Saturday, August 31, 2013

Art show to see

Featuring the works of
Rhyan Casino
Marigold Cherrie Garrido
Bo Daclan
Lloyd Hinosolango
at Limketkai Mall (second level)
until September 6.

"Rela" by Christopher 'Bo' Daclan is a 24"x24" acrylic on canvas.

"Iskul Bus" by Marigold Cherrie Garrido is a 12"x16" acrylic on canvas.

"CDO Rafting" by Lloyd Hinosolango is a 20"x34" oil on canvas.

"I am nothing, Jesus is King" (1,2,3,4,5) by Rhyan Casino, mixed media, 8.5"x11".

Water advisory

An advisory from the Cagayan de Oro City Water District.

Please be informed that CEPALCO has a scheduled power interruption on Sunday, September 01, 2013 from 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. to facilitate line tapping of 69KV Macasandig-Balulang, line at Balongis, Balubal and to conduct line maintenance work from Macanhan to Balulang.

COWD Production facilities located in Balulang will be among those affected.  This will, in turn, cause temporary water supply interruption in the area and schedule reflected below:

SEPTEMBER 1, 2013 SUNDAY 6:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

-LOW PRESSURE TO NO WATER in the Entire West Service Area specifically in elevated areas and high-rise building.
-Balulang, Carmen to Opol, Bonbon, Bayabas, Kauswagan, Iponan, Lumbia, Pagatpat, Canitoan and Calaanan.

COWD is advising all concessionaires in the said areas to store enough water for their consumption during the interruption period.  Please be assured all efforts will be taken to restore normal water supply the soonest possible time.

Friday, August 30, 2013

DSPC 2013

Hundreds of campus journalists from about 70 schools,
private and public, elementary and secondary,
are competing in this year's edition of the
Division Schools Press Conference
hosted by the East City Central School.
The theme is "Campus Journalism & Transformational Leadership".
May the best newswriters, editorial writers, feature writers, sportswriters,
editorial cartoonists, photojournalists, copyreaders and radio broadcasters
in English and Filipino win!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Spanish Bridge 2

This is how the Spanish Bridge
construction site
looks like at this time.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Garden show

One of the core events
of this year's Kagay-an Festival
is a garden show
at Duaw Kagay-an Park.
Have fun!

Monday, August 26, 2013


The three-day Friendly Tennis Encounter ends today
at the Golden Friendship Tennis Court.
I hope no one suffered from a tennis elbow.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Vulcanizing shop

A typical tire vulcanizing shop
has its sign painted on an old tire.
This one is situated at Lapasan.

Saturday, August 24, 2013


What we would like to see
during the fiesta month
in Cagayan de Oro
is a resurgence of the philatelic exhibits
mounted by the post office.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Huluga Caves

Quiz Time:

How many caves are there at Huluga?

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Kagay-an Festival 2

Bunting decorate Velez Street
for this year's celebration
of the Kagay-an Festival.
Fiesta fever is in the air!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Kagay-an Festival 1

Higalaay is the theme of this year's Kagay-an Festival,
from the root word higala which means friend,
Cagayan de Oro being called the
"City of Golden Friendship".

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


A headless mannequin
walks out of a store in Cogon!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Motorela name

If you have a rela
what would you name it?

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Gaston Park

Cagayan de Oro's malls may lure shoppers and moviegoers
but Gaston Park on a lazy Sunday afternoon
still remains a popular hangout for plenty of people.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Peace park

Quiz Time:

Which high school in Cagayan de Oro
has this Peace Park on campus?

Friday, August 16, 2013

Campus journalism

Students of Cagayan de Oro schools
are preparing for the Division Schools Press Conference,
an interschool journalism competition,
scheduled for August 30 and 31.
Some are attending seminars and workshops,
and some are participating in school-level competitions.
Good luck!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

American singer

Quiz Time:

Name the American singer-songwriter
who came to Cagayan de Oro in 2007
for a concert with Dennis Lambert.
(He is shown in this picture
autographing vinyl albums.)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Manresa Days 2013

A press release from the Communications Office
of Xavier University.

XUCA holds Manresa Days 2013, celebrates 60th Diamond Jubilee
By Louren Aranas, Francis Borja and Angela Cabildo

The Manresa Days has been a yearly tradition of Xavier University’s College of Agriculture. This year though, the celebration is made extra special as the college also celebrates its 60th Diamond Jubilee.

Themed, “60 Years of Brewing Possibilities,” Manresa Days 2013 is slated on August 14-17. The four-day celebration will highlight the college’s 60 years of facing challenges and possibilities alike. For the first time of this annual celebration, there will be a campus exhibit which will showcase the academic and architectural legacies of the Manresa campus

“What we're trying to establish here is that the College of Agriculture is an important part of the university and the only college of agriculture in Mindanao,” said Exhibits Committee head and XUCA Research and Social Outreach (RSO) Director, Dr. Ma. Theresa Rivera on the purpose of the exhibit.

“Our work has involved Southeast Asia. We are playing the field of Southeast Asia, through the Sustainable Agriculture Center, the Southeast Asia Rural Social Leadership Institute, Food Tech Center, and through all the other centers. It has to be recognized,” Rivera added.

Estrella Borja, who has been teaching in the college for over two decades, recalled that earlier celebrations had a “barrio fiesta” atmosphere surrounding the alternative market. Both the rich and the poor came to see about the fruits, vegetables, poultry, livestock and new technology.

