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Vivo Reveal the Perfect Selfie Smartphone

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Vivo Philippines, one of the top 5 global smartphone manufacturer in the world held a grand event last November 23, 2016 where we were flown in from Cagayan de Oro City to Manila as well as other friends from the media all over the country to revealed its secret to perfect selfies with the launch of the Vivo V5 smartphone. The Vivo V5 smartphone boasts Perfect Selfie capabilities with its high-quality front-facing camera, fast performance, and upgraded features that ensure great experiences for its users. Also invited are its dealers, suppliers and VIPs at the Solaire Resort and Casino.

“The V5 embodies Vivo’s relentless pursuit of innovation, with technologies and functions that our consumers look for in their device. With the V5 and its industry-leading features, we continue to push the boundaries of a premium mid-range smartphone as we highlight Vivo’s high standards in smartphone design and feature,” said Vivo Philippines Vice President Hazel Bascon.

Premium mid-range elegance
The Vivo V5 sports an all-metal unibody shell back case that comes in champagne gold and rose gold colors. Up front, it features a 5.5-inch 1280×720 HD display clad in 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass for protection, giving the V5 an ideal premium feel in the hand. Performance wise, the Vivo V5 is equipped with a MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor running at 1.5GHz and paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage expandable via micro SD up to 128GB.

The V5 also features a front-facing fast fingerprint scanner capable of unlocking the smartphone in as fast as 0.2 seconds. It also features fast-charging technology to quickly top-up its 3,000mAh built-in battery.

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Redefining the perfect selfie
The Vivo V5 features an innovation that is set to be the benchmark of future smartphones. It is equipped with a 20-megapixel Moonlight front-facing camera featuring a 1/2.78” Sony IMX376 camera sensor coupled with a 5P lens system and an aperture of f/2.0. It also comes with a front-facing soft-light flash that helps illuminate its subjects whenever they take a selfie, ensuring that its users can capture perfect selfies anytime and anywhere.

Meanwhile, its rear camera boasts a 13-megapixel sensor that features phase-detect autofocus that will help users snap photos as they happen.

Value-added benefits
Vivo’s V5 smartphone is also equipped with a 32-bit AK4376 digital to analog converter Hi-Fi chip, as well as a new iteration of its proprietary operating system, Funtouch OS 2.6, now based on Android’s 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system.

Among its new features is an improved version of Vivo’s take on multitasking, Smart Split 2.0, which allows users to view two apps side-by-side. Another feature is the Eye Protection Mode, which filters blue light from the screen to protect its users’ eyesights.

“With the launch of the Vivo V5, Vivo again sets the benchmark of a premium midrange smartphone with perfect selfie features that one would normally only see in flagship offers. Filipinos will once again have a capable and compelling smartphone choice, and one that can fulfill a wide range of roles in their everyday lives,” added Bascon.

A Plus for the family
Vivo also revealed an upcoming device that is set to supplement the Vivo V5. The Vivo V5 Plus will feature a similar form factor as the V5 smartphone at 5.5 inches, but will feature a 1920×1080 display and 20-megapixel dual front-facing cameras that are set to enhance the perfect selfie experience of its users.

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Vivo also announced Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry as part of the Vivo family. The two-time NBA MVP and Golden State Warriors point guard will serve as the new face of the Vivo V5, highlighting its perfect selfie capabilities alongside local influencers Mccoy de Leon and Verniece Enciso.

Smart Padala Holiday Giveaway Discount

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Christmas is once again in the corner, it is one of the most anticipated occasions of the year. Filipinos are so excited about it that we start feeling the Christmas spirit as early as September.

To make this important occasion more meaningful for Filipinos. Smart Padala, one of the leading remittance network in the Philippines released a new promo as an early Christmas treat. Dubbed Holiday Giveaway Discount and Raffle Promo, the promo allows consumers to enjoy not only lower padala fees but also will get a chance to win cash prizes, Happee pang-negosyo package, and Kawasaki motorcycles when they transact from September 30 to December 31, 2016.

Breadwinners will be able to express their love to their families by sending the fruits of their hard work with even lower remittance rates wherever they are. In Mindanao, the padala fee is now only P10 for transactions worth P500 and below and so on. This promo is exclusive to Mindanao only. So, earn your raffle entries for more chances of winning!

