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 Disaster… »

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

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… »

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… »

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 … »

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… »

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 with His… »

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.


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 GALLARDO

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 breaks of eight minutes each.… »

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 its members… »

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,… »

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 University… »

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 members of the local media… »

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… »

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… »

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 City… »

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… »

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