31st Anniversary of the 1990 Mindanao crisis

October 4, 2021 is the 31st Anniversary of the 1990 Mindanao Crisis, better known hereabouts as the Alexander Noble Mutiny.

It was counted as the seventh of the 1986-1990 coup attempts against the government of President Corazon C. Aquino and lasted from October 4-6, 1990 in the Northern Mindanao cities of Butuan, Cagayan de Oro and Iligan.… Continue reading... “31st Anniversary of the 1990 Mindanao crisis”

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”

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”

CDO to hold Virtual Chinese New Year Festival

The 6th Cagayan de Oro Chinese New Year Festival will be held virtually amidst health protocols mandated by the ongoing global pandemic.

In an online interview hosted by the City Information Office on 05 February 2021, Chedilyn Aissa Dulguime, OIC-City Tourism & Cultural Affairs Officer said the activities coordinated by her office for this first of the city’s four major annual festivals will be held virtually in the digital realm.… Continue reading... “CDO to hold Virtual Chinese New Year Festival”

Liceo U Alumni Holds Virtual Regresso 2021 Alumni Homecoming

Every February, the Liceo de Cagayan University campus is abuzz with activities commemorating the university’s foundation day. However, with the global health crisis still in full swing, this year’s celebration will be unlike the previous ones.

There will be no parades, food booths, fun games, music and dancing, and all the other usual exciting activities that students and guests enjoy every year.… Continue reading... “Liceo U Alumni Holds Virtual Regresso 2021 Alumni Homecoming”

Philippines to Gain in Tech Power Shift from West to Asia

World Fintech Festival Philippines Day 4

Two powerhouse panels on the fourth and penultimate day of the World Fintech Festival (WFF) – Philippines focused on two global trends that the Philippines needs to adopt on the road to post-COVID economic recovery. 

These are the tectonic shift of digital transformation from the West to Asia, and the swift integration of machine-learning tech into our industries, especially traditional or legacy companies.… Continue reading... “Philippines to Gain in Tech Power Shift from West to Asia”

Business Urged: Prioritize Data Security as Cyber Threats Skyrocket

World Fintech Festival Philippines Day 3

The many ways by which tech can revolutionize industries, revive and strengthen ailing ones, and even protect businesses from dangerous threats were highlighted during the third day of the World Fintech Festival Philippines on Dec. 9.

Rural banks, coops, and startups can maximize financing relief to the critically-impacted sectors.… Continue reading... “Business Urged: Prioritize Data Security as Cyber Threats Skyrocket”

Data Driven Infra and New Cloud Economy to Spur Economic Growth

World Fintech Festival Philippines Day 2

Following the introduction of the efforts being made to create smart cities, to strengthen e-banking, and to usher in a more inclusive board of tech leaders in Day 1 of the World Fintech Festival (WFF), Day 2 of the virtual event on Dec. 8 saw panelists do a deep dive into the more technical but crucially important regulatory actions that serve as both the backbone and the lifeline for a sustainable fintech future in the Philippines.… Continue reading... “Data Driven Infra and New Cloud Economy to Spur Economic Growth”

Fintech Growth: Powering Up Cities, Communities, and The Entire Country

World Fintech Festival Philippines Day 1

One of the most renowned and highly attended fintech events in the world, the Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) pivots to become the largest tech event, encompassing a global audience with the Philippines being one of the key participating countries in a 5-day virtual event from December 7-11.… Continue reading... “Fintech Growth: Powering Up Cities, Communities, and The Entire Country”

Seven dead, vehicles, properties damaged in Jasaan vehicular accident

ILIGAN CITY —– Seven persons died and dozens of vehicles and properties were damaged when a 10-wheeler crashed into a group of people attending a vigil along the national highway of Barangay Aplaya, in Jasaan town, Misamis Oriental past 11:00 pm Tuesday, .

Photo courtesy: Jasaan PNP

The police report said an Isuzu prime mover was travelling from Butuan City to Zamboanga City when the trailer’s body cracked and the driver lost control.… Continue reading... “Seven dead, vehicles, properties damaged in Jasaan vehicular accident”