Have a #JollyBreak, Have a KitKat Mix-ins!

We all know Jollibee. A household name to all Filipinos around the globe. From its humble beginning as an ice cream stall to becoming the biggest food chain in the Philippines. Not only that as they are also a food haven from all ages.

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Recently, we (The CDO Bloggers) got invited to a product launch. A product whom I was not surprised anymore as other bloggers around the Philippines posted their new sundae – the Kitkat Mix-ins! Little did I know that this product launch would turn out to be a Jollibee “Kiddie-of-all-Ages” Party. Yes, you read it right. Our afternoon started with a short get to know each other that took us to places as we were asked to choose our ultimate vacation destination. Palawan was my choice.

After the not so short but absolutely fun intro, we transitioned to the product intro.

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Tadaa – Jollibee Kitkat Mix-ins! Goodness in every Scoop! At Php38 you would get the tasty Jollibee vanilla serve mixed with crushed KitKat chocolate bars and caramel syrup. I know have a new favorite after the Php 10 vanilla sundae.

Then here comes #Jollibee dancing and serving the mix-ins! Of course, the CDO Bloggers did not just watch Jollibee, we also partied just like the kids. I encourage you to watch this video and you’ll never expect the bloggers would have a great #JollyBreak and fun at Jollibee.

See that? Sometimes, we just need a break. If your stressed, you may need a dessert. Head to the nearest Jollibee store with your friends and have a scoop of their newest mix-ins.

Have a #JollyBreak, Have a KitKat Mix-ins!

The “Other” Pasture

Photo by Phebie Anne Normandia - CDO Bloggers Awards 2013

For almost 3 years of being in the Training and Development industry, I have made a decision to move to the Social Media Team for the Company that I’m working for.

After nights of thinking and weighing if I really need do this, a concrete decision has been made.

Photo by Phebie Anne Normandia - CDO Bloggers Awards 2013

Photo by Phebie Anne Normandia – CDO Bloggers Awards 2013

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my Training Family for the fruitful 2 years and 8 months stay. It was truly an experience that I can boast to the whole wide world. I’ve learned a lot from doing the new hire stuff, follow through, the special projects that were confidently assigned to me, and the most would be the classroom or lab interaction that I get to do the past few years.

The training experience made me realized that we all have the capability to take in a skill, but it’s up to us to use it and harness it. To add, I have truly valued the word “Communication”. To communicate, we need to LISTEN, UNDERSTAND, before we can CONNECT to another individual. I shall treasure and bring ALL things that I have learned and acquired to my next job role.

Social Media is not new to me. Being the Head of the CDO Bloggers for 2 years and being in the blogging scene for over 5 years, I have come to love and embrace this virtual medium where I get to engage with the rest of the world. I shall take all my learning and share the goodness of the medium that I breathe to Social Media family.

Remember this: Explore, learn and master it.

Lessons Learned from the Anonymous Amusing Lady

Never talk to strangers but sometimes stranger-encounters may happen unexpectedly. Who can say no talking to a witty woman. Let me share the Facebook status I posted last December 30, 2013.

Photo Credits: Pinterest.com

Photo Credits: Pinterest.com

Just a few minutes ago while I was eating lunch at a nearby eatery below a fast rising condo, a stunning lady around her 60′s approached me and said “You will be a successful man!”

I just glanced at her and she added a few words like – “You have a very nice teeth, Dong!”

(Me: hmmm is that a compliment or bugal-bugal?)

She continued..”… I have been in the business for more than 25 years and I know by just looking at the person that he or she will be successful.” and she continued with her rags to riches story.

(Me: Am I just dreaming? Probably this is just a new networking product or a new scam or a person feeding my ego)
 
“Let me give you my card and probably we can have lunch soon.” and the lady went off with her huge bag to the car.
 
(Me smiling at the lady and still speechless)
 
Lil did I know upon reading and researching her name online that she was a multimillionaire/businesswoman.

