Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Spanish Bridge 5

The first steel components are up!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Blog of the Year

And the CDO Blog of the Year award
goes to...
Phebie Anne Normandia

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Seda Centrio 1st year

Congratulations Seda Centrio
on your 1st year anniversary!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Centrio Gardens

This is how Centrio Gardens
look like this Christmas season.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Dessert Strip

Grab a bite of Dessert Strip mini cakes!

Thursday, December 26, 2013


No, you're not in Japan.
You'll find Tokyo Tokyo at Limketkai Mall.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Limketkai Christmas tree

Christmas tree at Limketkai Mall.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

SM City Christmas tree

A Christmas tree at SM City Cagayan de Oro.

Monday, December 23, 2013


Quiz Time:

This is the entrance to which restaurant
in Cagayan de Oro?

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Turkish cuisine

No, you're not in Turkey.
Istanbul Grill is on Corrales Avenue.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Zone of Peace

Yep, City Central School is a "zone of peace".

Friday, December 20, 2013

Centrio Christmas Tree

Christmas tree at Centrio Mall.

Thursday, December 19, 2013


"Feel the Filipino Spirit this Christmas Season"
at Mesa Filipino Moderne with its promotional
"Mesa de Gallo" kakanin --
fried leche flan, buko cassava, suman sa latik,
sapin-sapin, bibingka with salted egg, and mangga palitaw.

Where? Ground Level, Centrio Mall

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


A message from JCI Kagayhaan Gold.
"The Junior Chamber International – Kagayhaan Gold (JCI-KG) is holding a charity event for our friends in the Visayas region who were devastated by the super typhoon last November. A Night of Trivia for Visayas is an evening of trivia fun where groups or teams will try to outdo each other in answering questions about anything and everything. There will be a category focused on Cagayan de Oro, but most of the trivia will be on general knowledge. Winners will receive special prizes.

"Our event will be on Thursday, December 19 (6pm to 9pm), at Balbacue Restaurant, Lifestyle District. 
Thank you."


Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Got a sweet tooth?

Monday, December 16, 2013

Living the Life

A press release from the City Information Office.


The City Government of Cagayan de Oro under the leadership of City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno will hold “LIVING THE LIFE”, a display of livelihood programs and products of typhoon Sendong survivors, starting December 16 up to December 20 at the City Hall entrance area.

The display is one of the lined up activities organized by the city to highlight the 2nd year commemoration of Typhoon Sendong which focuses on the theme: “BEYOND SENDONG: REBUILDING LIVES AND THE CITY”.

Sunday, December 15, 2013


I wonder what goes on in this internet cafe.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Ysalina Bridge Christmas

Ysalina Bridge greets motorists
a "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year"!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Gaston Park Christmas tree

The Christmas tree at Gaston Park.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Cepalco Christmas tree

This year's edition
of the Cepalco Christmas tree
at Divisoria.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

City Hall Christmas

City Hall is all lighted up for the holidays!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Art exhibit for a cause

Kolor Sa Pasko, an art exhibit for the benefit
of Typhoon Yolanda survivors, is open to all
at Limketkai Mall until December 13.
Eighteen artists of Biswal Mindanaw
have mounted their latest works for sale.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Convenient vs Convenience

Well, JCA wants to be called a "convenient store".

Sunday, December 8, 2013


What design to use for the letter E in BARBERSHOP?
A comb!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Angelo's Ristorante

Tomorrow, Angelo's Ristorante holds its grand opening day.

The food in this uptown restaurant is definitely Italian.
Not only the pizza and pasta but also the specials.
They even bake their own bread in a wood-fired oven--and it's on the house!

Get Chef Gelo to regale you with a 5-course meal...
and tales of Italian cuisine!

Buon appetito!

G/F WYM Bldg., Fr. Masterson Avenue, Pueblo de Oro.

Friday, December 6, 2013


Quiz Time:

Montalvan Street is named after whom?

