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Cagayan de Oro Rotating Brownout Schedule April 2015

CEPALCO released a new public notice regarding the scheduled 3-hour rotational brownouts that will be happening here in Cagayan de Oro in the next few days starting April 13-15, 2015. The reason behind the continuing power interruption in CDO is due to the Mindanao-wide power shortage. CEPALCO cautions customers that the actual switch off and switch on time may slightly vary from the announced power interruption schedule depending on the actual load curtailment level imposed by NGCP on CEPALCO on a day to day basis.

Check out the new daily brownout schedules from April 13-15, 2015.

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Cooling Summer up with Missy Bon Bon Gelato

Kagay-anons have a new way to cool summer up. The company that brought Cagayan De Oro’s pride Bigby’s cafe has come up with another delightful offering. Presenting…Missy Bon Bon Breadshop.

Missy Bon Bon Breadshop offers a variety of ‘to-go’ sweet delicacies and desserts. From cakes to gelatos, Missy Bon Bon knows well how to tickle the taste buds of both Kagay-anons and the tourists. Very famous among the locals lately is Missy Bon Bon Breadshop’s gelatos. Their gelatos come in different flavors. They have Vanilla Bean, Buko Lychee, Roasted Almond, Green Tea, Melon, and the classic favorite Ube.

Some of the flavors liked by many lately include Sansrival and Blueberry. I personally tried it and there’s not much difference in terms of taste between a slice of cake and a gelato. Just like Starbucks, it’s the experience that this breadshop offers. Imagine eating Blueberry Cheesecake but you’d want it to fit the summer season. So you want it very cold, hence, the Blueberry Cheese Gelato. Or maybe you’d like to eat a summer version of your classic coffee shop order Sansrival. Ask for it, they have it. The best so far is the summer experience of coffee. Coffee is just not the drink you’d like to have anytime in summer except at night time. But Missy Bon Bon Breadshop has come up with something that we can enjoy it without necessarily stirring a cup of coffee. And this is the Cappuccino gelato.

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Calda Pizza, Cagayan De Oro’s new Pizza place

The popular big-sized pizza in the Philippines is here in Cagayan De Oro. Cagayan De Oro’s new pizza place, Calda Pizza ‘Home of the 36-inch Pizza’ has just opened last February 2010. As customers, you can actually see how they make the pizza in some other locations. But here in Cagayan De Oro, since they have a small area for now the making of the pizza is located at their kitchen.

Calda Pizza’s sizes are awesome. These are the following:

Regular=10″
Family=15″
XL=20″
Super=30″
Xtra Super=36″

Let me give you a glimpse of their pizza with some of their selection and its composition.

CALDA – Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, ground beef, ham, salami, onions, green bell pepper

FILIPINIANA – Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, chorizo, ground beef, onions, green bell pepper

PEPPERONI – Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, black olives, mushrooms

CAROUSELA – Tomato Sauce, mozzarella cheese, bacon, ground beef, mushrooms, onions

XTRA SUPER – You can choose any flavor by just adding P250 for the super price.

Check out Calda Pizza at Lapasan, Cagayan De Oro beside The Barn restaurant.

You can contact the Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro Branch of Calda Pizza @ Tel # 3093799.

The Barn Lapasan, Cagayan De Oro’s newest restaurant

The famous ‘Lechon Manok’ streetside stalls now has its own restaurant in Cagayan De Oro. From being a simple store selling Liempo and Lechon Manok in various streets in Cagayan De Oro, The Barn has now a big restaurant that can accommodate people who want to dine in.

For foreigners, lechon manok is grilled chicken. It’s a very famous ‘cowboy’ style dish here in Cagayan De Oro. This type of food is not usually offered in Cagayan De Oro hotels. Liempo, on the other hand, is grilled pork meat. Both are very delicious.

The Barn restaurant is located at Lapasan, Cagayan De Oro near House of Japan. It has an acoustic area for musical presentations and a billiard table for those who would like to play while waiting for their dinner to be served. Same prices apply as their usual ones in stores.
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Ayala Mall will soon rise in Cagayan de Oro

Ayala Mall, a chain of large shopping malls in the Philippines, will soon rise here in the city of Cagayan de Oro. Ayala Land Inc., the oldest and one of the largest conglomerates in the Philippines,  is set to build the biggest mall in Mindanao with an expected total cost of 2.5 billion pesos. The mall’s construction site, an 8-hectare prime commercial lot, is situated along CM Recto and Corrales avenues in what used to be Cebu Southern Motors Corporation.

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