Saturday, August 29, 2015

Cagayan de Oro's Higalaay Pyro Festival: Painting the Sky with Colorful Lights


Article by: Clement Dampal II
Photo contributors:
    - Argie Yańez, Jashen Travilla of CINEMAGIX, Alex Orbegoso of AYO Foto, Premier Elipe

The annual Pyro Festival celebration presented by SM City Cagayan de Oro in partnership with the City of Cagayan de Oro and supported by the Department of Tourism Region 10 once again painted the sky with colorful canvas of dancing lights last August 28, 2015 (Friday- The official scheduled festival of the city) at Pueblo de Oro Grounds.
The fireworks display presented last August 28, 2015 at Pueblo de Oro showcasing the beauty of Cagayan de Oro during the evening. Photo courtesy by: Argie Yańez

The fireworks display presented last August 28, 2015 at
Pueblo de Oro showcasing the beauty of
Cagayan de Oro during the evening.
Photo courtesy by: Argie Yańez
On a recent post coming from the said mall, more than 200,000 people gathered the fireworks display, witnessing the literal explosive atmosphere of dancing lights blending it with chosen music and created an amusement of the cheering crowds.

A total of 7 contenders of different groups joined the Pyro Festival competition showcasing and competing their best compositions of light display and music. Moreover, the event started at 7pm as pre-program and officially blasted around 9pm complying with the airspace clearance given by the CAAP.

The team from Cagayan de Oro (the 7th fireworks display contestant) bagged the First Place followed by the team from Manila (5th fireworks display contestant) and the team from Iligan City (1st fireworks display contestant).

The Pyro Festival event has been a favorite of Kagay-anons and tourists and became part of the Festival's tradition.

The fireworks display presented last August 28, 2015 at Pueblo de Oro showcasing the beauty of Cagayan de Oro during the evening. Photo courtesy by: Alex Y. Orbegoso of AYO Foto
On the other part of the City, last August 27, 2015 (Thursday), the Centrio Mall Ayala in partnership with the City of Cagayan de Oro joined the fireworks tradition promoting and celebrating the Higalaay Festival through pyro presentations held at Duaw Park, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro.
The fireworks display presented last August 27, 2015 at Duaw Park showcasing the beauty of Cagayan de Oro river during the evening. Photo courtesy by: Alex Y. Orbegoso of AYO Foto

The event presented by the said mall amazed everyone with a thrilling and visual representation and experience of the celebration of light.

Both malls presented a one of a kind experience to the whole spectators. It created an enormous impact of entertainment to the whole crowd of family, buddies, friends, and the likes, given us a feeling of thrill and excitement. Both Pyro Festivals painted an awe-inspiring creation of wonder to the entire community and generated a truly unique Festival celebrating the Feast of St Augustine of Hippo. The number of the crowd joining the fireworks display with enormous excitement and high energy noise proves the event is a real success.

NOTE: Images used with permission from the above-mentioned photographers.
The fireworks display presented last August 28, 2015 at Pueblo de Oro showcasing the beauty of Cagayan de Oro during the evening. Photo courtesy by: Argie Yańez
The fireworks display presented last August 28, 2015 at Pueblo de Oro showcasing the beauty of Cagayan de Oro during the evening. Photo courtesy by: Jashen Travilla of CINEMAGIX
The fireworks display presented last August 28, 2015 at Pueblo de Oro showcasing the beauty of Cagayan de Oro during the evening. Photo courtesy by: Jashen Travilla of CINEMAGIX
The fireworks display presented last August 28, 2015 at Pueblo de Oro showcasing the beauty of Cagayan de Oro during the evening. Photo courtesy by: Argie Yańez
The fireworks display presented last August 27, 2015 at Duaw Park showcasing the beauty of Cagayan de Oro river during the evening. Photo courtesy by: Alex Y. Orbegoso of AYO Foto

