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VDay Monologues hold XULT run

February 10, 2016

This is part of the campaign against violence on women, girls and the LGBT community with the volunteer-actors sharing stories about love, hate, pain, joy and realizations – stories shared by women (and men) from different parts of the world. According to organizer Maia Fortich-Poblete, the performers are “all dedicated and have the passion to share what they know and how they feel about violence against women, girls and the LGT community members. Some of them are survivors which makes our advocacy this year a little different.” Eve Ensler was originally commissioned to write The Vagina Monologues, an original play that first saw light in 1996 in Broadway. It’s made up of a varying number of monologues read by a varying number of women. Each of the monologues deals with an aspect of the feminine experience, touching on matters such as sex, love, rape, menstruation, female genital mutilation, masturbation, birth, orgasm, the various common names for the vagina (imbued with the local Cebuano and Filipino languages) or simply as a physical aspect of the body. A recurring theme throughout the piece is the vagina as a tool of female empowerment and the ultimate embodiment of individuality. The Vagina Monologues got an instant international following that Ensler decided to make a sequel – A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant & A Prayer. Catch the next run of VDay Monologues this March 12 and 13 at Seda Centrio. For more information, contact 09178708792.

SM City Cagayan de Oro distributes Bears of Joy

February 9, 2016

It can be recalled that SM City Cagayan de Oro shoppers were encouraged to buy a pair of SM Christmas Bears of Joy for only P200 where the shopper keeps one bear and the other automatically donated to the recipient chosen by SM City Cagayan de Oro. For this year, SM City Cagayan de Oro tapped the City Schools Division of Cagayan de Oro to choose the intended beneficiaries for the project. And the City Schools Division of Cagayan de Oro decided that the lucky children are the enrolees of City Central School’s Special Education Program. Now on its fourth year, the SM Bears of Joy is a project of SM Cares, a corporate social responsibility program of SM Supermalls in cooperation with Toy Express of The SM Store. The bears come in blue, dark red, traditional brown, yellow and light red. After the turnover ceremony, the kids were serenaded by students of Liceo de Cagayan University College of Music.

Smart condo offers ‘Valentines promo’

February 8, 2016

The promo named “All you need is Love” or “All you need is Pag-IBIG” was attended by almost a hundred licensed agents and brokers. During the launching, Ms. Alymore Camacho-Atienza of Pag-IBIG delivered details on how to avail of the Smart Condominium units through Pag-IBIG Ms Atienza said that Smart Condominium is one of the first condominium projects accredited and approved by Pag-IBIG because of its full compliance with Pag-IBIG requirements including the availability of individualized Condominium Certificate of Titles. She also said that the selling price of Smart Condominium matches with the appraisal value of Pag-IBIG making it very affordable. The audience was very impressed with the high standard of construction and amazed at the advance high technology used by Smart Condominium using imported gadgets from Korea. After the launching all brokers and guests were treated to lunch from 678 CHICKEN located in Grand Central hotel this city. This was followed by raffles and open forum. BPI was also represented at the event by Mr. Mark Vincent Sumido, who said that sometime within February BPI accreditation of Smart Condominium will be approved also. Smart Condominium has OPEN HOUSE Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 in the afternoon. It is located across the main gate of Xavier Estates. Smart Condominium also has a model unit open for viewing daily at SM Mall.