Well, it was such a fruitful conversation. Sometimes, we just have to listen and learn from others. She may have fed my ego that time but one thing is for sure – Predictions will only be predictions if you don’t act on it. Remember, we are the managers of our lives. Our successes will depend on the actions that we will take.

Did you have any similar experience? How did you react to it?

Put a Smile on One’s Face Everyday

Photo from Pinterest.com

I stumbled upon a pin on Pinterest and I’d like to share it to everyone. It states “Compliment people. Magnify their strengths, not their weaknesses.”

Photo from Pinterest.com

Photo from Pinterest.com

Culturally, Chismis (gossip) is rampant wherever you go. Whatever you call it, sugar-coat it – it’s the same – it’s Backbiting. On the positive side, you get to hear feedback from your friends or colleagues for improvement. Not everyone will take that positively, others would think of it differently – factors such a jealousy or being envy to the point of creating stories that will affect your emotional side. Oftentimes, we are just so judgmental that it affects our work or our professional life.

Why not focus on the strengths of a person?

As a corporate trainer, we often evaluate weaknesses and turn them to strengths. As the statement goes – Let’s convert your germs to gems. But aside from applying this professionally, you can also apply this in your personal life.

Here’s our mission: Put a smile on one’s face. Try it Compliment someone in public. Make that person smile and for sure they will do their best in their field or in their recent job. Make sure it’s not just to flatter people but the facts.

Where will you apply it?

Try it at the malls when you shop for next apparel or when you dine in or over the phone. Commend that person if it really exceeded your expectations. I’m sure you are going to see good results after.

Experience Galvanic Facial at Zenbiosis

This month marks my first year at Zenbiosis Medical and Aesthetic Clinic. Yehey! I thank Dra. Grace Pamparo-Bandoy, her staff, for taking good care of my skin for the past year. They have been there through breakouts and facial cleaning. (wink) My week wouldn’t be complete without paying them a visit. I’m a Certified Zenbiosis Addict!

With that being said, normally on my rest days I just stay at home or bond with Steph but last Saturday, I couldn’t help myself to going to their clinic for my weekly facial. So here comes the laid back Vic (pambahay mode) for a facial.

Yesterday, I experienced a different of kind of facial, it’s called Galvanic Facial. Sounds high tech, right? I have heard about this facial multiple times from Doc Grace and from a few people who battle with Acne and I gave it a shot.

My Zenbiosis selfie.

My Zenbiosis selfie.

But, what is it and what’s in it for me or for you to experience it?

Well, Ask.com users define Galvanic Facial as a type of facial treatment used primarily for reducing lines and wrinkles on the face. During the treatment, there are special machines which are used to massage the face to help maximize the absorption of nutrients products into the skin.

I also made a little research on Wikipedia and this may be a little technical for most of us.

Galvanic treatment in the beauty industry has been described since at least the 1970s, and earlier. Sometimes called galvanism, the treatment aims to improve the skin in two ways: cleansing: a process called desincrustation, and nourishing the skin condition, through an electro-chemical process called iontophoresis(also called ionisation).This is achieved by the application of a small, constant, direct current. The treatment works on the principle that charged ions in the skin are either attracted or repelled from the electrodes, resulting in certain chemical effects.

“Galvanism works by penetrating active substances into the subcutaneous tissues, where they act on the ineffective circulation to bring about an improvement in the vascular and lymphatic interchange in the area. This is completed in a natural and harmless way, and is aided by the actual effect of the galvanic current on the tissues. This improves the function of the cellular membrane, and allows the trapped fluid and fat to be dispersed and eliminated.” - Ann Gallant, Body treatments and dietetics for the beauty therapist.

Galvanic treatment are often used on the face (facial galvanic treatment), and on the body to treat cellulite (galvanic cellulite treatments).

As they conduct this painless procedure, Dra. Grace educated me on the benefits of the galvanic facial. One of which is to tighten, tones and lifts skin (considered as non-surgical face lift), it also erases wrinkles and lines, anti-aging, perfect for age and beauty concious people. To add, it also reduces blemishes resulting to skin clarity.

