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Maria Irene Aserios

Multi-awarded Blogger, Publicist, Mindanao Blogger of the Year, Social Media Strategist. GOOGLE - Women Lead. USA IVLP 2012. CDO Bloggers VP for Ext.

Plastic-free lifestyle

If there’s one thing that I think all of us collectively want to do is to lead a plastic-free lifestyle. No, I’m not talking about fake or plastic people (although of course I’m sure all of us don’t want toxic folks around) but rather, single-use plastic. All of us have ...

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KINGS Deli and Bakery – CDO’s Best Kept Secret

It’s Cagayan de Oro’s best kept secret. KINGS’ main branch, tucked in front of Kingston Lodge along Masterson Avenue, just a few meters past the Xavier Estates gate, has long been attracting a legion of loyal clientele including foreigners, tourists and employees of nearby offices. With so many customers, you’d ...

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Why Japan Should Be Your Next Travel Destination

I’m back from a much-needed and long-awaited weeklong vacation in the Land of the Rising Sun, JAPAN! I visited Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. I had a really nice experience there especially since it was autumn and the peak of the Koyo Season (when the colors of the leaves change). That ...

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Superb Buffet In Cebu : Tokyo Table

By the time you’re reading this, I’ll be in Osaka, Japan. Osaka will be my third stop during my Japan tour this year – after Tokyo and Kyoto. I’m pretty excited to be in the Land of the Rising Sun – especially since late November is often the peak season ...

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#APECHotties And The Lamp Powered By Salt!

As I’m sure you all know – the biggest news in the country this week is our hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting, where more than 20 world leaders including US President Barack Obama and representatives from the member-economies of the APEC blog participated. Now I won’t ...

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Here’s A U.S. Program For Budding Youth And Adult Leaders

In 2012, I received a life-changing phone call. On the other end of the line was someone from the U.S. Embassy Manila. I was asked if I wanted to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program, the U.S. Department of State’s most prestigious, most premiere professional exchange program. I was ...

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5 Ways To Be A More Cautious Traveler

We’ve been hearing it for several days now. Apparently, this scam has even been in existence for months! I’m talking about the horror that is the “tanim bala” (bullet planting) or “laglag bala” scam. This is where innocent travelers fall prey to members of alleged syndicates who “drop” live ammunition ...

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Easy Breezy With Ziya

As a frequent traveler and as someone who needs to attend lots of events every week, I need clothes that do not only highlight my sense of style but are also affordable, easy to wear, easy to pack (but of course!) and easy to clean. This is why I prefer ...

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