#BonChon in Cagayan De Oro City

11:24:00 PM

Finally, the most awaited "new restaurant" in town is soon to open. Korean-style fried chicken Bonchon CDO Branch is located at the First Level, Garden Area, Centrio Mall. Join the grand opening on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2014 

My Sister's Triumph

4:23:00 PM

I think one of the greatest achievements in life is finishing your studies especially your college degree. Yes, it is when all your hardships will be given justice by wearing a graduation gown and by receiving a diploma.

Meet and Greet with TJ Monterde

1:02:00 PM

TJ Monterde at Bukidnon Brew Cafe.

The recent Kaamulan 2014 celebration brought a lot of fun from indigenous games to entertainments. One of the most highlighted entertaining events was ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao’s Kapamilya Night on August 29, 2014 at the Capitol Grounds of Malaybalay. 

Thesis Diversion

11:33:00 AM

I usually do my thesis in BBC (Bukidnon Brew Café) - One of Bukidnon's finest and cozy Cafés. I'm the kind of person who hates noise when I'm writing something. 

Vocally speaking, my attention diverted so well in thesis writing. As far as I remember, the last time I published a blog article was two weeks ago. 

The #Kaamulan2014 #GMAKapusoNight2014

6:09:00 PM

Here's another show during #Kaamulan2014 that I got invited. The #KapusoNight2014 last August 30, 2014 at Capitol Grounds, Malaybalay City. GMA Kapuso Stars Yasmien Kurdi, JC Tiuseco, Enzo Pineda and Jeric Gonzales entertained their fans through their hit song numbers. 

Thank you vey much #GMAKapuso and Mindanaoan.Com for the VIP access! 

The Happily Ever After Voyage of a Bukidnon Beauty Queen

10:37:00 PM

“A beauty queen will always be a beauty queen.” – A very famous line from a well-known Filipina beauty queen, Miss Universe 1983 Ms. Margie Moran-Floirendo. A true woman is optimistic, sophisticated, intelligent and classy. We see many good examples of a true woman in our everyday living. The “mother” is the teacher and best example to her daughter.

A beauty queen will perform her duties and most of all, turnover her crown to the next deserving candidate. From success to fame, what more can a beauty queen ask for? Marriage. To be with someone who will love her until the end.
Laga Ta Bukidnon 2013 Charliane Lapitaje said “I do” to the one she believes that will be her soul mate. Charliane, known as Yan-yan is a very good friend of mine since elementary. We were schoolmates and playmates. I remembered she and I competed in a school singing competition way back 2004. When we were in high school, our friendship became stronger because we have our group called “Kapugad” – a group who loves to laugh and eat. Charliane followed her dream to become a beauty queen by joining local pageant contests in Bukidnon. Of course, criticism and gossip is always part especially in dealing with fame. When her name rose to fame, she was still then humble and stayed who she was.

The year 2014 gave her the good fortune when she had her big break joining Miss Grand Philippines 2014 in Manila, representing Bukidnon. It was her greatest dream to compete in a national beauty pageant. When they say it’s your year, it will be your year. She then met Derek Schultz, a Canadian, and the man who gave her the genuine happiness in her whole life.

Dear friends and readers, I am glad to tell you that my friend Charliane finally found her true love and that love is for her one and only Derek. Congratulations Mr.&Mrs. Direk Schultz!!! Here are some photos of their pre-nup shoot and wedding:

Noli Me Tangere: The Opera in Manila

12:24:00 AM

To all Opera and theater advocates, here's something you wanted to watch. The Philippine's most celebrated heroism novel by Dr. Jose P. Rizal will be stage in the country. Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) will again astound our Filipino audience this coming September 2014 at Newport Performing Arts Center, Resorts World Manila. 

Noli Mi Tangere follows the story of Juan Crisostomo Ibara, who went back to the Philippines after studying in Europe. Crisostomo, the lover of Maria Clara wanted to marry her but objections emanated regarding his plans and his whole total being. The opera depicts the poignant story of the native indios under the hands of the Spanish dictators. It was also blatant that time the status issues and the human rights. 

The whole cast of Noli Me Tangere: The Opera 


Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 8:00pm
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 3:00pm
Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 8:00pm
Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 3:00pm
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 8:00pm
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 8:00pm
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 2:00pm
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 3:00pm
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 8:00pm
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 3:00pm
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 8:00pm
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 8:00pm
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 2:00pm
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 3:00pm
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 8:00pm
Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 3:00pm


#Kaamulan2014 Piniliyapan Hu Bukidnon Cultural Show

10:18:00 PM

The internationally acclaimed Bukidnon State University Chorale singing chants of Bukidnon. 

Every Kaamulan Festival I do not really miss the show called Piniliyapan Hu Bukidnon. It is not that I am one of the performers before but, it is the glory of Bukidnon culture that inspires me to watch it. 

