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Sunday, January 13, 2019

New Iligan-Bukidnon Road Opens Closer Access to Limunsudan Falls

With the opening of the new Iligan-Bukidnon Road (Sta. Felomina-Rogongon Section) that cuts travel time from Iligan to Bukidnon, it is now easy to visit the Limunsudan Falls in Iligan, Lanao Del Norte or known as Mindamora Falls in Talakag, Bukidnon.

Photo by: Edward Engracia Lazatin via BestSpotsph.com
It is considered and claimed as the highest waterfall in the Philippines, being a two-tiered waterfall situated in Sitio Limunsudan, Brgy. Rogongon, Iligan City, but Talakag, Bukidnon somehow claimed that the majestic waterfall is located on their area of responsibility, hence, calling it as Mindamora Falls also known as Bayug Falls and claimed to be located at Lantud, Talakag Bukidnon.

Anyway, whichever place it is located, the majestic (tallest?) waterfall in the Philippines is now easy to access, unlike before where the area is inaccessible, lack of information and the danger of having to confront with rebels around the area, the falls is somehow very hard to reach.

Photo by: DPWH-10
With the opening of the new Iligan-Bukidnon road via the Sta. Felomina-Rogongon Section, the road didn't only open a shortcut travel from Iligan to Bukidnon but it also opens an opportunity for adventurers to easily explore the beauty of Limunsudan Falls/Mindamora Falls.

Here's a youtube video (taken last year) by my Vlogger friends Renz together with Julius, as they traversed the area from Talakag as it is the closes to the waterfalls rather than starting from Iligan, because there were no proper road system going to the waterfall as of that time, and according to Renz, some local authorities can't pledge and assure a safe trek to the area as it is said that separatist group are still roaming and present in the surrounding locations.

Here's the video, check it out and see how they struggled to reach the majestic waterfalls:


But now that the new road system from Iligan and Bukidnon comes to its final stage, the access to Limunsudan Falls also gets closer. Now, it would only take you few minutes to trek to the viewpoint area as the Sta. Felomina-Rogongon road access passes by the trekking area to the waterfall viewpoint.



But there's still no proper road access going down, to get a closer look at the waterfall because it would take you 1 to 2 hours trek.


But the waterfall is so beautiful to gaze at from a far. So, if you are not ready for some trekking, you can still enjoy the falls from the viewpoint area. As of today, if someone wants to visit the area, they still suggest that it would be better to hire local guides.

Additional Updates:

Lynlyn Elaco Salmo, commented that she, together with her family visited the place the other day and they didn't have any hard time getting to the place, because the roads are already concrete. The only uncemented road is from the main road going to the waterfall's viewing area.

She also iterates that there are members of the Philippine Armies in the area, that is why they feel secured while they visited the area and enjoyed the cold water downstream.

Here are the few photos she sent to us, with permission to be posted here:





Note: It is hard and not advisable to swim near the waterfall's base because it has a tremendous power near the base, so most visitors are enjoying the cold water downstream.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Meet the First Bigby’s Tripster Top 5 Finalists

Last year, we posted about Bigby's Cafe's search for the first ever Bigby’s Tripster with the following mechanics:

  1. Open to all nationalities aged 18-28 years old (Male/Female).
  2. Like and followed Bigbys Social Media Pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
  3. Record a short video (maximum of 1 minute) telling why you deserve to be the first ever Bigby’s Tripster.
  4. Upload the video to your timeline (make the post public) tag Bigbys either on FB and IG and use the hashtag #BigbysTripster.
  5. Send your most recent photo to bigbystripster@gmail.com along with your social media handle (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and the link to the entry video you posted on your profile.
  6. Stay tuned and wait for Bigbys Creative Team to get in touch with you.
  7. Deadline of submissions is until November 15, 2018 only.


A lot of hopefuls submitted their videos and now, Bigby's Cafe has chosen the top 5.

But before introducing the top 5, let's discuss once again "What is Bigby's Tripster?" for those who doesn't know what it is all about.

2019 will be Bigby’s 20th year and they have an exciting campaign entitled “Be the First Bigby’s Tripster”. It will focus on travel, vlogging, and food...just what the Bigby’s brand stands for.

The Bigby’s Tripster is a one (1) year campaign wherein Bigbys will be producing video episodes to be featured on thier social media accounts starting with the Search, the Tripster Challege and the travel escapades of the winning Tripster.

