Your online guide here in the City of Golden Friendship - Cagayan de Oro Philippines. From hotels, to shopping malls, restaurants, night life, and events, Explore CDO will be your comprehensive web portal for Cagayan de Oro lifestyle and attractions.

Chillin at Chaibodia Bistro and Cafe

Among the city dwellers, a new chill-out place has risen. It’s Chaibodia Bistro and Cafe located at Tiano-Montalban right in front of Steve’s Grill and KTV. A mini-restaurant in Cagayan De Oro, Chaibodia boasts of its captured crowd chilling at the place almost everyday.

What can you do at Chaibodia Bistro and Cafe?
Eat, drink, and be merry.
It’s a very simple place with artsy-fartsy interior. It’s a good venue to chill with your buddies. It’s the ‘pa-steady’ kind of hangout at Chaibodia. The chill type.

Chaibodia has the right choices of food to suit the customers’ chill trip. Their must-try is the NACHOS with so far the best salsa made by the owner herself, Michelle “Chai-chai” Buhay Veloso. What’s good about the place is that it’s safe even if you know almost everyone, if not all, are chilling with cold alcoholic beverages. For one, the place has a 2am-curfew and ‘NO firearms/deadly weapons’ policy.

Chaibodia is safe and sound.

While chilling, you can also enjoy the alternative music trip. It’s a playlist by Chai. Most of the songs are those that stuck in our list of great alternative rock songs like Blind Melon’s, Goo Goo Dolls’, and Silverchair’s.

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Cagayan De Oro Restaurants – Grill and BBQ

As more tourists are expected to visit Cagayan De Oro, more and more restaurants have also been mushrooming from here to there. Most of them are the Grill & Bar type of restaurants. These restaurants serve the two most common dishes in town–grilled chicken and BBQ.

For tourists who crave for native dishes or grilled food, here’s a rundown of the Grill & BBQ restaurants in Cagayan De Oro.

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Watch Pacquiao vs. Clottey in CDO Restaurants

As “The Event” is nearing, more and more people are looking for venues to watch Pacquiao vs. Clottey live boxing match. Here in Cagayan De Oro, restaurants have been preparing their packages and multimedia system for this Sunday, March 14, 2010.

Expect to watch the fight live in selected Cagayan De Oro Restaurants. For example, The Barn Lapasan is open this Sunday and they’re offering a P150 package inclusive of food and drinks per person plus you get to watch the Pacquiao vs. Clottey live fight.

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Security Bank and Limketkai Hotel & Resort Corp signs loan partnership

Just recently, Cagayan de Oro-based business groups Limketkai Hotel & Resort Corporation and Security Bank Corporation signed a 750-million peso term loan partnership to fund the construction of the proposed 18-storey, 224-room hotel project that will be situated beside Limketkai mall here in Cagayan de Oro. According to a source, Limketkai Hotel & Resort Corp. will start the construction of their world-class 4-star hotel this year and is expecting it to be fully operational by late 2011 or early 2012. Upon completion, the hotel will then be the tallest structure ever built here in Mindanao. And probably one of the best hotels in Cagayan de Oro for locals and foreign visitors. In an interview, Mr. Lim said Limketkai Sons, Inc. will convert its property in Lapasan district into the city’s new central business district. The plan includes the new Gateway building on the national highway, the new hotel, and an elevated walkway that connects buildings in the area.

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Manny Pacquiao vs Joshua Clottey – Watch it Live for Free!

On March 14, 2010 two great boxing champions Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey, will face each other in a WBO Welterweight boxing title match at the at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Manny Pacquiao vs Joshua Clottey fight dubbed as ‘The Event’ is one memorable match to look forward to as boxing fanatics and supporters gather under one roof to watch the Pacquiao vs Clottey live event this coming Saturday evening (Sunday morning in the Philippines).

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