Showing posts with label EVENTS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label EVENTS. Show all posts

Oct 23, 2018

Little Me Academy to Launch Academe Philippine Online High School in Cagayan de Oro

CDO-based school Little Me Academy will launch the Academe Philippine Online High School (APOHS) on October 23rd. This is the first online open high school in the Philippines, catering to learners in grades 7 through 10.


APOHS has partnered with a Japan-based, e-learning platform called QUIPPER, which gives learners a challenging and engaging digital curriculum that is also aligned to Philippine's K-12 Basic Education Curriculum.

APOHS students have the freedom to complete their 100% online coursework wherever they are in the world, ensuring accessibility for Filipino students from around the globe. Because lessons are modular, learners can work whenever they want and at their own pace. This is helpful for students who have fallen behind, optimal for those who want to get ahead, and accessible for any Filipino learner.

"Filipinos seeking high school education come from all sorts of backgrounds - local talents engaged in outside pursuits, children who frequently travel with their families, housebound or working students, and so much more," noted Little Me Academy's Chief Education Officer, Teacher Ram Olandesca. Such situations can make it difficult for these students to be accommodated in traditional classrooms; however, in an online learning environment, limitations arising from location, physical ability, availability, or age are overcome.

"The faculty and staff at APOHS are highly qualified educators passionate about teaching, having undergone rigorous training for years at Little Me Academy," enthused Teacher Ram. "Little Me teachers are known throughout CDO for their dynamism, creativity, and outstanding communication skills. They'll bring that and more to the online school setting with tutoring, live instruction, corrective feedback, daily reminders, and check-ins." 

Socialization is also taken into account at the school. Personal connections and communications are made possible through mandatory, weekly online meetings and in-person meet-ups. "With this," Teacher Ram said, "the APOHS learner gains not just the intellectual profits of a high school education, but the social and emotional growth of a complete high school experience."

Jun 2, 2018

SanMig Food Ave. Opens in El Salvador City

SanMig Food Ave. one of the country’s leading retail store opens its first branch in Mindanao last May 18, 2018. The store is located at PSB, El Salvador City, just along the highway near Divine Mercy Shrine. 

SanMig Food Ave. El Salvador is your one-stop-shop for everything you need. You can find almost all kinds of food products from ready-to-eat foods, snacks, chips, biscuits, ice cream, beverages and bread. It is also the only retail store that has its own bakery, therefore breads are really served fresh from the oven. 

A giant Nutella Bun baked for the grand launching.

For Non-food products, you can also find toiletries, batteries,magazines, newspapers, lighters, household stuff and many more. 

Also, SanMig Food Ave. El Salvador has Automated Teller Machine which you can conveniently use if in case you need cash. It also has ECPay Service to help you with your bills payment and cash-in needs. 
A PNB ATM is available inside the store. Chinabank will add one soon. 
If you happen to visit El Salvador City, check out SanMig Food Ave. and share to us your store experience by leaving a comment. Just a tip, don’t ever miss to try their breads.

Feb 12, 2018

KZ Tandingan and TJ Monterde Live in CDO

KZ Tandingan and her boyfriend TJ Monterde will be doing a live concert in Cagayan de Oro on February 17, 2018; 7:00 PM at Limketkai Atrium. 

This concert is brought to you by Vivo Smart Phone, Mindanao Daily, Trinity Advertising and Yamaha. 

KZ is one of the great singers in the Philippine music industry and just recently she has been trending after topping in the Chinese reality singing contest "Singer 2018". TJ Monterde on the other hand,  is a singer-songwriter and a fellow Kagay-anon. His song "Kung Siya Man", a Visayan song got nominated for Awit Award for Best Regional Recording. Tandingan and Monterde have been together as a couple since January 2015. Their music video on "Ikaw at Ako Pa Rin" ,got viral in social media. It's a song about two lovers who live worlds apart, yet they remain faithful to one another.


Buy your concert tickets now! Local Kagay-anon artists like Jeric Medina, Winset Jacot, Chandreena and Shameena Moorjani will also be performing in the concert. 

For inquiries please contact 09189142333 or 09562715030.

Nov 7, 2017

BAMBOO Live in Cagayan de Oro

Filipino rock icon BAMBOO will have a live show in CDO this November 17, 2017; 8PM at The Atrium of Limketkai Center. This exciting event is brought to you by HE and Sons Corporation together with Caltex and Havoline and co-presented by Pepsi. Neil Rey Llanes (Asia’s Got Talent and Finalist and Talentadong Pinoy Grand Champion) will also do a supporting act for this show. 

