Summer Art/ Photography Workshop in CDO

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Last Tuesday, March 26, 2013 we happened to visit a dear friend of my Kuya in Limketkai for an art exhibit, I believe most  of you would know this guy (the birthday boy) named Rhyan Casiño (one of the artist's icon in the city). *wink* Anyway, I thought that it was really an art exhibit but instead a registration booth for their summer workshop and that my daughter signified for the art workshop while my other cousin was interested on the photography field.

So what's with this summer workshop? Well for me,  Art classes like these would simply provide students the chance to develop their cognitive and creative skills, and most of all they will be developing their imaginations. So what are you waiting for? Why not indulge yourself, your kids, friends, relatives to enroll in this field and make your summer vacation a creative one.

So here it is....  

Art Registration Fee: PHP 4,000 inclusive of art materials and workshop t-shirt

Instructor: Artsada Art Group

Photograpy Registration Fee: PHP 2,000

Instructor: Mr. Fadi Ishmael

For registration please contact us: 0999-440-1974 /0915-345-1483 or 
email us at

4sqDay 2013

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Yay! I can't wait for this event to happen because it would be my very first time to participate in this kind of meetup... 

This was the original message from Foursquare: 

April is quickly approaching, and you know what that means: the fourth annual 4sqDay is just around the corner! 

On April 16th, you can celebrate by: 
 - Attending a meetup in your city (if one isn't set up yet, you can create it!) 
 - Already planning a meetup? Create a 4sqDay check-in special that attendees can unlock once they arrive (e.g. “Free fries or a free drink!” or other clever 4/16 tie-ins)! 
 - If you’re not attending a meetup, you can still help us celebrate by checking in at a local business that’s new to your city, or just new to you! They’ll appreciate it, and we’ll be thrilled to see Foursquare at work, connecting people to places. 

Keep an eye on for announcements and the community-powered blog at for ideas from the 4sqDay team. Remember to mark your calendars for April 16!

Since I belong to the CDO Bloggers Cluster 5 , we have come up as a group to participate in this yearly event from foursquare. I believe this would be the first also for the Cagayan de Oro Bloggers to join the said event (except for some) so will make it sure that we will not be absent in this upcoming event and rest asured this will be the start of an engaging mission.

 YES! CDO Bloggers will be celebrating 4sqDay on April 16, 2013. 
4sqDay 2013 in CDO
April 16 at 5:00pm in UTC+08 
Wat Ever Family KTV in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

If you want to participate also...just RSVP here:

I will be joining the Basic Blogging and Social Media Promotion!

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I know it's not yet too late to post it in here that I am so excited to attend my first blogging 101 experience with my new set of friends from Cagayan de Oro Bloggers! I am not a newbie in this field because I started blogging way back year 2008 but I guess it's not really enough if you'll just have to learn it on your own. Agree? that is why....Basic Blogging and Social Media Promotion, a yearly activity of the CDOBloggers Inc is here for me and for you.

So here it is:

Want to start a Blog?
Want to share your Passion to the World?
How do you promote your blog using Social Media?
CDO Bloggers, Inc. is dedicated to share its knowledge to the Kagayanons on the use of blogging and social media. Mark the date, March 23, 2013, 1PM to 5PM, as the CDO Bloggers will be having its Basic Blogging and Social Media Promotion.

Registration Fee would be Php 100.00 with snacks, kits and certificates to be given. ***

Invite your friends to come too. :)

Venue: Mbox Internet Cafe,
Pabayo-Cruz Taal Street, Cagayan de Oro City.

Please fill out the pre-registration form.

*** Official members of CDOBloggers Inc will have a 30% discount on the registration fee. :)

***************LIMITED SEATS ONLY******************

Yay! I have someone with me who will be joining our group after the workshop! See all there CDObies! 

Operation Blessing Joins Forces with Tulong Sa Kapwa and Capitol University Medical City in Helping Filipinos with Life-Threatening Conditions

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       Cagayan de Oro – On March 18 to 20, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, Inc. (OB Philippines) will conduct a three-day surgical mission in Cagayan de Oro City for poor Filipinos with serious health problems.

