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Ororama: Making Shopping Fun for the Holidays

Ororama has always been my go-to destination for all shopping needs, even for hard-to-find items. It has saved me several times, when I needed something desperately. It has always been like this even during the holiday rush. Shopping at Ororama is also fun because you’re guaranteed to find affordable high …

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My Theater Journey

By Maia Fortich-PobleteMimaiScribbles I grew up listening to and watching a lot of musicals. In the 70s, we listened to a lot of albums (vinyl) including musical soundtracks of fairy tale favorites like Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. We also had a long playing album (LP) of the complete songs from …

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The Actor

Teaching theater to senior high school students is fun but it’s not easy. It may seem so when you’re on the outside looking in, but it’s not. True, the course is heavy on performance activities, but I also always find time to talk to my students. I like talking to …

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LDCU Senior High School Arts & Design Grand Production

I went back to teaching in 2017 when a friend, Owen Jaen, recommended me as his replacement for Liceo de Cagayan University Senior High School’s Arts & Design theater class. Just like when I first stepped inside that small classroom in Villa Trinitas, Bugo back in 1998, I did not …

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Italpinas Development Corporation: Community Builder Awardee

By Maia Fortich-Poblete Some two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Italpinas Development Corporation’s senior marketing and PR manager, Mr. Vincent Philip Justin P. Juico. Over lunch, he – and Ms. Clara Elizaga (Italpinas vice president for brand management) – shared stories about the latest developments at IDC. …

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Stone Depot CDO: A Cut Above the Rest

By Maia Fortich-Poblete When planning and building your house, one of the most important things to consider is how you want the rooms to look and feel like. Each one should not only look good; each one should also give you – and your visitors – a welcoming feeling. You’ll …

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Neri-Chaves Clan Gathers for Himamat 2019

The Neri-Chaves clan, one of Cagayan de Oro’s oldest and biggest clans, will once again gather this August 24 (Saturday) at Chali Resort and Conference Center. Last year’s 4th grand reunion, also held at the said venue, gathered more or less 500 clan members who came from all over the …

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Revisiting my Dapitan Adventure

Dapitan City in Zamboanga del Norte is one of my favorite places in the country. It’s historic and majestic; full of surprising adventures. I wouldn’t mind going back again and again to this beautiful city. Back in 2016, I was lucky to have been one of those invited to visit …

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