Manokboy brings back Manok Bisaya to Gitagum

Gitagum’s newest food house is bringing back iconic Manok Bisaya dishes to this rising town of Misamis Oriental.

Manokboy Food House had its soft opening on January 1-8, 2021 showcasing its Litson Manok, Litson Baboy and Liempo.

From soccer to litson manok – Manokboy Food House owner Jack Biantan checks the litson manok and liempo turning on the grill.
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THIS WEEK IN LOCAL HISTORY: 122nd Anniversary of the Fiesta Nacional in Cagayan de Misamis

The 10th of January 2021 will be the 122nd Anniversary of the first raising of the Filipino flag at the Casa Real when the five-man Concejo Provincial of the revolutionary government assumed office. 

Reproduction of an old photograph of the Casa Real, the residence of the Gobernadorcillo of Cagayan de Misamis

The members of the Concejo were chosen in accordance with Aguinaldo’s decree of June 18, 1898. … Continue reading... “THIS WEEK IN LOCAL HISTORY: 122nd Anniversary of the Fiesta Nacional in Cagayan de Misamis”

Freight & Supply Ships at the 1945 Macajalar Bay Landing

Return to the Philippines

While doing further research on “FS ships” for an article I previously posted online and was updating with new in information (The Macajalar Bay Landing and the Liberation of Mindanao), I came across a very interesting post “ The Passenger-Cargo ex-“FS” Ships of the Philippines” posted on August 13, 2016 by The Philippine Ship Spotters’ Society (PSSS).… Continue reading... “Freight & Supply Ships at the 1945 Macajalar Bay Landing”

Sixteen Air Raids in Six Months

Cagayan, Misamis Oriental   Sept 1944-March 1945

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

Why the apparent rural backwater that Cagayan was during the Second World War merited such attention from the rampaging US armed forces prior to the imminent liberation of the Philippines is not immediately apparent.… Continue reading... “Sixteen Air Raids in Six Months”

Oro Chamber 2020-2021 Looking Back, Looking Forward

The month of January is named after Janus, the god of beginnings and transitions in Roman mythology, who presided over passages, doors, gates and endings, as well as in transitional periods such as from war to peace. He was usually depicted as having two faces looking at opposite ways, one towards the past and the other towards the future.… Continue reading... “Oro Chamber 2020-2021 Looking Back, Looking Forward”

Water is coming to Natumolan, Tagoloan

Barangay Natumolan in the Municipality of Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental will be enjoying potable water piped straight to their households in a year or so.

Natumolan is the 5th largest barangay of Tagoloan with a total area of 622 hectares and also its fifth most populated with a population of 7,674 (2010 Census).… Continue reading... “Water is coming to Natumolan, Tagoloan”

The Macajalar Bay Landing and the Liberation of Mindanao

It’s ironic how some seven going on eight decades down the road, many Kagay-anons remain unaware that it was their own compatriots who liberated Cagayan, Misamis from the Japanese on 12 May 1945 and not the Americans.

So while we still enjoy a modicum of attention following the recent 75thAnniversary of Cagayan’s Liberation (albeit a muted one at that) let’s take a look back at how things were unfolding at that time and how come guerrillas, rather than American soldiers, liberated the town from the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA).… Continue reading... “The Macajalar Bay Landing and the Liberation of Mindanao”

Oro Biz lauds CDO as 7th Most Competitive HUC

Local business leaders have praised the performance of Cagayan de Oro City for maintaining its status within the Top 10 Most Competitive Cities in the Philippines in the Department of Trade and Industries Cities and Municipalities Competitive Index for 2020.

Cagayan de Oro City retained its ranking as the 7th Overall Most Competitive Highly Urbanized City (HUC) in the 2020 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index as disclosed by the DTI Competitiveness Bureau during the 8th Regional Competitiveness Summit on16 December 2020, via Facebook Live.… Continue reading... “Oro Biz lauds CDO as 7th Most Competitive HUC”

Oro Chamber inducts 34th Officers & Board of Trustees

The premier chamber of commerce in Northern Mindanao marks another milestone today with the induction of its 34th set of Officers and Board of Trustees.

First convened by then PCCI Northern Mindanao Regional Governor Dante P. Sarraga on December 1982 with a group of 25 founding member companies, this first iteration elected the late Dr.… Continue reading... “Oro Chamber inducts 34th Officers & Board of Trustees”

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”