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Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro holds New Generation forum

October 2, 2019

THE Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro has once again shepherded 32 junior high students from various schools here to act as mayor, vice mayor, councillors and department heads with their real life counterparts.   For one week starting September 23, the junior high students busied themselves immersing in the various functions of the local government unit (LGU).   Prior to the event, these students attended the New Generation forum at Philtown Hotel with the topic on mental health.   Panelists in the forum this year were Northern Mindanao Medical Center psychiatrist Dr. Doris Inihao, Lourdes College guidance counselor Marilou Descallar and I Will Serve Foundation president Emily Mora.   Project chair Tito Mora said they chose mental health as the topic for this year’s forum because of its relevance among the youth.   Two days later, the students were ready.   Nathan Josh Ruelo of Phinma-COC took his oath as youth city mayor along with Chelsea Kirsten Alpaca of Liceo de Cagayan University as youth city vice mayor.   From thence, they immediately assumed their duties for the whole week such as sitting side by side with their respective adult counterparts and formulating recommendations at the end of the week based from what they have learned.   The Rotary Youth Officials Week is one of the biggest annual projects of Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro. It aims to cause leadership development among the youth in the city.

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Kiwanis Club of Cagayan de Oro Higalaay Kids Feeding Program

September 28, 2019

Another successful children's program was concluded last September 21, 2019 done by the Kiwanis Club of Cagayan de Oro Higalaay.  The objective of the Kids Feeding Program is body nourishment of the kids age 3 to 7 years old thru giving Manna Rice (nutritional rice from US) plus healthy viands. It ran 3 months which was launched last June 15.  The kids together with the supervision of the  parents were encouraged to eat manna rice once a day 3 times a week for the given period. The program was rewarded to Kiam-Is Elementary School at Upper Lumbia of this city. There were 70 pupils from the said school who were identified and registered.  Indeed the organization claimed the activity to be successful because most kids base on record have gained weight. Moving forward, the school and its community is encouraged to sustain this achievement.  The Closing Program was graced by very important people of Kiwanis International Division 4A Lieutenant Governors Josie Ilogon and Susan Quinal.  The event would not be possible without the hardwork of the Project Chairman Kiwanian Elaine Grace C. Moranta, the leadership of the Club President Peter Paul T. Plaza and of course the dynamic 19 club members. More Power Kiwanis! 

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HMR Trading Haus opens branch in Cagayan de Oro

September 28, 2019

THE HMR Group of Companies announced the opening of its new HMR Trading Haus store at it hails the number one discount superstore, facilitating the overflow of reverse logistics stock in the country. This new location in Mindanao offers pristine products that include a wide range of goods, branded appliances, housewares, gadgets, electronics, power tools, industrial supplies, outdoor products, sporting goods and furniture for home, office and hospitality industry needs - all at affordable prices compared to other retailers. Located inside Puergold at Lapasan, this 1,500-sq. m. HMR store is the 29th and the company plans to establish more than 30 stores before the year ends.  "We plan to steadily grow through opening destination stores around major cities nationwide," HMR Philippines chief executive officer Sharlene Powell said. "We are also building our wholesale market by franchising to extend our demographics into the provincial pockets and provide opportunities to local entrepreneurs within those regions." HMR Trading Haus has been the go to destination for quality products needed by resellers, commercial establishments and varied end-users. Bringing customers the best finds at the lowest prices every day, this new store will serve fresh inventory on a daily basis for all Kagay-anons and neighboring cities as well. "Our clients include typpes of agricultural and industrial enterprises," Powell continued. "We are used to providing equipment for large business and small enterprises as well. Ensuring quality through our standardized refurbishment enterprise is a very important aspect of what makes us a reliable outlet for our clients and customers."

