Rarejob Philippines expands with Envizion, to generate 250 jobs in Northern Mindanao

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Cagayan de Oro: With the goal to expand and to cater to the increasing demand of English services in Japan, RareJob expands in Cagayan de Oro today through Envizion Philippines. Present in the grand opening were founders of RareJob Japan, Tomohisa Kato, and Gaku Nakamura; one of RareJob’s directors, Takeshi Shimomata, and CEO of Envizion, Yasushi Nishijo. The opening was also attended by Gian Christiane Nava of the Corporate Planning Office of RareJob Philippines, President of the ICT Council, Stephanie Caragos; Jonathan Adolfo, Executive Director of CDO ICT Business Council, Timothy Andrew Salera and Eileen San Juan of the Investment and Promotions Center together with Maricel Casino-Rivera of the City Information Office.

RareJob’s current pools of home-based tutors are mostly from Luzon and Visayas. The expansion in Cagayan de Oro aims to extend opportunities to Mindanao and to provide a certain level of commitment to its existing and potential clients. Due to RareJob’s business model of having home-based tutors with flexible schedules, the company encountered challenges in delivering this desired commitment. To deliver this ideal, a new company which is Envizion Philippines, was conceptualized.

RareJob and Envizion shares the same vision of “Chances for everyone, everywhere”.
Staying true to RareJob’s vision, the company decided to open up chances to even more Filipinos by setting up Envizion in Cagayan de Oro.

Being the “Gateway to Northern Mindanao,” Envizion Philippines saw a promising pool of skilled individuals and developing reliable infrastructure for online transactions in Cagayan de Oro as a deciding factor in choosing the city as the next base for its operations. To date, Envizion Philippines has employed over 60 Center-Based Tutors and is aiming to fill in the 250-seater CDO site within the year located at the 8th Floor of the One Providence Building in Lifestyle District. Applicants can send in their resume to recruitment@envizion.ph or call 0917 628 9717.





About Envizion Philippines, Inc.: Envizion Philippines, Inc., is a subsidiary of RareJob, Inc. RareJob is the leader in providing online English tutorial services to Japanese students. Envizion Philippines is located at the 8th Floor, One Providence Building, Lifestyle District, Cagayan de Oro. 


PCP-CDO is in Urgent Hiring for Restaurant Managers and Chefs

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Want to live and work in Canada?

Passport Canada Philippines Assistance Inc is looking for 5 Restaurant Managers and 7 Continental Cuisine Chefs. So what are you waiting for? Apply now and send your resume with your cover letter at jayluv_22@yahoo.com

Restaurant Management
Job Description
-Directing restaurant operations with responsibility for guest services, brand standards execution, and employee training.
-Achieving controllable profit goals by overseeing labor and food controls and takes corrective action to achieve the desired result.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
-2+ years experience in restaurant management, additional operations and/or leadership experience strongly preferred.
-Associates or Bachelor/s degree preferred, but an individual with a high school diploma or equivalent and a proven, successful operations background will be considered.
-ServSafe certification preferred.
-Place a value on diversity and shows respect for others.
-Possess great hospitality and customer relations skills to guarantee maximum guest satisfaction and a quality work environment.
Continental Cuisine Chef
Job Description
Prepares, cooks, and presents food to order following established company brand standards, guidlines and recipe specifications.
Minimum Qualifications
Possesses strong products and menu knowledge.
Must be at least 18 yrs old





Make Your Celebrations Bigger with the Samsung GIGA Fiesta Promo

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Now is the best time to upgrade your family’s home entertainment system as Samsung launches the GIGA Fiesta promo. Here are the exciting deals to choose from:
  • ·         Get a free 24-inch TV and a DVD player when you buy a Samsung GIGA Sound MX-HS6500
  • ·         Get a free 32-inch Samsung Hyper TV and a DVD player for only Php 990 when you buy a Samsung GIGA Sound MX-HS7000 or MX-JS8000.
This special offer is valid during the Higalaay festival from August 22 to August 31, 2016.

