"Pagpasundayag sa Sinaunang Baybayin" Project

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The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in partnership with Liceo de Cagayan University and Pasundayag Community Arts is implementing a project "Pagpasundayag sa Sinaunang Baybayin" which is a series of activities from a workshop facilitated by Emil Yap, expert on the Sinaunang Baybayin (The Ancient Filipino Writing, famously coined as Alibata. BaiBayin or Baybayi is a system or way of writing of our Filipino Ancestors. This started from the root word "Baybay or BaiBai" that means spelling or tracing. The Sinaunang Baybayin is not based on the Doctrina Christiana that was spread by our colonizers.);

The show performance entitled: "Baybayin" (In english meaning: Shore) is a mélange of multi-Art disciplines basing everything from the research on Sinaunang Baybayin. It's a collaboration of work by local Kagay-anon Artists. From Oro Arts guild, Michael Bacol; From Next Moves, Arnie Jumao-as and Feliz Ugalde and their choreographer Roger Odron; From Dulaang Atenista current members, Jc Salon, Angelo Dabbay, Franz Lacson and Dandy Tan; Dulaang Atenista Almuni Alvin Adaza, Ethyl Malachico, Dr. Reynards Tan and Denise Mordeno Aguilar, who conceptualized this project and is also the current Artistic Director of Pasundayag Community Arts founded by Mozart A.T. Pastrano in 1997. The production soundscape design is by a Veteran Kagay-anon Musician, Drue Dahonpalay. The production is stage managed by Ritche Riveral of Race Entertainment.

The main mission of this project is "Exploring the past thru Sinaunang Baybayin and creating a future using it for performance." On Oct 7, 2016 at Rodelsa Hall. With the options of Matinee at 3PM and Gala at 8PM. Be prepared to be taken aback by the group's version of the Creation Story; The introduction of the 2 major Sinaunang Baybayin Script expressed in an ensemble performance; The individual identities of the artists involved and their body articulation of the Baybayin; The theatrical utterance of the games, contrasting difference between the children before and the generation of children today. So it's a show and a learning experience for the audience. A devised piece created for everyone. After all, culture is inclusive.

On October 2, 2016, 4PM at The SM Atrium, we will be sharing an excerpt to the public shoppers. During the launching of Metro Oro Star Talents, we will be giving free tickets for the October 7 show; and since it's only limited. Interested audience may be able to reserve ticket for the "Baybayin" show at Php100.00 only, thru mobile numbers 09774020050 / 09177741749 / 09167852804. Also for more information, we have our event page, "PAGPASUNDAYAG SA SINAUNANG BAYBAYIN" on Facebook.


Smart & PLDT Home Partners with iWant TV

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In a groundbreaking partnership, the country’s leading digital services providers PLDT Home & Smart Communications have teamed up with multimedia conglomerate ABS-CBN for iWant TV, the network’s streaming service for TV shows, movies and other exclusive digital content. Under the partnership, PLDT Home and Smart subscribers will soon be able to use their prepaid load or postpaid account to catch up on their favorite ABS-CBN shows, blockbuster films and other top-rated content on www.iwantv.com.ph on their computers or Smart TVs, or on the iWant TV app on their mobile phones and tablets. Both PLDT Home and Smart will also soon roll out exciting offers to let millions of subscribers enjoy iWant TV content at their fingertips.
Using iWant TV, subscribers may stream the past and current ABS-CBN shows like On the Wings of Love, Dolce Amore, Ang Probinsiyano and Til I Met You, as well as News and Current Affairs shows, among many others – anytime and anywhere. This latest deal is set to further expand the widest breadth of digital content available to PLDT Home and Smart subscribers, as well as bolster the group’s thrust to deliver converged services that offer an unrivaled digital experience for Filipinos.
To get started with iWant TV, PLDT Home and Smart subscribers can register for an account via www.iwantv.com.ph or download the iWant TV app on their Android and iOS devices. #SmartiWantTV

Cagayan de Oro City to join the 9thAnnual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk

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Each year, photographers around the world gather on the same day to explore, photograph, share photos with one another, make new friend, and be a part of a great cause. This year, Scott Kelby announces the official date of his highly anticipated 9th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk™, the world’s largest photo walk! The event is happening Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 in thousands of cities all over the world.

The Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk, dubbed the world’s largest global and social photography event, has grown immensely in size and popularity since the inaugural walk in 2007. Last year (2015), more than 25,000 photographers of all walks of life and skill level converged to explore their corners of the world through photography and social community.

