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Divine Mercy Shrine September 8, 2017 Event Schedules

The Archdiocesan Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Ulaliman, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental is inviting everyone to the triple celebration on September 8, 2017.

This date is very important for the devoted Catholics, especially for Divine Mercy. It is the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the 9th Anniversary of the Archdiocesan Shrine of the Divine Mercy.

For those who are attending the celebration, here are the schedules of the events.

Part 1 – September 7, 2017 (Thursday)

3:oo PM to 3:30 PM – Chanting of the Divine Mercy Chaplet
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM – Holy Mass (Divine Mercy Church)
9:00 PM to 12:00 MN – Reflection on the Blessed Virgin Mercy Mary with Q&A
12:00 AM to 2:00 AM – Vigil Prayer (Divine Mercy Church)

Part 2 – September 8, 2017 (Friday)

2:00 AM to 2:30 AM – Pamukaw
2:30 AM to 3:00 AM – Divine Mercy Chaplet
3:00 AM to 4:00 AM – Procession of the Blessed Virgin Mary
4:00 AM to 6:00 AM  – Mañanita & Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Holy Mass – Field Altar)
6:00 AM to 7:00 AM –  Floral Offering and Releasing of the Holy Rosary Balloons

Part 3 – September 8, 2017 (Friday)

10 am to 11 am – Holy Mass (Divine Mercy Church)
3 pm to 3:30 pm – Holy Mass (Divine Mercy Chaplet)
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm – Holy Mass (Divine Mercy Church)
5 pm to 6 pm – Holy Mass (Divine Mercy Church)

 

1st Kagay-anon 4×4 & Off-road Expo 2017

Check out the 1st Kagay-anon 4×4 & Off-Road Expo 2017 in Cagayan de Oro City to be held at the newest mall in CDO the SM Downtown Premier this coming August 24, 25 and 26, 2017.

More than 10 ultimate Off-Road 4×4 Trucks will be on display at the event. Build by top Off-Road shops all over Mindanao including some the top shops in Zamboanga, Davao and here in Cagayan de Oro.

This event is organized by HE & Sons and sponsored by Delo Oil, Nitto Tires, Mickey Thompson Tires, KarrJackson Autoshop, Bosch. See all there at the event and enjoy the craftsmanships of the local off-road shops.

 

Miss Cagayan de Oro 2017 Swimsuit Competition

The Miss Cagayan de Oro 2017 swimsuit competition was held last night (July 29, 2017) at the Emerald Hall of Limketkai Luxe Hotel.

The 12 candidates present its Coco Cabana swim wear attire in all elegant black colors with shoes from SM Store. The winning candidate of the swimwear competition will be announced on the coronation night of August 26, 2017.

Watch the video of the whole event below.

 

Visit more often for more updates on the Miss Cagayan de Oro 2017 competition.

Higalaay Festival 2017 Core Events – City Fiesta

Once again, Cagayan de Oro City is celebrating the feast of St. Agustin this coming the month of August. It’s “Business As Usual” in the city despite some trouble in the neighboring town.

Here is the latest from the Cagayan de Oro City information center as it released the full schedule of the Core Events for Higalaay Festival 2017 relating to the city fiesta celebration.

The Core Events for this year’s festivities are as follows:

  • Higalaay Garden Show and Agri Fair (August 1-31) – Gaston Park
  • Mindanao Fashion Summit (August 3-5) – Limketkai Atrium
  • Cowboy Festival: The Annual Cagayan de Oro Horse Show (August 18-20) – Uptown CDO
  • Kahimunan Regional Trade Fair (August 18-29) – SM Downtown Premier
  • Kagay-an Festival Marathon (3 AM August 20) – Centrio Mall
  • Carnival Street Dance Competition (4 PM August 20) – Divisoria
  • Higalaay Festival Sale (August 21-31) – All malls
  • Miss Cagayan de Oro 2017 Coronation Night (7 PM August 26) – Limketkai Atrium
  • Higalaay Street Parade and Floats (7 AM August 27) – Velez to Limketkai
  • Centrio Mall Bisperas Fireworks (8 PM August 27) – Duaw Kagay-an Park
  • Religious Procession (4 AM August 28) – St. Augustine Cathedral (Fluvial Procession)
  • Kagay-an Pyro Musical Festival (9 PM August 28) – Pueblo de Oro Business Park

This year’s Kumbira, the famed annual culinary competition will not push through. The event was reportedly affected by the backing out of sponsors and CHED and DepEd’s order of banning field trips so be updated on some changes that will come out as the events are coming close.

