Let me make this fast and simple - S&R Membership Shopping Cagayan de Oro is holding its Members' Treat from September 30 to October 2, 2016, 8 AM to 9 PM.
That means buy 1 take 1 deals and awesome discounts of up to 50 percent! Big, big, BIG savings! And, hey, look, that's a payday weekend! :D
Trust me, the S&R CDO Members' Treat event is the perfect time to hoard on all your favorite health and beauty products, imported snacks, imported grocery, imported ice cream, frozen, fresh, produce, home items and bakery goods!
And here's a little teaser for you all - why don't you follow Mindanaoan on Facebook so you can have some ideas on which products will go on sale!!! *wink*
SHARE this good news with everyone and plan a shopping trip together! See you at S&R CD...
DERMAX CDO is finally open! If you can remember, I first shared with you the good news over the holidays and now, DERMAX Laser Center has finally opened its doors at the 3rd Floor of Ayala Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao, Philippines.
Prior to their official opening last January 8, 2015, DERMAX Laser Center CDO held a press conference. One of the speakers was DERMAX Laser Center Founder, Chairman and CEO Fred Reyes, an award-winning chemist himself. A recipient of the 2008 Achievement Award conferred by the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies, Reyes also received the 2011 Outstanding Professional Award in Chemistry from the Professional Regulations Commission.
#DERMAX CEO Fred Reyes: "#CDO has impressive purchase power that is why we opened a branch here."...
Mindanao is again setting the bar in terms of tourism. A world-class waterpark will soon open in this Southern part of the Philippines! When finished, the Php 250 Million Seven Seas Waterpark will, undoubtedly, be Mindanao's biggest tourism attraction in recent years. Seven Seas Waterpark and Resort, located at Barangay Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental, is owned by businessman Elpidio Paras of Dahilayan Adventure Park and PARASAT Cable TV fame.
In an aerial shot shared by Sir Elpie himself, you can see that the water park facility will be set on a 5 hectare piece of land. Construction of the buildings and pool infrastructure will start on the first quarter of 2015. Seven Seas Water Park and Resort is seen to be completed by the second quarter of 2016.
* Photo courtesy of Sir Elpie P...
A lot of my readers have been asking me about Kyle Jennermann, the 27 year old Canadian who wants to become Filipino. Yes, you read that right. Kyle, who apparently has fallen madly in love with our country, has been chronicling his fun and happy escapades as he tries to become Pinoy via his popular "Becoming Filipino" videos on YouTube. Click HERE to visit his YouTube channel.
I have a lot of things to say about my friend but I think it is but proper that I write a lengthier post next time. For now, he has a message for all of you. Thanks so much for following my humble blog - enjoy Christmas with your loved ones :)
After she graced the ceremonial turnover of the first mobile laboratory to a public school in Mindanao, Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo then headlined the awards night of the Globe #WonderfulMindaNOW campaign held last August 8, 2014 at the Limketkai Atrium, Cagayan de Oro City. She sang a few songs and also gave the award for the coolest spot in Mindanao.
Thanks to the top honchos of Globe Telecom, my friends and I managed to snag front row seats! Globe also gave me several VIP tickets to give away to my Mindanaoan.com readers and followers :) Thank you Globe!
Sharing with you some of the photos I took that night. I only used a Canon EOS mirrorless point and shoot camera so apologies if I don't have close-up pictures!
By the way, I also took photos using my phone ...
One of the highlights of the much-awaited Higalaay Kagay-an Festival 2014 is the 3rd Mindanao Fashion Summit, a convergence of some of Mindanao's most talented fashion designers. The 3-day event, which will be held on August 8 to 10, 2014 at the Rotunda of Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City, will showcase the works of the likes of Boogie Musni Rivera, Gil Macaibay III, Benjie Manuel, Mavy Cooper De Leon, Mark Christopher Yaranon, Alma Mae Roa and John Mark Magallanes.
