Globe Media Advisory for Higalaay Festival 2018

Globe Media Advisory for Higalaay Festival 2018
In compliance with the directive of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), Globe customers in some areas of Cagayan de Oro City will temporarily be unable to call, text, or use mobile data along the routes of the following Higalaay Festival 2018 activities:
  • Higalaay Festival Carnival Street Parade on August 25 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The parade will start at the corner of J. Luna – Velez St. and end at the Rodela Circle in Barangay Nazareth.
  • Float and Civil Military Parade on August 27 from 7:00 AM to noontime. The parade will start at the Rodelsa Circle, traverse Velez St. and C.M. Recto Avenue, and end at the Limketkai Commercial Center.
  • Religious Procession of the Festival of Saint Augustine on August 28 from 4:00 AM to 8:00 AM. The procession will start at the Fernandez St. near the Saint Augustine Cathedral, proceed to Corrales Avenue, Neri St., Capistrano St., and end at the Saint Augustine Cathedral.
The NTC directive is in view of the request of City Mayor Oscar Moreno.
Check the image below. 
Globe Media Advisory for Higalaay Festival 2018
Please have patience this Higalaay Festival, my fellow Kagay-anons! 

JBL Store is coming to CDO!

JBL Store will be opening this coming December 8, 2017 (Friday) at SM CDO Downtown Premier.

Good news, Kagayanons! JBL Store CDO will have a 3-day promo exclusive only for their Cagayan de Oro branch. Excited to know about the promos? Here it is!

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  • Discount of UP TO 50% OFF on selected JBL items
  • Exciting bundles
  • Free limited JBL T-shirt for a minimum single receipt purchase of JBL products worth PHP 5,000
  • Promo duration: December 8 to 10, 2017
  • Exclusive only for JBL SM CDO Downtown Premiere branch
  • May not be in conjunction with other promos

CDO Info - JBL Store - SM CDO Downtown Premier

Don’t forget to drop by at JBL Store, SM CDO Downtown Premier, Osmeña St., Cagayan de Oro City. 

S&R Cagayan de Oro’s Open House!


Yes, you heard it correctly. OPEN HOUSE!

It’s an OPEN HOUSE this coming November 30 to December 3, 2017, at S&R Cagayan de Oro from 8 am to 10 pm!

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They will open its door to non-members. It simply means that no membership card is needed when you want to shop and avail their promos this Christmas season. You wouldn’t want to miss this, right?

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Also, for those who will signup for membership on the dates above will get these FREE gifts below.

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S&R Cagayan de Oro is located at Bulua National Highway, Cagayan de Oro City. You won’t miss seeing it! 

Don’t miss this opportunity to shop, Kagayanons!

Expo Mom: #TeamMom in CDO!

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The ultimate mommy event of the season comes back for the 2nd year in CDO! Expect to be inspired by the different #TeamMoms on October 21, 2017, at Centrio Mall, from 10 AM to 9 PM. Whether you’re an expectant mom, a new mom, or a mom of three or four, you’re going to find something to love at Expo Mom Cagayan de Oro.


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Expo Mom: #TeamMom features a fun and fulfilling all-day program. In the morning The Modern Nanays of Mindanao, a community of moms who promote breastfeeding, babywearing, and cloth diapering, lead the celebration of motherhood with a cheer dance to open the event. Then they will be showing their dance moves as they do a line dancing session with their kids!

The other exciting activities scheduled include Body & Mind Wellness by One Yoga Studio, Easy Negosyo Recipes by Sweet House, How to plan a fab kiddie party by Kids & More, and a #TeamMom talk show. We also have something in store for the kids namely: an arts & crafts area by Sisters Huddle, parlor games & puppet theater show in the afternoon.

Topping the motherhood celebration is a talent show by Mommy’s. Showing that Mommy’s are not only the light of the home but they can very well shine on the spotlight as well!

Expo Mom 2017: #TeamMom is co-presented by PLDT, with the support of Caltrate & Baby Zone, as well as Centrio Mall and Ayala Malls as its venue partner, with the cooperation of the Modern Nanays of Mindanao & Sisters Huddle. Professional Organizers Unlimited, Inc. and Creative Juice Communications are its logistics partners. Entrance to Expo Mom is free.


Krispy Kreme with a New Store & New Look in Cagayan de Oro #KrispyKremeMoment

CDO Info - Krispy Kreme - SM CDO Downtown Premier

CDO Info - Krispy Kreme - SM CDO Downtown Premier

Krispy Kreme welcomes another store to its growing outlets as it brings out their newest store in SM CDO Downtown Premier. Let us welcome the newest look of Krispy Kreme store!

