Monday, May 6, 2013 - 01:35 a.m.
THE American officer who captured Col. Apolinar Velez in Opol on January 4, 1901 was Capt. Sidney A. Cloman, who then became the military governor of Jolo Province.
Twenty-two years later, he wrote an account on how he captured Velez, the head of the Western Mindanao Battalion of the Liber Troop on the June 1923 issue of the World's Work, an American publication.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 12:57 a.m.
This is a continuation of last week’s column in which I wrote about my yearly top-to-bottom housecleaning, and finding treasures and “trashures” in the mess.
One of the intentions of the general cleaning was to get rid of everything that was no longer of use or value. As we all know, one is supposed to sell, donate or toss out “collections” that merely collect dust. We are told by housekeeping experts, and spiritual directors too, that hording things and hanging on to emotional baggage that have outlived their reason for being eat up space and impede one’s emotional growth.
Monday, April 8, 2013 - 08:32 p.m.
LAST Sunday, April 7 was the 65th World Health Day. Since the founding of World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948, every year a theme is selected to highlight a priority public health concern that affects the entire world.
For this year, the World Health Day theme is controlling blood pressure.
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 01:14 a.m.
WORLD Health Day, which is celebrated every 7th of April since 1948 marks the founding anniversary of the World Health Organization. Every year, a theme is selected to highlight a priority area of worldwide public health concern.
The 2013 World Health Day theme is controlling blood pressure.
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 01:54 a.m.
EVERY time one goes on vacation, money is always the utmost consideration, although it is also as important as the time allotted for the trip.
I never imagined myself trying to squeeze out all the time available for a short visit. Way back in the late 80’s, when I first tried my luck in New York to work as a nurse, it was a time for explorations, new experiences and a lot of learning in the process in the big apple.
Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 12:30 a.m.
ALL roads lead to the booming village of Ali, one of 22 barangays of Manolo Fortich in Bukidnon province, as villagers converged last Saturday for the Alanihan Festival 2013.
Alanihan Festival is the villagers' way of thanking their patron saint, Sto. Nino, for a bountiful harvest.
Friday, January 25, 2013 - 10:36 p.m.
OVER the past holiday season, strong, bold and fierce were the standout trends. The stylish and sophisticated set were spotted donning eclectic prints, sleek and classy pieces, items with sophisticated elegance, and exquisite pieces with a regal touch – all by SM Accessories.
With the introduction of Xian Lim, Georgina Wilson, Richard Gutierrez and Anne Curtis as its newest ambassadors, SM Accessories established itself as the Philippines’ Fashion Accessories Authority.
Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 12:39 a.m.
PERHAPS the best treasure that we can keep and share with our family and the future generation are the memories that we keep in our minds.
But somehow, our memory will definitely go fainter as we age and those precious happy thoughts will soon be forgotten. But with the aid of something tangible in our hands like photographs, the finer points of those past events will be rekindled as we wish.
Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 12:38 a.m.
ESTABLISHED less than a year ago, Thrive CDO, a non-stock, non-profit organization aimed to raise awareness against breast cancer, has had an increasing number of supporters all over the city.
From ordinary citizens to society bigwigs, Thrive CDO has found an ally.
One of the newfound friends of the advocacy group came in the form of a Doctor and a Lawyer, two seemingly distinct personalities working in two polar opposite worlds who have found each other to work on one goal – to help raise funds to sustain the programs of Thrive CDO.
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 11:01 p.m.
HUNDREDS of “little Monsters in different forms” gamely took part in this year’s “wacky and wicked Halloween contest” organized by SM City on Wednesday.
Out of the three hundred participants who came in their cutest, spookiest and wackiest costume, only one was chosen as winner in three of the categories set by the organizer.
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 11:01 p.m.
SPECIAL children deserve dedicated care. Often times, however, they are neglected, especially those from marginalized families as their parents struggle to make ends meet in these financially-challenging times.
Because of this, Little Angels Learning Center was born where a group of volunteer teachers took it upon themselves to do their share in providing support services and self-help skills to children with special needs.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 01:29 a.m.
ELEVEN lovely candidates vying for the Miss Kagay-an 2012 crown were officially presented to the members of the Cagayan de Oro tri-media on Monday at the N Hotel.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 11:39 p.m.
IN OUR younger days, we worked hard so we could acquire a lot of things.
At the start, we were contented to just have one TV set in the living room. Then we decided to have another one in our room. It was the same with most things.
First, we bought a regular-sized refrigerator. Then we figured that a freezer would be nice. We then moved on to our washing machine, and we wanted to have a drier too. We needed a car, then we had to have another one. The needs just grew.
Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 09:36 p.m.
THE annual search for Miss Teen Cagayan de Oro is now having a blast as 17 lovely young ladies from different barangays in the city gracefully faced the local media during a press conference on Friday at Limketkai Center.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 08:39 p.m.
PANCIT is dish that we love, be it for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, christenings, etc. or just plain day to day meal. What is in pancit that makes us wants to eat it? Maybe because it is a complete meal in itself -- carbohydrates, protein and fats. Or maybe because it is filling.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 10:54 p.m.
