Saturday, August 24, 2019

Miss CdeO 2019 and her Court

Miss Cinderella Faye ObeƱita (#6) of Barangay Carmen is this year's Miss CdeO Grand Winner.

Her court as follows:

1st Runner Up Miss Nicole Ramos (#7) of Barangay Balulang;

2nd Runner Up Miss Pauline Pielado (#3) also from Barangay Carmen;

3rd Runner Up Miss Vincy Vacalares (#4) from Barangay Camaman-an; and

4th Runner Up Miss Squarthizae Aynaouzscia Violon (#11) of Barangay Kauswagan.

Congratulations ladies!

*file photo from their guesting at Gaisano City Mall last 8th of August 2019;
special thanks to Ciao Bella and Daddy Gabby Baccaro

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Krispy Kreme's Higalaay Treat

Krispy Kreme, an original Doughnuts shop which started way back 1937, is having a limited time offer during the Higalaay Festival, the Dark Chocolate Glitz Premium Doughnuts.

This is only available from August 10 until the 31st. For just 49 pesos per piece, you can enjoy a premium doughnut made with Malagos Chocolate - a premier kind of chocolate from Davao. to add more sweetness to the deal you can have 3 pieces Dark Chocolate Glitz PLUS 3 more pieces of Original Glazed Doughnuts for only 149 Pesos.

Here in Cagayan de Oro, Krispy Kreme have five outlets to go to: Rosario Crescent in Limketkai Center; SM City CdeO (uptown); SM CdeO Downtown Premier; Centrio Ayala Mall; and the newly opened cart in Gaisano City Mall. So, grab yours now and have a fantastic treat.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Limketkai Luxe Hotel's Pool Side Latest Offering

The Pool Bar - Limketkai Luxe Hotel's bar at the pool side area (3rd floor) - have something new and exciting, well, let's make that refreshing offers.

First of, their "happy hour" is from 6pm until 9pm Mondays thru Thursdays.

The Pool Bar Menu

Second, local beer bucket is now 330 pesos only consisting of 6 bottles of either San Miguel Beer Light or Pilsen. (i forgot to ask if flavored beer is also included, i'll just edit this part as soon as they reply).

They are also featuring  their best selling cocktails:  Tom Collins, Brandy Sour, Caprioska for this month of June.

Featured Drinks of the Month

Tom Collins

Tom Collins - popularly known as "Gin Lemonade" - is a mix of gin, lemon juice, soda water and simple syrup. garnished with lemon wheel and cherry.

Brandy Sour

Brandy Sour is a mixture of brandy, lemon juice, soda water and few drops of Angostura bitters, garnished with lemon wheels.


Caprioska is a mix of vodka, lime juice, simple syrup and soda water. The Pool Bar version is they used orange wheels with mint contrary to the popularly used lime slices and mint.

Happy Hour drinks are best paired with grilled dishes right? the Pool Garden Grill is also open to satisfy your grill cravings of meats and seafood. Also located at the 3/f Pool Area and opens from 5pm until 10pm.

Pool Garden Grill

as of this moment, they are offering seafood skewers of: shrimp (skin on), salmon belly, tuna belly and squid; Meat Skewers of: beef cubes, pork and chicken (quarter) inasal; and Kinilaw na Malasugue. prices starts at 78 pesos per stick/skewer.

top: Tuna Belly 90 pesos per stick
middle: Squid (lumot)  118 pesos per stick
bottom: Salmon Belly 148 pesos per stick

Kinilaw na Malasuge 340 pesos per serve


if you will come in group of three (3) you can access the pool for just 700 pesos per head. It's literally a  bargain for the family and barkada.

Come on over to the Poolside of Limketkai Luxe Hotel and experience great food at the Pool Garden Grill, refreshing drinks at The Pool Bar and night dip at the Infinity Pool. What a great stress buster!

for more inquiries:

Limketkai Luxe Hotel
Limketkai Avenue, Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines 9000
Tel: +63 88 880 0000, +632 779 5240


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Monday, June 03, 2019

Signing in back on

whats up mga higala!

yup, its been almost a year since my last post. i've been practicing alot of photography skills since my wife died. you know, make one self busy during life crisis. but anyways, this post will restart my blogging activities.

no, wait! i think i slowed my blogging activities since July 2016 where my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. well, moving on....

what to expect in my blogging?:

1) vlogs using Youtube and Instagram TV using my account handler "@agent112778".