The concept of a Photo Walk is simple. Photo Walks are created by Walk Leaders in cities all over the world. Walkers meet up at a pre-designated location – downtown areas, zoos, business parks, you name it! – to spend a few hours socializing, capturing images and sharing with like-minded people. At the end of the photo walk, most groups convene at local restaurants or taverns to share their images and experiences over food.

This year, Cagayan de Oro City, Northern Mindanao, Philippines will be joining the worldwide photo walk once again led by Clement Dampal II, a Diversified Lensman based in the city who served as the Official Photo Walk Leader last 2015. In Cagayan de Oro Northern Mindanao Leg, the Photo Walk aims to promote the city itself from heritage to tourism, infrastructure to growth, and its people on a daily activity and provides opportunities to the participants to actively engage in programs and activities promoting the quality of life. It will start at Plaza delos Heroes, Divisoria around 7 in the morning on the said date.

Some of the areas/structures to be covered for CDO NorthMin Leg includes the City Museum (Water Tower), Casa Real (City Hall), Lourdes College, Plaza Divisoria, Kalye del Mar (Don Apolinar Velez Street), JR Borja Street, Cogon Market, Carmen Market, Bulua Westbound Terminal, Opol Beach.

Photographers joining the photowalk are requested to bring the following:
-Digital Single Lens Reflex/Translucent cameras, and/or Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens cameras
-Point-and-Shoot camera owners are also welcome to join
-A good tripod
-Extra shirt
-Bottled water
-Pocket money

In addition to the event, photo walkers will be able to upload their favorite picture to our popular Photo Walk contest for a chance to win a 1-year membership to www.kelbyone.com, a DSLR, gift cards, apps, camera bags and more. We will also name a Grand Prize winner and 10 finalists to be selected by Scott Kelby himself!

The event is free, but pre-registration is required and is limited to 50 participants only. Register at www.worldwidephotowalk.com, locate your city and complete the free sign up form.

Additionally, participants can connect socially before, during and after the event using the hashtag #WWPW2016 hash tag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About KelbyOne: Formerly The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and KelbyTraining.com, KelbyOne is the leading resource for online creative education worldwide. For more information, please visit www.kelbyone.com.

About Clement Dampal II: A Self-taught Diversified Lensman based in Cagayan de Oro, Northern Mindanao, Philippines who owns the travel site: www.bestspotsph.com. Currently the President of CDOPP (Cagayan de Oro Photographers Photoshoot), Clement is a 2nd-time Photo Walk Leader of the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk and also the City Ambassador for the 24 Hour Project- A worldwide documentary project. A Photo Journalist of Business Week Mindanao and Cagayan Times, Clement was featured at Manila Bulletin's Picture Perfect Photographer of the Week and a Finalist of Urbanlife’s Photographer of the Year (2016). He is also a Travel Writer and Photographer of <M> Life and Living in Mindanao (Travel and Lifestyle Magazine), Travel Insider of CHOOSE Philippines, and a member of both Mindanao Avian Photographic Society and Canon Clickers Club.

The Cagayan de Oro Northern Mindanao Leg is brought to you by:
Event Partners: Colours Digital Foto, Canon DHUB, Modtrade, and Duka Bay Resort.
Sponsors: Clement Dampal Photography, 2GO Travel, Carl’s Buy and Sell, Dhanstore, Sovereign Skates, Nature’s Spring, Mabuhay Media Print, Hab-Hub Eat All You Can Pastry, Photo Warehouse Visayas, and Cagayan de Oro Photography Photoshoot.


In partnership with these following media: Business Week Mindanao, Mindanao Daily News, Best Spots PH (www.bestspotsph.com), Easy Rock 96.9 FM Station, CDO Bloggers, Inc., About Cagayan de Oro, Mimai Scribbles CDO, Mai Adventures, Cagayan de Oro Times, and Mindanao Star.

Novuhair Supports Alopecia Areata Awareness in Celebrating Inner Strength

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September marks the month-long commemoration of Alopecia Areata awareness worldwide. Alopecia areata is a condition when hair loss occur due to faults in the immune system attacking the hair follicles which results in partial or total loss of hair on the head and other parts of the body.

Leading this year’s celebration in the country is Alopecia Philippines, a group founded by singer and songwriter Abby Asistio in 2012. She has been championing the cause of empowering citizens with this condition.

Abby is no stranger to alopecia, having been diagnosed with alopecia areata since she was four years old. Abby’s decision to come out in public with her condition was a major turning point in her life.

On September 2012, Abby decided to start an online campaign in time with Alopecia Awareness Month by inviting family and friends to pose with the double “A” (inverted “V”) sign using their fingers on the photo sharing site, Instagram. It quickly caught on and Abby was overwhelmed by the response from netizens, with over a thousand photo contributions to date.

