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List of universities and colleges that will offer FREE tuition starting year 2018

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has finally signed the free tuition law last Thursday, August 3, 2017. This means that a total of 114 state-run universities, colleges as well as technical-vocational schools will soon provide free tuition subsidy starting 2018. The Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act, which Congress ratified…

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No truth to Iligan City lockdown…for now

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A lot of people got stir crazy yesterday because of an announcement na kesyo Iligan City is on lockdown. Apparently that announcement was prematurely released and it was retracted right away. Now, in an…

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(UPDATED) Infographics: What you MUST know about Martial Law in Mindanao

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Following Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao last May 23, 2017, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) prepared a couple of quick infographics. These are quick facts about what you as…

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Duterte declares Martial Law in Mindanao

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in the entire island of Mindanao, Philippines. He issued the declaration last Tuesday, May 23, 2017 PST, from Moscow, where he was on an official visit,…

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Globe Telecom to deploy more 700 MHz LTE sites, target increase is 300%

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This is really exciting news especially for Globe Telecom subscribers like myself! Globe Telecom will continue to ramp up deployment of the 700 megahertz (MHz) band, with a target to increase utilization of the…

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Proudly Made In Iligan: Deliciosa Ice Cream

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I love patronizing homegrown products. I think they ought to be patronized especially since these are only produced on a limited scale (attention to quality – check!). In Iligan City, an old name has…

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Proudly Made In Iligan: Deliciosa Ice Cream

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I love patronizing homegrown products. I think they ought to be patronized especially since these are only produced on a limited scale (attention to quality – check!). In Iligan City, an old name has…

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New in CDO: 6-minute lights and sounds show at Centrio Mall @MyJaps

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It was truly a magical night of lights last December 1, 2016 as the Centrio Mall management unveiled the lights and sounds show at the Garden area. It was a 6-minute show reminiscent of…

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I’m heading to Blogapalooza 2016

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I’m pretty stoked to be in Manila this weekend for Blogapalooza 2016! Blogapalooza is the Philippines’ first and largest B2B: Business-to-Blogger networking and marketing event and this year, it will be held on November…

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CDO rafting rate increase now approved – see the new fees here

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IT’S OFFICIAL. The Oro Association of Rafters (OAR) will now implement new and increased rates for white water rafting in Cagayan de Oro. These new CDO rafting rates will actually help the industry. Please…

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BREAKING: H&M To Open First Store In Cagayan de Oro

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I first wrote about H&M (Hennes & Mauritz, Inc.) CDO and about what it will be like to be a part of their team months ago. Now, H&M CDO is finally opening! The Cagayan…

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BREAKING: H&M To Open First Store In Cagayan de Oro

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I first wrote about H&M (Hennes & Mauritz, Inc.) CDO and about what it will be like to be a part of their team months ago. Now, H&M CDO is finally opening! The Cagayan…

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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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Hi-Way 43 – Culinary heaven at Kauswagan CDO

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There’s a new dining destination in Cagayan de Oro and it’s located along Kauswagan Highway, near the Bulua Bus Terminal (where buses heading to Iligan and Zamboanga are) and right where the old Pan…

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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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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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My tweet landed on Gizmodo

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A few days ago, a Twitter friend of mine tagged me in a tweet. I thought it was just an interesting article. Turns out it was an article published in one of the world’s most popular, high traffic technology and design blog, Gizmodo — and apparently I was in it! Well, technically, my tweet was 🙂 My tweet got cited in an article about a recent gaffe committed by Facebook. You see, they greeted us Filipinos Happy Independence Day but the flag that came along with it was inverted. Highly unintentional, I’m sure, which was exactly why my tweet didn’t

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Opening soon: Yakimix CDO sushi and smokeless grill restaurant

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I first tweeted about Yakimix CDO on our way to the sneak peek of The Nest, a new lifestyle and food hub along Corrales Avenue. We were at a stoplight and the huge “Soon To Open: Yakimix Cagayan de Oro” billboard was just a few steps away from me. Naturally, I took a photo for Twitter (follow Mindanaoan on Twitter) and another one for Snapchat (follow Mindanaoan on Snapchat) A lot of people retweeted it, tagged their friends and asked me all about the opening date etc. Sorry, folks, I don’t know the exact opening date yet. What I do

