Pueblo de Oro to invest P6-7B more, redevelop Township: Uptown Pioneer shares vision for Makati of Cagayan de Oro

The man who went where angels feared to tread and almost singlehandedly willed the creation of what has now become the booming Uptown Cagayan de Oro, recently shared his vision for what lies beyond the post-pandemic horizon.

Guillermo D. Luchangco, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pueblo de Oro Development Corporation (PDO), perked up the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc.’s… Continue reading... “Pueblo de Oro to invest P6-7B more, redevelop Township: Uptown Pioneer shares vision for Makati of Cagayan de Oro”

Guillermo D. Luchangco: Chamber honors Oro Visionary with Hall Dedication

The Voice of Business in Northern Mindanao honors one of its pioneer visionaries in Cagayan de Oro during its general assembly today.

The highlight of the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc.’s (Oro Chamber) 2nd General Membership Meeting and Induction of New Members held virtually via zoom was the unveiling and dedication of the Guillermo D.Continue reading... “Guillermo D. Luchangco: Chamber honors Oro Visionary with Hall Dedication”

2nd Lt Apollo Bacarrisas Tiano : The Forgotten Kagay-anon Hero in the ‘Forgotten War’

It wasn’t their war, but when one country threatens the freedom of another, Filipinos did not hesitate to answer to answer the call to arms.

When the Republic of Korea (ROK) was created in 15 August 1948, the Philippines became the first Asian state to open diplomatic relations with the ROK, and the fifth overall in the world.… Continue reading... “2nd Lt Apollo Bacarrisas Tiano : The Forgotten Kagay-anon Hero in the ‘Forgotten War’”

Kagay-an, the historical name of Cagayan de Oro

Kagay-an is a word that directly relates to the city’s culture, history and people, who call themselves Kagay-anons.

Cagayan has always been pronounced by lumad Kagay-anons as Kagay-an. In fact, nobody says Kagayanon but Kagay-anon.

It is the historical original name of Cagayan de Oro, formerly known as Cagayan de Misamis.Continue reading... “Kagay-an, the historical name of Cagayan de Oro”

The History and Legacy of the Bautista Manuscript on the Philippine Revolution in Misamis Province 1900-1901 By Filomeno M. Baustista, Sr.

Many Kagay-anons may have heard about the famous “Bautista Manuscript” but to this day few know what it was all about.

It was written by a public-school teacher Filomeno Marcos Bautista, Sr., who was the former Academic Supervisor of Surigao, Bukidnon  and Misamis upon his retirement in 1933.

Filomeno Marcos Abellanosa Bautista was born on April 25, 1890 in Cagayan de Misamis.… Continue reading... “The History and Legacy of the Bautista Manuscript on the Philippine Revolution in Misamis Province 1900-1901 By Filomeno M. Baustista, Sr.”

Kagay-an’s Ancestral Houses and Other Heritage Structures

We are heartened that  the City Tourism Office’s series of videos online dwelling on various aspects of the city’s history and heritage for our 2021 commemoration of Cagayan de Oro City’s  Himugso Festival which had to be conducted virtually due to the city’s current MECQ status.

Its first offering aired 8 June entitled “Soul of the City” focused on the city’s iconic water tower now housing the City Museum and taglined “The Oldest Public Structure in the City.”… Continue reading... “Kagay-an’s Ancestral Houses and Other Heritage Structures”

Cagayan de Oro-Norfolk Cities Sisterhood : Norfolk proclaims June 12 as Philippines Independence Day

This year’s celebration of the  Philippines’ Independence Day has  been recognized by the City of Norfolk, Virginia, the sister city of Cagayan de Oro.

In an proclamation dated May 27, 2021, Kenneth Cooper Alexander, Ph.D., Mayor of the City of Norfolk, declared Saturday, June 12, 2021, as Philippine Independence Day in the City of Norfolk and urged all citizens to join with the Norfolk Sister Cities Association and the Filipino Community “to recognize the numerous invaluable contributions the Filipino Community has made to our city and the region and celebrate with them on this historic occasion.”… Continue reading... “Cagayan de Oro-Norfolk Cities Sisterhood : Norfolk proclaims June 12 as Philippines Independence Day”

Moreno calls upon Kagay-anons ‘Indomitable Himugso Spirit’

Cagayan de Oro City’s Himugso Festival is pushing through despite the city’s MECQ quarantine status.

“I have received an advisory from the city tourism office suggesting we cancel Himugso but I said no, what is important is we should just organize it properly so we are compliant with the regulations,” said City Mayor Oscar S.… Continue reading... “Moreno calls upon Kagay-anons ‘Indomitable Himugso Spirit’”

Sericulture projects in CDO, Misor growing

A sericulture expert from Japan recently gave his thumbs up to the progress of sericulture/silkworm rearing houses in Misamis Oriental funded by the  Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement (OISCA) International, through the World Bank.

OISCA Resident Representative Yukihiro Ishibashi recently visited two sericulture project sites in Sitio Saguing, Barangay Patag in the Municipality of Opol, Misamis Oriental and Barangay Balubal in Cagayan de Oro City, where silkworm rearing houses were constructed under the aegis of its Promotion of sustainable communities across the Philippines through silk production program.Continue reading... “Sericulture projects in CDO, Misor growing”

Election ban to further delay Agus-Pulangi Rehab Project

PSALM losses due to delays already at P25.6-Billion

The long delayed Agus-Pulangi Hydropower Plants Rehabilitation Project, which has already cost the government more losses in opportunity costs than its proposed budget, faces an even longer delay with the coming election ban on the “release, disbursement or expenditures of public funds” and the “construction of public works, delivery of materials for public works and issuance of treasury warrant or similar devises for a future undertaking chargeable against public funds” from March 29 to May 9, 2022.… Continue reading... “Election ban to further delay Agus-Pulangi Rehab Project”