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Dec 2, 2019

Get “Better than Cash” rewards when you use PayMaya QR

Get “Better than Cash” rewards when you use PayMaya QR at PayMaya Preferred partners this holiday season 

 As the Christmas season goes into full swing, the shopping lists of Filipinos everywhere are also steadily growing—gifts for family and friends, treats for yourself, and groceries for your feast at home. Add to that the much-needed gas for the holiday traffic rush and for travel to parties and out-of-town trips. What if there was a way to make your holiday shopping more convenient and more rewarding? 

Beginning this holiday season, PayMaya is the preferred payment option at your favorite supermarkets, retail stores, fast food restaurants, gas stations, and pharmacies—offering PayMaya Preferred exclusive promos and discounts that will definitely give you better value for your money than cash or credit card. 

By simply using PayMaya QR to #ScanToPay for your purchases at select PayMaya Preferred partner merchant locations, you get amazing offers that are available exclusive to PayMaya QR users. You can enjoy this on top of your cashback promos from PayMaya and other deals from your favorite establishment. 

“As more Filipinos use PayMaya for all their payment needs, especially during the holiday season, we’re ramping up our efforts to give our customers an even more rewarding experience at our PayMaya Preferred partner merchants. With these awesome exclusive deals offered by our partners whenever you use PayMaya QR, PayMaya is enabling a shopping experience that is truly better than what cash can give them this holiday season and beyond,” said Raymund Villanueva, Head of Growth and Brand Marketing at PayMaya. 

A “BETTER THAN CASH” PAYMENT EXPERIENCE WITH PAYMAYA QR. PayMaya account holders can enjoy a better than cash payment experience at select PayMaya Preferred partner merchants this holiday season when they shop, dine, or fill up their gas tanks and pay using PayMaya QR. Shown in photo are some of the initial PayMaya Preferred partner merchants as announced recently by PayMaya Head of Wallets Business Kenneth Palacios (left) and PayMaya Head of Growth and Brand Marketing Raymund Villanueva (right).

Get P100 more for groceries for your Christmas feasts 
Grocery shopping for your Christmas party spread? Let PayMaya help you cook up a better feast for your loved ones. Shop at Robinsons Supermarket, Easy Mart, and Selections to enjoy P100 cashback once a week when you spend a minimum of P500 via PayMaya QR. To add to that, you can also get a chance to be among the 14 lucky winners of a 1-minute shopping spree worth P10,000. 

Landers also offers PayMaya customers a 5% cashback of up to P2,500 every month on no minimum spend when you #ScanToPay via PayMaya QR for your purchases. Meanwhile, PayMaya users who will get an SMS containing a unique voucher code from Landers can get their free membership until December 31. 

Enjoy more perks when you dine out 
Enjoy more perks when you dine out with family and friends by using PayMaya QR at BonChon. Get a P100 voucher for a minimum spend of P200 when you #ScanToPay via PayMaya QR. You can enjoy this deal twice a month and even stand a chance to win one year’s worth of BonChon chicken for your K-food cravings. 

Drive up better rewards for your trips 
Paying for gas, especially for all the trips you will be taking this season, does not have to be painful anymore because PayMaya QR drives up better rewards for you. #ScanToPay at Total, Metro Oil, and Marz Fuel to get P5 cashback for every liter*, up to P1,000 a month, until Feb 2020. 

More perks to help you live better 
Live well to live better with the help of PayMaya. When purchasing your medicines or vitamins, keep in mind that paying via PayMaya QR is preferred at Mercury Drug as you can get P100 cashback once a week for a P500 minimum spend until February 2020. 

Unwrap the best holiday shopping deals 
This Christmas season, unwrap better PayMaya Preferred deals when you start your holiday gift-shopping at Robinsons Department Store and Toys ‘R Us. 

Better than cash deals beyond the Holiday season 
More exciting deals from KFC, Rustans Supermarket, Shopwise, Wellcome, and Powerfill are also waiting for you in December! 

You can enjoy your better than cash perks at PayMaya Preferred partners even beyond the holiday season, as PayMaya is looking to work with more partner merchants to offer the best deals and rewards for all. 

For customers, this means a more rewarding experience at your favorite merchants through exclusive deals on top of PayMaya’s ongoing promos. For PayMaya Preferred merchants, on the other hand, this means driving more business to their stores and branches, as they offer a better payment experience to their customers. 

“We are thrilled to roll out more PayMaya Preferred promos in the coming months and work with merchant partners in offering customers an easier, more convenient, and more rewarding way to pay—taking us a step closer to a more digital and cashless society,” Villanueva added. 

