Be More Productive With CD-R KING Bluetooth Headset

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With the Anti-distracted Driving Act being implemented earlier this year, we can expect most motorist to be fully focused in their driving without neglecting their own safety and the safety of others. 

Though it is anticipated that some would still try to work around this law due to their busy schedule while others would prefer to be more productive amidst the horrendous traffic, who are we to condemn. Metro traffic is getting worse every day and we can expect the worst to come this holiday season. 

CD-R King your one-stop media provider brings more affordable Bluetooth headset available to the general public to assuage this problem. Bluetooth headset allows you to use both of your hands at all times giving you the freedom to attend to calls while on mobile and still be able to focus on driving. 

This gadget is also beneficial to working parents who have to juggle work and home errands as it will be easier to move around while on the phone or listening to audio. Bluetooth headsets allows flexibility and productivity to consumers. 

Gym buffs greatly benefits from this gadget as well, they are free to choose whichever music they want to listen to minus the wires and cables of a regular headset. This allows uninterrupted exercise activities for a more conducive workout. 

Students can also benefit from Bluetooth headset whenever they’re using audio help in memorizing. A study shows that listening to music or listening to audio materials can help students do better in memorization. 

Bluetooth headsets are compatible with most gadgets including home pc and audio devices other than your mobile phones thus, giving you a wider range of connectivity. It can be used up to 30ft range. 

With prices as low as Php280, this will also be a great gift idea across all genre and market segment as anybody can put this gadget to a good use and can complement whatever activity they please. 
  

Visit CD-R King branches near you to check on their wide range of Bluetooth headset and other tech gadget that suits your lifestyle. Follow them on FB: https://www.facebook.com/cdkingph for more updates and promos.

Gear up for your holiday travels with Smart World Travel WiFi

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Enjoy online connectivity in over 100 countries for as low as P390 per day



[28 November 2016] Leading mobile services provider Smart Communications is making your overseas getaways a lot more enjoyable and worry-free this holiday season with the Smart World Travel WiFi, a portable WiFi hotspot that lets you stay connected in over 100 countries for as low as P390 per day. 

Available to all Smart and non-Smart subscribers, the Smart World Travel WiFi may be booked online with your preferred Day Pass or credits at www.smart.com.ph/booktravelwifi for delivery right at your doorstep before you fly out of the country. 

Upon arrival at your destination, simply turn on the device, click start then press confirm to enjoy 1GB data for a whole 24-hour period. With the Smart World Travel WiFi, you can connect with family, friends and colleagues via popular chat apps; post real-time updates and upload photos of your adventures on your Facebook and Instagram; and keep up with your social circles on Twitter and Snapchat, among many other apps. 

You can also access travel apps for a much more convenient travel: Connect to your Airbnb host; book an Uber from time to time; use Waze or Google Maps for directi
ons; check in to your next flight; and even search for valuable tips and recommendations on must-see sites from fellow travelers.

Even better, Smart World Travel WiFi lets you connect up to five devices, so you can hook up your personal phone, tablet and laptop at once, or share the connection with your family and friends travelling with you. 

The device goes offline after a 24 hour period is up, so you don’t need to worry about going over your budget or getting charged with extra fees. For added convenience, the device will be picked up at your specified destination upon your return to the Philippines. 

The Smart World Travel WiFi Day Pass costs P390 per day for Asian destinations including Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. 

On the other hand, the Smart World Travel WiFi Day Pass costs P490 per day for getaways in Africa (Egypt, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa); Europe (Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican); South Pacific (Australia, Christmas Island, Fiji, Guam, New Zealand); and Middle East (Israel, Qatar, Turkey). 

The P490 per day rate also applies in the Americas (Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, El Salvador, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saipan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela). To know more about Smart World Travel WiFi and make the most of your overseas adventures, visit www.smart.com.ph/travelwifi.


Vivo Hero Grand Launching In Solaire

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Wow! I can't believe it!!! An official invite was sent to our group Cagayan de Or Bloggers to attend the said event. I was one lucky member who will be flying to Manila just to witness the launching of this perfect selfie phone...the VIVO HERO this coming November 23, 2016!

