Thursday, July 24, 2014

Islands Souvenirs Rocks CDO With ‘I Heart Cagayan De Oro’ Fashion Show

Fashion. Music. Fun. Kagayan-ons were in for a treat as Islands Souvenirs brought the house down on Centrio Mall with the launch of the ‘I Heart Cagayan De Oro’ campaign. The ‘I Heart CDO’ line, which includes a wide variety of personalised shirts and other products, focuses on love and pride of place. The campaign also highlights the things that make CDO a great tourist destination - whether it’s the food, the adventures, the sights, the people, the vibe, the views and everything under the sun. Through the ‘I Heart’ concept, locals are empowered and encouraged to “Show your love, Show your pride” for the city that they call home. 

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‘I Heart Cagayan De Oro’ Fashion Show The brand’s bestselling shirts, apparel and accessories were thrust into the spotlight in a grand and festive Fashion Show that took up the entire Activity Center of Centrio Mall. CDO’s hottest up and coming models took to the catwalk to showcase the different Islands Souvenirs’ products in different colors and looks that were mixed, matched, cut and styled. The show was divided into different segments that featured different styles to match different personalities and lifestyles to show that each Islands Souvenirs shirt is more than just a souvenir item but a fashion statement.

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On The Move 

The first segment pays tribute to the travellers, sports and outdoor enthusiasts. With a line of apparel that’s light, flexible, ultra-comfy and versatile, Islands Souvenirs is your travel buddy, gym companion and teammate that you can count on when you want to get outside, sweat it out and see the world. For the backpackers, yogis, gym rats, ball players, mountaineers and more, cheers to you! 

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From the runways of Milan and New York, white will never go out of style. Casual and sexy. Smart and professional. Add a burst of colour to your all-white ensemble for that extra oomph. From office to club. From work day to night out. Work hard. Play harder. 

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Featuring the original collection of CDO’s fashion diva Gil Macaibay, the segment shows that Islands Souvenirs goes well with even the most avant garde of looks. Unique, whimsical and edgy. Black is truly back in CDO - with a little more attitude and a whole lotta love. 

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Taking street fashion to the next level, Islands Souvenirs meets street. With bold patters and bright colors, add that rough and tumble look to casual wear. For the rebels with rough edges. For those who dare to be different. Stand out! 

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Feel the love. Experience summer paradise all year round. Sun. Sand. Sea. Wherever you go, you can take the islands with you. The collection features all the colours of summer. A bright, happy and fun vibe that is sure to bring a smile to your face. Enjoy life. Go neon! 

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“Pastel, pineapple, sinuglaw, feeling of home, small and cozy, best of both worlds, nature, culture, friendly people, warm and loving people and the smile sa Kagayan-on,” Guests and other Kagayanons were introduced to the ‘I Heart ♥ CDO’ Brand Ambassadors. The crowd applauded and cheered as these true-blue Kagayan-ons from different walks of life made their way up the catwalk to express their pride and love for Cagayan de Oro. In a spectacular introduction and behind the scenes video, guests met for the first time the personalities and official ‘I Heart ♥ CDO’ Brand Ambassadors. 

 photo 10365774_10152104489455904_231405071850911688_n_zps89de00a0.jpg (from left-right) Say hello to the man behind the #becomingfilipino movement, Kyle Jennerman, the hottest faces on local television, the lovely host, Nicole Abas-Datayan and our very own fellow CDO blogger, the Mindanaoan blogger extraordinaire, Miss Irene Aserios 

Other ambassadors include the kitchen goddess behind Joji’s Delights peanut butter - Joji Ferrer; the lovely host Maxine Monasterio; the prince of haute couture in Mindanao - Gil Macaibay III;fit and fabulous fashion and fitness blogger - Desiree Lim; ;superman triathlete - Francis Velasquez; the talent behind the turntables - DJ RB Banaag; multi-talented entrepreneur and artist Chingkee Te; writer and blogger Nadine Legaspi; the queen of chandelier cakes - Awi Chaves; and last but not the least environmentalist, saving the world one province at a time - Jeminah Ferrer. Catch them represent the ‘I Heart CDO’ campaign. 

