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Explore Islands Philippines tourism expo to be held at Grand Central Terminal New York

New York’s iconic Grand Central Terminal will provide the backdrop to showcase the 7,641 islands that make up the Philippines, which is promoting its vacation destinations. With a launch by the Philippine Tourism Secretary, the Explore Islands Philippines expo will run from May 9, through May 12, 2018. On May…

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Bukidnon’s Kaamulan Festival 2018 Ethnic Sports Competition

The Kaamulan Festival has truly evolved. From being a simple celebration whereby representatives from Bukidnon’s 7 hill tribes would all gather in Malaybalay City, the capital of Bukidnon, the annual festival has now turned into quite a spectacle. Despite the many changes, however, I’m glad that there are still events…

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Beautiful Bukidnon tribal dance at the Kaamulan Festival 2018

As I am writing this, the yearly Kaamulan Festival is currently ongoing in the Province of Bukidnon, Philippines. The Kaamulan Festival 2018 celebration will last until March 24, 2018, on which day the main highlight, the Ethnic Street Dancing Competition, will be held in Malaybalay City, the capital of Bukidnon….

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Club Clio Korean Beauty Brand New York USA opening

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Hello from New York! I actually vlogged about the Club Clio Union Square New York reopening first so apologies if this blog is a tad late 😀 Anyhoo, I was invited to check out the grand reopening of the Club Clio USA Union Square New York branch late last year….

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Kaamulan Festival | 2018 Schedule | Bukidnon Authentic Ethnic Festival Philippines

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The yearly festival in the Province of Bukidnon, the Kaamulan Festival, will be a month-long celebration again this year. Kaamulan Festival 2018 will be held the entire month of March. An annual gathering of the 7 hill tribes of Bukidnon, the Kaamulan Festival derived its name from the Binukid word…

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#FeelCamiguin

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By now, I’m hoping you’ve already watched that viral #NoWords promotional video for the Province of Camiguin. That truly has gone viral – so viral that as of this writing, it has now garnered 922,000 views and over 15,000 shares on Facebook alone. This will surely help bring in not…

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Meeting a Hollywood celebrity crush: Jesse Metcalfe @jessemetcalfe

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I got pretty lucky a few days ago. I MET JESSE METCALFE!!! That’s right – I met one of my Hollywood celebrity crushes, Jesse Metcalfe, on a beautiful, sunshiny day {insert googly eyes with, like, a million hearts haha} here in New York! I’m sure you know how this feels…

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What to do, where to go during Higalaay CDO Fiesta 2017

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The Higalaay Festival a.k.a. Cagayan de Oro fiesta has kicked off in CDO. The extended Martial Law in Mindanao obviously didn’t deter the Cagayan de Oro local government from planning and organizing the Higalaay Festival 2017. In fact, this year’s Higalaay CDO Festival 2017 is part of the ongoing #BusinessAsUsual…

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Raising $35 Million In An Hour | Red Nose Day New York 2017

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I had the honor of witnessing the Red Nose Day 2017 live show here in New York City, USA. If you’re as uninitiated like I was, Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run…

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San Isidro Labrador Fiesta, New York style

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Five creatively decorated booths, contests on “best turon/biko/torta,” amateur and impromptu singing contests, lechon and a whole lotta dancing. These were just some of the highlights of the fiesta celebration in honor of patron…

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Why you should spend Labor Day weekend with #GlobeBoracay

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The last time I spent Labor Day weekend in Boracay was two years ago but I still remember it like it was yesterday. It was the perfect Labor Day escapade – fabulous beach, beautiful…

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Bukidnon Kaamulan Festival 2017 schedule of events

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The largest festival in the Province of Bukidnon will be held from February 1 to March 25, 2017. Here’s the Kaamulan Festival 2017 schedule of activities. This annual Bukidnon festival, recognized by a former Tourism…

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When In CDO: Check out The Oak Room whisky bar

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I first wrote about The Oak Room CDO a few weeks back. That post got shared by hundreds of people – proof that the idea of a whisky bar that also has an amazing…

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Camiguin Lanzones Festival 2016 schedule

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Camiguin Island is again set to celebrate the Lanzones Festival 2016 in a few days and I have the full Camiguin Lanzones Festival 2016 schedule of events. (much thanks to the Office of Congressman…

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Globe Telecom reveals more amazing partnerships, perks during WWG 11

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Last July, I was in Manila to personally witness Globe Telecom executives announce the company’s partnerships with some of the world’s biggest brands – Netflix, Disney, Astro, Sports Illustrated, Smule, Cartoon Network – as well…

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Columbia sponsors Trail Masters Off Road Duathlon CDO

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Biking and running enthusiasts, rejoice! Columbia Sportswear is bringing back the Trail Masters Off Road Duathlon series this September 25, 2016 (Sunday), 6 AM at High Ridge, Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City. The Columbia…