This paved the way for the beginnings of Alopecia Philippines. It aims to raise awareness about alopecia and correct common misconceptions and perceptions about it, provide encouragement to people afflicted with it, and create an online support community for them.

Inspired by Abby’s honesty and courage, men and women, kids and teens from different walks of life began sharing their own stories and struggles living with alopecia. What started out as a group of ten is now more than 300 members strong and its Facebook page – Alopecia Areata Awareness, draws followers from all over the world.

Novuhair has been supporting the cause for Alopecia Philippines through Abby Asistio. Abby have been using the brand continuously since March 2013 and she has only praises to share using the product.

Nature has provided a safe and effective answer to hair loss and scalp disorders. Novuhair is the only topical scalp lotion in the market that has the highest concentration of natural ingredients, FDA-certified and ACD-compliant. Novuhair is a homegrown, proudly Philippine-made product that is globally competitive.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit www.novuhair.com, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, Instagram: @NovuhairOfficial and follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and regaloservice.com.


Abby Asistio Alopecia Awareness Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/18z01PGOW0w

S&R Members' Treat is Back!

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Kagay-anons worry no more because the America's Best Scented Candles will be on Sale at S&R CDO! The Goose Creek Candles are all poured not just in the U.S. with the highest quality ingredients available but will be also here in our own city. Each jar candle is designed to quickly fill the entire room with fragrance. These fragrances are long lasting and linger throughout the entire home. Come and visit S&R CDO this coming September 30 - October 2, 2016 for a Members' Treat!!

GOOSECREEK SCENTED CANDLE 19OZ
will be on Sale!

A sweet and sticky treat with lemon sorbet, raspberry swirl, pink sugared plums, and sandalwood creme. The addition of warm vanilla and smooth sandalwood create a magical experience.
See you all there next week for greater BIG Savings, Buy 1 Take 1 and 50% Off Discounts!


Members Treat at S&R CdeO

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It's back!!! See you all there Kagay-anons at S&R Cagayan de Oro for the Members' Treat this coming September 30 - October 2, 2016! You will be experiencing BIG Savings, 50% off discounts and even Buy 1, Take 1 of your favorite products! So what are you waiting for? See yah!


Envizion Philippines Finally Opens in CDO!

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Envizion Philippines, Inc., like RareJob Philippines, Inc., is a subsidiary of RareJob, Inc. Its main office is located in Tokyo, Japan. The first Philippine arm of RareJob, Inc. (RareJob Philippines, Inc.), is located in Quezon City. RareJob’s current pool of home-based tutors are mostly from Luzon (Manila) and Visayas (Cebu). “Chances for everyone, everywhere” is the shared vision of RareJob and Envizion Philippines 

The name “Envizion” comes from the following words: ENGLISH + VISION + ZION The first two letters of the company’s name (En) are for “English,” as our main business is to render English tutorial services. These two letters are combined with the word “Vision” because we envision that English is a big part of our future. The letter “z” in the middle comes from the word “Zion,” which means “the highest point.” This is in line with our goal of being at the top of our industry, providing quality service.

Last September 1, 2016 Envizion Philippines has finally opened in Cagayan de Oro giving all the Kagay-anons the opportunity to work as an Online English Tutors. This concept is a bit different from any Tutorial services because you will not be working at home but in the office located at the 8th Floor of Providence Building, Lifestyle District. Actually, this is the first in CdeO!


JOBS AT ENVIZION PHILIPPINES, INC. 
 ● Administrative Staff 
● Receptionist 
● Finance Staff 
● 250 Office-based tutors 

Job Description:
■ Conduct one-on-one video lessons with Japanese students
■ Provide feedback on student’s performance ○ Qualifications:
■ Graduate of any 4-year course/ vocational course or has at least 2 years worth of college units.
■ Has good communication skills
■ Willing to work on day shift, mid-shift or night shift (may have possible shifts on weekends and holidays).
■ Highly trainable
■ Teaching experience is a plus
■ Fresh graduates are welcome to apply

    
To all Kagay-anons who wanted to be part of their team, here's how to apply...

HOW TO APPLY AT ENVIZION: 
 ● Send your resume to recruitment@envizion.ph, or call 0917 628 9717 for inquires.
● Walk-in applicants may visit Envizion Philippines, Inc. from located at the 8th Floor of the One Providence Bldg. in Lifestyle District, Corrales Extension, Cagayan de Oro City from. (Mondays to Fridays, 9AM-6PM)

This is how their office looks like :)