Welcome to Part 2 of my big Color Me Badd and All 4 One Live in CDO Philippines experience! For Part 1, please visit this All 4 One and Color Me Badd experience - the highs, the lows and yes, I even danced on stage page! :) I would also like to thank each and every one of you who read, left comments and shared my articles. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I hope you enjoy reading Part 2 of this All 4 One Live in Philippines and Color Me Badd Live in Philippines series :) Please, please, please leave comments and share this post as well :) Thank you, thank you, thank you!
When we finally arrived at the farm, I noticed that my camera flash diffuser was missing. I thought of checking the area where KT sat - because if you remember I sat beside him to teach him some local words. ...
Is Mindanao Philippines ready for another Hollywood film shooting? Which area or areas in Mindanao can easily be a great location for the next big Hollywood movie?
I can't help but think about these after I read that Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and a couple of other Hollywood actors and actresses are set to arrive in Manila, Philippines early next year for the shooting of "The Bourne Legacy."
According to the Film Development Council of the Philippines, "Bourne Legacy" will shoot scenes in Manila, Philippines by January 2012. The movie is set for release sometime August 2012. "The Bourne Legacy" also stars Rachel Weisz, Albert Finney and...get this...Edward Norton! (I just love, love, love Edward Norton!)
Forty year old Jeremy Renner (of "Hurt Locker" fame and a two time Oscar Awa...
Color Me Badd. All 4 One. I literally waited decades before it happened. And when it finally did, I forgot all the questions that I wanted to ask All 4 One and Color Me Badd for the longest time. I just simply enjoyed every moment I spent with them, did not hesitate to let them know that I was a certified fan, became their self-appointed paparazzi for the day, screamed at the top of my lungs, danced onstage (gulp!) and told them again and again just how loved they all were, still are and always will be! And - get this - I spent time again with them a few days later, got autographs and a special video message from All 4 One and Color Me Badd for all my beloved readers! Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!
BUT!!! I’m getting way ahead of myself. Ch-ch-check out my big All 4 One and Colo...
Concert King Martin Nievera and Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo will topbill a much-awaited event in Cagayan de Oro early next month.
The Martin Nievera and Sarah Geronimo "What Love Is" Cagayan de Oro City concert will be held on Friday, November 4, 2011, 8 PM at the Atrium of Limketkai Center, CDO.
Below is the updated version of the concert poster plus a slight change in ticket prices :) Please reserve or buy your tickets as soon as possible before they run out!
And yes, Mindanaoan.com, adjudged as the Best Lifestyle Blog for Mindanao 2010 by the Philippine Blog Awards, is one of the official media partners of the Martin Nievera - Sarah Geronimo What Love Is Cagayan de Oro concert!
Martin Nievera and Sarah Geronimo Live in Cagayan de Oro radio ad by asteriskec
Have you ever been curious about Zamboanga? I know that a lot of non-Mindanaoans have impressions and ideas about Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga del Norte and sadly, more often than not, these aren't good. Let's face it, most of the time, Zamboanga is in the news because of something bad...which actually happens in every other area in the world anyway! Good thing there's an upcoming Zamboanga festival that you might want to attend --- and hopefully through the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival 2011, your impression of Zamboanga will change/improve and you might find yourself falling in love with this charming city in Mindanao.
This October, Zamboanga will celebrate the much-awaited 2011 Zamboanga Hermosa Festival. With the theme, "Fiesta Hermosa...Vamos A Zamboanga!," this Min...
Airphil Express has a new promo seat sale! This Airphil Express promo fare for September 2011 is valid for travel period February to March 2012.
This promo fare is very good news for folks who need to travel from Mindanao areas to Manila or from Cebu to other Visayas destinations. This Airphil Express seat sale is a really good excuse for you guys to travel and discover more areas here in the Philippines!
