Showing posts with label PLACES. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PLACES. 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.

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.

Feb 20, 2018

Travel for Free with PayMaya Travel Blowout 2018

Have you ever dreamed of going to places for free? 


Paying with PayMaya will give you the chance to experience global travel destinations in the PayMaya Travel Blowout. This promo runs from February 1 to May 31, 2018. 

For each month from February to May, one lucky account holdre will win a five-day trip for two to each of the featured destinations, namely Taiwan in February, South Korea in March, Japan in April, and Maldives in May. Isn't this awesome?

Not just that, the prize includes round trip airfare and accommodation for two, and Php 50,000 in PayMaya credits to shop, dine, and explore with the convenience of going cashless. Each trip is also complete with tours and a well-curated itinerary so winners can just pack their bags and enjoy the best of what the country has to offer.


How to Join?

There are many ways to join.  Account holders can do any do any of the following to earn one raffle entry:

1. Register a PayMaya account.
2. Purchase and Activate a PayMaya physical card.
3. Have a PayMaya account upgraded
4. Pay bills in full (minimum P300)
5. Pay using PayMaya (minimum P1,000 single-receipt).

Raffle items are cumulative until the end of the promo period.


“The Travel Blowout promo is our way of thanking our PayMaya customers, the #NowNation, and helping them pursue their love of travel. PayMaya is by far the fastest way to book a flight, even during a seat sale, for those who don’t have a credit card. It’s their ticket to enjoying the best deals and making the most of their lives, right here, right now.” said Raymund Villanueva, Head of PayMaya Issuing Business.


More about PayMaya

PayMaya is a free and secure prepaid e-wallet that allows account holders to send and receive money, pay their bills, and shop anywhere online that accepts Visa or Mastercard payments.

Account holders simply have to download the PayMaya app or activate an account via PayMaya in Messenger (@PayMayaOfficial), register, and load up in over 15,000 touch points nationwide including 7-Eleven branches, SM Business Centers, Robinsons Business Centers inside Department Stores, Touchpay Kiosks, UnionBank ATMs, Shopwise, Wellcome, 2Go, ExpressPay, Cebuana Lhuillier, and Palawan Pawnshop branches, Smart Padala centers, and Metrobank Online.

PayMaya enables customers to book flights via seat sales, take advantage of travel promos online, book affordable accommodations via Airbnb and other providers, purchase travel essentials via Lazada and ZALORA, travel cashless via transportation apps like Uber and Grab, and tap-to-pay at toll gates in NLEX and CAVITEX.

Account holders may also opt to have a PayMaya physical card, which can be linked to their mobile wallet, so they can pay in groceries, malls, or any store that accepts card payments. Moreover, customers can instantly convert their PayMaya funds to foreign currency by withdrawing cash in ATM machines abroad. Physical cards can be ordered online at www.paymaya.com/shop.

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.

Aug 2, 2017

Shopping for the Shapely

During the summer months, it’s time to take stock of the apparel we need to be comfortable as we enjoy the season. And although it may be tempting to want to buy larger sizes to accommodate our weight gain, the smarter move is to make a decision to get in shape and reduce down to the size we were when we bought those nice clothes and shoes so we can wear them again. Lots of people travel to Cagayan de Oro from the US this time of year, and we see beautiful spring and summer clothes they bring with them all the time. What’s good about that is now we can order some of those stylish things by going online and shopping Macy’s through Groupon. Macy’s is a department store, and not to be confused with our Macey’s eatery. At Macy’s you can find clothes and shoes for the whole family. They have the popular off the shoulder looks that are the rage in the states right now. This look is casual, cool and easy to wear, but you’ll also see the look gracing the runways at all the top red-carpet scenes here and abroad. Crop tops, summer dresses in regular or maxi length look great with the off the shoulder design. It’s flirty, sexy and youthful. Macy’s stocks lots of looks in this style, and they are priced for every budget. 

They also carry the popular brand names and top-quality merchandise for your back to school needs, and also furnishings for your home or office. Right now they are featuring close-outs on beautiful and functional outdoor dining collection furnishings by Holden and Nottingham. They also have great deals on home d├ęcor such as wall art, picture frames, tablescapes, rugs, lamps and other lighting. It’s easy to see my Macy’s is still a popular shopping sight. They stock name brand merchandise at affordable prices, a policy they have followed for over a hundred years. 

So take time to get in shape this summer, whatever that means to you. You can go for a run, work out in the gym or use the equipment at home to help you feel better. The next time you’re invited to a fashion soiree, you can proudly show off all the pretty clothes you purchased using Groupon’s to shop Macy’s. You’ll love the fashionable clothes, shoes and accessories you can buy for your whole family, and the savings you realize when you add a Groupon code to your deal.

