Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Gaston Park's Symphony of Lights

Gaston Park lit up with hundreds of colorful lights as the local government officially launched the Christmas season celebration on Monday evening, December 2.

Kagay-anons witnessed the ceremonial change to Gaston Park's Symphony of Lights, the city government's million-peso holiday season venture.

Gaston Park's Symphony of Lights runs from December 2 to New Year's Day.

Photos are not mine, Credits to the owner.

Monday, December 2, 2019



News: Cauldron 50Million Over priced.

Fact: Cauldron Monument na visible only cost 7Million ( Mas mahal pa ang Flagpole )It reaches 50 Million because it includes, Undergound Mechanism for the fuel, Includes the site Development ( Tiles, Road, Platform, landscaping), Fuel, Design and layout. This cauldron is not a one time use structure, this will last a lifetime. ( Expensive but not overpriced) Cheaper than other country's cauldron.

News: Bad Hotel Accommodation for the Cambodian Athletes Cambodian team athletes made to sleep on the floor and on lined-up chairs.

Fact: The signed agreement with the organizers include accommodations with standard check-in time of 2:00 PM.
Hotel were informed late that team members from Cambodia were coming in early on November 23, 2019 the night before. Due to full occupancy, they need to wait for their booking schedule. Standard check out is until 12:00NN. However, as early as 8:25am, some members were given an early check-in due to availability of rooms.

News:Philippine flag used as tablecloth in serving food to participants.

Fact:The photo was taken Nov. 23 2015, not in any Sea Games Venue

News:Semi finished Media Center at Rizal Coliseum.

Fact: This makeshift media center at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex for the SEAG Football matches has been set up by The Philippine Football Federation or PFF headed by Mariano ‘Nonong’ Araneta.The Official Media Center is in Clark and in World Trade Center.

News:A Sea Games Shirt that cost 6,000 Pesos

Fact: 6K Uniform includes a jacket, pants, 5 shirts, cap, shoes, socks and a backpack.

News:Two toilet bowls in one cubicle.

Fact: Still under construction, now complete with cubicle.

News: Toilet with no conjugal cubicles

Fact: The urinal on the photo is for kids, female restroom do have cubicles ( pos deleted)

News:The practice field in BiƱan Football Stadium is still under construction.

Fact:It was the UP Diliman Football Field, which was still under construction. Wrong Photo and Fake news.

News:Only Kikiam and Eggs Serve to Athlete's

Fact: Chicken Sausage not Kikiam, food served in buffet.

News: Pork Served to Muslim Athletes

Fact: No Muslim Athlete provide any statement to the media and no Muslim athletes were served pork meals

Credits to Brigada News Davao

Sunday, December 1, 2019


The Municipality of Tagoloan has now also unveiled their WALKWAY OF HOPE as part of their Festival of Lights, a footbridge near their intersection, transformed with colorful lights and decorations!

The Tagoloan Footbridge built along the National Hi-way symbolizes inspiringly HOPE and AMITY among the municipality's locals and passers-by.

LGU Tagoloan through Hon. GOMER A. SABIO's capable leadership steadfastly pursued all possibilities despite the gist towards LGU's austerity measures to share HOPE's message and ray to a society beset with the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Photos by Tagoloan SHINES.


As part of their efforts to spread the joy of Christmas, the Tagoloan Municipality has recently launched its own Lights Festival with its Giant Christmas Tree and Lights Tunnel!

The Tagoloan LGU was led by Hon. GOMER A. SABIO would like to express the Christmas spirit and message to all the hearts and minds of Tagoloanons here and around the world.

The FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS as dominantly portrayed by the luminous lights on the giant Christmas tree and the "Tunnel of Lights" symbolizes a totally pure, unconditional, irrepressible, inconceivably awesome, self-denying TRUE LOVE for everybody this Christmas season.

