Region X has highest per capita GRDP in Mindanao for 2019

The growth rate for Northern Mindanao regional economy may have slackened to 5.9 percent in 2019 compared to 7.1 percent in 2018, but it still attained the highest per capita for the period among Mindanao’s six regions.

During the 2019 Economic Performance of Northern Mindanao Dissemination Forum held virtually on November 20 via zoom and FB Live, the Philippine Statistics Authority Regional Statistical Services Office for Region X (PSA RSSO-X) said per capita GRDP in Region X increased by 4.5 percent to P175,373 in 2019.… Continue reading... “Region X has highest per capita GRDP in Mindanao for 2019”

Region X Economy Expands at a Slower Rate by 5.9% in 2019

The economy of Region X grew by 5.9 percent in 2019, slower compared to the 7.1 percent growth recorded in 2018.

The main drivers for growth in 2019 were Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (contribution of 1.9 percentage points), Construction (contribution of 0.7 percentage point), and Education with a contribution of 0.6 percentage point.… Continue reading... “Region X Economy Expands at a Slower Rate by 5.9% in 2019”

1st World Fintech Festival: Philippines as Asia’s next big tech hub Marks digital footprint across the globe

The Philippines is set to showcase its best financial technology (fintech) practices to an international audience and cement its global digital footprint in the five-day virtual World Fintech Festival (WFF) on December 7-11. Previously presented as the Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) in past years, this year’s WFF shall spotlight key executives and decision-makers from different Asian nations as they discuss how they pilot fintech to produce societal impacts. … Continue reading... “1st World Fintech Festival: Philippines as Asia’s next big tech hub Marks digital footprint across the globe”

Marawi Bio Testing Laboratory opens

MARAWI CITY —– The local government unit of Marawi City opened Wednesday (November 18) a P28-million bio molecular testing laboratory located inside the old building of Amai Pakpak Medical Center (AMPC) this city.

The opening delayed for two-months since several documents and requirements from the Department of health (DOH) needed to be complied with first, chief of hospital Dr.… Continue reading... “Marawi Bio Testing Laboratory opens”

The Talakag Operation

Guerrillas vs. Japanese, Korean & BC troops in Talakag, Bukidnon

18 June 1944 – 29 June 1944

It was considered as one of the most intense battles between the guerrillas and the Imperial Japanese Army in Mindanao during World War II.

For eleven days in June 1944, guerrilla units of the 109th Division of the 10th Military District engaged Japanese, Korean troops of the Imperial Japanese Army’s 41st Infantry Regiment, 30th Panther Division, the latter bolstered by Filipino Constabulary soldiers, close air and artillery support in a running gun battle at the key Bukidnon town of Talakag.… Continue reading... “The Talakag Operation”

Why the Jesuits abandoned the Camiguin Mission

The Untold Tales of Camiguin Island

In 1596, the Jesuits obtained a Sede Vacante, a license issued by Governor General Francisco de Tello de Guzman through a Patronato Real to do mission work along the Butuan River and Camiguin (Mallari,1995).

In 1599, the missionades  founded Guinsiliban, in the south east of the island: a strategic site, a natural lookout from where they could observe the sea passage of the southern pirates.… Continue reading... “Why the Jesuits abandoned the Camiguin Mission”


The award-winning inflight magazine returns in November with a special issue that’s free to take home

Smile magazine, Cebu Pacific’s award-winning inflight magazine, returns in November with a very special edition that features state-of-the-art printing technology to further safeguard the health of CEB passengers.

In What Makes Us Smile, the magazine reminds us of the good news to be celebrated from 2020, along with new things to look forward to once more in the coming year —not least of which are the places to visit and rediscover as #EveryJuanWillFlyAgain.… Continue reading... “CEBU PACIFIC’S SMILE MAGAZINE IS BACK ON BOARD”

Conflict Sensitive Journalism training for journos covering Bangsamoro

LIBERTAD, MISAMIS ORIENTAL —– Seven selected journalists, covering the Bangsamoro region and a peaceworker in Lanao del Norte, finished on Saturday (November 14), a three-day training and workshop on Conflict Sensitive Journalism (CSJ) held at the Jazh Dreamland Resort in Libertad, Misamis Oriental.

Organized by the non-government organization (NGO) Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) and supported by the DW Akademie, the training sought to expand the proficiencies of the media practitioners in writing and handling conflict sensitive stories specially conflicts within the Bangsamoro region.… Continue reading... “Conflict Sensitive Journalism training for journos covering Bangsamoro”

The Japanese Surrender in Malaybalay, Bukidnon

The 8th of September 2020 came and went with nary a fanfare, perhaps adding to further proof that the Second World War is now all but forgotten in the minds of most Filipinos.

However, that date should be remembered by Filipinos in Mindanao because it marked the 75th Anniversary of the official end of hostilities on the island between the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) and the Allied Forces.… Continue reading... “The Japanese Surrender in Malaybalay, Bukidnon”