Friday, December 19, 2014

Immediate Hiring

imidiate sounds more immediate than immediate.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Energy Press Corps

The CDO Energy Press Corps
held its inaugural induction of officers and members
December 7 at the Country Village Hotel.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Comprehensive Development Plan

A press release from the Office of the City Council.
Dads OK Comprehensive Development Plan of CdeO
THROUGH Ordinance No. 11883-2014, the 17th City Council during the regular session yesterday presided over by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas approved the Comprehensive Development Plan of the Cagayan de Oro City for 2014 to 2019.
The CDP aims to have a city managed through good governance and to empower its citizenry to thrive in a highly competitive economy and a sustainable environment nurturing its diversity and multi-cultural heritage towards a resilient, progressive and inclusive future.
Strategies to be implemented under the CDP’s social development plan will be focused on employment and livelihood, housing and resettlement, sports and recreation and Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation
It will also involve programs for the improvement of health facilities and services, and construction of health centers in all relocation areas; water and sanitation services, retroffiting of at risk school buildings, provision of adequate educational facilities, construction of day care centers in all relocation areas, information advocacy programs, among others.
Meanwhile, under the economic development plan, the city will expand areas for urban greening, streamline business registration process, strengthen investment promotion, establish post-harvest facilities, develop rural road network linking to primary farming areas, maintenance of identified natural sites for eco-tourism, and others.
Strategies under  the infrastructure and physical development plan include the provision, rehabilitation and establishment of quality infra support such as dikes, protection wall, upgraded drainage canal; the formulation of Comprehensive Drainage Master Plan, improvement of road network, establishment of sewerage system and improvement of river channel, among others.
The CDP also includes the city’s Environmental and Management and Institutional Development Plans.
The ordinance was reviewed and favorably endorsed by the committees on public works and on laws and rules chaired by Councilors Alden Bacal and Ramon Tabor, respectively.

Acoustic bar

Shouldn't that be ACOUSTIC ?

Monday, December 15, 2014

Macabalan trisikad

Macabalan trisikad plates.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Urban Life Awards

Urban Life Awards.
Centrio Mall.

Saturday, December 13, 2014


No, you're not in the US.
USA Products is on Corrales Avenue.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

No Parking

outside a dental clinic.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


No, you're not in Iran.
You'll find Ababu Persian Kitchen
on Corrales Avenue.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Circulo de Arte exhibit

"Pamati-a Gamit ang Mata"
is the second art exhibition this year
of the Circulo de Arte.
The show will run until January 3 next year
at the Museo de Oro (open to the public
during regular museum hours) of Xavier University.

Monday, December 8, 2014


Bobson, the well known Japanese denim brand,
has opened its first retail outlet in the Philippines --
at the Limketkai mall.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Print and xerox

"For only P1.00 lang!"

Saturday, November 29, 2014


No, you're not in Thailand.
You'll find Siam Krua thai at Limketkai Center.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Sky Tire

All right, vulcanising is an alternative form
for vulcanizing.
But, surpluz?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

La Paz

No, you're not in Iloilo.
D'Original La Paz Batchoy
is on Rodolfo N. Pelaez Blvd.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Blog workshop

Wanna learn how to start a blog?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Journalism workshop

The two-day Journalism Enhancement Workshop
for School Paper Advisers and Journalists,
organized by the Cagayan de Oro City Division
of the Department of Education, ends today
at Hotel Koresco.
Participants are winners of the 2014 Division Schools Press Conference
held last month. They will compete in the regional level to be held
on December 1-3 in Camiguin.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Capistrano Complex

Quiz Time:

Where in Cagaya de Oro
is the Capistrano Complex Subdivision?

Monday, November 10, 2014


A press release from the Office of the City Council.
Educ cmte to tackle resolutions
of Rotary Youth officials 2014

