It was truly a magical night of lights last December 1, 2016 as the Centrio Mall management unveiled the lights and sounds show at the Garden area. It was a 6-minute show reminiscent of what you can also see at the Ayala Triangle Gardens in Makati City.
Kapuso star Julie Ann San Jose regaled the crowd with a few songs before she joined Centrio Mall general manager Natalie Mae Crisostomo and CDO City Tourism Consultant Dorothy Pabayo at the ceremonial switch-on.
By the way, major thanks to all of the MyJaps fans who retweeted, reshared and reposted the content I produced that night. A lot of them patiently watched my snaps, IG stories and my Facebook live video! You guys are awesome and Julie Ann is very lucky to have fans like you :)
Here's the Facebook Live vi...
Did you know that the motorela, the Cagayan de Oro version of the iconic Philippine tricycle, was first invented and subsequently registered in 1964? The CDO motorela was invented by Rafael D. Floirendo, Sr., who also filed a patent registration. The patent number was "2243."
Fast forward 2016, "2243" is now "2243: Moving Forward," a contemporary exhibit featuring the iconic motorela. The exhibit, recently held at Ayala Centrio Mall, coincided with Cagayan de Oro's 66th Charter Day.
A group named Siete Pesos, composed of 7 artists (Nicholas Aca Jr., Errol Balcos, Michael Bacol, Michelle Hollanes Lua, Jericho Valjusto Vamenta, Ma. Rosalie Zerrudo and Oscar Floirendo, the son of the inventor), organized the exhibit that showcased the remodeled version of the original motorela.
March 11 to 13, 2016 sure was a lovely weekend! Big Bite 2016: The Northern Mindanao Food Festival at Centrio Ayala Mall truly showcased not only the flavors of summer but the undeniably skillful cooking talents of Kagay-anons.
I had the chance to witness this Mindanao food festival as one of the judges for the Lifestyle Writers' Choice award for this year's Best Dish, much thanks to the Centrio Mall management and Professional Organizers. I tried about 10 dishes for the mall merchants category and about 15 (IKR :D) for outside food exhibitors. Needless to say, I was a very happy camper that weekend ;)
Let me share with you some of the photos I took during Big Bite 2016 - The Northern Mindanao Food Festival.
These colorful umbrellas were installed at the garden area. As expected, ...
A couple of things have changed since I last renewed my Philippine passport at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Cagayan de Oro or DFA CDO. Apart from the fact that DFA CDO has now transferred from Limketkai Center to Ayala Centrio Mall, there isn't any need to call their office for an appointment (IT IS NOW REQUIRED TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT...scroll down to find out how) there are now lesser requirements and lesser wait time.
Allow me to share with you my experience on how to renew your passport at DFA Centrio CDO.
Centrio Mall is located at Corrales Avenue corner CM Recto Avenue. Please scroll down for a MAP and helpful travel instructions. DFA Centrio Ayala is located at the 3rd Floor.
DFA Centrio Office hours: Monday to Friday - 10 AM to 7 PM and Saturday - 10 AM to 6 ...
Mindanaoan.com is the very first to break the news --- BonChon Chicken, the company behind the global Korean-style fried chicken craze, is set to open their Cagayan de Oro City branch on November 28, 2014 at the First Level, Garden Area, Centrio Mall! I received this exciting update from the franchisees themselves :)
BonChon, which means "my hometown" in Korean, will open their very first branch in Northern Mindanao this month. They first entered the Mindanao market when they set up shop in Davao about two years ago then later in General Santos City.
BonChon Philippines Managing Director Scott Tan himself will be in CDO for the launch.
And here's more good news - be among the very first customers and be qualified to receive FREEBIES! There will be a private function in the morning...
Style icons Allison Harvard and Tim Yap will be in Cagayan de Oro City to share their tips on beauty, fashion and personal style and Kagay-anons will even be given the chance to meet them after the show.
