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Thursday, February 23, 2023


Cagayan de Oro (CDO) City Council Committee on Landed Estate and Subdivision (CLES) Chairman Councilor Edgar Cabanlas (second from left) recently declared local government support for the Orchard District project of Johndorf Ventures Corporation (JVC) saying, “(CDO) Mayor Rolando A. Uy welcomes this blessing for the city, more jobs, more taxes, more opportunities for our people.” Orchard District is set to be launched within the year.

Representatives of the veteran real estate trailblazer and local government officials led by Cabanlas met last week for a comprehensive presentation of the estate's site development plan.  Designed to align plans for the 32-hectare mixed-use commercial-residential community in Upper Balulang-Lumbia with the city’s economic and development objectives, the activity included site appreciation and an executive consultation.

The consultation was attended by Legal Consultant Melanie Mae Cabanlas, representing the City Mayor’s Office, City Housing and Urban Development Department (CHUDD) Head Samuel Rollo, and Consultant Luisito Maagad, and representatives of the City Engineer's Office, Office of the Building Official, and City Planning and Development Office.

Orchard District is an integrated 32-hectare mixed-use township development strategically located at the quiet heart of Uptown, Cagayan de Oro City. Orchard District overlooks the Cagayan River at an elevation of about 100 meters. It offers sweeping vistas of the Cagayan Mountain Ranges and is easily accessible to the residential communities in the area.

“We are looking at partnering with several locators to expedite the development of the estate. Negotiations with these locators are ongoing, and we look forward to a lifetime partnership with them”, said Miss Frances Abigail Lim, the Managing Director of JVC.

Sunday, February 19, 2023

An Actual Airplane Was Used to Announce Cebu Pacific’s Partnership with GoTyme Bank and Go Rewards

Plus, here’s what you need to know about this exciting (and rewarding) team-up.

Manila, Philippines | February 2013—If you think you've seen it all, think again. It's the year 2023 and it's hardly ever surprising when new tech arises, but GoTyme Bank went all out for their “Rewards Boosted” launch event held at Palacio de Memoria in Paranaque on February 9, 2023. Let's just say they went big—which is the right word to describe GoTyme Bank's exciting partnership with Cebu Pacific and Go Rewards.

GoTyme Bank used an experimental technology called 3D mapping video, which maps video footage onto surfaces like buildings, runways, water, and airplanes, turning them into astonishing displays. For this launch, they used an actual airplane! The result: 80 seconds of pure entertainment—a showstopping display like we’ve never seen before!

Here's what some of the guests have to say about the stunning display. "I was in awe seeing the 3D mapping technology done in a plane. As it was creative and well-thought, this signifies where we are headed—more innovations ahead. With GoTyme, Cebu Pacific, and Go Rewards making travel more accessible and fun, especially coming after the 2-year pause because of the pandemic, I am excited to experience the world again," shared Mela Habijan, Miss Trans Global 2020.

Mela Habijan at the “Rewards Boosted” launch.

Video creator Miss Nate shared, “Definitely something I haven’t seen before! We’ve seen the plane at Palacio before but this totally caught us off guard. Such a fun and refreshing way to spice up the atmosphere of the place and the event. I look forward to seeing more of it.”

Feast your eyes on GoTyme Bank’s jaw-dropping 3D Mapping video launch:

Rewards Boosted with GoTyme Bank, Go Rewards, and Cebu Pacific

So what does GoTyme Bank’s, Go Rewards’, and Cebu Pacific’s team-up mean for you? Go Rewards members earn points each time they book Cebu Pacific flights—but when you use your GoTyme Bank Visa Debit Card or Virtual Card to book your flight, you get to earn even more Go Rewards points which you can use to book future flights. If you stack enough points, you can actually book flights for free and even purchase flight add-ons. Talk about a rewards boost!

Now, a flight booked with Cebu Pacific and GoTyme Bank means more travels, more rewards, and more bang for your buck. But most importantly, you get to experience a rich and colorful life by exploring different cultures, provinces, and countries.

Boost your rewards for a rewarding travel experience each time you fly

This new rewards program is a permanent feature and not just a promo so every Juan has all the time in the world to take advantage of this boosted rewards system from GoTyme Bank. In case you don’t have a GoTyme Bank account or a Go Rewards account yet, take this as a sign to open one so you don’t miss out on this rewarding points system!

