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Oro Mata: The New Wave of 'World Music' in Cagayan de Oro

April 11, 2021

  FUSION OF CULTURAL AND MODERN MUSIC   I have a chance to talk to one of the members of Oro Mata, a very promising band in the city that specializes in 'World Music.' Well, this genre sounds a bit new to many people, especially those who aren't inclined to appreciate different genres, including 'World Music' Although the music seems new in the country, BUT the music that Oro Mata is creating is something that all Filipinos must be proud of. "We've been waiting to share our first single Blanko with all of you. We hope you enjoy this convergence of passion and soul for world music and art, says Oro Mata's Paolo Garrido.  What is World Music? World music is a musical category encompassing many different styles of music from around the world, including traditional music, quasi-traditional music, and music where more than one cultural tradition intermingles. World music's inclusive nature and elasticity as a musical category pose obstacles to a universal definition, but its ethic of interest in the culturally exotic is encapsulated in fRoots magazine's description of the genre as "local music from out there" This other folk music that does not follow "North American or British pop and folk traditions" has been given a catch-all term "world music" by music industries in Europe and North America. The term was popularized in the 1980s as a marketing category for non-Western traditional music. It has grown to include subgenres such as ethnic fusion. Well, I listened to one of their newest music called "Indak" and I was truly amazed, mesmerized, and stunned by the fusion of local and modern music rolled into one. "World music makes us embraced and respect the cultures of other countries," says Paolo Garrido, one of the band's guitarists. Paolo is an OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) and is due to go back to the ship where he used to work. I invited the group to showcase their talents in one of our teleradyo segments but he says he is living again for good in another country. "Sayang bai. Pero mogawasay nako padulong sa laing nasud! was his answer when I tried to invite the group.   ORO MATA BACKGROUND The concept behind OroMata began a few years back as an informal collaboration among various friends who are interested in world music, art, and social issues. Like its band composition, Oro Mata's style is diverse. By combining global and local influence, different cultures and realities - the band hopes to share their music to inspire people to come together, think about deep-rooted social issues, and hopefully become better citizens of the world.  The band's name is a take on the phrase, Oro Plata Mata - gold, silver, and death. Oro and mata are reminders of life's realities - good and bad, life and death, abundance and lack. Also, separately the band's geographic roots - Cagayan de Oro City. The Oro Mata band is composed of Paolo Garrido, guitar and vocals; Geraldjam Vasallo, vocals; Bam Roa, guitar; Drue Valmores, bass; Mark Treve Gonzaga, percussion; Alexander Manuel Factura, wind instruments, ukelele; and Manuel Nulo Bangcong, wind instruments.      

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Politicians, gov't leaders, vloggers, bloggers and media  personalities gather on MDNN Grand Launch at Centrio Ayala Mall

March 12, 2021

MDNN TELERADYO : THE ORIGINAL The Business Week Mindanao and Sudaria Group of Companies' recent grand launching of its newest digital network MDNN teleradyo, was successfully held at Centrio Ayala Mall Events Center, participated in by famous personalities, bloggers, vloggers, government leaders and the media.   The grand launch signalled the renewed commitment of President and Publisher Dante M. Sudaria of the Sudaria Group of Companies, to offer to the people the company's newest brands in the airwaves such as the regular airing of its teleradyo programs, as well as its digital transformation to compete with the industry players in this era of digital technology. City Councilors Girlie Balaba, Edna Dahino, Suzette Magtajas Daba and Dr Malou Seriña Gaane graced the occasion, which was also attended by other personalities in the government sector. The presence of former ABS CBN anchor Mylene Sison, manager of Limketkai Luxe Hotel and other corporate heads were also seen during the fitting ceremony.   The Sudaria Group of Companies was proud to announced its newest teleradyo segment programs that would give entertainment, leisure and education to its growing number of subscribers and followers now reaching over Two Hundred Thousand (200,000) people.   The latest teleradyo program segments include: 1. Rated E to be hosted by famous media personality Ercel Q. Maandig. 2. Diskarteng Pinoy 3. Hot Talks 4. Maghikay Ta Mindanao 5. Sikat Karon and a lot more Sudaria told the media during interviews that despite some hindrances, he was very thankful the grand launch was very successful and all invited guests and personalities were present during the event. He also thanked the presence of the tri-media community, most especially the Cagayan de Oro Press Club President Manny Jaudian, who was the ceremony's guest speaker.  "Dako ang atong pasalamat nga daghan sa mga invited guests and participants mitambong sa atong grand launch kay kini bag ong mga brands na usab nga atong i-offer sa publiko. Karon dili na kita printed newspaper lang kodili aduna na kita teleradyo ug digital newspaper. Ug daghan kitag mga bag ong segments sa teleradyo alang sa paghatag education ug entertainment sa atong mga regular followers and avid listeners sa teleradyo and avid readers sa atong newspapers," Sudaria explained. Sudaria was even proud that despite the great challenge of the pandemic, in which the people has suffered so much of the deadly attacks of the killer virus, the newspaper was still alive and kicking. "Ang uban newspaper nagsirado ug wala na gyud makabalik. Pero kita, consistent nga mipadayon sa atong tahas," he pointed out. Guest of Honor and Cagayan de Oro City City Councilor Girlie Balaba also challenged the people that the advent of technology must be put in a more responsible manner, so that there will be no troubles and misunderstanding. "We all want a more progressive and more developed society. But let us not forget in this digital era, we have equal responsibility to give the truth to the public. Balaba was also a former media personality of Abs Cbn based in Davao City prior to her successful career as a public servant.   COPC Prexy Manny Jaudian in his speech congratulated the Sudaria Group of Companies who bravely ventured in teleradyo and the digital paper during this trying times of the pandemic. Jaudian said that with the advent of the internet, everyone can now connect to anyone on a global scale and this even led to the rise of different internet sub-cultures where we can get together and associate with our own circle of friends, supporters and followers.

