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Bettina to hold fashion show for a cause

December 4, 2019

In light of the ongoing disaster in Central Mindanao and the desire to respond to the call for help, Bettina Boutique Limketkai Mall CDO in partnership with the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro is presenting a fundraising Christmas Fashion Concert entitled 'Seasons' on December 8, 2019, Sunday, 6-9 pm at Seven Seas Waterpark, Opol.       All proceeds will be turned over to his Rev. Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma for his relentless efforts to help those affected by the Mindanao Earthquake and, for the Jerry Cans Project spearheaded by Ms. Delsa Mortola supported by the Namaste group, which provides safe drinking water containers for the areas in Cotabato and other parts in Mindanao whose water supply will be restored after six months.       We are bringing Mr. Wayne Yeh, international baritone singer from HongKong/Taiwan who has performed in Italy, Germany and other Asian countries to serenade us with Christmas songs, with the special participation of our very own Soprano, Ms. Kathlene Reign Lopez Soria.       Bettina Boutique will be presenting its Holiday Collection with special participation of distinguished Women of CDO and Manila.       Let's all join hands in making this season what it truly is — a Season of Giving, of Sharing, and of Celebrating Life, Love and Joy.       Be One with Mindanao.

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#ReadMoreLiveMore with OMF Lit Bookshop CDO

November 29, 2019

OMF Literature, one of the leading Christian publishers in the country, is encouraging all book lovers to #ReadMoreLiveMore through their books. Reading is known to have many benefits, such as increasing one’s knowledge, sharpening analytical skills and creativity, and encouraging empathy, especially among young readers. With OMF Lit titles, readers can reap such benefits, along with learning more about kindness, faith, love, and developing their relationship with God and others.   Here in Cagayan De Oro City, you get the #ReadMoreLiveMore experience through the OMF Lit Bookshop, formerly named Passages Bookshops, at the Ground Level of the Ayala Centrio Mall. Book lovers who seek Inspiration, Instruction, and Insight are welcome to visit the bookshop and see for themselves books that can transform lives.   Here are just some of the new original titles recently released by OMF Lit: Find out how God guided celebrity mom Bettinna Carlos through her Heartbreaks and Breakthroughs Poetry lovers will be delighted with Joyful Light, a collection of modern Christian poetry by ten Filipino women Ronald Molmisa talks about how to love and understand your parents better in Papunta Pa Lang Kami, Pabalik Na Kayo Dawns, by Isa Garcia, Janina Marie Rivera, and Ida Torres, is a weekly devotional for millennial women interested in self-care and spiritual growth Feeling overwhelmed? Authors Kerlyn Bobadilla, Larizza Dulay, Manuel Zabat II, Marts Valenzuela, and Rigel Fortaleza help Gen Z readers reflect on their fast-paced lives in the devotional Kaya ko pa, Bes! Meanwhile, kids and kids at heart are sure to enjoy the latest Hiyas (an imprint of OMF Lit) releases: Read the facts behind circumcision in a light-hearted and informative way in Tuli o Di Tuli by Luis “Tito Dok” Gatmaitan, with illustrations by Manix Abrera Learn the secret behind The Last Tree, written and illustrated by Gutch Gutierrez Justine Hail continues the story of Shy Shelly in the third book of the series, Shy Shelly and the Big Lie, with illustrations by Tristan V. Yuvienco Rediscover the story of Esther and the Extraordinary Deliverer (part of the Wow God! Series), as retold by Lauren V. Macaraeg and illustrated by Abi Goy Younger children can learn how to Bee Thankful with Dee the Bee, written by Joyce Piap-Go and illustrated by Maria Cristina Sison Reading has many benefits, and reading OMF Lit books will definitely bring Inspiration, Instruction and Insight — so you can #ReadMoreLiveMore. OMF Lit Bookshop is open from 10AM to 9PM from Mondays to Sundays. For inquiries, please contact our bookshop staff at (088) 323-6248 or cdobookshop@omflit.com.

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Cucina Higala 3rd Anniversary Tees and Potluck Party

November 22, 2019

Baba and Francis Manaloto of Studio 8 model the Cucina Higala 3rd Anniversary Tees and Potluck Party Tray amidst a spread of the Cucina Higala Potluck Dishes available with the Potluck Party & Family Trays. First 100 Cucina Higala customers on their 3rd Anniversary on November 30, 2019 (Saturday) get a free tee shirt for every P1,000 spend on this date! Cucina Higala is located at Capistrano-Mabini Sts. , Cagayan De Oro City For inquiries or reservations , pls. call # +639177946118

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USTP CDO grand alumni homecoming happening this December 27

