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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Japanese technology company will invest on CDO-based educ startup Wela Online Corp.

CDO-based educ startup Wela Online Corp. and Leave a Nest Co. Ltd,  a knowledge-based platform company nurturing the next generation real-tech entrepreneurs headquartered in Tokyo signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference wherein the Japanese technology company will invest on Wela's integrated school management system, the Wela School Systems.

This partnership between these two education-focused organizations aims to increase the momentum in the delivery of frontier technologies in the Philippine ducation System. Wela is a multi-award startup being recognized by different incubators and accelerators in the country including IdeaSpace, and QBO Innovation Hub. They are also a recipient of the startup grant from the Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development. (DOST – PCIEERD).

As of this day, Wela has 27 clients all over the Philippines and has generated over PHP 6 Million pesos in revenue from its first 3 years in operation. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

City Public Library Being Demolished to Make Way for the Construction of the New 5-storey Building

Remember that old City Public Library building in Cagayan de Oro City? 80's down to the olden days' students used to hang out and study there.

That old building is the witness of how students in the olden days of Cagayan de Oro research about their assignments and projects without the use of computers or internet. They are the masters of the Dewey Decimal System and how they love the smell of books.

That is why most book sniffing nerds are those kids in the 80's down to the olden days. They love the process of looking for the books that they need inside the library. It is a sanctuary place for people who wants to focus on reading or studying because the place is quiet.

Today, that old building is already being demolished, but worry not because it is to make way for the construction of the new 5-storey building including the modern CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY, the office of the Girl Scout of the Philippines and additional 52 classrooms for the City Central School.

Here's the perspective of the new 5-storey building:

Thursday, November 28, 2019

FoodPanda Launches Delivery Service in Cagayan de Oro City

Cagayan de Oro CITY, Philippines - foodpanda, the biggest online food ordering and delivery service in the Philippines, has finally landed in the city of Cagayan De Oro.

Founded in May 2012 in Berlin, Germany it now operates in over 40 countries with 45,000 restaurant partners globally.

The delivery service is currently active in over 500 cities, and the last addition to their growing list this 2019 in Mindanao is the City of Golden Friendship - Cagayan De Oro!

Kagay-anons do not need to memorize delivery numbers for restaurants anymore - as foodpanda has over 100+ restaurants in the city to choose from the app.

With the wide array of cafes and restaurants , people in CDO can now enjoy a hint of international cuisines from American, Chinese and Japanese to the well-loved local food of Cagayan de Oro right on their doorstep. Whatever it is you're craving, foodpanda has it.

“We are very happy to add Cagayan de Oro to our list of cities that we provide delivery for. The team believes that the city is an underserved market with lots of potential for food delivery. And as always, we intend to bring the best experience in food delivery to consumers . We are excited to see very eager and encouraging feedback from partner restaurant and customers,” says Ryven Barrio, foodpanda Cluster Head for Mindanao.

Using the foodpanda app is a breeze - simply log on to the ​ foodpanda website​  or download the app (available in the AppStore and Google Play Store) and follow these simple steps to enjoy fast and dependable service.
  1. Create an account or login using your Facebook account.
  2. Select your current location, then choose your preferred restaurants.
  3. Simply select the food you want to order and add them to your basket.
  4. Review your order in the basket then click on proceed to check out.
  5. On the checkout page, you can enter a discount voucher code if you have one. Payment options include Cash on Delivery, Online Payment (Credit Card) or PayPal.
  6. After placing your order, a confirmation message will be sent to your mobile number.
  7. After your order has been confirmed, all you have to do is wait for the foodpanda rider to deliver your food and enjoy.

foodpanda’s delivery service is available in Cagayan de Oro starting November 2019! The service is available up to Barangays Kauswagan, Gusa and Macasandig from the city center. Now Kagay-anons need not stress out looking for parking or walking in the scorching heat of day or cold rainy weather since foodpanda can bring what you are craving for - fresh as good as dining-in – straight to the comfort of your home!


About foodpanda:

foodpanda is dedicated to bringing food lovers around the world their favorite meals from curated local restaurants. Since its creation, the on-demand food delivery service has grown with over 27,000 partner restaurants in over 190 cities across 10 Asian and Central Europe countries globally. foodpanda is active in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan, Taiwan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Romania and Bulgaria. It belongs to Delivery Hero, the worldwide leader of the food delivery industry. For more information visit

How it works:

Through the foodpanda website or via the new iOS and Android apps, customers can enter their address and view a curated list of restaurants serving their neighborhood. Once they have chosen their food of choice, they can place an order from the comfort of their home or office, paying online through foodpanda's secure platform. The order is then carefully prepared by the restaurant, picked up by the foodpanda rider and delivered straight to their doorstep.

