Showing posts with label NEWS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NEWS. Show all posts

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.

Feb 12, 2018

KZ Tandingan and TJ Monterde Live in CDO

KZ Tandingan and her boyfriend TJ Monterde will be doing a live concert in Cagayan de Oro on February 17, 2018; 7:00 PM at Limketkai Atrium. 

This concert is brought to you by Vivo Smart Phone, Mindanao Daily, Trinity Advertising and Yamaha. 

KZ is one of the great singers in the Philippine music industry and just recently she has been trending after topping in the Chinese reality singing contest "Singer 2018". TJ Monterde on the other hand,  is a singer-songwriter and a fellow Kagay-anon. His song "Kung Siya Man", a Visayan song got nominated for Awit Award for Best Regional Recording. Tandingan and Monterde have been together as a couple since January 2015. Their music video on "Ikaw at Ako Pa Rin" ,got viral in social media. It's a song about two lovers who live worlds apart, yet they remain faithful to one another.

Buy your concert tickets now! Local Kagay-anon artists like Jeric Medina, Winset Jacot, Chandreena and Shameena Moorjani will also be performing in the concert. 

For inquiries please contact 09189142333 or 09562715030.

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: 

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

  • Zenfone 3 Zoom 
  • ZenfoneAR 
  • Zenfone Live 

  • ROG GX800 
  • ROG GX501 
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.

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 26, 2017

Pizzarella Opens 2nd Store in Cagayan de Oro City

Pizzarella, known for their tag line as “The City’s Local Pizza” opened its 2nd store in Cagayan de Oro today (May 26, 2017). The new store is located at Corrales St., (fronting The Nest) Cagayan de Oro City. 
Pizzarella started in Iligan 5 years ago and today they have already 4 stores (2 in Iligan, and 2 in CDO) in Mindanao. Since its beginning, it has never failed to provide finely crafted pizzas, using the freshest ingredients from local vendors. Their pizzas are inspired by Italian and Filipino recipes particularly their own kitchen recipes. 
Pizzarella hopes to expand its mouthwatering pizzas to the rest of the cities in Mindanao and the entire Philippines soon. 

Here are some of their delicious pizzas.

Chicago Deep Dish Pizza - Spinto

The famous Mad Cow Pizza is one of their best selling pizza. They say it "mad cow" because you will surely get mad how it is made deliciously beefy and spicy.
We all enjoyed every bite of pizzas we had. 

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. 

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.

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.

May 21, 2016

Choobi Choobi Opens in Limketkai CDO

Choobi Choobi, a family oriented casual dining restaurant opened their 2nd branch in Cagayan de Oro City last May 1, 2016 at the 2nd Level East Annex Building of Limketkai Mall.

Choobi Choobi is derived from a Fookien word which means "to enjoy" and that's how the "Lingaw Lingaw Kaon!" tagline of the restaurant  was originated.
Ms. Erich Gonzales, a Kapamilya Star and Choobi Choobi's brand ambassador was present during the store's grand launching. She had fun with the fans at the mini-program earlier before the opening and welcomed questions during the press conference.
Mr. Jose R. Diaz  JR. (Choobi-Choobi's Operations Manager), Ms. Erich Gonzales 
Choobi Choobi may sound like a Chinese or a Korean Restaurant but it's basically an all Filipino Restaurant. Their house specialties are mostly shrimps, because they grow their own shrimps. But, for a person who is allergic to sea foods particularly shrimps I can't really tell how delicious it is but here's a picture of their Stan's Fried Black Pepper Shrimp to show how appetizing their shrimps are.
Stan's Fried Black Pepper Shrimp ( 1 pound of shrimps in Stan's Black Pepper Sauce
I tried a little bit of their Chillean Mussels in a Bag to satisfy my curiosity. It's was okay for me but if you like to put a spicy twist on your mussels try it with Spicy gata.
Chillean Mussels in a Bag
I like their Grilled Pompano too...
Grilled Pompano freshly grilled topped with tomatoes and onions.
If you are like me who is allergic to sea foods, fret not! You can try their best ever tasting pata -- the Choobi Pata, crispy on the outside but soft and juicy on the inside. The Choobi Pata has been awarded as the best crispy pata in the Philippines for 2014 and 2015.
Choobi Pata
Fellow Kagay-anons, what are you waiting for? Mangaon nata sa Choobi-Choobi!

You can visit the Choobi Choobi site for more information.

Mar 22, 2016

The City Scholarship Program 2016

The City Scholarship Program is a special program for the poor but deserving students of Cagayan de Oro who wants to avail of free college education.

This coming April 8, 2016, there will be a College Scholarship Program Examination, 7:00AM at City Central School.

Scholarship Application Requirements:
1. Barangay Clearance
2. Birth Certificate (PSA or LCR)
3. Certificate of Indigency (CSWD)
4. Health/Medical Certificate
5. Good Moral and Right Conduct (GMRC) (Respective School)
6. Form 137 (Photocopy) CTC from Principal
7. CCSP Application Form (3  2x2 Recent Pictures) (you may get this at the CID Office, City Hall)
8. Residence Sketch Plan with contact numbers of Parents/Guardian

1. High School graduate form 2015 and below with no college units.
2. Must not be more than 25 years of age.
3. A graduate of secondary schools within Cagayan de Oro City.
4. Must have an average grade of 85% and no grades lower than 80%.