The facial will not take much of your time, an hour probably, together with the facial cleaning or treatment. Don’t worry; it’s using low frequency pulses so no electrocution will happen or any burning sensation. Well, I was scared at the very beginning but they assured me that everything will be okay and yes – it’s all in the mind.

In less than 24 hours the effects such as blemishes were reduced and it also tightened my skin.

Update: Zenbiosis through their FB page announced that the Galvanic Facial will cost Php 800. ( as of January 7, 2014)

If you want to experience the Galvanic Facial, give Zenbiosis a call at 850-0554, text or call them at 0917-326-6893 or send them a message over at fb.com/zenbiosis. If you are at downtown CDO, their clinic is located at Door 3 AB Santiago Bldg. Velez-Gaerlan Sts., Cagayan de Oro City near Gazebo or Little Miss Funnel Cake.

 

Thank You for Making My 2013 a Rock n Rollin Year!

Vic Madriaga (vicmadz) at Seda Hotel

Vic Madriaga (vicmadz) at Seda Hotel

It was more than what I have ever imagined. 2013 was indeed a rock n rollin year! I recalled creating a blogpost reviewing my 2012 and creating or partly planning my 2013 and most of them came true. Goosebumps! Now let me continue my yearly tradition.

I will highlight my 2013 wishes and will include a comment after which. (wink)

2013 will be the year of…

  • Bigger social media events. – I was one of the organizers for the social media day in Cagayan de Oro. To add, being awarded by Mindanao Blog Awards 2013 as the CDO Blogger of the Year plus a Finalist in the Personal Blog Category. Around late last December 2013, the CDOBloggers Awards 2013 gave me a Special Award for my service to the blogging organization.
  • More speaking engagement in any medium. – Thanks to Cebu Bloggers for inviting me to the Social Media Influencers Summit and GBG Cagayan de Oro for letting me talk about Blogging. It is such an honor to impart my acquired knowledge and experience.To add, being the host of Smart’s PayITFwd in the region.
  • More exciting and challenging projects at work. – This is the busiest year of my training career. I thank my supervisors and managers for continuously giving me new projects at work.
  • More sponsors for my 2 blogs. – You only did not make me happy but also my beloved blog readers. Daghang salamat!
  • More learning venues and added knowledge. – Learning should not stop in a formal classroom but should continue in the streets or wherever you go.
  • More time for myself and my family. – Most of my holidays were spent with them.
  • More engaging connections. - Thank you for trusting the Professional Blogging Organization, the CDO Bloggers, Inc. For 2 years of being their leader, I have found discovered my greatest strength – to listen, to take risks and to create long lasting relationship.
  • a Business, investment and savings. - Ahem. This is yet to be worked on.
  • More travel destinations. – Thank you Paras Beach Resort for hosting our Camiguin Trip (which appeared on the LaunchPad Magazine’s Yuletide 2013 Issue and to Steph’s family in Iligan, too.
  • Love. – One word – Steph.

In 2014, I would like to focus on the following:

  • Imparting my knowledge plus experience about blogging and to the people who is starting in the industry (online or offline).
  • To jump into another role or project.
  • Learn more about Social Media and learn more skills (to cite some: driving, coding, photoshop and journalism).
  • I’d like to carry over my wish for 2013 – a Business, investment and savings.
  • Organizing social media events together with the CDO Bloggers.
  • For WOWCDO.com to share more good stories about Cagayan de Oro.
  • To travel more around the Philippines and hopefully outside the country.
  • Collaborate with Family and friends.
  • Do outreach activities with Steph and my family.

To our Almight Father, Thank you for continously showering me with blessings. I pray that 2014 will be more fruitful. Lord, please give me the wisdom to be more wiser with my decisions.

To all my blog readers, Every second counts on your stay here at VICMADZ.com. Daghang Salamat!

