Mindanaoan Meets World Blog

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Helping launch S&R CDO

(This article first appeared on my regular column, “Mindanaoan Meets World,” on Gold Star Daily, Mindanao’s largest newspaper. My column appears every Friday). Have you visited the recently opened S&R Membership Shopping along Kauswagan Highway, Cagayan de Oro yet? If you haven’t, you really must! It’s undeniably the current toast...

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Bukidnon Kaamulan Festival 2017 schedule of events

The largest festival in the Province of Bukidnon will be held from February 1 to March 25, 2017. Here’s the Kaamulan Festival 2017 schedule of activities. This annual Bukidnon festival, recognized by a former Tourism Secretary as the only authentic ethnic festival in the Philippines, is an event that gathers the...

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Cebu – Camiguin Island route – Two daily flights now

Traveling to Camiguin Island, a.k.a. Island Born of Fire, will be more convenient – at least starting today until early 2018. In an announcement released by Cebu Pacific Airlines, the airline announced that they will be flying twice a day to and fro Camiguin every Monday, Friday and Sunday starting...

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S&R CDO Media Rounds

(This article first appeared on my regular newspaper column on Gold Star Daily, Mindanao’s largest newspaper. My column, dubbed “Mindanaoan Meets World,” appears every Friday). Everyone’s so excited about the impending opening of S&R Membership Shopping at Zone 5, Kauswagan Highway, Cagayan de Oro that it’s practically the talk of...

4 Places To Visit In The Philippines Even During The Rainy Season

So, all right, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) guys may have declared the start of the rainy season but hey, who are we kidding? It’s forever summer here in the Philippines! The summer heat will always linger and we will always have that urge to travel...

Akamai: Philippines has marked improvements on Internet connectivity

Akamai, a leading content delivery network services provider for media, software delivery and cloud security solution, revealed on their 3rd quarter survey that the Philippines has registered significant improvements in terms of connectivity. This prompted National Telecommunications Commission Deputy Commissioner Edgardo Cabarios to say that the Philippines’ fixed-line broadband speed...

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Proudly Made In Iligan: Deliciosa Ice Cream

I love patronizing homegrown products. I think they ought to be patronized especially since these are only produced on a limited scale (attention to quality – check!). In Iligan City, an old name has pretty much resurfaced and is now making waves again. Deliciosa Ice Cream, founded in 2009, was put...

Where to stay in Camiguin Island: HillTop Camiguin

I have said it time and again. Camiguin Island remains to be one of my super favorite destinations in the Philippines. Camiguin is like a refuge – where I can enjoy peace, quiet, sun, sand, sea, surf. And recently, whenever I’m in the Island Born of Fire, I stay at...

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Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan

It’s the most frantic pedestrian crossing in the entire world. Movies like “The Fast and the Furious” and “Lost in Translation” have featured this very busy, famous intersection. The Shibuya Crossing, also referred to as “The Scramble,” is located in Shibuya, one of Tokyo, Japan’s special wards. The Shibuya Crossing...

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Take a helicopter ride and see Dahilayan Bukidnon from the sky

Barangay Dahilayan, one of the 22 barangays of the Municipality of Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, has truly evolved into Mindanao’s favorite playground. From being the home of Asia’s longest dual cable zipline to being the place where you can experience the 8-storey platform base jump to now offering helicopter rides! Dahilayan Forest...

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