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Dec 12, 2014

AirAsia in Cagayan de Oro

AirAsia, the leading and largest low cost carrier in Asia opens its Cagayan de Oro routes today December 12, 2014. 

Kagay-anons who travels to Cebu and Davao can now enjoy affordable options for travel as AirAsia is now back in Cagayan de Oro.
You can visit today to check out the latest flight schedules or you may visit their Facebook fan page at to get updates on the latest airfare promotions.

Speaking of promotions... they have a 1 Peso Sale to all domestic and international  destinations today and this promo will end on December 14, 2014. So what are you waiting for? Check it out now and avail of their great discount for your next travel.

Nov 25, 2014

Samsung’s Galaxy of Christmas Wishes

MANILA, Philippines – Samsung gives Pinoys more reasons to love the holidays with Samsung’s Galaxy of Christmas Wishes. From November 15 – December 31, 2014, customers can get a chance to take home their favorite Samsung device at a lower cost by visiting participating Samsung Experience Shops and authorized dealers nationwide.

“We are very excited to make the holidays extra special for the Pinoys with Samsung’s Galaxy of Christmas Wishes” said Rhinn Piczon, Product Marketing Head for Mobile of Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation “We listened to what our customers want and we’re thrilled to be able to give it to them this Christmas.”

Included in the promo are the Samsung Galaxy V, Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, Galaxy Core 2, Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, Galaxy Grand 2, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3.

The Samsung Galaxy V is a dual SIM phone that features a 4-inch screen and runs on Android Kitkat 4.4.2. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, on the other hand, features a super light, slim design with a 7-inch WSVGA screen, as well as a a 1.2 Ghz Dual-Core Processor and Android Jellybean OS.

Also available at the Samsung’s Galaxy of Christmas Wishes is the Samsung Galaxy Core 2 which features a powerful Quad-Core processor on Android Kitkat and a 4.5-inch large screen, Samsung Galaxy Grand 2, with a large 5.2-inch screen an 8MP camera, Samsung S4 which boasts of a 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED Display and 13MP rear camera, the latest Samsung S5 which has a 5.1-inch display and 16MP rear camera, and one of Samsung most powerful smartphones in the market, the Galaxy Note 3 which features a 5.7-inch display and a Quad Core 2.3GHz processor running on Android Jelly Bean. 

At Samsung’s Galaxy of Christmas Wishes, customers can avail of their very own Samsung devices for as low as Php 7,000 less than the original selling price or get a special item from Samsung upon purchase.

Samsung’s Galaxy of Christmas Wishes can be found at participating Samsung Experience Shops and authorized dealers nationwide. Per DTI FTEB-SPD Permit No. 4704.

Sep 27, 2014

Celebrate LOVE at Home with Samsung Appliances

Samsung has launched their new line-up of digital household appliances here in Cagayan de Oro City. These appliances are aimed to provide better lifestyle and ensure a happy home for every Kagay-anons. It offers solutions for energy efficiency and space to provide every family the convenience they need at home. 

Here are the latest digital household appliances from Samsung: 

1. Air Conditioner with Triangle Design

 Among their breakthrough inventions is their new air conditioner with triangle design. In a country that is notorious for its sweltering summers, a proper air conditioner is almost mandatory. But the difference between this new Smart Air Conditioner and an conventional air conditioner is clear. It does not just produce cool air; it has been tailored to be more efficient and cost-effective in this task. Thanks to its carefully engineered triangle design which allows for bigger fans within a more compact body. Thus, it circulates cool air faster, farther, and wider while maintaining a sleek look. 

The new Smart Air Conditioner is equipped with Samsung’s Digital Inverter Technology. It can maintain the desired temperature without frequently shutting off and on, so it consumes less energy. The Digital Inverter Technology helps users to stay comfortable for long periods of time, while using the minimum amount of energy – of up to 60% less electricity than conventional air conditioners 

Designed to be outstandingly efficient, its uniquely triangular design has a wider inlet, wider outlet and a bigger fan to ensure that air is cooled and expelled faster (26%), farther (14m meters) and wider (39%) – ensuring even air distribution and powerful cooling. 

Also, the new air conditioner begins cooling the air fast using its powerful Fast Cool mode, to cool down the room faster. It then automatically changes the mode to Comfort Cool to maintain the desired temperature. Users won’t feel cold and don’t have to keep manually changing the settings or turning the air conditioner on and off. 

