Friday, February 28, 2014

Volkswagen Beetle

It's always fun to see a Beetle
still running on the streets of Cagayan de Oro
after all these years!

Thursday, February 27, 2014


Quiz Time:

What does PEA mean?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

De Oro

You know you're in Cagayan de Oro
when you see business names
such as Kopya de Oro, Ciudad de Oro,
Ace de Oro, Agua de Oro, Spa de Oro
and Cucina de Oro.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Baked Creations

Quiz Time:

Where would you find this sign?

Monday, February 24, 2014


Quiz Time:

Which hotel in Cagayan de Oro
brands itself as
"Lifestyle and Convenience within Reach"?

Sunday, February 23, 2014


The finals of ABS-CBN's
1st Inter-School Newscasting Competition
was held today at Centrio
with contestants representing Cagayan de Oro College-Phinma,
Liceo de Cagayan University, Lourdes College,
Mindanao University of Science and Technology,
Pilgrim Christian College, and Xavier University.

Friday, February 21, 2014


Mindanao Gold Star Daily
has acquired four brand new bicycles
for its circulation department.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Internet Cafe vs Dental Clinic

Open hours for an internet cafe and a dental clinic.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


An art exhibit by Artsada
February 19-26
Limketkai Mall

"Luto ni Nanay" by Marigold Cherie Ramos-Garrido, acrylic, 18"x24"

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sidewalk sale

Guess what this schoolboy
is buying from a sidewalk vendor.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Legacy of a Legend

"Legacy of a Legend: An Art Homage for Sir Nonoy Estarte"
February 17-18

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Art from the Heart

Today is the last day of
"Art from the Heart: A Painting Exhibit"
at SM City Cagayan de Oro.

"Orchids" by Jun Lapeceros, oil on canvas, 18"x24".

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Lazer Ecoding

"LAZER PRINT" sounds sharper than laser print
but I may have second thoughts on their encoding service!

Friday, February 14, 2014


Quiz Time:

You enter a restaurant
and see this wall painting.
You are in which restaurant?

Thursday, February 13, 2014 First Sight

"A Photo Marathon
for the Visually Impaired Children"
February 13-14
Centrio Mall

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sweets for Valentine's Day 3

Valentine Fruit Cake, Strawberry Cheesecake, Panna Cotta
Kave Restaurant Cafe
Limketkai Luxe

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sweets for Valentine's Day 2

Heart-shaped Doughnuts
Krispy Kreme
Limketkai Center

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Painting exhibit

Going on at SM City Cagayan de Oro
until February 16 is Biswal Mindanaw's painting exhibit
titled "Art from the Heart".

Saturday, February 8, 2014

COPC 63rd general assembly

Members of the Cagayan de Oro Press Club
gathered today at Silver Court Restaurant
for the 63rd general assembly and elections
of officers and board of directors.

Friday, February 7, 2014

For the book of records

This store in barangay Gusa
has seven sponsored signs!

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Signs that say FEET OFF THE CHAIR
and FEET OFF THE GRASS are common.
Here's one that says FEET OFF D ROOF.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Business forum

A news release from the City Information Office.
5 February 2014
Cagayan de Oro business forum slated on Feb. 12
A one-day business forum dubbed “Connect and Do Business in Cagayan de Oro” will unfold on February 12 at the Intercontinental Manila in Makati City.
The forum is organized by the city’s Investment Promotions Center in partnership with USAID, Promote Cagayan de Oro Foundation, and the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce (Oro Chamber).
“Through this business forum, we intend to interest domestic and international investors in the identified growth areas in Cagayan de Oro, ranked by the National Competitiveness Council as the most competitive city in the Philippines today,”declared Eileen E. San Juan, the main organizer of the business forum.
The morning sessions of the business forum will be highlighted by the talks of Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas, the director for research and communication at the Center for Research and Communication, who will discuss “How the Rapid Growth of the Philippine Economy Impacts on Cagayan de Oro,” and of Dr. Cayetano W. Paderanga, Jr., professor at the School of Economics at the University of the Philippines, who will tackle “Region X Economic Situation and Prospects.”
Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar S. Moreno will deliver the keynote speech, “Championing Northern Mindanao’s Inclusive Development.”
This will be followed by testimonials of influential business locators titled “Cagayan de Oro: The Right Choice for Business.”
During the luncheon, messages of support will be given by Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Austere Panadero and Ms. Gloria D. Steele, mission director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Cagayan de Oro City is a USAID partner under the “Cities Development Initiative,” which aims to empower secondary cities as engines of growth by strengthening and enhancing their competitive advantage. The other Philippine cities in this program are Batangas City and Iloilo City.
For more information about the business forum or to register for the same forum, contact the following: Manila secretariat at 926.0224, 514.5714, or 0917.8274518; or the Cagayan de Oro secretariat at 0916.1705993.


No, you're not in the US.
Maine Pharmacy & General Merchandise
is in barangay Carmen.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Honest students

A press release from the Office of the City Council.
Dads commend MUST students for honesty
THE 17th City Council headed by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas yesterday adopted a resolution comending six first year students of the Mindanao University of Science and Technology for their honesty.
The students, Mark Ranis, Donica Pimentel, Diana Rose Baguhin, Irish Go, Raynie Bugarin and Quennie Uy returned P54,000 cash they found to the owner through Magnun Radio.
Councilor Teodulfo Lao Jr is the proponent of the resolution.


Now it's GRABE.
It used to be GRAVE
(see November 1 post).

Monday, February 3, 2014

Old out New in

The old two-color printing press (orange color)
of Mindanao Gold Star Daily is rolled out
Saturday to give space to a better model.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

No entry

Quiz Time:

Where would you find this NO ENTRY sign?

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Flood wall

Construction of a flood wall
at the Cathedral-City Hall riverbank goes on.