For more details about Smart Padala, visit www.smartpadala.ph and like their Facebook Page: fb.com/smartpadalaph.

 

SneakPeek Now in Cagayan de Oro

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Looking for the latest sneakers in town? or looking for that hard to find sneakers you want on the market? Check out a new sneaker shop in town. SneakPeek is a multi-brand lifestyle store that houses some of the most highly sought-after footwear brands from across the globe. Started in 2013, SneakPeek made its presence in various malls around the country providing convenience to individuals who are on the lookout for mere indulgence on rubber-soled footwear.

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They offer top-of-the-line global brands such as Nike, Adidas, and New Balance, SneakPeek presently stands as where one can get not only pairs of shoes but art pieces that come with prestige and ounces of bragging rights, for the store grants access to exclusive designs and brands not easily available elsewhere.

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Sneakpeek sees itself growing as the top-of-mind option of rebel-at-heart individuals looking for yet another addition to their sneaker collection. This pursuit happens as SneakPeek satisfies the fancies of men and women alike one foot at a time.

Check them out now! they are located on the 2nd floor of Ayala Centrio Mall near the escalator on the TGIF Restobar side.

Teleperformance Cagayan de Oro Grand Launching

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Teleperformance, the world’s leading provider of outsourced omnichannel customer experience management services, opens its newest business site in Cagayan de Oro City (CDO), it is their 18th site in the Philippines and its second site in Mindanao after its Davao City opened in 2013.

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Teleperformance CDO is strategically located at the heart of the city, occupying four floors of the upscale Centrio Mall, an Ayala Land development situated along Claro M. Recto Avenue.

Gearing up for its aggressive business operations, Teleperformance CDO now welcomes jobseekers to its modern and spacious Recruitment Center located at the 2nd floor of the Centrio Garden. Competitive salary package, exciting performance bonuses, comprehensive healthcare benefits and career advancement opportunities await those who will be successfully hired.

Like other Teleperformance sites in the country, the CDO site features state-of-the-art facilities such a fitness gym, spacious cafeterias, full-service clinic, sleeping quarters, game and recreation rooms, and individual lockers for employees.

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Travis Coates (pictured above), Teleperformance Philippines Managing Director, expressed his optimism on the launch of the new site. “Our arrival to the City of Cagayan de Oro signifies our strong commitment to the Philippine BPO industry and our confidence in this part of the country. Teleperformance is excited to expand into Cagayan de Oro City, with its strategic location, superb infrastructure, strong local government support and excellent talent pool that we surely want to tap. I am confident that with the opening of this new site, we will be able to continue to effectively serve our clients and customers and provide excellent career opportunities,” Coates said.

The launch of Teleperformance CDO is also one of the highlights of the 20th Anniversary of Teleperformance in the country this 2016. Earlier this year, the anniversary campaign was launched across various media channels and marketing activities. With the tagline, “20 years of Filipino Pride,” Teleperformance Philippines pays tribute to its employees and their inspiring stories of growth with the company over the past 20 years.

From only around 100 employees when it began its operations in 1996, Teleperformance Philippines continues to grow with around 40,000 employees across 18 business sites in Metro Manila, Antipolo, Baguio, Bacolod, Cebu, Davao and now Cagayan de Oro.

For more details on the career opportunities and application requirements, interested applicants may visit the Teleperformance Philippines Facebook page.

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About Teleperformance

Teleperformance, the worldwide leader in outsourced omnichannel customer experience management, serves companies around the world with customer care, technical support, customer acquisition and debt collection programs. In 2015, it reported consolidated revenue of €3.4 billion ($3.7 billion, based on €1 = $1.11).

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The Teleperformance Group operates 147,000 computerized workstations, with close to 190,000 employees across 311 contact centers in 65 countries and serving more than 160 markets. It manages programs in 75 languages and dialects on behalf of major international companies operating in a wide variety of industries.

Teleperformance shares are traded on the Euronext Paris market, Compartment A, and are eligible for the deferred settlement service. They are included in the following indices: STOXX 600, SBF 120, Next 150, CAC Mid 60 and CAC Support Services. They also have been included in the Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120 index since December 2015, with regard of the Group’s performance in corporate responsibility.

Teleperformance began operations in the Philippines in 1996 and has grown to become a preferred offshore contact center outsourcing option. The company employs around 40,000 people in the country and operates nearly 30,000 workstations in 18 business sites located across Metro Manila, Antipolo, Baguio, Bacolod, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro and Davao.