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Take The Islands With You Islands Souvenirs is the leading brand of premium-quality souvenirs in the Philippines. With over 80 outlets nationwide strategically located in the country’s top tourist destinations, Islands Souvenirs continues to strengthen its brand identity and position by giving customers a vibrant shopping experience, best-quality products at affordable prices, innovative and creative concepts, exceptional customer service and exciting events. 

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Check out the Islands Souvenirs Store along the East Concourse of Limketkai Center and 2F of Centrio Mall. Like us on Facebook

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Loop CDO for Newlyweds and Young Families

Most young couples and start-up families have a specific checklist in mind when looking for a new home. The rule is to find one where they can live in comfort, convenience, and safety, especially when they have kids. While most residential options in Cagayan de Oro fall short of these criteria, The Loop easily surpasses it all. 

A two-tower, 25-storey landmark condominium development of Vista Residences, The Loop offers modern high-rise homes that fit the lifestyle of newlyweds and start-up families. Comfortable living. It offers comfortable living with its space-savvy condo units, from studio to one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom units. All are thoughtfully and carefully planned and designed with the dweller’s comfort in mind. 

Newlyweds and young couples will thrive in a studio or one-bedroom unit–versatile living options that can be cleaned fast and easy. It allows couples to move around fast and with ease, giving them more time to enjoy other pursuits together. Young families with kids will find it comfortable living in a two- or three-bedroom condo unit. 

With the children’s room adjacent to the master bedroom, parents can rest easy knowing their kids are close, safe, and happy. Monitoring the kids will also be a breeze even as parents prepare the family meal at the kitchen area, as they can easily see the little ones watching TV, or playing with toys or with each other at the living area. 

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The comfortable lifestyle goes beyond the condo units and to the whole condo property as well. From the spacious lobby with its wide, comfortable seats, 24-hour concierge, and posh but homey ambiance, residents will instantly feel at home upon stepping into The Loop. The clubhouse called The Canopy is located at the ground level to make it easily accessible to residents who may want to relax at the lounge, or get some invigorating laps at the swimming pool while the young ones have their own fun at the kiddie pool or play area. 

Taking the resident’s comfort a notch higher, The Loop offers an in-house fitness gym so residents don’t need to leave home to do their exercise regimen. There’s also a multi-purpose hall to hang around or meet friends and neighbors for an intimate social gathering. For those who want some quiet and fantastic views of CDO, The Loop has the Sky Gardens at the penthouse level. With live plants providing a refreshing green surrounding, the Sky Garden also gives a panoramic view of the city, distant mountains, and CDO’s famous Macajalar Bay. Convenience at its best. To rise along Rosario Crescent at the Limketkai Center, The Loop is strategically located within the central business and entertainment district of CDO, making it proximate to desired destinations and locations. Going to work is fast and convenient, with public transport available right outside the condo property. 

Residents can also drive the short distance from The Loop’s central location to the workplace, or simply walk to modern office buildings within Limketkai Center. With schools and universities only a few minutes away, dropping off and picking up the kids from school will not be a problem. And if breakfast out is part of the morning itinerary, food chains and coffee shops are easily accessible within Limketkai. Going home is quick and sweet with the short ride or drive back home. A need to buy food or grocery items before heading home is quickly solved by a stop at any of the supermarkets, grocery, and convenience stores near The Loop. 

If the kids are a little frisky for some drink or snack after being picked up from school, a visit to any of the fastfood chains and snack bars nearby will make them happy. The busy parent who needs to attend company events or business meetings outside the office can easily come home to The Loop for some quality time with the family, have a change of clothes, and drive over to the event within the central business district. Convenience is the rule at The Loop not only during work and school week, but also during weekends. 

