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Mutya Ng Pilipinas 2015 Northern Mindanao pageant

Mutya Ng Pilipinas 2015 Northern Mindanao pageant

Beauty, Cagayan de Oro City, Events, Fashion, Features, Festivals, Northern Mindanao, Society, Style
The search for the next Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 is on and the Northern Mindanao leg will be held in Cagayan de Oro! The Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 Northern Mindanao regional search will be held on June 7, 2015, 4 PM at the Centrio Mall Activity Center. There will be a pre-screening of interested candidates, though, on June 6, 2015, 9 AM at N Hotel. The reigning Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 Eva Patalinhug, Brazilian-Japanese model/actor Fabio Ide and Mags Boutique CEO Mags Cue will be at the pageant. The event on Sunday is open to the public. The candidates will also get to wear the fab creations of popular local fashion designers including my friends Boogie Musni-Rivera and Mavy Cooper de Leon, Benjie Manuel and Mark Yaranon. Mindanaoan will cover the event on June 7, 2015. Fol...

Make Your Own Havaianas 2015 CDO #MYOHCDO2015

Beauty, Events, Fashion, Features, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Oriental, Shopping, Style
The Make Your Own Havaianas 2015 CDO leg was one of the fashion events I looked forward to attending this year. I just love attending MYOH events since I like customizing my very own Havaianas by choosing my preferred straps, soles and special pins. Held last May 6, 2015 at All Flip Flops SM City Cagayan de Oro, the MYOH CDO 2015 event gathered fellow Havaianaticos (read: avid fans of Havaianas) for the special 10th year of Make Your Own Havaianas! Check out this absolutely cool invitation I got from my friends over at Spruce (the exclusive distributor of Havaianas in northern and western Mindanao): That was awesome, no? :) I also shared the same photo on my Instagram account Mindanaoan Anyway, here are some photos taken during MYOH CDO 2015: ...

Design Your Own Havaianas At Make Your Own Havaianas 2015 CDO

Beauty, Cagayan de Oro City, Events, Fashion, Shopping, Style
If there's one fashion event I look forward to every year, it's Make Your Own Havaianas! My first MYOH experience was in 2009 and it was a blast! A Make Your Own Havaianas event is where you can create and design your very own pair of Havaianas. You can choose your preferred sole, strap and pin. Check out what happened during my second time joining MYOH. The whole process is fun and easy, trust me. In fact, Havaianas even has this to let you know just how cool and easy it is: This year, Make Your Own Havaianas is celebrating its 10th year! In Northern Mindanao, Philippines, Spruce Designer Network will again make MYOH CDO possible! Join the biggest Make Your Own Havaianas CDO 2015 luau on May 7 to 10, 2015 at All Flip-Flops, Ground Floor, SM City CDO and get your very own cust...
At the Senator Chiz Escudero – Heart Evangelista wedding

At the Senator Chiz Escudero – Heart Evangelista wedding

Arts, Beauty, Entertainment, Events, Fashion, Features, Manila, Media, Mindanaoan Update, News, Personalities, Politics, Society, Style, Weddings
I attended the Senator Chiz Escudero and Heart Evangelista wedding a few days ago. I have known Senator Chiz ever since he was still a congressman representing Sorsogon (yep, a very long time) so I was really thrilled to know that I was to witness this special, joyous occasion of his life. I know a lot of other media outlets have discussed the nitty gritty details of the Escudero-Ongpauco wedding (Heart’s real name is Love Marie Ongpauco) so I will just share a few thoughts and observations. The event saw lots of notable personalities - from top business leaders to government officials to celebrities, the food and the free flowing drinks were exquisite, venue was breathtaking (the candelabras adorned with white orchids, hydrangeas and snapdragons were absolutely beautiful), the u...
Mindanaoan In Korea Travel Series: Scenes in vibrant Hongdae Seoul

Mindanaoan In Korea Travel Series: Scenes in vibrant Hongdae Seoul

Fashion, Features, Korea, Leisure, Mindanaoan Update, Photos, Seoul, Tourism, Travel
Hongdae is a busy and very vibrant area in Seoul, South Korea. Known for its numerous cafes, clubs and shops, Hongdae is undoubtedly one of Seoul's must-visit areas especially if you like to immerse yourself in Korean urban culture, music, fashion and arts. Hongdae is actually the Korean abbreviation of Hongik University (Hong-ik Dae-hak-kyo), which is best known for its Fine Arts and Design programs. When in Hongdae, you can't miss the Hongik University rectangular arch. I consider Hongdae as one of those places that you simply can't stop taking photographs of. There's just so much to get inspiration from, so much to see, so much to hear and so many things you want to try! And, if you're curious or interested about anything Korea, you will enjoy Hongdae. Th...

DERMAX Laser Center opens CDO branch #business #beauty

Beauty, Business, Cagayan de Oro City, Consumer, Fashion, Mindanaoan Update, Style
DERMAX CDO is finally open! If you can remember, I first shared with you the good news over the holidays and now, DERMAX Laser Center has finally opened its doors at the 3rd Floor of Ayala Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao, Philippines. Prior to their official opening last January 8, 2015, DERMAX Laser Center CDO held a press conference. One of the speakers was DERMAX Laser Center Founder, Chairman and CEO Fred Reyes, an award-winning chemist himself. A recipient of the 2008 Achievement Award conferred by the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies, Reyes also received the 2011 Outstanding Professional Award in Chemistry from the Professional Regulations Commission. #DERMAX CEO Fred Reyes: "#CDO has impressive purchase power that is why we opened a branch here."...

DERMAX Laser Center CDO to open January 2015

Cagayan de Oro City, Events, Fashion, Features, Society, Style
DERMAX Laser Center, known for their innovative, science-based and technology-focused skin care products and procedures such as laser treatments for permanent hair removal and skin discolorations, will open its very first branch in Cagayan de Oro on January 8, 2015 at Level 3, Centrio Mall. The DERMAX Laser Center brand is a follow-up concept to the highly successful chain of SkinStation, which now has 20 branches all over the Philippines. Aside from the state-of-the-art equipment, DERMAX Laser Center CDO will also offer the DERMAX Professional, a skin care product line formulated by award-winning chemist, DERMAX Laser Center and SkinStation Founder, Chairman and CEO Mr. Fred Reyes. He is the recipient of the 2008 Achievement Award conferred by the Philippine Federation of Chemistry ...
How to continue helping Typhoon Sendong survivors

How to continue helping Typhoon Sendong survivors

Advocacy, Announcements, Arts, Blogging, Cagayan de Oro City, Fashion, Features, Gifts, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Oriental, Society, Style
Any project that can help Typhoon Sendong (international name: Washi) survivors always interest me. You see, my family and I were also victims of the typhoon. We faced business losses, yes, but all of us were safe and still had so much to be thankful for. That was the reason why my family and I launched donation drives and relief goods distribution. That was also when I experienced first hand the power of social media. Because of my social media posts, lots of help came in from all over the world (not to mention lots of interview requests from national and international media outlets including BBC and CNN!) and our humble garage became a makeshift donation area, where people can leave donations, where volunteers can come repack and even join us when we distribute the items to various areas...

Bobson opens first ever Philippine boutique in Cagayan de Oro Mindanao

Business, Cagayan de Oro City, Fashion, Features, News, Northern Mindanao, Shopping, Style
Japanese brand Bobson has opened its first ever Philippine boutique in Mindanao, Philippines. Located at the First Level, West Concourse, Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro, the Bobson flagship store also has its own tailor shop inside its premises. Known for its array of quality unisex Japanese denim jeans and shirts, Bobson uses the unique left-hand twill weaving technique, making their jeans more durable and comfortable. Bobson's top officials, who were recently in CDO, said that they chose the city as the location of their flagship store in the Philippines primarily because of the Limketkai family's generous show of support. "Dealing with the mall owners has always been smooth and positive. That's why we didn't hesitate to invest here. Plus this is a great and exciting market ...
Very first Make Your Own Havaianas event in Butuan