Thursday, December 5, 2013


No, you're not in Pakistan.
Karachi Restaurant/Food Haus
is on Hayes Street.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Changing colors

EL PUEBLO A SUS HEROES. Now the color is white (and the lettering is gold); previously it was light blue; and before that it was maroon. What were the original colors of this monument? Should the colors be changed every so often?

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas Village

VIP Hotel unveiled yesterday evening
its miniature Christmas Village.
This has become an annual tradition
for the hotel showcased in December.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Ballet show

Pepe's Secret Christmas, a ballet show
staged last Saturday at Centrio Mall,
was a delight!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Today's prices 13

For certain kinds of dried fish.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

From above

Ever wonder how it looks like from above?

Friday, November 29, 2013

Primavera Residences

Primavera Residences, the first eco-friendly building in Cagayan de Oro, has partnered with PSBank for a home loan program. The two 10-storey condominiums (one of which is still under construction) situated at Pueblo Business Park were designed by an Italian architecture office. Architect Romolo V. Nati says the design reduces energy consumption, self-produces renewable energy and offers a green inner courtyard.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha

Members of the Cagayan de Oro
Baha'i community will observe today,
a holy day, the anniversary of the death of 'Abdu'l-Baha.
Read about 'Abdu'l-Baha at

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

LET topnotcher

A press release from the Office of the City Council.
LET topnotcher is CdeO graduate

CAGAYAN de Oro has again produced a top board passer.

Councilor Roger Abaday said Miriam Avanzado Miranda of Golden Heritage Polytechnic College in Barangay Carmen, topped the Licensure Examination for Teachers given last September 29, 2013 with a grade of 90.60%.

In view of this, the City Council during its regular session Monday presided over by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas adopted a resolution congratulating and commending her for this achievement.

In Resolution No. 11521-2013, the City Council also commended and congratulated Golden Heritage Polytechnic College for producing Top One successful Teaching Licensure examinee in the recent examinations for teachers.

The resolution was authored by Councilor President D. Elipe.

Spanish Bridge 4

Work progress on the Spanish Bridge construction.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Day of the Covenant

Baha'is of Cagayan de Oro
will commemorate today,
a holy day, the Day of the Covenant.
Read about the Covenant at --

Monday, November 25, 2013


No, you're not in Thailand.
Little Bangkok is a little store on Velez Street.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

River dike 3

Work progress on concreting the river dike,
west bank of Cagayan River.

Friday, November 22, 2013

View from Seda Centrio

Southwestward view from the 11th floor of Seda Centrio.

Thursday, November 21, 2013


An eagle's eyeview
of the Northern Mindanao Medical Center
and other manmade structures among trees
northwestward from the 11th floor of Seda Centrio.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Yes, you're in Cagayan de Oro,
on the road to barangay FS Catanico.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Education summit

A press release from the City Information Office.


In an effort to raise the bar of the 'not-so-encouraging' performance level of Cagayan de Oro City School's Division, the City Government through the leadership of City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno in partnership with Synergeia president and CEO Dr. Nene Guevara, Xavier University president Fr. Roberto 'Bobby' C. Yap and city schools division superintendent Dr. Elena M. Borcillo, initiated the First Cagayan de Oro City Education Summit on Nov. 16, 2013 at the City Tourism Hall attended by local education officials, principals, teachers, barangay officials, parents and youth representatives. Through the summit, Mayor Moreno is hopeful that the city's performance level on education will ultimately go a notch higher, especially on the national achievement test, survival and dropout rate.


Is "chesse" a chess piece made of cheese?

Monday, November 18, 2013

Today's prices 12

For a cup of coffee.

Sunday, November 17, 2013


Yes, you're in Cagayan de Oro,
at a bend of the Cugman River.
That's a horse cropping grass (bottom left)
and there are two more upriver.

Saturday, November 16, 2013


Shopwise at Limketkai Center
opens its doors today.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Stamp frames

Quiz Time:

In which university library
would you find these frames
of postage stamps?