“Libreng Text at Tawag” Assistance to Marawi City Evacuees

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
Press Release (01 November 2017)

NTC, telcos and amateur and civic radio groups offer “Libreng Text at Tawag” assistance to Marawi City evacuees

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Libreng Text at Tawag Marawi 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.

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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” services is offered in the Indahag Evacuation Center.

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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Bamboo Live in CDO

Ready for an early holiday treat Cagayan de Oro? Sons Corporation together with Caltex and Havoline got us covered! Bamboo is coming to CDO! Yep you heard it right! The Voice Coach and rock icon Bamboo is staging a concert at the Atrium of Limketkai Center in Cagayan de Oro on Nov 17, 2017 (Friday).

Bamboo live in CDO

The concert is co-presented by Pepsi and will be featuring Asia’s Got Talent Finalist and Talentadong Pinoy Grand Champion, Neil Rey Llanes!

Ticket prices are as follows:
VIP – Php 1,000
Gold – Php 500
Silver – Php 250

Tickets are available at these outlets and establishments in Cagayan de Oro:

  • HE and Sons Puntod
  • Limketkai Center Customer Service
  • First Gusa Caltex
  • Maison de Bon Bon – The Nest CDO – Corrales
  • Bigby’s SM CDO Downtown Premier Level 4
  • Bigby’s SM CDO Uptown G/F
  • Bigby’s Centrio Mall G/F
  • Boy Zugba Corrales
  • Boy Zugba Centrio Mall 3/F
  • Boy Zugba SM CDO Uptown G/F
  • Missy Bon Bon Limketkai Center
  • Missy Bon Bon SM CDO Downtown Premier Level 4
  • MBB Frozen Factory
  • 7-Eleven Lifestyle District
  • 7-Eleven Gusa

BAMBOO LIVE IN CDO is also brought to us by NITTO, Boy Zugba, Missy Bon Bon, Bigby’s Cafe and Restaurant, Karrjackson Automotive Shop, Limketkai Center, Caltex First Gusa, Maison de Bon Bon, SANKI, FilFresh, Limketkai Luxe Hotel, Wheels Auto Market and Car Rentals, Karrjackson Tires, Mickey Thompson, Marando Tires, AMLEY, HENSON Builders, Pizza Republic, and MBB Frozen Factory.

For more updates, follow the concert’s event page at  https://www.facebook.com/events/198426440701669/ 

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Bad Genius Movie Thoughts

Hello all movie fanatics out there! So we went our way to watch this Thai movie called ‘Bad Genius’ because we have heard so many good feedback about it. And it’s the highest grossing Thai movie of 2017 with domestic earnings of more than 100 million baht (US$3mil/RM12.6mil) so it’s probably worth it.

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Synopsis

Lynn, a genius high school student who makes money by cheating tests, receives a new task that leads her to set foot on Sydney, Australia. In order to complete the millions-Baht task, Lynn and her classmates have to finish the international STIC(SAT) exam and deliver the answers back to her friends in Thailand before the exam takes place once again in her home count-Imdb

Thoughts From a Junior High School Student: Jhed

The movie started and ended greatly, the plot was unique in its way, and there were some scenes that was filled with suspense.

The characters and their development in the story were good and stable, the dramatic scenes were emotional. As the story progresses, it keeps getting interesting and better, overall a great movie that also leaves important lessons in life after. Would recommend people to give this movie a try.

We watched the movie at Ayala Centrio Mall Cinemas. Do check out their Facebook Page for updated movie schedules and reserve your movie seat hassle free via sureseats.

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PayMaya and Facebook Launch Payment Tools in Messenger

PayMaya, a pioneer and leader in mobile money and digital financial services in the country, in partnership with Facebook, is excited to announce a safe and effective new way for people in the Philippines to send money to friends, pay bills, and buy mobile load and data using Messenger.

PayMaya

PayMaya is a leader in transforming the mobile phone into a virtual wallet and is continually looking for ways to expand its services. PayMaya recognizes that Facebook Messenger’s community offers a unique opportunity to make PayMaya services available and accessible to even more users.

“This integration with Messenger represents an exciting new way to reach the unserved and underserved people and communities in the country by making payments available via social,” said Paolo Azzola, Chief Operating Officer of PayMaya Philippines. “Our mission is to make cashless payments available for all and this new channel via Messenger will help us enable more people.”

“We’re excited to work with PayMaya to give people in the Philippines new tools to access their money using Messenger,” said Facebook Product Manager Ginger Baker. “Our goal is to amplify the reach and impact of providers like PayMaya by enabling tools that allow them to connect people with the services and friends they care about.”

