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SM Foundation opens online applications for scholarship program SY 2022-2023

Published 2 day(s) ago

SM Foundation (SMFI) invites incoming college freshmen to apply for the SM College Scholarship program for School Year 2022-2023 via its online application portal from January 15 to March 15, 2022.

Mindanao’s dishes highlighted in coffee table book

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THE “buntot ng panga in curry sauce” is just one of the dishes from Mindanao that was highlighted in the coffee table book “Bismillah Before Eating: The Mindanao Halal Food Culture Experience” as part the Department of Tourism’s “Colors of Mindanao” flagship project initiated by DOT Undersecretary Myra Paz Valderrosa-Abubakar.

Davao Sur’s Su’bon Cave: Spenlunkers’ delight

Published 5 day(s) ago

ONE of Davao del Sur’s natural attraction, Su'bon Cave in Barangay Asbang, Municipality of Matanao, is known for the presence of water all throughout its trail.

Judge Osop MP Abbas, the only option for Lanao del Norte

Published 8 day(s) ago

By Aimee Klaudine Kaye L. Rillera OSOP M.P. Abbas is not a stranger to being underprivileged. Born to a poor family, Abbas had a tough start in life. He vividly remembers how difficult it was for his family back in the days with no electricity and no nearby potable water supply other than what came from Agus River which was 4 kilometers away from where his family lived in a secluded barangay named Pantar, which at the time was still part of Baloi.

Naawan beauties bag MisOr pageant titles

Published 8 day(s) ago

TWO beauties from the town of Naawan have won pageants held separately during the celebration of Misamis Oriental’s 9th Kuyamis Festival last week.

Camiguin allocates P35M for tourism infra projects

Published 10 day(s) ago

By Rexcelle Tolentino CAMIGUIN – Enhancing and elevating the standards of sites and attractions in the province, the provincial government here allotted a P35 million budget for tourism infrastructure projects.

Culture and Arts exhibit among 9th Kuyamis Festival event

Published 13 day(s) ago

THE provincial government of Misamis Oriental officially commenced the series of activities of 9th Kuyamis Festival and 92nd Founding Anniversary of the province Monday, Jan. 10.

From MisOr to the Philippines and beyond

Published 15 day(s) ago

A QUINTUPLET of queens dominated the five years that were for the biggest pageant in the province.

Herbs for a healthy new year

Published 15 day(s) ago

WHILE most of us aspire to have a healthy diet with a resolution to be a clean eater this 2022, loading up with more fruits and vegetables on our plate is a good start.

SM Cinema reopens with new theaters, exclusive screenings, and new ways to watch movies

Published 19 day(s) ago

SM Cinema re-opens its doors to movie enthusiasts with new cinemas, exclusive screenings, and new ways to watch movies.

New Year, new ways of shopping with SM Appliance Center

Published 22 day(s) ago

AS it helps more Filipinos transition to a digital home, SM Appliance Center offers customers a better, faster and easier way of shopping online through its newly revamped website, The New SM Appliance at www.smappliance.com.

6cyclemind holds 20th anniversary concert for the benefit of Typhoon Odette victims

Published 25 day(s) ago

OPM band 6cyclemind held its 20th anniversary concert for the benefit of the victims of Typhoon Odette in Visayas and Mindanao on Dec. 30, 2021.

Sharp Philippines celebrates its 40th anniversary

Published 25 day(s) ago

THERE is a saying that great things come in small packages.

Gifts of good cheer and good health at Surplus

Published 25 day(s) ago

‘TIS the season for sharing at Surplus! And this Christmas, give your loved ones gifts of good health and good cheer from its wide selection of novelty and essential items.

LGTBQIA+ brings joy to Zambo City kids

Published 1 month(s) ago

By Jayson Aucensillo SEEING kids wearing their biggest smiles this yuletide season is priceless and incomparable amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, which we continue to endure for almost two years now.

DOT-10 ensures tourist destinations adhere to safety protocols

Published 1 month(s) ago

By Jasper Marie Rucat CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Tourism (DOT)-10 ensures tourism destinations in northern Mindanao adhere to the safety protocols set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for COVID 19 (IATF).

Salubong, Reuniting Filipinos everywhere this Christmas

Published 1 month(s) ago

Everywhere there’s an air of Christmas joy as the song goes. People are feeling a spark, eager for a glorious Christmas Filipino style.

Know what to do to help end violence against women

Published 1 month(s) ago

By Myra Cel Espinosa EVERY individual can help stop violence against women, children and gender-based sexual harassment.

Listen to the story of this quarantine generation through Viu original series 'Still'

Published 1 month(s) ago

HAVE you ever felt stuck, depressed, or hopeless during the pandemic? Umikot ka mundo, nandito pa ako.

