Mar 16, 2017

Smart named Company of the Year at Anvil Awards

For the second straight year, Smart Communications won the Company of the Year citation at the Anvil Awards, after receiving the highest number of Gold Anvils for its public relations programs. 

Smart received 17 Gold Anvils and seven Silver Anvils in a ceremony organized recently by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines. On its 52nd year, the Anvil Awards is considered the Oscars of public relations in the country.

Smart’s winning programs sought to make the mobile internet experience more accessible, affordable, and meaningful to Filipinos; use technology to enhance education, disaster preparedness and response, health services, and customer experience; and engage the workforce better through digital technologies.

Winning Gold Anvils were the AlDub for TNT campaign, Batibot app, Batingaw app for disaster preparedness and response, Smart’s efforts to train Filipinos on Android app development for free, the Disaster Communications Summit, the Smart Flagship Store, Smart’s Gamified Mobile Learning Program, GigaSurf50 campaign, Launchpad, the My Smart website and app, Paskong Pagsaluhan event for employees, Smart TechnoCart and School-in-a-Bag, Smart BROkada Road Trip, Smart Roamer app for Filipinos abroad, Sun Deserve Mo ‘To campaign, and the internal social media site for Smart employees called Workplace by Facebook. 

Meanwhile, the Silver Awardees were the My Smart launch, the compendium of videos on Smart’s mobile education programs, #OwnIt video, SHINE OS+ (Secured Health Information Network and Exchange), Smart Bro Plan 799 campaign, Sun First Job Problems campaign, and the Welcome Change campaign. 

Congratulations Smart Communications!

Mar 15, 2017

SM Premier CDO to Open on May 2017

Photo grabbed from SM Premier CDO FB Page

SM CDO Premier is said to open this coming May 12, 2017. I’m sure you are all excited about it. According to news, there are more than 100 shops to open inside the soon to open mall. I am excited about the opening of clothing shops but my husband is looking forward for a music shop. Will there be guitar center music store? Well, that remains to be seen for now. Let’s wait until SM officially releases their list of tenants.

Feb 10, 2017

Jr. NBA Philippines Regional Selection Camp in CDO

Alaska in partnership with Jr. NBA Philippines is set to hold its Regional Selection Camp on February 11-12, 2017 at Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan, Cagayan de Oro. 

The program is FREE and open to all children ages 5 to 14 years old. This sports camp provides children the opportunity to showcase their talents, improve their skills and be trained under Jr. NBA coaches, and participate friendly matches with high school varsity team abroad. This also provides children the opportunity to promote basketball participation, sportsmanship, teamwork and active lifestyle. 
The Camp will be run by Jr. NBA Coach Craig Brown together with NBA and Jr. WnBA coaches from presenting partner Alaska. Interested participants may register through by clicking on Regional Selection Camp Registration or visit the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska Facebook page

Don't miss your chance!

Jan 17, 2017

Stay Safe Kagay-anons!

CDO experienced a heavy downpour yesterday. Almost all of the areas were flooded and a lot of people were stranded in schools and at the malls. There was no electricity and almost everyone got panicked as the experience was somehow similar to Typhoon Sendong. 

Last night, I braved the flooded area along Kauswagan highway to fetch my mother who was at Polymedic Medical Plaza. She had her stroke therapy session there and was finished at around 4:00PM. I knew she was safe at the hospital so I was not in a panicked mode. But she kept on calling as she was already hungry and there was no food available in the canteen. At 7:30 PM my husband and I went to the hospital and was surprised to see that the flood waters was already high. But still we went on but stopped by at Petron NHA to wait for the water to subside (at least a little bit). 

To make the long story short, we arrived at the hospital and was able to fetch my mother. Going back home was not an easy journey as our car’s engine stopped at the flooded area near NHA Kauswagan. However, we were very thankful that our car made it through the flooded waters and we went home safe. 

I was also checking posts on Facebook and I saw my cousin’s house was flooded. Water went inside their house and all their household equipment (tables, chairs, beds, speaker stands, clothes, furniture and etc.) were all damaged. I was a bit sad, but still thankful to God that they were all safe.

There’s a forecast that it will still rain tonight but we are praying that a heavy downpour will not happen again. 

To all my fellow Kagay-anons, lets’s all pray for the safety of our beloved city. Stay safe!

Nov 28, 2016

Vivo Philippines Launches the Vivo V5 Smartphone

Vivo Philippines revealed its secret to perfect selfies as they launched the Vivo V5 smartphone last November 23, 2016 at the Grand Ballroom of Solaire Resort and Casino. The Vivo V5 smartphone boasts Perfect Selfie capabilities with its high-quality front-facing camera, fast performance, and upgraded features that ensure great experiences for its users.
 “The V5 embodies Vivo’s relentless pursuit of innovation, with technologies and functions that our consumers look for in their device. With the V5 and its industry-leading features, we continue to push the boundaries of a premium mid-range smartphone as we highlight Vivo’s high standards in smartphone design and feature,” said Vivo Philippines Vice President Hazel Bascon. 
Stephen Curry is the newest Vivo V5 smartphone brand ambassador.

The V5 is known to be the world's first 20MP front camera smartphone featuring a 1/2.78 Sony IMX376 camera sensor. 

Premium Features:

  • All-metal shell back case that comes in champagne gold and rose gold colors.
  • 5.5 - inch 1280x720 HD display clad in 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass for protection and providing and ideal premium feel in the hand.
  • Equipped with a MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor running at 1.5GHz and paired with 4GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage expandable via micro SD up to 128GB.
  • Front-facing fingerprint scanner capable of unlocking the smartphone in as fast as 0.2 seconds. 
  • Fast-charging techlogy and it has 3,000mAh built-in battery.

The Perfect Selfie Features:

  • 20 MP Moonlight front-facing camera featuring a 1/2.78" Sony IMX376 camera sensor coupled with 5P lens system and an aperture of f/2/0. 
  • It also comes with a front-facing soft-light flash that helps illuminate its subjects whenever they take a selfie, ensuring that its users can capture perfect selfies anytime and anywhere.
  • 13MP rear camera that features a phase- detect auto-focus that will help users snap photos as they happen.
Added Features:

  • Equipped with a 32-bit AK4376 digital to analog converter Hi-Fi chip, as well as a new iteration of its propriety operating system.
  • Funtouch Os 2.6, now based on Android's 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system.

Mc Coy de Leon takes a groufie with event hosts Shamcey Supsup, Wil Devaughn, Vernice Enciso along with Vivo Club Ambassadors from various universities.
The Vivo V5 smartphone is priced at Php 12, 999.