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Rustan’s Fresh CDO VIP night (official photos inside)

Rustan’s Fresh CDO VIP night (official photos inside)

Blogging, Business, Cagayan de Oro City, Consumer, Events, Features, Food, Headline, Mindanao, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, Muslim Mindanao, News, Northern Mindanao, Personalities, Photos, Shopping, Society
I previously mentioned here on Mindanaoan that I was involved in a recent 3-day series of events for the Rustan's Fresh CDO opening. Aside from the grand opening, Rustan's Fresh Supermarket Cagayan de Oro City also sponsored a walkathon (in partnership with Xavier EcoVille, wherein all proceeds collected from the registration fees went to the said resettlement project for Typhoon Sendong survivors) and a Rustan's Fresh Cagayan de Oro preview night attended by VIPs, trade partners, concessionaires, traditional media practitioners, bloggers, guests and other local key personalities. Hundreds of people came to get a sneak peek of the 4,186 square meter store and 17th branch in the Philippines. All of those events were huge successes and I would like to wholeheartedly thank each and ...

King of Acoustic Paolo Santos says hello to Mindanaoan

Arts, Blogging, Bukidnon, Business, Consumer, Entertainment, Events, Features, Mindanaoan Update, Music, Personalities, Society, Videos
The Philippines' King of Acoustic Paolo Santos has a very special video message for this humble blogger from Mindanao :) You see, I was a co-producer and co-event organizer of the "Moonlight Acoustic Serenade by the King of Acoustic Paolo Santos" Valentine's Day show last February 14, 2011. Interestingly, though, I wasn't around during the show itself since I was abroad :D (My assistant and I have done all the work before my trip, though...the only task left was the on-site, on-the-day coordination) So I had to contend with this video message from Paolo Santos himself. Good thing I have a very reliable assistant in the person of Erik Dave :D By the way, if you or someone you know needs events management services anywhere in Mindanao, please do not hesitate to CONTACT ME :) That Valentin...

Paolo Santos Live in Bukidnon on Valentine’s Day February 14, 2011 – buy tickets here!

Announcements, Bukidnon, Entertainment, Events, Features, Mindanaoan Artists, Music, News, Personal, Personalities, Society
The one and only King of Acoustic, Paolo Santos, will invade the Province of Bukidnon, Mindanao this Valentine's Day! On February 14, 2011, at the beautiful, premiere Bukidnon resort MGM Resort in Dologon, Maramag, Bukidnon, Paolo Santos will topbill a very special Valentine's Day concert dubbed "Moonlight Acoustic Serenade." Paolo Santos is the pioneer of acoustic here in the country and is best known for his soulful renditions of the well-loved "Moonlight Over Paris," "Overjoyed," "Coffee Cup" and "Photograph." Celebrate love, magic, hope and romance with a multi-platinum, multi-awarded artist! And here's good news for you who want to watch Paolo Santos Live in Bukidnon - you may purchase your tickets online right here on Mindanaoan.com! (more…)

Off to Manila – and I’m attending the 17th National PR Congress!

Announcements, Blogging, Business, Corporate, Events, Flights, Media, Mindanaoan Update, Personal
It's exactly 5:31 AM. September 21, 2010. I'm bound for Manila today. I'm supposed to be at the airport in a few hours' time but I can't resist this chance to go online and blog in order to share one piece of good, exciting news - Mindanaoan is attending the 17th National Public Relations Congress! WOOT! :) Yes, my earlier post got me a free delegate pass to the country's most prestigious PR event of the year! As a practising publicist, social media consultant, blogger and media practitioner, this opportunity to listen to and learn from top PR and media executives is absolutely a blessing! I am looking forward to all the talks - especially those by Weber Shandwick Asia Pacific Chairman Tim Sutton and Ogilvy Southeast Asia Director Andrew Thomas. (more…)

Help me attend PR 2.0: 17th National Public Relations Congress

Bisaya, Blogging, Business, Corporate, Features, Headline, Internet, Journalism, Media, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, Opinion, Personal, Society
The 17th National Public Relations Congress will be held on September 23 and 24, 2010 at the Grand Ballroom, InterContinental Manila, Makati City, Philippines with the theme “PR2.0 Build. Engage. Deliver.” and I absolutely want to attend! I may have been in the public relations/media/marketing/advertising/events industry for several years now and I may own a small public relations agency in the Philippines but I have yet to attend a national conference led by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines. Methinks attending this PR congress will help me as a Filipino publicist and I have a couple of reasons why: 1. I am one who actively incorporates blogging and other forms of social and new media in my work. While I still practise public relations the "traditional" way, I have starte...