One of the shows I'm pretty excited about is the Mindanaoan Show at 1PM on August 8. I heard there will be clothes made out of authentic Mindanao weaves and fabric!
Please click on the image for a larger view:
Thanks to ChadaCDO for the image!
See you at the 3rd Mindanao Fashion Summit!
Internationally acclaimed Filipino virtuoso pianist Rudolf Golez, the sole prize winner at the 1st ASEAN Chopin International Piano Competition held in Malaysia, will showcase his amazing talent via a special concert on August 9, 2014, 7 PM at the Rodelsa Hall of Liceo de Cagayan University, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.
Golez, who attended the world-renowned Juilliard School in New York City under the tutelage of Seymour Lipkin, will play the timeless music of the great genius Frederic Chopin.
Through this concert, Golez will prove exactly why he won the competition in Malaysia and why his exceptional talent has brought him to many areas around the world including the US, Asia and Europe.
For seat reservations, call (088) 858 4093 to 95 local 109. You may also call (0917)...
Following the launch of its Limketkai Mall branch, Islands Souvenirs CDO is now ready to launch its new store at Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro City on July 19, 2014, 4PM at the Centrio Activity Center.
Along with the opening of the new store, Islands Souvenirs will also formally introduce to the public the "I Heart CDO" campaign which focuses on promoting the city and tourism as well as the brand ambassadors of the said campaign.
The July 19, 2014 launch event will kick off with a special Fashion Show that will put the brand’s bestselling shirts under the spotlight. The show will feature the city’s hottest models dressed in different Islands Souvenirs shirts and looks from casual to glam, sports to street and everything in between.
The "I Heart CDO" campaign as well as the ...
Islands Souvenirs officially launched their Limketkai Mall CDO branch last June 21, 2014 and named their "I Heart CDO" brand ambassadors at the same time. The Cebu-based souvenirs store, known for revolutionizing souvenir shopping in the Philippines by transforming cottage-industry type products and giving them a fresher look, held the launch at their store located at the East Concourse, Limketkai Mall.
Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar Moreno joined Islands Souvenirs EVP Camille Aldeguer, Limketkai and Sons EVP Albino Limketkai and Miss CDO 2013 Amadea Piatti during the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Together with the launch of its Limketkai Branch, Islands Souvenirs also unveiled their I Heart Cagayan de Oro or I Heart CDO campaign, as well as their I Heart Cagayan de Oro Brand Ambassadors:...
Mercato De Oro, a night food and lifestyle market in Northern Mindanao that features homegrown entrepreneurs of Cagayan de Oro, Bukidnon, Iligan, Ozamiz, Pagadian and other neighboring provinces, relaunched last night, June 13, 2014 at the Garden area of Centrio Ayala Mall in Cagayan de Oro City.
This time around, 9 new businesses joined Mercato de Oro. The new list of merchants is composed of: Voltaire's Lechon, The Dairy Farm, Jaco Bistro, Charcoal Chicken, Ultimate Famous Chicken, Fuego to go, Bubzie's Grill, Ateng's Ihaw Ihaw, Chino's Deli, El Cabrito, Rhoda Eatery and Nanay Choleng.
Aside from the great-tasting food finds, bands also performed last night.
The night market will be open every Friday and Saturday (4pm to 2am). Make Mercato de Oro your regular weekend hangout pla...
Souvenirs from CDO? Look no further - Islands Souvenirs is finally back in Cagayan de Oro!
In a post here on Mindanaoan.com about two weeks ago, I shared that Islands Souvenirs is set to open two stores in Cagayan de Oro. Well, the first one is finally open! Located at the 1st level, East Wing (East Concourse Annex, below the escalator, in front of the ATM row), Limketkai Mall, Islands Souvenirs CDO has truly made quite a comeback :) They first opened a branch in the 90's and now the Philippines' top brand for souvenir items is back with a bang!
I was able to visit the new Islands Souvenirs Limketkai branch (much thanks to Islands Group CEO Jay Aldeguer, one of the very few people I truly admire!) and let me tell you - it's a must-visit!
