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Mga higala (friends), were you able to catch the exciting cooking session of Celebrity Chef Donita Rose in Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro last August 30, 2018?

With Regional Festivals rounding up in the country this coming months, Chef Donita Rose, along with Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, started touring Cagayan de Oro to celebrate the Higalaay Festival last August.

Chef Donita shared her own twist on the famous Higalaay dish of Sinuglaw, composed of sinugba (grilled pork) and kinilaw. The dish was made more flavorful and healthier with the use of Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, which is Chef Donita’s most recommended kitchen staple as it’s packed with good fats such as Omega 3 and 6 that are great for the heart. It also has Vitamin A that helps improve eyesight and has the lowest saturated or bad fats among all kinds of cooking oil which makes it a healthier option. Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil also has a high smoking point making it the most ideal cooking oil for frying and deep frying.

“Going around the Philippines during these wonderful festivals and sharing my twist on the local recipes is always such a fun and fulfilling experience for me. It’s truly an honor to be part of what Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil has been doing in providing healthier and affordable food choices in local communities and helping spread the heart-healthy goodness of home cooking,” said Chef Donita.

Additionally, it was a fun-filled treat to Cagayan de Oro’s local moms and foodies who also got a chance to sample Chef Donita’s own rendition of Sinuglaw during her live cooking demo at Centrio Mall last August 30, 2018. Local Supermarket samplings were also done in Robinson’s and Shopwise Supermarkets in Cagayan De Oro.

“We are thrilled to bring Chef Donita and Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil to our local festival activations,” said Fly Ace Corporation Group Product Manager for Edible Oils, Zen Prudentino. “We want to continue educating Filipinos nationwide about the importance of using heart-healthy cooking oil in everyday cooking. We don’t need to sacrifice the taste and flavor of our meals; it’s definitely possible to always prepare healthy and delicious meals with Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil,” she added.

Festival menus are usually oily but with Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, we can now eat guilt-free knowing that our food choices promote heart-healthy and may help with disease prevention. With the country’s consistent No. 1 and most trusted cooking canola oil brand, Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil provides a healthy and affordable option in cooking our favorite festival dishes.

Chef Donita, together with GMA and Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, is excited to prepare healthy dishes during her next Festival Tour in Vigan City’s Raniag Festival in October and for the Aklanons during the highly anticipated Ati-Atihan Festival in January.

For more information on Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, visit their Facebook Page on

Ms. Katrina Zayas Acaylar, Candidate number 38 will be representing Cagayan de Oro City at the Miss World Philippines 2018.

The 40 candidates of the Miss World Philippines 2018 were presented to the media on Tuesday, September 11 at the Vestibule of Newport Theatre, Resorts World Manila, during the Miss World Philippines 2018 Press Presentation. 

Katrina Acaylar is one of the top candidates being talked about as a potential winner for the crown.

Miss World Philippines 2018 is the 8th edition of Miss World Philippines that will be held on 7 October 2018 at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City, Philippines.

Placements in Miss World Philippines 2018 are:

Miss World Philippines 2018 
Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2018
Miss Eco Philippines 2018
Miss Multinational Philippines 2018

Let’s give our support to Miss Katrina Acaylar as she vie for the title to represent the country for the international pageant.
Easy Time Learning & Tutorial Center is now open. They are dedicated to fostering an environment filled with age appropriate learning and development.

Easy Time Learning & Tutorial Center offers SPED Education, Toddler Program and Preschool/Play School Program. They also offer After class tutorials for Kinder to elementary pupils.

They cover all subjects on the tutorials including preschool and special education for children with special needs.

Tuition fee starts at P2,000 per month. Depending on the services/tutorials being offered, with free uniforms on early enrollees.

They are open from Monday to Saturday, from 8:00AM to 6:00PM

For any inquiries or questions, visit them at:

Unit 5, Tuscania Commercial Units,
St Ignatius St., Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City.

Contact numbers: 0917328-8678 or 0975146-8505

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The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) and the National Telecommunications Communication (NTC) are helping each other in fighting the expected surge of illegal broadcast stations across the country in view of the coming midterm elections.

This is year 2018 and there’s usually a proliferation of illegal broadcast stations leading to election day in May next year,” said Erwin V. Galang, head of the technical committee and trustee of the KBP.

Majority of the administrative cases the NTC handles under its mandate are cease and desist and show cause orders against illegal broadcast stations, and according to Deputy Commissioner Edgardo Cabarios, the NTC’s previous cooperation and coordination with the KBP has led to the crackdown of fly-by-night broadcast stations, mostly in the provinces, who had victimized unsuspecting candidates to buy airtime for their political advertisements. These illegal broadcasters usually disappear after they received payment for the political ads.

“Historically, we can see a steep increase in the number of cases in broadcast services in relation to unlicensed broadcasts leading to the election campaign period. What we do is we immediately issue cease-and-desist and show-cause orders against these illegal operators, forcing them to shut down their stations, while others simply disappear,” Cabarios said.

In the 2017 report by the Commission on Audit (COA, majority of the cases were administrative complaints initiated by NTC for violations of erring  radio stations with almost 2,054 cases in the broadcast services division.

According to Auditor Ma. Jocelyn Factora, COA’s 2017 resident auditor in the NTC, majority of the pending administrative cases represented cases filed by NTC against illegal broadcast stations, and not cases from telco consumers. “The pending telco-related cases from consumers are very minimal.”

As of 31 December 2017, there are only 148 telco consumer cases pending before the NTC’s Legal Office which are now subject of review and resolution.


