Veteran Kagay-anon Journalist launches book on her CDO-MISOR media journey

Veteran Kagay-anon and Misamisnon Journalist Susan Naelga Palmes-Dennis will be launching her book Just My Opinion which marks a personal and professional milestone in her life and career in media.

The book launch is scheduled on March 1st, 2:30PM at Marco Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City.

Her guest of honor will be 16 year old Senior High School student Gellian R. Gaabucayan, who is taking a journalism track in one of the city’s public schools.

Also attending will be her former MassCom students from Liceo de Cagayan University, deans of colleges of mass communication in local universities, her family and friends.

“The book encapsulates most of my professional journey as a multi-media practitioner and my insights into that journey that spanned two decades in Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental; a journey that continues on to this day, albeit in a new chapter (read: semi-retired) in the US,” the author said.

The first part of her memoir spans the newsmakers or the persons and events that she covered as a tri-media practitioner (radio, TV and print) in Cagayan de Oro—dubbed the City of Golden Friendship–and Misamis Oriental province like political leaders and news figures.

Hosting Bantay Lungsod with then Sen. and now Pres. Bongbong Marcos, former councilor Maia Enteria and other RMN personalities.

The second part covers her insights into these news makers and the events that shaped them and the areas they are based; and the third being her own personal career path in the local media industry.

“I wish to  invite friends and readers alike to join me on a trip back through time, back when the city and province were far simpler, when they were still being shaped by their leaders, and the people that played a part in shaping their course in the coming years,” she noted.

Susan joins one of the COPC Marches defending Press Freedom in the Philippines

Palmes-Dennis is a veteran journalist from Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Northern Mindanao in the Philippines. She has been elected several times as an officer and member of the Board of Trustees of the Cagayan de Oro Press Club, serving as Vice-President (Broadcast), Corporate Secretary, and remains an active member to this day.

Susan with COPC colleagues on another protest march to defend Press Freedom.

She was one of the star reporters and hosts of the Radio Mindanao Network Flagship Station DXCC where she anchored the Follow-Up Report from 5-8AM daily, hosted Bantay Lungsod over RMN TV-8 and was Station Manager of COC Broadcasting TV-39.

She currently hosts her multi-media program SUSAN LIVE aired every Tuesday 10-11AM and Friday 7PM-8pm over RPN DXKO 1368Khz, Parasat Cable TV, Facebook and YouTube.

She also continues to write her weekly opinion column Susan’s Notes in Mindanao Daily News and her personal blog Straight from the Carolinas which she contributes to the eMagazine Asian Carolinas.

She used to work as a teacher assistant in one of the school systems in the Carolinas but retired in 2017 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Fortunately, she beat the Big C and is currently on a sabbatical in her hometown in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental with husband where she continues her advocacy for early cancer detection.

Susan Naelga Palmes-Dennis and husband Ronnie


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