2) more photography issues. like but not limited to: skills sharing,  how-to, errors and solutions, etc.

3) more food,

4) more drinks

5) more photos

6) more travels

7) more sharings means more post

8) throwbacks starting July 2016

so just stay tuned mga higala.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

#makeITsafePH: Phishing on Bank Accounts

I know this topic has been talked about for many times and ages BUT still, scammers evolved and still on the move to phish out not only our identity but also our hard earned money. Old news but still very rampant.

Before I start my sharing, let me tell this first. #makeITsafePH is a campaign initiated by Globe Telecoms to educate us internet and Information Technology (IT) users about cybersecurity and cyberwellness to avoid becoming a victim to online treats and crimes. I admit I’m no expert but I do hope that this story and upcoming ones will help you to be cyberaware.

Many months ago, or is it been a year (?), many banks asked all their clients to report back to their mother branch (the branch where we opened your bank account) to update our personal information. Of course, our work also coincides with the banking hours thus many had a hard time to do this. So what the scammers did was to ask ALL personal and private information including the login names and passwords thru email. What amazed me most is that I received emails from this scammers using the (name of) banks which I have an account to. I did not ever received a email from banks on which I don’t have an account. So my first question was: how did they know that I have an account on that bank?

photo from Bank of Philippine Islands thru Google search

Here are some signs to look for to determine a phishing scam email:

First, the email address “from” is not an official email address of your bank.

Let’s say for example that the official email of the bank is “”. for sure, the phishing scam email will never be the same BUT it might look like the same. Example, if that’s the official email, the phishing email might be “” or “noreply.”. Letter by letter and word by word it is not the same BUT on first glance it looks the same. 

Second and the most notorious one, the email contains a link.

When you read the email, it will ask you to click that link. That link mostly is on blue letter/phrase that says “update account here” or any similar phrase that have the same meaning. Some scam email I received even had two to three links, making sure that you will be enticed to click it. Kung sa tagalong pa “sigurista talaga” na nabasa mo at mag click ka.

If you received an email with a LINK don’t click IT pls. it will start the phishing process if you do.

Lastly, check the body of the letter.

Most of the time, the body of the letter gives you the command to do all this written. Others, it plants fear on your spine that your money will be gone if you did not follow the set of instructions. Phrases like "your account has been locked" or "suspicious activity" or "verify your account here" or words like "suspended" or  "frozen"  then followed by "click the link to unlock" are sure signs of phishing. 

For sure, as I said on the intro, scammers do evolved, so I guess, in the near future, they will change their MO (modus operandi). So what to do if this happened to you?

First, stay calm. As for me, I do nothing. I don’t click the link, I just mark it as “read” then the next time I visit my mother branch, I report it to the customer representative in person.

Second, visit your bank to verify that if you really need to update your account details. Specially if you receive emails many times in a week (persistent emailing).

Update your account in person NOT THRU EMAIL. While you are there, share to them the email that you received. They have a unit that chase these scammers. Yes you might lose a day’s worth of salary just to be absent for a day just to visit the bank. It’s better this way that to lose all your savings up to the last centavo from these scammers.

Here a true to life experience from a friend. She wrote this thru facebook status.

She received numerous emails for so called her bank. At first, she did not minded it for she is sure that it’s a scam. But since it’s a persistent emailing, she then click the bait link. And the pandora’s box went loose and lost her hard earned savings including their family budget (she is a breadwinner). The amount is four digit figure. It might be small to other standards BUT if you are the breadwinner and that amount is your family budget for the next days/weeks before the next salary, definitely, it is a HUGE amount of lost. Good thing her good friend is also a bank employee and told her what to do to get her money back. 

So please, do remember, never ever make some updates and verification of bank accounts thru mail, email, call and text, not even on meet ups outside your bank. Verify and update ONLY thru your branch of account.