As we enter the holiday season in the country, countless perfect moments are sure to come our way. To help capture these perfect moments in our daily lives, Vivo Philippines is hard at work to develop innovations that users can count on for that perfect shot anytime and anywhere. 

Keep posted mga Higalas for the Grand Launching!!!



Novuhair Head Bags Agora Award

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President and CEO Wins in the Individual Category of the 37th Agora Awards

Quezon City, Philippines – Nutramedica, Inc. President and CEO Sheila Mae Velilla bagged the Outstanding Achievement in Entrepreneurship – Medium Scale at the recently concluded 37th Agora Awards.  Nutramedica is a homegrown 100% wholly-owned Filipino enterprise that manufactures and distributes Novuhair, an acclaimed line of products that addresses hair loss.

Held last October 26 at PICC, CCP Complex, the Agora Awards recognizes individuals and organizations for exceptional marketing skills and strategies.  It is touted to be the premier marketing awards body in the country and sets the high standards of excellence in the industry.

FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO BIG WINNER

Moving in an industry dominated by giant multinational pharmaceutical companies, Nutramedica’s tenacious rise from its humble beginnings as a microenterprise is one for the books.  Thanks largely to its creativity and innovation, it has become a major player with a well-established niche in the industry.

Founded in 2004 by Velilla, Nutramedica develops beauty and healthcare products out of natural and mostly indigenous ingredients.  It is one of the pioneers in the commercialization of virgin coconut oil (VCO) and gained wide success with its slogan “healthiest oil on earth,” which led to its acquisition by a big company. 

It continued to create more VCO-based skin care products and hit the jackpot with its latest, and now banner, product – Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss.  This breakthrough solution is made of 19 herbal ingredients and comes in topical scalp lotion, herbal shampoo, and herbal conditioner that effectively battles the effects of hair loss and helps enhance and restore one’s crowning glory.

Launched in 2009, Novuhair enjoys tremendous success until today.  It is widely accepted not only here in the Philippines, but also in other countries.  It is set to enter the international market, starting with the United States (US), in December of this year.  Such bold, yet timely, move of the company to export Novuhair to the US and eventually the Middle East also opens the opportunity for proudly-made local products to penetrate the global arena.

Novuhair’s popularity and market leadership may be attributed to the company’s initial market study coupled with the right timing, as well as smart use of resources by coming up with an effective tri-media campaign best described as low-budget yet high-impact marketing.

Leveraging on its organic growth from a microenterprise to medium scale with over 30 employees in a span of 12 years, Nutramedica continues to further develop, market and distribute high-quality goods that could bring honor to the country.

The firm raises the bar in entrepreneurship with its faithful adherence to best business practices, such as provision of high quality products and excellent services, adaptability to market trends, constant innovation, diversification of trade, and giving back to society.

 “Great things in business are never done by one person, they are done by a team of people”, Velilla quotes Steve Jobs when asked what’s her secret to success in this competitive business of beauty and healthcare. 

“We at Nutramedica also adhere to our core values of integrity, trust, fairness, discipline, humility, leadership, teamwork and faith in God.  That’s our winning formula,” Velilla further adds.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit www.novuhair.com, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural and on Instagram @novuhairofficial. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and regaloservice.com.

SneakPeek Centrio Launches Puma Trinomic Blaze

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If you peek, you shall find!


Last November 9, 2016 SneakPeek Centrio officially unlocks their "Sneaker Vault" as they launched the "Puma Trinomic Blaze". Presenting the product details:
The Trinomic Blaze is one of our Vintage Running highlights, taking inspiration from the famous Blaze of Glory. Here, we have replaced the role model's insock construction with a tongue to ensure easier step-in and step-out comfort.
  • Textile upper.
  • Stabilising TPU forefoot and midfoot saddles.
  • EVA midsole for great cushioning and low weight.
  • Full-length Trinomic cushioning technology.
  • Rubber outsole.


SneakPeek are here to to campaign a series of exclusive sneaker launches across their multiple branches nationwide and I was so lucky to witness the unlocking of the Super Cool Puma Trinomic Blaze! So, if you're looking for the freshest sneakers in town...come and visit the stomping ground of SneakPeek Store located the 2nd Level of Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro City.



