Krispy Kreme with a New Store & New Look in Cagayan de Oro #KrispyKremeMoment

CDO Info - Krispy Kreme - SM CDO Downtown Premier

CDO Info - Krispy Kreme - SM CDO Downtown Premier

Krispy Kreme welcomes another store to its growing outlets as it brings out their newest store in SM CDO Downtown Premier. Let us welcome the newest look of Krispy Kreme store!

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This store is the 4th one in Cagayan de Oro, following Centrio Mall, SM CDO Uptown and the Hot Light store in Limketkai Center. Krispy Kreme SM CDO Downtown Premier is set to delight their fans starting August 21, 2017 (Monday).

With the newest store opening, Krispy Kreme offers a month-long celebration of everyday moments through their lineup of delightful treats. First of the lineup is the delicious Ultimate Chocolate Chiller, a cool quencher made with premium Ghirardelli chocolate dipped with milk and whipped cream, and sprinkled with Ghirardelli chocolate chips and drizzled in rich caramel. A definitely a crave-worthy flavor experience that chocolate lovers wouldn’t miss. Second is the well-loved doughnut flavor, Kit Kat Green Tea doughnut. This newest doughnut flavor has made waves and making it a mainstay on Krispy Kreme’s list.

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.


About Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is an international retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed® doughnut. With a flagship store in Bonifacio High Street in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, the company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee in the country since 2006. Today, Krispy Kreme has outlets in more than 70 different locations nationwide, with Hot Light stores in Bonifacio High Street, SM Mall of Asia, Greenhills Shopping Center, Baguio, Evia, Cebu IT Park, Bacolod, Limketkai Mall, and The Annex at SM City Davao. To get more information and updates about the brand and its products, you may become a friend of Krispy Kreme by visiting or by liking Krispy Kreme Philippines on Facebook and @krispykremeph on Instagram.

About Max’s Group, Inc. (MGI)

Max’s Group, Inc. (MGI), a company that takes pride in its passion to delight its customers and genuine love for its brands, is the Philippines’ largest operator in the casual dining segment. MGI is committed to building loved Filipino brands and it is currently growing its network of over 500 stores in the country and more than 30 international stores in the USA, Canada, Asia Pacific and Middle East. Its family of restaurants include Max’s Restaurant, Max’s Corner Bakery, Pancake House, Yellow Cab Pizza, Krispy Kreme, Jamba Juice Teriyaki Boy, Dencio’s, Kabisera, Sizzlin’ Steak, Le Coeur de France, Maple, and Singkit. The company also operates Meranti Hotel, its maiden venture into the hospitality industry. To know more about Max’s Group, please visit

Higalaay 2017 Activities in Centrio Ayala Mall


Our city, Cagayan de Oro, is packed with festive activities for the month of August on Higalaay 2017 Festival. 

Let us read a little background of Higalaay Festival below.

The Higalaay Festival (formerly known as Kagay-an Festival, then to Higalaay Kagay-an Festival in 2014) is a festival held each year in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, every 28th day of August, celebrating the feast day of St. Augustine – patron saint of the city. (Wikipedia)

If you’re wondering what Higalaay Festival means, the answer is “Friendship Festival“. Higalaay comes from the Cebuano word “higala” which means “friend”. This is based from what the city of Cagayan de Oro is being tagged as the City of Golden Friendship.

For the city events for this month, it will be posted on a separate blog post.

Meanwhile, here are some of the events from one of the malls in the city, Centrio Mall.


Happy Higalaay 2017, Kagayanons and friends! ☺

Government Internship Program by Neri-Chaves Clan and Cong. Rodriguez

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Hello, Kagayanons! Are you online to find jobs or internship program?

Good news! There is a Government Internship Program by the Neri-Chaves Clan and Congressman Maxie Rodriguez.

The Neri-Chaves Clan is looking for qualified individuals to fill in 11 slots for Congressman Maxie Rodriguez’s Government Internship Program (GIP). Applicants are needed A.S.A.P.

Working hours: Monday-Friday, except holidays.
Salary is Php284.50/day.

– At least HS graduate
– 18-30 years old
– Computer-literate
– Preferably has own laptop

– 2 copies each of: 
          * NSO Birth Certificate
          * Cedula
          * Barangay clearance
          * T.O.R or HS Diploma and Form 137
– Two (2) recent 2×2 pics

Please drop off the requirements at Neptune, Kauswagan Highway.

Applications will be reviewed and then endorsed (by giving official letter) to Congressman Maxie’s office.

Thank you!

