JBL Store is coming to CDO!

JBL Store will be opening this coming December 8, 2017 (Friday) at SM CDO Downtown Premier.

Good news, Kagayanons! JBL Store CDO will have a 3-day promo exclusive only for their Cagayan de Oro branch. Excited to know about the promos? Here it is!

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  • Discount of UP TO 50% OFF on selected JBL items
  • Exciting bundles
  • Free limited JBL T-shirt for a minimum single receipt purchase of JBL products worth PHP 5,000
  • Promo duration: December 8 to 10, 2017
  • Exclusive only for JBL SM CDO Downtown Premiere branch
  • May not be in conjunction with other promos

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Don’t forget to drop by at JBL Store, SM CDO Downtown Premier, Osmeña St., Cagayan de Oro City. 

“Libreng Text at Tawag” Assistance to Marawi City Evacuees

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CDO Info - NTC - Marawi

Press Release (01 November 2017)
NTC, telcos and amateur and civic radio groups offer “Libreng Text at Tawag” assistance to Marawi City evacuees

In line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration last 17 October 2017 that Marawi City has been liberated from terrorist influence and DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana’s announcement last 23 October 2017 that combat operation in the City had been terminated, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) issued Office Order 179-10-2017 last 30 October 2017 instructing its Regional Office in Cagayan de Oro City, headed by its director, Engr. Teodoro Buenavista, Jr., to offer “Libreng Text at Tawag” services in evacuation centers for a period of seven (7) calendar days starting 31 October 2017.

At present, the “Libreng Text at Tawag” services are located in five (5) evacuation centers in Iligan City:
Kanaway Evacuation Center, Tibanga
Sta. Elena Gymnasium, Sta. Elena
Buru-an School of Fisheries, Buru-an
Buru-an Gymnasium, Buru-an
Maria Cristina Gym, Maria Cristina

In Cagayan de Oro City, the “Libreng Text at Tawag” service is offered in the Indahag Evacuation Center.

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CDO Info - Libre Text at Tawag to Marawi (2)

With the service, displaced families can now inform their relatives, both here and abroad, of any further assistance needed. The evacuees can also inform their loved ones of their safety and plans regarding their eventual return to Marawi City. Reports say that more than 300,000 people were displaced by the conflict.

The “Libreng Text at Tawag” service includes free NDD and overseas calls and will be expanded to include other evacuation centers in the coming the days. The NTC’s effort was implemented in cooperation with Globe, Smart and various amateur and civic radio groups, namely, Race9, ACTS Radio Club and KABALIKAT.

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Expo Mom: #TeamMom in CDO!

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The ultimate mommy event of the season comes back for the 2nd year in CDO! Expect to be inspired by the different #TeamMoms on October 21, 2017, at Centrio Mall, from 10 AM to 9 PM. Whether you’re an expectant mom, a new mom, or a mom of three or four, you’re going to find something to love at Expo Mom Cagayan de Oro.


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Expo Mom: #TeamMom features a fun and fulfilling all-day program. In the morning The Modern Nanays of Mindanao, a community of moms who promote breastfeeding, babywearing, and cloth diapering, lead the celebration of motherhood with a cheer dance to open the event. Then they will be showing their dance moves as they do a line dancing session with their kids!

The other exciting activities scheduled include Body & Mind Wellness by One Yoga Studio, Easy Negosyo Recipes by Sweet House, How to plan a fab kiddie party by Kids & More, and a #TeamMom talk show. We also have something in store for the kids namely: an arts & crafts area by Sisters Huddle, parlor games & puppet theater show in the afternoon.

Topping the motherhood celebration is a talent show by Mommy’s. Showing that Mommy’s are not only the light of the home but they can very well shine on the spotlight as well!

Expo Mom 2017: #TeamMom is co-presented by PLDT, with the support of Caltrate & Baby Zone, as well as Centrio Mall and Ayala Malls as its venue partner, with the cooperation of the Modern Nanays of Mindanao & Sisters Huddle. Professional Organizers Unlimited, Inc. and Creative Juice Communications are its logistics partners. Entrance to Expo Mom is free.


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 www.krispykreme.com.ph 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 www.maxsgroupinc.com.

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 www.pizzarellabistro.com.


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:

  • oneaexpresshotel@yahoo.com


  • 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