The Feeling of Wearing Gil Macaibay’s Creation at the #CNXFireIce

vicmadz - cagayan de oro events host

Yeah, What’s the feeling of wearing Gil Macaibay’s creation?

It is always the biggest question I often ask myself when covering CDO events and hearing local artists saying their appreciation to Tita Gil like MagTV na’s Bryan Yu, Pamahaw Espesyal’s Jam Bantigue and model Paola Pilapil and a lot more.

It was such an honor and excitement that Concentrix, the company I worked for, tapped me to be one of the Social Media Correspondents for the biggest party dubbed as CNX Fire and Ice. Meaning I really need to dress up. Whew!

Now, Who to approach? – Feeling worried. (Copying Facebook’s style)

Gladly Tita Gil Macaibay answered my tweet inquiry promptly and asked me to drop by Gil Macaibay’s Fashion Studio at Camaman-an to do the fitting.

The fitting went well (Now I know the feeling of fitting a lot of designers creation). I also saw a lot of variations and was able to see how dedicated Tita Gil was to the craft. EXCELLENCE was the only the only word that I could think of. Now, I know you are aware that I’m not a fashion guru so I entrusted Tita Gil to put in what ever may fit me and my personality.

The last fit was a really surprising accessories were already in. Oh my! How on earth will I give justice to this creation? The outfit was really edgy and stylish, the opposite to my simple shirts OOTD. (I feel like a fashion blogger saying OOTD – wink!)

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The day has finally arrived that I will be at the Social Media Hub together with Ms. Leslie. A lot were really surprised as they don’t get to see me wearing a designer’s creation. I heard a lot of compliments and praises to the creation. (Wink) I was also pressured to really carry it gallantly offline and also while doing the live social media updates on the stage.

Photo by Bo Daclan

Photo by Bo Daclan

Throughout the night, I felt like a royalty (a prince probably). I felt proud that it is made by a renowned CDO Fashion designer plus CDO’s Prince of Haute Couture.

Other than that, I am honored and thankful to Tita Gil Macaibay for making GWAPO last CNXFireIce! :-) Now, I know the feeling. (wink)

Relax and Chill,

VICMADZ

You may contact Gil Macaibay III, via Twitter @GilMacaibay, via landline or mobile phone at (088) 857-2742 or (0917) 702-8000, email Gil at [email protected] or drop by Gil Macaibay III Fashion Studio located at 1225 Bolonsire Road, Camaman-an, Cagayan de Oro.

Our Camiguin Island Tour – Exploring The Island Born of Fire

Benoni Port to Camiguin Island

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

Benoni Port to Camiguin Island

Oh, Camiguin Island, you are so dear to me that we really prepared for you. I’ve always wanted to go to Camiguin. I have a couple of friends who would say that the Island is awesome, beautiful and all those adjectives just come out from their mouth. It is just so amazing that the Island is just so near but it took me years to finally step in the Island Born out of Fire.

From Cagayan de Oro to Camiguin Island

From the East Bound Terminal in Cagayan de Oro known as Agora Terminal, at around 5AM we travelled via bus towards the municipality of Balingoan in Misamis Oriental and then, via a ferry boat, we arrived at the Port of Benoni in Camiguin Island at exactly 8:30AM.

Hello Camiguin!

Before arriving at the Island, we can already see the bounty that the Lord has given to the Island. I stated on my previous blog (about Paras Beach Resort) that I see the Island as the plot of the book called “The Pearl”. If I’m not mistaken, the Island has 2 to 3 volcanoes; one has been noted to have erupted during the 50’s. From afar, we could already see the beaches, forest and some islets.

After docking at the port, Kuya Tang immediately took us to Mambajao, as per the request of Steph as we are already hungry. From time to time during that 25 minute ride from Benoni, Kuya Tang would often make a short stop and would tell a story of the place like this rice field that was devastated by the Tropical Storm Nanang last 2001 that took a few lives and livelihood from the locals.

Camiguin Island Tour Guide
We ate our sumptuous breakfast at Celys eatery that serves food the whole day at an affordable cost. Celys is located on the side of the Camiguin Tourism Office and fronting DepEd Camiguin.

