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Northern Mindanao needs P198B in 2 years to recover from effects of pandemic

Jul 08, 2020 - 11:42 PM

Of the P197.6 billion needed for the Regional Recovery Program, P150.2 billion or 76% should go to social services, says the regional development council

INVESTMENTS NEEDED. Workers at the Bulua Westbound Terminal and Vegetable Landing in Cagayan de Oro sort vegetables before they are distributed to the city's public markets. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Cases spike in Northern Mindanao as more returning residents positive for coronavirus

Jul 02, 2020 - 11:44 AM

The Department of Health confirms 17 new coronavirus cases in Northern Mindanao – all locally-stranded individuals and OFWs who have returned to the region

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE. DOH Northern Mindanao Director Dr Adriano Suba-an at a press conference of the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases on May 26, 2020.  Photo from NorMin COVID 19 Response Task Force Facebook page

Spike in coronavirus cases in Northern Mindanao, Lanao del Sur blamed on Hatid Probinsya

Jun 15, 2020 - 4:01 PM

Zia Alonto Adiong, Lanao del Sur IATF spokesperson, calls for improvements in the national government's program that helps bring stranded residents and repatriated OFWs back to their provinces

Around 100 Overseas Filipino Workers who were repatriated due to Coronavirus pandemic board a ship at the Northport Terminal in Manila on May 27, 2020, to go home to their respective provinces in Cebu and Cagayan de Oro after their overdue mandatory quarantine. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Northern Mindanao unemployment hits 15-year high in April

Jun 09, 2020 - 12:37 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority says the number of jobless people in Northern Mindanao rose to 236,000 in April 2020 – more than double the number of unemployed workers in April 2019 – due to the coronavirus pandemic

CAGAYAN DE ORO DISINFECTION. A city government worker does disinfection rounds in a barangay in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Northern Mindanao targets 200 coronavirus tests daily by June 1

May 18, 2020 - 8:49 PM

The Department of Health Northern Mindanao and two hospitals in Cagayan de Oro are expected to start testing this week

With license to operate, Northern Mindanao to start coronavirus testing

May 15, 2020 - 9:06 AM

The Department of Health 10-TB Reference Center (DOH-10) and the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) are granted a License to Operate (LTO) as testing centers

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

Sweeper flight takes 143 foreign tourists in Mindanao to Manila

Apr 18, 2020 - 11:36 PM

The marooned foreigners are gathered by the Australian Embassy and the Department of Tourism from 3 regions in Mindanao

TEMP CHECK. A police officer checks the body temperatures of tourists entering the Laguindingan Airport in Laguindingan, Misamsi Oriental. Photo provided by DOT10

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

DOH Region 10 confirms 3 new coronavirus cases in Northern Mindanao

Mar 30, 2020 - 5:02 PM

Four COVID-19 patients are now confined at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC), the region’s biggest tertiary hospital and now, its referral hospital for coronavirus cases

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 positive Covid19 cases in Northern Mindanao. 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

Northern Mindanao’s largest public hospital saves lives against the odds

Mar 23, 2020 - 8:43 PM

The Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) is the referral hospital for all coronavirus Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) in the region

The aid packages donated by the People's Republic of China undergo disinfection upon arrival at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on March 21, 2020. The donation includes assorted medical supplies, personal protective equipment, and testing kits for coronavirus. Malacañang photo

14 PUIs in Northern Mindanao test negative for coronavirus disease

Mar 23, 2020 - 7:07 PM

The wife of COVID-19 PH 40, Mindanao's first coronavirus fatality, also tests negative

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Northern Mindanao buses continue to operate despite coronavirus fears

Mar 20, 2020 - 6:33 PM

These buses though are not allowed to cross to neighboring regions of Caraga, Davao, Zamboanga and BARMM

STILL SERVING. File of a RTMI bus in Cagayan de Oro City. Wikipedia.org

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

PAF to airlift coronavirus patient specimens from Northern Mindanao

Mar 18, 2020 - 10:15 PM

DOH Region 10 says the Philippine Air Force agrees to carry the PUI swab samples to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine

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

Coronavirus patient in Mindanao was a resident of Pasig City

Mar 12, 2020 - 6:34 PM

The patient is now confined at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center

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'

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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

Northern Mindanao police chief sacked, suspended from service

Oct 29, 2019 - 1:49 PM

Brigadier General Rafael Santiago Jr is ordered suspended from service for 6 months, says Philippine National Police officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa

SACKED. Rafael Santiago Jr (center) is sacked from his post as he faces administrative complaints when he was a provincial director. PNP photo

PDEA Northern Mindanao nabs Bukidnon public school teacher in drug bust

Oct 11, 2019 - 3:31 PM

Law enforcers arrest Grade 9 teacher in a buy-bust operation

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Dengue cases in Northern Mindanao breach epidemic threshold

Aug 07, 2019 - 8:17 AM

It's in Northern Mindanao where 60 dengue deaths have been recorded

Northern Mindanao police close 1,900 PCSO gaming outlets

Jul 28, 2019 - 2:11 PM

The Philippine National Police in Northern Mindanao closes 1,386 small town lotteries, 208 lotto establishments, and 306 Peryahan ng Bayan

GAMING SHUT DOWN. Cops begin shutting down PCSO Lotto outlets in Makati City. File photos from Makati Police

Northern Mindanao 'peaceful' as local campaign kicks off

Mar 30, 2019 - 3:24 PM

In Cagayan de Oro, former SSS commissioner Jose Gabriel 'Pompee' La Viña kicks off his bid to replace Mayor Oscar Moreno

PEACEFUL KICK OFF Cagayan de Oro mayor candidate Jose Gabriel 'Pompee' La Vina kicks off his campaign at Cogon Market on Friday, March 29. Photo from La Vina's Facebook page

Northern Mindanao suffers agriculture damage due to El Niño

Mar 13, 2019 - 11:06 AM

Local agriculture officials will meet with provincial agriculturists in the region to assess the impact of El Niño in the coming months

EL NIÑO. This photo shows rice fields near Musuan Peak in Valencia, Bukidnon. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Controversial cop ambushed in CDO declared out of danger

Nov 21, 2018 - 7:42 PM

Police Superintendent Michael John Deloso is still in the intensive care unit

Scene of Crime operatives process the crime scene of the ambush site of Police Supt Michael John Deloso along Juan Luna streets cor Capitol Road, misamis Oriental provincial compound, Cagayan de Oro City on Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Northern Mindanao top cop in critical condition after ambush

Nov 20, 2018 - 9:29 PM

Police Superintendent Michael John Deloso survives an ambush in Cagayan de Oro City

AMUBUSHED. Scene of Crime Operatives process the site where Superintendent Michael John Deloso was ambushed in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula experience power outage

Nov 08, 2018 - 7:08 PM

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines says the 'intentional toppling of vegetation under the Baloi-Agus 2 transmission line resulted in the loss of power over vast areas in Northeastern and Northwestern Mindanao'

POWER OUTAGE. Northern Mindanao and the Zamboanga Peninsula experienced a power outage on November 8, 2018. Photo of power line by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Allies break up, enemies team up for Cagayan de Oro 2019 elections

Oct 12, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Here are also the politicians who have so far filed their certificates of candidacy in other parts of Northern Mindnao: Bukidnon, Camiguin, and Lanao del Sur

Duterte opens Chinese-donated Bukidnon drug rehab center

Aug 03, 2018 - 5:13 PM

The P500-million facility is donated by Friends of the Philippines, a group of Chinese businessmen led by Jose Kho, associated with a company behind planned massive reclamation in Manila Bay

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

Palaro record-breaker Sylvian Abunda aims for back-to-back gold in javelin

Apr 06, 2018 - 12:31 PM

Sylvian Faith Abunda, a Grade 11 student at Lantapan Stand-Alone Senior High School in Lantapan, Bukidnon, is banking on her experience, perseverance, and discipline to achieve her Palaro dreams

Sylvian Faith Abunda from Region X, Gold medal winner and new record holder for Javelin Throw.

