Bb. Pilipinas Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach: Cdeo is my second home

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 08:51 p.m.

AN UGLY-DUCKLING and a wallflower.

Oro ‘Youth Hub Initiative’ set up to tackle teen issues

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 11:49 p.m.

AS THEY take teen issues more seriously, the Commission on Population in Davao Region (Popcom 10) together with the Community Improvement Division (CID) of the city government launched the first Youth Hub Initiative or U4U at Macabalan National High School on February 24.

Saving lake 'Ranao'

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 01:01 a.m.

MARAWI CITY – Lanao del Sur is one of the poor provinces in the country where electricity has been deprived from most households surrounding the lake, yet it is home to Mindanao’s main source of power – the majestic Lake ‘Lanao.’

The Underbelly of the Land of Promise

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 01:00 a.m.

IN THE outskirts of the Land of Promise lurks evil in a form of human rights abuses perpetrated by alleged state agents and hired gunmen of private corporations against the once peaceful indigenous people’s communities. All in the name of gold and palm oil.

Through a documentary film by award-winning, indie-film maker, Kiri Lluch Dalena and the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines – Northern Mindanao sub-region (Rmp-Nmr), the unexposed culture of impunity in hinterland communities became bare to the entire population.

Ex-cop recalls struggle with painter who tried to kill Pope Paul VI

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 11:54 p.m.

RETIRED police Supt. Rodolfo Mañoza could still remember vividly the morning how he wrestled Bolivian painter Benjamin Mendoza who attacked Pope Paul VI with a 13-inch dagger.

Mongo savings drive community’s recovery from ‘Sendong’

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 11:05 p.m.

ILIGAN CITY—Right after her community was ravaged by the weak but rain-heavy tropical storm Sendong last December 17, 2011, Omie Pamanay had to walk an hour to queue for food aid that would last her family for a day.

The one-hour walk back home, along some stretches of treacherous steep slopes, is made meaningful by the weight of a plastic bag that usually contains a kilo of rice, some cans of sardines, and a few packs of instant noodles.

Marielle Achacoso: A girl whose dreams ended on Bus 2640

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 03:25 p.m.

"HAPPINESS is a positive cash flow" and "nothing is impossible" said two of the stickers placed by 17-year old Marielle Achacoso, a first year accountancy student in her dream board -- a project for one of their subjects in her first semester in Central Mindanao University in Musuan, Maramag, Bukidnon.

Another sticker said "push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you," and yet another said "if it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse."

The healing touch of the real-life ‘Santino’

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 12:17 a.m.

CAGAYAN DE ORO - The sweltering heat of the afternoon sun would have driven away people to seek cooler shelter, but by the looks of it, they had no qualms about staying put and sweating it out until they got what they came for.

At the covered court in the coastal village of Bonbon, people were braving the humidity and dust as they stood up in two lines, all of them hoping. And hope is something that they could afford right now.

Creepy dorms, halls at Mindanao State University

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 10:08 p.m.

MARAWI CITY – Every space of the world of the living, there remain the stories by those who crossed the earth who now inhabit the “other” dimension.

November 2: The Meranaws’ perspective

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 10:06 p.m.

MARAWI CITY – As Christians all over the world celebrates November 2, remembering all the souls gone to wherever, cleaning and visiting graves and mausoleums of their loved ones has been the traditional deed, and offering flowers and food and prayer has been another, I wonder how do Meranaws celebrate theirs?

Understanding the deadly Ebola

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:18 p.m.

"(Editor’s Note: Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro Sunday Edition is devoting some of its pages to understanding Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak considering that millions of Filipinos are based abroad. Many of them are working or have lived in the areas in west Africa where many have died. The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization says in its latest report and that Liberia remains the worst affected country, with 2,705 deaths. Sierra Leone has had 1,281 fatalities and there have been 926 in Guinea.

'Untrashing' Macajalar Bay

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 01:52 a.m.

JUST how much do we know about trash traveling from the shores to the oceans?

Have we thought of the little trash we throw in the waters that if lumped together could clog our waterways?

‘Ugnayan ng Barangay at Simbahan’ launched in Oro

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 11:33 p.m.

DESPITE conflicting opinions on various issues, the government forged a partnership with the church for transparency and good governance.

Teaching beyond the blackboard

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 11:29 p.m.

IN THE midst of the labyrinth of challenges, inadequacy of facilities, crowded public classrooms, poor ventilations, lack of computer and internet access, and the like, Meranaw educators are confronted with these realities each day.

Engineered bamboo house

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 12:16 a.m.

WITH the continuing problem on housing the victims of tropical storm Sendong, the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro along with private and government sectors has come up with a solution for these families to find them permanent homes.

Since the abundance of indigenous bamboo in Mindanao, the Archdiocese funded the model house conceptualized by bamboo advocate, Francis Osorio.

An audience with Jasaan’s sailfin lizards

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 12:29 a.m.

