Showing posts with label BUSINESS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BUSINESS. Show all posts

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.

Apr 21, 2018

Hey Sugar!: An Organic Waxing Salon

A few months ago, Hey Sugar Waxing Salon opens its first branch in Cagayan de Oro at the 2nd Floor of Centrio Ayala Mall. I’m not into waxing but one thing that got my attention was the word “Organic Waxing”. This means that I don’t have to worry about chemical reactions especially that I have sensitive skin and I am prone to allergies. This made me really happy. 
Hey Sugar Waxing Salon is carefully decorated making it a more inviting place for pampering and relaxation. When it comes to hygiene and cleanliness, you will find that the salon has tidy treatment rooms and fresh bed sheets and towels. Privacy of all clients are also a priority. 
They also have trained and experienced staff. Being waxed ‘down there’ or just even on your pits can be a bit daunting but their staff will explain to you the procedure in a friendly manner making you comfortable and relaxed while being waxed. 
Hey Sugar! offers Face Waxing, Arm and Leg Waxing, Body Waxing, Bikini and Brazilian Waxing. Other services is available including Threading and Eyelash Enhancement.

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.

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

Jul 1, 2017

ASUS Opens Concept Store in SM CDO Downtown Premier

ASUS in partnership with Oro Gadgets, Inc. celebrates the opening of their newest concept store in Cagayan de Oro City last June 29, 2017. The newest store is located at the 3rd Floor Cyberzone, SM CDO Downtown Premier. 
The ribbon cutting ceremony was headed by Mr. Geroge Su (ASUS Country Manager), Mr. Roger Chiu (Oro Gadgets, Inc. CEO), Mr. Edward Chiu (Oro Gadgets, Inc. VP and CFO). 

ASUS, a pioneer for innovation has been committed to introduce remarkable products that meet the evolving demands of Filipinos. This 2nd Quarter of 2017, ASUS will be focusing on the following products: 

NOTEBOOK CATEGORY
  • Zenbook 3 Deluxe
  • Zenbook Flip 
  • Zenbook Pro 
  • Vivo Book Series 


ZENFONE CATEGORY
  • Zenfone 3 Zoom 
  • ZenfoneAR 
  • Zenfone Live 


ROG CATEGORY 
  • ROG GX800 
  • ROG GX501 
  • ASUS FX SERIES  
Visit  the ASUS Concept Store in SM CDO Downtown Premier and check out the best and the latest  mobile phone and laptop that will surely suit your need.

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.

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.

Aug 27, 2016

Samsung GIGA Fiesta Promo in Higalaay Festival

Now is the best time to upgrade your family’s home entertainment system as Samsung launches the GIGA Fiesta Promo.


Here are the exciting deals to choose from:
  • Get a free 24-inch TV and a DVD player when you buy a Samsung GIGA Sound MX-HS6500
  • Get a free 32-inch Samsung Hyper TV and a DVD player for only Php 990 when you buy a Samsung GIGA Sound MX-HS7000 or MX-JS8000. 
This special offer is valid during the Higalaay festival from August 22 to August 31, 2016. The Samsung Giga Sound System is the perfect entertainment system for your fiesta celebrations. It produces 2,400-watts of clear, quality sound with a powerful bass. Create fun and memorable singing sessions with the Karaoke function. Liven up your party with family and friends with the built-in DJ Beat and Lighting effects that pulse to the music’s beat. 


Visit the following Samsung authorized dealers in Cagayan de Oro City for more details: Imperial, Quality, and Solidmark.

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Aug 17, 2016

Best of CDO Food Tour - A Must Try!

Best of CDO Food Tour – A Must Try! In line with the Higalaay Festival 2016, BQFC Marketing team invited CDO Bloggers for the first ever Best of CDO Food tour. The tour was aimed to showcase the best of Cagayan de Oro food and enjoy famous landmarks while riding the legendary motorela of Cagayan de Oro City.

