Saturday, December 28, 2019

1,000 roses and Tunnel of Lights

The Municipality of Salay, Misamis Oriental, now owns 1,000 roses and Tunnel of Lights as part of its Christmas attractions and celebration!

The stunning roses have different colors and lights, while the tunnel is elegant and has a merry feeling.

Both are great for your family and friends ' vacation photographs.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Pasigahan sa Plaza

As part of their annual Christmas season celebration, the Municipality of Balingasag in Misamis Oriental officially launched their "Pasigahan sa Plaza" last Sunday, December 15!

The activity indicated their very own Giant Christmas Tree launch at J.P. Roa Park, Municipal Hall and Memory Square decorations, Belen decorations, and more.

Thursday, December 19, 2019


The Philippine National Police (PNP) recently published a complete list of prohibited firecrackers in the country on thier Facebook Page.

These includes the following:

  • Piccolo
  • Watusi
  • Giant Whistle Bomb
  • Giant Bawang
  • Large Judas Belt
  • Super Lolo
  • Lolo Thunder
  • Atomic Bomb
  • Atomic Bomb Triangulo
  • Pillbox
  • Boga
  • Kwiton
  • Goodbye Earth
  • Goodbye Bading
  • Hello Columbia
  • Goodbye Philippines
Individuals caught making, selling, distributing or using such banned firecrackers may be fined between P20,000 and P30,000 and/or face up to 1 year's imprisonment.

In view of this year's traditional holiday season, the Philippine National Police is maintaining the gains from a 4-year downward trend in Fireworks-related incidents.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The New P20 Coin Unveiled by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)

The latest P20 coin has just been launched by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), which will formally replace the current P20 bill.

BSP Gov. Benjamin Diokno releases on Tuesday, Dec. 17, the latest P20 coin with the illustration of former President Manuel Quezon as well as the revamped nine-sided P5 coin with Andres Bonifacio's portrait.

The new coin has bronze and silver tones and seems to be 30 millimeters wider in diameter.

The latest P20 coin is more costly to produce than the edition of the banknote, but the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says it will last much longer.

By the 1st quarter of 2020, these new coins will be in civilian hands.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Christmas Artworks by Talented Police Trainees

Christmas artworks by talented police trainees can now be seen along the fences of Barangay Patag, Cagayan de Oro City's PNP Regional Training School!

The beautiful artworks are part of the Region 10 Training Director's campaign "Pasko sa Nayon": Lt. Col. Edison Revita and workers.

The official launch of their "Pasko sa Nayon" will take place on Tuesday 10 Dec. It's going to be awards for the best in artwork, the best in lights, and the best in carolling. It is open to the public, of course.

BRIDGE OF LIGHTS in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental

The Municipality of Tagoloan illuminated their "Puente de Luces" or BRIDGE OF LIGHTS, as well as their spectacular Christmas attractions, last Friday, December 13, 2019!

The Bridge of Lights is meant to symbolize the dreams, hope and determination of every Tagoloanon to endure any hard knock on the way to an everlasting journey.

Tagoloan Bridge is an important part of Tagoloan as a municipality, embolding the local socio-cultural and economic history and playing a vital role in trade and commerce in the western part of Misamis Oriental Province.

In the midst of the Christmas holidays, the Hon. Gomer A. Sabio started to illuminate The bridge as a sign of the hopes, hope and determination of every Tagoloanon to endure any hard knocks along the route of an endless journey.

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.

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

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.


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. 

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.)

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.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Misamis Oriental is one of the places in Mindanao with many amazing gifts from nature. The province is full of beautiful waterfalls, relaxing beaches, natural springs, and rich ecosystems!

One of these gifts is the crystal clear and relaxing waters of the shores in the Municipality of Talisayan.

ICYDK, Talisayan is known for its white and red sand beaches, scenic coastlines, whale sightings, and more!


Have an amazing experience this weekend and travel to the beautiful SIPAKA HEIGHTS of Talisayan, Misamis Oriental.

Sipaka Heights is a hill that extends to the sea, with a spectacular view of the coastline, beaches, and the mountains of the province. It is a popular tourist and pilgrimage destination that’s only 2 hours away from Cagayan de Oro City.

Aside from climbing its peak and being rewarded with a relaxing scenery, you can also pay for a boat tour, swim in the amazing white beaches around Sipaka Heights and do more!


Take a break and just chill out with your friends this weekend at the cozy and affordable YNIEGO’S GRILL of Laguindingan!

Yniego’s Grill is located in Zone 2, Tubajon, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental, and is near the mangrove trees, relaxing waters and lush environment of Tubajon Aquamarine Park.

They’re complete with homey cottages, Instagrammable spots, budget-friendly food, and more!

  •  No entrance fee
  •  Parking Area
  •  Cottages: 400-800
  •  Restaurant: breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner
  •  Food price range: 50-200 pesos
  •  Softdrinks and hard drinks
  •  Videoke: 2 songs for 5 pesos
  •  Bathroom

Sunday, October 13, 2019


Science camp is one of the most anticipated yearly event in Gusa Regional Science High School – X.  Students from the institution looks forward towards this big event.



This event is just like an acquaintance party because you will meet new friends and make memories with them.



Since Gusa Regional Science High School is a science high school, the Administrators and Staff will always look forward for this event. This event have different activities, it also have games that are related to science and innovation.



One of the activities that are being held during the event is the Song and Dance Competition (SODA), it is one of most awaited part of the event, different sub-camps/teams will present their energetic chants or cheer.



Another activities are the Science Quiz Bee, Amazing Race, Tree Planting and so much more.  This yearly event will surely make you forget all the stress and problems in school.




