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New NegOr PNP Chief Hopes to Adopt ‘Bohol Model’ in the Province

New NegOr PNP Chief Hopes to Adopt ‘Bohol Model’ in the Province.....»»

Category: newsSource: metrocebu metrocebuSep 14th, 2017

Neri-Chaves Clan: A Tale of Southern Nobility

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, the crown jewel of Mindanao, is the country’s newest boom town, experiencing an accelerated level of modernization and real estate investments. Infrastructures such as hotels, malls and condominium towers are vigorously constructed one after the other to accommodate the influx of new residents and visitors to the city. Proof that, Cagayan de Oro as it is fondly called, had long since shed its small-town roots, to become the mega melting pot of pioneering entrepreneurs and upwardly mobile young professionals that it is today. Apart from the perks and comforts of living in a highly urbanized city, people who call Cagayan de Oro home also bask in its rich and colorful history that dates back to pre-colonial times. One clan in particular has been a prominent figure in the city’s enduring saga and cultural evolution. The Neri-Chaves family are descendants of a strong-willed Rajah whose resoluteness drove him to seek out dominions beyond his stronghold’s fertile terrains in Lanao province. The Malay prince, whose name was Samporna, or Sanskrit for ‘perfect’, decided to invade Cagayan or Kalambagohan as it was then known. Excerpts from the writings of the Neri-Chaves family historian, Filomeno M. Bautista, recounted how a potential bloody struggle was averted, when the then chief of Kalambagohan, Datu Bagani, sent his beautiful daughter guarded by his bravest warriors to meet Rajah Samporna. She was to initiate the conditional surrender, so that their people would not be enslaved by the invaders. It was told that the Rajah, captivated by Datu Bagani’s daughter, ended up marrying her. The prince also built a fortress around their village in Kalambagohan to protect them from other conquistadores. Rajah Samporna later succeeded the Datu as ruler of Cagayan. He also converted from Islam to Christianity to solidify his devotion to his wife’s religion, and in 1779 was baptized by a Spanish priest with a peculiarly Italian name, Neri. It ushered an era of peace in Mindanao, when Muslims lived harmoniously with Christians. The Neris intermarrying with the Chaveses of Cagayan was perhaps providential as it produced one of the most enduring clans in the country. Today, the Neri-Chaves clan is many thousand strong. Well-known lawyer and congressman Rufus Bautista Rodriguez attributes the successes enjoyed by many family members throughout many generations to the tireless pursuit of life’s true purpose. “We are hardworking people. We are also fortunate to have had many individuals in the family who continue to inspire us, like Vice President Emmanuel Neri Pelaez and Ambassador Felino Neri”, Rodriguez said, adding in jest, “At mga gwapo, gwapa pa!” Most if not all of Cagayan de Oro’s earliest leaders, from Governors to Mayors, were members of the Neri-Chaves family. Some became pioneers in other fields like business, education and the arts, from Chief Justice Marcelo Fernan to musicologist and concert pianist Vilma May Chaves Cataylo. The clan has had three grand reunions, first in 1985, then in 1993, and the most recent one took place in August 2016 where hundreds of family members came together from all over the world to rekindle family ties. Jessica Dingcong, who spearheaded the recent reunion held at the Chaves family-owned Chali Beach and Mallberry Suites in Cagayan de Oro City, wants to inspire the next generation to carry on the legacy of benevolence and integrity of their forebears. “We should be proud that we are very family oriented,’ Dingcong said. In attendance at the grand reunion were the Neri-Cheves clan’s many young professionals and millennials. Sixth generation Neri-Chaves and journalist Alessandra Marie Chaves Jalandoni, who carries her nickname Apples professionally, admits feeling the pressure of belonging to a family of achievers. “We have some pretty big shoes to fill, so we soldier on, and never give up,,” Jalandoni said, adding that, “We have always been taught to do the right thing, and not just what looks good on paper.” Jalandoni’s maternal grandfather Engineer Camilo Vamenta Chaves was a World War II veteran and subsequently Dean at the family-owned Liceo de Cagayan University. Her mother Alma Marie Chaves Jalandoni is a pioneer in garments manufacturing and export in the Philippines. Current Social Security Services Commissioner Pompee La Viña will head the next Neri-Chaves grand reunion in 2018. La Viña is the son of Lourdes Chaves Maestrado La Viña who was the first woman elected to the City Council in Cagayan de Oro. His younger brother is former Ateneo School of Government dean and climate change lead negotiator Tony La Viña. Commissioner La Viña hopes to welcome many more family members to their tight-knit Mindanaon clan. “It roots us in Mindanao, the blood of Mindanao is running through us,” he said. La Viña also ponders on how leadership is ingrained in the members of the clan. After all they are descendants of a warrior prince. But the word is also taking on a new meaning as the Neris and Chaveses usher Mindanao to its most vibrant era. “We will always be leaders, we are simply inclined to lead,” La Viña maintained, “but to lead as serving the people rather than ruling them.” (By J. C. Bautista) &'160; 121&'160;total views, 121&'160;views today.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

