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Cagayan de Oro City to test sample population for COVID-19 antibodies

Jun 12, 2020 - 8:58 AM

The city government will also conduct RT-PCR tests for all of its Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) and Returning Overseas Fillipino Workers (ROFs)

Lanao del Sur town mayor's wife killed in Cagayan de Oro ambush

Jun 03, 2020 - 4:45 PM

Rohaifa Umpara Guro dies of multiple gunshot wounds while her husband, Lumbaca Unayan Mayor Somerado Guro, is shot in the neck by motorcycle-riding gunmen

CRIME SCENE. Police in Barangay Iponan, Cagayan de Oro, the scene of the ambush on Lumbaca Unayan town Mayor Somerado Guro of Lanao del Sur, on June 3, 2020. His wife was killed in the ambush. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

14 students from Cebu City who arrived in Mindanao test positive for coronavirus

May 27, 2020 - 7:12 PM

(UPDATED) Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella says his office will investigate how the students got the virus and why they were allowed to leave

SEAPORT. OFWs arrive at a port in Cebu City. File photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

After 18 days of zero reports, CDO records 5th COVID-19 death

May 20, 2020 - 6:50 PM

Just when Cagayan de Oro felt that the coronavirus scourge has left, a patient dies

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

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

Seafarers stranded in Manila return to CDO

Apr 30, 2020 - 10:51 PM

A mercy voyage by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) bring home nearly 600 seafarers from the Visayas and Mindanao

Seafarers who are residents of Cagayan de Oro City boarded a coaster that will take them to one of the City Isolation Unit. They were stranded in Manila and were taken home by a mercy voyage via MV Saint Leo the Great, chartered by the Philippine government. (Photo provided by the City Information Office)

Cagayan de Oro equips TB center to qualify for coronavirus testing

Apr 29, 2020 - 3:05 PM

The testing center located at the regional headquarters of the Department of Health is on the third of 5 stages of the accreditation process

PCR TESTS. A health worker in Metro Manila take samples from a resident on April 16, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

CDO vlogger reprimanded for urging residents to defy city lockdown

Apr 19, 2020 - 6:41 PM

In his vlog, Antonio Bonitos says that since it's summer, people should go out and swim. He told police authorities he was just joking.

Coronavirus patient who traveled to Cebu dies in Ozamiz

Apr 17, 2020 - 9:47 PM

The man from Tudela, Misamis Occidental, travelled to Cebu City on March 27

LEAVING CEBU. Passengers scramble to leave Cebu before ports closed due to community quarantine. File photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Mom recovers but husband, daughter test positive for coronavirus in Cagayan de Oro

Apr 09, 2020 - 7:45 PM

Their results may no longer be reliable, however, because they were based on samples taken almost a month ago

DONATIONS. Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno receives 20,000 surgical masks and 50 sacks of rice from officials of the Pilipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCCI) on April 8,2020. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

3 coronavirus cases in Cagayan de Oro hospital 'fully recover'

Apr 08, 2020 - 5:19 PM

They are expecting their laboratory tests to show they're now negative for coronavirus

DONATIONS. Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno receives 20,000 surgical masks and 50 sacks of rice from officials of the Pilipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCCI) on April 8,2020. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Cagayan de Oro targets house-to-house survey for coronavirus symptoms

Apr 07, 2020 - 9:48 PM

Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar Moreno orders barangay health officials to conduct house-to-house survey of up to 160,000 families to check for coronavirus symptoms

Cagayan de Oro City mayor Oscar Moreno (center) Dr. Jose Chan (left) and City Police Director Henry Dampal in a press conference on March 30,2020 at the Cagayan de Oro City Hall where Dr. Chan announces the 3 new coronavirus cases in Northern Mindanao. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Cagayan de Oro pastor arrested for holding worship service with 500 people

Apr 05, 2020 - 7:32 PM

Authorities say it is the second time that Pastor Alfred Caslam of the Word of God Spirit and Life Ministries held a physical worship service amid coronavirus fears

Cagayan de Oro adds veggies to food packs for most vulnerable families

Apr 05, 2020 - 4:03 PM

Paul Douglas Calingin, the city government's COVID-19 economic cluster head, says 12,513 families living in relocation sites will receive the agripacks

Farmers from Impasug-ong Bukidnon harvest Sweet Potatoes. Bukidnon is a net-exporter province and is considered as the food basket of the Mindanao. Cagayan de Oro City government has added Agripacks as food relief to some 12, 513 most vulnerable households in the city. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Coronavirus response: CDO gets more protective equipment, alcohol

Apr 03, 2020 - 10:47 PM

The Cagayan de Oro health department head says that the city is ramping up preparation for a possible outbreak

ALCOHOL. Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City produces alcohol for use in coronavirus preparations. Photos from Kristine Renebelle Flores

Cagayan de Oro pays for hotel stay of health workers vs coronavirus

Apr 03, 2020 - 4:31 PM

Cagayan de Oro city is looking for ways to help frontliners facing transportation and lodging challenges under community quarantine