The fireworks display presented last August 28, 2015 at Pueblo de Oro showcasing the beauty of Cagayan de Oro during the evening. Photo courtesy by: Argie Yańez
The fireworks display presented last August 28, 2015 at Pueblo de Oro showcasing the beauty of Cagayan de Oro during the evening. Photo courtesy by: Argie Yańez
The fireworks display presented last August 28, 2015 at Pueblo de Oro showcasing the beauty of Cagayan de Oro during the evening. Photo courtesy by: Argie Yańez
The fireworks display presented at Duaw Park showcasing the beauty of Carmen Bridge, Cagayan de Oro during the evening. Photo courtesy by: Premier Elipe

Thursday, August 27, 2015

HIGALAAY CARNIVAL PARADE 2015: The Celebration Continues

Article and Photos by: Clement Dampal II

The Philippines is a country rich of festivals whole year round from January to December. It is said that each distinct festivals or commonly called “fiesta” has been part of the Filipino culture. These festivities serves and associated with specific purpose depending on the local communities either to commemorate and/or thanksgiving to one’s religious patron saint or to provide a sense of involvement to the culture and tradition of that particular locality. Nonetheless, the celebration continues.
In Cagayan de Oro particularly, the most important religious festival is the Feast of St. Augustine celebrated every August of the year most specifically every 28th of the month. It is a month-long celebration of religious, entertainment, cultural, social, and tradition. It is a communal religious feast to honor the Patron Saint Augustine which serves a cultural and religious significance to the city. 

One of the said activities is the Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade, a street festival marked by merry making an explosion of colors and synchronized singing and dancing. Revelers walk and dance to an international beat and flavor of Carnival- Cagayan de Oro style.

Now on its 2nd year, the Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade successfully concluded last August 23, 2015 (Sunday) with 5 contingents namely Macasandig National High School, Lapasan National High School, Barangay Carmen, Lumad Gusanon, and Barangay 21 stretching along Velez St. to Kiosko Kagawasan, Plaza Divisoria for the total performance.
The event highlighted two types namely the Street dancing harmonized by the beat of the music while enjoying their smooth presentation dressed to express the uniqueness of each locals, and the Carnival Queen featuring colorful and mixture of traditional ethnic inspired cultures showcasing the beauty of a Festival Queen. Participating groups were judged on their costumes, dance steps, and the totality of their given performance. Evaluated by respected individuals in the given field, the panel of judges includes Dr. Rowie Lim of Earist University in Manila, Ms Joan Bayona (Bukidnon Tourism Officer), and Mr Christian Aguado.

Macasandig National High School was announced as the Champion of the Street Dancing category as they showcased their grand costume during the parade accompanied with lively and synchronized dancing and received a certificate worth P100,000.00. Lumad Gusan-on garnered as the 2nd Placer receiving P60,000.00 while Barangay Carmen placed on the 3rd Row receiving P40,000.00.
The costumes designed by Emmanuel Mulawan, an Over-All Champion of the World Costumes Festival Mindanao.

On the other hand, Ms Theresa Denesse I. Perez of Brgy. 21 (Kap 21 Gigi Go) was crowned as the Higalaay Carnival Queen for this year receiving P10,000.00. Lumad Gusan-on topped the 2nd Place with P6,000.00 prize and Brgy. Carmen received P4,000.00 as the 3rd Placer of the said category.
Ms Theresa Denesse I. Perez, the crowned Ms Carnival Queen. The photo was published front page in Mindanao Daily News last August 26, 2015 Issue entitled: "The Higalaay Festival Queen with her Trusted Warrior".

Other awards includes the Most Thematic given to Macasandig National High School, Most Disciplined Award given to Brgy. Carmen, and Most Festive Higalaay Award given to Lumad Gusan-on.

The carnival parade was also supported by the winners of Miss Cagayan de Oro 2015 Pageant as they waved their charms to the spectators, and the Neo-Higaonon dress of Emmanuel Mulawan, the man behind the winner of the World Costumes Festival Mindanao 2015.

The event ended with an after-party.