Pizzarella Opens in CDO!


Buon Giorno, Kagayanons!

Here comes another food place for us all! Are you ready, CDO? ??

Opened 5 years ago, Iligan City’s local pizza bistro, Pizzarella, is here in Cagayan de Oro City! Awesome, right? Here comes another pizza place in town! ?☺️ 


Pizzarella opened last May 26, 2017, 10 AM at Bike Avenue, Corrales St. in front of The Nest. They are open from 10 AM until 10 PM (Monday to Saturday) and 2 PM to 9:30 PM on Sundays. Visit their Corrales branch and try their famous Madcow pizza and the new, mouthwatering Chicago Deep Dish. CDO Info had first-hand experience and it is so worth it! ?

(Clockwise) Polpa, Fino, Spinto, Madcow
Chicago Deep Dish – Spinto
Chicago Deep Dish – Spinto

If you are at Divisoria area, they also have a Kiosk branch at the Grand Central. Takeout orders are from 9:30 PM to 10:00 PM. You need to contact them at these numbers for your takeout or pickup orders, 0975-109-9013 (Corrales) or 0975-109-9012 (Grand Central). They do not take orders through Facebook.


As of now, they have 2 branches opened in Iligan City and 2 branches in Cagayan de Oro, a total of 4 store branches. I hope they open more here in Mindanao and eventually venture out in other cities of the Philippines.

For more info, promos or updates, please like Pizzarella CDO Facebook page. You can also find the complete menu and pizza description when you visit their website at


Mission: Every bite exquisite. Every meal unforgettable. Every experience legendary.

Bigby’s Café and Restaurant Opens New Branch at SM CDO Downtown Premier!

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Another Bigby’s branch is opening!

Yes, fellow Kagayanons, you really heard it right! 

You can start your own Foodie Goals here at Bigby’s! Come home to Bigby’s!

Bigby’s Café and Restaurant is opening its new branch at the Level 4 of SM CDO Downtown Premier mall on May 28, 2017, 10 AM.

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For more updates on their opening, please follow their Facebook page Bigby’s Café and Restaurant and their other social media account.

Check out the image below for more surprises!

Visit and dine at their new branch on the first week of their opening from May 28 to June 03 (10 AM to 9 PM) and you might win instant prizes. Check out the image below.

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Nailaholics SM CDO Premier: CDO’s Newest Pampering Place

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Feeling stuck at work with meetings and deadlines that sometimes you wish to get away even for a little while?

Feeling stressed that you needed a ‘ME’ time?

Just when you’re feeling tired or moody, get up and get ushered from the everyday tedious life into the pampering world by heading on to the newest Nail Salon in town – Nailaholics SM CDO Premier!

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Inside the Nailaholics SM CDO Premier branch is the beautiful Hampton’s themed interiors in which the design whisk you off to the sandy shores, sun-drenched landscapes, and seaside breeze. And, you’ll be cared for by their Nailaholics’ expert technicians which you will be pampered until your worries and stress melt away.

Visit and experience the pampering and nail grooming place at the 4th Level of the SM CDO Premier starting on May 12, 2017.

To book your appointments, call 0933 8581475.

Follow them on their social media accounts:
Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa Facebook
Nailaholics Official Instagram Account


Because they’re opening another branch here in Cagayan de Oro, Nailaholics have a treat for you!

You can treat your friend a FREE Manicure for every manicure service you avail. Valid only on May 12, 2017. 

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1A Express Hotel in the Heart of CDO

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1A Express Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the City of Cagayan de Oro.

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The hotel rooms are spacious with modern style. They offer services and amenities that cater to the guests’ needs. Their hotel staffs are polite, friendly and help you to the things that you need. A convenience store and laundry shop are situated on the ground floor of the hotel. Centrio Ayala Mall, Gaisano Mall and SM Premier CDO (soon to open) are just a few minutes walk from the hotel. A Korean restaurant is beside the hotel, a Catholic church and other food establishments nearby. Plus, the WIFI connection is amazingly fast! 

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The hotel is right for travelers or business people who need to work during their stay in the city.
When you need a place situated at the heart of the city, 1A Express Hotel is the place to be.

