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Not Everyone Knows This: Matteo Made In Cebu concert Will Raffle off a Ford Ecosport.

Yes, you heard that right.
Simple Mechanics at the end.

Matteo Guidicelli, after 10 years sa industry ng showbiz, hindi pa rin ako sure sa spelling ng pangalan niya.

That is after he recognizes me by name. I am not sure pero he called me “Pe” sa blogcon kanina. I came in late sa call time, which by then is eksakto lang sa pagdating niya. I had not eaten tuloy, pero go lang, diretso sa trabaho.

matteo made in cebu poster

matteo made in cebu poster

Matteo, promise hindi tayo close, pero I appreciate that you know me, maybe because I was reacting quite nicely on how he says he is proud in being a Cebuano.

He asked me kung Bisaya ako, Continue reading

Ozamiz Is Ready For You

#VisitOzamiz #Awezamiz #MindaNow #JohannsCuisine #TBDC
In line with the tourism development plan of the city, Ozamiz is now ready for all visitors joining the Familiarization Tour this coming October 28 and 29, 2016.

This is the 1st Familiarization Tour that the City Tourism Office in partnership of the city government is hosting. The event is entitled: “Discover Ozamiz; The Cultural, Historical and Pilgrimage Site of Misamis Occidental”; a 2-days event wherein the visitors are to be treated to a visual and taste experience that is truly Ozamiz in soul.



City Plaza

City Plaza

Welcome to Ozamiz

Welcome to Ozamiz

Ozamiz church

Ozamiz Church

Come and visit the shrine that was acknowledged by Pope Francis as truly miraculous during his Philippine visit. Experience swimming in a spring sourced pool. Zoom along the recognized longest zipline in Asia located at the Highland Adventure Park. See the beauty of Lala’s eco-park and the path to Cobra Falls. Come and see the different churches of the city and hear the majestic pipe organ of the Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral.

Taste the soft torta of Ozamiz. Enjoy the flavor of laya, a known fish in the area of city. Taste the rich sour flavor of tabon-tabon as used in some dishes here in Ozamiz. Enjoy ramona with your tsokolate and kape. Love the crunch of kiping topped with latik sauce and the barbecued saba brushed with margarine and sprinkled with sugar.

This event is to be graced by the Assistant Secretary of Tourism for Events, Frederick Alegre. With him are various media practitioners such as Business Mirror, Grid Magazine, Cook Magazine, Philippine Graphic and others. All of them shall enjoy the beauty of the place as planned and coordinated by The Big Difference Communications, a PR, Marketing and Events team, in coordination with the Tourism Office of Ozamiz and the City Government. This would be a fun-filled event of gastronomic proportions and Mother Nature’s allure.

Along with all those mentioned above is the unveiling of the future tourism image of the city as planned by Mr. Jaime Tomada, City Tourism Officer of Ozamiz. He, along with the other people behind this event, has personally chosen the places to visit to show as to why Ozamiz is a cultural, historical and pilgrimage site of Misamis Occidental. The food shall be catered by no other than Johann’s Cuisine, a business that will bring forth an activity center, a new bike center café and a bigger and better home for Johann’s Catering. Mr. Johann Dagandara, owner of Johann’s Cuisine, shall prepare dishes that may sound common but truly taste different because of the local ingredients that he plans to use. He also prepared a treat that shall also be revealed to the public during dinner time.

Ms. Jennifer Catherine Burwell, head of The Big Difference Communications, has truly made the coordination along with her team to make both days run smoothly as planned. Coordination with the invited guests was made possible by her team along with the set-up and designs on some locations to truly make things memorable and note-worthy. The Big Difference Communications is a PR, Marketing and Events team that is geared to truly make a difference in the way of doing things but delivering what is needed and desired. Truly making a difference is her trademark.

See the unknown beauty of Ozamiz in this 2-days event! Experience the start of the New Ozamiz this 2016. Be part of the planned changes and development in the months to come. Witness the unfolding of its beauty and be part of its history. Ozamiz is truly #Awezamiz!

