Fond of wines? In Cagayan de Oro, the only place to indulge in bestselling fine wines is at The Wine Cellar. Located at Door 6, Great Spot Arcade, JR Borja Extension, The Wine Cellar is considered a must-visit in CDO. Not only is The Wine Cellar CDO stocked with fine wines from all over the world (prices start at Php 390 per bottle), they also exclusively carry imported beers (including 1906, voted the best beer in 2014) as well as spirits.
And, with the Kagay-an Festival 2015 drawing near, this CDO wine bar has come up with various special promos. This weekend, they're offering a DRINK-ALL-YOU-CAN red and white wines treat!
For only Php 249.00, customers will be served with unlimited red and white wines plus FREE pizza slices courtesy of Oliver's Pizza next door. The promo will be o...
How does a buffet of Bavarian dishes, music from a live band and UNLIMITED BEER sound to you? Because that's exactly what you'll get when you celebrate Oktoberfest at Seda Hotel Centrio Cagayan de Oro!
Mindanaoan.com can also exclusively confirm that Seda Hotel CDO will go all-out in making the guests feel how it truly is to celebrate the popular German beer festival.
Check out what's part of the Seda Hotel CDO Oktoberfest 2013 menu:
Schweinshaxe (Bavarian style pork knuckles)
Different kinds of sausages (Frankfurter, Hungarian, Veal Chipolata, Veal Bratwurst)
And yes, free-flowing beer!
I don't know about you but doesn't this sound like a really, really good deal?
So celebrate Oktoberfest 2013 at Seda Centrio! Choose your day - Octobe...
Catch several of the Philippines' top bands and OPM artists as the Tanduay Rhum Rockfest 7 hits Surigao, Butuan and Cagayan de Oro in the next few weeks!Tanduay Rhum First Five 2013 will be in Surigao on September 20, 2013 and in Butuan City on September 21, 2013.Meanwhile, Tanduay Rhum Rockfest 2013 CDO will be held on October 11, 2013. The event will feature Parokya ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Rico Blanco, Sponge Cola, Wolfgang, Gloc 9, Chicosci, 6cyclemind, The Dawn, Kitchie Nadal, Ebe Dancel and Siakol.Planning to be in those areas to watch these top Filipino artists? Book your hotel room now!
The PBA Legends are coming to Cagayan de Oro City!
Popular Filipino basketball players Vince Hizon, Jerry Codinera, Marlou Aquino, Noli Locsin, EJ Feihl, Rey Evangelista, Bong Hawkins, Bal David, Rodney Santos and Kenneth Duremdes will comprise the PBA Legends team that will play with CDO Mayor Oscar Moreno, his son Oscar Jr. (Jang) and Team CDO All Stars on August 17, 2013 (Saturday), 6 PM at the Xavier University Gymnasium.
This fiesta basketball game is for the benefit of the Xavier University Scholarship Fund and is made possible by the City Government of Cagayan de Oro, among others.
Check out the other Cagayan de Oro fiesta 2013 events
The preliminary game will feature Team CDO and Xavier University at 4 PM. Gates open at 3 PM.
Upper Box Php 250
It's official, folks! Mindanaoan.com is again a proud Miss Cagayan de Oro beauty pageant media partner! I was a proud media partner last year. The search for the 2013 Miss Kagay-an is one of the core events for this year's most-awaited Kagay-an Festival, which will be held this August. The Cagayan de Oro fiesta is in honor of patron Saint Augustine.
Dates to remember:
July 13, 2013 4PM - Press and public presentation, Limketkai Rotunda
August 2, 2013 6PM - Evening gown competition and MEGA Fashion Show, Ayala Centrio Mall
August 10, 2013 4PM - Talent Competition, SM City CDO
August 17, 2013 - Swimsuit Competition (by invitation only)
August 24, 2013 7PM - Coronation Night, The Atrium, Limketkai Mall
Now, meet the 12 lovely official candidates for the search for Miss Cd...
The quintet known for their impressive vocal harmony will be at Ayala Centrio Mall this weekend!
The CompanY, composed of Sweet Plantado (soprano), Annie Quintos (soprano/alto), Cecile Bautista (alto), Jay Marquez (tenor) and Moy Ortiz (tenor2/bass), will be at the Centrio Mall Activity Center on Sunday, June 30, 2013, 6 PM.
The event will also serve as the CDO launch of their latest album entitled "LightHearted OPM."
Catch The CompanY at Centrio Mall this weekend! See you there :)
You can also follow Mindanaoan on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram and YouTube for updates, videos and photos on The CompanY's Centrio CDO show :)
I previously told you guys about the upcoming opening of Rustan's Fresh supermarket in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao. I'm extremely grateful and proud to be a part of that project (super thanks to J and V for the trust!)! Who wouldn't be? Rustan's Fresh CDO is the first Rustan's supermarket in Mindanao and the BIGGEST in the entire Philippines! Rustan's Fresh supermarket CDO will be located at the ground floor of Ayala Centrio Mall, near the garden area.