Allison Harvard and Tim Yap, along with Divine Lee, will be at the Activity Center of Centrio Mall on June 21, 2014, 6 PM.
Allison Harvard is from America's Next Top Model Cycle 12 while Tim Yap is a fashion icon, entrepreneur and popular eventologist. Divine Lee is a popular model, endorser, host and blogger.
Follow Mindanaoan on Twitter and Instagram for photos and updates!
The quintet known for their impressive vocal harmony will be at Ayala Centrio Mall this weekend!
The CompanY, composed of Sweet Plantado (soprano), Annie Quintos (soprano/alto), Cecile Bautista (alto), Jay Marquez (tenor) and Moy Ortiz (tenor2/bass), will be at the Centrio Mall Activity Center on Sunday, June 30, 2013, 6 PM.
The event will also serve as the CDO launch of their latest album entitled "LightHearted OPM."
Catch The CompanY at Centrio Mall this weekend! See you there :)
You can also follow Mindanaoan on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram and YouTube for updates, videos and photos on The CompanY's Centrio CDO show :)
Popular Korean fashion brand Basic House has opened its first store in Mindanao - the Basic House Cagayan de Oro branch. This is Basic House's fourth store in the Philippines. Basic House CDO is among the more than a hundred stores that offer fresh, classic and preppy ready-to-wear garments.
Established in Korea in 1996, Basic House currently has 158 stores in Korea. There are stores across Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Russia and the Philippines.
Visit Basic House CDO for classic and contemporary wear. You can find shirts, polo shirts, blazers, jackets, chinos, knit wear and even socks at Basic House Cagayan de Oro.
Check out the looks you can achieve with some of the pieces you can find at Basic House:
Basic House Cagayan de Oro is located at the 2nd floor,...
ABS-CBN Star Magic talent Julia Barretto truly wowed the crowd during the Style Origin 2013 fashion and style show held last May 25, 2013 at the Ayala Centrio Mall. Not that it was unexpected. She was, after all, a Barretto beauty. The charming Julia Barretto, who wore clothes from Bench, received very loud cheers from ardent fans and even from members of the audience who immediately got smitten with the fresh-faced Barretto beauty.
The Style Origin 2013 fashion show aimed to re-affirm that style begins at Ayala Malls. And based on what I saw that day (I had a great view, thanks to the front row seats given to me and my blogger-friends by Centrio Mall - thank you very much!), they succeeded in achieving that goal. The fashion show, which was hosted by model and TV personality Phoemela B...
I am involved in a new project and I'm really, really excited about this! I've been trying to keep this under wraps for a while now but now it can be told.
Seda Centrio Hotel, the newest luxury hotel in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao, Philippines, is set to hold a very special event on June 15, 2013. It's so special that Seda Hotel Centrio CDO folks are flying in celebrities, artists and even national media friends. I can't divulge more details but suffice it to say that this will be the must-have invite of the year! :)
Do follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google Plus for updates on this starry, starry event ;)
For the uninitiated, Seda Centrio CDO is the latest boutique-business hotel owned and managed by Ayala Land. This Cagayan de Oro downtown hotel features top-...
Join Ayala Centrio CDO Mall as they celebrate Filipino fashion and style via a fashion show dubbed "Style Origin" this Saturday, May 25, 2013, 5 PM at Centrio Activity Center, Centrio Mall Cagayan de Oro. Style Origin 2013 will feature several international retail brands, new and innovative concepts and well-loved homegrown labels.
The "Style Origin 2013" fashion show aims to re-affirm that style begins at Ayala Malls. The fashion show, which will be hosted by model and TV personality Phoemela Barranda and directed by ace director Robby Carmona of SAGA Events (Mindanaoan had the chance to work with this very talented director during the first ever Islamic Fashion Festival in Manila last year), will also feature one of Star Magic's latest talents, the fresh-faced Julia Barretto.