Paskong maka-Pilipino

Published 1 month(s) ago

BARELY 10 days to go before Christmas, and the malls are starting to bustle with families, including seniors and toddlers now welcome to share in the holiday fun.

Mushroom City’s savory and crunchy mushroom chicharon

Published 1 month(s) ago

THE savory and crunchy mushroom chicharon of Mushroom City is a must-try!

Spread the love and share the joy this Christmas with the Body Shop

Published 1 month(s) ago

THERE’S no greater joy than giving, and The Body Shop’s new, best ever Christmas gift collection is bursting with love and care.

Daltans’ savory ‘kambing’ dishes

Published 1 month(s) ago

LAST December 8, I was fortunate to be invited during the soft opening of Daltans Kambingan Hotel and Restaurant located along CM Recto Avenue, Bulua Highway, Cagayan de Oro City.

Win a vivo Y76 when you shop at XTREME Appliances this Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

Published 1 month(s) ago

SHOPPING malls will be jam-packed with Filipino Christmas shoppers as we feel the holiday breeze.

‘Vaxx to the Future’: A campaign towards herd immunity

Published 2 month(s) ago

By Nilda Delos Reyes IT is still undeniable that some individuals are hesitant to get their Covid-19 jabs due to doubts in Covid-19 vaccines despite the effort of health offices, local government units, communicators and other information arms to raise awareness of the general populace regarding the advantages of being fully vaccinated.

Davao City to launch Christmas film festival

Published 2 month(s) ago

DAVAO CITY – Six short films from Dabawenyo filmmakers will be screened online during the first Metro Davao Family Short Film Festival, one of the major activities of the 2021 Davao Pasko Fiesta (Davao Paskonline Fiesta).

71 films to be shown on 19th Mindanao Film Festival

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By Rudolph Ian Alama DAVAO CITY – The 19th Mindanao Film Festival (MFF) will feature 71 short and full-length films that will be screened on the festival’s social media platform this December 6-13.

Gifts of Beauty at SM

Published 2 month(s) ago

GIVE yourself and your loved ones with a gift of beauty from SM.

Sharp Health Essentials To Consider This Christmas Season

Published 2 month(s) ago

Christmas is just around the corner. We’re already getting the holiday vibes the moment we stepped in the month of September, and countless Christmas memes are already surfacing on social media. But despite the influx of Christmas themes, the public is still on high alert due to the rising number of cases of COVID-19, which leaves everyone more attentive to preparing themselves to protect their loved ones instead of the type of Christmas decoration to purchase.

Mannafest, a heaven’s food delight in times of pandemic

Published 2 month(s) ago

GOD will provide. Indeed, heaven provided “manna” to hungry people in biblical times when people were in distress, exhausted from days of journey to the promised land.

Paskong Pinoy at Kultura

Published 2 month(s) ago

SANTA wearing a barong and a salakot as he comes to town with a lechon . . . amazing foldable Christmas lanterns that bring the spirit of Christmas everywhere . . . translucent capiz shell ornaments in angel, star, and tree designs.

PCEP celebrates Philippine cultural symbols with 9th DIWANG

Published 2 month(s) ago

THE National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) sets the 9th DIWANG: Sagisag Kultura ng Filipinas competition grand national finals, December 8, 2021.

Unbox the fun with Miniso Blind Box Collection

Published 2 month(s) ago

JAPANESE lifestyle retailer Miniso creates a new way of unboxing surprises for a more fun and exciting shopping experience with its latest BLIND BOX Collection.

Living the lounge life with Surplus

Published 2 month(s) ago

AFTER more than a year of living in house clothes – sweats, pajamas, and whatever makes us comfortable – this is the best time to elevate our stay-at-home style with cozy, chill, and cool loungewear from Surplus!

DOT 10 launches 1st MisOr Dive Festival

Published 2 month(s) ago

BALINGOAN, MISAMIS ORIENTAL – The Department of Tourism Regional Office-10 (DOT 10), in partnership with the Philippine Commission on Sports and Scuba Diving (PCSSD), the provincial government of Misamis Oriental, municipalities of the Gingoog Bay Alliance, and local dive stakeholders of Misamis Oriental, officially launches the first Misamis Oriental Dive Festival, November 25.

A biker’s haven at the SM Store

Published 2 month(s) ago

CYCLING has suddenly become cool in a big way as we navigate the pandemic.

Embracing new normal education amid Covid-19 health crisis

Published 2 month(s) ago

FOR two years out of their classrooms now, most of the students from different levels are dealing with the new normal education, either via online or modular learning amidst the ongoing global health crisis.

Share-a-Toy at the SM Store

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SM SHOPPERS can play Santa to less fortunate kids this Christmas in The SM Store and Toy Kingdom’s Share a Toy project, from November 1 to December 31, 2021

Top 3 lessons that Bukidnon coffee farmers live by

Published 2 month(s) ago

ONE would say coffee is life.

