Oro Creative & Cucina Higala : Heritage Groups partner for Kabilin

Two of Cagayan de Oro’s heritage advocacy groups have joined hands to present a complementary presentation of their respective genres in one show.

Dubbed Kabilin (for Legacy), the art exhibit is the brainchild of Oro Creative and Cucina Higala and will open at 5PM on Friday, April 16 and will run up to Sunday, May 16 at the Mezzanine Floor of Cucina Higala.… Continue reading... “Oro Creative & Cucina Higala : Heritage Groups partner for Kabilin”

The Live Or Die (LOD) Unit of the Mindanao Guerrillas

In time for the celebration of Araw ng Kagitingan, I would like to honor a group of patriots whose small but dangerous organization was credited to have contributed materially to the eventual defeat of the enemy during World War II. The heroic story of these young men and women must be told.… Continue reading... “The Live Or Die (LOD) Unit of the Mindanao Guerrillas”

The Guerrilla Navy in Northern Mindanao

Two of the Second World War’s largest naval battles were fought in the waters off the Philippines.

These were the Battle of the Philippine Sea on June 19-20, 1944, considered the largest carrier-to-carrier battle in history, involving 24 aircraft carriers , deploying roughly 1,350 carrier-aircraft ; and the Battle of Leyte Gulf on October 23-26, 1944, considered to have been the largest naval battle of World War II and, by some criteria, possibly the largest naval battle in history, , with over 200,000 naval personnel involved.… Continue reading... “The Guerrilla Navy in Northern Mindanao”

Peace to tap Liguasan, other Mindanao potentials—exec

Peace, or a steady climate of political stability, will help unlock the hidden assets of Mindanao, long touted to be the Philippines’ “Land of Promise.”

And among these assets is Liguasan Marsh, one of the more biodiverse wetlands in Southeast Asia, according to a statement by Naguib Sinarimbo, spokesperson for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Barmm).… Continue reading... “Peace to tap Liguasan, other Mindanao potentials—exec”

The Mindanao Death March

During World War II, there were two (2) death marches in the Philippines that were presented at the Tokyo War Crimes Trials as evidence of the inhuman treatment of prisoners of war (POWs).

These were the “Bataan Death March” and the “Iligan Death March”, also referred to as the “Mindanao Death March” or the “Dansalan Death March” in some accounts.… Continue reading... “The Mindanao Death March”

Heroes de Bataan: Death March Survivors fight again in Mindanao

United States Army Forces Far East (USAFFE) soldiers from Northern Mindanao who fought in Bataan and survived the Death March  managed to find their way back to Cagayan de Misamis and joined the guerrillas to continue the fight against the Imperial Japanese Army garrison troops.

We feature some of their stories to commemorate our Araw ng Kagitingan and celebrate the memory of their valor and sacrifice for their beloved Philippines so that we may have the freedom we enjoy today.… Continue reading... “Heroes de Bataan: Death March Survivors fight again in Mindanao”

Arcadia y Salud : Women Freedom Fighters of Misamis

Cagayan de Misamis, as Cagayan de Oro was known in the turn of the century, did not only have men but women freedom fighters as well.

When the first Recollect missionaries arrived in Cagayan, then known as Himologan, Datu Salangsang received them hospitably.

In the ensuing struggle with the rising Maguindanao sultanate under Muhammad Dipatuan Kudarat, the Kagay-anons sided with the Spaniards.… Continue reading... “Arcadia y Salud : Women Freedom Fighters of Misamis”

Holy Week and Easter Message

Usa ka balaang pagsaulog sa Semana Santa ug Malipayong Kasaulogan labina sa Pagkabanhaw sa atong Ginoo mga Igsoon!

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

Atong saulogon karon ang kinauyokang misteryo sa  atong pagtoo ning Semana  Santa ang iyang pagpasakit, pagpakamatay ug pagkabanhaw.  Kini man ang sangputanan ug kinapungkayan  sa iyang  pagluwas kanato sugod  sa iyang pagkatawo hangtod sa iyang kamatayon sa Krus.… Continue reading... “Holy Week and Easter Message”

JE Hydro breaks ground for Indahag Level III Water System

In about a year’s time, Barangay Indahag will finally have its own Level III water system delivering potable water straight to the homes of its long-suffering residents.

JE Hydro & Bio-Energy Corporation broke ground at the site of its proposed water treatment plant Thursday morning led by Luis Ramon P. Lorenzo, Jr.,Continue reading... “JE Hydro breaks ground for Indahag Level III Water System”

Faster, cheaper internet coming soon: DICT strategy to fast track national broadband rollout

Should things go as planned, the Philippines would soon have cheaper and faster internet services that would be at par with the best other Southeast Asian nations  have to offer.

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is partnering with local government units (LGUs) and the private sector to make this happen by expediting the completion of the National Broadband Network.… Continue reading... “Faster, cheaper internet coming soon: DICT strategy to fast track national broadband rollout”