S&R Membership Shopping Now Open in CDO

S&R Membership Shopping one of the country’s leading shopping venues finally opened its doors in Cagayan de Oro City July 28, 2016. Located along Zone-5 Kauswagan CDO-Iligan Road, Cagayan de Oro City, S&R Membership Shopping is ready to serve Cagayan de Oro and it’s neighboring cities.
S&R Cagayan de Oro

Kagay-anons now will get to experience world-class merchandise, great value offers, specialty services and exciting privileges! Enjoy exclusive deals and a low club pricing by joining the S&R’s membership club! For those who are not members yet, head to S&R and fill up the registration form and pay for the membership fee at PHP 700 (Gold Membership) which entitles you to a great deal of discounts (plus PHP 65,000 worth of coupons).

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Here are some photos from the exclusive media and bloggers site tour with S&R’s VP for Operations, Mr. Greg Kreyer


S & R members are invited to fill their carts with irresistible choices of world-class items for everyday use: name-brand imported groceries, quality fresh and chill-blasted meats, poultry cuts, fresh or frozen hard-to-find seafood, imported fresh fruits and vegetables, premium wines, brews and liquor.



An array of lifestyle products including bed, bath and kitchen linen, casual apparel, health and beauty essentials, household basics, premium home appliances an indoor/outdoor furniture are also readily available.


And probably one of the biggest excitement brought by the opening of S&R membership shopping is the most talked about is the S&R New York Style Pizza , the huge and super tasty and cheesy pizza heaping with delicious toppings every Kagay-anon will surely enjoy!

S&R New York Style Pizza

Welcome to Cagayan de Oro City S&R Membership Shopping!

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Coca Cola FEMSA Philippines – Misamis Oriental Plant Tour

Some few days ago, ChadaCDO was among the privileged few from Cagayan de Oro’s local blogging community (representing the CDOBloggers Network) who got invited to take a peek inside the plant of Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines and see how our favorite coca-cola is made and bottled up. It was a rare opportunity as not all guests or field trippers are allowed to take photos inside the plant, moreso videos!

Check out video below to see the inside of the plant where every Coca-Cola bottle begins!

Coca Cola FEMSA Plant Misamis Oriental

Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines is located in Villanueva Misamis Oriental. The plant is the newest among the 19 plants operated by Coca-Cola FEMSA in the entire Philippines. This 11.5 hectares MisOr plant was inaugurated in 2011 and currently has 5 production lines (the latest just started its production July 2016).

Coca-cola FEMSA Mis Or

Coca-cola PET bottle
This is the PET bottle originally – then it gets blown up to become that plastic bottle that reaches to your very own hands! Amazing! Travellers and people on the go prefers this type of packaging (the plastic bottle). This PET line is able to produce as much as 63,000 bottles per hour! The plant also boasts the only Swing Line in the country which can produce both carbonated drinks and water.

Coca-Cola FEMSA currenly provides the beverage requirements of close to 60,000 establishments. Collectively, Coca-Cola FEMSA employs around 470 associates for its manufacturing commercial operations in the province of Misamis Orienta, Cagayan de Oro, and Butuan.

Coca-Cola supports small mom-and-pop stores and traditional food outlets or what we traditionally refer to as Sari-Sari Stores and Carinderias. These are the majority establishments Coca-Col FEMSA is supporting.

After the plant tour, we visited Nanay Foodhaus right across Philippine Sinter Corporation owned by 62 years old Nanay Aracelli. The store has been around since 1994 and Nanay Aracelli takes pride with the fact that she only carried Coca-Cola products eversince she started her business and that it became a livelihood partner throughout the years. She thanks her partnership with Coca-Cola FEMSA for helping her send her two children to school, both of whom are now working.

Nanay Food Haus

Coca-Cola FEMSA Misamis Oriental Philippines

More than its secret forula and world-class quality, a Coca-Cola, and all the other beverages produced by Coca-Cola FEMSA, is actually made up of so much more. It’s made out of love and happiness by the 10,000 people in 19 plants and close to 60 sales offices across the Philippines.

So the next time you open a bottle of Coca-Cola, remember that it is so much more than the fizzy drink you have loved for so many years. It is the result of hard work and dedication of thousands of Filipinos whose lives have been helped tremendously by Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines.

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BPI Sets New Banking Trend With Make The Best Happen Campaign

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) sets a new trend in banking with its Make the Best Happen campaign.

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BPI, the first bank in the Philippines and in the Southeast Asian region, has a wide range of consumer, corporate, and investment banking products and services.

In a statement, Cezar P. Consing, BPI President, said the bank wants to focus on needs-based financial planning where individuals make decisions based not on returns but on the goals they want to achieve.

The process begins with helping clients identify their life needs and goals and 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 this initial assessment, BPI helps clients create a game plan, mindful of their budgets, goals, risk profile, and investment options.

“BPI empowers Filipinos to make the best of their lives happen by through its innovative and accessible financial solutions,” Consing said.“We strive to know and understand the individual circumstances and financial needs of our clients, then offer financial advice. Only then do we propose certain solutions that are suitable and customized for each and every client.”

Tricia Quiambao, Head of BPI’s Strategic Brand Management, said BPI’s Make the Best Happen campaign is a different look on banking. “We put a premium on understanding our clients and their needs, whether it’s to travel, or start a business, or fund their children’s education,” she said.

“As people become more and more aware of the world around them and the many possibilities and opportunities it offers, BPI would like to enable them to accomplish those goals and aspirations better, faster and more efficiently.”

Rally Jereza, BPI Division Head for Visayas and Mindanao, added: “Cagayan De Oro City has been a hub of out-of-the-box thinking, and BPI feels right at home with our trendsetting solutions. With Make the Best Happen, we aim to expand the conversation with our clients and friends, beyond solutions and into actual life and lifestyle choices.

The microsite devoted to the Make the Best Happen campaign—makethebesthappen.ph—addresses some of the top life and lifestyle goals of most individuals: travel, health, parenting, shopping, future, and dining. Its content is enriched every week with updated content derived from current areas of interest.

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