The Last Days of Lt. John P. Burns

21st Pursuit Squadron, Dalirig Airstrip, Bukidnon

Lt. Burns was a fighter pilot with the 21st pursuit squadron based in Del Monte, Bukidnon.  The events of his life in Mindanao were recorded by Lt. Burns in a leather bound diary.  How the diary ended up in the hands of the Burns family turned out to be a story in itself.
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General Douglas MacArthur’s iconic “Philippine Field Marshal’s Cap”

Kagay-anon World War II History 101

Philippine Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon officially conferred the title of Field Marshal on General Douglas MacArthur in a ceremony at Malacañan Palace on August 24, 1936. He was presented at that time with a gold baton and a unique uniform.

General Douglas MacArthur, wearing his trademark Philippine Army Field Marshal’s cap, as he appeared on the cover of TIME Magazine in Apr 1951, the month he was relieved of command of all UN forces in Korea.
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Civil Society welcomes ACDO leadership transition

Civil society organizations and other people’s organizations closely working with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro welcomed the ACDO’s recent transition of leadership with a simple fellowship dinner at the Bishop’s House on August 31, 2020.

The event was preceded by a Holy Mass at the St Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral graced by recently installed Archbishop Jose Araneta Cabantan, D.D.… Continue reading... “Civil Society welcomes ACDO leadership transition”

PCCI Mindanao advocates Health Care Capacity Initiatives for business survival & continuity

29th Mindanao Business Conference 2020

The affiliate chambers of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Mindanao will push a package of health care capacity measures aimed at ensuring business survival and continuity during the 29th Mindanao Business Conference on September 10-11, 2020.

DOH-10 TB Reference Center now also has RT-PCR testing equipment now being used for COVID-19 testing.
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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”

The Macajalar Bay Landing and the Liberation of Mindanao

It’s ironic how some 75 years later, many Kagay-anons are still unaware that it was their own compatriots who liberated Cagayan, Misamis on 12 May 1945 and not the Americans.

So while we still enjoy a modicum of attention following the recent 75thAnniversary of Cagayan’s Liberation (albeit a muted one at that) let’s take a look back at how things were unfolding at that time and how come guerrillas, rather than American soldiers, liberated the town from the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA).… Continue reading... “The Macajalar Bay Landing and the Liberation of Mindanao”

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”

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”