This year, start creating travel memories with your favorite people once again! Download the GoTyme Bank app now on iOS or Android, or open an account at any of its kiosks nationwide, and use it to pay for your Cebu Pacific flights. #GoTymeBank #RewardsBooster #PreferredMOPforGG #GokongweiGroup

Follow GoTyme's official website, Facebook, and Instagram for more information.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Three ways to make managing money an act of self-love

Who said that the season of love is only about spending a moment with your significant other? In time for Valentine’s/single awareness day fever, your all-in-one digital bank, Maya, serves a timely reminder that self-love deserves equal attention and celebration.
Maya shows that one way of embracing an empowered you is by taking hold of your financial well-being. By breaking the mold in the banking scene, the country’s #1 digital bank and top-rated finance app makes money management easier through just one app, helping you become more financially confident.
Here, we break down three ways on how to foster self-love through Maya’s exciting deals and promos designed to give you more ways of having mastery over your own money.
Personalize with love
The best way to give yourself that much deserved love is taking care of yourself. And taking care of our financial needs and goals to get that much needed financial freedom is top of mind for most of us. Thanks to Maya, achieving those savings goals has never been this easy!
So, start saving for an emergency fund or for that much needed vacation, new wardrobe, or phone by opening Personal Goals at Maya Savings and enjoy up to 6% p.a.!
With Maya, you can create as many as five goals simultaneously and have each goal personalized with your own preferred name and set it up for 180 days. The 6% p.a. guaranteed interest will definitely give you a serious boost with your money with deposits up to P1 Million.
And not just that—Maya also offers a sign-up and save promo. Simply sign up, upgrade your account, and start saving - and you will get as much as ₱60 (₱20 when you register, another ₱10 upon upgrade, plus an additional ₱40 for your first transaction.)
Here’s another way to personalize with Maya, use your name and create your unique @username when sending or receiving money. The first to bring this new, game-changing feature to the Philippines, Maya allows users to keep your personal data private, such as their account name and mobile number. Say goodbye to QR codes and long numbers, with Maya you can personalize your @username by simply following these steps:
1. Open your Maya app
2. Tap the “Profile” icon on the upper left corner
3. Tap "Get Started" to create your @username
4. Key in your preferred @username and hit "Confirm."
5. Finish off by keying in the One Time Password (OTP) sent via SMS.
A username is unique to each Maya account holder.
You can also customize your Maya card with your new @username! Simply order a physical card on your app’s Cards section, personalize with your @username, and wait for it to be delivered to your doorstep!
Pick a store, any store
You deserve all your heart’s desires this season of love and beyond. With Maya, you can shop for what you want with the best deals and discounts.
For instance, you get a cashback when you pay with Maya at Robinsons until April 15. New users can get up to ₱200 cashback upon completing a transaction via Maya QR with a minimum spend of P1,000, while existing users get up ₱150.
If you scan to pay via Maya QR at SM Store until March 31 with a minimum spend of P1,000, you get one raffle entry for a chance to win exciting prizes. This includes ₱3,000 Maya Credits, Apple Airpods Pro 2, and Apple iPhone 14.
Eyeing a relaxing staycation? If you book now at Agoda until March 14, you will receive a 7% discount sitewide by paying with Maya at checkout and using the promo code “MAYA7JAN.”
You also get the best deals by paying with Maya at Flowerstore, Boozy, Edamama, Google Play, Codashop, Aipaz, Bills Pay, PLDT, MetroMart,, Qatar Airways, and Mobile Protect.
While roses and chocolates may be the popular gifts for couples this Valentine’s Day, give yourself added wealth minus the charges by topping up with Maya.
Maya allows you to cash-in for free in several ways. One option is via linked banks and OTC channels up to ₱8,000 per month. You can also cash in directly for free, with no limit via BPI, RCBC, UnionBank, and Chinabank. If you’re cashing in from other banks, you can get your InstaPay fee as cashback of up to P25 when you cash in a minimum of P1,500. Another option is via Maya Centers, with lower cash-in service fee of 1%, while you receive a 100% cashback on the fee, capped at ₱150 per customer. The offer runs until February 28, 2023.
Spread the value      of self-love
What’s more? Spread the love and stay connected with close friends and family here and abroad by loading with any network using Maya.
You can get 5% cashback (Php25) for every ₱500 accumulated load spend until February 28. If you are a Smart or TNT subscriber, you receive 20% cashback at a maximum of ₱50 per user.
Completely free to download and register, Maya packs a feature-rich money app, an inclusive digital bank, and everything else you need to manage your money–save, borrow, spend, invest and more, right from your smartphone.
Maya’s digital banking services are powered by Maya Bank, Inc., a digital bank supervised by the BSP. Deposits are insured by the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) for up to PHP500,000 per depositor. To learn more, visit and Follow Maya at @mayaiseverything on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok and @mayaofficialph on Twitter.

