Tuesday, September 30, 2014


A press release from the Office of the City Council.
SP to act on resolutions
of Rotary Youth

THE  40 resolutions passed by the Rotary Youth Council during a Special Session last Friday will soon be tackled  by the City Council committee on laws and rules chaired by Councilor Ramon G. Tabor.
It can be recalled that last Monday and as part of the Rotary Youth Week celebration,  24 students coming from different secondary schools in the city took their oath before the city mayor as city officials and in the afternoon, those elected members of the Rotary Youth City Council were given the opportunity to sit beside their counterpart members of the 17th City Council.  
After undergoing training on how to draft resolutions and ordinances and on basic parliamentary rules and procedures, this year’s batch of youth officials held their own special session, which was successfully witnessed by their respective teachers, parents and the officers of the Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro.
Like the previous 12 batches of Rotary Youth City Councils,  all resolutions passed will be adopted by the City Council  and endorsed to the concerned committees and to the city mayor.
In a resolution, the youth officials request the city mayor, thru the committee on education chaired by Councilor Adrian Barba to conduct seminars on Disaster Risk Reduction Management and on Human Sexuality in all secondary schools in the city.
The Rotary Youth City Council  also adopted a resolution requesting the Liga ng mga Barangay to donate Closed- Circuit  Television (CCTV) to public schools in their respective areas of jurisdiction.
This, after youth officials learned during the City Council regular session last Monday that Barangay 29 donated a CCTV to the City Central School.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Cagayan River

A view of Cagayan River
from the Spanish Bridge to the Maharlika Bridge.
See the banca?

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Spanish Bridge 10

Construction of the Spanish Bridge is over except
for the approach at J.R. Borja Street where
a building still stands in the way.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Pedestrian overpass

Quiz Time:

Where would you find this
pedestrian overpass between two buildings?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

RMN Broadcast Center

The RMN Broadcast Center
on Velez corner Echem Streets.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Emergency hotlines

A public service poster
by the CDOBloggers.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Rotary Youth Program

A press release from the Office of the City Council.
SP welcomes 2014 Youth city officials

THE 17th City Council headed by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas welcomes youth counterparts who will serve as city officials and legislators for one week.
This is in line with the weeklong Rotary Youth Program of the Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro.
To sit as the youth city vice mayor this week is John Samuel Yap of Gusa Regional Science High School.
Meanwhile youth city councilors are Shaira C.Baltazar of Xavier University High School; Haniefah E.Tomarangga of Marymount Academy; Kiarra B. Neri of International School; Math Rustom Abellar of Indahag National High School; Amer B. Macarambon of Pilgrim Christian College; Alexcel L. Urtal of East Gusa High School; Simon Luib of St. Mary’s School; Shaira Mae Relevo of Carmen National High School; Jessa Mae S. Bahian of The Fisher Valley Academy; Medelyn M. Deloso of Puntod National High School; Apple Jane M. Mabao of Iponan National High School; Sean Benedique Auditor of Corpus Christi School; A.G. Centenice S. Galvez of Bugo National High School; Vincent Ken S. Zapanta of Cugman National High School; Ronin Z. Java of Liceo de Cagayan University; Mary Colliene A. Mahinay of St. Mary’s Academy of Carmen and Austin Epon of Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School.
The youth counterpart of the city secretary is Kara Jade D. Ellarina of the Cagayan de Oro National High School.
This year’s youth city mayor is Christian Rey M. Allison of Kauswagan National High School and city administrator is  Kenje C. Hofileña of Capitol University.
To serve at the  City Tourism Office is Psyche O. Añosa of Bulua National High School; City Social Welfare Office - Jeanette P. Ranan of Lapasan National High School and City Improvement Division - Irish S. Altamia of Camaman-an National High School.
The youth councilors will participate in the 59th regular session of the City Council this afternoon and committee meetings this week.


Quiz Time:

In which restaurant would you find
these three porkers?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Las Vegas

No, you're not in the US.
You'll find Las Vegas Cakes And Gowns
on Capistrano Street.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Mom and pop

Here's Mom's Corner
and here's Pop's Kitchen.
Both are on Pabayo Street.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Pineapple pie

This pineapple pie is made in Cagayan de Oro.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Electrical engineering

A press release from the Office of the City Council --

Dads hail XU grad for making it to top
5 post in Electrical Engineering Exams

THROUGH Resolution No. 11762-2014,  the 17th City Council headed by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas during the regular session Monday presided over by Councilor Ramon Tabor congratulated and commended Gratz Dale Noel G. Redoble of Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan) for giving honor to the city by ranking 5th in the recent Electrical Engineer Licensure Examination given last September 6 and 7, 2014.
Councilor Dante Pajo, proponent of the resolution, said Redoble garnered a score of 89.90% during the said examinations.
In a separate resolution, legislators congratulated Xavier University for producing one of the top ten successful board passers.
Other top board passers are:  Victor Al Sapoten Medina of Saint Louis University (91.85); Kenneth Rivera Lazo of De La Salle University-Dasmarinas (90.95%); Peter Filemon Ramos Fabricante of the University of the Philippines-Diliman ( 90.45%); Kevin Yuson Briton of Bicol University-Legazpi (90.15%); Ryan Diones of Camarines Norte State College-Daet (90.15%); Emmanuel Comision Decena of  Cebu Institute of Technology (89.55%); John Anthony Peñalba Dy of Bicol University-Legazpi (89.40%); Jefferson Joseph Perez Avanzado of  Mapua Institute of Technology-Manila  (89.30%); Isser Algopera Kadusale of Silliman University (89.15%); Prince Rainier Alivio Yamyamin of University of Mindanao-Davao City (89.15%) and Jared Salinas Cuchapin of Central Mindanao University (89.10%).


Here's "how to really enjoy your tonkatsu"
only at Tonkatsu By Terazawa,
Centrio Mall.
It is "a serving of tasty, tender pork cutlets fried to perfection,
served with pickled vegetables, shredded cabbage,
miso soup and unlimited rice."
Enjoy this classic Japanese favorite!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Dog sign

Time to teach your dog how to read?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Rainy day

It's raining today.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


You've got to know the jeepney's route.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Rela exhibit

This week is the last week
for you to see 50 RELA
at CU Art Gallery.
Shown below is
Ryan Roa's "Alley 2",
one of the paintings in this exhibit.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Mr. Knowitall

Quiz Time:

In which lifestyle section of which newspaper
published in Cagayan de Oro would you
find Choco Portado's column?

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Quiz Time:

In what year did the
Cagayan Electric Power and Light Company
begin its operations?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Apo Hiking Society

Quiz Time:

When was the last time
the Apo Hiking Society
held a concert in Cagayan de Oro?

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Cell phone

Who says cell phone
can't be spelled with just one L?

Monday, September 8, 2014

Ostrich eggshell

Want an ostrich eggshell?

Saturday, September 6, 2014

City Library

During school days at City Central School
the driveway to the City Library
is lined with umbrellaed vendors.

Friday, September 5, 2014


Festivities for the city fiesta last month
are over but bunting still flutter
along Velez Street.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Manresa trees

The nice thing about trees at Manresa
is that they are identified by their local name,
common name and scientific name.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Gaisano City

A high angle view of Gaisano City.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Siomai bike cart

A rarely seen 'for sale' advertisement.