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Mindanaoan.com lands on Top 30 New York Blogs list

I’m very excited to share with all of you that this humble blog, Mindanaoan.com, has landed on the number 6 spot in a coveted “Top New York Blogs To Follow” list. Mindanaoan.com was declared among The Big Apple’s best when my travel and lifestyle blog nabbed the number 6 spot in…

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OFFICIAL LIST: Sale, buy 1 take 1 items during S&R CDO Members Treat

Let me cut to the chase – I’m very excited to let you all know that S&R CDO and all other S&R Membership Shopping branches nationwide will again offer its most awaited, super amazing S&R Members’ Treat! From March 14 to 18, 2018, our favorite membership shopping warehouse will offer…

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Globe Telecom brings back unlimited Internet plans – no-lock up, no data cap, no throttling

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This is truly great news! As you all know, I’m a longtime Globe Telecom subscriber. However, while I do like all their services (I am most happy with Globe Roaming), I, too, was not happy with the data cap and the throttling concerns. Well, I’m absolutely excited to share with…

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Will speak at #GoSocial: A #DigitalMarketing Tour Boot Camp”

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Are you an entrepreneur? Do you want to learn how you can maximize the power of digital marketing to grow your micro, small, medium and social enterprise? My awesome Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. (IBS) friends have lovely news. Registration is still open for “Go Social: A Digital Marketing Tour Boot…

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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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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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Cheap eats New York: Where I found the BEST, super affordable roast pork, BBQ

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Hello again from New York! All right – here’s the lowdown. Living here in New York can be expensive (especially for folks like us who want to discover a lot of things here in…

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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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Missy Bon Bon CDO: New look, new dishes

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Missy Bon Bon CDO – I’ve written about them a couple of times but it looks like I won’t be stopping anytime soon because they’re constantly offering something new! It wasn’t so long ago…

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Hello from New York!

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Hello! I finally have the time to just sit down and blog! It’s true – this surely is the city that never sleeps. I’m talking about New York City, USA! Yup, I’M BACKKK!!! Can…

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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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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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Where to eat in CDO: Alavar’s Seafood Restaurant

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If you’ve been to Zamboanga City, Mindanao, have dropped by popular Alavar’s Seafood Restaurant and have tried their extraordinary Alavar sauce, then you’d understand why I just had to visit their latest branch – their…

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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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The Pacifico Hotel #CDO launches amazing room sale

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The Pacifico Boutique Hotel, a major landmark along the annual Higalaay Festival (Kagay-an Festival) parade route, has introduced a mega discounted promo rate for both their standard and deluxe rooms. For only Php 1,499.00…

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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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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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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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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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Manoy’s Boneless Lechon CDO is every meat lover’s fave

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There are lechon belly shops in Cagayan de Oro and then there’s Manoy’s Boneless Lechon. Although they opened for business just recently, Manoy’s Boneless Lechon CDO is really fast getting everyone’s attention – including that of local celebrities, influencers, business and media personalities. The reason for this is because Manoy’s lechon promises carefully prepared fresh, quality meat with generous herbs and spices cooked to perfection in that distinct Cebu style. The meat is very tasty and flavorful and the skin guaranteed crispy! And because it’s boneless, every kilo is sure to be value for money. Try Manoy’s Boneless Lechon today

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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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Dare to try the Revolution 15 challenge at Pete’s Patriots CDO

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It’s the latest craze in Cagayan de Oro and everyone is invited to take the challenge! Do you dare take the Revolution 15 challenge? Named after historical areas during the war era, Pete’s Patriots’ Revolution 15 shots honors the heroic acts of our national heroes. All shots are carefully crafted using classic Filipino alcohol as key ingredients to these drinks – Basi Wine, Tuba (!!!), Lambanog, Blue Curacao, among others. These iconic drinks are then mixed with modern flavors such as Jagermeister, Tequila, Vodka and Bacardi 151 in order to produce a drink fit for heroes, and heroes only! I had

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Chiz Escudero sends sympathies, deplores brutal beheading of Canadian in Mindanao

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Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero sent his sympathies to the local Canadian community, while at the same time deplored the brutal beheading of Canadian national John Ridsdel. “We condole with the local Canadian community and send our deepest prayers to all Canadians, especially to the family and friends of Mr. John Ridsdel. This act of a terrorist group has no place in a civilized Philippines. We condemn each and all acts of terrorism and violence,” Escudero said. “The Philippines is and will continue to be a welcoming and hospitable destination to all of those who would want to visit us despite

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Attending a makeup workshop sponsored by Seda Rewards

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Seda Hotel CDO, the Ayala Corp. hotel housed under the same roof as Centrio Mall, recently treated ladies like myself to a makeup …