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 www.jrnba.asia/philippines 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.

Nov 9, 2016

CONVERSE: The New Counter Climate Collection 2016

Launching this Fall/Winter 2016, Chuck II Leads Converse Footwear Against the Wet Weather With Canvas, Leather and Rubber 

Converse is taking wet weather head-on this season, combining classic sneaker designs with premium weatherized features, with the debut of the Fall/Holiday 2016 Converse Counter Climate Footwear Collection. The new collections provide the necessary tools to combat the climate shifts while emphasizing essential weather-beating benefits. The innovative sneaker collections feature a bold mix of colors and materials including water repellent canvas, rubber and leather, and waterproof neoprene. Divided into three unique categories: Shield Canvas, Leather and Rubber-- these collections are intended to stand up against the unpredictable inclement weather. 

Each sneaker has been treated to help tackle rainy weather while maintaining comfort and style. The Converse Counter Climate Shield Canvas sneakers have been given a DWR (durable water repellant) treatment, standing guard as the first line of defense against the rain. 

For the holiday season, both new and time-honored styles endure the harsh elements with the Counter Climate Rubber collection. These rubber sneakers are winter-ready with water resistant material and heat retention.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Shield Canvas 
Designed for the Chuck Taylor lover who can’t give up their Chucks no matter what the weather, the new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Shield Canvas sneaker combines the enhanced comfort of a Lunarlon sockliner, non-slip padded tongue and micro-suede lining with materials that can also withstand most climate challenges. Converse has added a water repellent Shield Canvas and a gusseted tongue, as well as removing the medial eyelets to make a durable sneaker that is ready for wet and rainy adventures. The sneakers also feature reflective heel webbing and barrel laces for added visibility in low light environments. 
Available colors: Black/Volt, Black/Reflective, White/Lava, Black 
Suggested retail price: Php 4,550

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Rubber

Another iteration of the Chuck II will also be releasing this fall - the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Rubber. By incorporating a transparent rubber overlay on the iconic Chuck II silhouette, this allows for the sneaker to breathe while repelling water and protecting feet from the elements. The sneaker includes all the features and benefits of the Chuck II such as a Lunarlon sockliner and a non-slip padded tongue, while adding a beautifully crafted dimensional canvas for breathability, micro-perforated leather lining for comfort, and a heat reflecting barrier at the footbed for warmth.

Suggested retail price: Php 5,430

Converse Cons One Star Shield Canvas

This season, the Converse Cons Star also receives the Shield Canvas treatment, combining the enhanced comfort of a Lunarlon sockliner with a lightweight and breathable canvas that can also withstand the rain. Added features include a gusseted tongue and removed medial eyelets allowing the sneaker to tolerate wet environments. Traction rubber has also been incorporated to the outsole, providing additional grip. 
Available colors: Black, White, Obsidian 
Suggested retail price: Php 4,250

Converse Jack Purcell Signature Twill Shield Canvas

The Converse Jack Purcell Signature collection introduces a thicker Shield Canvas with a water repellent finish, and a tri-color reflective heel stay. A mesh lining backing the shield canvas regulates temperatures across a range of climates while still keeping the sneaker breathable. Reflective laces add flare while a gusseted tongue construction will prevent water from seeping into the dual pod Nike Zoom Air insole technology.
Available colors: Inked, Natural
Suggested retail price: Php 5,590

Converse Jack Purcell Signature M-Series 
This fall, Converse introduces a high top silhouette combined with Counter Climate Shield Canvas. Warm, durable and water-repellent, it delivers all-day, on-the-go comfort. The Shield Canvas complements features like Lunarlon insole cushioning, heat regulating mesh lining and a tri-color reflective heel tab for enhanced visibility in low light. 
Available Colors: Hot Cocoa, Black 
Suggested retail price: Php 5,430

Converse Essentials 

The collection features quality and durable everyday basics for your active, on-the-go lifestyle. Constructed for comfort and fit, the Converse Essentials collection will get softer with time. Each piece includes a natural color fade of fabric with long-term wear, durable stitching, and a managed shrinkage fit that remains the same throughout the lifespan. The collection includes the Converse Essentials Tee, Converse Essentials Pullover Hoodie, Converse Essentials Full Zip Hoodie and Converse Essentials Jogger.
Available Colors: Black. Grey, Obsidian, Egret
Suggested retail price: Ranges from Php 899.75 to Php 3,339.75

The new Fall/Holiday 2016 Converse Counter Climate Footwear Collection and Essentials are now available at Converse stores nationwide. You may visit Converse at Centrio, Limketkai and Gaisano malls. You may also visit  www.facebook.com/ConversePhilippines for more! #ConversePHCounterClimate

Oct 17, 2016

CDO's first H&M Store to Open on October 27

H&M Hennes & Mauritz, Inc. continues its expansion in the southern part of Philippine shores, as it opens what will be its 18th store in the country this month! Opening to an exciting set of new shoppers in the fast-developing city of Cagayan de Oro, the over 1,500-square meter store will open its doors in Centrio Mall on October 27, 2016.

“The response from our Mindanao customers, after we opened our 1st store in Davao just last month, has been incredible! We look forward to catering to even more of the same vibrant shoppers in Cagayan de Oro, as we open in Centrio Mall. We hope to be the city’s destination for fashion and quality at the best price, in a sustainable way,” says Fredrik Famm, Country Manager for South East Asia. “We have also selected a great group of H&M team members to give you the best shopping experience in this store, and we hope you will welcome and embrace them as your own!” he adds.

CDO’s first H&M store will carry the full assortment of H&M including ladies, men’s, kids, shoes, accessories and lingerie. It will also feature a full sports, denim and underwear department for both men and ladies. Within all of these the mindful shopper will find an array of Conscious and sustainably-produced products, and offer the option to donate used clothes and get a discount voucher to use for their next purchase under H&M’s Garment Collecting program. 

Here's the exciting part!

Those shopping on opening day can also expect great offers!

  • Gift cards of varying amounts from P300-P2,000 will be handed out to the first 300 in line, with a special prize of P5,000 for the first. 
  • The next 300 will walk away with special H&M umbrellas and tote bags. 
  • A special treat also awaits stylish shoppers – 3 of the most fashionable people spotted in the queue before opening will be chosen and given P2,000 Gift Cards each. 
For everyone else shopping until the weekend, great fashion finds for as low as P300 await.

The store will open on October 27, from 11am-9pm, and regular operating hours from 10am-9pm will resume thereafter.