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Most of us wanted to explore new places to hangout, chill and dine with friends and families. But we usually keep going to where the usual places in the city like the malls, because of its accessibility. But we found a place yesterday that is very accessible, affordable, good ambiance and a very nice place to chill.

If you are looking for a good barbecue in the city, you should try Vonchok Kabkaban, they serves good quality, affordable and best tasting barbecues in town. They have pork barbeque, isaw, pecho, paa and many more skewers product. What’s best with Vonchok Kabkaban is that they are not using food coloring to preserve the meat for few days because they are preparing their barbecues fresh everyday, to make sure the good quality of the food and won’t risk the health of their customers.

Meet Von and Chok and the rest of the team! They are the team behind Vonchok Kabkaban's yummy tasting barbecue.

When you order your favorite barbeque at Vonchoks, don’t forget to ask for their special sauce, it is a perfect pair for your barbeque and puso rice.

Vonchok Kabkaban is open every night from 7:00pm til 4:00am, they are located at Chill Corner, a road from Tomas Saco going to Rodelsa Rotunda Circle, that corner going to the AIE School (Tomas Saco Side).

Chill Corner is a good place to chill because of its ambiance, cool music and good selection of drinks. You can also challenge your friends here for a beer pong.

So, come and have a good time with your friends at Chill Corner and don’t forget to have your pulutan barbeque at Vonchok Kabkaban!

Lami jud siya, promise!

Checkout the video below.

Hello shopaholics in CDO! We found a new Shopping hub for you. It is called "Up Bazaar", they just launched yesterday and they are located at the corner of Pabayo and Hayes Street in Divisoria area. This is a perfect place for all the kikay fashionistas in CDO because there are at least 10 stores in one place, for you to have a variety of selections to buy.

Check out Shoe University! A shoe store for all the shoe-paholics out there! They have few styles on display that you will surely love and not only that, you can also request for styles that you want and they will make some orders for you because the owner is also a certified shoe-paholic.

Shop and Tell - an apparel store for girls. They sell cute trendy clothes for your kikay daughters here, perfect OOTD for all occassions and don't forget to post it on instagram because their collections are instagramable. They also sell imported beauty and wellness products from Thailand, Japan and Korea.

ZZ Shop - named after the owner's kids. A shop for teens and millennials, the store has been existing online on Facebook and the owner opened this store at Up Bazaar to serve also as the pick-up point for her online customers. They also sells beauty products from Korea and their bestseller is the Collagen & Glutathione Peeling Cream.

Cube Trends - A store that sells Cellphone Accessories, Apparels and Bags, Yummy Homemade Pastries, skin care and whitening products from Korea, US, Thailand and in the Philippines for a very affordable price.

Sun Thunder Embroidery by Elsie's Tailoring is a famous embroidery shop in CDO, they are being featured lately at Mag TV on ABS-CBN featuring all their embroidery works. They do Tshirt embroidery, Uniforms and a lot more. They have a main shop located at Zayas, Carmen but they wanted to extend and wanted to get close to their customers that is why they open a space at Up Bazaar.

Juan Dos Maria is also an apparel store owned by a teacher by profession. Here, you will find some trendy apparels for ladies such as dress, blouses and some accessories originally from Thailand and some from the Philippines. They also have a store online on Facebook with the same name.

What is cool with Up Bazaar is that it has a Milk Tea Cafe. Tiny Bubbles is a new Milk Tea cafe that serves a unique taste. The owner made sure that the taste of their milk tea products has a kick of "Tea", a technique that she learned from Taiwan. Unlike any other Milk Tea where you can hardly taste the tea in it.

So, if you are in Divisoria area, please have time to visit Up Bazaar at the corner of Pabayo and Hayes Street. 

Hosted by Sterling Events Corporation (SEC) and in partnership with NeoFine Trade Inc., SM Supermalls, and the City Government of Cagayan de Oro, we bring to you the biggest truck expo to ever happen in Mindanao. In line with this, the city will also be celebrating the Higalaay Festival with visitors coming from the places around the City.

The 1st Mindanao Truck Fair is going to be held this coming August 24-27, 2018 at SM City Parking Lot (Las Ramblas Rd.) Cagayan de Oro City. The truck fair will be attended by local government units throughout the Mindanao region, multinational corporations, logistics companies, business groups, and the general public.

Dr. Irene L. Floro, President of SEC said, "The Mindanao Truck Fair is more than just an assemblage of new and used trucks and their manufacturers or dealers, financial support service companies, truckers, logistics providers, other automotive-industry players and end-users." She also added, "This fair is merely the first of many to come regularly in the future. Gone should be the days when a Mindanao-based truck needer of good-quality but fairly-priced unit had to go to Cebu, Manila or Subic to purchase it. Now, the MTF literally brings to his very doorsteps an array of choices ready for his grasp."

Why Cagayan de Oro as the venue?

According to Atty. Adonis B. Nicanor, Chairman of SEC, "The reasons are mostly geographical, actually. A lightning-fast growing city and the center of Mindanao’s regional economy (Region X), it is, distance-wise, nearer to the major population hubs in the island, particularly those from the west (cities of Zamboanga, Dipolog, Pagadian, Iligan, etc.), the east (cities of Butuan and Surigao), and the south (cities of Malaybalay, Valencia, etc.). Cagayan de Oro City, the City of Golden Friendship, could be the truck mecca of Mindanao in no time at all."