According to Tagoloan SHINES,  For every light that shines and hang upon the symbols of Christmas, may we be reminded that these same lights also served to remind us to provide LIGHT to others since these very same lights are symbolic of the Eternal light of JESUS’s spirit that is particularly kept in mind during the Christmas Season. 

Credits to  Tagoloan Shines, Camille Ann Lim, and Jzone24 photo/video
for the photos.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake in Kadingilan, Bukidnon

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake rocked Mindanao at around 9:22pm, Monday night, November 18. The epicenter was located some 6 km northwest of Kadingilan, Bukidnon. It was intensity IV in Cagayan de Oro. The earthquake was tectonic in origin.

During the earthquake, I was doing the dishes and suddenly I felt dizzy and thought that it was just an headache then I realized that I was an earthquake. I thought it was a normal and a weak earthquake but it started to get stronger over time and it felt like were thrown and the ground was moving in an up-and-down motion. It is the first time that I felt an intensity 4 earthquake.

As the earthquake is happening, I stop washing the dishes and thinking to be calm. In the other hand, my sister was panicking and started screaming and started yelling "PAPAAAA!". I shouted at my sister and told her to be calm and don't panic. I've told her that go under a hard object or put your hand or a hard object on top of your head in case something gonna fall. 

Luckily, no one of my friends we're injured or hurt during the earthquake but sadly their are reports that many are affected badly during the earthquake and some infrastructures were destroyed during the disaster.

This is a video of the water during the earthquake

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Beautiful Christmas Decorations display in CDOC

Beautiful display of Christmas decorations and lights were displayed along Claro M. Recto Avenue in Cagayan de Oro City.

It can be seen along the aforementioned highway, in front of the Southern Philippines University of Science and Technology (USTP) and near Limketkai Luxe Hotel.

Fun Fact:
According to science, early Christmas decorations can improve your mood.

Giant Christmas Tree is now displayed at the SM CDO Downtown Premier

SM CDO Downtown Premier has now displayed their own GIANT CHRISTMAS TREE, as Christmas is coming very soon.

The giant Christmas tree is about four floors high, lined with colorful giant lights, a sparkling walkway, and much more.

It creates a holiday-happy atmosphere all over the mall and is perfect for photos with your friends and family.

GRSHS is the Region X's Best School Papers

Best School Paper in English
Nudo Veritas
Gusa Regional Science High School
Adviser: Jasmine Joy Tiempo

Best School Paper in Filipino
Ang Sinagtala
Gusa Regional Science High School
Adviser: Luzviminda Binolhay

Friday, October 25, 2019


Have fun this weekend and go swimming with your loved ones at the MONIGUE SPRING RESORT, located in Brgy. Mambuaya, Cagayan de Oro City!

This resort is around 20 minutes away from the city proper and has 3 spacious swimming pools with depths of 3 feet, 7 feet, and 11 feet, which are all supplied by a natural spring. They also have cozy cottages that can be availed for as low as P150.

Monigue Spring Resort is open every day, from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Entrance Fee is P30 for adults and P20 for kids.

(Note: Kids who are 3 years old and below are FREE.)

Photos by Katawa CDO Doodzkie

Thursday, October 24, 2019


Check out this HIDDEN WHITE SAND BEACH near the Punta Sulawan lighthouse, at Brgy. Moog, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental! SECRET WHITE SAND BEACH COVE IN LAGUINDINGAN with an old Spanish Lighthouse structure.

The ruins is locally called as Cuta sa Punta Sulauan and is currently owned by the Ayala Corporation.

Google Maps: Kiko’s Beach (8.6179693, 124.4791528)
15 minute ride from Laguindingan Airport
1 Hour from Cagayan de Oro City
1.5 Hours from Iligan City

Ideal for Photoshoots and Overnight Camping. 

Best place for quick visit while waiting for your flight. Take note that there are no Cottages and Comfort rooms in the area.

Photos are not mine, credits to the owner.

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