It’s Thai Food Week at Seda Centrio

January 27, 2016

The special preparation process for herbs and spices gives Thai cuisine its unique (and colorful) flavors. It is this characteristic that Seda Centrio Hotel’s in-house Chef Racel Aras wants Kagay-anons to experience. For one week, diners of Seda Centrio’s Misto will get to enjoy a Thai food fest for only Php599 nett (inclusive of service charge and applicable local taxes). Chef Racel has prepared a unique menu that showcases not only the classic Thai favorites, but also some deliciously interesting creative fusion dishes. So, whether you prefer the hot and spicy Thai specialties, or the more modern culinary creations, you’ll find something to indulge in at the week-long food fest. To help you prepare for Thai Food Week, here are some dining tips that can make your Thai cuisine experience more flavorful, sumptuous, and memorable: It is recommended that you start your meal with soup. Thai soups are full of color and flavor and can even be taken as a full meal. The usual Thai table staples are spring rolls; puffed rice cakes; satay; hot and spicy or sweet, sour, and salty meat and herbal salad; curries; noodle dishes; and different varieties of dips. These dips are usually made from fish sauce, shrimp paste, garlic, lime juice, and chilies, among others. Single dish meals are usually paired with rice, while spicy dishes are always taken with non-spicy or bland dishes to balance the flavors – and to do away with possible discomfort. Thais love sweets, so desserts are a regular presence in any Thai food fest. Thai food dining is all about harmony; a harmony of flavors, colors, and aromas. It is a blend of the hot and spicy, and the sweet and the sour. It is a culinary adventure any food lover will enjoy. Experience this flavorful adventure at Seda Centrio’s Misto for one week, from January 25 to 31, 2016. The Thai dinner buffet will open at 6pm all the way until 10pm. Seda Centrio Hotel is located along Corrales Avenue, right in the heart of the Centrio Ayala Mall community. Misto Restaurant is at the 4th floor of the hotel. For inquiries and reservations, please call 088-323 8888 or 0917-577 5910. Taan hâi a-ròi, everyone! Happy eating! (PR)

Gov’t agents seize fake notes in CDO

October 4, 2015

CAGAYAN de Oro City--Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and Central Bank collaged a peddler of “counterfeit” Philippine Currency amounting to P 161,700 during a “buy bust” operation here, the NBI said Tuesday. Lawer Alex Cabornay, the NBI head agent, who led the buy bust operation identified the lone suspect as Charlie L. Quintana, 36, of Ilaya, Carmen, Cagayan De Oro City. He said that a joint operation of the NBI in Northern Mindanao and CB agents from Manila conducted the buy bust operation along Claro M. Recto in Lapasan, this city, Friday afternoon. Cabornay said that an NBI asset posed as a buyer of the counterfeit Philippine currency, which resulted in the arrest of the suspect. Recovered from the suspect was 74 pieces of counterfeit P 1,000 bills totaling P 74,000, 158 pieces of fake P 500 bills, which totaled P 79,000 and 87 pieces of fake P 100 bills amounting to P 8, 700, or a combined total of P 161,700 fake peso bills. Cabornay said that the suspect was subjected to an inquest proceeding before the City Prosecutors Office and was charged with violation of article 168 of the Revised Penal Code on “possession and use of counterfeit notes.” According to Cabornay, the suspect was committed to the city rehabilitation center Tuesday while the government operatives were still conducting follow up operations to locate the sources of the counterfeit notes. He said that the NBI and CB agents nabbed only the “peddler” of the fake notes and now work to locate the sources and the identities of the “syndicate” that produced and manufacture fake local and foreign notes.

Farmer’s market earns P10.5M in 2018

January 8, 0019

CAPITOL COMPOUND, Misamis Oriental, Jan. 7 (PIA) –Local farmers in the province of Misamis Oriental were able to earn at least P10.5 Million since it was launched in January 2018. Governor Yevgeny Vincente B. Emano, in his message during the opening of 6th Kuyamis Festival, said these farmers are now able to buy their own seeds and fertilizers and hire workers. Emano shared the importance of tourism development. He attributed the nine percent decrease in poverty incidence in the province to the tourism program implemented by the provincial government. He also said that tourists entering Laguindingan airport and seaports in the province have increased to 500,000 in January-October 2018 from 50,000 in the same period in 2017. For her part, Department of Tourism (DOT) Region 10 Director Marie Elaine Unchuan said Misamis Oriental got over P500 Million projects under the DOT-DPWH Tourism Road Infrastructure Program (TRIP). Unchuan said the tourism department is set to launch faith tourism this year with Divine Mercy in El Salvador City as the center of pilgrim tours. She, meanwhile, said the presence of pristine coral reefs and numerous sightings of whales, whale sharks, dolphins, and marine life in the province served as a testament to clean and healthy ecotourism in the province. The tourism department has started to map out destinations in the province such as Mt. Anggas in Gitagum town. Heads of delegates from Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia vowed, during the BIMP-EAGA Officers Meeting hosted by Northern Mindanao last year, to work with DOT to promote Misamis Oriental through inter-country travel exchanges and air connectivity, director Unchuan said.  


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