Saturday, August 22, 2015


An Art Exhibit
By the CdeO Arts Guild
August 25-31
Limketkai Luxe Hotel

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Frame of Mind

"Frame of Mind"
An art exhibit
July 17
Limketkai Mall
6 p.m.
Cagayan de Oro artists
With fellow artists from Butuan, Iligan and Pagadian
Don't miss!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Presidential award

A press release from the City Information Office.

Cag. de Oro named ‘2014 Presidential Award  for Child-Friendly Cities’ national finalist

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY is not only known as the country’s second ‘most competitive city’ today and the ‘Emerging City of Tomorrow’, but now also proud itself as a ‘most child-friendly city’.

This, after Cagayan de Oro City was named as one of the national finalists of the ‘2014 Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities’ (highly-urbanized city category), along with Bacolod, Puerto Princesa and Pasig. Davao City is the national awardee.

City Social Welfare and Development Officer Teddy Sabuga-a gladly accepted the award from DSWD Secretary Corazon ‘Dinky’ Soliman, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and DILG Usec. Austere Panadero  during awarding ceremonies held in Manila recently. 

In turn, Sabuga-a presented the award to Mayor Moreno and City Councilor Enrico Salcedo, who is the Chairman of the City Council for the Protection and Welfare of Children, during Monday’s flagraising ceremony at City Hall.

As a national finalist, the city got P50,000 cash incentive which will be used as cash prizes for the winners of the soon-to-launched “2015 Search for Most Child-Friendly Barangay”. Bugo came out as the city’s ‘Most Child-Friendly Barangay’ during its maiden edition in 2013.

Notable programs and services of the administration of Mayor Moreno that geared towards for the children’s welfare, promotion and protection include the Child Development Program which focuses on early childhood care and development; Center Care for Children which caters to the needs of abandoned children; Sagip Pamilya/Bata Para Hapsay Dalan.

Tuloy Aral Walang Sagabal (TAWAG) for the education of children with disabilities; Street Urban Working Children Program, an educational assistance package to children engaged into child labor; and Child Abuse Response Section Assistance, CSWD’s response team responsible in rescue and protection of children who are victims of any forms of abuse.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


No, you're not in the US.
You'll find California Electric Bicycles for sale
at CD-R King along Velez Street.

Monday, May 4, 2015


A press release from CDO Infonet.

World’s first Rafthon event to be launched in CdeO

THE one of its kind test of endurance – a combination of race running, biking, and rafting – called Rafthon will add color and unique flavour on Cagayan de Oro City’s fiesta events this August.

Rafthon, or rafting, marathon, and biking, was conceptualized and initiated by youth and sports advocate Sean P. Moreno, who is also the Rafthon director.

Rafthon aims to boost  local tourism through Cagayan de Oro City’s famous white water rafting adventure. The event is said to be participated by 120 teams from the different cities around the Philippines.

The Rafthon will take place on August 29, serving as the fiesta’s culminating activity. It has two categories, namely:

Category 1 – rafting the last 8 rapids of the Cagayan River (equivalent to 14 kms) + 4km/11km running

Category 2 – last 8 rapids + 10km running + 35km biking

The young Moreno proudly claimed that Rafthon is a Filipino home-grown sport which hopes to attract local and foreign tourists. (CDO Info)



Sunday, May 3, 2015

La Paz

No, you're not in La Paz, Iloilo City.
D'Original La Paz Batchoy
is on Capistrano Street.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Lapasan trisikad

Trisikad plate numbers
of barangay Lapasan of previous years
and this year's (now a sticker.)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


No, you're not in Naawan, Misamis Oriental.
Naawan Community Rural Bank has a branch
in downtown Cagayan de Oro.

Kauswagan dike 1

Dike construction
Kauswagan bank of the Cagayan River

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Capricho art exhibit

"Exploration & Inspiration"
A one-man art exhibit
by Edzon U. Dela Cruz
opened April 27 and runs til May 27
at the Capricho Art Cafe.

"Life at Sea", 24"x24", acrylic on canvas 

"Imao Inspired", 41"x41", acrylic on canvas

"Kiukok Inspired", 41"x41", acrylic on canvas



Monday, April 27, 2015

Body plate number

The new motorela body plate number
of the Motorela Operation Permit
now required to be put on the roof.