Very first Make Your Own Havaianas event in Butuan

Beauty, Butuan, Caraga, Corporate, Events, Fashion, Features, Mindanaoan Update, Society, Style
The biggest flipflops customization event in the Philippines is finally heading to Butuan! The very first Make Your Own Havaianas - Butuan or #MYOHButuan2014 event is happening on September 26 to 28, 2014 at the Main Atrium of Robinsons Place, Butuan City. A Make Your Own Havaianas event is where you can build/create/design your very own pair (or pairs!) of Havaianas. You can choose the type and color of sole, pins and straps! Moreover, there are special pins and sole designs that can only be found and bought during Make Your Own Havaianas events. I'm a regular MYOH supporter - my very first Make Your Own Havaianas experience was way back in 2009! Since then, I've been sharing my MYOH experiences regularly through this blog :) Make Your Own Havaianas - Butuan will be led by li...
Islands Souvenirs CDO holds fashion show, introduces brand ambassadors

Islands Souvenirs CDO holds fashion show, introduces brand ambassadors

Advocacy, Announcements, Beauty, Business, Cagayan de Oro City, Consumer, Corporate, Entertainment, Fashion, Features, Gifts, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Oriental, Personalities, Shopping, Society, Style
Kagay-anons were in for a treat as Islands Souvenirs recently brought the house down on Centrio Mall with the launch of the ‘I Heart Cagayan De Oro’ campaign. The ‘I Heart CDO’ line, which includes a wide variety of personalised shirts and other products, focuses on love and pride of place. The campaign also highlights the things that make CDO a great tourist destination - whether it’s the food, the adventures, the sights, the people, the vibe, the views and everything under the sun. Through the ‘I Heart’ concept, locals are empowered and encouraged to “Show your love, Show your pride” for the city that they call home. ‘I Heart Cagayan De Oro’ Fashion Show The brand’s bestselling shirts, apparel and accessories were thrust into the spotlight in a grand and festive Fash...
3rd Mindanao Fashion Summit schedule

3rd Mindanao Fashion Summit schedule

Announcements, Beauty, Events, Fashion, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Style
One of the highlights of the much-awaited Higalaay Kagay-an Festival 2014 is the 3rd Mindanao Fashion Summit, a convergence of some of Mindanao's most talented fashion designers. The 3-day event, which will be held on August 8 to 10, 2014 at the Rotunda of Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City, will showcase the works of the likes of Boogie Musni Rivera, Gil Macaibay III, Benjie Manuel, Mavy Cooper De Leon, Mark Christopher Yaranon, Alma Mae Roa and John Mark Magallanes. One of the shows I'm pretty excited about is the Mindanaoan Show at 1PM on August 8. I heard there will be clothes made out of authentic Mindanao weaves and fabric! Please click on the image for a larger view: Thanks to ChadaCDO for the image! See you at the 3rd Mindanao Fashion Summit!
Higalaay Kagay-an Festival 2014 schedule of activities #CDO

Higalaay Kagay-an Festival 2014 schedule of activities #CDO

Announcements, Cagayan de Oro City, Entertainment, Events, Fashion, Features, Festivals, Fiesta, Government, Misamis Oriental, Northern Mindanao, Tourism, Travel
The 2014 Kagay-an Festival schedule of events has finally been revealed! The CDO fiesta is now also known as Higalaay Kagay-an Festival 2014 (Higalaay means friendship - pretty apt since Cagayan de Oro is known as the City of Golden Friendship) and is celebrated in honor of the city's patron saint, St. Augustine (August 28). Check out the following Kagay-an Festival 2014 core events which are the rallying points for the campaign to promote Cagayan de Oro City and the surrounding areas as an investment and tourism destination: Mindanao Fashion Summit on August 8 to 10 at Limketkai Rotonda - 1pm to 8pm Kumbira (the country's longest-running culinary show) on August 13 to 15, 2014 at the Limketkai Mall Atrium, 10am Garden Show & Agri Fair on August 8 to 31, 2014 at Gaston ...
Islands Souvenirs CDO Centrio grand launch set