Ticket Prices are as follows: VIP – Php 1,000 Gold – Php 500 Silver – Php 250 

You can buy your tickets at the following outlets: He and Sons Puntod, Limketkai Center Customer Service, Maison de BonBOn – The Nest CDO Corrales, Bigby’s SM CDO Downtown Premier Level 4, Bigby’s SM CDO Uptown G/F, Bigby’s Centrio Mall G/F, Boy Zugba Corrales, Boy Zugba Centrio Mall 3/F, Boy Zugba SM CDO Uptown G/F, Missy Bon Bon Limketkai Center, Missy Bon Bon SM CDO Downtown Premier Level 4, MBB Frozen Factory,7 Eleven Lifestyle District, 7-Eleven Gusa 

BAMBOO LIVE IN CDO is also brought to us by NITTO, Boy Zugba, Missy Bon Bon, Bigby's Cafe and Restaurant, Karrjackson Automotive Shop, Limketkai Center, Caltex First Gusa, Maison de Bon Bon, SANKI, FilFresh, Limketkai Luxe Hotel, Wheels Auto Market and Car Rentals, Karrjackson Tires, Mickey Thompson, Marando Tires, AMLEY, HENSON Builders, Pizza Republic, and MBB Frozen Factory.

May 9, 2017

ASAP LIVE at Centrio Mall

Kagay-anons! It's time for you to hear good music live  and be serenaded by your favorite ASAP Kapamilya Stars on May 13, 2017, 5PM at Centrio Mall Activity Center.  Catch the amazing performances of Darren Espanto, Alora Sasam, Klarisse de Guzman, Jason Dy, Daryl Ong and Angeline Quinto. 

I'm sure its going to be an exciting afternoon so come early!


Nov 28, 2016

Vivo Philippines Launches the Vivo V5 Smartphone


Vivo Philippines revealed its secret to perfect selfies as they launched the Vivo V5 smartphone last November 23, 2016 at the Grand Ballroom of Solaire Resort and Casino. The Vivo V5 smartphone boasts Perfect Selfie capabilities with its high-quality front-facing camera, fast performance, and upgraded features that ensure great experiences for its users.
 “The V5 embodies Vivo’s relentless pursuit of innovation, with technologies and functions that our consumers look for in their device. With the V5 and its industry-leading features, we continue to push the boundaries of a premium mid-range smartphone as we highlight Vivo’s high standards in smartphone design and feature,” said Vivo Philippines Vice President Hazel Bascon. 
Stephen Curry is the newest Vivo V5 smartphone brand ambassador.

The V5 is known to be the world's first 20MP front camera smartphone featuring a 1/2.78 Sony IMX376 camera sensor. 

Premium Features:

  • All-metal shell back case that comes in champagne gold and rose gold colors.
  • 5.5 - inch 1280x720 HD display clad in 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass for protection and providing and ideal premium feel in the hand.
  • Equipped with a MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor running at 1.5GHz and paired with 4GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage expandable via micro SD up to 128GB.
  • Front-facing fingerprint scanner capable of unlocking the smartphone in as fast as 0.2 seconds. 
  • Fast-charging techlogy and it has 3,000mAh built-in battery.


The Perfect Selfie Features:

  • 20 MP Moonlight front-facing camera featuring a 1/2.78" Sony IMX376 camera sensor coupled with 5P lens system and an aperture of f/2/0. 
  • It also comes with a front-facing soft-light flash that helps illuminate its subjects whenever they take a selfie, ensuring that its users can capture perfect selfies anytime and anywhere.
  • 13MP rear camera that features a phase- detect auto-focus that will help users snap photos as they happen.
Added Features:

  • Equipped with a 32-bit AK4376 digital to analog converter Hi-Fi chip, as well as a new iteration of its propriety operating system.
  • Funtouch Os 2.6, now based on Android's 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system.

Mc Coy de Leon takes a groufie with event hosts Shamcey Supsup, Wil Devaughn, Vernice Enciso along with Vivo Club Ambassadors from various universities.
The Vivo V5 smartphone is priced at Php 12, 999.

Oct 6, 2016

NNC: 2017 Nutrition Month Theme Writing and Logo Design Contest

The National Nutrition Council is now accepting entries for the 2017 Nutrition Month Theme Writing and Logo Design Contest. The focus for the 2017 Nutrition Month is on “Healthy Diet”.


