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Valentine’s Day at Seda Centrio:

When nothing less than the very best will do

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or lovers to whom money is not an object of contention, only a day at Seda Centrio will do. For a mere P5,100 nett, a couple can enjoy an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room wth upgrade to the next room category (subject to availability). They will also enjoy buffer breakfast and dinner for two at Misto, in room massage for

two persons, welcome amenity and late check out as late as 4PM. There’s also a choice of an in-room DVD movie. And wait, that ain’t all: couples can also enjoy 3 options of their meal for the romantic evening: Buffet at Misto with live music for only P750 nett per person; Set Menu at Sinamay on Feb 14-15 at only P999 nett per person with free screening of romantic movies) or a six-course menu at the exclusive

Club Lounge at P1,200 nett per person with live music. Couples who elect to take the high choice at the 11th floor Club Lounge, an even more romantic ambience awaits with candle lights and an unparalleled view of the city lights by night. Only a maximum of ten (10) tables for 20 persons will be accommodated on a reservations only basis.

Liceo U hosts 2014 Regional Youth Hours RFM Foundation Inc., organizer of the annual search for the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) in cooperation with The Outstanding Students of the Philippines – Alumni Community (TOSP-AC) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED) partners with Liceo de Cagayan University in hosting the Regional Youth Hours 2013-2014 on February 8, 2014 at the Liceo AVR1. This year’s theme is (EDGE) N standing for Every Day Great Examples to Nation Building. Youth Hours is an annual youth forum for Filipino student leaders from different Higher Education Institutions providing a venue for them to exchange ideas and discuss issues affecting the youth. It aims to empower the nation’s youth by enhancing their capacity through a clear awareness of self, a deeper appreciation of one’s calling and commitment to serving others. Present during the program are Liceo University President Dr. Mariano

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M. Lerin, CHED Region 10 Director Dr. Zenaida Gersana and RFM Foundation Program Director Ms. Noorain Sabdulla. The Regional Youth Hours has gathered 20 schools in Region 10 and became the venue for the launching of the TOSP Regional Search. This premier awards program recognizes student leaders who have demonstrated great ability in all three areas of student excellence: leadership, academic excellence and social responsibility.

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A Kagay-anon Valentine’s Day compiled by The Night Stalker

What’s the very best if not expensive dinner one can have on Valentine’s Day if money is not an object. We looked at three of Cagayan de Oro’s plushest hotels and here’s what we found out: Seda Centrio

Limketkai Luxe Hotel

Pryce Plaza

Couples have three options for their meal this romantic evening: Buffet at Misto with live music for only P750 nett per person; Set Menu at Sinamay on Feb 14-15 at only P999 nett per person with free screening of romantic movies) or a six-course menu at the exclusive Club Lounge at P1,200 nett per person with live music. Couples who elect to take the high road at the exclusive 11th floor Club Lounge get an even more romantic ambience with candle lights and an unparalleled view of the city by night.

The city’s newest hotel promises an “Enchanting Lunch/Dinner” from Feb 1-15 for only PhP 900 nett per person with a complimentary glass of wine and choice of two appetizers, soup, bread & butter, salad, three main courses, three desserts and brewed coffee or tea. Reservations required.

The hotel on the hill, long Cagayan de Oro’s grandest, still has its charm, especially those who just love its location atop Carmen Hill overlooking the city and Macajalar Bay. Couples have a choice between a set meal at Café Cagayan at PhP 550 per person nett, or P480 for adults and P240 for kids for the Josefina’s (Poolside) buffet. There’s a pianist at Café Cagayan and an acoustic band poolside.

But there are more choices to be had out there. Best to scout and canvass first before taking the plunge. For those who’d rather take the whole family or barkada along in lieu of the firing line at Plaza Divisoria, here’s a quick rundown of events leading to Valentine’s Day you can enjoy at the city’s leading shopping malls:

Centrio Mall

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February 8-22, 2014 MUSEUM OF LOVE Activity Center, Mall Hours Feel the kilig as we present memorabilia from love stories shared by couples.

February 3-16 Oro Photographic Society “Book of Love” Photo Exhibit 2nd Level East Wing (near Nike and Payless)

February 9, 16 & 23, 2014 MOVIE AT THE GARDEN Centrio Garden, 4PM Enjoy a movie date at the garden with your loved ones and be enthralled by our line-up of movies to make your February sweeter.

February 14-16 Linked 2014: Relic & Limketkai Center Computer & Gadget Expo Rotunda 10AM

February 13, 2014 MIXED DANCE ANNIVERSARY Activity Center, 4PM Celebrating our one year of fitness February 14, 2014 LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT EXHIBIT Bridge Way, 4PM Appreciate how other senses work for these blind children who capture awesome images with their pictures.

