Mindanao’s weather forecast 21 December

Mindanao’s weather forecast 21 December

Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. Winds will be moderate to strong coming from the Northeast to North and the coastal wa ...

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Christians, Muslims pray together for ‘Sendong’ victims

Christians, Muslims pray together for ‘Sendong’ victims

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/18 December) – Muslims prayed side by side with their Christian friends Thursday in remembrance of those who died and remained missing when tropical ...

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Time to Heal

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. ...

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Swelling River

Swelling River

Residents of Hinaplanon in Iligan City monitor the rising water of Mandulog River as Typhoon Seniang battered Northern Mindanao on Monday (29 Dec 2014). They are standing on what ...

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Christmas has finally come for Sendong survivors

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 ...

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Priest starts Mindanao leg of ‘Climate Ride’

Priest starts Mindanao leg of ‘Climate Ride’

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/18 December) – After finishing the Baclaran-Leyte route on Tuesday, Redemptorist priest Fr. Amado Picardal began the Mindanao leg of his bike tour for the ...

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Sendong Commemoration

Sendong Commemoration

Survivors and families of the victims of Typhooon Sendong, as well as sympathizers, stage a candle-lighting ceremony and threw flowers in the Mandulog River early morning Wednesda ...

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No to Coal

No to Coal

Iliganons attending a march to commemorate the third anniversary of Typhoon Sendong on Wednesday (17 Dec 2014) express their opposition to the proposed coal-fired power plant to b ...

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Sitio Cala-cala

Sitio Cala-cala

Devotees prepare the makeshift altar for the Misa de Gallo on Tuesday (16 Dec 2014) in Sitio Cala-cala, Tibasak, Barangay Macasandig, where hundreds of residents died during Typho ...

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After 3 years, 300 ‘Sendong’ victims still unidentified

After 3 years, 300 ‘Sendong’ victims still unidentified

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/16 December) — Over 300 victims of tropical storm Sendong (international name: Washi) buried in unmarked graves here and in nearby Iligan City have ...

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Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

A Sendong victim decorates their Christmas tree at the relocation site in Phase 1, Barangay Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City on Dec. 15, 2014. After three years, electricity and water ...

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Almost Done

Almost Done

Runners pass underneath the rebuilt Mandulog Bridge in Iligan City on Sunday (30 Nov 2014). The original bridge, shown in the background, fell during Typhoon Sendong three years a ...

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TURNING POINT: Confronting a Yolanda

TURNING POINT: Confronting a Yolanda

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 6 Nov) – Pain and sadness linger as the nation remembers Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the deadliest natural disaster in recent memory that ...

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Numbered graves for Pablo’s and Sendong’s unidentified dead;  Still no DNA match results two, three years later

Numbered graves for Pablo’s and Sendong’s unidentified dead; Still no DNA match results two, three years later

NEW BATAAN, Compostela Valley (MindaNews / 02 November) -- Sila man tung wala nailhan” (They were the ones who were not identified), a man on a motorbike told his companion shortl ...

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WORM’S EYEVIEW: Defeat brings out the worst in a trapo in CDO

WORM’S EYEVIEW: Defeat brings out the worst in a trapo in CDO

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) ­– Political reality among the trapo class of leaders in our society is ugly, shameless, and dominated by greed. (Mis)leaders really. It’ ...

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Domeng is 920 km east of Davao City

Domeng is 920 km east of Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /06 April) – Tropical storm Domeng (international name: Peipah), was spotted at 920 kilometers east of Davao City as of 10 p.m. Sunday, still with maximum su ...

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Domeng is coming: 4th storm to hit Mindanao in 2014, 9th since Sendong

Domeng is coming: 4th storm to hit Mindanao in 2014, 9th since Sendong

UPDATED as of 5:58 p.m. DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /06 April) – Tropical storm Domeng (international name: Peipah), the fourth storm to hit the country this year is also the fourth to ...

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40 families displaced by ‘Sendong’ in CDO evacuated due to landslide threat

40 families displaced by ‘Sendong’ in CDO evacuated due to landslide threat

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/25 January)– Mona Baring and her children fled to the relocation site in Barangay Calaanan this city right after their house in Cala-cala, Barangay ...

