WELCOME TO THE BUSINESSWEEK MINDANAO GROUP OF NEWSPAPERS.
BusinessWeek Mindanao (November 13, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (November 13, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (November 12, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (November 12, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (November 11, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (November 11, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (November 10-11, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (November 10, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (November 9, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (November 9, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (November 9, 2015)CDOTIMES (November 7-13, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (November 6, 2015)Mindanao Daily News (November 6, 2015)Mindanao Daily News (November 5, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (November 4, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (November 4, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (November 2-3, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (November 2-3, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (October 30, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (October 30, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (October 29, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (October 28, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (October 28, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (October 27, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (October 26, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (October 26, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (October 25, 2015)The Cagayan Times (October 24-30, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (October 24, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (October 23, 2015)Businessweek Mindanao (October 22-23, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (October 22, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (October 22, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (October 21, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (October 21, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (October 21, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (October 20, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (October 20, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (October 19, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (October 19, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (October 19, 2015)CDOTIMES (October 17-23, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (October 17, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (October 16, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (October 15-16, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (October 15, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (October 13-14, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (October 14, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (October 14, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (October 13, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (October 13, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (October 12, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (October 12, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (October 12, 2015)CDOTIMES (October 10-16, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (October 8-9, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (October 9, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (October 9, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (October 8, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (October 6-7, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (October 7, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (October 7, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (October 6, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (October 6, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (October 5, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (October 5, 2015)CDOTIMES (October 3-9, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (October 3, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (October 2, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (October 2, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (October 2, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (October 1, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (October 1, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (September 30, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 30, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (September 30, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 29, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (September 28-29, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 28, 2015)Mindanao Daily Davao (September 28, 2015)CDOTIMES (September 26-October 2, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 25, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (September 24-25, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 24, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (September 24, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (September 23, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 23, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 22, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (September 22, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (September 21-22, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 21, 2015)CDOTIMES (September 18-25, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (September 19-20, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 19, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 18, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (September 17-18, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 17, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (September 17, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (September 16, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 16, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 15, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (September 14-15, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 14, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (September 14, 2015)CDOTIMES (September 12-18, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (September 11, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 11, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (September 11, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 10, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (September 10, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (September 10, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (September 9, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 9, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 8, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (September 8, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (September 8, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 7, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (September 7, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (September 7, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (September 6-8, 2015)CDOTIMES (September 5-11, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 4, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (September 4, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (September 3-4, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 3, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (September 3, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (September 2, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 2, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (September 2, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (September 2, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 1, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (September 1, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (August 31, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (August 31, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (August 31, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (August 30 - September 1, 2015)CDOTIMES (August 29 - September 4, 2015)Mindanao Daily News (August 29, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (August 28, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (August 28, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (August 28, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (August 27, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (August 27, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (August 27, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (August 26, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (August 26, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (August 26, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (August 26, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (August 25, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (August 25, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (August 24, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (August 24, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (August 23-24, 2015)CDOTIMES (August 22-28, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (August 21, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (August 21, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (August 21, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (August 20, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (August 20, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (August 19, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (August 19, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (August 18, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (August 18, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (August 17, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (August 17, 2015)Mindanao Star (August 15-21, 2015)CDOTIMES (August 15-21, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (August 14-15, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (August 14, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (August 14, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (August 14, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (August 13, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (August 13, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (August 13, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (August 12, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (August 12, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (August 12, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (August 12, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (August 11, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (August 11, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (August 11, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (August 10, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (August 10, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (August 10, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (August 10, 2015)CDOTIMES (August 8-14, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (August 7, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (August 7, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (August 7, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (August 7, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (August 6, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (August 6, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (August 5, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (August 5, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (August 5, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (August 5, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (August 4, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (August 4, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (August 4, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (August 3, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (August 3, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (August 3, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (August 3, 2015)Mindanao Daily News (August 1, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (July 31, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (July 31, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (July 30-31, 2015)CDOTIMES Commemorative Edition (July 31, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (July 30, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (July 30, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (July 29, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (July 29, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (July 29, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (July 28-29, 2015)CDOTIMES (July 25-30, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (July 28, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (July 28, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (July 28, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (July 27, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (July 27, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (July 27, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (July 24-25, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (July 24, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (July 24, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (July 24, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (July 23, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (July 23, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (July 22-23, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (July 22, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (July 22, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (July 22, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (July 21, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (July 21, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (July 21, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (July 20-21, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (July 20, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (July 20, 2015)CDOTIMES (July 18-24, 2015)Mindanao Daily News (July 18, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (July 17, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (July 17, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (July 17, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (July 16-17, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (July 16, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (July 16, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (July 16, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (July 15-16, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (July 15, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (July 15, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (July 14, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (July 14, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (July 13-14, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (July 13, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (July 13, 2015)CDOTIMES (July 11-17, 2015)Mindanao Daily News (July 11, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (July 10-11, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (July 10, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (July 10, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (July 10, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (July 9, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (July 9, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (July 8-9, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (July 8, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (July 8, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (July 7, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (July 7, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (July 6-7, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (July 6, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (July 6, 2015)Mindanao Daily News (July 5, 2015)CDOTIMES (July 4-10, 2015)Mindanao Daily News (July 4, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (July 3-4, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (July 3, 2015)Mindanao Daily Business (July 3, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (July 2, 2015)Mindanao Daily Davao (July 2, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (July 2, 2015)BusinessWeek Mindanao (July 1-2, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (July 1, 2015)Mindanao Daily Davao/Business (July 1, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (July 1, 2015)Mindanao Daily Northmin (June 30, 2015)Mindanao Daily Davao (June 30, 2015)Mindanao Daily Caraga (June 30, 2015)