Camiguin Island Tour Guide

Then, we started the Camiguin Island Tour…

Katibawasan Falls was our first stop. The falls was surrounded with rocks, ferns, boulders and ground orchids. It is so refreshing to see the water falls 75 meters from the top. Pay Php 20 to enter the facility and enjoy the refreshing view. Before going down to see what the people was looking for, we shot this video. The view is just perfect for your next twitter or facebook cover. (Wink)

Camiguin Island Tour Guide
After our 15 minutes stay at Katibawasan Falls, we travelled up towards Ardent Hibok-Hibok Hot Spring. I love hot springs more than the cold spring. I can still remember my experience at Kanlaon Volcano in the Negros province. This hot spring is controlled at maximum of 40 degrees Celsius – just tolerable. This goes to show that Hibok-Hibok volcano is still active. The sulphuric element of the hot water is good for those who have very sensitive skin like me (Big Wink). Before you swim, test the water temperature first. Never assume, always ensure, right? We surely enjoyed our stay here at Hibok-Hibok. Just pay Php 20 for the entrance.

Camiguin Island Tour Guide

Camiguin Island Tour Guide

Ardent Hibok-Hibok Hot Spring is located at Tagdo, Mambajao, Camiguin with telephone number (088) 387-0508.

I wish we could stay long at Ardent but we have to move on and tour Camiguin. Our 3rd stop is Bura Soda Water Park. From a hot spring we shall now dive in a cold spring filled with natural soda water. Take note that this is the only Soda pool in the Philippines.

Camiguin Island Tour Guide

Our next stop is Sto. Nino Cold Spring. This huge pool of cold water measuring 25 meters by 40 meters is perfect for family picnics as it is surrounded with cottages. Other than that, if you are just a back packer, house wives upon the entrance of the cold spring resort will offer their services to cook food for you.

Camiguin Island Tour Guide

Halfway as we closed our Day 1 in Camiguin, we stopped by the Old Church Ruins at Bonbon, Catarman. Tired from the Camiguin tourist spot hopping, the kids at the Old Church ruins will make you smile. We were welcomed by kids selling candles. These kids are knowledgeable about the history of what happened to the old church, the 400-year old tree and all. To add, they are also excited to take photos of you for FREE. I mean, if you wanted to take your pre-nup photos, this is the best spot. The kids were also suggesting a lot of posts and would tell you to upload it online.

Camiguin Island Tour Guide

Camiguin Island Tour Guide

Camiguin Island Tour Guide

Camiguin Island Tour Guide

The famous Sunken Cemetery was our last stop. I’ve already seen this scene on the movie titled “Camiguin” but it was far better in reality. Well, obviously. You would see tourist taking pictures of this famous Camiguin Sunken Cemetery and locals would also offer you their boat and snorkelling services. Don’t worry they’ve already transferred the bodies to the cemetery inland. We may not have gone towards the gigantic cross but a local offered a hand to take creative pictures and encouraged us to upload it on Facebook and share it our friends. Simply amazing! We felt like a VVIP (Very very important people!).

Camiguin Island Tour Guide

Camiguin Island Tour Guide

After our Camiguin Island Tour, we decided to stay at Paras Beach Resort where we rested and enjoyed the Island and Panoramic view of Camiguin.

The next day, we decided to tour the capital town Mambajao and joined the celebration of the yearly Lanzones Festival. We arrived 1PM at Cely’s but got routed to 4Rs Eatery because they brought the food to the opening of Lanzones Festival. The motorela toured us around Poblacion and took us near the Mambajao Market. 200 meters from the high way, an All-You-Can-Eat haven can found – 4Rs Eatery. The locals pronounced it as “4 Hours” thus it got us thinking of its store hours and resulted us to rush towards their eatery.