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Foodpanda launches Free Voucher Promo

April 23, 2020

GET A FREE VOUCHER from @foodpanda! LIKE and SHARE this post Answer in the comment section "WHICH FOOD DO YOU MISS MOST DUE TO QUARANTINE?" Tag 2 of your friends and WIN MORE vouchers you can enjoy through #foodpandacagayandeoro *Lucky commenters will each receive a foodpanda NEW CUSTOMER voucher code that is - Php 100 OFF for a minimum of Php 200 order.     About foodpanda: foodpanda is dedicated to bringing food lovers around the world their favorite meals from curated local restaurants. Since its creation, the on-demand food delivery service has grown with over 27,000 partner restaurants in over 190 cities across 10 Asian and Central Europe countries globally. foodpanda is active in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan, Taiwan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Romania and Bulgaria. It belongs to Delivery Hero, the worldwide leader of the food delivery industry. For more information visit www.foodpanda.ph.   How it works: Through the foodpanda website or via the new iOS and Android apps, customers can enter their address and view a curated list of restaurants serving their neighborhood. Once they have chosen their food of choice, they can place an order from the comfort of their home or office, paying online through foodpanda's secure platform. The order is then carefully prepared by the restaurant, picked up by the foodpanda rider and delivered straight to their doorstep. Follow us on: Facebook: foodpanda Philippines Instagram: foodpanda ph   For more information, please contact: Reynaldo Rubio - Marketing- PR foodpanda Philippines E: r.rubio@foodpanda.ph  

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DILG Camiguin readies for next round road clearing validation

December 5, 2019

CAMIGUIN —In furtherance to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte‘s directive and Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Memorandum Circular 2019-121, the DILG Camiguin Provincial Office conducted the Provincial Meeting with national line agencies and local utility service providers to come-up with corrective and sustaining actions in preparation for the next round of road clearing validation. The meeting focused on the discussion of the results on onsite validation on road clearing accomplishment validated by the Provincial Validation Team, October 2, 2019 and the actions to be undertaken by concerned local government units (LGUs) after knowing the findings. The said meeting was participated by the respective municipal mayors, municipal and provincial engineers,  and Municipal Local Government Operations Officers (MLGOOs).  Also, concerned agencies like the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Camiguin Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CAMELCO) and Camiguin Telephone Cooperative (CAMTECO) were present.  

