AYAHAY Escapade

We missed going out because of the pandemic. We stayed home for 2-3 years in order to be safe. And now that everything is going back to normal, we chose to visit different cafe’s , restaurant or tourist spots within Bukidnon.

For today, we went to Ayahay, which is located in Tabu-an, Kibangay, Lantapan Bukidnon. It is still a part of Mindanao, just in case you want to know where.

We ordered Beef Nachos, Garden Salad, Oreo Ice Cream Shake, Macchiato, Sikwate and Kape Arabica. Their ingredients are fresh, from the garden I guess , the beef nachos and garden salad has a taste different from what we usually order at the restaurant near us. Ate Chicay didn’t like her Oreo Ice Cream Shake because it doesn’t taste like what she usually order, a simple shake, but there are no shakes available other than this, with ice cream. I hope they serve one when we get back here someday. Kuya Jb ordered Macchiato and liked it. I went for Sikwate and Papa Norman chose Kape Arabica because it is what he likes most.

The place is so cold, typical Bukidnon area. We loved the ambiance and though it was far from our place, it was all worth it.

You can check some of our photos in my instagram account – ZoWanderer .

Sutla and Flawless Papaya Soap

Sutla products and Flawless Papaya Soap are “in” these days. A lot of people are selling it and a lot of people are actually buying and using it. My online blogging friends are selling it and so I joined the bandwagon. I tried the products first to check out if it really has a positive effect on my skin and I am glad that it is really effective. Most people are buying it because it is affordable, Philippine-made and effective.


A Romantic Night with David Pomeranz

David Pomeranz Philippine Tour 2013 hits Valencia City, Bukidnon and I am so thankful that BukidnonOnline.com gave me a VIP Ticket to the show. My ticket says that I am to be seated in Row A, seat 13 and I didn’t expect that I will get this lucky that I could almost touch David Pomeranz if I want to. I am just scared that he might ask me to sing with him and I’m gonna found myself in YouTube singing so out of tune with David Pomeranz (ROFL).

The show started at exactly 8:00 pm (glad me and my friends arrived just on time) with the performances from “Jazz Upbeat”. Watching these kids dance makes me remember my grade school and high school days. They are full of energy and big smiles.



When Giselle Sanchez made her way out to the stage, I was stunned. I mean, I know she’s not that ugly but I didn’t know she’s this beautiful. And as I quote her saying “Ako si Giselle Sanchez, ang babaeng pangit sa TV pero maganda sa personal(I am Giselle Sanchez, the woman who is ugly in TV but pretty in person)”.
Giselle Sanchez is a great comedian and a good singer! She gave us a lot of things to laugh about and she even invited people in to the stage for a more fun night. She taught us how to speak the French Language and called up on the stage Mr. Gamboa and taught him well. We were laughing our hearts out because Mr. Gamboa knows how to play the game too.
Miss Giselle Sanchez walk around the gym to look for another person who wants to join her in the stage. She asked two men but they declined it until Giselle saw Honorable Babba Garcia and ask him if he could join her on the stage for a song number. Honorable Babba Garcia was hesitant at first, but his wife convinced him. Giselle told us that Honorable Babba Garcia will do everything that she told him through a song of course. And I really thought Giselle would sing “Rolling in the deep” lucky for Honorable Babba Garcia, Giselle chose to sing “Put your head on my shoulder” by Paul Anka.
And it was a laugh trip to heaven because Giselle kept on bullying (not the bad way though) the 2 people who said “No deal” to her requests.
After the 2 minutes of fame for Honorable Babba Garcia, he and his wife laugh together watching the video of him with Miss Giselle on stage.
When DAVID POMERANZ (the International Balladeer) went out and sang “Got to Believe in Magic) I almost cried. I mean, I am not in-love and I am not brokenhearted either but I was overwhelm with his presence, singing LIVE in front of me with this amazing love songs that I grew up with. It was so PERFECT. The night, the moment, the concert!
He is a musician, an artist, and aside from the fact that he have a good voice, he knows how to play the guitar, piano and even beat the box that he was sitting on. Where can I find one like him these days? I can see in his eyes that he really want everybody to enjoy the night, and I can sense it that he is enjoying the show too. He told some jokes but the audience didn’t laugh maybe because they were also overwhelm with his presence.



Then David Pomeranz told us that he didn’t get a chance to attend his prom night, and I almost told him that I was not able to dance on a prom night too because our school don’t have a JS Prom. I really, really, really thought that he will ask me to dance with him (insert rolling eyes here) and then he asked Mrs Gamboa (this woman was sitting beside Mr Gamboa) to dance with him and even serenade her afterwards.
And before David Pomeranz could left, Mr Denver Pagonzaga (one of the sponsors I believe) gave him a big bouquet of flowers and it made David smile.
I think David Pomeranz sang more than 10 songs for almost two hours and it was all worth it!
Aside from David, for the first time, I finally met my long-lost fashionable blogging cousin Shugar and we were sitting almost beside each other! Once again Thank You BukidnonOnline.com for the tickets that made my night!
Autograph signing and picture taking was done right after the event. And of course, I will not let the night end without a picture with them.

555 thru 1 Bishop, 13 Priests, 5550 Donors

5 Million to raise

555 aims to raise 5 Million Pesos worth of donations, either in cash or pledge,to defray half of the remaining debt (10 Million pesos) accumulated through the construction of San Isidro Labrador Diocesan Pastoral Center in the Malaybalay City, the Seat of the Diocese of Malaybalay. The other half will be raised through the Concert Tour of Paring Bukidnon in Canada and USA.