 More photos here:  < 2nd HIGALAAY CARNIVAL PARADE 2015>  <--------- b="" click="" that="">
Kyle Jennerman of Becoming Filipino joined the Higalaay Carnival Parade
Presentation of the Carnival Queen to the crowd.

Monday, August 24, 2015

The eagle has fallen: WHO KILLED PAMANA?

The online and offline community broke out with fierce and sentiments last Wednesday (August 19, 2015) while receiving a depressing news that a 3-year-old juvenile Philippine Eagle named "PAMANA" found dead last August 16, 2015 at Mount Hamiguitan Range, declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in San Isidro, Davao Oriental province.

"DAVAO- Her freedom came with a price." - Philippine Daily Inquirer

Pamana (literally means Heritage), (was) a female 3-year-old juvenile Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) rescued by a local farmer from Iligan City [who initially took care of her before turning it over to the authorities as requested by CENRO Iligan and was retrieved for admission to the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) four days after] from Mount Gabuna Range in Iligan City last April 2012 with two gunshot wounds on her left breast and left wing near the elbow joint. It was treated by Dr. Bayani Vandenbroeck.


Photo courtesy of the Philippine Eagle Foundation
Pamana was rehabilitated at the Philippine Eagle Center  in Malagos, Calinan, Davao Oriental for three years and was released into the wilderness at the Heritage Site of Mt. Hamiguitan last June 12, 2014 at 8:35am (PST) with a GPS device and a radio transmitter for a purpose of monitoring and tracking. The day it was released marked the 117th year of independence of the Philippines.

Mt. Hamiguitan Range is a natural eagle habitat located in San Isidro, Davao Oriental covering an approximately 30,000 hectares of forests and is considered both a UNESCO World and ASEAN Heritage Site. It was named the country's sixth World Heritage Site last June 23, 2014.

Pamana's release "was aimed at improving the genetic flow of eagles here and underscore(d) the significance of this mountain range as part of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites" said by the PEF Executive Director Mr Dennis Salvador. Additionally, "The release ends a life of captivity and human dependence and marks the survival and eventual breeding of the Philippine Eagle, reduing the chances of its extinction," said by the PEF Director for Research and Conservation Mr Jayson Ibanez.

IN ADVANCE STATE OF DECOMPOSITION
Pamana's carcass was found in an advance state of decomposition near a creek in Mt. Hamiguitan Range last August 16. Pamana could have died on August 10 based on it's remains, PEF said which sustained a gunshot wound in her right chest approximately 5mm in puncture. The radio transmitter which was attached in her back went into "mortality mode"- which is said to a non-moving activity for six hours. A metal fragment believed to be from a shattered gun pellet was also found from its remains. According to Dr. Ana Lascano, PEF veterinarian, "Pamana suffered from gun shot wound leading to possible trauma."
Pamana was closely monitored through radio signals from a miniature transmitter harnessed on its back and a GPS satellite transmitter. Telemetry showed that she settled at the northeastern forest roughly 1.3 km from the release site. 

LAST CHANCE FOR THE WORLD'S RAREST EAGLE?
A documentary expedition by George Oxford Miller can be found here: < All About Birds >

According to the PEF, there are an estimated 400 pairs of the endangered birds in the wild and are faced with threats of hunting and deforestation. The Foundation has been trying to breed eagles in captivity and successfully hatched 25 eaglets since 1992.

In 2013, a male Philippine Eagle named "Minalwang" was shot dead two months after his released in the wild following two years of rehabilitation.

Another Philippine Eagle by the name of "Hineleban" named after the Foundation met the same fate as that of Pamana.

In July 2008, nearly 4 months from its release last March 6, 2008, "Kagsabua" (A Tribal word for Unity), a 3-year-old male juvenile Philippine Eagle was shot with an air gun while perched on a tree, killed and cooked by a 22-year-old indigenous farmer in Impasug-ong Bukidnon.