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Mindanao Thespians Gather for Extra Virgin Labfest at Liceo

November 27, 2019

Mindanao playwrights and actors will gather in Cagayan de Oro City on the first week of December to celebrate a festival of fresh one-act plays written by Mindanaoans. “We would like to invite you to come and support Extra Virgin Lab Fest: Unang Puga from December 4-7 at Rodelsa Hall, Liceo de Cagayan University, Cagayan de Oro City,” reads a social media shout-out by our good friend Zip Mercado de Guzman who is better known here and abroad by his moniker “Filipino Baritone. Zip will be directing “Banga” by Darren Bendanillo, his first time to direct a straight-play. Joining Zip on stage will be actors from all over Mindanao in a first-of-its-kind theatre festival featuring narratives from Mindanao aimed at elevating the theatre experience in the island. Organized by the Liceo Office of Cultural Affairs (LOCA) led by the indefatigable Hobart Savior as Festival Director, the project has been made possible by a grant from the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ (CCP) which is seeking to open its annual Virgin LabFest in Manila to the regions. Extra Virgin Labfest 2019: Unang Puga is also supported by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) through the National Committee on Drama, Writers Bloc, Liceo de Cagayan University, and Infinite Lotus Productions.  Performances will be held at Rodelsa Hall from December 5 to 7, 2019 with an opening gala scheduled at the same venue on December 4 featuring Dominique La Victoria’s “Ang Bata sa Drum” and Maynard Manansala’s “Dalawang Gabi.” Ticket prices range from PhP 150 for students, PhP 160 for senior citizens and differently-abled audience to PhP 200 for non-students. Please contact Ms. Glory Mae Manus through 09177025530 and 09994966420 or 858-4093, 858-4094, 858-4095 (local 169) for bookings and more details.  

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"foodpanda launches delivery service in Cagayan De Oro”

November 27, 2019

Cagayan de Oro CITY, Philippines - foodpanda, the biggest online food ordering and delivery service in the Philippines, has finally landed in the city of Cagayan De Oro. Founded in May 2012 in Berlin, Germany it now operates in over 40 countries with 45,000 restaurant partners globally. The delivery service is currently active in over 500 cities, and the last addition to their growing list this 2019 in Mindanao is the City of Golden Friendship - Cagayan De Oro! Kagay-anons do not need to memorize delivery numbers for restaurants anymore - as foodpanda has over 100+ restaurants in the city to choose from the app. With the wide array of cafes and restaurants , people in CDO can now enjoy a hint of international cuisines from American, Chinese and Japanese to the well-loved local food of Cagayan de Oro right on their doorstep. Whatever it is you're craving, foodpanda has it. “We are very happy to add Cagayan de Oro to our list of cities that we provide delivery for. The team believes that the city is an underserved market with lots of potential for food delivery. And as always, we intend to bring the best experience in food delivery to consumers - we are excited to see very eager and encouraging feedback from partner restaurant and customers,” says Ryven Barrio, foodpanda Cluster Head for Mindanao. Using the foodpanda app is hassle-free - simply log on to the foodpanda website  or download the app (available in the AppStore and Google Play Store) and follow these simple steps to enjoy fast and dependable service. 1.             Create an account or login using your Facebook account. 2.            Select  your current location, then choose your preferred restaurants. 3.            Simply select the food you want to order and add them to your basket. 4.            Review your order in the basket then click on proceed to check out. 5.            On the checkout page, you can enter a discount voucher code if you have one. Payment options include Cash on Delivery, Online Payment (Credit Card) or PayPal. 6.            After placing your order, a confirmation message will be sent to your mobile number. 7.            After your order has been confirmed, all you have to do is wait for the foodpanda rider to deliver your food and enjoy. foodpanda’s delivery service is available in Cagayan De Oro starting November 2019! The service is available up to Barangays Kauswagan, Gusa and Macasandig from the city center. Now Kagay-anons need not stress out looking for parking or walking in the scorching heat of day or cold rainy weather since foodpanda can bring what you are craving for - fresh as good as dining-in – straight to the comfort of your home!   *******************   About foodpanda: foodpanda is dedicated to bringing food lovers around the world their favorite meals from curated local restaurants. Since its creation, the on-demand food delivery service has grown with over 27,000 partner restaurants in over 190 cities across 10 Asian and Central Europe countries globally. foodpanda is active in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan, Taiwan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Romania and Bulgaria. It belongs to Delivery Hero, the worldwide leader of the food delivery industry. For more information visit www.foodpanda.ph.   How it works: Through the foodpanda website or via the new iOS and Android apps, customers can enter their address and view a curated list of restaurants serving their neighborhood. Once they have chosen their food of choice, they can place an order from the comfort of their home or office, paying online through foodpanda's secure platform. The order is then carefully prepared by the restaurant, picked up by the foodpanda rider and delivered straight to their doorstep. Follow us on: Facebook: foodpanda Philippines Instagram: foodpanda ph   For more information, please contact: Reynaldo Rubio - Marketing- PR foodpanda Philippines E: r.rubio@foodpanda.ph      

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