Monday, December 19, 2022

Gift your loved ones with these items you can get at 0% interest through Home Credit!


Manila, Philippines  Finding the perfect holiday gifts for loved ones can be challenging for some people. Well, gift giving doesn’t come with no pressure since we only want to give our loves ones what’s best for them.

If you’re still looking for the ideal presents or rather need some inspiration, Filipina singer-songwriter Moira dela Torre shares her holiday gift ideas that are perfect for all ages and for every special person in your life! 

Making it a merrier Christmas season, Home Credit recently launched The Great 0% Interest Festival, so every shopper can check out items from almost 10,000 partner stores nationwide. Customers can choose from more than 50,000 products available through Home Credit that they get at 0% interest until January 31, 2023.

Are you ready? Check out what’s in Moira’s shopping list this holiday season!

Gifts for learning and entertainment

Now is the time to reward hard-working children and inaanaks the gadgets they deserve. Gifting them the latest devices can help them not only study hard, but also enjoy little play time in between to maintain that school-life balance. Not to mention, in the new normal way of learning, smartphones, laptops and tablets, and accessories such as noise-canceling headphones have proven to optimize students’ educational experience, whether for physical classes and especially in hybrid learning.

New NBA season just began last month and this means you may find your dads and brothers with their eyes glued on screens. Investing in a high-quality smart TV at home can be an amazing present for sports fans in the household, as the whole family spends their time at home in the spirit of togetherness during the holidays. To top this off, gifting ate or bunso superb-quality Bluetooth speakers lets everyone party or just chill, anytime and anywhere.

Top tech brands to name a few – OPPO, realme, vivo, Samsung, Xiaomi, Acer, Apple, Huawei, and Asus all offer these gadgets that make the perfect study and play buddy. Not to worry, these brands and other Home Credit’s partner stores nationwide are part of the 0% interest festival for the best deal that you can get this season.

Presents for convenience and healthy living

Inverter technology has been quite an innovation that parents fancy for household appliances. Choosing inverter items over traditional appliances helps one save on energy and cost at home. This season of giving, gifting parents the latest appliances that would guarantee convenient living at home will surely have them enjoying the holidays and beyond.


Inverter refrigerator and air-conditioner are top choices for you to consider! As moms love spending time in the kitchen and making snacks for their families, with a cool and cost-efficient refrigerator in place they can keep their grocery foods in a safe storage to ensure the quality of each item.

While you’re at it, why not get an inverter air conditioner for the family so they can enjoy the cool room temperature during family reunions? An air conditioner will definitely be appreciated in a tropical weather country like the Philippines plus it is also environment-friendly and has lower power consumption.

Another important household appliance is owning a good quality washing machine. Give your titas a washing machine to help them save time by just simply putting their clothes on it, turning on the power and choosing their preferred cycle. It is more ideal than doing their laundry manually, a good way to show how you value their convenience.

Home workouts saw an increase in demand during the pandemic. Surprise your fitness enthusiast sibling or significant other by gifting them a punching bag, dumbbells, yoga mat or go big and fulfill their home gym dream by gifting them with an indoor cycling bike or treadmill as a present this Christmas. Having these fitness equipment at home can let them maximize their workouts at home, to keep them fit and healthy.

Get these home appliances and fitness equipment from Home Credit’s retail partners such as SM Appliances, Robinsons Appliances, Abenson, FC Home, Home Along, AllHome, Emcor, and Automatic Centre.

Curated holiday presents for a more personal touch

Looking for a more creative option for holiday gifting? Try creating your very own holiday gift package! For your coworkers who just had a baby, put in some nice items for infants, toys and clothing in a ribbon-tied box for the complete Christmasy feel. And for the BFFs, you can collect some new shades of lipstick, tag along some trendy accessories and perfume in a cute tote bag or basket for a well-thought out present.

Through Home Credit’s Shopping Basket, customers can visit its partner stores and shop for these varieties of goodies that they can curate in bundles for Php 3,000 minimum worth of items. Shoppers can get them through a monthly installment plan now with 0% interest.

The spirit of Christmas is livelier now more than ever. Home Credit wishes to celebrate this with you, offering 0% interest for the best gift items of your choice that can make the whole family feel loved and cherished.

Hurry! Click here to download the My Home Credit app and get the best deals and promos this holiday season. Find out more about the latest updates from Home Credit Philippines, visit its official website You may also follow its official FacebookInstagram, and TikTok accounts.



Friday, December 16, 2022


PhilHealth in Region 10 is set to conduct a Yearend Gathering together with Cagayan de Oro Bloggers Network or CDO Bloggers. The theme will be “Christmas Colors.”

The event will gather personnel of PhilHealth – X and 29 members of Cagayan de Oro Bloggers Network. PhilHealth will briefly share their goods and services with the group. It is in this way that the bloggers will be equipped with additional information on the offerings of PhilHealth, including the Universal Healthcare Law. The sharing will allow CDO Bloggers to effectively ripple the information dissemination of PhilHealth services to their respective audiences and communities.

It is also an opportune time that CDO Bloggers 2021-2022 set of officers will have its ceremonial turnover of responsibilities to the newly elected officers, through a virtual unveiling of the key of responsibilities. Thereafter, the rest of the time will be a chance for everyone to catch up and enjoy the night.

Date and Venue:   


The activity will be held on 17 December 2022, 5:30PM at the Mallberry Suites and Business Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

CDO Bloggers Celebrates Christmas with Free-Spirited Colors

 It's December!  And of course, we are now back to face-to-face celebrations,  meeting each other after the pandemic, and a time of happiness for everyone.  

What more can we say? It's a festivity that we can't say no to.  It's a time for gift-giving, over-flowing food, and dressing up!

Held at the Cistern, Xavier Sports and Country Club, CDO Bloggers celebrates a Coachella-themed party with a night full of surprises, giveaways, raffle promo, and scrumptious, mouth-watering, and delightful food.  

Everyone is very excited about wearing floral long dresses, romantic dresses with macramé embroidery, and bucolic blouses. But the most important part is that everyone comes with their own unique dress code. Different self-presentation and unique vibe.

But wait! "Papunta pa lang tayo sa exciting na part!"

It was a night of celebration where everyone is happier to see each other. Some even traveled from afar (out of town) just to make it to the event.

And of course,  I was one of the lucky members who got minor and major prizes! Amazing isn't it?!

The event won't be complete without the kind-hearted sponsors:
A Brown Company Inc., Xavier Sports, and Country Club, Universal Robina, PLDT Smart Communications, Inc., Bigby’s Café & Restaurant, SM City CDO Uptown, Seda Centrio, Pueblo de Oro Development Corporation, SLERS Industries, Inc., XUHS Batch 72, Cafe Piazza, The Lost Bread, Tia Maria’s Restaurant, EON Group, GeiserMaclang, Selrahco, Mapawa Ranch House, Seven Seas Waterpark and Resort, Dahilayan Adventure Park, Primer Group of Companies, DC Shoes, Mommy Ruby, Mommy Dharlz, CDO Lifestyle, Blushing Robin Beauty Lab, Oro Teatro Bulawanon, CDO Vibes, Metro Cagayan de Oro, and ZoWanderer.

The Sponsors


SLERS Giveaways

The Cistern, Xavier Sports & Country Club

Mouth-watering buffet


Friday, December 9, 2022

Bigby's holds 24 Anniversary Buffet

 As they say, "Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness" would you agree with me?

Well, that's the fact I can attest to when I joined Bigby's 24th Birthday!!

Showcasing all their famous and well-loved dishes and food inspired by travel all around the world has been duly served throughout all these years.  Not to mention, the interior features both local and international concepts. 

And yes! Let's not forget how guests are warmly welcomed and assisted by their staff, treating customers like VIPs. Let's be real here, who wants to dine at a restaurant surrounded by staff with a cloud of sadness hanging over them?!

Bigby’s Café has gained several awards over the years and has always been at the forefront of excellence in the food industry, gaining several Grand Champion Awards in culinary competitions. 

Institutions such as Ayala Malls, SM Malls, Go Negosyo Team, Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce recognizes Bigby’s Café by awarding it “The Most Outstanding Business Enterprise Award”

Want to know true love? Start with good food. Visit Bigby's Café & Restaurant's Facebook Page for more details.


Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Ride Along with Business and Building a Community


Ever heard about Pick Me Up CDO? 

Well, they truly exist and have been serving our fellow Kagay-anon for quite some time. 

It was way back around the afternoon when I was walking out from the subdivision and got worried dahil for sure heavy traffic na.

A habal-habal driver asked me if I was looking for a ride. Hesitant at first, but I did try with caution kay super late na with my appointment. I was impressed that he made sure na safety first before and during our journey. 

While the traffic was heavy, he asked me if I'm aware of Pick Me Up CDO and heard about it. So, I said NO.  I mean no harm but I was amazed at how he advertised and market the business community. 

Oh! by the way, I got lucky 'coz I was talking to the PMU CDO founder himself! Mr. Anset Stark Lapasaran. 

He said some of the riders are from a well-known food and transport service, however, when the pandemic hit and the tight competition these days, it affects their source of income. This is one of the reasons why he built the business community.

"Ang amoa ra man jud pud ani mam kay maka-tabang mi sa mga riders na maka income sila para sa ila pamilya ug maka-tabang pud mi sa mga pasahero nga usahay maipit pud pirmi sa trafik or maglisod ug pangita masakyan labi na ug ting uli" - "he said."

Now, I'm sure you have a lot of questions about Pick Me Up CDO. I did ask him though 'coz I'm also curious myself:

1. How to book a PMU rider? 

1st-  A prospective passenger should be a member of the Pick Me Up CDO Facebook community.    

2nd- Once you become a member, you can now post/request a rider about your pick-up point and destination on the Facebook group. Makita ra right away ang post mo!  Sample: Pick-up point: AYALA CENTRIO  Drop-off: BULUA 

3rd- Your post will receive comments from legit riders, and all you have to do is to check notifications, choose a rider then communicate with him via msgr. P.S. kailangan mo talaga ng internet sa booking na to!  :) 

2. How will a passenger know that the rider is a legit PMU CDO member?

- Only legit riders are the ones using the PMU CDO logo on their FB profile picture. And of course, the ones who comment on your post are the legit riders. You'll experience it soon! :)

3. How will they charge or give a rate to their passengers?

- They are using a specific app to measure the distance and the rate. Php40.00 ang rate for the first 2 kilometers. They will only turn on the meter app once they arrive at your pick-up point.(parang taxi lang!)  Php12.00 addtl fare for the succeeding kilometers.  This only applies to a ride within the city, nearby areas, and uptown.  However, If ever a passenger is requesting a farther location (possibly outside Cagayan de Oro) passenger and the rider will have to come to an agreement for the fare rate or they can still use the meter. Communication is the key!

4. How safe is PMU?

- The admin and staff are trying their best to make sure the safety of everyone. Both riders and passengers. Pick Me Up CDO has been in the business for quite some time and has been serving our fellow Kagay-anons. Some riders will take a screenshot of the conversation with the passenger. Para iwas rin sa scam and passengers can also report to the admin for "pasaway" riders, and this will remove them as a legit rider of PMU and can no longer be part of the community. 

And by the way, they're not just your regular riders. You can also post asking for assistance buying groceries, medicine and etc. or if may ipa-deliver or pick up items if in case you can't go out or are super busy. It's more like they are here to help you make your life and tasks easier!

Do you have more questions or concerns about the Riders Community? Comment below or you can join Pick Me Up CDO for further details. (Just make sure to check and confirm the legit Facebook page and logo).

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