This time, I have more exciting news for you! Rustan's CDO supermarket is sponsoring a Walkathon! The Rustan's Fresh Cagayan de Oro Walkathon will be held on May 18, 2013, 5 AM, Centrio Mall. There will be two categories - 3K and 5K. Registration fee for the 3K - Php 200.00 while for the 5K - Php 300.00
Your registration fee incl...
Or shall we say "help d'FEET breast cancer"? :) Here's good news for runners in CDO and neighboring areas. This is also great news for those who want to help support a great advocacy.
Join the Pink Run CDO event and help defeat breast cancer! The Pink Run Cagayan de Oro event will be held on October 7, 2012 at Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City. This CDO event will have 4 running categories: 1K, 3K, 5K and 10K.
Registration starts on September 15, 2012 at the Spruce and Puma stores in Limketkai Mall.
The Pink Run CDO event is proudly organized by Thrive, a CDO Breast Cancer Awareness Advocacy Group.
Please feel free to share this news with all your friends :) Thank you and see you there!
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...
You can help save lives by participating in the Kapuso Bloodletting Day on February 17, 2012.
This bloodletting event in CDO is led by GMA Corp. Affairs, GMA Network - Cagayan de Oro in cooperation with the Philippine Red Cross - Misamis Oriental/CDO Chapter and Liceo de Cagayan University.
The Kapuso Bloodletting Day will be held on Friday, February 17, 2012, 8:30 am to 4 pm at the Liceo de Cagayan University Civic Center.
Please participate and help save lives.
Thanks and see you there!
If there's one journalist I absolutely admire, it's Maria Ressa. She's a multi-awarded journalist and former CNN Jakarta Bureau Chief. I've always wanted to meet her and I might just have the chance in a few days!
Maria Ressa will be one of the guest speakers at SIBYA - the First Northern Mindanao Student Communicators Congress.
With the theme "Social media for social change," SIBYA is organized by the Crusader Publication of Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan in cooperation with the Development Communication Department of the same school
SIBYA will also feature other speakers from Rappler:
- awarded debater, Inquirer columnist and ANC Storyline producer Patricia Evangelista
- former Ateneo de Manila Journalism Graduate Program chief, ABS CBN ethics head and investigative...
Here's a quick update to my previous post about the 10th anniversary celebration of Citihardware CDO.
I was tapped as the event manager for Citi Hardware Cagayan de Oro 10th Anniversary celebration. That was my second project for Citihardware CDO. The first one was during the opening of its Citihardware Bulua branch.
The Citihardware CDO 10th anniversary event was held at its newest and by far the second largest Citihardware outlet in the entire country - Citihardware Tablon (the largest one remains to be its Davao head office). Hundreds of people attended the event including suppliers, partners, local barangay officials and tanods and yep, members of the CDO Bloggers! (Yay, thanks guys for the unwavering support!)
The professional lights and sounds system that I commissioned (my ...
Along with several CDO Bloggers, I witnessed the launch of the SM ChriSMs campaign and the SM Christmas Centerpiece Light Up Ceremony at SM Cagayan de Oro City last November 12, 2011. This CDO event served as the official launch of the Christmas season in all SM Supermalls around the country.
Top regional and local SM officials were on hand to grace the event. Bossa nova singer Sitti Navarro and Mr. Christmas himself - Santa Claus! - were also there. Right after the light up ceremony, a lot of families had their photos taken at the SM CDO centerpiece.
I was able to take a video using my trusty Flip mino:
Here are some photos during the SM CDO Christmas Light Up Ceremony:
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...
UPDATED: Popular Visayan novelty singer Max Surban will now be part of the show!
Fancy watching a comedy show that's sure to tickle your funny bones? Here's one event in Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao that you surely don't want to miss!
The Cagayan de Oro Federation of Senior Citizens Association, Zillion Life Global and the City Government of Cagayan de Oro will make possible a special comedy musical show this October 15, 2011 --- the Pinoy Jokebox featuring Tabo at Timba back to back with Max Surban!
Tabo and Timba is a hugely popular stand-up comedy duo. Tabo and Timba is a novelty duo that's also known for their songs "Salitang Hapon," "Ibon Ko," "Dead Or Alive," "Si Tasyong Tange," "Langaw At Gagamba" and "Yakozayo."
Max Surban, on the other hand, is of course known for his mega...
Just got word today. It's a go! Confirmed! Concert King Martin Nievera and Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo will topbill the much-awaited "What Love Is" Cagayan de Oro City concert on Friday, November 4, 2011, 8 PM at the Atrium of Limketkai Center, CDO.