What is a Bigbys Tripster? The first Bigby’s Tripster can either be a male or female, aged 18 to 28 years old. He/she must embody Bigby’s love for travel, adventure, excitement and food. He must also be into vlogging (video blog) or telling their new stories and experiences through videos. Open for all those amateur and aspiring vloggers who want to kick-start their vlogging careers!

As the first Bigby’s Tripster, he/she gets to experience all of these prizes:

  • Get an exclusive 1-year contract as the first Bigby’s Tripster!
  • Win an all-expense paid trip to one local and one international destination!
  • Get equipped with a brand-new GoPro!
  • Be entitled to Bigby’s dining privileges!
  • P20,000 worth of rides from Grab!
  • P20,000 worth of GCash Credits!
  • Be travel ready with brand new luggage and travel gears from The Travel Club, Res-Toe-Run,
  • R.O.X., Herschel and Grind!
  • Plus, a whole lot more!

In short, they are looking for a Bigby's Ambassador with cool, exciting prizes!

Okay, now that you have an idea what is a Bigbys Tripster, let's meet the top 5 Finalists!

Tripster Al



Al Na'ir U. Moralde is a Vlogger from Cagayan de Oro City. A content creator of mostly comedic theme, he is known for his Rich Kid problem videos. You can check his Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx1lPhUXisMZNdoFe8CauYg


Tripster Kay


Kaycynt Joyce E. Lucagbo is an inspiring chef, loves travelling and also a Vlogger in Cagayan de Oro City. He loves documenting her travels around the Philippines thru videos and photos and posted it on her facebook page https://web.facebook.com/kaycynt/.

Tripster Gats


Julian Pablo Lizada Lopez is a newbie vlogger and a professional dancer from Davao City who recently won an international dance contest recently. You can follow his Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/julianpablo1/videos and his dance crew FB Page at https://web.facebook.com/hatawdabaw.vdfs

Tripster Nana


Bena Marisse Silayro is a cutie and bubbly Social Media Influencer and Vlogger from Iloilo City. You can check her youtube channel "What's New Iloilo by Nana & Tom" at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpCp4A5ww0oVcQFvbsAUw2A/videos

Tripster Rigel


Rigel Thomas C. Morre is a Youtuber from Cagayan de Oro City since 2014, he mainly do videos about his life, then recently shifted into comedy by collaborating with fellow youtubers in Visayas and Mindanao. You can check his youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP4RxHKgyBAfMgxiKY_pnaw/featured

So, those are your Bigbys Tripster Top 5 finalist, as finalists they will undergo some local travels and challenges as part of the game to be the ultimate Bigbys Tripster!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Sweetheart and the Balladeer Concert in CDO



GMA Regional TV, in synergy with GMA Entertainment Group and GMA Pinoy TV, through the Kapuso Concerts, proudly present an unforgettable concert experience: “The Sweetheart and the Balladeer,” featuring Julie Anne San Jose and Christian Bautista, together with Donita Nose and Super Tekla.

This coming February 10, 2019, 8PM at The Atrium, Limketkai Mall, Lapasan Cagayan de Oro City.

For inquiries, please call GMA CDEO at (088) 8577933 or through the following numbers 0936-3000243 / 0915-5353873 . Tickets are also available online via SM Tickets (www.smtickets.com). Get your tickets now!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

10th Year Celebration of the Traslacion of the Black Nazarene in CDO



Every January 9, the Traslación of the Black Nazarene in Cagayan de Oro City has been held since 2009 when an official replica of the image given by the Minor Basilica to the Nazareno Church in CDO.

Since then, the Traslacion of the Replica of the Black Nazarene in Cagayan de Oro City has been held peacefully and the number of devotees grows every year. An estimated of more than 250,000 devotees attended this year's Traslacion, according to COCPO. The procession lasted for about 2 and a half hour started at the St. Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral following the Velez Street turned right at C.M. Recto Avenue straight to the Nazareno Church.



The Traslacion of the replica of the Black Nazarene in Cagayan de Oro City is the largest similar procession outside Manila, and it has been the choice of some devotees in the nearby places in Mindanao and Visayas area, because of the peaceful procession being held annually for 10 years now.

There were no untoward incident was reported during the two-kilometer procession and participants behaved well, according to Chief Insp. Mardy Hortillosa, spokesperson for the Cagayan de Oro City police office.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Joeson's Commercial New Year Promos!

Happy New Year! Joesons will be releasing few promos at the start of the year.

Joesons Customers has 3 more reasons to be happier this New Year. Their way of saying thank you, to all their loyal customers.

