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4,000 likes on Facebook! Join my simple giveaway

4,000 likes on Facebook! Join my simple giveaway

Announcements, Blogging, Freebies, Gifts, Shopping, Technology
Hi, everyone! Just discovered something pretty exciting today! My humble Facebook page has reached 4,000 likes! :) Well, technically, it's nearing 4,100 likes now so I'm really very thrilled! Daghang salamat, thank you very much for the support. Are we Facebook friends yet? If we aren't yet, please do join me here: http://www.facebook.com/mindanaoanblogger Now to celebrate, I'm giving away a couple of items in the next few weeks! :) Let me start with these :) Two winners will receive a PagBAG-o Project tote bag plus two pieces of Chorvita mini notepads by Tahanan Books each. The PagBAG-o Project bags are made by female Typhoon Sendong survivors who now live at Xavier Ecoville. Read more about these bags and how buying them can help the livelihood of many women survivors ...
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 ...
Join the Rustan’s Fresh CDO Walkathon

Join the Rustan’s Fresh CDO Walkathon

Advocacy, Announcements, Cagayan de Oro City, Corporate, Events, Features, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, News, Northern Mindanao, Society, Sports
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...

Chinese General Consul visits CDO, inspects Sendong homes

Advocacy, Announcements, Blogging, Cagayan de Oro City, Iligan City, Mindanaoan Update
The General Consul of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Zhang Wei Guo, (center with corsage) recently visited Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao, Philippines to inspect the second batch of 150 houses - all imported from China - which the Filipino - Chinese Community in CDO has pledged to donate for Typhoon Sendong victims. The 150 houses that the Chinese General Consul inspected are now in their final stages of completion. The houses are part of the 600 houses that were earlier pledged by the Filipino Chinese Community in Cagayan de Oro for Typhoon Sendong victims. Briefing General Consul Zhang is Mr. Greg Lao (in eyeglasses), the General Secretary of the Filipino Chinese Community who manages the construction of the houses. Also shown in photo together with the entourage are di...
Fil-Chinese community donates 160 houses for Sendong victims

Fil-Chinese community donates 160 houses for Sendong victims

Advocacy, Announcements, Blogging, Cagayan de Oro City, Features, Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Mindanaoan Update, News, Northern Mindanao, Society
More houses for the victims of the deadly Typhoon Sendong that hit Cagayan de Oro and Iligan last December 2011 have been donated. This time, a total of 160 houses - all imported from China - were donated and duly turned over a few days ago by the Filipino - Chinese community in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao, Philippines. The 160 houses only comprises the 1st batch, by the way. More houses will be donated to the Sendong victims. Representatives of the Filipino-Chinese Community of Cagayan de Oro said they pledge to donate 600 houses to the victims of the calamity. Witnessing the milestone turn-over event were CDO Mayor Vicente Y. Emano as well as the project chiefs Messrs. Efren T. Uy, Greg Lao, Antonio Uy, Tomas C. Sia, Dolly Ong and Ricky Go. Also present were Kagawad Juan Sia, Mss...
Congressmen use own money for Sendong homes

Congressmen use own money for Sendong homes

Advocacy, Announcements, Cagayan de Oro City, Events, Features, Government, Iligan City, Media, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Oriental, News, Northern Mindanao, Personalities, Politics, Society
Back when the deadly Typhoon Sendong (International name: Washi) hit Northern Mindanao in December 2011, I started a small Typhoon Sendong volunteer campaign and donation drive. What I initially envisioned to be a small and private donation drive grew bigger and bigger by the minute, thanks to the power of Twitter, Facebook, blogging and other online media tools. Suddenly, my photos became viral, my tweets about Sendong were retweeted, shared and replied to and my calls for help were heard. Government agencies, public officials, NGOs and even international news agencies followed me on Twitter, Facebook and through this blog, shared the infos I sent out and sent donations (which I am and will always be thankful for). Two of these public servants who started following me and engaging w...

Sendong Run For Home – all registration fees to go to Give A Home project

Announcements, Cagayan de Oro City, Events, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Oriental, News, Northern Mindanao, Sports
Are you a runner? Are you an avid running enthusiast? There's a running event in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines that you may just be interested in! This CDO running event is set to benefit Typhoon Sendong victims. The Sendong Run For A Home event is set to take place on January 28, 2012, 6 PM at SM City CDO. There will be two categories - 2K and 5K. Registration fee is only Php 200.00 and ALL registration fees will be donated to the "Give A Home Project." Coach Rio Dela Cruz will be there! Registration for Sendong Run For A Home is ongoing. Please proceed to La Cabana Spa, SM City CDO and Cham's Convenience Stores to sign up. Thanks and please feel free to share the poster below:
How and where to buy HELP CDO and ONE FOR ILIGAN shirts

How and where to buy HELP CDO and ONE FOR ILIGAN shirts

Advocacy, Announcements, Blogging, Cagayan de Oro City, Consumer, Events, Features, Headline, Iligan City, Internet, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, Musings, Muslim Mindanao, News, Northern Mindanao, Personal, Personalities, Shopping, Society
You can still help the thousands of victims of the deadly Typhoon Sendong (international name: Washi) by purchasing these HELP CDO and ONE FOR ILIGAN shirts! The proceeds will help feed 10 people. Some of the proceeds will also go to a charity organization. My family, friends and I already bought several shirts last weekend and they're of really good quality. The HELP CDO and ONE FOR ILIGAN shirts are priced at Php 180.00 (white) and Php 220.00 (black). In Cagayan de Oro City, you may buy the shirts in Missy Bon Bon and Bigby's Cafe (both located at Rosario Arcade, Limketkai Center). The HELP CDO and ONE FOR ILIGAN shirts will also be available in Cebu City soon. They will be sold in Bigby's Cebu. In Manila, the shirts will be sold on January 19, 2012 during a charity concert at t...
Water rationing schedule in Cagayan de Oro City because of Typhoon Sendong

Water rationing schedule in Cagayan de Oro City because of Typhoon Sendong

Announcements, Cagayan de Oro City, Consumer, Government, Headline, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Oriental, News
Hello, everybody. I know that a lot of people have been asking me via Twitter as to when I can finally sit down and write my own Typhoon Sendong story but for now, please allow me to share more important information. The following is the water rationing schedule released by the Cagayan de Oro Water District (this was released last December 20, 2011). Please feel free to share this page to everyone you know especially those living in the said areas. Thank you. A. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and SUNDAYS - 12 midnight -4 AM : Kauswagan, Bayabas, Bonbon B. Tuesday, Thursday and SATURDAYS - 12 midnight -4AM : From Elipe Park, Carmen to Apovel Subdivision C. DAILY: 24 HOURS HYDRANTS & FAUCETS Along Vamenta Boulevard, Carmen -Near Jolibee -Near Golden Heritage -Near...
Typhoon Sendong photos – Pulangui River Bukidnon

Typhoon Sendong photos – Pulangui River Bukidnon

Bukidnon, Government, Headline, Internet, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Oriental, News, Northern Mindanao
A blog reader of mine, Francis Awiten, sent these photos he took of the Pulangui River or Pulangi River, the longest river in the Province of Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines. Bukidnon was also hit by Typhoon Sendong. Typhoon Sendong's international name is Tropical Storm Washi. The death toll from Typhoon Sendong has reportedly reached 180 with nearly 400 people missing because of flash floods. Most of the victims' bodies were covered in mud. As you can see from the photos of Pulangui River, the water level really rose. Pulangui River Bukidnon has a length of 320 kilometers and traverses through majority of the cities and municipalities of Bukidnon from its source in Barangay Kalabugao, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon.