Apr 15, 2017

1A Express Hotel Cagayan de Oro: Providing Comfort and Convenience

1A Express Hotel is located at the One Avenue Building (beside Magnum Radyo), CM Recto Sts. CDO. It is conveniently located as it is only a stone’s throw away from major shopping places like Centrio Mall, Gaisano Mall and soon-to-open SM CDO 2 Premier. This hotel caters comfort and convenience to business people and individuals who just wanted to spend a day for business and leisure.

Here are the things that I love in this hotel...

Peaceful Environment 
Although it is situated along the hi-way, you can hardly hear the noise of the busy streets of CM Recto while you are inside your room which makes this hotel an ideal place for rest. I was there last Holy Thursday where I spent my time praying and contemplating. But whatever your reasons are, you can be assured that you will have undisturbed stay at the hotel.

Comfortable and Clean Rooms 
The entire hotel is remarkably clean. It is also well furnished and equipped with modern fixtures. The beds, pillows and blankets are comfortable. Also, the rooms are well lit making it ideal for selfies and photo ops. Moreover, they also have rooms specialized for PWDs which is located at the ground floor.
1A Express Hotel Family Deluxe Room

Fast Internet 
If you are a business traveler you will surely enjoy your stay at this hotel as it has high-speed internet.

Delicious Complimentary Breakfast 
One of the things I look forward in this hotel was the breakfast. They offer two complimentary breakfast per room. Guests can choose from the menu. All breakfast meals comes with a hot beverage either coffee or hot choco plus a glass of orange juice. The pancakes are my favorite!
Beef Tapa my breakfast for Day 1

Yummy Pancakes, my breakfast for Day 2

Convenient Location
One thing that really sets 1A Express Hotel apart from other hotels in CDO is the convenient location. The hotel has convenience store, a salon and a laundry station at the ground floor. It is also a walking distance to affordable food establishments and malls. For travelers, the hotel is a 5-10 minute ride to the bus terminal and sea port.
The soon-to-open SM CDO Premier is just one block away from the hotel.
Centrio Ayala Mall is just around the corner...

Courteous and Friendly Hotel Staff 
Hotel staff are very accommodating making sure that all the things you need are met. Not only that, they greet guests with sincerity even if you are just walking around the hotel corridors.

If you are new in CDO, you might want to check out 1A Express Hotel. For bookings you may contact 09176701239 or you can email 1aexpresshotel@yahoo.com. You may also visit 1A Express Hotel Cagayan de Oro Facebook Page to check the latest promos and best deals.

Apr 3, 2017

LEGO Opens the FIRST Certified Store in Mindanao and Partners with UNICEF Philippines

Fun, intuitive and simple– these are the hallmarks of toy design that made the LEGO bricks and mini figures the most beloved toys worldwide. A brainchild of carpenter Ole Kirk Kristiansen who introduced it in Denmark stores in 1932, the brand soon went global and it did not take long when it became a hit in the Philippines, earning a steadily growing following from children and those young at heart who use each LEGO piece to build toys and realities straight from their imagination. 

Encapsulating the dream of its founder to "inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow", the global toymaker continues to expand its presence in the Philippines market by opening LEGO's 6th Certified Store in Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro City on April 1, 2017. A LEGO certified store offers the following unique features that inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative free play and developing the imagination:

*Pick-a-Brick wall (PAB)– a custom-built fixture filled with LEGO bricks and elements where shoppers can hand-pick and select what they need to build something based on their own design and imagination.

* Fully assembled LEGO sets around the circumference of the store to inspire LEGO fans. An interactive play area to give children a "hands-on, minds-on" experience with LEGO bricks. 
* Exclusive LEGO sets available

The store is the fifth in a series of stores that will open from Manila to Davao in the country under LEGO's "Better With Every Brick" campaign. LEGO together with UNICEF Philippines, UN's agency that supports children's welfare, will work together to help build the first National Center for Children with Disabilities in PGH. A portion of sales with be donated for the Center's construction. LEGO also issued a cheque worth Php 500,00 as part of the fundraising drive to raise money for the construction of the Centre.
As part of the LEGO Golden River Expedition, check these exciting deals for the whole month of April:

For a minimum single receipt purchase of P3,999.75 on any LEGO item/s from the LEGO Certified Store Centrio from April 1 to 30, 2017, P1,000 of the sale proceeds will go to UNICEF to help build the Centre.

Also, for the entire week from April 1 to 9, LEGO will have several Gift with Purchase promotions that will make you want to keep on coming back for more with a minimum single receipt purchase of P1,999.75 on any LEGO set/s from the store! From April 1 to 3, start a minifigure collection with your Build A Minifigure set. From April 4 to 6, bring home your very own LEGO Easter Chick! From April 7 to 9, with just a few days before Holy Week, celebrate Easter Sunday with LEGO with the Painting Easter Egg Set.

For all comic fans out there, you can also check out the exciting and innovative LEGO Brickheadz line featuring Batman, Batgirl, Joker, Robin, Captain America and Iron Man.

 Lastly, you can purchase LEGO poly bags in support of the fundraising campaign for the National Centre for Children with Disabilities where 100% of the proceeds from the sale of each poly bag will be donated to this UNICEF Project.

It's the brick that keeps on building!

Visit the LEGO Certified Store Centrio at the Ground Floor, open from Mondays to Sundays from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

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 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!