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  • DENR’s “Heritage Cannon Project” at Dolomite Beach draws flak
    World War II history and heritage advocates are up in arms over the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ illegal transfer of two gun barrels from Battery Hearn and Battery Crockett in Corregidor to Dolomite Beach. DENR Acting Secretary Jim O. Sampulna said the Manila Bay Dolomite Beach will be reopened to the public on June 12 as part of the  country’s celebration of Independence Day. … Continue reading... “DENR’s “Heritage Cannon Project” at Dolomite Beach draws flak” The post DENR’s “Heritage Cannon Project” at Dolomite Beach draws flak appeared first on Metro Cagayan de Oro. Read more »
  • Butuan Artist opens CDO branch offering made to order artisanal trophies
    Time was when it was usual for events needing trophies for awarding for sports and other milestones to sashay down to the city’s awards crafts stores and simply order a slew of trophies off the shelf. But a Butuan-based artisanal firm which recently opened their first branch at SM CDO Downtown Premier aims to change that.… Continue reading... “Butuan Artist opens CDO branch offering made to order artisanal trophies” The post Butuan Artist opens CDO branch offering made to order artisanal trophies appeared first on Metro Cagayan de Oro. Read more »
  • Guerrillas who liberated Cagayan during World War II honoredGuerrillas who liberated Cagayan during World War II honored
    Veterans kin crowd-fund PT-41 scale model for MacArthur Memorial Filipino guerrillas who liberated Cagayan de Oro from the Japanese Imperial Army were honored in a simple ceremony held on its 77th Anniversary at the Activity Center of Ayala Centrio Mall on May 12, 2020. The PT-41 scale model during its first public presentation on the occasion of the 77th Anniversary of the Liberation of Cagayan de Oro held May 12, 2022 at the Ayala Centrio Mall Activity Center. … Continue reading... “Guerrillas who liberated Cagayan during World War II honored” The post Guerrillas who liberated Cagayan during World War II… Read more »
  • Crazy Rich Asian Kevin Kwan may make film in the Philippines
    Always having a soft spot for the Philippines, Kevin Kwan, the author of the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy, revealed he is keen to shoot his next movie in the Philippines, although there are no concrete plans.  Recently in Manila for the 21st World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit with Academy Award winning Hollywood producer, Lawrence Bender, Kwan gave a booster shot to tourism marketers in the Philippines when he said, “This is my fourth trip and it’s always a pleasure to be back.”… Continue reading... “Crazy Rich Asian Kevin Kwan may make film in the Philippines” The post Crazy Rich Asian Kevin Kwan may make film… Read more »
  • PT-41 comes home : WWII veterans kin fund PT-41 scale model for MacArthur Memorial in Cagayan de Oro
    The commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of General Douglas MacArthur’s Breakout from Corregidor on March 13, 2022 was constrained by the latest surge of the coronavirus pandemic, but this did not stop private citizens led by the families of World War II USAFFE and guerrillas from making a token gesture to acknowledge its importance in our local and world histories.… Continue reading... “PT-41 comes home : WWII veterans kin fund PT-41 scale model for MacArthur Memorial in Cagayan de Oro” The post PT-41 comes home : WWII veterans kin fund PT-41 scale model for MacArthur Memorial in Cagayan de Oro… Read more »
  • To Feed An Army: The World War II Saga of Pastor P. Ilogon Sr.
    Who would have thought that a poor boy from Loay, Bohol, would someday be tasked to feed an army? Just four months after the surrender of American and Filipino armed forces in Mindanao, the guerrilla movement led by the unsurrendered soldiers started to come together. Without an overall leader, without a word from MacArthur nor information from the outside world, the Filipinos from all over the country started to organize not so much as to create an armed resistance against the Japanese Imperial Army, but even more to restore law and order in a land rocked with crime and lawlessness… Read more »
  • In Remembrance for Anzac Day 2022: Australian Guerrillas in Tawi-Tawi & Mindanao, Philippines during World War II
    Australia and New Zealand celebrate Anzac Day on Monday, April 25, 2022. Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”.… Continue reading... “In Remembrance for Anzac Day 2022: Australian Guerrillas in Tawi-Tawi & Mindanao, Philippines during World War II” The post In Remembrance for Anzac Day 2022: Australian Guerrillas in Tawi-Tawi & Mindanao, Philippines during World War II appeared first on Metro Cagayan de Oro. Read more »
  • Battlefield Angel of Mercy: Major Blas Chaves Velez, MC
    “B” Co. Collecting Company, 101st Medical Battalion, 101st Infantry Division, Philippine Army, USAFFE & 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment, 10th Military District, USFIP The annals of the Second World War in the Pacific Theatre are full of tales of heroism and sacrifice by patriots and martyrs who put their  lives at risk or paid the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of their fellow men.… Continue reading... “Battlefield Angel of Mercy: Major Blas Chaves Velez, MC” The post Battlefield Angel of Mercy: Major Blas Chaves Velez, MC appeared first on Metro Cagayan de Oro. Read more »
  • Cagayan de Oro marks 80th Anniversary of MacArthur’s Breakout from Corregidor
    Sunday, March 13, 2022, is the 80th Anniversary of General Douglas MacArthur’s arrival in Macabalan Pier following his successful breakout from Corregidor. US President Franklin D. Roosevelt earlier ordered MacArthur to escape to Australia when the fall of the Philippines became imminent. Instead of taking the usual route by submarine, MacArthur instead chose the PT  Boats of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 3 to bring his family and staff from Corregidor to Cagayan de Misamis.… Continue reading... “Cagayan de Oro marks 80th Anniversary of MacArthur’s Breakout from Corregidor” The post Cagayan de Oro marks 80th Anniversary of MacArthur’s Breakout from Corregidor appeared first on Metro Cagayan… Read more »
  • Salted in Heaven : Closing the loop between Charity and Good Intentions
    Five years ago, Ruby Asuncion Corrales Santos founded One Indigo Project to assist children of indigent indigenous peoples’ communities in Bukidnon, Davao and Cotabato improve their academic performance in school. With donations from like-minded companies like LBCFoundation, Century Tuna, and Sierra Falcones , One Indigo donated simple items such as ‘tenderly used clothing’, toys, shoes, and face masks aimed at assisting the lumad families cope with the demands of educating their children.… Continue reading... “Salted in Heaven : Closing the loop between Charity and Good Intentions” The post Salted in Heaven : Closing the loop between Charity and Good Intentions… Read more »

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