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75th Cagayan Liberation Feature: Life During Wartime

  Life During Wartime When Cagayan de Oro had to mark the 75th Anniversary of its Liberation from Imperial Japan on May 12, 2020 behind closed doors, it recalled a similar situation when everyone’s freedom of movement was drastically curtailed by the Japanese Occupation from 1942 to 1945. The Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) imposed tight …

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Honoring Kagay-anon Patriots of World War II

Honoring Kagay-anon Patriots of World War II By Mike Baños On May 25, 2020, the United States celebrates Memorial Day, a federal holiday dedicated to honoring and mourning military personnel who had died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Previously observed on May 30, it has been officially moved to the last Monday of May since 1971, …

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Guerrilla Submarines in Northern Mindanao during World War II

Guerrilla Submarines in Northern Mindanao during World War II By Mike Baños (We are bringing back this story in commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Cagayan, Misamis (now Cagayan de Oro) from the Japanese during World War II.) During World War II, US Navy submarines helped supply Filipino and American guerrillas with arms, ammunition and supplies, also ferrying …

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