Balay Mindanaw Awards 2016 finalists bared

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BARANGAY San Vicente of Sumilao, Bukidnon joins the cast of 20 finalists in the Balay Mindanaw Awards 2016 set to be held on May 27 at the Centrio Mall in Cagayan de Oro City.

This was announced by Balay Mindanaw president and founder Charlito “Kaloy” Manlupig who said the selection of the finalists was based on the outstanding community initiatives, land rights advocacy, resiliency projects, and peace dialogues of the nominated barangays.

San Vicente is the home of the Sumilao farmers, who recently made the headlines when it launched a nationwide campaign caravan for vice-presidential candidate Leni Robredo. This community is among the contenders in the Kaangayan Category for communities with outstanding local capacities in addressing issues of injustice and inequities.

The other two Kaangayan finalists are Barangay Mimbuahan, of Sugbongcogon, Misamis Oriental and Barangay Tubo-Tubo of Cagwait, Surigao del Sur.

Cagayan de Oro’s Barangay Gusa and Barangay Lumbia make up the list of finalists in the Kalambuan Category for communities with outstanding initiatives in addressing poverty towards sustainability and viability.

Barangay Lawaan of Gingoog City and Barangay New Panay of Aleosan, North Cotabato complete the Kalambuan lineup of finalists.

Three barangays from Panay spearhead the company of finalists in the Kalig-on Category for communities that have shown outstanding institutionalization and development of resilient initiatives and preparedness in facing disasters.

Barangay Manipolon of Estancia, Iloilo and Barangays Pinamihagan and Marita of  President Roxas, Capiz compose the Kalig-on finalists along with Barangay Ban-ao of Baganga, Davao Oriental, Barangays Macasandig and Carmen of Cagayan de Oro, and Barangays Mat-e and Tawagan of Cagwait, Surigao del Sur.

Barangays Pagangan and Dunguan of Aleosan, North Cotabato are among the finalists in the Kalinaw Category for communities with outstanding local initiatives in transforming violent conflicts and building peace.

Rounding up the group of Kalinaw finalists are Barangay Diatagon of Lianga, Surigao del Sur, Barangay Tuburan of Cagayan de Oro, and Barangay Mahayahay of Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte.

The winners will be selected by a council of judges composed of 14 seasoned personalities with solid backgrounds on community development, peacebuilding, disaster management, and human rights and social justice.

Chaired by Edicio de la Torre and co-chaired by Archbishop Tony Ledesma, the Council is made up of Manlupig, Emma Leslie, Gerry Bulatao, Ma. Corazon Llanderal, Jose Noel Olano, Sylvia Paraguya, Ayi Hernandez, Teody Pena, David and Jane Langworthy, Ramon Chua, and Goldy Chan.

The winners will receive a specially-made trophy, which represents Balay Mindanaw’s vision for Mindanao as the bearer of hope and peace, is handcrafted by Jojo Sescon, a renowned international sculptor, environmentalist, photojournalist, and multi-awarded film maker from Mindanao.

The first-ever Balay Mindanaw Awards is part of the Balay Mindanaw’s 20th anniversary celebration.


“Through these awards, we will celebrate local victories in building empowered, sustainable, resilient and peaceful communities,” Manlupig said.

Smart Bro 4G Pocket WiFi Best Deal in CDO

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Despite that it's two days before my Gallbladder Surgery schedule, I asked my surgeon not to be admitted on Saturday (May 13, 2016) because I still had to attend a special event. And so I did!

It was Smart Bro's kick off nationwide tour with their best deal offer ever~ the Php 888 4G Pocket WiFi in CDO!

Got the opportunity to be with their celebrity beauty queen "BRO-kadas" MJ Lastimosa (in nude dress) and Bea Rose Santiago (in yellow shirt) who graced the event. 

Summer is about to get hotter but with Smart Bro's best broadband offer it makes it even sizzling' hotter because they are so wise enough to empower all their subscribers to enjoy not just their vacation but most of all they can even share the fast and reliable Internet with friends and love-ones.


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Connections: up to 10 devices
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This was taken after their motorcade in our city as they made their way to Barangay Camaman-an, Macasandig, Nazareth, Divisoria, Agora, Lapasan, Gusa, Kauswagan, Bayabas, NHA, Bulua and Carmen promoting the best deal broadband offered by SMART~ the 4G Pocket WiFi for only Php 888!!

