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Court issues TRO vs Misamis Oriental 2020 budget

Jul 06, 2020 - 8:58 PM

The provincial information office says Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano is disappointed that the temporary restraining order was issued "at a critical time" when the province is battling COVID-19

Provincial seal of Misamis Oriental from the provincial government Facebook page

Misamis Oriental gov, other groups want Cagayan de Oro under lockdown

May 08, 2020 - 3:52 PM

(2nd UPDATE) The group Luwas Cagayan, 26 barangay captains of Cagayan de Oro City, and the Misamis Oriental governor want an enhanced community quarantine imposed on the city

A City government worker does disinfection round in a one of the barangay in the Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Policeman, suspect killed in checkpoint shootout in Misamis Oriental

Feb 18, 2020 - 7:02 PM

Staff Sergeant Ronald Caayupan was killed, while Chief Master Sergeant Fernando Maestrado was wounded when the suspects open fire at the police checkpoint

Whale sharks return to Camiguin, gov't asks tourists, locals to let them be

Jan 08, 2020 - 8:04 AM

The whale sharks' newfound presence gives high hopes that these gentle marine giants are back to stay and will repopulate

A diver tags a whale shark off the coast Donsol as part of the local population count. 104 new whale shark individuals were identified in Donsol from January until June of 2019. Photograph © Jurgen Freund

Police kill suspect accused of cannibalism

Dec 07, 2019 - 5:27 PM

Police reports say Lloyd Bagtong grabbed the service firearm of one of his escorts, forcing the police to shoot him

Cop dies shielding students from grenade blast in Misamis Oriental

Nov 28, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Police Senior Master Sergeant Jason Magno dies after 'embracing' a grenade thrown by a man going amok at Initao College in Misamis Oriental

'HERO.' Policeman Jason Magno. Photo courtesy of Misamis Oriental Police

PDEA agents arrest sons of Misamis Oriental provincial jail warden

Sep 19, 2019 - 11:02 AM

PDEA Northern Mindanao chief Wilkins Villanueva accuses jail warden Dominador Tagarda of 'protecting' his 2 sons accused of being drug pushers

DRUG RAID. Agents of PDEA Northern Mindanao during a raid in the house of one of sons of the Misamis Oriental jail warden in Cagayan de Oro City on September 18, 2019. Photo by PDEA

Newborn child kidnapped in Gingoog City

Sep 01, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Police say a woman believed to be around 57 to 63 years old took the baby from a child care center

FOOTAGE. CCTV screenshot of the suspect leaving the puericulture premises with the newborn baby. Photo provided by Gingoog City Police Office

Former rebel turned soldier killed by NPA

Jul 28, 2019 - 1:36 PM

Army Corporal Fermin Lindahay, a Higaonon who was formerly an NPA rebel between 2004 to 2006, is killed in action

FERMIN LINDAHAY. Army Corporal Fermin Lindahay. Photo provided by the army's 403rd Infantry Brigade, Civil Military Operations Command office

CA junks 24 administrative cases vs Cagayan de Oro’s Oscar Moreno

Jun 22, 2019 - 9:22 AM

The justices find no convincing proof that Oscar Moreno, when he was governor of Misamis Oriental, did wrong in approving the rental of heavy equipment for road repairs

Son of slain mayor Parojinog gets life term for drug possession

May 31, 2019 - 1:28 PM

Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 79 Judge Nadine Jessica Corazon Fama also orders Reynaldo Parojinog Jr to pay a P500,000-fine

GUILTY. Reynaldo Parojinog Jr is found guilty of drug possession charges on May 31, 2019. Photo from PNP

U.P. archaeologists find ancient site in Misamis Oriental dating back to 3,000 BC

May 07, 2019 - 5:59 PM

Archeologists find several artifacts at the Calumat site, including obsidian stones used as tools by Homo sapiens

CALUMAT SITE. The Calumat archaeological site in Alubijid, Misamis Oriental. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Ex-Misamis Oriental town mayor convicted of 15 counts of graft

Mar 26, 2019 - 5:31 PM

Former Claveria town mayor Antonio Calingin is sentenced to 6 to 8 years in prison for each of the 15 counts, or a total jail time of 90 to 120 years

CONVICTED. The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan convicts former Claveria, Misamis Oriental municipal mayor Antonio P. Calingin for 15 counts of graft. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Pro-environment group wants case filed vs South Korean garbage importer

Nov 21, 2018 - 5:38 PM

Cagayan De Oro-based Pinoy Aksyon asks BOC and DENR to file charges against Verde Soko which imported 5,100 tons of trash from South Korea

OPPA, TAKE BACK YOUR TRASH: Environmental advocates urge the Philippine government to file a diplomatic protest to the government of South Korea, and to ratify the Basel Ban Amendment to prohibit waste importation in the country.