In order to raise awareness about climate change and the various measures that we all should take in order to address such problem, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has been organizing yearly Earth Hour events around the world. This year, Earth Hour 2013 will be a little more participatory and based on citizen initiative as WWF wants to encourage communities to start their own campaigns against climate change. Earth Hour 2013 is no longer just about asking people around the world to turn off non-essential lights for an hour. It's now about urging people to come up with more long-term solutions in order to combat climate change and further protect Mother Earth.
Earth Hour 2013 will be held around the world on March 23, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM local time. So where will YOU be at that...
Mindanaoan was invited to meet the What A Girl Wants (WAGW) CDO Young Ambassadors of Style 2012 last November 24, 2012 during the official launch of the WAGW Centrio Mall branch. It was an invitation I could never decline! Not only did I like the WAGW brand and the people behind it (did you know that popular Filipina fashion blogger Kryz Uy is their creative director?) and the organizers of the event (thank you Jaja and Vanessa!) but one of the style ambassadors was a dear friend and my brother (Bon of One Happy Story Photography) was the event's official photographer :) I was also asked to bring blogger-friends to the event and any event that makes it possible for bloggers to help promote great brands and products always has a plus on my book :)
The What A Girl Wants and What A Girl Wa...
General Luna, an all female rock band, is set to perform during the grand launch of the Ayala Centrio Mall branch of Flawless Face and Body Clinic on Friday, December 14, 2012, 4 PM at the Atrium of Centrio Mall, Corrales Avenue corner CM Recto Street, Cagayan de Oro City.
General Luna band, composed of Nicole Asensio on vocales, Audry Dionisio on rhythm guitar, Alex Montemayor on bass guitar, Caren Mangaran on lead guitar and Bea Lao on drums, will give the Kagay-anons a taste of their music - a wonderful blend of cool guitar riffs and distinct sultry yet solid vocals. Among General Luna's hit singles are "Nandito" (theme song of "Glass Castle"), "Sa Pangarap Ko" (theme song of "Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak") and "Red Heaven" - the music video of which can be viewed below.
Catch these p...
Authentic Italian frozen yogurt is finally available in Cagayan de Oro. White Hat Centrio CDO is finally open! The White Hat, known for their delicious and authentic Italian Frozen Yogurt topped with healthy premium toppings, recently opened their Centrio Mall branch in Cagayan de Oro City. And this Mindanaoan blogger was invited to the opening and got to try their yummy treats.
The White Hat Yogurt Centrio CDO branch is located at the Centrio Garden area, level 1, near the activity center.
The White Hat Yogurt serves 98 percent fat-free yogurt - yogurt that's not only delicious but healthy, too. It's a special combination of low-fat milk as well as live, active yogurt cultures. How's that for real yogurt goodness?
Now if you haven't tried yogurt before or if you're a bit hesitant to tr...
International brand MANGO is set to open its Ayala Centrio Cagayan de Oro branch on Sunday, December 2, 2012, 6PM at Level 1, Centrio Mall. MANGO, an international clothing design and manufacturing company, will finally open its very first flagship store (and not just an outlet store) in Cagayan de Oro City, Northern Mindanao, Philippines and I'll be there! :)
Thank you very much MANGO for the exclusive invitation! Mindanaoan is more than happy to cover the MANGO Centrio branch opening not only because I love their products (one of the MANGO pieces I own is this green MANGO suit that has survived the test of time!) but also because the people behind the launch are friends :)
Let's see if I can find a nice, new MANGO party dress on Sunday! Wish me luck :D
MANGO was founded in S...
Yves Rocher is one of the new stores that opened at Centrio Mall Cagayan de Oro City and truth be told, from the outside, the store looks "sosyal" and the products seem to be very expensive.
Lo and behold, that is NOT the case! The expensive products bit, I mean :)
Yes, the store does look sparkling clean, attractive and nice but the products are very affordable - so affordable that there are products that are even priced as low as Php 80.00! Yes, you read that right. And did I mention that the products are all botanical (made from plants) and are all dermatologically tested?
