CDO Bloggers Party 2015

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This was our Year-ender activity of the year! 

Though this was a very hectic schedule for most of us since family get-together invites were left and right, but still, we were able to set a time with an be with our CDO Bloggers family. *wink* 

Last December 23, 2015, we held our Christmas get-together at Boy Zugba as our event sponsor (including the yummy foods of course). Thank you so much!! The party would not be complete without the games, foods, exchange gifts and a little of "pa-raffles". Again, thank you also to our sponsors: Krispy Kreme, Boy Zugba, and Jollibee!


Before the party ends, the group elected a new set of officers for 2016! 
You will be meeting them soon....


Of course, I will not go home empty-handed! 
Thanks Boy Zugba for the gift certificates that I won from the raffle!

Thank you 2015, 
Hello 2016!!

Passages Bookstore Now Opens in CDO!

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If you are looking for the right reads for you life journey then be a part of a new Journey here in Cagayan de Oro.....only at PASSAGES (the pages to move you)!

PASSAGES NOW OPEN to serve you!
Level 3 (Near Cinema), Ayala Centrio Mall
(88) 323-6248


Thank you for inviting us and be a witnessed of your grand opening!


thanks for these books Passages!

BPI Sets New Banking Trend with Make the BEST Happen Campaign!

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Last November 25, 2015 at Seda Hotel, Cagayan de Oro- The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) launched a new trend in banking with its Make the Best Happen campaign. It is a different look on banking wherein they put a premium on understanding their clients an their needs, whether it's to travel, or start a business, or even funds their children's  education. Cool huh!

The process begins with helping their clients identify their life needs and goals an then create a priority list based on those aspirations. Clients are then encouraged to make personal financial assessments, computing, among others, one's net worth, cash flow requirements, and even emergency funds. Based on the initial assessment, they are here to help their clients create a game plan, mindful of their budgets, goals, risk profile and investment options.

This time around, BPI empowers Filipino to make the best of their lives happen through its innovative and accessible solutions. They will then propose certain solutions that are suitable and customized for each an every client.

Since Cagayan de Oro City has been a hub of out-of-the-box thinking, BPI feels right at home with their trendsetting solutions. Just visit their microsite devoted to Make the Best Happen campaign: www.makethebesthappen.ph

With Make the Best Happen campaign, they aim to expand the conversation with their clients and friends, beyond solutions an into actual life an lifestyle choices: TRAVEL, HEALTH, PARENTING, SHOPPING, FUTURE and DINING!


ABOUT BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
BPI, the first bank in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, is a universal bank with an expanded banking license. Together with its subsidiaries, BPI offers a wide range of financial services from consumer banking and lending, asset management, securities brokerage and distribution, insurance, leasing, foreign exchange, and corporate and investment banking. BPI is a leader in Philippine banking, with its high market capitalization, strong Tier 1 capital adequacy ratio and healthy shareholder return, all promoted and supported by prudent management.


Thanks BPI for inviting us and witnessed this one of a kind campaign in empowering every Filipinos for making the best of their lives happen!

with my CDO Bloggers family....





GIBI Shoes Fun Day @ CdO

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It was really my first time to meet up showbiz personalities as in really that up close. Last November 21, me together with my co-bloggers were lucky enough to have a little chit-chat for an hour as we had our afternoon snacks together with Ms. Ella Cruz and Ms. Jasmine Smith at Seda Hotel before they went to Limketkai mall for the GIBI Fun-day event! I never thought they were that simple and super cool when we asked them about a little of their personal life and a lot of being an endorser of GIBI shoes. 


Both of them shared on how blessed they are as being part of GIBI  company, not just because of those super high quality of shoes that they've got but as well as  on how GIBI treat them as a family! As Jasmine exposed that she loves to wear the GIBi flats while off-cam and tends to wear the high-heeled ones on-cam. Ella considers most her height that is why she loves to wear the sneaker wedges in which I also got an eye on it. 

I truly remember my  "student years" on how excited I was every time the opening of the school-year, why? Because I''ll got the chance to wear another pair of GIBI school shoes. The quality of GIBI shoes has been already been tested for  so many years and indeed so true because I passed-on the experience of letting my kids wear the same  brand of shoes not just in school but even  outside. Not just that, I even wear GIBI shoes as my office shoes and my comfy flat shoes from GIBI.

