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Britania Group of Islets

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

The 1006th Community Defense Center in cooperation with the 1st Ready Reserve Battalion, MSU ROTC Unit and MSU Rearguards hosted the first “Nature Trek and Marches” on November 22, 2014 in Marawi City. Enthusiastic individuals from both private and government units joined the 4-hour long trek from Kampo Ranao to MSU Main Campus. The trail was a close up encounter with the nature’s goodness which made the trek more exciting and adventurous.

Lt. Colonel Bienvenido Alabot, the Infantry Director and head organizer said that the objectives of the said event included the following:

To develop a healthy body and a sound mind for good governance;
To promote peace, unity and development through recreational activity;
To  build up camaraderie among individuals and to enjoy with your peers;
To appreciate the hidden panorama of Marawi City and Lanao del Sur; and
To promote the MSU-ROTC and the LDS RRBn.

“Our vision is by 2028, we will become a world calss army that is a source of National Pride,” added Lt. Colonel Alabot.

Meanwhile, the participants enjoyed traversing the challenging trail, feasting their eyes on the panoramic beauty of nature and satisfying their need for food from various stations.

The excited participants during the orientation at Kampo Ranao

The participants in their attempt to overcome the steepy slope :D 

The Nature Trek and Marches participants in action :)

One of the awesome views during the trek. 

Healthy and refreshing snacks for the participants beautifully prepared at the MSU Golf Course :)

A view at the MSU Golf Course :)

Congratulations Lt. Colonel Alabot for the meaningful actuation of your advocacies and to all those who joined, you are now stakeholders of promoting Marawi City and Lanao del Sur to the world as a peaceful and beautiful place J

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Celebrating the heroes of the home, Breeze treated more than 19,000 hardworking moms across the Philippines to a day of rest, games and exciting surprises at the first-ever 1 Laba Day. The leading detergent brand took care of their laundry chores, washing a total of 481,536 clothes, in a series of events held simultaneously in multiple barangays in Metro Manila, Pangasinan, Batangas, Cebu, and Davao.

Celebrity moms and surprise guests, including Sige Moms Christine Bersola-Babao, Gladys Reyes and Dimples Romana, headlined the nationwide events. At Barangay Commonwealth in Quezon City, radio DJ Laila Chikadora also kept the crowd entertained with her witty jokes and led the fun bingo games where moms won bicycles, skateboards, inflatable swimming pools and other toys for their children. These prizes were meant to encourage moms to be Sige Moms who let their kids play and go on exciting adventures. 

While the moms enjoyed their day off from doing the laundry, Breeze Laba Ladies and Laba Machines, sponsored by campaign partners Electrolux, LG, Whirlpool and White Westinghouse, took care of washing their clothes.

 “We know how hardworking our mommies are, spending as much as three to four hours a day doing the laundry. Today, Breeze is taking care of washing their clothes so they can have some time for themselves and to have fun, as our way of thanking them and recognizing their admirable efforts,” said Mara Banson, Breeze brand manager.

 “As part of the Circle of Sige Moms, our job is to encourage mommies to allow their kids to be kids, even if it means getting dirty or having stained clothes,” said Christine. “When we say yes to playing and going on adventures, we say yes to our children’s intellectual, emotional and physical growth.”

“My daughter Callie is very artsy and likes working with her hands. We love baking and often, we’d be covered in icing and food color of every hue,” said Sige Mom Dimples. “But I’m glad I allowed her to do that, because it’s very fulfilling when you see your child achieve great things because you allow them to do their own thing and pursue their passions.” 
“Being a mom is a 24/7 job,” added Sige Mom Gladys. “But because we have a dependable partner in Breeze, doing the laundry becomes easier and effortless. We can spend less time on washing clothes and have more time for ourselves and our family.”

1 Laba guarantee
Boasting of a revolutionary formulation, Breeze with ActivBleach empowers mommies everywhere to take on their endless tasks, removing even the toughest of stains in just one wash. Safe for both white and colored clothes, Breeze has a four-enzyme technology that removes more types of stains and a patented whitening technology that delivers visible whiteness in just one wash. 

Breeze with ActivBleach is also the first and only detergent brand with melamine perfume encapsulation technology that blooms in wash and bursts in wear, making sure that clothes keep smelling clean and fresh even when worn. It even has a unique active system for better foam profile and quicker lather, plus percarbonate TAED bleach that takes out bleachable stains without harming the environment. 