Barangay chairman shot dead in Misamis Oriental

Jul 13, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Barangay Chairman Alfredo Zapanta of Danao village, Jasaan town in Misamis Oriental, is the 7th local leader killed in two weeks

Post-elections, Comelec finds 26 overaged SK bets in Northern Mindanao

May 15, 2018 - 5:36 PM

If any of them turn out to have won in barangays in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, and Misamis Occidental, the Comelec says it will suspend their proclamation

Bangko Sentral shuts down rural bank in Misamis Oriental

May 02, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Rural Bank of Initao is the 3rd rural bank to be ordered closed in 2018

SHUT DOWN. Rural Bank of Initao is a single-unit rural bank located in Initao, Misamis Oriental. Available records online shows it had 1,476 deposit accounts, with total deposit liabilities of P46.4 million. Image from Google Maps

Tears, triumph mix as Palaro heartbreak kid turns champion

Apr 20, 2018 - 5:48 PM

After years of trying, Erwin Mancao of Misamis Oriental finally bags a gold in athletics


Moreno remains Cagayan de Oro mayor as CA stops dismissal

Feb 08, 2018 - 7:53 PM

The Court of Appeals 22nd Division Mindanao Station issues a TRO and a status quo ante order on the Ombudsman's latest dismissal order against Mayor Oscar Moreno

SAME CONTRACT, SEVERAL CASES. Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno faces the media on February 8, 2018, after the appellate court temporarily stops the Ombudsman's latest dismissal order against him over the same contract when he was still governor of Misamis Oriental. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Sandiganbayan affirms rejection of plea bargain deal in fertilizer fund scam

Feb 04, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The anti-graft court says 3 members of the Bids and Awards Committee of Libertad, Misamis Oriental cannot strike a plea bargain deal

DENIED. The Sandiganbayan Third division denies plea bargains filed by Bids and Awards Committee members in the fertilizer fund scam. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Will he be removed this time? CDO mayor Moreno dismissed again

Jan 03, 2018 - 6:27 PM

Oscar Moreno is also charged before the anti-graft court over over irregularities in a space rental deal in Cagayan de Oro

SUSPENDED. Reelected Mayor Oscar Moreno calls on supporters to stay calm. Rappler file photo

4 cops hurt in suspected NPA attack in Misamis Oriental

Dec 03, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Alleged New People's Army members launch an assault on a police station in Binuangan, Misamis Oriental, then eventually retreat

Court of Appeals stays 11 dismissal orders against Cagayan de Oro mayor

Oct 06, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Mayor Oscar Moreno faces 24 administrative cases for the rental of equipment during his tenure as governor of Misamis Oriental from 2004 to 2013

MORENO.  Rappler file photo

6 dead in road collision with military vehicle in Misamis Oriental

Jul 18, 2017 - 11:47 AM

A police report said a military armor personnel carrier a Simba bumped a Toyota Hi Ace and sideswiped a motorcycle while it was overtaking a trailer truck

Maute mother charged in CDO court for rebellion

Jun 15, 2017 - 9:12 AM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II also files another request with the Supreme Court to transfer the venue of detention and trial from Cagayan de Oro City to Taguig City

News Briefs: March 10, 2017

Mar 10, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday March 10

Ex-speaker Nograles faces graft charges over PDAF scam

Mar 07, 2017 - 4:32 PM

Former Davao City 1st District representative Prospero Nograles says he is ready for an 'all-out' fight before the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan

News Briefs: February 10, 2017

Feb 10, 2017 - 12:12 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday February 10

Misamis Oriental under state of calamity

Jan 20, 2017 - 4:31 PM

Damage to infrastructure in the province is at P103 million as of January 20

Pimentel appeals for aid for hometown Cagayan de Oro

Jan 18, 2017 - 11:41 AM

On behalf of Cagayan de Oro I issue this urgent appeal The city needs every assistance that our people can give says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III

HELP. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III appeals for aid for his hometown Cagayan De Oro. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

7 dead in Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental floods

Jan 17, 2017 - 3:03 PM

UPDATED Local officials say 1 654 families or 6 827 persons have been displaced in Misamis Oriental

STRANDED. Vehicles and commuters have been stranded in Cagayan de Oro since Monday night, January 16, after nonstop rains triggered flash floods across the city. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

#NotOnMyWatch CDO: Kagay-anon youth pledge to fight corruption

Nov 26, 2016 - 2:58 PM

The challenge is for us to have courage in reporting says Edison Lacea president of the Xavier University Central Student Government

CDO YOUTH PLEDGED. Attendees of the #NotOnMyWatch public forum pledged to fight to corruption. Photo by Gemma Mendoza/Rappler

DPWH works on Cagayan, Tagoloan, Imus rivers to prevent flooding

Jul 11, 2016 - 2:12 PM

The priority areas in this P356 million flood risk management project have been identified by the Japan International Cooperation Agency in two studies

Envoy warns Filipinos vs bogus agri jobs in New Zealand

Jun 15, 2016 - 1:13 PM

Be careful be very wary of people offering and recruiting for jobs in New Zealand Ambassador David Strachan tells students in Misamis Oriental

WARNING. New Zealand Ambassador David Strachan apprises students of the Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology in Misamis Oriental on his government's probe into scam preying on foreign agricultural workers. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/ Rappler

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May 03, 2016 - 12:47 PM

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NPA frees 1st of 5 prisoners of war in Misamis Oriental