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The Travel Club Trade-In Sale Opens today at Centrio Activity Center

September 26, 2019

Who says you can’t indulge and be civic minded at the same time?   Referencing the classic line of “New Lamps for Old!” from the Arabian Nights tale “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp”, premiere travel concept story THE TRAVEL CLUB brings back its annual event that encourages customers to exchange their old luggage for big, big discounts of up to 40% off your favorite branded Luggage like Delsey, Vittorinox, and World Traveller on September 27-30, 2019, at Centrio Activity Center on the ground floor of Centrio Mall. Like the story of Aladdin which is often performed as a pantomime for children in the UK around Christmas time, this year’s trade-in sale which is aptly titled “A Case for A Cause” will provide departing Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) with the pre-loved Luggage donated by customers through this trade-in sale. “None of all our initiatives would truly matter and not even be relevant without your contribution, collaboration and willingness to spread and share our humble campaigns and advocacies,” shared Edgar M. Rabino, Regional Sales Manager for Mindanao during the event launch held at The Travel Club Centrio store 25 September 2019 with media and blogger friends.  “We are not just here to play the game, we are here to extend hands to the community who’s continuously loving us, thus we say Mabuhay ang Pusong Mindanaoan! Rest assured that we will keep true to our commitment “To bring not only the best quality products and services (or should we say the world closer to you) but our humble hearts and hands where and when we can possibly can.”  Presented in partnership with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment, #ACaseForACause has always been positioned as a way for The Travel Club to give back to the community. For this year, the #ACaseForACause will benefit departing overseas Filipino workers who will need reliable travel luggage as they embark on their journey for a brighter future for their families abroad. To take part in the event, participants must simply show up at the venue on any of the event dates with their trade-in item to claim a stub. Once a stub has been collected, a participant may proceed to shop and purchase an item. However, certain terms and conditions will apply during the event. For instance, only luggage with wheels qualifies for the trade-in discounts. Customers who trade-in old luggage or bags are entitled to up to 40% OFF on featured products. Luggage and bags of any brand and any condition will be accepted; Customers who trade-in one (1) luggage are entitled to a discount on one (1) luggage; Customers who trade-in a bag but wishes to purchase a luggage will have a 10% deduction from their original discount; Discounts are dependent on the item to be purchased and not on the trade-in item Discounts are not valid in conjunction with any other on-going store promotions; Discounts are not convertible to cash and cannot be exchanged for other items; and Customers who are unable to choose an item from the product selection at the venue may exchange their sale number tags at the cashier for a 15% discount voucher with its own set of terms and conditions Nearly three decades since it first opened its doors, The Travel Club continues to carry an impressive range of top-of-the-line travel bags and luggage brands from all over the world. As it seeks to go beyond its purpose as the ultimate destination for all things travel, The Travel Club affirms its commitment to continuously initiate meaningful campaigns and advocacies that will elevate the travel experience of countless Filipinos. For more details visit the event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/417953892404660/.

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Cagayan de Oro Smart City Surveillance Seminar