From September 1 to 7, mommies can also win a washing machine from Breeze in the Breeze 1Laba Challenge promo. To join, participants simply need to like the official Breeze Facebook page and look for the 1 Laba Day status update. They should then leave a comment on the post, with a photo of themselves doing the 1 Laba pose holding a Breeze pack and using the hashtag #Breeze1Laba.

Take on millions of stains in just one wash with Breeze with ActivBleach, available in three sizes at supermarkets and groceries nationwide: 70g, 700g and 1450g packs.

Monday, September 1, 2014

The College of Business Administration and Accountancy is hailed as Home of the Champions in the recently concluded 53rd MSU Founding Anniversary Celebration. The college bagged 3 Overall Champion Awards in the University Intramural Games, Musical Extravaganza and Debate Competitions, while the King Faisal Center for Islamic, Arabic and Asian Studies (KFCIAAS) and College of Hotel and Restaurant Management (CHARM) got the Overall Champion Trophies in Literary Competitions and Dance Festival respectively. Hence, CBAA is the first of the 13 participating colleges to win 3 overall championships during the MSU Foundation Day Celebration.

Prof. Imara C. Andam, Dean of CBAA expressed her gratitude to the college constituents for the cooperation and great achievements this year. “Being able to represent the college in various events was our main objective and winnings are just bonus factors,” she said. “I did not expect that we will have the most number of winnings. This is indeed a great year for the college. Congratulations CBAA Family,” she added.

Meanwhile, CBAA also takes pride as it accepted the responsibility of hosting this year’s Musical Extravaganza. What made the event more exciting was the participation of event sponsors including Jollibee, Tita Fannies Liempo and Chicken Haus, Boardwalk Business Ventures Incorporated, JECOs Restaurant MS Events and Resources, Greenwich and Red Ribbon. Moreover, Jollibee mascot entertained the audience with his awesome dance steps. Also, the event served as a venue for the college to promote green marketing practices as reflected in their production number.

Congratulations CBAA! Continue to soar high! 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The MSU College of Business Administration and Accountancy is set to host this year’s Musical Extravaganza come this Friday, August 29, 2014 at MSU – ILS Gymnasium. Prof. Imara C. Andam, Dean of CBAA accepted the challenge of organizing one of the highlights of the 53rd MSU Founding Anniversary Celebration. “The College is privileged to facilitate this grand event for everyone’s enjoyment,” the Dean said.

The Musical Extravaganza is an annual event where colleges send student representatives to compete in various contest categories such as Vocal Solo, Vocal Duet, Impersonation, Instrumental and A Capella. What makes the event more exciting is the participation of the faculty representatives in the Vocal Solo Competition.

Moreover, the event is sponsored by several companies in the region including Jollibee Iligan, Tita Fannies Liempo and Chicken Haus, Boardwalk Business Ventures Inc., MS Events and Resources, JECOs Restaurant, Greenwich and Red Ribbon. Winning participants get to receive gift certificates from the sponsors.

There will also be gimmicks for the audience to enjoy freebies from the event sponsors. What can be more exciting will be the presence of Jollibee and Twirlie mascots ready for a showdown during the opening program at the venue.

Catch this one of a kind celebration!!! See you there!!!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Known as the #PambansangInspirasyon in the realm of social media, motivational speaker Lloyd Luna will be conducting seminars at Celadon Pension House, Iligan City, Lanao del Norte and Mindanao State University, Marawi City, Lanao del Sur this coming January 24 and 25, 2014 respectively. His self-titled book PAANO MAGING SUCCESSFUL is also the theme of the seminar and the excited organizers proudly present the 1st Lanao Success Convention.


LLOYD ABRIA LUNA is an international motivational speaker and comedian, author of ten self-help books, radio and television talk show host, newspaper and magazine columnist, composer, speechwriter, publisher, serial entrepreneur and a life mentor. With all his talents and skills, he could have gone overseas and made more personal wealth. Instead, he stayed. He is an OFW who never left his country because he believes in the Philippines and its people. His remarkable story of turning life’s misery into opportunities has been inspiring many Asian countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Thailand and South Korea since 2005. He is the President and CEO of LLOYD LUNA Communications.

