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Tips for the best balsa adventure (Laguindingan or Alubijid floating cottage)

Tips for the best balsa adventure (Laguindingan or Alubijid floating cottage)

Cagayan de Oro City, Features, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Oriental, Tourism, Travel, Videos
It's summer! And you know what that means - we all need a respite from the scorching heat. One of the surefire ways to cool off is to hit the beach or, in this case, have a balsa adventure! A balsa is basically a floating cottage or raft largely made of bamboo and wood. Balsas have become ubiquitous especially off the shores of Laguindingan and Alubijid in Misamis Oriental (and in Cagayan de Oro City, last I heard!). I'm aware of the issues surrounding the operations of Balsa in Alubijid and Balsa in Laguindingan so I leave it all up to you guys to decide if you want to patronize but I do want to emphasize that I totally support responsible and sustainable local tourism efforts. So anyway...my relatives and I went on a balsa adventure recently and I have a few tips for you before y...
Kagay-an CDO Fiesta 2013 schedule of events

Kagay-an CDO Fiesta 2013 schedule of events

Announcements, BIMP-EAGA, Blogging, Cagayan de Oro City, Culture, Entertainment, Events, Features, Festivals, Fiesta, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Oriental, News, Tourism
Kagay-an Festival 2013 schedule of activities. Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar "Oca" Moreno has said that the 2013 CDO Fiesta will push through this year. This, despite the recent news about the bombing incident at Rosario Arcade, Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao, Philippines. The Kagay-an Festival 2013, which is celebrated in honor of patron Saint Augustine, will hold the theme "Higalaay: The Kagay-an Festival 2013." Higalaay means "friendly gathering/friendly atmosphere." Check out this Kagay-an Festival 2013 schedule of events: KUMBIRA: Aug 14-31, 2013 Limketkai Mall Atrium (Kumbira is a professional and student culinary show and live competition. It is the largest culinary event in Mindanao. Check out what happened during Kumbira 2012) GARDEN SHOW: August 15-31...
Laguindingan International Airport To Open On April 2013

Laguindingan International Airport To Open On April 2013

Announcements, BIMP-EAGA, Cagayan de Oro City, Flights, Misamis Oriental, News, Northern Mindanao, Tourism, Travel
UPDATE: The opening has been deferred to JUNE 15, 2013 although it must be emphasized that the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines - Northern Mindanao office has YET to receive a formal, official order from Malacanan Palace. Finally! The most-awaited opening of the Laguindingan International Airport will finally be held on April 30, 2013. This, according to Philippine President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III himself. During Aquino's most recent visit to Northern Mindanao (actually, the very same day Team PNoy visited Alubijid and Cagayan de Oro City to kickstart their Mindanao sorties), he shared the good news - Laguindingan Airport will be operational by April 30, 2013. Not 100 percent operational, however, but it will definitely play host to several flights. The major areas ne...
Dropzone extreme at Dahilayan Adventure Park Bukidnon

Dropzone extreme at Dahilayan Adventure Park Bukidnon

BIMP-EAGA, Blogging, Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro City, Features, Leisure, Mindanao, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Oriental, Northern Mindanao, Resorts, Reviews, Society, Tourism, Travel
Folks, this is one extreme ride that will separate the men from the boys! Looking for one absolutely breathtaking extreme adventure in Mindanao? Why not try the latest extreme ride at Dahilayan Adventure Park - the Dropzone! This extreme adventure ride is the newest feature at Dahilayan Adventure Park a.k.a. the home of Asia's longest dual cable zipline! Dropzone is where the rider gets hoisted at least 120 feet above the ground. The rider then has to pull the ripcord that would allow him or her to take a deep dive and swing akin to a huge pendulum! Want to know how fast the dive would be? Try 50 mph! Mindanaoan and other online media practitioners visited Dahilayan Adventure Park in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon recently. That visit was related to the "Barog, Kagay-anon" series of eve...
Full text of travel advisory – CDO white water rafting fully operational again

Full text of travel advisory – CDO white water rafting fully operational again

Announcements, Business, Cagayan de Oro City, Features, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, News, Northern Mindanao, Tourism, Travel
So as we all know, the Department of Tourism launched a new tourism logo and slogan --- "It's more fun in the Philippines"! But for Typhoon Sendong (international name: Washi) victims in Cagayan de Oro City, Iligan City and Dumaguete, things weren't exactly "fun" ever since the December 16, 2011 floods. To date, more than 1,400 people have died in CDO alone and hundreds more are still missing. In Iligan and Dumaguete, it's the same scenario. Lots of lost lives, damaged properties and broken dreams. Slowly but surely, however, things are picking up, thanks to selfless volunteers and generous souls. For weeks, so many relief operations were launched. Then rehabilitation efforts. Now, it's time to REBUILD. And for Kagay-anons, tourism can really play a big role in rebuilding CDO. Thi...