10 Concerts

The amount will be raised through at least 10 concerts of 13 Paring Bukidnon and Bishop Jose A. Cabantan, DD himself scheduled in different parishes within the Diocese of Malaybalay. The concert series will serve also as preparation for their Concert Tour in Canada and USA.

15 Levels of Giving

The project encourages everyone to participate by offering 15 “Giving Levels” to choose from. (a.25,000 b.20,000 c.15,000 d.10,000 e.7,500 f.5,000 g.4,000 h.3,000 i.2,000 j.1,000 k.500 l.400 m.300 n.200 0.100)

5550 Magnanimous Donors

5550 generous donors will be tapped throughout the fundraising project; 555 in each concert. Donors can be individual or group.

Pledging period and Paying period

The night of each concert serves as launching of the pledging period which will last until August 31, 2012. The Month of August is the beginning of Paying Period and will end on December 31, 2012.

Distribution of Donation

The individual participating parishes will get 50% of their respective net collected pledges. The remaining 50% will be for the DPC. Moreover, if a concert raises a net amount of Php 1Million of collected pledges, the amount in excess of Php 1M will be shared by the participating parishes according to their percentage contribution to the total gross amount.

How to HELP

You can participate through any of the following ways:

  • AS DONOR – donating any of the amounts listed; or
  • AS SOLICITOR – soliciting donations from relatives and friends, or getting your family, clan, class, group of friends, BEC Cell, organization, or company to contribute to raise any of the amounts listed.

For more information

For further information, you may go to or contact the following offices:

  1. Diocesan Pastoral Center Office – San Isidro-Murillo Sts, Malaybalay City Contact Person – Mrs. Teresita Quijada (09052929105/0882212606)
  2. Bishop’s House Office – Mampaalong St, Malaybalay City                            Contact Person – Ms. Lizel Wabe (09158692424/0888131403)

Find them on Facebook – 555Malaybalay-Official

555 A Diocesan campaign to raise funds for the Diocesan Pastoral Center

555 A Diocesan campaign to raise funds for the Diocesan Pastoral Center

5 Million

10 Concerts

15 Levels of Giving,

5550 Magnanimous Donors.


Dear Parishioners,

Peace and Love in the Lord Jesus Christ!

Pastoral care is of utmost importance and priority. As such, our Diocese has made every effort to make pastoral services more available and within reach to all of you, my dear parishioners. It is for this reason that the Diocesan Pastoral Center (DPC) was built right at the heart of the Diocese and of Bukidnon, in Malaybalay City, beside the San Isidro Cathedral. The DPC holds the different offices of the diocesan commissions and committees, and all – lay, religious, and clergy alike – who are involved in these commissions and committees for easy coordination and collaboration.

This idea was conceived during the time of my predecessor, now bishop-emeritus Honesto C. Pacana, SJ, DD, and the construction started during his time as well. By the time I assumed office, the accounts payable already reached Php 22M. Thanks be to God, our many local donors (organizations, parishes, schools, and individual families) plus, when I went to Rome for the gathering of the new bishops, the Italian Bishops’ Conference, through the kindness of His Excellency Msgr. Giovanni Battista Gandolfo, President of the Comitato per gli Interventi Caritativi, contributed a lot to help defray the cost of the construction. However, upon the completion of the project, we are still left with accounts payable in the amount of Php 10M.

Given the importance of the Diocesan Pastoral Center and the outstanding accounts payable, I am knocking on your generous hearts to help us settle tese accounts ONCE AND FOR ALL.

This is our Pastoral Center. Our Catholic Pride. Our own.

In line with our vision as “One family of Basic Ecclesial Communities,” together, I believe we can do this!

“That God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ” (1 Pt 4:11)!

Cordially Yours in Christ the Good Shepherd,

Jose Araneta Cabantan, DD

Bishop of Malaybalay

Own Resort

Isn’t it amazing if you own a resort? May it for private or public use. Last year my cousin decided to build her own resort here in Pangantucan Bukidnon because her kids love the water and the pool.

Two pools can be use already now but the resort is not yet finished. There are so many things to build, such as cottages, dirty kitchen with undermount sinks, and shower rooms. But still the kids love to visit the place and go swimming.

My Kaamulan Experience

We are on our way home from Cagayan de Oro City when we have decided to drop by at the Kaamulan Ground and check the Kaamulan Festival out. Today is the last day already and its 4pm already so we have not caught the parade and the program prepared for that day.

When we were walking along the Kaamulan grounds, I have seen a lot of people who do henna tattooing, so I have decided to try one for myself for only 60php. I kind of like it, it looks cute ain’t it?

I am so happy about my henna tattoo and I wonder until when will it last.

Storms and Houses

Ninety-nine percent of my life I have spent in Bukidnon, and that 1 % was spent in Cagayan de Oro when I went to study and get my college degree. In Bukidnon, we don’t usually experience storms, earthquakes and other catastrophes that other provinces/parts of the Philippines have experienced. I think we weren’t able to use our calamity fund for that matter and though we are prone to landslides and soil erosions, thanks to God, that we also didn’t have to experience that in my province too.

But if ever I live in a place where storms, tornadoes, tsunamis and the like loves to visit I would probably get a fiberglass storm shelter to keep me and my family safe.  Aside from having a good-looking house, we need to have a house that would keep us safe, right? So we better choose the right way to build our house.

Construction Working Ahead

I don’t know if it is just me or some other people might have noticed this sign too:

The road to my hometown is under construction and I guess the people who are working on it, needs a review with their English 101. A simple mistake on spelling or they just don’t know how to spell it?