It will be an experience of a lifetime for everyone who will join the comedy inspired motivational seminar.

For ticket reservations, contact Prof. Richard S. Celeste at 0917-7072485. 

Note: The time schedule for the seminar at the Dimaporo Gymnasium, MSU, Marawi City is changed to 8:30 o’clock in the morning until 12 noon on January 25, 2013.

Photo and Information Credit: Lloyd Luna Communications

Sunday, September 15, 2013

This is the continuation of my day tour in Camiguin Island. Check the first part here.

From Sto. Nino Cold Spring, we proceeded to Soda Swimming Pool. Kuya Jojo told me that the water tastes like soda, hence the name of the pool. Having heard it, I planned to taste the water. Great that they have a drinking station for everyone to make use of. Entrance fee is Php 20.00. 
Welcome to Soda Swimming Pool

This is where I tasted the water. Indeed, it has a different taste from the fresh water... 
I took a plunge in the swimming pool and couldn’t help myself but pay attention to the boys scout undergoing a first-aid training and swimming lesson. Because the pool was a bit crowded, I did not stay long there. 
Boys scout enjoying their training
I changed clothes for our next visit - the old church. 
The side view of the old church 
The ruined church was caused by the eruption of Mt. Volcan way back May 13, 1871. The remnants would tell us how strong the foundation of the building then. When I went up the stairs, the cold breeze, the serenity of the place and the lush trees made me pause for a moment, acknowledging the holiness of the place. The surroundings made me render reverence to the ruined church and to the people who were affected by the volcanic eruption. 
The chapel within the old church
Inside the old church is a chapel for the visitors to light up candles and pray. I took my turn and prayed for a moment. 
The old convent
Then I went at the back of the old church where the convent is located. With my curiosity, I asked Kuya Jojo to help me in climbing the ruined walls of that convent. I stayed there for a moment, getting entwined with the solemnity of the place. 
Taking a pose on top of the wall at the old convent 

Still in awe with the old church 
We then proceeded to the Sunken Cemetery, another ruin caused the eruption of Mt. Vulcan. The locals there were excited enough to take photos and here are the results. 
The symbolic cross at the sunken cemetery 
You can also go closer at the big cross by riding a boat for a fee worth Php 100. 
Holding the tip of the cross
Our next stop was one of my favorites – the Ardent Hibok-Hibok Spring Resort. 
This pool is perfect for swimming.
The swimming pools contain fresh and hot sulphuric flowing water. Temperature in every pool varies from thirty three degrees centigrade to thrity-eight degrees centigrade to answer to individual needs and desire. This made me love to stay more than an hour just soaking, soaking and soaking :D I loved to stay there just to relax and yes meditate. 
This has the highest temperature among the pools... So hot in here... :D
Other than the varying temperatures, visitors also have the option of diving, swimming or just soak depending upon the depth of the water. Knowing the several positive therapeutic effects on skin diseases, asthma (steam from pools provide bronchodilation effect), neuralgia (nerve pain) and rheumatism (joint pains on the shoulder, neck and wrist) made me love the pool even more. It was simply soothing and relieving. Wow!!! From that point, bringing my family and friends there is one of my goals.
Enjoying the moderate temperature of the water
Since the skin pores tend to open when exposed to warm or hot water and close to cold water exposure, one is advised to have a cold shower after a dip at the swimming pool. 
Just wanted to soak...soak...soak... :D
We’re down to our last stop – the Katibawasan Falls. 
The welcoming view of the falls 
Succeeding the main entrance, one could hear the gushing water, quite refreshing to listen to. The moment I took a glance at the waterfalls is the same moment that I fell in love with Camiguin.hehe. Camiguin is simply amazing. Kuya Jojo was clever enough to arrange the itinerary so well that even the last stop was equally enthralling, captivating and breathtaking. 
The beautiful Katibawasan Falls
The stair going down the falls is quite steep but mind you, it is worth the effort. The falls is 250 ft. tall that I found it hard to capture its entirety using the point and shoot camera. I savored the moment being there and with no hesitation, I took a plunge in its mini-lagoon. The water was colder than that of Sto. Nino cold spring, causing me not to stay longer in the water :D I braved myself going closer to its drop but was warned that its a bit dangerous, so I heeded their advice :D 
Getting closer at the drop of the falls

A grateful pose... :-)
What can I say… The day tour was truly amazing anyone could really appreciate and be thankful for. A big WOW was all I could utter and an endless thank you to Kuya Jojo for the great experience. Thank you for taking photos, for bringing me to enchanting places and for the safe travel. Oh Camiguin, when can I see you again… I so miss you…
Visiting Camiguin Island is one of my wishlist. It makes me feel excited to go there upon hearing positive feedback from friends and fellow bloggers. My coming to Camiguin was not well planned though. It was an option I considered after missing a flight to Iloilo :D Click here.  

Here's my experience at the beautiful Camiguin Island...

I got so excited with the set itinerary as suggested by Kuya Jojo that I managed to wake up so early; i.e. 4:00 o’clock in the morning. I fixed my bed, bathed and ate some biscuits. Then Kuya Jojo fetched me and apologized for the delay because rain was pouring while he was on his way to fetch me. We then started our whole day tour in Camiguin.

Our first stop was at the White Island, so named because of its white sand, not so-powdery though. This sandbar is situated 2 kilometers across the Agoho Sea with a breathtaking view of Mt. Hibok-Hibok and the old Mt. Vulcan. I paid 440 pesos inclusive of the entrance fee and that of the motor driver. I also rented life jacket and goggles worth Php 100.
Getting ready for the boat ride to the White Island

Gloomy weather at the White Island
The White Island
With the sight of Mt. Vulcan and Mt. Hibok-Hibok
Taking a pose at the White Island
Rain was hitting hard as we approached the white island – a welcoming phenomenon for a great day tour.hehe. Thank God the rain stopped when we reached the island. We hurriedly boarded off the boat and enjoyed the picturesque view of the mountains. 
Getting prepared for snorkelling
I immediately took a plunge in its clear turquoise waters, so inviting for swimming. With the swimming gears, I started snorkelling. I needed to swim away from the sandbar so I could see more of the living creatures beneath the sea. Diverse fishes and corals welcomed me that me made more excited to explore further; until I saw a snake-like fish… I paused for a moment, observed it and with all my might, I started to swim back to the sandbar…hahaha… Kakatakot lang kaya… :D

Still enjoying the great white island, I met a college classmate Aaron Langam and we took photos, shared updates and whereabouts. Thanks Aaron :D Glad to meet you in Camiguin.
With Aaron, a college classmate
I didn’t mind checking the time because it was indeed relaxing staying at the white island. Great that it was my first stop when the sun was not scorchingly hot – a perfect time for swimming, snorkelling and beach bumming.
An exhibit of souvenir items
Souvenir items were attractively displayed at the jump point and I couldn’t help myself buying some.
Another set of souvenir items
Then we took our breakfast in one of the budget restaurants along the highway.
A breathtaking view at Brgy. Naasag :-)
One good thing in Camiguin is the circumferential road for easy and convenient access to the entire island. While we were heading to the walkway station, I requested Kuya Jojo to stop for a while because of the breathtaking view at Brgy. Naasag. I savored the moment breathing fresh air and appreciating the magnificent beauty of the mountain and the sea. The scenery made me think to have my home built there, or have a shed and even just a table where I could write, ponder and plan things.hehe… I so miss this area that I want to go back the soonest time possible.
Taking time to relax and be photographed :-)
I just love the serene water and fresh air
The walkway is a concreted path to the old Mt. Vulcan, an avenue for the stations of the cross, and a perfect place to view the ocean and the lush trees. I managed to reach the 14th station, disregarding the many steps to hurdle. I have with me my umbrella and while heading to the top, I met again Aaron and his officemate.
A welcome mark at the Walkway

One of the Stations of the Cross
WOW!!! Another breathtaking scenery in Camiguin. I just breathed deeply, meditating and enjoying the wonderful creation of God.
Simply breathtaking!!!
Our next stop was at the Sto. NiƱo Cold Spring. After eating some snacks, I took a plunge in the swimming pool, and hey, it’s really really cold :D 
Facility Charges at Sto. Nino Cold Spring
A refreshing view at the cold spring
The pool is large enough to accommodate a number of swimmers.
I love the hugeness of the pool
Taking a rest after swimming :D

To be continued...