Camiguin, Boracay scrap swab test for fully vaxxed guests

Published 2 month(s) ago

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora CAMIGUIN and two other destinations are scrapping the swab test requirement for fully vaccinated visitors, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said.

3 Day Sale at SM City Cagayan de Oro

Published 2 month(s) ago

INVITING everyone to go for a one-stop shopping galore at SM City Cagayan de Oro’s biggest #3DaySale on November 19, 20 and 21!

Many Pinoys think vapes, e-cigs are a ‘serious health hazard’ - survey

Published 2 month(s) ago

ALMOST eight in 10 Filipinos, or 77 percent, believe that vaping devices and e-cigarettes are a “serious health hazard.”

Triple celebration for Speaker’s family in Balesin

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EVEN before arriving at the famed island club in Pollilo, Quezon, Speaker Lord Allan Velasco and his family hoped that their first time in Balesin would be memorable.

Jaya’s ‘secret’ revealed: 'I want to be a chef, and own a farm-to-table restaurant'

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SHE was only nine when she started helping around in their farm.

‘Unang Biyahe’ showcases works of Davao artists

Published 2 month(s) ago

DAVAO CITY – Davao Oriental homegrown artists are holding their first major art show, “Unang Biyahe” (First Trip), at the La Herencia Davao Art and Events Pavilion along Torres Street here.

Table talk from Our Home

Published 3 month(s) ago

TRADITIONALLY, a lot of life revolves around the dining room table.

Can’t get enough of Cajun cuisine

Published 3 month(s) ago

I HAVE several things in mind whenever I hear the word “Cajun” (pronounced “kaye-jun”).

A Mediterranean Diet is good for us

Published 3 month(s) ago

CONSIDERED as one of the healthiest diets in the world, my latest cooking workshop with the world-renowned Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro (CIC) via Manila-based Chef Jericho Chua taught me that the foundation of the Mediterranean diet includes legumes, nuts, fruits, and vegetables.

Former NPA-infested areas in DavNor now tourism spots

Published 3 month(s) ago

DAVAO DEL NORTE – Former New People's Army (NPA)-infested areas inside the 10th Infantry Division's area of responsibility (AOR) are now tourism spots, said its commander, Maj. Gen. Ernesto Torres Jr. on a radio program.

Got class, will cook

Published 3 month(s) ago

I HAVE been mulling over of going to a culinary school for quite some time.

Rice to the occasion at Rescuer’s Stop

Published 3 month(s) ago

A DAY before celebrating this month’s Rice Awareness Month in Valencia, Bukidnon, we were privileged enough to enjoy a meal with the Engallados at their Rescuer’s Stop.

Virtual party ideas with Toy Kingdom

Published 3 month(s) ago

HAVE an amazing virtual party with Toy Kingdom’s creative celebration ideas for kids.

Holiday hues from SM Home

Published 3 month(s) ago

WHEN you think about Christmas, traditional colors of red, green, and gold come to mind. But with most of us spending more time at home, it’s a good idea to be more creative when selecting holiday hues to add a contemporary touch to Christmas celebrations.

Small talk with Small Laude and SM

Published 3 month(s) ago

ALTHOUGH her name is Small, Filipina socialite, entrepreneur, and celebrity vlogger Small Laude knows what it is to live large.

The world-class products of Umanika Eco-Cultural Farm

Published 3 month(s) ago

KNOWN as the farming component of GreenMinds Inc., Umanika Eco-Cultural Farm has been making waves in the local agritourism scene as well as overseas.

SHARP launches AQUOS THE SCENES 8K series to enrich family quality time

Published 3 month(s) ago

Sharp Philippines, 21 August 2021- SHARP today announced the Philippine launch of its new flagship Audio Visual products, AQUOS THE SCENES 8K, providing new dimensions of immersive experience in living room. SHARP’s Audio-Visual brand AQUOS marks its 20 years with a celebration this year. AQUOS THE SCENES 8K series debuts as its anniversary models, over two product categories: TV and Sound bar.

The art of giving with the SM Store’s SM Gift Registry

Published 3 month(s) ago

WHILE most festivities today have been rather low key or even virtual, there’s nothing like a gift to make a milestone memorable.

The joys of gardening with ACE Hardware Hotline #11223

Published 3 month(s) ago

IT can be said that gardening bloomed during the pandemic.

DOT bullish on Camiguin’s reopening, boosts Covid-19 vax drive

Published 3 month(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The Department of Tourism (DOT), along with the local government unit (LGU) of Camiguin, vaccinated its tourism workers to further boost recovery prospects of the industry in time for its reopening this coming October 25. This will also be the province's first time opening to visitors since the pandemic started.