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This store is the 4th one in Cagayan de Oro, following Centrio Mall, SM CDO Uptown and the Hot Light store in Limketkai Center. Krispy Kreme SM CDO Downtown Premier is set to delight their fans starting August 21, 2017 (Monday).

With the newest store opening, Krispy Kreme offers a month-long celebration of everyday moments through their lineup of delightful treats. First of the lineup is the delicious Ultimate Chocolate Chiller, a cool quencher made with premium Ghirardelli chocolate dipped with milk and whipped cream, and sprinkled with Ghirardelli chocolate chips and drizzled in rich caramel. A definitely a crave-worthy flavor experience that chocolate lovers wouldn’t miss. Second is the well-loved doughnut flavor, Kit Kat Green Tea doughnut. This newest doughnut flavor has made waves and making it a mainstay on Krispy Kreme’s list.

August is a special month for Cagayan de Oro as it celebrates the annual Higalaay Festival. Krispy Kreme joins the CDO community in celebration of the feast day of St. Augustine as it throws another delicious treat alongside opening its new store. Krispy Kreme is offering 3 Original Glazed doughnuts and any 3 Cake doughnuts for only P150 in all stores in Cagayan De Oro from August 25 to 28. Doughnut lovers are sure to get excited for more craveable melt-in-your-mouth moments with Krispy Kreme.

These are just some of the many things to look forward to as Krispy Kreme opens its newest store in SM CDO Downtown Premiere. The brand continues to bring a delightful experience to its customers through its indulgent doughnuts, great-tasting beverages, and exciting creations. Discover your own #KrispyKremeMoment and visit their newest store at the Ground Floor, SM CDO Downtown Premiere.


About Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is an international retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed® doughnut. With a flagship store in Bonifacio High Street in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, the company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee in the country since 2006. Today, Krispy Kreme has outlets in more than 70 different locations nationwide, with Hot Light stores in Bonifacio High Street, SM Mall of Asia, Greenhills Shopping Center, Baguio, Evia, Cebu IT Park, Bacolod, Limketkai Mall, and The Annex at SM City Davao. To get more information and updates about the brand and its products, you may become a friend of Krispy Kreme by visiting or by liking Krispy Kreme Philippines on Facebook and @krispykremeph on Instagram.

About Max’s Group, Inc. (MGI)

Max’s Group, Inc. (MGI), a company that takes pride in its passion to delight its customers and genuine love for its brands, is the Philippines’ largest operator in the casual dining segment. MGI is committed to building loved Filipino brands and it is currently growing its network of over 500 stores in the country and more than 30 international stores in the USA, Canada, Asia Pacific and Middle East. Its family of restaurants include Max’s Restaurant, Max’s Corner Bakery, Pancake House, Yellow Cab Pizza, Krispy Kreme, Jamba Juice Teriyaki Boy, Dencio’s, Kabisera, Sizzlin’ Steak, Le Coeur de France, Maple, and Singkit. The company also operates Meranti Hotel, its maiden venture into the hospitality industry. To know more about Max’s Group, please visit

Higalaay 2017 Activities in Centrio Ayala Mall


Our city, Cagayan de Oro, is packed with festive activities for the month of August on Higalaay 2017 Festival. 

Let us read a little background of Higalaay Festival below.

The Higalaay Festival (formerly known as Kagay-an Festival, then to Higalaay Kagay-an Festival in 2014) is a festival held each year in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, every 28th day of August, celebrating the feast day of St. Augustine – patron saint of the city. (Wikipedia)

If you’re wondering what Higalaay Festival means, the answer is “Friendship Festival“. Higalaay comes from the Cebuano word “higala” which means “friend”. This is based from what the city of Cagayan de Oro is being tagged as the City of Golden Friendship.

For the city events for this month, it will be posted on a separate blog post.

Meanwhile, here are some of the events from one of the malls in the city, Centrio Mall.


Happy Higalaay 2017, Kagayanons and friends! ☺

Boy Zugba 2nd Birthday Treat!

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Kagayanons, it’s the 2nd year of Boy Zugba Kusina Bisaya!

CDO Info - Boy Zugba 2nd Anniv Treat

Boy Zugba will be having his celebration with a Buy 1 Take 1 treat on their Chicken meals from 11AM until 10PM at their 2 branches (Centrio Mall and Corrales branches) for all Kagayanons.

