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 jump… »

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

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… »

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… »

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 ferry ships because… »

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. 2015). Hundreds of… »

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

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 a huff… »

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).… »

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 administrative case by the… »

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… »

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… »

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… »


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… »

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… »

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 to only… »

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… »

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… »

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 of… »

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… »

“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… »

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… »

Photo Essay: Cagayan de Oro’s little ‘Pacman’ wannabes

[Play slideshow] Young ‘Pacman’ wannabes, some as young as 11, undergo extensive training in Cagayan de Oro City to form part of the city’s boxing team. Girls are in the… »

Grass Fire

Firefighters help each other put out a grass fire that got out of control due to the summer heat in Barangay Camaman-an in Cagayan de Oro City Tuesday (21 April… »

Peaceful Conversations

Pro-BBL campaigner Archbishop Antonio Ledesma (left) and Rep. Rufus Rodriguez ( 2nd district, Cagayan de Oro), chair of the House of Representatives’ Ad Hoc Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law… »

Sacrificial Chicken

A baylan or spiritual leader conducts a ritual to communicate with the spirit while holding a sacrificial chicken during the start of the Indigenous People Leaders summit held at Camp Evangelista… »

Iqbal: peace no matter what happens to BBL

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 25 March) —  “The MILF will not disengage from the peace process no matter what will happen to that Bangsamoro Basic Law,” Mohagher Iqbal, chair… »

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… »

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