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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Fat Chef Restaurant, a new homegrown resto to open soon in CDO.

Where to eat in CDO?

Fat Chef Restaurant is a restaurant born from the city of Cagayan de Oro, it combines local ingredients and flavors to create a wide variety of comfort food.  The term ‘Fat Chef’ was coined to simply convey the idea that the food choices they are serving will surely fill everyone’s stomach or busog!

The owners were inspired to come up with this restaurant’s concept because they have been cooking for family members during their regular weekend get together.  They thought since they have been doing it regularly and their family and friends loved their foods, then why not do it into a next level, which is putting up a restaurant like Fat Chef and serves the foods they usually cooked to the Cagay-anons in general.

Their foods are surely what we all Cagay-anons love that are right in everybody’s budget. They are those one of your favorite Filipino dishes or some of it are your mom’s home cooked meal. In other words, they are serving their customers comfort foods, yet appetizing and delectable to your mouth.  Well, let me show you what are those, check out the series of photos and you will surely crave for it.

For appetizer:

Bulad Bruschetta is a toasted or grilled bread with bulad flakes dip.

Talong Kinilaw sa Gata - Grilled Talong with vinegar and coco milk.


Bulalo with Beef Tendon Soup - Beef shank, beef tendon, sweet corn and veg.


Steak Rice

Egg Rice


Truffle Pasta - White sauce with Shitake and Truffle Oil

Main course:

Fat Chef Sizzling Sinigang - Beef short plate in Sinigang Gravy.

Chicken Inasal sa Gata - Grilled Half-chicken in gata sauce.

Pinakbet sa Gata - Mashed kalabasa with gata, shrimp and mix veggies.


Mango Suman Float

Pour over coffee

Fat Chef Restaurant has a modern and cozy ambiance, well-lit dining area to make you feel homey while enjoying your favorite dishes.  It has this raw, unfinished warehouse look making it a modern industrial interior design. With unique light fixtures that adds the neutral tones of the place, fit for a family and friends get together.

Photo from Fat Chef FB Page
Fat Chef Restaurant envisions to become one of Cagayan de Oro’s pride in the food industry by consistently offering the Kagay-anons a diverse selection of comfort food and by providing a snug site for relaxation and interaction. It intends to satisfy its customers through its cuisines that are right on the budget but lavish in taste.

Fat Chef Owners
Watch out for their Soft Opening this Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Fat Chef Restaurant is located along Antonio Luna St., Cagayan de Oro City, near the Good Year Autocare Shop.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Shugah, Spice and Everything Nice - A tribute to Shugah

A sweet, outgoing, fun-loving travel blogger Shugah Pauline Gonzales who always gives the best travel tips, quirks, and stunning photos in her blog Wandershugah. For everyone dear to her, she always gives the best laugh, food trip, and spontaneous fun and travel. Everything is very light. For her, life is a big playground and we must face the world with light and love. That is how her friends knew Shugah.

Last August, she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Cervical Cancer. She experienced severe abdominal, pelvic and back pain and very heavy irregular bleeding. Four months after, she passed away last December 3 at the age of 23.

There will be a fundraising gig for Shugah curated by blogger, and former Itchyworms social media manager Christian Melanie Lee on December 14. 8 pm at Route 196, Katipunan, Quezon City. Eight talented local bands and performers will give tribute to the wonderful life of Shugah such as The 28th, Unmute, Calein, Krystle, Sam Gaytano, The Metro Fantastic, Martti Franca and Wanderband Manila semifinalist Ysanygo.

For those who can’t make it on Friday, you may send your donation to:

Account name: Karen Chayne Sanchez
Bank name: BDO
Account number: 001910052084

Shugah, Spice and Everything Nice is co-presented by CDO Bloggers and Manila Concert Junkies.

Proceeds for the said gig will be given to Shugah’s family.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

What Happened to CDO City Amphitheater?

Known to all Kagay-anons as the "Amphi", this is the original Amphitheater, a historical site of Cagayan de Oro built around 1950's and most of the civic, cultural and political events of the city were being held here.