The Samsung Giga Sound System is the perfect entertainment system for your fiesta celebrations.  It produces 2,400-watts of clear, quality sound with a powerful bass. Create fun and memorable singing sessions with the Karaoke function. Liven up your party with family and friends with the built-in DJ Beat and Lighting effects that pulse to the music’s beat.

Visit the following Samsung authorized dealers in Cagayan de Oro City for more details: Imperial, Quality, and Solidmark. 



The Best Place to Stay this Coming Higalaay Festival

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This is the facade of the Pacifico Boutique Hotel located along Velez corner Fernando Streets, Cagayan de Oro City

The Higalaay Festival (Kagay-an Festival) is nearly approaching and if you haven't decided yet on where to stay during this festive days, better consider this hotel I am recommending to you.
You've got the right choice!  The Pacifico Boutique Hotel the best place to witness the annual Higalaay Festival Parade on the 27th of August because it carries a major landmark route during this event.

They are offering a mega mega discounted promo rate for both their standard and deluxe rooms.  For only Php 1,499.00 (book and buy basis) and for a minimum of 2-night stay, guests can stay at The Pacifico CDO’s modern and spacious rooms equipped with 12-inch thick mattresses, bamboo silk sheets, blackout curtains, fast and FREE 100 Mbps wireless Internet, 40 inch wide screen cable TV, floor to ceiling view of the city and large bathrooms with hot and cold water running through rainshower heads. Each room also comes with FREE breakfast for two (2).


Just a few steps away from the starting point of the 2016 Higalaay Festival Higalas parade of floats and icons (August 27) as well as the St. Augustine religious procession (August 28), the Pacifico Boutique Hotel CDO has an air conditioned mezzanine where guests can comfortably view the parade comfortably.

Centrally located as it is only a stone’s throw away from major tourist spots such as Divisoria, Duaw Park, St. Augustine Cathedral, Gaston Park and City Museum, the Pacifico Hotel CDO is also known for the city’s only rooftop bar, E-Bar. This is where visitors can have the best urban sunset view while listening to cool rhythms courtesy of their in-house artists and enjoy the numerous cocktails, wines and hors d’oeuvres.


To avail of the promo rate, interested parties can call 09178644099 or 09985493629. They can also ‘like’ the official Facebook page  - http://www.facebook.com/pacificohotelcdo

So what are you waiting for? Avail now!!




Smart brings together the Eraserheads to go all out for a new, complete prepaid offer

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[19 August 2016] Old school will always be cool. The comeback of trends from the 90’s —Pokémon, brown lipstick and Doc Martens boots — only shows it was the best era ever. It was also the golden age of Pinoy rock music.

And when you say Pinoy rock, the first band that comes to mind is the Eraserheads. Ely Buendia, Marcus Adoro, Raymund Marasigan, and Buddy Zabala are the four men behind the Eraserheads, one of the most important bands in the history of Pinoy rock music.

The last time the Eraserheads performed together on one stage was in 2009. Recently, Smart was able to bring them back together for a special private performance.

Individually, Ely, Marcus, Raymund, and Buddy are talented artists but together as the Eraserheads, they are legendary. Their time apart has only served to hone their talents and personalities. Other artists can perform Eraserheads songs well but no one can do “Magasin,” “Ang Huling El Bimbo,” Ligaya," and "Pare Ko" like the original.

And as they say, “iba talaga ‘pag kumpleto.” Whether it is entertainment or anything else, people look for the whole package. In the same way, Smart’s prepaid call and text bundles are awesome, and its surf bundles equally so. But if you combine call, text and mobile internet, you have the most comprehensive prepaid deal ever.

On August 19, the telco launches ALLOUTSURF 30, the first complete data, call and text, offer in the market. For Php 30, prepaid subscribers get 2 days of 300MB data with free access to Facebook, unlimited texts to all networks, and 30 minutes calls to Smart, TNT and Sun.

There is more.

