Friday, February 20, 2015

Apple Tree Resort and Hotel Gears Up

Last February 1, Apple Tree Resort and Hotel celebrated their 7th year with a hot samba dance, bossa music and sparkling fire dance in a cool (sea) breezy night.

They also appreciated people, companies and public offices that made ATRH successful.

The Keynote Speaker for the night is Director Catalino Chan III of the Department of Tourism Region X. (see my separate post "Visit Philippines - Visit Cagayan de Oro")

The highlight of the evening is the speech of its General Manager Ms. Bjanesha Manigsaca Emphasis. She revealed the new gears that will make ATRH even more better for their clients:

* The new Logo: The freshness and healing power of (blooming) Apple Tree which means healthy and growing; and the circle symbolizes eternity.

* New Official Colors in Green and Pink that symbolizes their corporate values: life, renewal and energy (the color green) along with the compassion, nurturing and love (the color pink).

* New Staff Uniform. “May I proudly present our uniform! Our company color is complemented by the color blue; representing the ocean. We accented it with the Langkit; handwoven by the women of the Maranao tribe. This is our way of supporting the diverse Filipino culture" said Ms. Empahsis.

* New and renovated Facilities: Function Halls, indoor and outdoor dining, infinity pool, 30+ Hotel Rooms are just a few to mention. They still have more to come thus we will wait and see and this blog will surely cover it.

* New Packages for Leisure and Relaxation for us to have an enjoyable stay.

For more information on Apple Tree Resort & Hotel,
call : (63 8822) 735-411 or (63 88) 555-0003
email :

Monday, February 16, 2015

Honda Philippines Unveils XR150L

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

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.Ghilbert Cababa – 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.

Honda XR150L in Black
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.

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.

Honda XR150L in Red
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.

For more information, visit

Honda Philippines promotes XR125L

Honda Philippines, Inc. continues to provide the motorcycles in the industry particularly for the On/Off-Road category that is specifically designed for Filipinos who travel frequently. XR125L, 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.

Fun Race
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!

The off-road race clinic was instructed by Mr. Jovie Saulog with Mr. Jordan Herera (rider)
Free Honda MC servicing was conducted throughout the day and awarding of winners happened later in the afternoon.

Free Honda MC servicing

For more information visit

Friday, February 13, 2015

TGIFriday's Jack Daniel's Triple Barrel Combos

TGIFriday's Jack Daniel's Triple Barrel Combos is a three (3) grilled meat platter combos will surely make your Valentine's Day date triple the fun, triple the sharing and triple filling. These combo has a separate menu card so don't for get to ask the crew for the " Triple Barrel" menu

Combo # 1 is Ribs, Chop and Shrimp: this a trio of : Half Rack Cajun Spiced Baby Back Ribs; Grilled Pork Chop and Deep-fried Battered Shrimps; sided with buttered veggies and Jack Daniel's Sauce. Priced at PHP 1,395

Combo # 2 is Chicken, Chop and Shrimp: this a trio of half Roasted Chicken, Grilled Pork Chop and Deep-fried Battered Shrimps, sided with buttered veggies and Jack Daniel's Sauce. Priced at PHP 1,195

Combo # 3 - and this is my favorite - is Salmon, Chicken and Chop: this a trio of Chargrilled Norwegian Pink Salmon Fillet, Half Roasted Chicken and Grilled Pork Chop, sided with buttered veggies and Jack Daniel's Sauce. Priced at PHP 1,450

Prices doesn't include rice, drinks and dessert. An order of rice is refillable (aka unlirice). I suggest you order cocktails or soda for the drinks, but for me, Beer is better. For dessert, let me suggest the best dessert of TGIFridays, the Mud Pie.

All I can say about the Mud Pie is "Greatest Frozen Dessert" there is. 

All Platters are will be available not only for Valentine's Day but for next three months more.  So order you Jack Daniel's Triple Barrel platter now!

Special Thanks to TGI Fridays Centrio Crew headed by Ms. Tinny and Sir Adrian for the heartwarming accommodation.

Italianni’s Valentine's Day Treat to all Cagayanons

As a Valentine’s treat, Italianni’s is treating diners by giving them free Italian Truffle Fries vouchers only on February 14.

Italianni’s Italian Truffle Fries (crispy potato chips drizzled with truffle cream dressing with Italianni’s special truffle mayo dip) is rated as one of the best truffle fries in Manila by

Italian Truffle Fries
Diners on Valentine’s Day can get the free voucher, valued at P295, which they may use on their next visit with a minimum purchase of P750.

Italian cuisine, coupled shared style dining concept known as ‘Amore de Merrier,’ made Italianni’s an instant hit. At Italianni’s they believe in making their guests feel like they’re in an Italian family-owned restaurant. Every meal starts with complimentary home-baked Tuscan and Foccacia bread served with olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar.


In the Philippines, Italianni’s first opened in 1996 in Makati City and now has branches including Cebu, Davao, Angeles and Laguna.

