Iron Man 2015 Cagayan de Oro

The battle of toned physique and well-built muscles is set to happen in Cagayan de Oro city at the Iron Man 2015 Regional Championship on August 15, 2015 (Saturday), 4PM at the Rodelsa Hall, Liceo de Cagayan University.

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The competition consists of the following category:

Bodybuilding – competitors will be judged on criteria such as symmetry, muscularity and conditioning
Novice Category – Bikini, Figure, Bodybuilding.The novice class is for competitors who have never won a first place trophy in the novice division.
Men’s Physique Guidelines (Short & Tall) – Competitors can compete, regardless of previous experience, in the open classes.
Ms. Fitness– This category is open to Cagayan de Oro female athletes

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Higalaay Festival 2015 Schedule of Activities

Check out the lined up exciting activities set by the City Government, together with the City Tourism Council and its partners for Cagayan de Oro City’s annual fiesta celebration.

List of the Higalaay Festival events for 2015.

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Aside from these major events, there will be the Higalaay 2015 Parallel Events set to start as early as the first week of August.

July 31 to August 02, 2015 –The 1st Mindanao Photo Summit by the Oro Photographic Society
August 08, 4pm to 12mn – CDO Bazaar and Night Café – Eating Bread Competition
August 17 to 18, 2015 – 2015 Regional Skills Competition by TESDA Region 10
August 21 to 27, 12nn to 12mn – Road Pasalubong Bazaar
August 28, 4pm to 12mn – Street Fiesta Party
August 29, 7pm to 12mn – Night Out Party by Paseo del Rio and GPMSI Production
August 29, 2015 – Rafthon by Go Easy Events
August 29, 2015 (whole day) – Kagayhaan Music Festival – MAPAWA Adventure Park by Kagayhaan Music Festival
August 24 to 28, 2015 – National Guppy Show and Exhibit at the Limketkai Mall by Guppy Club Philippines-Cagayan de Oro Chapter
August 28 to 30, 2015 – 2015 CDO Badminton Fiesta Challenge by CDO Shuttle Busters

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Definitely tons of activities to make each Kagay-anon and guests’ fiesta experience more fun! Happy Fiesta Cagayan de Oro! #Higalaay it is!

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CDO’s Julee Ann Bourgoin is Mutya Ng Pilipinas 2015 1st Runner Up

Thirty ladies competed for the grand title at the coronation night of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 Sunday, August 2 at the Newport Theater in Resorts World Manila where Cagayan de Oro’s bet Julee Ann Bourgoin finished as 1st Runner Up.

Aside from the runner up finish, Julee Ann also bagged a couple of special awards. She won the Best in Terno where she wore a terno designed by Cagayan de Oro’s very own and top fashion designer Mark Christopher Yaranon. She also won the Mutya ng Rain or Shine and Mutya ng Resorts World.

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Here is the complete list of winners:

    Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific International – Leren Mae Bautista
    Mutya ng Pilipinas -Tourism International – Janela Joy Cuaton
    Mutya ng Pilpinas-Overseas Communities – Nina Josie Robertson
    1st runner-up – Julee Ann Marie Bourgoin
    2nd runner-up – Brenna Cassandra Gamboa

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Julee Ann Bourgoin in her Modern Terno - a Mark Christopher Yaranon's creation
Julee Ann Bourgoin in her Modern Terno – a Mark Christopher Yaranon creation

The event was hosted by the Gutierrez siblings Ruffa, Richard and Raymond.

Photo Credits: Julee Ann Bourgoin For Mutya Ng Pilipinas 2015 facebook page

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Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 Regional Search

The annual Mutya ng Pilipinas pageant that produced 4 Miss Asia Pacific winners, 3 Miss Tourism International crowns, 2 Tourism Queen of the Year International titles and 1 Beauty of the World crown is coming to Cagayan de Oro to search for the next Mutya ng Pilipinas.

The Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 Northern Mindanao leg will be on June 7, 2015, 4 PM at the Centrio Mall Activity Center. If you think you can be that next beauty queen to wear that prestigious crown, be at the N-Hotel on June 6, 2015 9am for the pre-screening.

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Candidates will get to wear the creations of Northern Mindanao’s top Fashion Designers Boogie Musni-Rivera and Mavy Cooper de Leon, Benjie Manuel and Mark Yaranon.