UNIQLO Opens its 40th Store in Cagayan de Oro

Japanese global casual apparel retailer, UNIQLO, further expands its offering in the Philippines with the opening of its store in Cagayan De Oro, the third location in Mindanao.

Located at SM CDO Downtown Premier, the store will be the 40th UNIQLO location in the Philippines. It is also the third store in Mindanao following the recent openings in SM Lanang Premier and SM City Davao. The new store will add over 1,018 sqm of new shopping space, bringing the UNIQLO LifeWear shopping experience to even more customers in Mindanao.

UNIQLO is known around the world for its LifeWear – innovative, high-quality clothing that is universal in design and comfort and made for everyone, everywhere. Through LifeWear, UNIQLO constantly develops technologies and fabrics to bring more warmth, more lightness, better design and better comfort to people’s lives.

“We are thrilled to open our 40th store at SM CDO Downtown Premier. Mindanao is an important region for us, and the new store provides us with the opportunity to bring the UNIQLO LifeWear experience to more Filipinos,” said Geraldine Sia, General Manager, UNIQLO Philippines.

As with other UNIQLO stores around the Philippines, the store in Cagayan de Oro will showcase a full and colorful line-up of UNIQLO LifeWear essential for men, women, kids, and babies. The line-up includes UNIQLO shirts, pants, dresses, proprietary clothing technology products such as AIRism, HEATTECH, UNIQLO SPORT, as well as the Hana Tajima for UNIQLO collection of modest wear.

Apart from the full range of LifeWear items, exclusive offers for Kagay-anons will be available from June 30 to July 6 on a wide range of items to celebrate the store opening.

Men’s Collection

Men’s Broadcloth Printed Short Sleeve Shirt (Php790)
The Broadcloth Printed Short Sleeve Shirt is made with a premium cotton shirt to make the wearer feel cool all throughout the day. It also features a button-down color and unique, fashionable dot pattern which is great for that dressy casual style.

Packaged Pique Line Polo Shirt (Php490)
One of UNIQLO’s classics, the Package Pique Polo Shirt is a lightweight piece great for warm weather. Versatile and casual, the shirt is a great option for daytime dressing.

Stretched Skinny Tapered Jeans (Php990)
UNIQLO’s Stretched Skinny Tapered Jeans combine comfort with a stylish silhouette. Its two-way stretch provides superior ease of movement, while its waist features a stylish black, matte button.

Easy Shorts (Php490)
Great for active scenarios or leisure wear, the easy-waist shorts are designed with a roomier waist for a comfortable fit and ease of movement. Made with DRY technology, it keeps the wearer dry and comfortable even in sweaty situations.

Women’s Collection

Women’s Rayon Blouses (Php790)
Created using easy-care, wrinkle-resistant material, Rayon Blouse is an ideal piece for women-on-the-go. Design details make the relaxed fit universally flattering.

EPICE Graphic T-Shirt (Php490)
Featuring floral prints from EPICE’s range of beautiful and sophisticated designs, these t-shirts are great for playful styling and family coordination fun.

Color Crew Neck T-Shirt (Php490 for 2)
Available in a range of colors, the Color Crew Neck T-Shirt is a simple and versatile piece ideal for everyday dressing. It’s rayon blend material gives the piece a soft feel while its slightly deeper neckline lends a feminine touch.

Skinny Fit Tapered Jeans (Php790)
UNIQLO’s Skinny Fit Tapered Jeans feature a flattering skinny fit and fade that provides a lived-in look. Made with Powder Soft Denim, they’re extraordinarily comfortable and easy to move in.

UNIQLO Kids Collection

Girls’ Sanrio Graphic T-Shirts (Php290)
Featuring iconic Sanrio characters, this graphic T-shirt is a fun piece for day-to-day dressing.

Girls’ Leggings (Php390)
These leggings in solid colors are easy to coordinate with skirts and shorts for a layered look. The full-length design is a great piece that can be used all year round.

Boys’ MARVEL Graphic T-Shirt (Php290)
Featuring designs based on illustrations inspired by iconic characters, the MARVEL Graphic T-Shirts are a fun addition to any boy’s wardrobe. Favorite designs include Iron Man, Captain America, and Black Widow, as well as villains like Venom.

Boys’ Easy Shorts (Php490)
These boys’ shorts feature an elastic waist for easy, relaxed comfort. They allow excellent mobility, so they make great playwear. Durable twill material means they can take a beating.