To start getting more out of your holiday shopping and purchases, #ScanToPay with the PayMaya app now. If you don’t have your own PayMaya account yet, it’s never too late to go cashless. Download the PayMaya app for free on iOS or Android now and avail of great deals, promos, and offers. For more information on exclusive deals and offers available to users, visit www.paymaya.com/deals or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

EXPECT A “BETTER THAN CASH” EXPERIENCE AT PAYMAYA PREFERRED MERCHANTS. PayMaya Head of Growth and Brand Marketing Raymund Villanueva reveals that Filipinos can expect a “better than cash” experience with even better rewards as he announces the initial lineup of PayMaya Preferred merchant partners, where account holders can get awesome cashback and discount deals whenever they use PayMaya QR beginning this holiday season.
PayMaya, the digital financial services arm of Voyager Innovations, is the only financial technology company in the Philippines that offers integrated consumer and merchant payment solutions with the widest on-ground branch network. It is the first to give millions of Filipinos an e-wallet that allows them to pay cashless transactions at any time of the day, anywhere in the world, and from any device. It is the financial technology arm of Voyager Innovations, the leading technology company in the country backed by PLDT, KKR, Tencent, World Bank’s IFC and the IFC Emerging Asia Fund. [END]

 *via cashback or voucher. At least P5 cashback is based on a minimum P40/liter fuel price.

Nov 27, 2019

Foodpanda Launches Delivery Service in Cagayan de Oro

Foodpanda, the biggest online food ordering and delivery service in the Philippines, has finally landed in the city of Cagayan de Oro. Founded in May 2012 in Berlin, Germany and operating in more than 40 countries with 45,000 restaurant partners globally. The delivery service is currently active in more than 5000 cities, and the last addition to their growing list this 2019 is the City of Golden Friendship - Cagayan de Oro City.


Kagay-anons do not need to memorize deliver numbers for restuarants anymore - as foodpanda has over 100+ restaurants in the city to choose from the app. With the wide array of cafes and restaurants, people in CDO can now enjoy a hint of international cuisines from American, Chinese, Japanese to the well loved local food of Cagayan de Oro right on their doorstep. Whatever it is that your craving, food has it. 

"We are very happy to add Cagayan de Oro to our list of cities that we provide delivery for. The team believes that the city is an undeserved market with lots of potential for food delivery. And as always, we intend to bring the best experience in food delivery to consumers - we are excited to see very eager and encouraging feedback from partner restaurant and customers, " says Ryven Barrio, foodpanda's Cluster Head for Mindanao.

Using the foodpanda app is hassle free - just log on to the foodpanda website or download the app (available in the AppStore and Google Play Store) and follow these simple steps to enjoy fast and dependable service. 

Foodpanda's delivery sevice is available in Cagayan de Oro starting November 2019! 

Nov 11, 2019

Kick off the holiday shopping season with PayMaya and score amazing deals this 11-11!

Now is the best time to have a PayMaya account because you can enjoy up to P5,000 in discounts and cashback deals as the holiday shopping season kicks off with the various 11-11 online and in-store sale events happening nationwide.

Whether you prefer to shop and stay at home or troop to the nearest malls to do all your shopping, PayMaya is your trusted payment buddy for a more convenient and rewarding shopping experience this holiday season.

With PayMaya, you can easily score up to 100% cashback (maximum of P500) when you use your PayMaya card or PayMaya QR for shopping this 11-11. Just make sure to spend at least P100 to get your cashback.

The more you shop, the more you earn because you get an additional P250 cashback when you spend an accumulated total of P5,000* with your PayMaya card, and another P250 cashback on top of that when you spend the same amount with PayMaya QR!

 And if that’s not enough, you can also enjoy more discounts when you start your gift-shopping at Lazada by simply redeeming the PayMaya voucher in the Lazada app. Get 25% off (maximum P300) on your purchase of at least P1,000–so make sure to add items to your cart early to snag the best deals!

 If you’re planning to check out other gift ideas, you can also get a 10% discount on Rustans.com using the promo code PAYMAYAMONDAY10 when you shop all Mondays of November and December. You can avail of this promo when you spend at least P1,000, and get up to P2,000 off of your purchase. How’s that sound for great holiday deals?

Giving gifts to your loved ones is great but there’s no better feeling than treating yourself with a shopping spree. Start picking out your outfits perfect for Christmas parties and reunions on Zalora and take advantage of a 25% discount of up to P2,000 on your purchase! Just use the promo code PYMYONLINEFEVER when you shop for your holiday wear with a minimum purchase of P1,500. 

With all these discounts, on top of cashbacks and promo deals, it’s safe to say that paying for all your 11-11 shopping with cash won’t get you as far as PayMaya will. If you don’t have your own PayMaya account yet, now is the best time to have one so you can enjoy amazing convenience and rewarding perks for your holiday purchases.

Just download the PayMaya app for Android or iOS, register an account, and find out what it’s like to shop with the fastest, safest, most rewarding and hassle-free way to pay. Be sure to use the code PAYMAYALOVE when you register for an account to instantly earn P100 until November 15. Remember, this holiday season don’t pay cash, PayMaya!