Follow them on:
Facebook: foodpanda Philippines 
Instagram: foodpanda_ph

For more information, please contact:

Reynaldo Rubio - Marketing- PR foodpanda Philippines

Friday, November 22, 2019

Taiwan Bubble Tea Pavilion empowers Davao business owners to ride on the bubble tea craze

The “bubble tea craze” has taken over the country and Davao City is no exception. With more and more people clamoring for this satisfying drink, business owners need to have access to top quality raw materials and highly responsive after-sales support from the best manufacturers and suppliers in Taiwan.

Opening doors of opportunities is the Taiwan Bubble Tea Pavilion at the Taiwan Expo 2019, held last November 8-9, 2019 at the SMX Convention Center Davao. Organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the special exhibition featured member companies of the Taiwan Bubble Tea Alliance, an organization established in 2017 to unify and boost the collective strength of over 125 bubble milk tea vendors and industrial firms.

With a theme "Taiwan Bubble Tea, Bubble Up Your Life!," the exhibition and business conference gave bubble tea fans, business franchises, and startup entrepreneurs in Davao to see and taste the latest bubble tea products from Taiwan. Hundreds of visitors, which included local business owners and buyers in Davao and nearby areas in the Mindanao region, lined up for the demonstrations and sampling held at the bubble tea booth. Customers who have tried bubble tea products before cited the difference in taste quality of the tea and pearl products from the exhibitors.

Highlighting different fields of the bubble tea industry—raw materials (e.g. tea, tapioca), packaging, equipment, total solution, and chain stores—the pavilion showcased three alliance members Good Young Co. Ltd., Mr. Sun International Tea Chain Co. Ltd. (Red Sun), and Great Eastern Food Co. Ltd., who all shared their field expertise.

Good Young is one of the more popular bubble tea suppliers in Taiwan. It is best known for its line of milk tea powder, flavor syrups, and the ready-mix CASA Milky Flavor Tea and CASA Black Tea. Aside from raw materials, Good Young also offers various services for its business partners such as taste design, private labeling, OEM customization, and production technology training. Established in 1989, Good Young Co., Ltd. is a professional tea manufacturer and mainly supplies tea and coffee products to various food and beverage industries.

Meanwhile, Red Sun, an international tea brand known for its innovative beverages such as the Heineken Green Tea (a cold green tea mixed with Heineken beer) and its handmade tapioca balls or pearls, offered its franchise services to business owners in attendance. The company is greatly known in Taiwan for its innovative Heineken Green Tea, which made a historic record of 2.5 million cups sold in six months in 2005. The product, which was basically Heineken beer mixed with green tea, has a complex flavor profile topped with a beautifully frothy foam.

Finally, Great Eastern showcased its one-of-a-kind innovation to the now lucrative bubble tea industry, which first came to be in the 1980s. The company developed and exclusively produces 3Q Jelly Pearl, a pearl product made from naturally extracted  Konjac (a kind of taro harvested directly from the mountains), natural seaweed, sugar, pectin, and Guar gum. It boasts a low-calorie count of only 70kcal/100g—perfect for the health-conscious milk tea and bubble tea fans—and can be widely used in various beverages.

Through the Taiwan Bubble Tea Pavilion, business owners and buyers at the Taiwan Expo 2019 got to see first-hand the integrity of the overall supply chain in the Taiwan bubble tea industry. At the end of the event, at least 35 Davao business owners have expressed interest in partnering with the Taiwan Bubble Tea Alliance for future endeavors. There were also numerous inquiries from other visitors about franchising popular bubble tea brands as well as establishing new concepts to make Taiwan bubble tea products more appealing and enjoyable for the Filipino market.

The Taiwan Bubble Tea Alliance and TAITRA are hopeful that this event could start more partnerships with Filipino entrepreneurs and promote the expansion and export of the bubble tea industry and culture to the Philippines. The exhibition also served as an excellent opportunity for business owners to connect with industry-leading Taiwan suppliers for potential partnerships.
To learn more about the Taiwan Expo 2019 and the Taiwan Bubble Tea Pavilion, contact the Taiwan Trade Center Manila hotline at (02) 551-7281/551-7349/551-7339 or visit the TAITRA Manila website at Like and follow the TAITRA Manila Facebook page (  for more updates.

Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit trade promotion organization in Taiwan.

Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwan businesses and manufacturers with reinforcing their international competitiveness and in coping with the challenges they face in foreign markets. TAITRA boasts a well-coordinated trade promotion and information network of over 600 trained specialists stationed throughout its Taipei headquarters, four local branch offices in Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung, and over 52 overseas branch offices worldwide. Together with its sister organizations, Far East Trade Services, Inc. (FETS) and Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), TAITRA has created a wealth of trade opportunities through effective promotion strategies.

Davao City embraces Taiwan medical technologies introduced at the 2019 Taiwan Healthcare Seminar

Photo by: Mindanao Daily Mirror
From computer technology to design innovation, the 2019 Taiwan Expo has opened new doors of opportunities for different industries in Davao City. Held last November 8 to 9, 2019, at the SMX Convention Center in SM Lanang Premier Davao, the expo featured well-curated product exhibits from various Taiwan brands and companies, as well as highly informative seminars conducted by product experts and innovators from Taiwan.

The most anticipated Taiwan Healthcare Seminar, with a theme “Smart Medical Innovation Brightens Your Life,” brought together top biotech innovators from the best and most advanced hospitals in Taiwan. Coming from reputable institutions Chang Chung Memorial Hospital, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Lite-Med Inc., Biomaterials & Surface Engineering Industry-Academia Consortium, Taipei Tech University, Bionime Corporation, and Chung Hua Institute for Economic Research, the speakers shared their latest innovations to healthcare practitioners and professionals from all over Davao and Mindanao.

Dr. Chun-Te Wu, MD, PhD, of the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital discussed their many achievements in the fields of Liver Transplantation, Proton Therapy, Comprehensive Cancer Patient Care and Management, Cord Blood Transplantation, Craniofacial Reconstruction, and Orthognathic Surgery. Through its premiere medical facilities and equipment, including a dedicated Proton Therapy Center and Hybrid Operating Rooms equipped with Multi-Axis System for Interventional Radiology and Da Vinci Surgical Systems, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital has successfully served over 27,000 international patients in 2018 alone.

Dr. Ming-Nan Lin, MD, PhD, of the Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital shared their institution’s humble roots from being a charity medical foundation to being the first hospital in Taiwan to be certified with the Symbol of National Quality (SNQ). Its Integrated Rheumatic Disease Care headlined by the Knee Health Promotion Option, a comprehensive treatment plan for knee osteoarthritis, has earned the hospital the recognition alongside its other top-quality services such as Arthroscopic Cartilage Regeneration Facilitating Procedure and surgical treatments for spinal diseases.

Meanwhile, Lite-Med Inc. (Lighten Taiwan Excellent Medical), a professional medical device developer and manufacturer established in 1991, is leading the Shock Wave Technology industry in Taiwan. Lite-Med’s machines such as the ESWT (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy) series is used for a variety of treatments, including blasting kidney and ureter stones and rehabilitating bone fractures, and even includes a real-time ultrasound tracking and locking system that makes diagnosis and treatment much easier.

Also sharing their latest innovation at the Taiwan Healthcare Seminar is Bionime Corporation, which developed Telehealth, a system that helps patients and doctors manage diabetes. Using an ergonomic strip to check blood samples, it provides accurate readings that are stored via cloud for easier access whether the patient is being treated at home or in a hospital.

Finally, Chia Ling Li from the Chung-Hua Institute for Economic Research (CIER) ran down the details of Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy (NSP). In essence, the mandate opens the country’s doors for patients and doctors from neighboring countries in the Southeast Asia region to gain access to Taiwan’s medical technology advancements. By implementing the 1C1C or One Center for One Country initiative, each country from the Southeast Asia Region will have one dedicated coordinating center to facilitate any needs: from sending patients over to Taiwan for treatments or to conduct business-to-business deals.

For the Philippines, the assigned coordinating center is the Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, which is known for its expertise in organ transplantation, advanced cell therapy, and the implementation of Universal Healthcare policies. The National Kidney Transplant Institute, Chinese General Hospital Colleges, and The Medical City have already signed a memorandum of understanding with Hualien Tzu Chi and more hospitals in the Philippines are expected to follow suit.

