Sky Jumpers

Two Army parachutists land at the parade ground of the 4th Infantry Division during its 45th anniversary in Camp Evangelista, Patag, Cagayan de Oro City Thursday (5 Feb 2014). MindaNews… »

PAF Huey chopper crashes inside military camp in CDO, none hurt

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Feb) – A Philippine Air Force UH-1 Huey helicopter crashed moments after it tried to take off from the golf course of the… »

CDO’s newly opened bridge is closed again, until inauguration

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – The newest bridge in the city that was opened for vehicular traffic for five days last week was closed again by… »

CDO broadcaster gets death threats

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/20 January) – DXIF-Bombo Radyo anchorman Junel Ucat revealed in a dialogue Tuesday between journalists and the city police office that he received last Jan. 12… »

200 CdeO residents fly to Manila for Pope Francis

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/13 Jan) — At least 200 residents here are leaving for Manila o n Wednesday to participate in the activities lined up for the visit of Pope… »

Black Nazarene

A devotee presses the Black Nazarene at the Jesus Nazareno Parish Church in Cagayan de Oro City Wednesday (7 Jan 2014). The annual procession of the Black Nazarene will start on… »

Christmas has finally come for Sendong survivors

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 24 December) — Christmas has finally arrived in the relocation site for survivors of the December 16-17, 2011 tropical storm Sendong in Barangay Indahag,… »

CDO starts evacuation of vulnerable sector as Queenie intensifies

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 26 Nov) – Authorities here ordered the preemptive evacuation of pregnant women, children, the elderly and persons with disability as Tropical Depression “Queenie” intensifies… »

End Impunity

Candles light up at the front of Vjandep, a well-known pastel and pasalubong shop, in Cagayan de Oro City Sunday (23 Nov 2014) as shops and companies join the nationwide… »

Flowers for the Dead

Flowers of various kinds and colors flood the sidewalks of Lt. Guillermo St. near the Cogon public market in Cagayan de Oro City Tuesday, just a few days before the… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Trapo mentality and winnability

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/31 Aug) –With politics heating up in anticipation of the 2016 elections, it may be useful to review the playing field and the tricks of the… »

Higalaay Festival

Participants in colorful costumes aboard floats join the Higalaay civic military parade in Cagayan de Oro City on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Cagayan de Oro will celebrate the feast of… »

Fallen Cowboy

A cowboy grimaces in pain after falling to the mud during the rodeo event at the Xavier University Manresa Days in Cagayan de Oro City on Friday, 22 August 2014. Five… »

FROM PAST TO PRESENT: From a village to a Spanish town

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Aug) – In 1521, the typical houses of the Cebuanos were described by Antonio Pigafetta (1536), the Italian chronicler of Ferdinand Magellan, as… »

Fiesta Launch

The coming August 28 fiesta of Cagayan de Oro City is sporting a new logo drawn by artist Simonette Faborada Sagaral. Arlene Moreno, wife of Mayor Oscar Moreno (right), and Dorothy Pabayo,… »

Cabbage check

A vendor checks on the leaves of cabbages that had just arrived at the vegetable market in Barangay Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday, July 5, 2014. MindaNews photo… »

River Guides

Supervised by the Philippine Red Cross, river guides apply cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on dummies during a first aid  training at the City Tourism Hall in Cagayan de Oro on Tuesday (24 June… »

CDO rafting outfitters rush safety proposals

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 16 June) – Local rafting operators here rushed a set of safety measures to prevent a tragic repeat of last Friday’s boating accident that… »

Divers recover body of missing tourist

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/15 June) — First the divers recovered her red helmet. Then inside a watery labyrinth  of limestone rocks, the body of  Aizza Calipusan Balbin, a nurse… »


Patrick Agus (holding the camera) and relatives of Aizza Calipusan Balbin, a 26-year-old nurse from Loboc, Bohol who went missing Friday after the inflatable raft they were riding capsized along… »

Ignoring the tragedy

Rescuers watch as white water rafting outfitters continue with their business passing by the area where the ongoing search for the missing tourist is taking place in Barangay Bayanga, Cagayan… »

Tourist still missing; Mayor Moreno mulls suspension of rafting tours

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 15 June) — Mayor Oscar Moreno is mulling the suspension of all white water rafting and kayaking adventure tours along the Cagayan de Oro River… »

How She Fell

Mark Jeoffe, of the International Rafting Federation, explains on Saturday (14 June 2014) how the inflatable raft capsized after hitting a huge boulder along the Cagayan de Oro River, sending… »

Against the Odds

Rescuers try to battle the rapids of the Cagayan de Oro River on Saturday, 14 June 2014, in search of the missing tourist who fell into the murky waters after… »

Tourist missing in CdeO’s white water adventure

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/13 June) — A local tourist was confirmed missing after the inflatable raft she and her fellow tourists were riding during a white water adventure, capsized Friday… »

March for Land

Farmers from Davao and Bukidnon march along the national highway in barangay Cugman in Cagayan de Oro City on Thursday (29 May 2014) to ask for the implementation of land… »

Summer Rite

A government physician, with the help of assistants, performs circumcision procedures on several children in Barangay Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City on May 21, 2014.  The city government conducts annual Operation… »

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… »

Cagayan Sunset

The setting sun of summer provides a picturesque view of the Cagayan de Oro River, 12 May 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Drying Palay

Farmers dry palay on the road, occupying half the lane of the diversion road in Barangay Iponan, Cagayan de Oro City on Thursday, 8 May 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin… »

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… »

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: For future Mindanao Doctors and Lawyers: Challenge, Mission, Promise

(Commencement Speech by Ateneo de Manila University’s School of Government Dean Antonio G. M. La Viña, JSD,  at the School of Medicine and College of Law, Xavier University – Ateneo… »

Cagayan de Oro Fire

A volunteer fire fighter puts on more water towards houses hit by a fire in Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City Monday afternoon (21 April 2014). But firetrucks were delayed with the… »

Pacquiao wins again; wife Jinkee hopes he retires now

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 13 April) — Fans at the gym in Baragay Nazareth here waited for the killer punch from boxing icon Manny Pacquiao to floor Timothy… »

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… »

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… »

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… »

Invest in Cagayan de Oro

Mayor Oscar Moreno asks businessmen to invest in Cagayan de Oro during the investment forum dubbed “Connect and Do Business in Cagayan de Oro” held in Makati City on Wednesday, 12… »

CDO biz forum in Makati a roaring start, thanks to help of Kagay-anons living in Metro Manila

MAKATI CITY (MindaNews / 13 Feb) – With help from Kagay-anons living in Metro Manila, the Cagayan de Oro gamble to attract major investments in the city had a roaring… »

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… »

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… »

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… »


Some of the dead fish gathered from the Agusan River in Sitio Sambulawan, Barangay Agusan in Cagayan de Oro City. Local environment officials said the farms and piggeries upstream could… »

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… »

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