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Press Release: #WonderfulMindaNOW

August 8, 2014 Leave a comment

Globe brings #WonderfulMindaNOW to Cagayan de Oro, recognizes top 20 wonderful spots in Mindanao

Top Globe endorser and Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo to lead culminating activity at Limketkai Mall


Showcasing its commitment as the brand for the youth catering to today’s digital lifestyle powered by social media, Globe Telecom, through its Globe Prepaid brand, is celebrating the successful run of its social media program #WonderfulMindaNOW with a culminating activity headlined by its top endorser and Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo at the Limketkai Mall in Cagayan de Oro on August 8, 2014.


#WonderfulMindaNOW is a social media advocacy that enjoins Mindanaoans to take pride in their region by posting and sharing photos of the different wonderful spots, places, and tourist attractions in Mindanao usingGoUNLI20Plus, a Mindanao-exclusive prepaid promo which offers unlimited calls to Globe/TM, 20MB of data for mobile surfing, and 50 texts to all networks for only P20 valid for 1 day.


The top 20 cool spots and places all over Mindanao chosen by Globe Prepaid customers will be recognized and will be awarded by Sarah Geronimo. The winners will receive a #WonderfulMindaNOW trophy including a meet and greet session with the Popstar Princess.


Aside from the winners, Ka-Globe Kagayanons are also invited to participate in an entire day of fun activities at the Limketkai Mall for free starting 1PM, where they can get exciting freebies and win raffle prizes at the #WonderfulMindaNOW booth. Capping off the event are performances from the country’s top bands Sponge Cola and Up Dharma Down with a special number from Sarah Geronimo.


“We are inviting all our Ka-Globe in Cagayan de Oro to join us as we mark the successful run of our #WonderfulMindaNOW program at the Limketkai Mall. This is our way of extending our gratitude to all our Globe Prepaid customers in Cagayan de Oro and the whole of Mindanao who continue to avail of our offers and promos such as the GoUNLI20Plus which empowers subscribers to harness the power of social media to share moments and amazing experiences to the rest of the world,” says Issa Cabreira, VP for Globe Prepaid Business.


The most affordable and easy-to-use prepaid voice and mobile data combo, GoUNLI20Plus allows subscribers to keep in touch with their families and friends through calls without the need for prefix dialing. Mindanao prepaid subscribers can register to GoUNLI20Plus by texting Go20Plus to 2655. To know more about GoUnli20Plus, visit


Aside from products and services, Globe is also set to make its presence felt in the entire Mindanao with its nation-building programs for schools, homes, and livelihood as well as initiatives that enable a service-oriented and customer-centric workforce for a wonderful customer experience.



August 5, 2014 Leave a comment

 If there is one thing that I’m proud, it’s being the kagay-anon and mindanaoan. For one, I have spent all my life here in Cagayan de Oro City. But what I really love about being in Mindanao is the rich culture that we have preserved, the exciting adventure experiences, the majestic tourist spots, and of course, the friendliness of the Mindanaoans. 


I am so glad that Globe is recognizing Mindanao as a wonderful place to be. With it’s advocacy #WonderfulMindaNOW, Mindanao is being showcased as something that is beyond its negative impressions.  Mindanao is not about crimes and wars. It’s about a wonderful island that is gifted with “beauty and madness”. 

To celebrate this advocacy, Globe is doing a very simple contest for everybody who are proud to be in Mindanao. It’s a MEET and GREET with no less than Philippine Pop Princess, Sarah Geronimo. Mechanics are as follows:


Winners will be announced at #WonderfulMindaNOW Facebook Page on August 6 and will be notified through Twitter or Instagram direct message by @enjoyglobe.

Join now!!!!!!


 Some of my #WonderfulMindaNow experiences:






Invitation: Mangrove Tree Growing Project

Inviting everyone to join us at JCI Kagayhaan  Gold for a Mangrove Tree Growing Project at Brgy. Baybay, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental come Sunday, July 27, 2014. Let’s meet at Jollibee Kauswagan, 6am. For more details, leave a comment below. See you!

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Kapuso Bloodletting Day

February 14, 2012 Leave a comment

Donate Blood. Save lives.

