Mar 10, 2019

We Are Women at SM: Exclusive Deals in All Wednesdays of March at SM CDO Downtown Premier

SM CDO Downtown Premier wants this month to be extra special as they celebrate International Women's Month. All the women in Cagayan de Oro get's amazing deals and instant treats for the whole month of March.

So what are these offerings for Women's Month?

Cute Vanity Pop-up for those who love take selfies.
For the whole month of March, shoppers can randomly take selfies and groufies at the beautiful set-up located at the event center.

Items on Discounted Prices
These items are located beside the cute vanity pop up at the event center. You can choose items from SM Fashion accessories and SM Beauty.

Women's Wednesday SMAC Sale
Enjoy the SM store's special women's month offer. Get extra 10% off during all Wednesdays of March from participating departments.

Women's Wednesday Sale for other Tenants
Enjoy sale items from SM tenants such as Bench, Guess, Bayo, Giordano, Mags, Treasures by Carla, Noregold, Forme, Diagold, Oro Italia, Bagel Girl and Dickies.

Women's Specials
Because women are special, SM came up with offerings like discounts and buy 1 take 1 sale from wellness centers such as: CDO Skin Health Experts, Cardinail Eyecare Clinic, Nadela Dental Care, Nailandia, Aruga, Ammuma and Eyebrowse.

Not only that, get instant treat by scanning through the QR cube located at the ground floor (near Uniqlo shop).

Apart from the offerings, worthwhile programs are also in place:

March 10 - Regional Finals of Ms. Teen Philippines

March 23 - "We are Women Talk Show"featuring inspiring women like Tisha Biruar (Muslim Social Media Influencer), Tweetie Bullercer (Fitspirational Speaker from Davao), Karen Lluch (former Ms.Cagayan de Oro and Cancer Survivor) and Ms. Mags Cue (entrepreneur and philanthropist).

So save the dates and create SM Moments with your girl friends in this Women's Month!


Transformation Overload: How Greenwich Takes the Barkada Experience to the Next Level

If there’s one thing that the homegrown pizza and pasta brand’s hip store transformation goes to show, it’s how Greenwich continuously progresses and evolves through the years. Gone are the bright, vibrant colors of the old Greenwich as its new pizzerias now carry a chicer aesthetic. From the brick walls adorning its spaces, to the typography on its panels, one could mistake themselves to be lost in a pizzeria somewhere abroad. At its core though, Greenwich is still the same chain that offers the best-tasting pizzas and pastas that barkadas has loved ever since. This design transformation shows Greenwich’s upgrading efforts in recent years, shifting its store design offerings for customers. From being a fast-food joint where groups just dine and go, Greenwich has elevated its dining experience where barkadas can come in, hang out, and bond over great food and shared memories.

As Greenwich evolves its aesthetic, this proves how the brand is dedicated to serving barkadas, staying true to the youthful, hip, and trendy values that have long been embedded in their DNA. Sticking to those values also mean being constantly open to innovation and creativity.

The result? A rustic-meets-industrial design that could rival any trendy establishment, as is commonly seen in many Millennial-centric businesses such as caf├ęs and bars. Borrowing mid-century elements and industrial architecture, the stores feature several Instagram-worthy elements, like the use of wood and bricks to create that familiar neighborhood feel. Timeless details married with modern design elements create that warm and intimate setting, perfect for a local hangout.

Below is the new pizzeria look of Greenwich Limketkai in Cagayan de Oro City.

With Greenwich’s store look transformation, it’s clear that Greenwich is targeting this generation’s Millennials, who often dine out with their barkadas and as social media natives, demand a more interactive experience when it comes to their dining choices. 

Greenwich’s new pizzerias, for example, feature visual elements such as artistic murals and graphics in-store, perfect for Instagram addicts to spruce up their feed with. A key design of the Pizzerias features a see-through window where diners can watch the magic of creating the best-tasting pizzas up close. 

 Aside from the brand's slick new look that is sure to get several double taps on social media, of course, one more thing to look forward to is Greenwich’s exciting menu. Greenwich still offers the best of its pizza and pasta menu, such as its best-selling Hawaiian Overload pizza, Ultimate Meaty Overload pizza, and the Lasagna Supreme. 

 In case you and your friends have not decided where to catch up over lunch or dinner this week, drop by at Greenwich Limketkai or any of Greenwich pizzeria stores near you and witness the overloaded transformation first-hand. Greenwich, the country’s favorite pizza and pasta chain, has close to 300 stores nationwide. 

For delivery, call by pressing # then 5-55-55 or order online via

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