YOUNG and promising designers from the Fashion Institute of the Philippines (FIP) showed off their extraordinary creations in a fashion show dubbed “Fashionology” held on Sunday at SM City.
The members of the Model’s Association of Cagayan de Oro wore with confidence the designs of FIP students Cheska Ma, Melanie Ching, Lyris Dablo, Khenny Mercado, Zoe Botwin, Mavylee Cooper, Elton Ladd Batinga, Tanya Kay, Inyaki Yuson, Badette Tan, Nemitz Zayas, Sol Morales, Nehaya Mipangcat and Charina Pistano.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 10:53 p.m.
IN THE Philippines, women have always played a significant role in the history of the nation. Before the onset of western imperialists, women have played a significant role in society because early Filipinos regarded men and women as equal. Women in their time can own property and can even inherit chieftaincy over a barangay. Women, who were called babaylan or katalonan, performed religious functions as priestesses.
Friday, March 9, 2012 - 10:06 p.m.
“NO MAN ought to lay a cross upon himself, or to adopt tribulation; but if a cross or tribulation come upon him, let him suffer it patiently, and know that it is good and profitable for him,” so said Martin Luther.
Friday, March 9, 2012 - 10:05 p.m.
MEMBERS of Batang Pinoy Artists (BPA) joined a special benefit art exhibition last January 25 to 28 at the Kalayaan Hall in Malacañang.
The exhibit, dubbed “Art for A Cause,” is intended for the victims of Tropical Storm “Sendong” in Mindanao.
Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 11:44 p.m.
GIVE to Cesar what’s to Cesar’s and give to God what’s to God, Jesus told the Pharises for they wanted to stone Him to death. But Jesus instead gave out such answer and they were amazed by His reply.
That’s why it is good for priests to be actively involved in issues affecting the nation and the community.
Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 12:59 a.m.
ONE of the best dishes I can imagine for the coming Lenten season would be none other than this very popular vegetarian dish from the Northern part of the Philippines. A dish that make use of local fresh produce, from our very own backyard. Maybe not.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 12:10 a.m.
IT has been a year since I wrote the series “Could this be the lost settlement of Ancient Cagayan de Oro” in this paper. According to historians, the Himolugan promontory was the main town of ancient Cagayan. I understand that Himolugan was considered to be a lost settlement until such time when local historians gave a serious thought to the Huluga Site and that there was a professionally done study as to its historicity.
Friday, February 24, 2012 - 12:13 a.m.
HIGH school reunions are fun that’s why many come, especially those who think they are successful professionals or financially well off in business.
Friday, February 24, 2012 - 12:12 a.m.
TV5's newest and biggest nationwide musical reality search, KantaPilipinas believes in the talent of the Filipino.
While the news reports the damages of calamity brought by floods previously hit Cagayan de Oro, the faith of the Filipino to lift spirits up should be promoted to push recovery and strength of the region.
Friday, February 24, 2012 - 12:11 a.m.
THE Rotary Club of West Cagayan de Oro, one of the best clubs among the 34 Clubs in District 3870, recently celebrated its 42nd Founding Anniversary at VIP Hotel in Cagayan de Oro.
Highlighting the club’s strong foundation of leadership includes the honoring of the founders – Mr. Plutarco “Cocoy” Velez, founding president; and Mr. Aldrico “Al” Mañus, founding secretary – and Mr. Faeling Floirendo.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 11:04 p.m.
THIS could be used in preparing sweets or savory dishes and everybody has his or her own ways of using and preparing this very lowly and cheap, but highly regarded item that is truly indispensable in almost all kitchens, be it in a hi-end five star hotels or an ordinary carenderia.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 11:03 p.m.
THIS behavior is dynamic – eager to learn, grow, change, develop and improve; responsible – think, feel and act accountable for work, make good use of time, systematize, organize, seek feed-back, follow-up; and ethical – moral uprightness, practice the virtues of charity, humility, industriousness, justice, cheerfulness. Sound impossible? It is possible!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 11:02 p.m.
NON-GOVERNMENT organization Balsa Mindanao (Bulig Alang sa Mindanao) continues to extend medical services to our brother and sisters affected by Tropica Storm Sendong during the fourth wave of Medical Missions held at Barangay Indahag and Sitio Tambo.
People from different walks of life, races and even different institutions were united during the event with one common goal – to help the people of Cagayan de Oro, to paint another smile with hope and to ease the burdens they have.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 01:06 a.m.
FEBRUARY is traditionally the month of hearts, yet unfortunately, not so many are aware of the magnitude of the factors that cause heart diseases.
Medical science literature explains that cardiovascular diseases (CVD) or diseases of the heart and its accompanying blood vessels such as the arteries and veins remain the biggest cause of deaths worldwide, with most of its affected individuals coming from low and middle-income countries.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 01:00 a.m.
THE 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division awarded 8th Infantry “Dependable” Battalion as the winner of the 4ID’s Rifle Squad Challenge Competition 2012 at Camp Evangelista recently.
The 8th Infantry “Dependable” Battalion emerged as the ultimate winner of the competition, held on February 10 to 11, after topping the Individual Readiness Phase and Formation and Movement Techniques Phase. Its overall score is 873.37 points out of the total 1,000 points allotted for the whole competition.