Fiesta

Fiesta

A huge statue of the Virgin Mary is carried on a boat along the Cagayan de Oro River during the fluvial procession of in Cagayan de Oro City on Sunday, August 28, 2016 on the feas ...

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Carnival in de Oro

Carnival in de Oro

A student portraying the role of “Queen of the Carnival” performs along Divisoria in Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday, 20 August 2016. The carnival parade ushers the celebration of ...

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CDO archbishop urges parishioners, churches to help in rehab of drug addicts, pushers

CDO archbishop urges parishioners, churches to help in rehab of drug addicts, pushers

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Aug) – Archbishop Antonio Ledesma on Wednesday called on his parishioners to open their hearts and communities to the more than 5,000 alleged d ...

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Duterte’s “validated” watchlist includes cop already in prison

Duterte’s “validated” watchlist includes cop already in prison

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 07 August) – President Rodrigo Duterte said the list ot 163 persons allegedly involved in the illegal drugs trade is a “validated” list but SPO1 R ...

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CDO archbishop offers churches as rehab centers for drug dependents

CDO archbishop offers churches as rehab centers for drug dependents

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/01 August) -- Cagayan de Oro Archbishop Antonio Ledesma, SJ, on Sunday offered all churches in the archdiocese as facilities where drug dependents m ...

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Picketing Bukidnon farmers agree to go home

Picketing Bukidnon farmers agree to go home

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 26 July) – With many of them too weary and hungry, farmers from Bukidnon agreed to go home Tuesday after the Department of Social Welfare Developm ...

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El Niño-stricken farmers picket DSWD-10 office

El Niño-stricken farmers picket DSWD-10 office

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 26 July) – Hundreds of farmers who claimed they were affected by the recent El Niño and workers have camped outside the regional office of the Dep ...

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CDO village chief refuses to conduct ‘Tokhang,’ says it’s human rights violation

CDO village chief refuses to conduct ‘Tokhang,’ says it’s human rights violation

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 7 July) – At night, Barangay 23 here comes to life with motorcycles going in and out its streets and alleyways in a never ending frenzy to get sta ...

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Eid’l Fit’r

Eid’l Fit’r

Children of Muslim worshippers watch as their elders touch the ground in prayer at the Don Gregorio Pelaez Sports Center in Cagayan de Oro City on Wednesday (July 6, 2016) to mark ...

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Three Winners

Three Winners

Rep. Rolando Uy (First Dist., Cagayan de Oro City, left) and his son, Vice Mayor Joaquin Uy (right), flank Mayor Oscar Moreno as they pray during their inaugural at the Freedom Ki ...

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Uncertainty in CDO

Uncertainty in CDO

Policemen guard the Cagayan de Oro City Hall on Tuesday (28 June 2016) to prevent any untoward incident between followers of Mayor Oscar Moreno and former Mayor Vicente Emano. The ...

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CDO earthquake drill shows a school could suffer major casualties

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 Dis ...

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Independence Day

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 ...

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Cagayan de Oro City needs to revise 1994 curfew ordinance on minors

Cagayan de Oro City needs to revise 1994 curfew ordinance on minors

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 04 June) – A 1994 ordinance imposing curfew for minors is now being implemented by the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) and the Cagayan d ...

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PASTORAL LETTER: A matter of conscience

PASTORAL LETTER: A matter of conscience

(Pastoral Letter of Archbishop Antonio Ledesma, SJ, addressed to “The People of God in the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro and all persons of good will, issued on 3 May 2016) CAGAYA ...

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Hakot Audience

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  Tuesday ...

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Marawi mayor, driver survive ambush

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 Pryce Pla ...

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Little angel

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 ...

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Playing angel

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 ...

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Blessing

Blessing

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 GA ...

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Of 2-hour Presidential Debate, 48 minutes were advertisements

Of 2-hour Presidential Debate, 48 minutes were advertisements

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 February) – Forty-eight minutes or 35.5% of the entire 135-minute Presidential Debate on Sunday were spent on advertisements, spread across six commercial ...

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

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 ...

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COMMENT: Intriguing Media Stories

COMMENT: Intriguing Media Stories

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 18 February 2016) – Two media articles, a news report and an opinion article – both published online February 15 – intrigue. In the first, appeari ...

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All presidentiables confirmed attendance in CDO debate

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 ...

