BonChon is Opening in CDO

BonChon – a South-Korean based restaurant is finally here in Cagayan de Oro! (yay! who’s excited! – we know we are!) Bonchon which means “My Hometown” in korean opened in 2002 in Busan, Korea. It began making waves in the global arena in 2007 as it entered the US market, captivating the discerning palates of the citizens of New York, San Francisco, Boston, Virginia, and New Jersey.

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Filipinos being known to be among those people around the world who loves chicken (fried, grilled, adobo etc.) no doubt loved BonChon when it finally came to the Philippines. BonChon now have over 80 branches Nationwide and adding to their chain of stores here in the Mindanao, is BonChon CDO branch which is set to open in Centrio Ayala Mall (1st Level, Garden Area) on November 28, 2014! BonChon CDO will be the 4th branch in Mindanao (2 in Davao and 1 in GenSan).

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Looking at the yummy menu above (ugh! the soy garlic, spicy or honey citrus chicken are irresistible!). You don’t want to miss BonChon CDO’s opening this Nov. 28. Why? Well aside from the great menu BonChon offers, the first customers will be qualified to receive FREEBIES! The restaurant will most definitely open in the afternoon since a private function will be held in the morning where BonChon Philippines Managing Director Scott Tan himself will be attending.

Check out BonChon’s Menu HERE so you already know what to have when you visit the place.

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PIA NorthMin KaligKasan Band Search

Calling all amateur bands in Northern Mindanao who are looking into sharing their talent/composition and get the chance to win cash prize at the same time. Philippine Information Agency Northern Mindanao launched the KaligKasan Band Search which aims to:

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  • Reach out and gain the interest and support of the young market vis-à-vis environment protection and conservation.
  • Help weaken public’s apathy to climate change concerns by providing venue of opportunities for young and undiscovered talents in the music industry.
  • Encourage young and undiscovered songwriters to compose original, environmentally-motivated music.
  • Popularize adaptation and mitigation measures in response to climate change.

If your band meet the requirements below, head to Philippine Information Agency 10 office at Grace Bldg., Mabulay Subd.A. Luna St. Cagayan de Oro City to submit your application and entry.


  1. The search is open to amateur bands who have NOT signed up with any recording studio.
  2. The band must submit one original full song composition highlighting the theme “Nagbabago na ang Panahon, Panahon na para Magbago”.
  3. It must not exceed four minutes and editable to 30-60 seconds for radio and TV airing
  4. The entry may be written in Filipino, English or a combination of both.
  5. All entries must be submitted personally by any of the band member’s representative, together with duly filled-up application form with the signature of the band leader or designated representative, demo CD, and members’ profile on or before November 30, 2014.

Criteria for Judging:

Originality and Creativity(songwriting style, technique, skill) 30%
Lyrics(emotional appeal, message appropriateness to theme) 30%
Melody(recall, strength) 30%
Overall Appeal(suitability as recording and environmental advocacy)  10%
Total 100%

Awarding ceremonies will be on or before 15th of December 2014. Contact the following for more details/information:

Jorie Valcorza – 0917-3084975
Bhong Carabanes – 0917-3084975
Philippine Information Agency 10 – 726-683 / 858-8178

Download your application HERE and make sure to submit it personally to PIA NorthMin Office.

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Globe Cagayan de Oro Opening of World-Class Store in December

Globe Telecom is strengthening its business and operations in Cagayan de Oro with the opening of its world-class retail store dubbed as “Generation 3” Store in Limketkai Mall on December 2014.

The Globe Store in Limketkai Mall in Cagayan de Oro is the second retail store of the leading telecommunications company to undergo major renovation, paving the way for one of the biggest milestones in telco retail around the world. The new Globe Store in SM North Edsa in Quezon City is also opening on December to offer Globe customers in Manila a new and leveled-up experience in availing of telecom services.

The new Globe “Generation 3” Stores promise a fresh experience for its customers, boasting of a unique retail concept that is a first of its kind in the Philippines, designed by Tim Kobe, founder and CEO of Eight, Inc. whose brainchild is the iconic Apple store in New York. On the future Globe Stores, Kobe says, “Globe is transforming the customer experience in the Philippines and it will send shock waves far beyond.” Among his achievements, Kobe is responsible for the designs of the Apple Stores, the Nike Concept Stores, Coke, Knoll, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and Citibank.


The Globe Store in Limketkai Mall was creatively boarded up in preparation for a live art performance by select Filipino artists led by Ross Capili


The “Generation 3” stores will house interactive lifestyle vignettes that will feature a myriad of products within interesting displays that make it more relevant to customers. The installations are made flexible and reconfigurable allowing the store to transform, keeping the environment always fresh and giving customers a reason to return.

Globe Retail Transformation and Management Head Joe Caliro said, “Apart from our Store in SM North Edsa, we are proud to open our second Generation 3 store here in Cagayan de Oro which we consider one of our strongest markets. As we remain focused on our business in Cagayan de Oro and Mindanao in general, we have high hopes with the unveiling of our Generation 3 Store which we believe will take Globe to the next level of telco retail and customer experience.”


Artists get their tools ready for the live art performance


Prior to its big opening, the Generation 3 Stores will feature themed surprises – Arts, Community and Technology (ACT). Working together with distinguished Filipino artists led by Ross Capili, Globe creatively boarded up its Stores with featured live art performances. Capili working with the theme ‘past to future’ designed the mounted mural on the Globe stores. The mural is set to surprise onlookers every two weeks as participating artists keep on adding and drawing on the canvass.

The live art had enthusiasts and followers abuzz in Twitter using the hashtag #Gen3nextACT and photos uploaded in Facebook as the artists wowed retail onlookers. The art event at Limketkai Mall began in October 4 where Capili was joined by the first set of artists namely Joey and Archie Balcos.


Renowned Filipino artist Ross Capili gives Limketkai mall goers a treat with his live art performance


Capili has been in the art scene for almost 40 years specializing in varying expressions, movements and media. With successful exhibitions here and abroad, Capili is also the founder of the Facebook page ArtPhilippines, which gathers over with over 8,000 members composed of Filipino artists here and around the world.

To participate in the #GEN3NextACT follow Globe on Twitter or get updates on

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