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El Circulo Zamboangueño de Cagayan de Oro celebrates 61st Fiesta Pilar
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The organization of Zamboangueños residing in Cagayan de Oro City marked the 61st anniversary of their celebration of the Feast Day of their mother city’s patroness with a mass and comida communal at a local restaurant. Luis “Chito” Potenciano, one of the head coordinators of the over six decades old association of families who originated from Zamboanga, then known as “The City of Flowers,” said the Circulo also held the traditional nine-day novena for Nuestra Señora Virgen del Pilar de Zaragoza, the city’s patron saint at the Immaculate Conception Church at Aluba Village Subdivision, Barangay Macasandig.

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World Stroke Day 2020: Walk 202020
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Two Cagayan de Oro based stroke groups are aiming to make a bold stroke (pun intended) to curb the rising global incidence of stroke. “We will conduct a 20-minute walk on October 28, Sunday (instead of October 29, which falls on a Monday), from Rodelsa Circle to Gaston Park in preparation for a bigger, more ambitious event,” said Dr. Arturo F. Surdilla, Director of the AKBAY Stroke Care & Neurological Rehabilitation Center and president of the Stroke Society of the Philippines-Northern Mindanao Chapter (SSP-NMC).

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Mabuhi ug Dugay Pa! A Solo Art Exhibit by Albert BET Vamenta at XU Museo de Oro
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Kagay-anon Artist Albert “Bet” San Juan Vamenta opened his sixth one-man show Mabuhi ug Dugay Pa! Petition Insignias (Distortion In Pen And Ink: Minus Two: Part Two) at the Xavier University Museo de Oro last October 12, 2018. Recently retired from Museo de Oro, Abet has resumed pursuit of his life’s passion as a visual artist in the local art scene after an absence of some time.

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One Heart for the Elephants of Bali
by: The Night Stalker

Following a recent visit to the Mason Elephant Safari Park in Taro, Bali, Indonesia, I became curious about how the pachyderms ever got to Indonesia, believing elephants in South East Asia only existed in Indochina, most prominently in Thailand. What I found after surfing the internet piqued my curiosity even more. It seems there once came to Southern Philippines a prince from a Minangkabau kingdom in Sumatra, Indonesia called Pagaruyung (Baguinda is a Minangkabau honorific for prince.) He became the leader of what eventually became the Sultanate of Sulu.

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NGCP named Employer of the Year for NCR
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As it approaches its 10th year since its inception as the operator of the country’s transmission network, NGCP reaches another milestone as it received the Employer of the Year (EOY) award for the National Capital Region (NCR) by the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP).

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Oro Karatekas garner 16 medals, 15 black belt passers
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The Southern Philippines Group (Mindanao) of the Japan Karate Association (Nihon Karate Kyokai) or JKA-NKK recently returned home following a fruitful campaign in the 1st JKA-NKK Philippines Inc. National Tournament and Dan Black Belt International Examination & Qualification held September 16, 2018 at the CPA Gym, Cebu International Port Complex, Sergio Osmeña Boulevard, New Reclamation Area, Cebu City.

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NGCP empowers communities thru disaster risk-reduction trainings
by: NGCP News Release

The Philippines has seen its fair share of natural calamities in the past years, with typhoons and earthquakes frequently occurring in the Pacific area. The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has spearheaded disaster risk reduction trainings for its partner communities with intensified efforts to prevent the devastating effects of these calamities to the hard-hit areas across the country.

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MediaWise launches On the March-The Jesuits in the Philippines since the Restoration
by: Media Wise Communications

Media Wise Communications, Inc./Muse Books, producer and publisher of On the March – The Jesuits in the Philippines Since the Restoration, is launching the coffee table book on Saturday, Sept. 29, 4 p.m., at the lobby of the Arete of Ateneo de Manila University along Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City. Jesuit priests and other guests will grace the event.

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Two Filipinos ​among​ the 2018 JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World
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MANILA, PHILIPPINES —Two Filipinos bring pride to the Philippines as they enter the roster of this year’s JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (JCI TOYP).

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Virginia Hansen Holmes: Guerrilla Daughter of Mindanao passes on at 84
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One of the few survivors of the Second World War in Mindanao has passed on. Virginia Hansen Holmes, known fondly to family and friends as Ginger, died on August 24, 2018 at her home in Falls Church, Virginia in the United States. She was 84.

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Inclusive Growth through Inclusive Business: Engaging the Marginalized in the Core of Business
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Northern Mindanao’s premier business organization has been quietly laying the ground works for the Inclusive Growth through Inclusive Businesses paradigm being championed by international economic development institutions such as the World Economic Forum, the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank. Since 2015, the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc. (Oro Chamber) has been promoting inclusive growth for the sustainable economic development of Cagayan de Oro City and her influence areas through its pilot project that over the next few years aims to create an independent Inclusive Agri-Business Development Center for Inclusive Business (IABDC4NM).

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Taguig City, Catriona Gray and JC Santos Pledges Anew to End AIDS Epidemic
by: Communications Team - LoveGala.Org

TAGUIG CITY, 9 AUGUST 2018- City Mayor of Taguig, Ma. Laarni ‘Lani’ Cayetano, signed last August 9th the Paris Declaration to Fast-Track Cities: Ending the AIDS Epidemic, at the Kalayaan Hall in SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

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CDO Main Gym Kid Jins bring home 44 medals from South Korea
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A team from the Taekwondo CDO Main Gym recently came home after a successful campaign in the 7th SeongNam Open International Children Taekwondo Championship held July 13-15, 2018 at Seongnam City in South Korea.

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CheckMySchool Initiative – Transforming Transparency, Social Responsibility, One School at a Time
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For the past three years, a local non-government organization has taken up the cudgels to act as the eyes and ears of civic society to identify and seek solutions to issues and problems of Cagayan de Oro’s 124 public schools. The CheckMySchool (CMS) initiative has visited just under a hundred of the city’s 124 primary and secondary schools in pursuit of its constructive engagement agenda under the Social Accountability Framework in the last 36 months.

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Roundables to Reform – InnovateGov Consultative Dialogue on Good Governance
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InnovateGov’s Consultative Dialogue held July 5, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro is the first part of two good governance dialogues scheduled in Luzon and Mindanao for the coming National Governance Summit.

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60 IDP families receive transitory houses at Angat Buhay Village in Marawi
by: Stephen J. Pedroza

MARAWI CITY, Philippines – On a sunny, windy Tuesday morning (July 17), sixty families, displaced by a brutal siege, officially received the keys to their transitory houses at the Angat Buhay Village, Barangay Sagonsongan in the Islamic City of Marawi, capital of Lanao del Sur.

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Sharpening the Saw: Region 10 Designer Pool to level-up small business competitiveness
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Thanks to a the vision of three dedicated professionals, Northern Mindanao (Region 10) has taken the first in a journey of a thousand steps to instill world-class design philosophy among its micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Last month, a partnership between a university based think-tank, a government agency and a local design atelier graduated the first batch of 19 junior designers in what would hopefully the first of many aimed at creating a pool of local designers who would assist small businessmen gain a competitive edge in the design of their products.

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Media Wise Romps off with Four PH Quill Awards
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Media Wise Communications / MUSE books, the little company that could - has done it again—and done it in a really big way this year. Already the recipient of numerous local and international publishing awards in previous years, Media Wise romped off with four awards at the 16th Philippine Quill Awards held July 9, 2018 at the Manila Marriott in Pasay City.

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2018 ICTSI Pueblo De Oro Championship: Kim edges Carlos by one in record win
by: PGT

CAGAYAN de Oro – Kim Joo Hyung became the youngest winner on the Philippine Golf Tour at 16, beating the hottest player on the circuit no less with resolve and resilience rarely seen on a teenager barely warming up on big-time tournaments.

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Team Villacencio tops ICTSI Pueblo de Oro Golf Championship Pro-Am
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Pro Arnold Villacencio and team topped the one day Pro-Am Tournament held last July 3 at the Pueblo de Oro golf course in Cagayan de Oro City with a score of 55 (-17) to edge a field of 20 teams in the aperitif to the Philippine Golf Tour’s ICTSI Pueblo de Oro Golf Championship held July 4-7 at the same facility.

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