Sunday, April 26, 2015

Dike construction 2

Dike construction update
Liceo side of Cagayan River

Friday, April 24, 2015


A press release from the Office of the City Council.
Pajo seeks support
for bloodletting drive
at LKKS on Sunday

COUNCILOR Dante Pajo, chair of the City Council committee on health and sanitation, invites everyone to support the Bayaning Magnum bloodletting activity on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Limketkai Center.
“Kung ikaw mag donate sa imong dugo, gawas nga ikaw maka tabang sa pag luwas sa kinabuhi sa uban, makatabang usab kini sa imong panglawas,” Councilor Pajo told The Power. 
The Bayaning Magnum, Share Blood, Save Life project will be held in cooperation with the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) and the Limketkai Center.
As this developed, Pajo commended the management of Limketkai Center for offering its venue for the noble project and thanked the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) for its unconditional and sincere service to the city.
Councilor Pajo will deliver his inspirational message during the opening of the bloodletting program, The Power learned.
Meanwhile, Councilor Pajo reminds Kagay-anons to protect themselves from  heat stroke.  
“Init kaayo ang atong panahon, angayan mag inum sa daghang tubig, mogamit sa payong ug uban pang maka minos sa kainit sa adlaw nga modapat sa kalawasan,” Pajo said. 
The councilor also said  animals like dogs are affected by the hot temperature which can result to  changes in their behavior.  
“Be careful of animal bites,” Pajo said.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sinulom Falls

A press release from the Office of the City Council.
Devt  of Sinulom Falls as tourist destination sought

COUNCILOR Lourdes Candy Darimbang, chair of the City Council committee on tourism, on Monday called for support for the development of the Sinulom Falls in Barangay Tignapoloan as one of the city’s  tourist destinations.
In her special report during the regular session presided over by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas, Councilor Darimbang said she personally visited the site twice upon the invitation of the barangay chairman of Tignapoloan.
She said, the city can be proud of the Sinulom Falls, which is breathtaking and panoramic. She said it is comparable to the Pasonanca Falls in Zamboanga, and other landmark tourist destinations in the country.
She, however, observed that the temporary access road leading to the site is not fully developed, it was steep and rough and difficult to traverse.
According to Darimbang, with the discovery of the potential tourist destination, the local government should extend full support to the development of the area. She cited that tourism is a major player and catalyst in the country’s progress.
In line with this, the  councilor filed a proposed resolution declaring Sinulom Falls at Sitio Sinulom, Barangay Tignapoloan as a protected area and a second resolution, requesting the City Council to appropriate funds for the construction of the access road leading to the falls to make it accessible to tourists.
Vice Mayor Acenas referred these  to the City Tourism Board for appropriate action. He suggested that the board considers tapping the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) for the development of the area.
Councilor Adrian Barba said the  ownership of the land and other concerns should also be looked into.
For his part, Councilor Teodulfo Lao said Sinulom Falls can be a source of pride to the city. If the area belongs to Cagayan de Oro, it can be developed as a tourist destination, he cited.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Today's freebies 3

Free 12 pak hot stone for a whole body massage.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

KSY outpost

The KSY Police Outpost
at the KSY Convenience Store.

Monday, April 20, 2015



Sunday, April 19, 2015


The Akbay Stroke and Neuro Rehabilitation Center
at the Polymedic Medical Plaza
is dedicated to Dr. Jose P. Rizal.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Dynamikos Gym

Today's prices:

Gym rates.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Velez Street

Who was Apolinar Velez?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Barangay 4

A street map of Barangay 4 (but no longer current).

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


The SSS Police Outpost at
the Social Security System office.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Tiano Bros. Street

Who were the Tiano brothers?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

House plate

An old house plate number of
barangay Kauswagan.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Club Popular

Quiz Time:

Where in Cagayan de Oro
would you find this marker
commemorating an event held at Club Popular?

Thursday, April 9, 2015


Now, how many meters away?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Today's freebies 2

Free soup
at Pidot 1971 Grill.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Gaston marker

The NHI marker at Gaston Park
has been moved to another area
in the park...and polished.

