Dec 12, 2018

Shopping? It’s more fun with PayMaya this 12-12!

The most awaited sale event of the year on 12-12 has just gotten more exciting as PayMaya brings better cash deals with bigger and better cashbacks, discounts, and prizes. Shoppers who will #PayWithPayMaya can stack up and enjoy back-to-back online and in-store cashbacks as well as a chance to take home the jaw-dropping P10 million prize at the “PayMaya Pa More” raffle promo. You can take advantage of all these deals, even without a credit card, exclusively with PayMaya! 
Shop to your heart’s content at Lazada, Zalora and other online stores to enjoy cashbacks and discounts, on top of the price drop offered on the items you are buying, only with PayMaya. Score a 50% discount of up to P200 when you use the promo code PAYMAYA1212 upon check-out at Lazada. Get more deals at Zalora with a 25% discount on a minimum purchase of P1,500 when you use the promo code PYMYOF25 upon check-out.

 And if these are not enough, you also get a 20% cashback of up to P200 on your purchase when you use your PayMaya virtual or physical card to pay for your items from Lazada, Zalora, and other online shopping sites.

To spread the joy of shopping even more, PayMaya is bringing the 12-12 shopping craze in-store too! Enjoy a 20% cashback of up to P200 when you #ScanToPay with PayMaya QR for the things you love at your favorite department stores, supermarkets, restaurants, and cinemas, among many other merchants accepting PayMaya QR payments.

“This 12-12, using PayMaya as your shopping buddy both online and in-store is not just more convenient, it can definitely also be a lot more rewarding. And the more you use your PayMaya account, the more perks and treats you’ll receive so you have more to share as well,” said Raymund Villanueva, Vice President and Head of Growth and Marketing at PayMaya Philippines.

Shopping? It’s more fun with PayMaya! Whether you’re shopping online or in-store, PayMaya offers a convenient and safe cashless payment experience, proving to be the perfect shopping buddy in the shopping extravaganza, 12-12.

To unlock the awesome discounts and cashbacks exclusive to PayMaya users, all you have to do is download the PayMaya app for free, register, and add money to your account at any of PayMaya’s Add Money channels.

You can use your PayMaya app to pay for the things you love online - from gadgets, hotel accommodations, and even airfare tickets. You can also get extra perks and discounts when you #ScanToPay for your purchases in your favorite establishments accepting PayMaya QR payments.

10 million reasons to celebrate the holiday season!

On top of these amazing cashbacks, you can also get a chance to win P10,000 everyday for the entire month of December, as well as P10 million in the grand draw of the “PayMaya Pa More!” Raffle Promo.

In PayMaya, you get more chances to win these awesome prizes as you complete one cashless transaction after another. To earn raffle entries, you only have to:

*Upgrade your PayMaya account · Send money to friends or family
*Shop online or in-store using your PayMaya virtual or physical card
*Purchase telco load, gaming pins, or prepaid cable TV credits at the in-app shop
*Pay your bills
*Pay using PayMaya QR at partner merchants

Download the PayMaya app now to get more from your every purchase. To stay updated on the latest promos and discounts from PayMaya, visit or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Dec 1, 2018

Chowking Kauswagan Drive-Thru is Now Open!

The first ever Chowking Drive-Thru in Cagayan de Oro City opens today, December 1, 2018.
Chowking Kauswagan Drive-Thru is Chowking's 11th store in Cagayan de Oro City and the 578th store in the Philippines. It is located along Kauswagan High-way.
The opening was graced by Honorable Oscar Moreno, Mayor of Cagayan de Oro City and Chowking Executives.
People were flocking into the store during the opening as the first 100 customers gets a year's supply of Chunky Asado Siopao.
Delivery for Chowking Kauswagan Drive-Thru will start earlier next year. Regular store hours is from 7AM to 12 Midnight.

Below is a short video of what happened during the Opening Day.

Nov 24, 2018

CDO Bloggers Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary

CDO Bloggers, a premier blogging organization in Cagayan de Oro which compose of bloggers and social media practitioners celebrates its 10th year anniversary last November 17, 2018 at SM CDO Downtown Tower.