Energy efficiency is a key purchasing decision for consumers. The Samsung Air Conditioner’s Single User mode gives the flexibility to the user to control the capacity by effective use of energy. It uses less compressor capacity, reducing power consumption, while still providing a cool and comfortable environment. This ensures that users won’t have to worry about the electricity bill even if there’s only one person in the room. 

The new Samsung Air Conditioner features Samsung’s exclusive Virus Doctor that keeps families safe and comfortable through innovative air purifying technology, which neutralizes harmful contaminants in the air. The Virus Doctor feature has received various accolades including a 2010 AHR Expo Innovation Award in the indoor air-quality category, a 1st Air Day Minister of the Environmental Award, and the Jang Young Sil Award. Now, mothers need not worry about air-born viruses and allergens with Samsung’s Virus Doctor technology. 

Stylish and Smart, the pure Crystal Gloss™ finish and uniquely curved design of the Samsung Air Conditioner deliver a premium look. Like aerodynamic, high performance sports cars, every aspect of its streamlined body is encased in dual-injected, transparent material for an elegant finish that blends seamlessly into any modern home. 

Using an application on a smartphone, the Smart Wi-Fi function lets users remotely control the functions of the Samsung Air Conditioner to schedule its operation. In any location with a wireless network, users can instantly turn it on and off and select the operating mode as well as temperature. Additionally, the air conditioner is able to communicate operational time and electricity usage as well as providing filter cleaning reminders. The unit can also store preferred operational settings and cooling preferences. 

The Smart Installation is a self-diagnosis feature that ensures the air conditioner is installed perfectly by the aircon installer. It automatically checks for installation faults that might cause problems when the air conditioner starts operating. 

The Smart Check automatic error-monitoring system detects and diagnoses problems and provides easy troubleshooting solutions using a smartphone application. It saves users time and prevents unnecessary costs prior to a service call. 

This, alongside its efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and innovative design, makes Samsung’s new Smart Air Conditioner the perfect household appliance for any savvy family wishing to ensure the health and wellness of their children. 

2. Food ShowCase Refrigerator 

Part of their new lineup also includes the new Food Showcase Refrigerator. This innovation provides smart organization for all your different types of food. There are two layers of doors in order to properly showcase the contents of the refrigerator, making it much easier to visualize your stocks. There are the outer compartments for your most frequently used products, allowing instant access. And then there are the inner compartments for ingredients that you don’t use as often. Not only does this maximize space, this setup makes organizing and consuming food a simple process. Everyone in the family, including the children can access refrigerator contents with ease. 

The new Food ShowCase Refrigerator also features an ice and water dispenser. At the touch of a button, users can enjoy a refreshing glass of chilled filtered water or fill a pitcher with cubed or crushed ice. 

This refrigerator is also equipped with Samsung’s trademark Digital Inverter Technology. This means that the refrigerator utilizes the same smart technology that allows it to adjust its temperature accordingly. Thus, no unnecessary energy is consumed, making this an efficient and cost-effective appliance. 

3.  Front Load Washing Machine with Eco-Bubble Technology

Another addition to their lineup of smart appliances is the Front Load Washing Machine. Doing the laundry is an arduous and time-consuming task. There are many things to consider when it comes to washing fabric, but Samsung’s newest Front Load Washing Machine makes cleaning clothes a breeze. It makes use of Samsung’s own Eco Bubble Technology that allows powerful cleaning in cold water. Using warm water is an extra step when it comes to doing the laundry, and it can also be damaging to some fabrics. But the Eco Bubble allows for easy cleaning by completely dissolving detergent even with cold water producing fine foam that easily penetrates the fabric for both effective and gentle, cutting the time, effort, and energy needed in doing this task. 

In addition to being extremely powerful with its high Revolution Per Minute (RPM) rate, it is also furnished with the Stain Away Program. This pre-programmed cycle was designed to deal with the 12 most common types of stains: blood, cocoa, sebum, oatmeal, tea, wine, tomato, pencil lead, mud, makeup, lipstick, and grass. It does all this with less noise, less vibration, and more performance than an ordinary washing machine. And of course, it is outfitted with the Digital Inverter Technology, guaranteeing efficiency and cost-effectiveness. 