Martin Nievera and Sarah Geronimo Live in CDO is a go, people!
And yes, Mindanaoan.com, adjudged as the Best Lifestyle Blog for Mindanao 2010 by the Philippine Blog Awards, is one of the official media partners of the Martin Nievera - Sarah Geronimo What Love Is Cagayan de Oro concert!
This event in CDO will definitely be a surefire hit! Expect nothing less than fiery performances from both Martin Nievera and Sarah Geronimo. Both will surely light up the concert hall with their stream of hits and electrifying dance moves. November 4, 2...
Remember my earlier totally fan girl mode blog entry about me wanting oh-so-badly to watch the upcoming All 4 One and Color Me Badd concert (and basically wanting to stalk Color Me Badd)? (A lot of my faithful Mindanaoan.com readers left comments on that blog entry and some also sent me nice, sweet messages through my official Facebook page! Aww :) ) Well, it seemed my lucky stars shone brightly that day and thanks to the positive vibes you guys sent, I have fabulous news to share with all of you!
Mindanaoan.com is an official media partner of the All 4 One and Color Me Badd Live in Cagayan de Oro Philippines concert!!! :D (Just imagine that sentence as if it's blinking and there are fireworks behind the words HAHAHA!!! Yup, that's HOW excited I am!!! I already did a lot of cartwheels, ...
A couple of my friends are part of the De Oro Mountain Explorers, Inc (DOME) group so this Mindanao blogger thought of helping promote their upcoming event. DOME, in partnership with a few government agencies, is spearheading the 2nd Mindanao Mid-Year Forum and Climb on July 15 to 18, 2011 at Mt. Hibok-Hibok, Camiguin Island, Mindanao, Philippines. The event will be themed "Tapok, Tabok, Hibok."
Interested participants are requested to pay a registration fee of Php 500 each. The fee is already inclusive of an event ID, a certificate, a souvenir jersey, DENR fee plus access to a social dinner.
If you're interested to join this eco-adventure event, please check the event poster below:
Please feel free to share this page as well :)
Meanwhile, if you're heading to Camiguin Isla...
Hi everyone, how's the holidays (or should I say holiDAZE) so far? I'm still on "vacation mode" hence the lack of updates here. Interestingly, though, this humble Mindanao blog still continues to attract very good traffic every single day and for that I am really thankful. Daghang salamat to all of my regular readers and followers! Thank you so much! Please continue to support Mindanaoan by urging all of your friends to "Like" us on Facebook and to subscribe via email :)
This time around, I'd like to share with you some of the photos I took during the recently concluded "The Crooner and The Comedienne" concert featuring Richard Poon and Pokwang with special guest Markki Stroem. I know that a lot of you have been waiting for these...judging by the so many hits on my previous entries: exc...
I'd like to share with all of you the photos I took of talented comedienne Marietta Subong a.k.a. Pokwang during the "The Crooner and The Comedienne" concert last December 19, 2010, Limketkai Atrium, CDO. These are all raw photos, by the way. Apart from the watermarks, the photos have not been manipulated in any way. Please feel free to share this page and please leave a comment :) Thank you.
Also, as previously promised with you all, I'll share more videos of Richard Poon, Pokwang and Markki Stroem. I still have an exclusive video interview with Markki Stroem! Can't wait to share that with all of you! The former Pilipinas Got Talent finalist was a gentleman --- he was very eloquent, spontaneous, funny and smart. No wonder there are a lot of Markki fans out there!
In the meantime, en...
Before his big concert with Pokwang and Markki Stroem last December 19, 2010 at the Atrium of the Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City, this blogger in Mindanao got the chance to interview the Big Band Crooner himself, Richard Poon. Just in case you don't know, Mindanaoan.com was one of the proud media sponsors of the successful run of "The Crooner and The Comedienne," which was made possible by Joey Pelaez Events.
Mindanaoan.com had the chance to ask Richard Poon about his choice of music genre, how he can be an advocate of music especially among the youth, how he applies the skills he learned as an entrepreneur to his being a musician (he liked the question, by the way! :D) and what keeps him inspired these days *wink, wink* [READ THIS, just in case you think you're kindda out of the...
The long wait is over, boys and girls! Here are the most awaited photos taken during the Pupil Live in Cagayan de Oro City special concert! Ely Buendia and the rest of the Pupil band were in CDO recently for the PUMA Archive Uncovered concert series. Thanks to PUMA for bringing the boys over and of course to my favorite boutique Spruce for letting magic happen that night. All photos are taken by my professional photographer-brother Bon.
Ready for more?
Check out more photos after the jump!
And oh if you need a wedding, events, fashion and portrait photographer in Mindanao, please do not hesitate to CONTACT ME. Please refer me and my brother to your friends as well. Cheers and thanks!
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