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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Korean firm starts construction of Panguil Bay Bridge

President Rodrigo Duterte lays the time capsule for the Panguil Bay Bridge Project in Tubod, Lanao del Norte on November 28, 2018.

The joint venture group of three major Korean construction firms has begun the design and construction of the Panguil Bay Bridge Project in Tubod, Lanao del Norte.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) issued the group a Notice to Proceed on Feb.… Continue reading... “Korean firm starts construction of Panguil Bay Bridge”

FDA issues Exemption Certificate for local SARS CoV-2 PCR Detection Kit

Harnessing the ingenuity of Filipino scientist and doctors with the full backing of the DOST, Dr. Raul Destura and his team were able to create the Lab-in-a-Mug device.
(Photo from the Philippine Genome Center).

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Certificate of Exemption for the locally developed and manufactured SARS CoV-2 PCR Detection Kit that will make it much cheaper for Filipino health professionals to test for the coronavirus.… Continue reading... “FDA issues Exemption Certificate for local SARS CoV-2 PCR Detection Kit”

RAC-X endorses P900B reg’l agency priority projects for 2021

RDC-X Advisory Committee members review FY 2021 RLA and SUC budget proposals for endorsement to the RDC-X Full Council.

The Advisory Committee of the Regional Development Council in Northern Mindanao will support the budget proposals of government agencies, state universities and colleges for Fiscal Year 2021 amounting to P900 –Billion.

The Advisory Committee of Northern Mindanao (RAC-X) consists of congressional representatives from the region, RDC-X officers and sectoral committees.… Continue reading... “RAC-X endorses P900B reg’l agency priority projects for 2021”

The One: The Magical Aerial Oddysey of Capt. Patrick Roa, Garbo sa Cagayan de Oro

Capt. Patrick Roa, Garbo sa Cagayan de Oro.

Patrick Roa flies A320 and A321 airliners, and calls himself an accidental airline pilot. But was it really accidental?

Patrick hails from Cagayan de Oro. Like many young boys, he dreamed of becoming a pilot. But he didn’t really know why.

His grandfather died when Patrick was just 5.… Continue reading... “The One: The Magical Aerial Oddysey of Capt. Patrick Roa, Garbo sa Cagayan de Oro”

Ecosystems Protection: STEAG State Power Inc. CSR Program empowers beyond merely providing power

STEAG State Power Inc. (SPI) goes far beyond providing efficient and reliable electric power to Mindanao.

Besides sustainable business operations and adhering to the ethical standards of safety, environment, and good corporate governance, SPI actively contributes to the achievement of sustainable development goals by undertaking social development programs aimed at helping address a wide array of local community concerns.… Continue reading... “Ecosystems Protection: STEAG State Power Inc. CSR Program empowers beyond merely providing power”

Pueblo de Oro Sees Growth in Green Townships

Bird’s Eye View of PDO in Malvar, Batangas

Pueblo de Oro Development Corp. (PDO) is seeing continued growth in its property development business.

PDO, which develops residential communities and township projects, is best known for its flagship project Pueblo de Oro in Cagayan de Oro. The company acquired the 360-hectare property in the early 1990s, back when such huge township projects were practically unheard of, especially in the provinces.… Continue reading... “Pueblo de Oro Sees Growth in Green Townships”

Mysticism and Eco-Spirituality

St Francis of Assisi

Franciscan alternative orthodoxy emphasized mysticism over morality.

Moralism is the task of low-level religion, concerned with creating an ego identity that seemingly places us on moral high ground. But moralism is normally not a primary concern for love, the focus of mature spirituality.

Scripture, Jesus, the mystics, and the saints recognized that the goal of religion is not a perfect moral stance, but union with God.… Continue reading... “Mysticism and Eco-Spirituality”

Closing the Loop between Sanitation, Disaster Resiliency and Food Security for the ‘Base of the Pyramid’

A local foundation based in the boondocks of Mindanao was awarded the 2011 Raanan Weitz International Competition on Integrated Development Projects in Israel.  
Elmer Sayre and his sonJed Christian Sayre of the Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development (WAND) Foundation based in Libertad, Misamis Oriental received the award at the Weitz Center for Development Studies in Rehovot, Israel on December 19.

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Xavier Ateneo DevCom grad vies for Miss Universe Philippines crown

XU DEVCOM GRAD. Carol Joy Veronilla, a Xavier Ateneo graduate, competes for the coveted Miss Universe Philippines title; pictured here during the press conference and public presentation on Tuesday, February 25, in Cagayan de Oro City. Supplied photo.

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY— A Development Communication major in Development Journalism graduate of Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan is among the 52 ladies competing for the Miss Universe Philippines crown. … Continue reading... “Xavier Ateneo DevCom grad vies for Miss Universe Philippines crown”