The Boy Scout who met MacArthur at Macabalan

This quaint vignette from World War II may not qualify for inclusion in many of our history books, but it’s an interesting footnote in  history from a time many prefer to forget, but Boy Scouts from around the world may long want to remember.

That’s because it involves a Boy Scout from Cagayan in 1942 and a global icon who is probably the most famous and most familiar with history buffs of the Pacific Theatre.… Continue reading... “The Boy Scout who met MacArthur at Macabalan”

Paras Clan celebrates Tia Nanang’s 100th

Victorina Mesina Magbag was born on February 25, 1921, the eldest daughter of Sebastian Guzman Magbag and Salome Suarez Mesina who both were from San Fernando, Pampanga. She is fondly called by her nickname Nanang. She has 4 brothers and 5 sisters namely, Alejandro, Jose, Leonardo , Emmanuel, Juanita, Cristanita, Salome, Nicena and Rita.Continue reading... “Paras Clan celebrates Tia Nanang’s 100th”

BSM: The Redolence of Oro’s Fashion Maven

As one of Cagayan de Oro’s renowned fashion mavens, Benjie S. Manuel has few peaks left to climb.

As Founding president of the Mindanao Fashion & Entertainment Force (MFEF), Founder and Creative Director of The Model Workshop, the first and the longest tenured president of the Oro Fashion Designers Guild (OFDG), and Fashion Designer at Benjie S.Continue reading... “BSM: The Redolence of Oro’s Fashion Maven”

Whither Are Books on the Virtualscape?

At a time when everything is pivoting toward the virtualscape, thanks to the world’s encompassing embrace of the ever more inclusive smartphone, the venerable paper-and-ink book finds itself at a crossroads.

For what use is a book in hand when you can virtually have the world at your fingertips via the virtualscape?… Continue reading... “Whither Are Books on the Virtualscape?”

The History and Legacy of the Fighting Moreno Brothers : Guerrillas of Balingasag, Misamis Oriental

Most of the younger generation of Kagay-anons pass through Tiano Brothers street which runs parallel to the main artery of Apolinar Velez street without any idea whom it was named after.

However, thanks to the dedication of some residents who are working hard to revive and restore the city’s history during the Second World War and a growing number of online posts dedicated to local heroes, many have become aware of the stories of the three brothers who fought Imperial Japan and the two others who tended to the sick and wounded in one of the guerrilla hospitals in Misamis Oriental.… Continue reading... “The History and Legacy of the Fighting Moreno Brothers : Guerrillas of Balingasag, Misamis Oriental”

Filipino space engineers make history with Maya-2 CubeSat launch

The country witnessed another historic moment as its second cube satellite (CubeSat) Maya-2 was successfully launched to the  International Space Station (ISS) Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 1:36 A.M. (PHT) aboard the S.S. Katherine Johnson Cynus spacecraft.

S.S. Katherine Johnson lifts off. Screenshot from NASA Live feed , February 21, 2021 (Sunday) PHT

Sending the satellite into the ISS is the final step before the satellite reaches its targeted altitude in Low Earth Orbit, when the space station deploys it at a date to be determined later.… Continue reading... “Filipino space engineers make history with Maya-2 CubeSat launch”

Bringing PMAP to Higher Ground : Libot assumes mantle as PMAP CDO President

The People Management Association of the Philippines Cagayan de Oro Chapter has a new president following a year in which they were adjudged the PMAP’s 12th Chapter of the Year in 2020.

In a virtual ceremony during the chapter’s 14th General Membership Meeting and 44th Induction Ceremony held via Zoom on Feb.… Continue reading... “Bringing PMAP to Higher Ground : Libot assumes mantle as PMAP CDO President”

Kagay-anon works with UK team developing COVID-19 vaccine

As the whole world now focuses on getting vaccinated against COVID19, Kagay-anons will be proud to know that a compatriot is part of the research team in the United Kingdom that is working hard on developing the Novavax vaccine.

Andrew Louies Mabelin

Louies Andrew Mabelin, 31 years old and a Kagay-anon, is a senior oncology research nurse at the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, involved in the Phase 3 double-blinded randomized trial of the Novavax vaccine, which is the last stage of the study before a vaccine, if successful, will be released.… Continue reading... “Kagay-anon works with UK team developing COVID-19 vaccine”

Leadership and Communication : 27th Nat’l PR Congress Explores Role of Leaders

Manila, Philippines, XX February 2021 — COVID-19 is not just a health crisis. While wreaking havoc around the world and causing so many losses, the pandemic also raises many other crucial issues, foremost of which is leadership.

Governments, businesses and organizations continue to struggle, all caught off guard by the pandemic and had to think on the fly.… Continue reading... “Leadership and Communication : 27th Nat’l PR Congress Explores Role of Leaders”