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Bookworms rejoice, OMF LIT opens in CDO

You can now flip the pages of your preferred faith-based and leadership books as OMF Lit Bookshop opened its branch here in Cagayan De Oro.

Last March 20, 2010, the popular bookstore started welcoming bookworms in the city as it opened its store at 2/F Robinsons Mall, Limketkai Center, Cagayan De Oro City. The bookstore known for their leadership and Christian books finally gave the Kagay-anons access to the sensible pages of different books from a wide variety of authors all around the world.

Most of their books are discounted to as low as 20% off. After the opening week, the coupons from the flyers they gave out can be used for the same amount of discount.

As did the footwork, we found some very interesting books you might want to check out. Allow us to give you a glimpse of what you might like.

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

So you’ve started that walk with Jesus Christ but you got to a roadblock and just can’t fall in love with him deeper. Here’s a look at how crazy Jesus’ love is for you.

Francis Chan stresses a call on selfless and Christ-like living inspired by God’s crazy love.

Never Steal a Paper Clip

We’ve read leadership lessons from John Maxwell and some other popular authors. Most of them had hard-hitting thoughts on leadership. How about a lighter approach? An approach more simple.

Here’s a piece from David L. McKenna that lists down NEVERs of a leader.

Tired of your serious-looking Bible? Go get a Camouflage Bible in Cagayan De Oro bookstores.

OMF Lit Bookshop Cagayan De Oro has a transparent Bible available. These cool stuffs are expected to sell out soon as teenagers would certainly love to have them.

The price of such a Bible is usually at P1,300.

OMF Lit CDO branch still has a lot of books displayed at the store. From religious and leadership books to translation services related books and other types of spiritual books that you can think of. You can just visit anytime. For Cagayan De Oro tourists, you can tell the cab driver to bring you to Big-R at Limketkai Center.

Who invented the Motorela?

He put the ‘caretella’ into its antique place by inventing the Motorela. He’s no other than Raphael Floirendo, a graduate of Business Administration and Agriculture at the Far Eastern University and Araneta University.

Floirendo’s family came from northern Luzon. Upon their transfer here in Cagayan De Oro, he was able to study high school at Xavier University-Ateneo De Cagayan.

By inventing the motorela, Raphael earned P500 after selling his first motorela unit. His first unit orders did not come from here but rather from Ozamiz City. At that time, the locals were still into ‘caretella.’

To get to know Raphael Floirendo, motorela inventor, check out Sun Star’s feature.

Brownouts result firms’ profit loss

Cagayan De Oro’s small time businesses are losing their profits because of the almost daily brownouts. This was reported by Sun Star Cagayan De Oro enumerating some local companies experience loss.

A computer service and brownout. That’s not a very good combination. Susan Ybarsabal is an owner of one. She said she lost a number of customers all because of the brownouts. She stated that she is experience a 30% profit decrease since this year.

Laundry shop and brownout. That sounds like a bad combination. Dr. Jerome Basang is an owner of a laundry shop in Cagayan De Oro. He said that brownouts have been causing his company to lose a number of customers as well especially those who prefer rush laundry service.

Cherica Sagrado owns a bar in the city. No light, no operation for Sagrado as bars are reliant in lights and sounds to operate. She is experiencing a 40% decrease in profit.

With the continuous rotating brownout schedules, more companies are expected to suffer its negative implications. Would this mean that the local firms should look at a new way to keep their businesses up? Or it just means that they need to invest on generators?
No one’s to blame. It’s just part of the ball game.

Steag shuts down, Holy Week to have more brownouts?

Steag State Power Inc. will temporarily shut down its plant specifically on Maundy Thursday until Good Friday.

Jerome Soldevilla, Steag communications officer, said that the plant needs to have a time to be repaired particularly its generators. Granted that this would be necessary, Cagayan De Oro is expected to have more brownout schedules as the shutdown would also dictate that the whole of Mindanao grid may lose around 200 megawatts on those days.

Soldevilla justified that the shutdown would be best done during the Holy Week as establishments and companies here in Cagayan De Oro and the whole of the country would be closed.

The plant’s communications officer said that the operations would resume at the soonest possible time.

CDO poets compete for Balak Idol

City Tourism Board and Cagayan De Oro City Government have agreed to allow students join the pioneering “Balak Idol: Cagayan De Oro Edition” on a category of their own. This will be on May 23, 2010.

“BALAK” signifies a debate in poetic verse. Ingrid Chaves-Agudo, City Tourism Board member, thinks that this type of art is slowly becoming extinct and that hopefully this contest can revive it. She said that the contest basically aims to instill pride and confidence on every person’s ancestry and of course to preserve this type of art.

For interested poets, the contest is open to all Kagay-anons. The registration form must have the signature of the contestant’s Barangay Captain certifying his/her residency in the barangay.

Every Balak must be at least two minutes in length with a maximum time of five minutes. Offensive materials will not be accepted.

More information is available at the office of the City Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office at the City Hall of Cagayan De Oro.

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