To find out more about how you can make the most of great deals, promos, and offers with your PayMaya account, visit www.paymaya.com/deals or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 PayMaya, the digital financial services arm of Voyager Innovations, is the only financial technology company in the Philippines offering integrated consumer and merchant payment solutions with the widest on-ground branch network. It is the first to give millions of Filipinos an e-wallet that allows them to pay cashless transactions at any time of the day, anywhere in the world, and from any device. It is the financial technology arm of Voyager Innovations, the leading technology company in the country backed by PLDT, KKR, Tencent, World Bank’s IFC and the IFC Emerging Asia Fund. 

Oct 29, 2019

Globe Digital Thumbprint Program helps keep schoolchildren safe from online sexual exposure


With many schoolchildren being able to access the internet without adult supervision, they are inadvertently exposed to indecent photos and videos which may not be limited to just actual search anymore. 

Online sites have found creative ways to lure the youth into checking out sexually-charged materials through keywords that may seem harmless, spam emails, or unrelated topics, to expose them involuntarily to sexual activities. 

Much worse is that friends and even strangers are able to force children to share naked photos or videos of them engaging in sexual activities. This situation was highlighted in the recent National Baseline Survey – Violence Against Children (NBS-VAC) which stated that about 2.9% of children have their own nude body or own sexual activities shown via the internet or mobile phone, 28% have been presented images of sexual activities of other people, and 35.4% have received sexually charged, negative, foul words or messages. 

On the other hand, the Department of Justice’s Office of Cybercrime (OCC) reported receiving 37,715 cyber tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in 2016 which grew to 45,645 in 2017, while the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reported 172 cases of child pornography in 2017, up from 62 cases the previous year. 

In view of the alarming statistics and its commitment to child protection, the Department of Education (DepEd) is adopting Globe’s Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP) as part of the K-to-12 Values Education subject to create a safer online environment for the younger members of society (https://youtu.be/8RczUUX46bE). 

DTP was designed to mold children into becoming responsible online citizens through learning modules and workshops that take a closer look at their online behavior and help boost their knowledge regarding digital citizenship and cyber safety for a more enjoyable and protected internet experience. 

“While the internet helps children search information and communicate with their peers, it also comes with a price. Now, there is a higher danger of children talking with strangers especially in social media platforms, forums, and online games. There are also more opportunities for them to be exposed to lewd materials, deliberately or accidentally. However, keeping them away from computers and mobile phones is not the answer. Children must be taught how to protect themselves from these threats,” said Miguel Bermundo, Globe Head for Citizenship. 

Globe, being a leader in digital transformation, has always been a strong advocate of digital literacy, especially in public schools. In 2016, Globe introduced DTP which contributes in creating a safer online environment for the younger members of society. There are four modules under DTP, which include “Digital Insight,” with activities that help students discern proper online behavior to secure their information better; “Digital Impact” tackles issues on technology’s impact on students’ social activities; “Digital Ambition” equips them with skills on using technology to help achieve their life goals; and “Digital Discernment” teaches the youth how to spot false information online. 

Mar 10, 2019

We Are Women at SM: Exclusive Deals in All Wednesdays of March at SM CDO Downtown Premier

SM CDO Downtown Premier wants this month to be extra special as they celebrate International Women's Month. All the women in Cagayan de Oro get's amazing deals and instant treats for the whole month of March.

So what are these offerings for Women's Month?

Cute Vanity Pop-up for those who love take selfies.
For the whole month of March, shoppers can randomly take selfies and groufies at the beautiful set-up located at the event center.

Items on Discounted Prices
These items are located beside the cute vanity pop up at the event center. You can choose items from SM Fashion accessories and SM Beauty.

Women's Wednesday SMAC Sale
Enjoy the SM store's special women's month offer. Get extra 10% off during all Wednesdays of March from participating departments.

Women's Wednesday Sale for other Tenants
Enjoy sale items from SM tenants such as Bench, Guess, Bayo, Giordano, Mags, Treasures by Carla, Noregold, Forme, Diagold, Oro Italia, Bagel Girl and Dickies.

Women's Specials
Because women are special, SM came up with offerings like discounts and buy 1 take 1 sale from wellness centers such as: CDO Skin Health Experts, Cardinail Eyecare Clinic, Nadela Dental Care, Nailandia, Aruga, Ammuma and Eyebrowse.

Not only that, get instant treat by scanning through the QR cube located at the ground floor (near Uniqlo shop).


Apart from the offerings, worthwhile programs are also in place:

March 10 - Regional Finals of Ms. Teen Philippines

March 23 - "We are Women Talk Show"featuring inspiring women like Tisha Biruar (Muslim Social Media Influencer), Tweetie Bullercer (Fitspirational Speaker from Davao), Karen Lluch (former Ms.Cagayan de Oro and Cancer Survivor) and Ms. Mags Cue (entrepreneur and philanthropist).

