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Bosch Opens Fourth PH Business Hub in Cagayan de Oro City

Another foreign country has chosen the flourishing city of Cagayan de Oro to be the center of its business operation in Northern Mindanao. This time, it is Bosch, the German multinational engineering and electronics company, that has targeted the city of Golden Friendship as their next business hub in the Philippines. Last June 25, 2015, Bosch has released an official statement confirming their plans of making Cagayan de Oro as an addition to their business centers in the country. And just this August 5, 2016, in Barangay Gusa, Bosch officially inaugurated their new business center. Bosch’s newest hub is located at Neo Arcade Building in Gusa.

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Present during the inauguration was Andrew Powell—Bosch’s Marketing Manager—who expressed his excitement of opening their 4th business center in the Philippines. According to Powell, they are aware that Cagayan de Oro is the best place to expand their business, especially with the current plan of the Duterte administration to transform Mindanao as the country’s economic powerhouse. Continue reading

SMART Condo in Cagayan de Oro

Smart Condo in CDOAsserting itself as a gateway to Mindanao, Cagayan de Oro is fast becoming one of the most progressive cities in the country. It wouldn’t be surprising to see more industrial developments in CDO in the near future. After all, its location is among the most accessible in the region. Quite naturally, the purchase of real estate property within the area has increased over the past decade. There are a lot of new options to explore when it comes to purchasing real estate in the city. Just recently, it has witnessed a rise in condominium developments. Among the most anticipated projects include Yega Development Corporation’s maiden project, the Smart Condominium.


Making its entry into the market, this Filipino-Korean joint venture is currently working on completing an ultramodern residential building in the CDO uptown area. Adding to its convenience, the site’s location is near the Pueblo Golf Course, SM City Mall, as well as the city’s two most prestigious high schools—Xavier University and Corpus Christi.


Technologically Advanced Security Features

Once completed, all 78 units of the Smart condominium will feature the most advanced technology in home automation system to secure both protection and privacy; hence, the name “SMART.” All units will be equipped with a smart door lock system that features a multi-leveled security code entry to avoid the exposure of the residence’s personal access code. Future residents will also make use of biometric scanning and a strict double authorization mode for user access code to experience maximum security. Doors will have an automatic locking mode for added protection. To ensure better privacy, each unit will be installed with Kocom video intercoms to allow residents to screen guests.

Powered by one of the world’s leading technological needs providers, Samsung, the Smart Condominium is also secured with a full automated fire alarm and control system. Its location, being in the higher regions of the city, also makes it safe from floods, which are often the problem during typhoon seasons. Aside from security, residents in the higher regions also enjoy a milder temperature which is a pleasure to experience especially in the midst of a tropical country.

Easy Access to Recreational Spots and Activities

The building’s penthouse level will have a swimming pool as well as a beautiful sky garden, allowing residents to enjoy a generous view of the sunset. The penthouse is perfect for both leisure and recreational weekend activities. Depending on the time they choose to go up the penthouse, residents can either enjoy a relaxing time by the pool or an exhilarating experience by the garden.

As mentioned, the building is also near the Pueblo Gold Course and Xavier Sports Club. So, residents can easily enjoy physical and outdoor activities whenever they feel like it.

State of the Art Technology

Apart from its top-notch security system, the units are also well-equipped for entertainment and convenience. It’s built with advanced technology for home and kitchen automation making it easier to run chores around the house. As for entertainment, every unit has a full high definition cable television capacity and is furnished with fiber optic cables to enable ultra high-speed transmission of data.

To shield residents from the inconveniences of power outages, the entire building employs solar energy. For added efficiency, aesthetic effect, and luminosity, lighting fixtures are designed to make use of LED balls along with other technologically advanced fixtures.

Reception and Accommodation

With all its features intended to enhance security, convenience, and comfort, the Smart condo units are undoubtedly among the most accommodating and livable residences in the area as well as in the city. Despite its rigid security system, the place remains inviting to guests with its spacious and luxurious lobby lounge. It’s designed to entertain visitors and make them feel welcome while at the same time keeping the security of residents intact.

Value and Affordability

Given its amenities, the Smart condominium units are relatively affordable. Interested buyers can avail of its low pre-selling price points, which start at 1.49 million. Despite its high end technology, the units are set at a relatively unintimidating price since the materials and supplies used in the construction of said amenities are purchased straight from the source. Optimizing both speed and efficiency, the builders are able to save both time and money. With that, the units are easily accessible to interested buyers particularly in the middle market. The Smart Condominium units are among the best real estate deals a buyer can get for his money’s worth.


While targeted to fit the means of the middle market, the entire project aims to provide luxury to its future residents. With that, the interiors are made using the finest, most durable materials.

Finally, the building provides three different types of rooms to suit various personalities and lifestyle needs. There’s a compact studio unit that’s perfect for a bachelor or a young couple, a one-bedroom unit for people who demand a little more privacy, as well as a two-bedroom unit for small- to medium-sized families or for people who simply want to enjoy a more spacious residence. Whatever their needs might be, they’ll surely find one that greatly complements their personality and modern day lifestyle.

Smart Opens SmartSweep and Doon Po Sa Amin Competition for Kagay-anons

Celebrating Local Stories and Talents DoonPoSaAminYesterday, Oct. 25, 2014, Smart Communications called for the media as they opened two (2) events for all Kagay-anons.  Doon Po Sa Amin and SmartSweep Open – through a “short and sweet” program, Hello, CDO! Celebrating Local Stories and Talents held at Bigby’s Cafe, Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro City.

Doon Po Sa Amin (DPSA) is a crowd-sourcing, community mapping competition designed to showcase the best and most unique stories about the Philippine culture and heritage.  Collaborate, create and shoot!  This event is a joint project of Department of Education (DepEd), Here.Com and Smart Communications.  For the first time in its 7-year run,  they opened this competition to ALL high schools and college students as well as to budding filmmakers and film enthusiasts.  There’s an emphasis in the word all because back in the years, this was only for partner schools.  But now the opportunity is wide open.  And as I remember, there has not been a single entry coming from Cagayan de Oro City.   This launch is a call to the Kagay-anons to be Ambassadors for the City of Golden Friendship!  Read more about Doon Po Sa Amin Contest Year 7 here.

SmartSWEEP Open on the other hand is a Mobile App competition for developers from schools and local individuals or groups.  Smart is giving away P250,000 worth of prizes to 5 entries who meet the specific sets of criteria of the Smart DevNet Innovation Award.  This event is now on its 11th run and as I know, it’s sparking up interests of our developers here in Cagayan de Oro.   The mechanics and details of the competition can be read through this SWEEP News page.


CDO Gears Up for Its First CDO Startup Weekend

This July, Cagayan de Oro plays host to its first ever Startup Weekend. Basically, the SW is like a crash course in creating a business. For 54 hours, managers, developers, designers, leaders, product managers, students, and anyone with entrepreneurial goals will gather in one venue to pitch ideas, form teams, and develop and launch startups. The 3-day event is open to both aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs. Continue reading