From 2012 to 2016, Teleperformance received the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Contact Center Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year Award for its significant performance in revenue management, market share, capabilities, and overall contribution to the contact center industry. In addition, Teleperformance received the AON Hewitt certification as 2014 Best Employer in the Philippines.

This 2016, Teleperformance marks its 20th year of continued excellence and leadership in the Philippines. This milestone highlights the company’s commitment to steadily provide the best employment experience for Filipinos, proactively support the nation’s ICT-BPO sector, and uphold its socio-civic engagements to create a difference in the lives of the Philippine community.

For further information, please visit the Teleperformance website at www.teleperformance.ph or like the Teleperformance Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/teleperformance.philippines

Converse Debuts Water Resistant Shoe Collection

Converse debuts the new counter climate collection. Launching this Fall/Winter 2016 in the U.S. or the rainy season here in the Philippines.

Chuck II Leads Converse Footwear Against the Wet Weather With Canvas, Leather, and Rubber Converse is taking wet weather head-on this season, combining classic sneaker designs with premium weatherized features, with the debut of the Fall/Holiday 2016 Converse Counter Climate Footwear Collection. The new collections provide the necessary tools to combat the climate shifts while emphasizing essential weather-beating benefits. The innovative sneaker collections feature a bold mix of colors and materials including water repellent canvas, rubber and leather, and waterproof neoprene. Divided into three unique categories: Shield Canvas, Leather, and Rubber, these collections are intended to stand up against the unpredictable inclement weather.

Each sneaker has been treated to help tackle rainy weather while maintaining comfort and style. The Converse Counter Climate-Shield Canvas sneakers have been given a DWR (durable water repellent) treatment, standing guard as the first line of defense against the rain.

For the holiday season, both new and time-honored styles endure the harsh elements with the Counter Climate Rubber collection. These rubber sneakers are winter-ready with water resistant material and heat retention.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Shield Canvas
Designed for the Chuck Taylor lover who can’t give up their Chucks no matter what the weather, the new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Shield Canvas sneaker combines the enhanced comfort of a Lunarlon sock liner, non-slip padded tongue and micro-suede lining with materials that can also withstand most climate challenges. Converse has added a water-repellent Shield Canvas and a gusseted tongue, as well as removing the medial eyelets to make a durable sneaker that is ready for wet and rainy adventures. The sneakers also feature reflective heel webbing and barrel laces for added visibility in low light environments.

Available colors: Black/Volt, Black/Reflective, White/Lava, Black
Suggested retail price: Php 4,550

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Rubber
Another iteration of the Chuck II will also be releasing this fall – the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Rubber. By incorporating a transparent rubber overlay on the iconic Chuck II silhouette, this allows for the sneaker to breathe while repelling water and protecting feet from the elements. The sneaker includes all the features and benefits of the Chuck II such as a Lunarlon sock liner and a non-slip padded tongue while adding a beautifully crafted dimensional canvas for breathability, micro-perforated leather lining for comfort, and a heat reflecting barrier at the footbed for warmth.

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Suggested retail price: Php 5,430

Converse Cons One Star Shield Canvas
This season, the Converse Cons Star also receives the Shield Canvas treatment, combining the enhanced comfort of a Lunarlon sock liner with a lightweight and breathable canvas that can also withstand the rain. Added features include a gusseted tongue and removed medial eyelets allowing the sneaker to tolerate wet environments. Traction rubber has also been incorporated to the outsole, providing additional grip.

Available colors: Black, White, Obsidian
Suggested retail price: Php 4,250

Converse Jack Purcell Signature Twill Shield Canvas
The Converse Jack Purcell Signature collection introduces a thicker Shield Canvas with a water repellent finish and a tri-color reflective heel stay. A mesh lining backing the shield canvas regulates temperatures across a range of climates while still keeping the sneaker breathable. Reflective laces add flare while a gusseted tongue construction will prevent water from seeping into the dual pod Nike Zoom Air insole technology.

Available colors: Inked, Natural
Suggested retail price: Php 5,590

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Converse Jack Purcell Signature M-Series
This fall, Converse introduces a high top silhouette combined with Counter Climate-Shield Canvas. Warm, durable and water-repellent, it delivers all-day, on-the-go comfort. The Shield Canvas complements feature like Lunarlon insole cushioning, heat regulating mesh lining and a tri-color reflective heel tab for enhanced visibility in low light.