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The ONLY party you should go to this CDO fiesta Higalaay 2016

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A lot of people have been asking me for recommendations on what to do, where to go, where to eat, where to stay etc during the Higalaay Festival 2016 (Cagayan de Oro fiesta). More…

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MusiKagayan Festival 2016 with Up Dharma Down and TJ Monterde (EASY TICKET GIVEAWAY INSIDE)

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Who’s ready for MusiKagayan Festival 2016? It’s the biggest and the GRANDEST music festival ever to happen in Cagayan de Oro City! This Higalaay Festival 2016, it is but a MUST for you to…

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Deta Beauty Cosmetics August 2016 launch in CDO Philippines

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Absolutely great news for fellow makeup aficionados! I first shared the news on my beauty and fashion blog, Women Treats, but please allow me to share the news here on Mindanaoan as well! Deta…

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7 fun things about The Chainsmokers (and how to win tickets to their Manila concert)

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Are the songs “Roses,” “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Closer” on your playlist? Why, hello there, fellow Chainsmokers fan! From groundbreaking performances, to their wild acts, and now a world tour running, our Chainsmokers boys…

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PHOTOS: Sneak peek inside S&R Membership Shopping Cagayan de Oro

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World-class shopping center S&R Membership Shopping will finally open in Cagayan de Oro on July 28, 2016, 9 AM! S&R CDO is a membership-shopping club modeled after the warehouse membership shopping chains introduced in…

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The new Globe Telecom content partners – absolutely exciting!

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A few days ago, Globe Telecom flew me to Manila (the only blogger from Mindanao!) to witness very special events – the Manila debut of the Tony Award-winning musical, “American Idiot,” (which they co-produced),…

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Greenwich Pizza SM CDO sports new look, launches Bacon Crispy Thins

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Something happened to the Greenwich Pizza restaurant at SM City Cagayan de Oro. A first of its kind in CDO, Greenwich SM CDO has been transformed into a pizzeria, similar to what you can…

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Breastfeeding and cloth diapering advocate? Join #HakabNaCDO 2016

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Are you a mother who advocates breastfeeding, babywearing and cloth diapering? Are you a stay-at-home mom, working mom, obstetrician, pediatrician or advocate of families, then do join “Hakab Na CDO 2016.” The event, led…

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Touring the Coca Cola Misamis Oriental Philippines plant

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I first had the chance to tour a Coca-Cola plant in Davao City many, many moons ago. I was still studying at the Ateneo de Davao University and Ateneans had regular field trips at…

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Kumbira 2016 culinary show in Mindanao

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Organized yearly by the Cagayan de Oro Hotel and Restaurant Association (COHARA), Kumbira, considered the largest culinary competition in all of Mindanao, is set to take place on August 17 to 19, 2016 at…

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LOOK: The iconic motorela of Cagayan de Oro Philippines

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Did you know that the motorela, the Cagayan de Oro version of the iconic Philippine tricycle, was first invented and subsequently registered in 1964? The CDO motorela was invented by Rafael D. Floirendo, Sr.,…

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The Nest CDO: Your slices of France and Italy in Cagayan de Oro

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Meet Henrik Yu. Many Kagay-anons know that he’s one of the owners of homegrown brands Bigby’s Cafe and Missy Bon Bon. Let me add something more to describe this amiable, well-traveled and wise entrepreneur – he’s quite the risk taker. He often wins, mind you, because he has a vision and passion like no other. So when I heard of his latest venture – The Nest CDO, a new dining and lifestyle destination in Cagayan de Oro – I knew that Henrik will, once more, put his heart, soul and impressive business acumen into effect. In other words, I’m pretty sure

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Covering Senator Migs Zubiri’s oathtaking ceremony

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What was supposed to be a self-imposed, much-needed vacation last June 4, 2016 in Bukidnon turned into a mini “working holiday” when my good friend Bobby of Rappler told me that he and other Cagayan de Oro media friends were in Malaybalay City to cover the oathtaking of returning Senator Juan Miguel “Migs” Zubiri. Apparently, I’ve been living under a rock because I wasn’t even aware that Sir Migs was taking his oath that day! Eep. Anyways, I knew I couldn’t pass up that chance to witness Sir Migs as he takes his oath as comebacking Senator. Plus I would’ve missed

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LIV Super Club opening soon in Cagayan de Oro

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The clubbing scene in Cagayan de Oro is about to up its ante with the upcoming opening of LIV Super Club! LIV Super Club, the first branch of which is located at City Time Square in Mantawi Avenue, Tipolo, Mandaue, is Cebu’s first and largest luxury club. Soon, they’re bringing world-class entertainment to CDO! Expect only great DJs from all over to spin soul-grabbing music at LIV. LIV Super Club CDO will be located along Rosario Strip, Limketkai Center, specifically right behind Pete’s Patriots Gastropub. You can plan the perfect evening escapade – have dinner at Pete’s Patriots (try their

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