Kagayanon International

Industry captains hail Normin’s 2018 Investment Performance
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Public and private officials have all expressed elation over Northern Mindanao’s (Region 10) record-breaking investment performance for 2018 as recorded by the Board of Investments (BOI). Northern Mindanao accounted for the lion’s share of the P907.2 billion investments registered with the BOI in 2018 with P228.8 billion, or 25.2% of the total, well above the P7.2 billion a year ago, for an astounding 3,063% increase.

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Liceo Prof wins 1st Prize at the Grand Prize Virtuoso
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A Professor of the Liceo de Cagayan University Conservatory of Music, Theater and Dance has topped an international music competition held in Rome, Italy recently. Cipriano “Zip” Mercado de Guzman was awarded 1st Prize and a Certificate in the Senior/Professional Open Category at the 2018 “Rome” International Music Competition-Grand Prize Virtuoso held at the Teatro Studio, Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy last December 18, 2018.

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Monte Carlo – The Cradle of Futbol in Cagayan de Oro
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Between a galvanized iron fence along Pabayo Street in Cagayan de Oro is a small opening that opens to what was once a bustling block of makeshift houses but is now only a bare square of raw earth. The name first came to my attention when I was doing a feature on Carlo Dorin, a Kagay-anon futbol player who recently won the Golden Boot in the prestigious SingaCup 2018 youth futbol tournament in Singapore. When I asked him where he learned to play the game, and he replied “Monte Carlo.”

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GO Hotels to Open in Iligan City
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The opening of Iligan City’s biggest hotel is set for Thursday, December 20, 2018.

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15 Filipino WW2 Vets honored with US Congressional Gold Medal
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Seven three years after the end of World War II, 15 Filipino veterans finally got their long awaited recognition from the United States Government through the conferment of the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal.

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Kuta: in the heart of Bali, Indonesia
by: The Night Stalker

You’ll be hard pressed to find a livelier place to visit in Indonesia than the former fishing village of Kuta in Bali, southern Indonesia. I recently had the opportunity to visit Kuta as part of a Familiarization Tour for Visayas and Mindanao Media courtesy of Cebu Pacific, JG Summit Holdings and Aneka Kartika Tours & Travels of Indonesia. And here’s what I think of this “Happy Place”.

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Kagay-anon Booter wins Golden Boot in Asia’s Largest Int’l Youth Football Tournament
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Cagayan de Oro booter Carlo Dorin won the coveted Golden Boot award and played a key role in helping the Philippines’ Great Oak Manor (GOM) win back-to-back championships in the prestigious SingaCup in Singapore recently. Great Oak Manor (Philippines) was crowned U18 Champion 2018 via a penalty shootout over Kelab Bolasepak Remaja Shah Alam (Malaysia) (3) 0-0 (2). SportCares (Singapore) finished third in this tourney billed as Asia’s largest international youth football tournament, held Nov. 3 to Nov. 9, 2018 at Turf City, Singapore.

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Tonight at Rodelsa Hall – Cagayan de Oro Symphony Orchestra’s Premier Concert
by: The Night Stalker

Cagayan de Oro’s first eponymously named contemporary symphony orchestra makes its debut at 7PM tonight with a classical program at the Rodelsa Hall, Liceo de Cagayan University. The 34-strong orchestra is a project of the Marinela Neri Velez Foundation and is composed almost entirely of the foundation’s scholars.

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Cebu Pacific opens new routes from Clark hub
by: Selrahco PR

09 November 2018 – Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), the leading carrier in the Philippines, begins commercial operation of its daily flight between its Clark and Davao hubs. The new routes are part of plans to expand the CEB route network from the Clark International Airport. Flight 5J 985 is scheduled to depart from Clark to Davao daily at 145pm, with estimated arrival at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao at 340pm. The return flight, 5J 986, is scheduled to depart Davao at 410pm, with Estimate Time of Arrival at the Clark International Airport at 605pm.

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Football’s Crazy Rich Asians – Part 2: More Football-Crazy Rich Asians
by: Charles Lim

Tony Fernandes, 54, is the Malaysian owner of English club, Queen's Park Rangers. Tony is best known to Filipinos as the Chairman of AirAsia, the largest low cost carrier, with formidable operations in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, India and, naturally, Malaysia. Tony went to school in London, worked there with Sir Richard Branson of the Virgin Group and, naturally, loves football. He bought the London club, QPR in 2011 but had seen the club's performance fluctuate between EPL and Championship levels.