Islands Souvenirs CDO Centrio grand launch set

Advocacy, Announcements, Blogging, Cagayan de Oro City, Entertainment, Events, Fashion, Features, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Personalities, Society
Following the launch of its Limketkai Mall branch, Islands Souvenirs CDO is now ready to launch its new store at Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro City on July 19, 2014, 4PM at the Centrio Activity Center. Along with the opening of the new store, Islands Souvenirs will also formally introduce to the public the "I Heart CDO" campaign which focuses on promoting the city and tourism as well as the brand ambassadors of the said campaign. The July 19, 2014 launch event will kick off with a special Fashion Show that will put the brand’s bestselling shirts under the spotlight. The show will feature the city’s hottest models dressed in different Islands Souvenirs shirts and looks from casual to glam, sports to street and everything in between. The "I Heart CDO" campaign as well as the ...

KCC Mall de Zamboanga – the biggest mall in Zamboanga Peninsula

Fashion, Features, Food, Gifts, Mindanao, Mindanaoan Update, Muslim Mindanao, News, Shopping, Society, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Peninsula, Zamboanga Sibugay
The biggest shopping, dining and entertainment hub in Zamboanga Peninsula is set to open very soon! KCC Mall de Zamboanga will soon rise along Gov. Camins Avenue, Canelar, Zamboanga City (adjacent to the Zamboanga airport). This new Zamboanga City shopping destination is part of the KCC Malls family which includes KCC Gensan and Veranza Mall. For those interested to apply for job openings at KCC Mall de Zamboanga, you can either go to the construction site at Gov. Camins and submit your resume there or email it to [email protected] Follow Mindanaoan for updates on the opening of KCC Mall de Zamboanga! Twitter Facebook Google Plus Instagram
Islands Souvenirs launches Limketkai store, names I Heart CDO ambassadors

Islands Souvenirs launches Limketkai store, names I Heart CDO ambassadors

Advocacy, Announcements, Beauty, Cagayan de Oro City, Fashion, Features, Mindanao, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Personalities, Shopping, Society, Style
Islands Souvenirs officially launched their Limketkai Mall CDO branch last June 21, 2014 and named their "I Heart CDO" brand ambassadors at the same time. The Cebu-based souvenirs store, known for revolutionizing souvenir shopping in the Philippines by transforming cottage-industry type products and giving them a fresher look, held the launch at their store located at the East Concourse, Limketkai Mall. Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar Moreno joined Islands Souvenirs EVP Camille Aldeguer, Limketkai and Sons EVP Albino Limketkai and Miss CDO 2013 Amadea Piatti during the ribbon cutting ceremony. Together with the launch of its Limketkai Branch, Islands Souvenirs also unveiled their I Heart Cagayan de Oro or I Heart CDO campaign, as well as their I Heart Cagayan de Oro Brand Ambassadors:...
Mindanaoan is an Islands Souvenirs I heart CDO brand ambassador

Mindanaoan is an Islands Souvenirs I heart CDO brand ambassador

Advocacy, Beauty, Blogging, Cagayan de Oro City, Fashion, Features, Media, Mindanao, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update
As someone who has been very contented working behind the scenes for more than a decade, to ever be offered the opportunity to model and help endorse something is the farthest on my mind. Never have I thought that a brand - a very well-known one at that - would even consider me to be one of their brand ambassadors. So you could just imagine how honored I felt when Islands Souvenirs, through their head honcho Jay Aldeguer (one of the very few people I truly admire!), chose me as one of their "I heart CDO" Islands Souvenirs brand ambassadors. It was something I could never say no to. I mean, really --- apart from the fact that it was THE Jay Aldeguer who asked me, I also truly believe in the Islands Souvenirs brand. I am a fan of their advocacies - which are to revolutionize souvenir ...