For Sneakerheads like you, lots of multi-brand sneaker collections are here! 
Come and visit them now!


Novuhair's Informative Truth On Hair Chemicals

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We may not be aware that we are unknowingly putting harmful chemicals on our hair thus resulting to general conditions such as migraine, nausea and skin rashes. The symptoms may be quickly attributed to stress but if you look closer to that hair product you’re using, you’ll be surprise to find the culprit.

Popularity does not equate to safety, some popular brands sold in the market are loaded with mildly toxic chemicals that may be harmful in prolonged use.


Novuhair, Nature’s answer to hair loss, gives you the lowdown on these chemicals to help you with your choices.

Myth: Shampoo must produce lots of lather in order to properly clean your hair.



TruthSodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a compound that helps shampoo and other cleaning product in producing foam and bubbles. Though it may effectively remove hair build-up, it can also strip off essential oils that is needed to keep your hair healthy.

MythParabens has an anti-bacterial compound benefits that outweighs the harm.

Truth: Parabens are basically used to prolong the shelf life of hair and cosmetic products mostly for its antibacterial purpose. Symptoms that are related to over exposure to parabens are Atopic Dermatitis and Rosacea. Further studies also show that use of products with parabens accelerate skin damage and aging related to sun exposure.

Myth: My hair smells terrific! I love the perfume scent on my hair product.

Truth: A nice whiff of perfume might not be harmful but the fragrance that is mixed in your hair product might have come from harmful substances from highly toxic ingredients which can lead to Allergic reactions and mood swings. That perfume is better off somewhere else.

Myth: Hair products that promise straightening and smoothening effect use non-toxic Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate as a natural preservative.

Truth: Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate is a substance used in making your hair soft and bouncy, although it is considered natural preservative, also releases formaldehyde which can lead to skin and eye irritations. Prolonged use may also affect your immune system.
Use of some of these chemicals combined may also result to hair loss and other hair problems, thus, it is important to be an informed consumer. A lot of new products have saturated the market hence, read the labels for fine prints before buying.

Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss is made of 19 Natural ingredients which includes herbal components such as moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the natural essences of rosemary and peppermint. Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying, hair dryness and itching.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit www.novuhair.com, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural and on Instagram @novuhairofficial. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and regaloservice.com.

SUNSET AT THE BEACHFRONT: The Ultimate Beach Music Experience is coming to the Coastline (Electronic Dance Music Festival 2016)

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(Northern Mindanao, PHILIPPINES)- An exclusive event is coming to the coastline of Opol, Misamis Oriental as Apple Tree Resort and Hotel, the premier Beach Resort in Metro Cagayan de Oro in partnership with Business Week Mindanao, Mindanao Daily News and When In Manila (www.wheninmanila.com) brings the first full scale outdoor electronic dance and music festival dubbed as “SUNSET at the Beachfront” this October 28, 2016 (Friday).

SUNSET at the Beachfront: An Electronic Dance Music Festival positions itself not just as an entertainment event, but consciously makes the effort of promoting the tourism and lifestyle of Metro Cagayan de Oro and provides opportunities to the people to engage in activities promoting the quality of life through the latest music festival scene.

The event will be welcoming some of the biggest DJ names of today that have proven to be masters of their own distinct styles to perform for some true electronic music sensation taking the hotel’s coastline with unforgettable music experience and guaranteed with state of the art sound system, stage designs, lighting system, pyrotechnics, and laser show with attractive performers and dancers by The BOMB BEATS DANCERS spearheaded by MC Jared of Metro Davao. The event will also feature a Beach Volley friendly competition, and Bikini Open together with a large variety of foods offering a wide range of flavors and cuisines as part of the overall experience.


