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Girl lured by texts rescued from slavery

About a year ago, 12-year-old Connie (not her real name) was very excited as she set off for Pagadian City from Iligan City to meet a man whom she had been bragging to friends as her “soul mate.”

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

CDO, Iligan learn from ‘Sendong’

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A year ago, just as residents of the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan were getting ready for Christmas, Tropical Storm “Sendong” swept through the region, sending flash floods and leaving 1,200 people dead.

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aboitiz Group calls for donations

The Aboitiz Group, led by the Aboitiz Foundation, is now accepting donations for areas in Mindanao that were hit by typhoon Pablo. Thousands of families in New Bataan, Compostela Valley, Bukidnon, Iligan, and Davao in Mindanao, and the cities of Dumaguete and Tanjay in Negros Oriental are still in need of help. The Aboitiz Group [...]

Posted: December 12th, 2012 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

2 killed, 36 injured in Iligan City grenade attack

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Police authorities here said Sunday they were still piecing together evidence to determine the motive and the identities of bombers in Saturday’s grenade attack that killed two people (not three as earlier reported) and wounded 36 others.

Posted: May 6th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Kidnapping delays Iligan graduation

ILIGAN CITY—Graduation rites for at least 20 pupils of an elementary school in a village here would be postponed following the kidnapping of two of the children’s teachers, a city official said. The city school board decided to postpone graduation ceremonies for pupils of the Limonsodan Bayug Falls Elementary School in Barangay Rogongon here after [...]

Posted: March 22nd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Flood survivors in Mindanao rebuild in danger zones

A woman walks past tents at a temporary relocation site for residents affected by the devastating flash flood at Tambo village in Iligan City in this December 29 file photo. AFP

Less than six weeks after killer floods swept away their slum homes along a Philippine river, Lydia Abulanda and her neighbours are rebuilding despite warnings disaster could strike again.

Posted: January 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino marks Cory’s 79th birthday in CDO, Iligan

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‘CORY YELLOW’ President Aquino and Vice President Jejomar Binay appear to have fun painting a house bright yellow in Bayanihan Village, Sta. Elena, Iligan City, on Wednesday. The country’s top officials visited Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities to check on the relocation sites for the victims of Tropical Storm “Sendong.” EDWIN BACASMAS

On what would have been the 79th birthday of former President Corazon Aquino, her son, now the President, spent the day rallying people, especially the victims of the most recent natural disaster in the country, to live the spirit of People Power.

Posted: January 26th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cagayan de Oro schools start slow recovery

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Despite everything that has happened to this city, classes in the elementary and secondary levels in the local public schools have begun showing signs of returning to normalcy, educators said.

Posted: January 22nd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cagayan de Oro authorities end search for missing

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The search for people missing in the wake of the December 17 flash floods that swept through Cagayan de Oro City has ended and government operations have shifted to the rehabilitation of affected communities and residents, the authorities said Wednesday.

Posted: January 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CDO, Iligan schools to focus on stress debriefing, play therapy

Education Secretary Armin Luistro. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Public elementary and high schools in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan will open alternative lessons Tuesday in lieu of holding regular classes, Education Secretary Armin Luistro announced on Monday.

Posted: January 3rd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

UN body fears ‘baby boom’ in CDO, Iligan

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People find ways to do it especially in difficult times.

Posted: January 2nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Senate asked again to probe disaster

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Astounded by the “tsunami” of water and mud that swept and killed more than 1,000 people in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan Cities last month, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said yesterday he would ask the Senate energy committee to look into the possibility that the heavy flooding in the cities were caused by the [...]

Posted: January 1st, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Enrile: Sudden release of water from dams may have caused Mindanao disaster

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Astounded by the volume of water and mud that swept and killed more than 1,000 people in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities in December, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said on Sunday he would ask the Senate energy committee to look into the possibility that the heavy flooding in the cities were caused by the release of waters in government-run hydroelectric power plants there.

Posted: January 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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