IN NUMBERS: Three-year Rolling Infrastructure Plan (TRIP)

May 03, 2017 - 6:00 PM

TRIP outlines over 4 000 infrastructure projects worth P3 6 trillion to be completed by 2020

MEDIUM TERM. TRIP aims to complete over 4,000 infrastructure projects worth P3.6 trillion by 2020.

N. Mindanao wins elementary baseball boys gold vs C. Luzon

Apr 28, 2017 - 3:07 PM

Two Northern Mindanao athletes also win individual awards: Julrey Morales for best pitcher and Kim Adam for the most number of stolen bases

HIGH AND PROUD. Central Luzon athletes line up for today's awarding as they place second after Region X in elementary boys baseball at Camp Fullon. Photo by Regine Villafuerte/ Rappler

NCR footballers' quarters climb includes 17-0 obliteration of Central Luzon

Apr 26, 2017 - 9:42 PM

The National Capital Region continues to pad its lead for the overall championship title as they added 12 gold medals in the official third day of competition of the 60th Palarong Pambansa 2017

KICK IT. Football players of NCR and Northern Mindanao rallies the ball in an intensive attempt to make a goal. Photo by Bea Mae Punongbayan/ Rappler

Glitches and glory at Palaro in Antique

Apr 26, 2017 - 5:01 PM

It is tough but we’re not offering any excuse DepEd says

FLOODED FIELD. A baseball umpire clears the flooded field in Camp Fullon in Antique province after a heavy downpour on Tuesday, April 25. Photo by Justine Rheyvan Ramos/Rappler

N. Mindanao football team protests after NCR's no-show for Palaro game

Apr 25, 2017 - 1:47 PM

The game between Northern Mindanao and NCR is postponed until Wednesday morning April 25

PROTEST. Northern Mindanao football team asks tournament officials to declare them the winner by default since the NCR team did not show up during the game on Monday night, April 24. Photo by Jieven Santisteban/Rappler

Thousands displaced by heavy rains in parts of Visayas, Mindanao

Jan 17, 2017 - 8:25 AM

UPDATED Around 963 families or 4 536 persons are displaced in Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao all of which are staying in 28 evacuation centers

#RESCUEPH. Rescuers evacuate students and faculty who were stranded in the University of Science and Technology of the Philippines (USTP). Photo courtesy of Lionel Amarado

Cagayan de Oro under state of calamity

Jan 17, 2017 - 2:15 AM

UPDATED Forced evacuation has been ordered in several flood and landslide prone barangays Some parts of the city are in neck deep water

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

NPA rebels hopeful about peace process but…

Dec 27, 2016 - 9:40 AM

Communist guerrillas in Northern Mindanao celebrate the CPP s 48th anniversary in Medina Misamis Oriental

 "Ka Paris" Mapano, one of the NDFP consultants, in Medina, Misamis Oriental. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

12 Northern Mindanao police chiefs sacked for poor performance

Sep 06, 2016 - 8:37 PM

They failed to keep up with the demands of Project Double Barrel the Philippine National Police s campaign against illegal drugs

Northern Mindanao reports drop in July crime rate

Aug 13, 2016 - 12:21 PM

Police statistics showed that there was a 44 drop in the overall crime rate for the month of July

Who is the top presidential pick of young Kagay-anons?

May 05, 2016 - 7:03 PM

In the bustling city of Cagayan de Oro dubbed as the melting pot of Northern Mindanao who are the young voters supporting?

ALL IN DAY’S WORK. In her shanty little shop, Grace Walingin, a Xerox machine operator, aspires for change. All photos by Alyssa Viado/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

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

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

Cagayan de Oro debate crowd: Where are our issues?

Feb 22, 2016 - 4:43 PM

The first presidential debate fails to take up candidates plans for the indigenous peoples of Mindanao agriculture and persons with disabilities

The crowd watching the PiliPinas Debates 2016 at the Capitol University gym in Cagayan de Oro Ciity, Philippines, February 21, 2016. photo by Bobby Lagsa / Rappler