November 21, 2019

THE board of directors of the USTP-CDO Alumni Federation has approved to conduct a historic Grand Alumni Homecoming 2019 dubbed as Celebrar! on December 27, 2019 at the Dr. Ricardo Rotoras Memorial Hall, USTP, Cagayan de Oro City. A school homecoming is one of the most anticipated events everyone looks forward to after years of being away from his/her alma mater. Thus, in order to reconnect and strengthen ties with fellow schoolmates, graduates of USTP’s preceding schools since 1927 are all invited. The Grand Alumni Homecoming will have a side morning event at the Performing Arts Theater for the general assembly. In the afternoon, the group will proceed to the gym for the alumni election to be followed by the grand alumni party in the evening. Other activities will include membership application, campus tour, blood donation activity and batch gatherings. Our partner stores and agencies will also have their own activities where alumni can participate. Batch gatherings are advised to be conducted after the general assembly where the alumni can reserve a classroom for free to have their own batch lunch party. Only the most anticipated grand alumni party has a registration fee. Here is how: The alumni can register as a group or as an individual. Visit the Office of the Alumni Federation at USTP CDO to fill out the registration form and pay the registration fee. Upon payment, a committee will give raffle tickets to a registrant which shall be filled out and dropped at the raffle draw drum before 7:00 p.m. of December 27, 2019. All reservations and registrations will start on November 25 at the USTP CDO Alumni Office. Individual registratns will will be seated at the bleachers for only P150 inclusive of food, drinks and one raffle entry while group registrants will be seated on the floor. A total of 30 circular tables are up for grabs on a first-registered basis. Each table is composed of 12 seats with the commensurate volume of food, drinks and homecoming cake. Priority will be given to the batches celebrating their 25th to 30th anniversary. Attendees may join the dance contest, raffle draw, trivia night, best batch shirt and bring me contest.

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ANYTIME FITNESS’ SEARCH FOR THE MOST INSPIRING #PURPLECHAMPIONSTORY: VOTING COMMENCES ON NOV 17

November 21, 2019

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The world’s largest and fastest growing gym franchise, Anytime Fitness, is once again extending its efforts in leading and welcoming communities to start their fitness journeys with their current regional campaign ‘You’re Welcome.’ With over 4,000 gyms spanning six continents and well-maintained facilities which feature top-quality exercise equipment, the industry leader has recently launched ‘The Search for the Purple Champion,’ an initiative that takes inspiration from its club members and their journey to wellness.   This year’s competition further cements the brand’s ‘You’re Welcome’ campaign as it celebrates different kinds of fitness journeys – whether physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. “Our mission, really, is to improve the self-esteem of Filipinos. It may sound ambitious, but we’re all about making the impossible possible. Our clubs across the country support the communities they belong—communities of individuals who are determined to enjoy healthier and happier lifestyles. Through our The Search for the Purple Champion, we hope to inspire other people to start their own stories and later on, share their stories too.” says Anytime Fitness Asia Regional Marketing Manager, Jap Angeles. Ride Like a Champion As a supplement to the brand’s continuous efforts on educating Filipinos about healthier lifestyles, Anytime Fitness is launching an activation series dubbed as ‘Ride Like a Champion.’ Converging ways to make “being fit” sound less rigorous and, instead, more entertaining for people, the ‘Ride Like a Champion’ is a sweat-powered fun ride that people can experience on the following dates: November 16 - 17 at SM Seaside Cebu, November 23 - 24 at SM Davao, and November 30 - December 01 at TriNoma.  “We seek to provide a friendly and supportive atmosphere in our clubs, and we want to extend that same feeling even to non-members. Through this “fitainment” series, we hope people can rethink about fitness as a daunting concept. Who says sweating can’t be fun, right?” adds Jap. Voting for the Top 5 finalists of Anytime Fitness’ Search for the Purple Champion commences on November 17, 2019 via www.thepurplechampion.ph/vote

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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf starts 2020 holiday campaign

November 17, 2019

THE planner season has officially begun for all coffee lovers out there! If you're looking to begin 2020 with the right mindset, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf takes on a fresh take on the holiday season through their Gifting Grateful Campaign! Since 2011, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and the Real LIFE Foundation have been collaborating towards nation building through empowering our nation's underprivileged youth. Every year, proceeds from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's Giving Journal are given to Real LIFE Foundation, providing avenues for educational assistance, character formation and leadership development.  The journals come in a sleek and compact design that can be reused and customized for years to come! The leather covers feature artisan patterns seen on the wallls of their newest stores. It comes in four gorgeous colors: navy blue, taupe, green and pink! If you wish to repurpose or add more pages to your Giving Journal, you're in luck because the covers can be detached and refilled with new notebooks! It's perfect for anyone who wants to put more into their daily entries! The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf departs from the weekly grids with its 2020 Giving Journal to give you more space for writing and personal self-expression because we know it matters to you. The journal includes a monthly featuer on our modern day stores about courage with themes delving into the courage to take risks, courage to stand up for hte truth and more! All features are complemented by breathtaking sceneries from the Philippines captured by a local photographer. Can't wait to get your 2020 Giving Journal? You can start collecting your 12 stamps to get your 2020 Giving Journal by purchasing 11 coffee-based or tea-based beverages and one holiday drink! But wait, there's more! What's great about this year is that customers can now choose to collect for the 2020 Giving Journal or The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's limited edition holiday tumblers! Choose to #SupportSustainable by collecting 18 stamps by purchasing 17 coffee-based or tea-based beverages and one holiday drink. The tumblers come in the following variants: bamboo ivory 20 oz matte finish; et black 17 oz rubberized finish; frosted ivory 17 oz matte finish; and matte black 20 oz matte finish. Last but not the least, any availment of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's Grateful Giving Journals or Limited Edition Holiday Tumbler will come with coupons worth more than P2,000 that are valid throughout the entire year of 2020! For this holiday season, The Coffee Bean & Teal Leaf is offering variants of berry-themed drinks - the matcha berry, double chocolate berry and white chocolate berry available in ice blended, hot and iced lattes available. Watch out for a second flavor of the holiday beverages which will be released this November!\ Keep following The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's social media pages for more updates!

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