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Krispy Kreme Opens 4th Store in SM Downtown Premier

New Store and new look in Cagayan de Oro for a more exciting #KrispyKremeMoment

Krispy Kreme welcomes another addition to its growing outlets as it unveils its newest store in SM CDO Downtown Premiere. This is the 4th store in Cagayan de Oro, following Centrio Mall, CDO Uptown and the Hot Light store in Limketkai. Krispy Kreme SM CDO Downtown Premiere is set to delight their fans beginning on August 21. With the opening of its new store, Krispy Kreme brings a month-long celebration of everyday moments as it offers a lineup of delightful treats. Krispy Kreme combined forces with the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company to create the deliciously satisfying Ultimate Chocolate Chiller. This cool quencher is made with unique premium, Ghirardelli chocolate doused with milk and whipped cream, sprinkled lightly with Ghirardelli chocolate chips and drizzled in rich caramel. It’s definitely a crave-worthy flavor experience that chocolate enthusiasts wouldn’t want to miss. Krispy Kreme also highlights a well-loved doughnut flavor when it released the Kit Kat Green Tea doughnut. Their newest doughnut flavor has already made waves for its doughnut fans, now making it a mainstay offering.

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Bloggers and Media Celebrating Krispy Kreme SM Downtown Premier Store Opening

Apart from these sweet treats, August is a special month for Cagayan de Oro as it celebrates the annual Higalaay Festival. Krispy Kreme joins the CDO community in celebration ofthe feast day of St. Augustine as itthrows 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.

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Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino at Ayala Centrio

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino was launched In honor of the Buwan ng Wika (August), the Film Development Council of the Philippine (FDCP) is partnering with commercial theaters to exclusively screen Filipino films nationwide on August 16-22, 2017.

Below are the 12 films selected by the Selection Committee headed by the FDCP. The films are of various genres ranging from family-oriented, to romantic comedy, horror, fantasy, and even historical films that emulate Filipino sensibilities and culture.

Centrio Cinemas is taking part of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (Aug. 17-22). Showing of these films kicks off today (August 17, 2017). Check out the schedules below and head to Centrio Mall with your friends and loved ones.

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Higalaay Festival 2017 Schedule of Core Events

Cagayan de Oro’s fiesta celebration is just around the corner and that means it’s another year for the annual Higalaay Festival where every Kagay-anon and visiting tourists gets to enjoy various activities in celebration of the city fiesta.

The festival secretariat just released the schedule of the the Core Events of HIGALAAY FESTIVAL 2017. Here are the core events for this year’s Higalaay Festival and their respective schedules.

Higalaay Festival 2017

Mayor Moreno said that the local government is committed to pursue Higalaay Festival 2017 as planned, and committed to its success! Thus, it’s business as usual in Cagayan de Oro!

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Bigby’s Opened Branch in SM Downtown Premier

Modern, Hip, and up to date is the vibe of the newest branch of CDO’s home grown resto Bigby’s Cafe and Restaurant opened recently at the 4th level of SM CDO Downtown Premier.

The Bigby’s Café Concept was first introduced in the city of Cagayan de Oro on December 8, 1998. Its creators came up with an idea of creating an atmosphere fit for an adventure into the different cuisines of the world. The menu, the interior design and service style were created to position the concept midway between fine dining and fast-casual dining. This format has developed into the Bigby’s Café and Restaurant System.

By 1999, Bigby’s Café and Restaurant was revolutionizing the dining habits in the city. Families, young urban professionals, and businessmen have made it into their ultimate dining choice. The concept has evolved into a fun dining atmosphere that is manifested through its unique “worldly” decors that hang on every wall that are complemented by the wide array of wittingly-named dishes it serves in generous portions at reasonable prices.
Bigby’s Café and Restaurant is now located in major cities in both Visayas and in Mindanao. It has a total of 8 branches with its newest branch that officially opened today–May 26, 2017, Level 4, SM CDO Downtown Premier.
Dine at Bigby’s on any day during the opening week and get a chance to win special prizes!

Other Bigby’s branches are located at Centrio Ayala Mall, Cagayan de Oro City, SM City Cagayan de Oro, Abreeza Ayala Mall, Davao City, SM City Davao, Veranza Mall, General Santos City, Ayala Entertainment Center Cebu, and The Northwing, SM City Cebu.

To know more of the latest updates and promos, follow Bigby’s Café & Restaurant on Facebook (@bigybs), Twitter (@Bigbys), and Instagram (@Bigbysph).

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Pizzarella Bistro Opens Branch in Cagayan de Oro

The delicious savory pizza that Iliganons enjoyed and a lot of Kagay-anons craves for opened its 2nd branch here in Cagayan de Oro (May 26, 2017). Pizzarella Bistro was started 5 years ago by the Portago Brood of Iligan City. Since it’s birth, Pizzarella have been providing their customers and diners with finely crafted pizzas using the freshest ingredients from their able local vendors.