Sitti: In Love With Bossa, A Pre-Valentine Concert in CDO on Feb. 6, 2010!

Announcements, Arts, Cagayan de Oro City, Entertainment, Events, Features, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Music, Society
A pre- valentine concert to benefit Balay Mindanaw Foundation Inc., will be held on February 6,2010 at the Grand Caprice, Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro. One week prior to Valentine’s Day, Cagayan De Oro will be captured with love and romance as the Philippines’ Bossa Nova Queen, Sitti Navarro, will perform at her best in the concert entitled “Sitti: In Love With Bossa”. Sitti: In Love with Bossa A Pre-Valentine Concert Grand Caprice Ballroom Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Saturday, February 6, 2010 TICKETS are available at all Dunkin Donuts outlets, Grand Caprice and Udangs Restaurant This event is proudly sponsored by www.Mindanaoan.com, Bukidnon Online and ASTERISK Events and Communications Interested ticket buyers can also leave their contact d...

Write about your Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3 experience and win a NOKIA phone

Announcements, Blogging, Cagayan de Oro City, Contests, Events, Media, Mindanaoan Update, Northern Mindanao
Were you one of the participants of the recently concluded Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3? If yes, then here's your chance of winning a spanking brand new Nokia 6730 cellphone! The CDOBloggers, Inc. the organizing group of the recently held MBS3 event, is holding a blogging contest. Blog about your experience in the 3rd Mindanao Bloggers Summit in Cagayan de Oro City and get a chance to win a Nokia 6730 cellphone. To qualify, mention the following sponsors: (don’t forget to link the sponsors or make the links of the following sponsors active!) Asterisk Event and Communications – asteriskeventsandcommunications.com Nokia OVI – www.ovi.com Smart Communication – smart.com.ph Make Your Own Havaianas – spruce.ph 1st Rafting Adventures – www.raftingadventurephilippines.com UltraCraft – ...

Message of Senator Kiko Pangilinan for the Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3 participants

Announcements, Blogging, Cagayan de Oro City, Events, Features, Internet, Media, Mindanaoan Update, News, Personalities, Politics, Society, Videos
Thanks to the very amiable Nina (I super, super owe you!) and of course to Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan, we were able to play this very special video message for the participants of the Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3. Needless to say, Mindanaoan is absolutely proud of the trust and confidence that Senator Kiko has extended to me. Daghang salamat! :) To Nina --- Mindanaoan super appreciates this! I know it was difficult to pull this off especially since Senator Kiko was scheduled to arrive from his ASEAN trip HOURS before the start of the summit (he arrived last Friday and the summit was last Saturday) but you still managed to produce this! Daghang salamat! :) And to all of the participants of the MBS CDO, enjoy :) For official press releases of the recently concluded Mindanao...

Make Your Own Havaianas 2009 CDO leg a huge success – my first MYOH experience!

Beauty, Blogging, Business, Cagayan de Oro City, Consumer, Corporate, Events, Fashion, Features, Leisure, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, Personal, Personalities, Society, Style
Thanks to SPRUCE Designer Network, Inc., to its owners Trisha and Vanessa and to its very amiable marketing officer Cristina (Hello, Miss Tiny!), I had a blast at the recently concluded Make Your Own Havaianas 2009 Cagayan de Oro leg event. The MYOH 2009 Northern Mindanao event was held last October 23 to 25, 2009 at the Atrium, Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City and it was my very first Make Your Own Havaianas experience! Armed with my VIP invitation, I went to the Atrium and left with a huge smile on my face! It was fun "creating" my own special pair. No wonder Havaianaticos look forward to this special event! The whole process was not only fun but pretty fast, too. I was given a brochure where I was to write my contact information and for me to choose my preferred sole color,...

New US Embassy chief of mission, Mindanaoan leaders, new media experts to grace Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3

Advocacy, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Announcements, Blogging, Cagayan de Oro City, Events, Internet, Mindanaoan Update, News, Northern Mindanao, Technology
Considered unprecedented in the Philippine blogosphere, a top ranking United States Embassy dignitary is set to grace the Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3 on October 24, 2009 in Cagayan de Oro City. Deputy Chief of Mission Leslie Bassett, along with Mindanaoan leaders and leading new media experts, will grace the summit this year, which holds the theme, “Mindanao: Bag-Uhon Ang Panan-aw” (Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao, Philippines – October 21, 2009) – Considered unprecedented in the Philippine blogosphere, a top ranking United States Embassy dignitary is set to grace the much-awaited Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3, which will be held on October 24, 2009, 8am to 5pm, Pearlmont Inn, Limketkai Drive, Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao. Deputy Chief of Mission Leslie Bassett will deliver the keynote ad...