SANITIZE. Workers get board and lodging in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Northern Mindanao LGUs prepare P1.2B in relief, economic aid amid outbreak

Mar 29, 2020 - 8:30 AM

Cagayan de Oro City earmarks P500 million, while Bukidnon province sets aside P700 million

Kagay-anons join hands to fight coronavirus

Mar 25, 2020 - 12:58 PM

In Cagayan de Oro City, residents and private establishments work together to support medical frontliners in the fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus, and help those struggling during the community quarantine

2 more persons under investigation for coronavirus die in Cagayan de Oro

Mar 24, 2020 - 4:45 PM

Northern Mindanao Medical Center receives much needed medical supplies as the region records 3 new cases of coronavirus

Bus that evaded Luzon lockdown quarantined in Davao de Oro farm

Mar 24, 2020 - 1:02 PM

The passengers are not allowed to disembark from the bus. They are provided meals and are monitored for symptoms of the novel coronavirus disease.

LOCKDOWN. Police authorities man a checkpoint in Barangay Manat in Nabunturan, Davao del Oro. Photo courtesy of PNP PRO 11

Davao Region's 1st coronavirus patient to be sent home after testing negative

Mar 23, 2020 - 5:47 PM

Meanwhile, two more confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region are put in isolation

Bukidnon locks down its borders

Mar 20, 2020 - 10:57 PM

Bukidnon Governor Joe Zubiri's closure order disregards an offer for unified Northern Mindanao checkpoints

2 women probed for coronavirus die in Cagayan de Oro

Mar 19, 2020 - 3:55 PM

The women, who were from different hospitals in the region, died less than 24 hours after they were brought to the Northern Mindanao Medical Center, say doctors

Davao Region to seal its borders for 14 days starting March 19

Mar 17, 2020 - 10:46 PM

People are allowed to exit the region anytime, but they cannot come back within the 14-day period, says Davao Region task force chair and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte

Davao de Oro implements partial lockdown

Mar 17, 2020 - 3:15 PM

Davao Region's first coronavirus patient, who is also Mindanao's second, is from Davao de Oro

Mayor allows rejected RO-RO to dock in Cagayan de Oro port

Mar 16, 2020 - 11:26 PM

CDO mayor cites humanitarian reasons for allowing the M/V St Francis Xavier into the city after the ship is shunned by its original port of call which was on lockdown

REJECTED. File photo of the RO-RO passenger ship St Francis Xavier of 2Go travel.

Cagayan de Oro orders closure of malls, curfew

Mar 16, 2020 - 6:29 PM

The city opts for temporary closures and a curfew instead of a lockdown

DepEd: 586 students got pregnant in last 6 months of 2019 in Northern Mindanao

Mar 11, 2020 - 12:16 PM

The education department says 'that is like 3 teenage student pregnancies each day'


Cagayan de Oro offers P500,000-reward for arrest of traffic enforcer's killers

Mar 04, 2020 - 3:45 PM

The Cagayan de Oro City government has asked the Northern Mindanao offices of the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and the National Bureau of Investigation to help in the probe

Cagayan de Oro traffic enforcer shot dead in road clearing operations

Feb 28, 2020 - 11:32 PM

Mark Langam is shot just outside the Sabal Community Hospital, which usually serves as terminal for tricycles and pedicabs that serve Gaisano Mall shoppers

4 transport coops oppose Angkas return to Cagayan de Oro

Feb 20, 2020 - 11:27 PM

The transport coops fear that the arrival of Angkas will affect their incomes

NOT SO FAST? LTFRB can apprehend Angkas drivers again, a Supreme Court order says. Angkas file photo

1 dead, up to 30 hurt as bus falls off ravine in Cagayan de Oro

Feb 17, 2020 - 7:53 PM

The driver, Rito Reyes, dies when the bus falls off a ravine at the Carmen Hill portion of Sayre Highway

Camiguin restricts entry of travelers from China, Hong Kong, Macau over coronavirus threat

Feb 06, 2020 - 11:11 PM

Tourists from other countries who merely had a layover in the 3 countries will also not be allowed to enter the island

Angkas set to hit the streets of Cagayan de Oro again

Feb 06, 2020 - 7:48 PM

So far, only Angkas signifies its intention to join the pilot testing in CdO

The LTFRB-TWG has halted the pilot testing period for motor taxi hailing services. All motor taxi ride hailing service groups like Angka, Joy Ride and Move-It are therefore asked to cease operations and follow the government ruling or be appprehended starting next week. January 20, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Cagayan de Oro City offers sanitary landfill for use of other towns

Jan 31, 2020 - 1:09 PM

CdO says it will collect fees from towns which will avail of its new sanitary landfill