Newlyweds or young families don’t need to go far for some weekend leisure as they can either walk, ride or drive the short distance to hundreds of dining, shopping, and recreation options in Limketkai. Whether it’s shopping, watching movies, dining out, or hanging out at their favorite coffee shop, residents will find everything within easy reach and access, including bringing kids to the clinic for their regular checkup, or to the arcade for some fun and games. Safety for peace of mind. Everyone wants to be assured their loved ones are safe and sound inside their home even when they are not around. 

With The Loop’s security system, its residents are safe within the condo community. There is round-the-clock security and the concierge staff are trained to safeguard the well-being and privacy of the residents as well as the exclusivity of The Loop. Those planning a long trip or vacation can also lock and go, as they get the peace of mind knowing their condo home is in a secure environment. With everything set in place for a safe, convenient, and comfortable living at The Loop, young couples and families can fully enjoy their modern, stylish, and hassle-free lifestyle. 

To learn more about fuss-free condo living, visit The Loop Business Hub at Rosario Crescent St., Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro, or call 0917-8102445. You can also like The Loop CDO’s official Facebook page.
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Scheduled Activities For Higalaay Kagay-an Festival 2014

Higalaay Kagay-an Festival 2014 is here and its time to celebrate celebration of the city's patron saint, St. Augustine on 28th of August 2014. The following is the festival core events and activities which are the rallying points for a campaign to promote Cagayan de Oro City and the surrounding areas for tourism destination. 

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Mindanao Fashion Summit
August 8 to 10, 2014
1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Limketkai Rotonda
Co-organized by Oro Fashion Designers Guild.

Kumbira, the country's longest-running culinary show
August 13 to 15, 2014
10:00 am
Limketkai Mall Atrium
Organize by COHARA and Department of Tourism-10.

Garden Show & Agri Fair
August 8 to 31, 2014
Gaston Park
Organized by Flori Cultura de Oro and Agricultural Productivity Office.

Kagay-an Festival Marathon
August 17, 2014
3:00 am
at Centrio Mall
Organized by Circle Productions

Cowboy Festival: 10th Annual Cagayan de Oro Horse Show
August 22 to 24, 2014
Roa Property, P.N. Roa Avenue
Organized by the Cagayan de Oro Horsemen, Inc.

Kahimunan Northern Mindanao 2014 the food and lifestyle show
August 23 to 30, 2014
Organized by the Department of Trade and Industry Misamis Oriental

Miss Cagayan de Oro 2014 Coronation Night
August 23, 2014
7:00 pm
Limketkai Center Atrium
Organize by JCI Bai Lawanen

Street Dancing: Cagayan de Oro Carnival
August 24, 2014
Organized by City Tourism Council

P.E. Rhythmic Dance Competition
August 25, 2014
7:00 am
Pelaez Sports Center
Organized by DepED, City Schools Division, DOT-10

Kagay-an Pyro Festival
August 25, 2014
9:00 pm
Organized by SM City Mall

Higalas Parade of Floats and Icons and Civic Military Parade
August 27, 2014
7:00 am
Rodelsa Circle to Limketkai Center
Co-organized by Artists and Cultural Workers of Cagayan de Oro.

There will be 2 Religious Processions:

The Street Procession
August 28, 2014
6:00 am
St. Augustine Cathedral
Organize by the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro and Safer River Lifesaver Foundation, Inc. of Liceo de Cagayan University.

The Fluvial Parade
August 28, 2014
10:00 am
Macabalan to Duaw Kagay-an Park
Don't forget to mark your calendar and bring your family and friends to enjoy the scheduled activities for Higalaay Kagay-an Festival this year! 

Kita kits mga Higala! :) 

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Islands Souvenirs Introduces I HEART CDO Campaign in Special Launch Event

This July 19, Islands Souvenirs launches ‘I Heart CDO’ campaign together with the new store at Centrio Mall. The second store in just two months with more underway, Islands Souvenirs’ new campaign focuses on promoting CDO and its tourism. 

