Category Archives: Fiesta

NTC cuts off phone signal in CDO for fiesta security

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 25 August) — The entire city is without mobile phone signal for four to six hours a day from Saturday to Tuesday, after the National Telecommunications Commission ordered the telecommunications providers to suspend their services to ensure the security of the St. Augustine fiesta celebration. Maricel Casino-Rivera, City information […]

Higalaay Festival CDO fiesta 2018 schedule of activities

I may miss it this year since I’m still in New York, USA but I know that a lot of you will have a good time celebrating Higalaay Festival 2018 in Cagayan de Oro. Higalaay Festival a.k.a. the yearly CDO fiesta a.k.a. celebrating the Feast Day of St. Augustine a.k.a….

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5 reasons why you should visit the Philippines

If you’re a fellow avid traveler, chances are you have a whole bucket list of places you want to visit around the world. Well, I’m about to tell you why you need to add one more incredible place to that list — preferably at the top. Here are five of…

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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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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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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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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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Lechon Festival

The best lechon in the world is in Iligan City, or so Iliganons say, that they now hold an annual festival dubbed “Pista sa Lechon de Iligan” in the runup of activities that will culminate during the Sept. 29 city fiesta in honor of St. Michael the Archangel. This one lechon on display during the […]

Surprise!

Participants of a fun run in Iligan City scream in surprise when, unknown to them, firemen hosed them with water early morning Saturday (17 Sept 2016). The Color Run, backed by the Catholic Church, is among the many activities in the runup for the feast of St. Michael on Sept 29. MindaNews photo by Bobby […]

Fiesta

A huge statue of the Virgin Mary is carried on a boat along the Cagayan de Oro River during the fluvial procession of in Cagayan de Oro City on Sunday, August 28, 2016 on the feast of St. Augustine, the city’s patron saint. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

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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Photos: Kaamulan Festival 2015 at Grandstand Malaybalay Bukidnon

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I went to Malaybalay City, Bukidnon a few days ago to see the preparations being done in time for the Kaamulan Festival 2015. The Kaamulan is a yearly gathering of Bukidnon’s 7 hill tribes and the said festival is the biggest and most-awaited in the province. Now, I’ve been an observer of the Kaamulan Festival for several years now. In fact, there were many instances when I was tasked to handle and cover big, important events. So you could just imagine my disappointment when I saw for myself this year’s preparations. The biggest change? The transfer of the bulk of

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6Cyclemind, Banda Ni Kleggy For SMB Kaamulan Festival 2015

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Good news for fans of 6Cyclemind and Banda Ni Kleggy bands. Both acts are set to perform during the San Miguel Beer (SMB) Night of the Kaamulan Festival 2015 in Bukidnon. 6Cyclemind and Banda Ni Kleggy will perform at the Capitol Grounds, Malaybalay City on October 24, 2015. 6Cyclemind, led by Tutti Caringal (who participated in the first season of “Your Face Sounds Familiar”), is the band behind the hits “Aaminin,” “Dadalhin,” “Sandalan” and “Sige.” Banda Ni Kleggy, on the other hand, is the band behind “Discolamon.” San Miguel Beer products will be available at the venue. All products will

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Camiguin Lanzones Festival 2015 schedule

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Planning to visit Camiguin Island? Do it on October! October is the BEST time for you to visit what is popularly known as the island of your imagination, the Island Born Of Fire, here in Mindanao, Philippines! Camiguin Island celebrates its annual Lanzones Festival every October – it’s a festival that celebrates the bountiful harvest of sweet, fleshly lanzones fruits that the island is best known for. Thanks to Camiguin Congressman Xavier Jesus “XJ” Romualdo, Mindanaoan finally got the Camiguin Lanzones Festival 2015 schedule of activities. Thank you very much, sir!I’m planning to attend at least the major events. Who

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Giveaway: Islands Souvenirs Higalaay Festival and “I Heart CDO” shirts

Let me make this short and sweet With the help of our generous friends over at Islands Souvenirs, I’m giving away several Higalaay Festival and “I Heart CDO” shirts! The Higalaay Festival shirts come in all-new designs and lovely colors! Trust Islands Souvenirs to come up with cool shirts for that ultimate festival vibe! The shirts come in various sizes (there are even shirts that fit little tots!) and prices start at only Php 199.75 Read more about the Islands Souvenirs Higalaay shirts. Get your very own Higalaay Kagay-an Festival shirts at Islands Souvenirs stores located at 2/F Centrio Mall,

