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‘Pinatay si Mayor’ to run until Saturday

February 24, 2016

 TXS previously staged Gamutin Ang Bayan, a twinbill production on peace and Philippine politics, in September 2015; and Istoryahi Lang Ko, a musical that featured positive child discipline, in December 2015, with a re-staging last January. Rody Vera’s PINATAY SI MAYOR is a musical satire about voters’ education and Philippine elections. What seems to be a promising future for the townspeople of Talon Pikit was shattered when their newly elected mayor was murdered before he could assume office. Officials could not point out the motive or the killer. Could it be that the murder is linked to politics? Or was it a personal issue? Is the killer one of the townspeople of Talon Pikit, or a political rival? In line with their Advocacy Theater, the Xavier Stage hopes to share the message: VOTE WISELY AND BE VILIGANT AFTER ELECTIONS. PINATAY SI MAYOR features Ms. Muriel Lomadilla as the incumbent Mayor Vangie Palaban, one of the suspects in the murder. The ensemble cast is a combination of experienced and new actors from the TXS resident pool of artists. The play premiers at 7:30PM on Friday, February 22, 2016 at the Xavier University Little Theater. Ticket prices are at Php100.00 for the premier and Php 75.00 for regular shows. Playdates are listed below. • February 22, 2016, 7:30PM – Premier • February 23, 2016, 7:30PM • February 24, 2016, 10:00AM, 3:00PM, 7:30PM • February 25, 2016, 10:00AM, 3:00PM, 7:30PM • February 26, 2016, 7:30PM • February 27, 2016, 10:00AM, 3:00 Should you wish to reserve seats, please contact Ken Francisco 0915 934 9199 or Ms. Oya through 858 -3116 local number 2059. See you at XU Little Theater!

Filinvest fetes Normin Top Performers in 2016 Sales Festival

February 19, 2016

Filinvest Northern Mindanao covers its projects in Cagayan de Oro City, Butuan City and Zamboanga City under Area Manager Ma. Arabelle Solidum. Top FLI officials led by Visayas Mindanao 1st Vice President Tristan L. Las Marias flew in to honor the top performers. Also present were Roberto Arcebal, Jr., Area Cluster Head and Regina F. Nava, Sales Admin Head. Recognized as the Top Broker for One Oasis, FLI’s flagship project in Cagayan de Oro City was Leuterio Realty & Brokerage represented by REB Anthony Leuterio. 2nd Top Broker was CLM Realty represented by REB Faida Cosain and 3rd Top Broker was JCA Realty led byReal Estate ConsultantEdward V.Argayoso. For individual awards, Ruby Ruvina Hamilton (Leuterio Realty) was cited as the Top Sales Agent for One Oasis CDO, followed by Lydia G. Dulzura (CLM Realty) and Mary Jane V. Villono (JCA Realty). Leuterio Realty made it a double for the year as it was also Top Broker for Filinvest Homes Butuan (FHB) with Analyn A. Estrera (Leuterio Realty & Brokerage) as Top Sales Agent for the said project. For Villa San Ignacio, FLI’s flagship project in Zamboanga City, NMA Real Estate Services led by REB Nelson M. Antatico was cited as Top Broker, followed by PPF Real Estate Services (REB Abdel Abduhalim) and Solid Investment Realty (REB Jesus Uy). In the In-House Sales Category, Shade Masiar was cited as the Top Sales Managerand Rizalyn O. Montalban as the Top Sales Consultant for One Oasis CDO. Leila Tatad was recognized as the Top Sales Manager and Levety C. Navarro as the Top In-house seller. For overall performance covering the entire North-Mindanao Region, Villa San Ignacio in Zamboanga City made a clean sweep of the Top Broker from NMA Real Estate Services and individual awards were given to sellers led by Nelson Fabius B. Antatico (NMA Realty), followed by Daphne Dawn G. Lazardo (PPF Realty) and Lord Raymund S. Pamotongan (NMA Realty). For his exemplary performance, REB Nelson M. Antatico made it to the elite Millionaires Club 2015 Annual Awards, while REBs Nelson Fabius B. Antatico, REB Lord Raymund S. Pamotongan, and REB Daphne Dawn L. Abduhalim are joining the Group Tour to Japan as winners of the HMO Winners 2015 Annual Awards (Trip to Japan/HMO Claim Certificate). More exciting seller incentives and prizes were presented to the sales force with the #2016 iOwnmyDream campaign with the theme “Dream Big, Sell Big and Catch your Dreams”. Filinvest is open for accreditation of licensed brokers and in-house sellers. For interested parties, please contact 0917-3058888 or email to

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)


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