Christmas Season of 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010 at 7:57 AM
How would you consider Christmas? Are you considering it as a special season? How would you celebrate it to thank the one who made christmas as a meaningful season?

For me, Christmas is a symbol of love, joy and giving. I consider everyday as Christmas because giving love, being happy and sharing what you can share is out of season. You can give anytime and you can be happy in season or even if it is out of season. Giving love is unconditional and making others happy is out of season as well.

Christmas season is fast approaching. Shopping malls are the busiest place you can find during the season. Many are buying presents for their love ones and friends. There are lots of gatherings, parties or family reunion for parties are also being set up to enjoy the long holiday vacation during the season. This is the most special season for the Filipinos wherein the families have the most time as they would enjoy the gathering for the traditional of "NOCHE BUENA" during Christmas eve.

This year, all I could say that God really blessed us abundantly. I never end up the year without thanking Him for what He has done with my family. Thanking the Lord is not just enough to express how grateful I am but I know God accepts my sincere heart of thanksgiving. To God be the Glory!!! Merry Christmas to all.

School Expenses

Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 3:23 AM
My nephew Crystal is on her third Year taking up Nursing course. Recently, she is seldom seen in their house for she has taking her on-the-job training o. Crystal usually stayed in the town where she has done her training to lesser the expenses. For the whole week she spends time in the hospital for the training and on the weekend she needs to travel back here in town to take some reviews.

Taking nursing is not easy and this course is one of the most expensive courses in the country. One of the most expenses most parents should spend during children’s training is their nursing scrubs uniform; school uniform and extra scrubs clothing. Parents should have at least extra money always for more expenses because it has sometimes unexpected requirements that students should comply immediately. Parents also provide extra nurse uniforms for students for them to have a clean uniform always.

After school, nursing students need to take some reviews and exams before they can have a good job. There are also many expenses like laboratory and some Biology experiments that required them to dissect some subject. Books and tuition fees are also part of the school expenses every nursing student should take care of. Sending your children to college is not easy and need enough financial funds for this.

Art Exhibition

Friday, October 22, 2010 at 5:46 PM
Every year, my best friend had his own art gallery exhibition during his birthday to show off all of his art works to the people. I really admire his dedication and passion to art that has been part of his life since childhood because the more it becomes an inspiration to him. He even donates to the charity he sponsored the money he earned during the exhibit.

I really appreciate people who really have the talent in arts. I love and appreciate arts but I don’t have the patience to do it like my friend has. What really makes it more beautiful is that artists are not afraid of showing talents because there are no mistakes in every art creation they created; all are created out of their creativity.

Mike’s birthday is fast approaching and this year’s concept of his exhibit is much different from the past years for he is celebrating the 15th year of his annual art gallery. As early as of 5 months ahead of schedule, Mike had started searching designs from trade show flooring, trade show carpet to logo mats to make the exhibit area more prestige.

I promised him a hand again for his big time event. Every time he has an exhibit, he used to have me as his partner for the preparation and financial consultant at the same time. November 5th is approaching and yet Mike is still halfway on finalizing his art works. This is the tough part of the exhibit but the showroom was all ready for the event. I really love the trade show carpet we choose for the art exhibition. We are hoping for a wonderful accomplishment for this great endeavor.


Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 10:52 PM
Champion Orange Team

1st Runner Up Light Green Team
2nd Runner Up Dark Green Team

I enjoyed witnessing the first Sanuk Sandcastle competition in Cagayan de Oro held at Lemketkai Center Parking Lot E.

Here are some of the highlights and winners in the competition:

Teachers Month

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 8:42 AM
Paolo with teacher Rhesa

Education is very vital and that is why the teachers have the greatest part played to the student’s life. Teachers are giving their greatest services that they could offer and help mould the students in the right way to become a better as a person. They serve as the role model, inspiration and the second mother to students.

In this manner, teachers are not just an educator but has also great role played over to students as their basic education in life has been laid upon them. This month of October, all over the world are giving all teachers a month of recognition for their greatest participation and endeavor to their student’s life. The success of a student depends on the character of teaching, patience and fortitude of a teacher.

In that, as teachers are given the recognition and respect to their dedication to service. Some students are giving something out of love or a treat for their teachers that they would think special and could share those great memories as well. The importance of educator plays so much to students. They help students understand the importance of life and on how do they would expand life’s boundaries to the fullest.

World Family Day

Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 11:35 PM
How important is a family in your life? Having no family is I guess the most lonely scenario of an individual. Some may even look for someone in whom they could accept and becoming a family. Not related in blood is not a big deal at all. The belongingness and the acceptance with love they felt are the the most important to have a family. This is one reason why some people are getting married at the early age.

