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Its the Big S&R Members’ Treat Right Now! Sept 26 til’ 30, 2018

It’s once again the great time to shop right now! since it’s S&R Members’ Treat today! starting September 26 until September 30.

Grab those items you are longing to buy because S&R Membership Shopping Members’ will have great buy 1, take 1 offer or up to 50 percent discounts all over!

Make the most out of the S&R Members’ Treat Sale Before you go, make sure you know the following:

• Store hours: 8 AM – 10 PM daily, ALL S&R Warehouses nationwide

• Guests per S&R Member: maximum of 3

• For borrowed S&R Cards: Bring Authorization Letter + valid ID of borrower

• For lost card: Go to Membership Counter > Request Temporary Card + Pay P250

• For expired card: Go to Membership Counter > Renew Membership + Pay P700

Other S&R branches are also participating nationwide:

Alabang • Aseana • BGC • Commonwealth • Congressional • Parañaque • Shaw • Cabanatuan • Imus • Nuvali • Pampanga • Dau • Cebu • Iloilo • CDO • Davao

It’s the perfect time for you to stock up on all your favorite health and beauty products, imported snacks, imported grocery items, imported ice cream, frozen and fresh produce, home items as well as bakery treats.

Here are some insider tips of the great deals you can buy:


Hawaiian Host Aloha Milk 198g

Rondoletti Wafers Chocolate 350g

Jim Beam Apple 750ml

Jim Beam Honey 750ml

Cetaphil Baby Moist Oil 13.5oz

Cetaphil Baby Calendula Lotion 399ml

Aveeno Lotion Sheer Hydration 12oz

50% OFF

Keter Foldable Playhouse

5 Position Aluminum Lounge with Wheels

Monster Lego Table & Organizer

Member’s Selection Ultrasoft Microfiber Towels

Coleman Rooftop Cargo Carrier Water Resistant

US Apple Walnut Crumble

US Butter Croissant 4s

Molten Chocolate Cake 9s

BIG SAVINGS (priced off items)

Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes

Folgers Classic Roast

Romoli Corn Oil

Romoli Peanut Oil

Romoli Olive Pomace Oil

Nutella Hazelnut Spread 26.5oz

Skippy Super Chunk Peanut Butter 48oz

US Chocolate Chip Cookies 10ct 1.33oz

US Bagels Plain 6ct 4oz

Japanese Choco Cream Cake Roll

Go out now and head to S&R Cagayan de Oro, located at Kauswagan Highway, right side a few hundred meters before turning right to the Westbound Bus Terminal and Public Market.

Chef Donita Rose and Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil Goes to Higalaay Festival

Mga higala (friends), were you able to catch the exciting cooking session of Celebrity Chef Donita Rose in Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro last August 30, 2018?

With Regional Festivals rounding up in the country these coming months, Chef Donita Rose, along with Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, started touring Cagayan de Oro to celebrate the Higalaay Festival last August.

Chef Donita shared her own twist on the famous Higalaay dish of Sinuglaw, composed of sinugba (grilled pork) and kinilaw. The dish was made more flavorful and healthier with the use of Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, which is Chef Donita’s most recommended kitchen staple as it’s packed with good fats such as Omega 3 and 6 that are great for the heart. It also has Vitamin A that helps improve eyesight and has the lowest saturated or bad fats among all kinds of cooking oil which makes it a healthier option. Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil also has a high smoking point making it the most ideal cooking oil for frying and deep frying.

“Going around the Philippines during these wonderful festivals and sharing my twist on the local recipes is always such a fun and fulfilling experience for me. It’s truly an honor to be part of what Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil has been doing in providing healthier and affordable food choices in local communities and helping spread the heart-healthy goodness of home cooking,” said Chef Donita.

Additionally, it was a fun-filled treat to Cagayan de Oro’s local moms and foodies who also got a chance to sample Chef Donita’s own rendition of Sinuglaw during her live cooking demo at Centrio Mall last August 30, 2018. Local Supermarket samplings were also done in Robinson’s and Shopwise Supermarkets in Cagayan De Oro.

“We are thrilled to bring Chef Donita and Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil to our local festival activations,” said Fly Ace Corporation Group Product Manager for Edible Oils, Zen Prudentino. “We want to continue educating Filipinos nationwide about the importance of using heart-healthy cooking oil in everyday cooking. We don’t need to sacrifice the taste and flavor of our meals; it’s definitely possible to always prepare healthy and delicious meals with Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil,” she added.

Festival menus are usually oily but with Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, we can now eat guilt-free knowing that our food choices promote heart-healthy and may help with disease prevention. With the country’s consistent No. 1 and most trusted cooking canola oil brand, Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil provides a healthy and affordable option in cooking our favorite festival dishes.