October is Super Month at SM

Published 3 month(s) ago

SM celebrates the birth month of its founder Henry Sy Sr. this October with Super Month, a month-long festivity filled with special treats, amazing deals, and super experiences.

‘Lapulapu’ takes center stage at the MET

Published 3 month(s) ago

THE iconic and newly-restored Metropolitan Theater will finally open its doors for productions, 25 years after its closure in 1996.

‘Heneral Tuna’ all set to conquer the planet; brings Filipino values, culture globally

Published 3 month(s) ago

EXTRATERRESTRIAL cats set out on a mission to conquer the Earth and one of its generals landed in Barangay Hiraya – a neighborhood known for their delicious pancit recipe, and “bayanihan” spirit.

Digital Farmers Program (DFP) continues to capacitate farmers in NorMin

Published 4 month(s) ago

SINCE its launching in 2019, more and more graduates of the Digital Farmers Program (DFP) have been equipped with the knowledge of digital tools and platforms to boost their online presence as modern-day farmers, as well as to market their farm products through social media.

The foodie in me

Published 4 month(s) ago

I HARDLY can remember the time I became aware of the significance of food.

Celebrate chocolate around the world with SM Snack Exchange

Published 4 month(s) ago

CHOCOLATE was long considered as “Food of the gods,” a delicacy of the elite and believed in both mythical and medicinal as an aphrodisiac and energy booster around the world.

NCCA to launch Dayaw 2021 this month

Published 4 month(s) ago

THE National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), through its Subcommission on Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts (SCCTA) will kick off the National Indigenous Peoples (IP) Month this month pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1906 signed in 2009, as the constitution mandates the “recognition and protection of the rights of Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs).”

Meet the ‘Dragon Fruit King’ of Misamis Oriental

Published 4 month(s) ago

MANTICAO, Misamis Oriental – By our standards, the vastness of five thousand standing posts supporting varieties of dragon fruits was enough to warrant that the said commodity is seen as a lucrative business by the farm owner.

Davao de Oro: From ‘red’ stronghold to tourist destination

Published 4 month(s) ago

DAVAO CITY – From an insurgency-wracked province which used to host 14 New People’s Army guerrilla fronts, Davao de Oro has managed to transform itself as one of the country’s premiere tourism destinations.

Home at Kultura

Published 4 month(s) ago

HANDCRAFTED baskets by the local artisans of Bicol and La Union…elegant dinnerware by the master wood workers of Pampanga… and exquisite nito baskets that celebrate the unique art form of the Mangyan of Mindoro.

Country life, rustic vibe, mouth-watering meals, and more at Kumaykay River Farm

Published 4 month(s) ago

BUKIDNON has always had a strong tradition of farming, thanks to the commitment of its hardworking people who make full use of its rich agricultural land, rolling terrain and nutrient-rich soil.

Miss Siargao Island candidate, ready for the universe!

Published 4 month(s) ago

MISS Universe Philippines (MUPh) 2021 Siargao Island candidate Michele Angela Navarro Okol has, literally, evolved from the first time she appeared in public up until now, when the pageant’s coronation night is happening anytime soon.

Health is bliss with Watsons

Published 4 month(s) ago

DISCOVER innovative ways and exciting ways to wellness and good health with Nutrabliss by Watsons.

Why dragon fruit is good for you

Published 4 month(s) ago

ONE look and one would think that this fruit is of Tamaranean or Thanagarian origin – very alien! What with the pink dragon-like scales and inside flesh filled with teeny-weeny black seeds.

Miss Siargao Island still works hard to maintain 'First Honor' status despite busy MUPh sked

Published 4 month(s) ago

THE pressure among candidates and fans, including enthusiasts of the Miss Universe Philippines 2021 pageant are starting to build up as the finals, coronation night draws near.

My first time eating durian

Published 4 month(s) ago

AWFUL. Disgusting. Horrible. These words best describe such when our olfactory faculty is assaulted by the overpowering smell of durian.

Stay fit and fab with Surplus

Published 4 month(s) ago

WHILE staying home during the past year, many have embraced the sporting life to keep healthy, happy and fit.

Wake up and smell, slurp, and savor the coffee

Published 4 month(s) ago

MOUNTING the 1st Info Caravan on Coffee in Maramag, Bukidnon was heaven on earth – at least for most coffee lovers and drinkers attending the event.

Keeping it cool with Ebing's Halo-Halo Espesyal

Published 4 month(s) ago

IF you want to cool down especially during the hot days, you can’t go wrong with Ebing’s Halo-Halo Espesyal, a cherished family-owned business that aims to make the best and creamiest halo-halo and mais con yelo in Cagayan de Oro City.

Amazing deals at SM Deals

Published 4 month(s) ago

WE all love a deal, especially during difficult times!

Sweet earnings from fruit processing

Published 4 month(s) ago

THE market for processed fruit and vegetables is growing due to Covid-19.