Here are the following promos at Joesons:

1. FREE SNACKS FOR WALK-IN CUSTOMERS in Bulua  - Joeson's Bulua will be giving free snacks for walk-in customers with cash-basis transactions. Minimum of P1,500 net purchase. Promo starts on January 9, 2019.



2. FREE CALIFORNIA SCENT AIR FRESHENER for a minimum net purchase of P5,000. This promo is available in all Joesons branches and will run until supplies last.

Promo starts on January 14, 2019

3. Additional 10% discount on sale accessories for Suki rewards cardholders. These accessories are already identified and has been discounted for about 35% (available only at Joesons Main Branch) and if you present a rewards card there will be an additonal 10% discount.

Here are some of the accessories on sale:









Oh diba! yan ang tunay na promo! Maka save na ka! Busog pa!

What are you waiting for? visit Joesons Commercial now and enjoy their latest promo!

Joesons Main Branch
Joesons Bldg., Osmeña st.,
Cagayan de Oro City
Telephone: 881-2672 / 323-1044
Mobile: 0917-7073091
Mobile: 0933-8541911

Osmeña Branch
Swani Bldg., Osmeña st.,
Cagayan de Oro City
Telephone: 855-3780 / 323-2506
Mobile: 0917-7222652

Lapasan Branch
Lapasan National Highway,
Cagayan de Oro City
Telephone: 856-1590 / 323-1318
Mobile: 0917-7222042
Mobile: 0933-8541910

Surplus Parts
Sto. Niño, Lapasan,
Cagayan de Oro City
Mobile: 0917-7067500

Joesons Bulua 
FLC Building beside Gaisano City Bulua,
Cagayan de Oro City.
Mobile: 09177220542

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro Premier's TRIVIA NIGHT - Christmas Edition

Wanna spend your holiday vacation productive and fun? Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro Premier brings you TRIVIA NIGHT - Christmas Edition!


DATE : December 29, 2018

TIME : Registration starts at 6:00pm registration; Games start at 7:00pm

VENUE : Ribs & Bibs, JR Borja Street, CDO

REGISTRATION FEE : P299 per person (P100 consumable)

PRIZES:
1st Prize - P5,000+ Lechon
2nd Prize - P3,000 + Lechon Belly
3rd Prize - P2,000 + Lechon Manok

Proceeds of this event will go to PolioPlus and other RC CDO Premier projects

GAME RULES AND POSSIBLE TOPICS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON. Keep posted at rotarycdopremier.org's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rotarycdopremier/

Merry Time Hotpot an Authentic eat-all-you-can Chinese Buffet Restaurant in CDO!

Looking for an authentic eat-all-you-can Chinese Buffet?


Merry Time Hotpot is your place to go! Hot Pot is one of the most popular cuisines in Chinese culture and Merry Time Hotpot has brought that here in CDO. Hot pot dishes include thinly sliced pork meat, beef, chicken, leaf vegetables, mushrooms, wontons, egg dumplings, tofu, seafood and many more.


There's a simmering soup in the middle of the table, then choose different flavors of broth.

But first, you need to make your dipping sauce, the sauce is the most important ingredient in hot pot meal because it is the one that brings out and compliments the flavors of the foods.

Then choose your food of choice from the conveyor belt, your selections are endless and you can take whatever you want as long as you are going to eat it.




Check out the video below:


Dining at Merry Time Hotpot is good for Family and friends. There is a saying that you don't "hot-pot" with people you don't like. So, be sure to hot pot together with the people you love. You will surely have a good time cooking together, sharing a meal and trying out something new, thus, connotes the Chinese traditional culture of unity and reunion.

So, come and bring your family and friends at Merry Time Hotpot and experience authentic Chinese cuisines in CDO!

They are located at the ground floor of Cagayan Town Center, corner of Antonio Luna & Capt. Vicente Roa Streets, Cagayan de Oro City.

They are serving LUNCH from 11:30AM to 2:00PM
DINNER from 5:00PM until 10:00PM

It is an All-you-can-eat buffet for only P498.00 per person.

For more information, you can contact them at 0917 168 0031
or visit their FB page at https://www.facebook.com/merrytimehotpot

They have some promos running this month:

* Students 10% OFF – Mondays to Fridays Only
* Birthday 4+1 – BIRTHDAY CELEBRANTS get to ENJOY a 4+1 promo on their BIG DAY just present ID of proof that it’s your Birthday!
* CUSTOMERS can also WIN exciting FREEBIES just by playing any of their GAMES!
* CUSTOMERS will also get a FREE 2019 Calendar until supplies last!
* Avail of their Loyalty Card, if you purchase 8 meals, you will receive the 9th for FREE.




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