Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Shore-Breaks: A Testimony Of Strong Bonded Boardsports In Northern Mindanao

CDO’s leading resort hotel successfully gave an enormous impact for Northern Mindanao’s boardsports scene.

The first ever Skim-boarding Competition dubbed as SHORE BREAKS organized by the leading resort hotel in Metro Cagayan de Oro, Apple Tree Resort and Hotel (ATRH),was indeed a huge success with the support of the local skim-boarders of Opol, Misamis Oriental and neighboring areas.

Last May 16, 2015, the shoreline of the Municipality of Opol turned into an amphitheater of the board-sport as 30 skim-boarders, 10 for the Kid Category and 20 from the Open Category showed their talents and skills of the said sport to compete to the finals and be the first one to be called, the Shore-breaker. Hosted by Mr Steve Norman Ebonia, a multi-awarded local skim-boarder, started the event with the Oath of Sportsmanship which was then-after opened by Ms. Bjanesha M. Emphasis (General Manager of ATRH). The local skim-boarders have successfully achieved to pull great tricks in the competition full of enthusiasm which attracted the younger generation from Opol.

According to Ms Daphne Belle Maape, (Front Office and Concierge Supervisor of ATRH), there were more than 200 guests who graced the event during the day including the media partners and the sponsors. Additionally, “The Shore-breaks is a testimony of strong bonded board sports which gave a significant impact to the growing skim boarding scene in Northern Mindanao”– Mr Clement Dampal II (Marketing and PR Officer of ATRH) said. “The success of the Shore-breaks gave an enormous impression in keeping the board-sport active in Opol and emerge as a mainstream sports competition that sooner will bring forth to a new season of Shore-Breaks 2: Skim-boarding competition within this year or next. We might be inviting JaroAnillo and Manoy Bazar of JAROMANOY Skimboards on the second season and Arjun “A-smooth” Jimenez, one of the Top boardsport athletes in the Philippines.”- He added.

The competition was a fun filled celebration of stoke and camaraderie which were spare-headed by the award winning judges, Michael “Don” Magracia, Champion of the 1stMati Surfing Competition and a Rider of the Northmin Longboarding, Andrew “Slim” Rementizo, President of Team Higad Skimboarding Association, and Richard “Sasik” Dela Cruz, Champion of the National Skimboarding competition 2008 held at Bacuag, Lanuza, Surigao del Sur, Champion of the 1st Lugait Skimboarding competition 2003), and Champion of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd National Skimboarding competition (2004, 2005, 2006) held at Mergrande Ocean Resort, Davao City.

photo courtesy of Apple Tree Resort and Hotel
Arnel dela Cruz, a local skimboarder was announced as the Champion for the Open Category of this year’s Shore-breaks competition, solidifying his career after also being hailed as the Champion of the Skimboarding competition during the 2nd Kabaybayonan Music and Sports Festival last April 10, 2015. On the other hand, Kenny Egam, also a local skimboarder successfully made it on the Top 3 being the 1st Placer while Christian Quitat which came from Iligan City showed his fantastic tricks became the 2nd Placer of the Open Category defeating other local skimboarders.

For the Kid Category, Lester de Rosal was announced as the Champion defeating his rival Luther Uban Jr which bacame the 1st Placer. He was the champion of the Skimboarding competition of the 2nd Kabaybayonan Music and Sports Festival. Crismar Lariosa on the other hand became the 2nd Placer of the Kid Category.

photo courtesy of Apple Tree Resort and Hotel

First and Second Placers of each categories received an Overnight Superior Accommodation with breakfast for 2 persons and complimentary tickets for the Infinity and Sea horse-shaped pools, Cash, Certification and customized Trophy while the champions received a new and customized Skim-board with all the above-mentioned prizes.

This event is brought to you by Engr. Danilo O. Daroy, Nature’s Spring, Geo Transports and Constructions, Inc., Venray Construction, Northern Mindanao Practical Shooting Association (NMPSA), Easy Rock 96.9 FM, Clix (Cagayan de Oro’s Premier Go-to-Site), The Launchpad Magazine, Best Spots PH, Eats Good to be in CDO, LGU-Opol, Clement Dampal Photography, Business Week Mindanao, Mindanao Daily News, The Cagayan Times, and Mindanao Star.


