Remembering Guana

Juan Y. Sia’s Legacy of Integrity in Public Service

February 9, 2021 was a sad day for most Kagay-anons when they found out one of the city’s most beloved civil servants had passed away peacefully in his sleep early that morning.

However, though many know him personally, not many Kagay-anons know that the late Juan Yap Sia was born in Amoy, China (now known as Xiamen City) on July 7, 1934 to Sia Ponso and Leah Yap.Continue reading... “Remembering Guana”

The Boy Scout who met MacArthur at Macabalan

This quaint vignette from World War II may not qualify for inclusion in many of our history books, but it’s an interesting footnote in  history from a time many prefer to forget, but Boy Scouts from around the world may long want to remember.

That’s because it involves a Boy Scout from Cagayan in 1942 and a global icon who is probably the most famous and most familiar with history buffs of the Pacific Theatre.… Continue reading... “The Boy Scout who met MacArthur at Macabalan”

The History and Legacy of the Fighting Moreno Brothers : Guerrillas of Balingasag, Misamis Oriental

Most of the younger generation of Kagay-anons pass through Tiano Brothers street which runs parallel to the main artery of Apolinar Velez street without any idea whom it was named after.

However, thanks to the dedication of some residents who are working hard to revive and restore the city’s history during the Second World War and a growing number of online posts dedicated to local heroes, many have become aware of the stories of the three brothers who fought Imperial Japan and the two others who tended to the sick and wounded in one of the guerrilla hospitals in Misamis Oriental.… Continue reading... “The History and Legacy of the Fighting Moreno Brothers : Guerrillas of Balingasag, Misamis Oriental”

Filipino space engineers make history with Maya-2 CubeSat launch

The country witnessed another historic moment as its second cube satellite (CubeSat) Maya-2 was successfully launched to the  International Space Station (ISS) Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 1:36 A.M. (PHT) aboard the S.S. Katherine Johnson Cynus spacecraft.

S.S. Katherine Johnson lifts off. Screenshot from NASA Live feed , February 21, 2021 (Sunday) PHT

Sending the satellite into the ISS is the final step before the satellite reaches its targeted altitude in Low Earth Orbit, when the space station deploys it at a date to be determined later.… Continue reading... “Filipino space engineers make history with Maya-2 CubeSat launch”

Bringing PMAP to Higher Ground : Libot assumes mantle as PMAP CDO President

The People Management Association of the Philippines Cagayan de Oro Chapter has a new president following a year in which they were adjudged the PMAP’s 12th Chapter of the Year in 2020.

In a virtual ceremony during the chapter’s 14th General Membership Meeting and 44th Induction Ceremony held via Zoom on Feb.… Continue reading... “Bringing PMAP to Higher Ground : Libot assumes mantle as PMAP CDO President”

MVIP faces further delay due to submarine cable damage

The Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project (MVIP) may extend beyond its adjusted December 2021 target completion due to the damage of several portions of its fiber optic cable connection.

Photos from the initial inspection show the fiber cable damage as well as fiber separated from the power cable.

The submarine cable no.1 portion of the MVIP’s Dapitan-Santander 350kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) line between Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte and Santander, Cebu, which was completed only on 15 November 2020, was found to have been damaged in several locations.… Continue reading... “MVIP faces further delay due to submarine cable damage”

XU Grad nominated for DAISY Award

A graduate of the Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan’s School of Nursing has been nominated for the prestigious DAISY Awards in the United States.

Mike works at UnityPoint Health Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois, USA.

Michael Ray Ungab, 37, is a staff nurse now working at the Behavioral Floor of the UnityPoint Health Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois in the United States.… Continue reading... “XU Grad nominated for DAISY Award”

Leadership and Communication : 27th Nat’l PR Congress Explores Role of Leaders

Manila, Philippines, XX February 2021 — COVID-19 is not just a health crisis. While wreaking havoc around the world and causing so many losses, the pandemic also raises many other crucial issues, foremost of which is leadership.

Governments, businesses and organizations continue to struggle, all caught off guard by the pandemic and had to think on the fly.… Continue reading... “Leadership and Communication : 27th Nat’l PR Congress Explores Role of Leaders”

LUCKY ‘N’ LOVE

Come celebrate an #OXtraordinary Chinese New Year and #OXtraspecial Valentine’s Day at the place to be, Limketkai Mall, on February 1-14, 2021! 

Experience the festive atmosphere and delightful activities we’ve lined up for you at the Limketkai Mall, Rotunda. 

Chinese Street Food Festival & Bazaar 

3-Day Oxtraordinary Valentine Sale 

Year of the Ox Chinese Lion Dance 

Love Treats: A Valentine Fair 

Heart Beats: A Live Music Entertainment 

Don’t miss out the fun and together, let’s usher in the Year of the OX and Heart’s Day with great enthusiasm to attract good luck, good fortune and love all year around! … Continue reading... “LUCKY ‘N’ LOVE”