Monday, February 13, 2023

Philippine Veterans Bank invites cyclists to join Ride for Valor 2023

The Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB) invites everyone to join the Ride for Valor, a bike-for-a-cause event on March 5, 2023 to raise funds for the maintenance of the Bataan Death March markers and other World War 2 heritage sites.
Mike Villa-Real, PVB first vice president for marketing and communications, said the event, which is in partnership with the Department of National Defense, Philippine Veterans Affairs Office, Provincial Government of Bataan and Wartime Heritage Guild-Philippines, aims to preserve the legacy of Filipino and American soldiers who fought for freedom and democracy during World War 2.
The Bataan Death March is a somber reminder of the bravery and selflessness of Filipino veterans during the Second World War. It is an essential part of Philippine history and culture, and the Ride for Valor is an important way of honoring the veterans and preserving their legacy. Plus rider get to learn more about this
historic event as they will be be traversing the actual route of the Death March; he said.
The ride is open to fully vaccinated cyclists and all types of bikes with brakes.
Villa-Real said the event will start at 6 a.m. from the Kilometer Zero in Mariveles, Bataan, to Capas National Shrine in Tarlac.
The non-competitive bike ride will have four pitstops: Mt. Samat, Balanga Provincial Capitol’s The Bunker, San Fernando Train Station, and Angeles Museum. Giveaways will be given in selected pitstops.
Villa-Real said participants may ride at their own pace, adding there will be a 12-hour cut-off during thee vent.
He noted that the event will also implement a ;No Helmet, No Ride; policy to ensure the safety of the participants.
Villa-Real also said a mechanic will be available to help those who encounter mechanical difficulties, while roving marshals will be present to keep track of the riders; progress. Support vehicles are allowed, but riders should only ride in the vehicle if they choose to drop out of the event.
The registration fee for the Ride for Valor is P1,000, which includes an official event shirt, a race bib, at rucker cap, a loot bag, an e-certificate, and meals.
Interested individuals may register online at until March 1, while groups may email
Participants may also register onsite at RD Cycles Libis Branch and RD Cycles Timog Branch.
Those who will join the bike ride must download the Traqs Philippines app to enter the event.
Prior to the bike ride, we will be raffling off an overnight stay for lucky joiners, and on March 5, we will be
giving two bikes as well as hotel gift checks and other exciting prizes to our raffle winners,; Villa-Real added.

Organized by Without Limits PH - IGEM, Ride for Valor 2023 is co-presented by Traqs Philippines,
OneLGC, AIR21, Panahon.TV, and the Integrated Waste Management Inc. Sponsors include Neo Zigma
PH, Hotel Sogo, Booster C Energy Shot, and Fitbar.
The Bataan Death March is one of the darkest chapters in Philippine history, where around 80,000 Filipino
and American soldiers were forced to march more than 100 kilometers in grueling conditions by Japanese
forces in 1942.
Thousands of soldiers survived but many also died due to starvation, dehydration, diseases, and the
brutality of Japanese captors. The markers serve as reminders of the tragedy and heroism that occurred
during that period.
PVB is a private, commercial bank owned by World War 2 veterans and their families. With Its new Charter
signed into law, the Banks ownership now includes Post War Veterans and AFP Retirees.
For more information about the event, follow Ride for Valor on Facebook at

Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Sterling Bank of Asia visits Masungi Georeserve for its Environmental Campaign

In photo: Sterling Bank of Asia employees during the Nurture-A-Grove activity at Masungi Georeserve.

Sterling Bank of Asia's (SBA) annual CSR Activity, tagged as Kind Heart Gives, turns green this year as they conducted an environmental initiative at Masungi Georeserve in Baras, Rizal.
Masungi Georeserve is an award-winning conservation project dedicated to conserving the Masungi landscape in Baras, Rizal. Joined by 50 SBA employees, the activity allowed them to participate in the reserve’s "Nurture-a-Grove" reforestation campaign.
Sterling Bank of Asia is committed to fulfilling its role in upholding environmental and social responsibility.
"Sterling Bank of Asia takes part in saving the denuded forests around the reserve. It is also one of our ways to strengthen our sustainability efforts and to give back to the environment," said Arlene Siongco, Head of Human Resources Group at Sterling Bank of Asia.
"We'd like to thank Masungi Georeserve for welcoming us. Activities such as these are necessary for the company as it is one of the ways we uphold environmental appreciation and conservation," said Cecilio Paul San Pedro, SBA's President and CEO.
The Masungi Georeserve project has been awarded for protecting the 60-million-year-old limestone formations and more than 400 species of flora and fauna in Baras, Rizal.
For more information, visit