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Dave Achondo

A person who enjoys doing what he does best – writing anything under the sun; strong-willed and straight to the point.

Blugré opens new branch in Downtown CDO

Finally, one of the best local coffee hubs mainstreaming uptown CDO finally opened its doors to the public last Saturday, July 28. Day’s before their grand opening, the owners of Blugré Coffee café invited friends from the media for their media launching where we got a chance to indulge our ...

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Subaru: Banker’s Night

Subaru, a well known international automotive brand last Friday (July 20) celebrated its 10th year in this city with a banker’s night event a thanks giving dinner joined by different banking firms from all over Cagayan de Oro at their showroom in Kauswagan National Highway. During the said event they ...

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Samantha Opens Up

A prominent name in the LGBT community, Samson Tan or better known as Samantha Tan has always been very vocal on her stands to defend the rights of the LGBT community from prejudice and discrimination from individuals who see them as a plague, sinful and unworthy of being treated equally ...

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Blu Energy: We Go To Blu Grand Draw

  The rain did not stop the fun and excitement at the Blu Energy Fuel Station branch in Barangay Kauswagan, this city for the live grand draw of its “We Go to Blu” promo as patrons and bystanders looked-on and jammed the night away with the Piyaok Band, a group ...

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COWD, Cepalco schedules service interruptions

BOTH the Cagayan de Oro City Water District (COWD) and the Cagayan Electric Power & Light Co., Inc. (Cepalco) announced another service interruption affecting some parts of this city tomorrow and one on Friday. In a facebook post, COWD has schedule yet another service interruption. It said, it would conduct an ...

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Modern Nanays Of Mindanao

It has never been easy to be a mom. I don’t speak from personal experience, of course, because I’m a guy, but my mom had five kids and as I remember, it was no walk in the park. Here in the southern part of the Philippines comes a new breed ...

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PUVs need to be upgraded

Dave Achondo THE funny thing about this government is that it doesn’t punish people who are really worth punishing. Take for instance the two-day nationwide transportation strike. Some drivers and operators of public utility vehicles forgot or were unware that they are not allowed to participate in any strike stipulated ...

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It’s time for PUVs to change

Dave Achondo IT’S not enough anymore that this country’s public utility vehicle sector will be getting an overhaul in the near future. The attitude and mindset of PUV drivers should change, too. It’s time for the government to weed out this type of drivers as they are causing unbearable traffic ...

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Sports complex mess

Dave Achondo RIGHT under our noses, the government-owned Don Gregorio Pelaez Sports Complex has allegedly been “privatize,” and it has been like that for so long — long before my “millennial“ era came to be. According to its general manager, the one running the sports center, which is owned by ...

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Stigma

Dave Achondo THERE have been numerous incidents on discrimination towards the Muslim community. These have been happening for as long as I can remember, and it’s not just in the Philippines. It could be because of how their religious teachings are being interpreted by some. While there are those who propagate ...

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