Knights of Rizal Dimasalang Chapter, Toronto Kapuso Lions Club


Sir Joaquin (Jojo) T. Taduran, Jr.(left), KGOR deputy commander of the Knights of Rizal Dimasalang Chapter, has convinced Dario Agustin, to join the  Rizal Dimasalang Chapter and the Toronto Kapuso Lions Club in order to continue serving the Filipino community in Toronto and other parts of the province of Toronto.

Sir Mario Alpuerto, KGOR, is the Chapter Commander of the Knights of Rizal Dimasalang Chapter with  Sir George R. Poblete, KGCR, is the Chapter Adviser. Sir Eduardo C. Prillo, KGOR, the incumbent Regional Commander of the Knights of Rizal Canada Region, together with  Sir Jaime T. Marasigan, KGOR, Rizal Supreme Council Supreme Council Deputy Supreme Council Exchequer, belong to the Rizal Dimasalang Chapter.

Sir George R. Poblete, KGCR, and Sir Jaime t. Marasigan, KGOR, served as the Regional Commanders of the  Knights of Rizal Canada. Region.

Sir Mario Alpuerto, KGOR, is the Rizal Canada Region Exchequer and chairman of the of the Special Project. Sir Joaquin (Jojo) T. Taduran, Jr., KGOR,  is the Rizal Canada Region Pursuivant and chairman of the Public Relations and Publicity Committee.

Dario Agustin is just waiting for the right time to officially submit his officially submit his application papers to the Knights of Rizal Dimasalang Chapter  and the Toronto Kapuso Lions Club. (Manuel Papa)

Tulingan Festival 2016

Street performers depict fisher folk and mackerel tuna, known locally as tulingan, during the Tulingan Festival in the town of Sultan Naga Dimaporo in Lanao del Norte. The town marked its 63rd Charter Day last October 4. (Richel V. Umel)

Filipino Lauro Eklund stars in National Geographic

Yukon river run

 

Lauro Eklund (left), who was born in Cebu, Philippines in 1996, stars in National Geographic channel show “Yukon River Run”. Lauro’s father, Neil, told Sun.Star website at www.sunstar.com.ph that they still visit the Philippines often. Lauro is featured in this year’s show and is seen to carry the Yukon log raft legacy when his father retires. According to the National Geographic, Lauro has been doing the Yukon trip since he was 10 years old with his father, but this year will be his first time to go on an adventure on his own. (Photo grab from Lauro Eklund’s Instagram)

Fil-Am professor shapes global business thinking

A FILIPINO-AMERICAN professor is shaping the global business thinking around the world through his works.

Doctor J. Mark Munoz started his career in senior international management roles and became the Account Director for the United States and Asia-Pacific for a market research and consulting firm based in New Jersey.

Munoz studied high school at the University of the Philippines in Cebu, acquired his bachelor’s degree at the West Visayas State University in Iloilo, and finished his Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Management at the University of San Jose – Recoletos in Cebu.

He is currently teaching at the Millikin University and is collaborating with students to create strategic plans for Fortune 500 companies and businesses in China, Italy, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Korea, and New Zealand.

Every year, he directs a two-week international travel immersion course for MBA students in the US. In the past 10 years, he facilitated post-graduate business programs in Germany and China.

He also founded an International Mentorship Program, which allows students from around the world to mentor each other on international business issues.

Published Books

Aside from teaching, he continues to write books of global significance.

He just completed a book on Hispanic Latino Entrepreneurship and is wrapping up one on African American Entrepreneurship. He is also editing two books: Managerial Forensics and Strategies in University Management, which gather the views of top experts and writers from around the world.

Born a Filipino and starting out from humble beginnings, Dr. Mark Munoz is a living proof that the Filipino can make important academic and business contributions to the world.

His success in writing paved the way for numerous books with a global theme, including Winning Across Borders (based on a globalization study covering 35 countries), A Salesman in Asia (strategic selling methods for Asia-Pacific), International Social Entrepreneurship (strategies for creating socially driven business enterprises), Contemporary Microenterprise: Concepts and Cases (pioneering book on small businesses worldwide), and Handbook on the Geopolitics of Business (reference guide on how geography, economics and politics impact global business).

Munoz completed a total of nine books. Most of the books are distributed globally and were used as business reference materials in several courses around the world.

Career and Awards

In 2001, he joined the academe in the US and worked as an Assistant Professor of International Business at the Millikin University in Illinois.

In 2005, he was honored with the Calatagan Literary Award by the Philippine American Writers and Artists Association. This award was for the book “Land of My Birth” – a socio-political critique of the Philippines that has been described as the contemporary version of Dr. Jose Rizal’s book Noli me Tangere.

In 2012, he was recognized as Distinguished Scholar by the Academy of Global Business Advancement.

In 2013, he was accorded the Teaching Excellence Award by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) – one of 10 in the entire world.

In the past 14 years, Munoz’s career blazed the trail with numerous researches, writing, and teaching awards.

He now holds the highest academic rank of Full Professor. (PR)

Order of the Knights of Rizal

PCCFInduction 162Photo shows Sir Juancho de los Santos, KCR, chapter commander of the Order of the Knights of Rizal, is shown in photo conferring notes with Sir Joaquin T. Taduran Jr., KCR, chancellor of the OKOR-Scarborough Chapter in conjunction with the two chapters coordinated efforts in the implementation of their respective projects in support of the OKOR-Canada Region headed by Sir Jaime T. Marasigan, KGOR, who will head the OKOR-Canada Region during the 20th Global Assembly of the Order of the Knights of Rizal on February 19-22, 2015 at the Heritage City of Vigan, Ilocos Sur. (St. Jamestown News Service, Manny Papa & Dindo Orbeso)

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‘Nonsense’ ordinance

Cebu City speed limit

Wala gyud ko kasabot aning balaod ni [Cebu City Mayor] Mike Rama sa SRP. Twelve years na ko nagdrive-drive ug so far, mao pa ni pinaka-nonsense nga balaod ako nasugatan. Common sense Mr. Mayor?

Photo taken on February 7, 11:23 a.m.

By Kristian Flores

 

Dinagat Festival 2014

A contingent dance in honor of the sea during the 14th Dinagat Festival last Sunday. Formerly called the Bakasi Festival, Cordovanhons are proud of their fishing heritiage and they show it through the Dinagat Festival, held every August. The celebration is also in honor of the town’s patron Señor San Roque.  (Alan Tangcawan photo)

Hiyas sa Kadayawan 2014 candidates

Clad in their ethnic costumes, 11 contestants hand-picked by their tribes for this year’s Hiyas sa Kadayawan were presented during yesterday’s flag raising ceremony at the Davao City Hall on Monday. The candidates represent the 11 indigenous and Islamized tribes of Mindanao who have made Davao City their home: Ata, Maguindanao, Tagabawa Bagobo, Kalagan, Bagobo K’lata, Sama, Matigsalug, Tausug, Obu Manuvu, Maranao, and Iranun. (Seth delos Reyes)

More photos here: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/gallery

Hiyas sa Kadayawan 2014 candidates

Clad in their ethnic costumes, 11 contestants hand-picked by their tribes for this year’s Hiyas sa Kadayawan were presented during yesterday’s flag raising ceremony at the Davao City Hall on Monday. The candidates represent the 11 indigenous and Islamized tribes of Mindanao who have made Davao City their home: Ata, Maguindanao, Tagabawa Bagobo, Kalagan, Bagobo K’lata, Sama, Matigsalug, Tausug, Obu Manuvu, Maranao, and Iranun. (Seth delos Reyes)

More photos here: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/gallery