Camiguin Island Tour Guide

Camiguin Island Tour Guide

The motorela dropped us in the middle of the rice fields where 4Rs was situated. 4R Eatery offers a lot of options in their buffet style eatery, from vegetable dishes to Filipino fiesta favorites and at the lowest price in the country. Enjoy their buffet at Php 125 – the lowest so far! We were entertained by Mrs. Go, and we found out that their original store is inside the Mambajao Public Market and still serving its patrons. So when in Camiguin, don’t miss the 4Rs Eatery Humba – a must try!

Camiguin Island Tour Guide

Camiguin Island Tour Guide

We ended our journey in Camiguin by attending the Lanzones Festival Opening where in municipalities featured their best in an expo and the parade.

I’d also like to share the summary of expenses we had during our recent trip to Camiguin. I do hope this will help you budget your upcoming trip. This excludes the accommodation, food and transportation rent.

300 – Cagayan de Oro to Balingoan Bus Fare (back and forth)
340 – Port of Balingoan to Port of Benoni Ferry Fare (back and forth, excluding port fees)
20 – Katibawasan Falls Entrance Fee
20 – Ardent Hibok-Hibok Hot Spring Entrance Fee
30 – Bura Soda Pool Resort Entrance Fee
50 – 2 Kilos of Lanzones
20 – Sto. Nino Hot Spring Entrance Fee
50 – Shade at Sto. Nino Hot Spring

Overall, I realized that life is too short for you not to travel. Explore the world and learn from every trip that you take. The person of Camiguin surely knows that tourism is one of their bread and butter! I highly commend the tourism sector of Camiguin for making an effort to ensure that every visitor in the Island is treated well. Daghang salamat, Camiguin!

Paras Beach Resort is CONVENIENCE!

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I’ve always wanted to go to Camiguin and finally it has come to reality. Yey! When my girlfriend and I decided to travel out of town we immediately thought of the Island Born of Fire as it is accessible to CdeO.

During the planning stage I didn’t want Steph (I call her Babe) to think about anything about the trip so I decided to research on the best tourist spot to visit and the best place to stay in Camiguin Island. About 3 weeks ago, I thought asking my friends on Facebook and Twitter for any recommendations, they answered promptly and thus Paras Beach Resort was the most recommended.

Fast Forward: Woot! Woot! Now, now we have arrived at Port of Benoni, Island of Camiguin, October 19, 8:30 AM and were picked up by our tour guide; Tangga Bahala (recommended by Mindanaoan.com) Kuya Tang drove towards Mambajao where our Camiguin Island adventure starts.

After the whole day of touring a Camiguin tourist spot to the other, we arrived at Paras Beach Resort 5 PM. This Camiguin resort is just a few minutes ride from the capital town Mambajao. Their friendly and smiling receptionist welcomed us to the resort where a complimentary drink was served after confirming our reservation. Their staffs also guided us up to our room. This is going to be exciting.

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On the back of our minds, we asked ourselves – What is in store for us here? The moment the resort staff opened the door of our room we went silent. (Crickets)

Paras Beach Resort - Camiguin Island
The silence continued until we closed the door and I immediately consumed my glass of juice. The only thing we thought that moment was the word CONVENIENCE. I must say that the reviews and tips that my friends gave me were indeed correct. Daghang salamat mga friends!

As a blogger, I couldn’t help myself in taking shots inside their comfy Amihan Room.

Paras Beach Resort - Camiguin Island
Their hot and cold shower relaxed my body from the tiresome adventure we had the whole day. Their “SUPER” comfy and soft pillows were telling us to stay in our beds. Since is a Paras owned property, for sure they have Paras Cable (wink). Camiguin wouldn’t be complete without Lanzones fruit atop our table.

The only thing we had in our mind was to rest and this was the perfect place to sleep.

