PH Tatler picks JF Soberano in Gen. T List 2021 Leaders of Tomorrow

Cebu Landmasters, Inc. Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jose Franco Soberano has been selected as one of the Top 40 Philippine Honorees and Leaders of Tomorrow on The Gen.T List 2021 by the Philippine Tatler.

Franco was awarded under the real estate and hospitality category for putting the community at the heart of real estate development.… Continue reading... “PH Tatler picks JF Soberano in Gen. T List 2021 Leaders of Tomorrow”

Field Marshal of the Philippine Commonwealth Army

September  17, 2021

Next year will be the 80th Anniversary of three seminal events in the Philippines’ history during World War II.

On March 13, 1942, General Douglas MacArthur, his family and general staff, disembarked from three PT Boats at Macabalan pier, Cagayan de Misamis, on the first leg of their successful Breakout from Imperial Japanese Navy blockade of Corregidor.… Continue reading... “Field Marshal of the Philippine Commonwealth Army”

Carlo Paalam’s Homecoming: Olympic Silver Medalist fêted in Cagayan de Oro

Cagayan de Oro rolled out the red carpet for hometown hero Carlo Paalam who won one of the Philippines’ silver medals in boxing at the recently concluded XXXII Olympic Games Tokyo 2021.

INSPIRATION. Olympic silver medalist Carlo Paalam poses with his parents prior to the press briefing. (CIO)

Following a VIP reception at the Laguindingan Airport last Tuesday, August 24th, where he had an emotional reunion with his parents Prio Rio and Emelyn, and girlfriend Stephanie Sepulveda, all of whom he had not seen for a very long time, the Cagayan de Oro City Government gifted the home-grown pugilist with P2 million cash in acknowledgement of his stellar performance, in addition to  a commendation from the 19th City Council in a press briefing hosted by Mayor Oscar S.… Continue reading... “Carlo Paalam’s Homecoming: Olympic Silver Medalist fêted in Cagayan de Oro”

Filipino Artists bat for recognition of Creative Economy

Filipino artists from all over the country are banding together to ask government to recognize the Creative Economy as a legitimate sector.

Panahon na kilalanin ang kontribusyon sa bayan ng artistang Pilipino. Panahon nang kilalanin bilang isang legit na sector ang Creative Economy,” said Rep. Christopher “Toff” de Venecia, a former child actor, writer, director and Congressman for the 4th district of Pangasinan, Deputy Majority Leader and Chairman of the Special Committee of Creative Industry and Performing Arts.… Continue reading... “Filipino Artists bat for recognition of Creative Economy”

The Life and Journeys of Mr. Kurakuted: Manuel E. Valdehuesa, Jr., 82

The local hero who championed barangay governance reform as the key to solving the Philippines socio-economic woes, passed away on August 8, 2021 at the ripe old age of  82.

Manuel “Manny” E. Valdehuesa, Jr. caught the nation’s imagination on May 2, 2010 in ABS-CBN/ANC “Harapan”, with Ted Failon: (2:46 of 3:56) when the host was interviewing the candidates of the Katipiran Party.… Continue reading... “The Life and Journeys of Mr. Kurakuted: Manuel E. Valdehuesa, Jr., 82”

Vatican approves Xavier Ateneo ‘Campus of the Future’

Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan’s “Campus of the Future” is a go.

On August 20, 2021, Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan (Xavier Ateneo ) and Cebu Landmasters, Inc. (CLI) inked a Memorandum of Agreement to develop the new XU Masterson Campus in Upper Balulang, Cagayan de Oro dubbed as “Campus of the Future” and University Township.… Continue reading... “Vatican approves Xavier Ateneo ‘Campus of the Future’”

RDC-X seeks approval for measures to strengthen resiliency of fiber optic networks

The Regional Development Council for Region X is asking the national government to approve a package of recommendations aimed at strengthening the resilience of the country’s fiber optic broadband networks following a series of incidents which resulted in fiber cuts and interrupted services costing the telecoms and allied industries millions of pesos.… Continue reading... “RDC-X seeks approval for measures to strengthen resiliency of fiber optic networks”

First Northern Mindanao Business Conference reels off today online

The first Northern Mindanao Business Conference reels off today online as a joint undertaking of three chambers of commerce and industry.

Presented by Olacon Online Academy Conferences and Global Link MP Events International Inc. in partnership with the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc. (Orochamber), the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines and the German Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the conference will be held today Wednesday, 28 July 2021 from 3pm to 5pm via Zoom.… Continue reading... “First Northern Mindanao Business Conference reels off today online”

Rats threaten viability of Mindanao broadband network (P36-M annual damages estimated)

The continued roll-out of the national broadband network in Mindanao is being threatened by rats.

During the 126th Regional Development Council-X Full Council Meeting held virtually on 24 June 2021 via Zoom, Parasat Cable TV President and CEO Elpidio M. Paras reported that rat bites have been delaying the rollout of the broadband network between Cagayan de Oro to Davao.… Continue reading... “Rats threaten viability of Mindanao broadband network (P36-M annual damages estimated)”

Because a picture paints a thousand words: Snapshots from the life of Carlos Neri Arce

We are bringing back this updated story in celebration of the life and works of one of Cagayan de Oro’s foremost visual artists and photographers Nene Arce who recently passed on at the fine young age of 97.

 At the spry young age of 86, Carlos Neri Arce published a book about his family’s journey in Cagayan de Oro over the last 90 years.… Continue reading... “Because a picture paints a thousand words: Snapshots from the life of Carlos Neri Arce”