What is a Healthy Diet? 
A healthy diet emphasizes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, root crops and fat-free or low-fat milk, lean meats, poultry, fish, egg, beans and nuts, and is low in saturated fats, trans-fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium) and added sugars. On the other hand, an unhealthy diet is composed of foods that are energy-dense and nutrient-poor, high in saturated fat, trans-fats, refined carbohydrates, and salt, and low in consumption of vegetables and fruits and low in fiber. - NNC

The theme focus aims to promote consumption of healthier foods and discourage consumption of unhealthy diets.
The Contest will run from October 1 to November 15, 2016. Deadline of submission of entries is at 12:00 o’clock midnight of 15 November 2016. A cash prize of Php10, 000.00 for each winner of the logo and theme contest shall be awarded to the winner. 

For more information about the contest, you may visit the NNC Region X Facebook Page or you may read the full mechanics HERE.

Sep 30, 2016

Pink Chat CDO 2016

Thrive, a CDO Breast Cancer Awareness Advocacy Group is inviting everyone to a "Pink Chat: Bringing the Doctors to the Community" on October 1, 2016, 4:00PM at the Atrium of SM City Cagayan de Oro. This is an informative talk on breast cancer in celebration of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

The talk show will be hosted by Ms. Margie Velasquez and Dr. Mercelita Labial and panelled by Dr. Rhoel de Leon, Dr. Frederick Monsalud, Dr. Bernadette Marie Dy-Olaer and Dr. Easter Grace Tiro.

This FREE EVENT is brought to you by Thrive Cdo, Spruce & SM City Cagayan De Oro.


Don’t miss this out! Remember early detection can help save lives!

Scott Kelby's World Wide Photowalk 2016



Each year, photographers around the world gather together to explore, photograph, share photos with one another, make new friends and be a part of a great cause. The Worldwide Photo Walk supports the Springs of Hope Kenya Orphanage, an organization that feeds, houses, educates and empowers young orphans so that they can grow up to not just survive but succeed. (www.worldwidephotowalk.com)

The Worldwide Photo Walk in CDO is on Saturday, October 1, 2016, 6:00 AM- 6:00 PM. Meeting place is at City Tourism Information Center, Plaza Divisoria.

Aug 17, 2016

Best of CDO Food Tour - A Must Try!

Best of CDO Food Tour – A Must Try! In line with the Higalaay Festival 2016, BQFC Marketing team invited CDO Bloggers for the first ever Best of CDO Food tour. The tour was aimed to showcase the best of Cagayan de Oro food and enjoy famous landmarks while riding the legendary motorela of Cagayan de Oro City.

First Food Stop: Bigby’s Café and Restaurant 
Branch: Centrio Mall Branch

Bigby’s was first introduced in CDO in December 8, 1998 and how has 7 branches across the archipelago. Once inside the restaurant, you will find their interior design and service style very interesting because everything was created to position the concept midway between fine dining and fast-casual dining. 

First on my plate was my Bigby’s favorite, the Rack-a-Bye-Baby, a finger-licking goodness of premium cut smoky barbecued pork ribs.
I also had CDO Sinuglaw, a certifified Bigby’s favorite. It’s “sinugbang baboy” and “isdang kilawin” recipe with a twist of dilis as toppings. Not to mention, this dish is one of Urban Life’s nominee as one of the best Filipino dishes.

2nd Food Stop: Missy Bon Bon
Branch: Rosario Arcade, Limketkai Center (Flagship Store)

Missy Bon Bon Bread shop opened its kiosk in CDO in December 2009 launching its first line of breads and gelato.


In April 2010, it opened its flagship store in Limketkai Center. Missy Bon Bon is a hip, cozy, and relaxed world-class bread shop serving healthy, natural, and freshly-made bread onsite with unique fusion interpretations of local bread products, gourmet comfort food and custom gelato mixes. Missy Bonbon’s creamy gelato is everyone's favorite. 

Because there were so many varieties to choose from, I opted to try the strawberry gelato. I like it coz, it’s not too sweet just right for my taste buds. 
We also tried their famous Pastel, a sweet filled bun that has been awarded by Urban Life-Mindanao Gold Star Daily as the 2016 Best Delicacy of the Year.



We had a little bit of a side trip at Gaston Park but it was cut short because of the rain.


Third Food Stop: Boy Zugba Kusina Bisaya 
Branch: Corrales Ave. - Ramon Chavez St., Cagayan de Oro


Boy Zugba Kusina Bisaya opened in Corrales Ave. - Ramon Chavez St., CDO in February 8, 2015. It serves the best Kagay-anon home-cooked meals that a city has to offer, but up scaled a bit to create a new dining experience. Boy Zugba boasts an array of grilled food items, as well as meals that we normally see in karenderias or eat at home.