So save the dates and create SM Moments with your girl friends in this Women's Month!

#WeAreWomenAtSM



Oct 23, 2018

Little Me Academy to Launch Academe Philippine Online High School in Cagayan de Oro

CDO-based school Little Me Academy will launch the Academe Philippine Online High School (APOHS) on October 23rd. This is the first online open high school in the Philippines, catering to learners in grades 7 through 10.


APOHS has partnered with a Japan-based, e-learning platform called QUIPPER, which gives learners a challenging and engaging digital curriculum that is also aligned to Philippine's K-12 Basic Education Curriculum.

APOHS students have the freedom to complete their 100% online coursework wherever they are in the world, ensuring accessibility for Filipino students from around the globe. Because lessons are modular, learners can work whenever they want and at their own pace. This is helpful for students who have fallen behind, optimal for those who want to get ahead, and accessible for any Filipino learner.

"Filipinos seeking high school education come from all sorts of backgrounds - local talents engaged in outside pursuits, children who frequently travel with their families, housebound or working students, and so much more," noted Little Me Academy's Chief Education Officer, Teacher Ram Olandesca. Such situations can make it difficult for these students to be accommodated in traditional classrooms; however, in an online learning environment, limitations arising from location, physical ability, availability, or age are overcome.

"The faculty and staff at APOHS are highly qualified educators passionate about teaching, having undergone rigorous training for years at Little Me Academy," enthused Teacher Ram. "Little Me teachers are known throughout CDO for their dynamism, creativity, and outstanding communication skills. They'll bring that and more to the online school setting with tutoring, live instruction, corrective feedback, daily reminders, and check-ins." 

Socialization is also taken into account at the school. Personal connections and communications are made possible through mandatory, weekly online meetings and in-person meet-ups. "With this," Teacher Ram said, "the APOHS learner gains not just the intellectual profits of a high school education, but the social and emotional growth of a complete high school experience."

Jun 2, 2018

SanMig Food Ave. Opens in El Salvador City

SanMig Food Ave. one of the country’s leading retail store opens its first branch in Mindanao last May 18, 2018. The store is located at PSB, El Salvador City, just along the highway near Divine Mercy Shrine. 

SanMig Food Ave. El Salvador is your one-stop-shop for everything you need. You can find almost all kinds of food products from ready-to-eat foods, snacks, chips, biscuits, ice cream, beverages and bread. It is also the only retail store that has its own bakery, therefore breads are really served fresh from the oven. 

A giant Nutella Bun baked for the grand launching.

For Non-food products, you can also find toiletries, batteries,magazines, newspapers, lighters, household stuff and many more. 

Also, SanMig Food Ave. El Salvador has Automated Teller Machine which you can conveniently use if in case you need cash. It also has ECPay Service to help you with your bills payment and cash-in needs. 
A PNB ATM is available inside the store. Chinabank will add one soon. 
If you happen to visit El Salvador City, check out SanMig Food Ave. and share to us your store experience by leaving a comment. Just a tip, don’t ever miss to try their breads.

Apr 26, 2018

McDonald's is Coming to Misamis Oriental!

McDonald’s, the world’s leading food service retailer will open its first store in Misamis Oriental. The store is said to be the biggest McDonald’s retail store in Mindanao.


It is located at PSB, El Salvador City just along the National Highway near Divine Mercy.

McDonald's El Salvador Executives preparing for the opening. 
The store is set to open a month from now. Stay tuned for more updates on their store opening.

Dec 16, 2017

PayMaya in Messenger

Did you know that you can now send money as easy as chatting on Facebook Messenger?
PayMaya on Messenger Welcome Message
Yes, you heard that right! Sending money is now as easy as 1-2-3 because PayMaya is now on Messenger. Aside from sending money, PayMaya on Messenger allows you to pay bills and buy load with discounts. 

One of the things that I like about using PayMaya on Messenger is the ease of paying my bills. 
These are the list of companies that accepts PayMaya payments.

Last Tuesday,  I tried paying my Sun Postpaid Account and I was so happy because of the effortless transaction. Since, the transaction was very fast, I tried paying all my other bills and it only took a few minutes to complete every transaction.


With regards to safety, every transaction you make will require your Facebook password. So please keep yours safe and secure. 

Do you want to experience paying your bills using PayMaya on Messenger? Download the PayMaya app now and link your account to Messenger. Make sure you have the latest Messenger app to make this work. 

Moreover, did you know that you can you can earn P50 credits when you refer a friend with PayMaya? 

Here’s how to refer and earn: 

1. Access your PayMaya account in Messenger by visiting this link: http://pymy.co/get50 

2. Click on the promo notification and share the promo message to your Messenger contacts (open to both Smart and Globe subscribers).

3. Alternatively, you can also click on “Promos” in the menu and select “Refer Friends, Get P50” to access the promo message which you can share to your friends. 

