Remembering Guana

Juan Y. Sia’s Legacy of Integrity in Public Service

February 9, 2021 was a sad day for most Kagay-anons when they found out one of the city’s most beloved civil servants had passed away peacefully in his sleep early that morning.

However, though many know him personally, not many Kagay-anons know that the late Juan Yap Sia was born in Amoy, China (now known as Xiamen City) on July 7, 1934 to Sia Ponso and Leah Yap.Continue reading... “Remembering Guana”

The Boy Scout who met MacArthur at Macabalan

This quaint vignette from World War II may not qualify for inclusion in many of our history books, but it’s an interesting footnote in  history from a time many prefer to forget, but Boy Scouts from around the world may long want to remember.

That’s because it involves a Boy Scout from Cagayan in 1942 and a global icon who is probably the most famous and most familiar with history buffs of the Pacific Theatre.… Continue reading... “The Boy Scout who met MacArthur at Macabalan”

Paras Clan celebrates Tia Nanang’s 100th

Victorina Mesina Magbag was born on February 25, 1921, the eldest daughter of Sebastian Guzman Magbag and Salome Suarez Mesina who both were from San Fernando, Pampanga. She is fondly called by her nickname Nanang. She has 4 brothers and 5 sisters namely, Alejandro, Jose, Leonardo , Emmanuel, Juanita, Cristanita, Salome, Nicena and Rita.Continue reading... “Paras Clan celebrates Tia Nanang’s 100th”

BSM: The Redolence of Oro’s Fashion Maven

As one of Cagayan de Oro’s renowned fashion mavens, Benjie S. Manuel has few peaks left to climb.

As Founding president of the Mindanao Fashion & Entertainment Force (MFEF), Founder and Creative Director of The Model Workshop, the first and the longest tenured president of the Oro Fashion Designers Guild (OFDG), and Fashion Designer at Benjie S.Continue reading... “BSM: The Redolence of Oro’s Fashion Maven”

Whither Are Books on the Virtualscape?

At a time when everything is pivoting toward the virtualscape, thanks to the world’s encompassing embrace of the ever more inclusive smartphone, the venerable paper-and-ink book finds itself at a crossroads.

For what use is a book in hand when you can virtually have the world at your fingertips via the virtualscape?… Continue reading... “Whither Are Books on the Virtualscape?”

The History and Legacy of the Fighting Moreno Brothers : Guerrillas of Balingasag, Misamis Oriental

Most of the younger generation of Kagay-anons pass through Tiano Brothers street which runs parallel to the main artery of Apolinar Velez street without any idea whom it was named after.

However, thanks to the dedication of some residents who are working hard to revive and restore the city’s history during the Second World War and a growing number of online posts dedicated to local heroes, many have become aware of the stories of the three brothers who fought Imperial Japan and the two others who tended to the sick and wounded in one of the guerrilla hospitals in Misamis Oriental.… Continue reading... “The History and Legacy of the Fighting Moreno Brothers : Guerrillas of Balingasag, Misamis Oriental”

Filipino space engineers make history with Maya-2 CubeSat launch

The country witnessed another historic moment as its second cube satellite (CubeSat) Maya-2 was successfully launched to the  International Space Station (ISS) Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 1:36 A.M. (PHT) aboard the S.S. Katherine Johnson Cynus spacecraft.

S.S. Katherine Johnson lifts off. Screenshot from NASA Live feed , February 21, 2021 (Sunday) PHT

Sending the satellite into the ISS is the final step before the satellite reaches its targeted altitude in Low Earth Orbit, when the space station deploys it at a date to be determined later.… Continue reading... “Filipino space engineers make history with Maya-2 CubeSat launch”

Bringing PMAP to Higher Ground : Libot assumes mantle as PMAP CDO President

The People Management Association of the Philippines Cagayan de Oro Chapter has a new president following a year in which they were adjudged the PMAP’s 12th Chapter of the Year in 2020.

In a virtual ceremony during the chapter’s 14th General Membership Meeting and 44th Induction Ceremony held via Zoom on Feb.… Continue reading... “Bringing PMAP to Higher Ground : Libot assumes mantle as PMAP CDO President”

MVIP faces further delay due to submarine cable damage

The Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project (MVIP) may extend beyond its adjusted December 2021 target completion due to the damage of several portions of its fiber optic cable connection.

Photos from the initial inspection show the fiber cable damage as well as fiber separated from the power cable.

The submarine cable no.1 portion of the MVIP’s Dapitan-Santander 350kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) line between Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte and Santander, Cebu, which was completed only on 15 November 2020, was found to have been damaged in several locations.… Continue reading... “MVIP faces further delay due to submarine cable damage”

Online Forum recalls Filipino and American Heroism during World War II

The valor of Filipinos and Americans who fought the Japanese occupation during the Second World War take center stage in an online forum on February 19 to be hosted by the American Corner Cagayan de Oro, as part of the US Embassy Manila’s commemoration of the Philippines liberation during World War II.… Continue reading... “Online Forum recalls Filipino and American Heroism during World War II”