The Kumbira 2012 which is one of the biggest annual food show in the Philippines was just concluded. The annual event is organized by the Cagayan de Oro Hotel and Restaurant Association or COHARA last August 15 to 17, 2012 at the Atrium of Limketkai Center in Cagayan de Oro.
The annual food show was a great one with lots of people, cooking demos, food tasting, cooking challenge and more. CDOPlaces.com covered the 3 day event as a media partner and we enjoyed a lot the kumbira experience. Kumbira in bisayan language means a great party or a big celebration.
Monster Kitchen managed by John Uy garnered most of the awards of the cooking showdown of the event. Watch out for more information about the event as we gather more information. You can also visit our sister site at Taste Caster for in depth feature on the foods and drinks covered in the Kumbira 2012.
CDOPlaces.com along with CDOBloggers group in the city are one of the official media partner of Miss Kagay-an 2012 and here are some updates. The City Tourism Board of Cagayan de Oro and N Hotel inks an agreement for the highly anticipated Press Presentation of the 12 Official candidates of Ms. Kagay-an 2012 scheduled next week. The candidates will be presented to the media as their first official public appearance. The Darling of the Press winner will be chosen from the Press Presentation. Ms. Gean Cesar, Co-Chair of Ms. Kagay-an 2012 and Chair of Ways and Means, together with CTB Finance Officer Linda Costales signs contract of agreement with N Hotel Sales Manager Ms. Amy Saniel. Ms. Kagay-an 2012 Coronation Night is scheduled on August 26, 2012. We will keep you posted on the happenings of the Ms. Kagay-an 2012 and the Kagay-an Festival 2012.
Last November 23, 2011, Globe Telecom invited all media people in the city to an early christmas party event held at Mulberry Hotel in Limketkai Center. Lots of prizes where given away including an Apple Ipad2, a Nokia phone, an Apple Iphone 3 and lots of Load cards. Thank you Globe Telecom for a nice early Christmas event, everyone got a present to take home.
A fellow blogger invited me to a coffee dream experience and that is Coffee Dream Bar exactly, one of the gourmet coffee shop at the SM City here in Cagayan de Oro. They are located just infront of the grocery entrance of SM City. It was my first time to hang out on this coffee bar and it was great. Its a relaxing place with very affordable variety of coffee drinks and partries. They have chilled blends, ice coffee and the usually hot coffees in a freshly roasted beans. For non-caffeine drinkers, try there Strawberry Chill, its very good. For the coffee drinkers there best seller is the Frothy Caramel which I like it a lot too.
They have also pastries and we tasted there strawberry cheesecake, blueberry cheesecake and my favorite is there Choco Muffins which is so great tasting a unique taste, that’s like a fruit cake with rum, I like it. You should try it too, you will love it too.
When you are in SM City CDO try to hangout at Coffee Dream you’ll definitely love the experience.
Cagayan de Oro City once hold the record of the largest solar power plant in the developing nations around the world. The 1 Megawatt Photovoltaic Power Plant built by CEPALCO or the Cagayan de Oro Electric Power and Light Company is located in Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City. CDOPlaces.com along with the CDOBloggers group visited the place last August 6, 2011 to help promote green energy which Mr. Abaya one of the major owner of CEPALCO is very supportive in sustainable energy.
The plant is composed of 6,500 panels from Sharp Japan which cost 5.3 Million US Dollar at the time of constructions which was partially funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) which was facilitated by the World Bank through the International Finance Corporation.
Solar power equipment cost thru the years and with the technological advances are going down and are now more affordable. By next year CEPALCO is expanding its solar power plant with a new 20 megawatts capacity to be located at the Phivedic Industrial Estate in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental.