October 17, 2020 – Continuing its streak of digital vehicle launches, leading mobility company Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has started the last quarter of 2020 with a highly-anticipated update on one of the most popular models in its lineup – the Toyota Fortuner.

The New Fortuner range is headlined by the new LTD variant in 4×4 and 4×2 which comes in an exclusive design, followed by Q and V variants in automatic transmission, and the G variant available in AT and MT. … Continue reading... “TOYOTA PH AFFIRMS POWER TO LEAD WITH UNVEILING OF NEW FORTUNER”

President Manuel L. Quezon’s Escape to Australia

Secrets and Stories of the War

The Philippine government had moved from Manila on General Douglas MacArthur’s recommendation, with President Manuel L. Quezon himself continuing to lead the government from Corregidor in cooperation with the U.S. commander of the Far East.

Quezon had originally declined MacArthur’s request to withdraw from the capital, claiming that his first duty was to take care of the civilian population and maintain public order while MacArthur was fighting the enemy.… Continue reading... “President Manuel L. Quezon’s Escape to Australia”

NorMin Economy Task Group tests regional ‘tourism bubble’, talks to major telcos

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Economy Task Group of the Northern Mindanao Task Force for COVID-19 aims to test the “tourism bubble” strategy as means to revive local tourism. 

The “tourism bubble” concept would allow local tourists to experience leisure travel within specified areas. The strategy also recommends the lifting of age restrictions to revive family trips.… Continue reading... “NorMin Economy Task Group tests regional ‘tourism bubble’, talks to major telcos”

US fliers bomb Cagayan 16 times in six months during World War II

From September 9, 1944 to March 10, 1945, US Army Air Force, Navy and Marine aircraft bombed Cagayan, Misamis and its immediate areas no less than sixteen times in a span of six months.

Why the apparent rural backwater that Cagayan was during the Second World War would merit such dedication from the rampaging US armed forces prior to the imminent liberation of the Philippines is not immediately clear.… Continue reading... “US fliers bomb Cagayan 16 times in six months during World War II”

Season of Creation

Mga igsoon, maayong adlaw kanatong tanan!

Ako ang inyong Arsobispo Jose Cabantan sa arkidiyosesis sa Cagayan de Oro. Garbo ko nga ipalanog kining mensahe atol sa atong pagtimaan sa Panahon sa Kamugnaan o Season of Creation.

ABP Jose Cabantan, D.D., Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro

Una sa tanan, pasalamatan ta ang GINOO sa mga butang nga iyang gimugna dinhi sa kalibutan.Continue reading... “Season of Creation”

DOF’s proposed P16.01-B budget next year is lowest since 2017

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III presented before senators Wednesday the proposed 2021 budget of the Department of Finance (DOF) with new appropriations amounting to P16.01 billion, its lowest since President Duterte first submitted his administration’s annual National Expenditure Program (NEP) to the Congress in 2017. 

DOF urges quick congress approval of 2021 budget
(Top News PH)

In seeking the congressional nod of the DOF’s budget for next year, Dominguez also called on senators to swiftly approve the whole General Appropriations Act (GAA) bill of P4.506 trillion for 2021 as this will prove crucial to providing the government with “the tools necessary to rebuild the economy and decisively defeat COVID-19.”… Continue reading... “DOF’s proposed P16.01-B budget next year is lowest since 2017”

Recharge PH answers regional call to reboot economy amid pandemic

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A national recovery program that’s in the works is eyeing a balanced and whole-of-society approach to restarting the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the 13th Economy Task Group video conference on 15 September 2020, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Undersecretary for Policy and Planning Rosemarie G. Edillon updated the body on Recharge Philippines (Recharge PH) a program formulated by the agency-led Task Group on Recovery to manage economic recovery and address uncertainties caused by the public health crisis.… Continue reading... “Recharge PH answers regional call to reboot economy amid pandemic”

NGCP assesses impact of COVID-19 on project timelines

As the country’s power grid operator, NGCP is ramping up construction activities of all vital transmission projects which were affected by the quarantine restrictions imposed in various parts of the country because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the height of the nationwide Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), NGCP was constrained to temporarily suspend its construction projects to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.… Continue reading... “NGCP assesses impact of COVID-19 on project timelines”

OTC official lauds ‘cashless transactions’ of transport coops

A top official of the Office of Transportation Cooperatives (OTC) has lauded the 100 percent “cashless transactions” initiated by modernization-compliant vehicles of two transport cooperatives.

OTC Executive Director Eugene M. Pabualan said cashless transport operation is convenient for  drivers and commuters, and congratulated South Metro Transport Cooperative (SMTC) and Libra Jeepney Operator Transport Cooperative (LJOTC), which recently began implementing cashless transactions with their “No Card, No Ride” for all passengers. … Continue reading... “OTC official lauds ‘cashless transactions’ of transport coops”

BOC steps up drive vs rice smuggling despite pandemic

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has continued to step up its campaign against rice smuggling even amid the coronavirus pandemic by conducting raids on warehouses suspected of storing illegally imported stocks of the grain in response to reports by concerned citizens. 

BOC seized 125,000 sacks of rice smuggled from Thailand, China and India two years ago in various warehouses in Bulacan.
Continue reading... “BOC steps up drive vs rice smuggling despite pandemic”