Hello Kitty Themed Fuel Station

If you’re a Hello Kitty fan, then you’ll definitely fall in love with this cute new HELLO KITTY FUEL STATION right here in our beloved Mindanao!

This Hello Kitty Fuel Station is located along the national highway in Barangay Dajay, Surallah, South Cotabato, and is owned by Noime and Francis Murillo.

The whole establishment is painted pink, from the price board to pumping stations, signages, and more, with Hello Kitty statues and drawings all over.

The gasoline station has been serving motorists for the past six years but was only redesigned recently, with Noime’s love for the famous character.

The owner said their gasoline station became popular in their area and motorists who pass by would take photos to post on their respective social media accounts.

EDEN’S FLOWER FARM - Colorful Flower Farm Opens Down South in October

While China has a sea of gold-colored canola flowers blooming every February and India has rows of red tulips on sloping terraces every April, the Philippines has a field of pink, yellow, and orange chrysanthemums that is open for public viewing every October. The beautiful EDEN’S FLOWER FARM located in Brgy. Kablon, Tupi, South Cotabato, will finally be open again to the public this coming October 12, 2019!

This farm is going to be heavenly for flower lover’s, with its Instagrammable fields and slopes filled with rows of precious blossoms, varying in colors and shapes, overflowing the air with a sweet smell.

Eden's Flowers Farm started this seasonal tourist destination in 2014, and has since attracted a number of travelers. It is open from Monday to Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entrance fee is at P80 while senior citizens, students, and persons with disabilities get a discounted price of P60. Children below 12 years old need to pay only P50.

Roads leading to the flower farm, from the highway in Tupi.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Pledge Night

Science Camp has been a long running activity here in Gusa Regional Science High School-X. It has been a Tradition of GRSHS-X to have this activity every year. Some even says that a school year will be very boring and dull without SciCamp. In this activity, you get to interact and meet new friends because the students will be grouped by the Supreme Student Government randomly.


Every night on the first day of the Science Camp, the Supreme Student Government will make a peace logo on the field using candles and in the program proper they will light all the candles as shown in the picture. This activity is called PLEDGE NIGHT.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

The trending Beef & Chicken Shawarma in Cogon

This is now the latest craze of Cagayanons who want to taste the best past time food in the streets of Cogon Market - the Shawarma in Turkish style. A lot of Kagay-anons have recently posted on social media about this stall, and have praised it for its authentic taste and affordable price.

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Have you tried 3M’s SHAWARMA yet? It’s that food stall selling chicken shawarma along JR Borja Street near Cogon Market in Cagayan de Oro City that has been drawing customers lately. Why? Aside from chicken (most shawarma in CDO are using beef), the one making it is Turkish so it must be authentic and finally, it only costs P49.

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Each chicken shawarma is prepared fresh and is stuffed with chicken meat, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, and cabbages, with a taste that’s fused together with their Classic Garlic Shawarma Sauce.

Customers patiently wait for their orders to be prepared. You can see he uses gloves and wears a uniform. Because street vendors are not allowed during rush hours, you can catch him every night around 6:00pm to 7:00pm and until the shawarma runs out.


In the past months, the church has been on under renovation for its new makeover. Well, the wait is over and now the construction or the renovation of the church is done and the church definitely had a totally different look.

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Well I'll say this is the most attractive place here in CDO

Cogon Market at its Finest

The ever crowd-pulling Cogon Market at the heart of the city has been a one-stop shop for varieties of goods and services. From raw materials for food and shop for salons and barbershop, Cogon Market has it all. Well Cogon Maket is also known as a crowded and dirty market.

I've taken pictures randomly and the results are shocking.

Who knew Cogon could be this beautiful?




Sunday, September 22, 2019

GRSHS - X Fire and Earthquake Drill

GRSHS - X is conducting once every month an activity which helps students to prepare in any natural calamities and disasters. Proper execution of school drills will also help prevent panic, which might lead to accidents when everyone is overwhelmed with fear during a strong earthquake. ... During a major earthquake, the greatest immediate hazard to people in or near buildings is the danger of being hit by falling objects. Fire drills help prepare employees to respond quickly, calmly, and safely. Fire drills play a very important role in workplace fire safety. ... Include outside resources such as fire and police departments when possible. After each drill, gather management and employees to evaluate the effectiveness of the drill.

Gusa Regional Science High School – X invited the Fire Department of Cagayan de Oro for the preparation of the Fire and Earthquake Drill 

Student Patrol Leader Lourenz Sabellina lead the Water Brigade Demonstration  by the Boy Scouts during the Fire and Earthquake Drill in Gusa Regional Science High School – X 

 Boy Scouts preparing for the Water Brigade Demonstration during the Fire and Earthquake Drill in GRSHS-X 

A Boy Scout extinguish the blazing fire to demonstrate students on using the Fire Extinguisher during the Fire and Earthquake Drill in GRSHS-X 

GRSHS-X is promote positive hygiene practices among students

In support of the Gusa Regional Science High School's initiative to promote positive hygiene practices among students, the school is conducting an Toothbrushing and Handwashing Group Activity every 12:45 in the afternoon at the school's handwashing facility.

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One personal benefit of good hygiene is having better health. Keeping your body clean helps prevent illness and infection from bacteria or viruses. Like in our example, the simple act of washing your hands regularly is an effective way to keep germs from spreading.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

GRSHS-X is still the best school in Cagayan de Oro in the 2019 Division Schools Press Conference

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Bested more than 3000 participants from both private and public schools during the conduct of the 2019 Division Schools Press Conference held in Xavier University Grade School, Macasandig and Pueblo Campuses.

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