31st Anniversary of the 1990 Mindanao crisis

October 4, 2021 is the 31st Anniversary of the 1990 Mindanao Crisis, better known hereabouts as the Alexander Noble Mutiny.

It was counted as the seventh of the 1986-1990 coup attempts against the government of President Corazon C. Aquino and lasted from October 4-6, 1990 in the Northern Mindanao cities of Butuan, Cagayan de Oro and Iligan.… Continue reading... “31st Anniversary of the 1990 Mindanao crisis”

Don’t Open the Door after Midnight

Shortly after I got married in 1985, I worked as a medical representative for a German-based pharmaceutical company with Cagayan de Oro City, Bukidnon, Eastern Misamis Oriental and Gingoog City as my assigned territory.

I would make my rounds of Cagayan de Oro for two weeks, take a week long trip to cover Eastern Misamis Oriental and Gingoog City, and another week for Bukidnon from Manolo Fortich to Kibawe.… Continue reading... “Don’t Open the Door after Midnight”

Dragon Lord of the Mahangub Highlands

There’s more to the Mahangub Highlands Integrated Farm than meets the eye, far more than your usual tourist destination.

Owned by Elmer Velasco Sayre and his family, and now styled as the Sayre Highlands Resort, you can find it in  Sitio Mahayag, Barangay Digkilaan in Manticao, Misamis Oriental.

As a B.S.… Continue reading... “Dragon Lord of the Mahangub Highlands”

Pros and Cons chime in on HB No. 9850: An Act Integrating a Comprehensive Study of Philippine History during World War II into the Higher Education Curriculum

The House of Representatives unanimously approved with a 195-0 vote on third and final reading on September 7, 2021 House Bill No. 9850, a measure integrating a comprehensive study of Philippine history during World War II (WW2) into the Higher Education curriculum.

The World War II in the Philippines Education Act mandates the study of World War II in the Philippines, to cover 50% of the mandatory Philippine History subject being offered under the general education curriculum in higher education courses.… Continue reading... “Pros and Cons chime in on HB No. 9850: An Act Integrating a Comprehensive Study of Philippine History during World War II into the Higher Education Curriculum”

Ma. Teresa “Ghaye” R. Alegrio: Peers extol former PCCI and Oro Chamber Exec

Colleagues in the business, academic and civil society have lauded a former chief executive of the largest business organization in Region X, and Mindanao head of the country’s largest business organization after she succumbed to a lingering illness late Friday afternoon, October 1, 2021.

Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) Area Vice President for Mindanao Ma.Continue reading... “Ma. Teresa “Ghaye” R. Alegrio: Peers extol former PCCI and Oro Chamber Exec”