September 25, 2019

Seagate and Dahua Team-Up for Smart and Safer Cities Cagayan de Oro Smart City Surveillance Seminar Cities in Asia and around the globe will soon be safer for its residents as two of the world’s leading tech companies have joined forces to develop Safer Cities. Smart cities are, as a concept, safer cities. Urban officials dream of “Smart Cities” that integrate new technologies to gather comprehensive data and algorithms to achieve increased efficiency, sustainability and safety. Most of these technologies involve ultra high resolution cameras and high speed, mega capacity data storage that can be tasked with jobs that range from keeping track of traffic to monitoring peace and order in the city. Seagate Technology, a world leader in storage solutions and Dahua Technology, a world-leading video centric Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and services provider, have teamed up to deliver the next wave of artificial intelligence video surveillance servers with DAHUA IVSS and Skyhawk AI. Smart City, Safer Living This vision for a Smart City for Safer Living was presented to over a hundred participants to the Smart City Surveillance Seminar held at Limketkai Luxe Hotel in Cagayan de Oro city last September 20, 2019. Daniel Zhang, Overseas Sales Engineer for Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd.’s Overseas Business Center  presented Dahua’s safe city solution which provides an integrated platform and intelligent technologies to ensure cities are well guarded and efficiently run by providing end-to-end solution through the use surveillance technology, and  promoted surveillance camera technology which provides and end-to-end solutions, enhanced features like cutting-edge Face Recognition which boasts of 99.8% accuracy, Abnormal Behavior Detection, License Plate Recognition, and Traffic Violation Detection.  Smart threat detection via Face Recognition and License Plate Recognition (LPR) features better coverage and more details with ultra-zoom and panoramic view, powerful target sensing with thermal detection; rapid emergency response with mobile enforcement and integrated management; and effective crime investigation with the help of suspicious target search and path tracking This unified safe city platform tasked with unified command and centralized data storage provides rapid emergency response or cross-department information sharing among authorities. Dahua Technology also provides Mobile Enforcement that enables location detection and video footage sharing to security centers via 3G/4G for faster and more accurate responses. Dahua solutions provide good quality video images and smart detection under any weather conditions. After being widely adopted by numerous cities, the Dahua Safe City Solution proven to be both efficient and effective in protecting the safety within a city. Participants pose for posterity following the seminar (Photo courtesy of CDO Blogger DingDans Arañez Aban) AI -Enabled Surveillance To make the Smart City, Safer City paradigm a reality, Seagate’s Philippines Product Specialist Michael Don Taylo explained how because Seagate understands the unique data storage challenges of providing safe city highly intelligent video surveillance servers, it teamed up with Dahua Technology and with its Skyhawk and Skyhawk AI, the first drives created specifically for artificial intelligence enabled video surveillance solutions. SkyHawk AI provides bandwidth and processing power to manage always-on, data-intensive workloads, while simultaneously analyzing and recording footage from 64 HD cameras and support 16 AI cameras with minimized dropped frames, reduced downtime and robust stamina to maintain  24/7 operations. Equipped with Seagate ImagePerfect AI firmware, it can record high quality, sharp video footages while simultaneously facilitating AI-enabled NVR analytics that ensures files gathered through video surveillance are properly stored and easily accessible. The SkyHawk storage capacity ranges from 1 TB up to 14 TB and with a workload capacity of 180 TB per year for the normal Skyhawk, while Skyhawk AI can withstand up to 550 TB workload per year. Dahua Technology had an early start in AI applications and has since made several achievements in the industry with the launch of their IVSS series. The seminar was spiced with a raffle for participants and gave away products such as this security camera won by Mindanao Daily VP-Digital Mike Baños of the CDO Bloggers. (RMB) Through this partnership, Seagate’s advanced technology complements Dahua’s data storage challenges with their facial recognition, ANPR, PFA and other advanced video analytics features.  In addition, this strategic partnership between Dahua Technology and Seagate has significantly boosted the AI application across the surveillance industry. For more details visit their website at http://dahuasecurity.com (RMB).  

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The Travel Club to hold trade-in sale at Ayala Malls Centrio

September 25, 2019

Premiere travel concept store The Travel Club is thrilled to announce the return of its highly-anticipated trade-in sale in Mindanao! An annual event that encourages customers to exchange their old luggage for special discounts, this year’s trade-in sale which is aptly titled “A Case for A Cause” will be presented in partnership with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment . The event has always been positioned as a way for The Travel Club to give back to the community. This time around, the event will be held for the benefit of overseas Filipino workers who will need reliable travel gears as they embark on their journey of working abroad. Set to happen on September 27-30, 2019, the trade-in sale will be held at The Travel Club Centrio (Activity Area) . To take part in the event, interested participants must simply show up at the venue on any of the event dates with their trade-in item to claim a stub. Once a stub has been collected, a participant may proceed to shop and purchase an item. However, certain terms and conditions will apply during the event : Customers who trade-in old luggage or bags are entitled to up to 40% OFF on featured products. Luggage and bags of any brand and any condition will be accepted; Customers who trade-in one (1) luggage are entitled to a discount on one (1) luggage; Customers who trade-in a bag but wishes to purchase a luggage will have a 10% deduction from their original discount; Discounts are dependent on the item to be purchased and not on the traded-in item . Discounts are not valid in conjunction with any other on-going store promotions; Discounts are not convertible to cash and cannot be exchanged for other items; and Customers who are unable to choose an item from the product selection at the venue may exchange their sale number tags at the cashier for a 15% discount voucher with its own set of terms and conditions . Nearly three decades since it first opened its doors, The Travel Club continues to carry an impressive range of top-of-the-line travel bags and luggage brands from all over the world. As it seeks to go beyond its purpose as the ultimate destination for all things travel, The Travel Club affirms its commitment to continuously initiate meaningful campaigns and advocacies that will elevate the travel experience of countless Filipinos. .

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