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How to continue helping Typhoon Sendong survivors

How to continue helping Typhoon Sendong survivors

Advocacy, Announcements, Arts, Blogging, Cagayan de Oro City, Fashion, Features, Gifts, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Oriental, Society, Style
Any project that can help Typhoon Sendong (international name: Washi) survivors always interest me. You see, my family and I were also victims of the typhoon. We faced business losses, yes, but all of us were safe and still had so much to be thankful for. That was the reason why my family and I launched donation drives and relief goods distribution. That was also when I experienced first hand the power of social media. Because of my social media posts, lots of help came in from all over the world (not to mention lots of interview requests from national and international media outlets including BBC and CNN!) and our humble garage became a makeshift donation area, where people can leave donations, where volunteers can come repack and even join us when we distribute the items to various areas...
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...
Sendong Memorial In Iligan City

Sendong Memorial In Iligan City

Features, Iligan City, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, Northern Mindanao, Society
Hard to believe but yes, it's been a year since that deadly Typhoon Sendong (international name: Washi). Typhoon Sendong claimed more than 1,000 lives and to this date, more than 500 people remain missing. Yesterday, December 17, 2012, a group came up with a Sendong Memorial Wall in Cagayan de Oro City, one of the two major cities that got hit by Typhoon Sendong. The Sendong Memorial Wall in CDO was made of Romblon marble and had the names of those who died and those who remain missing. Today, I found out that a Sendong Memorial in Iligan City was also unveiled last December 17, 2012. A creation by artist Julie Lluch, this masterfully crafted bronze sculpture depicts a little girl riding a log. The girl was one of the survivors of Typhoon Sendong. She apparently rode the log from Barang...
Typhoon Sendong Memorial Wall Unveiled

Typhoon Sendong Memorial Wall Unveiled

Announcements, Cagayan de Oro City, Society
A year after Typhoon Sendong (international name: Washi) hit Northern Mindanao (particularly the cities of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro), more than 1,000 people died and more than 500 persons remain missing. In an effort to provide the bereaved families with a place where they can honor their loved ones who untimely passed away, a group composed of female community movers conceptualized the Sendong Memorial Wall project. JCI Bai Lawanen, Mindanao's first all-lady chapter of the Junior Chamber International - Philippines, started the Sendong Memorial Wall community project, which aims to serve as a sanctuary for the grieving families. The Sendong Memorial Wall is an 8x12 ft. size memorial wall, made of Romblon marble. Names of those who died and who remain missing due to Typhoon Sendong are...

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...

Back on Blackberry and trying out Globe BBMax

Blogging, Business, Butuan, Consumer, Features, Internet, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, Opinion, Personal, Reviews, Style, Technology
So I'm finally using a Blackberry phone again. I actually used to have one in 2010 - back when only a few owned Blackberry units and when I only had two BBM buddies! (Yup, that was pretty sad and lonely) That Blackberry unit served me really well. I used it mainly for business but something unfortunate happened and I lost that phone. The short story - a thief attacked our then Cebu City apartment. I was all alone, sleeping soundly in one room. My brother arrived home, panicked, thought I was dead. Authorities believed the thief was a youngster. After bouts of anger and sadness, I went to a Globe Business Center to check if I could still retain my phone number (I used a prepaid sim). Lo and behold, the very friendly Globe customer service agent at the SM Cebu branch managed to help me ou...
Kicking swing at Saddle Ridge Camp Dahilayan

Kicking swing at Saddle Ridge Camp Dahilayan

Advocacy, Announcements, Blogging, Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro City, Consumer, Entertainment, Features, Leisure, Mindanao, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Oriental, Musings, Northern Mindanao, Resorts, Reviews, Society, Tourism, Travel, Videos
Typhoon Sendong (international name: Washi) claimed thousands of lives, left tens of thousands of homes damaged (some damaged beyond repair, some totally wiped out) and basically left so much destruction in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan - two cities in Northern Mindanao, Philippines. Both cities are still trying to cope - so much still needs to be done. Still, I'm happy to share with you all that amid ongoing relief and rehabilitation operations, there also are movements from various sectors of society to REBUILD both cities. In Cagayan de Oro City in particular, there's a movement called "Barog, Kagay-anon" (Move, Kagay-anon), a series of activities that aims to revive CDO tourism. Tourism, after all, can do wonders for a city. We all know that the more tourists, the better the economy and...

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...
Want to donate toys for Typhoon Sendong kids?

Want to donate toys for Typhoon Sendong kids?

Advocacy, Announcements, Cagayan de Oro City, Controversial, Features, Headline, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Oriental, Musings, Northern Mindanao, Society
A Joy In Every Toy. Some Kagay-anons have started a toy collection drive for the stress debriefing of children affected by the deadly Typhoon Sendong (international name: Washi). You can drop your toy donations at Maria Reyna - Xavier University Hospital, Hayes Street, Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao, Philippines or at 52nd Business Center, 52 Justo Gaerlan Street, Cagayan de Oro City. For bulk donations of toys, please send an email to [email protected] For people who wish to mail their donations, please send them to Camiguin Island Resort Inc. (Attention: Yummy Paras), Ground Floor, 52nd Business Center, 52 Justo Gaerlan Street, Cagayan de Oro City 9000, Mindanao, Philippines. Thank you and please feel free to share this information with everyone you know.
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...
Was PNoy at a party while Typhoon Sendong victims tried to pick up the pieces?

Was PNoy at a party while Typhoon Sendong victims tried to pick up the pieces?

Blogging, Commentary, Controversial, Features, Government, Headline, Humor, Internet, Leisure, Mindanao, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, News, Personalities, Society, Style
It all just started with a tweet...and I really did not think that it would all lead to this. As you guys may or may not know, I'm an avid Twitter user. (You can see and follow my Twitter account HERE) Just a few hours ago, Sunday night, December 18, 2011, I was monitoring tweets about Typhoon Sendong when I noticed GMA 7 Network reporter/journalist Joseph Morong ask a certain @iammarlonramos (who turned out to be Philippine Daily Inquirer reporter Marlon Ramos) if he was serious. Curious, I checked what the tweet was about. Apparently it was a reaction to Filipina celebrity Valerie Concepcion's tweet that she was at a party in Malacanang (the PSG Christmas Party, to be exact) and that the Philippine President Benigno Aquino III was there. Now for those of you who don't know, two cit...
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.