Here are 3 reasons why you will love sh...
I love Filipino food. I love Chinese food. Sometimes I crave for a little bit of both and then want something interesting that I don't get to try everyday. Did that confuse you? Let me put it this way - don't we have days when we just want both Chinese and Filipino food - and then maybe something that could remind us of our memorable Asian trips - all in one table?
Good thing Michelle of Tsinoy's Pares and Mami House CDO recently invited me, my mom and Emma to try out their fare. It was the perfect way to satisfy cravings!
Nestled at Tiano - Mabini Streets, Cagayan de Oro, Tsinoy's CDO is a 7-month old restaurant that's fast gaining fans and loyal customers. Of course, judging by their establishment's name alone, we know that they serve Chinese and Filipino food. However, Tsinoy'...
Mornings with Missy Bon Bon are now sexier and extra special! Aside from their delicious pastels (a popular Cagayan de Oro pasalubong) and gelato, Missy Bon Bon now also serves new breakfast choices! They now have new omelettes, pancakes and toasts and even honest-to-goodness longtime local faves.
The yema pancake de Cagayan, for instance, is surely heaven for those with sweet tooth.
The danggit pamahaw de Cebu, composed of sun-cured salted fish, garlic rice, fried egg and vinegar dip, is sure to remind you of how simple life really is and how simple food brings us joy!
You might also like to try the Karambola - crispy pork adobo flakes with sweet bagoong rice and fried egg. Perfect for those who want something that could help kickstart the day.
Omelettes are also sexie...
Who doesn't have a love relationship with Krispy Kreme? It's the home of my favorite Original Glazed Doughnuts, good signature coffee and delicious chilled drinks. In other words, Krispy Kreme is the home of good stuff and good vibes. And for people in Cagayan de Oro, the good stuff and the good vibes are heading their way real soon!
Krispy Kreme CDO will soon open a stand-alone store at Rosario Crescent, Lim Ket Kai Mall, Lapasan! Krispy Kreme at Limketkai Cagayan de Oro is set to open its doors and light their "Fresh Doughnuts Here" sign come mid-November. Are you excited? I know I am!
During a bloggers conference with Krispy Kreme Philippines Marketing Manager Mark Gamboa and Assistant Marketing Manager for Visayas and Mindanao Nadia Shami, I found out a couple of things about...
With the Cagayan de Oro Fiesta 2013 / Kagay-an Festival 2013 drawing near, authorities in Cagayan de Oro City have emphasized their call for the public to follow certain security measures. These include the readiness to present any valid ID during onsite inspections and mandatory parking space especially during 2013 Kagay-an Festival major events. Wearing sunglasses and caps (during indoor celebrations) and bringing of backpacks will also be discouraged.
The Cagayan de Oro Fiesta 2013 schedule of events
Please take note of the guidelines below (released by the CDO government):
1. There are public events that require tight security measures. We appeal to the spectators for their cooperation on these security measures.
2. Bringing of backpacks and similar carrying bags in any...
One of the things that I just love to do is to share whatever knowledge I have on blogging, social media, Internet marketing, online publicity and how to earn money online. This is the reason why I organize blogging communities, social media clubs and various workshops. I must emphasize, however, that I also still have a lot to learn. The Internet is an ever-changing medium and if you want to maximize its power, it is but important for you to constantly learn the tricks of the trade.
So when I received an invitation to speak on Internet etiquette from the Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan School of Business and Management - Junior Financial Executives (JFINEX), I thought why not - it's the perfect opportunity for me and the students to remind ourselves of the importance of following...
Tokyo Tokyo CDO is finally open! The very first Cagayan de Oro City branch of Tokyo Tokyo opened last November 29, 2012 at the 2nd Floor of Limketkai Mall but I was pretty lucky. The night before the grand launch, Mindanaoan was among the very first to try their signature dishes - I was invited to a special gathering of friends from Tokyo Tokyo and the local media community.
