July 3, 2014

Xiaomi Mi 3 Madness Revs Up With Lazada.com.ph

On June 26, Xiaomi and Lazada Philippines teamed up for the release of the most anticipated phone of the season – Mi 3. Orders from enthusiastic customers started pouring in as the sale opened at exactly 12 noon -- and even with floods affecting many parts of Metro Manila, customer orders started shipping within the day. Most Metro Manila customers were delighted to receive their Mi 3 phones just hours after they had placed their orders.

Lazada Philippines’ and Xiaomi’s social media pages received hundreds of feedback messages from the new Xiaomi Mi 3 owners sharing their awe on the superior product quality of Mi 3 and the retail and logistical agility of Lazada Philippines.

This July 4, 11AM, Xiaomi and Lazada Philippines will again hold a Mi 3 flash sale with 2,000 units up for grabs. Once again, the virtual shelves of Lazada.com.ph will be opening for you so that you can enjoy the superior product quality of the season’s most anticipated phone – Mi3 – offered exclusively by the country’s biggest online shopping mall – Lazada.com.ph, for an effortless shopping experience.

For updates and details on this exciting offering from Xiaomi and Lazada Philippines, be sure to subscribe to the Lazada Philippines Facebook Fan Page at www.facebook.com/LazadaPhilippines.


About Lazada
Lazada is Southeast Asia’s largest online shopping mall, in the Philippines, Lazada remains to be the country’s online shopping mall that is rapidly changing the retail scene across the archipelago. The company started operations in March 2012 and has quickly revolutionized the meaning of online shopping in a country where shopping in traditional malls is essentially the core lifestyle of every Filipino.

With the largest online assortment of products ranging from mobile and laptops to consumer electronics to books and media, health and beauty, home appliances, fashion and accessories, Lazada Philippines offer its wide customer base everything they need in one place. 

Nested in its Head Office in Makati City with its 12,000-square meter warehouse in Muntinlupa City, Lazada Philippines holds a workforce of more than 300 highly-specialized and passionate employees, all of which are geared towards championing effortless and risk-free shopping in the country. Through its own courier service – the Lazada Express and in tandem with the most efficient logistics company in the Philippines, Lazada was able to break geographical boundaries in the 7100 islands in the Philippines and continue to provide customers from remote areas the Lazada shopping experience.

Since its establishment in the Philippines, Lazada continues to strive to live up to its objective of improving people’s lives through effortless and risk-free shopping. It continues to offer products and retail solutions that combine sense and simplicity, with the end goal of providing superior value to its customers.

True to the Lazada brand promise, Lazada Philippines continues to offer its shoppers its cash-on-delivery payment mode, free nationwide shipping for transactions above PhP 1,000, and free returns within 30 days – making online shopping more practical for every Filipino.

June 28, 2014

Making Your List: Early Christmas Preparations for Hassle-Free Holidays

Half of the year has already passed and pretty soon it will be Christmas time again. It’s never too early to start preparing for Christmas. In fact, if you plan early enough, you might be able to save yourself from having to deal with all the hassles and scurrying around during perhaps the year’s busiest season. Get your planning notebook out and start putting down your plans to get all ready and set to go when the season rolls in. Here are some of the items that you should have on your list: 


You can start planning what theme you want this year’s Christmas decorations to be. Think about your tree, ornaments, centerpieces, Christmas lights, etc. There might be some decorations from last year that you can use in this year’s theme. Or, you can be a little bit crazy this year and get new decorations to have a surf and sand Christmas theme in your home while it is chilly and snowy outside. You can be as creative as your budget will allow you to be. Besides, if you are planning this early, you have all the time to look for and wait for great deals and discounts on new Christmas decorations. 

Christmas Gift List

Santa’s watching the whole year round. You should be too. Have your Christmas gift list ready earlier so you can pick up items for specific people throughout the year. Spot sale events and save some money on your gift-giving. You can also check out bulk sales for wholesale items for groups of people. In most cases, you can get great discounts when you order in bulk. 

Events Calendar 

Not all the dates and venues for the parties you will be having will be set this early. But, there are annual events that are usually already set even before the previous year’s party ended. Start putting these dates on your calendar so you know which days to avoid when planning your other Christmas parties. It’s already a given that Christmas time, aside from being one of the happiest times of the year, can be stressful. You can reduce the amount of stress the season brings and enjoy more of the cheer it brings by planning early.

CdeO Celebrates Social Media Day 2014!