UNIQLO Babies Collection

Baby’s Dry Half Leggings (Php290)
This cool, light three-quarter length has simple solid leggings to mix and match. It has smooth spandex jersey material is safe for babies’ delicate skin. It’s a great option as bottoms or in layered outfits.

Baby’s Lisa Larson Graphic T-Shirt (Php290)
Designed with designer Lisa Larson’s “Mike the Cat,” the Lisa Larson Graphic T-Shirt is a quirky and humorous piece for the fun-loving baby.

Apart from bringing quality clothing, UNIQLO continues to make the good lives of Filipinos better through its community outreach programs.

In line with UNIQLO’s All-Product Recycling campaign, UNIQLO will hold a community outreach for Marawi evacuees in District 2, Cagayan De Oro on June 29. In this activity, UNIQLO will be donating clothes to families in refugee centers, providing clothing where it is currently needed most.

Bigby’s Newest Home in SM CDO Downtown Premier

Start Your Food Adventures at Bigby’s newest home in 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 is complemented by the wide array of wittingly-named dishes it serves in generous portions at reasonable prices.

Bigby’s Café and Restaurant are now found in many major cities in both Visayas and in Mindanao. It has a total of 8 branches with its newest branch that officially opened last May 28, 2017, at the Level 4 of SM CDO Downtown Premier.

Bigby’s SM CDO Downtown Premier branch has a new redesign vibe with great travel theme decor together with a very casual atmosphere and retro style. You will feel at home with its new ambiance.

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).

SM CDO Downtown Premier Opens In Cagayan de Oro

Cagayan de Oro City is beating with a downtown vibe as SM open its Premier Mall in the downtown area at the heart of the city!

Residents in the City of Golden Friendship have more to smile about when SM CDO Downtown Premier opens its doors to the public on Friday, May 12, 2017. It is SM Prime Holding’s 61st mall, the sixth in Mindanao, and the second in Cagayan de Oro.

Located at the busy intersection of Claro M. Recto Avenue and Osmeña Street, the five-level, 177,743.21 square meter mall, will serve shoppers in Cagayan de Oro and nearby cities and provinces in the Northern Mindanao area. Envisioned as Cagayan de Oro’s premier shopping address, it is an emerging landmark in the bustling downtown area with five floors of retail, dining, and entertainment; and eight floors of prime office space in the future BPO tower, which will be integrated with the retail center.

SM CDO Downtown Premier brings a vibrant and upbeat retail experience for this urban market with exterior finishes that are subtle and upscale, primarily glass, metal, and natural colors that reflect the sophisticated nature of this center. A glass corner creates a striking entry and allows the center to glow with activity at night.

Interiors are also distinctly upscale with rich, subdued finishes enlivened by patterns of gray and accents of color. A diagonal pattern is reflected on the floors, ceilings, and in the skylight system to provide visual interest and variety. Daylighting and artificial lighting combine to create a variety of light effects that change with the time of day, weather, and seasons. Bold color is used as a visual accent on the escalators and inside faces of the skylight.

SM CDO Downtown Premier brings an uptown vibe to the downtown area with its eclectic mix of shopping, leisure, and entertainment. The SM Store and SM Supermarket are its major retail anchors, as well as SM mainstays like SM Appliance, Toy Kingdom, Our Home, Surplus, Sports Central and Pet Express. The mall will also have hundreds of stores –fashion boutiques, shoe stores, home stores, novelty stores, and more, including a Cyberzone for the tech generation, and a Wellness Center.

It is a vibrant retail intersection where one can find global brands like Forever 21, Uniqlo, Miniso, The Body Shop, Watsons, Ace Hardware, Crocs, Giordano, The Face Shop, and Oakley, as well as well-loved Filipino brands like National Bookstore, Bench, and Penshoppe.

Dining with family and friends is a premier experience – outdoor dining enlivens the street with restaurant balconies on both sides. SM CDO Downtown Premier also has a Food Hall, and eating out options ranging from local and international fast food chains to specialty restaurants. Foodies will love trying out the mall’s homegrown restaurants – Missy Bonbon, Bigby’s, Ribs and Bibs, Hanabel’s, SaloSalosaPanagatan, Chez Marie, Hungry Plate, Damaso, Barkadahan Grill, Bingsoo, Naicha, Sweet Cravings and Arturos.