MisOr LGU invites investors to Lasang Secret Adventure

By Misamis Oriental
Provincial Press Office

The Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental headed by Governor Oscar S.Moreno is inviting private investors to take a closer look at the future of the Lasang Secret Adventure Park in Initao municipality.

While it may at first seem rather far from Cagayan de Oro and other urban areas of the region like Iligan, Marawi, Ozamiz and Gingoog, pretty soon it’s going to be the nearest facility of its kind to the soon-to-open Laguindingan international standard airport, just two municipalities away.

Figures from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) in Lumbia Airport show passenger traffic increased by 19 percent (209,846) from 1,091,656 in 2009 to 1,301,502 in 2010. Cargo traffic grew even faster by 38 percent (6,131.84 metric tons) from 16,112.72MT in 2009 to 22,244.56MT in 2010. As a result, the number of flights fielded by the three major domestic carriers increased 17 percent (1,830) from 10,760 in 2009 to 12,590 in 2010.

Air passenger and cargo traffic is expected to grow even further with the transfer of commercial air traffic operations from Lumbia to Laguindingan in the middle of next year.

“We’re opening the Lasang Eco-Lodge and Day Spa on October 18,” said Gov. Oscar S. Moreno. “This will enable visitors to take their time in exploring the park as well as open it to the corporate market for workshops, seminars, trainings and team building programs.”

The P17.2 million Lasang Eco-Lodge and Day Spa will complement the restaurant and function rooms with suite, double, single and dormitory rooms to serve all market segments. It will also have a lobby and reception area, business center, administrative office, kitchen, linen and laundry areas, storage and utility rooms to provide guests with all the amenities of downtown hotels.

Of course, the Lasang Eco-Lodge’s piece de resistance would be its Day Spa where guests have a choice of relaxing with either the traditional hilot with trained masseurs or the more cosmopolitan Jacuzzi for jet setters and corporate denizens.

Facilities and amenities aside, there’s just no comparison since there’s no other facility this side of the province or nearby cities which can match the ambience and mystery of the Lasang Secret Adventure Park which cradles the
Lasang Secret Adventure is nestled within a 50.58-hectare virgin mossy forest divided in two by the Iligan-Butuan-Cagayan-Road (ICBR) covering portions of Initao’s barangay Tubigan and Libertad’s barangay Gimanlayan ( on the left side traveling west and across the Initao-Libertad Protected Landscape and Seascape to the right).

In September 16, 2002, then President Gloria Arroyo issued Presidential Proclamation No. 260 declaring Initao National Park and a portion of the Initao-Libertad marine waters as a protected area and its peripheral areas as a buffer zone under Republic Act 7586 (NIPAS Act of 1992) subsequently named the Initao-Libertad Protected Landscape and Seascape (ILPLS).

The Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental manages and supervises the Lasang Secret Adventure Park through a Special Use Agreement in Protected Area (SAPA)-DENRX-2010 issued by the DENR covering an area of 5,000 square meters within the ILPLS.

The P3-million Lasang project falls within the 1,300.78-hectare ILPLS traditionally known to locals as Lasang (Cebuano for forest). Old wives’ tales recall the legend of the old forest as the home of “apo” (dwarves) and anyone who dared venture into it was allegedly never seen again.

These days, however, guests can take the boardwalk at their leisure to explore the inner sanctum of the ILPLS, the last remaining stand of virgin forest in the province with its centuries-old trees and exotic flora and fauna such as the rare Philippine tarsier, hundreds of long tailed macaque monkeys (amo), monitor and sailfin lizard or iguanas (palaos and ibid or bayawak), and flying lemurs (kagwang).

Forester Liza B. Requiña, Protected Area Superintendent (PASu) of the Initao-Libertad Protected Landscape and Seascape, said the protected area has 26 identified species of trees, foremost of which are 100-year-old trees locally known as Talisai gubat (Elacocarpus monecera combretaccae), two of which are just a few steps from the limestone cliffs overlooking the sea and other Philippine heritage hardwoods like Molave (Vitex paniflona verbanaceae), Narra (Pterocarpus indicus Fabaceae) and Teak (Tectona grandis Verbenaceae).

According to data gathered by Cherry G. De Leon , guests and visitors have an opportunity to see rare birds like the green imperial pigeon (bawod), native dove (alimokon), emerald dove (manatad) , serpent eagle, Philippine Megapode (kaheal), a.k.a. Philippine Scrubfowl or Tabon Scrubfowl and Philippine Sparrow Hawk.
Other species monitored and validated by the DENR staff include King spiders and rare priority species like Steere’s Pitta, Hanging Parakeet, Little Slaty, monitor lizards, Philippine python and the Philippine monkeys (long tailed macaque).

Wildlife enforcement officer Eddie Macasusi says tarsiers sightings have been recorded in the area since 1987 and estimates their numbers could exceed 20 since they are nocturnal animals not usually sighted during the day.

The Landscape side can be accessed through a 100-meter treetop board walk which leads to a 75-step spiral staircase up to two 12 meter hanging bridges followed by a 24 meter monkey bridge. From there you can exit either through the 120-meter zipline or go back the same way through the hanging bridges, spiral staircase and boardwalk.
The Seascape side features an adventure trek which accesses four of the area’s 30 caves which are open to the public, one of which is home to split-nose bats.

Spelunkers can enjoy the sights of their stalactites and stalagmites although they would have to do it on their backs since access is quite limited only through crawling.
Seascape guests can also try viewing the wide variety of fish in the protected area and go swimming or snorkeling amidst the wide variety of coral found beneath the sea.

Finfish identified by the Protected Area Superintendent (PASu) office headed by Ms. Requiña at the proposed marine park include the Blacktipped sardine (malangsi), Striped sea catfish, Flying fish (bangsi), Red squirrel fish (baga-baga), King snapper (sagision), Soldier fish (moong), Papuan trevally (trakito), Lapu-lapu, Katambak, Butterfly fish (alibangbang), Wrasse (labayan), Parrot fish (molmol), Surgeon fish (indangan), Indian mackerel (anduhaw), Trigger fish (pakol, pugot), Toby (tikong), Tree-bar porcupine fish (botete) and flounder (palad-palad).

Dive sites, swimming areas for adults and children, picnic tables, campsites, an open cottage with view deck, barbecue pits, rest rooms, pay toilets and a conference hall are among the attractions and amenities in the Seascape side of Lasang. Guided tours by park rangers are available by previous arrangements.

The strategic location of Misamis Oriental makes the province a major transport and transshipment hub in the upper half of Mindanao.

Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro have been major contributors to the development of Northern Mindanao (Region 10). Cagayan de Oro, serves as a convergence point for commerce, education and services where most of the regional line agencies, banks and financing institutions and the best colleges and universities in Mindanao are located.

Discover the beauty of Misamis Oriental at Lasang Secret Adventure Park in Initao. For inquiries, call the Provincial Tourism Office at (08822) 727275. (Misamis Oriental Provincial Press Office)