Day 2:

Paras Beach Resort - Camiguin Island

Paras Beach Resort - Camiguin Island

We decided to wake up 5AM to witness the sunrise but wasn’t able to achieve it because of the cloudy weather. People flock to the resorts dock as boats were prepared for their White Island trip. Steph and I explore the resort. It was quite, their pool was inviting. I guess the blue tiles made it more inviting. Upon look back towards the south, I realized that we were facing the mountains of Camiguin – it was déjà vu but it wasn’t. Looking at that scene I realized that the Island of Camiguin was similar with the book of John Steinbeck called “The Pearl” (but in a more progressive way). Thanks to my cousin Isang who shared that book to me.

Paras Beach Resort - Camiguin Island

Paras Beach Resort - Camiguin Island

Paras Beach Resort - Camiguin Island

Paras Beach Resort - Camiguin Island

For those who love to relax, their cottages are the best spot to just internalize and talk with your girlfriend. If your tummy is already shouting, the Hibok-Hibok Restaurant will surely feed you with their options of breakfast meals. You could also ask them to serve their breakfast on the cottage where you would really feel like a VIP. Since the cottages were already reserved they initiated to put up a table in front of the beach. Amazing, in the name of customer service, they will do that for you.

Paras Beach Resort - Camiguin Island

Paras Beach Resort - Camiguin Island

Paras Beach Resort - Camiguin Island

Paras Beach Resort - Camiguin Island

Looking for a pasalubong for your friends? Their pasalubong center will be the answer. Aside from that, if you’re looking for an island adventure, like banana boat, para-sailing, wake boarding, jet ski, kayaking or snorkeling; or even island hopping to the White Island, Mantigue or at the famous Sunken Cemetery; approach their front desk or any resort staff.

Paras Beach Resort - Camiguin Island

Paras Beach Resort - Camiguin Island

Paras Beach Resort - Camiguin Island

Overall, it was a stay full of convenience after our island tour and that is the reason why we should all stay at Paras Beach Resort when in Camiguin.

Paras Beach Resort - Camiguin Island

Paras Beach Resort - Camiguin Island

Paras Beach Resort - Camiguin Island

Paras Beach Resort - Camiguin Island

They are located at Rocky Village, Yumbing, Mambajao,Camiguin Province or contact them via phone +63 (88) 3879008, telefax: +63 (88) 3879117, mobile: +63 9177152285 or email [email protected]

If you are based in Cagayan de Oro, their office is at Unit #1A, 52nd Business Center,Gaerlan St., Cagayan de Oro City with telephone: +63 (88) 3879008, telefax: +63 (88) 3879117, mobile: +63 9177152285 or [email protected] You may also reserve on their website.

CDO Blogger of the Year – Mindanao Blog Awards 2013

CDO Blogger of the Year - Mindanao Blog Awards 2013

I just got home and was excited to go online to see the latest in the Mindanao Blog Awards 2013 and was wondering why my twitter and Facebook tags and mentions were busy, little did I know that it was something BIG.

Previously I have announced that my humble got in as one of the nominees and finalists in the Best Personal Blog. Win or lose on the category, I feel that I am a Big Winner. (wink) Daghang salamat for believing and voting for me.

Seriously I am overwhelmed, You, reading each of my blogposts is already a great honor. To the Mindanao Blog Awards 2013 Panel of Judges, thank you for choosing me as the CDO Blogger of the Year!

CDO Blogger of the Year - Mindanao Blog Awards 2013

Below is the speech that I sent delivered by the CDO Bloggers Inc. Chairman of the Board Mike Abonitalla:

Through the years, I have embraced blogging and social media that has created countless and infinite opportunities to me and the rest. I would thank our Heavenly Father for giving me a BIG VOICE, my family, the Cagayan de Oro Bloggers for guiding me in my blogging and social media journey, my supportive workmates, mga bibo nga trainees, friends in the media and blogging world, and Steph (my girlfriend) for reading, learning and sharing my humble personal blog. Daghang salamat! Mabuhay ang mga Mindanao Bloggers! Continue sharing the best of Mindanao!

P.S. Congrats Mindanaoan, BukidnonVoice, Malaybalayan, Edu Ragpala, Iligan Bloggers, and the rest of the Mindanao Bloggers! Soar High Mindanao!