USAID, Plan International release MRP business grants for Marawi, Lanao Sur youth

ILIGAN CITY —– The United States Agency International Development (USAID) and Plan International released on Thursday (October 29), business recovery grants to two Muslim youth groups in Lanao del Sur and Marawi City, as part of the Philippine Coffee Month celebration.

The turn-over of the P260,000 livelihood package  is part of the Marawi Response Project (MRP) that started during the Marawi siege in 2017.… Continue reading... “USAID, Plan International release MRP business grants for Marawi, Lanao Sur youth”

Around 12,000 workers in Iligan affected by the pandemic : business group

ILIGAN CITY —– The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation of Iligan, Inc. (CCIFII) said on Thursday that around 12,000 workers lost their job when their respective companies were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Some of these have closed permanently while others are just temporarily closing. but with no timeline as to when they will reopen, according to Reggie Punongbayan, CCIFII president.… Continue reading... “Around 12,000 workers in Iligan affected by the pandemic : business group”

Guerrilla Raid on Talisayan

22 March 1945

One of the most unusual guerrilla operations in the Philippines during World War II was the guerrilla raid on Talisayan, Misamis Oriental, which was conducted with the assistance of the US Navy to eliminate and wipe out the Japanese garrisoned at this key objective.

Amphibious in nature, the operation involved guerrilla units of the 110th Infantry Regiment, 110th Division, 10th Military District (Mindanao), United States Forces in the Philippines (USFIP) with an original strength of 200 men but which rose to 350 when a call for volunteers was issued.… Continue reading... “Guerrilla Raid on Talisayan”

President Manuel L. Quezon’s Escape to Australia

Secrets and Stories of the War

The Philippine government had moved from Manila on General Douglas MacArthur’s recommendation, with President Manuel L. Quezon himself continuing to lead the government from Corregidor in cooperation with the U.S. commander of the Far East.

Quezon had originally declined MacArthur’s request to withdraw from the capital, claiming that his first duty was to take care of the civilian population and maintain public order while MacArthur was fighting the enemy.… Continue reading... “President Manuel L. Quezon’s Escape to Australia”

5 Mindanao Chambers Finalists as PCCIs Most Outstanding Chamber

Five local chambers of commerce and industries of Mindanao have been chosen as Finalists in the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries search for the 2020 Most Outstanding Chamber in the Philippines.

“The fact that we have 5 Local Chambers ( Iligan , Zamboanga, General Santos , Tandag and Surigao ) who are finalists as the Most Outstanding Chamber gives us the inspiration to see through the awarding ceremony on October 8,” said Ma.… Continue reading... “5 Mindanao Chambers Finalists as PCCIs Most Outstanding Chamber”

Season of Creation

Mga igsoon, maayong adlaw kanatong tanan!

Ako ang inyong Arsobispo Jose Cabantan sa arkidiyosesis sa Cagayan de Oro. Garbo ko nga ipalanog kining mensahe atol sa atong pagtimaan sa Panahon sa Kamugnaan o Season of Creation.

ABP Jose Cabantan, D.D., Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro

Una sa tanan, pasalamatan ta ang GINOO sa mga butang nga iyang gimugna dinhi sa kalibutan.Continue reading... “Season of Creation”

The Last Days of Lt. John P. Burns

21st Pursuit Squadron, Dalirig Airstrip, Bukidnon

Lt. Burns was a fighter pilot with the 21st pursuit squadron based in Del Monte, Bukidnon.  The events of his life in Mindanao were recorded by Lt. Burns in a leather bound diary.  How the diary ended up in the hands of the Burns family turned out to be a story in itself.
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General Douglas MacArthur’s iconic “Philippine Field Marshal’s Cap”

Kagay-anon World War II History 101

Philippine Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon officially conferred the title of Field Marshal on General Douglas MacArthur in a ceremony at Malacañan Palace on August 24, 1936. He was presented at that time with a gold baton and a unique uniform.

General Douglas MacArthur, wearing his trademark Philippine Army Field Marshal’s cap, as he appeared on the cover of TIME Magazine in Apr 1951, the month he was relieved of command of all UN forces in Korea.
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Civil Society welcomes ACDO leadership transition

Civil society organizations and other people’s organizations closely working with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro welcomed the ACDO’s recent transition of leadership with a simple fellowship dinner at the Bishop’s House on August 31, 2020.

The event was preceded by a Holy Mass at the St Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral graced by recently installed Archbishop Jose Araneta Cabantan, D.D.… Continue reading... “Civil Society welcomes ACDO leadership transition”

Fr. Mars Tan is the new Xavier Ateneo President

Fr. Bobby Yap is the new Ateneo de Manila University President

Effective August 1, 2020 Fr Mars P Tan SJ assumes his new important mission of leadership as President of Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan.

Fr Mars succeeds Fr Roberto “Bobby” C Yap SJ who also takes the reins of Ateneo de Manila University on the same date. … Continue reading... “Fr. Mars Tan is the new Xavier Ateneo President”