Smart Offers iPhone 6s FREE at Plan 2000 and iPhone 6s Plus FREE at Plan 2499

Smart Communications has announced its unbeatable plans for the much anticipated iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the most advanced iPhones ever, with super-sized data offers and awesome perks aimed at giving you the Smart Life experience.

As a special offer from November 6 until December 31, you can get the iPhone 6s FREE on Plan 2000 under a 30-month contract, inclusive of a super-sized 10GB data allowance for all your videos, music and games; plus All-Month Surf, which gives you access to all your favorite websites and apps like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and chat apps like Viber, Whatsapp, Line and Messenger, among many others, throughout the 30-month period.

As part of the limited offer, you can also get the iPhone 6s Plus FREE on Plan 2499 under a 30-month term, inclusive of super-sized 15GB data allowance and All-Month Surf which you can enjoy throughout the duration of the contract.

The latest iPhones will also be available via Smart Infinity, Smart’s premium postpaid brand, where members can get complimentary iPhone 6s 128GB under Infinity Consumable Plan 5000 or two units of iPhone 6S 16GB under Consumable LTE Plan 8000.

Smart’s other unbeatable offers for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are available at For more about Infinity’s unparalleled perks and privileges that come with the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus plans, visit

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus bring a powerful new dimension to iPhone’s revolutionary Multi-Touch interface with 3D Touch, which senses force to enable intuitive new ways to access features and interact with content. The new iPhones introduce a transformative new approach to photography called Live Photos, bringing still images to life by capturing a moment in motion. Live Photos, 3D Touch, 12-megapixel iSight camera, 5-megapixel FaceTime HD camera with Retina Flash and more are powered by the Apple-designed A9 chip, the most advanced chip ever in a smartphone, delivering faster performance and great battery life. iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are designed with Retina HD displays made from the strongest glass on any smartphone and 7000 series aluminum, the same alloy used in the aerospace industry, in gorgeous metallic finishes that now include rose gold.

Awesome experiences await new and existing Smart Postpaid subscribers who are upgrading to the new iPhones with Smart:
  1. Be among the first to get the iPhone 6S Rose Gold (16GB) via special Uber delivery from Smart. Smart and Uber have teamed up to deliver your new iPhone 6s Rose Gold (16GB) at your doorstep when the clock strikes 12:01 on November 6, Friday! Simply click “Request an iPhone6s” on the Uber app, prepare to pay using your debit or credit card, and get ready for much bigger surprises. Moreover, all new Uber users get 50% off (with maximum worth of P200) on their next two Uber rides.
  2. Get 20% discount from Zalora. Experience the high life with as much as 20 percent discount for a minimum purchase of P500 from leading online fashion store Zalora.
  3. Enjoy P2500 Airbnb discount. Enjoy P2,500 discount on your Airbnb booking with a minimum spend of P8,000 at any listing in over 190 countries around the world.
  4. Get iflix access. Get three months’ worth of iflix access plus 1GB of data for streaming your favorite movies and TV shows.
  5. Win a new gadget instantly. With Smart’s Share the Joy Gadget giveaway promo, you can get a chance to take home another brand new gadget instantly when you sign up for a Smart Postpaid Plan or recontract at Smart stores nationwide.
  6. FREE Gadget Shield. Get FREE 30-day insurance for your new iPhone with Smart’s Gadget Shield.
  7. Upgrade with Smart’s Wipeout promo. Wipe out your existing contract to upgrade to the new iPhones and enjoy corresponding discounts depending on the number of your remaining months in your contract.
  8. Purchase from Apple Music, App Store and iTunes even without a credit card. Smart is the only mobile network that lets you enjoy the full range of digital content from the Apple Store, iTunes and Apple Music even without a credit card through the groundbreaking Smart Pay-With-Mobile service. Simply text REG to 4949 so you can start buying apps and charging in-app items on top of your postpaid bill or deducted from your prepaid load – a first in the country.
The breakthrough features of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus can only be optimized when you are on the country’s biggest and most advanced network, according Kathy Carag, Smart Postpaid Head.

