Blood money: Martial Law victims get P50,000

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/08 February) – Over 200 Martial Law victims received P50,000 each on Friday as part of an indemnification for the human rights violations committed against them… »

Honor Parade

Soldiers march during the honor parade during the 44th Foundation Day of the Army’s Fourth Infantry “Diamond” Division in Camp Evangelista in Barangay Patag, Cagayan de Oro City on Tuesday… »

You are not forgotten

Relatives of  Mark Anthony Flores, one of the passengers of the ill-fated Cebu Pacific Flight 387, bring flowers and his portrait to the  Oro Garden Memorial  Park in Cagayan de Oro City on… »

Remembering Flight 387

Family members of one of the 104 passengers and crew killed on board Cebu Pacific flight 387, pray at the Oro Garden Memorial Park in Cagayan de Oro City on… »

Kung Hei Fat Choi

Students perform the dragon dance in front of a shopping mall in Cagayan de Oro on Jan. 31, to ward off evil spirits or bad luck in business. The local… »

Net cafes, DVD shops in CDO checked in anti-porn drive

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/28 January) — Teams of police officers and local government regulators fanned out to all internet cafes and DVD retailers in Divisoria and Cogon public market… »

Anti-Porn Drive

f Female police officers inspect a retail shop at Cogon Market in Cagayan de Oro City on Tuesday, Jan. 28, for pornographic DVDs. The police and the local government have… »

40 families displaced by ‘Sendong’ in CDO evacuated due to landslide threat

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/25 January)– Mona Baring and her children fled to the relocation site in Barangay Calaanan this city right after their house in Cala-cala, Barangay Tibasak was… »

From Tacloban

Soldiers of the Army’s 1st Special Forces Battalion arrive at the Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro City from Tacloban City aboard Philippine Air Force C-130 planes Thursday 23 January 2014. The soldiers… »

Special Forces battalion arrives in CDO to help in fight vs NPA

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Jan) – A battalion of highly trained soldiers, fresh from relief work in Tacloban City, arrived at the Lumbia airport here today to… »

CDO-Butuan highway reopened

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – Vehicular traffic between this city and Butuan was reopened Wednesday morning after engineers and workers worked overnight, building a temporary bridge… »

At least 40 trapped in MisOr islet; CDO under Code Red

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/20 Jan) — At least 40 persons are believed trapped in an islet in Jasaan town, Misamis Oriental, after an attempt to rescue them Monday afternoon… »

Improvised boat

An improvised boat takes on a passenger  in  flooded Barangay Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City on January 20. Rains brought by  tropical depression “Agaton”  caused rivers to overflow in the city… »

Agaton and poor drainage = floods in Cagayan de Oro

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/19 January) – Rains brought about by tropical depression Agaton  and poor drainage system triggered flooding in almost all barangays here and rendered a major road… »


 Firemen on a firetruck evacuate residents of a flooded barangay in Cagayan de Oro City on Sunday, Jan. 19. At least 798 families evacuated to safer grounds after ankle-deep waters… »

Fleeing family

Carrying their two young children, a family flees the rising waters in Cagayan de Oro City on Sunday, January 19. At least 798 families evacuated to safer grounds after ankle-deep… »

Monitoring the Cagayan de Oro river

The water level of Cagayan de Oro River as of 5 p.m Jan. 18. Authorities are closely watching the water levels as tropical depression “Agaton” continues to threaten Mindanao. MindaNews… »

Preparing for Agaton

A volunteer arranges bags of relief goods  at the City Hall in Cagayan de Oro City for distribution to residents who would be displaced by  tropical depression “Agaton.”  MindaNews photo… »

Rescuers reach out to MisOr village with dwindling food supply

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/18 January) — Army soldiers and rescuers are trying to reach a mountain village in Misamis Oriental that has reportedly ran out of food after it… »

Fishkill will make river in CDO ‘devoid of life’ for months

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Jan) – A major fishkill has again affected the Agusan River here last Saturday which an environment official said would render the river… »

Black Nazarene

The “callejeron” or replica of the famous Black Nazarene is brought out of the Nazareno parish church in Cagayan de Oro City for its annual procession that coincides with that… »

CDO’s Black Nazarene Feast draws more devotees

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/10 Jan.) — Thousands of devotees joined the Black Nazarene procession that snaked around major streets in Cagayan de Oro City late Thursday afternoon, marking the… »


Fright is written all over the face of a young girl as her mother enjoys viewing the fireworks display from the Northern Mindanao Medical Center in Cagayan de Oro on… »

Seizure of banned firecrackers leads to fewer casualties in CdeO

CAGAYAN DE ORO  (MindaNews / 01 January) — Frequent raids and confiscation of prohibited firecrackers have resulted to fewer casualties in Cagayan de Oro on New Year’s Eve, according to… »

Welcome 2014

Nurse Nathia Gundran cleans up baby girl Prejillana who was born at around 12:35 am on New Year’s Eve at the J. R. Borja Memorial Hospital in Cagayan de Oro.… »

Outgoing Army Chief

Lt. Gen. Noel Coballes, Philippine Army chief, receives a gift from Maj. Gen. Ricardo Visaya, commanding general of the 4th Infantry Division, in Cagayan de Oro City 26 Dec 2013.… »

Army soldiers to get new boots, medical kits – Gen. Coballes

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 26 Dec) – The Philippine Army will soon be replacing its trusted black boots with a newer version – softer and water-resistant shoes that… »

Christmas in Tanauan

A child peers out from an evacuation tent in Barangay Santo Nino, Tanauan town in Leyte on Dec. 19, 2013. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Christmas won’t be the same again for Erika

TANAUAN, Leyte (MindaNews /21 Dec) – This Christmas, eleven-year-old Erika Lyn Mansubay would have spent it with her family in a shopping mall not far from their home. Erika would… »

40 Days

Grieving relatives light candles for more than 300 victims of super typhoon Yolanda buried in a mass grave in front of a church in Tanauan town in Leyte during Tuesday’s… »

CDeO prepares memorial mass for Sendong; will send convoy to Yolanda-stricken towns

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/ 15 Dec) — Hundreds of school children will carry Christmas lanterns to a rotunda where they will hang them on a giant acacia tree that survived… »

Christmas Lanterns

Colorful Christmas lanterns are displayed for sale at the sidewalks in Cogon public Market in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo taken 10 Dec. 2013. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Homeless on Christmas

A young boy sleeps near the Christmas lights in Divisoria in Cagayan de Oro City on Dec. 10. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Lugait homeowners dismantle houses to avert more violence

LUGAIT, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/7 December)– Homeowners of a disputed property here agreed on Friday to voluntarily dismantle their houses to prevent more violence after a bloody demolition that resulted to the death… »

Marawi police chief taken by MILF members freed

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/6 December)—The chief of police in Marawi City, Supt. Christopher Panapan, was freed Friday noon hours after he was abducted by members of the Moro Islamic… »

1 killed, 2 injured during demolition in MisOr town

LUGAIT, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 4 Dec) – One was killed while two others were injured here today when policemen clashed with homeowners whose houses were being demolished on the… »

Police Security

A police officer watches at buses and vehicles after the Cagayan de Oro-Iligan highway was briefly closed Wednesday following a clash between the police and squatters in Lugait town, Misamis Oriental on… »

Nothing Left to Weep

Relatives of Typhoon Yolanda victims visit a mass grave on a small lot along an intersection at the Maharlika Highway in Barangay Calogcog inTanauan town, Leyte on 24 Nov 2013.… »

An unlikely place for a graveyard

TANAUAN, Leyte (MindaNews / 1 Dec) – It was an unlikely place for a graveyard: a small vacant lot in an intersection along the Maharlika Highway and a small road… »

Authorities nab alleged Misuari henchman in CDO

ALBUERA, Leyte (MindaNews/26 November)—A joint Philippine Army and Philippine National Police team arrested Daniel Javier, an alleged henchman of Moro National Liberation Front founding chair Nur Misuari, in Cagayan de… »

Filinvest starts construction of 405-MW coal plant in MisOr

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/23 November)—Construction of the P30-billion coal plant of the Gotianun family’s Filinvest Development Corp. (FDC) began last Wednesday with the groundbreaking ceremony attended by local officials in… »

Army contingents from CDO, Davao reach Baybay City in Leyte

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY(MindaNews/18 November)- The two Army contingents that left Cagayan de Oro and Davao cities last weekend have reached typhoon-devastated Baybay City in Leyte on Sunday. Col. Julian… »

Supplies of rice, sardines and noodles running out in CDO

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/16 November)-At the relief center in Mt. Carmel Church in Barangay Carmen here, volunteers stopped working Friday night after supplies of rice, sardines and noodles have… »

2 Army task groups from Mindanao off to Visayas for relief, rehab work

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 16 November) — Two Army task groups — veterans in disaster relief and rehabilitation work during typhoons Sendong and Pablo — are linking up… »

‘Yolanda’ draws student volunteers in CDO

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/15 November)- Unmindful of the heat, students from Liceo de Cagayan University High School, along with other volunteers that include victims of typhoon Sendong in 2011,… »

Survivors of Typhoon Sendong volunteer help for Yolanda survivors

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 13 Nov) — Moved by powerful images of Typhoon Yolanda’s devastation in Leyte and Samar, hundreds of  residents, among them survivors of Typhoon Sendong in… »

Aid for typhoon victims

A volunteer carries boxes of sardines at the repacking center of the regional office of the Department of Social Welfare Development in Masterson Avenue in Cagayan de Oro City on… »

For Yolanda Victims

Volunteers pour rice into relief bags—two kilos per bag—at Mt. Carmel Church in Barangay Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City on Nov. 12. Hundreds of people including Sendong victims responded to… »

Pagasa lifts storm signals in Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/12 November) — All storm signals over Mindanao were lifted Tuesday afternoon after tropical depression Zoraida had weakened into a low pressure area. The Philippine Atmospheric,… »

‘Zoraida’ also prompts suspension of classes in CDO

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/11 November)—Students in pre-school and elementary levels in this city were sent home after tropical depression “Zoraida” dumped at least 10 millimeters of rain (moderate to… »

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