Today, some of our national artists promote the world family day. They encourage each family to have an ample time to gather for a dinner tonight. One is encourage to share their love in commemoration of a day for family. A close family can never compare to others. Each members of the family are more contented on having each other and would never allow anybody could ever destroy their relationship they all have gained.

For me, family day is always. No season is being observed and no occasion is being done. Having a close relationship in the family may avoid family members to go on astray. Happy is a family that God is the center of the relationship.
Happy Family Day to all!!!

International Day of Peace

Monday, September 20, 2010 at 6:47 PM
Today, the world is celebrating International Day of Peace or World Peace Day. In todays celebration no war is being done, people are dedicating a day for peace. In some places here in the country government officials are initiating something that makes the celebration is being observe and by which the military groups, government and people are involve.

Here in Cagayan de Oro City, Gov. Oscar S. Moreno organized a simple event which he called RUN FOR PEACE. Early this morning, the event is being participated by different military groups, government employees, officials and other private sectors to run for peace. This is an annual event that has a great impact to people because peace is being observe for a day and no war is happening. Have Peace Everyone!

Lingo ng Wika

Friday, September 10, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Manny Pacquiao VS Antonio Margarito

Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 4:23 AM
Finally a fighter who is man enough to fight our champion not chicken.

Manny Pacquiao VS Antonio Margarito

Internship Training

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 7:42 PM
My friend who will start her nursing internship training next semester is now starting to look for the best uniform and scrubs clothing. Another pace of challenge on her studies that she truly needs her best to excel. This is the only thing that most parents are very proud of out of their effort working to send their children to school.

Mildred is expected to be busier next semester because she needs to focus on her internship training. During the internship, she needs to assist doctors in any emergency situation and have at least completed the hours required within the school semester. Being a Nursing student, internship in the course field is one of the most important to complete the training and have an actual application to make students ready in the future’s career.

Mildred is happy to have friends who are ahead of her and suggested where to buy cheap scrubs as well. Just recently her best friend Crystal, who is also ahead of her for a year, handed some of her unused nurse uniforms to Mildred. There are some of her school requirements that she still needs to comply but her friends are very generous to share what they have extra just to help her. Mildred really treasures her friends so much because they are there not just a friend but a help when she needs one.

CEPALCO - March 11-16, 2010 Brown out

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 6:06 PM
New DAILY Brownout Schedules [March 11-16] due to the continuing power supply curtailments imposed by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines [NGCP] all over Mindanao
Actual Interruption Schedule: 03/11/2010
Time Start: rotational 8:00AM-1:00PM; 1:00PM-6:00PM; 6:00PM-11:00PM
Interruption Details:

8 March 2010

NOTICE to All CEPALCO Customers
Subject: New DAILY Brownout Schedules for March 11 to 16, 2010

Please find below the load shedding schedule [5 hours DAILY rotating brownouts] within the CEPALCO service area for the period March 11 to March 16, 2010 [Thursday to Tuesday] due to the continuing power supply curtailments imposed by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines [NGCP] all over Mindanao. Again, CEPALCO would like to caution customers that the actual switch off and switch on time may slightly vary from the announced schedule depending on the actual load curtailment level imposed by NGCP on CEPALCO on a day to day basis.

Time of Brownout

Dates: March 11 & 14
8:00am to 1:00pm - Group A
1:00pm to 6:00pm - Group B
6:00pm to 11:00pm - Group C

Dates: March 12 & 15
8:00am to 1:00pm - Group B
1:00pm to 6:00pm - Group C
6:00pm to 11:00pm - Group A

Dates: March 13 & 16
8:00am to 1:00pm - Group C
1:00pm to 6:00pm - Group A
6:00pm to 11:00pm - Group B

GROUP A Areas [Charlie 1 & Charlie 4]:

1. Greater portion of the City Poblacion along and bounded by Hayes St., Mortola St., JR Borja St. including S.Daumar St. up to corner JR. Borja St., Aguinaldo St. up to corner Justo Ramonal St.,
2. Along Pabayo St.; including portions of C. Pacana St., JR Borja St., Gomez St., C.Taal St., T.Neri St., Abejuela St., Hayes St. and Gaerlan St. from Pabayo St..
3. Hayes St. from corner A.Velez St. towards City Hall area & Burgos St., along T.Chavez St. from Burgos St. up to Tiano Bros. St. - including portions of Tiano Bros. St., Rizal St., Capistrano St. from Hayes St.; and; Dolores St..
4. Along Burgos St. from T.Chavez St. up to corner Gomez St. including portions of Abejuela St., T.Neri St., Cruz Taal St. and Gomez St. from Burgos St..
5. Surroundings along Mabini St. from corner A.Velez St. towards Capistrano St. up to corner Gomez St. including portions of Tiano Bros. St. from Mabini St.; Yacapin St. from Capistrano St. towards Burgos St.; and; C.Pacana St., JR Borja St. and Gomez St. from Capistrano St.
6. Along Pabayo and T. Saco Streets from Dolores towards Clementino Chaves St. up to 15th-26th St., Nazareth.
7. Greater portion of Macasandig, all of Tibasak, all the way to Taguanao.