In April 22, 2004, "Kabayan", the first captive-bred eagle released into the wild failed to survive after having been released. Kabayan died more than a year after its release inside the Philippine National Oil Co. forest reserves in Ilomavis, Kidapawan City.

FAST FACTS ABOUT THE PHILIPPINE EAGLE
- The Philippine Eagle has a wingspan spreading up to seven feet and is one of the largest raptors in the world.
- Considered as a "Critically-Endangered Species" by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature
- The country's National Bird
- The world's only blue-eyed bird of prey
- Discovered in 1896
- Also known to form a monogamous bond
- Female lays an egg only once every two years

THE LAW TAKES OVER
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6147 - AN ACT DECLARING THE PITHECOPHAGA JEFFERYI COMMONLY KNOWN AS MONKEY-EATING EAGLE AS A PROTECTED BIRD IN THE PHILIPPINES, PROVIDING FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE SAME AND AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS FOR THE PURPOSE

Section 1. It is hereby declared that the pithecophaga jefferyi commonly known as the monkey-eating Eagle shall be a protected bird in the Philippines. 

Sec. 2. To insure the proper conservation, preservation and management of the Monkey-eating Eagle, the killing, hunting, wounding or taking away of the same and/or destroying, disturbing, or taking away of the nests or eggs of such a bird, in contravention of the rules and regulations promulgated by the Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources, is hereby prohibited and made subject to the penal provisions in Section five hereon.

The Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources shall promulgate rules and regulations for the implementation of this Act within ninety (90) days from and after the effectivity thereof.n preparation of said rules and regulations, the Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources shall seek the recommendation of the Director of Parks and Wildlife and the Philippine Wildlife Conservation Foundation. 

Sec. 3. The Director of Parks and Wildlife shall establish sanctuaries as are necessary to preserve this threatened species. For this purpose, the Director of Parks and Wildlife may seek the assistance of the National Science Development Board including private associations or foundations, such as the Philippine Wildlife Conservation Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund, and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, for such support, financial grant, or technical cooperation arrangements, as may be necessary or requisite to carry out and effectively implement the provisions of this Act.

Sec. 4. For the expenses in the establishment and maintenance of the sanctuaries, the conduct of studies on the natural habitat, food requirements, predatory-prey control measure and other ecological factors most conducive to the conservation and management of the monkey-eating eagle and other requirements for the implementation of this Act, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated out of any funds in the National Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of One hundred thousand pesos (P100,000.00) for the first year after the approval of this Act and subsequent appropriations shall included in the General Appropriations Act.

Sec. 5. Any person violating any provision of this Act shall be punished by a penalty of prision correccional or by a fine of not less than six hundred pesos (P600.00), nor more than One thousand pesos (P1,000.00), or by both such imprisonment and fine at the discretion of the Court.n case of any subsequent offense, the court shall impose both the imprisonment and the fine.n case of insolvency, the corresponding subsidiary imprisonment shall be suffered. 

Sec. 6. All Acts, part of Acts, orders, rules and regulations inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 7. This Act shall effect upon its approval.



"I truly believe that ecotourism is one of the solutions to save the Philippine Eagle. A PE is really protected only when the local community is protecting it, as they are present 24/7 in the PE's habitat, unlike the DENR who cannot have its employees present all the time in remote forests. A devoted local community will provide many guardians who will enforce the law protecting the PE and police the forest and their own members. Ecotourism financially incentivizes the local community to do so. For example, next month I am going to Spain to check out a big birding outfit's "hide photography" -- 7 permanent hides where they feed several kinds of raptors in order to allow close photography. This may work in protecting specified pairs of PEs, who will feed regularly at a hide run by the local community. The hide will generate significant revenues from birders and tourists, which can be used for conservation purposes and will financially motivate the local community to protect the PEs. And with a steady supply of food, the PEs will be more likely to breed and multiply. While there is a downside that the PEs may become reliant on the food, this is far better than having no PEs at all. The Philippine Eagle Foundation now admits that education, awareness and law enforcement are not enough. Their success rate in releasing PEs into the wild is ZERO, as all PEs released to date have been killed. It is high time that we try something different."- Atty Ramon Quisumbing (Wild Bird Photographers in the Philippines).