February 14 All About Love Acoustic Duo with Roy & Mic 2nd Level North Concourse, 4PM February 15 Jun & Jogie Acoustic Duo 2nd Level North Concourse. 4PM February 16 Dream Board Artist Post Valentine Show 2nd Level North Concourse 4PM

February 15, 2014 CENTRIO MALL LIVE: RICHARD POON Activity Center, 5PM CDO is indeed close to his heart as he comes back for the 2nd time around to melt our hearts!

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Publisher PINKY DOMINGO CADAVEDO Editor SHAUN ALEJANDRAE YAP UY

he official love month of the year is here or shall I say it’s only days away for the V-day.

Editorial MIKE BAÑOS Consultants CHENG ORDOÑEZ Account LAVIE CASENAS Executives GRACE BEBER Legal Counsels ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI ATTY. ROBERTO A. CANTAGO, JR.

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This enacted law motivated homophobia in an incredible magnitude. Hate crimes suddenly become a staple, cowering in fear is becoming a day-to-day experience. I feel for the victims. They have all the right to walk freely and express who they are. It is no one’s business to degrade other individuals and display disrespect because of one’s principles, beliefs or way of living. Hunting these gays down will never resolve to anything. The Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia has just opened this weekend. I hope that the spirit of the Olympic Games become embodied by the people. Tolerance and mutual respect are the things we all aspire for regardless of sexual orientation. Perhaps the Games can become some sort of a wakeup call to some close-minded individuals that what they are doing is nothing but inhuman.

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or several days now I have seen videos on social media condemning the acts of select Russian citizens who literally bash openly gay people in their own homeland. What I saw is heartbreaking. These people who chose to live the way they wanted to live were treated like animals stripped of their basic rights. The images were so disturbing that I did not have the heart to continue watching. I was dumbstruck and could not understand how these Russians can become this close minded. I always thought we have already surpassed the days of widespread discrimination and racial hate? What makes this even more disturbing is that no one seems to side with the victims there in Russia. The culprits walk freely and even had the guts to brag about their “conquests” online. These bullies felt they have the upper hand because they have a law that backs them up.

Red roses, chocolates, candle light dinner and of course love songs to fill the air to make our valentines with our special someone or love ones really great. This is the usual scenario right? But what if this is not what makes your love ones really feel loved? Is this possible? Yes, because each one of us has a different love language and if we are not aware of it or we do not know others’ love language then we can possibly feel not loved.

I have never been this expressive on this subject, especially on print but I can no longer contain my silence. If we all continue to just watch in the dark and not do something within our power, people will continue to breed hate, injustice and impunity. They have had their share of brutality and there is no room for more. Now that we are celebrating the month of love, I hope more and more people begin to realize that love knows no color, gender and principles. Let us end violence in any form and nurture the world with kindness and peace. It is alright to be who we are as long as we do not put others down and we live in dignity and respect. I stand up for those who have no voice, for those who are afraid, for those who were bruised, beaten and scarred just because they choose to live differently from what others perceive as normal. I stand up for you and me.

WORDS AND NOTES

by DEBBIE CABAGUE

Love is something you do for someone else, not something you do for yourself.

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Hearing the words “ I love you “ really means a lot to you , while insults can shatter and leave you broken for a long time. 2. Quality Time - You like undivided attention. I love you means spend time with me. You like quality conversation as you reveal yourself to another person.

So just to give you a glimpse of these love languages, here’s a brief explanation of the Five languages of love by Gary Chapman.

3. Gifts - Not because this is your love language you are already materialistic, you actually thrive to love and the thoughtfulness behind every gift and effort. For you the cost of the gift may not matter at all.

1. Words of Affirmation You love compliments. Words speak louder than actions.

4. Acts of service - Can washing the dishes be an act of love? Absolutely. Anything you do to ease the burden of

responsibilities weighing on an “acts of service” person will speak volumes. You just like to serve your partner even in the simplest ways. 5. Physical Touch - This doesn’t all mean bedroom. A person whose primary love language is touch is not surprisingly touchy. Hug, pats on the back, holding hands can all be ways of showing care , concern and love . Before you discover the love language of your partner, discover yours first by taking a Love language test. Google it and you’ll find many so just choose one. Knowing your love language and understanding the love language of your partner and love ones can really help your relationship as it has helped me. If you want to make this love month more meaningful to your love ones, they will surely feel loved if you speak their love language.