4. Each time a friend successfully opens or links a PayMaya account in Messenger, you (sender) will get P50 in your PayMaya account. Your friend (receiver), in return, will also receive P50 in his/her PayMaya account. 

5. Users can only share the promo message to up to 25 friends, and can then earn a maximum of P1,250 worth of incentives (maximum of 25 successful referrals only)

6. Rewards will be credited to both the sender and receiver within one to three business days after the PayMaya account has been created/linked. The promo will run from December 6 to December 19, 2017.Visit this link for more details.

Promo rules:
 1. The promo is only available to senders/receivers who have Facebook/Messenger accounts created before December 6, 2017.
2. Users must have a PayMaya account linked to Messenger before referring a friend in order to earn the incentive.
3. Rewards will not be given if a pre-existing PayMaya in Messenger user creates another account with a different number.
4. If a new user (receiver) is invited by multiple people, the referral will be attributed to the account (sender) who referred the new user last.
5. The promo message cannot be shared to a group of contacts or a Page (must be shared individually).
6. A user who is invited cannot unlink and relink accounts.
7. Any users who receive an invite and create/link a PayMaya account after the end of the promo will not receive any incentives.
8. The sender and the receiver cannot have the same PayMaya account. The receiver cannot link a PayMaya account that has been previously linked to another user’s Messenger account.
9. The promo is open to Android users only. For iPhone users stay tuned.

For more information about PayMaya, you may visit https://stories.paymaya.com/ You may also follow them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PayMayaOfficial/ for updates on promos and exclusive treats.

Nov 20, 2017

Seda Centrio Invites Diners to Taste the Flavor of Spain at the Misto

Starting November 9, Seda Centrio's signature restaurant, Misto, will cross international borders and pique diners' appetite with a number of Spanish dishes on its evening buffet by Executive Sous Che Robert Ortiz. The newest offering features an extensive spread, combining traditional and contemporary to fine effect and satisfy the Filipono palate --- transforming your regular dinner into time of adventure and discovery.
Paella Marinara - Seafood Paella that showcases the richness of the ocean
Chef Robert has over 6 years culinary experience both locally and in abroad. He has worked as part of the culinary team in a Los Angeles restaurant, exposing him to different cuisines and cultures. He also was a consultant of the well-known, Sans Rival Restaurant in Dumaguete. Coming to Cagayan de Or, he takes inspiration from his experiences and creates his own unique and creative twists on both local favorites and international classics. 

For this food promotion, Chef Robert showcases well- loved dishes hailing from the culinary regions of Spain --- including Gambas al ajillo, Albondigas and Paella Marinera. Despite having an intense influence in a majority of Filipino specialties, Chef Robert promises diners of that authentic Spanish experience.

Albondigas - It originated in Spain and it means a spicy tomato meat ball stew

The menu boasts itself of Asian twists, revisits traditional Castilian flavors and features inventive dishes such as Grilled Eggplant with Tomato Vinaigrette/ Dicerning diners a;ways expect innovation in the menus served them, says Ortiz, and thus, we have planned to come up with different culinary themes for them to try out, Spanish being one of the firsts.
Gambas al ajillo - is a Spanish popular dish found primarily in the south and center of Spain. The primary ingredients consists of shrimp, garlic, and olive oil.
Misto, an Italian word for "mixed", offers dishes to please the palate of global travelers as well as highligthing specialties linked to the local culture. The Flavors of Spain promotion is under the Themed Dinner Buffets happening weekly and allows of infusion of new entrees and other dishes that Kagay-anons would surely enjoy and come to love.


Nov 8, 2017

Voyager brings the biggest online deals to Filipinos for Singles’ Day


​[08 NOVEMBER 2017] - Pinoy online shoppers will have a blast this month picking out their Singles’ Day wish lists and purchasing them at huge discounts with the help of various digital apps and platforms from Voyager Innovations and its business arms which includes PayMaya Philippines, FINTQnologies, Inc. (FINTQ), hatch, and Takatack Technologies. 

To kick things off this November, PayMaya is giving its users an exclusive 11% rebate from all their purchases on November 11, also known as Singles’ Day. Originating from China, Singles’ Day was established as a way for Chinese male and female individuals to celebrate being single, and turned into one of the biggest e-Commerce events anticipated annually the world over. PayMaya users can use their Visa cards, Smart Mastercards, and in-app virtual cards to qualify for the 11% rebate whenever they make purchases in-store or online, whether they’re in the Philippines or abroad. 

The biggest online shopping discounts 
Aside from the Singles’ Day rebate promo, PayMaya is also giving all its users a massive 20% discount for the entire month of November for three of the country’s biggest online shopping destinations – Lazada, Zalora and Takatack.


For Lazada, shoppers only have to key in the promo code PYMYNOV upon checkout to get an extra 20% discount for a minimum purchase of only P500, valid for use multiple times with a maximum discount of P400 per transaction. This will prove useful for Lazada’s Online Revolution shopping event, where Filipinos stand a chance to get big discounts on their favorite items and wish lists.