Cagayan de Oro CIty Mayor Oscar Moreno (in Pink) shows DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu the city's sprawling 45 hectares sanitary landfill. Mayor Moreno offers the landfill to other LGUs but says the LGUs must pay the city government. (Bobby Lagsa/Rappler)

Camiguin Island to set benchmarks for carrying capacity

Jan 16, 2020 - 8:41 AM

'Before, we would want to have more visitors, but that's not really right. We want more tourists here, but now, we want it to be within the carrying capacity of our island,' Camiguin Governor Romualdo says

Candidates for Miss Universe 2017 frolics in the fine white sands of White Island, a kilometer long white sand beach off the coast of Mambajao, Camiguin. The Island embarks on a carrying capacity study to set benchmark for sustainable tourism visa-vis environmental protection. Photo by Bobby Lagsa//Rappler

Some 200,000 join Cagayan de Oro's 3-hour Traslacion

Jan 09, 2020 - 6:38 PM

This is the 11th year CdO holds its own Traslacion of the Black Nazarene

Cagayan de Oro CIty January 9. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

'Super coop' to provide water supply to underserved areas in Cagayan de Oro

Jan 05, 2020 - 8:20 PM

The creation of the Mindanao Cooperatives Water Service Federation is in line with efforts to address vital issues affecting Cagayan de Oro City's growing population

Residents of Hill top, Brgy. Bagong Ilog in Pasig City on March 12, 2019, queue for water after the barangay experienced water shortage for several days cause by the operational adjustments conducted by Manila Water. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Mindanao Pride's loud message in silent protest: 'Human rights for all'

Dec 22, 2019 - 10:40 PM

Veering away from the usual vibrant festivities, the 2019 Mindanao Pride March is a silent protest that highlighted issues involving the LGBTQ+ community

SILENT PROTEST. The 2019 Mindanao Pride March seeks to highlight issues experienced by members of the LGBTQ+ community through a silent protest at the Rodelsa Circle in Cagayan de Oro City on Sunday, December 22. Photo from SPARK Philippines

Cagayan de Oro rolls out modern PUV fleet December 15

Dec 11, 2019 - 6:28 PM

A local transport cooperative will operate 15 modern coasters under the government's Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program

Modern Public Utility Vehicle - The new face of a modern PUV will start to serve commuters in Cagayan de Oro Cty on December 15, 2019 from Barangay Bugo to Igpit, Opol in Misamis Oriental. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Compostela Valley votes to rename itself Davao de Oro

Dec 09, 2019 - 6:40 PM

With over 170,000 voters agreeing to a new name, the plebiscite's results make final the renaming of Compostela Valley to Davao de Oro

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

City officials, groups inspect Christmas lights sold in Cagayan de Oro malls

Nov 28, 2019 - 10:42 AM

A team of inspectors from City Hall, the City Price Coordinating Council, and business and consumer groups visit 6 malls for the first round of inspection

INSPECTION. Cagayan de Oro City Price Coordinating Council Co-Chairman Edgar Uy inspects boxes of Christmas lights on November 27, 2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Balay Mindanaw mulls suing CDO police over 'illegal search'

Nov 15, 2019 - 8:22 PM

'We will soon formally file a report to appropriate bodies,' says Balay Mindanaw's Kaloy Manlupig days after policemen barged into their compound and 'illegally' checked guests' belongings

Cagayan de Oro police search Balay Mindanaw Peace Center

Nov 14, 2019 - 4:52 PM

Balay Mindanaw's Kaloy Manlupig says it is an 'illegal search' because the cops did not have a search warrant

'Panit Bukog' art exhibit returns to Cagayan de Oro

Nov 07, 2019 - 8:48 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The art exhibit features local artists showing works on essential and unique Mindanaoan realities on peace and environment preservation

LOOK: Nene Pimentel's final homecoming

Oct 24, 2019 - 11:06 AM

Cagayan de Oro residents pay their last respects to the city's most illustrious son, former Senate president Aquilino 'Nene' Pimentel Jr

HOMECOMING. Soldiers carry the casket of former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel Jr at the Laguindingan Airport in Cagayan de Oro on October 23, 2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

CDO cops kill ringleader, 2 members of Fajardo criminal group

Oct 04, 2019 - 2:06 PM

Cagayan de Oro police say Marvin Fajardo and his cohorts tried to elude the arresting team by shooting at them. All 3 suspects are killed in the ensuing gunfight.

'Darwin died a hero': Hundreds pay tribute to PMA cadet in Cagayan de Oro

Sep 25, 2019 - 7:11 PM

Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio dreamed to be a 'changemaker' – a dream many believe he achieved in his brief life

soldiers from the Army's 4th Infantry Division carries the casket of Philippine Military Academy Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio at the Cagayan de Oro Gardens in Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

CDO congressman calls for resignation of PMA head over hazing death

Sep 23, 2019 - 5:31 PM

The House is set to conduct a probe into the death of cadet Darwin Dormitorio, per resolution filed by AKO Bicol Representative Alfredo Garbin Jr