With the increase of the reward of P150,000 (One Hundred Fifty Thousand Pesos) to find the suspect of Pamana's killing, the question still remains: WHO KILLED PAMANA?

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

SHORE-BREAKS: A TESTIMONY OF STRONG BONDED BOARDSPORTS IN NORTHERN MINDANAO

CDO’s leading resort hotel successfully gave an enormous impact for Northern Mindanao’s boardsports scene.


(Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, PHILIPPINES)– The first ever Skim-boarding Competition dubbed as SHORE BREAKS organized by the leading resort hotel in Metro Cagayan de Oro, Apple Tree Resort and Hotel (ATRH),was indeed a huge success with the support of the local skim-boarders of Opol, Misamis Oriental and neighboring areas.



Last May 16, 2015, the shoreline of the Municipality of Opol turned into an amphitheatre of the board-sport as 30 skim-boarders, 10 for the Kid Category and 20 from the Open Category showed their talents and skills of the said sport to compete to the finals and be the first one to be called, the Shore-breaker. Hosted by Mr Steve Norman Ebonia, a multi-awarded local skim-boarder, started the event with the Oath of Sportsmanship which was then-after opened by Ms Bjanesha M. Emphasis (General Manager of ATRH). The local skim-boarders have successfully achieved to pull great tricks in the competition full of enthusiasm which attracted the younger generation from Opol.


According to Ms Daphne Belle Maape, (Front Office and Concierge Supervisor of ATRH), there were more than 200 guests who graced the event during the day including the media partners and the sponsors. Additionally, The Shore-breaks is a testimony of strong bonded board sports which gave a significant impact to the growing skim boarding scene in Northern Mindanao”– Mr Clement Dampal II (Marketing and PR Officer of ATRH) said. “The success of the Shore-breaks gave an enormous impression in keeping the board-sport active in Opol and emerge as a mainstream sports competition that sooner will bring forth to a new season of Shore-Breaks 2: Skim-boarding competition within this year or next. We might be inviting Jaro Anillo and Manoy Bazar of JAROMANOY Skimboards on the second season and Arjun “A-smooth” Jimenez, one of the Top boardsport athletes in the Philippines.”- He added.


The competition was a fun filled celebration of stoke and camaraderie which were spare-headed by the award winning judges, Michael “Don” Magracia, Champion of the 1st Mati Surfing Competition and a Rider of the Northmind Longboarding, Andrew “Slim” Rementizo, President of Team Higad Skimboarding Association, and Richard “Sasik” Dela Cruz, Champion of the National Skimboarding competition 2008 held at Bacuag, Lanuza, Surigao del Sur, Champion of the 1st Lugait Skimboarding competition 2003), and Champion of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd National Skimboarding competition (2004, 2005, 2006) held at Mergrande Ocean Resort, Davao City.

Arnel Dela Cruz showing his skimboarding skills and was announced as the Champion for the Open Category


Arnel Dela Cruz, a local skimboarder was announced as the Champion for the Open Category of this year’s Shore-breaks competition, solidifying his career after also being hailed as the Champion of the Skimboarding competition during the 2nd Kabaybayonan Music and Sports Festival last April 10, 2015. On the other hand, Kenny Egam, also a local skimboarder successfully made it on the Top 3 being the 1st Placer while Christian Quitat which came from Iligan City showed his fantastic tricks became the 2nd Placer of the Open Category defeating other local skimboarders.

Lester de Rosal announced as the Champion


For the Kid Category, Lester de Rosal was announced as the Champion defeating his rival Luther Uban Jr which bacame the 1st Placer. He was thechampion of the Skimboarding competition of the 2nd Kabaybayonan Music and Sports Festival. Crismar Lariosa on the other hand became the 2nd Placer of the Kid Category.



