Category Archives: Fun and Leisure

Benmore Scotch Whisky CDO Launching

Last November 18, 2011 CDOPlaces.com was invited to the launching of Benmore Scotch Whisky in the city at D’Generations Bar near Limketkai Center. Its attended by Borgy Manotoc the Brand Ambassador of Benmore Scotch Whisky in the Philippines and their CEO.

Benmore Four Casks Scotch Whisky is made by Diageo the makers also of Johnnie Walker. It is the newest whisky that is produced and distilled in Scotland. It is a deluxe Scotch Whisky which puts attention to details. It is matured in four different types of oak casks to achieve depth and complexity to match the standards of whisky drinkers, to give the harmony between mellow tastes and scotch aroma, including malt and peat aroma with the hint of smokiness and most importantly, to give you an even smoother Scotch whisky experience.

Unlike other expensive Scotch whisky, this one is very affordable. It is now available in the market at only P350 per bottle as suggested retail price. A bottle of Benmore Scotch whisky in 700ml bottle contains 22 shots that you can enjoy in different ways depending on your personal preferences like, Drink it straight up or on the rocks, with water, with Ice Tea, with Tonic soda or with Cola. I like the Scotch whisky with Ice Tea which is my favorite. Drink responsibly.

 

Oro River Duck Tours will soon be rolling in CDO

It’s a boat! It’s a bus! It’s MV Ducklas Macartour! Climb Aboard! The Philippines only amphibious vehicle!

Oro River Duck Tour will be a 90 minute ride, fully narrated, Land, River and Sea adventure. It will depart from Limketkai Mall Parking Area and wind down to the National Highway and find yourself in the historical MacArthur Park. Pass through the Pelaez Sports Center for the city’s world class track and field stadium and around Divisoria where you will see monuments of the country’s famous leaders.

Splash down for a sail through Macajalar Bay via the Macabalan Sea Wall and into the river. Experience and learn the city’s historical and cultural wonders, with the help of our conDucktors as you cruise down the road and through the waters of the City of Golden Friendship in the comfort and safety of our ducks. Don’t miss the adventure of a lifetime to see Cagayan de Oro, like you have never seen it before!

Tickets is P500 for adults and P400 for kids. checkout the map below on the route of the tour.

oro duck tour map

Kagay-an Festival Fun Run

Aiming to make the City of Golden Friendship the country’s next top running destination, Kagay-an Festival Run is again set to hit on August 21, 2011 at 5 o’clock in the morning. This year would be a 2km, 5km and 10km fun run plus a new category of 21km run.

It is expected to have twice the number of participants last year. Cash Prizes winners, medals and certificates shall be given to all participants. Start and Finish line will be at the Divisoria Kiosk.  The partner organization of this event is the Circle Productions, Inc.

Missy Bon Bon Trivia Night

I attended again the Trivia Night at Missy Bon Bon last saturday night June 11, 2011 and we finally got the second place along with Team Tomato. My team is Blag.Com, as usual A-team is still the champion since the Trivia Night started, they’re so hard to beat :). Missy Bon Bon is serving now Tanduay Ice, one of my favorite drink so I ordered one. They also now served Pizza in a rectangle shape and Nachos too. The night was so fun filled and kinda educational too. Trivia Night is a regular event at Missy Bon Bon every saturday night so join-in next time.

Trivia Night at Missy Bon Bon

Last Saturday, June 4, 2011 is the fourth saturday that Missy Bon Bon is hosting a Trivia Night. I was there last saturday and it was a fun filled night with brain wracking exercise. The first place to win on that night is the A-team which are also champions in the previous trivia nights. Join the fun! Trivia Night is a regular every saturday starting 8 pm at Missy Bon Bon in Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City.

Pizza de Oro

Pizza de Oro is a local home made pizza in Cagayan de Oro City. It offers the hight quality white pizza in town which is quite unique with other pizza parlors in the city.

You can order by phone or you can visit there newly open place located in Fernandez Street formerly Dolores Street infront of Ficco main office. They are open up to 1 am in the morning for night chilling.

For order by phone you can contact them at: 088-301-8331 or 0917-719-9792

You can choose from different yummy flavors below:

De oro Overload P135.00
Hawaiian Ham and cheese P99.00
Tuna P119.00
Beef and Mushroom P125.00
Garden Fresh P119.00
Longga de Oro P119.00
De Oro OVERLOAD SUPREME P149.00

Agutayan Marine Life

Agutayan is a protected Marine Sanctuary situated in the Municipality of Jasaan, Misamis Oriental. The Xavier University McKeough Marine Center is helping the LGU protect and conserve its rich coral reef. However, the marine biologists and scuba divers can only do so much, a lot of help is needed from the people of Jasaan. Let us all help in preserving this rich resource from God. Photos courtesy from Amir Elazegui. For diving experience on this area you can contact Amir, he is operating ScubadeOro a local diving shop base in Cagayan de Oro City.

Rafting Adventure

Rafting Adventure Philippines (RAP) formerly the Cagayan de Oro Whitewater Rafting Adventure (CDOWWRA) which was organized in 1995 with the goal of introducing Whitewater rafting sport in the Philippines is the PIONEER in whitewater rafting adventure and river explorations in the country and they are handling river trip adventure services for over 12 years already in Cagayan de Oro City.

It is accredited by the Department of Philippine Tourism and the only rafting outfitter company that the river guides are combined with good skills and it is both certified by the International Rafting Federation (IRF) for SAFETY and STANDARDS in reading and handling river techniques and by the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) for First – Aid and CPR approach so it is rest assured that your river trip is guaranteed to be SAFE and more FUN.