Airphil Express promo fare details:
Travel period: February 1 to March 31, 2012
Sale period: September 27 to 28, 2011 only (if you may notice, Mindanaoan.com posted this a few hours before the official start of the sale period *wink* *wink*)
Manila to General Santos, Cagayan de Oro, Cotabato, Zamboanga or vice versa
Cebu to Bacolod, Iloilo, Tacloban or vice vers...
It's been more than 2 weeks since their highly successful Cagayan de Oro, Philippines show but this Filipina travel and lifestyle blogger is still buzzin'! Yes, folks, I'm still on a high! :D
As you guys may know, Mindanaoan.com was an official media partner of the All 4 One and Color Me Badd back-to-back concert last September 10, 2011 at the Atrium of the Limketkai Center in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao, Philippines. It was a major thing for a certified fan like myself --- not only did I get to meet the boys up close and personal (OMG!!!), spend time with them and see their real, offstage personas, I also had the chance to gather autographs, take lots of photos and...*drum roll please*...meet them again in Manila before they flew out for Los Angeles! *cartwheels*
I will share with...
So since the ARMM Elections 2011 did not push through, the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Screening Committee instead called for nominations to various ARMM OIC posts. Mindanaoan.com even posted the call for nominations days ago. Now, we just got the latest update.
Apparently, the call for nominations for ARMM positions has lured in a total of 341 applicants!
According to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), a total of 341 nominations were forwarded to their office. Here's the breakdown:
Nominations for ARMM OIC Governor - 51
Nominations for ARMM OIC Vice Governor - 17
Nominations for ARMM OIC Legislative Assembly Members - 272
There were applicants from Basilan, Sulu 1st District, Sulu 2nd District, Tawi-Tawi, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao and ev...
The contingent from Zamboanga Sibugay, Mindanao bagged the top prize during the Kagay-an Festival 2011 Folkloric Dance Competition (Plowtawo and Dance Showcase) held earlier today, August 26, 2011 at the Pelaez Sports Center, Cagayan de Oro City.
The visiting contingent bagged the top prize in this year's "Plowtawo" and folkloric dance competition held in line with the 2011 Kagay-an Festival. The Kagay-an Festival coincides with the city fiesta held in honor of patron Saint Augustine.
The Zamboanga Sibugay contingent received Php 250,000.00 cash prize and a trophy. Other winners of the Kagay-an Festival 2011 Folkloric Dance Competition were: Barangay Gusa (2nd place) which received P200,000 cash prize and St. Peter's College of Balingasag, Misamis Oriental (3rd place) which received ...
Amid other big news today, the reported resignation of Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri was the most talked about. A lot of people shared their reactions to the news that the senator from Bukidnon and fellow Mindanaoan Senator Migs Zubiri will resign amid allegations of poll fraud claims. Mindanaoan wrote a blog post about this earlier.
As I previously mentioned, I called up some key people from the Zubiri camp. I also even contacted Senator Migs Zubiri himself. However, although I was privy to some important details, I refused to confirm anything pending the privilege speech of Senator Miguel Zubiri before the Senate plenary, which happened today, August 3, 2011. I was also told that his father, former Bukidnon governor now vice governor Jose Ma. Zubiri, Jr., mother Maria Victoria "Vicky," w...
Hi everyone! Found another Mindanao job opportunity. This time, this is for people living in at least 6 areas in Mindanao! Hopefully this Mindanao job opening can help more of my fellow Mindanaoans find good and steady sources of income.
Bioseed Philippines, which is a part of the DCM Shriram Consolidated Limited Group based in India, is looking for marketing supervisors for the following areas in Mindanao: Caraga, Sultan Kudarat, Bukidnon, Misamis, North Cotabato and Zamboanga. Bioseed Philippines is engaged in the research, production, processing and marketing of cotton seeds, rice as well as hybrid corn.
Develop quality distributors and dealers in the assigned area.