Though this brand is kinda a little expensive, but I tell you it's all worth it when you their products  it's long lasting quality. 

Thanks to GIBI shoes my one trusted brand!



I do enjoy GIBI shoes as always, so why don't you try it too?   

Smart Offers iPhone 6s FREE at Plan 2000 and iPhone 6s Plus FREE at Plan 2499

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Smart Communications has announced its unbeatable plans for the much anticipated iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the most advanced iPhones ever, with super-sized data offers and awesome perks aimed at giving you the Smart Life experience.

As a special offer from November 6 until December 31, you can get the iPhone 6s FREE on Plan 2000 under a 30-month contract, inclusive of a super-sized 10GB data allowance for all your videos, music and games; plus All-Month Surf, which gives you access to all your favorite websites and apps like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and chat apps like Viber, Whatsapp, Line and Messenger, among many others, throughout the 30-month period.

As part of the limited offer, you can also get the iPhone 6s Plus FREE on Plan 2499 under a 30-month term, inclusive of super-sized 15GB data allowance and All-Month Surf which you can enjoy throughout the duration of the contract.

The latest iPhones will also be available via Smart Infinity, Smart’s premium postpaid brand, where members can get complimentary iPhone 6s 128GB under Infinity Consumable Plan 5000 or two units of iPhone 6S 16GB under Consumable LTE Plan 8000.

Smart’s other unbeatable offers for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are available at www.smart.com.ph/iphone. For more about Infinity’s unparalleled perks and privileges that come with the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus plans, visit www.smart.com.ph/Infinity.

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus bring a powerful new dimension to iPhone’s revolutionary Multi-Touch interface with 3D Touch, which senses force to enable intuitive new ways to access features and interact with content. The new iPhones introduce a transformative new approach to photography called Live Photos, bringing still images to life by capturing a moment in motion. Live Photos, 3D Touch, 12-megapixel iSight camera, 5-megapixel FaceTime HD camera with Retina Flash and more are powered by the Apple-designed A9 chip, the most advanced chip ever in a smartphone, delivering faster performance and great battery life. iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are designed with Retina HD displays made from the strongest glass on any smartphone and 7000 series aluminum, the same alloy used in the aerospace industry, in gorgeous metallic finishes that now include rose gold.

Awesome experiences await new and existing Smart Postpaid subscribers who are upgrading to the new iPhones with Smart:

1. Be among the first to get the iPhone 6S Rose Gold (16GB) via special Uber delivery from Smart. Smart and Uber have teamed up to deliver your new iPhone 6s Rose Gold (16GB) at your doorstep when the clock strikes 12:01 on November 6, Friday! Simply click “Request an iPhone6s” on the Uber app, prepare to pay using your debit or credit card, and get ready for much bigger surprises. Moreover, all new Uber users get 50% off (with maximum worth of P200) on their next two Uber rides. 

2. Get 20% discount from Zalora. Experience the high life with as much as 20 percent discount for a minimum purchase of P500 from leading online fashion store Zalora. 

3. Enjoy P2500 Airbnb discount. Enjoy P2,500 discount on your Airbnb booking with a minimum spend of P8,000 at any listing in over 190 countries around the world. 

4. Get iflix access. Get three months’ worth of iflix access plus 1GB of data for streaming your favorite movies and TV shows. 

5. Win a new gadget instantly. With Smart’s Share the Joy Gadget giveaway promo, you can get a chance to take home another brand new gadget instantly when you sign up for a Smart Postpaid Plan or recontract at Smart stores nationwide.

6. FREE Gadget Shield. Get FREE 30-day insurance for your new iPhone with Smart’s Gadget Shield. 

7. Upgrade with Smart’s Wipeout promo. Wipe out your existing contract to upgrade to the new iPhones and enjoy corresponding discounts depending on the number of your remaining months in your contract. 

8. Purchase from Apple Music, App Store and iTunes even without a credit card. Smart is the only mobile network that lets you enjoy the full range of digital content from the Apple Store, iTunes and Apple Music even without a credit card through the groundbreaking Smart Pay-With-Mobile service. Simply text REG to 4949 so you can start buying apps and charging in-app items on top of your postpaid bill or deducted from your prepaid load – a first in the country.