Dr. Annabelle P. Yumang of the Davao Center for Health Development, Ms. April Marie Dayap of the Davao City Investment and Promotions Center, and Atty. Francis Layog, chief-of-staff of Davao City Vice Mayor Sebastian “Baste”Duterte, in their respective speeches prior to the seminar, expressed their gratitude to TAITRA for introducing Taiwan’s innovations to the medical community of Davao City. They also look forward to seal partnerships between healthcare institutions in Davao and Taiwan to make modern healthcare technology more accessible to Mindanaoan patients.

To learn more about the latest medical technologies from Taiwan and how they can help benefit medical patients in Davao and the rest of the Philippines, contact the Taiwan Trade Center Manila hotline at (02) 551-7281/551-7349/551-7339 or visit the TAITRA Manila website at

Like and follow the TAITRA Manila Facebook page (  for more updates.


Founded in 1970, TAITRA is Taiwan's foremost nonprofit trade promoting organization. Sponsored by the government and industry organizations, TAITRA assists enterprises to expand their global reach. Headquartered in Taipei, TAITRA has a team of 1,300 specialists and operates 5 local offices in Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung as well as 63 branches worldwide. Together with Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) and Taiwan Trade Center (TTC), TAITRA has formed a global network dedicated to promoting world trade.

Monday, November 11, 2019

CDO Metro Food Park: Newest Food Destination of Kagay-anons

CDO Metro Food Park
Cagayan de Oro food scene has been known for Kinilaw, Balbacua, Remember Me, Proven, and other local foods. Since CDO is the center of Northern Mindanao, it is also becoming the melting pot of cuisines in the region, dishes from other regions are being introduced here through restaurants and food parks. Just recently, food parks are flourishing around the metro, in fact, we have listed some of the famous food parks in CDO in our previous article.

One of the food parks we included on that list is the CDO Metro Food Park. It is the newest food park in town and just last Friday, November 8, 2019, they just had their Grand Opening with fun games, entertainment, and acoustic music.

They are located at C.M. Recto Avenue, National Highway, near Gaisano Mall Parking Annex. When we visited the place, we were in awe of the different food stalls available. You will surely have a wide selection of good food at CDO Metro Food Park as they have around 24 different food stalls available that serve a variety of cuisines.

Here's the list of food stalls to choose from that you will find at CDO Metro Food Park:

Mykarelli's Grill


Sugba Wings

Tuna Sutukil

Pipoy's Lechon

Bards's Sisig & Ribs

Bonhok Lutong


Sibs Samgyeopsal Food Hub

Pork Barrel's

Seared Steak House

Maps Kambingan

Street Food

Buro Taco

Ffudbuff Cafe

Dimsum Factory

Fullhouse halo-halo & snacks

Baraturami Japanese Food House


Sizzling Mania

Jm Shawarma

Phil Thai Noodle

Egg Me Up Silogan

They are open in as early as 11AM until 12 Midnight. That means they are serving lunch, snacks, and dinner!

Next time when a tourist asks you "Where to eat here in CDO?". Just tell them to try CDO Metro Food Park, because they can choose from local Kagay-anon cuisines to Korean, Thai, Middle Eastern, Japanese and other Asian cuisines!

Check out the following food we tried during the grand opening:

With all the food parks around CDO, finding good food is not that difficult nowadays. You don't need to spend extra money for a fancy restaurant and even shell out service charges for the food you eat. Food Parks are the best place for foodies nowadays, it is cheaper without compromising the cleanliness, quality and quantity of foods you ordered and the good service they provide.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Party and Unwind at Wine Up Bar During their Halloween Black-Out Party Last October 31, 2019!

Where can you find a lit wine bar in CDO if you want to indulge for a glass of fine wines? Well, you don't need to look somewhere else because there is one located at Limketkai Center. Wine Up Bar is located at Limketkai Drive adjacent to The Hive and Red Tail Restaurant. They serve a selection of fine wines, whiskeys and some cocktails of your choice, like Blue Hawaii, PiƱa Colada, Sex on the Beach, Long Island Iced Tea, and Margarita!

Wine Up is a perfect place to bring your date for an intimate date night. But last October 31, 2019, they joined the Halloween celebration all over the world by having a Halloween Blackout Party and transformed the place into a party venue.

Photo by: The Explorer's Channel

For only P150 as an entrance fee, you can get one bottle of Heineken Beer and get ready to enjoy and dance to the party tune of Mr. DJ and some guests arrived at the place wearing different Halloween costumes vying for the best costume to win fabulous prizes.

Check out some photos below of how fun the event was.

All event photos are from our good friends at The Explorer's Channel.

Also check out this video from our groovy dancer Vlogger friend Ton Escol as some guests groove to the music with him!