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 15, 2017

SM Cinema's New Theaters in SM CDO Downtown Premier


SM Cinema brings family entertainment to the city of Cagayan de Oro through seven quality and innovative theaters in Mindanao's largest, newly-opened shopping center, SM CDO Downtown Premier. You may now choose your cinematic adventure in three ways as SM Cinema CDO Downtown Premier opens its doors last May 12, 2017.

SM Cinema's entertainment hub in CDO introduces the Mega Screen - size does matter in Southeast Asia's first super-sized screen equipped with a Christie 6P laser projection system. This format boasts an almost 30% larger screen size versus regular cinemas with laser projection that produces the brightest images and most accurate reproduction of colors from the actual movie set. The SM CDO Downtown Premier Mega Screen theatre is installed with stadium-like seats, and uses Dolby Atmos Sound System on Christie Vive Speakers, fully immersing its audience through state-of -the art surround sound technology.

Aside from the Mega Screen, movie lovers can watch this year's most-anticipated blockbuster movies in clear, bright images and pristine sound with SM Cinema's fully-digitalized theaters equipped with top-of-the-line surround systems. Escape to SM Cinema's four new theatres and experience the spectacle of movies with friends and family.

The two luxurious Director's Club Cinema in SM CDO Downtown Premier will welcome its guests soon with a spacious, fully carpeted lobby and sets the mood with it warm lighting. Guests who are looking for a more refined movie experience can relax in its comfortable, automatic recliners furnished with spacious side tables for food and drinks that may be ordered through an in-your-seat butler service. With wall-to-wall screens supported by quality surround system, guests can sit back, take a seat, and join the club as they watch their favorite movies in total luxury.

As a standard in all SM Cinema theatres, PWD friendly facilities are available inside the theatres for guests' total ease of access.

Have the best day at the movies with SM Cinema's newly-opened theatres in SM CDO Downtown Premier!  You can books your seats through www.smcinema.com, enjoy hassle free movie ticket purchase, and redeem exiting rewards when you use your e-PLUS card.

To know the latest movie updates and promos, follow SM Cinema on Facebook (@SMCinema), Twitter (@SMCinema) and Instagram (@sm_cinema).

What are you waiting for fellow Kagay-anons? Manan-aw na ta ug sine!

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.

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 16, 2016

Top 3 Reasons to Shop at S&R

Kagay-anons have finally experienced word class shopping as S&R Membership shopping opened in CDO last July 28, 2016. For those of you who haven’t visited the store yet, it is located along Kauswagan Highway, before arriving Bulua Bus Terminal. 

S&R is a membership-shopping club that provides a wide selection of imported as well as local items in value packed sizes to suit your personal and business needs.

If you are not yet a member, you can visit the store and apply for membership. (You may also click HERE for additional information.) 

Here are my top 3 reasons why I love shopping at S&R:

1. Imported Goods 
I was glad to find a lot of imported chocolates, chips, ice cream, cosmetics, clothes, toys inside the shop. All the stuff you see inside your relative’s Balikbayan box (which you waited for months) can now be found at S&R.





2. Pizza 
S&R New York Style Pizza is a must try. It’s huge, yummy and affordable. A big slice is worth only P99 with drinks and a box is worth Php549. Eating pizza is one of the best things to do before shopping as the say “never shop with an empty stomach”.


3. Baked Goods 
When the store first opened on July 28 my aunt visited the store just for their breads, cakes and muffins. Their chocolate chip muffin is one of the best I tried. Their baked goods are so good because it is freshly baked using imported ingredients.


The store is open daily from 9am to 9pm. You can visit S&R Facebook Page to find out great deals and promos.

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 www.choobichoobi.com for more information.


Apr 21, 2015

SMART Living at SMART Condominium CDO

Kagay-anons can now experience a Korean luxury style condominium located at Uptown Cagayan de Oro City. 

SMART Condominium is a 6-storey building developed by Yega Development Corporation which features the art of SMART living. 
The engineers working behind SMART Condominium. 
The five letters of the word S.M.A.R.T stands for the features of this state-of-the art condominium. 

S (Safety and Security) This condominium is fully automated with fire alarm and control systems. It also features a key-card access to floor levels and biometrics/RF Ids to individual condo units. Devices and technologies used are powered by Samsung. 

M (Money’s Worth Investment) Price for a single unit starts at 1.49M giving you the assurance that your home will be flood free. 

A (Affordable Luxury) It is situated very near to Pueblo Golf Course, Xavier University and SM City. 

R (Relaxing Life Style) It has a beautiful sky garden and swimming pool located at the penthouse level. 

T (Technology Meant to Serve You) It uses the latest advancements in house automation and proven technologies for your ultimate comfort and convenience.


For more inquiries about SMART Condominium CDO, you can check out their model house at SM CDO. You can also visit their Facebook page here.

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 www.sedahotels.com or you can also send an email to cdo@sedahotels.com.

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 www.tunehotels.com. Check in time is 2:00 PM onwards and check out time is 11:00 AM.