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! 

Miss Cagayan de Oro 2014 Candidates to Meet the Press and Public

Miss CDO 2014 Candidates


The Miss Cagayan de Oro candidates of 2014 will be meeting up with the press or media people and will be presented to the Kagay-anons during the celebration of our city’s Charter Day. Read the Press Release below for more information. 

The 12 official candidates of Miss Cagayan de Oro 2014 will finally be presented to the Public and Local media and bloggers on Sunday as part of the City Government’s celebration of the Charter Day, 4pm at Limketkai Rotunda.

This batch of candidates are considered to be a battle of title holders: two are previous winners of Miss Kauswagan, a reigning Miss Lapasan, last year’s Miss PRISAA, another one who represented the City to the 2014 Miss Bikini Philippines in Manila and one candidate- a recent winner of a local beauty contest of a hair product. Others are also beauty title holders outside Cagayan de Oro.
The organizers, JCI Bai Lawanen headed by JCI Sen. Gean Tulang-Cesar and JCI Sen. Gigi Go has adequately prepared the candidates to face the local media as the Darling of the Press candidate will be chosen on Sunday. They have been through a series of seminars on News and Current events, speech and grammar including Personality development and runway coaching.

There will be a mini fashion show featuring the collections from island Souvenir, Natasha, Ororama and MAGS. The event will also launch the Miss Flawlessly U campaign which will be done for the first time this year. This will be hosted by Ms. Grey Mendoza, Miss CDO 2012 and special participation by the Next Moves Dance Company.

Miss Cagayan de Oro Pageant is an annual core event of the Kagay-an Festival of the City Government thru the City Tourism Council.
(released by JCI Bai Lawanen)

And here are the official candidates of Miss Cagayan de Oro 2014…

Miss CDO 2014 Candidates


Press Release: The Search for Miss Cagayan de Oro 2014 is Now Going On

Miss CDO 2014

Another year, another search for beautiful ladies in our city. There will be another turnover of the crown for the lucky lady to be chosen. Below is the Press Release for the upcoming event, Miss Cagayan de Oro 2014. Please see the image also for the screening dates.

Miss CDO 2014

Press Release
April 1, 2014

The organizing committee of Miss Cagayan de Oro 2014 is now announcing the official screening dates for potential official candidates of this year’s beauty pageant- hailed as the biggest search for beauty and brains in this part of Mindanao.

Screening dates will be on April 12, 26 and May 2, 2014 from 1pm to 6pm at The VIP Hotel. For interested ladies, you must be at least 5ft and 5 inches tall, a full time student from any reputable school with minimum 2yrs residency in the Cagayan de Oro, may be a professional and between 18-25 years old. Born or has origin in the City and never been married. All candidates are subject to background check once they pass the screening process. The organizers are looking for a lady who is not just articulate and has pleasing personality but with a good sense of maturity, sensibility and admirable appreciation of her culture. Upon screening, she is required to submit filled up screening form, barangay or school clearance, birth certificate and various photos.

Miss Cagayan de Oro beauty search is considered to be one of the biggest highlights of the Kagay-an Festival in the month of August, as all of its side events and pageant night could gather thousands of expectators and audience. Aside from cash prize and freebies waiting for the winning candidate, she will also get the chance to experience the adventure, trainings, workshops and travels that the organizing committee has consistently prepared for all the candidates.

Miss Amadea Piatti, Miss Cagayan de Oro 2013 will finally turn over the crown on August 23, 2014 during the Pageant Night at the Limketkai Atrium-the home of Miss Cagayan de Oro beauty search.

This year, the City Government thru the City Tourism Board under the guidance from its Chairperson Mdm Dorothy Jean Pabayo, Kagay-an Festival Chairperson Eileen Escobar-San Juan and Tourism Board member/ Pageant Head Ms. Gean Tulang-Cesar, is highly anticipating that we can finally deploy a candidate for National pageants who is both willing and highly committed to go through the tough competition. Miss Cagayan de oro 2014 will be mounted this year with production assistance from JCI Bai Lawanen- the same organization who spearheaded the pageant last year.

Miss Cagayan de Oro 2013 – Amadea Lucia T. Piatti

Miss CDO 2013 - Amadea Piatti

This is one of the reasons that Kagay-anons are looking forward every year. It is also one of the biggest events during the Kagay-an festival.

Another year had passed for the Miss Cagayan de Oro 2012. To the lovely ladies who’ve won the crown and other awards last year, your mission doesn’t end here. You can still help other people as well as being beautiful in your own ways.

This year, beauty and glamour will capture us as the City Tourism Board of Cagayan de Oro is searching for the next Miss Cagayan de Oro 2013.

