A comfy stay at Rhapsody

Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 10:55 p.m.

LOOKING for a place in Cagayan de Oro where you can stay in comfort amid the high-tech amenities is a must for travelers?

Sto. Niño Festivals: A cultural showcase?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 08:54 p.m.

I HAVE always been fascinated with festivals all over the world that highlight culture and religion so I have decided to write a column today that traces the history and origins of the country's Sto. Niño festivals and absolute reverence of devotees to the Holy Child Jesus.

Soundbee Music Lounge opens in CdeO

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 08:52 p.m.

KAGAY-ANON music experience has just become more interesting and fun as passionate musicians Maricar Roble Matsuda and husband Yoichi were on hand for the opening of a brand new music lounge along Corrales Avenue in Cagayan de Oro on January 18.

Fr. Dacanay’s Idea

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 09:43 p.m.

THERE’S a story about a Cagayana who sued her American husband for divorce in the USA for the reason of “mental cruelty.”

The new breed of women

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 09:42 p.m.

CASSANDRA “Cassy” Tiu Sy, Catherine “Cathy” Sy Lim and Kristine Gaye Ty Lim franchised a Chicken Charlie Cagayan de Oro Branch located at Grand Prix, J. R. Borja Extension with telephone number 880-7266 and cell number 0917-7165371. There are already 16 Chicken Charlie all over the Philippines.

Lanao’s ‘Tribu Sarimanok’ wins in Sinulog 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 10:42 p.m.

THE province of Lanao del Norte, now known as ‘Tribu Sarimanok,’ bagged its fourth win in the recently concluded Sinulog Festival in Cebu City.

From Balahotao to Kauswagan

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 12:42 a.m.

KAUSWAGAN is one of the most prosperous barangays in Cagayan de Oro today.

Barangay 1 lass wins Ms. Balingasag title

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 10:46 p.m.

TOTCHIE Echeveria of Barangay 1 bested 14 other equally beautiful ladies after she was named Miss Balingasag 2013 during the coronation night held Friday at the town's gymnasium.

Keeping your kidneys healthy

Monday, January 14, 2013 - 11:36 p.m.

THE kidneys are a mighty pair of organs: they filter and excrete waste products including toxic wastes; secrete substances to maintain acid-base, electrolytes and fluid balances; secrete vital hormones like rennin, erythropoietin and prostaglandin; aid in reabsorbing of nutrients like amino acids, glucose and others; and regulate blood pressure.

Brand CdeO

Monday, January 14, 2013 - 12:14 a.m.

A FEW years ago, when I was detailed at the City Tourism Office, I was assigned to meet a group from Manila who came here on a study tour.

A Christmas treat in January

Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 10:39 p.m.

WHAT a great way to start 2013 with a bang! Some members of the media in Cagayan de Oro, including local bloggers, gathered on Thursday at N Hotel and enjoyed a fun-filled day hosted by Globe Telecom dubbed “Christmas Treat in January.”

Knowing the new fashion trends

Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 10:36 p.m.

WEARING the latest trendy designs has always been a part of Kagay-anon lifestyle.

Trying out Japanese food

Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 07:01 p.m.

SOME Kagay-anons love to dine out and try a set of menu that are new to their palate. And I am one of those who love to try different dishes that can delight my senses and lighten my mood.

Except for Japanese food.

A day of fun for MisOr village chiefs

Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 06:59 p.m.

TO CELEBRATE the Yuletide season, Misamis Oriental Vice Gov. Norris Babiera and 2nd District Rep. Peter Unabia, both from the Liberal Party (LP), pooled their resources together and treated more than 400 village chiefs of the province to a grand day of festivity in an exclusive hotel in Cagayan de Oro last week.   Out of the province’s 445 village chiefs, 401 came and enjoyed a day of fun, games and lots of surprises plus sumptuous meals prepared for them by the gracious hosts.

Welcome 2013…..with a bang!

Friday, January 4, 2013 - 06:01 p.m.

ANOTHER memorable year has passed and we are in for another stimulating new year that can be full of unexpected surprises or familiar routines which can be a repeat of last year.

At any rate, we all have to welcome everything and anything that comes our way with open arms and understanding. We are all given a new life, a new beginning, a new start. It is the time once again to do our yearly resolutions (oh, no!), to embrace new opportunities and offerings that comes our way, to do better and to look for endless possibilities for the betterment of our lives.

Pinoy New Year rituals and practices

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 10:46 p.m.

(Author’s note: This article expresses the writer’s ideas about how Filipinos celebrate New Year using anthropologic perspectives)

Knowing the ‘Snake’ people

Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 11:27 p.m.

THE Year of the Dragon has just ended. And based on the Chinese Astrology, 2013 is the Year of the Snake.

According to the book Oriental Astrology, Snakes are those born in the years 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977 and 1989.

10 years of ultimate pampering

Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 10:07 p.m.

WHEN you think of drive-in hotels, one notion that would surely come to mind is that it is a haven for lovers who wanted a little privacy.

But Hightime Drive-in Hotel located along Kauswagan highway has given a paradigm shift, showing that not all drive-in motels are “no-tell motels.”

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

Friday, December 28, 2012 - 11:13 p.m.

THE very first time I spent my Christmas in the United States was way back in ’87 and that was in New York. It was truly really memorable. Memorable in so many ways but I experienced also an ambivalent feeling, happy being in a new and exciting place that I have been dreaming of and sad because I was away from my family.   Guess everyone would think of winter, snow, Santa Claus, reindeers, nutcrackers, shopping and more shopping especially when in NYC!

Soldiers, youth Santa bring gifts, joy to kids

Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 09:03 p.m.

THE 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division (4ID) in partnership with a youth organization called POINTY (Propelling Our Inherited Nation Through our Youth Incorporated) conducted gift giving in selected barangays within the 4ID area recently.

Project Angel Tree lights up a child’s dream

Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 09:03 p.m.

QUEZON, Bukidnon -- The longtime dream of a child became a reality.

Project Angel Tree literally lighted a child’s home in Barangay Mibando here through the generosity of the management of First Bukidnon Electric Cooperative Inc. (Fibeco), one of the benefactors of the “Pamaskong Handog-Alay sa Kapwa 2012” Angel Tree Project, which is being spearheaded by the local government unit of Quezon.

How to be a Wrap Star with SM Stationery

Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 09:01 p.m.

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.

Kiwanis holds gift giving, feeding program to kids, 'Sendong’ victims

Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 09:00 p.m.

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.

Police play Santa to street kids

Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 12:15 a.m.

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.

Abundant living

Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 12:14 a.m.

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.

Iponan’s native delicacy takes centerstage in ‘Suman Festival’

Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 11:45 p.m.

LIFE goes on in Barangay Iponan, Cagayan de Oro City after a year of devastation brought by Tropical Storm Sendong.

Luxurious pampering the Dermcare way

Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 11:41 p.m.

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.

A fitting tribute to a good doctor

Friday, December 21, 2012 - 09:46 p.m.

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.

A Brown group hosts mass wedding

Friday, December 21, 2012 - 01:34 a.m.

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.

Christmas…is truly in our hearts!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 11:37 p.m.

IN LESS than a week, we will be welcoming the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. And that is the true essence of Christmas!

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