Christmas at the CDO Malls

Christmas is just a few days away and everyone is busy checking off their lists. If you’re not done shopping yet (I know many who haven’t even started), you’re in luck because the malls have extended their operating hours for the holiday season. The better for you to find that perfect Christmas gift! 😉christmas-shopping

Photo credit: By Trogain (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

 

To help you schedule your last minute shopping, here’s a list of the extended hours of CDO’s major malls:

CENTRIO MALL

  • December 14 to 23 – 10am to 10pm
  • December 24 – 10am to 7pm
  • December 25 – 12nn to 10pm
  • December 26 to 30 – 10am to 10pm
  • December 31 – 10am to 6pm
  • January 1 – 12nn to 9pm
  • January 2 – Regular Mall Hours

SM CITY CDO

  • December 20 to 30 – 10am to 10pm (except December 23 & 24)
  • December 23 – 10am to 12mn
  • December 24 & 31 – 9am to 7pm
  • January 1 – 12nn to 9pm

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SM City CDO’s Supermarket now opens at 8am.

GAISANO CITY MALL

  • December 20 to 23, 29 to 30 – 9am to 10pm
  • December 24 & 31 – Regular Store Hours – Supermarket: 9am to 9pm/Department Store: 9am to 8pm

ORORAMA (Please see photo below)

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OUR LADY OF MANAOAG SCHEDULE OF MASSES

Our Lady of Manaoag Chapel, located at Limketkai Center beside Shopwise, has finalized its schedule of masses for the Christmas season. If you can’t join the Simbang Gabi at 4am or 5am, you can join the chapel’s daily 6pm mass. Check out the details below:

* December 15 to 23 (Simbang Gabi)  – 6:00PM
* December 24 (Saturday) – 6:00PM
* December 25 (Sunday) – 5:30PM
* December 31  (Saturday) – 6:00PM
* January 1 – NO MASS (Mall Closed)

Before or after shopping, visit the chapel first and hear mass. Say a prayer of thanksgiving for all the blessings that have come (and continue to go) your way.

merry Christmas, Kagay-anons! Happy shopping! 😀

 

 

 

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#SaveSexy: Encouraging HIV and AIDS Awareness

As of June 2016, according to reports from the Infectious Disease Cluster of the Department of Health, the total number of reported HIV and AIDS cases in the Philippines rose to 841. About 2% of this are from Northern Mindanao, with around five cases reported per day. In terms of the growth rate of HIV and AIDS cases, the region is ranked 7th. While the numbers are decreasing in other parts of the world, it continues to rise here in the Philippines.

These numbers – all facts – are an indication that Filipinos still have a lot to learn about HIV and AIDS. While there are awareness campaigns year in and year out, quite a big chunk of the population somehow refuse to open their eyes and ears and understand the real score. For them, what matters is they are not infected and they cannot be infected. This is precisely why pioneering HIV advocacy group The Red Whistle came up with the #SaveSexy project.

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#SaveSexy

#SaveSexy is an HIV and AIDS awareness campaign in the form of a race similar to the popular reality show “The Amazing Race”. Three teams race to selected pit stops located in strategic areas in Cagayan de Oro, but only after they solve the challenges given to them.

In every pit stop, the teams will be required to solve a combination of physical and online challenges. Additionally, each team will be assigned a particular hashtag, which they will use to post photos of the challenges on their social media accounts. While the teams race to the pit stops, their online followers also race to like and share their posts. A social media team based in Metro Manila is tasked to monitor the hashtags.

#SaveSexy Encourages HIV and AIDS Awareness

As the primary goal of #SaveSexy is to inform and educate people, members of the three teams are encouraged to reach out to the crowd and share the basics of HIV and AIDS with them. Likewise, all the physical activities and games are intended to highlight relevant HIV and AIDS information.

At the end of the race, each team’s hashtag  and share count is totaled and this is added to their total time. The winning team will be sent to Boracay, which is the first stop of the #SaveSexy tour every year.

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For CDO’s first #SaveSexy race, the pitstops are Capitol University, Ayala Centrio Mall, and Gaston Park.

The Red Whistle’s #SaveSexy CDO leg is supported by Save the Children, the City Government of Cagayan de Oro,  the Local AIDS Council, ABS-CBN, and the Misamis Oriental – Cagayan de Oro AIDS Network (MOCAN).

#SaveSexy CDO will take place on Satuday, November 19, from 7am to 6pm. Good luck to all teams!

 

*Statistics from the PIA Talakayan sa Limketkai Luxe Hotel that took place last October.

*Photo credits: #SaveSexyCDO Facebook Page. Used with permission.

Expo Mom: The Motherhood Journey in Cagayan de Oro

(Press Release)

As the ultimate mommy event of the season takes a second trip to Mindanao, expect to be inspired by the different faces of mommyhood on October 15, 2016 at Centrio Mall, from 10AM to 9PM. Whether you’re an expectant mom, a new mom, or a mom of three or four, you’re going to find something to love at Expo Mom Cagayan de Oro.

Expo Mom: The Motherhood Journey features a fun and fulfilling all-day program. In the morning The Modern Nanays of Mindanao, a community of moms who promote breastfeeding, babywearing, and cloth diapering, lead the celebration of motherhood with a Mamba session—a Zumba class made especially for moms with slings! Dr. Raissa Paje Bayawa, founder of Happy Heart Kids Yoga, takes the stage next to enlighten moms about the benefits of prenatal yoga and to share some helpful moves as well.