The breakthrough features of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus can only be optimized when you are on the country’s biggest and most advanced network, according Kathy Carag, Smart Postpaid Head.
 “With the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Apple has once again pushed the boundaries of mobile innovation, allowing us to achieve so much more with our phones and experience the Smart Life with entertainment, convenience and peace of mind on the go,” said Carag. “iPhone’s Live Photos lets us capture and share our best moments in a revolutionary way, while its advanced hardware allows us to fulfill all our passions and swoop smoothly from one app to the next – without worrying about efficiency or battery life. For sure, with these new iPhones, we can get more of the Smart Life experience and enjoy the widest breadth of mobile content that only Smart’s nationwidest network can deliver – from your choice of apps, games, music, movies and more – all at your fingertips.”
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available in all Smart Stores nationwide.
For complete details on pricing, please visit smart.com.ph/iphone.
For more information on iPhone, please visit: www.apple.com/iphone.

Meet and Greet with Liz Uy

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I happened to meet and greet with one of the known fashion blogger last September 13, 2015 at Centrio Mall, Activity Center. It was an event brought by Bigbys and Mags as they promote their new Perks card.




Fun-Day Sunday with Huggies!

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Last August 16, 2015, one of the leading diaper brands invited as a blogger for Fun-Day Sunday with Huggies. Upon arriving at the venue which was at Gaisano City Mall Activity Center, I immediately thought of my kids (hoping they were with me at the event) because they were once a Huggies diaper users when they were still one year old (Yes, I weaned them at an early age).

Kagay-anon mommies were all happy as they had fun and laughter together with their kids as they joined different kinds of games. All of them got the chance to win lots of prizes from Huggies. 
diaper changing games
I LOVE Huggies game
The highlight of the event was the parenting tips of Ms. Maricel Laxa on how she raised her children. Here are some of what I learned: 

REALITIES OF BEING A PARENT: 
- You entered a new career
- You are on call 24/7
- You embraced a new world of responsibilities
- The future of this new individuals is in your hands
- There's no turning back

 TOOLS FOR BETTER PARENTING
- A sensitive and tender heart
- A mind that is open to learning
- Ears that are always available to listen
- Spirit that yields to God for guidance

She then entertained questions coming from the mommies and then answered it in line with a Biblical teachings.That's what I like in her most~ a christian way of raising their kids!
I really learned a lot from her...

Before the event ended, I texted my husband to bring the kids along with him so that they will be able also to meet and greet with her... Thanks for your free books "Kuya na si Bunso" Ms Maricel!
credits to KagayanOnline for the photo opp
  Be the best mom for your baby! Visit the Huggies® website for some useful information and tips that will help you along in your journey as a mother. Like also their FB fanpage!

Catching the next big Wave, Young Entrepreneurship in the Wellness and Social Media Revolution

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PROACT-CDO presents:
"Catching the next big Wave, Young Entrepreneurs in wellness and Social Media Revolution." 

Resource Speaker: A former "Regional Sales Manager" in a Multi National Company, now a successful Businessman/entrepreneur and a self made Millionaire from Cebu City.

Event will be @ Mallberry Suites, Limketkai. TICKETS are available at 50.00/head. 
Limited Seats Available.



It's going to be a night of learning!

August 21, 2015 @ 7PM
Save the date!!!!

CHINKEE TAN Live in Cagayan de Oro!

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To those of you who doesn't know who Chinkee Tan is, he is a Filipino Motivational Speaker, Inspirational Speaker, Radio and TV personality, a Wealth Coach and a Best Selling Author of "Secrets of the Rich and Successful", "How I Made my 1st Million" and 5 more other books!

Oh how I missed his last event "The Science of Creating Wealth" last July 4, 2015 here in Cagayan de Oro for some reasons. :(

Good thing, PROACT CdO brings him back here this coming November 7, 2015! But this time around, me and hubby would not let the opportunity pass by without hearing his wisdomful thoughts and tips of  becoming a Debt-FREE and Financially FREE!

So better mark your calendar on November 7, 2015 (1PM-6PM) at Victory Center Limketkai Mall! See you all there for the "KaChink! How to retire before the age 50" and save the date!

For more infos....
 

Good news: 
Tickets are now available at early bird rate:
GOLD - Php 750 (regular rate is P 1,750) this includes Free Book + Manual + Front Seats
SILVER - Php 500 (regular rate is P 1, 500) this includes Manual


Go and get your tickets now, limited seats available!

For ticket reservation, pls contact: Mark Barba - 09173289156

My First Freedom Run

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Last June 13, 2015 as we were having our Tipok-Tipok Ms. Irene of Mindanaoan  asked the group if who among us would like to take the slot of Ms Germz for the freedom run since she's still on her vacation... and so, I did!


Whew! I was kinda' hesitant to join since the time I joined for my first fun run ever was just 3k but unfortunately I wasn't able to make it to the finish line for some funny reasons. :) Now, I took the challenge and went to La Cabana Spa to get my race kits with my hubby as my running buddy!

June 14, 2015, time to hit the road for my 1st Freedom Run!!!! That time, hubby did not make it as my running body for health reason. So here I go, good luck to me!



It was indeed a Freedom run-walk-run since I didn't even have my warm-up week before the event. It was an impromptu one....

at first I was with this group but I opted to run ahead of them....

        
thanks to Vic, I saw him alone and he became my run-walk buddy that time... 
and yes we did it for the 5K!

Thanks God I made it over an hour...not that bad!
 I feel so accomplished that time that for the first time I was able to make it!


...till the next fun-run guys!

By the way thanks to Circle Productions, Inc for allowing me to join this 
Freedom Run 2015 and of course to my CDO Bloggers family. :)







CDO Bloggers' 2nd Tipok-Tipok of 2015

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It's been a while that I haven't joined the "Tipok-Tipok" of our group since last year and I'm missing it much! I just remember months ago that I signified to come for the 1st Tipok of the year at Botoy's and unfortunately I wasn't able to make it due to  my busy schedule at work.

Since the officers decided to have it on a weekend, so I grabbed the opportunity and be with my blogger friends at....

While I was still on my way, they had this posted on our FB page informing other members that some of them were already there and witnessing the Calda's Special Pizza preparation...
Photo from KagayanOnline

tadaahhh.....presenting the finish product!
Photo from KagayanOnline


In just a matter of minutes....so yummy!

Here we are despite of the heavy rain pouring down, still enjoying the each other's company catching up with the latest life's updates. :)

Thanks to Calda's Pizza for the treat and thanks to my CDO Bloggers family for still having me here!


'till the next Tipok-Tipok guys after 
Mommy Ruby and Mommy's Jenjaqs arrival from Vietnam!

see yah all!





Give Comfort to Your Life, Try Uratex Foam!

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“Cagayan de Oro City has always been known as a melting pot because of its accessibility, which makes it an attractive base for businesses in Mindanao. It has always been considered to be one of the most progressive cities in the Philippines." With the above statement alone, I am one true proud Kagay-anon! 

With its presence in the city also known as the “City of Golden Friendship,” Uratex fulfills its promise to provide more Filipinos in the Vis-Min region access to world-class, best-quality foam products that are competitive with other global brands yet truly affordable. Last April 11, 2015 I got the chance to be among the online media bloggers who were invited to visit their plant and showroom here in CdO.

Uratex is the Philippines’ largest manufacturer of commercial and automotive polyurethane foam products and is considered as one of South East Asia’s leading foam brands. It is a consistent recipient of the Reader’s Digest “Most Trusted Brand” Platinum award since 2009. The brand is also known for its commitment to product quality and excellence, sound financial management, and inspiring people skills.


Uratex ensures that its foams are produced with a high degree of product superiority and world-class quality that will benefit more Kagayanons and the entire Vis-Min region. It also continues to invest in newer and updated technologies to gain operational excellence in order to manufacture the best foam products that conform to the strictest global standards yet are available at the most affordable price segments.

We were so fortunate that we were given the chance to have a tour in their plant and were able to witness on how they processed a polyfoam chemicals turned into a foam with best quality. This plant can produced as much as 1000 foams a day. Unfortunately, picture taking inside the plant is prohibited. :)
on the way to the plant...
Information drive:

The Group’s thriving foam business began in 1968 when Robert Cheng realized his dream of producing high-quality foam. He founded Polyfoam Chemical Corporation and, later on, expanded into related businesses to address the growing needs of the automotive, furniture, bedding, footwear, textile, garment, and food industries.