Grancia Trading, was founded in 1996, when Pearl Garcia was rudely sent away from an LPG Reseller because their store had to close for lunch. Pearl was not alone on that day, She saw many other people who waited in line for a long time and were also turned away. Feeling frustrated, Pearl decided to take action. She quit her highly coveted bank position, with the aim of bringing convenience to the homes of Cagayan de Oro.

In 1998, GRANClA TRADING was formed and became the first home delivery LPG service in CDO. With clients all the way from llligan to Bukidnon, Grancia Trading became the household name in LPG and convenience. Having been an authorized GAS PETRONAS distributor for Cagayan De Oro, Grancia Trading was able to transform the LPG landscape through constant deliveries to any household and commercial needs.

But the decades took its toll, and newer and alternative solutions came along with the growth of the region.  And just this year Grancia Trading shed its distributor image and started catering to all clients and all LPG brands, under the new and modern banner GTGas, motto to deliver effectively and quickly, aptly known as Gas In an Hour. More than lip service clients are guaranteed delivery of their LPG Gas in one hour from the point of order. The assurance comes with a risk reversal of a penalty that will contribute to a discount to the client, if GT GAS fails to fulfill its Gas in An Hour promise.

A 3 step order to fulfillment process, CALL, ORDER, RECEIVE and all this IN AN HOUR. In addition to delivering the GAS in an hour, GT GAS technicians will perform a free safety and installation inspection on every delivery for FREE. Because at the end of the day, you cannot put a price on safety and convenience. With GT GAS, every order comes with a free delivery, free inspection and free installation.

The new CEO of the company MIKO GARCIA, the eldest son of Teddy and Pearl Garcia has now taken the reigns of the family owned corporation which also has their daughter, Monica handling and managing the marketing aspects of the business. It’s a family affair here at GT GAS, as the son in law, Uly, is spearheading the design aspects of the brand.This is very reflective of the CEO, Miko Garcia’s “Family First Value” beliefs, as his mother has strongly inculcated the value in their family.

Miko Garcia plans to systematically bring the development of the CALL, ORDER, RECEiVE process to all over Mindanao in the next year or so and to roll out the same neuro marketing campaign regionally, targeting CEBU next.The whole idea is to bring convenience where it is necessary, so mothers can still cook a good meal for their kids, fathers can ensure their family is fed with the best home cooked meals, and family stay together and healthy for a long time to come. To Miko Garcia, “Gas in an hour” is not just a slogan, but is a mission statement to bring transformation in people’s lives, especially in how they cook, what they cook, conveniently, effectively and quickly to every household in Cagayan De Oro.
Joesons Commercial is an automotive parts retail company committed to deliver quality service to its customers.

Aside from offering the most affordable prices for autoparts, the initiative to invest in its employees through trainings and workshop has made the company a trusted partner by many establishments in the city.

Joesons Commercial

The company believes in its people. By providing them trainings and workshops and sending them to educational institutions to heighten their knowledge about the industry. Joesons Commercial is boosting the morale of its people thereby resulting to a more productive operation and increasing the number of satisfied customers.

Over time, it is noticeable how the company have changed and improved from attending telephone calls to interacting with walk-in customers and loyal clients.

Next time you need to make a purchase for your vehicle, take a chance with Joesons Commercial.

They offer the largest selection of brand new and surplus auto parts and accessories at the lowest possible prices.

Joeson's Commercial is always ready to respond to the ever-changing needs of the market and always looking for new ways to utilize technology to better serve and satisfy customers.

They have the widest range of quality products and brands such as:

Toyota and many more.

Come and visit Joesons Commercial, their main branch is located at:

JC Building, OsmeƱa Street,
in-front of SM CDO Downtown Premier,
Cagayan de Oro City.

Telephone: (088) 323.1044 / (088) 881-2672
Mobile: 09177073091

Cagayan de Oro—September 03, 2018—Honda Philippines Inc. (“HPI”), the number one motorcycle manufacturer in the Philippines, opens its Flagship Shop in Cagayan de Oro, which will serve as a gateway for every Filipino family into the world of mobility. With approximately 600 square meters motorcycle showroom and 88 square meters for service area, the shop sets to provide all the needs of its customers, from a motorcycle retail store with a wide selection of top quality and premium motorcycle choices, genuine spare parts, innovative power products, to a modern service and maintenance facility with skillful and well-trained mechanics capable to serve the customers’ daily needs.

“This upgraded version of our exclusive shop that showcase the complete lineup of Honda motorcycles, will definitely satisfy your passion for motorcycle… all delivering Honda’s latest technology.” said Hideo Nishinaga, Assistant Vice President for Motorcycle Business Planning Department.

This shop will showcase the complete line-up of Honda motorcycles including the big bikes. A comfortable lounge will also give its customers a happy and relaxed feeling during their stay in this showroom. All of these will be offered by Honda to fulfill the company’s ONE DREAM – a 100% customer satisfaction.

Honda Flagship Shops are more luxurious version of HPI’s exclusive shop. It delivers Honda’s latest technology from commuter motorcycle up to the premium selections of big bike models. This shop provides convenience and satisfaction to all Filipino customers, especially in Cagayan De Oro. This is the 4th Honda Big Bike showroom bringing the most awaited big bikes, showing premium brand image sense with young, fun, fashionable, and stylish design, from 500cc upwards.

For more information, visit their official website – or follow them on Facebook –