Miss CdeO Press Presentation at Centrio Ayala Mall

Ms. Cagayan de Oro 2013 Activities:
August 2 at 6PM – Evening Gown Competition and Mega Fashion Show at Centrio Ayala Mall
August 10 at 4PM – Talent Competition at SM City
August 17 – Swimsuit Competion at N Hotel (by invitation only)
August 24 at 7PM – Coronation Night at the Limketkai Center Atrium

The Official Candidates:

Last August 24, 2013, the Coronation night was held. After a long line of activities for all the ladies, we have a new Miss Cagayan de Oro 2013 and she is…

Miss CDO 2013 - Amadea Piatti
Miss Cagayan de Oro 2013 – Amadea Lucia T. Piatti of Consolacion


Miss Cagayan de Oro 2013 Tourism – Kristia Jolina Alde of Patag
Miss Cagayan de Oro 2013 1st Runner up – Mary Mikaela Montalban of Lapasan
Miss Cagayan de Oro 2013 3rd Runner up – Keena Alyssa Prell Dacubor of Tablon
Miss Cagayan de Oro 2013 4th Runner up – Mary Joy Obsioma of Canitoan

Special Awards:

Miss Hairscape Salon: Amadea Piatti
Miss Natasha Cagayan de Oro: Mary Mikaela Montalban
Best in Mags Casual Wear: Amadea Piatti
Miss GMA Kapuso: Amadea Piatti
Miss myPhone: Kristia Alde
Miss Rejuv Ginseng: Amadea Piatti
Miss Myra 300E: Amadea Piatti
Miss Primavera Residences: Amadea Piatti – See more at:
Miss LeRouge: Cydiee Chin Anas Simene
Miss London Eyelash: Kristia Jolina Buendia Alde
Miss Stargate Dream Vacation Resort: Keena Streegan Dacubor
Miss Sanctuary Spa: Amadea Piatti
Miss Peak Review Center: Keena Dacubor

The winner have receive cash prize as much as P75,000.00 and a lot of gift items from the pageant’s sponsors.

For more updates, please like the Miss Cagayan de Oro 2013 Facebook page.
*The images above are from the official Facebook page of the pageant.

Kumbira 2013 – An Annual Fiesta Event

Kumbira 2013 is on its 17th year to date and it’s happening on August 14-16, 2013 (3 days) at The Atrium, Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City. It’s dubbed as the longest running culinary show and has helped promote the local food service industry to world class standards. It is a professional and student culinary show and live competition that promotes healthy competition and camaraderie with different hotels and restaurants and schools. It is showcasing many activities like food and beverages competitions, trade exhibits, seminars and many more!

The theme for this year is “Negosyo Kulinarya – Building Home-grown Brands“. It will showcase the local products of Cagayan de Oro and Northern Mindanao, as well as promote them to the country and eventually, worldwide.

Kumbira 2013 - CDO

KUMBIRA also showcases the talents of the chefs and food service personnel from the different hotels and restaurants in Mindanao. Students also participate in the culinary festival and live competitions lending inspiration to these budding talents. KUMBIRA is also the home of the Mindanao Chef Wars, a regional elimination of a live team competition of the NATIONAL FOODSHOWDOWN.

“We hope that Kumbira will add another attraction to Cagayan de Oro, not just as tourist adventure destination, but also as a culinary highway promoting the city to food enthusiasts all over the world,” – COHARA President Nelia B. Lee

Join us as we witness the display and live culinary show through Kumbira 2013. To talk about it online, please use the hashtag #Kumbira2013 on your social media posts. The event is organized by COHARA (Cagayan de Oro Hotel and Restaurant Association).

For more Updates:

Kumbira 2013 Schedule of Activities –
Kumbira 2013 Schedule of Seminars/ Cooking Demonstration and Business Talk –

17th Kumbira 2013

source: COHARA Facebook page, PIA Region X

Little Miss Kagay-an 2013 Coronation Night

Little Miss Kagay-an 2013

It’s 4 days more to go until the 1st Little Miss Kagay-an 2013 Coronation Night to be held at The Atrium, Limketkai Mall on August 03, 2013 (Saturday).

Have you chosen your candidate that will win the crown and the crowd of the 1st Little Miss Kagay-an this 2013?  Don’t fail to watch it!

Hosted by Ms. MAXINE MONASTERIO (ABS-CBN’s StarMagic Regional Network Artist and MagTV Host), Mr. MIKE ABEJO (Barangay Gwapo 2012 Finalist) and Mr. DAVID MERCADO (DreamBoard Artists’ Pop Classic Prince and Senior Host).  With the Special Participation of Barangay Gwapo 2012 Top 3 Winners, JCI Macajalar 24K Past Presidents & Ladies and DreamBoard Artists.