THE City Council committee on education chaired by Councilor Adrian Barba will soon tackle  resolutions of the Rotary Youth City Officials which were  passed during the Rotary Youth Week last Sept 26, 2014 and recently   adopted by the 17th City Council for appropriate action of the different committees.
The youth officials were student leaders from  25 private and public secondary schools in the city.
One of these is the resolution requesting for funds for the improvement of the library at the Cugman National High School, including the acquisition of new  books.
The committee will also consider the request for the Department of Education (DepEd) to provide Islamic Values Oriented Programs to Muslim students in all schools and for the conduct of Human Sexuality Seminars in all public secondary schools.  
The committee will also look into the resolution requesting for additional computer units for the Puntod National High School.
This year’s batch of Rotary Youth Officials also requested the City College Scholarship Program also chaired by  Councilor  Barba  to allocate slots for  persons with disabilities (PWD). This is in response to the verbal request of   Phil Ray Neri, president of the Youth One Unite Their Handicapped, Inc (YOUTH) to the Rotary Youth Officials during the Rotary Youth Week.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Post office 1

The post office at the Hall of Justice.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Hotline numbers

A new police poster
in downtown Cagayan de Oro.

Friday, October 31, 2014


A press release from the Office of the City Council.
Beautification drive in brgys under study

THE City Council committee on tourism chaired by Councilor Lourdes Candy Darimbang, on Tuesday discussed the proposed ordinance which will pave the way for the conduct of a   beautification drive in all barangays in Cagayan de Oro City.
Councilor Darimbang, author of the proposed ordinance, said there is a need for the 80 barangays to take part in the cleanliness drive to promote and enhance the present ambiance and natural landscape of the city.
She said one way of captivating the attention of various communities is to encourage the participation of every barangay.
The lady councilor said a pleasant community appearance will add to home values and harness neighborhood unification. She said it will encourage the active participation of residents in improving the aesthetics of the community and bring the sense of pride among the residents.
During the meeting with representatives from City Tourism & Cultural Affairs Office and some barangay chairmen, it was agreed that an adhoc committee  should be created to  study and prepare the mechanics of the proposed ordinance.
The adhoc committee will be composed of representatives of the City Tourism Office, City Local Environment and Natural Resources Office (CLENRO), City Public Services Office (CPSO), Community Affairs Division, City Accounting Office, City Budget Office and Association of the Barangay Council headed by Councilor Yan Lam Lim.
The committee will tackle the final composition of the adhoc committee and mechanics of the proposed ordinance on November 18, 2014.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Haircut and eyebrow trim

Today's prices.
For haircut and eyebrow trim.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Jeepney sign

A jeepney sign for passengers.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Masterson school

What used to be named KM 5 Elementary School
at Upper Balulang is now known as
Fr. William F. Masterson, SJ Elementary School.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Beauty parlor

Today's prices.
For various beauty parlor services.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Motorela inventor

A press release from the Office of the City Council.
Dads express sorrow for demise of motorela icon

THE 17th City Council headed by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas expressed the city’s deepest sorrow for the demise of Mr. Rafael “Faeling” D. Floirendo, inventor of the motorela and one of the pioneers of the ham industry in Cagayan de Oro.
Through Resolution No. 11801-2014, legislators cited that  his passing away has saddened many Kagay-anons,  particularly the members of the City Council and  officials and employees of the city government.
Legislators are expressing sympathy and condolences to his bereaved family.

Police outpost 1

Is the Capistrano--Gaerlan St. Police Outpost
the smallest police outpost in the world?

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Today's prices.
P15 for a stick of pork barbecue
and P5 for a piece of puso (hanging rice).

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


No, you're not in Zamboanga del Norte.
The Rural Bank of Labason
has a branch in barangay Carmen,
Cagayan de Oro City (or had a branch;
it's not clear from the outside if the bank
still operates).

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Police slogan

A message from the
Cagayan de Oro City Police Office.

Monday, October 20, 2014


Today's prices.
For Pecho Inasal and Pecho Bulilit.

Sunday, October 19, 2014


No, you're not in the US.
You'll find Miami Inn
in barangay Carmen.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Weekday deals

Italianni's at Centrio offers weekday lunch deals this October.
The choices are Pork Chop Basilicata with Vegetable and Rice,
Herb Chicken and Spaghetti Aglio Olio, Flame-Grilled Pork Belly and Rice,
and Seafood Vegetable and Rice.
Bon appetit!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Livable Cities

A press release from the City Information Office.