4. Samsung Smart Oven
Last on Samsung’s latest digital appliance lineup is the Samsung Smart Oven. The Samsung Smart Oven comes with more cooking settings in order to provide families with the best cooking experience possible. It includes features such as auto-cook for pre-programmed recipes yogurt making, dough proofing, and “Slim Fry” function. Slimfry function is what differentiates this from the typical Microwave Oven, since preparing meals no longer has to be an unhealthy experience. The “Slim Fry” technology allows you to enjoy your favourite fried food cooked to a crisp without the oil. Cooking healthier meals for the family without cutting on taste and texture is now made possible. Meanwhile, the other smart features this smart oven has fulfilled a multitude of purposes. Its premium sensors allows it to identify a food’s surface temperature, so whether it is frozen, chilled, or fresh, it can adjust its heat accordingly so you do not have to worry about overcooking or undercooking your meals. This makes it a great addition to any household. 

You can check out these appliances at Samsung Concept Shop, Ground Floor of Lim Ket Kai Mall Cagayan de Oro City.

Aug 27, 2014

Jollibee Opens 100th Mindanao Store in CDO

Jollibee Food Corporation opened its 100th store in Mindanao today. The store is located at Velez St. Cagayan de Oro City. It’s the 17th Jollibee store in CDO. It’s also the 5th drive-thru store in the city.

If you want to visit Jollibee-Velez today here are some of the FREEBIES you can get. 
  • FREE Jollitown Pillow when you buy 2 pcs. Chickenjoy Value Meal with Go Large Drinks and Pies to Go. 
  • FREE Jollibee Umbrella for every purchase of 6 pcs Chickenjoy Bucket.
  • FREE Balloon for every purchase of any Value Meal and a large drink.
  • FREE Pancake for every coffee purchase.

There's also a photo booth where you can have the opportunity to have a photo op with your family and friends. Just present your food purchase receipt.

Also, you can have the chance to Meet & Greet Jollibee and Friends on the following dates:

August 26, 2014
6:00 AM - Jollitown Friends
10:00 AM - Jollitown Friends
3:00 PM - Jollibee and Hetty
7:00 PM - Jollibee and Twirlie

August 27, 2014
6:00 AM - Jollibee
10:00 AM - Jollibee and Hetty
3:00 PM - Jollibee and Twirlie
7:00 PM - Jollibee and Popo

August 28, 2014
6:00 AM - Jollibee
10:00 AM - Jollibee and Hetty
3:00 PM - Jollibee and Twirlie
7:00 PM - Jollibee and Yum

Check out the newly opened store today and don't forget to have fun!

Aug 14, 2014

Globe Launches Global Filipino Schools Program in Cagayande Oro

Globe Telecom is championing 21st century learning and integration of ICT in education by recently introducing its Global Filipino Schools (GFS) program through a ceremonial turnover of the Globe mobile laboratory, the first installment of the program's ICT equipment enhancement at the City Central School in Cagayan de Oro.
The turn over was graced by top Globe Telecom officials together with celebrity endorser Ms. Sarah Geronimo, DepEd Regional X Office Supervisor, Ms. Joy Sabanpan and City Central School's Lead Principal Mr. Celso Pagulon.

Global Filipino Schools Program is a long-term educational initiative that seeks to transform selected public schools into centers of ICT excellence and innovative education programs to public schools, teachers and students. We want to be able to increase their access to digital content, making learning more exciting and engaging for the students," said Issa Cabreira, VP for Globe Prepaid Business.

Globe partnered with City Central School and DepEd Division of CDO to train teachers to integrate technology in education and to provide Globe mobile laboratory package which includes a set of netbooks, mobile projectors, printers, and sound systems for use of Homeroom teachers at each grade level.

The Global Filipino School Program will also provide City Central School superior online connectivity for the teachers to access limitless teaching and learning engagements available on the internet as well as enhanced ICT equipment and the introduction of the the 21st Century Teaching Methods which will be provided to teachers through the Global Filipino Teacher Program (GFT), a 5-day teacher training workshop on Project-based Learning and ICT Integration in the classroom which was co-developed with Coalition for Better Education, a non-profit organization committed to forwarding 21st Century learning through teacher training.

Jul 18, 2014

Islands Souvenirs Introduces “I Heart CDO” Campaign

This July 19, Islands Souvenirs launches ‘I Heart CDO’ campaign together with the new store at Centrio Mall. The second store in just two months with more underway, Islands Souvenirs’ new campaign focuses on promoting CDO and its tourism. 

