Boyong’s Bagoong CDO’s Very Own

Bagoong or shrimp-paste is probably the most popular appetizer in the Philippines. From green mango trip to Pinoy’s favorite original recipes, Pinakbet and Kare-Kare, bagoong is something we can’t afford not to have. I’m glad Cagayan de Oro now have something we can truly call our own! The Boyong’s Bagoong is originally made in Cagayan de Oro! Our very own bagoong is home-cooked with the special concoction of flavors and spices. Recently, Kagay-anons enjoy 2 irresistible flavors. The Boyongs Special Bagoong – a ready to eat, semi-sweet sauteed shrimp paste, not too salty not too sweet and the recent flavor (my personal favorite) is the SPICY Boyong’s Special Bagoong, perfect for spicy dishes such as Bicol Express, Samgyupsal (a Korean recipe) or serve it as it is.

Check out their FB Page and their official website for your orders. Please note that both flavors have pork ingredients.

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SEDA in the City

The latest addition to Cagayan de Oro‘s business class hotels which opened December 2012 made buzz in the city as it opened its doors to the public with an amazing party tagged as Seda in The City – a night of Glitz and Glamour. Seda Hotel’s fabulous lobby at the 4th floor came alive as Kagay-anons from different walks of life fill the place to enjoy the party, experience the place and some took a glimpse of its rooms to see what Seda brings to travelers and vacationers.

Seda Centrio offers unmatched lifestyle options and conveniences to global travelers. It is designed and equipped for the modern lifestyle, Seda Centrio not only offers practical accommodations and travelers’ essentials but also uninterrupted connectivity through its range of technological conveniences. Guests who request for airport pickup can use a touchscreen tablet inside the car allowing them to surf or check emails while en route to the hotel. Within its premises, wifi access is complimentary, while the lobby is so designed to flow seamlessly into an e-lounge with a bank of computers customers can use at their convenience. This is especially useful for vacationers who do not travel with their laptops but need to verify flight details or write quick emails.

4th Floor Lobby - 2 computers to serve every vacationer's Internet need

Lorenzo Tang - Seda Hotel Manager welcomed guests and VIPs
Each room has this Media Panel for every vacationer's convenience
Deluxe Room
Mini lavatory and oven on Premier rooms
The executive lounge - exclusive for Premier room occupants. Work or dine quietly. Located at the 11th floor.

Seda which means smooth is indeed a great place to stay when in Cagayan de Oro. A hotel within a huge mall giving travelers instant access to entertainment, dining and shopping! If you are traveling to CDO, check out SEDA hotel. For online bookings, visit their website at www.sedahotels.com or you may also email them at cdo@sedahotels.com. Thanks to my friends Irene and Macky for the invitation. That was indeed a great night with great people.

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Laguindingan Airport All Set to Open

Laguindingan Airport is set to open for business and accommodate flights this Saturday (June 15, 2013) despite the protest of some groups and prominent individuals. Flights going to Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro City will be diverted to the new Laguindingan International Airport in Misamis Oriental.

While some business and civil society groups in the region described Laguindingan Airport’s opening as “premature” jeopardizing the safety of the passengers, THE Export Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF), the development arm of the government of South Korea on the other hand gave assurance that the Laguindingan International Airport it has helped built in Misamis Oriental province meets the strict requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

 

According to South Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Hyuk Lee “Laguindingan Airport, which meets the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization, will contribute to the improvement in transportation infrastructure in the Philippines, as a base international airport that replaces the Cagayan de Oro Airport,” – Check out the rest of the article about Laguindingan airport meeting the international standard HERE

 

So since the opening of the Laguindingan airport seem irrevocable, the question now is, are we all ready? The distance of the airport and the cost going there from CDO is a big concern for many passengers. For sure, the transportation requirement going to Laguindingan via Taxi will cost the passengers hefty amount of money! It’s good to know that there are already designated vehicles to bring passengers.Let us check out the resolution to this dilemma.

 

Taxi – Metered taxi bearing the same body color (paint) are the only cabs allowed inside the taxi bay to ensure passengers are not overcharged. Route will be from Laguindingan to any point in Region 10. Laguindingan airport said to have requested 75 units. Flag down will be a bit higher than the regular taxi.

 

Multicab Aircon (Utility Van) – All units shall bear the same design which is a display of an array of tourist spots in Region X to support the tourism industry. It’s route will only be from the Airport to the national highway. This caters EVERYONE going to and pro. Requested units are at 50.

AUV Express/VFH/RAC Tourist Transport – Routes from Laguindingan to (CDO – 50 units) (Iligan City – 30 units) (Malaybalay City – 20 units) (Marawi City – 30 units). Fare will be fixed and regulated.

 

Super 5 transport will have bus routes from Laguindingan airport to Iligan City and Cagayan De Oro City.

 
So far so good (personally). Keep it here in ChadaCDO for the schedule and fare rate of each transportation going to Laguindingan, Iligan and around Region X.

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