Chef Donita, together with GMA and Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, is excited to prepare healthy dishes during her next Festival Tour in Vigan City’s Raniag Festival in October and for the Aklanons during the highly anticipated Ati-Atihan Festival in January.

If you want to taste the Sinuglaw that Chef Donita prepared for us, well here is the recipe that you can create at home:

This will be good for 4-6 people


• 500 mL of Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil
• 500 grams pork belly, whole
• 500 grams sashimi-grade tuna, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, patted dry
• 5 bay leaves/laurel
• 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut cream
• 1/4 cup raw coconut vinegar
• 2 small red onions, skin removed and cut in half and the other, sliced into very thin slivers
• 2 Thai chilies, seeds removed and thinly sliced
• 4 teaspoons Ginger, peeled and grated
• 5 tbsp. of Cilantro stems and leaves chopped
• 10 black peppercorns
• S/P to taste
• 1 Lime wedges, for serving
• 1 Tabon-tabon fruit, sap only


1. Take the sap from the tabon-tabon and mix it with the coconut vinegar, chili, slivered onions, and ginger before adding the tuna. Mix well and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

2. Separate the skin from the pork belly, making sure to remove any excess fat. Place the skin and pork belly in a pan with water and add the bay leaves, halved onion, and peppercorns. Boil for 30 min. Remove the skin and pork from liquid and drain on a paper towel-lined plate, making sure to pat dry.

3. In another pan, heat the Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil to medium heat. Place a wooden spoon in the oil and when you see slow bubbles rolling, place the skin in the oil, making sure to cover it immediately with a splatter screen. Never completely cover with a lid while frying to avoid fire. When skin is very crispy, remove from heat and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. When cooled, chop up the skin into crumbles.

4. Divide the pork into long strips and season with salt and pepper. Cook the strips on a grill pan over high heat with 1 tbsp. of Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil. Take time turning the pork over to get good grill marks with a lot of smokey flavors. Let strips cool before cutting into 1/2 inch cubes.

5. Take the tuna out of the refrigerator and drain any remaining liquid. Mix in pork belly cubes, the coconut cream, and the chicharon right before serving for added texture. Season with salt and pepper.

6. Place in individual cups or serving bowls and top with lime wedges.

That’s it, enjoy the unique favorite food in Cagayan de Oro. For more information on Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, visit their Facebook Page on

Zenfone Concept Store Opens in CDO

Asus, one of the leading brand of cellphones in the world opens its Zenfone Concept Store in Cagayan de Oro on August 24, 2018.

It’s a dual celebration this week, as we anticipate the Higalaay Festival which is the Feast of the patron saint of the Cagayan de Oro and also mark the grand opening of a brand new home in the south.

They are located at the Limketkai Mall Complex in the ground floor near the food court.

Special freebies are up for grabs for first-day buyers, such as up to 64GB memory cards, and sweet treats from Krispy Kreme! Also, check out our opening day contests.

Better Taxi is hirna!

Premier taxi-hailing app Hirna is now in CDO and Iligan.

Fresh from achieving its dominant leadership position in Davao, Hirna is now offering its innovative ride-hailing app to more key cities in Mindanao.  Passengers in Mindanao have long been clamoring for a reliable, safe and ‘zero-booking fee’ hailing service…and Hirna is finally addressing their request.

The country’s premier taxi-hailing app will have its CDO and Iligan launch on July 24. “We are really excited to improve the quality of lives of the commuters to more key cities in Mindanao.  Given these launches, our vision of uplifting the Pinoys’ taxi ride experience continues to be realized,” said Francisco ‘Coco’ Mauricio, Hirna President, and CEO.

The largest taxi operators associations in the region have partnered with Hirna for its operations:
Hirna is in partnership with Association of United Taxi Operators (AUTO) in Cagayan De Oro, while in Iligan City, they are in partnership with Bagong Iligan Transport Service Cooperative (BAGITSCO). In total, Hirna has almost 600 taxi units for both cities.

“We are happy to have Hirna in CDO.  Cagayan de Oro taxis have been known to be polite and disciplined and now with Hirna, we can further improve our service through better convenience and more safety”, says AUTO President Dodong Clemenia.  “Passengers in Iligan have been clamoring for a ride-hailing app as they heard the success of Hirna in Davao.  We are proud to be part of Hirna’s network in Mindanao!” said BAGITSCO President Jhun Lladora.

Hirna provides passengers with a lot of features to ensure safety and convenience.  These include Track My Ride function (send your location to your loved one), Driver and Vehicle Rating System, In-app Messaging, Push Banner Alerts and a whole lot more.  Hirna even has a live customer service support to ensure that anyone can book a ride, even those without smartphones.

