World War II Philippines ̵...

Jul 3, 2018 by

Last June 19-22, I was finally able to visit one of the few regions in the Philippines I had previously not set foot in. Thanks to an invite from Summit Hotels and Resorts to cover the grand launch of Summit Hotel Tacloban last June 21st, I was finally able to visit the Eastern Visayas Region, more specifically the regional capital of Tacloban.

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76th Anniversary of MacArthur’...

Mar 13, 2018 by

A turning point in the war in the Pacific during World War II is recalled today being the 76th anniversary of General Douglas MacArthur’s successful breakout from Corregidor through the Imperial Japanese Navy blockade. Riding four wooden Patrol Torpedo (PT Boats), the General successfully landed early morning on Friday, 13 March 1942 at Macabalan Pier, Cagayan and proceeded to the Del Monte airfield in Tankulan (present day Manolo Fortich), Bukidnon where he, his family and general staff took off for Australia aboard two rickety B-17 bombers on March 17, 1942.

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Ororama Supercenter Annex Buil...

Dec 23, 2017 by

Thirty six years ago, in February 1981 to be exact, I moved to Cagayan de Oro from my hometown of Zamboanga City to start anew. My first job was as the “official letter writer” of the then Ororama Superstore which had just opened its department store annex along Mortola Street. Last December 16, I was fortunate to be invited to share another milestone in its storied history with the grand opening of its new Annex Building along Mortola Street on Saturday, 16 December 2017.

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Cucina Higala Merienda Menu no...

Nov 27, 2017 by

Now Kagay-anons can bring their family, barkada and honored guests for merienda to a place where they can enjoy heritage Filipino merienda with new twists on auld favorites.

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More dishes & time to enj...

Oct 27, 2017 by

Very soon Kagay-anons and their guests can enjoy more of their favorite Filipino dishes at what my kasimanwa Ruffy Magbuana calls “the friendliest kitchen in town,” and have more time to enjoy it! Besides expanding their offerings in response to the requests of their sukis, Cucina Higala will also be expanding its operating hours by next month from 10am-10pm daily.

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Thai Me Up Centrio re-opens

Oct 27, 2017 by

Cagayan de Oro’s first Thai restaurant has re-opened its doors to the loyal faithful and is now even more Thai than ever! During the 23 October 2017 soft opening attended by friends in mainstream and social media, we were apprised on the reason for the renovation of the place simultaneously opened in 2013 with Centrio Mall and the revamp of its menu.

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