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Relationships are built on promises: the promise to love, to care, to secure, to protect, and to provide. This is something that Piolo Pascual knows all too well, committed as he is to the promises he has made to his family as a son, a sibling, and a father.

But when financial troubles arise, bringing such promises to life becomes a challenge.

Like any other person, I want to give my family the best life possible. I am a man of my word, that’s why I work hard and seize every opportunity that comes my way,” Piolo said. “But more than just earning money, it’s how you manage your finances that makes a difference. Fortunately, I have the guidance and help of one very special lady: my very own sister, Chiqui Pascual-Gonzales, who also happens to be my Sun Life Advisor.

According to Piolo, Chiqui has been instrumental in ensuring that his dreams for his family will all come true. “It’s a partnership through and through. With her help, I’ve been able to make it all happen while still pursuing my own passions and advocacies,” he said.

Piolo and Chiqui’s story is but one of many in Sun Life Financial, where lifetime partnerships are developed and nurtured through the years. In fact, this has inspired Sun Life’s latest campaign, at the forefront of which is a new TV commercial highlighting Sun Life’s presence in a client’s life throughout the different stages of her life. It represents the many promises that Sun Life has helped bring into fruition for the past 123 years of its existence.

Sun Life hopes that the campaign, as well as Piolo’s own story, will inspire more people to take the same path in their financial journey. “As the longest-standing life insurance company in the Philippines, we have witnessed many promises being fulfilled throughout the years and have served generations of clients. It is an honor for us to serve all our clients and help them secure their future and those of their loved ones” Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa said.

The promises we make to our loved ones are sacred, and Sun Life knows this. That’s why it’s committed to helping its clients achieve their goals, no matter what happens,” Piolo said. “You can’t ask for a better lifetime partner than that!


About Sun Life Financial

Sun Life Financial Inc. ("SLF Inc.") is a leading international financial services organization providing insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individual and corporate Clients. Sun Life Financial has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of December 31, 2017, Sun Life Financial had total assets under management ("AUM") of $975 billion. For more information, please visit

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.
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The family of the 10-year-old girl who was held hostage last Saturday night, July 14, 2018 at the 7 Eleven convenient store in Barangay Kauswagan, will file a criminal case against Novie Salong today.

The suspect is from Mahinog, Camiguin Province. According to City Police Director Senior Supt. Nelson Aganon, the family of the suspect said that Salong is a drug user and probably that is the reason why he committed such crime last Saturday, he was under the influence of illegal drug. Aside from drug used, they also said that he has been depressed lately after his wife left him and went abroad to work.

He only surrendered to the police authority after the 3-hour hostage drama because his sister who is from Barangay Balulang negotiated that everything will be okay and that no one will hurt him if he will just surrender the 10-year-old girl to the authority.

Here's a clip of the 3-hour hostage drama:

Last July 8, 2018, East Coast Chef Restaurant and Catering has finally opened to their brand new and accessible location at the activity Center of Limketkai Mall. They first opened last year at the Gateway Tower Building, also in Limketkai Center and now decided to get closer to their targeted customers inside the mall.

East Coast Chef Restaurant may sound fancy as they mainly offers Intercontinental cuisine with best-sellers such as Baby Back Ribs, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Carbonara de Fettuccine and Roast Beef with White Sauce, but they also serve afforable foods and they are targeting the students and mall goers, so they are offering new meals on their menu:

All-Day Breakfast Silog for 79 pesos only.
- Tapa
- Fried Chicken
- Tocino
- Longanisa
- Chicken Adobo
- Spam
- Corned Beef
- Danggit

Burgers and Sandwiches for 99 pesos only.
- East Coast Burger
- Beefy Subway

Combo Meals (With Rice, Coleslaw and Iced Tea for 129 pesos only.
- Lechon Kawali
- Dupax Chicken
- Grilled Pork Tuna
- Grilled Tuna Belly

- White Choco Chip for 135 pesos only
- Double Choco Chip for 150 pesos only

Hot Drinks
- Brewed Coffee for 50 pesos
- Espresso for 75 pesos
- Sikwate for 70 pesos

Other Beverages
- Iced Tea for 35 pesos
- Soda in Can for 65 pesos
- Bottled Water for 30 pesos

And don't forget about their catering propmo. Avail the East Coast Chef’s Catering Promo by booking your event on the month of July and Get a Free Hotel Overnight Stay at Limketkai Luxe Hotel good for two plus 2 FREE Bottles of Italian Red Wine! (See Poster for more details of this promo.)

For inquiries, reservations and more information about East Coast Chef, you may reach them on the following contact details:

Facebook: East Coast Chef

Contact Numbers: 880-7197 or 0977-743-0581

Here's the video interview with the owners during the opening of East Coast Chef Restaurant.

You may check some of their sample foods for their Catering services below:

Starting tomorrow July 12, 2018 until July 15, 2018, S&R Membership Shopping will once again open their doors to everyone. That means everyone can shop and dine at S&R CDO without the need to be a member.

S&R is located at Zone 5, Kauswagan Highway (across the RTMI garage, right before you take that right going towards Bulua Bus Terminal)

What are you waiting for? It's time for you to experience world class shopping at S&R because they have a wide selection of imported products that you can only buy at S&R.

There's more, all members who are going to renew their membership cards during the open house will have a gift check of 200 pesos! That's 200 pesos off from your membership renewal fee that you can use for shopping at S&R.

See you at S&R CDO this weekend!

Check out the video below during the fun and exciting press conference at S&R CDO.