Dike construction 1

Ongoing dike construction
Liceo side of Cagayan River

Monday, March 30, 2015

Printing hub

Well, whatchathink?

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Business plate

This year's business plate for barangay Gusa.

Friday, March 27, 2015



Art MADE Public

A traveling art exhibition opened on March 26 at SM City Cagayan de Oro.
Here's a briefer of the event:

"SM Malls believe that a creative and sustainable environment will foster society’s holistic development where the visual and the allied arts play an essential role. Through the years we have also remained steadfast to our cause in uplifting the young artists of the land and have in turn established partnerships with key institutions like Metrobank Foundation and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in the promotion of Philippine art and culture.
"This year, in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the Metrobank Foundation, we will be holding a traveling exhibition of Art MADE Public in SM City Cagayan de Oro.
"The exhibition was the first showcase of Metrobank Art & Design Excellence past winners’ artworks, featuring actual and original paintings of past winners and contemporary Filipino artists such as Elemer Borlongan, Emmanuel R. Garibay, Alfredo Esquillo, Jr., Melvin Culaba, Samuel Penaso, Clarence Eduarte, Reynaldo Samson, Mark Andy Garcia and Don Bryan Bunag to name a few."

Monday, March 16, 2015


A press release from the Office of the City Council.

Pajo urges pet owners to avail of city’s free anti-rabies vaccines

COUNCILOR Dante Pajo, chair of the City Council committee on health and sanitation, enjoins pet owners to avail of the services of free rabies vaccination of the city. This is in observance of National Anti Rabies Month this March and in support to the announcement of City Veterinarian Perla Asis during this morning’s flag raising at city hall.

This year’s celebration bears the theme,”Bakunadong aso’t pusa, sa rabies protektado”.

According to Dr.Asis, the City Veterinary Office is open even on Saturdays this month.

“With the implementation of Republic Act 9482 or Anti Rabies Act, we aim that in year 2020 our country will be rabies free,” the city veterinarian added.  She said about 300 to 600 Filipinos die every year due to rabies but this can be prevented if pet owners will be responsible.

For his part, Councilor Pajo commended the Philippine Veterinary Medical Association for sponsoring the Poster Making Contest last week which was participated by 20 pupils of City Central School.  The activity highlighted the importance of anti-rabies vaccination and its impact to a community. The winners of the poster making contest who were presented this morning before the city mayor and city hall employees were John Jbraikhalil BaƱa  (1st placer with P3,000 cash prize); Shaun Arthur Pao (2nd placer with P2,000 cash prize ) and Feona Marie Anoos (3rd placer with P1,000), non-winners received   P100 each as consolation prize, The Power learned.

Councilor Pajo also supported the request of Dr.Asis for all barangays to appoint Barangay Rabies Coordinators and to enact Barangay Rabies Ordinance.

“This will minimize or eradicate rabies- related cause of death,” the city veterinarian stressed. She reminded everyone of the responsibilities of pet owners under RA 9482.

If pet owners refuse to bring their pets for anti-rabies vaccination, they will be fined with P500.  In case of incidents wherein their pets bite a human being, they will have to shoulder all the expenses for medication or pay the penalty of P10,000 and in case the pet owner will refuse that his/her dog be observed  after biting and will not pay the medication of the victim, the said pet owner will be penalized  with P25,000, she announced.

Pajo calls on the public to strictly comply with the anti-rabies law.

“Sa kainit sa atong panahon karon, maapektohan usab ang  mga behavior sa atong mga iro ilabina niadtong naglatagaw lang sa kadalanan.  Mga tag-iya sa iro angayan pabakunahan nila ang ilang mga iro ug bisan mg iring,”Pajo added.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

House number

A house plate number
of barangay F.S. Catanico.

SM Supermarket

SM Supermarket gets a new look--
following its renovation.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Fun Time

Fun Time has moved from the third floor
of SM City Cagayan de Oro
to the second floor.

Sunday, March 8, 2015


Screening for SM Foundation's college scholarship
was conducted on March 8 at SM City Cagayan de Oro.

Fone Fix

Fone Fix Technoshop opened
on March 8 at SM City Cagayan de Oro --
for cellphone repair services.