First and Second Placers of each categories received an Overnight Superior Accommodation with breakfast for 2 persons and complimentary tickets for the Infinity and Sea horse-shaped pools, Cash, Certification and customized Trophy while the champions received a new and customized Skim-board with all the above-mentioned prizes.



This event is brought to you by Engr. Danilo O. Daroy, Nature’s Spring, Geo Transports and Constructions, Inc., Venray Construction, Northern Mindanao Practical Shooting Association (NMPSA), Easy Rock 96.9 FM, Clix (Cagayan de Oro’s Premier Go-to-Site), The Launchpad Magazine, Best Spots PH, Eats Good to be in CDO, LGU-Opol, Clement Dampal Photography, Business Week Mindanao, Mindanao Daily News, The Cagayan Times, and Mindanao Star.

Champion- Arnel dela Cruz (Open Category)


Kenny Egam- 1st Placer (Open Category)
Christian Quitat- 2nd Placer (Open Category)


One of the Judges showing his mighty skill in Skim boarding
Apple Tree Resort and Hotel is located in Opol, Misamis Oriental. Within this 7,000 square meter property are 39 luxurious guestrooms and suites, indoor and outdoor function spaces for corporate and social events, indoor and outdoor dining outlets, 2 swimming pools and a private beach, and a host of activities for fun & leisure.



For more information on Apple Tree Resort and Hotel, call (63 8822) 75-46-49/75-43-28 or (63 88) 555-0003, or email fantasticescape@appletreeresortcdo.com. Take in the new Apple Tree look by visiting them on the worldwide web at appletreeresortcdo.com.





ABOUT APPLE TREE RESORT AND HOTEL



Apple Tree Resort and Hotel is Cagayan de Oro City’s premier resort hotel.



Covering over 7,000 square meters, the property boasts a full range of facilities and service for business and leisure, including 39 luxurious guestrooms and suites, indoor and outdoor function spaces for corporate and social events, indoor and outdoor dining outlets, 2 swimming pools and a private beach, and a host of activities for fun & leisure. All these come with a magnificent view of the Macajalar Bay and Camiguin Island and an ambiance that is solely and uniquely Apple Tree’s.



The property has been among the top destinations in the region since 1995, and that is for its unique position as Cagayan de Oro City’s only high-end beach resort plus its guarantee of superb service built on genuine and sincere care.



It’s time for a fantastic escape. Discover Apple Tree Resort & Hotel.





For media inquiries, contact:



Clement L. Dampal II

Marketing and PR Officer



         Tel       :   +63- 8822-75-46-49 or +63-88-555-0003

         Mobile  :   +63- 906-657-7669

         Email   : cdampal@appletreeresortcdo.com
The Top 3 winners of the Kid Category with the Judges and the Host
The Top 3 winners of the Open Category with the judges and the host
The winners of the Adult category with Apple Tree Resort and Hotel's staff and management
The participants of Shore-breaks
Arnel dela Cruz during the Oath Taking Ceremony

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

CDO’s Leading Resort Hotel Celebrates Board-Sport

SHORE-BREAKS: A SKIM BOARDING COMPETITION

Cagayan de Oro’s leading resort hotel, Apple Tree Resort and Hotel, will be having a SKIM BOARDING COMPETITION dubbed as “SHORE BREAKS: A Skim-boarding Competition” this coming May 16, 2015 .

With the success of the Skim-Boarding Competition during the 2nd Kabaybayonan Music and Sports Festival last April 10, 2015 held at the Apple Tree Resort and Hotel and the request of the majority, another competition was formulated and be realized this summer season.

The event coined as “SHORE BREAKS” was created in order to promote the sport to Northern Mindanao and provides opportunities to the youth to actively engage in programs and activities which upholds the quality of life. It also create and develop an understanding of the importance of sport in the pursuit of a healthy and active lifestyle and to persevere in order to achieve success.
According to Ms Bjanesha M. Emphasis, the General Manager of the said Resort Hotel, “the event is set to be an annual celebration of the sport and/or twice a year eyeing for the month of May and October.” She added, “We decided to do so in order to provide a sense of community and allows the sport to progress in ways that never seen before”.