Here are the details:

WHAT:  Buy 1, Take 1 Manok for Php 99 (Chicken Inasal ug BBQ)
WHERE:  Boy Zugba Corrales and Centrio Ayala Mall
WHEN:  February 8, 2017 – 11AM-10PM

Buy 1 Take 1 is only applicable to the chicken only (either BBQ/Inasal). Available for dine-in and take-out orders.

– Additional P10/person for single rice
– Additional P20/person for unli-rice
– Additional P10/person for iced tea
– Additional P10/person for sabaw

Further details on Boy Zugba event page.

PassportCanada Philippines Assistance Inc. Information Seminar in CDO

CDO Info - PassPort Canada Philippines Assistance

Want to go to Canada? They are here in Cagayan de Oro City to help Kagayanons go to Canada!

They have low fees which you will be surprised. 

Don’t miss this opportunity in your hands. PassportCanada Philippines Assistance Inc. will be coming here in Cagayan de Oro for an “Information Session/Seminar” this coming December 3, 2016 (Saturday – 2PM) at Dynasty Court Hotel.

Please bring your resume (credentials) for the FREE Assessment!

This will be your chance to study, work and migrate to Canada!

Reserve your slots now by filling up the form below or send a message to Ms. Phebie Normandia – 09175318690.

Please fill out the form below:


SUNSET AT THE BEACHFRONT: Electronic Dance Music Festival 2016

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Sunset at the Beachfront Electronic Dance Music Festival 2016 is here in CDO! Kagayanons will experience the Ultimate Beach Music that is coming to the Northern Mindanao Coastline. It will be an Electronic Dance Music Festival 2016 worth remembering!

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An exclusive event is coming this October 28, 2016 (Friday) as Apple Tree Resort and Hotel, in partnership with Business Week Mindanao, Mindanao Daily News, and When In Manila ( brings the outdoor music festival entitled as “SUNSET at the Beachfront” this.

The event is not just for entertainment but to promote the tourism and lifestyle of Cagayan de Oro City and provides opportunities to the people.

It will be welcoming some of the biggest DJ names of today to perform for an electronic music sensation with unforgettable music experience and guaranteed with state of the art sound system, stage designs, lighting system, pyrotechnics, and laser show. There will be performers and dancers by The Bomb Beats Dancers spearheaded by MC Jared of Metro Davao. The event will also feature a Beach Volley friendly competition, and Bikini Open.

Official line up for the event are as follows:
1. Friday Rubriato
A former freelance model and Brand Ambassadress. She is one of Metro Davao’s breakout DJs and is currently considered as one of Davao’s rising talents. She started out as a resident DJ of STARR, the iconic nightlife destination in Davao. She also signed as resident DJ for WAVE SUPERCLUB, General Santos City, and currently a resident DJ of ACROPOLIS SUPERCLUB, Davao City.

2. Chris Fox
One of Metro Davao’s sought after male DJs and former DJ of both Killer bee Davao and Magic 89.1. Currently a resident DJ of HYBRID Davao.

3. RB Banaag
The son of Cocoy Banaag, one of CDO’s original DJs. He is one of the most sought after DJ’s in our city. Recently won as DJ of the Year in a Lifestyle Award and recognition from EDM Philippines and Rave Philippines.

4. The RainMan
A freelance Club DJ based in Cagayan de Oro. He is also both a College Professor and a Senior Clinical Instructor in Surgery in one of the biggest Universities here. Originally from Manila, he started his roots from being a hobbyist-mobile DJ. The passion for the music could not be contained and it continued in 52nd Club in Central London where he played his music for most of the Filipino events and parties in the West End and Central London.

Early bird rates and ticket details:
1. General Admission
– P300.00 (Early Bird Rate)
– P350.00 (Regular Rate)
– P500.00 (On the Day Rate)
– Inclusions: EDM Festival Pass, 2 FREE Drinks with pica-pica, Balloon, General Admission Ticket (1 pass).

2. VIP Gold:
– P500.00 (Early Bird Rate)
– P600.00 (Regular Rate)
– P700.00 (On the Day Rate)
– Inclusions: EDM Festival Pass, VIP GOLD Zone Pass, 4 FREE Drinks with pica-pica, 1 Pool Ticket, Balloon,
VIP GOLD Ticket (1 pass).