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The launch event kicks off with a special Fashion Show that will put the brand’s bestselling shirts under the spotlight. The show features the city’s hottest models dressed in different Islands Souvenirs shirts and looks from casual to glam, sports to street and everything in between. More than just an ordinary souvenir shirt, the brand’s ‘I Heart’ line is also a fashion statement that gives the wearer the opportunity to show their pride and love for CDO. The shirts’ different colors and graphics can be mixed, matched, customized and personalized to suit different lifestyles and personalities.

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The Fashion Show and Launch Event will be capped off with the introduction of Islands Souvenirs ‘I Heart CDO’ Brand Ambassadors. Catch true-blue Kagay-anons strut their stuff on the catwalk and express their pride and love for Cagayan de Oro. “The ‘I Heart’ campaign focuses on love and pride of place. Cagayan de Oro is a great tourist destination with different kinds of attractions, adventures, places, flavors and colors that Kagayan-ons can be proud to call their very own. The campaign gives tourists and visitors more compelling reasons to visit, taste, experience and enjoy the best of CDO,” says Jay Aldeguer Founder and CEO of The Islands Group. 

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The ‘I HeartCDO’ campaign features proud Kagay-anons, local CDO personalities from different walks of life including Irene Aserios, Joji Ferrer, Nicole Abas-Datayan, Chingkee Te, Gil Macaibay III, Maxine Monasterio, Desiree Lim, Jeminah Ferrer, Kyle Jennermann, Nadine Legaspi, Awi Chaves, Francis Velasquez and RB Banaag. Get to know your ‘I Heart CDO’ Brand Ambassadors better at the I Heart Cagayan De OroFashion Show. Don’t miss out on this exciting event! 

Through the years, the brand has become the leading brand of premium-quality souvenirs in the Philippines. With over 80 outlets nationwide strategically located in the country’s top tourist destinations, Islands Souvenirs continues to strengthen its brand identity and position by giving customers a vibrant shopping experience, best-quality products at affordable prices, innovative and creative concepts, exceptional customer service and exciting events.

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Visit the Islands Souvenirs Store along the East Concourse of Limketkai Center and 2F of Centrio Mall. Like us on Facebook :

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TigerAir Philippines Launches Manila-Cagayan de Oro Flights

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Cebu Pacific Air, through its network made wider with Tigerair Philippines, expands its domestic network with the launch of Tigerair Philippines Manila-Cagayan de Oro flights last July 15, 2014. Utilizing an Airbus A320 aircraft, the Manila-Cagayan de Oro maiden flight departed NAIA Terminal 4 in Manila at 10am and landed in Cagayan de Oro at 11:30am. The return flight departed Cagayan de Oro at 12:30pm and landed in Manila at 2pm. 

Tigerair Philippines currently holds a P1 seat sale on all its domestic destinations from July 15 to 17, 2014 or until seats last. This is for travel from January 1 to March 31, 2015. For those traveling to and from Cagayan de Oro before or after the 1st quarter of 2015, lowest year-round fares start from P1,518. 

Tigerair Philippines, through its network made wider with Cebu Pacific, remains committed to providing the traveling public more travel options and low fares. "The launch of direct flights to Cagayan de Oro increases accessibility to Northern Mindanao," said Atty. Leilani de Leon, Tigerair Philippines Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs. 

For booking and inquiries, please log on to or call our reservation hotlines (02)7020-888 or (032)230-8888. Our latest seat sales can also be found on CEB's official Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) and Facebook pages and on Tigerair Philippines official Twitter (@tigerairPH) and Facebook (Tigerair Philippines) pages. 

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Cebu Pacific Air is the leading carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cast service to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline. CEB is now operating flights on a network made wider Tigerair Philippines, creating the largest low-cost network to and from the Philippines. CEB currently operates over 2,200 flights per week with 50 aircraft to 26 international and 34 Philippine destinations. 

Tigerair Philippines currently operates approximately 220 flights per week with four aircraft to nine domestic and international destinations. For more information, please visit 

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