The pageant is an open event so come and witness our local beauties strut their stuff to the crown. Also catch reigning Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 Eva Patalinhug, Brazilian-Japanese model/actor Fabio Ide and Mags Boutique CEO Mags Cue as they will be gracing the event.

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Freedom Run 2015

It’s time ones again to get into your running shoes and participate in this year’s Freedom Run! This Freedom Run 2015 is organized by Circle Productions and will be on June 14, 2015 (Sunday).

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Venue: South Concourse, Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City

Registration Fees

21 Km – Php 900 with jersey, race bib with timing chip, finisher’s jersey and medal
5 Km – Php 350 with jersey, race bib
3 Km – Php 350 with jersey, race bib

Race Categories

21Km – Assembly Time: 3:30 AM, Start Time: 4 AM
5Km – Assembly Time: 5 AM, Start Time: 5:30 AM
3Km – Assembly Time: 5 AM, Start Time: 5:45 AM

Cash Prizes and Awards
21 Km Male
Champion: Php 5,000 + medal
2nd Place: Php 3,000 + medal
3rd Place: Php 2,000 + medal

21 Km Female
Champion: Php 5,000 + medal
2nd Place: Php 3,000 + medal
3rd Place: Php 2,000 + medal

5 Km Male
Champion: Php 2,000 + medal
2nd Place: Php 1,500 + medal
3rd Place: Php 1,000 + medal

5 Km Female
Champion: Php 2,000 + medal
2nd Place: Php 1,500 + medal
3rd Place: Php 1,000 + medal

4th to 10th placers in 5K and 21K categories will receive medals. All registered finishers will receive certificates. The organizers will also be giving out 3 Mountain Bikes during the raffle portion.

Registration centers: La Cabana Spa, Sprint Multisport Shop, Limketkai Center

You may also register online at

Here’s the fun run’s route map
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Limketkai Center Cinemas 1&2 Soon To Open

If you missed the cinemas in Limketkai Center, you’re in for a great treat! The Limketkai Center Cinemas is set to open again on April 22, 2015, this time, bigger and with the advancement of sound technology to give it’s movie goers a worthwhile experience.

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Only 2 cinemas will open for the meantime showing The Avengers – Age of Ultron

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What makes the cinema extraordinary is the surround sound technology the cinema will be using called Dolby Atmos, the first cinema in Mindanao to use such technology.

Dolby Atmos is the name of a surround sound technology announced by Dolby Laboratories in April 2012, which was first utilized in Pixar’s Brave

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Be ready to be transported from an ordinary moment into an extraordinary experience with breathtaking, moving audio that flows all around you! Mark your calendar and reserve your tickets as soon as it opens to the public on April 22.

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Photo Credite: Limketkai Center (Twitter and FB page)

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CDO Beauty Pia Wurtzbach is Miss Philippines Universe 2015

Sweet victory for the Kagay-anon Beauty Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach who was crowned as the new Miss Philippines Universe 2015 – Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.


Rep. Leni Robredo asked Wurtzback her final question – her thoughts on Internet censorship to which she answered;

“I think that we should be careful with what we post online especially our thoughts and our opinions that we don’t hurt anybody,” she said. “Especially selfies, we have to be careful with what we post, especially with our bodies and our faces. So always think before you click.”

Pia was also awarded as Bb Creamsilk. It was her third time to join the contest. She was Bb. Pilipinas 2013 first runner-up and among the Top 15 finalist in 2014.

Here are the complete list of our New Queens to support.

Janicel Lubina – Bb. Pilipinas International
Christi McGarry – Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental
Rogelie Catacutan – Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational
Ann Lorraine Colis – Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism

And here’s our beauty queen’s first selfie after she was crowned.

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Join The Amway Nutrilite Health Run 2015 – CDO

It’s the time of the year again for the Amway Nutrilite Health Run. There’s more reason to just running why you should join and support this year’s Health Run by Amway Nutrilite. Aside from the nice and branded race shirt, as a participant of this run you will also be helping children from South City Central as the proceeds of the Nutrilite Health Run CDO 2015 will go to the One by One Campaign for Children providing reading books for the pupils of South City Cental.

