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CDO Metered Taxi Offering Free Wifi For Passengers

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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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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Where to Celebrate Valentines Day 2013?

Love is in the air as we celebrate the month of February. Valentines Day is fast approaching and we’re geared up to help you find the perfect Valentines Day treat as you and your loved ones celebrate the day of the hearts. Cagayan de Oro hotels and restaurants are preparing for this event, to make that romantic moment with your partner a very memorable one. So as we explore the busy streets of CDO, we will provide you with suggestions and excellent picks on where to spend and eat on Valentines Day in the City of Golden Friendship.

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