On Tuesdays, 7PM is the Trivia Night (hosted by James Tubeo) and Fridays, 7PM is the TGIB or Tara Go It’s Beernes” with stand up comedians and a guest band.


Boy Zugba’s signature dishes includes, Bandihadong Karne (meat in one bandihado), Liempo, pork BBQ and the Cheezzy Chorizo (an organic-fed meat stuffed with cheese), Pancit sa Pulis and the best leche flan I’ve tasted, “what’s your plan, Leche Flan?”

Last Food Stop: The Nest 
Address: Corrales Ave. - Ramon Chavez St., Cagayan de Oro
Brands: Maison de Bonbon and Giuseppe Pizzeria & Sicilian Roast
The Nest welcomed its first batch of patrons in June 2016, bringing the best of renowned European culinary masterpieces that won the hearts of every Kagay-anon.

The Nest, carrying two brands, Maison de Bonbon and Giuseppe, delivers the finest of both French and Italian Sicilian cuisines. The Nest embodies the best aspects of globalization by bringing the sumptuous food of Europe to the dining tables of the inherently sunny people of Cagayan de Oro, be it the families looking to bond through opulently-served entrees, or the individuals that yearn to unravel from work by being fed food bursting with zest and flavor. 

It is a sanctuary in the midst of the noisy, fast-paced, and bustling streets of Cagayan de Oro. 

One of the must try dishes are  Maison de Bonbon Cafe and Restaurant Burger Américaine U.S beef burger patty on a sesame bun with crisped bacon slices, sautéed Shiitake mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, melted gruyere cheese & fresh green lettuce. Served with seasoned salt French fries.

You might want to try this food adventure too! You can visit the Best of CDO Food Tour FB Page or send an email to bestofcdofoodtour@gmail.com for more details.

Jun 4, 2016

2016 Nutrition Month Theme

The National Nutrition Council (NNC announces the theme for this year’s Nutrition Month celebration in July which is

 “First 1000 Days ni baby pahalagahan para sa malusog na kinabukasan.” 




The theme focuses on the giving importance of the baby’s first 1000 days, life starting from conception and before the second birthday. The first 1000 days is the period when growth faltering happens. Thus, this has been called the “golden window of opportunity” for a comprehensive package of nutrition and related interventions to achieve significant changes in the child’s nutritional health and at the same time contribute to his/her complete development.

The theme aims to:
 • Create awareness on the importance of proper infant and young child feeding practices
 • Promote collaboration among various stakeholders both at the national and local levels for programs serving families with pregnant mothers and children less than 2 years old.
 • Serve as a venue for the launching of the Early Childhood Care and Development Intervention Package (ECCD-IP) for the first 1000 days.

For more information you may visit the National Nutrition Council website (www.ncc.gov.ph).

Aug 23, 2015

Huggies Fun-Day Sunday in CDO

Huggies, one of the leading diaper brands in the country brought fun and laughter to the moms in Cagayan de Oro City through a Fun-day Sunday event held last Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Gaisano City Mall Activity Center.
Mommies with babies and toddlers enjoyed the games. 
One of the games played during the event was diaper changing game. Diaper changing isn’t always the most exciting moment in baby care but these moms showed how easy it is, easy as 1-2-3!

Aside from the fun activities, mommies also had the opportunity to learn some parenting tips from Ms. Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan. 


Her basic tools for better parenting are:
·         A sensitive and a tender heart.
·         A mind that is open to learning.
·         Ears that are always available to listen.
·         Spirit that yields to God for guidance.


Ms. Maricel also took the time to answer all the questions raised during the event.  She also gave everyone a copy of her book “Kuya na si Bunso”, a book inspired by his son Benjamin when he asked: ‘Mom, what happens to the other children now that there is a new baby coming? Will there be love left for them still?’ Her answer to his son’s question: ‘Son, each time a mommy is pregnant with a baby, she is pregnant with love in her heart. There is enough love for all’.
Ms. Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan , Mommy Phebie and her kids


Ms. Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan and Me
The event ended with a photo op with Ms. Maricel and the announcement of 5 winners for the 6 month supply of Huggies diapers from Kimberly Clark Philippines executives.

To find out more about Huggies promos and events in your place, visit Huggies.com.ph or you may also like their Facebook Fanpage.