Archive for January, 2012



Tough Times Never Last, But Tough Kagay-anons Do.
Bangon Kagay-an is a solution-oriented facebook group of Kagay-anons based worldwide whose main objective is to draw inspiration from each other, to pick up the pieces from the destruction caused by the aftermath of Typhoon Sendong; to rebuild our city inside and out and be involved in shaping the city’s future.

Want to join this group? Comment here with your  FB account to be added to the group.

PostHeaderIcon Gold Scam

We all know how precious gold bullion is. It is becoming one of the most sought investment specially in the uncertainty of economy. This is the reason why lot of people want to spend in this kind of investment. People easily attracted to Gold.Iit takes a lot of knowledge in order to be in this kind of business so as not to be scammed . I know a close friend who has been tricked and lost a considerable amount of money due to the lure of some unscrupulous individuals. I really wondered why it happened considering the wit and intelligence of my friend.

PostHeaderIcon Abstract of Forum

Event abstract of SENDONG  FORUM on January 31..  Thanks to Kristine R. Ravanera for information.

The tragedy brought by tropical cyclone Sendong (Washi) shocked the world. 1,257 were confirmed dead with more than a thousand are reported missing and feared dead. In Cagayan de Oro alone 615 have been confirmed dead, 555 missing and at least 225 injured. 5,801 houses have been totally damaged with 12,635 houses partially damaged.

So severe was the impact of Sendong that it may be summed as environmental degradation + climate change + bad governance – effective and functional disaster risk reduction.

This forum shall tackle the human aspects of the tragedy by looking back at historical antecedents, the early warnings, calls for early response and would try to synthesize a tangible course of action that aims at addressing the issues of environmental degradation brought by logging, mining, unsustainable agriculture, solid waste mismanagement, bad urban planning, lack of transparent and accountable governance to increasing people’s capacity to adapt to climate change and increased resiliency to disaster.

Environmentalist and natural resource management expert Raoul Geollegue, would explain the factual basis of dire warnings as early as 20 years ago about the possibility of a flooding tragedy akin to the one that struck Ormoc City in November 1991.

Environmentalist Orlando R. Ravanera would share the historic struggle of the environmental watchdog Task Force Macajalar to stop logging, mining and a host of environment issues in Cagayan de Oro City.

Journalist and environment campaigner BenCyrus G. Ellorin will try to analyze “why what happened happened?” from the point of view of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, and general governance issues.

Climate change campaigner Red Constantino of the Institute of Climate and Sustainable Cities would discuss climate change realities, the need for climate change adaptation finance that addresses climate justice and the imperative of the passage of the Philippine Survival Fund.

We invite everyone to join us as we deepen our knowledge and take action on the environmental issues exposed in the aftermath of Typhoon Sendong.

PostHeaderIcon Forum on SENDONG

The environmental watchdog Task Force Macajalar (TFM), in cooperation with the Federation of Philippine Sustainable Development Cooperatives (FPSDC), the broad post-Sendong citizens coalition Save CDO Now! and the Institute of Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), is organizing a forum which would dissect the human induced tragedy.

Forum on Sendong: quo vadis? will be on January 31, 2012, 2 – 5 o’clock pm at the MASS-SPECC, Tiano-Hayes Street, Cagayan de Oro City.


PostHeaderIcon I lost my focus after Typhoon Sendong hit our city

This is  not only because we were directly hit my the killer flash flood but also because I was busy as volunteer  of an organization  giving relief goods  to flood victims.

Time flew so fast and I almost forget that  next month will be  our annual CONCERT AND SYMPOSIUM  dubbed as ‘ TRUE LOVE WAITS”. Thanks to my core group who reminded me for the planning  of the event.

. We met last Saturday and was able to come with a concept ( Love on Trial). I hope our sound system and musical instruments will be ready for the big event.Got to browse art usb dual tube pre review . We need this gadget as soon as possible .

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