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… »


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… »


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… »

Making of the Giants

Workers prepare giant puppets in time for for the Higalaay Festival during the celebration of the Feast of St. Augustine, patron saint of Cagayan de Oro City. The Higalaay Festival… »

The Making of the Cagayan de Oro Giants

Workers prepare giant puppets in time for for the Higalaay Festival during the celebration of the Feast of St. Augustine, patron saint of Cagayan de Oro City. The Higalaay Festival… »

Miss CDO

Candidate no. 5 Amadea Lucia Piatti upon learning she won the Miss Cagayan de Oro 2013 title at the Limketkai Atrium in Cagayan de Oro on Aug. 24, 2013.  Piatti,… »

Arrest warrants vs CDO bombers to be issued soon

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Aug) – Arrest warrants are expected to be issued this Friday or Monday next week against six members of the shadowy Khilafah Islamiyah Mindanao believed to… »

BATANG MINDANAW: Thoughts on the recent Mindanao bombings

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 Aug) — As the news about the recent spate of bombings in Mindanao circulated once again, I was upset. We’ve been experiencing this for years now and… »

BATANG MINDANAW: Who Should Take the Blame?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 August) — On July 26, an explosive device went off in a commercial area in Cagayan de Oro, leaving six dead and 28 wounded. On August 5,… »

Calls mount for police to solve CDO blast; P2-M reward up

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/02 August)- Cagayan de Oro Archbishop Antonio Ledesma called for caution and sobriety Friday as calls intensified for the local police to solve the July 26 Limketkai… »

3 firms cancel conferences in CDO

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 1 Aug) – The “City of Golden Friendship” is now feeling the crunch as three companies have cancelled plans to hold conferences here in… »

CDO police swamped by calls re bombing suspect

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 31 July) – Police hotlines here are overwhelmed with phone calls from well-meaning residents trying to help authorities catch the suspect who planted the bomb… »

Honk your horns

 Students of Xavier University urge motorists to honk their horns during a noise barrage outside their school in Cagayan de Oro City on Tuesday July 30 to demand justice for… »

CDO residents express outrage through noise barrage and black armbands

CAGAYAN DE ORO  (MindaNews/30 July) — Students blew whistles and staged a noise barrage Tuesday while medical representatives and doctors wore black armbands to express outrage over Friday’s bombing and… »

Lone Bomber

Police Superintendent Michael John Deloso of the Cagayan de Oro City police holds the cartographic sketch of the lone suspect who placed the black bag believed to contain the bomb… »

Roxas surprised over cleaning up of blast site so soon

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 27 July) – Local government Secretary Mar Roxas ordered the recreation of the crime scene at the LimKetKai Rosario Arcade here after he found… »

Crime Scene

Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas asks Senior Supt. Graciano Mijares (right), Cagayan de Oro City police chief, who authorized the clean-up of the blast site so soon, stressing that the… »


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Bomb kills 6, wounds 28 in CDO’s LimKetKai’s arcade

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 27 July) – A bomb explosion ripped through a row of upscale restaurants at the LimKetKai Rosario arcade, a popular bar strip here, killing… »

Personal Belongings

Friends retrieve the personal belongings of victims from the police. Six persons, including a provincial board member of Misamis Oriental, died while 28 others were injured when an improvised explosive… »

Six Fatalities

Mortuary employees carry one of the fatalities to their vehicle. Six persons, including a provincial board member of Misamis Oriental, died while 28 others were injured when an improvised explosive… »

Blast Site

Police officers investigate the scene of the blast at the Lim Ket Kai arcade in Cagayan de Oro City Friday night 26 July 2013, where six people died while 28… »

Changing Landscape

New hotels and skyways along Lim Ket Kai Drive are changing the landscape of Cagayan de Oro in this photo taken on Friday, July 19. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

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