Register and join the fun! Check out posters below for more details of the Amway Nutrilite Health Run 2015 – CDO leg.

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nutrilite run shirt

The stubs you see at the bottom of the race bib means FREEBIES! awesome freebies that you can claim at the end of the race (sling bags, amway nutrilite products, bottomless coffee from figaro and more!).  Wait, there’s more! Every registered runner get’s  an INSTANT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY since you immediately become an authorized Amway distributor the moment you register for the run. Registration for distributorship is 1,000 but with the fun run, it comes as a freebie!

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Register now and join the fun! See you March 15 (Sunday)!

Registration centers: La Cabana Spa and at the Amway Distribution Center along Velez Street

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Honda Launches the Honda XR150L in CDO

Honda Philippines Inc. launches another version of its popular and versatile On/Off motorcycle, the Honda XR150L on February 14, 2015 in Cagayan de Oro City.

The Honda XR150L furthers the On/Off Road Honda Legacy that began in 1977 with the XL 125 K 3, and has continuously evolved through the years introducing innovations both in power and fuel efficiency.

“The XR150L is our answer to those who are looking to step up and push themselves further to test their limits either for work and adventure, says Mr.GhilbertCababa – Advertising Group Head.

“With the improvements we’ve made to the XR150L, we are very confident that this is the motorcycle they need to reach that next level.


The new Honda XR150L is the step-up of XR125L, taking its best features with updates to create a package that combines rugged durability with low operating costs.

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For starters, the Honda XR150L simply looks stunning. It now sports a more CRF-inspired design as compared to its predecessors.Fresh styling includes a new headlight design with protective shield for better illumination while a futuristic meter panel gives you more information to make your ride safer and improved front &rear winker to a sporty design for added attraction.

The seats also get an ergonomic makeover providing more On/Off riding comfort even during those long rides. Practical and useful, the XR150L adds a multi-functional grill that lets you carry everything you need. There’s also a new internal engine balancer which reduces vibration and will result in greater rider comfort.

Honda’s XR150L also boasts of a more powerful 150cc engine, which hosts a range of improvements beginning with an offset cylinder that utilizes the same technology with CRF250L for efficient transmission of explosive power and but with better fuel efficiency.

The Honda XR150L likewise requires less attention and enhanced reliability and safety with its larger air cleaner and a sealed, maintenance-free battery.The Honda XR150L is also equipped with an electric start and a backup kickstarter.


Besides all the visual and engine improvements the new HondaXR150Lalso has several advantages over similar motorcycles in its class. It has a seat height of 825mm which is suitable to the average Filipino height while its 1362mm wheelbase provides better handling and drivability.


It has the highest displacement of 149.15cc and a maximum torque of 12.5Nm @6000rpm that provides power and torque to easily reach max power at low rpm. The XR150L also has a 12L fuel tank capacity which is good for long rides.

The Front tire size 90/90-19 and rear tire size 110/90-17 makes the best balance for On/Off (50/50) driving condition and the front disk brake diameter 240mm is also bigger for better braking power.

The new Honda XR150L comes in red& black colors and is now available in Honda dealerships nationwide at SRP P83,900.00.


The Honda XR125L

Prior to the XR150L there’s XR125L.  It is one of the On/Off Road Motorcycles in the Philippines’ loved by many because of its simplicity, solid look and reliable performance.


For this year’s initial race, Honda Philippines, Inc. held the XR125L Off-Road Race Clinic, together with Desmark last February 14, 2015 at Cagayan de Oro City.

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Jovie Saulog is one of the greatest riders in the history of Philippine motocross
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The Riders at the Honda XR125L Off-Road Race Clinic
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Jovie Saulog was with celebrity motocross rider Jordan Herrera
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The riders at the race track – XR125L Off-road clinic

Some of the activities highlighted during the racing event were the actual track day and friendly race competition for XR125L riders. Honda Philippines, Inc. also included Fun Race for those XRM riders who wanted to join the event. The off-road race clinic was instructed by Mr. Jovie Saulog, one of the greatest riders in the history of Philippine motocross. The off-road race clinic is open to all off-road riders who wanted to learn more about Motocross, may it be beginner or expert – they are all invited to join!

Free Honda MC servicing was conducted throughout the day and awarding of winners happened later in the afternoon.

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