Quid pro quo, sudden death dramas electrify JGFP Mindanao Pueblo Junior Open

Junior Golf at Pueblo de Oro got off to a sizzling start as the matches went down to the wire for both the boys and girls marquee divisions during the second leg of the Mindanao Open held January 9-11, 2023 in Cagayan de Oro City. In the girls marquee 15-18 division, it was a friendly …

Kagay-anons Walk with Faith in CDO Traslación 2024

Kagay-anons turned out in droves to join the local celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9, 2024, but in drastically reduced numbers compared to previous years. The Minor Basilica and National Shrine of the Black Nazarene (Quiapo Church) in Manila donated one of the Callejeros (replicas of the 17th century image) to the Metropolitan Archdiocese …

World Famous Tabernacle Choir to perform in the Philippines this February

Two Kagay-anons to represent  PH in choirThe Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square’s “Hope” world tour will make its next stop in the Philippines. This will be the Choir’s first trip to the Philippines — an area often called “Asia’s pearl” because of its rich culture and scenic landscapes. Elder Steven R. Bangerter, the Philippines Area …

CDOBloggers elect new officers during Year End Elections & Thanksgiving

Growth. Support. Collaboration. Teamwork. Camaraderie. by Tito Mike Cagayan de Oro’s first and pre-eminent group of bloggers elected their new set of officers for 2024 during their annual elections and thanksgiving held at the new Ribs & Bibs function room at the 5th Floor of SM CDO Downtown on December 29, 2023. The 2024 CDO …

Gourmand Capital of Metro Cagayan de Oro

By Tito Mike The Segundo Distrito de Misamis was the largest of the five politico-military districts in Mindanao that was created in 1818, composed of what is now Misamis Oriental,  Misamis Occidental, Camiguin, Bukidnon, Lanao, Zamboange del Norte. and the northern part of Cotabato. From its humble beginnings as the capital town of the Segundo Distrito …

Finding El Dorado : The Year that was in Arts & Culture

The year in the Arts and Culture shone bright for the City of Golden Friendship. It wasn’t only lumad or natural born Kagay-anons who brought honor and prestige to the city, but many too were those who came from near and far seeking greener pastures and have made the city their home. Among the latter …

Rising Stars of Oro Sports 2023

Lest this short brief be mistaken as a comprehensive take on Kagay-anons who made us proud in the national and international arena of sports, let me clarify this is just a very short list of those whom I had the honor and privilege to write about. Furthermore, I chose to write about our young rising …

Coming Home to the Island: Poems wins National Book Award for Best Book of Poetry in English

Coming Home to the Island: Poems” by Arlene J. Yandug has won the 41st Philippine Literary Arts Council Prize for Best Book of Poetry in English. The author expressed her delight with the citation, but likewise some trepidation moving forward to her next book, given her duties as Chief Editor of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan’s …

Mindanao author relates life journey in latest book

Bookends by Nikki Rivera Gomez When I read a recent social media post announcing the imminent launch of the fourth book by Nikki Rivera-Gomez, a good friend from way back during my days as a development employee for the Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Corridor (CIC) Special Development Project, I excitedly volunteered to publish his story on …

Pueblo de Oro to invest P13.5-B more in Cagayan de Oro

More than P18 billion worth of investments is being allotted by the Pueblo De Oro Development Corporation — the property development arm of the Luchangco-led ICCP Group — for more housing projects in key locations in the country, including Cagayan de Oro, Batangas and Cebu. Pueblo De Oro said the investments were decided as they …