GMA Network Inc. will hold their KAPUSO BLOODLETTING DAYon February 17, 2012 (Friday), from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at Liceo de Cagayan University Civic Center. We invite everyone to join this good cause. See you! 🙂

For further information, contact088.857.7933 or mobile number 0915. 41 961.

HELP CDO! (Help after the Sendong Crisis)

December 17, 2011 3 comments

HELPCDO Paypal Donations now accepted Paypal: through Cagayan De Oro Bloggers. More than 200 died & 400 missing as typhoon Sendong ravaged Cagayan de Oro. Proceeds will be donated and delivered to Xavier University Cagayan de Oro where the members of CDOBloggers are planning to volunteer. Thank you and God Bless!

Cagayan de Oro City  has been declared as in the State of Calamity. Reported around 17:20, 2011/12/17.

Volunteers Needed

From Sec. Dinky Soliman of DSWD – Volunteers are needed at DSWD Cagayan de Oro (Masterson Rd, Upper Carmen) to repack and deliver relief goods.

Call +639066150095 and +63 8822 8588892

Emergency Action, Funds, & Donation

Xavier University has set up a central command for relief support inside the campus at the satellite canteen next to the gymnasium. Donations–food, clothing, bedding, water, cash–are accepted. Please send in your donations, and keep them pouring.
Xavier University Relief Center RELIEF OPERATION

For the families affected by the Sendong (International Code: Washi). Asks and accepts donations in:

FOOD (noodles, canned goods, and etc.)
Bottled water
Clean clothes
other useful items during this period.
You can drop it at:
Let us help one another in this time of crisis.
Cash & Cheque Donations

Xavier University
BPI CDO Divisoria Branch
BPI Account Number: 9331-0133-63

Donate Via


Text RED<space>AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart)

ANY Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop (Nationwide.)

Manila Donation Center

NN-SuperFerry corporate ticket outlets in
Robinson’s Ermita
Araneta Center Cubao
Victory Mall Caloocan
Pier 15
Pier 2
NN-ATS Express Center at Pier 2
Other Donation Centers or Account

Direct deposits may be made online from any BPI branches, pay to:

Bank of the Philippine Islands (Loyola-Katipunan Branch)
BPI Peso Checking Account Number: 3081-1111-61
BPI Dollar Savings Account Number: 3084-0420-12



Globe Advisory: Libreng tawag centers tomorrow: 18 Dec, 6AM to 6PM.

In CdO:

City Central School. DSWD Cagayan de Oro still needs volunteers to re-pack and deliver relief goods. Call 09066150095 or tweet @DSWDserve.

Xavier University has also set up a central command for relief support at the Aggie Satellite Canteen, next to the XU Gymnasium. Donations–food, clothing, bedding, water, cash–are accepted.

CDOBloggers Christmas Outreach: The Journey to Cadayunan Primary Shool

December 10, 2011 2 comments

(Warning: Brace yourselves for this very long blogpost. 🙂

To give and not to count the cost.

That has been my motto since I started volunteering and doing outreach activities. The first time I was exposed to a depressed community was when I was a 4th year high school student. My family was also struggling to meet ends meet that time but it did not stop me to reach out to those who are less fortunate than we were.  I remember my first outreach experience happened in  an elementary school in Mambuaya, Lumbia. Since then, I’ve promised myself I would help and extend my services more. True enough, I became a very active volunteer in College. I’ve been exposed to a lot of areas in my hometown where help is greatly needed.

I was just so glad when another project was given to me. In one of the meetings of the CDOBloggers last summer, they assigned me to spearhead an outreach activity. It was a challenge for me since this would be my first project for the said group, but I was more excited to plan the activity right away.

The first challenge was actually to find a beneficiary. Since this  was my project for the said group, I really wanted it to become meaningful and something that would not only make a great impact to our beneficiaries, but also to the benefactors as well. I also wanted to give the bloggers an experience they would never forget.

After months of  looking for a beneficiary, negotiations, and failed attempts to contact persons, I finally found the perfect beneficiary just in time! God is so good!