Supervise the conduct of promotional activities
Attend to customers complaints
Here's a job opening for various areas in Mindanao. This is a great job opportunity for those who want to be a part of the PNB Life Insurance, Inc. family. PNB Life Insurance, Inc. is part of the Lucio Tan Group of Companies (LTG) and is a Bancassurance partner of the Philippine National Bank (PNB) and Allied Banking Corporation (ABC). The company urgently needs financial advisors in many areas around Mindanao. Interested with this job opening? Read on.
If hired to be a financial advisor, you will be assured territory as well as referrals. You will also be offered unlimited earning potentials, focused sales team support as well as training.
Responsibilities of the ideal PNB Life Insurance, Inc. financial advisor:
Responsible for sales generation through natural/own-prospected mark...
Budget airline Zest Air Philippines has a promo for two Mindanao to Manila (and vice versa) routes. Zest Air says that they have an ongoing seat sale from Manila to Cagayan de Oro (and vice versa) and Manila to Zamboanga (and vice versa). This promo from Zest Air can be availed for as low as Php 688.00. Just in case it'll be your first time to travel to these two Mindanao areas, you may want to read my posts about CDO and Zamboanga.
Manila to Cagayan de Oro - 688 pesos
Booking Period: June 8 to July 7, 2011
Travel Period: July 8 to October 15, 2011
Manila to Zamboanga - 688 pesos
Booking Period: June 8 to July 14, 2011
Travel Period: July 15 to October 15, 2011
You can call the Zest Air hotline number in Manila at (+63) 2 - 8553333 Or you can book your ticket online via their ...
So it's OFFICIAL. A fellow Mindanaoan is now the world's shortest man. Declared by the officials of the Guinness Book of World Records as the new "world's shortest living man," Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte resident Junrey Balawing celebrated his 18th birthday last June 12, 2011 (a day before the Philippine Independence Day). The Guinness people officially measured the Zamboangueno, however, on the eve of his birthday at Sindangan Health Center, Sindangan township, Zamboanga Del Norte, Mindanao. That makes Junrey Balawing not only the world's shortest living man today but the world's shortest living man in history as well!
Guess what Balawing's measurements were? The Zamboanga native was measured at 24 and 1/4 inches (about 61 centimeters) lying down and about two inches shorter than t...
You heard the theme song. You got intrigued when you heard this - "kaya mo bang mahalin ang isang taong mawawala din sayo?" And, by now, it's likely that you've memorized this line - "Thank you for yesterday. Thank you for today. And if I forget, thank you for tomorrow."
Yes, it seems you're ready to fall in love on June 15, 2011.
KC Concepcion and Sam Milby will topbill one of the most awaited movies of this year, the Star Cinema offering "Forever And A Day." Truth be told, I think this KC Concepcion and Sam Milby starrer is THE most awaited movie here in Mindanao - primarily because they shot this flick in 3 key areas in Mindanao - Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City (who wouldn't be excited to see familiar places? Plus think about what this film will do for Mindanao tou...
A group composed of Mindanaoan Filipino visual artists turned destination wedding photographers, One Happy Story, was recently included in a list composed of the best engagement and most creative wedding photographers in the world.
One Happy Story, a group of young Filipino wedding photographers, was recently included in Love Olio, a hand-selected listing that features only what they call “the most groundbreaking wedding photographers in the world.” Love Olio showcased some of One Happy Story’s best engagement and wedding images.
“We are extremely proud and delighted. Our inclusion in Love Olio is an affirmation of our commitment to capture real and happy moments as they happen for two people in love,” said Bon, Creative Director of One Happy Story.
“Each couple has a unique story...
Earlier today, the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources conducted a hearing on alleged smuggling of black corals, turtles, seashells and other marine life. The committee chairman, Mindanaoan Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri, led the investigation.
Unfortunately, the consignee of the P35 million worth of seized shipment of black corals, Exequiel Navarro, was a no-show. This led Senator Migs Zubiri to cite Exequiel Navarro in contempt.
And rightly so.
