Local abaca face masks address health and environment issues

Two local manufacturers are using abaca as the base material to build safe, affordable face masks which address health and environment issues brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) wastes are now polluting the environment from canals, streets, hiking trails, rivers up to the ocean,” notes Lolita Cabanlet of Oro Handmade Innovations Inc.Continue reading... “Local abaca face masks address health and environment issues”

Facing the New Normal with Hope and Panache

Shining On

Probably nothing has symbolized the coronavirus pandemic more than the ubiquitous face mask.

It has become the prevalent symbol of both despair and hope: despair that things will never be the same from here on, and hope that even now without yet a proven cure or vaccine, wearing a face mask is one of the best things one can do to protect oneself from being infected.… Continue reading... “Facing the New Normal with Hope and Panache”

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”

Oro Residents: Time is right for refilling stations for consumer products

Nutri-Asia’s BYOB refilling staton at The Mind Museum, BGC, Taguig City is open Mondays thru Sundays 12NN to 8PM. (photo courtesy of orangemagazine.ph)

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Local environment and consumer groups have hailed the inspiring initiative of refilling stations for consumer products in Metro Manila, saying “the time is right” for similar initiatives in Mindanao’s fastest growing city.… Continue reading... “Oro Residents: Time is right for refilling stations for consumer products”

Xavier Ateneo DevCom grad vies for Miss Universe Philippines crown

XU DEVCOM GRAD. Carol Joy Veronilla, a Xavier Ateneo graduate, competes for the coveted Miss Universe Philippines title; pictured here during the press conference and public presentation on Tuesday, February 25, in Cagayan de Oro City. Supplied photo.

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY— A Development Communication major in Development Journalism graduate of Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan is among the 52 ladies competing for the Miss Universe Philippines crown. … Continue reading... “Xavier Ateneo DevCom grad vies for Miss Universe Philippines crown”