3. VIP Platinum
– P850.00 (Early Bird Rate)
– P1,000.00 (Regular Rate)
– P1,300.00 (On the Day Rate)
– Inclusions: EDM Festival Pass, VIP PLATINUM Zone Pass (Table & Sitting Area with Top View), 2 Pool Tickets,
Unli Drinks w/ Set Meal, Balloon, Glow stick, VIP PLATINUM Ticket (1 pass), & VIP Parking Area.

Early Bird Ticket Selling: October 05-15, 2016.
Regular Ticket Selling: October 16-27, 2016.

Watch the sunset, take the electronic dance music festival to the next level, and party to celebrate October!

Reminder: This event is for attendees 18 and above only.
Get your tickets at Apple Tree Resort and Hotel, Taboc, Opol, Misamis Oriental. For more information, please them at the information below. 

This event is brought to you by the following MEDIA PARTNERS:
Business Week Mindanao, Mindanao Daily News, When In Manila (, M Magazine (Live and Living Mindanao), Best Spots PH, CDO Bloggers, Inc., Easy Rock 96.9 FM Station, Orange Magazine TV, The Cagayan de Oro Times, and Mindanao Star.


Apple Tree Resort and Hotel is Cagayan de Oro City’s premier resort hotel. It’s time for a fantastic escape. Discover Apple Tree Resort & Hotel Today.

To know more about Apple Tree Resort and Hotel:
E-mail Address:
Telephone: 555-1918
Mobile Numbers: 0917-714-4040/0917-718-5152

Pagpasundayag sa Sinaunang Baybayin Workshop at Rodelsa Hall, CDO

CDO Info - Sinaunang Baybayin - Ancient Filipino Writing

Are you interested in our Sinaunang Baybayin or the Ancient Filipino Writing? Are you wondering about it?

This is your chance to know all about it on an upcoming project by our local artists here in Cagayan de Oro City. Please read more information after the jump.

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The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), in partnership with Liceo de Cagayan University and Pasundayag Community Arts, is implementing a project “Pagpasundayag sa Sinaunang Baybayin” which is a series of activities from a workshop facilitated by Emil Yap, an expert on the Sinaunang Baybayin. 

Sinaunang Baybayin, the Ancient Filipino Writing, which is famously coined as Alibata. BaiBayin or Baybayi is a way of writing of our Filipino Ancestors. The word itself started from the root word “Baybay or BaiBai”, that means spelling or tracing. The Sinaunang Baybayin is not based on the Doctrina Christiana that was spread to us by the00 colonizers.

The show performance entitled, “Baybayin” (which means ‘shore’ in English) is a mélange of multi-Art disciplines basing everything from the research on Sinaunang Baybayin.

It’s a collaboration of work by local Kagay-anon Artists listed below:

CdeO Arts Guild – Michael Bacol
Next Moves – Arnie Jumao-as and Feliz Ugalde, Roger Odron (choreographer)
Dulaang Atenista current members – JC Salon, Angelo Dabbay, Franz Lacson and Dan David Tan
Dulaang Atenista 
Alumni – Alvin Adaza, Ethyl Malachico, Dr. Reynards Tan, and Denise Mordeno Aguilar

Denise Mordeno Aguilar is the one who conceptualized this project and she’s also the current Artistic Director of Pasundayag Community Arts founded by Mozart A.T. Pastrano in 1997. The production soundscape design is by Veteran Kagay-anon Musician, Drue Dahongpalay. The production is stage managed by Ritche Riveral of Race Entertainment.

The main mission of their project is “Exploring the past thru Sinaunang Baybayin and creating a future using it for performance.”

It will be shown on October 7, 2016, at Rodelsa Hall, Liceo de Cagayan University, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City. With the options of Matinee at 3PM and Gala at 8PM.

Be prepared to be taken aback by the group’s version of the Creation Story; The introduction of the 2 major Sinaunang Baybayin Script expressed in an ensemble performance; The individual identities of the artists involved and their body articulation of the Baybayin; The theatrical utterance of the games, contrasting difference between the children before and the generation of children today.

It’s a show and a learning experience for the Kagayanon audience. A devised piece created for everyone. After all, culture is inclusive.

CDO Info - Sinaunang Baybayin - Ancient Filipino Writing

Interested audience may be able to reserve tickets for the “Baybayin” show at Php100.00. You may contact these numbers – 09774020050 / 09177741749 / 09167852804. Follow our event page, PAGPASUNDAYAG SA SINAUNANG BAYBAYIN on Facebook for more information.