Battlefield Angel of Mercy: Major Blas Chaves Velez, MC

“B” Co. Collecting Company, 101st Medical Battalion, 101st Infantry Division, Philippine Army, USAFFE & 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment, 10th Military District, USFIP

The annals of the Second World War in the Pacific Theatre are full of tales of heroism and sacrifice by patriots and martyrs who put their  lives at risk or paid the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of their fellow men.… Continue reading... “Battlefield Angel of Mercy: Major Blas Chaves Velez, MC”

Cagayan de Oro marks 80th Anniversary of MacArthur’s Breakout from Corregidor

Sunday, March 13, 2022, is the 80th Anniversary of General Douglas MacArthur’s arrival in Macabalan Pier following his successful breakout from Corregidor.

US President Franklin D. Roosevelt earlier ordered MacArthur to escape to Australia when the fall of the Philippines became imminent. Instead of taking the usual route by submarine, MacArthur instead chose the PT  Boats of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 3 to bring his family and staff from Corregidor to Cagayan de Misamis.… Continue reading... “Cagayan de Oro marks 80th Anniversary of MacArthur’s Breakout from Corregidor”

Salted in Heaven : Closing the loop between Charity and Good Intentions

Five years ago, Ruby Asuncion Corrales Santos founded One Indigo Project to assist children of indigent indigenous peoples’ communities in Bukidnon, Davao and Cotabato improve their academic performance in school.

With donations from like-minded companies like LBCFoundation, Century Tuna, and Sierra Falcones , One Indigo donated simple items such as ‘tenderly used clothing’, toys, shoes, and face masks aimed at assisting the lumad families cope with the demands of educating their children.… Continue reading... “Salted in Heaven : Closing the loop between Charity and Good Intentions”

Elegy for a Kagay-anon Uptown Pioneer: Rodolfo Luciano Meñes (23 November 1947-19 February 2022)

One of Cagayan de Oro’s pioneers who built up Uptown Cagayan de Oro has passed on, but his legacy lives on in the township he helped establish which perfectly embodies the city’s trailblazing spirit, and his various engagements in civic society organizations where he was a well-respected voice.

Rodolfo Luciano Meñes (23 November 1947-19 February 2022)

Rodolfo Luciano Meñes was  born in Magalang, Pampanga, but grew up in Sampaloc,.… Continue reading... “Elegy for a Kagay-anon Uptown Pioneer: Rodolfo Luciano Meñes (23 November 1947-19 February 2022)”