Borja and her committee chose this year’s theme for the image it evokes of brewing coffee. They want everyone to catch a whiff of the rich, inviting aroma of a fruitful future. “There are so many possibilities. They’re ours for the picking,” said Borja.

What, then, can people look forward to this year’s celebration?

On August 13, an opening mass will be held at the XU Immaculate Conception Chapel, to be followed by an exhibit opening at the Science Center Dry Pond and a parade around Divisoria and XU.

The Manresa Tours is slated to start on August 14. It is an opportunity for guests to explore the 64-hectare complex.

High school students are also invited to partake in competitions like quiz bowl, essay writing, and poster making. Development Communication students will present a puppet theatre. The Manresa tours and the DevCom Puppet Theater, as well as the Agriculture Fair and Food Sales, will run from August 14 to 17.

On August 16, a series of skill competition by the Federation of Agriculture Students in Mindanao will take place. On the same day, the ‘Rodeo sa Manresa’ opening and competitions are set. Spectators from all over the region usually swarm the rodeo arena to see agriculture students show off their skills in pinning down cattle. The Aggie Night will then wrap up the day’s set of events.

August 17 brings the Manresa Farm run, the ‘Rodeo sa Manresa’ awarding ceremonies, and the alumni homecoming.

Manresa Farm was acquired in 1955 by Fr William F Masterson who founded the College of Agriculture in 1953. Today, the urban farm continues to become the “home” of the Aggies in XU.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Quiz Time:

Where is the location of the Trinidad Building?

Monday, August 12, 2013

Jungle look

A jungle look in Gusa!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Art exhibit

Vision Quest: A Group Art Exhibit
August 10-19
The VIP Hotel

"The creative act," says Ivan Macarambon, "requires a certain amount of vision,
for without even a sliver of it, the artist would be lost in a wilderness of ideas and stimuli."

Ivan is one of the 10 visual artists
whose new works are shown in this exhibit.

The others are Melissa Abugaa, Nick Aca, Renz Altubar, Archie Balcos, Richard Bolotaolo, Romy Cocos, Nonoy Estarte, Chris Gomez and Boyet Ramoso.

"The artworks of this exhibit show the unique vision of each artist," Ivan said.

Here are some snaps:

At yesterday evening's opening. The vertical 10-panel wood relief is Nick Aca's "10 Sendong Experience Series". It also can be displayed horizontally, says Nick.

"Memories from the past" by Romy Cocos is a 63.5x48.5cm acrylic on canvas.

Chris Gomez used intermedia to create Dreamscape 1 (right) and Dreamscape 2 (left), each measuring 51x51cm.

"My Sister's Dress" is a mixed media, 36x56cm, by Nonoy Estarte.

Ivan Macarambon's "Crystal Night" is a 60.5x40.5cm acrylic on canvas.

Seven of the ten artists: Romy, Richard, Ivan, Chris, Nonoy, Nick and Melissa.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Odd one

Spot the odd one out.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Can of coins

For voluntary contributions.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Divisoria monument

Quiz Time:

What does EL PUEBLO A SUS HEROES mean?

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Overlooking the city

A good place to take pictures
overlooking the city
is this spot at Manresa.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Traffic islands

The traffic islands on C.M. Recto Avenue
are undergoing beautification.
Workers of the Public Works Department
have raised the height and planted in the soil.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Today's freebies 1

A 1.5-liter bottle of cola soft drink
for a whole lechon manok.

Saturday, August 3, 2013


If you have a jeepney
what would you name it?

Friday, August 2, 2013

Religious multicab

Love Your God.
Life is a Gift.
Talk to God.
I wonder what's on the driver's door.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Protection of children

A press release from the City Council.
Amendment of law on
protection of children seen

THE amendment of Ordinance No. 8624-2003, which creates the Cagayan de Oro City Council for the Protection of Children (CCPC), is in the offing.

The City Council committee on social services chaired by Councilor Enrico D. Salcedo during its meeting yesterday favorably endorsed to the laws and rules committee chaired by Councilor Ramon G. Tabor the revision of the ordinance recommending changes in the composition of the CCPC.

The CCPC is composed of the city mayor as the chair, the chair of the committee on social services as co-chair and chair of the committee on health as vice-chair.

Members are chair of the committee on women and family relations, SK Federation President, City Health Officer, City Budget Officer, City Treasurer, City Social Welfare Officer, City Planning and Development Coordinator, ABC President, Public Employment Services Officer, City DILG, Department of Education-Region 10, Cagayan de Oro City Police Office,        Presidential Commission on the Urban Poor-10, Commission on Human Rights-10, a child representative and  three other NGOs accredited and nominated by the City Coordinating committee for the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD).

During discussions it was agreed that the Community Improvement Division, DSWD and City Prosecutors Office representatives be included as members of the council. The new CCPC will no longer have a child representative, as proposed.

The meeting was attended by Councilor Dante Pajo, chair of the City Council committee on health, Councilor Edna Dahino, committee on women and family relations, Councilor Lourdes Candy Darimbang and Councilor Teodulfo Lao, among others.

The CCPC ordinance was enacted to promote the welfare of the youth as mandated in the Philippine Constitution and cited in the International Declaration for the Rights of Children. It is also in compliance with Article 205 of Presidential Decree, otherwise known as the Child and Youth Welfare Code.


No, you're not in Cebu.
You're in Cogon.