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Opening soon: Yakimix CDO sushi and smokeless grill restaurant

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I first tweeted about Yakimix CDO on our way to the sneak peek of The Nest, a new lifestyle and food hub along Corrales Avenue. We were at a stoplight and the huge “Soon To Open: Yakimix Cagayan de Oro” billboard was just a few steps away from me. Naturally, I took a photo for Twitter (follow Mindanaoan on Twitter) and another one for Snapchat (follow Mindanaoan on Snapchat) A lot of people retweeted it, tagged their friends and asked me all about the opening date etc. Sorry, folks, I don’t know the exact opening date yet. What I do

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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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Calling all Vis-Min schools! Avail of this #DigitalThumbprint Program #WonderfulPH

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If there is one thing that the youth of today should really understand and take to heart, it is how they should act safely and responsibly online. I’m sure you’ve seen posts (or two!) by young ones these days that can really raise eyebrows, can disappoint friends and even break the hearts of their own parents and loved ones. It’s undeniable that the youth of today can act careless and can be reckless with their own digital footprints. That’s why I’m really glad that Globe Telecom has joined forces with Optus and Singtel in launching Digital Thumbprint, an award winning program

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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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Why Chiz Escudero is my Vice President

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Chiz Escudero. I first saw him in Congress. He was the fast rising young representative of Sorsogon then. All eyes were on him. Him and his impossibly forever kunot polo barong. Kunot because he’s here, there, everywhere. I remember whenever I observe at the plenary hall, he often stands up, asks questions from the floor, consults other legislators. In my mind, ang kulit din ng kongresistang ito. He wasn’t like many congressmen who’d just sit and wait for their attendance to be called. Siyempre, crush na crush ko siya noon. Ten Outstanding Young Men awardee, World Economic Forum Young Global

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How Native Shoes will make you say YES to the mess!

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I’m the kind of gal who’s easy to please especially when it comes to shoes. I love footwear that’s easy to pack and bring, comfortable to wear and that’s value for money. So when Native Shoes invited me to check out their newly opened store at the 2nd Floor of Ayala Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro, I just had to go! You see, Native Shoes has always caught my fancy. Their products are hip, original, eye-catching and – here’s my most favorite part – they’re absolutely light! And by light, I really mean astoundingly light! When you try them on,

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New Iligan City tourist spot: Paseo de Santiago

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Iligan City has a new popular attraction – Paseo de Santiago. Located near Talipapa (Santiago Market), Paseo de Santiago is a privately owned area that has been turned into a seaside complex with open seating, several food stalls, a mini stage for nightly events, a wide view of the Iligan Bay, lots of benches where you can watch the sunset and two huge “Iligan City” and “Philippines” signs. Yup, Paseo de Santiago is where you can take cool selfies, groufies, wefies (what other terms are there, millenials? :D)! Entrance fee to Paseo de Santiago is Php 20 per person. There are

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Covering the 1st presidential debate in Cagayan de Oro #CDO

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It’s game time. Today, February 21, 2016, all of the presidential candidates for the May 9, 2016 Philippine elections will all converge in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines for the first round of “PiliPinas Debates 2016.” And Mindanaoan will be there to observe, comment and cover. I will be one of the only 300 allowed to be inside the debate hall. I will also be among the 25 media observers. I am hoping to harness the power of social media today. May I invite you all to follow me: Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/mindanaoan Facebook – http://www.twitter.com/mindanaoanblogger Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/mindanaoan Snapchat – Username

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Chiz Escudero to government: respond to Mindanao’s concerns quickly

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Following the successive bombings of NGCP towers here in Mindanao and even the lack of water (the Zamboanga City Water District has announced water rationing starting January 7, 2016!), I’m glad that Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero has called on the national government to focus its attention and support for the people of Mindanao. “Malacanang should have all hands on-deck with regard to the problems currently besetting Mindanao. The list is getting alarmingly long and there is apparently no end in sight for many of these problems,” said Escudero, the frontrunner in various vice-presidential preference surveys. Foremost among Escudero’s concerns was

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