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’s… »

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 sustained… »

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… »

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 Tibasak was… »

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 typhoon Pablo devastated many… »

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… »

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… »

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 Sendong in… »

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… »

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 responded to… »

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 Mindanao,… »

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… »

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… »

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 later went to Don Gregorio Pelaez Sports… »

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 at… »

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… »

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… »

‘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 provinces under public storm warning… »

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 could take them… »

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 for the “suspicious ransacking” of his office… »

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, Felina and all their… »

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 swelled… »

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.… »

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 by the joint army, police… »

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 mining for gold… »

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 as the receiver,… »

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 Office today (Tuesday)… »

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 morning six mining barges operating in one… »

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 late in taking steps… »

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… »

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 floods brought… »

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 mining… »

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 tribe… »

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 signatures… »

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… »

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 the Mindanao… »

Flooding in CDO’s tent city sends evacuees to panic

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/14 February) – More than 30 families temporarily housed in tents in relocation sites here went into panic when heavy rains caused flood in the relocation… »

Cooking utensils for Typhoon Sendong survivors

RECOVERY. Army soldiers unload cooking utensils for Typhoon Sendong survivors at the Xavier University Ecoville resettlement site in Barangay Lumbia in Cagayan de Oro City on Feb. 10, 2012. MindaNews… »

Share classroom

SHARED CLASSROOMS. Grade school students share a basketball court after storm Sendong destroyed their classrooms in Balulang Elementary School in Cagayan de Oro City on Feb. 5, 2012. MindaNews photo… »

UN revises appeal; seeks higher amount to help Sendong survivors

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/04 Feb) — Even as donors’ aid comes in “trickles,” the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) raised to $39 million (around P1.7 billion)… »

Lawyer in complaint vs Emano says mayor ordered to reply to raps

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/30 January) —The legal counsel of the opposition politicians here who filed an administrative case against City Mayor Vicente Y. Emano last week, said his sources… »

Kagay-anons commemorate 40th day since Sendong

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/26 January) – More than 7,000 residents here gathered on top of the Kagay-an Bridge Wednesday night lighting candles and listening to the tales of the… »

Heal CDO

Students form a big “HEAL CDO” using candles on top of Kagay-an Bridge in Cagayan de Oro Wednesday night, Jan. 25, 2012, to mark the 40th day after storm Sendong… »

PNoy to NHA: finish homes for ‘Sendong’ survivors before June 2012

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/25 January) – President Benigno S. Aquino III today told officials of the National Housing Authority (NHA) to finish all the houses for suvivors of floods brought by… »

Pag-IBIG declares 3-month loan moratorium for ‘Sendong’ victims

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/25 January) – The Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) or Pag-IBIG Fund has declared a three month-moratorium on housing loan payments for its member-borrowers who were affected by… »

Aquino to visit resettlement sites for ‘Sendong’ survivors

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/24 January) — President Benigno Aquino III will arrive here Wednesday morning (Jan. 25) to check on the rehabilitation and resettlement efforts for flood survivors, exactly… »

Dog Therapy

DOG THERAPY. Sendong child survivors get to walk with Nike, a 6-year-old Golden Retriever owned by Iligan dog enthusiast Gary Po, in a psychosocial intervention facilitated by the group Ginhawa… »

Iligan officials demand probe on logging operations

IILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/19 January)  –  Officials here are demanding a probe on logging operations in the Lanao provinces which survivors of the flashfloods on December 16-17 blame for the massive… »

Caraga could be the next Cagayan and Iligan, environment group says

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/19 January) — Environmental groups warn that Caraga region could be the next environmental disaster  area after Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities if the local government units… »

Sendong was also worst disaster for Hinatuan residents

HINATUAN, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews/19 January) – When the killer tropical storm “Sendong” hit landfall in the Philippines, it first battered the coastal municipality of Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur,… »

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