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MINDANAO 2013:  Mindanao finally learns its lesson; was “over-prepared” for Yolanda

MINDANAO 2013: Mindanao finally learns its lesson; was “over-prepared” for Yolanda

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/ 05 January) -- Mindanao may have been fortunate to be spared  Yolanda’s wrath, but it preoccupied Mindanawons nevertheless, after typhoon Sendong and super ...

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CDeO prepares memorial mass for Sendong; will send convoy to Yolanda-stricken towns

CDeO prepares memorial mass for Sendong; will send convoy to Yolanda-stricken towns

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/ 15 Dec) -- Hundreds of school children will carry Christmas lanterns to a rotunda where they will hang them on a giant acacia tree that survived the fla ...

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WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Building resistance

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Building resistance

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Nov) – Was it Nietzsche who said what won't kill you will make you stronger? Ah, rats. Work – the one that allows me to earn my bread – has kept me busy ...

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Survivors of Typhoon Sendong volunteer help for Yolanda survivors

Survivors of Typhoon Sendong volunteer help for Yolanda survivors

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 13 Nov) -- Moved by powerful images of Typhoon Yolanda's devastation in Leyte and Samar, hundreds of  residents, among them survivors of Typhoon Se ...

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Aid for typhoon victims

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 ...

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For Yolanda Victims

For Yolanda Victims

Volunteers pour rice into relief bags—two kilos per bag—at Mt. Carmel Church in Barangay Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City on Nov. 12. Hundreds of people including Sendong victims respo ...

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With lessons learned from Sendong and Pablo, Mindanao prepares for Yolanda

With lessons learned from Sendong and Pablo, Mindanao prepares for Yolanda

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 November) – Obviously learning lessons from the disasters wrought by typhoon Sendong in 2011 and super typhoon Pablo in 2012, local government units in M ...

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Urban Container Garden

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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Sendong Village

Sendong Village

She pedals her way on the streets of Ecoville Village in Barangay Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday, July 6, eager to see her new home after losing her own to Typhoon Sendon ...

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Presidential party

Presidential party

President Benigno Aquino III visits the Xavier University  Ecoville Resettlement  Area for Typhoon Sendong survivors in Barangay Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City on Feb. 26. Aquino lat ...

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Police not heeding PNoy’s order to clear geohazard areas in CDO

Police not heeding PNoy’s order to clear geohazard areas in CDO

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/18 December) -- A year after storm “Sendong” struck this city, residents living in the hazard-prone areas beside the Cagayan de Oro River are still ...

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One year after Sendong: Still living on the edge

One year after Sendong: Still living on the edge

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/17 December)—His limbs seemed to have atrophied with fear when he heard over the radio that a typhoon would pass the city again, on the same month t ...

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A year after…

A year after…

Members of the Iligan Medical Society release a night lantern at Mandulog Bridge dawn of Dec. 16, 2012, a year after Typhoon Sendong destroyed the bridge and wrought havoc in Ilig ...

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‘Pablo’ makes landfall in Baganga, Davao Oriental; storm signals raised over 24 of 26 Mindanao provinces

‘Pablo’ makes landfall in Baganga, Davao Oriental; storm signals raised over 24 of 26 Mindanao provinces

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 December) –  Typhoon ‘Pablo’ (international name Bopha) made landfall over Baganga, Davao Oriental at 4;45 a.m. Tuesday, placing 24 of 26 Mindanao provinc ...

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Fearing ‘Pablo,’ CDO bakwits return to same evacuation centers

Fearing ‘Pablo,’ CDO bakwits return to same evacuation centers

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 3 Dec) – Same predicament, same evacuation centers. Thousands of residents here today jostled aboard trucks, Multicabs, motorelas or anything that ...

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Group wants DENR-10 official out

Group wants DENR-10 official out

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/13 November)—An environment coalition here is demanding the relief of Environment Management Bureau (EMB 10) Regional Director Sabdullah Abubakar fo ...