Photo from:
"It became the town's commercial center. Farmers from the mountains brought their produce via the Cagayan River, which is just a few meters behind the market. In 1958, City Mayor Justiniano R. Borja, transferred the public market to a bigger area in Cogon in a lot was donated by the Chaves family. This move created a new commercial center east of the City. 
In place of the old market, Mayor Borja built the Community Amphitheater or "Amphi", as it came to be known among the locals. Mrs. Esther Causin, a prominent civic leader, said that most of the funds used in building the "Amphi" came from the money generated from the Miss Cagayan de Oro contests. At that time, all the beauty contestants possessed the 3Bs - Beauty, Brains and Breeding but the most crucial was the 4th B - ballots! It was a money contest with proceeds going to a worthy civic or charitable cause." - Sunstar

But around 2010, the City Administration (Jaraula Administration) that time decided to demolished the old Amphitheater to redesigned the stage for the newly re-constructed City Amphitheater.

This was the proposed redevelopment of the City Amphitheater, but it is already the last month of the 2018 and there's no Amphitheater stage on site! What happened to the redevelopment project since 2010? Where's our iconic Amphitheater now?

I hope whoever won on the election next year, they will continue the redevelopment of the Amphitheater, so that the city will have its own proper community stage where everyone can use for civic and cultural events. Most events in the city right now are being held on shopping malls and we know the fact that it costs a huge money just to hold an event on those venues.

Where's the Amphitheater Stage now?
Right now, the area was just used for massage therapists and skateboard players, the project costs millions but it is useless as of the moment, aside from the Police Station and a boxing ring below the proposed stage.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018


Have you missed Bamboo Live in CDO last year? Check out this video from Bamboo's last year's concert here in CDO for a preview!

Well, worry no more and save the date on December 13, 2018 because BAMBOO is BACK in CDO!

HE and Sons Corporation together with Caltex and Havoline; co-presented by Pepsi is set to bring again BAMBOO IN ROCKFEST CDO featuring Barbie Almalbis and Quiet Noize Band on December 13, 2018, Thursday, 8PM, at the Atrium, Limketkai Center in Cagayan de Oro City.

Ticket Prices:

Gold - Php 1,500
Silver - Php 1000
Bronze- Php 500

Buy your tickets now at these ticket outlets.

  • Missy Bon Bon LimKetKai
  • Bigby's Ayala Mall Centrio
  • Bigby's SM CDO Uptown
  • Bigby's SM CDO Downtown Premier
  • Boy Zugba Ayala Mall Centrio
  • Boy Zugba SM CDO Uptown
  • Boy Zugba Corrales Ave.
  • Maison de Bon Bon Corrales Ave.
  • 7 Eleven Lifestyle District
  • 7 Eleven Gusa
  • Limketkai Center Bizhub
  • HE & Sons Corp Building, Julio Pacana St. CDO

But wait! Here's an exciting part!


2 Silver Tickets to Bamboo in Rockfest CDO

Joining is simple!

1. Go to their EVENT PAGE Bamboo in Rockfest CDO - and click "GOING".

2. Tag maximum of 5 Bamboo fanatic friends in our FB Page comments section + the hashtag #BambooInRockfestCDO.

3. Share this post. (Make sure it was set on public so we can check it out for your raffle entry)

We'll announce the (2) winners of Gold Tickets on Dec 12, 2018, using a Facebook randomizer.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Join the Philippine Air Force - Be an Officer Candidate!

Here is the final schedule for the nationwide qualifying examinations for the Philippine Air Force Officer Candidate Course Class 2020 (PAFOCC CL-2020).

Please be informed that the processing centers will no longer accept walk-in applications. Instead, you shall be required to register and apply online. Please feel free to visit : for more information.

Mindanao Area Schedule 

March 2-3, 2019 - TOG 10, Cagayan de Oro City
March 6-7, 2019 - TOG 11, Sasa, Davao City
March 14-15, 2019 - TOG 12, Datu Udin Sinsuat, Cotabato
March 10-11, 2019 - TOS Rajah Buayan, General Santos City
March 26-29, 2019 - 530th ABG, Edwin Andrews Air Base, Zamboanga City


  • Male or female natural born citizen of the Republic of the Philippines
  • Single, never been married and no legal obligation to support a child or children
  • Educational Attainment: Baccalaureate Degree Holder (College Grad)
  • Height of at least 152.4 cms (5ft) for both male and female.
  • Age at least 21 years old but not a day older than 29 upon admission for training
  • Physically and mentally fit for military training
  • With good moral character.



  • Competitive Pay and Allowance: 2LT - Php 47, 356.00 (gross pay)
  • Billeting and housing privileges
  • Insurance and Healthcare benefits
  • Chance to become a military pilot
  • Opportunities for careeradvancement
  • Opportunity for Post Graduate Studies both local and abroad
  • Job Security

For more information, please inquire at Procurement and Testing Department, PAFPMC, Col Jesus Villamor Air Base, Pasay City (CP number: 0966-461-7913/0949-590-6803) or at the nearest Philippine Air Force Unit in your locality or visit the website: and Facebook page: Philippine Air Force Personnel Management Center.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

ARC Kidney Care and Dialysis Center will be Opened This Week in CDO

ARC Kidney Care and Dialysis Center was blessed and officially inaugurated last Sunday, December 2, 2018 and will officially open this week in Cagayan de Oro City. The Kidney Care and Dialysis Center is located along Kauswagan Highway, just in-front of Save More Kauswagan branch.

ARC Kidney Care and Dialysis Center is the newest dialysis center in the city with the latest technology facilities. Using the brand new Fresenius Medical Care brand, ARC is making sure that they are offering good treatment facility to thier patients.

Now that the PhilHealth coverage on dialysis treatment improves and covers around 90 sessions per year, ARC is making sure that they can reach out to the patients who needed it, thus, opened a branch conveniently located along Kauswagan Highway, servicing the western part of Cagayan de Oro City to ease the burden of travelling into the city center where traffic jam is a daily problem. Soon, they will also open a branch at the eastern part of the city, particularly in Bugo area to cover patients on the eastern part of the city and Bukidnon areas.

What's best with ARC Kidney Care and Dialysis Center is not that they only care about the wellness of the patients alone but they are also thinking about the comfort of the patient's companions. ARC offers ameneties for the patient's companions such as lockers where they can leave their things while waiting for their patient's treatment to be done for about 4 hours, a spacious and clean bathroom, they also  have a fast wifi internet connection so that while waiting, they don't get bored just by sitting there for about 4 hours. ARC also provides television and power outlets at the waiting area for them to charge their cellphones, laptops and other gadgets.

At the treatment area, patients will be seated at the very comfortable reclinable chair and each patient will have its own didecated flat TV screen for them to be entertained while doing the treatment.

Using a brand new Fresenius Medical Care Dialysis Machine, it is the Next Generation combines quality hemodialysis treatment with proven reliability and efficiency in the market today and being used in the US as the number 1 hemodialysis device on top US medical facilities.

The nurse's station is also being place at the center of the treatment area so that they can easily attend the patient's needs whenever they are needed and with that, ARC Kidney Care and Dialysis Center wanted to know and get personal to each patient and not just to see them as the specimen or just a plain patients. In other terms, they wanted the patients to feel at home while providing them real patient care.

Weighing Scale at ARC Kidney Care and Dialysis Center
Following the standards of the Department of Health (DOH), ARC Kidney Care and Dialysis Center assures the public that they are following what was mandated on the Technical Guidelines for Hospitals and Health Facilities Planning and Design of DOH. In fact the facility exceeded the DOH Standards by improving some facilities, like for example, the weighing scale, where patients who are on a wheelchair doesn't have to get up to take their weight before and after the treatment, the designs where nurses stations are at the center of the treatment area is also new and a good improvement, the processing room and the reverse osmosis water treatment area are also the standards.

With a brand new generator on standby and each Dialysis Machine has its own Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) that provides emergency power for about 30 minutes in case of power interruptions.

For more info, you may call them at: (088) 859 3259
or visit them at Kauswagan Highway, in-front of Save More Kauswagan branch, Cagayan de Oro City.