The celebration started with an opening prayer led by the organization’s secretary, Ms. Judy Teves. It was then followed with an Opening Remarks by the org’s Vice President for Events, Ms. Ruby Caberte.

The highlight of the celebration was the event keynote speaker, Atty. Rufus B. Rodriquez, former Congressman of the second District of Cagayan de Oro City. Congressman Rufus mentioned on his speech that though he is still new to social media he appreciated its power in bringing people and communities together. He even encouraged bloggers to write about everything they want to improve particularly on the issues and needs of the Kagay-anons so that government leaders will be informed. “Social media, done right could be an important tool in bringing people closer”, he added. 

The Organization’s Chairman of the Board, Mr. Michael Abonitalla gave a brief History of CDO Bloggers. A video presentation of the org’s activities for the past 10 years was also shown. 

Ms. Maia Poblete the Org’s President gave the closing remarks, thanking everyone who supported the event. She thanked all the sponsors specifically to SM CDO Downtown through the person of Ms. Ivy Guantero for providing the venue. She also thanked the sponsors , guests and the officers for making the 10th Anniversary Celebration possible. 

Event Sponsors:
Atty . Rufus Bautista Rodriguez 
SM CDO Downtown Premier (Ms. Ivy Guantero) 
Restaurant Damaso 
Centrio Mall 
N Hotel 
Ororama Supercenter (Ms. Mary Globien Salcedo) 
Smart Communications, Inc. (Ms. Judee Chavez) 
Krispy Kreme (Ms. Cess Payag) 
Louie Yee for the projector and screen 
Vital Audio (for saving us with their lights – and for the audio system) 
John Teves

Oct 23, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 14, 2018

Big thanks, bigger perks on Globe 917 Day

Globe says thank you to its customers with a celebration that begins this weekend!

The number 917 is turning out to be the most favored number of the year as Globe celebrates its iconic 917 prefix with a day overflowing with gratitude for all its customers.

Inspired by last year’s massively successful celebration, the country’s leading mobile brand commemorates the wonderful connections it has made by rewarding its customers with upgraded offers, surprise treats, and not-to-miss events leading up to September 17 (9/17).

Now on it’s third year, 917 Day is all about giving back and letting loyal customers and partners feel the love and gratitude that everyone at Globe has for them. 917 Day is one big thank you from Globe for being part of our family all these years. We are #GratefulEveryday for allowing us to create and share experiences with you.

The countdown to 917 Day begins with a weekend of sweet deals and giveaways. On September 15, Saturday, dine at KFC or shop at Bench or Marks & Spencer stores nationwide. Use your Globe Rewards points as cash and receive delightful surprises from these partner establishments!

It’s the VIP treatment for long-time Globe customers. As a little extra thank you for those who have been with us through the years, Globe is giving exclusive perks like free data for longtime TM and Prepaid customers, at least 100 Rewards points for Postpaid and Platinum customers depending on tenure, free volume/speed boost, Rewards points and other goodies for Globe At Home, Globe Business, and Globe myBusiness customers.

Have fun, get pampered on the best 917 Day yet!

From September 17 to 23, Globe Prepaid will visit select schools nationwide and will bring fun booths, movie screenings and free snacks for students.

Want to enjoy the great outdoors with family and friends instead? TM has you covered at its tambayan nooks in public parks for film screenings and free bags of chips to enjoy.

Globe Postpaid also gets in on the 917 fun. True to its promise of delivering extra value, The PLAN PLUS customers will get a special coffee surprise on September 17.

Stock up on cool accessories and exclusive merch from Globe Lifestyle with the various flash sales at the Globe Online Shop! Get exciting discounts on powerbanks, phone cases, speakers, and screen protectors. Own a pair of exclusive 0917 shirts for only P917 for purchases made on September 20. 

Stay tuned for the complete list of promos by visiting Learn more by following Globe on Facebook and Twitter.