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Miss Opol 2016 crowned

September 6, 2016

Erika Glaiza Tablizo, fondly called Kay-kay by people close to her, was the beautiful maiden representing barangay Malanang bested 14 other deserving candidates in the pageant which was part of the 2nd Opol Ostrich Festival. Known for its fine beaches, not many people know that Opol town in Misamis Oriental is also home to the largest ostrich farm in this part of the country.   Photo show (from left) outgoing Miss Opol 2015 Alexa Patriana, Jo Palabao of Businessweek Mindanao and Mindanao Daily, Opol Mayor Maximino Seno, newly-crowned Miss Opol 2016 Erika Glaiza Tablizo and Vice Mayor Chizarina Ortigoza. photo by mark francisco If you want to be awed and experience the thrill of being in the middle of a nest of giant birds, then come to the ostrich farm in Opol.   A thousand of these 8-foot flightless yet swift-running African birds can be found in none other than Tablizo’s beautiful home village of Malanang. Owned by the Limketkai family in Cagayan de Oro City, the ostrich farm is a food-producing business yet at the same time a tourist spot. The farm features more than ostriches – it also has 50 crocodiles, peacocks, Chinese chicken, sheep and hyacinth Macau parrots. The farm, which opened in 1966, are visited by tourists and Cagayanons on family or friend getaways mostly on weekends. In 2015, the local government of Opol led by Mayor Maximino Seno instituted an annual Ostrich Festival to give homage to the unique tourist spot found only in their town. Ostrich meat is good for health-conscious people since they are low in cholesterol, fat and calories compared to chicken.

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Shell Bike Fair 2016 leg held in Cag. de Oro

September 6, 2016

The recent rise in number of motorcycle riders for the past couple of years has cemented the popularity of the two-wheeled vehicle, making it an indispensable mode of transportation for Filipinos all over the country. Coming from a successful celebration of all things motorcycle last year, Pilipinas Shell takes things to the next level by hosting a bigger and grander Shell Bike Fair 2016. To show Shell’s appreciation for the motorcycle community, this year’s Shell Bike Fair is a series of three grand events in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The second leg of the three-part celebration was made possible by Shell Advance, Shell V-Power Nitro+, and Shell Select. Shell Bike Fair 2016 Last September 3, the second leg of the Shell Bike Fair 2016 was held at the Limketkai Atrium in Cagayan de Oro through a day filled with games and entertainment for the company’s valued customers. Upon entering the world-class location, the attendees were treated to fun demos and games at the different booths set up throughout the venue. Exciting performances by Callalily and Gracenote plus other surprise celebrity appearances brought the house down, with the crowd partying along to their favorite hits. The event ended on a high note as several motorcycle clubs received special prizes and three lucky guests brought home their brand new motorcycles. Partners on the road Shell aims to demonstrate that it is a trusted partner of motorists in their every ride. Using Shell Advance can help provide easier engine starts, as well as long-term cleanliness and overall maximum protection, for a smoother ride on the road. Shell’s world-class lubricants go hand in hand with the use of Shell V-Power Nitro+, Shell’s premium performance fuels, which are designed to fight gunk and corrosion. And lastly, Shell aims to make every visit to a gas station worthwhile through the wide array of snacks, refreshments and hot meals that Shell Select offers for riders on the go. “For over 100 years, Pilipinas Shell’s products and services have evolved to meet the current needs of Filipino motorists. We want our customers to know that Shell is every Filipino motorist’s partner on the road. Aside from quality lubricants and fuels, offerings such as the Shell Select convenience store, Shell Helix Oil Change+, and other integrated services, Shell has evolved into more than just a gas station – it is a pit stop that fuels both you and your motorcycles,” said Anthony Lawrence Yam, Pilipinas Shell Vice President for Retail. Don’t miss out on the final leg of the Shell Bike Fair 2016 as it culminates in the World Trade Center, in Metro Manila on September 24. For more information, visit www.shell.com.ph. PR

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KYMCO Day with Hale and Jaime Dempsey

September 5, 2016

 The Taiwanese firm treated the attendees to live entertainment, some refreshements and various raffle prizes. Everyone had a chance for a quick meet and greet with History Channel’s Ride N’ Seek host Jaime Dempsey who is also one of KYMCO’s brand ambassadors. The event also served as the launch pad for the brand’s latest offering, the Racing King 180. Dubbed as “the beast”, a detailed audio-visual presentation was conducted by KYMCO Philippines General Manager Allan Santiago highlight its impressive features. KYMCO Philippines President Charles Tseng was also present to grace the occasion. The day ended with an energetic performance by the Hale band and the much anticipated raffle for one unit of KYMCO Agility RS125.

