How they did it: Parasat keeps CDO, Misor and Bukidnon towns connected in Odette aftermath

When people in most cities in Mindanao woke up in the aftermath of Typhoon Odette on Friday, 17 December 2021, they found they had neither mobile nor internet services in their gadgets and computers.

This posed a major problem not only for LGUs and disaster response agencies unable to contact their personnel in the field, but perhaps even more to residents stressed out from their all-night vigil of the super typhoon as it wreaked destruction in its wake.… Continue reading... “How they did it: Parasat keeps CDO, Misor and Bukidnon towns connected in Odette aftermath”

Lunâ : Artisanal Lifestyle Store by Oro Creative opens at Centrio Mall

After a long wait, the premier showcase of Northern Mindanao’s artists and designers was formally opened on December 8, 2021, the Feast of the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

“Three years ago we envisioned to have a “preview” store in Cagayan de Oro, where designers, artists, and manufacturers could showcase their crafts to viewers and buyers,” said Chris Gomez of Chris Gomez Creative Design, one of four partners who put their talents and efforts together to come up with the landmark store located at the ground floor of Centrio Ayala Mall (near BPI).”… Continue reading... “Lunâ : Artisanal Lifestyle Store by Oro Creative opens at Centrio Mall”

Letters from New York: Kagay-anon Duo makes it happen in Long Island, New York

Indeed it has been a long and winding road for cousins Rosemarie Balan Uzon (Buding to family and friends) and Cinderella “Cindy” Waban Uy to get to where they are right now.

Buding is the youngest of three children of the late Jessie and Tata Balan. Kizzay is her elder sister and JJ is the only son.Continue reading... “Letters from New York: Kagay-anon Duo makes it happen in Long Island, New York”

What’s New Babu?

Everyone’s favorite Babu is back!

The first Moro-themed and inspired restaurant in Cagayan de Oro opened in April, 2019 at the ground floor of Saavedra Building (Vines Pension House), Yacapin corner Aguinaldo Streets, Barangay 32, Cagayan de Oro City, just across Wilshire Inn and 110 meters from Masjid Oro Jama-ah along Aguinaldo Street.… Continue reading... “What’s New Babu?”

VOTE FOR PEACE

There is an ongoing campaign now by Caritas Philippines called “I Vote God”, “I Vote Good” and we add to that campaign now with “Let’s Vote Peace!” This is intrinsically related in the sense that Peace with God, with oneself, with others and with creation is one and interrelated.  Since peace is integral, this too relates well with the theme for Mindanao Week of Peace: “Interfaith Unity Inspiring Health Protocols.”… Continue reading... “VOTE FOR PEACE”

Cucina Higala Celebrates Grateful Fifth

Cagayan de Oro’s signature restaurant of Mindanao Heritage Dishes is five years old, and looking forward to more decades of furthering its cause to bring the Culinary Patrimony of the island to the rest of the Philippines and the world.

During a simple program and lighting ceremony of the restaurant’s Christmas tree commemorating the event, Jan Michael Uy, president and CEO of the TFC Group which owns and manages Cucina Higala spoke of their gratitude in reaching the milestone.… Continue reading... “Cucina Higala Celebrates Grateful Fifth”

Oro White Water Rafting seeks New Normal reset

The global pandemic lockdown last year virtually shut down business enterprises worldwide, and Cagayan de Oro’s white water rafting industry was no exception.

Already attracting over 20,000 a year from all over the Philippines and the world, the self-styled Whitewater Rafting Capital in the Philippines, claims to be the only location in the country where guests can enjoy rafting any time of the year.… Continue reading... “Oro White Water Rafting seeks New Normal reset”

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree: TEASCAPE keeps chill in pandemic as Zoomer UwU brew

In less than two years, start-up TEASCAPE weathered the global pandemic which cast millions of small businesses by the wayside, to emerge as one of the success stories for freshmen entrepreneurs in Cagayan de Oro City.

“I started Teascape in March 2020, just about when the global pandemic lockdown started,” said budding businesswoman Danica Sudaria, 23, who admits to having a hankering for milk tea and savory snacks, on top of a passion for business.… Continue reading... “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree: TEASCAPE keeps chill in pandemic as Zoomer UwU brew”

Tripping the fish fantastic of Macajalar Bay

“Fish is held out to be one of the greatest luxuries  of the table and not only necessary, but even indispensable at all dinners where there is any pretence of excellence or fashion.”
Isabella Beeton (1836-1865)

The people of Misamis Oriental, including its three cities of Cagayan de Oro, Gingoog and El Salvador, enjoy a wide variety of fishes from the waters off its coastline and the many rivers that feed the Iligan, Macajalar and Gingoog Bays.… Continue reading... “Tripping the fish fantastic of Macajalar Bay”

Mysteries of that Quaint House along Sayre Highway, Bukidnon

Malaybalay City, Bukidnon –  Travelers along the Sayre Highway going from Malaybalay to Valencia and vice versa have long been curious about this mysterious house at Barangay Cabangahan near Bancud, with its man and animal sculptures and baroque architecture.

According to Levi Ann Pacana Babas, contrary to popular belief, the house was actually built in the late 1950s and was originally called “Casa Alegre”, though it has long been known to residents as “Torre ni David”.… Continue reading... “Mysteries of that Quaint House along Sayre Highway, Bukidnon”