The Uratex Automotive Division has created a name in the Philippines as one of the foremost providers of quality automotive seat assembly. It is divided into two companies: Multican and Roberts AIMPC. Multican is known for manufacturing components, capabilities and solutions to 4-wheeler brands and bus transportation. The exterior finish of the vehicles is wonderfully complemented with Uratex materials making it easier to tag leather seats and covers for a more attractive interior. Roberts AIMPC makes sure that these vehicles run superbly by equipping and furnishing them with essential parts such as airconditioners, radiators, fan belts, etc.

The RGC Textile Manufacturing Corporation is known in the industry for its versatile capabilities and diverse product range. It has the experience, the expertise and the high-tech equipment to manufacture virtually any kind of fabric. With its expanded presence in the region, especially in Cagayan de Oro, Uratex is partnering with businessmen as they expand operations alongside the province’s rapid development. It is this kind of support that the RGC Group hopes to provide local businesses, as the company continues with its expansion nationwide to provide more Filipinos with good, healthful and restful sleep.



By the way, these are just one of my Uratex Foams at home: our sala set and the senso memory pillow..
Tulog ay Mahimbing, Maganda ang Gising!
For more about Uratex and its array of foam and mattress products, go to www.uratex.com.ph.

HOW TO GET YOUR SKIN READY FOR SUMMER

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Summer is finally here! You might be enjoying the sun too much but never ever forget to be protected by applying sunscreen regularly. In fact, using sunscreen is not just for summer but all-year round! DERMAX Professional offers a sunscreen line specifically formulated for all skin types.

UV Milk Anti-Aging Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++ has a milky touch formula and provides maximum UVA/UVB daily sun protection. UV Gel Water-Based Sunscreen SPF 30+ PA++ provides sun protection for oily, acne-prone and sensitive skin. Fragrance-free and non-comedogenic. And there’s the first of its kind, the sunscreen with “water-burst” technology where it is applied as lotion but will leave a cooling burst of moisture making your skin feeling fresh and moisturized. These are: UV Baby Water-Burst Sunscreen SPF 30+ PA++ that offers broad spectrum sun protection and is safe for kids and babies 6 months and older, and UV Active Water-Burst Sunscreen SPF 45+ PA+++ which is a water-resistant sunscreen perfect for those with active lifestyles. 

DERMAX Laser Center also offers specialized treatments such as their highly popular Gold standard Diode laser hair removal service that lets you achieve hair-free skin at a pain-free procedure, and AxiLight Laser powered by Q-switched Nd:Yag laser technology that will visibly lighten your underarms giving you a worry-free feeling of raising those arms while on the beach. 

To know more about DERMAX Laser Center and DERMAX Professional products, visit their branch at the Level 3, Centrio Mall, C.M. Recto Avenue, Cagayan de Oro City or contact them via email at info@dermaxpro.com. You may also check out their website at www.uniqly.net/store/DERMAX.

Honda Philippines, Inc. further promotes one of their best On/Off Road bike, the XR125L

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February 14, 2015 was supposed to be Valentines Day but still Honda Philippines as a way of showing their LOVE to their market they had their year’s initial race together with Desmark held here in Cagayan de Oro City. So proud to be invited by them and able to witness the XR125L Off-Road Race clinic for real.

Honda Philippines, Inc. continues to provide the motorcycles in the industry particularly for the On/Off-Road category that is specifically designed for Filipinos who travel frequently. The above picture is the XR125L, one of the On/Off Road Motorcycles in the Philippines’ loved by many because of its simplicity, solid look and reliable performance. 


Some of the highlights of the activity was the racing event were the actual track day and friendly racecompetition for XR125L riders of Cagayan de Oro was there. They also had their Fun Race for thoseXRM riders (beginner or expert) who wanted to learn more about Motocross in the afternoon and guess who was there to instruct them during the off-road race clinic? It was Mr. Jovie Saulog, one of the greatest legendary riders in the Philippines history of motocross. Jordan Herrera came along him also. :)

the invited XRM riders

w/ the legendary Motocross Rider: Jovie Saulog
w/ Jordan Hererra of  Masculados

It was a indeed a successful fun-filled day plus a day of FREE Honda MC servicing was conducted and later happenings was the awarding of winners of the Fun Race. 

For more information visit www.hondaph.com