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”

Ecosystems Protection: STEAG State Power Inc. CSR Program empowers beyond merely providing power

STEAG State Power Inc. (SPI) goes far beyond providing efficient and reliable electric power to Mindanao.

Besides sustainable business operations and adhering to the ethical standards of safety, environment, and good corporate governance, SPI actively contributes to the achievement of sustainable development goals by undertaking social development programs aimed at helping address a wide array of local community concerns.… Continue reading... “Ecosystems Protection: STEAG State Power Inc. CSR Program empowers beyond merely providing power”

Seven Seas Waterpark & Resort: Mindanao’s Showcase of Sustainable Tourism

Seven Seas Waterpark & Resort (image courtesy of Project LUPAD)

The Seven Seas Waterpark and Resort in Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental is slowly but surely carving a niche in the world tourism map for its nearby cities and Northern Mindanao, but there’s more to it than its famous slides and crystal blue water pools.… Continue reading... “Seven Seas Waterpark & Resort: Mindanao’s Showcase of Sustainable Tourism”

Mysticism and Eco-Spirituality

St Francis of Assisi

Franciscan alternative orthodoxy emphasized mysticism over morality.

Moralism is the task of low-level religion, concerned with creating an ego identity that seemingly places us on moral high ground. But moralism is normally not a primary concern for love, the focus of mature spirituality.

Scripture, Jesus, the mystics, and the saints recognized that the goal of religion is not a perfect moral stance, but union with God.… Continue reading... “Mysticism and Eco-Spirituality”

Closing the Loop between Sanitation, Disaster Resiliency and Food Security for the ‘Base of the Pyramid’

A local foundation based in the boondocks of Mindanao was awarded the 2011 Raanan Weitz International Competition on Integrated Development Projects in Israel.  
Elmer Sayre and his sonJed Christian Sayre of the Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development (WAND) Foundation based in Libertad, Misamis Oriental received the award at the Weitz Center for Development Studies in Rehovot, Israel on December 19.

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Laguindingan Airport Expansion ready for RDC-X Full Council nod

Aboitiz InfraCapital’s Vision for Proposed Laguindingan Airport Check In Area by 2022 (courtesy of AIC)

The proposal to Upgrade, Expand, Operate and Maintain the Laguindingan Airport has been endorsed to the full council of the Regional Development Council of Region X for its endorsement to the National Economic Development Authority Investment Coordinating Council (NEDA-ICC).… Continue reading... “Laguindingan Airport Expansion ready for RDC-X Full Council nod”

Media Wise wins Gold and Platinum at 55th Anvil Awards

Jones Campos, Rey Albert Fuentes,Ramoncito Ocampo Cruz, Atty. Christmas Joy
at the 55th Anvil Awards.

Media Wise Communications / Muse Books raced out into 2020 with a rare repeat of last year’s trophy haul with a gold and a platinum at the 55thAnvil Awards held at the historic Manila Hotel on February 28, 2020.… Continue reading... “Media Wise wins Gold and Platinum at 55th Anvil Awards”

PAASCU grants Institutional Accreditation & Level IV Core Programs to Xavier Ateneo

The Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU) has granted Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan with an Institutional Accreditation for the first time ever.

Xavier Ateneo president Fr Roberto C. Yap SJ, shared the notification from the PAASCU board of directors to the XU community on in his memo, dated Friday, February 28.

“Institutional Accreditation is the highest certification that can be given to an educational institution.… Continue reading... “PAASCU grants Institutional Accreditation & Level IV Core Programs to Xavier Ateneo”