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Year of the Horse Fun at Toy Kingdom W elcome the Lunar New Year with happy horses from Toy Kingdom, the amazing toy superstore. Inspired by this year’s Chinese astrology symbol, Toy Kingdom has a fun selection of toy horses that kids can hug, hold, and play that bring lots of luck. According to the Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes, those born in the Year of the Horse are known to be strong willed and unbridled, as well as charming and intelligent. Horse babies are full of life, free-

spirited, and warm-hearted. And Toy Kingdom has wonderful toys that capture this fun and energy. There are nostalgic rocking ponies and stick horses, as well as soft and cuddly plush horses in playful colors, and delightful My Cutie Pony pillows. Kids of all ages, meanwhile, will love the collectible horse figures with magical details and mythical creatures such as elves and fairies. These Year of the Horse inspired special items are available at Toy Kingdom in SM City Cagayan de Oro. Also visit www.toykingdom.ph.

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(from right) Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez, People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) President and Dr. Wilma G. Magdale - 2014 PMAP CDO Chapter President (and STEAG State Power, Inc. HR Officer) discuss the intricacies of the ASEAN Integration in a recent press conference at the Mallberry Suites, February 7, this city. Photo by S. UY

Interested and qualified applicants may email their application and complete resume addressed to: The HR Manager MCDC - Ecoverde Homes, CDO Email: mcdc.cdo@gmail.com For inquiries, please call (08822) 745-755/732-345.

GOVERNOR BAMBI EMANO graced the coronation night of the Search for Binibining Tagoloan 2014 in celebration of the feast of Nuestra Senora dela Candelaria in the municipality of Tagoloan. With the Governor also is Second District Representative Juliette Uy.

GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY- Misamis Oriental Vice Governor JOEY G. PELAEZ, Sugbongcogon Vice Mayor Mildred Lagbas and Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) Diocesan Bishop Rt. Rev’d Felixberto L. Calang led the groundbreaking ceremony of the IFI Center Building in Sugbongcogon, Misamis Oriental last February 2, 2014. Sugbongcogon will be made as the IFI Center in the First District of Misamis Oriental and the entire Province of Camiguin.

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The Cast of TXS’ Titus Andronicus

TXS to Stage William Shakespeare’s ‘Titus Andronicus’ By Jerry P. Acido Jr.

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he Xavier Stage, a resident repertory company of Xavier University, presents William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus as adapted by Layeta Bucoy on February 24-28, 2014 at the Xavier University Little Theater. Directed by Hobart P. Savior, this is TXS’s second production for its 3rd Theatre Season titled Realizing Shakespeare. The company embarks on

the promotion of Shakespeare’s classic adapted in the Philippine contexts for cultural understanding. Titus Andronicus deals with hunger for power and revenge as made present through the extreme issues in the current Filipino society including political dynasties, clan wars and massive killings. This project is part of the formation and art appreciation targets through the Artistic Excellence: Drama Program of

Xavier Center for Culture and the Arts. Titus Andronicus stars Samuel Macagba III as Ricardo “Carding” Muñoz, Sheena Marie Lopez Pagtalunan-Sale as Clarissa Castillo, Rosell Velez as Armando Torres, Ismael Barrios Salarda as Chua, Arnie Daluz as Roberto “Berting” Muñoz, Ryan Madrid as Antonio Torres, Micka Angela Victoria Virtudazo as Salve Muñoz, Euljun Salarda as Ryan Muñoz, Aeran James Bacarro

as Clown, Noli Paglinawan as Richie Muñoz, Kenneth Sabijon as Ram Muñoz, Reynald Mangao as RJ Muñoz, James Elvie Ty as Nomer Castillo, Jason Limbaga as Nathan Castillo, Nell Obach and Faith Elvie Lofranco Silmonet as Maria Aragon, Jerry Acido as Pulis 1, Junmar Ybañez as Pulis 2 and Kristen Anne Senajon, Keith Testa, Jon Quiao, Mahja Agustines, Soffio Maquiling Lovely Jane Olaer, and Bettina Rabe as taong bayan.

For ticket reservation, The Xavier Stage can be reached through the XCCA office at 858-3116 local 2059. Tickets are sold at the XU Bookstore for only Php100.00 for the Premiere Night show on February 24, 2014 at 7:30PM and Php 75.00 for Morning Matinee show on February 26, 2014 at 10:00AM, Matinee shows on February 25 and 26, 2014 at 3:00PM and Gala shows on February 25-28, 2014 at 7:30PM.