Meanwhile, for Zalora, all they have to do is key in PAYMAYAHOLIDAY when they make purchases worth at least P1,000 to get 20% off upon checkout. They can use the code multiple times for the whole month of November to help them complete their OOTDs! 

In addition, shoppers can also get a huge 30% discount across all items when they shop at Takatack, the largest online discovery platform of Voyager, from November 9 to 11, where they can get a maximum discount of P2,000 for purchases with free shipping for purchases above P2,000.


But when they use their PayMaya card to shop at Takatack this November, they can get an additional 20% off (maximum P500 discount) their purchase by entering the code 11+[First four digits of their PayMaya card] (ex. 114404)! This means they can get as much as 50% discount on items for Singles' Day weekend, from November 9-11. 

To complete the experience, when they register for an account on FINTQ's digital lending platform Lendr.com.ph, users will also automatically get a P150 discount voucher which they can also use for Lazada, as well as a promo code for an 11% discount which they can use to shop at Takatack. 

Shop without data charges 

To make Filipinos’ online shopping experience convenient and hassle-free, free Internet platform freenet has partnered with Lazada to give free data access to their app for Smart, TNT, and Sun subscribers. This means they can shop to their heart’s content without having to worry about unintended data charges. 

All they have to do is download the freenet app on their Android or iOS device, register with their mobile number, and click the sidebar menu to turn on the Free Access toggle to begin setup. Once done, they can proceed to the Lazada app to enjoy a worry-free shopping experience without data charges. 

And to spice things up more this shopping season, freenet is rewarding shoppers with free MB credits whenever they download or access various Voyager platforms starting November 11. Simply download the PayMaya and Takatack apps or access the Lendr website under the “Missions” tab within the freenet app to get an instant 100MB credit, which they can use to purchase data packages from the freenet Shop. 

"This is our way of giving back to all our customers and partners. As we see adoption to our platforms grow, we hope more Filipinos get to enjoy the digital life and more businesses also get to benefit from the opportunities presented by digital. As the whole ecosystem grows, everyone grows too," said Orlando B. Vea, President and CEO at Voyager Innovations. 

Voyager Innovations, the digital innovations arm of PLDT and Smart, has been leading the way in enabling consumers and enterprises to access the digital life with its unique and comprehensive suite of platforms in the areas of financial services, eCommerce, and marketing technologies. Even if you're not in a relationship, it’s still going to be an awesome Singles' Day indeed–all thanks to various digital platforms from Voyager! 

Download PayMaya now
Android - https://goo.gl/9XYTsb 

Get freenet: 

Visit Takatack: www.takatack.com 
Sign up for Lendr: www.lendr.com.ph 

Note: 
PayMaya 11% on 11/11 promo per DTI-FTEB Permit No. 12606, Series of 2017. 
PayMaya and Lazada promo per DTI-FTEB Permit No. 16901, Series of 2017. 
PayMaya and Zalora promo per DTI-FTEB Permit No. 12966, Series of 2017. 
PayMaya and Takatack promo per DTI-FTEB Permit No. 13786, Series of 2017 
Lendr and Lazada promo per DTI-FTEB Permit No. 13652, Series of 2017. 
Lendr and Takatack promo per DTI-FTEB Permit No. 13774, Series of 2017. Takatack 30% discount promo per DTI-FTEB Permit No. 13868, Series of 2017.

Nov 7, 2017

BAMBOO Live in Cagayan de Oro

Filipino rock icon BAMBOO will have a live show in CDO this November 17, 2017; 8PM at The Atrium of Limketkai Center. This exciting event is brought to you by HE and Sons Corporation together with Caltex and Havoline and co-presented by Pepsi. Neil Rey Llanes (Asia’s Got Talent and Finalist and Talentadong Pinoy Grand Champion) will also do a supporting act for this show. 

Ticket Prices are as follows: VIP – Php 1,000 Gold – Php 500 Silver – Php 250 

You can buy your tickets at the following outlets: He and Sons Puntod, Limketkai Center Customer Service, Maison de BonBOn – The Nest CDO Corrales, Bigby’s SM CDO Downtown Premier Level 4, Bigby’s SM CDO Uptown G/F, Bigby’s Centrio Mall G/F, Boy Zugba Corrales, Boy Zugba Centrio Mall 3/F, Boy Zugba SM CDO Uptown G/F, Missy Bon Bon Limketkai Center, Missy Bon Bon SM CDO Downtown Premier Level 4, MBB Frozen Factory,7 Eleven Lifestyle District, 7-Eleven Gusa 

BAMBOO LIVE IN CDO is also brought to us by NITTO, Boy Zugba, Missy Bon Bon, Bigby's Cafe and Restaurant, Karrjackson Automotive Shop, Limketkai Center, Caltex First Gusa, Maison de Bon Bon, SANKI, FilFresh, Limketkai Luxe Hotel, Wheels Auto Market and Car Rentals, Karrjackson Tires, Mickey Thompson, Marando Tires, AMLEY, HENSON Builders, Pizza Republic, and MBB Frozen Factory.