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ABOUT APPLE TREE RESORT & HOTEL

Apple Tree Resort and Hotel is Cagayan de Oro City’s premier resort hotel.

Covering over 7,000 square meters, the property boasts a full range of facilities and service for business and leisure, including 39 luxurious guestrooms and suites, indoor and outdoor function spaces for corporate and social events, indoor and outdoor dining outlets, 2 swimming pools and a private beach, and a host of activities for fun & leisure. All these come with a magnificent view of the Macajalar Bay and Camiguin Island and an ambiance that is solely and uniquely Apple Tree’s.

The property has been among the top destinations in the region since 1995, and that is for its unique position as Cagayan de Oro City’s only high-end beach resort plus its guarantee of superb service built on genuine and sincere care.

It’s time for a fantastic escape. Discover Apple Tree Resort & Hotel.

For more information on Apple Tree Resort & Hotel, call (63 8822) 75-46-49/75-43-28 or (63 88) 555-0003, or email fantasticescape@appletreeresortcdo.com. Take in the new Apple Tree look by visiting them on the worldwide web at appletreeresortcdo.com.


For media inquiries, contact:

Clement L. Dampal II
Marketing & PR Officer

Tel : +63- 8822-75-46-49 or +63-88-555-0003
Mobile : +63- 906-657-7669
Email : cdampal@appletreeresortcdo.com

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Seda Centrio presents “A Taste of BGC”

“A Taste of BGC” is part of Seda’s “Chefs Exchange”, where the hotels’ head chefs show off their specialties in other Seda locations to offer innovations in the menus. Previous to this, Seda Centrio featured “A Taste of Japan” with Seda Nuvali’s Executive Sous Chef Danilo Gallardo.

“A Taste of BGC” featuring modern international cuisine by guest chef Romualdo “Pepe” Castillo at the hotel’s Misto restaurant on May 25-30, 2015. Chef Pepe was formerly connected with an international luxury hotel, a renowned resort and an exclusive club. A multi-awarded culinary expert, he has won top honors in prestigious industry competitions including “Best Dessert” in the Manila Black Box Culinary Challenge, “Award of Excellence” in the Cold Meat Platter category of Chefs on Parade and “Bread-baking Champion” in an activity sponsored by the Les Toques Blanches Philippines chefs association.

At Seda Centrio, Chef Pepe will present dishes like Angus beef ribs, crispy sea bass, grilled cedar plank salmon, and osso bucco lamb shanks, plus a new and creative range of desserts that make up a visual feast due to their artistic presentations.

Osso Buco Lamb Shank
Chef Pepe will offer a 3-course Set Lunch at Seda Centrio on May 25-29, 2015 featuring options for appetizer and the main course, and a sweet dessert for the finale. More food varieties will be available on the buffet dinner on May 25-30, 2015 at the hotel’s Misto restaurant.


For reservations to “A Taste of BGC”, please call Seda Centrio at (0917) 5775910 or (088)3238888 or email cdo@sedahotels.com.





Thursday, May 07, 2015

Shore-Breaks: Northern Mindanao Skim Boarding Competition

Cagayan de Oro’s leading resort hotel, Apple Tree Resort & Hotel, will be having a SKIM BOARDING COMPETITION dubbed as “SHORE BREAKS: A Skim-boarding Competition” this coming May 16, 2015.

With the success of the Skim-Boarding Competition during the 2nd Kabaybayonan Music and Sports Festival last April 10, 2015 held at the Apple Tree Resort and Hotel and the request of the majority, another competition was formulated and be realized this summer season.

The event coined as “SHORE BREAKS” was created in order to promote the sport to Northern Mindanao and provides opportunities to the youth to actively engage in programs and activities which upholds the quality of life. It also create and develop an understanding of the importance of sport in the pursuit of a healthy and active lifestyle and to persevere in order to achieve success.

Photo Credit to Mr. Clement Dampal II of Apple Tree Resort and Hotel
According to Ms Bjanesha M. Emphasis, the General Manager of the said Resort Hotel, “the event is set to be an annual celebration of the sport and/or twice a year eyeing for the month of May and October.” She added, “We decided to do so in order to provide a sense of community and allows the sport to progress in ways that never seen before”.

