I’m heading to Manila tomorrow and will stay there for about a week. Whenever I’m in Manila, apart from business meetings, attending events and catching up with dear friends, I always see to it that I also allot some of my time watching my favorite musician-friends play.
One of the events I’m eager to catch is the week-long Independence Music Fest 2013 at Tiendesitas Activity Center, Ortigas, Pasig. Together with my friends, I plan to catch the Oktaves (featuring Ely Buendia), K.A. Antonio and Rivermaya (woohoo!) on June 4, 2013 and Freestyle, Paolo Santos (whom I’ve had the chance to work with not too long ago) and my super favorite Jay Durias of South Border on June 5, 2013. Speaking of Jay Durias, this music fest is the only reason why I had to MOVE my Manila trip haha! I was supposed to leave last week but opted to fly on the week of Jay’s gig That’s how big of a fan and supporter I am!
Will you also be at the Independence Music Fest 2013? Check out the other artists who will play that week:
Let me know if you’ll be around. Tweet me at @mindanaoan
Here’s one of my favorite Jay Durias songs. This one is included in his “Songs I Grew Up With” project album. I wrote an album review here:
I am involved in a new project and I’m really, really excited about this! I’ve been trying to keep this under wraps for a while now but now it can be told.
Seda Centrio Hotel, the newest luxury hotel in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao, Philippines, is set to hold a very special event on June 15, 2013. It’s so special that Seda Hotel Centrio CDO folks are flying in celebrities, artists and even national media friends. I can’t divulge more details but suffice it to say that this will be the must-have invite of the year!
For the uninitiated, Seda Centrio CDO is the latest boutique-business hotel owned and managed by Ayala Land. This Cagayan de Oro downtown hotel features top-class recreational facilities like an outdoor pool, fitness center and a kiddie pool. This CDO hotel also offers high quality room facilities including laptop safe box, ironing facilities, television LCD/plasma screen, hair dryer and complimentary bottled water.
This time, I have more exciting news for you! Rustan’s CDO supermarket is sponsoring a Walkathon! The Rustan’s Fresh Cagayan de Oro Walkathon will be held on May 18, 2013, 5 AM, Centrio Mall. There will be two categories – 3K and 5K. Registration fee for the 3K – Php 200.00 while for the 5K – Php 300.00
Your registration fee includes a really nice jersey (check out the photo below), snacks and finisher’s loot bag! How’s that for a really sweet deal? And take note – this walkathon is for a really nice cause. ALL PROCEEDS go to Typhoon Sendong survivors at Xavier Ecoville, an Ateneo de Cagayan-Xavier University-led resettlement initiative for Typhoon Sendong survivors.
You may register at La Cabana Spa and at the Walkathon booth near the CM Recto entrance of Centrio Mall. Mindanaoan.com will also frequently be at the Centrio Mall registration booth so in case you’ll be there, please feel free to let me know Would love to meet my readers!
Here’s the Rustan’s Fresh CDO Walkathon route map:
I hope you guys join the Rustan’s Fresh CDO Walkathon It’s a great way to spend your Saturday with family and friends. Please feel free to share this post