“The All Out Surf campaign, like the Eraserheads' performances, will show how being complete is always the best thing, whether it refers to a band or a promo. Seeing them together brings back so many memories and shows the power of being complete," said Kathy C. Carag, Smart Mobile Business Head.

“Never miss out on anything that you’re passionate about, whether it’s your family members’ and friends’ posts on Facebook or browsing your favorite new websites. ALLOUTSURF 30 makes sure you’re connected when you need to be and don't miss out on anything important,” she added.

Now, there’s no need to choose between call, text, and mobile data. You can have it all with ALLOUTSURF 30, the first promo offer to give subscribers what they want and need.

If you’ve just booked an Uber ride home and you need to call or text your driver, no problem. You can also check your email messages and social messaging apps. Information is just a click or a swipe away with ALLOUTSURF 30.

“Smart's nationwide network makes sure you can keep in touch via call & text, and access the Internet for the things that matter like emails and online messages,” said Carag.

ALLOUTSURF 30 was created for today’s active digital users — from the student on a budget who always has to choose between two promos, or the young professional who always relies on Wi-Fi, to the grandma who loves to play Candy Crush and needs Facebook for “lives.”


For more information about ALLOUTSURF 30 and other promos, go to smart.com.ph/alloutsurf. To avail, text ALLOUT30 to 9999

[19 August 2016] Old school will always be cool. The comeback of trends from the 90’s —Pokémon, brown lipstick and Doc Martens boots — only shows it was the best era ever. It was also the golden age of Pinoy rock music.

And when you say Pinoy rock, the first band that comes to mind is the Eraserheads. Ely Buendia, Marcus Adoro, Raymund Marasigan, and Buddy Zabala are the four men behind the Eraserheads, one of the most important bands in the history of Pinoy rock music.

The last time the Eraserheads performed together on one stage was in 2009. Recently, Smart was able to bring them back together for a special private performance.

Individually, Ely, Marcus, Raymund, and Buddy are talented artists but together as the Eraserheads, they are legendary. Their time apart has only served to hone their talents and personalities. Other artists can perform Eraserheads songs well but no one can do “Magasin,” “Ang Huling El Bimbo,” Ligaya," and "Pare Ko" like the original.

And as they say, “iba talaga ‘pag kumpleto.” Whether it is entertainment or anything else, people look for the whole package. In the same way, Smart’s prepaid call and text bundles are awesome, and its surf bundles equally so. But if you combine call, text and mobile internet, you have the most comprehensive prepaid deal ever.

On August 19, the telco launches ALLOUTSURF 30, the first complete data, call and text, offer in the market. For Php 30, prepaid subscribers get 2 days of 300MB data with free access to Facebook, unlimited texts to all networks, and 30 minutes calls to Smart, TNT and Sun.

There is more.

“The All Out Surf campaign, like the Eraserheads' performances, will show how being complete is always the best thing, whether it refers to a band or a promo. Seeing them together brings back so many memories and shows the power of being complete," said Kathy C. Carag, Smart Mobile Business Head.

“Never miss out on anything that you’re passionate about, whether it’s your family members’ and friends’ posts on Facebook or browsing your favorite new websites. ALLOUTSURF 30 makes sure you’re connected when you need to be and don't miss out on anything important,” she added.

Now, there’s no need to choose between call, text, and mobile data. You can have it all with ALLOUTSURF 30, the first promo offer to give subscribers what they want and need.

If you’ve just booked an Uber ride home and you need to call or text your driver, no problem. You can also check your email messages and social messaging apps. Information is just a click or a swipe away with ALLOUTSURF 30.

“Smart's nationwide network makes sure you can keep in touch via call & text, and access the Internet for the things that matter like emails and online messages,” said Carag.

ALLOUTSURF 30 was created for today’s active digital users — from the student on a budget who always has to choose between two promos, or the young professional who always relies on Wi-Fi, to the grandma who loves to play Candy Crush and needs Facebook for “lives.”


