Elegy for a Kagay-anon Uptown Pioneer: Rodolfo Luciano Meñes (23 November 1947-19 February 2022)

One of Cagayan de Oro’s pioneers who built up Uptown Cagayan de Oro has passed on, but his legacy lives on in the township he helped establish which perfectly embodies the city’s trailblazing spirit, and his various engagements in civic society organizations where he was a well-respected voice.

Rodolfo Luciano Meñes (23 November 1947-19 February 2022)

Rodolfo Luciano Meñes was  born in Magalang, Pampanga, but grew up in Sampaloc,.… Continue reading... “Elegy for a Kagay-anon Uptown Pioneer: Rodolfo Luciano Meñes (23 November 1947-19 February 2022)”

Defenders of Mangima Canyon

This coming month of May will be the 80th Anniversary of the Japanese invasion of Northern Mindanao and subsequent surrender on May 10, 1942 of the United States Army Forces Far East Mindanao Force in Malaybalay, Bukidnon.

It is sad how eight decades later, little is remembered of the sacrifice of the Filipino and American soldiers who gave the Imperial Japanese Army a good fight despite the enormous odds stacked against them.… Continue reading... “Defenders of Mangima Canyon”

A Kingdom for a Pearl: The Tale of the Lost Nautilus Pearl of Sulu

Natural pearls have been prized for their beauty and rarity for over four millennia.

Oriental Pearls (also called Bahraini or Genuine Pearls), are the world’s most precious gem and continue to break world record prices in both the Middle-east and in the west.

Natural gulf pearls are among the finest in the world and are still found today in the many countries that surround the gulf such as the United Arab Emirates, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman. … Continue reading... “A Kingdom for a Pearl: The Tale of the Lost Nautilus Pearl of Sulu”

There and back again: How the Sultan of Sulu saved Borneo’s elephants from extinction

While the Philippines does not have an endemic breed of elephant today, the ones now existing in the Indonesia portion of Borneo apparently owe their survival to some elephants earlier gifted to the Sultan of Sulu but which he later sent to North Borneo (Sabah) which it as still under the dominion of the Sultanate.… Continue reading... “There and back again: How the Sultan of Sulu saved Borneo’s elephants from extinction”

Dr. Oozy: Children’s book by Kagay-anons is child-approved, earns praise from American pediatrician, and Filipino teacher

Well-written for children said the pediatrician, and a heartwarming story about patience, love, and charity according to the teacher.

“I like how Oozy did tricks [for] the children,” said a child.

A children’s book written by a Kagay-anon doctor in Delaware, USA, and her sister in Cagayan de Oro, has earned praise from an American pediatrician, a Filipino elementary school teacher, and a child who has read the book.… Continue reading... “Dr. Oozy: Children’s book by Kagay-anons is child-approved, earns praise from American pediatrician, and Filipino teacher”

MDNN’s Publisher’s Awards honors outstanding editors, talents and loyal employees

Mindanao Daily News Network’s long-serving editors, talents and loyal employees were honored with special service awards during the 3rd Mindanao Governance and Leadership Excellence Awards on December 29 at Centrio Event Center, Cagayan de Oro City.

MDNN Publisher and CEO Dante M. Sudaria personally awarded the special excellence and service awards to the members of the editorial team and management staff of Mindanao Daily Group of Publications.… Continue reading... “MDNN’s Publisher’s Awards honors outstanding editors, talents and loyal employees”

Pueblo de Oro wins two golds at 2021 Real Estate Excellence Awards

Pueblo de Oro Development Corporation (PDO), the property development arm of the ICCP Group, recently bagged two gold awards in the Property and Real Estate Excellence Awards organized and presented by FIABCI (Federation Internationale des Administrateurs de Bien-Conselis Immobiliers) on December 9, 2021.

Pueblo de Oro was recognized with two golds for Westwoods Subdivision, a master-planned development at the heart of Pueblo de Oro’s 400-hectare Township in Cagayan de Oro City.
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Archdiocese’s Consistent Stand Against Promoting a Culture of Gambling such as Casinos

On this feast of the Holy Innocents, we decry the opening of a casino in Taboc, Opol, Misamis Oriental.

On June 15, 1993, the archdiocese, headed by the late Archbishop Jesus B. Tuquib, D.D, rallied successfully against the proposal of putting up a casino in the city of Cagayan de Oro.… Continue reading... “Archdiocese’s Consistent Stand Against Promoting a Culture of Gambling such as Casinos”

WSAP NorMin Chapter sets plans for 2022

The Wedding Suppliers Association of the Philippines Northern Mindanao Chapter has set their program plans and projects for 2022 during a Christmas Fellowship at Amaya View, Indahag Hills, Cagayan de Oro City last December 24, 2021.

The event was graced by no less than WSAP Founder Thel Jesus “TJ” Yuson who personally planed in from Manila to give the WSAP pin to the chapter officers and members.… Continue reading... “WSAP NorMin Chapter sets plans for 2022”

Memories of Old Zamboanga: The Old Mankin House in Pasonanca

When my mother, Ma. Ester Desembrana Baños passed away a few years ago, among the mementos she left behind were a number of photo albums some of which had pictures of Old Zamboanga dating back to the early 1920s and 1930s.

I was particularly intrigued by one which showed a regal residence which she  captioned “Zamboanga 1931” which showed our late Tito Antonietto and Tita Francesca Bayot (actually our grandparents on my mother’s side, Tita Francesca being the elder sister of her mom Ester Navarro Desembrana) and “Pasonanca” on the  bottom of the staircase where they were seated, and where Tito Antonietto was holding a child whom I’m guessing was our late Tita Nena Bayot-Blanco, who  was born in 1925.… Continue reading... “Memories of Old Zamboanga: The Old Mankin House in Pasonanca”