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

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 membe ...

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No closure

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 t ...

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Cagayan de Oro Press Club: Respect the local press community

Cagayan de Oro Press Club: Respect the local press community

Statement of Indignation Cagayan de Oro Press Club, Inc. 14 February 2016 Respect the local press community We, members of the Cagayan de Oro Press Club Inc., express our serious ...

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Badjao wedding

Badjao wedding

BADJAO WEDDING. A Sama Badjao groom wraps his arm around his bride. Fourteen Badjao couples were wed in traditional rites along the beach in Barangay Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro Cit ...

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FASTLANES: Flirting with anarchy

FASTLANES: Flirting with anarchy

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 11 Jan) – The injustice that had befallen Mayor Oscar S. Moreno has had his political opponents exposing themselves. Truly, the plot thickens. First to ju ...

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Bomb Drill

Bomb Drill

First aid responders carry a “victim” during a drill in Agora , Barangay Lapasan in Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday (2 Jan 2015). MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo ...

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CDO wants to hold homecoming for Miss Universe

CDO wants to hold homecoming for Miss Universe

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Dec) – The local government here is planning to hold a big homecoming for newly crowned Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach if pageant organizers will ...

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Finally, Christmas Lights

Finally, Christmas Lights

The big Christmas tree in Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro City is finally lit up on Monday (21 Dec. 21 2015) after it went dark because of the rotational brownouts. The lighting of the ...

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Hundreds stranded in Cagayan de Oro port

Hundreds stranded in Cagayan de Oro port

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/19 December) -- At least 2,000 passengers were stranded at the port terminal here on Friday after the Philippine Coast Guard grounded all interisland fer ...

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Time to Heal

Time to Heal

Pictures of the missing line the altar where Archbishop Antonio Ledesma (back) celebrated Mass in Sitio Cala-cala, Barangay Macasandig in Cagayan de Oro City on Thursday (17 Dec. ...

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Christmas treat

Christmas treat

Customers flock to a food stall selling hot puto bumbong beside City Hall in Cagayan de Oro on Dec. 7, 2015. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo ...

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

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 ...

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Reinstated as Mayor

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). MindaN ...

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DILG reinstalls Moreno

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 admin ...

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

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 s ...

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

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 ...

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Moreno gets 60-day reprieve

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 after the ...

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Cheers

Cheers

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 of t ...

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3 Mindanao mayors ordered dismissed from service by Ombudsman

3 Mindanao mayors ordered dismissed from service by Ombudsman

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Nov) – The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal from service three mayors in Mindanao, along with 27 other local officials, who are also per ...

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Highway risk

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 ...

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REMEMBERING MARTIAL LAW Torture and Martial Law: ‘Ka Jerry’

REMEMBERING MARTIAL LAW Torture and Martial Law: ‘Ka Jerry’

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/19 Sept) – When Hugo “Ka Jerry” Orcullo shared lunch with close friend Eliseo “Ely” Patlunag in his house in downtown Cagayan de Oro on October 14, ...

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Rufus to run for Cagayan de Oro mayor

Rufus to run for Cagayan de Oro mayor

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Sept) – Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District) is running for mayor of this city in the May 2016 elections. “Cagayan de Oro will ha ...

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Tournament marks rise of rugby popularity in Northern Mindanao

Tournament marks rise of rugby popularity in Northern Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Aug) -- Organizers of the upcoming rugby tournament here dubbed “Higalaay Challenge Cup” is confident that this year's event will mark the rise ...

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Road project to shorten travel time from Marawi to Cagayan de Oro

Road project to shorten travel time from Marawi to Cagayan de Oro

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/08 August) -- Travel time from Marawi City to Cagayan de Oro City will soon be shortened from 3.5 hours to 1.5 hours with the concreting of the Kapai-Tago ...

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“We suffer when our parents have no work”

“We suffer when our parents have no work”

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/02 May) -- Fifteen year old Lito of Bukidnon joined his parents in the Labor Day march here last Friday to express how children suffer when their pa ...

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De Oro boys, and girls, train hard to be like ‘Pacman’

De Oro boys, and girls, train hard to be like ‘Pacman’

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 30 Apr) – Inside a small construction yard converted into a training camp, 11-year-old Mico Gadot and 40 other youngsters aged 11 to 19 live a lif ...

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