For more updates, please LIKE their Facebook page.

Little Miss Kagay-an 2013

Press Release: The Search for Miss Cagayan de Oro 2013 is ON



Another year of glamour and beauty is coming very soon as the City Tourism Board of Cagayan de Oro is holding screenings for possible official candidates for Miss Cagayan de Oro 2013.

Screening dates will be on April 27 at Rhapsody Suites and May 4 at VIP Hotel. Both screening dates will be from 2pm to 6pm. Registration form is available at the Facebook Fanpage of Miss Cagayan de Oro 2013.

This year, the biggest beauty pageant of the City will embrace the history and culture of the City thru its modern take of the Filipiniana. Mdm. Rhia Rita Y. Abalos, Chairperson of the Tourism Board says, ” We will bring the quality of our pageant production higher especially that we received positive feedback from our sponsors and the public on the amazing production we did last year.”

For those who are qualified to join, you must be at least 5’5ft inches tall, born or has origin in the City or has been living in the city for at least a year as a student or as a professional.

The winner will receive cash prize as much as P75 thousand pesos and a lot of gift items from the pageant’s valued sponsors. This event is a heavily supported by the City Government of Cagayan de Oro and Regional Office of Department of Tourism. (Cagayan de Oro City Tourism Board)

Kagay-an 2011 Schedule of Activities

*Click the image for a large view on it.

Kagay-an Festival Run 

  • Date: August 21, 2011
  • Time: 5:00 AM
  • Categories: 2km, 5km and 10km, 21km run

Start and Finish line will be at the Divisoria Kiosk. Cash Prizes winners, medals and certificates shall be given to all participants.
Kahimunan Regional Trade Fair

  • Date: August 22 – 28, 2011
  • Time: every 10:00 AM
  • Location: Limketkai Mall Rotunda
  • Opening Ceremony on August 22 at 2:00 PM.
  • Highlight: One-Town, One-Product (OTOP) of the different cities, municipalities, and provinces of Region 10.

Locally-made products of the region will be displayed and sold.

Ms. Kagay-an Coronation Night

  • Date: August 24, 2011
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Venue: Atrium of Limketkai Center
  • Free Admission

PE Rhythmic Dance Festival

  • Date: August 25, 2011
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Venue: Pelaez Sports Center Complex

Participated by different schools of Cagayan de Oro City.

Folkloric Dance Competition: “Plowtawo” and Dance Showcase

  • Date: August 26, 2010
  • Time: 8:00 AM
  • Venue: Pelaez Sports Center Complex
  • Route: Rodelsa Circle to Pelaez Sports Center
  • Cash prizes:
    Grand Prize  – P250,000 + Trophy
    1st Runner-up – P200,000 + Trophy
    2nd Runner-up – P150,000 + Trophy
  • P10,000 Consolation prize for all non-winning entries
  • Certificate will be given to all participating entries

A “Plowtawo” dance technique choreography shown along the main city streets that ends with a tableau presentation at the Pelaez Sports Center Complex. Open to all Cities and Municipalities, Barangays, Government Agencies, Schools, Cultural Communities or any other community or Organization.

Kalo Festival

  • Date: August 26, 2011
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Venue: SM City – Cagayan de Oro
  • Registration Fee: Php 200.00
  • Where to register: Max Restaurant, La Cabana Spa, Promote CDO Office
  • Categories: Individual and Corporate
  • Cash prizes:
    Champion  – P10,000
    1st Runner-up – P5,000
    2nd Runner-up – P3,000

Start at the Divisoria Kiosk walking towards the Pelaez Sports Center Complex.

3rd SM City Kagay-an Pyro Festival

  • Date: August 26, 2011
  • Time: 9:00 PM
  • SM City – Cagayan de Oro
  • Cash prizes:
    Grand prize – P80,000
    1st Runner-up – P50,000
    2nd Runner-up – P30,000

It’s a Fireworks Competition with 7 participants , which were Fireworks manufacturers from Dumaguete City, Cebu City, Manila, Bocaue Bulacan, Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro City.

5th Golden Float Parade Competition

  • Date: August 27, 2011 (Saturday)
  • Time: 7:00 AM
  • Location: Along the Main city streets
  • Cash prizes:
    Grand Prize – P150,000 + Trophy
    1st Runner-up – P100,000 + Trophy
    2nd Runner-up – P50,000 + Trophy
  • All participants of the parade will receive a certificate.

Halad sa Lambagohan

  • Date: August 19 – 28, 2011
  • Time: every 4:00 PM
  • Location: Rodelsa Circle, Paseo del Rio

Open to the public free of charge.