Sep 30, 2017

Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa Celebrates the 2nd Year of National Pampering Day

When it comes to pampering on a national scale, Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa holds the only spot. After introducing the celebration of the National Pampering Day last year, Nailaholics is back at it again this 2017 with an amplified nationwide celebration of relaxation that everyone is looking forward to this October 17.

The National Pampering Day got off to a good start last year where Nailaholics offered free manicure service and a stress relieving hand massage from 10 AM to 12 NN on all their branches nationwide. This year, everyone will be treated to a free service of their choice: a soothing manicure, calming foot spa or a relaxing foot massage.

“We Filipinos are very hardworking in any given aspect of our lives and a nation of energetic and industrious people best deserves real pampering once in a while. This year, as Nailaholics celebrates the 2nd National Pampering Day, we go deeper and dedicate this to everyone and remind them to take it slow, take it easy, zone out and relax for a while.” said Arvin Amaro, Marketing Head of Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa.

“With last year’s success of the National Pampering Day, we are back this year with a bigger and much more enjoyable day of pampering. In partnership with the number one salon brand and most beloved nail lacquer brand in the world, O.P.I., National Pampering Day 2017 will accommodate more guests with the extension of pampering time until 1PM. Also, the best thing about this year’s National Pampering Day is that it will be in support to World Vision, The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), and Save Philippine Seas” added Amaro. 

So save the date and get ready to park away any thoughts of work because the only responsibility you have is to loosen up. Wind down and head down to any Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa branch on October 17, 2017 (Tuesday) from 10 AM to 1 PM and get yourself a free relaxing manicure, foot spa or foot massage.

Let Nailaholics’ skilled nail technicians take care of you for a little while and walk out of this Hamptons-inspired nail salon feeling refreshed and ready to bring it on again. Grab this once a year treat only at the country’s top destination for relaxation and real pampering. 

Visit www.nailaholics.com to check their services and find the branch nearest you. For Kagay-anons, you can either visit Nailaholics Centrio or Nailaholics SM CDO Downtown Premier. You can also get updates through their Facebook Page Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa, Twitter @_nailaholics and Instagram @_nailaholics. 

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Nailaholics is an urban destination that offers its customers an escape from the daily grind through its exceptional interiors and exceptional pampering service. It currently has more than 50 branches nationwide, including in Gateway Mall, Eastwood Citywalk, Cash and Carry Makati, Harbor Point Mall Subic, SM Cebu, SM Bacolod, and SM Lanang.

Sep 6, 2017

Samsung Soundbar Festival Nationwide Promo

Last chance to raise the bar of home entertainment with Soundbar Festival Nationwide Promo

Imagine going home where your family is all set for another binge-watching night. You have agreed what food to order. The playlist is ready. Your pillows are waiting to be cuddled during those heart-stopping scenes. While this seems exciting, you should know by now that a sub-standard entertainment system simply will not do.


Get the ultimate home entertainment package by taking home your very own Samsung Soundbar through their Nationwide Promo until September 17. You have a few days left to complement what you see on screen with outstanding audio quality while saving big time. Samsung is offering discounts of as much as 40% on its premium-grade soundbars to bring cinema perfection closer to your home.

On top of the huge markdowns, Samsung's Soundbar with Dolby ATMOS (HW-K950) comes with free items such as the Wireless Audio 360 speaker and a Blu-Ray player. Meanwhile, get free wireless rear speakers when you purchase select soundbar models HW-MS751, HW-MS650, HW-M4501, and HW-M550.

Being number 1 in global sales year on year, Samsung Soundbars promise to raise the bar of your home entertainment as you watch your favorite films, stream music, or play a video game. Its multiple built-in speakers, each with dedicated amplifiers, are crafted to make stunningly realistic multi-dimensional audio achieving theatre quality in the comfort of your own home. It also delivers the right level of bass so that whatever you hear through the soundbar is exactly how the artists and filmmakers intended it to be. Lastly, with the consumers in mind, the Samsung soundbars champion wireless connectivity to freely connect your TV and smartphone conveniently via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. 

Grab your chance to experience sound like never before! Get to know more on how to raise the bar of your home entertainment system by checking out the lineup of high-quality Samsung soundbars when you visit the Samsung Facebook page

Aug 21, 2017

Krispy Kreme Opens 4th Store in Cagayan de Oro

New store and new look in Cagayan de Oro for a more exciting #KrispyKremeMoment 


Krispy Kreme welcomes another addition to its growing outlets as it unveils its newest store in SM CDO Downtown Premiere. This is the 4th store in Cagayan de Oro, following Centrio Mall, CDO Uptown and the Hot Light store in Limketkai. Krispy Kreme SM CDO Downtown Premiere is set to delight their fans beginning on August 21. 