CDO Christmas Bazaar at Magsaysay Park Divisoria

Announcements, Arts, Beauty, Business, Cagayan de Oro City, Consumer, Corporate, Fashion, Food, Gifts, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Oriental, Northern Mindanao, Shopping
Christmas activities here and there! Have you done your Christmas shopping yet? I've already finished my initial Christmas shopping tasks but you guys know how it is during Christmas --- nothing's ever enough! It's the season for good food, time with family and friends, merriment and loads and loads of shopping trips! This season, why not hunt for bargains in the second “CDO CHRISTMAS BAZAAR – Handog Pamasko sa Kagay-an” at the Magsaysay Park, Divisoria. The Christmas bazaar will formally open on December 9, 2011. The Christmas bazaar, which will kick off with a variety show featuring local talents and artists, is a joint project of the Cagayan de Oro City local government and select students of the School of Business and Management - Xavier University. This CDO Christmas bazaar activit...

Zest Air promo Manila to Cagayan de Oro, Manila to Zamboanga

Announcements, BIMP-EAGA, Business, Cagayan de Oro City, Consumer, Davao City, Flights, Mindanaoan Update, Reviews, Tourism, Travel, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Peninsula, Zamboanga Sibugay
Budget airline Zest Air Philippines has a promo for two Mindanao to Manila (and vice versa) routes. Zest Air says that they have an ongoing seat sale from Manila to Cagayan de Oro (and vice versa) and Manila to Zamboanga (and vice versa). This promo from Zest Air can be availed for as low as Php 688.00. Just in case it'll be your first time to travel to these two Mindanao areas, you may want to read my posts about CDO and Zamboanga. Manila to Cagayan de Oro - 688 pesos Booking Period: June 8 to July 7, 2011 Travel Period: July 8 to October 15, 2011 Manila to Zamboanga - 688 pesos Booking Period: June 8 to July 14, 2011 Travel Period: July 15 to October 15, 2011 You can call the Zest Air hotline number in Manila at (+63) 2 - 8553333 Or you can book your ticket online via their ...

Metro Manila residents pick Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Surigao as top travel destinations

Advocacy, Cagayan de Oro City, Davao City, Davao Del Norte, Davao del Sur, Features, Leisure, Mindanaoan Update, News, Surigao, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Tourism, Travel
According to a recently conducted survey, residents living in Metro Manila chose Davao City, Surigao and Cagayan de Oro City - all Mindanao towns, of course - as some of their top dreamland destinations. Woohoo! Go Mindanao :D According to the survey, money, time, promise of fun and adventure, or plain reclusion, at least for the summer, were cited as major factors that would determine the final destination. Sabagay, who wouldn't want to visit areas like this one in Davao? * Paradise Island, Davao * Or try this one in Cagayan de Oro? (more…)

The Red X Jonathan Neri photography Xperience

Arts, Cagayan de Oro City, Events, Features, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Photos, Society, Tourism
Team Oro, a Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao-based group composed of very talented photographers, stylists, visual artists and graphic designers, is currently presenting an event dubbed "Red X: The Jonathan Neri Photography Xperience" at the Cagayan de Oro City Tourism Showhouse, Divisoria. The exhibit, which will run from November 27 to December 27, 2008, will showcase Onat Neri's artisty, passion and "eye" for beauty and detail. Check out the poster in this page. The poster for this event in Mindanao, Philippines is designed by Team Oro member Bon. Pretty neat, huh? If you need to commission Bon for any design work, graphic work, caricatures/drawings, layout and even for photography services, do contact (+63) 919 238 6575. You may also send an email to asteriskEC (at) gmail (dot) com TE...