May 02, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Senior Police Officer 4 Renie Rombo was one of the policemen abducted by the rebels when they held simultaneous road blocks across Northern Mindanao

FREED. Senior Police Officer 4 Renie Rombo arrives at the Banglay Basketball court escorted by the New People's Army -Custodial force on Monday, May 2, 2016 after being held for 29 days as prisoner of war by the rebels. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Marcos courts Misamis Oriental with track record, unity plea

Apr 22, 2016 - 10:07 AM

Gingoog City residents give a warm welcome to the vice presidential candidate

WOOING MISAMIS ORIENTAL. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos addresses supporters in Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental, on April 21, 2016. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

2 cops abducted at 'NPA checkpoints' in Bukidnon

Apr 04, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Two cops are declared prisoners of war as the New People s Army sets up checkpoints in 3 Mindanao provinces

REBELS. NPA guerrillas belonging to the Front 73 Guerrilla Command in formation during the release of a government soldier they held as 'prisoner of war' in June. File photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

NPA to candidates: Coordinate with us for 'smooth' campaigning

Apr 04, 2016 - 1:02 AM

The New People s Army sets up checkpoints in Misamis Oriental Bukidnon and Agusan del Norte

IN PHOTOS: Hinuklog: The Passion of Christ in Mindanao

Mar 26, 2016 - 8:54 AM

Pilgrims together with local and foreign tourists flock to Medina every Lent to witness the Hinuklog now a major religious event in Mindanao

A soldier at the play laughs on Jesus Christ, as he punish Christ in the play.

WATCH: Duterte in LP strongholds in Mindanao

Mar 25, 2016 - 2:16 PM

Rodrigo Duterte goes guerrilla style in Liberal Party dominated Camiguin and Gingoog

Challenging millennials to be environmental champions

Mar 09, 2016 - 8:20 PM

Everyone has a role to portray if we are to sustainably manage our natural resources for the present and future generations

PROMISING LUMAD YOUTH LEADER. For a Lumad youth leader from the Talaandig tribe in Bukidnon, Jossie “Josa” Rey Samontao, everyone has a role to portray if we are to sustainably manage our natural resources for the present and future generations. Photo by Jan Michael Amper

Comelec in Northern Mindanao to allow voting time extension

Mar 04, 2016 - 8:12 PM

Voters queuing 30 meters from the polling precincts by closing time at 5 pm on May 9 will be allowed to cast their votes says Comelec’s regional lawyer Gina Luna Zayas Sabio

NEW VOTING HOURS. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista has announced that the voting hours on May 9, 2016, will be up to 5 pm only, 2 hours shorter than in previous elections. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH seeks US help in tracing source of smuggled guns

Mar 03, 2016 - 9:43 PM

The guns smuggled through the Mindanao Container Terminal have serial numbers which could be traced to their real owner says a customs official

SEIZED. Intelligence agents of the customs bureau find gun parts inside two tractors and a motorcycle in a container van at a Cagayan de Oro extension port. Photo courtesy of Bureau of Customs

Smuggled from US: Gun parts seized at Cagayan de Oro port

Mar 02, 2016 - 3:33 PM

UPDATED The gun parts are hidden in two tractors and a second hand Harley Davidson motorcycle as well as mixed with tools inside the container van

SEIZED. Intelligence agents of the customs bureau find gun parts inside two tractors and a motorcycle in a container van at a Cagayan de Oro extension port. Photo courtesy of Bureau of Customs

Mindanao farmers to candidates: Help us survive El Niño now

Feb 18, 2016 - 12:15 PM

As the campaign season heats up Mindanao farmers ask candidates to address their dying crops and increasing debt due to El Niño

WASTED HARVEST. Eggplants in a half-hectare farm in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental have shrivelled up due to the El Niño that has hit Mindanao hard. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Cayetano in Misamis Oriental: Duterte is Mindanao’s champion

Feb 15, 2016 - 11:47 PM

Rodrigo Duterte fails to attend rallies in Misamis Oriental home of 860 000 voters in Northern Mindanao but supporters still think he is Mindanao s hope

COURTING MINDANAO. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano talks to an audience in Misamis Oriental about the Duterte-Cayetano platform. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Campaign Trail: Where the candidates are, Feb 1-7

Feb 01, 2016 - 7:45 PM

UPDATED Interestingly Grace Poe a leading presidential bet does not have any sorties lined up for this week before the official campaign kickoff

Solar lamps give students glimpse of brighter future

Jan 29, 2016 - 11:40 AM

The Department of Education is giving students in off grid areas solar lamps to ensure they are able to do their school work at home

BRIGHT FUTURE. The solar lamps allow students in Misamis Oriental to extend their time studying at home, which the Department of Education hopes will push children to pursue their full potentials. Image courtesy of the Department of Education

Northern Mindanao poll violence watchlist: 47 towns, 7 cities

Jan 17, 2016 - 10:23 PM

Local governments on the list are monitored because of insurgency problems rido or clan war historical political rivalry and the presence of private armed groups