Sericulture projects in CDO, Misor growing

A sericulture expert from Japan recently gave his thumbs up to the progress of sericulture/silkworm rearing houses in Misamis Oriental funded by the  Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement (OISCA) International, through the World Bank.

OISCA Resident Representative Yukihiro Ishibashi recently visited two sericulture project sites in Sitio Saguing, Barangay Patag in the Municipality of Opol, Misamis Oriental and Barangay Balubal in Cagayan de Oro City, where silkworm rearing houses were constructed under the aegis of its Promotion of sustainable communities across the Philippines through silk production program.Continue reading... “Sericulture projects in CDO, Misor growing”

Election ban to further delay Agus-Pulangi Rehab Project

PSALM losses due to delays already at P25.6-Billion

The long delayed Agus-Pulangi Hydropower Plants Rehabilitation Project, which has already cost the government more losses in opportunity costs than its proposed budget, faces an even longer delay with the coming election ban on the “release, disbursement or expenditures of public funds” and the “construction of public works, delivery of materials for public works and issuance of treasury warrant or similar devises for a future undertaking chargeable against public funds” from March 29 to May 9, 2022.… Continue reading... “Election ban to further delay Agus-Pulangi Rehab Project”

Chris Gomez : Morphing Art into Fashion with Laguindingan Silk

As Cagayan de Oro transitions into MECQ status in response to a surge in covid-19 infections, one of the city’s leading artists is optimizing the time available to him as he works from home.

“Five years ago, I made a customized minaudière for a good friend. I did not expect to gain attention from the fashion industry since I’m producing home accessories,” said Christopher L.Continue reading... “Chris Gomez : Morphing Art into Fashion with Laguindingan Silk”

Forever in our Hearts: Surab “Gabby” Bacarro [May 9, 1969 – May 19, 2021]

Just ten days after his 52nd birthday, friends and admirers of one of Cagayan de Oro’s most active champions were shocked to learn of his passing.

According to his paternal aunt Carmen “Mameng” Eduave Bacarro, her nephew Surab Blanila Bacarro was the eldest son of her older brother Rustom  (+) and Divina Blanila.Continue reading... “Forever in our Hearts: Surab “Gabby” Bacarro [May 9, 1969 – May 19, 2021]”