I’VE always been a huge enthusiast when it comes to wild life photography although it has always been very hard for me since I could only afford a lens with much limited range. So it came as a delight after I heard of a village in the town of Jasaan in Misamis Oriental where I can get a glimpse of the sailfin lizard up close.

Butuan, Iligan join launch of first dragon boat in Oro

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 12:28 a.m.

LONG before western colonizers arrived in Asia, the tradition of paddling long boats has been around for centuries. Chinese merchants paddled long boats, more commonly known as dragon boats and have been one of Asia’s best-kept traditions tracing it back to ancient southern China.

Surigao Sur town folks launch info, signature campaigns vs mining

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 11:45 p.m.

MADRID, Surigao del Sur – Town folks here are raising awareness through information and signature campaigns on the alleged immediate approval of a Sangguniang Bayan (SB) resolution allowing a mining firm to operate in one of the hinterland barangays of Madrid town.

Treevolution: Greening Mindanao Challenge

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 11:42 p.m.

WITH the diminishing forest covers today, environmental advocates are pushing for a world record-breaking challenge to restore the real beauty of lush green scenery in the island of Mindanao.

Dragonoids: Cagayan de Oro’s first dragon boat paddles on

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 11:41 p.m.

TWENTY–NINE students from Liceo de Cagayan University ended their week-long training and introduction into the world of dragon boat racing which started on September 7, and formally becoming the city and Misamis Oriental’s first dragon boat team.

Chingkeetea: Passion and opportunity

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 12:34 a.m.

KNOWING what one wants when doing business coupled with passion and opportunity would surely be a hit!

For budding young artist entrepreneur Sharee Mae “Chingkee” Uy Te, the meteoric rise of her milk tea shop is a proof.

Kaamulan 2014: 'Ikat-ikat Ta Dadalanun'

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 10:23 p.m.

MALAYBALAY CITY - Kaamulan is one of Mindanao's richest festivities showcasing the abundant and colorful tapestry of its people and the seven tribes of Bukidnon.

CdeO braces ‘Higalaay’ Kagay-an fiesta

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 11:39 p.m.

AS THE month closes, the city is gearing to end it with a bang as it celebrates the Higalaay Festival of Kagay-an fiesta in honor of Saint Augustine, the Cagayan de Oro’s patron saint.

For several years, the city’s festival has been bereft of an identity as it changed over time as administration changes, but what remains permanent is the reason why these activities are held together by the city and the Church – to honor our patron Sr. San Agustin.

Fleeing Libya, losing means

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 11:38 p.m.

THE night stretched out to the horizons in July. Everybody on board the vehicle prayed to all the saints and gods above to dodge the omen. It was a bumpy ride. They feared the car might stop – it did, quite a few times. Horrid flashlights beamed at them, and they went pale.

The horrible and costly dengue

Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 01:43 a.m.

JO ANNE NALIPONGUIT-SALAR felt it was the end of her world when her 5-year-old daughter, Jamylia Mystique, contracted dengue for the second time in March this year.

It was horrible and costly.

Fun, sight-filled August awaits Oro

Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 01:42 a.m.

IT WILL be fun and sight-filled August when the city starts to celebrate the ‘fiesta’ in honor of St. Augustine, Cagayan de Oro’s patron saint.

Dubbed as HIGALAAY: The KAGAY-AN FESTIVAL 2014, a whole month celebration, will see thousands of Cagayanons and participating visitors showcase their ability to perform in some indoor and outdoor activities – such as fashion show, cooking, horticulture, marathon run, horseback riding.

Official logo for Kagay – an Festival 2014 launched

Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 01:42 a.m.

THE local government of Cagayan de Oro city has started its preparations for the city fiesta on August 28, 2014 in honor of St. Augustine, the city’s patron saint.

Earlier this week, the official logo of Higalaay: Kagay – an Festival 2014 was revealed to the public at SM City Cagayan de Oro which signifies the start of the city’s most awaited celebration.

The power to create and manage wealth: 'CHINK' positive

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 12:01 a.m.

MINDSET + Actions = Results.

“Poor mind set, rich mind set.. Everything starts with mind setting,” says Ferdinand “Chinkee” Tan, wealth coach, for his opening spiel on The Power to Create and Manage Wealth held at Rodelsa Hall on July 11, 2014. Starting out as one of Randy Santiago’s “Hawi Boys” in 1987, Chinkee cleared the way for Randy Santiago’s public appearances.

Learning skills and pursuing dreams with ALS

Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 02:56 a.m.

SHE went through hard times.

Her parents separated when she was 13 years old and already in school. As a consequence of a broken family, she was left without the parents to support her education. But she was able to complete her first year in high school as a working student.

Wisdom behind Ramadhan

Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 12:17 a.m.

WITH the new moon's failure to show last Friday night to begin the holy month for Moslems, as a rule, Saturday night will kick off the month of Ramadhan with or without the new moon.