With the opening of its new store, Krispy Kreme brings a monthlong celebration of everyday moments as it offers a lineup of delightful treats. Krispy Kreme combined forces with the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company to create the deliciously satisfying Ultimate Chocolate Chiller. 

This cool quencher is made with unique premium, Ghirardelli chocolate doused with milk and whipped cream, sprinkled lightly with Ghirardelli chocolate chips and drizzled in rich caramel. It’s definitely a crave-worthy flavor experience that chocolate enthusiasts wouldn’t want to miss. Krispy Kreme also highlights a well-loved doughnut flavor when it released the Kit Kat Green Tea doughnut. Their newest doughnut flavor has already made waves for its doughnut fans, now making it a mainstay offering. 

Apart from these sweet treats, August is a special month for Cagayan de Oro as it celebrates the annual Higalaay Festival. Krispy Kreme joins the CDO community in celebration of the feast day of St. Augustine as it throws another delicious treat alongside opening its new store. Krispy Kreme is offering 3 Original Glazed doughnuts and any 3 Cake doughnuts for only P150 in all stores in Cagayan De Oro from August 25 to 28. Doughnut lovers are sure to get excited for more craveable melt-in-your-mouth moments with Krispy Kreme. 

These are just some of the many things to look forward to as Krispy Kreme opens its newest store in SM CDO Downtown Premiere. The brand continues to bring a delightful experience to its customers through its indulgent doughnuts, great-tasting beverages and exciting creations. Discover your own #KrispyKremeMoment and visit their newest store at the Ground Floor, SM CDO Downtown Premiere.

May 30, 2017

Deped Schools in Mindanao will open on June 5 despite Martial Law situation

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, May 30, 2017 - DepEd Secretary Leonor M. Briones says during the Meeting of DepEd Regional Directors of Mindanao today that Education of our learners will proceed whatever the situation is. Education should not be compromised and we have to reach out to our learners wherever they are because that is our mandate and that is part of the culture of the Filipino.


The secretary's statement would mean that the opening of the school year will still be on June 5, 2017 despite Martial Law situation in Mindanao. However, for Marawi and 8 other barangays in Lanao del Sur and Iligan City will have to be postponed by two weeks. 

DepEd Region X have already conducted an inventory of learners who have transferred to Cagayan de Oro as well as the number of teachers they will be needing for the opening of the school year. DepED and ARMM will work hand in hand in mobilizing teachers who can speak the Maranao language well. ARMM will provide the teachers and the Central office shall provide the funding. 

With regards to the question of whether DepEd is ready for the opening on June 5, Secretary Briones said, “We have to be ready as we can be”. As of the moment, they have already provided temporary learning spaces in response to the problem of school facilities and coordinated with the curriculum group to provide additional books and educational materials for the learners. 

Other things that were considered are the implementation of the ‘Flexi Time’ in every class, providing financial assistance and psychosocial interventions to teachers and learners who were affected during the Marawi Siege and mobilizing the private sectors with all the assistance they can provide.

For students who wish to transfer their schooling to any parts of the country, the Secretary emphasized that children should be welcomed wherever they are and enrollment requirements will be waived.

May 11, 2017

The Newest Pampering Place in Cagayan de Oro: Nailaholics SM CDO Premier

There is simply nothing better than being able to sit back, relax and pamper yourself, especially after a long day at work, or a day of seemingly endless meetings, deadlines and other commitments.

Head on to the newest nail salon – Nailaholics SM CDO Premier where you can get ushered away from life’s busy routines and into a relaxing world of pampering.
The newest pampering place in CDO is set with Hampton’s themed interiors, the destination is designed to whisk you off to the sandy shores and sun-drenched landscapes with a seaside breeze. 
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Best of all, you’ll be left under the care of Nailaholics’ expert technicians where you can expect to be pampered until your worries melt away. 

Visit and experience the sincere pampering and nail grooming expertise of Nailaholics' friendly technicians. Located at the 4th Level, Nailaholics SM CDO Premiere will  OPEN on May 12, 2017.
For bookings and inquries you may contact 0933-8581475

By the way, on the opening day you can treat your friend for a FREE manicure for every manicure service you avail. 

Visit and like the Nailaholics Salon and Spa Facebook Page  for more information on their latest promos.

May 9, 2017

ASAP LIVE at Centrio Mall

Kagay-anons! It's time for you to hear good music live  and be serenaded by your favorite ASAP Kapamilya Stars on May 13, 2017, 5PM at Centrio Mall Activity Center.  Catch the amazing performances of Darren Espanto, Alora Sasam, Klarisse de Guzman, Jason Dy, Daryl Ong and Angeline Quinto. 

I'm sure its going to be an exciting afternoon so come early!


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.

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.