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Holy Week Destinations in Cagayan de Oro 2014

Divine Mercy Shrine El Salvador

Holy Week 2014 is a religious tradition celebrated by Roman Catholics and devoted Christians in the Philippines. The Lenten Season is a much awaited celebration for devout Catholics in the the Philippines. Here in the city of Golden Friendship, Cagayan de Oro, we also celebrate the passion and death of Christ in a very spiritual and holistic way through penitence and being part in the celebration of the ‘Semana Santa‘. The holy week  usually starts on Palm Sunday up to Easter Sunday. During this week, devotees gather in various Holy Week destinations in Cagayan de Oro to take part of this religious celebration. Check out our highly recommended Holy Week destinations in CDO and nearby areas.

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CDO Metered Taxi Offering Free Wifi For Passengers

Cagayan de Oro Taxi Free Wifi

Having amenities such as free Wifi on board a public transport vehicle is no longer new to us since most of the brand new buses traveling all over Mindanao are already equipped with it. But a free Wifi in a taxi and mobile phone chargers to connect your smartphone during long trips is quite new to us, and I guess this gimmick to entice passengers to hire this certain taxi in Cagayan de Oro would surely be a fad. According to my friend, the driver was the one who initiated to setup the on board Wifi and smartphone chargers so that his passengers will be properly accommodated. He also has other future plans for his taxi, one would be to setup an on-board credit/debit card machine that would accept electronic payments for passengers on the go and include a free-to-use tablet as one of the added amenities inside the cab. He also didn’t charge extra and used his meter when driving my friend to Laguindingan Airport, a true and honest working taxi driver who does not rip off passengers for extra bucks.

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Tips on how to get to Laguindingan International Airport

How to get to Laguindingan Airport

Laguindingan International Airport recently opened its doors to passengers all over Northern Mindanao last June 15, 2013. There were a lot of talks about the estimated travel time from Cagayan de Oro to Laguindingan and the availability of public transportation vehicles going to and from the airport. In order to help those who will be traveling this month and the months to come, ExploreCDO will provide a detailed post about how to get to Laguindingan Airport via Cagayan de Oro route. Please take note that Laguindingan Airport is estimated to be an hour drive away from the CDO city proper, so when you travel, make sure to travel early and arrive an hour or two ahead before you check-in which is 45mins. before you board your scheduled flight.

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Cagayan de Oro Election 2013 Results

CDO Election 2013

Yesterday, the mid-term election for 2013 was held all over the country and voters from all walks of life flocked in school precincts to cast their votes for their chosen candidates. In Cagayan de Oro, two current political names were racing for the mayoral position, incumbent Mayor Vicente ‘Dongkoy’ Emano and his opponent Misamis Oriental Governor Oscar ‘Oca Moreno.  Based on COMELEC’s partial and unofficial tally as of May 14, 2013, Moreno is ahead with 72,665 votes while Emano is trailing with 59,957 votes as of 12:05 PM today. The unofficial result gives Moreno a 12,700+ lead over Emano.  For Vice Mayor, incumbent Ian Acenas leads with 62,406 over Councilor Edgar Cabanlas with 53,955 votes.

Below is the latest partial and unofficial tally results  of the 2013 local election in Cagayan de Oro for Mayoral, Vice-Mayoral, House of Representatives for 1st and 2nd Districts, and City Council seats.

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Search People on the Web Using My Life


Are you searching for friends and relatives, locations of people in general that you’ve met that you want to connect with? Searching for people online can sometimes be a daunting task if you’re not familiar with what you’re doing. But there’s a simple way of looking for old friends and buddies online. An online search tool called that has the ability to filter out names and addresses of certain people and places based on your search criteria and get relevant results for what you’re looking for and has the option to connect with those individuals through social networking. This is a good search tool for looking up people that you want to meet and contact through MyLife’s area code and people finder.

When finding people or an individual on the web using MyLife, you can just type in their first and last names, with an additional option of exploring a list of names that are categorized alphabetically from A to Z. You can also look up some individual’s phone number by area code, and look up people using the zip code search. What’s best about MyLife is its huge umber of zip directories to make a person or friend easier to find. One of the best things about this search tool is that it can be synched with your Facebook account so a personalized search can be made quickly and connecting with people socially can be done with a click of a button. Make sure that are logged in to be able to conduct a quick search for people or places in MyLife through simplified search and if you’re curious enough try out their reverse search feature, which tells you who was searching for you.

Using MyLife’s search functions in finding friends and acquaintances, life would be much easier as social networking nowadays has become a part of every individual’s life. Getting in touch with friends can be easily achieved with the help of an online people search tool on the web.

Summer Destinations in Cagayan de Oro


The Philippines is a tropical paradise and is known for some of the best beaches in the world. As the summer season is already approaching, one of the best ways to escape the blistering sun is to stay and enjoy the exotic beaches, which Cagayan de Oro and other neighboring towns are known to have. Along the city’s shorelines, you’ll find a wide range of beach resorts and hotels that can accommodate tourists and locals planning for a summer vacation. Aside from that, CDO also boasts for its white water rafting adventure, one of the most popular recreational outdoor activities in the city.

If you’re looking for some of the best summer destinations in Cagayan de Oro, then you’re in the right place.

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