Meet Tim Yap, Divine Lee and ANTM’s Allison Harvard in CDO

Beauty, Cagayan de Oro City, Entertainment, Events, Fashion, Style
Style icons Allison Harvard and Tim Yap will be in Cagayan de Oro City to share their tips on beauty, fashion and personal style and Kagay-anons will even be given the chance to meet them after the show. Allison Harvard and Tim Yap, along with Divine Lee, will be at the Activity Center of Centrio Mall on June 21, 2014, 6 PM. Allison Harvard is from America's Next Top Model Cycle 12 while Tim Yap is a fashion icon, entrepreneur and popular eventologist. Divine Lee is a popular model, endorser, host and blogger. Follow Mindanaoan on Twitter and Instagram for photos and updates!
Sarangani Bay Bodies 2014 Photos and Video

Sarangani Bay Bodies 2014 Photos and Video

Beauty, Entertainment, Events, Fashion, Mindanaoan Update, Sarangani, SoSCksargen
The Sarangani Bay Bodies 2014 was one of the highlights of the Sarangani Bay Festival 2014. A major crowd drawer, the Sarangani Bay Bodies event attracts sexy Mindanaoans not only from Sarangani and General Santos but from nearby areas as well. The winners of the 2014 Sarangani Bay Bodies were Princess Nicole Bautista (Tacurong City) and Ichin Daclan (General Santos City). Congratulations to the winners! And thanks again to the Sarangani Bay Festival 2014 organizing team led by Michelle Lopez-Solon for the invitation and warm welcome! Thank you also to Sarangani Governor Steve Solon! Follow Mindanaoan on Facebook and Twitter for more fun coverages around the world! Travel guide: CDO to General Santos City T'boli dancers...
Islands Souvenirs CDO – 3 things you will love

Islands Souvenirs CDO – 3 things you will love

Business, Cagayan de Oro City, Consumer, Fashion, Features, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Shopping, Society, Style
Souvenirs from CDO? Look no further - Islands Souvenirs is finally back in Cagayan de Oro! In a post here on Mindanaoan.com about two weeks ago, I shared that Islands Souvenirs is set to open two stores in Cagayan de Oro. Well, the first one is finally open! Located at the 1st level, East Wing (East Concourse Annex, below the escalator, in front of the ATM row), Limketkai Mall, Islands Souvenirs CDO has truly made quite a comeback :) They first opened a branch in the 90's and now the Philippines' top brand for souvenir items is back with a bang! I was able to visit the new Islands Souvenirs Limketkai branch (much thanks to Islands Group CEO Jay Aldeguer, one of the very few people I truly admire!) and let me tell you - it's a must-visit! Here are 3 reasons why you will love sh...

Catch the Make Your Own Havaianas 2014 CDO event #MYOH2014

Announcements, Beauty, Cagayan de Oro City, Consumer, Events, Fashion, Style
Good news for fellow Havaianas fans like me! The Make Your Own Havaianas 2014 CDO leg is set to happen this summer! MYOH 2014 is the biggest flip-flops customization event in the Philippines and the Cagayan de Oro leg will be held just in time for your last few weeks of this glorious summer. Make Your Own Havaianas 2014 CDO will be held on May 15 to 20, 2014 at Spruce Limketkai, G/F East Concourse, Limketkai Mall. Yes, 5 days for you to come up with your very own Havaianas pair! For the uninitiated, Make Your Own Havaianas events are special events where you can build/create/design your own Havaianas! You can choose your preferred sole, straps and pins. There are also special Havaianas soles that can only be found and bought during MYOH events :) I always have fun during MYOH! In ...
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