Melvin Lachica: Opening Doors to the Future for Oro’s Designers

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I live for opening doors for the young generation of creators. If we do nothing else with our success, let’s open up some doors.”– L.A. Reid

The world of Haute Couture by its very nature, has often been marked by creativity at the highest level, and cut-throat competition among the world’s leading designers constantly striving to outdo each other with their high quality, expensive, unusual fabrics sewn with extreme attention to detail, crafted by a team of most-skilled artisans and craftsmen.… Continue reading... “Melvin Lachica: Opening Doors to the Future for Oro’s Designers”

Historical Trails aims to boost awareness, domestic tourism in Northern Mindanao

History isn’t always top of mind for domestic tourists, that many even remain unaware of the historicity of places in their localities. But that may soon change, at least in Northern Mindanao.”

The Northern Mindanao Historical Trails Committee is now taking an inventory of historical places in Cagayan de Oro City and Misamis Oriental, to set up historical markers highlighting their significance in local history, and to improve access to these places with improved road networks.… Continue reading... “Historical Trails aims to boost awareness, domestic tourism in Northern Mindanao”

Todo na Two HelloCDO

Cagayan de Oro’s Lifestyle Show marks Two

By Tito Mike

Cagayan de Oro’s premier online Lifestyle Show celebrates its second anniversary this month with the tagline “Hello CDO Todo na Two!”

What started off as a one-off concert to help people in the production and events industry who were adversely affected by the pandemic, has metamorphosed into an all-encompassing lifestyle show covering unique aspects of all people’s lives.… Continue reading... “Todo na Two HelloCDO”

A Vineyard for EveryJuan

The Vineyard, Amaya View, Indahag Hills, Cagayan de Oro City

Pilipinos have traditionally known grapes as a harbinger of the Christmas season, since it is usually in the last quarter of the year when they become a common sight not only in supermarkets, but even on the sidewalk stalls.

However, in the last decade or so, more and more local farmers up to big conglomerates have taken up grape farming which has made many varieties available more often, not only for consumption, but also for farm tourism.… Continue reading... “A Vineyard for EveryJuan”

Across the Continents : Healthy and Tasty Mediterranean Gourmet Foods

A week ago I was coming back from a business trip in Barangay Indahag, coming down the road at Upper Macasandig when we decided to drop by the newly opened Mediterranean Gourmet Foods.

It’s easy to find, at the ground floor of the EJM Building in Maandig Avenue just next door to the now shuttered Kambingan sa Buena Oro eatery.… Continue reading... “Across the Continents : Healthy and Tasty Mediterranean Gourmet Foods”

XU Press pursues its mission into the fringes of Mindanao

Bringing in the written word from the peripheries

In pursuit of the Jesuit mission “to reach out to people beyond their frontiers” in Mindanao, Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan’s (Xavier Ateneo) XU PRESS presents itself as an “alternative press” for the Mindanao-focused writings, research and literature, which would otherwise would not have been published by the country’s “Manila-centered” publishing industry.… Continue reading... “XU Press pursues its mission into the fringes of Mindanao”

A Tale of Two Sibling Queens

Seven years is a long time in the country’s highly competitive beauty pageants, but that’s the time it took the two youngest siblings of a family of ten  to attain the unprecedented feat of ascending to the pinnacle of the Miss Cagayan de Oro beauty pageant.

In its latest edition held August 27 at a local mall,  April Angelu Gamaya Barro, 2representing Barangay Canitoan was crowned Ms.Continue reading... “A Tale of Two Sibling Queens”

Xavier Ateneo’s Dedication Day to the Blessed Mother for the New Masterson Campus and CLI Manresa Township

Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan held a Dedication Day to the Blessed Virgin Mary for the XU Masterson Campus and Manresa Township on September 8, 2022.

“Today, we recognize that the Campus of the Future is a gift from God to Xavier Ateneo, to us, a gift that needs our collective effort to make it happen, to make it stand right on this site,” said Fr.… Continue reading... “Xavier Ateneo’s Dedication Day to the Blessed Mother for the New Masterson Campus and CLI Manresa Township”

Siblings Reign in Ms Cagayan de Oro 2022 Pageant

In an unprecedented twist, siblings of previous pageant queens topped the Miss Cagayan de Oro 2022 beauty pageant held August 27 at a local mall.

 Arianne “Ara” Galenzoga representing Barangay Consolacion was crowned Ms Cagayan de Oro Universe 2022, 15 years after her eldest sister Dianne Galenzoga-Padilla was crowned 1st Runner Up in the Ms Kagay-an 2007 Beauty Pageant (as this same competition was then branded) and 14 years after her second oldest sister Joanne Galenzoga-Añana was crowned 1st Runner Up in the same pageant in 2008.… Continue reading... “Siblings Reign in Ms Cagayan de Oro 2022 Pageant”

Ikebana International Cagayan de Oro Chapter 163

Blooms of Legacy, from Seeds of History”

As the Ikebana International Cagayan de Oro Chapter 163 marks its golden anniversary this September, one of the things it would be focusing on is passing on their passion to the next generations.

“We shall endeavor to teach our children and grandchildren the joys of Ikebana beginning with a select group who have shown their inclination to further pursue the art,” said Maria Liza T.Continue reading... “Ikebana International Cagayan de Oro Chapter 163”