OTC official lauds ‘cashless transactions’ of transport coops

A top official of the Office of Transportation Cooperatives (OTC) has lauded the 100 percent “cashless transactions” initiated by modernization-compliant vehicles of two transport cooperatives.

OTC Executive Director Eugene M. Pabualan said cashless transport operation is convenient for  drivers and commuters, and congratulated South Metro Transport Cooperative (SMTC) and Libra Jeepney Operator Transport Cooperative (LJOTC), which recently began implementing cashless transactions with their “No Card, No Ride” for all passengers. … Continue reading... “OTC official lauds ‘cashless transactions’ of transport coops”

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.

Dr. Alain Marc P. Golez, Liceo U President

“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.”Continue reading... “FLEx@Liceo U: Scaling the heights with Flexible Learning”

Capitol University – Preparing for the opening of classes under the New Normal

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

In fact, when classes on all levels at Capitol University resume on Monday, August 3, 2020, there will be practically no students coming in through the gates of their main campus at Corrales-Osmena Ext and satellite campus at Gusa.Continue reading... “Capitol University – Preparing for the opening of classes under the New Normal”

Eating History with Cucina Higala’s Mindanao Heritage Packed Meals

Mindanao’s first and so far the only restaurant which celebrates the island’s heritage cuisine, is taking a bold new step to introduce the  heritage and history of its menu to more people.

Originally conceived as a  showcase for Mindanao’s heritage Filipino dishes, Cucina Higala is showcasing its signature flagship dishes in an affordable, easily transportable package gourmands can enjoy in the safety and comfort of their own homes and offices.… Continue reading... “Eating History with Cucina Higala’s Mindanao Heritage Packed Meals”

The Forgotten Fruit Trees of Cagayan de Misamis

Himugso Heritage Feature

Along with the old houses, street names and landmarks which have become a part of the heritage of Cagayan de Oro, are some trees and their fruits which seem to have inexplicably disappeared over time.

Two trees which have figured prominently in the culture and heritage of Cagayan de Oro are the Lambago and Kayam.Continue reading... “The Forgotten Fruit Trees of Cagayan de Misamis”

PayMaya disburses over P1.4-billion in financial aid from gov’t agencies, LGUs

Digital financial services leader PayMaya has helped disburse more than P1.4 billion in financial aid to at least 120,000 citizen beneficiaries nationwide under the social amelioration programs of various national government agencies and local government units since the start of COVID-19 community quarantines last March. 

Realizing the need for a quick and efficient system to hand out financial aid that also does away with the physical handling of cash  which could spread the virus, the national and localgovernmentsturned to PayMaya’s e-Wallet and its other digital financial services to provide the fastest way to deliver much-needed assistance to their respective constituents. … Continue reading... “PayMaya disburses over P1.4-billion in financial aid from gov’t agencies, LGUs”

Building inclusive ‘cashless’ ecosystems critical as gov’t accelerates digital push – PayMaya

Providing a complete and inclusive way for Filipinos to transact with government online through ‘cashless’ ecosystems is critical as the government accelerates its digital push in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, an executive from digital financial services PayMaya said recently. 

“Everything is going online, including government services, but we have to ensure that every Filipino is able to continue transacting with government and receive much-needed aid through cashless ecosystems that are pervasive and at the same time inclusive,” said Orlando B.Continue reading... “Building inclusive ‘cashless’ ecosystems critical as gov’t accelerates digital push – PayMaya”

CCIFII Rolling Stores enhance ECQ in Iligan

Iligan Chamber Rolling Stores

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation of Iligan, Inc. has launched its rolling stores in a bid to enhance the effectiveness of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Iligan City.

As defined by the Iligan Chamber, a Rolling Store is a “One-Stop-Shop” where consumers can buy their groceries, vegetables, fish and meat items within their barangays without going to public and supermarkets to lessen their risks of infection from the COVID-19 coronavirus.… Continue reading... “CCIFII Rolling Stores enhance ECQ in Iligan”

ACDO calls on clergy to open parishes to community food gardening

Started just last February, the parish garden patch has started paying off with harvests of green leafy vegetables.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro is encouraging the establishment of household and community gardening for local food production during the COVID-19 quarantine and lockdowns to help sustain especially vulnerable residents in the informal sector, the unemployed, and those unable to be gainfully employed at this time.… Continue reading... “ACDO calls on clergy to open parishes to community food gardening”

A paradigm shift whose time has come: The 2020 Corolla Altis HEV self-charging automobile

Teacher Bogie Teves test drives the 2020 Toyota Corolla Altis HEV (photo courtesy of Bogie’s Wonderland)

In our not so distant past, the free falling prices of gasoline and diesel products brought by nil demand worldwide would have encouraged motorists to travel more.

However, the COVID-19 pandemic has constrained all kinds of travel, including land transport.… Continue reading... “A paradigm shift whose time has come: The 2020 Corolla Altis HEV self-charging automobile”