Skim-boarding (or skimming) is board-sport similar to surfing which takes place near the shore and uses a skimboard in order to glide across the water’s surface to meet an incoming, breaking wave, shorebreak, and ride it back to shore.

Skim-boarding has a rich history. What started over 60 years ago at Laguna Beach, Southern California on round wood boards by the Laguna lifeguards has evolved into a highly competitive water sport. Accordingly, most people know skim-boarding as “that thing you do on the sand,” and while this is true, skim-boarding has become so much more than that. Skim-boarding has developed since then to ride waves much like surfing, performing aerial maneuvers and pulling into the barrel of the wave.
SHORE BREAKS will commence on May 16, 2015 (Saturday) from 7am and closing program will be at 6pm. The Skim-boarding event has 2 different categories. 20 selected contestants will battle the shore of Apple Tree Resort and Hotel for the Open Category. Participants must be 16 years of age above to join this category. While 10 selected contestants will fight for the Kid Category which is open from 7 up to 15 years of age.

First and Second Placers of each categories will receive an Overnight Superior Accommodation with breakfast for 2 persons and complimentary tickets for the Infinity and Sea horse-shaped pools, Cash, Certification and customized Trophy. While Winners will get a new and customized Skim-board with all the above-mentioned prizes.


Finally, Apple Tree Resort and Hotel sends out an invitation that rings clear with one central message, “Are You Ready for SHORE-BREAKS? It’s time for a fantastic escape. Discover Apple Tree Resort and Hotel.”

This event is brought to you by: Engr. Danilo O. Daroy, Nature's Spring, Geo Transports and Constructions, Inc., Venray Construction, Northern Mindanao Practical Shooting Association (NMPSA), Easy Rock 96.9 FM, Clix (Cagayan de Oro's Premier Go-to-Site), The Launchpad Magazine, Best Spots PH, Eats Good to be in CDO, Business Week Mindanao, The Cagayan Times, Mindanao Daily News, Mindanao Star, and Clement Dampal Photography

Apple Tree Resort and Hotel is located in Opol, Misamis Oriental. Within this 7,000 square meter property are 39 luxurious guestrooms and suites, indoor and outdoor function spaces for corporate and social events, indoor and outdoor dining outlets, 2 swimming pools and a private beach, and a host of activities for fun & leisure.

For more information on Apple Tree Resort and Hotel, call (63 8822) 75-46-49/75-43-28 or (63 88) 555-0003, or email fantasticescape@appletreeresortcdo.com. Take in the new Apple Tree look by visiting them on the worldwide web at appletreeresortcdo.com.


ABOUT APPLE TREE RESORT AND HOTEL
Apple Tree Resort and Hotel is Cagayan de Oro City’s premier resort hotel.

Covering over 7,000 square meters, the property boasts a full range of facilities and service for business and leisure, including 39 luxurious guestrooms and suites, indoor and outdoor function spaces for corporate and social events, indoor and outdoor dining outlets, 2 swimming pools and a private beach, and a host of activities for fun & leisure. All these come with a magnificent view of the Macajalar Bay and Camiguin Island and an ambiance that is solely and uniquely Apple Tree’s.

The property has been among the top destinations in the region since 1995, and that is for its unique position as Cagayan de Oro City’s only high-end beach resort plus its guarantee of superb service built on genuine and sincere care.

It’s time for a fantastic escape. Discover Apple Tree Resort & Hotel.


For media inquiries, contact:

Clement L. Dampal II
Marketing & PR Officer

 Tel       :   +63- 8822-75-46-49 or +63-88-555-0003
 Mobile  :   +63- 906-657-7669
 Email    :  cdampal@appletreeresortcdo.com
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