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… »

Recovered

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… »

Fishkill

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… »

Terrified

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… »

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

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… »

Forced evacuation in CDO, MisOr

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Nov) – With fire trucks blaring their sirens, hundreds of residents here and the province of Misamis Oriental trooped on Thursday to the… »

Tie Down

A fisherman in Barangay Macabalan in Cagayan de Oro City ties his boat on Thursday (7 Nov 2013) in preparation for the arrival of super typhoon “Yolanda”. Cagayan de Oro… »

Flowers for the Dead

Flowers of all kinds are sold near the Cogon public market in Cagayan de Oro on Oct. 29, 2013 as vendors anticipate brisk sales in the coming days as relatives… »

Unresolved: Ampatuan Massacre

Leaders from the Cagayan de Oro Press Club reiterate the call for speedy justice during a candle lighting and prayers for the victims of the Ampatuan massacre at the Press… »

Balay Tambalanan

Neglected by past administrations, the J.R. Borja Memorial Hospital is left rotting and dilapidated. Its hospital staff has to contend with antiquated medical equipment to serve the less fortunate sectors… »

Magnitude 7.2 Visayas quake also jolts parts of Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/15 October)—Cries of “Allah Hu Akbar” (God is great in Arabic) rang out among a big Muslim crowd gathered at the Don Gregorio Pelaez Sports Center… »

Barangay Polls

Fausto Jumo, a Higaonon, accompanied by his Moro wife, Carmella, files his certificate of candidacy at the City Comelec office in Cagayan de Oro on Oct. 12, 2013. Jumo is… »

Street Life

With a hotdog for dinner, courtesy of a generous passerby, a young girl and her brother watch people and cars go by as they sat on a street corner in… »

They are back!

Driven out by the present local government, ukay-ukay vendors are making a comeback to the delight of price conscious customers in Cagayan de Oro City. Buyers look at ukay-ukay items… »

Balas

They mine the depths of the Cagayan de Oro River for sand, and shovel it to waiting dump trucks from dawn to dusk. The river is their life. It is… »

Urban Container Garden

A resident stands proudly behind his own urban container garden on Sept. 20, 2013 at the Indahag relocation site Phase I in Cagayan de Oro City. Volunteers from the Katilingbanong… »

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