Available Colors: Hot Cocoa, Black
Suggested retail price: Php 5,430

Converse Essentials
The collection features quality and durable everyday basics for your active, on-the-go lifestyle. Constructed for comfort and fit, the Converse Essentials collection will get softer with time. Each piece includes a natural color fade of fabric with long-term wear, durable stitching, and a managed shrinkage fit that remains the same throughout the lifespan. The collection includes the Converse Essentials Tee, Converse Essentials Pullover Hoodie, Converse Essentials Full Zip Hoodie and Converse Essentials Jogger.

Available Colors: Black. Grey, Obsidian, Egret
Suggested retail price: Ranges from Php 899.75 to Php 3,339.75
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The new Fall/Holiday 2016 Converse Counter Climate Footwear Collection and Essentials are now available at Converse stores nationwide including here in Cagayan de Oro at its branches in Converse Centrio Mall, LimketKai Center, and Gaisano Mall.

S & R Membership Shopping Now Open in CDO

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The much-anticipated Membership Shopping Club will be opening tomorrow, July 28, 2016, at 10 in the morning. Located along Kauswagan Highway before turning right going to Bulua Bus Terminal if you are coming from the city proper.

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S & R CDO offers world-class imported products as well as local quality passed standard products. They have very affordable appliances, indoor & outdoor furniture, kitchenware, toiletries, health & beauty essentials, beers, wines & liquors, fresh meat & seafood, dairy and even vitamins and other medical products.

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Membership means low prices.
Modeled after warehouse shopping chains in the United States, S&R Cagayan de Oro provides members with unmatched everyday savings through exclusive deals and a low club pricing program that guarantees the best value for money.

Membership cost starts at P700 for the Gold Member which entitles you to a great deal of discounts worth at least P65,000 of coupons. Business owners and entrepreneurs can also avail of their Business membership.

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S & R is also known for its Big Taste/Big Fun New York Style pizzas overflowing with the finest imported toppings. While you are going shopping, they also have automotive products and mechanics to check your vehicle and change your tires all within the premises.

Watch the video below with S&R’s VP for Operations, Mr. Greg Kreyer touring us around the store.

The Librewry Cafe

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A new place in the city had a soft opening today (July 10, 2016) at the Divisoria area. The place is part library + coffee shop + and work or study place.

This place is great for students and freelancers to work or study with your own desk, a wi-fi internet, and unlimited water. You can also order from them coffee, juice, hot choco and other beverages as well as snacks and meals for those hungry tummies while studying or working on a project.

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The rate is P25 only per hour and you can have a free drink if you book 3 hours or more. In the coming weeks, they will also offer weekly or monthly payments for those who will frequently use the place. Its internet connection is run on fiber optics so it can definitely cater to the several numbers of users in the place.

They are located along Velez Street and Chaves Street, in between Mai’s Crafts Cafe and Red Tail Restaurant, you will find a small entrance there leading to the place. It is also in front of Sentro 1850 Restaurant, just across the street, now you don’t have a reason already to be lost 🙂

ASUS Concept Store Now Open at Ayala Centrio Mall

Finally we now have an official Asus Concept Store here in Cagayan de Oro City. Asus a leading producer of quality hi-tech gadgets base in Taiwan that offers gaming computers, motherboards, laptops, tablets, smartphones and many more is now open at the 3rd floor of Ayala Centrio Mall in this city.

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Asus offers top of the line smartphones with their latest full featured Zenfone 2. Gaming laptops and also offers affordable laptops for daily use. If you have time checkout now their just opened concept store in the city.

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Passages Bookstore Now Opens

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Passages Bookstore now opens at the 3rd level of Ayala Centrio Mall. It is part of the OMF Lit publishing which publishes christian books including self-help books, children books among others.

Visit them now located beside Cham’s Convenience Store and Ayala Cinema on the 3rd floor. They have a variety of books that will interest you to read.

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Samsung Happy Home CDO Roadshow

The greatest dream of families to have in a home is to be able to comfortably lounge around at home, enjoying life’s simple pleasures such as watching TV, munching on comfort food, or listening to good music with the family and friends. These great bonding moments will be made much better with Samsung Consumer Electronics, which makes their new home a luxurious haven for entertainment, fun, and relaxation.

