ONE of the ways we can make our presents meaningful is adding a personal touch with the way we package our gifts.
Here are some tips on how you can be a Wrap Star with a little help from SM Stationery.
CLOSE to 1,000 pupils and ‘Sendong’ victims benefited from a feeding program initiated by Kiwanis International (KI) Philippine South District Division 4-A held at Pedro Oloy N. Roa Sr. Elementary School in Sitio Calaanan, Barangay Canitoan last week.
The feeding and gift giving programs, held in coordination with the city government of Cagayan de Oro, were part of KI’s commitment in serving the children of the world.
AT LEAST 41 police officials from different regions in the country who are undergoing leadership training in Cagayan de Oro spent their Christmas break and played Santa to streets kids in Cogon and Agora Market.
Having a soft heart for the juvenile, Senior Police Inspector Elmer Robas, former commander of Cogon Police Station, enticed his colleagues who are currently undertaking advance course class 2012-128, senior leadership course class 2012-01 and junior leadership course class 2012-02 to hold a “Pamaskong handog para sa mga bata” before they will head back to their respective places for their Christmas break.
NO MATTER how materially successful we are, if our lives are filled with struggle and stress, the experience of abundant living has eluded us.
It is from attachments which are only thoughts that struggle and stress arise. We worry that we might lose face or a job, a mate or a healthy body, a financial fortune or our very lives. We struggle to get and fear to lose; thus, we are never at ease with ourselves.
LIFE goes on in Barangay Iponan, Cagayan de Oro City after a year of devastation brought by Tropical Storm Sendong.
IS ACNE and pimple bothering you, makes you look ugly and takes away your confidence in facing people?
If you are trying to get rid of those unwanted pimples and yet worry over the expensive treatments, set aside your worries and clear your face today as Dermcare Luxe, one of the Philippines’ leading skin, hair and wellness center located at the 3rd floor of Centrio mall, has opened its doors to Kagay-anons to help them make and feel beautiful inside out.
FOR his unequalled contribution to the health programs of Misamis Oriental, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ignacio Moreno, dubbed as the health guardian of Mindanao, is among those recognized as The Outstanding Filipino Physicians (TOFP).
TOFP is organized by the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Philippines and San Miguel Corporation.
NILO Acampado, 24, an oil palm plantation worker in Tingalan, Opol, Misamis Oriental, never had an inkling that his plan to wed his live-in partner for two years, Mericriz Etchinique, 21, will come true sooner than he expected.
IN LESS than a week, we will be welcoming the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. And that is the true essence of Christmas!
THE excitement of Catholics to wake up every morning to attend the nine-day dawn masses to celebrate Jesus’ birth is undeniably evident even if some residents have yet to recover from last year’s tragedy, which happened just a few days before Christmas.
“I HEARD something coming, like a flow of water,” said my husband Alain early morning of December 17, 2011.
DO YOU know that Toribio Chaves, the first elected mayor or municipal presidente of Cagayan de Misamis in 1898, was a poet?
That was how Kagay-anons held their poets in high esteem for they never made any distinction between one who is an artist to one who governs.
THOUGH it’s heart-breaking to reminisce the struggles I’ve been through during those times, yet, it has given me the chance to share how God has been so good and merciful to his children.
I remembered also the very tricky line I would want to coin from the preaching of Fr. Rudy, “An experience is not complete until it becomes a memory, and a memory is not complete until it becomes a story.”
“SAY, Mama, Mr. Sun is shy again today.”
“Yes my little boy.”
TO commemorate the first anniversary of the ‘Sendong’ tragedy, Xavier University came out with a collection of stories to honor the victims and survivors. The stories were the product of a creative writing workshop called "Sharing your Sendong Stories" held on November 9 to 10, which was facilitated by the English Department-College of Arts and Sciences.
CAKE has been popular for such a long time that they have been used in almost all occasions and activities where there is a get-together -- be it christenings, birthdays, weddings, graduations or any event when one, two or more people meet or gather.
IF THERE is a time of the year that you allow yourself to relax and forget about strict diet and constant work-out trips to the gym, it’s the Yuletide season. It’s when you are already winding down towards the end of the working year and gearing up for the holiday season.
There are lots of parties to attend, fruit cakes to nibble and Noche Buena leftovers to enjoy, all the while relaxing in the cool breeze.
WITH the advent of unique flavors and designs of cakes from all over the world, plus our ingenuity, skills and constant “experimenting” on new tastes, we become bolder in our quests for new designs and ideas for cakes and pastries.
THE four-day stretch Xavier days ended loud and wild with the chants and music of the youngest deejay of Amplified CDO and a Junior DJ of Killerbee -- Kyle Banaag.
The crowd, numbering in thousands, went on their feet and danced to the beat last Saturday night at the Xavier University soccer field.
IN THE world of modeling, a proportionate body, height of at least six feet and an excellent appearance and oozing personality are surely the important assets one can have for him or her to land a good modeling job and gain instant fame.
Being anything without those valuable qualities may mean rejection to wannabes who crave to be a part of the modeling industry.
THE Oro Fashion Designers Guild (OFDG) and the Designers Assembly (DA) in partnership with the City Tourism and Lim Ket Kai Center will be staging the 2nd Mindanao Fashion Summit on December 5 to 7, at the Rotunda of Lim Ket Kai Center.
Notable fashion designers and fashion brands from all over the country will showcase their global design and fashion forecast for Spring/Summer 2013 in the three-day event.
AS THE summer and spring season gets into its way, having a natural looking complexion, one that is dewy, fresh and not matte, is what is most picturesque. A splash of vivid and unusual shades would give a crisp to attaining simplicity and elegance.
As to how blood oozes in our veins signifies nature’s cycle of life and death. And as to how each blood vessel dilate, or otherwise, gives impact to even the most minute details.
TO HIGHLIGHT Cagayan de Oro’s constantly evolving fashion scene, three Kagay-anons having stylish personalities were chosen as young ambassadress of style of What A Girl Wants (WAGW) for its branches in Centrio Mall and Limketkai Center.
STUDENTS from Corpus Christi School and Philippine Southfield School topped the first city-wide Science and Math quiz organized by the Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD) and held last November 16 at the Mother Ignacia Hall of Lourdes College.
DURING one of my stints years ago as a caregiver instructor in one of the schools in Cagayan de Oro, I was tasked to teach “health subjects” and of course, culinary classes which I loved profoundly.
BIGBY’S Café and Restaurant has revolutionized dining habits of Kagay-anons by offering a variety of internationally-famous food in big servings at very reasonable prices.
UNPAVED and winding road lead students to Kulambugan Elementary School in R.T. Lim, Zamboanga Sibugay.
Only habal-habal (single motorcycle) and chartered tricycles serve the transport necessity of residents and students of Barangay Kulambugan as there were no regular trips going to the village.
AS WE are nearing the holiday season, most people may tend to organize and attend parties to enjoy and have some fun.
IT IS the time of year once again when we give thanks to the One above for all the blessings, to our family and friends who played a major part in our exciting daily lives from birth till now and for the many more years to come.
THE Department of Tourism (DOT) in Northern Mindanao, in coordination with the Cagayan de Oro Transport Cooperative (CdOTransCo), conducted a Taxi Driver’s Summit last November 6 at the atrium of SM City.
The activity was participated in by taxi drivers and operators in the city.