MUST Students Wins Google Globe Labs Hackathon

Raven Duran, Geoff Diaz, and Edmund Salcedo Jr., graduating IT students of Mindanao University of Science and Technology and Co-Founders of web development startup came up with a cost-effective, easy-to-build virtual reality player called 3DU app leading them to win the grand prize of P50,000 in the first Google Cardboard Hackathon organized by Globe Labs, the developer community of Globe Telecom.

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The 3DU app a Modularized Augmented and Virtual Reality System Education Technology where users can talk to each other in real time as well as learn, explore and challenge themselves in a virtual ever growing university. It is designed for students and teachers who would like an immersive real-world experience without leaving the comforts of the classroom.

“We are thrilled with the creative and interesting apps which the developer community has produced for Google Cardboard and which we may eventually adopt to give our millions of customers a different kind or virtual reality experience.” Anne Michelle Santos , Globe Labs’ Developer Relations Manager.

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Once the 3DU app is fully developed, Globe Labs will provide an additional P80,000 to the team, help them publish the app in Google Play, and assist in its promotion. So if you are interested to support the 3DU app, visit to get more updates.

The 3DU app will be displayed at the new Globe Gen3 Stores in Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City and SM North EDSA in Quezon City.

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Honda Launches the Honda XR150L in CDO

Honda Philippines Inc. launches another version of its popular and versatile On/Off motorcycle, the Honda XR150L on February 14, 2015 in Cagayan de Oro City.

The Honda XR150L furthers the On/Off Road Honda Legacy that began in 1977 with the XL 125 K 3, and has continuously evolved through the years introducing innovations both in power and fuel efficiency.

“The XR150L is our answer to those who are looking to step up and push themselves further to test their limits either for work and adventure, says Mr.GhilbertCababa – Advertising Group Head.

“With the improvements we’ve made to the XR150L, we are very confident that this is the motorcycle they need to reach that next level.


The new Honda XR150L is the step-up of XR125L, taking its best features with updates to create a package that combines rugged durability with low operating costs.

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For starters, the Honda XR150L simply looks stunning. It now sports a more CRF-inspired design as compared to its predecessors.Fresh styling includes a new headlight design with protective shield for better illumination while a futuristic meter panel gives you more information to make your ride safer and improved front &rear winker to a sporty design for added attraction.

The seats also get an ergonomic makeover providing more On/Off riding comfort even during those long rides. Practical and useful, the XR150L adds a multi-functional grill that lets you carry everything you need. There’s also a new internal engine balancer which reduces vibration and will result in greater rider comfort.

Honda’s XR150L also boasts of a more powerful 150cc engine, which hosts a range of improvements beginning with an offset cylinder that utilizes the same technology with CRF250L for efficient transmission of explosive power and but with better fuel efficiency.

The Honda XR150L likewise requires less attention and enhanced reliability and safety with its larger air cleaner and a sealed, maintenance-free battery.The Honda XR150L is also equipped with an electric start and a backup kickstarter.


Besides all the visual and engine improvements the new HondaXR150Lalso has several advantages over similar motorcycles in its class. It has a seat height of 825mm which is suitable to the average Filipino height while its 1362mm wheelbase provides better handling and drivability.


It has the highest displacement of 149.15cc and a maximum torque of 12.5Nm @6000rpm that provides power and torque to easily reach max power at low rpm. The XR150L also has a 12L fuel tank capacity which is good for long rides.

The Front tire size 90/90-19 and rear tire size 110/90-17 makes the best balance for On/Off (50/50) driving condition and the front disk brake diameter 240mm is also bigger for better braking power.

The new Honda XR150L comes in red& black colors and is now available in Honda dealerships nationwide at SRP P83,900.00.


The Honda XR125L

Prior to the XR150L there’s XR125L.  It is one of the On/Off Road Motorcycles in the Philippines’ loved by many because of its simplicity, solid look and reliable performance.


For this year’s initial race, Honda Philippines, Inc. held the XR125L Off-Road Race Clinic, together with Desmark last February 14, 2015 at Cagayan de Oro City.

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Jovie Saulog is one of the greatest riders in the history of Philippine motocross
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The Riders at the Honda XR125L Off-Road Race Clinic
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Jovie Saulog was with celebrity motocross rider Jordan Herrera
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The riders at the race track – XR125L Off-road clinic

Some of the activities highlighted during the racing event were the actual track day and friendly race competition for XR125L riders. Honda Philippines, Inc. also included Fun Race for those XRM riders who wanted to join the event. The off-road race clinic was instructed by Mr. Jovie Saulog, one of the greatest riders in the history of Philippine motocross. The off-road race clinic is open to all off-road riders who wanted to learn more about Motocross, may it be beginner or expert – they are all invited to join!

Free Honda MC servicing was conducted throughout the day and awarding of winners happened later in the afternoon.

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Healthy Options Now Open in Cagayan de Oro

Finally! for those who are looking into shifting to healthy lifestyle, the opening of Healthy Options Cagayan de Oro Branch is probably the most exciting news for you this week!

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Healthy Options – the haven for quality all-natural products finally opened its branch Cagayan de Oro City. Healthy Options offers Organic, healthy, and nutritious products you can’t easily find everywhere. So if you are looking into having a healthier lifestyle but you are not so sure where or how to start, we say visit Healthy Options because their products are beneficial for you from inside out and head to toe!

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Healthy food for a healthy tummy! Quinoa, Organic cereals, oats, granulas, unsweetened milk, soya, teas of different varieties for different purposes. This area is all about good nutrition. #GoingOrganic

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Gotta love this section of All Natural, Organic and Additives-free Supplements aiding to a much healthier lifestyle. From vitamins to wellness booster, and protein shakes!

Check out all your Healthy Options at the ground level of Centrio Mall, CDO (along Corales Entrance). You may also go ahead and check the products online at their website



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