Cool, affordable Higalaay Festival shirts from Islands Souvenirs

Looking for Higalaay Festival Kagay-an Festival shirts? Islands Souvenirs CDO has them! Plus they’re offering irresistible discounts for all of you! Islands Souvenirs joins in on the Cagayan de Oro fiesta / Higalaay Festival 2015 festivities with a lot of exciting in-store promos and activities. Shoppers can look forward to a whole line of limited edition Higalaay Festival 2015 shirts with all-new designs and colors for that ultimate festival #selfie and #ootd. Grab these exclusive tees today and feel the festival vibe with your friends and family. Prices of these shirts start at only Php 199.75! As a special treat,

Kadayawan 2015 schedule of activities

The King of Festivals is here once again! Kadayawan Festival 2015 or the 30th Kadayawan sa Dabaw will be held in Davao City from August 17 to 23, 2015. Kadayawan Festival is Davao City’s grandest and most colorful celebration that highlights Davao tribes’ culture, tradition and everyday lives. Kadayawan is also where we all thank the good Lord for bountiful harvests! Here’s the Kadayawan 2015 schedule of activities (please feel free to SHARE!): It’s also a special non-working holiday in Davao City on August 24, 2015 so plan your trip well! Happy Kadayawan Festival! See you in the streets!

Kagay-an Festival Marathon 2015

Every Northern Mindanao runner worth his or her salt looks forward to this every year – the most-awaited Kagay-an Festival Marathon! This year, the Kagay-an Festival Marathon 2015 will be held on August 23, 2015 at Ayala Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro City. Organized by Circle Productions, the same guys who organized the first ever fun run I joined, the 2015 Kagay-an Festival Marathon will have 4 categories – 3K, 5K, 21K and 42K. Check out the corresponding registration fees: Three mountain bikes will also be raffled off! Register now at Sprint Multisport Shop, Centrio Mall, La Cabana Spa and

Malaybalay Bukidnon Foundation Day 2015 schedule

The capital of Bukidnon is set to celebrate the 138th Araw ng Malaybalay. The Araw ng Malaybalay 2015 / Malaybalay Foundation Day 2015 official schedule of activities has already been released and as you can see, there are lots of reasons for you to go and visit Malaybalay City. Among the activities are sports tournaments (chess, softball, tennis, dart, bowling, basketball, table tennis and sepak takraw), wall climbing challenges and horse and carabao competitions. Click on the image below for a larger view: Top Filipino band Parokya ni Edgar will also topbill a concert on June 13, 2015, 7 PM,

Mindanaoan In Korea Travel Series: Changdeokgung Palace

Changdeokgung Palace, a 600-year old UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the very first palace we visited in Seoul, South Korea. Changdeokgung Palace is one of the “Five Grand Palaces” built by the Joseon Dynasty kings. Located at Jongno-gu district, this is a beautiful palace complex to roam around in and …

Liempo King CDO opens new stores, expands menu

A Cagayan de Oro brand known for introducing the special spicy lechon liempo infused with herbs and spices continues to dominate the local market as it opens more stores and expands its menu. Liempo King now has 8 stores all around the city, including their newly redesigned main branch located …

Camiguin Lanzones Festival 2014 schedule of activities

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October is the BEST time for you to visit Camiguin Island a.k.a. the island of your imagination, the Island Born Of Fire here in Mindanao, Philippines! Camiguin Island celebrates its annual Lanzones Festival every October – it’s a festival that celebrates the bountiful harvest of sweet, fleshly lanzones fruits that …

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PHOTOS: It’s Showtime host Jhong Hilario thrills a fan in Bukidnon

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“It’s Showtime” hurado Jhong Hilario was one of the celebrities who visited Bukidnon for the 2014 Kaamulan Festival, the yearly gathering of the Province of Bukidnon’s 7 hill tribes. Jhong Hilario joined Kamikazee for the SMART sponsored night held last August 31, 2014 at the Capitol Grounds, Malaybalay City. Thank …

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