CDO in Agoda’s Top 5 most searched PH Travel Destinations in 2024

Cagayan de Oro is among the Philippines top 5 most searched travel destinations for  2024, according to the travel booking online platform Agoda. Agoda’s 2024’s “Philippines’ New Horizons” is a list of local destinations most searched by travelers year-on-year, who used agoda.com for search, travel and hotel bookings. “While the Philippines’ well-loved destinations continue to attract their fair share of …

DAUNTLESS

The story of a top secret Filipino unit that fought Imperial Japan in Occupied Philippines The tensions growing with China’s incursions in the West Philippines Sea have again revived similar times during the early 1940s when Imperial Japan began expanding its empire by invading China, then Southeast Asia including the Philippines. Author Marie Silva Vallejo recalls those turbulent times …

𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑨𝒇𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒇 A𝒓𝒕 : 𝑷𝒓𝒐𝒃𝒍𝒆𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒛𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑨𝒏𝒕𝒊-𝑾𝒂𝒓 M𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒈𝒆

A professional lecturer at the Asian Center of the University of the Philippines-Diliman has adopted an interesting tack in historiography through the art of two Japanese soldiers stationed in the Philippines during World War II. 𝐊𝐚𝐫𝐥 Ian 𝐔𝐲 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐡𝐮𝐚’s lecture  The Afterlives of Art: Problematizing the Anti-War Message proposes the creation of a space …

Angeles L. Limena, Soldier-Priest

Angeles Labrador Limena was born October 2, 1899 in Sorsogon, Sorsogon. He was christened Angeles by his parents since his  birth date fell on the Feast of the Catholic festival of the Guardian Angels. He went to study in Sorsogon to be a priest, but before he was ordained he left to join the armed forces in Manila …

Too few Kagay-anons remember Liberation Day

A small crowd of fifty gathered on May 12, 2023 to commemorate the 78th Anniversary of the Liberation of Cagayan de Oro during World War II at the Xavier University Museo de Oro with the opening program for The Road to Victory Exhibit and Lecture Series. Although the organizers invited local officials from the local …

Two Eyewitness accounts of MacArthur in Cagayan

Aside from the accounts of military historians and members of his staff who traveled with him from Corregidor to Cagayan, Misamis on his famous Breakout, here are two extant eyewitness accounts of civilians who had first hand encounters with General Douglas MacArthur during his arrival in Mindanao and layover at Tankulan, Bukidnon from March 13-17, …

Del Monte to Oz : MacArthur’s Flight to Australia

March 13, 1942 is frequently mentioned in the annals of the Second World War in the Pacific Theatre as the date of the arrival of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, his family and general staff at the Macabalan Wharf in Cagayan de Oro (formerly Cagayan de Misamis, Misamis Oriental) after a harrowing two-day trip from Corregidor aboard …

Life During Wartime

75th Cagayan Liberation Feature When Cagayan de Oro had to mark the 75th Anniversary of its Liberation from Imperial Japan on May 12, 2020 behind closed doors, it recalled a similar situation when everyone’s freedom of movement was drastically curtailed by the Japanese Occupation from 1942 to 1945. The Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) imposed tight restrictions …