Official line up for the SUNSET at the Beachfront event are as follows:

1. FRIDAY RUBRIATO- A former freelance model and Brand Ambassadress, Friday is one of Metro Davao’s breakout DJs. Here immense passion for music gave her a place in the industry and is currently considered as one of Davao’s rising talents. She started out as a resident DJ of STARR, the iconic nightlife destination in Davao.  She also signed as resident DJ for WAVE SUPERCLUB, General Santos City, and currently a resident DJ of ACROPOLIS SUPERCLUB, Davao City.
2. CHRIS FOX- One of Metro Davao’s sought after male DJs, Chris Fox has been mixing up great music since he was a former DJ of both Killer bee Davao and Magic 89.1. Currently a resident DJ of HYBRID Davao.
3. RB BANAAG- The son of Cocoy Banaag, one of CDO’s original DJs, RB is one of the most sought after DJ’s in Metro Cagayan de Oro. Recently won as DJ of the Year in a Lifestyle Award based in the city, RB has won recognition from EDM Philippines and Rave Philippines.
4. THE RAINMAN- A free-lance Club DJ based in Cagayan de Oro, The Rainman is also both a College Professor and a Senior Clinical Instructor in Surgery in one of the biggest Universities in the city. Originally from Manila, he started his roots from being a hobbyist-mobile DJ. The passion for the music could not be contained and it continued in 52nd Club in Central London where he played his music for most of the Filipino events and parties in the West End and Central London.

Early bird rates and ticket details:
1. GENERAL ADMISSION:
   - P300.00 (Early Bird Rate),   - P350.00 (Regular Rate),     - P500.00 (On the Day Rate)
      - Inclusions: EDM Festival Pass, 2 FREE Drinks with pica-pica, Balloon, General Admission Ticket (1 pass).
2. VIP GOLD:
   - P500.00 (Early Bird Rate),   - P600.00 (Regular Rate),     - P700.00 (On the Day Rate)
      - Inclusions: EDM Festival Pass, VIP GOLD Zone Pass, 4 FREE Drinks with pica-pica, 1 Pool Ticket, Balloon,
                          VIP GOLD Ticket (1 pass).
3. VIP PLATINUM:
   - P850.00 (Early Bird Rate),   - P1,000.00 (Regular Rate),  - P1,300.00 (On the Day Rate)
      - Inclusions: EDM Festival Pass, VIP PLATINUM Zone Pass (Table & Sitting Area with Top View), 2 Pool Tickets,
                          Unli Drinks w/ Set Meal, Balloon, Glow stick, VIP PLATINUM Ticket (1 pass), & VIP Parking Area.

EARLY BIRD TICKET SELLING: October 05-15, 2016.
REGULAR TICKET SELLING: October 16-27, 2016.


Watch the sun set around you, and take the music festival to the next level with an exclusive party to celebrate October!


This event is for attendees 18 and above only. Get your tickets at Apple Tree Resort and Hotel, Taboc, Opol, Misamis Oriental. For more information, please reach these contact information: 0917-714-4040, 0917-718-5152, fantasticescape@appletreeresortcdo.com. Like us on facebook: www.facebook.com/AppleTreeResortHotel and visit us through www.appletreeresortcdo.com.

This event is brought to you by the following MEDIA PARTNERS:
Business Week Mindanao, Mindanao Daily News, When In Manila (www.wheninmanila.com), M Magazine (Live and Living Mindanao), Best Spots PH (www.bestspotsph.com), CDO Bloggers, Inc. (www.cdobloggers.net), Easy Rock 96.9 FM Station, Orange Magazine TV, The Cagayan de Oro Times, and Mindanao Star.


ABOUT APPLE TREE RESORT AND HOTEL

Apple Tree Resort and Hotel is Cagayan de Oro City’s premier resort hotel.

Covering over 7,000 square meters, the property boasts a full range of facilities and service for business and leisure, including 39 luxurious guestrooms and suites, indoor and outdoor function spaces for corporate and social events, indoor and outdoor dining outlets, 2 swimming pools and a private beach, and a host of activities for fun & leisure. All these come with a magnificent view of the Macajalar Bay and Camiguin Island and an ambiance that is solely and uniquely Apple Tree’s.

It’s time for a fantastic escape. Discover Apple Tree Resort & Hotel Today.