In Cagayan de Oro, Italianni’s is located at the ground level of Ayala Centrio, beside Centrio Garden. For updates on Italianni’s latest offers, like them on Facebook at or follow them on Twitter and Instagram: @Italiannisph

Bistro Group also introduced TGIFriday’s and Tonkatsu by Terazawa in Cagayan. Bistro also brought brands such as Village Tavern, Bulgogi Brothers, Fish and Co., Watami, Modern Shanghai, and other homegrown concepts such as Krazy Garlik to the Philippines.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentine's Day offers from Apple Tree Resort and Hotel

Impress your date with a candlelit dinner at Apple Tree Resort and Hotel. ROMANCE BY THE BAY. Let your Love go deep this Valentine Season!

To complete your romantic mood, an exquisite fine dining experience of 3 Course Dinner with a glass of wine will be served:

* For only PHP 499 per person if the dinner date is set on the Pavillion;

* For only PHP 599 per person if the dinner date is set on the Bridgeway;

* For only PHP 699 per person if the dinner date is set on the Tree Top.

More than that, I suggest that you'll stay for the night at their comfy and relaxing rooms:
  • for only PHP 3899 you will have your romantic dinner date at the Pavillion plus a night stay at the Deluxe Superior Room;
  • for only PHP 4699 you will have your romantic dinner date at the Pavillion plus a night stay at the Lanai Room;
  • for only PHP 5999 you will have your candle lit romantic dinner date in your Suite Room - with an overnight stay- serviced by a personal waiter plus a rose for the lady.

Interesting isn't it?

For inquiries and reservations, you may contact us through:
Mobile: 0917-718-5152, 0917-714-4040, 0939-907-6948
PLDT: (63 88) 555-0003
MISORTEL: (63 8822) 73-54-11

#FantasticEscape #DiscoverAppleTree #ValentineSeason

Flash Sale for the Nubia Z5 S Mini

ZTE together with to hold its flash sale for the Nubia Z5 S Mini tthis February 12 at exactly 12 noon!If you are looking for more value out of your money coupled with an impeccable design and packed with intuitive features, be sure to log on to this February 12 at exactly 12 noon as the ZTE together with the Philippines’ Biggest Online Shopping Mall – will be staging another anticipated flash sale for this game-changing phone which will be carrying a price tag of PhP 8,990 during the flash sale.

Hailing from its original price tag of PhP 16,790, the Nubia Z5 S Mini will be on a flash sale at PhP 8,990 giving the lucky flash sale shoppers a discount of more than 45%. For those people on the go, you can definitely still get the chance of being part of the flash sale simply by shopping via your Lazada Mobile App – which is available for both iOS and Android phone users.


About Lazada

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Thursday, February 05, 2015

Visit Philippines - Visit Cagayan de Oro 2015

Its a very promising year for the Visit Philippines 2015. As Regional Director Catalino Chan III of the Department of Tourism Region 10 shared in his keynote speech during the 7th year anniversary of Apple Tree Resort and Hotel last February 1st.

Docking of a cruise ship and Conferences are just a few promises that will flock the tourist industry in Cagayan de Oro. Even with this kind of good news, he is still a bit sad due to the fact that Cagayan de Oro doesn't have a 5000+ seating capacity conference hall thus he can not invite the AdCongress to CDO. Me too was sadden with that realization. 

Anyways, since the said promises will really make the tourism and hospitality busy - very busy - we will looking forward to those promises come to life. May the Dearest Lord grant us that opportunity.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Slurping Days are here Again

Back home in Manila during my childhood days,I always ask my parents to buy me an "Icee" (ice-cy) in SM Cubao food court. Its a frozen drink that comes only in two flavors. I dearly forgot the flavors but in comes in colors - red and blue.

Fast forward to my collage days this Icee shop is closed but I found a better alternative. Its called "Slurpee" from a convenience store. From two flavors it became to six and one of which is my all time favorite, the Coca-Cola Slurpee.

When I came here in Cagayan de Oro, the nearest alternative to those drinks is the Coffee Icey also from a convenience store or the Coolers with Pearls but of course they look the same but its somehow  a different kind.

Last 24th of January, a Slurp Shop named Slurp It opened in SM City Cagayan de Oro. To my amazement my childhood days in SM Cubao brought back to life.

From two flavors of Icee, four of Slurpee, Slurp It has nine flavors. The best of it is you can mix and match the flavors of your choice, thus you can taste all nine in one serving.

They have 5 servings to choose from: small (360ml), medium (500ml), large (700ml), tube (500ml) and tower (3 liters). The Tube and the Tower are both refillable so always bring it every time you go to SM City Cagayan de Oro.

The fun part of it is the tube. You will buy the tube for 145 pesos plus 25 pesos for the contents. Then they will give you a card to monitor your refills. Each refill is 25 pesos. After your 10th refill, the next serving (the 11th refill) is for free.

Come and buy your slurp it now! I like their Blue Lemonade and Watermelon flavors it jives and swirl into my tube and into my tastebuds. I love brainfreeze! Lets Slurp It and Brainfreeze together.