First Food Stop: Bigby’s Café and Restaurant 
Branch: Centrio Mall Branch

Bigby’s was first introduced in CDO in December 8, 1998 and how has 7 branches across the archipelago. Once inside the restaurant, you will find their interior design and service style very interesting because everything was created to position the concept midway between fine dining and fast-casual dining. 

First on my plate was my Bigby’s favorite, the Rack-a-Bye-Baby, a finger-licking goodness of premium cut smoky barbecued pork ribs.
I also had CDO Sinuglaw, a certifified Bigby’s favorite. It’s “sinugbang baboy” and “isdang kilawin” recipe with a twist of dilis as toppings. Not to mention, this dish is one of Urban Life’s nominee as one of the best Filipino dishes.

2nd Food Stop: Missy Bon Bon
Branch: Rosario Arcade, Limketkai Center (Flagship Store)

Missy Bon Bon Bread shop opened its kiosk in CDO in December 2009 launching its first line of breads and gelato.


In April 2010, it opened its flagship store in Limketkai Center. Missy Bon Bon is a hip, cozy, and relaxed world-class bread shop serving healthy, natural, and freshly-made bread onsite with unique fusion interpretations of local bread products, gourmet comfort food and custom gelato mixes. Missy Bonbon’s creamy gelato is everyone's favorite. 

Because there were so many varieties to choose from, I opted to try the strawberry gelato. I like it coz, it’s not too sweet just right for my taste buds. 
We also tried their famous Pastel, a sweet filled bun that has been awarded by Urban Life-Mindanao Gold Star Daily as the 2016 Best Delicacy of the Year.



We had a little bit of a side trip at Gaston Park but it was cut short because of the rain.


Third Food Stop: Boy Zugba Kusina Bisaya 
Branch: Corrales Ave. - Ramon Chavez St., Cagayan de Oro


Boy Zugba Kusina Bisaya opened in Corrales Ave. - Ramon Chavez St., CDO in February 8, 2015. It serves the best Kagay-anon home-cooked meals that a city has to offer, but up scaled a bit to create a new dining experience. Boy Zugba boasts an array of grilled food items, as well as meals that we normally see in karenderias or eat at home.

On Tuesdays, 7PM is the Trivia Night (hosted by James Tubeo) and Fridays, 7PM is the TGIB or Tara Go It’s Beernes” with stand up comedians and a guest band.


Boy Zugba’s signature dishes includes, Bandihadong Karne (meat in one bandihado), Liempo, pork BBQ and the Cheezzy Chorizo (an organic-fed meat stuffed with cheese), Pancit sa Pulis and the best leche flan I’ve tasted, “what’s your plan, Leche Flan?”

Last Food Stop: The Nest 
Address: Corrales Ave. - Ramon Chavez St., Cagayan de Oro
Brands: Maison de Bonbon and Giuseppe Pizzeria & Sicilian Roast
The Nest welcomed its first batch of patrons in June 2016, bringing the best of renowned European culinary masterpieces that won the hearts of every Kagay-anon.

The Nest, carrying two brands, Maison de Bonbon and Giuseppe, delivers the finest of both French and Italian Sicilian cuisines. The Nest embodies the best aspects of globalization by bringing the sumptuous food of Europe to the dining tables of the inherently sunny people of Cagayan de Oro, be it the families looking to bond through opulently-served entrees, or the individuals that yearn to unravel from work by being fed food bursting with zest and flavor. 

It is a sanctuary in the midst of the noisy, fast-paced, and bustling streets of Cagayan de Oro. 

One of the must try dishes are  Maison de Bonbon Cafe and Restaurant Burger Américaine U.S beef burger patty on a sesame bun with crisped bacon slices, sautéed Shiitake mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, melted gruyere cheese & fresh green lettuce. Served with seasoned salt French fries.

You might want to try this food adventure too! You can visit the Best of CDO Food Tour FB Page or send an email to bestofcdofoodtour@gmail.com for more details.