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”

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”

PCCI supports gov’t moves to ensure supply of meat in the market

04 February 2021 – The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the largest

business organization in the country, expressed its support to the move by the government

to ensure the stable supply of meat and meat products in the market amidst shortage in the

country’s local production.

In a statement, the PCCI said it is confident in the leadership of Secretary William Dar as the 

Department of Agriculture (DA) puts up safeguards against those who manipulate the supply

and price of agricultural products and assured to increase the transport of pork, chicken, and

vegetables from the Visayas and Mindanao to Metro Manila and to Kadiwa outlets and, the

provision of subsidy for the logistical cost of supplying pork and chicken in Metro Manila.… Continue reading... “PCCI supports gov’t moves to ensure supply of meat in the market”

Mass Transit system pushed for RTA’s long-term plans for CDO

COUNCILOR Ian Mark Q. Nacaya, chair of the City Council committee on planning and development, has proposed the inclusion of a Mass Transit System to newly-confirmed Roads and Traffic Administration (RTA) head Col. Rizalino Borlagdatan (ret) as part of the RTA’s long-term plans for Cagayan de Oro.

Borlagdatan presented the RTA’s plans and programs before the legislative body during its 73rd regular session presided over by Vice Mayor Rainier Joaquin V.… Continue reading... “Mass Transit system pushed for RTA’s long-term plans for CDO”

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”

Lanao del Norte police welcomes new OIC

ILIGAN CITY —– The Provincial Police Office in Lanao del Norte (PPO LDN) welcomed on Monday (December 14) its new officer-in-charge in the person of Police Col. Isaias Bacurnay, a graduate of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Class of 1998.

The change of command ceremony was held Monday morning at the headquarters of PPO LDN in Barangay Pigcarangan, in Tubod town, witnessed by  officers of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 10.
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Cagayan de Oro ranks 7th as PH Most Competitive Highly Urbanized City

The City of Cagayan de Oro retained its ranking this year as the 7th Overall Most Competitive Highly Urbanized City (HUC) in the 2020 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index.

 The DTI Competitiveness Bureau conducted the 8th Regional Competitiveness Summit  on16 December 2020, via Facebook Live.

“We had consistently been among the Top Ten Highly Urbanized Cities since the competition started 8 years ago.… Continue reading... “Cagayan de Oro ranks 7th as PH Most Competitive Highly Urbanized City”

Low Income Housing for Balik Probinsiya Beneficiaries piloted in Lanao del Norte

KAUSWAGAN, LANAO DEL NORTE —– The National Housing Authority and the local government unit of Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte launched Tuesday (November 24) the Balik Probinsiya Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) Program for ‘low income families’ who opt to move back to their province from the National Capital Region (NCR) and or other highly urbanized cities.… Continue reading... “Low Income Housing for Balik Probinsiya Beneficiaries piloted in Lanao del Norte”

Region X has highest per capita GRDP in Mindanao for 2019

The growth rate for Northern Mindanao regional economy may have slackened to 5.9 percent in 2019 compared to 7.1 percent in 2018, but it still attained the highest per capita for the period among Mindanao’s six regions.

During the 2019 Economic Performance of Northern Mindanao Dissemination Forum held virtually on November 20 via zoom and FB Live, the Philippine Statistics Authority Regional Statistical Services Office for Region X (PSA RSSO-X) said per capita GRDP in Region X increased by 4.5 percent to P175,373 in 2019.… Continue reading... “Region X has highest per capita GRDP in Mindanao for 2019”

Region X Economy Expands at a Slower Rate by 5.9% in 2019

The economy of Region X grew by 5.9 percent in 2019, slower compared to the 7.1 percent growth recorded in 2018.

The main drivers for growth in 2019 were Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (contribution of 1.9 percentage points), Construction (contribution of 0.7 percentage point), and Education with a contribution of 0.6 percentage point.… Continue reading... “Region X Economy Expands at a Slower Rate by 5.9% in 2019”