The launch event kicks off with a special Fashion Show that will put the brand’s bestselling shirts under the spotlight. The show features the city’s hottest models dressed in different Islands Souvenirs shirts and looks from casual to glam, sports to street and everything in between. More than just an ordinary souvenir shirt, the brand’s ‘I Heart’ line is also a fashion statement that gives the wearer the opportunity to show their pride and love for CDO. The shirts’ different colours and graphics can be mixed, matched, customised and personalised to suit different lifestyles and personalities. 

The Fashion Show and Launch Event will be capped off with the introduction of Islands Souvenirs ‘I Heart CDO’ Brand Ambassadors. Catch true-blue Kagay-anons strut their stuff on the catwalk and express their pride and love for Cagayan de Oro. 

“The ‘I Heart’ campaign focuses on love and pride of place. Cagayan de Oro is a great tourist destination with different kinds of attractions, adventures, places, flavors and colors that Kagayan-ons can be proud to call their very own. The campaign gives tourists and visitors more compelling reasons to visit, taste, experience and enjoy the best of CDO,” says Jay Aldeguer Founder and CEO of The Islands Group. 

The ‘I HeartCDO’ campaign features proud Kagay-anons, local CDO personalities from different walks of life including Irene Aserios, Joji Ferrer, Nicole Abas-Datayan, Chingkee Te, Gil Macaibay III, Maxine Monasterio, Desiree Lim, Jeminah Ferrer, Kyle Jennermann, Nadine Legaspi, Awi Chaves, Francis Velasquez and RB Banaag. Get to know your ‘I Heart CDO’ Brand Ambassadors better at the I Heart Cagayan De OroFashion Show. Don’t miss out on this exciting event! 

Through the years, the brand has become the leading brand of premium-quality souvenirs in the Philippines. With over 80 outlets nationwide strategically located in the country’s top tourist destinations, Islands Souvenirs continues to strengthen its brand identity and position by giving customers a vibrant shopping experience, best-quality products at affordable prices, innovative and creative concepts, exceptional customer service and exciting events. Visit the Islands Souvenirs Store along the East Concourse of Limketkai Center and 2F of Centrio Mall. Like us on Facebook

Jan 22, 2014

Press Release: The Loop – safe, comfy, convenient home for transient students

Cagayan de Oro hosts many of the best colleges and universities in Mindanao, hence it is no surprise that many students from other cities and provinces come here to study. But leaving the comforts of their own home may not be that easy for all transient students. At the very least, they need a home base that will not only allow them to study well, but also to live well.

For out-of-town students who go to any of CDO’s reputable schools and universities, heading back to their second home at the end of the day is as important as going back to their real home outside the city.

After a long day at school, students would want to go home and rest in the comfort of their homes to recharge for the next day. Studying hard is a crucial priority, as they face the everyday challenges of being away from their families.

Going to a nondescript and uninspiring residence that could take a long time to reach takes the joy out of coming home. At this point, convenience, quality and security of a residence become essential. These young independents should be given every right to live in a special abode that balances their ability to study hard and enjoy, while keeping up with self-responsibility as they reach their goals.

The Loop has seen this need, and has provided an ideal residence to transient students where one can study hard and live well at the same time. A two-tower, 25-storey condo development in CDO, The Loop, located conveniently at the Limketkai Center, offers deluxe facilities and amenities that make the lifestyle of its residents fun, convenient, and equally satisfying.

After a grueling day at school, students living at The Loop can wind down and relax at the cozy lobby suitably designed with comfy couches and endowed with a charming ambiance. They can later amble over to The Canopy or work all their stress out at the fitness gym, take refreshing laps at the swimming pool, or simply hang out or ‘group study’ with a bunch of friends at the multi-purpose hall.

If they want some quiet place to relax or study all the more, one elevator ride up to the Sky Garden might be a suitable option. Located at the penthouse level, it offers a panoramic view of CDO’s cityscape, verdant mountains and hills, and the majestic Macajalar Bay.

The Loop’s location along Rosario Crescent within the Limketkai Center makes it centrally located to many of CDO’s educational institutions. Schools such as Xavier University, Mindanao University of Science and Technology, Liceo de Cagayan University, among others, are within a few minutes away by private vehicle or public transport that is available right off the condo premises.

Students won’t fret about long travel to and from school, or worry about the availability of public transport such as jeepneys or taxis.  As CDO’s central business district, Limketkai Center always has public transport within its vicinity.