CdeO adjudged as grand winner of
‘Livable Cities Design Challenge’
Cagayan de Oro City’s status and reputation as the country’s 2nd most competitive city today rose to another level after being adjudged as grand winner of the ‘Livable Cities Design Challenge’ initiated by the National Competitiveness Council and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
‘Livable Cities Design Challenge’ is a planning and design competition whose objective is to get city planners across the Philippines to better plan their respective cities for a climate-defined future and for disaster-risk reduction.
The city bagged the top award in the Government Center category when it bested three other finalists, namely the cities of Roxas, Valenzuela and Zamboanga.
Government center means a complex of government buildings which are designed to be disaster-resistant and must be designed to serve the public in pre- and post-disaster phases. They must serve its primary purpose as a public service facility such as school, hospital or office building.
Cagayan de Oro City’s entry was entitled ‘Oro Central’ which is designed to develop City Central School not just as a topnotch public elementary institution but as well as an disaster-resistant evacuation center in times of disasters and/or calamities. 
The city’s delegation headed by City Mayor Oscar Moreno formally received the accolade during Wednesday’s final conference and awarding ceremony held in Manila.
Elated with the citation, Mayor Moreno profusely thanked local architects from the Mindanao University of Science and Technology, United Architects of the Philippines, private sector ug the local government team led by City Hall’s Local Investment Promotions Officer Eileen San Juan for working hard together on the conceptualization and designing of the city’s entry.


No, you're not in Makati City.
The Bank of Makati has a branch
in Cagayan de Oro, at barangay Carmen.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Coop Tabo

October is Cooperative Month.
Check out the COOP TABO at Gaston Park.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

River dike 4

Concreting of the dike
on the west bank of Cagayan River
is done.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fernandez Street update

Two lanes of Fernandez Street
in barangay Carmen are now concreted.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Maharlika Bridge

Maharlika Bridge as seen from the south.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Botanical garden

There's a botanical garden
on the campus of
Liceo de Cagayan University High School.

Friday, October 10, 2014

DSPC 2014

The two-day 2014 Division Schools Press Conference
opened this morning at the Liceo de Cagayan University.
Campus journalists representing public and private schools,
elementary and secondary, will compete in 10 events (English and Filipino),
namely Photojournalism, Editorial Cartooning, Sports Writing,
Editorial Writing, News Writing, Feature Writing,
Copyreading & Headline Writing, Science & Health Writing,
Script Writing & Radio Broadcasting, and Collaborative Writing.
The theme is "Empowering Resilient Communities Through Campus Journalism".

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Children's Month

A press release from the Office of the City Council.
Salcedo invites parents to take part
in Children’s Month Celebration

COUNCILOR Enrico Salcedo, chair of the City Council committee on social services and of the  City Council for the Protection of Children (CCPC) urges parents to participate in various activities that highlight the celebration of National Children’s Month in the city.
The CCPC and the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWD) jointly initiated and organized programs during the month-long celebration  with the theme: “Bata Kasali Ka, Ikaw ay Mahalaga.”
The celebration started last Saturday, October 4, 2014 with the Awareness Walk for the Child’s Rights.
Other activities scheduled are: Symposium in  barangays Carmen and Canitoan today, October 8 and in barangays Bugo and Macabalan on October 10 and a Film Showing entitled “Paglaya sa Tanikala” at the Ayala Centrio on October 11.
On October 13, there will be an educational tour for street children and Children in Conflict with Law (CICL) at Sugbongcogon.
A Street Children and Parents Enhancement Seminar will be beld on October 19 at the City Tourism Hall and a Sportfest on October 20, which will be participated by street children from the Boys Town and Tahanan ng Kabataan.
There will also be a free dental and medical check-up for kids at the City Tourism Hall on said date.
According to the organizers, the awarding ceremony for the Search for Child-Friendly Barangay will take place on October 27 at the City Hall grounds during the flag raising ceremony while the Day Care Culminating Activity will be held on October 31 at the City Tourism Hall.
For more information regarding the said activities, the CSWD Office can be contacted through 857-3143.

Dr. Pet

What more can your pet ask for?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Use the crosswalk.
Sign at Divisoria.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Limketkai Luxe Hotel

Limketkai Luxe Hotel,
the tallest building in Cagayan de Oro.

Monday, October 6, 2014


A regular morning scene at the Carmen market
is this delivery truck for blocks of ice on V. Castro Street.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Parking area

A Parking Area sign at Divisoria.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Yellow and red buses

From the Agora terminal,
a yellow Bachelor Express bus
goes eastward to Butuan and Surigao City,
and a red Rural Tours bus goes southward
to Bukidnon, Davao, Tacurong or Wao.