Mindanao Bamboo Summit Hope for Bamboo shoots high in Bukidnon

Prospects for the bamboo industry shined bright during the recent Mindanao Bamboo Summit held 19 January 2021  at the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) Conference Hall on 19 January 2021 in Cagayan de Oro City where key stakeholders and representatives of various agencies met in-person. A virtual conference followed later in the afternoon for the benefit of other participants who were unable to join the in-person event.… Continue reading... “Mindanao Bamboo Summit Hope for Bamboo shoots high in Bukidnon”

PayMaya’s footprint expands to PH Best with over 200K touchpoints enabling cashless for all Filipinos

Digital financial services leader PayMaya is leading the charge toward financial inclusion as it expands its footprint to reach over 200,000 touchpoints nationwide, the largest network in the country to date. Filipinos can easily pay, add money, cash out, or remit using their PayMaya accounts through these accessible touchpoints that include convenience stores, retail merchants, groceries, department stores, food outlets, pawnshops, and Smart Padala centers, among others.  
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Metro Davao & Metro Cagayan de Oro: Free Webinar on Business prospects and investment opportunities

The Consulate General of Japan in Davao and the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Region X and XI will host a free Business Webinar on business prospects and investment opportunities in Metro Davao and Metro Cagayan de Oro.

Scheduled for Friday, January 22 at 8:30 AM (PST)/ 9:30 (JST), the event will first present an overview and rationale for the activity by NEDA IX Regional Director Maria Lourdes D.… Continue reading... “Metro Davao & Metro Cagayan de Oro: Free Webinar on Business prospects and investment opportunities”

Comfort Food CDO: Sharing a Legacy of Family Heirloom Recipes

There’s this relatively new food company that produces frozen ready to eat food that’s been quietly making ripples among the lucky patrons fortunate enough to have come across them while surfing the world wide web.

Dubbed Comfort Food CDO, the home-based enterprise started in late 2017 brought by love for food and as a means to help couple Baba Pelaez and Francis Manaloto raise extra income for their wedding.… Continue reading... “Comfort Food CDO: Sharing a Legacy of Family Heirloom Recipes”

PayMaya powers cashless payments at PSA for civil registry documents

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Tubod flash flood hits 5 puroks in 3 barangays

ILIGAN CITY —– Around one hundred individuals were evacuated early dawn on Monday (January 11) after a flash flood rampaged through three barangays of Tubod municipality, Lanao del Norte, following continuous rains that started Sunday evening.

Vicmar Paloma, head of the Tubod Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO)  said the local government unit conducted forced evacuation of families living in low lying areas in five puroks (zones) of three barangays after flood waters rose following the heavy rainfall.… Continue reading... “Tubod flash flood hits 5 puroks in 3 barangays”

Oroquieta LGU inks deal with AstraZeneca to purchase COVID vaccine

ILIGAN CITY —– The local government unit (LGU) of Oroquieta City has signed an agreement with British drugmaker AstraZeneca to purchase 120,000 doses of its covid-19 vaccine.

Oroquieta City Mayor Lemuel Meyrick Acosta made the announcement on Sunday, January 10 through his official Facebook account.

Acosta said this will cover two doses for 60,000 residents aged 18 years old and older.… Continue reading... “Oroquieta LGU inks deal with AstraZeneca to purchase COVID vaccine”

Manokboy brings back Manok Bisaya to Gitagum

Gitagum’s newest food house is bringing back iconic Manok Bisaya dishes to this rising town of Misamis Oriental.

Manokboy Food House had its soft opening on January 1-8, 2021 showcasing its Litson Manok, Litson Baboy and Liempo.

From soccer to litson manok – Manokboy Food House owner Jack Biantan checks the litson manok and liempo turning on the grill.
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THIS WEEK IN LOCAL HISTORY: 122nd Anniversary of the Fiesta Nacional in Cagayan de Misamis

The 10th of January 2021 will be the 122nd Anniversary of the first raising of the Filipino flag at the Casa Real when the five-man Concejo Provincial of the revolutionary government assumed office. 

Reproduction of an old photograph of the Casa Real, the residence of the Governador of Cagayan de Misamis during the Spanish Colonial Period.
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Freight & Supply Ships at the 1945 Macajalar Bay Landing

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While doing further research on “FS ships” for an article I previously posted online and was updating with new in information (The Macajalar Bay Landing and the Liberation of Mindanao), I came across a very interesting post “ The Passenger-Cargo ex-“FS” Ships of the Philippines” posted on August 13, 2016 by The Philippine Ship Spotters’ Society (PSSS).… Continue reading... “Freight & Supply Ships at the 1945 Macajalar Bay Landing”