You Can’t Cross The Same River Twice

I was nineteen in the summer of 1991 and it was my first vacation home after a whole year away. Looking back, it seemed outwardly uneventful except for a nagging, persistent feeling of disenchantment, of discontent.

After a year of new knowledge and experiences as an art student at a university in Diliman I was longing to go back to the hometown where the people on the streets were faces that I knew, where cars were few and traffic was not a thing, where you could go from point A to point B in a straight line without encountering a one way sign which put you on a loop that took you farther away from your destination, where the hardware stores in downtown Divisoria closed for lunch because the local businessmen had their afternoon siestas.… Continue reading... “You Can’t Cross The Same River Twice”

Northern Mindanao poised for sustainable growth

(Synthesis of the 1st Northern Mindanao Business Conference delivered by OIC-Regional Director Ermedio Abang, Department of Trade and Industry Region X office)

Three sets of factors including macroeconomic fundamentals; infrastructure; and governance and institutions determine an area’s potentials for sustainable growth.

Oro Chamber President Mr. Ruben Vegafria stated that this conference aimed to analyze the current socio-economic setting in Northern Mindanao with its growth centers and business drivers; and to inform potential investors about business and investment opportunities and challenges in the region.… Continue reading... “Northern Mindanao poised for sustainable growth”

Daredevil Angels of Mercy in Afrika

CAPTAIN RODOLFO “RUDY” F PETICAN had a long and satisfying career as a C-130 transport pilot in the PAF and the civilian sector.

Captain Rodolfo F Petican

Originally from Baguio City, Capt. Rudy graduated from Baguio Colleges Foundation. He first joined the Philippine Air Force after he graduated from the Philippine Military Academy as a member of class 1975 and later got his military pilot’s wings after graduated as a member of class 1976B from the PAF Flying School in Lipa City, Batangas.… Continue reading... “Daredevil Angels of Mercy in Afrika”

RDC-X seeks approval for measures to strengthen resiliency of fiber optic networks

The Regional Development Council for Region X is asking the national government to approve a package of recommendations aimed at strengthening the resilience of the country’s fiber optic broadband networks following a series of incidents which resulted in fiber cuts and interrupted services costing the telecoms and allied industries millions of pesos.… Continue reading... “RDC-X seeks approval for measures to strengthen resiliency of fiber optic networks”

First Northern Mindanao Business Conference reels off today online

The first Northern Mindanao Business Conference reels off today online as a joint undertaking of three chambers of commerce and industry.

Presented by Olacon Online Academy Conferences and Global Link MP Events International Inc. in partnership with the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc. (Orochamber), the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines and the German Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the conference will be held today Wednesday, 28 July 2021 from 3pm to 5pm via Zoom.… Continue reading... “First Northern Mindanao Business Conference reels off today online”

Rats threaten viability of Mindanao broadband network (P36-M annual damages estimated)

The continued roll-out of the national broadband network in Mindanao is being threatened by rats.

During the 126th Regional Development Council-X Full Council Meeting held virtually on 24 June 2021 via Zoom, Parasat Cable TV President and CEO Elpidio M. Paras reported that rat bites have been delaying the rollout of the broadband network between Cagayan de Oro to Davao.… Continue reading... “Rats threaten viability of Mindanao broadband network (P36-M annual damages estimated)”

Z.C. Eatery: That Quintessential Kagay-anon Carenderia

Every city worth its salt prides itself with a place where a resident or visitor can have a heavenly meal for an earthly price. These are most often carenderias (or carinderia, if you must), small hole-in-the-wall food stalls selling simple meals for the man-on-the-street.

Z.C. Eatery along Pabayo street  was once Cagayan de Oro’s garbo (pride) for such a place.… Continue reading... “Z.C. Eatery: That Quintessential Kagay-anon Carenderia”

Shophouse Revival in Uptown Metropolis

The shophouse that was so common all-over South-East Asia and the Philippines’ leading urban centers will soon be having a revival in Uptown Cagayan de Oro.

The shophouse which did double duty as a residence and business was once ubiquitous in Southeast Asia and also found in Southern China, Hong Kong, Macau,  Singapore, and as far as Sri Lanka. … Continue reading... “Shophouse Revival in Uptown Metropolis”

Kagay-anon Stude conferred Head of School Award at Stanford University OHS

A 17-year old student from Cagayan de Oro has been bestowed the Head of School Award from the Stanford University Online High School (Stanford OHS) based in California, USA.

Stanford Online High School is an independent school located at Stanford University for intellectually passionate students in grades 7–12. Founded in 2006 as a three-year high school, and subsequently expanded to include grades 7–9, Stanford OHS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).… Continue reading... “Kagay-anon Stude conferred Head of School Award at Stanford University OHS”

For providing quality shelter for EveryJuan: PH Real Estate Asia Awards cites Pueblo de Oro’s Familia Apartments at Bamboo Lane with Special-Purpose Development of the Year-Philippines

The Familia Apartments at Bamboo Lane, developed by Pueblo de Oro Development Corporation, has won the Special-Purpose Development of the Year – Philippines in the Development Awards category of the recently concluded Real Estate Asia (REA) Awards 2021.

Presented by Real Estate Asia magazine, the award recognizes the most innovative real estate developments in Asia Pacific that stand out in the market regardless of a challenging environment.… Continue reading... “For providing quality shelter for EveryJuan: PH Real Estate Asia Awards cites Pueblo de Oro’s Familia Apartments at Bamboo Lane with Special-Purpose Development of the Year-Philippines”