Kagayanon International

Seda Relaunches Edge Guest Loyalty Program
by: Kagay-an After Dark - the Night Stalker

Seda Hotels has launched its Guest Customer Loyalty Program with expanded benefits and privileges following the enthusiastic response to its first iteration. Rebranded as EDGE, the new program was officially launched by Seda Centrio as its Sinamay Function Room Friday, 04 April 2018 with invited guests from its corporate and individual clients.

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CDO sole Mindanao city awarded Synergeia Seal of Good Education Governance
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Cagayan de Oro City has been awarded the Seal of Good Education Governance from Synergeia Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and a fitting recognition it is. Cagayan de Oro, as the only city in Mindanao, along with four towns in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), was recognized for its outstanding efforts in delivering basic education to their constituents.

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No Closure Order: Business As Usual at Seven Seas
by: PR

The owners and operators of the Philippine’s first pirate themed water park has clarified it continues normal operations and remains open to the public.

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Xavier Ateneo tops off ALGCIT Dorm 1
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Mindanao’s first university used the birthday of its Patron saint for the topping-off ceremony of the Dorm 1 for its Andrew L. Gotianun, Sr. Center for Integrated Technologies (ALGCIT) at Manresa Complex, Fr William Masterson Avenue, Upper Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City

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PPP projects gets boost with Normin PPP Corner Launch
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The government’s Build Build Build infrastructure initiative in Northern Mindanao received a big boost with the launching Thursday, 05 April 2018 of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center Knowledge Corner2 at the Region X office of the National Economic and Development Authority(NEDA). NEDA had previously said it expects Cagayan de Oro to become the Philippines’ fourth metropolitan center after Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao by 2025.

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Normin ECCP Biz Council rolls out 2018 draft calendar
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The newly organized European Chamber of the Philippine Northern Mindanao Business Council (ECCP-NM) will be actively implementing a monthly activity in pursuit of its mandate to provide stronger support for existing European businesses in Northern Mindanao and boost the promotion of local businesses in ASEAN countries and Europe.

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Mejia heads newly organized ECCP-Northern Mindanao Business Council
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Food industry pioneer Mercedes Pelaez-Mejia is the president of the newly organized European Chamber of the Philippines-Northern Mindanao Business Council (ECCP-NM BC). Ms. Mejia is the Managing Director Slers Industries, Inc., one of the city’s homegrown brands behind the famous chicharon and ham of the same name. Aside from showcasing and selling different varieties of their chicharon, SLERS was also featured of Madrid Fusion Manila.

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Kagay-anon Author releases sequel to bestselling YA Novel
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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. Kagay-anon author Kristyn Maslog-Levis is excited to announce the release of her second book, The Girl Between Light and Dark.

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76th Anniversary of MacArthur’s Breakout Remembered
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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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Bisaya Film Holds Premiere in Cagayan de Oro – MAGBUWAG TA KAY
by: Kagay-an After Dark - The Night Stalker

We are so fortunate that Heritage Films chose Cagayan de Oro as the venue for the gala premier of what could well be the first feature length Bisaya film in years. Mabuwag ta Kay, bannered by Cagayan de Oro’s very own Vines social media sensations Rowell Ucat, better known by his social media moniker Medyo Maldito, and Snake Princess (Mark Anthony Abucejo in real life) had its gala premiere last Wednesday, February 7th at the SM CDO Downtown Premier Cinema 2.

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XU Cultural Dance Troupe celebrates 42nd Anniversary
by: Kagay-an After Dark - The Night Stalker

Xavier University’s residence dance company celebrated its 42nd Anniversary with a grand dance extravaganza dubbed Sulyap Sayaw 5: A Glimpse of Philippine Culture held 28 February 2018 at the Xavier Ateneo Covered Courts of its downtown campus.

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Cebu Pacific starts Manila-Melbourne route by August 2018
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Manila, February 27, 2018 – The Philippines' leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), announces direct service between Manila and Melbourne, Australia starting August 14, 2018 with a seat sale from February 27 until March 3, 2018.

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Belmont Manila signs up for SGS Hospitality Experience Certification
by: Selrahco PR

Belmont Hotel Manila became the first hotel in the world to sign an agreement with SGS on the Hospitality Experience (HospitalityX) certification program. HospitalityX, launched late November last year, is designed specifically to meet a variety of needs and provide solutions to current issues encountered by the hospitality industry.

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CDO-Norfolk High School Student Summer Exchange Program – Deadline for Applications extended to February 28, 2018
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The Cagayan de Oro Secretariat of the Cagayan de Oro-Norfolk Sister Association has extended the applications for its first student exchange program to Wednesday, 28 February 2018.

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Bell Church, Oro LGU pray for peace and prosperity for all
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The Bell Church of Cagayan de Oro and the local government represented by Mayor Oscar S. Moreno joined hands in praying for peace and prosperity in the Year of the Earth Dog during New Year’s Eve rites held 15 February 2018 at the local church in Tambo, Bgy. Macasandig.

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Bell Church rings in Chinese New Year with Rites and Fireworks
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The Bell Church of Cagayan de Oro takes center stage in this year’s celebration of the Cagayan de Oro Chinese New Year Festival with New Year’s Eve rites and fireworks at Barangay Macasandig. The rites start at 10AM to be followed at the stroke of midnight by the traditional fireworks courtesy of Phoenix Fireworks. Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno will once again be the honored guest of the church. He also joined the same ceremony last year.

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Maestro serves up Chef’s Table of Piano Classics at Rodelsa Hall
by: Cagayan After Dark - The Night Stalker

In the weekend of 10 March 2018, some lucky Kagay-anons were served the equivalent of a Chef’s Table of Piano Masters by Maestro Massimo Folliero, a concert pianist from Milan, Italy and Piano Professor of Braga Conservatory of Music. A chef's table is a table located in the kitchen of a restaurant, reserved for VIPs and special guests where patrons are served a themed tasting menu prepared and served by the head chef himself.

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Bavarian artist visits Liceo Music Conservatory
by: Cagayan After Dark - The Night Stalker

The Liceo Conservatory of Music and Dance hosted Mr. Michael Fiedler of Bavaria, Germany for a demonstration of Bavarian folk music played with the accordion and Alphorn last January 22, 2018 at the AVR-1 of Liceo de Cagayan University. Through a mutual friend, Liceo Music Conservatory Prof. Horst Hans Baecker invited Mr. Fiedler to a demonstration with students of the conservatory and the visitor and his wife Katharina, who were enjoying a vacation in the city from the freezing Bavarian winter, graciously accepted.

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Apply now for CDO-Norfolk High School Student Summer Exchange Program
by: Imma Rae D. Gatuslao

The City Government is now accepting applications for the first Cagayan de Oro-Norfolk High School Student Summer Visitor Exchange Program which will have its initial run on July 1-15, 2018 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. Deadline for submission of applications is Thursday, February 15, 2018.

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Ayala Business Club CDO, OPS give back with Kawyagan sa Marawi
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The Ayala Business Club of Cagayan de Oro and the Oro Photographic Society recently joined hands for a two-day exhibit of Maranao arts and crafts at the Centrio Mall Activity Center on December 11-12, 2017. Dubbed “Kawyagan sa Marawi”, the livelihood exhibit highlighted the artistry of the Maranao people to raise funds for a number of livelihood and psycho-social projects focused on the return of normalcy.

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