Through the years, Oro Chamber has remained one of the leading local chambers of commerce in the Philippines.
It is the first “Hall of Fame Awardee” of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PCCI) and was the first to host the 1st Mindanao Business Conference (MINBIZCON) in 1992, and again hosted it in 1994, 2003, 2010 and 2017.… Continue reading... “Early History of the Oro Chamber”
On 17 April 1945, the returning forces of the United States successfully landed in Parang, Cotabato for the final phase of the Battle for Mindanao dubbed Operation VICTOR V.
Mindanao posed a greater challenge than most of the VICTOR operations for three reasons: the inhospitable island geography, the extent of the Japanese defenses, and the size and condition of the defending force.… Continue reading... “The Battle of Colgan Woods”
Guerrillas vs. Japanese, Korean & BC troops in Talakag, Bukidnon
18 June 1944 – 29 June 1944
It was considered as one of the most intense battles between the guerrillas and the Imperial Japanese Army in Mindanao during World War II.
For eleven days in June 1944, guerrilla units of the 109th Division of the 10th Military District engaged Japanese, Korean troops of the Imperial Japanese Army’s 41st Infantry Regiment, 30th Panther Division, the latter bolstered by Filipino Constabulary soldiers, close air and artillery support in a running gun battle at the key Bukidnon town of Talakag.… Continue reading... “The Talakag Operation”
In 1596, the Jesuits obtained a Sede Vacante, a license issued by Governor General Francisco de Tello de Guzman through a Patronato Real to do mission work along the Butuan River and Camiguin (Mallari,1995).
Residents and visitors to this beautiful isle off the northern coast of Mindanao have heard many versions of how its mysterious name came about, but now a book that delves into the historical origins of the its name at last gives its version a plausible leg to stand on.