno (right) and Col. Claro de Guzman, of the Army’s Fourth Infantry Division, pay their respects at the foot of the monument of the late President Ramon Magsaysay… »

Fire drill

Barangay tanods form a human chain to pass a pail of water during a fire fighting drill in Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday, March 15, 2014. The bucket brigade… »

New Bridge

Workers rush on Friday (14 March 2014) the construction of the new J.R. Borja Bridge crossing the Cagayan de Oro River. Named after one of the past city mayors, the… »

House Commitee to DOE: stop electricity spot market in Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/09 March) — The House Committee on Energy expects the Department of Energy to carry out their resolution stopping the electricity spot market in Mindanao “as… »

House energy committee wants IMEM suspended

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/07 March) — The House Committee on Energy recommended last Thursday the suspension of the electricity spot trading in Mindanao following objections from power distributors and… »

Higher power rates loom in Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/07 March) – Consumers in Mindanao may have to brace for higher electricity rates this summer, industry executives told members of the House of Representatives Thursday.… »


A young rondalla player practices while  waiting for their turn to perform at the City Hall in Cagayan de Oro on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Women Soldiers

A female Army soldier takes aim with her M16 rifle during a training mission in Barangay Iponan, Cagayan de Oro on Friday, 21 Feb. 2014. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Anti-Jaywalking Campaign

A traffic aide warns two students for jaywalking in Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro City on Thursday. Feb. 20, 2014. Starting on March 1, the local government will strictly implement traffic… »

Cops worst traffic violators in CDO

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/21 February) – Motorcycle-riding policemen often think the city’s traffic rules and regulations don’t apply to them, officials said Thursday. Marlon Libot, a trustee of the… »

P4.7B solar power plant to rise in Marawi

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 18 Feb) – Cheap solar energy will be available for residents here by March 2015. Marawi City officials and the United States-based Mendoza Solar Company broke… »

Solar Plant Marker

Energy Undersecretary Daniel Ariaso Jr. goes down on his knees to fix the marker during the groundbreaking ceremonies of the P4.7-billion solar plant in Marawi City on Tuesday, 17 Feb… »

Navigational system at Laguindingan Airport ready by November yet – CAAP

MAKATI CITY (MindaNews/14 February) — Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental will have to wait until November this year for the completion of its navigational system, the Civil Aviation Authority of… »

Dance of Fire

A fire dancer from Fyrotrexx gives the audience a free pre-Valentine’s Day treat at the Magsaysay Park in Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro City on Thursday night, Feb. 13. MindaNews photo… »

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