Rock the Vote Cagayan de Oro leg – Thousands pledge to register and vote in 2010 elections

Advocacy, Announcements, Blogging, Bukidnon, Business, Cagayan de Oro City, Campus, Entertainment, Events, Features, Government, Internet, Journalism, Mindanaoan Update, Music, News, Northern Mindanao, Personal, Personalities, Photos, Politics
Roughly 8,000 people made the pledge to register and vote in the May 2010 national elections last July 30, 2009 during the Rock the Vote 2009 Cagayan de Oro City leg held at Xavier University Gymnasium, Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao. Rock the Vote is a musical cum advocacy show which aims to encourage people especially first time voters to register at the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and exercise their right to suffrage. Rock the Vote is also a part of the ongoing Register and Vote (RV) campaign, which is led by Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan. Pangilinan, along with author Atty. Alex Lacson, AKBAYAN Party List Rep. Risa Hontiveros and Bayan Muna Party List Rep. Teddy Casino, led the reading of a unity statement which declares commitment to bring about needed change through ...

The Register and Vote (RV) bus is set to visit Cagayan de Oro City Mindanao

Advocacy, Announcements, Arts, Blogging, Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro City, Camiguin, Entertainment, Features, Headline, Internet, Mindanaoan Update, Music, News, Northern Mindanao, Personalities, Society, Technology, Travel, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Peninsula, Zamboanga Sibugay
Next stop: Mindanao! After doing the rounds in Quezon City, Tacloban and Cebu City, the colorful Register and Vote (RV) bus is now set to visit Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao! On July 30, 2009, the RV bus, which symbolizes the Register and Vote (RV) Campaign, will tour around CDO in the hope to draw out around 5 to 9 million Filipino voters for the May 2010 elections. And not only that --- the presence of the RV bus and its "RV drivers" led by Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan will also signal the start of the much-awaited Cagayan de Oro leg of "Rock The Vote" --- a FREE concert featuring various artists. Check out how the RV bus looks like: The RV Campaign aims to empower especially the first-time voters, encourage political participation among disenfranchised Filipinos and stren...

“San Mig Rock ‘n Reggae” in Sumilao, Bukidnon tomorrow, July 3, 2009

Announcements, Bukidnon, Corporate, Entertainment, Events, Features, Festivals, Fiesta, Mindanaoan Update, Music, Northern Mindanao, Personal, Personalities, Society
In celebration of the 53rd Anlaw Ta Sumilao, San Miguel Beer and San Miguel Foods proudly present "SAN MIG ROCK 'N REGGAE" - a live band concert featuring reggae masters Native In Town and a Cagayan de Oro City-based band. This event is happening on Friday, July 3, 2009, 7 PM at the Kisolon Gymnasium, Municipality of Sumilao, Bukidnon. Fun prizes and freebies to be given away! So come one, come all. And oh, this event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! So yup, FREE ENTRANCE! :) Native In Town is best known for their infectious reggae beats and songs. This group is a regular during Bukidnon's Kaamulan Festival and they used to play in various bars in CDO. Their last gig was in Oroquieta City. Meanwhile, if you guys need an events organizer in the CDO / Bukidnon / Iligan / Davao and Butuan a...

So this is how it feels when Piolo Pascual greets you

Bukidnon, Entertainment, Events, Features, Festivals, Kaamulan Festival, Mindanaoan Update, Movies, Personal, Personalities, Videos
I must admit, I'm kilig to the bones. Although I know by heart every single word Piolo Pascual said in this video greeting that he did (I should because I wrote the words LOL), I still cannot help but feel giddy. Piolo is Piolo! And he has always been very nice to me...so I have nothing but respect and admiration for the man. The last time I spoke to him was when I watched the ASAP show live at ABS-CBN Manila late last year. And I tell you, he really is one charmer! :D Check out the video greeting he did for his "fellow Bukidnons" (he, along with "Love Me Again - Land Down Under" co-star Angel Locsin, is an adopted child of the Province of Bukidnon) in time for the Kaamulan 2009. Piolo's looking dapper in that video, don't you think? Thank you very much to Miss Mariole and Miss Lulu ...