“With our full launch this July, we will start our our promo and ad campaigns for maximum awareness.  We do hope the passengers in CDO and Iligan come to embrace and love us as they do in other cities.” added Mauricio.

“Watch out for more awesome updates really soon. Better Taxi is Hirna!”

The app can be downloaded from both iOS App Store and Google Playstore for Android phones. Contact the customer hotline numbers 09171114888 and 09992214888 for any inquiries.

S&R CDO Open House July 2018

Today, July 12th until the 15th is S&R CDO Open House! No membership card required to get in and buy an enormous variety of goods from all over the globe.

From appliances, ready to assemble gazebos, tool shed, office supplies, automotive supplies and imported food items that are hard to find in our local grocery stores are all inside S&R CDO ready to buy.

If you would also like to join the club and get in anytime you want, they are giving P200 worth of gift certificate when you apply for its membership of P700 per year, that would go down to only P500 to be a member of S&R. Included in your membership are lots of voucher worth around P65,000 of discounts.

So get ready now and head down to S&R CDO located at Zone 5, Kauswagan Highway (across the RTMI garage, right before you take that right going towards Bulua Bus Terminal).

Endless Summer 2018 Now Happening

Endless Summer 2018 by Apple Tree Resort is now happening this weekend! Enjoy lots of activities from beach volleyball to skimboard competition.

Apple Tree Resort is one of the great resorts found in Opol beach, Misamis Oriental, just outside Cagayan de Oro City on the west side.

See you there this weekend and let’s enjoy the foam party happening tonight ’til the wee hours of the morning.


Big Bite 2018

Big Bite 2018 is the biggest food festival in Northern Mindanao, now in its 3rd year, organized by Ayala Centrio Mall every March where the season of summer starts and outdoor eating is fun!

I would like to showcase the fooderies we toured on day 1 of March 16, 2018. Watch out for another post for the day 2 of our food tour.

Starting with Choobi-Choobi, it is a family-oriented casual dining restaurant with over 20 plus branches and counting all over the country. Its menu courses are mostly Filipino comfort food with the freshest seafood at affordable prices. Their tagline is Lingaw Lingaw kaon sa Choobi Choobi. Try their mouth-watering Udang Lada Hitam, the Singaporean way of cooking shrimps and other kinds of seafood.

Thai Me Up
Thai Me Up opened its branch at the ground level of Centrio Mall on November 9, 2012. Its vision is to be an “Ultimate Food Destination in Cagayan de Oro City” with the mission of “Creating a Memorable Experience” for customers, giving them an Exemplary Ambiance, Exquisite Food, and Kingly Service. Try their newest affordable rice toppings.

Lola Gely’s Kitchen
It is a home baking business that is based on old family recipes. Their specialty is Sanrival and Caramel-Coated Yema, you should try it.

Tubo J Beverages
They serve 100% All Natural, Pure and Fresh Sugarcane juices and smoothies. Try their Tubomansi and Tubolemon.

Mercedes Bakery
A homegrown bakery in town proudly introduces the Chookies its newest bake creation. Chookies are bite-sized cookies that are bake on demand in less than 10 minutes and served warm from the oven. The classic chookie, is from their very own secret recipe and it’s their best-seller is arguably the best chocolate chip cooking in Cagayan de Oro.

Mai Crafts
It started its store in 1995 as a craft store and change it to a Cafe in 2015. Their specialty is Churros, a Spanish delicacy made with dough and fried till perfection then coated with sugar and cinnamon. You must also try their Tablea local chocolate cake.


Pili-an Cafe
They offer healthy food items like Pesto and Cheese Quesadilla, Choc-dipped Mookie, Pili-an’s Salad and many more. My favorite is their healthy chicharon made from soya, it’s very addicting.


Cantina Luchador
Cantina Luchador’s name is influenced by their love for Mexican food. Aside from the abundant supply of Mexican ingredients here in our city, they want to make a statement of bringing a tasty and unique menu. Originally known as Feugo-to-go when they started back in 2013. Must try is their Burrito Bowl.

The Happy Pig
Established in August 2013 The Happy Pig was originally known as Bubzies Grill. Through words of mouth and recommendation by family and friends, they were famous for their “Cheezy Baby Back Ribs”. The Happy Pig is a tasty twist on comfort food.

Doofies Grillers
They specialize in traditional Filipino favorite lutong bahay A la’Carte style with a modern twist.

Other food vendors we have tasted are Mesa which is a regular tenant inside Centrio Mall, Barkadahan Grill, BFoods and Nanay Choleng’s Muron.

