The Guerrilla Air Force of Mindanao

On the morning of 28 February 1945 the US Eight Army began the VICTOR operations with an assault on Palawan. General Douglas MacArthur wanted air bases on Palawan, on the Zamboanga Peninsula of Mindanao, and on the Sulu Archipelago to support a reoccupation of North Borneo. The rest of the islands—the central group of Panay, Negros, Cebu and Bohol, and southernmost Mindanao—he wanted for political considerations, to complete his return to the Philippines.… Continue reading... “The Guerrilla Air Force of Mindanao”

Time Stops in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon : The Philippine Eagle Sanctuary of Northern Mindanao

The town of Manolo Fortich in Bukidnon is renowned for the Del Monte plantation, but there’s more to this upland town than its pineapples.

Named in honor of Don Manolo Fortich, a resident of Barrio Damilag and the first Governor (1902-1914) of the District of Bukidnon, the town was originally known as Maluko.… Continue reading... “Time Stops in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon : The Philippine Eagle Sanctuary of Northern Mindanao”

Death of a Japanese Soldier

The Path of Infinite Sorrow in Silae, Malaybalay, Bukidnon

The following account on the Japanese side of this action was shared by Corporal Yoshitomo Mori in the Quick-Shooting Squad, the 1st Company led by Murakami, the 30th  Search Regiment (SK30), 30th Panther Division who were 1,500 meters above sea level (MSL) on Mt.… Continue reading... “Death of a Japanese Soldier”

C’mon let’s Take a Ride on Route N955

(Gingoog–Claveria–Villanueva Road)

Since travel restrictions were lifted, tourists and motorists have been flocking to ogle, gawk, ooh and ahh at the scenic sights and attractions of the Gingoog-Claveria-Villanueva Road in Misamis Oriental.

Listed as National Route 955 (N955) in the Philippine Highway Network, the 71 kilometer (44 mile) two-and-four lane secondary highway links the Misamis Oriental municipalities of Gingoog and Claveria to the component city of Gingoog.… Continue reading... “C’mon let’s Take a Ride on Route N955”

Indian Envoy to ramp up engagements with regional business

The Indian Embassy in the Philippines is looking forward to increasing engagements with regional business bodies in the Philippines as both countries seek partnerships to recover from the global pandemic and ensure a better future for their citizens.

“We do recognize the Philippines is a very large country, and a lot of business activities in the outreach have to happen at the regional level, and the Oro Chamber is one of the very first chambers that we have engaged and the outcomes have been very, very positive,” said Indian Ambassador to the Philippines Shambhu S.… Continue reading... “Indian Envoy to ramp up engagements with regional business”

Kagay-anon Classical Music Composer parlays NCCA grant into first album of Chamber and Orchestral Works

Acclaimed Kagay-anon classical music composer Niño Cesar Borromeo Tiro has parlayed an NCCA grant into the first album of his chamber and classical works.

Tiro is a grantee of the NCCA’s 2022 Competitive Grants Program from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) by virtue of his Ani ng Dangal Award given during the 13th Philippine Arts Festival for his piano composition Phantasie für Ludwig which was performed by concert pianist Susanne Kessel for Volume 9 of her global composition project 250 Piano Pieces for Beethoven and which quickly  became a crowd favorite during Kessel’s concerts and promotional tours in 2019.… Continue reading... “Kagay-anon Classical Music Composer parlays NCCA grant into first album of Chamber and Orchestral Works”

Colors of Mindanao to integrate Faith Tourism

The Department of Tourism is looking to promote “Faith Tourism” as part of its newest promotional campaign dubbed “Colors of Mindanao” which seeks to showcase to showcase various inter- and intra-regional travel circuits in the six regions of Mindanao.

“We are looking to see how we can package Faith Tourism as a holistic experience for our guests,” said DOT Undersecretary for Mindanao Myra Paz Valderrosa-Abubakar.… Continue reading... “Colors of Mindanao to integrate Faith Tourism”

Andre John Cue puts CDO in PH Glam Map

Andre John Cue finished in the top 5 of the 2022 Mister International Philippines held recently at the grand ballroom of Okada Manila in  Parañaque City on June 27.

Andre was only 18 years old when he joined the pageant and finished it at the age of 19 when he celebrated his birthday last June 9 during the pageant which featured a  month-long pre-pageant program, workshops, preliminary swimwear and formal wear competitions, a beautiful national costume show, rounds of interviews, and the live grand coronation.… Continue reading... “Andre John Cue puts CDO in PH Glam Map”

DENR’s “Heritage Cannon Project” at Dolomite Beach draws flak

World War II history and heritage advocates are up in arms over the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ illegal transfer of two gun barrels from Battery Hearn and Battery Crockett in Corregidor to Dolomite Beach.

DENR Acting Secretary Jim O. Sampulna said the Manila Bay Dolomite Beach will be reopened to the public on June 12 as part of the  country’s celebration of Independence Day. … Continue reading... “DENR’s “Heritage Cannon Project” at Dolomite Beach draws flak”

Guerrillas who liberated Cagayan during World War II honored

Veterans kin crowd-fund PT-41 scale model for MacArthur Memorial

Filipino guerrillas who liberated Cagayan de Oro from the Japanese Imperial Army were honored in a simple ceremony held on its 77th Anniversary at the Activity Center of Ayala Centrio Mall on May 12, 2020.

The PT-41 scale model during its first public presentation on the occasion of the 77th Anniversary of the Liberation of Cagayan de Oro held May 12, 2022 at the Ayala Centrio Mall Activity Center.
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