For one, Navarro reportedly promised to cooperate with the investigation and even give the names of the financiers of this syndicate that allegedly smuggles corals and other marine life from the Philippine shores. According to Senator Zubiri, Navarro executed an affidavit on May 3, 2011. Now, he has become a headache. A he...
ARMM Elections 2011 official list of candidates. Here are the names of candidates for the 2011 ARMM elections, tentatively planned to happen on August 8, 2011. I say tentatively because Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and the rest of Malacanang are trying their best to move for the postponement of the ARMM elections. PNoy is proposing that the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao elections be reset for synchronization with the 2013 midterm polls.
Qualified ARMM voters are set to choose the Regional Governor, Regional Vice-Governor and Regional Assemblyman during the ARMM elections 2011.
Candidates for ARMM Governor: (14 candidates)
Mamintal Alonto Adiong (incumbent Lanao del Sur Governor)
Ashmaira Mayasa Abdullah
Saad Ibrahim Amate
Pangalian Macaorao Balindong
Zest Air Philippines, formerly Asian Spirit, will soon offer Manila to Cagayan de Oro (and vv), Manila to Zamboanga (and vv) as well as Manila to Davao City (and vv) flights! While this sounds promising especially for Mindanao tourism, I'm not sure if the dissatisfied customers of Zest Airways will be excited about this. Remember what happened to fellow bloggers Winston (a.k.a. Batang Yagit) and Conrad Miguel? Their horrible, horrible experiences with Zest Air airlines has left a really bad taste in the mouth and I have tried so hard to avoid booking Zest Air flights like the plague! I would rather pay extra than avail of Zest Air promo flights and undergo a mind numbing 16 hour delay!!!
BUT!!! if only to let you guys know that yes, Zest Air airways will soon land on Mindanao soil and (...
Now this is definitely good news especially for Mindanao tourism and Mindanao trade :) According to this article, Philippine Airlines will start offering Cagayan de Oro - Zamboanga direct flights starting April 1, 2011. So, instead of enduring 10 hours of land travel, passengers may now only have to endure an hour-long flight. PAL has yet to give more details about the upcoming Zamboanga - CdO flights but I must say, this piece of development is exciting! More possibilities for tourism, business deals!
Domingo T. Duerme, PAL vice president for Mindanao, also said that PAL will take over Air Philippines Express' Davao - Zamboanga and Davao - Cagayan de Oro routes. He did not state the reason for PAL’s takeover of the two routes, though.
The upcoming PAL Zamboanga to Cagayan de Oro Cit...
I must say, I'm so relieved that I found several Mindanawon congressmen in the list of representatives who have perfect attendance in the first 45 days of session.
These congressmen from Mindanao sure exemplified a good sense of public service. Hats off to all you, sirs!
Here are the various Mindanao congressmen who have perfect attendance in Congress (at least within the first 45 days of session):
Pedro Acharon Jr. (South Cotabato)
Erico Basilio Fabian (Zamboanga City)
Nur Jaafar (Tawi-Tawi)
Rufus Rodriguez (Cagayan de Oro)
Jesus Sacdalan (North Cotabato)
Raden Sakaluran (Sultan Kudarat)
Jose Ma. Zubiri III (Bukidnon)
These Mindanawan congressmen, along with 36 others, received a Parker ballpen as a token.
Their names were also reportedly announced in the chamber.
I must admit that even a few days after my humble Mindanaoan.com blog won as Best Lifestyle Blog for Mindanao in the Philippine Blog Awards 2010, I still am on cloud 9.
While a lot of people have already congratulated me (and I still continue to receive several congratulatory messages until now) and even my ever-supportive Mama has already made plans to have a special tarp printed and displayed (yikes! :D), nothing prepared me for an absolutely wonderful surprise I got yesterday.
November 6, 2010, the very day of a blogging 101 workshop that I organized, was made extra special when someone sent in this video message that did not only make my cheeks burn but make my heart melt as well :)
No less than Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan congratulated me!
Yes, THE Senator Kiko Pangili...
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