Pizzarella CDO

With Pizzarella’s variety of pizza flavors, one visit is surely not enough! Their savory pizzas are inspired by Italian and Filipino recipes as well as from the makers’ very own kitchen recipes. Definitely pizzas that would delight every Filipino’s taste buds.

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Not convinced? Well, check out these mouthwatering pizza samples!

pizzarella Madcow

The Famous and best seller Madcow pizza – beefy and spicy

Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

Chicago Deep Dish PizzaSpinto

Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

Chicago Deep Dish PizzaPolpo

Burgerella

Kesochino

Pepporoni Italia

The all cheezy meat Carnosa

Hawaiiano

Green Hardin

BoraBora

You don’t just stare at these pictures and crave right? So go ahead grab your family and friends and visit Pizzarella CDO along Corrales Sts (fronting “The Nest”) and experience an unforgettable pizza meal!

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Website: www.pizzarellabistro.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PizzarellaBistro | www.facebook.com/PizzarellaCDO
Instagram: @pizzarellabistro
Twitter: @PizzarellaPH

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Comfort and Convenience at 1A Express Hotel

1A Express Hotel is Cagayan de Oro’s newest addition to the budding hotel industry in the city. While there are dozens of places to stay in Cagayan de Oro available for travelers and visitors to choose from, 1A Express Hotel is definitely one place to highly consider for the following reasons.

Location

1A Express Hotel is conveniently located in One Avenue Building (beside Magnum Radyo), CM Recto Sts. CDO. It is just few meters away from Centrio Mall, the soon to be opened SM Premier, Gaisano City & Gaisano mall. It is also just across a Wellness Spa for those who just had a long day probably adventuring or touring the city. It is next to the highway so looking for a ride to get you to where you want to go is not a hassle.

 

Cozy and Neat Rooms

The entire hotel is neat. No fancy stuff outside or on its hallways but the simplicity of the place is calming and beautiful. The interiors are attractive, the piece of art(s) displayed in specific areas are pose-worthy (hey instagrammers! You cannot miss the glorious chairs and the paintings! :D). The rooms nicely done and comfortable spacious bed is heaven! You can stay there the entire day!

 

Peace and Quite

Who doesn’t love a peaceful environment to stay especially when you are on a vacation or in a staycation mode? We love the fact that 1A Express Hotel despite being located along the busy highway of CM Recto, the rooms are spared from the vehicles’ noise outside, it’s really amazing that guests can have a peaceful time inside their room while everyone are hustling and bustling outside.

 

Fast and Reliable Internet Connection

With today’s fast-paced lifestyle and technology trend, Internet connection is among the priorities of hotel guests. For those travelling and working at the same time where Internet access is a prime concern, 1A Express Hotel gives you seriously fast and reliable Internet connection to ensure you are not behind your tasks. On a personal note, I finished watching the entire season of a one TV series during my stay at the hotel without getting annoyed of this “buffering” thing.

 

Food! Complimentary Breakfast

1A Express Hotel treats their guests to a hearty and delicious breakfast after a relaxing night’s rest. For the guests complimentary breakfast (2 per room), their menu consists of Beef Tapa, Chicken/Pork Tocino, Friend Chicken, or Pancakes. Each comes with a hot beverage either coffee or hot choco plus a glass of orange juice. We personally love the pancakes!

Friendly, Courteous Hotel Staff and Other Amenities

The friendly staff makes 1A Express Hotel guests feel instantly at home the moment they set foot inside the hotel. Express a warm welcome and greetings from the smiling staff at the reception making sure that your stay is convenient, comfortable, and worthwhile. They make sure that your room is tidy when you get back from your day’s business outside. Everyone is just accommodating and welcoming. Thank you ladies and gents for doing such a great job!

And oh! 1A Express Hotel is the first hotel in Cagayan de Oro to have a coin operated laundry station. So if you are a guest staying for a while, you don’t have to worry about running out of clothes to wear because the laundry station is just at the ground floor to conveniently accommodate the guests’ laundry at a minimal cost. Drop them off, put them in the machine and wait comfortably inside your room or at the lobby while browsing the net or chatting with your friends over social media.

These are just few of the reasons why we highly recommend 1A Express Hotel to visitors and travelers. Experience comfort and convenience when in Cagayan de Oro by choosing 1A Express Hotel as your temporary home. For bookings and reservations contact them at (088) 881 9527, +639176701239 or email at oneaexpresshotel@yahoo.com.

Some photos from 1A Express Hotel Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/1Aexpresshotel

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