Cagayan de Oro, Region X has highest power rates in Mindanao

Average Power Rate in CDO up 71.6% since 2016

It is ironic that despite demand for electricity heading south, power rates in Region X are heading north.

A recent update on the power situation in Mindanao has revealed that Cagayan de Oro and Northern Mindanao now has the highest power rates in the whole island.… Continue reading... “Cagayan de Oro, Region X has highest power rates in Mindanao”

The Japanese Surrender in Malaybalay, Bukidnon

The 8th of September 2020 came and went with nary a fanfare, perhaps adding to further proof that the Second World War is now all but forgotten in the minds of most Filipinos.

However, that date should be remembered by Filipinos in Mindanao because it marked the 75th Anniversary of the official end of hostilities on the island between the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) and the Allied Forces.… Continue reading... “The Japanese Surrender in Malaybalay, Bukidnon”

Finding first Christian church in Camiguin could change island’s history

The history of the Catholic church in this island province may have to be rewritten once the ruins of its first Christian church and fortress is found.

In a soon to be published book, The Untold Stories of Camiguin Island, Social and Cultural Anthropologist Dr. Andrés Narros Lluch, contends that the existing chronology of the Catholic Church’s history as currently exhibited in the old church ruins in Catarman is misleading, since it does not match with the Cosas Notables of the Augustinian Recollects manuscripts. … Continue reading... “Finding first Christian church in Camiguin could change island’s history”

Guerrilla Raid on Talisayan

22 March 1945

One of the most unusual guerrilla operations in the Philippines during World War II was the guerrilla raid on Talisayan, Misamis Oriental, which was conducted with the assistance of the US Navy to eliminate and wipe out the Japanese garrisoned at this key objective.

Amphibious in nature, the operation involved guerrilla units of the 110th Infantry Regiment, 110th Division, 10th Military District (Mindanao), United States Forces in the Philippines (USFIP) with an original strength of 200 men but which rose to 350 when a call for volunteers was issued.… Continue reading... “Guerrilla Raid on Talisayan”

Guerrilla Submarines in Northern Mindanao during World War II

During World War II, US Navy submarines helped supply Filipino and American guerrillas with arms, ammunition and supplies, also ferrying personnel in and out of the islands.

Known as the SPYRON (for Spy Squadron) Operation, it supported the Filipino and American Guerrillas resistance to the Japanese occupation after the Philippines fell to the Japanese Imperial Forces in early 1942.… Continue reading... “Guerrilla Submarines in Northern Mindanao during World War II”

Oro, Koronadal cited among Most Business Friendly LGUs

46th Philippine Business Conference

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry awarded Special Citations to the local government units of Cagayan de Oro and Koronadal during yesterday’s awarding ceremonies for PCCI’s Most Business Friendly LGUs 2020.

Special citations are awarded to LGUs that have demonstrated exemplary programs or initiatives in any of the areas of the award criteria: Quality Customer Service, Public-Private Sector Partnership, Investment Promotion, MSME (Micro Small Medium Enterprises) Development), Quality Management Systems and Innovation. … Continue reading... “Oro, Koronadal cited among Most Business Friendly LGUs”

Iligan, Surigao, Tandag Chambers best in Mindanao

46th Philippine Business Conference

The local chambers of commerce and industry in the cities of Iligan, Tandag and Surigao have been recognized as the most outstanding chambers in Mindanao in their respective categories.

The winners were announced 08 October 2020 during the closing plenary of the 46th Philippine Business Conference hosted online for the first time by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).… Continue reading... “Iligan, Surigao, Tandag Chambers best in Mindanao”

5 Mindanao Chambers Finalists as PCCIs Most Outstanding Chamber

Five local chambers of commerce and industries of Mindanao have been chosen as Finalists in the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries search for the 2020 Most Outstanding Chamber in the Philippines.

“The fact that we have 5 Local Chambers ( Iligan , Zamboanga, General Santos , Tandag and Surigao ) who are finalists as the Most Outstanding Chamber gives us the inspiration to see through the awarding ceremony on October 8,” said Ma.… Continue reading... “5 Mindanao Chambers Finalists as PCCIs Most Outstanding Chamber”

Oro, MisOr finalists in PCCIs Most Business Friendly Local Government Unit (LGU) Awards

46th Phil. Business Conference

The local government units of Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental have been chosen finalists for the 2020 Most Business-Friendly Local Government Unit Awards of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

2020 Most Business Friendly LGU Awards

Cagayan de Oro is a finalist in the Highly Urbanized Cities category while Misamis Oriental in the 1st Class Provinces, respectively.… Continue reading... “Oro, MisOr finalists in PCCIs Most Business Friendly Local Government Unit (LGU) Awards”

Stepping Up for a Better Normal

29th Mindanao Business Conference

Despite the constraints of the island-wide community quarantine imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, Mindanao’s biggest business event closed with an optimistic outlook for a “Better Normal” than what existed before the global recession.

Over 500 virtual delegates attended the 29th Mindanao Business Conference (MinBizCon) hosted by the Davao Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc.… Continue reading... “Stepping Up for a Better Normal”