Honoring Kagay-anon Patriots of World War II

Memorial Day in the Philippines

On May 25, 2020, the United States celebrates Memorial Daya federal holiday dedicated to honoring and mourning military personnel who had died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Previously observed on May 30, it has been officially moved to the last Monday of May since 1971, purportedly to allow people to enjoy a long weekend (sounds familiar?).… Continue reading... “Honoring Kagay-anon Patriots of World War II”

The Tagoloan-Bugo Operations 27 April -09 May 1945

Prelude to Cagayan’s Liberation

(We are presenting the following story of the prelude to the Liberation of Cagayan, Misamis on 12 May 1945, in commemoration of its 75th Anniversary so we can remember those who sacrificed and paid the ultimate sacrifice that we may enjoy freedom as a democratic republic. Mabuhay!)  … Continue reading... “The Tagoloan-Bugo Operations 27 April -09 May 1945”

Antonio Julian Montalvan: The Forgotten World War II Martyr of Cagayan

75th Cagayan Liberation Anniversary Feature Story

One of the perpendicular streets which links Burgos to Don Apolinar Velez streets in Cagayan de Oro City in the Philippines is named  Montalvan  but few of those traversing it or even living along it have any idea whom it is named after. [5]

The young Antonio Julian Montalvan with his father.
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Captain Andres Bacal : Cagayan’s Forgotten War Hero

My interest in our local world war history started six years ago. But studying it with the absence of written primary sources compounded with the dying population of veterans was a hard task to do.

Our local historians were silent about it perhaps because word-of-mouth and pass down stories were hard to validate without written primary sources.

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DA-10 brings Kadiwa on Wheels to Oro barangays

Elson Jalapong, a sari-sari store owner in Barangay 23 is thankful to the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) for bringing the Kadiwa Market direct to their barangay.

A Sari Sari store owner thanks DA RFO-X for bringing the Kadiwa on Wheels to Barangay 23 (Tom Udasco Photography)

Since the city-wide implementation of the community quarantine, his family has been making do with little income to provide for their daily needs.… Continue reading... “DA-10 brings Kadiwa on Wheels to Oro barangays”

Shell gives fuel discounts for Every Juan in Mindanao

With the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases climbing over a hundred in Mindanao, Pilipinas Shell has expanded its efforts in the region to improve public transportation and aid frontliners in their fight against a potentially severe outbreak in Mindanao.

Shell Fuel Discount

“The health and safety of our people, our customers, and the community are most important to us, and we continue to monitor the situation closely so we can respond to the needs of our kababayans,” said Pilipinas Shell CEO and Country Chairman Cesar Romero.… Continue reading... “Shell gives fuel discounts for Every Juan in Mindanao”

Marawi Suicide Squad back in action vs. COVID-19

ILIGAN CITY —– In 2017, they risked their lives dodging bullets to save those trapped inside the city by the siege.

The Lanao del Sur Suicide Squad of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office on COVID-19 burial detail. (PDRRMO)

These days they brave an unseen enemy to provide a decent burial for the dead and spare the rest of the population from infection.… Continue reading... “Marawi Suicide Squad back in action vs. COVID-19”

COVID-19 Patient dies in Misamis Occidental

ILIGAN CITY —– The Inter-Agency Task Force COVID-19 in Misamis Occidental province announced Thursday that a male COVID patient from Tudela town died Wednesday evening, April 15.

Priests, residents and frontliners offer prayers on Good Friday, April 10, at the Mayor Hilarion A. Ramiro Sr. Medical Center in Ozamiz City. (photo by Nico CInco)

Patient (PH) 4085 was admitted on March 27 to the Mayor Hilarion A.… Continue reading... “COVID-19 Patient dies in Misamis Occidental”

Oro Rotarians mobilize for CoVid-19 Front Liners

Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro East Urban

The Rotary Clubs of Cagayan de Oro are mobilizing their resources to answer the call for assistance in securing urgently needed medical supplies for the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC), the only COVID-19 referral hospital in Region.

One of the clubs, the Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro East Urban, delivered to NMMC some of the much needed supplies and continues to procure and locally produce others for the hospital’s front liners.… Continue reading... “Oro Rotarians mobilize for CoVid-19 Front Liners”

How South Korea tamed COVID-19

Medical members wearing protective gear take samples from a driver with suspected symptoms of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at a “drive-through” virus test facility in Goyang, north of Seoul, on February 29, 2020. – South Korea reported on February 29 its biggest surge in new coronavirus cases and concerns grew of a possible epidemic in the United States as the World Health Organization raised its risk alert to its highest level.
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