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OFW grandma’s homecoming made possible by Cebu Pacific
by: SELRAHCO PR

Filipinos are known to share strong bonds with their families. It is one of the values that motivates them to work hard, with some even going as far as flying abroad to become overseas workers (OFWs), just to give their families a better life. However, traveling out of the country also means missing out on important moments and memorable experiences with the family. That’s why when holiday season draws near, many OFWs make sure to return to the warm embrace of their loved ones and spend quality time with them.

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PH’s first online high school launched in Cagayan de Oro
by: StarPod.PH

The country's first online open high school has been launched in Cagayan de Oro City. Academe Philippine Online High School (APOHS) was officially launched on October 23rd at Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro City with Kagay-anon Singer-Songwriter T.J. Monterde, also an education advocate, as its official endorser.

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The Beaches of Bali
by: The Night Stalker

Perhaps nothing epitomizes the world traveler’s perception of Bali better than its sand, surf and sunshine. Already drawing some 40% of Indonesia’s total tourist traffic, hanging out on a beach in this “Island of the Gods” must be on the bucket list of surfers, beach lovers, photographers, and plain tourists from the world over.

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Ubud Pastoral – Where Heaven and Earth meet in Bali
by: The Night Stalker

There are few places in Bali as picture perfect as the emerald-green rice terraces of Tegallalang Village, a mere half hour drive north from Ubud, the cultural center of this most picturesque island of Indonesia.

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The Song of Solomon: Broadway-bound musical set for Dumaguete debut
by: Alex Rey Pal

DUMAGUETE CITY -- A group of volunteer-artists is working feverishly to polish what could be the next musical to hit Broadway. The Song of Solomon, a musical inspired by the romantic Old Testament Book with the same name, will debut at the Luce Auditorium here on Nov. 15 and will run until Nov. 18.

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Sorsogon tourism goes digital with #SoSorsogon travel app
by: Selrahco PR

Sorsogon will use more digital tools to spread the word about its exceptional destinations, starting with a mobile app that will make travel around the province easier for visitors. The Provincial Government launched its travel guide #SoSorsogon on Oct. 19 as one of the highlights of Sorsogon’s popular Kasanggayahan Festival.

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Education, Beyond Borders: Little Me Academy Launches ACADEME Philippine Online High School
by: StarPod.PH

On October 23rd, Little Me Academy will launch the Academe Philippine Online High School (APOHS), the first online open high school designed especially for Filipino students in grades 7 through 10. The Grand Launch is slated for 5PM at the Centrio Mall Activity Center with Singer-Songwriter and Education Advocate T.J. Monterde as Guest of Honor and Performer. However, the ACADEME exhibit will be open to all guests from 10AM to 9PM.

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El Circulo Zamboangueño de Cagayan de Oro celebrates 61st Fiesta Pilar
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The organization of Zamboangueños residing in Cagayan de Oro City marked the 61st anniversary of their celebration of the Feast Day of their mother city’s patroness with a mass and comida communal at a local restaurant. Luis “Chito” Potenciano, one of the head coordinators of the over six decades old association of families who originated from Zamboanga, then known as “The City of Flowers,” said the Circulo also held the traditional nine-day novena for Nuestra Señora Virgen del Pilar de Zaragoza, the city’s patron saint at the Immaculate Conception Church at Aluba Village Subdivision, Barangay Macasandig.

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One Heart for the Elephants of Bali
by: The Night Stalker

Following a recent visit to the Mason Elephant Safari Park in Taro, Bali, Indonesia, I became curious about how the pachyderms ever got to Indonesia, believing elephants in South East Asia only existed in Indochina, most prominently in Thailand. What I found after surfing the internet piqued my curiosity even more. It seems there once came to Southern Philippines a prince from a Minangkabau kingdom in Sumatra, Indonesia called Pagaruyung (Baguinda is a Minangkabau honorific for prince.) He became the leader of what eventually became the Sultanate of Sulu.

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6th Regional Competitiveness Summit – Cagayan de Oro is PH Top City in Resiliency
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The City of Golden Friendship is on a roll! Cagayan de Oro City finished better in four of five pillars at the recently concluded 6th Regional Competitiveness Summit held August 16, 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay.

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