Retail Chain ramps up to meet pandemic challenge

The coronavirus pandemic has literally shaken the foundations of human civilization, and the retail sector has been one of the hardest that has been hit, but retail players have flexed their creativity to turn threats imposed by the new normal into opportunities to further strengthen their resiliency. In Mindanao, The Primer Group of Companies has …

Kagay-anon works with UK team developing COVID-19 vaccine

As the whole world now focuses on getting vaccinated against COVID19, Kagay-anons will be proud to know that a compatriot is part of the research team in the United Kingdom that is working hard on developing the Novavax vaccine. Louies Andrew Mabelin, 31 years old and a Kagay-anon, is a senior oncology research nurse at …

Oroquieta LGU inks deal with AstraZeneca to purchase COVID vaccine

ILIGAN CITY —– The local government unit (LGU) of Oroquieta City has signed an agreement with British drugmaker AstraZeneca to purchase 120,000 doses of its covid-19 vaccine. Oroquieta City Mayor Lemuel Meyrick Acosta made the announcement on Sunday, January 10 through his official Facebook account. Acosta said this will cover two doses for 60,000 residents aged 18 years …

Critical transmission projects to face further delays due to new travel ban

As the country puts in place a travel ban to prevent the entry of the new COVID-19 strain, power transmission operator NGCP raises concerns on further delays on the completion of critical projects meant for the improvement of the power grid. The submarine cable laying activity for the Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project, for example, faces new …

Marawi City General Hospital to complement Amai Pakpak Medical Center

MARAWI CITY —– The construction of a  general hospital in Barangay Datu Naga in Marawi City will complement the Amai Pakpak Medical Center, currently the only government-run hospital in Marawi. Dr. Adriano Subaan, director of Department of Health (DOH) Region 10, said the two hospitals will complement each other similar to how the Northern Mindanao Medical Center  (NMMC) and …

Marawi Bio Testing Laboratory opens

MARAWI CITY —– The local government unit of Marawi City opened Wednesday (November 18) a P28-million bio molecular testing laboratory located inside the old building of Amai Pakpak Medical Center (AMPC) this city. The opening delayed for two-months since several documents and requirements from the Department of health (DOH) needed to be complied with first, chief of hospital Dr. Shalimar Rakiin said. The …

Aboitiz businesses optimistic of sustained strategic growth amid pandemic challenges

Amid the ongoing challenges posed by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the various business units of the Aboitiz Group expect to maintain their momentum and proceed with their projects and plans for the year. “Despite the headwinds of the first nine months, the Aboitiz Group’s business continuity plans have proven effective and will remain …

PCCI Mindanao advocates Health Care Capacity Initiatives for business survival & continuity

The affiliate chambers of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Mindanao will push a package of health care capacity measures aimed at ensuring business survival and continuity during the 29th Mindanao Business Conference on September 10-11, 2020.

Flexible Learning is Key for Underserved Students

Things are going to be a bit different when students of Cagayan de Oro’s four universities resume classes next month.

Most of the city’s tertiary level institutions are shifting to online learning as the primary method of instruction in compliance with the guidelines issued by government agencies like the Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Local Government Unit (LGU), and the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).

FLEx@Liceo U: Scaling the heights with Flexible Learning

Things are going to be a bit different when students of Cagayan de Oro’s four universities resume classes next month.

“Education should be all-inclusive,” said Dr. Alain Marc P. Golez, Liceo U president. “We have reshaped our learning management system through flexible learning to help our students continue their education with minimal distractions from health protocols mandated by the global pandemic which is crucial to their attainment of quality education.”