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”

Tubod flash flood hits 5 puroks in 3 barangays

ILIGAN CITY —– Around one hundred individuals were evacuated early dawn on Monday (January 11) after a flash flood rampaged through three barangays of Tubod municipality, Lanao del Norte, following continuous rains that started Sunday evening.

Vicmar Paloma, head of the Tubod Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO)  said the local government unit conducted forced evacuation of families living in low lying areas in five puroks (zones) of three barangays after flood waters rose following the heavy rainfall.… Continue reading... “Tubod flash flood hits 5 puroks in 3 barangays”

Oceana calls for sardines management plan in closed fishing season

Craving for sardines or tuyo because of the past days’ feast of meat dishes? Would you know how important sardines is in our fisheries stocks?

Oceana  supports  the closed fishing season in the Visayan Sea for sardines and other selected fish and for sardines in the Zamboanga Peninsula, as the group also calls for complementary measures to ensure food and livelihood security for municipal fisherfolk and commercial fish workers during the period.… Continue reading... “Oceana calls for sardines management plan in closed fishing season”

The Forgotten Fruit Trees of Cagayan de Misamis

Himugso Heritage Feature

Along with the old houses, street names and landmarks which have become a part of the heritage of Cagayan de Oro, are some trees and their fruits which seem to have inexplicably disappeared over time.

Two trees which have figured prominently in the culture and heritage of Cagayan de Oro are the Lambago and Kayam.Continue reading... “The Forgotten Fruit Trees of Cagayan de Misamis”

Oro Residents: Time is right for refilling stations for consumer products

Nutri-Asia’s BYOB refilling staton at The Mind Museum, BGC, Taguig City is open Mondays thru Sundays 12NN to 8PM. (photo courtesy of orangemagazine.ph)

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Local environment and consumer groups have hailed the inspiring initiative of refilling stations for consumer products in Metro Manila, saying “the time is right” for similar initiatives in Mindanao’s fastest growing city.… Continue reading... “Oro Residents: Time is right for refilling stations for consumer products”

Ecosystems Protection – Cagayan de Oro Port wins laurels for sustainability practices

The Development Academy of the Phils conferrs the Government Best Practice Recognition plaque & certificate to the PPA PMO-MOC on 17 December 2019.

The Port of Cagayan de Oro at Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City is one of only two seaports in the Philippines to have been awarded a Green Port badge by the Green Port Award System (GPAS) program, a green evaluation system for ports in the Asia-Pacific Region developed by APEC Port Services Network (APSN) to promote the green growth and sustainable development of the APEC port industry.… Continue reading... “Ecosystems Protection – Cagayan de Oro Port wins laurels for sustainability practices”

Ecosystems Protection: STEAG State Power Inc. CSR Program empowers beyond merely providing power

STEAG State Power Inc. (SPI) goes far beyond providing efficient and reliable electric power to Mindanao.

Besides sustainable business operations and adhering to the ethical standards of safety, environment, and good corporate governance, SPI actively contributes to the achievement of sustainable development goals by undertaking social development programs aimed at helping address a wide array of local community concerns.… Continue reading... “Ecosystems Protection: STEAG State Power Inc. CSR Program empowers beyond merely providing power”

Seven Seas Waterpark & Resort: Mindanao’s Showcase of Sustainable Tourism

Seven Seas Waterpark & Resort (image courtesy of Project LUPAD)

The Seven Seas Waterpark and Resort in Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental is slowly but surely carving a niche in the world tourism map for its nearby cities and Northern Mindanao, but there’s more to it than its famous slides and crystal blue water pools.… Continue reading... “Seven Seas Waterpark & Resort: Mindanao’s Showcase of Sustainable Tourism”

Pueblo de Oro Sees Growth in Green Townships

Bird’s Eye View of PDO in Malvar, Batangas

Pueblo de Oro Development Corp. (PDO) is seeing continued growth in its property development business.

PDO, which develops residential communities and township projects, is best known for its flagship project Pueblo de Oro in Cagayan de Oro. The company acquired the 360-hectare property in the early 1990s, back when such huge township projects were practically unheard of, especially in the provinces.… Continue reading... “Pueblo de Oro Sees Growth in Green Townships”

Mysticism and Eco-Spirituality

St Francis of Assisi

Franciscan alternative orthodoxy emphasized mysticism over morality.

Moralism is the task of low-level religion, concerned with creating an ego identity that seemingly places us on moral high ground. But moralism is normally not a primary concern for love, the focus of mature spirituality.

Scripture, Jesus, the mystics, and the saints recognized that the goal of religion is not a perfect moral stance, but union with God.… Continue reading... “Mysticism and Eco-Spirituality”