Skim-boarding (or skimming) is board-sport similar to surfing which takes place near the shore and uses a skimboard in order to glide across the water’s surface to meet an incoming, breaking wave, shorebreak, and ride it back to shore.

Skim-boarding has a rich history. What started over 60 years ago at Laguna Beach, Southern California on round wood boards by the Laguna lifeguards has evolved into a highly competitive water sport. Accordingly, most people know skim-boarding as “that thing you do on the sand,” and while this is true, skim-boarding has become so much more than that. Skim-boarding has developed since then to ride waves much like surfing, performing aerial maneuvers and pulling into the barrel of the wave.

Photo Credit to Mr. Clement Dampal II of Apple Tree Resort and Hotel
SHORE BREAKS will commence on May 16, 2015 (Saturday) from 7am and closing program will be at 6pm. The Skim-boarding event has 2 different categories. 20 selected contestants will battle the shore of Apple Tree Resort and Hotel for the Open Category. Participants must be 16 years of age above to join this category. While 10 selected contestants will fight for the Kid Category which is open from 7 up to 15 years of age.

First and Second Placers of each categories will receive an Overnight Superior Accommodation with breakfast for 2 persons and complimentary tickets for the Infinity and Sea horse-shaped pools, Cash, Certification and customized Trophy. While Winners will get a new and customized Skim-board with all the above-mentioned prizes.

Finally, Apple Tree Resort and Hotel sends out an invitation that rings clear with one central message, “Are You Ready for SHORE-BREAKS? It’s time for a fantastic escape. Discover Apple Tree Resort & Hotel.”

This event is brought to you by Mindanao Daily News, Business Week Mindanao, Mindanao Star, Cagayan Times, Clix, and Easy Rock 96.9 FM.

Apple Tree Resort & Hotel is located in Opol, Misamis Oriental. Within this 7,000 square meter property are 39 luxurious guestrooms and suites, indoor and outdoor function spaces for corporate and social events, indoor and outdoor dining outlets, 2 swimming pools and a private beach, and a host of activities for fun & leisure.

For more information on Apple Tree Resort & Hotel, call (63 8822) 75-46-49/75-43-28 or (63 88) 555-0003, or email fantasticescape@appletreeresortcdo.com. Take in the new Apple Tree look by visiting them on the worldwide web at appletreeresortcdo.com.

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ABOUT APPLE TREE RESORT & HOTEL

Apple Tree Resort and Hotel is Cagayan de Oro City’s premier resort hotel.

Covering over 7,000 square meters, the property boasts a full range of facilities and service for business and leisure, including 39 luxurious guestrooms and suites, indoor and outdoor function spaces for corporate and social events, indoor and outdoor dining outlets, 2 swimming pools and a private beach, and a host of activities for fun & leisure. All these come with a magnificent view of the Macajalar Bay and Camiguin Island and an ambiance that is solely and uniquely Apple Tree’s.

The property has been among the top destinations in the region since 1995, and that is for its unique position as Cagayan de Oro City’s only high-end beach resort plus its guarantee of superb service built on genuine and sincere care.

It’s time for a fantastic escape. Discover Apple Tree Resort & Hotel.


For media inquiries, contact:

Clement L. Dampal II
Marketing & PR Officer

Tel : +63- 8822-75-46-49 or +63-88-555-0003
Mobile : +63- 906-657-7669
Email : cdampal@appletreeresortcdo.com

Monday, May 04, 2015

Greenwich Crispy Thins

Greenwich Pizza and Pasta now have the new Crispy Thins. It is a much thinner and much crunchier, and crispier than their Classic pizza line.


It has five (5) flavors to choose from:

7 Cheese,


Hawaiian,


the best seller Signature Special,


they also have Pepperoni; and All-Meat pizza (sorry i have no photo)

prices differ from store to store. this price board is from Greenwich DVsoria-Xavier branch

Why we should go and buy the crispy thins? What I do love about the crispy thins are you can savor every toppings and every flavors.

While you are in Greenwich, try their sweet pizza too, the Choco-Banana Crisp