IP rituals invoke protection vs. COVID-19

Elders of the Higa-onon Catanico-Tablon-Cugman-Ancestral Domain in Malasag, Bgy. Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City perform traditional rituals seeking protection vs. the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Photo by Datu Masikal Jabiniar)

Indigenous Peoples of Northern Mindanao are invoking the protection of their spirit guardians through traditional rituals against the ongoing pandemic of the COVID-19 coronavirus.… Continue reading... “IP rituals invoke protection vs. COVID-19”

Mindanao Private Sector petitions PRRD for comprehensive COVID-19 relief package

The regional chambers of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Mindanao have petitioned President Rodrigo Duterte to consider a comprehensive package of measures to cushion the adverse effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and its countermeasures on business and workers in the island.

The petition was signed by Maria Teresa R.… Continue reading... “Mindanao Private Sector petitions PRRD for comprehensive COVID-19 relief package”

Korean firm starts construction of Panguil Bay Bridge

President Rodrigo Duterte lays the time capsule for the Panguil Bay Bridge Project in Tubod, Lanao del Norte on November 28, 2018.

The joint venture group of three major Korean construction firms has begun the design and construction of the Panguil Bay Bridge Project in Tubod, Lanao del Norte.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) issued the group a Notice to Proceed on Feb.… Continue reading... “Korean firm starts construction of Panguil Bay Bridge”

FDA issues Exemption Certificate for local SARS CoV-2 PCR Detection Kit

Harnessing the ingenuity of Filipino scientist and doctors with the full backing of the DOST, Dr. Raul Destura and his team were able to create the Lab-in-a-Mug device.
(Photo from the Philippine Genome Center).

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Certificate of Exemption for the locally developed and manufactured SARS CoV-2 PCR Detection Kit that will make it much cheaper for Filipino health professionals to test for the coronavirus.… Continue reading... “FDA issues Exemption Certificate for local SARS CoV-2 PCR Detection Kit”

RAC-X endorses P900B reg’l agency priority projects for 2021

RDC-X Advisory Committee members review FY 2021 RLA and SUC budget proposals for endorsement to the RDC-X Full Council.

The Advisory Committee of the Regional Development Council in Northern Mindanao will support the budget proposals of government agencies, state universities and colleges for Fiscal Year 2021 amounting to P900 –Billion.

The Advisory Committee of Northern Mindanao (RAC-X) consists of congressional representatives from the region, RDC-X officers and sectoral committees.… Continue reading... “RAC-X endorses P900B reg’l agency priority projects for 2021”

The One: The Magical Aerial Oddysey of Capt. Patrick Roa, Garbo sa Cagayan de Oro

Capt. Patrick Roa, Garbo sa Cagayan de Oro.

Patrick Roa flies A320 and A321 airliners, and calls himself an accidental airline pilot. But was it really accidental?

Patrick hails from Cagayan de Oro. Like many young boys, he dreamed of becoming a pilot. But he didn’t really know why.

His grandfather died when Patrick was just 5.… Continue reading... “The One: The Magical Aerial Oddysey of Capt. Patrick Roa, Garbo sa Cagayan de Oro”

Oro Residents: Time is right for refilling stations for consumer products

Nutri-Asia’s BYOB refilling staton at The Mind Museum, BGC, Taguig City is open Mondays thru Sundays 12NN to 8PM. (photo courtesy of orangemagazine.ph)

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Local environment and consumer groups have hailed the inspiring initiative of refilling stations for consumer products in Metro Manila, saying “the time is right” for similar initiatives in Mindanao’s fastest growing city.… Continue reading... “Oro Residents: Time is right for refilling stations for consumer products”

Towards a Decarbonized & Regenerative World – 3rd PH Envi Summit calls for paradigm shifts in Sustainability and Regeneration

San Carlos Bishop Gerardo Alminaza, Green Convergence Pres. Nina Galang, EDC Chair & CEO Federico Lopez and Living Laodato si’ ED ROdne Galicha lead the launching of the Laodato si’ and SDGs Handbook (RMB Photo)

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The 3rd Philippine Environment Summit closed here Friday afternoon with calls for paradigm shifts in Sustainability and Regeneration focusing on three key themes in Laudato si’, the second encyclical of Pope Francis subtitled “On care for Our Common Home”

Laodato si’ critiques consumerism and irresponsible development, laments environmental degradation and global warming, and calls all people of the world to take “swift and unified global action.”… Continue reading... “Towards a Decarbonized & Regenerative World – 3rd PH Envi Summit calls for paradigm shifts in Sustainability and Regeneration”

The Malasag Indigenous Driftwood Sculptors of Cugman

The Malasag Indigenous Driftwood Sculptors showcase their individual pieces, with their trainers from the Banglos Community Artists

Sometimes serendipity can lead you to paths you never dreamed you would be passing through, but the future often holds surprises which more often than not, exceed your expectations.

Thus, when Smart Telecommunications began the process to secure the Free and Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) from the Higaonon community in Sitio Malasag, Barangay Cugman in Cagayan de Oro to renew the lease on their cell site located within the tribe’s ancestral domain, it triggered what has turned out be a most rewarding experience for both parties involved in the transaction.… Continue reading... “The Malasag Indigenous Driftwood Sculptors of Cugman”

Ecosystems Protection – Cagayan de Oro Port wins laurels for sustainability practices

The Development Academy of the Phils conferrs the Government Best Practice Recognition plaque & certificate to the PPA PMO-MOC on 17 December 2019.

The Port of Cagayan de Oro at Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City is one of only two seaports in the Philippines to have been awarded a Green Port badge by the Green Port Award System (GPAS) program, a green evaluation system for ports in the Asia-Pacific Region developed by APEC Port Services Network (APSN) to promote the green growth and sustainable development of the APEC port industry.… Continue reading... “Ecosystems Protection – Cagayan de Oro Port wins laurels for sustainability practices”