To know more about Apple Tree Resort and Hotel:
Telephone: 555-1918
Mobile Numbers: 0917-714-4040/0917-718-5152

H&M Opens in Cagayan de Oro!

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H&M Hennes & Mauritz, Inc. continues its expansion in the southern part of Philippine shores, as it opens what will be its 18th store in the country this month! Opening to an exciting set of new shoppers in the fast-developing city of Cagayan de Oro,  the over 1,500-square meter store will open its doors in Centrio Mall on October 27, 2016.

“The response from our Mindanao customers, after we opened our 1st store in Davao just last month, has been incredible! We look forward to catering to even more of the same vibrant shoppers in Cagayan de Oro, as we open in Centrio Mall. We hope to be the city’s destination for fashion and quality at the best price, in a sustainable way,” says Fredrik Famm, Country Manager for South East Asia. “We have also selected a great group of H&M team members to give you the best shopping experience in this store, and we hope you will welcome and embrace them as your own!” he adds.
                                                                     
CDO’s first H&M store will carry the full assortment of H&M including ladies, men’s, kids, shoes, accessories and lingerie. It will also feature a full sports, denim and underwear department for both men and ladies. Within all of these the mindful shopper will find an array  of Conscious and sustainably-produced products, and offer the option to donate used clothes and get a discount voucher to use for their next purchase under H&M’s Garment Collecting program.

Those shopping on opening day can also expect great offers! Gift cards of varying amounts from P300-P2,000 will be handed out to the first 300 in line, with a special prize of P5,000 for the first. The next 300 will walk away with special H&M umbrellas and tote bags. A special treat also awaits stylish shoppers – 3 of the most fashionable people spotted in the queue before opening will be chosen and given P2,000 Gift Cards each. For everyone else shopping until the weekend, great fashion finds for as low as P300 await.


The store will open on October 27, from 11am-9pm, and regular operating hours from 10am-9pm will resume thereafter.

Expo Mom: The Motherhood Journey in Cagayan de Oro

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As the ultimate mommy event of the season takes a second trip to Mindanao, expect to be inspired by the different faces of mommyhood on October 15, 2016 at Centrio Mall, from 10AM to 9PM. 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. 

Expo Mom: The Motherhood Journey 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 Mamba session—a Zumba class made especially for moms with slings! Dr. Raissa Paje Bayawa, founder of Happy Heart Kids Yoga, takes the stage next to enlighten moms about the benefits of prenatal yoga and to share some helpful moves as well. 

Two sessions delve deep into the amazing journey that all moms share. The first one focuses on pregnancy and breastfeeding & finding that right balance between home life & career. Guests are Nadine Casino, founder of Modern Nanays of Mindanao & Ruby Caberte a popular blogger who is also a mom. The second touches on baby care with discussions on the right way to wear baby and age-appropriate toys to help with a child's development . Guests for this segment will be an early childhold educator and a few mommies. 

The other exciting activities scheduled include a bento-making session specifically devoted to picky eaters by the pioneering Bento Mommas, who have actually been with us all over the country this year! You can sign up to participate at bit.ly/bentomommasCDO for Php900, inclusive of basic bento tool kit, bento box and food ingredients for the workshop plus freebies from sponsors, all of which you can take home afterward. 

A makeup on the go demonstration for busy mothers by Paola Paladio- Ching follows in the afternoon, and a craft workshop with a homegrown moms and kids crafts group. In between, many prizes will be given away care of our generous exhibitors and sponsors Caltrate and Belo Baby. 

Topping the motherhood celebration is a fashion show devoted to babywearing, showing one and all that it is possible to look positively trendy with a baby in tow. 

A year from its tenth anniversary, Expo Mom continues to be a source of information and inspiration among modern parents and a wellspring of modern products and services for the whole family. 

Expo Mom 2016: The Motherhood Journey is co-presented by Caltrate Plus and Belo Baby with Centrio Mall and Ayala Malls as its venue partner, supported by Modern Nanays of Mindanao, Carmel Kho Ricarte and Moms Radio, and Professional Organizers Unlimited, Inc. and Creative Juice Communications are its logistics partners. Entrance to Expo Mom is free. 