ABS-CBN reviewing performance of mobile business

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo ABS-CBN Corp. is reviewing the performance of its mobile business, which continues to suffer from losses. “We’re in the assessment phase. The whole business model is being reviewed… By January or February, we’ll have more or less an idea for the strategy of its mobile business,” ABS-CBN Chief Finance Officer […] The post ABS-CBN reviewing performance of mobile business appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Soldier shot dead by suspected NPA in Albay

LEGAZPI CITY --- An Army soldier was gunned down on Saturday morning by suspected communist rebels at a marketplace in Daraga town in Albay province, police said. Chief Inspector Arthur Gomez, Bicol police spokesperson, said Private First Class George Rey Murillo, 27, a resident of Castilla town in Sorsogon province, was attacked by three unidentified armed men believed to be members of the New People's Army (NPA) Special Partisan Unit (SPARU) in Barangay (village) Anislag at around 6 a.m. The report said the victim was doing market chores when shot to death. Gomez said the victim sustained bullet wounds in his head, killing him instantly. The attackers fled and carted away the ...Keep on reading: Soldier shot dead by suspected NPA in Albay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2017

“Pinoy Aquaman” finishes 17.83-km Bohol swim

PANGLAO, Bohol (MindaNews/13 November) – Environmental lawyer and marathon swimmer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine bucked strong currents on Sunday to complete his swim from Pamilacan Island (not Balicasag Island as reported earlier) to Panglao Island in this province. He finished the swim despite suffering a sore shoulder after being in the water for almost two hours. “All […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

Edward Enninful’s First Edition Cover Is a Nod to Vintage ‘Vogue’ Covers

Is there something about the new cover of British Vogue that's got your attention? From the styling, layout design, and yes, the cover girl? These are the works of the new editor-in-chief Edward Enninful. Model and British Vogue's contributing editor Adwoa Aboah was photographed by Steven Meisel, which apparently is his first cover and editorial for the British title in 25 years, and was styled by the Edward himself. "Being on this cover is the biggest thing that's happened in my career," she said. "I never would have dreamt in a million years that I would have young girls coming up to me at Glastonbury or on the streets of LA, New York, London, and telling me how much Gurl...Keep on reading: Edward Enninful’s First Edition Cover Is a Nod to Vintage ‘Vogue’ Covers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

Alleged hitman slain by cops in Laguna

  SAN PEDRO CITY --- An alleged gun-for-hire and member of a gunrunning syndicate was killed by police in San Pablo City in Laguna province early Thursday. Police said Ryan de Guzman was a member of the Paz gun-for-hire group. Supt. Vicente Cabatingan, chief of the Laguna police intelligence unit, said police were supposed to serve a warrant at De Guzman's "safehouse" in Barangay (village) San Nicolas at about 2 a.m. butthe suspect opened fire at the lawmen. The police retaliated which led to his death. Cabatingan said the police on Tuesday arrested another member of the syndicate. "The group is behind the series of (contract) killings in Quezon and Batangas altho...Keep on reading: Alleged hitman slain by cops in Laguna.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

4 Japanese tourists killed in Thailand van crash

BANGKOK, Thailand – Four Japanese tourists and their Thai guide were killed on Wednesday when their van collided with a truck in the kingdom's Ayutthaya province, police said. All five van passengers died at the scene after flames engulfed their van following the crash, said provincial chief of tourist police Sarut ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Passenger van set ablaze in Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 Nov) – Unidentified armed men burned a passenger van from this city in a coastal village in Maasim town in Sarangani Province on Tuesday night. Sr. Insp. Nemesio Calipjo Jr., chief of the Maasim municipal police station, said Wednesday the van was en route to Maitum town in Sarangani […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Cops arrest killer of Grab driver

PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa yesterday announced the arrest of the suspected killer of a Grab partner-driver in Pasay City last October 26 who confessed to the killing and admitted he dropped the fatal gun into a river in Tarlac province after dismantling the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Bohol bishop targeted on Facebook with identity theft

BOHOL, Philippines – Identity thieves lurking on social media sites did not spare the bishop of the Diocese of Tagbilaran in Bohol province. Bishop Alberto "Abet" Uy warned his friends on Facebook – including more than 26,200 FB followers – that someone has made a bogus account of the bishop, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Suspect in killing of model Grab driver surrenders to police

MANILA, Philippines – The  suspected killer of model Grab driver Gerardo Maquidato Jr, has surrendered to the police on Tuesday, November 7. Southern Police District head Chief Superintendent Tomas Apolinario Jr, confirmed to Rappler  in a text message on Wednesday, November 8, that Narc Delemios has surrendered to authorities. Apolinario refused to divulge ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

New railway to link Manila, Clark

CLARK FREEPORT --- The Philippine government and China National Machinery Industry Corp. (Sinomach) are building a new railway system from Manila to Clark International Airport here after the two parties have resolved to end court and arbitration cases over the Northrail project, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said on Tuesday. "There is no more Northrail project. There will be [a new] rail project from Tutuban (Divisoria in Manila), the City of Malolos (Bulacan) and Clark (Pampanga)," Tugade told the Inquirer by telephone from Panglao, Bohol province, where he observed the runway test of a new airport there. The new project is named the Philippine National Railways (PN...Keep on reading: New railway to link Manila, Clark.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Duterte says he hopes China will not build on Scarborough Shoal

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte said he hopes China will "honor" its commitment to not build on Scarborough Shoal, the rocky sandbar off Zambales province that China occupied in 2012.  The statement comes after a command conference where Duterte was briefed on the situation in the West ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2017

Capiz ready for a third district – PSA

By: Felipe V. Celino ROXAS CITY, Capiz – The province of Capiz is ripe for the creation of a third legislative district following the rise of its population as reported by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). PSA-Capiz chief Frankie Dordas said that based on the August 2015 Census of Population, the population of Capiz is now […] The post Capiz ready for a third district – PSA appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 6th, 2017

Pag-IBIG eyes JV with Province

STATE-RUN Pag-IBIG Fund is in talks with the Cebu Provincial Government for a possible housing venture. In his recent visit to Cebu, Pag-IBIG Fund Chief Executive Officer Acmad Rizaldy Moti.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2017

Infra projects to highlight SOPA

ILOILO Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. is set to deliver his state of the province address (SOPA) on Nov 7, 2017 at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Session Hall. It will be delivered during the SP’s session starting 2:30 p.m. Nereo Lujan, chief of the Public Information and Community Affairs Office (PICAO) said major infrastructure projects which are […] The post Infra projects to highlight SOPA appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2017

We mean business in 5th district – police

THE Police Regional Office (PRO-6) and the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) stressed the seriousness of their campaign in maintaining law and order in the 11 towns of northern Iloilo province. PRO-6 director Chief Supt. Cesar Hawthorne Binag said the conduct of the 5th district Peace and Order Summit on Oct 19, 2017 in San […] The post We mean business in 5th district – police appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Bohol Guv Thanks Biz Group for Finalist Tag

Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto on Tuesday expressed his gratitude to the local business sector for its efforts to place Bohol among the 14 finalists in the search for Most Business-Friendly Province by the Philippine Chamber...The post Bohol Guv Thanks Biz Group for Finalist Tag appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

Part of nat’l road in Bohol blocked after landslide

GARCIA HERNANDEZ, Bohol -- A portion of the national road in Barangay Cayam here was blocked by mounds of earth and debris, following the landslide on Tuesday night that was triggered by incessant rains. No one was hurt when the landslide occurred at 8 p.m., said Alberto Gallendez, chief tanod of Barangay Cayam. Resident Romulo Bahan, 53, said that he heard a loud thud past 8 p.m. while he was on duty as a bantay dagat volunteer. When he checked the area, he saw toppled trees and mud covered a portion of road. "Nadahili na ang yuta unya naay dala nga tubig (The soil with water cascaded down)," Bahan said. He said the road was so slippery that a motorcycle skidded. The ...Keep on reading: Part of nat’l road in Bohol blocked after landslide.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

4-year-old boy drowns in motorboat accident

PALO, Leyte --- A four-year-old boy drowned on Tuesday morning after the motorboat he was riding capsized in the waters off Barangay Anibong in Tacloban City, Leyte province. Lawrence Caillo accompanied his father, Wilfredo Caillo, 44, of Sta. Rita town in Samar province, in bringing seven Chinese nationals back to their ship when the motorboat overturned about 3 a.m., said Chief Insp. Bella Rentuaya, spokesperson of the Police Regional Office in Eastern Visayas based here. PO1 April Rose Baldon, duty officer of the Women and Children's Concern Division (WCCD), said the boy drowned after he was trapped in the canvass that served as roof to protect the passengers from the sun. ...Keep on reading: 4-year-old boy drowns in motorboat accident.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017