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NCCA honors Liceo Prof with 2nd straight Ani ng Dangal
by: The Night Stalker

A Professor of the Liceo de Cagayan University Conservatory of Music, Theater and Dance will be honored with his second Ani ng Dangal award by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA-Office of the President). Cipriano “Zip” Mercado de Guzman Jr. will be honored during the 11th Ani ng Dangal Awarding Ceremony on February 27, 2019 at the Diamond Hotel in Manila.

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CDO-Misor Ass’n of New York partner with CDO Bloggers to promote TAPOK 2019
by: The Night Stalker

The Cagayan de Oro Misamis Oriental Association of New York, Inc. and the CDO Bloggers Inc. have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement to promote the 17th Kagayanon International TAPOK 2019 to be held in New York City, USA on July 26-28, 2019. Tapok is the brainchild the late Roy C. Gaane, founder and president of Kagayanon International (KI). Through his KI Newsletter, he kept track of Kagay-anons who had migrated to the United States and provided them fresh news about recent happenings back home and learned about recent arrivals.

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Normin needs 105,000 skilled workers in next 5 years
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If plans push through, Region 10 will soon fulfill its vision as the Industrial Corridor of Mindanao. Based on the projections of nine registered projects in the Board of Investments for 2018 alone, Northern Mindanao (Region 10) will see the establishment of 6 mega projects totaling P232.7-billion that’s projected to generate some 14,184 jobs over the next three years.

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AN INVITATION
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The officers, Board of Directors, and members of The Cagayan de Oro- Misamis Oriental Association. of New York, Inc. are delighted to invite everyone to join our “TAPOK 2019” this coming July 26, 27 & 28, 2019 to be held in New York City. Please come and join us and get a wonderful opportunity to bond with long-lost friends and kababayans, foster camaraderie and establish new friendship.

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Registration for Kagayanon International 17th TAPOK 2019 ongoing
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The Cagayan de Oro-Misamis Oriental Association of New York, Inc. is inviting Kagay-anons and Misamisnons from all over the world to join the 17th Kagayanon International TAPOK 2019 to be held on July 26, 27 & 28, 2019 to be held at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel 135-20 39th Ave, Flushing New York City, New York.

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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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