Watch out for the 2nd part of this Big Bite 2018 Food Festival series for the day 2 of our food tour.


WOFEX or the World Food Expo is here again in Cagayan de Oro after 6 years ago. It will be at the Atrium of Limketkai Center from March 13 to 15, 2018.

Registration is free at the main entrance. Check out also their WOFEX University where you can learn about the food business industry and marketing them online.

Lots of exhibitors showcasing their products and services for your food business and for those interested to enter the food business. WOFEX is organized by PEPTARSUS, the trade show experts.


S&R Members’ Treat March 2018

It’s S&R members’ treat once again all over S&R Club branches in the Philippines! 5 days of big savings on world-class choices.

S&R Club Cagayan de Oro will be among the branches that are going to have a members’ treat! this coming March 14 to 18, 2018 and they will be open from 8 am to 10 pm, 1 hour longer in their regular closing hour to enjoy your shopping experience at S&R CDO.

Lots of treats await you from food items, fresh produce, and lots of other items! To give you a glimpse of what’s on sale, for non-food items watch out for COSCO Padded Folding Chair, Hamilton Beach Blender, Ethan comforter, Beach bucket set for the upcoming summer season, Toucan summer bag among lots of other items. So be there on the date to grab all your needs.

So see you there and enjoy shopping! Don’t forget to follow S&R Official Facebook page for more updates.

S&R Cagayan de Oro for those who don’t know where it is located, it’s at Zone 5 Barangay Kauswagan along the national highway.


Magbuwag Ta Kay Now Showing at SM CDO Downtown Premier

Magbuwag Ta Kay is a full-length romantic comedy set in Cebu, that explores romance and relationships in today’s millennial Filipino society. It stars social media star Medyo Maldito and the Sweet n’ Sexy Siren of Cebu Akiko Solon. This is independently produced by Heritage Productions, Inc.

This Cebuano movie is the Executive Producers’ third project. They produced the Sinulog Short Film 2015 entry Lunch Box directed by Remton Zuasola, which was also an anti-bullying short film. They co-produced the Cinema One Original 2016 Lily directed by Keith Deligero which starred Shaina Magdayao and Rocky Salumbides with Natileigh Sitoy. This film earned Best Director for the Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival for Keith Deligero.

Executive Producer Sunshine Lim is an entrepreneur, a thespian, an educator, cultural activist, and patron of Cebuano arts and culture. Movie production converges her passionate support for Cebu’s performance art, visual art, and music. She and her husband businessman Charles Lim also owns and operates Heritage Furniture since 1991, Sto. Niño Montessori since 2007, Goldmine Residences since 2012, and Heritage Productions since 2015.

Heritage Productions is an arts and multimedia venture dedicated to producing Cebuano short and full-length motion picture projects. They also offer top-quality digital media production, event production and management, social media marketing, and related services.

The director Reuben Joseph Aquino is a Cebuano multimedia and VFX professional now based in Manila. An alumnus of the International Academy of Film & TV, RJ solidified his career locally through Dreamline Productions, through which he was involved in post-production of several Cebuano movie projects, most notably My Paranormal Romance by Victor Villanueva, where RJ won Best Editing in the 2011 Cinema One Originals Digital Film Fest. This is his directional debut, of which he is also the editor.

Magubuwag Ta Kay also features Visayan talent in front of the camera, such as local social media sensations Medyo Maldito and Snake Princess in their first movie roles. Medyo Maldito also known as Rowell Ucat in his first leading man role, with his leading lady Akiko Solon, who rose to national attention via ABS-CBN’s Star Power (2010), then starred in several Maalaala Mo Kaya episodes and several ABS-CBN’s TV series such as the Princess and I (2012), Passion de Amor (2015), and Bridges of Love (2015). This is also Akiko’s first film as the main lead. Other notable cast members are veteran broadcasters Dante Luzon, and actress/activist Ligaya Rabago.

The screenplay is written by Jude Gitamondoc and Therese Villarente. This is their first film feature. The writers have extensive experience in the local theater scene. Jude Gitamondoc is well-known for the creative production of Siddharta the Musical, and Gugmang Giatay.

The film’s soundtrack features original and contemporary Visayan Pop and Visayan Rock songs, a majority of which was written for the film. Shot in Cebu, featuring locations in Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu, Moalboal, and Dumanjug. Magbulag Ta Kay could be considered as the first Cebuano full-length motion picture shot with the Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4K Digital Cinema camera.

Distributed by VIVA Films, Magbuwag Ta Kay will be exclusively screened at SM Cinemas nationwide including SM CDO Downtown Premier this March 7, 2018. Let’s support Visayan Movie and watch the movie!