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Memories

Memories

Friends have put up a makeshift altar at the residence of the Shottons in Sitio Cala-Cala, Barangay Tibasak, Cagayan de Oro, in memory of American Paul Shotton and his wife, Felin ...

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Mass for Typhoon Sendong

Mass for Typhoon Sendong

Fr. Leo Labiste officiates a Mass for Typhoon Sendong victims morning of All Saints' Day 2012 in Barangay Hinaplanon in Iligan City. Being adjacent to the Mandulog River, which sw ...

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Sendong 11 months ago

Sendong 11 months ago

Photographs of recovered bodies, wedding rings and other personal effects as well as missing persons posted on the wall of a funeral parlor in Iligan City on Dec. 23, 2011. At lea ...

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Iponan River raid

Iponan River raid

Army soldiers rest along the Iponan River during the anti-illegal mining operation launched against foreign-operated barges on Oct. 25, 2012. Two Chinese nationals were arrested b ...

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2 Chinese nationals arrested in Iponan mining raid

2 Chinese nationals arrested in Iponan mining raid

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 26 October) – Two Chinese nationals without working permits were arrested during a raid by a multi-agency task force on a dozen barges illegally mi ...

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CDO city accountant: ‘We have answered COA on audit of donations for Sendong victims’

CDO city accountant: ‘We have answered COA on audit of donations for Sendong victims’

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/01 October) — The questions raised by the Commission on Audit (COA) on the appointment of the City Social Welfare and Development officer-in-charge ...

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Community-based Sendong victims protest ‘unequal treatment’

Community-based Sendong victims protest ‘unequal treatment’

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 25 September)—Survivors of tropical storm Sendong who went back to their communities held a picket at the city Social Welfare and Development Offic ...

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6 mining barges continue to operate in CDO river

6 mining barges continue to operate in CDO river

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY(MindaNews/ 21 September)— Aboard two choppers of the Philippine Air Force's Technical Operations Group, local environmentalists and reporters discovered Friday ...

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Documents show Oro officials unprepared for ‘Sendong’

Documents show Oro officials unprepared for ‘Sendong’

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/17 September)— Official documents recently obtained from City Hall appear to bolster public perception that local officials had acted a little too l ...

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Foes confident Emano will be suspended by DILG for Sendong fiasco

Foes confident Emano will be suspended by DILG for Sendong fiasco

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/12 Sept) – One of the legal counsels of Save CDO Now Movement is confident that Mayor Vicente Emano will be suspended “either this December or Janua ...

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Most post-Sendong rehab projects still unfunded – NEDA

Most post-Sendong rehab projects still unfunded – NEDA

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/19 June) – A total of P42.657 billion in projects have been lined up under the strategic action plan for rehabilitation efforts in the aftermath of floo ...

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CDO execs did not act on call for ban on illegal mining – Archbishop

CDO execs did not act on call for ban on illegal mining – Archbishop

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/27 March) – More than two months after he reprimanded them, Archbishop Antonio Ledesma said today his appeal to put an end on destructive hydraulic ...

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Tribal river ritual celebrated to help spare Cagayan from another tragedy

Tribal river ritual celebrated to help spare Cagayan from another tragedy

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/10 March 2012) -- Indigenous People (IP) of the Higaonon tribe from the 13 barangays here and tribal leaders of Bukidnon together with the Manobo tr ...

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Group calls off recall move vs. CDO mayor; says signatures not enough

Group calls off recall move vs. CDO mayor; says signatures not enough

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/07 March) -- An online group trying to gather enough signatures to recall Mayor Vicente Emano ended its campaign Tuesday after failing to get the si ...

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Couple who survived ‘Sendong’: We’re like newly-weds

Couple who survived ‘Sendong’: We’re like newly-weds

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/27 February) — ”I remember feeling the hair at the back of my neck tingle when I heard what sounded like a wounded beast growling in pain,” Ernesto ...

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Attitude Change needed to respond to Climate Change

Attitude Change needed to respond to Climate Change

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/18 February) --   Talking about climate change is useless if there is no attitude change,  Senator Teoffisto Guingona said in his opening address at ...

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