The mall will have seven cinemas – four digital theaters, 2 Director’s Clubs, and one large format digital cinema; as well as a state of the art bowling center. For customer convenience, it will have a parking building with 1,500 slots.

Just as SM CDO Downtown Premier is premier in its design and shopping excitement, it is also premier in its commitment to sustainability and the environment. It has a Sky Garden with lush landscaping.

More than that, it is equipped with a Rainwater Catchment System to prevent flooding. The Rainwater Catchment basin underneath the Main Mall Building measuring 3,000 square meters and six meters deep can hold up to 13, 650 cubic meters of water or close to 13.7 million liters of water. The tank capacity was based on the 24- hour rainfall intensity of 455 mm brought by Typhoon Ondoy in 2009.

Missy BonBon Limketkai is Back

Missy BonBon is back in Limketkai Center at its same place with more space and tables indoor. After a few months of major renovation last December 2016 and January 2017, they open back again this month of February in time for the love month.

Missy BonBon is known for its great tasting gelato, bread, pastel, and morning meals. But with the new revamp Missy BonBon Limketkai, they are now offering mouth-watering lunch and dinner meals.Check out the pictures below to know more about their latest offering before visiting them back again.

This is its Chicken Katsu Curry, a must-try meal which is one of my favorites. A new twist of chicken katsu with a very yummy curry sauce.

The Sheperd’s Beef Pie is also my recommended meal you must try. A bake beef topped with mashed potatoes and cheese is so yummy.

Its newest area is the pasalubong place where you can easily grab some pasalubong before going home or if your going to another place to give to friends and families.

As you can see, they now have wider area indoor for a more cozy place to unwind and enjoy your meal. They still have an outdoor place for those who want to hang out outside or have some cigarettes.

Visit the new Missy BonBon now and enjoy its free Wi-Fi just by checking-in with your Facebook account and enjoy the great new ambiance.

 

Yakimix is now in CDO

 

The very popular eat-all-you-can place in Manila is now open here Cagayan de Oro City located at Cagayan Town Center along Antonio Luna corner Capt. Vicente Roa Streets near Ayala Centrio Mall.

They offer all kinds of meat and seafood for grilling in their smokeless grill pan. Aside from grill foods, they also have a wide choice of ready to eat foods, great for eating already while grilling some more food to eat.

Aside from a wide variety of food, you can drink all you can a variety of beverages available self-serve as well as many choices of great desserts.

To be accommodated when you arrive, I advise you to call them in advance to reserve your place at this numbers: 0956-876-9381, 859-1159 or 859-1161.

 

CDO2 Cycles Opens in Lapasan CDO

CDO2 Cycles Type S 3S shop had its grand opening last December 8, 2016, it is the first Type S in the Philippines located at Western Kalambaguhan Lapasan here in Cagayan de Oro City.

Established on February 18, 2009, they are one of the official Yamaha Motorcycle dealers in Mindanao and is a subsidiary of the highly successful Motormate Group of Companies along Quirino and Hayes Street, CDO. Motormate has different branches all over Mindanao supplying motorcycles and spare parts.

If you are looking for big bikes especially authentic Yamaha brand, go straight to them, they offer all Yamaha brand big bikes and after sales support you need after buying your top of the line bike. They are the exclusive dealer of Yamaha Motorcycles, spare parts, and services.

Awarded by Yamaha Motor Philippines as the No.1 Yamaha 3S shop in the Philippines since 2010. CDO2 Cycles Type S 3S Shop is known for its exemplary customer care programs. If you ran into a problem with your motorcycle, you can call their Hotline and their Rescue 209 Mobile Mechanic will be at your doorstep to service your motorcycle.

They have a time commitment service where you will know how long it will take your motorcycle to be service and or get repaired. They have a full-service lounge to wait while they check and service your ride with a large monitor to check how much more time your services will be done. A well trained and customer service staff will attend to your needs and after fixing your bike they hand you a customer survey to help them improve its services.

Modern repair shop with timing monitor

This is their waiting lounge while your bike is being fixed.

Last December 8, 2016, it was one of the biggest and grandest openings of a Yamaha 3S shop in the Philippines together with the launching of the Yamaha Big Bike Motorcycles. They also held a Bikers Festival which you have the chance to test ride their bikes and to give back to their loyal customers with a chance of winning prizes and free change oil.

They offer free use of their Marketing and Training Room for Motorcycle Group Meetings.

Visit them now located at Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City. It’s easy to find their three-story building on the right side of the highway if you are going to Bugo direction.