For more information, visit www.mommymundo.com/expomom2016

Change is Coming, Make way for CD-R King LED Light Tube

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Disruption in technology has changed the way we live. As the cliché goes “Nothing is permanent except change”. What seemed to be a harmless household product, later on proved to be harmful in the long run. Years after fluorescent was discovered, it was found that fluorescent gives off a small amount of ultraviolet light and that 8 hours of exposure under a fluorescent light is already equivalent to an hour of sun exposure.

Further studies also associate conditions like migraine, stress, mood swings and eye strain to prolonged exposure to florescent light.

Environment issues on fluorescent is also a great concern. Fluorescent contains a small amount of mercury. Careless disposal can affect the ecological system.

These studies has prompted most household to switching into CFL during the last few decades which was considered less harmful but still contains fluorescent, thus mercury is still present.

The invention of LED has saved us from the long term use of fluorescent. Nowadays, you will rarely see a household which still uses fluorescent light.

Luminosity factor
If household were very susceptible to changing from fluorescent to LED light, commercial offices proved to be less flexible since they question the luminosity of the proposed light. Larger commercial space requires high luminosity that gives a higher light output. If broken down to lumens versus floor space, fluorescent will boil down to be a cheaper source.

LED light tube
Recent innovation has given a solution to the luminosity factor as it introduces the LED Light Tube, giving commercial offices the lumens they require minus the toxins. LED light tube gives the same high light output of fluorescent with the benefits of LED technology.

CD-R King, your one-stop media provider with its effort to help protect the environment brings this innovation closer to the general public as they offer the technology at a very affordable price.
CD-R King LED light tubes are available in T-8 10watts (php120), T-5 18watts (Php150) and T-5 20watts (Php200), all of which can last up to 50,000 hours. LED light tubes can be purchase with casing or as a replacement tube.



Available in all CD-R King branches nationwide. For more updates, Like/follow them on FB: /cdrkingph.

"Pagpasundayag sa Sinaunang Baybayin" Project

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The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in partnership with Liceo de Cagayan University and Pasundayag Community Arts is implementing a project "Pagpasundayag sa Sinaunang Baybayin" which is a series of activities from a workshop facilitated by Emil Yap, expert on the Sinaunang Baybayin (The Ancient Filipino Writing, famously coined as Alibata. BaiBayin or Baybayi is a system or way of writing of our Filipino Ancestors. This started from the root word "Baybay or BaiBai" that means spelling or tracing. The Sinaunang Baybayin is not based on the Doctrina Christiana that was spread by our colonizers.);

The show performance entitled: "Baybayin" (In english meaning: Shore) is a mélange of multi-Art disciplines basing everything from the research on Sinaunang Baybayin. It's a collaboration of work by local Kagay-anon Artists. From Oro Arts guild, Michael Bacol; From Next Moves, Arnie Jumao-as and Feliz Ugalde and their choreographer Roger Odron; From Dulaang Atenista current members, Jc Salon, Angelo Dabbay, Franz Lacson and Dandy Tan; Dulaang Atenista Almuni Alvin Adaza, Ethyl Malachico, Dr. Reynards Tan and Denise Mordeno Aguilar, who conceptualized this project and is also the current Artistic Director of Pasundayag Community Arts founded by Mozart A.T. Pastrano in 1997. The production soundscape design is by a Veteran Kagay-anon Musician, Drue Dahonpalay. The production is stage managed by Ritche Riveral of Race Entertainment.

The main mission of this project is "Exploring the past thru Sinaunang Baybayin and creating a future using it for performance." On Oct 7, 2016 at Rodelsa Hall. With the options of Matinee at 3PM and Gala at 8PM. Be prepared to be taken aback by the group's version of the Creation Story; The introduction of the 2 major Sinaunang Baybayin Script expressed in an ensemble performance; The individual identities of the artists involved and their body articulation of the Baybayin; The theatrical utterance of the games, contrasting difference between the children before and the generation of children today. So it's a show and a learning experience for the audience. A devised piece created for everyone. After all, culture is inclusive.