Sad to say that I wasn't able to be with my group (Cagayan de Oro Bloggers, Inc.) during the Courtesy Call of our City Mayor Oscar "Oca" Moreno which happened last June 25, 2014 due to office schedule conflict. Anyway, I am just proud that our organization was formally announced by the administration as one of the instruments in supporting the information dissemination drive of the city's progress.
Grabbed photo from www.chadacdo.com & www.cdoblog.com

This coming June 30, 2014 is s the 5th Annual Social Media Day (#SMDay) event launched by Mashable. It is an annual global event that recognizes the digital revolution happening right before our eyes. But here in our city we will be celebrating it today June 28, 2014 and we are so glad that even our our beloved Mayor showed his support for the #SocialMediaDayCDO!
Photo: Big Support from the Mayor. Today is #SocialMediaDayCDO #SMDay Let's use the hashtag and join the celebration to recognize the digital revolution happening right before our eyes. http://thecdoblog.com/mayor-oca-moreno-supports-socialmediadaycdo/
photo credits: www.cdoblog.com

As one of the members of #CDOBloggers Inc, I am proud to say that I am here to make the City of Golden Friendship make known to the whole wide world as the 

City in Blossom, in Bloom and in Boom!

Proud Kagay-anon indeed! :)

June 26, 2014

Solaire Resort and Casino Unveils Its New Plane Livery

Solaire Resort and Casino, the Philippines’ premier integrated resort, in partnership with Air Asia unveils a breakthrough branding project in the Philippines.  

Solaire again raises the bar as it wraps its brightly colored livery on Air Asia’s popular Airbus A320, which is scheduled to embark on its maiden flight this July.  Solaire is the first-ever consumer brand in the country to fully wrap and brand a commercial airline, with an underlying thrust of further promoting tourism in the Philippines and in greater Asia.  

This dynamic collaboration between Solaire and Air Asia represents another step forward in an on-going journey towards providing modern travel and leisure experiences for its customers, with a fresh new approach to their target market.  This partnership will facilitate more passenger and cargo traffic in both regional and domestic flights, and foster stronger trade, cultural and tourism ties within Asia.

This milestone is a key undertaking between two passionate brands with entrepreneurial and dynamic mindsets. This unprecedented branding project in the Philippines may be taken as a "leadership statement," which attests to Solaire's strong growth momentum in the industry. Yes we are again raising the bar; this time we're taking it to the skies.” says Donato Almeda, Board Director of Solaire Resort and Casino.

Currently, Solaire’s brand colors are donned by just one airplane, but nothing is stopping them from further rolling out this innovative wrap on additional aircrafts in the future with broader partnership arrangements.  The campaign will continue until 2016 and it is envisioned that this high-impact ad in the sky will generate more hype and publicity as the partnership progresses.

Jasper Evangelista, Vice President of Brand & Marketing, Solaire Resort and Casino said, “This aircraft-branding campaign is a strategic branding initiative which would allow us to literally take our brand to greater heights. We have created amazing moments for our customers since Solaire launched last year, and now we’re aiming to further connect with our local & foreign guests and travellers by reinforcing our brand presence in the country’s airports. Sky Solaire will enable us to get immediate traction on this effort and even take it to a level all its own.”

In-line with Solaire’s “Create Your Moments" campaign, which highlights Solaire as the perfect place to create unforgettable memories, this fitting partnership with AirAsia, one of Asia’s leading and multi-awarded airlines in their category, harmoniously evokes the key thrusts of customer service, hospitality, and excitement for both their industries.  This marketing initiative is also primed to open up new revenue streams for both the integrated resort and the airline carrier.

AirAsia Philippines Chairman Maan Hontiveros said, “AirAsia Philippines is a sociable and innovative brand. We also take pride on our collaborative nature. This new livery demonstrates our creative approach to partnerships and marketing opportunities especially with companies that support our vision to grow tourism. We are thrilled to carry Solaire’s brand in the sky and on the grounds at the airports here and abroad extending to as far as our destinations in Malaysia, China and Korea.”

The Solaire experience is stamped with an unparalleled brand of service style, world-renowned Philippine hospitality, top-of-class luxurious accommodations, diverse dining options and impressive gaming facilities, which have all contributed to the way people people view resort casinos in Manila. Many have opted to extend their stay at the resort, to have simply grown to embrace the aspirational and stress-free lifestyle offered to them at Solaire. Solaire Resort and Casino clearly offers the utmost experience of comfort, elegance and luxury in the Philippines right now. 

About Solaire Resort and Casino:
Solaire Resort & Casino, the primary property of Bloomberry Resorts Corporation, is a USD $1.2 Billion integrated destination resort on an 8.3-hectare site in Manila, Philippines opened March 2013. Solaire, a luxury destination casino resort, is the first property to open in the Entertainment City, a government sponsored (Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation) economic development zone.

Solaire’s Phase 1 features 500 luxurious rooms, suites and bayside villas, 18,500 square meters of gaming space, a wide range of award-winning dining experience and signature restaurants, sophisticated bars and lounges, and an ample multi-level car park. The property has additional 258,721 square meter expansion project under development which is expected to open 3rd quarter of 2014. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.solaireresort.com