Then, I got so overwhelmed with the response and the support of my co-bloggers and their friends! I never thought they would become  so participative in this advocacy. I  would really say now that among the organizations I’m part of, CDOBloggers  has been one of the most ever-supportive of all! They would also die to help and serve others. Naks!  It made me so motivated. I was so motivated that every time I received donations, I would purchase books and other learning materials right away. 🙂

After days of collecting donations (cash, books, bags, shoes, food),  we  were all set for the last day of preparation (December 1). We went to Mommy Ruby’s house and did all the packaging, stamping, and labeling there. We went home at 10pm just to make sure all is set for the next day.

The next day (December 2) was a joyful day for us! The time had come for the outreach activity!

I, my mom, and my aunt woke up very early to prepare the food for the feeding   activity. Biggest thanks to my loving family for the support.

Then, I met with the rest of the bloggers at Jollibee Vamenta. We talked about our excitement and enthusiasm while waiting for the truck to arrive. Yes, only trucks and big vehicles could pass through the roads going to our destination.

While we were already riding the truck, it was a great challenge for us to keep those big barrels of crude oil from falling, especially that the ride was really super duper bumpy. Plus, it rained in the middle of our journey!

But at last! After 2 hours, we were able to arrive at Sitio Katorse safe and sound.

After that, we were accompanied on our way up to the school. The school is actually situated on top of a hill.

At last ,we’re here! Welcome to the Cadayunan Primary School!

The moment we saw the kids and their excited  faces, we definitely said to ourselves “our journey was all worth it!”. Seeing the kids and the supportive barangay officials made us want to start the activity right away.

We started with an introduction of the group and the purpose of our coming. Since it was  already lunchtime, we proceed to the feeding activity right away.  Mommy Ruby  led the prayer before meals. Food was distributed by  the other members. The kids were glad to know that they have their favorite spaghetti for lunch!

Then, who would forget about games? Children love to play and they would love to play more when there are prizes in store!

Some children even sang to get those amazing prizes prepared for them.

Last but not the least, the turn-over of books and other learning materials for the children of Cadayunan Primary School. With all the learning materials we donated for them, they can already say they have  a mini-library. 🙂 It was really a beautiful sight when children began to flip the pages of the books. They will really enjoy all of the learning materials when they go to school.

CDOBloggers Christmas Outreach and Feeding Program was a huge success! We will be back! 🙂

If  you wish to donate or contribute something on our next visit, please don’t hesitate to contact us by leaving a comment below. We will appreciate any help you could offer. Should you also want to join us next time, here’s a snippet on our very long bumpy ride to our outreach destination:

Special thanks to the following:

Cash contributors : Bang, Ems, Ding, Vic, Venus, Eleanor, Shailini, Grace, Myra;

Paypal contributors:  Harriane Calwill, Verna Liza Luga, Borris Mabulay, Kristy June Dinampo, Teresa Barcelon-Tippett, Dexter Panganiban, Karen Chayne Sanchez, Jessica Cassidy, Ruby Ricafrente, Jay Ginete, Mhai Damasco;

For those who helped in the preparation : Ruby, Eleanor Mike, Ding, Jacques, and Ems;

For those who gave their time to join in the outreach: Ruby, Eleanor Mike, Ding, Jacques, Ems, Vic, and Emman;

The rest of CDOBloggers

Please support our Outreach Program and Feeding Activity at Cadayunan Primary School!

November 22, 2011 Leave a comment

The CDOBloggers will be having an outreach program and feeding activity on December 2, 2011 at Cadayunan Primary School, a newly opened public school in Besigan.  Besigan is 52 kilometers away from the Cagayan de Oro city proper and most of the people in the area are farmers with no regular transportation except dump trucks from the city government which help transport their farm products. Before Cadayunan Primary School was approved last March 2011, children had to walk 12 kilometers everyday to and from the nearest school resulting to most of them skipping school and eventually stop.

Recently opened last June 2011, Besigan is blessed to have this newly opened school and children now are able to access education. Currently, the school has 60+ pupils and 2 teachers. The school is really in need of learning materials which will aid pupils’ learning and aid teachers’ instruction. 

All the CDOBloggers members have already pledged to donate for this outreach program but we still need contributions of any kind. Please email us at  if you wish to help or take part of this outreach. And to our fellow bloggers and netizens we also accept donations through paypal (