On October 2, 2016, 4PM at The SM Atrium, we will be sharing an excerpt to the public shoppers. During the launching of Metro Oro Star Talents, we will be giving free tickets for the October 7 show; and since it's only limited. Interested audience may be able to reserve ticket for the "Baybayin" show at Php100.00 only, thru mobile numbers 09774020050 / 09177741749 / 09167852804. Also for more information, we have our event page, "PAGPASUNDAYAG SA SINAUNANG BAYBAYIN" on Facebook.


Smart & PLDT Home Partners with iWant TV

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In a groundbreaking partnership, the country’s leading digital services providers PLDT Home & Smart Communications have teamed up with multimedia conglomerate ABS-CBN for iWant TV, the network’s streaming service for TV shows, movies and other exclusive digital content. Under the partnership, PLDT Home and Smart subscribers will soon be able to use their prepaid load or postpaid account to catch up on their favorite ABS-CBN shows, blockbuster films and other top-rated content on www.iwantv.com.ph on their computers or Smart TVs, or on the iWant TV app on their mobile phones and tablets. Both PLDT Home and Smart will also soon roll out exciting offers to let millions of subscribers enjoy iWant TV content at their fingertips.
Using iWant TV, subscribers may stream the past and current ABS-CBN shows like On the Wings of Love, Dolce Amore, Ang Probinsiyano and Til I Met You, as well as News and Current Affairs shows, among many others – anytime and anywhere. This latest deal is set to further expand the widest breadth of digital content available to PLDT Home and Smart subscribers, as well as bolster the group’s thrust to deliver converged services that offer an unrivaled digital experience for Filipinos.
To get started with iWant TV, PLDT Home and Smart subscribers can register for an account via www.iwantv.com.ph or download the iWant TV app on their Android and iOS devices. #SmartiWantTV

Cagayan de Oro City to join the 9thAnnual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk

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Each year, photographers around the world gather on the same day to explore, photograph, share photos with one another, make new friend, and be a part of a great cause. This year, Scott Kelby announces the official date of his highly anticipated 9th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk™, the world’s largest photo walk! The event is happening Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 in thousands of cities all over the world.

The Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk, dubbed the world’s largest global and social photography event, has grown immensely in size and popularity since the inaugural walk in 2007. Last year (2015), more than 25,000 photographers of all walks of life and skill level converged to explore their corners of the world through photography and social community.

The concept of a Photo Walk is simple. Photo Walks are created by Walk Leaders in cities all over the world. Walkers meet up at a pre-designated location – downtown areas, zoos, business parks, you name it! – to spend a few hours socializing, capturing images and sharing with like-minded people. At the end of the photo walk, most groups convene at local restaurants or taverns to share their images and experiences over food.

This year, Cagayan de Oro City, Northern Mindanao, Philippines will be joining the worldwide photo walk once again led by Clement Dampal II, a Diversified Lensman based in the city who served as the Official Photo Walk Leader last 2015. In Cagayan de Oro Northern Mindanao Leg, the Photo Walk aims to promote the city itself from heritage to tourism, infrastructure to growth, and its people on a daily activity and provides opportunities to the participants to actively engage in programs and activities promoting the quality of life. It will start at Plaza delos Heroes, Divisoria around 7 in the morning on the said date.

Some of the areas/structures to be covered for CDO NorthMin Leg includes the City Museum (Water Tower), Casa Real (City Hall), Lourdes College, Plaza Divisoria, Kalye del Mar (Don Apolinar Velez Street), JR Borja Street, Cogon Market, Carmen Market, Bulua Westbound Terminal, Opol Beach.

Photographers joining the photowalk are requested to bring the following:
-Digital Single Lens Reflex/Translucent cameras, and/or Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens cameras
-Point-and-Shoot camera owners are also welcome to join
-A good tripod
-Extra shirt
-Bottled water
-Pocket money

In addition to the event, photo walkers will be able to upload their favorite picture to our popular Photo Walk contest for a chance to win a 1-year membership to www.kelbyone.com, a DSLR, gift cards, apps, camera bags and more. We will also name a Grand Prize winner and 10 finalists to be selected by Scott Kelby himself!