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Two sessions delve deep into the amazing journey that all moms share. The first one focuses on pregnancy and breastfeeding & finding that right balance between home life & career. Guests are Nadine Casino, founder of Modern Nanays of Mindanao; & Ruby Caberte, a popular blogger who is also a mom.

The second session touches on baby care, with discussions on the right way to wear baby and age-appropriate toys to help with a child’s development . Guests for this segment will be an early childhood educator and a few mommies.

Other exciting activities scheduled include a bento-making session specifically devoted to picky eaters, by the pioneering Bento Mommas, who have actually been with us all over the country this year. You can sign up to participate at http://bit.ly/2e1eGMe for Php900, inclusive of basic bento tool kit, bento box and food ingredients for the workshop plus freebies from sponsors, all of which you can take home afterward.

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A makeup on-the-go demonstration for busy mothers by Paola Paladio- Ching follows in the afternoon, in addition to a craft workshop with a homegrown moms and kids crafts group. In between, many prizes will be given away care of our generous exhibitors and sponsors Caltrate and Belo Baby.

Topping the motherhood celebration is a fashion show devoted to babywearing, showing one and all that it is possible to look positively trendy with a baby in tow.

A year from its 10th anniversary, Expo Mom continues to be a source of information and inspiration among modern parents and a wellspring of modern products and services for the whole family.

Expo Mom 2016: The Motherhood Journey is co-presented by Caltrate Plus and Belo Baby, with Centrio Mall and Ayala Malls as its venue partner, supported by Modern Nanays of Mindanao, Carmel Kho Ricarte and Moms Radio; with Professional Organizers Unlimited, Inc. and Creative Juice Communications as logistics partners.

Entrance to Expo Mom is free.

For more information, visit http://www.mommymundo.com/expomom2016

 

MAS! More Music, Art, and Style at Ayala Malls by Style Origin Lights up the Runway with the Hottest Trends from Homegrown and Global Brands  

(Press Release)

Ayala Malls, the country’s leading lifestyle and shopping destination, presents an exciting fashion festival experience this season with MAS! More Music, Art, and Style at Ayala Malls, by Style Origin.

Since it was launched, Style Origin has trained the spotlight on the country’s vibrant style scene, with select heritage fashion brands, global icons, as well as emerging names in the industry, highlighting their craftsmanship and passion for design that has delighted fashion mavens and loyal shopping patrons year after year.

This year, Style Origin — with the support of its partners The Philippine STAR; along with radio stations 99.5 Play FM, Wave, 89.1, and 103.5 K-Lite; and Star World — bring the fashion experience to a new dimension as music, art, and style combine to create a runway showcase that will invigorate, excite, and inspire.

Witness and join the fun as the community comes together to present this year’s newest high street styles as imagined by trendsetting brands in the Community Lifestyle showcase.

Delight in luxury as premier brands share their well-crafted collections that reflect on-trend aesthetics and timeless appeal.

With beautifully-curated displays, inspiring collections and exhibitions, and a wider reach, MAS! More Music, Art, and Style at Ayala Malls by Style Origin becomes the experience where style is not only discovered, but proudly celebrated.

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Centrio Mall celebrates the free-spirited lifestyle here in Cagayan de Oro. With this, Style Origin is bringing Good Vibes Festival for this year’s event theme. With the colorful bohemian elements, Kagay-anons would surely enjoy the festive event. This year’s special guests are Actor Xian Lim and top model/influencers in the country.

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It will be directed by Robby Carmona and hosted by UAAP’s Janeena Chan.

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MAS! More Music, Art, and Style by Style Origin will tour the rest of the Ayala Malls in the following weeks. Catch the sizzling styles and creative collaborations at Ayala Malls Solenad (June 25), TriNoma (June 26), Centrio Mall (July 2), Harbor Point (July 9), Bonifacio High Street (July 9), Market! Market! (July 16), Marquee Mall (July 16), Alabang Town Center (July 17), Ayala Center Cebu (July 23), UP Town Center (July 24), and Abreeza Mall (July 30).

See you at the Centrio Activity Center tomorrow, July 2, 6pm.

June in Centrio

June is here!

The sixth month of the year, which is named after the Roman goddess Juno, signals the start of the school year here in the Philippines. And, as Juno is the goddess of marriage, June is also the month when a lot of couples exchange “I Dos”.

To create a celebratory atmosphere, the Centrio Mall management has come up with an exciting list of activities for June. Check out the events below and start planning your mall visits:

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June 01 – Melody & Rhyme Recital, Activity Center

June 05 – Tri-Star Bloodletting Event, Activity Center

June 08 – Rondalla by Pilgrim College, Activity Center

June 12 – Philippine Independence Day Celebration, Activity Center

June 14 – World Blood Day, Activity Center

June 17 to 19 – Subaru & Suzuki Car Exhibit, Activity Center

June 19 – Father’s Day Celebration

June 21 to 26 – PNPA Book Launch, Activity Center

June 25 – Nick Jr. Playdate, Activity Center

Other activities include:

-HIMUGSO, the joint celebration of Philippine Independence Day and Cagayan de Oro City Charter Day (June 12 – 15). There will be a city-wide sale on June 15, Charter Day.

-Mixed Dance Classes, every Tuesday and Thursday

-The Blooms Market, June 24 to 26, an indoor garden show featuring the local florists of Cagayan de Oro. Blooms Market will be a whole day event, from 10am to 9pm.

 

It’s going to be an exciting June at Centrio Mall. So, see you there!

 

(For more updates, like Centrio Mall’s Facebook page here. Follow Centrio’s Twitter and Instagram accounts: twitter.com/ayalacentrio and @ilovecentrio.)