Experiencing The Best of CDO Food Tour

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Every 28th of August, Cagayan de Oro will be celebrating its annual feast called "Higalaay Festival" in honor of St. Augustine. Not to boast but our city nowadays is in Boom, Blossom and in Boom. Lots and lots of travelers neither locally or internationally are so curious on what is really in-store for this city that they always wanted to explore. So true, I am one true Proud Kagay-anon here that I can prove to them that they're not wrong!

Cagayan de Oro has a lot to offer us all, not just on the scenic views (tourist spots) but most of all..the food as well.  So, in line with the Higalaay Festival 2016, the BQFC Marketing team wanted to showcase the best of Cagayan de Oro Food  that is why they have invited us the bloggers of CdO to experience the Best of CDO Food Tour and enjoying the city's landmark being transported with Cagayan de Oro's legendary ride called the "Motorela" to experience the homey feels when in CdeO.
FYI: For almost 2 decades, Bigby’s has been the top choice to celebrate moments and through the years it has also produced top and awarded CDO food brands such as Missy Bon Bon, MBB Frozen Factory, Boy Zugba, and recently The Nest catering to the ever growing food options in CDO.
So here it is.......

1st Food Stop: Bigby’s Cafe and Restaurant



Branch: Centrio Mall

Bigby’s was first introduced in CDO in December 8, 1998 and now has 7 branches across the archipelago. The menu, the interior design and service style were created to position the concept midway between fine dining and fast-casual dining.

Tagline: Come Home to Bigby’s!

Signature dishes:

CDO Sinuglaw

·  the award winning “sinugbang baboy” and “isdang kilawin” recipe with a twist by adding “dilis” toppings
·  Urban Life nominee as one of the best Filipino dishes
·  CDO Sinuglaw is a certified Bigby’s favorite

Rack-a-Bye-Baby
·  Finger-licking goodness of premium cut smoky barbecued pork ribs,
·  Another Bigby’s favorite





2nd Food Stop: Missy Bon Bon



Branch: Rosario Arcade, Limketkai Center (Flagship Store)

Missy Bon Bon Bread shop opened its kiosk in CDO in December 2009 launching its first line of breads and gelato. In April 2010, it opened its flagship store in Limketkai Center. Missy Bon Bon is a hip, cozy, and relaxed world-class bread shop serving healthy, natural, and freshly-made bread onsite with unique fusion interpretations of local bread products, gourmet comfort food and custom gelato mixes.


Signature Dishes/Desserts


Gelato
·  Creamier, smoother and silkier than any ordinary ice cream.

Pastel
·  A sweet filled bun that won the hearts of every Kagay-anons, now with 3 flavors Durian, Yema and Chocolate bun.
·  Awarded as the Urban Life - Mindanao Gold Star Daily Award 2016’s Best Delicacy of the Year




Third Food Stop: Boy Zugba Kusina Bisaya



Branch: Corrales Ave. - Ramon Chavez St., Cagayan de Oro

Boy Zugba Kusina Bisaya opened in Corrales Ave. - Ramon Chavez St., CDO in February 8, 2015. It serves the best Kagay-anon home-cooked meals that a city has to offer, but up scaled a bit to create a new dining meals that we normally see in karenderias or eat at home experience. Boy Zugba boasts an array of grilled food items, as well as

On Tuesdays, 7PM is the Trivia Night (hosted by James Tubeo) and Fridays, 7PM is the TGIB orTara Go It’s Beernes” with stand up comedians and a guest band.

Signature Dishes:

Bandihadong Karne
·  All your favorite meat in one bandihando
Liempo, pork BBQ and the Cheezzy Chorizo


*Cheezzy Chorizo
·  Organic-fed meat stuffed with cheese

Pancit sa Pulis

Dessert: “What’s your plan, Leche Flan?”