The event is free, but pre-registration is required and is limited to 50 participants only. Register at www.worldwidephotowalk.com, locate your city and complete the free sign up form.

Additionally, participants can connect socially before, during and after the event using the hashtag #WWPW2016 hash tag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About KelbyOne: Formerly The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and KelbyTraining.com, KelbyOne is the leading resource for online creative education worldwide. For more information, please visit www.kelbyone.com.

About Clement Dampal II: A Self-taught Diversified Lensman based in Cagayan de Oro, Northern Mindanao, Philippines who owns the travel site: www.bestspotsph.com. Currently the President of CDOPP (Cagayan de Oro Photographers Photoshoot), Clement is a 2nd-time Photo Walk Leader of the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk and also the City Ambassador for the 24 Hour Project- A worldwide documentary project. A Photo Journalist of Business Week Mindanao and Cagayan Times, Clement was featured at Manila Bulletin's Picture Perfect Photographer of the Week and a Finalist of Urbanlife’s Photographer of the Year (2016). He is also a Travel Writer and Photographer of <M> Life and Living in Mindanao (Travel and Lifestyle Magazine), Travel Insider of CHOOSE Philippines, and a member of both Mindanao Avian Photographic Society and Canon Clickers Club.

The Cagayan de Oro Northern Mindanao Leg is brought to you by:
Event Partners: Colours Digital Foto, Canon DHUB, Modtrade, and Duka Bay Resort.
Sponsors: Clement Dampal Photography, 2GO Travel, Carl’s Buy and Sell, Dhanstore, Sovereign Skates, Nature’s Spring, Mabuhay Media Print, Hab-Hub Eat All You Can Pastry, Photo Warehouse Visayas, and Cagayan de Oro Photography Photoshoot.


In partnership with these following media: Business Week Mindanao, Mindanao Daily News, Best Spots PH (www.bestspotsph.com), Easy Rock 96.9 FM Station, CDO Bloggers, Inc., About Cagayan de Oro, Mimai Scribbles CDO, Mai Adventures, Cagayan de Oro Times, and Mindanao Star.

Novuhair Supports Alopecia Areata Awareness in Celebrating Inner Strength

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September marks the month-long commemoration of Alopecia Areata awareness worldwide. Alopecia areata is a condition when hair loss occur due to faults in the immune system attacking the hair follicles which results in partial or total loss of hair on the head and other parts of the body.

Leading this year’s celebration in the country is Alopecia Philippines, a group founded by singer and songwriter Abby Asistio in 2012. She has been championing the cause of empowering citizens with this condition.

Abby is no stranger to alopecia, having been diagnosed with alopecia areata since she was four years old. Abby’s decision to come out in public with her condition was a major turning point in her life.

On September 2012, Abby decided to start an online campaign in time with Alopecia Awareness Month by inviting family and friends to pose with the double “A” (inverted “V”) sign using their fingers on the photo sharing site, Instagram. It quickly caught on and Abby was overwhelmed by the response from netizens, with over a thousand photo contributions to date.

This paved the way for the beginnings of Alopecia Philippines. It aims to raise awareness about alopecia and correct common misconceptions and perceptions about it, provide encouragement to people afflicted with it, and create an online support community for them.

Inspired by Abby’s honesty and courage, men and women, kids and teens from different walks of life began sharing their own stories and struggles living with alopecia. What started out as a group of ten is now more than 300 members strong and its Facebook page – Alopecia Areata Awareness, draws followers from all over the world.

Novuhair has been supporting the cause for Alopecia Philippines through Abby Asistio. Abby have been using the brand continuously since March 2013 and she has only praises to share using the product.

Nature has provided a safe and effective answer to hair loss and scalp disorders. Novuhair is the only topical scalp lotion in the market that has the highest concentration of natural ingredients, FDA-certified and ACD-compliant. Novuhair is a homegrown, proudly Philippine-made product that is globally competitive.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit www.novuhair.com, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, Instagram: @NovuhairOfficial and follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and regaloservice.com.


Abby Asistio Alopecia Awareness Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/18z01PGOW0w