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Honda joins Victory Ride in Davao City

September 5, 2016

Approximately around 1,600 Riders composed of more than 50 Clubs all over Davao and nearby towns came for the said event. It was a fun, thrilling and exciting day for Davaoeño’s as Honda prepared various activities to all riders after the ride. The unity ride took place in Davao City hall grounds where a great number of riders gathered in numbers. A short briefing was done to simulate the flow of the ride and because of the huge number we also sought some help with Local Government Units. This is riders ended their short ride to a small but cozy resort in Davao the Vales beach resort where whole day of surprises started. After settling on their cottages, Honda gave the tired riders with their own treats! Free Mang Danny’s Ice Cream, a well known ice cream make in davao, Free merienda treats; free haircut and free massage. These treats were open to all the riders. As riders took liberty to get these amenities ,they also had the chance to see the latest motorcycles of Honda Philippines,the new line- up of Gen-S bikes; The new Honda BeAT Fi; Zoomer X; Click 125i;CB150 Streetfire; and the new RS150, the hottest 150cc motorcycle on the road. Lunch time came and Honda Philippines took care of this part. Riders were treated with a bountiful meal that made them surprised.Program started after lunch,Honda provided a short awareness about the power of Gen –S bikes and the highlights of PGM-FI,that made riders under more of its value. As darkness shrouded the sky,party started in Vales Beach. Good sounds was provided by local DJs’ along with booze while another round of Honda treat of Lechon Baboy was served. Prizes freebies and food were overflowing for all the riders. The night won’t be complete without a good laugh provided by the local look-a-like of Vice Ganda with the famous local reggae band, NAIRUD sa Wadab. After the good show of our local comedians, and reggae Band;fire dancers came into a finale with their amazing skills.The night came to an end with raffle draws. Freebies and minor prizes were given away by other sponsors of the event but Honda sponsored a brand new unit of our most selling Scooter Model,Honda BeAT Fi, for the lucky rider of the night.

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My City My SM My Art holds Oro stopover

September 2, 2016

In partnership with the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA), director Brillante Mendoza’s Center Stage Production, Shell Philippines and Metropolitan Museum of Manila, My City My SM My Art in Cagayan de Oro features works of the following artists: Abdulmari Asia Imao, Oscar Floirendo, Michael Bacol, Christopher Gomez, Nicolas Aca Jr., Nonoy Estarte, Jake Vamenta, Errol Balcos and Michelle Lua. As a painter and sculptor, Imao infused traditional Islamic design with modernist patterns, resulting in vivid works that yearn for local color and the dream of a unified nation. Known for his unique adaptation of traditional Mindanaoan motifs – the ukkil, the naga and the sarimanok, combining all of these with cubism. Imao’s efforts got him the conferment as National Artist for Sculpture in 2006. His son Toym, whose name was inspired from the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines annual awards, is also an artist in his own right. Toym, who follows the footsteps of his father, can be found in major cities in the Philippines, Vietnam, the United States and Europe.

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Yamaha celebrates Kadayawan as ‘Week of Cultural Fusion’

August 31, 2016

The brand introduced the Mio Ride your Story campaign to the region that featured the Mio Sporty, Mio i 125, Mio Soul i 125, and Mio 125 Mxi. It revolves around the philosophy of breaking through and realizing how unique and special an individual’s identity really is. The Rizal Park became the Mio Motorcycles’ home in Davao where they were all displayed for the public. A free test ride was conducted for the davaoenos to determine which motorcycle was best suited for their personality. Of course, riding wouldn’t be the only feature. This is a festival after all. Yamaha also threw a party for everyone in attendance that featured Multi-Award winning band, Pupil. If that wasn’t enough the Philippine Pop-Rock Princess, Yeng Constantino, was also part of the festivities that gave the audience an unforgettable experience. To end the festival, Yamaha rolled out its own float during the Kadayawan Grand Parade. This fusion of ethnic excellence and motorcycle ingenuity is a pairing that is unusual yet a special bond that was witnessed, felt, and will always have a place in the hearts of everyone in the festival.

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