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Now on its third run, Samsung Happy Home roadshow went to Limketkai Mall in Cagayan de Oro and will continue in key cities such as Bacolod, Cebu, Pampanga, Naga, and Iloilo throughout the year, letting more families see how Samsung could help them create a happy home. This roadshow kicked off in Manila last August and was followed by the Davao leg in Abreeza Mall, Davao.

The Samsung Happy Home roadshow aims to show how families can enjoy the many conveniences and the possibilities made possible by Samsung products—all designed to meet the needs of families at every life stage and celebrate with them in every success. Regardless of family size, age, interest, or location, there’s always a Samsung product that is right for everyone, with every single unit designed to surpass expectations and delight users.

“With its latest innovative, smart and high quality digital products line-up, Samsung is once again offering a whole new home experience for the Filipino Family. Through this roadshow, we hope to let more Filipinos know how Samsung Television, Home Entertainment Solutions, and Digital Appliances can fit their everyday needs and help enhance their lifestyles,” said Lei-Lani Montemayor, Samsung Product Manager for Washing Machine.

The Samsung Happy Home roadshow showcases a line-up of products that will surely be the best upgrade every Filipino’s home – dream-come-true, smart, innovative, and happier home.

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Television
Upgrading one’s viewing experience at home to match watching a movie at the cinema is now possible with the Samsung SUHD, signifying a true leap forward in technology to offer a superior viewing experience. The Samsung SUHD TV sets the standard with its nano-crystal technology and re-mastering picture quality engine that produce 64 times more color expression than conventional TVs and 2.5 times brighter than conventional UHD TVs. Aside from the SUHD, Samsung LED, Smart, and UHD TVs are also showcased, wherein each highlighted key features, setting a higher level of advancement and functionality, as well as fitting every home.

Home Entertainment Solutions
Another treat from Samsung is the TV’s Curved Soundbar, which has a multi-channel speaker and side speakers that enhance the surround sound and provide more clarity for a better TV experience – capping off the perfect life-like viewing. Meanwhile, Samsung Wireless Audio 360 produces balanced sound in all directions, filling all around the room. Adding to the convenience is the built-in Wi-Fi to control the audio system where one can listen to music all around the house or listen to a different type of music per room.

Refrigerators
Storage and space are consumers’ common concerns when looking for a refrigerator. Good thing, Samsung upgrades their refrigerator as they bring Samsung Food Showcase Refrigerator (FSR) to the market. Its revolutionary “fridge within a fridge” design has two independent areas, offering more space and organization options. The FSR has also a metal cooling door that restores the temperature in the fridge faster than a conventional door. With FSR, maximum storage space is achieved while keeping energy consumption and floor space requirements at a minimum.

Washing Machines
The old washing machine may have produced clean clothes but it fails to prevent the washer’s back pains. Level up the washing experience with Samsung Activdualwash, which fused ergonomic design with state-of-the-art technology. The hands-on mom can experience great cleaning power with greater convenience and lesser back pain compared to their older washing machines. Its dedicated built-in sink, washboard, and water jet built right into the washer makes everything within reach, thus making the laundry process less tedious and time-consuming.

Airconditioners
Being a tropical country, the Philippines’ climate is characterized by relatively high temperature and high atmospheric humidity. Addressing this need, Samsung AR7000 air conditioner features a triangular design enabling quicker, further, and wider cooling. Its digital inverter system will let consumers enjoy a powerful and optimized cooling system, without increasing electricity usage and expense. It also has Virus Doctor and an easy filter to keep the air clean.

Smart Ovens
The Samsung Smart Oven will surely meet families’ on-the-go lifestyle as well as their need for healthy food. It has features that make it the all-in-one cooking solution, veering away from the usual only “reheating” feature of microwaves. It has the SLIM FRY Technology that allows oil-free frying and fuss-free frying and grilling. Aside from upgrading the kitchen, cooking skills are about to level up with this appliance.

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Creating one’s dream home doesn’t always mean major overhauls. By adding perfect home pieces and products from Samsung, build the dream home that will be filled with love, togetherness, convenience, and entertainment.

To learn more, visit them on their Facebook page: fb.com/SamsungPH or follow them on twitter @SamsungPH.