The Loop’s strategic location gives students everything they need within easy reach. Restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, and supermarkets are found conveniently located around Limketkai, just a few strides away to grab a bite, enjoy a cup of coffee,  or buy food and other necessities.

On weekends, there are movie houses and arcades for some fun and light moments to enjoy either alone or with friends. Hundreds of reasons to shop is brought by a hundred options of retail shops, boutiques, and shoe and clothing stores complementing the mall department stores at Limketkai.

The Loop gives all these comfort and conveniences not only to transient students but also to their family members when they visit. Parents who have to travel to Cagayan de Oro regularly to check up on their children will also enjoy the same privileges of living at The Loop.

To invest or rent in The Loop is one option every parent should consider, because it is the by far the best living option they can offer to their young independents. Parents are assured peace of mind knowing their children come home to a secure and quality residential location in CDO.

The Loop is CDO’s landmark condo development of Vista Residences, the vertical marketing arm of Vista Land & Lifescapes, the largest homebuilder in the country. Got more information about The Loop, visit us at The Loop Business Hub along Rosario Crescent in Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro, or call 0917-8102445. #

Jan 15, 2014

Jan 4, 2014

Seda Centrio's 1st Year Anniversary

SEDA Centrio, an urban lifestyle hotel in Cagayan de Oro celebrated its 1st Year Anniversary last December 29, 2013.
If you have not yet visited this hotel, Seda Centrio is an inviting place for everyone. What I like about this hotel is the advantage of location because it is just adjacent to Centrio Mall plus it is designed for modern lifestyle. 

Here are some photos of the hotel:
The Misto Restaurant: It is located at the 4th floor. It's a perfect place for family dinner or just a chat with friends.
Dinner with CDO Blogger Friends during Seda Centrio's 1st Year Anniversary 
Dinner with my High School friends taken a year ago.

The Rooms:
Twin Room

The Pool
The pool side can also be a perfect venue for parties and other events.

For 2014, SEDA Centrio management hopes to welcome more guests and hold many events. Happy Anniversary SEDA Centrio wishing you more success in the years to come! 

If you want to know more about the hotel's accommodation and facilities, you can visit or you can also send an email to

Nov 15, 2013

Krispy Kreme Opens 44th Store in CDO

Krispy Kreme shares the gift of joy and glazes a new trail as they open their 44th store today at Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City, the 4th branch in Mindanao. This branch is also Mindanao’s 2nd Hotlight store.

Fans who are on the go can definitely get their share of joy since the Limketkai Mall Branch is also the 5th drive-thru store both in the country and Asia. 
The branch opening in CDO City also means that fans from Butuan, Camiguin and Bukidnon are just a ride away! 

And the fun is just beginning. 

Die-hard Krispy Kreme fans only know so well that there’s more to Krispy Kreme than just opening a store. The lucky first customer in line will get the Golden Ticket. That’s a year- long supply of Original Glazed doughnuts and Signature Coffee! The joy does not stop there. For the 2nd customer, Krispy Kreme will be sharing a silver ticket. This entitles the customer 6 months supply of Original Glazed doughnuts and Signature Coffee. The 3rd customer gets a 3- month supply of the same doughnuts and coffee. The 4th to 100th customer also gets a treat in the form of a month’s supply of Original Glazed doughnuts! Drive-thru customers get to enjoy the same treats from Krispy Kreme, too. 

So what are you waiting for? Visit Krispy Kreme CDO now and enjoy the doughnuts you have all been waiting for.

Jul 20, 2013

Tune Hotel Cagayan de Oro Opens Today

International hotel group Tune Hotels opens in Cagayan de Oro today, July 19, 2013. The hotel has 159 rooms and is located in the heart of Lapasan Central Business District, near Mindanao University of Science and Technology and a walking distance to Limketkai Center and Centrio Mall.

For bookings, you may visit Check in time is 2:00 PM onwards and check out time is 11:00 AM. 

Jul 7, 2013

Meet and Greet Marian Rivera in Cagayan de Oro

To all Marian Rivera fans out there here's your chance to meet and greet her in person. She will be coming here in Cagayan de Oro for GMA's Kapuso Fans Day on July 12, 2013 (Friday) at the Event Center of SM Cagayan de Oro City.

So what are you waiting for? Mark your calendars and get ready to see Marian Rivera in CDO!

(Photo from GMA Channel 12 Facebook Page)