PCCI Mindanao champions Infrastructure Initiatives for business survival & continuity

29th Mindanao Business Conference

The affiliate chambers of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Mindanao is championing a package of infrastructure intervention measures aimed at ensuring business survival and continuity during the 29th Mindanao Business Conference on September 10-11, 2020.

Aboitiz InfraCapital VP for Finance Jimbo Reverente presents their vision for the expanded Laguindingan Airport during the 29th MinBizCon in Iligan City.
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Mindanao Chamber Management Forum: NEDA-X showcases NorMin COVID-19 Regional Recovery Program

The National Economic and Development Authority-Regional Office X (NEDA-X) presented the highlights of the Northern Mindanao COVID-19 Regional Recovery Program (RRP) during the Mindanao Chamber Management Forum held 07 September 2020 via video conference.

Mylah Faye Aurora B. Cariño, NEDA-X Regional Director and RDRRMC-X for Rehabilitation and Recovery Vice Chair, showcased the RRP along with the Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2017 – 2022 Midterm Update and its imperatives, the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP²) Program, and the Innovative Platform for Programs/Projects/Activities’ Location Assessment(IPA-LAMDAG) as part of the session on public and private engagement in the development and monitoring of regional recovery and resiliency.… Continue reading... “Mindanao Chamber Management Forum: NEDA-X showcases NorMin COVID-19 Regional Recovery Program”

Fr. Mars Tan is the new Xavier Ateneo President

Fr. Bobby Yap is the new Ateneo de Manila University President

Effective August 1, 2020 Fr Mars P Tan SJ assumes his new important mission of leadership as President of Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan.

Fr Mars succeeds Fr Roberto “Bobby” C Yap SJ who also takes the reins of Ateneo de Manila University on the same date. … Continue reading... “Fr. Mars Tan is the new Xavier Ateneo President”

Xavier Ateneo ready for online learning

While other universities in Cagayan de Oro are still in the process of preparing for modified learning this school year, Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan already started classes last July 6. 

Xavier Ateneo, following CHED COVID19 Advisory No. 7 dated 24, May 2020, opened SY 2020-2021 for Higher Education Colleges and Basic Education (Grade School, Junior High and Senior High) last 06 July 2020 (03 August 2020 for Law and Medicine) using full online education and will implement Cautious Return to On-Campus Learning, if and when government allows.… Continue reading... “Xavier Ateneo ready for online learning”

Flexible Learning is Key for Underserved Students

PHINMA Cagayan de Oro College

(This is our third in a series on what students, parents and the general public can expect when school opens next month for some of Cagayan de Oro’s Universities and Colleges)

Things are going to be a bit different when students of Cagayan de Oro’s four universities resume classes next month.… Continue reading... “Flexible Learning is Key for Underserved Students”

FLEx@Liceo U: Scaling the heights with Flexible Learning

Things are going to be a bit different when students of Cagayan de Oro’s four universities resume classes next month.

Dr. Alain Marc P. Golez, Liceo U President

“Education should be all-inclusive,” said Dr. Alain Marc P. Golez, Liceo U president. “We have reshaped our learning management system through flexible learning to help our students continue their education with minimal distractions from health protocols mandated by the global pandemic which is crucial to their attainment of quality education.”Continue reading... “FLEx@Liceo U: Scaling the heights with Flexible Learning”

Capitol University – Preparing for the opening of classes under the New Normal

Things are going to be a bit different when students of Cagayan de Oro’s four universities resume classes next month.

In fact, when classes on all levels at Capitol University resume on Monday, August 3, 2020, there will be practically no students coming in through the gates of their main campus at Corrales-Osmena Ext and satellite campus at Gusa.Continue reading... “Capitol University – Preparing for the opening of classes under the New Normal”

Eating History with Cucina Higala’s Mindanao Heritage Packed Meals

Mindanao’s first and so far the only restaurant which celebrates the island’s heritage cuisine, is taking a bold new step to introduce the  heritage and history of its menu to more people.

Originally conceived as a  showcase for Mindanao’s heritage Filipino dishes, Cucina Higala is showcasing its signature flagship dishes in an affordable, easily transportable package gourmands can enjoy in the safety and comfort of their own homes and offices.… Continue reading... “Eating History with Cucina Higala’s Mindanao Heritage Packed Meals”

How Philippine Mahogany helped win the War for the Allies

Actually, we’re paraphrasing US President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s remarks in a 1964 interview with author Stephen E. Ambrose when he said, “Andrew Higgins is the man who won the war for us.”

But first, to recall the serendipity which brought us to Andrew Higgins. As a group of friends dedicated to putting Cagayan de Oro City on the world map of World War II history for the small but significant role it played in General Douglas MacArthur’s Breakout from Corregidor to Australia on March 11-17, 1942, we were all fascinated by the PT Boats that brought the general, his family and general staff safely through the Imperial Japanese Navy blockade.… Continue reading... “How Philippine Mahogany helped win the War for the Allies”

A young guerrilla’s eyewitness account

Defending Dipolog April 1945

The Battle of Dipolog is an interesting study of World War II in the Pacific Theatre, because not only was it a small scale showcase of the American armed forces joint operation tactics to retake its Philippine territories from the Imperial Japanese Army, featuring close coordination not only between the US Army, Navy and Marines but even more strategic, how the intelligence on the ground and support from local Filipino-American guerrillas contributed to the eventual victory.… Continue reading... “A young guerrilla’s eyewitness account”