Location: One Avenue, Claro M. Recto Avenue, Cagayan de Oro

Contact numbers:

  • 0917 670 1239
  • (088) 881 9527

Email address:



  • Deluxe
  • Superior Deluxe
  • Family Deluxe (good for 2-4 persons)
  • Suites


  • Free parking space
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Free WIFI in your rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Shuttle Bus Service

Room Rates:

  • ₱2,000 (promo rate) – ₱4,025 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)

Room Facilities:

  • Air conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Hot and cold shower
  • Refrigerator 
  • Electric Kettle
  • Work desk (for selected rooms)
  • Safety deposit box
  • Telephone service
  • Wake up calls
  • Daily housekeeping services

Accommodation Policies:

  • Complimentary breakfast for Two (2)
  • Check in – 2:00 p.m. / Check out – 12:00 noon
  • Cash Deposit before check in is Php 500.00 (claim when you check out)
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

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For more information and promos, please like their Facebook page

Boy Zugba 2nd Birthday Treat!

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Kagayanons, it’s the 2nd year of Boy Zugba Kusina Bisaya!

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Boy Zugba will be having his celebration with a Buy 1 Take 1 treat on their Chicken meals from 11AM until 10PM at their 2 branches (Centrio Mall and Corrales branches) for all Kagayanons.

Here are the details:

WHAT:  Buy 1, Take 1 Manok for Php 99 (Chicken Inasal ug BBQ)
WHERE:  Boy Zugba Corrales and Centrio Ayala Mall
WHEN:  February 8, 2017 – 11AM-10PM

Buy 1 Take 1 is only applicable to the chicken only (either BBQ/Inasal). Available for dine-in and take-out orders.

– Additional P10/person for single rice
– Additional P20/person for unli-rice
– Additional P10/person for iced tea
– Additional P10/person for sabaw

Further details on Boy Zugba event page.

VIVO V5: The Perfect Selfie Smartphone is Launched in PH

CDO Info - Vivo V5 Smartphone

CDO Info - Vivo V5 Smartphone

As one of the top 5 global manufacturers, VIVO launches Vivo V5, the Perfect Selfie smartphone. The phone boasts its Perfect Selfie capabilities with high quality front-facing camera, fast performace and upgraded features that users will surely enjoy.

According to Vivo Philippines Vice-President Hazel Bascon, “The V5 embodies Vivo’s relentless pursuit of innovation, with technologies and functions that our consumers look for in their device. With the V5 and its industry-leading features, we continue to push the boundaries of a premium mid-range smartphone as we highlight Vivo’s high standards in smartphone design and feature.”

CDO Info - Vivo V5 Smartphone

Vivo V5 has an all-metal unibody shell back case that comes in two colors, champagne gold and rose gold. It has 5.5″ 1280×720 HD display in 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass for protection. It is equipped with MediaTek MT6750 1.5GHz octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which is expandable to 128GB via microSD. 

It features a front-facing fingerprint scanner capable of unlocking the smartphone in 0.2 seconds. That’s so fast! Also, it features fast-charging technology to quickly top-up its 3,000mAh built-in battery. 

Vivo V5 is equipped with a 20-megapixel Moonlight front-facing camera featuring a 1/2.78″ Sony IMX376 camera sensor coupled with 5P lens system and an aperture of f/2.0. It comes with a front-facing soft-light flash that helps illuminate its subjects when they take a selfie or groufie. Users can capture great selfies anytime (even at night) and anywhere.

Its rear camera has a 13-megapixel sensor that features phase-detect autofocus which snaps photos in an instant.

It is equipped with a 32-bit AK4376 digital to analog converter Hi-Fi chip, Funtouch OS 2.6, and Android’s 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system.

If multitasking is your thing, Vivo V5 allows you to view two apps side-by-side via Smart Split 2.0.

Another feature is the Eye Protection Mode which filters blue light from the screen to protect the users’ eyesight.

During the launching event at Solaire Resort Hotel, Vivo announced that the Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is part of the Vivo family. He is the new face of the Vivo V5 along with local influencers Mccoy de Leon and Verniece Enciso.

Vivo V5 will be available in Vivo concept stores and major retailers nationwide for Php 12,990.

For more details, follow Vivo Philippines Facebook page.

PassportCanada Philippines Assistance Inc. Information Seminar in CDO

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Want to go to Canada? They are here in Cagayan de Oro City to help Kagayanons go to Canada!

They have low fees which you will be surprised. 

Don’t miss this opportunity in your hands. PassportCanada Philippines Assistance Inc. will be coming here in Cagayan de Oro for an “Information Session/Seminar” this coming December 3, 2016 (Saturday – 2PM) at Dynasty Court Hotel.

Please bring your resume (credentials) for the FREE Assessment!

This will be your chance to study, work and migrate to Canada!

Reserve your slots now by filling up the form below or send a message to Ms. Phebie Normandia – 09175318690.

Please fill out the form below: