Guerrillas who liberated Cagayan during World War II honored

Veterans kin crowd-fund PT-41 scale model for MacArthur Memorial

Filipino guerrillas who liberated Cagayan de Oro from the Japanese Imperial Army were honored in a simple ceremony held on its 77th Anniversary at the Activity Center of Ayala Centrio Mall on May 12, 2020.

The PT-41 scale model during its first public presentation on the occasion of the 77th Anniversary of the Liberation of Cagayan de Oro held May 12, 2022 at the Ayala Centrio Mall Activity Center.
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Crazy Rich Asian Kevin Kwan may make film in the Philippines

Always having a soft spot for the Philippines, Kevin Kwan, the author of the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy, revealed he is keen to shoot his next movie in the Philippines, although there are no concrete plans. 

Recently in Manila for the 21st World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit with Academy Award winning Hollywood producer, Lawrence Bender, Kwan gave a booster shot to tourism marketers in the Philippines when he said, “This is my fourth trip and it’s always a pleasure to be back.”… Continue reading... “Crazy Rich Asian Kevin Kwan may make film in the Philippines”

PT-41 comes home : WWII veterans kin fund PT-41 scale model for MacArthur Memorial in Cagayan de Oro

The commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of General Douglas MacArthur’s Breakout from Corregidor on March 13, 2022 was constrained by the latest surge of the coronavirus pandemic, but this did not stop private citizens led by the families of World War II USAFFE and guerrillas from making a token gesture to acknowledge its importance in our local and world histories.… Continue reading... “PT-41 comes home : WWII veterans kin fund PT-41 scale model for MacArthur Memorial in Cagayan de Oro”

To Feed An Army: The World War II Saga of Pastor P. Ilogon Sr.

Who would have thought that a poor boy from Loay, Bohol, would someday be tasked to feed an army?

Just four months after the surrender of American and Filipino armed forces in Mindanao, the guerrilla movement led by the unsurrendered soldiers started to come together.

Without an overall leader, without a word from MacArthur nor information from the outside world, the Filipinos from all over the country started to organize not so much as to create an armed resistance against the Japanese Imperial Army, but even more to restore law and order in a land rocked with crime and lawlessness by opportunistic bandits masquerading as guerrillas.… Continue reading... “To Feed An Army: The World War II Saga of Pastor P. Ilogon Sr.”