Category Archives: Society

The Big S&R Members’ Treat Is Here! September 26 to 30, 2018 (list of sale items here!)

It’s our favorite time of the year! The S&R Members’ Treat is always the perfect time to hoard, look for gifts and even prepare for Christmas! The S&R Membership Shopping Members’ Treat means amazing buy 1, take 1 offers as well as up to 50 percent discounts. Lots of great deals…

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Mindanao’s largest drug addiction rehab and mental health center opens in Bukidnon

It’s finally open. The Php 500 Million (roughly US$10 Million) drug rehab, addiction treatment and mental health center which I first wrote about early last year is finally open and no less than Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte led the formal rites held last August 3, 2018. The Northern Mindanao Wellness…

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Fifty indigenous families to be affected by Bukidnon airport project

Some 50 Indigenous People (IP) families will apparently be affected by the Bukidnon airport project. And in exchange for pulling them out of the area in Don Carlos, Bukidnon, where the airport will be, they will be given Php 5 Million. This would mean that each indigenous family will receive Php…

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Bukidnon to host Mindanao parliamentary debate championship

Confirmed: the Province of Bukidnon will be the venue for the much-anticipated Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship, a bi-annual debate tournament that gathers the most prestigious and most competitive debate organizations from universities all over Mindanao, Philippines. Organized by the Bukidnon State University Debate Varsity (BukSU DV) and the Bukidnon Debate Union…

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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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Abacá Boutique Resort + Spa Cebu garners Travelers’ Choice 2018 awards

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The results of the Travelers’ Choice Awards 2018 are in and it’s definitely no surprise that Abacá Boutique Resort + Spa made it to the list. A regular on the roster, Abacá Boutique Resort + Spa is recognized once again in this year’s Travelers’ Choice Awards, winning in three categories:…

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SnippetMEdia introduces blockchain technology in Philippine digital media landscape

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SnippetMEdia has come a long way. I first learned about this mobile app (available in both iOS and Android) last year. Now, after a year providing curated content to over 800,000 users, SnippetMEdia has stepped up to take on the challenges plaguing both content creators and advertisers by launching the…

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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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How to Save Money While Planning a Visit to the Top Vacation Destinations of 2018

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If dedicating more time to travel in 2018 is topping your list of New Year’s resolutions, this is the year to finally stick to your plans. Whether you are a Filipino traveler traveling overseas or an American who wants to fly across the country to cross a few popular landmarks…

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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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#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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One thing you might like to try out in New Jersey

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I already told you guys about the first time I won big in a casino. It was roughly 7 years ago and I toured some friends who were newbies in the big city. I accompanied them to the newest resort and casino in town. They signed up for FREE memberships…

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You need to stock up on these S&R Membership Shopping items

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Do you do the groceries for your home? Picture this: you forgot that you have guests coming in for dinner and your fridge is practically empty or you want your children or husband to have delicious baon for school or office but you want to serve something else than just…

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At the Carrie Bradshaw of Sex And The City apartment New York

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“And there, in the same city where they met as girls, four New York women entered the next phase of their lives, dressed head to toe in love. And that’s the one label that…

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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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Rivermaya releases new single “Manila” (LSS alert)

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Anybody who knows me know that I constantly sing praises for premier band Rivermaya, considered to this day as one of the most successful and critically acclaimed bands in the Philippines. This is because…

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Seven Seas Waterpark CDO throws shade at Cartoon Network and Six Flags theme parks

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It’s inarguably the most anticipated and most talked about tourist spot in all of Mindanao – Seven Seas Waterpark. Located technically at Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental, people tend to still associate it with Cagayan…

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Meeting the cast of “The Mummy” in New York City

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So, okay, let’s face the elephant in the room head on. The reviews of the latest Tom Cruise-starrer, “The Mummy,” aren’t exactly ideal (fine, a lot of them are brutally bad…like seriously) but those…

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US Embassy now asks for your social media accounts

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The US government has now approved plans to ask US visa applicants for their social media accounts. Just recently, the Trump administration has started conducting background checks on the social media usage of visa…

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Guide for Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific ticket holders during Martial Law in Mindanao

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Following the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao by the President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, two of the country’s airlines have also released guidelines and statements especially for confirmed ticket holders. Flag carrier…

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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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Cat Cafe Cebu | What To Do In Cebu Philippines

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Before my flight from Cebu to New York, USA, my two brothers, mom and myself went to a cat cafe in Cebu City. It wasn’t my first cat cafe experience, though. Along with my…

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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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3 Things Millenials Should Learn To Do Right Now

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Hello again from New York City! Winter’s over and it’s technically spring but the weather’s still biting cold! Interestingly (or odd, depending on how you look at it) enough, I like this kind of…

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4 Great Ways To Spend the Summer Outdoors

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With the warmer weather approaching, you and your family are probably looking to spend some time outdoors. That is certainly understandably, particularly if you have endured quite a cold winter. There is just something…

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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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Teaching blogging and social media 101 in Manolo Fortich

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Last February 9, 2017, I was invited as a speaker on social media and blogging at the Northern Bukidnon Community College in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. I spoke before roughly 160 3rd year Elementary Education…

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Mindanao’s Parasat Cable TV boosts service with Globe Business

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Parasat Cable Television (PARASAT), Mindanao’s only digital television system provider, further boosts its services with connectivity solutions from Globe Business, the information and communications technology arm of Globe Telecom, in response to high demand…

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New fave Cebu hotel: Cuarto Hotel

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Every frequent traveler to Cebu knows this – it’s a continuous challenge to find spacious, well-fitted, affordable, strategically located hotel rooms that offer free delicious buffet breakfast. There will always be something amiss –…

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Helping launch S&R CDO

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(This article first appeared on my regular column, “Mindanaoan Meets World,” on Gold Star Daily, Mindanao’s largest newspaper. My column appears every Friday). Have you visited the recently opened S&R Membership Shopping along Kauswagan…

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