I haven't written about it yet (although if you do follow me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, you'd have an idea) but, yes, I went home to the Philippines for about 3 weeks. It was a long-awaited, much-needed trip not only because I had to have my new US work visa stamped on my passport (let me know in the comments section if you want me to write about this, by the way!) but also because I have deeply missed my family, relatives, friends, clients (YASSS) and fellow bloggers!
My trip was apparently very timely. Globe Telecom wanted to hold their media and bloggers appreciation party pretty early this year (they usually send out invitations either end of November or December) and the date fell on one of my "relax/chill" days. The theme of the party was "circus" and there was supposed to...
It's probably not just mere coincidence that my first ever fun run in my entire life was dubbed "Freedom Run 2015." In a way, me joining Freedom Run CDO 2015 does depict freedom --- freedom or breaking free from taking my health for granted, from thinking that crash and fancy diets work and even from a silly plan to just save up and undergo lipo procedures in the future.
This may even sound curious but after years of promoting running events on a few of my blogs, it was only this time that I've finally, FINALLY resolved to join one. Of course, my recent interest in doing weights, going to the gym and doing CrossFit has something to do with this, too.
So, yes, Freedom Run 2015 CDO really did, in many ways than one, mean freedom for me and my "new lease in life."
Through the gen...
Note: This was published on Mindanao Gold Star Daily newspaper last March 6, 2015
I have just been re-elected as the Vice President for External Affairs of the CDO Bloggers, Inc., a non-profit, SEC-registered group composed of bloggers, online workers and social media practitioners that does not only promote the city and other parts of Northern Mindanao but also the responsible use of the Internet. I’m pretty excited with our group’s upcoming projects including a school tour where we aim to teach kids Internet etiquette, social media activism and online volunteerism as well as blog workshops where attendees can learn how to create their own blogs, draw maximum traffic for their websites and even earn online. And with the elections coming up, we also plan to use our own online mechanisms...
In 2011, the Cagayan de Oro Bloggers trekked to the city's farthest barangay. It's so far that it would take you 2 to 3 hours of land travel aboard a dump truck, with the possibility of sharing that ride with animals, vegetables and other produce and lots of other people. The dump truck transpo also only operates once a week. In other words, it can be quite an experience to travel to Besigan, Barangay Cadayunan, CDO, where there's no electricity, no paved roads, lots of school children who barely have school supplies and families who would most likely be very thrilled to receive Noche Buena packs this Christmas.
Would you like to be a Santa Claus this year and help out? We can bring your gifts for them on your behalf. Mindanaoan (who is currently the Vice President for External Affairs ...
Hi everyone! So excited to share with you all a piece of good news. My humble blog, Mindanaoan, has officially been recognized as a finalist in the Mindanao Blog Awards 2013 (MBA 2013)! Woot woot! Mindanaoan.com is one of the Best Lifestyle Blog 2013 finalists :) You can find the official announcement here.
Thank you so much, daghang salamat gyud kaayo to everyone who voted in order for Mindanaoan to be among the finalists. There will still be a final round of voting (I hope I can still count on your support ;) ) but win or lose, I am already extremely proud and grateful! Thank you :)
I remember when I won the Best Lifestyle Blog award in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and became a national finalist in the 2011 leg. The recognitions truly inspired me to help more people understa...
My Mindanaoan blog has been attracting solid traffic ever since I started posting news and updates about Centrio Ayala Mall CDO. And now that this new Cagayan de Oro mall is set to open in a few days, I thought I owed it to my loyal subscribers and readers to show what's inside Centrio.
And so I, along with several members of the CDO Bloggers, Bukidnon Bloggers and Iligan Bloggers, requested for a sneak peek of the soon-to-open Centrio Ayala Mall Cagayan de Oro. We asked for a special, exclusive tour and the Centrio Ayala CDO marketing and leasing folks granted the request. Thank you very much :)
Presenting - fun, fast facts and photos of Ayala Mall Centrio
Centrio Ayala Mall Cagayan de Oro is a 3-storey mall located at Corrales Avenue corner CM Recto Avenue. It's right ac...
Happy 3rd anniversary to the Cagayan de Oro Bloggers or CDO Bloggers! I've been blessed to have met really great friends through this bloggers group so of course I had to celebrate their big 3rd birthday with them :)
Okay, technically I'm not from CDO so technically I'm not supposed to be a part of the group but I'm an "honorary" member and the group members love me so there :P
Seriously, I feel very comfortable spending time with this group because I learn a lot from them. I also absolutely love the fact that there's hardly any CDO Bloggers gathering that's not laced with a ton of laughter! These guys are, hands down, truly cool :)
So cheers to you CDO Bloggers! Thank you for the fun times! Here's to more years of fun, fab friendship!
A bongga jump shot to commemorate the big ...
I will make this short and sweet. This Mindanao blogger will be one of the speakers during the CDO Bloggers 3rd Blogging Workshop on October 22, 2011, 1 PM to 5 PM at Loreto's Grill, #35 Tomas Saco - 6th Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao, Philippines.
My topic: Public Relations and Blogging. If you're wondering what each of these are, how the two can mix together and how important it is that the two go hand and hand, then that's exactly why you must come and attend ;)
There will be two other speakers and their topics will be about social media / SEO and web / Internet Marketing.
A very minimal fee of Php 300.00 (this is already inclusive of a meal for one) will be collected and the event will only accommodate up to 75 people.
I hope to see you guys there. I would love to ...
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 ...
MINDANAO - I'm currently in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao and just got back from a pretty fruitful meeting with some of the members of the CDO Bloggers group.
Mindanaoan joined their regular officers' meeting and pitched in some of my thoughts for the upcoming Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3, which will be held in Cagayan de Oro City come October 24, 2009. The meeting was held at one of the coffee shops here in the City of Golden Friendship.
I found the CDO Bloggers to be very friendly and warm. They also welcomed new ideas and suggestions. To all of you whom I met earlier - thank you for welcoming me into the fold ;) I look forward to working with you guys very soon!
If you wish to know more about the upcoming 3rd Mindanao Bloggers Summit 2009, please pre-register here.
By the way,...
I'm definitely looking forward to joining this year's Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3! This much-awaited bloggers event will be held on October 24, 2009 in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao. Organized by the CDO Bloggers group, the Mindanao Bloggers Summit 2009 will hold the theme, "Mindanao Bag-uhon Ang Panan-aw"
According to the organizers, the event aims to uphold Mindanao through the nice things and places it has to offer and expunge the negative notions the world has about it.
Mindanaoan will join the Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3! Will you?
If you're interested to join this great blogging event, head on down to the PRE-REGISTRATION FORM page of the official MBS 3 website.
Don't miss out this chance to meet your fellow Mindanaoan bloggers!
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