Twitter Hashtag: #BoyZugba


Last Food Stop: The Nest


Address: Corrales Ave. - Ramon Chavez St., Cagayan de Oro
Brands: Maison de Bonbon and Giuseppe Pizzeria & Sicilian Roast


The Nest welcomed its first batch of patrons in June 2016, bringing the best of renowned European culinary masterpieces that won the hearts of every Kagay-anon. The Nest, carrying two brands, Maison de Bonbon and Giuseppe, delivers the finest of both French and Italian Sicilian cuisines.

The Nest embodies the best aspects of globalization by bringing the sumptuous food of Europe to the dining tables of the inherently sunny people of Cagayan de Oro, be it the families looking to bond through opulently-served entrees, or the individuals that yearn to unravel from work by being fed food bursting with zest and flavor.


It is a sanctuary in the midst of the noisy, fast-paced, and bustling streets of Cagayan de Oro.


Highlights/Must-try:
Maison de Bonbon Cafe and Restaurant

Burger Américaine
·  U.S beef burger patty on a sesame bun with crisped bacon slices, sautéed Shiitake mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, melted gruyere cheese & fresh green lettuce Served with seasoned salt French fries.

Giuseppe Pizzeria & Sicilian Roast
Salsiccia Siciliana
·  Pizza with tomato, mozzarella, mushrooms and Sicilian sausages.

Quattro Formaggi
·  Pizza with four Italian cheeses

Calzone
·  Folded pizza with spinach, ham, sausage, mushrooms, bell pepper, and black olives.



Once again, thank you BQFC for letting us experience a gastronomic food tour as your pioneering batch to taste only the Best foods of CDO!

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Best of CDO Food Tour

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Experience a 4-hour food splurge with the#BestOfCDO's restaurants for only Php 999/pax this Saturday.


Tag a friend you'd like to bring a long. 



Register here: http://bit.ly/cdofoodtour or call 0917 632 3007 for inquiries.

MusiKagay-an Festival 2016

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Three more nights to go before the biggest and grandest music festival ever to happen in Cagayan de Oro City launches. MusiKagay-an gotUp Dharma Down and TJ Monterde along with ‪#‎CDO‬ local indie artists, performers and DJs to complete the night of awesome music!
Flash Sale Ticket Prices:
Indie (Gen Admission): P325 (with complimentary drink)
Halleys (VIP): P925 (3 FREE beers and access to VIP lounge)


For ticket reservations, text 09260234403 or visit Pane e Dolci and 99 Ranch CDO.

Build Wealth the Smart Way

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The Philippines’ most trusted online stockbroker, COL Financial, and the largest Filipino conglomerate, SM Investments Corporation, will be sharing their secrets to investing success in this month’s “SMart Investing – COL’s 2016 Wealth Building Summit for the Filipino Investor.”

By joining this free summit, Filipinos can increase their financial literacy and find out what it takes to invest your way into financial security and independence.

Learn about stock market investing in the Philippines and discover how to grow your portfolio by investing in mutual funds. Hear from an impressive team of financial experts, including COL Financial Chairman and Founder Edward Lee, COL Fund Expert Marvin Fausto, and the top fund houses of the Philippines:  ATR Asset Management, First Metro Asset Management, Philam Asset Management, PhilEquity Management, and Sun Life Management.

Participants will also be able to sit in on COL’s mid-year market briefing in the afternoon session, spearheaded by COL Head of Research April Lee Tan and COL Chief Technical Analyst Juan Barredo. In addition, each day’s activities will come to a close with a panel discussion with investment experts and representatives from SM Investments, BDO, and SM Prime, followed by an exclusive Q&A session.

SMart Investing will kickstart this journey towards financial literacy on August 22 in Cebu, at the Radisson Blu Hotel from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. The summit continues on August 23 at Cagayan de Oro for a 12:00 pm afternoon session at the Pryce Plaza Hotel. The last two days of the summit will be in Davao on August 25 at SM Lanang Premier, and in Manila on August 27 at SMX Mall of Asia, from 8:30am to 5:00pm on both days.


For more information on this event, visit the official Facebook page of COL Financial (https://www.facebook.com/colfinancial) or register for the event at http://bit.ly/COLsmartinvesting.