So did that catch your attention? :) Here are more reasons why you should pay the Yves Rocher store at Centrio CDO a visit like...right now! ;) Read on...
Yves Rocher Philippines is named after the sam...
There's a new coffee shop in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao. Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf has opened their first CDO branch at Centrio Mall. The Centrio Ayala Mall branch of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf CDO is on the right side of Centrio Garden, if you're taking the Capt. V. Roa entrance to the mall.
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf has been brewing since 1963 in California. While CBTL isn't new in the Philippines, it is new in Northern Mindanao. As previously mentioned, this is the first Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf coffee shop in Northern Mindanao and a second one is in the works. The second CBTL coffee shop will be at Limketkai Center and will open early next year.
A day after they opened their Centrio Mall CDO branch, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf folks invited Mindanaoan to try their bestselling dri...
Yes, you read that right. Taters Cagayan de Oro can now deliver your order right inside the Centrio Mall cinema! Cool, right? Just place an order, give your money to the friendly Taters staff, give your cinema seat number and they'll send the food right to you :)
Taters, located at the 3rd Floor of the newly-opened Centrio Mall in Cagayan de Oro City, can deliver snacks, munchies, burgers, hotdogs, popcorn, fries, onion rings, nachos, sandwiches etc right inside the Centrio Ayala Cinema. Don't you think this is good customer service? :)
This is just one of the cool things I learned when I attended the grand opening of Taters Centrio Ayala Mall last November 9, 2012, the very same day Centrio also first opened its doors to the public. As expected, Taters drew a very large crowd and th...
This Mindanao lifestyle blogger received fabulous news today. Centrio Mall has invited me, along with my blogger-friends from the Bukidnon Bloggers and Social Media Club, CDO Bloggers, Inc. and Iligan Bloggers Society, to the launch of the Centrio Ayala Cinemas come November 15, 2012!
And guess what movie will be featured during the Centrio Mall Ayala Cinemas Launch? No other than the much-awaited continuation of the global blockbuster Twilight saga, Breaking Dawn 2. Centrio Mall has invited us to the advance screening of Breaking Dawn 2 :)
Thank you very much to Centrio Mall for the invitation! Thank you for trusting our bloggers groups and for believing in the power of blogging and social media.
Catch Breaking Dawn 2 at the Centrio Mall Cinemas this November 16, 2012!
By the ...
Watsons has opened its 308th store in the Philippines and it's located in Mindanao :) Watsons Centrio Mall, which was formally opened to the public last November 9, 2012 (the very same day Centrio Ayala Mall also opened its doors), is the latest addition to the growing Watsons Philippines family. And Mindanaoan is very lucky to be one of the invited guests! Check out the invitation I received. I also wrote about Watsons Centrio Mall in an earlier post.
The Ayala Centrio Mall branch of Watsons brings the Watsons brand of beauty and wellness to a city noted for its accessibility, business growth and tourism attractions; making shopping convenient, enjoyable and more affordable.
Plus here's an additional fun fact: Watsons Centrio Mall is the very first Watsons store to have the latest d...
Guess who made quite a stir during the opening of Centrio Mall? No other than Brazilian model Daniel Matsunaga and host/model Rovilson Fernandez! The two gorgeous hunks caused so much stir that the boys later told this Mindanao lifestyle blogger that they had to do an "Amazing Race" kind of dodge and run just to make it through the sea of screaming fans.
Daniel Matsunaga and Rovilson Fernandez were in town to do an autograph signing session at Planet Sports, located at the 2nd floor of Centrio Mall. I actually wrote about that event in an earlier blog entry :)
Thanks to Planet Sports, I was given the chance to meet and be with these two handsome, charming guys - who apparently happen to be very funny, too! Good thing my blogger-friends were also there to share the fun! Rovilson was v...
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