Take Note:

1. All documents must be put in a long brown folder with fastener.
2. Hinterland Barangay applicants shall submit their document to the nearest secondary school.
3. Urban applicants shall submit directly to the Office of the Community Improvement Division (CID) Office, City Hall.
4. Incomplete documents will not be accepted.
5. All documents shall be submitted on or before April 1, 2016.
6. Examination is on April 8, 2016 at City Central School, 7:00 AM.
7. Please bring valid ID with picture, admission slip,  and 2 pencils.
For any information please visit the CID office at the City Hall or you may call Anthony at 09274657505.

Aug 23, 2015

Huggies Fun-Day Sunday in CDO

Huggies, one of the leading diaper brands in the country brought fun and laughter to the moms in Cagayan de Oro City through a Fun-day Sunday event held last Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Gaisano City Mall Activity Center.
Mommies with babies and toddlers enjoyed the games. 
One of the games played during the event was diaper changing game. Diaper changing isn’t always the most exciting moment in baby care but these moms showed how easy it is, easy as 1-2-3!

Aside from the fun activities, mommies also had the opportunity to learn some parenting tips from Ms. Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan. 

Her basic tools for better parenting are:
·         A sensitive and a tender heart.
·         A mind that is open to learning.
·         Ears that are always available to listen.
·         Spirit that yields to God for guidance.

Ms. Maricel also took the time to answer all the questions raised during the event.  She also gave everyone a copy of her book “Kuya na si Bunso”, a book inspired by his son Benjamin when he asked: ‘Mom, what happens to the other children now that there is a new baby coming? Will there be love left for them still?’ Her answer to his son’s question: ‘Son, each time a mommy is pregnant with a baby, she is pregnant with love in her heart. There is enough love for all’.
Ms. Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan , Mommy Phebie and her kids

Ms. Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan and Me
The event ended with a photo op with Ms. Maricel and the announcement of 5 winners for the 6 month supply of Huggies diapers from Kimberly Clark Philippines executives.

To find out more about Huggies promos and events in your place, visit or you may also like their Facebook Fanpage.

Mar 4, 2015

HONDA's Best On/Off Road Motorcycles

Honda Philippines launches their best On/Off Road bikes in CDO - the XR125L and XR150L. These motorcycles are specifically designed for Filipinos who travel frequently helping them cope with choppy, bumpy, rugged terrain. 

 The XR125L is loved by many because of its simplicity, solid look and reliable performance. I have witnessed its looks and performance during the XR 125L Off-Road Race Clinic in partnership with Desmark held at Pueblo de Oro Business Park last February 14, 2015. 

Mr. Jovie Saulog, one of the greatest riders in the history of the Philippine motocross was present during the event. He was the one who gave instructions and tips for Off-road riders and motocross wannabes. Mr. Jordan Herrera, a celebrity motocross rider was also present during the event to assist Mr. Saulog during the demo. There was also a friendly race competition for all XR125L riders and XRM riders. (check out more photos here)
XRL125L Riders

Mr. Jordan Herrera and the Honda XR125L
Furthermore, the XR 150L is a step-up of XR125L. It has its best features and stunning look. It has fresh styling and includes a new headlight design with protective shield for better illumination. It also has a futuristic meter panel which gives you more information to make your ride safer. It has 150cc engine and is equipped with an electric start, a backup kick-starter and a 12L fuel tank capacity which is perfect for long rides. 

Visit for information on the details and specifications of these motorcycles.

Dec 14, 2014

Globe Opens a Wonderful World in CDO: #NextACT

Globe Telecom is ready to open its fully renovated store this coming Monday, December 15, 2014.  The newly upgraded store which is going to be named as G3 store is designed by architect Tim Kobe, the creative mind behind the design of the iconic Apple store. This store will open up a wonderful world for Globe subscribers and customers in CDO as it feature the most sophisticated and innovative store design.

The Globe G3 store in Limketkai is one of the biggest stores in the Philippines. The other is in SM North Edsa.


A few months ago, while the renovation was still going on, Globe Telecom launched the GEN3 ACT (Art+Community+Technology) events. It was a series of events that featured live art installations which provides curiosity to the public as to what may be inside the new Globe GEN3 store. The creative mind behind the art installations was a tie-up of local artists led by Mr. Ross Capili.

Me and Mr.Ross Capili 
I was given a chance to draw some lines on the artwork made by CDO's local artist.
I was trying to catch the attention of the local artists so they will give me a chance to paint a few strokes on the wall, but they were too busy to finish their artworks. I just had this for photo op. :-)
The store’s renovation was truly fun and engaging and I’m sure a lot of you are now very excited to take a peak of the newly renovated store.

So, mark your calendars now for the Globe G3 Store Launch! December 15, 2014 (Monday), 6PM at the North Concourse, Limketkai Mall. It’s going to be a party with special guests Matteo Guidicelli, DJs David Callum and Eric Capili.

Have fun and create a wonderful experience with Globe.