Visit Ozamiz, Yes, It Is Spelled With Z.


#VisitOzamiz #Awezamiz #MindaNow #JohannsCuisine #TBDC

The office of the City Tourism along with the city government is launching its Visit Ozamiz program this month of October. The program is geared to show as to why the city is tagged as the cultural, historical and pilgrimage site of Misamis Occidental.

Welcome to Ozamiz

Welcome to Ozamiz

Visit Ozamiz

Visit Ozamiz

The name Ozamiz isin honor of the late Senator Jose Ozamiz – the very 1st senator from the area during the time of President Manuel A. Roxas, before the Japanese occupation. Dubbed as the late and forgotten hero form Misamis Occidental, not a good number outside the area knows the things that he has done for his country. Senator Jose Ozamiz is a man of integrity, loyalty and courage as honored by President Manuel A. Roxas during his inaugural speech at Luneta upon installation as the First President of the newly independent Philippine Republic. On July 16, 1948, the principal port and trading center of Misamis Municipality was renamed as Ozamiz City under Republic Act No. 321.

Ozamiz is known for having a good number of historical sites with religious value; one of these is the pipe organ that is currently housed at the Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral. The Cotta Shrine located besides the historical fort is recognized by Pope Francis as one miraculous site during his Philippine visit. The El Fuerte de Cotta or Cotta Fort is a wrapped in a miraculous story. One must visit are the bells at Mt.Bucayan for the value of its story around it. Present also and commonly visited are the Carmelite Home and the Divine Mercy Church.
Part of the tourism program is the improvement of the Cotta Boulevard, park and garden. To rise in the area of the boulevard is a symbolic recreation of a galleon ship signifying the value of Ozamiz as a trading port area. All this and more shall be revealed during the 1st Familiarization Tour this October 28 and 29, 2016.

The main reason behind this program is the historical and cultural value of such mentioned places if not promoted accordingly which is why the Tourism Office pushed for this program this year; a program that is geared to bear fruit in the years to come and established Ozamiz as a place to be for tourist. Mr. Jaime S. Tomada, Head Tourism Officer of Ozamiz plans to repaint the city from its quiet personality to a serene but dynamic place of people, sites and food; a city that has its own take of common street food and have made it their own. Something one must try when visiting Ozamiz.

Being a trading port area, it has access and serves as a springboard to go to other beautiful places in Misamis Occidental. From Ozamiz one can go to Clarin, Tagub and other areas that have their own treasure to boast. Comparing it to other cities, it is like Manila that has access to Pasay, Mandaluyong, Quezon City, Caloocan and Makati. Being a city that has access to other areas, it also boasts of living establishments that fits your budget. Should you missed your ride for the day, you have no fear of sleeping under the stars. Transportation is not also a problem when you are in the city. There is a good number of three-wheeled carriages, both manual and by gasoline. Fare is only Php 7 per person to any point within city area. That is why it a place to be when visiting Northern Mindanao.

Visit Ozamiz is a call to all the people of the city to be loud and proud of their city. A call to make all believe in the serene but dynamic energy of the place as visualized by Mr. Jaime S. Tomada. The 1st FamTour entitled: “Discover Ozamiz, The Cultural, Historical and Pilgrimage Site of Misamis Occidental” is the start of the new Ozamiz. Be part of the waking beauty of this quiet place.

Choose Your Side With Batman V Superman

Dear Dark Knight and Man of Steel,

It is superhero season. Napansin ko, this year, nagaaway-away ang mga superheroes. Siguro LOVE TRIANGLE ang dahilan. Darating daw yung English version ni Sharon Cuneta e.

Bat nga ba nag-aaway kayo? Ano bang pinag-aawayan ninyo? Ano bang premyo?

Ipinarada pa tuloy ni Batman yung Bat Mobile niya sa SM North EDSA – The Block. Siguro na-trapik siya sa EDSA kaya iniwan niya yung dun. Nag jet na lang siya pauwi ng Batcave. Continue reading