#Kaamulan2014 Street Dancing, Ground & Float Competition

5:57:00 PM

So, your BukidnonVoice blogger was not able to attend the street dancing competition because of some reasons. Since we are all living in the internet world now, some of my photographer and social media advocate friends keep me updated online- thanks to all of you! Street dancing competition is kind of bit demanding when it comes into your patience - well, you need to find your spot in order for you to take good photos. Anyways, the show ended very well and winners were proclaimed accordingly. My warmest congratulations to the Municipalities who won and participated the competition. Here are some snippets from the 1st day until the last day: 

Snippets from the different floats of the Municipalities of Bukidnon:

*PHOTOS BY MR. NAZZ B. PALOMA. You may visit his FB Page for #Kaamulan2014 photos through Nazz Paloma Fotografie


Street Dancing:
Champion - Municipality of TALAKAG
1ST - Municipality of QUEZON
2ND - Municipality of SAN FERNANDO 

Ground Presentation:
Champion - Municipality of MALITBOG
1ST - Municipality of KALILANGAN
2ND - Municipality of KITAOTAO

Float Presentation:
Champion - Municipality of TALAKAG
1ST - Municipality of BAUNGON
2ND - Municipality of LIBONA

Le Noir et L'or

3:52:00 AM

Events like soiree and social night, I particularly love black outfits. It’s just that color black is elegant and stunning.

Review: The Bradley Bascon & Rudolf Golez Concert

3:37:00 PM

I was so fortunate to have a photo with the immensely gifted musicians Bradley Bascon & Rudolf Golez. Photo by Eira Caberte.

I think this month of August is the most musical month for me. I’ve been invited to several concerts and events – it’s just that my love for music wouldn’t change anything. Weeks ago, I watched two concerts at Rodelsa Hall in Cagayan De Oro City. 

Rudolf Golez, Pianist, Aug 9, 2014

2:59:00 PM

 The month of August in Rodelsa Hall offers the best of the best concert series. Different famous classically trained performers graced the stage, and left their gifts to the audiences by sharing the glory of classical music.

Kaamulan Festival 2014 Schedule of Activities

4:41:00 PM

Photo credits to Jason Chad Ayala

The most celebrated festival in the country that can be found in Bukidnon is finally back to showcase its essence. KAAMULAN FESTIVAL 2014 is celebrating its 100th year with splendid, vivacious events and different reunion of people.

Island Souvenir's Grand Opening and Fashion Campaign

12:37:00 AM

Finally, the Island Souvenirs’ #iheartCDO campaign and fashion show premiered last July 19, 2014 at the Centrio Mall. I got invited by the PR to join the significant event and truly, it was very indeed fabulous and extravagant! 

Island Souvenirs: The #iheartCDO Campaign

5:00:00 PM

The country’s premier souvenir shop launches their ‘I Heart CDO’ campaign in the City of Golden Friendship. The Cebu based Island Souvenir store will promote their premium-quality products and introduce their CDO brand ambassadors on July 19, 2013, 3PM, at the Centrio Mall Event Center. 


1:46:00 AM

Ever since I was a kid, I always love villain roles (HAHA maybe it coincides the whole being me) in every movie. Glenn Close (Cruella De Ville) is actually my superior idol of all villains from her outfit, dialogues to her personality. 

The Life of a Student Artist

8:24:00 PM

One of the latest news about me is my student leader journey. I can say that there has been changes regarding the “real me”. I sought that once you become a public figure, you can no longer resist issues and criticisms from your teachers and schoolmates. I may say it’s hard to be a leader but, from the moment I ran as an officer in our school council, I believe I was aware of what I got into.


8:22:00 PM

Last June 9, 2014, I just turned 21. It was the most special day in my entire 2014 life. My birthday is not that surprising for the reason that I was very busy. 

Rusalka in Manila

12:52:00 PM

The eminently Czech written Opera Rusalka had given excitement and glory to the opera lovers, an opera by Anonin Dvorak.

#BlackNight Inspired

2:00:00 AM

Frankly speaking, I don’t overdress during soirees. It’s not that I don’t like it or not used to it, I just want a simple but elegant outfit. 

Tabang Malaybalay Helps Saugan

5:21:00 PM

The Saugan benificiries holding the poster of Tabang Malaybalay. 

Last January and February the Tabang Malaybalay Foundation, represented by Mr. Ricky Marinas, visited our beneficiary town, Saugan in Eastern Samar. 

The Best Halo-Halo in the Philippines

9:52:00 PM

Image courtesy of dude4food.blogspot.com

Summer just started and we expect rapid change when it comes into climate matters. Don’t get me wrong, I think most of us are planning what to do on summer. 


Yours truly,

Yours truly,