Mindanao Bamboo Summit Hope for Bamboo shoots high in Bukidnon

Prospects for the bamboo industry shined bright during the recent Mindanao Bamboo Summit held 19 January 2021  at the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) Conference Hall on 19 January 2021 in Cagayan de Oro City where key stakeholders and representatives of various agencies met in-person. A virtual conference followed later in the afternoon for the benefit of other participants who were unable to join the in-person event.… Continue reading... “Mindanao Bamboo Summit Hope for Bamboo shoots high in Bukidnon”

PayMaya’s footprint expands to PH Best with over 200K touchpoints enabling cashless for all Filipinos

Digital financial services leader PayMaya is leading the charge toward financial inclusion as it expands its footprint to reach over 200,000 touchpoints nationwide, the largest network in the country to date. Filipinos can easily pay, add money, cash out, or remit using their PayMaya accounts through these accessible touchpoints that include convenience stores, retail merchants, groceries, department stores, food outlets, pawnshops, and Smart Padala centers, among others.  
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Metro Davao & Metro Cagayan de Oro: Free Webinar on Business prospects and investment opportunities

The Consulate General of Japan in Davao and the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Region X and XI will host a free Business Webinar on business prospects and investment opportunities in Metro Davao and Metro Cagayan de Oro.

Scheduled for Friday, January 22 at 8:30 AM (PST)/ 9:30 (JST), the event will first present an overview and rationale for the activity by NEDA IX Regional Director Maria Lourdes D.… Continue reading... “Metro Davao & Metro Cagayan de Oro: Free Webinar on Business prospects and investment opportunities”

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 Governador of Cagayan de Misamis during the Spanish Colonial Period.
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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”