1. Portions of Camaman-an near and including towards Manto to the San Jose and St. Vianney Seminaries, greater portion of Camaman-an proper towards Bontong, Bolonsori up to Upper Camaman-an and Hayes Subdivision including Tipolohon.
2. Part of Limketkai Center, Lapasan including Mc Donalds, PNB and Allied Bank.
3. Along Recto Ave. from corner Agora Road towards Maharlika Bridge including Coca-Cola Plant & Osmeña Ext.. up to Gaabucayan St.
4. Portion of A.Luna St. towards all of Mabulay Subdivision including portion of the Provincial Capitol and Provincial Hospital Area.
5. Medical Center area along and bounded by Capistrano St., Echem St. up to corner Akut St., A.Velez St., and Recto Ave.(UCCP side), including all of Consolacion.
6. Corrales Ext. from Gaabucayan St. towards most of PPA area.
7. J.Pacana St. from Recto Avenue towards all of Macabalan area.
8. All of RER Subdivision Phases I & 2 including Dolores compound; towards Fortune Express Shop along Maharlika Highway; including all of NHA-KSS Subdivision and portion of Bayabas near Manila Broadcasting Radio Station to Capisnon area.
9. Greater part of Bulua from Bulua Rotonda towards all of Iponan.
10. Greater part of Patag including Calamansi Drive, Apovel subdivision, Terry Hills subdivision and Anhawon, Bulua area.

GROUP B Areas [Carmen 3, Tango 1 & Pueblo 2]:

1. Portions of Carmen: along vicinities of Villarin St. towards portion of Canitoan-Pagatpat Road; including St. Mary's Academy (formerly Cathedral School of Technology), Golden Village, City Hospital-DOH Area, COWD reservoir and Seriña St. from Villarin St. down to Madonna and Child Hospital.
2. M.Suniel St. from Villarin St. down towards portion of Mabolo St.; including Matilde Neri St., Dabatian St. and Cagayan de Oro College area; and; portion of Lirio St. area.
3. Portions of Upper Carmen towards Dagong including SM CITY; PRYCE HOTEL; SPUM & SEARSOLIN.
1. Portions of Natumulan down to Casinglot, Tagoloan.
2. All the Barangays of Bugo, Puerto, Tin-ao, Agusan, Tablon, Baloy, Cugman, Gusa, and greater portion of Lapasan.
3. Portions of Lapasan-Camaman-an road from Recto Ave. towards Limketkai Commercial Center including Grand Caprice Restaurant.
4. All of Osmeña St. and portion of Cogon Market Area (JR Borja side and Yacapin side) including Roxas St. towards portion of JR Borja St.
5. Upper Gusa, Indahag, Malasag, FS Catanico and Balubal.
6. Agora Market area including Gaabucayan St.
7. Corrales Ext. from corner Recto Ave. up to Gaabucayan St.
8. DMPI plantation, MENZI Agri, etc.
1. Portions of Upper Carmen, Upper Balulang and all of Brgy. Lumbia including; PNR Sawmill, Shop and transmitter; Pueblo de Oro, Camella Homes, Xavier Estates, Xavier Heights, Xavier High School, La Buena Vida, Frontiera and Montana subdivisions; CAA-BAT Lumbia Airport & Rio Verde.

GROUP C Areas [Charlie 2, Carmen 1, Carmen 2, Tango 2]:

1. Along Hayes St. from Camaman-an towards V.Roa St. up to corner J.Ramonal Ext., including Pinikitan, Adela, Balangiao area, Quirino St. and Yacapin Ext.; portions of Macasandig, XU Grade School areas.
2. Along J.Ramonal Ext. from Sto. Niño, Cogon towards V.Roa St., R.Chavez St. up to Corrales Ave. corner A.Luna St.; D. Velez St & Yacapin St., JR Borja Sts between V. Roa St. and Mortola St.(PNB/Everbest) towards Daumar Sts. To Yacapin Ext. up to Doña Nieves St.
3. Along Corrales Ave. towards FICCO, Nazareth, including Yacapin Street Towards Capistrano St.,
4. Greater portion of Nazareth; greater portion of Ramonal Village. From Hayes-12th Sts up to T.Saco-14th Sts. ,T.Saco-6th Sts.,14th-21st Sts., and 15th-21st Sts.
1. Greater portion of Carmen along Lirio St., from Trinity St., towards Oak St., Max Suniel St., Vamenta Blvd, up to cor. Jasmin St. including Waterlily St. and the Carmen market area.
2. Along Mabolo St. from Lirio St. towards corner Rosal St. including portion of Marigold St. .
3. Portions of Carmen: vicinities along Vamenta Blvd. from Fernandez St. towards greater part of Ilaya including Zayas St. up to Callos-Elloso St.: portions of Ipil St. and Mahogany St. from Fernandez St.; Madonna & Child Hospital; and; Seriña St. from COA towards Gumamela Ext.St., Guani Coliseum (former O.Roa’s) and Maharlika Police Station.
4. All of Macanhan, Carmen towards all of Lower Balulang.
1. Portions of T.Chavez St. from Corrales Ave. up to Tiano Bros. St. including portions of A.Velez St from Hayes St..
2. Portions of Carmen along Yacal St. towards Lirio St., Vamenta Blvd., Waling-waling St. upto GSIS area including Ferrabrel St., Mango St. and portion of Rosal St. and Marigold St.
3. All of Kauswagan proper including Fairlane Village and portion of Capisnon, Bonbon and Bayabas.
4. Isla de Oro.
5. Along Montalban St. from near Tiano Bros. St. towards Burgos St., del Pilar St. and Magsaysay St. including portions of Macahambus St. and Abellanosa St. from Burgos St..
6. Portions of A.Luna St. from corner Corrales Ave.; towards vicinities along A.Velez St. upto corner Mabini St. including portion of Macahambus St. from A.Velez St. and Tiano Bros. St. from Macahambus St..
1. Portions of Natumulan, greater Tagoloan proper, all the Barangays of Baluarte, Pulot, Sugbongcogon, and Gracia, Tagoloan
2. All the Barangays of Sta. Cruz, Mohon, Sta. Ana, and Sto. Rosario, Tagoloan including Kimaya, Villanueva.
3. All of Villanueva and Jasaan, Misamis Oriental.

We hope all CEPALCO customers & the public in general will be guided by this announcement. Thank you.

Released by:

Marilyn A. Chavez
Senior Manager
Customer & Community Relations Dept

The Importance of Exercise

Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 8:12 AM
Exercise keeps your body fit, healthy and strong. One of the healthiest things to do in life is to exercise. Any sports, exercise or physical activity plays important role in life.

The past weekend was the best days we have with my wife. Our friend invited us to have a sporty day and we decided to play badminton. For a very long time I haven’t sweat much as much as I had while playing badminton last Saturday. It was the best sporty day ever since I had work. This time on, I will make sure to maintain what I have started.

During my college years, I used to have many sports in college in which until now my body is still looking for. I love perspiring much on sport or exercise and enjoying on what I am doing. Since I got a job and have less physical activity, my body is deteriorating. I easily get sick and felt tired. It might be too late for me to overcome this if I will let it continue. I want to live a healthy lifestyle to maintain my body healthy and fit. I want the best for my body, and that best is doing the exercise regularly. How about you? When is the right time to give yourself the best? Exercise is very hard to do at first, but gradually it will become part of your system. It will help improves your body stamina and flexibility.

Basamanggas Resort - Jasaan Misamis Oriental

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 8:21 AM
Basamanggas Resort is situated at Kimaya, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental. The resort is more than an hour travel from the city proper of Cagayan de Oro City. Riding a bus, jeepney or private car is the means of transportation in going to the resort.

Last weekend, we chose to spend and celebrate the birthday or our friend there in Basamanggas Resort. From the long week of work, our resort escapade gave us the total relaxing that we all deserving to have.


Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 5:45 PM
(80th Anniversary Celebration of MISOR)
January 11 – 15, 2010
Provincial Capitol Grounds
Cagayan de Oro City


January 4 – 9 Installation of Booths by LGUs and Exhibitors
January 10 (Sunday) Setting-up of Exhibits / Displays
January 11 (Monday)
7:30am - 8:30am Thanksgiving Mass (Provincial Capitol Kiosk)
9:00am - 11:00am Opening Program
 Prologue (Marching Band of MUST)
 Opening Spiel
 Entrance of Colors (Philippine Flag, MISOR and
LGU Banners)
 Prayer (MISOR Chorale with Dedication for MISOR Bday)
 Singing of the National Anthem and MISOR March
(Hoisting of National Color and LGU Banners)
 Entrance of Host and Guests  Welcome Address – Hon. Norris C. Babiera
Vice - Governor
 Surprise Number – Mr. Emerson Lopoy

 Lighting of Symbolic Candle

 Introduction of the Guest Speaker - Mr. Patrick U. Gabutina
Provincial Administrator  Keynote Address - Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri
 Message - Hon. Oscar S. Moreno
 Symbolic Slicing of Cake and Toasting of Wine
 Ribbon-Cutting, Release of 80 Balloons, Opening of
Booths and Viewing of Exhibits (to be led by the
Governor, Local Officials and Guests)

11:00am Start of Judging of LGU Booths / Exhibits

1:00pm – 5:00pm Continuation of Display / Exhibits
Pinaka-Taas ug Pinaka-Lami Banana Cake Contest
Cooking Contest (Pinakbet)
6:00pm - 7:00pm Musikahan sa Parke (Provincial Capitol Band)
7:00pm – 10:00pm HIGA-ONON NIGHT
 Production Number Featuring Modern Higa-onon Dances
- MUST Dance Troupe with Villanueva RIC Dance
 Search for Mrs. RIC (Beauty and Talent Competition)
 Dance Contest (Nobody Nobody, But You)

January 12 (Tuesday) Continuation of Display / Exhibits (whole day)
2:00pm - 3:00pm Agri-Pasiklaban
3:00pm - 5:00pm Goodwill Basketball Game
6:00pm - 7:00pm Musikahan sa Parke (Provincial Capitol Band)
7:00pm – 10:00pm MUSLIM NIGHT
 Production Number Featuring Modern Muslim Dances
- MUST Dance Troupe with El Salvador 4H Club
 Modern Dance Contest (Hugyaw Sayaw)
 OPM Contest

January 13 (Wednesday) Continuation of Display / Exhibits (whole day)
8:30am – 11:30 am Booth Judging
2:00pm – 3:00pm Poster Making Contest
3:00pm - 5:00pm Goodwill Basketball Game
6:00pm - 7:00pm Musikahan sa Parke (Provincial Capitol Band)
7:00pm – 10:00pm CHRISTIAN (Hispanic Influence) NIGHT
 Production Number Featuring Modern Christian Hispanic
Influence Dances
-MUST Dancers

 Kuracha Dance Contest (Sr. Citizens Level)
 Doble-Kara Duet Contest
School Presentors
- Alubijid National High School
- Initao National High School

January 14 (Thursday) Continuation of Display / Exhibits (whole day)

3:00pm - 5:00pm Goodwill Basketball Game
6:00pm - 7:00pm Musikahan sa Parke (Provincial Capitol Band)
 Production Number Featuring Misamis Oriental Today
- Mis. Or. Aggies Dancers
 Modern Dance Contest (Provincial Capitol Employees) - by Department
 Special Presentations (4-H Group)
- Gingoog City - Initao
- Alubijid - Lugait
-El Salvador -YFC Tagoloan

January 15 (Friday) Continuation of Display / Exhibits (whole day)
8:30am – 11:30 am Booth Judging
9:00am Arrival Honors – PMA Cadets (MASIDLAK Class) 2010 with Gov. Oscar S. Moreno (Provincial Capitol Grounds)
1:30 pm Tabulation of Results (LGU Booth Contest)
2:00pm Silent Drill – PMA Cadets (MASIDLAK Class) 2010
(Don Gregorio Pelaez Sports Center)
6:00pm - 7:00pm Musikahan sa Parke (Provincial Capitol Band)
 Intermission Number – OPM Winner and Modern Dance
 Awarding of Winners (LGU Booth Contest)
 Intermission Number – Winners of Dance Contests

January 16 (Saturday) EGRESS

General Concept : Cultural / Historical relative to the 80th Anniversary
Celebration of Misamis Oriental as a Separate Province

Pocket Activities :

The night activities have different sub-titles that depict the diversity of people, race and culture in Misamis Oriental. Each night will be described through a brief description of its culture, followed by a cultural dance presentation to set the atmosphere.

The first three (3) nights will be hosted primarily by the three (3) RBO Components in Misamis Oriental with different activities, presentations or competitions. The RIC for Higa-onon Night, the 4H Club for Muslim Night and the P4MP for the Christian/Hispanic Night.

The 4th Night which is entitled as MISAMIS ORIENTAL TODAY, depicts the mainstream culture of Misamisnons at present. In its 80th glorious years as Misamis Oriental, this night is expected to be filled with the festive atmosphere of exultation and celebration.