Lucky winners were being drawn at Limketkai rotunda for those who availed the promo that day! The exciting prizes were an adventure vouchers worth Php 10,000.00 for a BRO-kada trip (Sandbox Adventure Park, Enchanted Kingdom, White Water Rafting, and a resort stay in Samal Island).

Thanks to Smart Bro for reaching us here in Cagayan de Oro for a better connectivity experience! 

By the way watch out for the other leg tour that will happen the soonest in your area:
Pampanga (May 20-22)
Davao (May 20-22)
Makati (May 27-29)

Awesome surprises and prizes awaits for you and the whole BRO-kada like what we've experienced here also!
CDO Bloggers meets Iligan Bloggers!

give us some wacky pose guys for the surprises we've got :)










Choobi Choobi LimKetkai's Grand Launching

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May 1 was not just simply celebrated as the Labor Day of all the Filipinos but to us Kagay-anons we are one of the few who witnessed  the Grand Launching Of Choobi Choobi Limketkai. The event was graced with one of the Kapamilya Stars and the Choobi Choobi endorser herself Ms. Erich Gonzales. 

It was indeed an afternoon full of fun and surprises as they introduced Erich in the crowd so as to let the people of Cagayan de Oro know that Choobi Choobi Limketkai will finally open to serve all Kagay-anons. 

I won a GC from Choobi Choobi during the "bring me game" and got the chance to have a closer encounter with Ms Erich 


This was during the cutting of the ribbon and the restaurant dedication officiated with the Head Pastor of CCF Cagayan de Oro. It was attended with some VIPs and mostly print and online media's. 


Just an information for you to know, Choobi Choobi was taken from their grand children slang words as an expression after eating a scrumptious meal~ meaning Lingaw Lingaw (fun fun). These are some of the few specialty of the house being offered with Choobi Choobi. Actually, they are not just offering yummy sea-foods, but they also cater other Filipino Cuisines. Take note Kagay-anons, it's not just yummy in here but also their foods are so affordable.

Groupie with the CDO Bloggers and Ms Erich!

Before they attacked the yummy foods of Choobi Choobi!!!

So what are you waiting for Kagay-anons?
Visit them now and try to make Lingaw Lingaw not just with your family but with friends as well...
Choobi Choobi Limketkai (2nd Flr, Fronting Showise)
Choobi Choobi Centrio (3rd Flr)

Easy to Get with Smart Bro’s Hottest Deal 4G Pocket WiFi 888

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I do believe that there are things that are hard to get, but with the newest campaign of SMART Bro 4G Pocket WiFi you can now get it easily! They just recently launched the best 4G Pocket WiFi offer priced at only P888. It’s Smart Bro’s hottest and the best deal this summer!

Actually, hubby and I were planning to have an internet connection at home and yes! you read it right at home. I guess you will be wondering why we don't have a connection yet? This is one of the many #HardToGets reasons (Connection Stability) why as of the moment we can't decide as to what connection to be installed at home. Just so you know, we both have our mobile data plans with us and that both of us are working, so, it would be impractical if we will have an additional expense for that alone. Now that I have resigned from work and our kids also wanted to connect with the online world as well, I guess this would be the best time to purchase for a 4G Pocket WiFi at a very low price of P888. So easy to get~ only from SmartBro!

With the help of this device, my kids would be very happy for sure plus I can now accomplish also my online activities and even share my connections up to 10 devices with my family and friends anywhere and anytime of the day!

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 Buy 4G Pocket WIFI via Smart Online Store: smrt.ph/pwifi888
 Subscribe to Surfmax85 via Smart Online Store: smrt.ph/brosurfmax-85

For more details about the promo:

Product details: 

4G Pocket WiFi SRP: P888
Preload: 150MB valid for 30 days
Speed: Up to 12 Mbps
Connections: up to 10 devices

Benefits of a Smart Bro 4G Pocket Wifi:

 WiFi for sharing - Share one Internet connection among family and friends so you can all surf 
together. 
 Multi-gadget connection - Connect your tablet, smartphone, laptop, and more! Your Smart Bro 
Pocket WiFi can provide WiFi to up to 10 of your devices.
 Mobility - Bring Internet connection anywhere you go so you’re always online. 
 Powered by the largest broadband connection - Enjoy ultra-fast speeds powered by multiple 
cell sites all over the country.

*Best paired with SurfMax 85 – All day surfing up to 800MB/day, valid for 2 days. Subscribe to 
Surfmax85  via Smart Online Store: smrt.ph/brosurfmax-85