With the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Apple has once again pushed the boundaries of mobile innovation, allowing us to achieve so much more with our phones and experience the Smart Life with entertainment, convenience and peace of mind on the go,” said Carag. “iPhone’s Live Photos lets us capture and share our best moments in a revolutionary way, while its advanced hardware allows us to fulfill all our passions and swoop smoothly from one app to the next – without worrying about efficiency or battery life. For sure, with these new iPhones, we can get more of the Smart Life experience and enjoy the widest breadth of mobile content that only Smart’s nationwidest network can deliver – from your choice of apps, games, music, movies and more – all at your fingertips.”

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available in all Smart Stores nationwide.
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Cagayan de Oro Nominees For Globe Media Excellence Awards

A total of 58 entries were shortlisted for various categories of the Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA), the most anticipated premier award-giving body that gives recognition to excellence in journalism in Mindanao.

The premier award-giving body which recognizes excellence in journalism from the best breed of scribes in Visayas and Mindanao, the awards gives recognition to print, broadcast, and digital media practitioners who have excelled in their respective fields. Awards night for the GMEA Mindanao leg will be held on November 17.

Entries were from various media organizations in Zamboanga, General Santos, Cagayan de Oro and Davao. The finalists will vie for nine award categories namely: Reporter of the Year for Print, Explanatory/Investigative Story of the Year for Print/Online, Columnist of the Year, Photojournalist of the Year, Reporter of the Year for Television, Explanatory/Investigative Story of the Year for Television, Reporter of the Year for Radio, Blogger of the Year, and Social Media Advocate of the Year. There were a total of 352 entries this year compared with 259 last year.

The following are shortlisted for various categories in Cagayan de Oro City:

Reporter of the Year for Print
Grace Albasin (SunStar Cagayan de Oro) "State of Calamity in MisOr"
Gerry Lee Gorit (Mindanao Daily News), "Hall of Justice fire remains a mystery"
Gil Emmanuel Enerio (Sun Star Cagayan de Oro) "Stakeholders to toughen dev't plan"

Columnist of the Year
Arnold Alamon (Sun Star Cagayan de Oro) "From climate change to climate justice" 
Sorhaila Latip-Yusoph (SunStar Cagayan de Oro) "Teaching beyond the blackboard"

Photojournalist of the Year
Gerry Lee Gorit (SunStar Cagayan de Oro) "First day of school"

For broadcast media, nominees for the Explanatory or Investigative Story of the Year for TV category
Sheila Joy Labrador-Cubero (ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao) "Cliffhangers"

Nominees for Reporter of the Year for TV
Sheila Joy Labrador-Cubero (ABS-CBN Mindanao) "Cliffhangers"
Pj dela Pena (ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao) Hoy Hoy Hoy Segment "Kanal II"

For Reporter of the Year-Radio, nominees
Emiliano "Emil" Lido (DXRU Radyo Ultra) for his entry "MILF sincero kaha sa kalinaw? - Civil Society"
Eusebio "Jun" Espinosa Jr. (DXRU Radyo Ultra) "Tibook Mindanao Walay Kuryente"

For digital media, nominees for Social Media Advocate of the Year
Maria Irene Aserios ( "We Bisaya folks have a phrase for politicians who deny that they're campaigning"

Shortlisted for the Blogger of the Year category
Maria Irene Aserios ( "How to continue helping typhoon Sendong survivors"

The Mind Museum Experiment Circus is Coming to CDO

Cagayan de Oro, are you ready for a "spooky science" party happening this October? ​Catch The Halloween Experiment Circus at The Centrio Mall in on October 31, 2015, from 10 AM - 5PM. Experience the very first ​"spooky ​science​"​ party that The Mind Museum is holding outside of Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
To make the event even more exciting, The Mind Museum will be training a pool of volunteers from Cagayan de Oro ​to engage the audience. They will be conducting some of the experiments during the Halloween Experiment Circus.

Th​is amazing​ ​fun-filled event consists of a variety of Halloween​-​themed experiments and "​Spooky Science​"​ Talks by the Mind Movers or the Resident Scientists of the museum​.​
The Mind Museum is the Philippines' first world-class science museum. The museum continues to inspire science, exploration and creativity with fun family adventures that have taken kids and kids-at-heart on an unforgettable journey.
The Mind Museum, a non-profit organization of the Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc.,takes pride in being a museum designed by Filipinos for Filipinos, as it reaches out to the world to contribute to the public understanding of science.
For more information about the museum, visit or follow The Mind Museum on Facebook

Samsung Happy Home Roadshow

Samsung Happy Home upgrades Filipino families’ lifestyle 

September 21, 2015. On their third run, Samsung Happy Home roadshow went to Limketkai Mall in Cagayan de Oro and will continue in key cities such as Bacolod, Cebu, Pampanga, Naga, and Iloilo throughout the year, letting more families see how Samsung could help them create a happy home.

The Samsung Happy Home roadshow aims to show how families can enjoy the many conveniences and the possibilities made possible by Samsung products—all designed to meet the needs of families at every life stage and celebrate with them in every success. Regardless of family size, age, interest, or location, there’s always a Samsung product that is right for everyone, with every single unit designed to surpass expectations and delight users.

The Samsung Happy Home roadshow showcases a line-up of products that will surely be the best upgrade every Filipino’s home – dream-come-true, smart, innovative, and happier home.

Upgrading one’s viewing experience at home to match watching a movie at the cinema is now possible with the Samsung SUHD, signifying a true leap forward in technology to offer a superior viewing experience. The Samsung SUHD TV sets the standard with its nano-crystal technology and re-mastering picture quality engine that produce 64 times more color expression than conventional TVs and 2.5 times brighter than conventional UHD TVs. Aside from the SUHD, Samsung LED, Smart, and UHD TVs are also showcased, wherein each highlighted key features, setting a higher level of advancement and functionality, as well as fitting every home.

Home Entertainment Solutions
Another treat from Samsung is the TV’s Curved Soundbar, which has a multi-channel speaker and side speakers that enhance the surround sound and provide more clarity for a better TV experience – capping off the perfect life-like viewing. Meanwhile, Samsung Wireless Audio 360 produces balanced sound in all directions, filling all around the room. Adding to the convenience is the built-in Wi-Fi to control the audio system where one can listen to music all around the house or listen to a different type of music per room.

Storage and space are consumers’ common concerns when looking for a refrigerator. Good thing, Samsung upgrades their refrigerator as they bring Samsung Food Showcase Refrigerator (FSR) to the market. Its revolutionary “fridge within a fridge” design has two independent areas, offering more space and organization options. The FSR has also a metal cooling door that restores the temperature in the fridge faster than a conventional door. With FSR, maximum storage space is achieved while keeping energy consumption and floor space requirements at a minimum.

Washing Machines
The old washing machine may have produced clean clothes but it fails to prevent the washer’s back pains. Level up the washing experience with Samsung Activdualwash, which fused ergonomic design with state-of-the-art technology. The hands-on mom can experience great cleaning power with greater convenience and lesser back pain compared to their older washing machines. Its dedicated built-in sink, washboard, and water jet built right into the washer makes everything within reach, thus making the laundry process less tedious and time-consuming.

Being a tropical country, the Philippines’ climate is characterized by relatively high temperature and high atmospheric humidity. Addressing this need, Samsung AR7000 air conditioner features a triangular design enabling quicker, further, and wider cooling. Its digital inverter system will let consumers enjoy a powerful and optimized cooling system, without increasing electricity usage and expense. It also has Virus Doctor and an easy filter to keep the air clean.

Smart Ovens

The Samsung Smart Oven will surely meet families’ on-the-go lifestyle as well as their need for healthy food. It has features that make it the all-in-one cooking solution, veering away from the usual only “reheating” feature of microwaves. It has the SLIM FRY Technology that allows oil-free frying and fuss-free frying and grilling. Aside from upgrading the kitchen, cooking skills are about to level up with this appliance.

Creating one’s dream home doesn’t always mean major overhauls. By adding perfect home pieces and products from Samsung, build the dream home that will be filled with love, togetherness, convenience, and entertainment.

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Twitter: @Samsungph

Kasalang Filipino 2015 sa Cagayan de Oro Wedding Fair

"Kasalang Filipino 2015 sa Cagayan de Oro Wedding Fair" is a much-awaited grand wedding fair. This event is presented by, ABS-CBN Regional, and Centrio Mall. This will take place at the Ayala Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro City on September 18-20, 2015.
Open to public! Admission is FREE!

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