By the way, a few days before its grand launch, Mindanaoan shared the news about Tokyo Tokyo Cagayan de Oro via this blog post. I was pretty stoked especially since I frequently visited Tokyo Tokyo back when I was still working in Manila. My "usuals" over at Tokyo Tokyo are the shrimp tempura, maki, pork tonkatsu and miso soup. Of course, the popular and truly delicious Tokyo Tokyo red iced tea is never far behind.
How fast time flies! Remember my Miss Kagay-an 2011 post? It seems just like yesterday! Before we know it, it's time for the Search for Miss Kagay-an 2012.
Are you interested to join the Miss Kagay-an 2012 pageant? Want to be the next Miss Cagayan de Oro City 2012 queen?
Interested Kagay-anon ladies are encouraged to attend the screening of the next Miss Kagayan on May 19 at Rhapsody Suites along Hayes-Lt. Guillermo Streets in Cogon; May 26 at Hotel Koresco and on June 2 at Rodelsa Hall of Liceo de Cagayan University. As you can see, you have 3 audition dates for the 2012 Miss Kagay-an pageant. Screening time on all dates is from 1 PM to 6 PM.
Registration forms are available at the Cagayan de Oro Tourism and Cultural Office at the City Hall and at the City Tourism booth in Diviso...
How fast time flies!
Back in 2010, I was still pitching possible names for a photography workshop to my super talented brother (who happens to be an awarded and very in-demand professional wedding photographer). He liked what I offered - "Razzle Dazzle." According to the dictionary, razzle dazzle means dazzling excitement or extravagant display of technique. Not long after that, he named his very first photography workshop "Razzle Dazzle Photography Workshop."
Fast forward two years later, Razzle Dazzle Photography Workshop is now on its 3rd cycle! This photography workshop in Mindanao is set to take place on May 5 to 6, 2012 in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao, Philippines.
Don't you want to spend two days of summer learning new photography techniques?
This CDO photography worksh...
I have a strange love affair with Max's Restaurant Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao branch. My family and I used to be regular customers when the Max's Restaurant CDO branch was still in Divisoria. I even wrote about one of their promos before. I also used to treat a lot of my Public Relations clients there before. I also organized a few political events in their function rooms. However, after I read this negative feedback about Max's Cagayan de Oro by a CDO Blogger, I decided to stay away, lest that I myself would experience the same poor service. What happened between Max's Restaurant and the CDO Bloggers was a shame, really. I do know that the CDO Bloggers President then already issued an official response. Not sure if Max's management issued an apology or statement.
Fast forward a year...
Color Me Badd. All 4 One. I literally waited decades before it happened. And when it finally did, I forgot all the questions that I wanted to ask All 4 One and Color Me Badd for the longest time. I just simply enjoyed every moment I spent with them, did not hesitate to let them know that I was a certified fan, became their self-appointed paparazzi for the day, screamed at the top of my lungs, danced onstage (gulp!) and told them again and again just how loved they all were, still are and always will be! And - get this - I spent time again with them a few days later, got autographs and a special video message from All 4 One and Color Me Badd for all my beloved readers! Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!
BUT!!! I’m getting way ahead of myself. Ch-ch-check out my big All 4 One and Colo...
Minutes after the successful All 4 One and Color Me Badd Live in CDO concert, I was told by the producers that they're bringing in another surefire hit concert to the City of Golden Friendship.
A Martin Nievera - Sarah Geronimo Live in Cagayan de Oro concert! Yes, folks, this will be MAJOR!
The Martin Nievera and Sarah Geronimo "What Love Is" Cagayan de Oro leg will be held on November 4, 2011! I have yet to ask the producers where the venue will be but I have a hunch that it'll be most likely the Atrium of Limketkai Center.
Subscribe to Mindanaoan.com (click here and please don't forget to verify!) today and be updated with the latest details on this much-awaited Martin Nievera Sarah Geronimo concert in Cagayan de Oro City!
Who knows, I might be giving away tickets to this sho...
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