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ollowing the recent success of the sixth installment of Cinemagis Digital Short Film Festival in Northern Mindanao, its top winners will take another height in the upcoming national film festival, Cinema Rehiyon. The festival dubbed as “a detour from the Manila-centric films” will transpire in Cagayan de Oro City on Feb 18-22. Under the auspices of this year’s host of Cinema Rehiyon, Xavier Center for Culture and the Arts (XCCA), 11 Cinemagis films will be featured in three different programs— 5 for the Northern Mindanao Collective, 5 for Cinemagis Fresh and one for Mindanao Cinemulat. Aside from giving Cinemagis films national exposure, Cinema Rehiyon seeks to promote local culture, talents and language. It also forms part of the National Arts Month (NAM) celebration spearheaded by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). NorthMin Films The 2014 Cinemagis Best Student Short Film, “Wa Ko Kakita” (I Haven’t Seen It) by Eastine Charles Taneo from Liceo de Cagayan University (LdeCU) frontlines the Northern

Mindanao Collective on Feb 19, 1-3p.m. at SM City Cagayan de Oro Cinema 3. “Wa Ko Kakita” is a story about a young gay who keeps on complaining whenever his older sister asks him to do some household chores. “[The film] was patterned after the legend of the pineapple with some interesting twists and it teaches us that laziness has a price to pay,” said Taneo, a fourth year AB in Mass Communication student. Along with Taneo’s film in the NorthMin Collective are “Lugdang” (Drowned) by Gray-em Erezo, “Unawa” (Understanding) by Krystel Hypa Magallanes from Iligan City, “Kaon Ta” (Let’s Eat) by Richard Mars Caberte from Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan and “The Perfect Girl” by Janine Banday, also from XU. The Cinemagis Special Jury Award for Social Responsibility on Climate Change went to “Lugdang” for tackling the aftermath of Typhoon Sendong. Meanwhile, a special screening was mounted by XCCA to feature 5 films for the segment, Cinemagis Fresh. Most entries in this program

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were produced by first-time filmmakers. The list includes “Binibining Cancer” by John Solomon Legara from XU, “Hello” by Kevin Nico Surposa from Mindanao State University Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), “Panamilit” (Farewell) by Tat Soriano, “Ceasefire” by Jamela Bato from Iligan City and the only entry from the high school, “Perla” by Angel Frances Borres from Xavier University High School (XUHS). Obscenity and Art The film which garnered 7 awards during the 6th Cinemagis Festival, including the Best Short FilmProfessional Category, “Ika-3 Putahi” (Recipe No. 3) by Joeromer Bacus frontlines the Mindanao Cinemulat segment of Cinema Rehiyon 6. This particular part of the festival exhibits the ‘controversial’ films from various regions and joining Bacus’ film for Mindanao Cinemulat is “Afterdark” by Aidx Paredes from North Cotabato. “Ika-3 Putahi” also reaped a rundown of nominations during the 2013 Mindanao

Film Festival in Davao City and SalaMindanaw in General Santos City. As a psycho-thriller, the film depicts the consequences of an unrequited affection and tells a journey to the limitation of one’s sanity. Although there are ‘obscene scenes’ in the movie, their writer Orpheus Nery explained: “It’s art and it should be free. Like any other art pieces, a film’s outcome is based upon the viewer and how he interprets it.” The said two films will be shown at Xavier University Little Theater (XULT) on Feb 19, 5-6p.m. Admission to the screening venue only requires personal care items such as soap, toothpaste and toothbrush, sanitary napkins and infant diapers, which will be donated to Yolanda-ravaged communities in the Visayas. Stepping Stone Cinemagis only serves as a springboard for filmmakers from Region 10 to showcase their artworks. Since its birth in 2009, a number of films have already gone to other national independent film festivals and even in the international scene. One of them is the film,

“Carmen” by Jasmine Limas, the Best Student Short Film during the 4th Cinemagis, which had its international debut at Yerba Buena Arts Center in San Francisco, California, USA. “Joel Shepard, a curator from San Francisco was invited during the 4th Cinema Rehiyon in Bacolod and he saw my film there. Later on, he decided to make my film a part of his program called the New Filipino Cinema in San Francisco,” she recalled. “My dreams are made possible because of Cinemagis. It served as a venue for us to showcase our talent. A US premier won’t be possible and I won’t be able to meet filmmakers nationwide through Cinema Rehiyon if Cinemagis did not open its door for me,” Limas narrated. Limas, a senior Development Communication student at XU, knows that she still has a lot to learn but it was Cinemagis that provided her the spirit to continue exploring the realm of independent filmmaking. Limas continued: “Cinemagis gave me the confirmation I needed to convince myself that I am indeed a filmmaker.”

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