The Historical Origin of the name Camiguin

Residents and visitors to this beautiful isle off the northern coast of Mindanao have heard many versions of how its mysterious name came about, but now a book that delves into the historical origins of the its name at last gives its version a plausible leg to stand on.

In his paper co-authored with the late Dr.… Continue reading... “The Historical Origin of the name Camiguin”

You can now add URC goodies to your Zalora cart

Here’s another convenient way to shop for Universal Robina Corporation’s (URC) products. Great Taste, Nissin, Swiss Miss, Dewberry, and more URC goodies are now available on Zalora.

With just a few clicks, you can “add to cart” and have your snack-time companions like Piattos, C2, V-Cut, Vitasoy, and other URC snacks, candies, chocolates, and beverages delivered straight to your home.… Continue reading... “You can now add URC goodies to your Zalora cart”

The Untold Stories of Camiguin Island

New Book aims to address missing chapters in Camiguin’s History

Social and Cultural Anthropologist Dr. Andrés Narros Lluch has just published a book “The Untold Stories of Camiguin Island” by the Xavier University Press, which seeks to fill in gaps in the island’s history.

This is the first research on Camiguin based on the archives of Augustinian Recollects and its Cosas Notables that seeks to correlate the manuscripts with archival findings and the island’s oral histories.… Continue reading... “The Untold Stories of Camiguin Island”

CEBU PACIFIC REFUND UPDATE 

As of November 6, 2020, 9PM 

Cebu Pacific (CEB) continues to process a high volume of refund requests due to COVID-19 related flight cancellations. We have refunded an additional PHP 300 million since our last update, for a total of PHP2.7 billion, and are currently processing refund requests filed in June. 

 
To ensure CEB continues to provide affordable and accessible air transport services in the years to come, we have been working on raising fresh capital.  Rest assured, we… Continue reading... “CEBU PACIFIC REFUND UPDATE ”

4th Philippine Sports Tourism Awards to be held in Clark

Following its resolve to honor and highlight the movers and shakers of the sports tourism industry in the Philippines during these tumultuous times, the 4th Philippine Sports Tourism Awards, with the Clark Development Corporation as host, will be held on December 10 at the Clark Marriot Hotel.

Organized by Cebu-based public relations agency Selrahco PR with full support from Smart Communications, Universal Robina Corporation, Coca-Cola Philippines, and Clark Development Corporation, the 4th Philippine Sports Tourism Awards will be recognizing exemplary sports initiatives from the public and private sectors who have shown interest and deep conviction in promoting sports tourism in the country during 2019.… Continue reading... “4th Philippine Sports Tourism Awards to be held in Clark”

Aboitiz businesses optimistic of sustained strategic growth amid pandemic challenges

Amid the ongoing challenges posed by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the various business units of the Aboitiz Group expect to maintain their momentum and proceed with their projects and plans for the year.

“Despite the headwinds of the first nine months, the Aboitiz Group’s business continuity plans have proven effective and will remain in place as we continue to exhibit resilience in our operations toward the end of the year,” said Sabin M.… Continue reading... “Aboitiz businesses optimistic of sustained strategic growth amid pandemic challenges”

Finding first Christian church in Camiguin could change island’s history

The history of the Catholic church in this island province may have to be rewritten once the ruins of its first Christian church and fortress is found.

In a soon to be published book, The Untold Stories of Camiguin Island, Social and Cultural Anthropologist Dr. Andrés Narros Lluch, contends that the existing chronology of the Catholic Church’s history as currently exhibited in the old church ruins in Catarman is misleading, since it does not match with the Cosas Notables of the Augustinian Recollects manuscripts. … Continue reading... “Finding first Christian church in Camiguin could change island’s history”

Smart releases free-to-download storytelling, gardening, and disaster preparedness videos for teachers’ virtual classes needs

To help ensure continuous learning in education’s new normal, PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has released video resources suitable for teachers’ virtual classes needs, all aligned with the Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELC) of the Department of Education (DepEd).

Supplementary teaching materials include the LearnSmart e-Storytelling series, Maging Laging Handa disaster-readiness videos, and the gardening web series Kalye Mabunga.… Continue reading... “Smart releases free-to-download storytelling, gardening, and disaster preparedness videos for teachers’ virtual classes needs”

Fomer MILF’s fighter turns new leaf to fulfill son’s dream to become a policeman

TANGKAL, LANAO DEL NORTE —– He was 15 years old when he started firing a gun and in the following years, he saw himself brandishing firearms and joining fire fights against the government forces.

Anowar Mapandi, now 46, did not even finish grade six because he had to hide in the mountains of Lanao del Norte.… Continue reading... “Fomer MILF’s fighter turns new leaf to fulfill son’s dream to become a policeman”

Come Home This Christmas For ₱799, Sail Next Year For Only ₱99

PASAY CITY, 4 November 2020 – Reunite with your family and feel the holiday spirit as 2GO Travel, the Philippines’ largest premier sea travel provider, fulfills your Christmas wish by bringing you home this Yuletide season for as low as ₱799.

“Nothing compares to celebrating the holidays at home, and at 2GO Travel, we aim to be the vessel to make it happen for our passengers, especially during this very unpredictable time,” said 2GO Vice President and Head of Sea Solutions Dan Fernan.… Continue reading... “Come Home This Christmas For ₱799, Sail Next Year For Only ₱99”