This is in partnership with Tulong sa Kapwa-Philippine-American Association of Connecticut (PAAC), SHARE Foundation and Capitol University Medical Center.

A contingent of 17 medical professionals composed of anaesthesiologists, electrophysiologist, pediatric ophthalmologist, cardiac surgeon, OB/GYN, orthopedic surgeon and registered nurses from the US.  They will perform open-heart surgeries, pacemaker insertion, orthopedic and gynaecologic procedures, and pediatric and adult strabismus repair for patients who cannot afford expensive medical operations.

“Our partnership with PAAC and Capitol University Medical Center will surely give hope to our kababayans who have life-threatening medical conditions. They are desperate for surgeries that can help them live better lives,” said Dr. Kim April Pascual, OB Philippines’ Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

“We are deeply appreciative of the enthusiasm, dedication, and commitment showed by the doctors and volunteers who are joining this event,” she adds.

PAAC is also thankful for the opportunity to lend a helping hand and to offer their medical expertise to ailing Filipinos.

“This is the first time that PAAC joins Operation Blessing in a major event such as this. It is extremely rewarding to help our needy kababayans, most especially in rural areas where there is little access to this kind of treatment,” shared Dr. Gino Ang, M.D., chairman of PAAC.

OB Philippines is a non-profit organization and the humanitarian arm of CBN Asia Inc., producer of weeknight inspirational TV program The 700 Club Asia which airs weekdays over GMA News TV.

OB Philippines welcomes partnerships and linkages with reputable local and international organizations, whether public or private, to make quality healthcare service readily available to those who need it the most.  

To know more about Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, visit their website at, or follow their updates at and•

For more information, please call:
Corporate Communications | (02) 812-4747
Local 424 (Edwin Arceo,
Local 408 (Len Tienzo,

Come and Visit PARFOIS CDO

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Last Saturday, March 9, 2013 I was one of the few chosen bloggers of Cagayan de Oro to witness the launching of PARFOIS boutique in our city located at Ground Floor, Centrio Ayala Mall. 
Take it from me, take time to visit their store the soonest because what you think is totally the opposite. Actually, their products are very affordable yet of good quality. They offer shoes, bags, accessories, watch etc but all of these stuffs are only for women. :)

Oh by the way, just an information PARFOIS (read as Parfua) means SOMETIMES…. 

Come and Visit PARFOIS CDO now!

PR: CDO Bloggers Tipok-tipok 2013

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Feb. 25 — The Cagayan de Oro Bloggers, Inc., holds the first two meet-up for this year, last February 9 and 23 at two different fast food chains in the city.

                                                                                     The First Tipok2x at Mc Donalds LKKS

The meet-up was dubbed “Tipok-Tipok” which was organized by Eldie “Ding” Aban, CDO Bloggers Board Member and Venus Mabale, the Vice President for Internal Affairs.

 “Tipok-Tipok” aims to welcome interested members and a venue for sharing tips on blogging. The existing members help new members setup their own blogs and give out tips on utilizing the full potential of social media. Also, the activity itself served as an offline social activity for most online workers. For this year, the organization will be holding one or two “Tipok-Tipok” per month to promote unity and camaraderie among bloggers in Cagayan de Oro.

CDOBloggers Inc. 2nd Gathering - Chowking Limketkai Gateway

“We’d like to continue the monthly meet-up which really made the organization strong and standing,” says Ding Aban.

Venus Mabale also added, that “CDO Bloggers started with a meet-up and I believe it is still the best way to bring bloggers in one venue aside from the internet.”

Dates and venues of the meet-ups are announced on the CDO Bloggers Facebook Page and Twitter Page. CDO Bloggers opens its membership to the public until the middle of March this year. For inquiries and submission of application, you can send it to

CDO Bloggers, Inc. or Cagayan de Oro Bloggers Incorporated is a (SEC) Securities and Exchange Commission is registered non-profit organization composed of Bloggers and Social Media Practitioners from CDO and Northern Mindanao. Its main goal is to promote the city of Cagayan de Oro and the island of Mindanao as a peaceful and thriving place in this part of the world thru social media. (CDO Bloggers Inc.)
Better join us now!