What’s in SM CDO Downtown Premier? Is it Flood Free?

SM CDO Downtown Premier is SM Prime Holding’s 61st mall, the sixth in Mindanao, and the second in Cagayan de Oro. It is a 5-level, 177,743.21 square meter mall located at the busy intersection of Claro M. Recto Avenue and Osmena Streets. There is also a prime office space of eight floors in the future BPO tower.

SM CDO Downtown Premier

Worried about flooding? SM CDO Downtown Premier is said to be equipped with Rainwater Catchment System – it’s a basin underneath the Main Mall Building measuring 3,000 square meters and six meters deep. It can hold up to 13, 650 cubic meters of water or close to 13.7 million liters of water.  The tank capacity was based on the 24- hour rainfall intensity of 455 mm brought by Typhoon Ondoy in 2009. With that worry off your list – let’s get back in SM. 😛

SM CDO Downtown Premier brings an uptown vibe to the downtown area. The five floors includes The SM Store and SM Supermarket which are its major retail anchors, as well as the SM mainstays like SM Appliance, Toy Kingdom, Our Home, Surplus, Sports Central and Pet Express.  The mall will also have hundreds of stores – fashion boutiques, shoe stores, home stores, novelty stores, and more, including a Cyberzone for the tech generation, and a Wellness Center.

Global brands are also there like Forever 21 (now open), Uniqlo (opens on June 30!), Miniso, The Body Shop, Watsons, Ace Hardware, Crocs, Giordano, The Face Shop, and Oakley, as well as well-loved Filipino brands like National Bookstore, Bench, and Penshoppe.

Forever 21 in SM CDO Downtown Premier

Forever21 says #HelloCDO (photo grabbed from

Uniqlo will open on June 30 - SM CDO Downtown Premier

Uniqlo will open on June 30 – SM CDO Downtown Premier

For foodies, outdoor dining will enliven the street with restaurant balconies available on both sides. SM CDO Downtown Premier also has a Food Hall with wide variety of food choices and eating out options ranging from local and international fast food chains to specialty restaurants. Foodies will surely love trying out the mall’s homegrown restaurants which I’ve personally tried and would recommend – Missy Bonbon, Bigby’s, Damaso, Hanabel’s, and Hungry Plate. For desserts or just a quick healthy munch or gulp – I would recommend Fruitfull. I have still yet to explore these homegrown restaurants: Ribs and Bibs, Chez Marie, Salo Salo sa Panagatan, Barkadahan Grill, Bingsoo, Naicha, Sweet Cravings and Arturos. Here’s a video of the Food Hall a day before the opening:


SM CDO Downtown Premier Food Hall – a day before the opening.

#FeelTheDowntownVibe #SMCDOPremier #ThirstyCDO #FruitfullCDO

Posted by Rosanna Lim on Wednesday, May 10, 2017


SM CDO Downtown Premier Food Hall

SM CDO Downtown Premier Food Hall

For the Java lovers – Starbucks is at the ground floor near the C.M Recto entrance, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at the Supermarket Entrance. I remember there’s Dunkin Donuts too. I haven’t explored the whole mall yet! Will update this list soon.

For film/movie buffs, SM Cinema CDO Downtown Premier have seven cinemas – four digital theaters, 2 Director’s Clubs, and one large format digital cinema. Here’s the preview of Cinema 3 taken a day before the opening:


SM Cinema CDO Downtown Premier Cinema 3 a day before the opening.

Posted by Rosanna Lim on Thursday, May 11, 2017


For customer convenience, it has a parking building with 1,500 slots and a Sky Garden with lush landscaping. SM CDO Downtown Premier’s design team includes DSGN & Associates, Design Architect; Jose Siao Ling and Associates, Architect on Record, and DA Abcede & Associates, Construction Managers.


Reasons why you need to download the app StreetBy?

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  2. Booking tickets/vouchers for various activities and popular destinations should be a breeze while using it
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These are just the 5 reasons why. When you download the app, you’ll definitely see more! If you haven’t downloaded it yet, go ahead and download via App Store or Play Store.

This app is homegrown – made by CDO/Bukidnon brains and I’m so excited for it to go worldwide!

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14,000+ jobs available in Cagayan de Oro this Labor Day

Job and Business Fair 2017 promises close to 15,000 jobs up for grabs today, May 1, 2017, at the Limketkai Mall Atrium for their 115th Labor Day Celebration. This is a region-wide job and business fair to replicate Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) concept forged by DOLE and DTI which aims to bring employment opportunities.

JOB FAIR Schedule – 10:00am – 5:00pm Atrium, Limketkai Mall – but will be open to registrants as early as 7:30AM.
BUSINESS FAIR Schedule – 9:30am – 5:00pm Grand Ballroom, Grand Caprice Restaurant, Limketkai Center.

Out of the total, around 5000+/- CONFIRMED job vacancies will be available for local employment, 655 job vacancies available in the government, and around 131 participating companies and government agencies.

Meanwhile, 8000+/- CONFIRMED job vacancies will be available for overseas employment from 26 Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) accredited recruitment agencies.

Top local job vacancies are Call Center Agents, Property Consultants, Staff Nurses, Field Construction Officers, Sales Associates, and from the Construction Industry.

Top overseas vacancies are Nurses, Service Crew, Food Server/Waiter, Cleaner, and Caregiver.

Region-Wide Labor Day Job and Business Fair 2017

Region-Wide Labor Day Job and Business Fair 2017

What to bring?

1. Proper business attire
2. Multiple copies of resumes
3. Multiple copies of school credentials
4. Multiple copies of certificates of employment
5. Clearances
6. Photos
7. Passport (for overseas applicants)
8. and other pertinent pre-employment documents needed by employers.

Applicants are also advised to prepare ahead of time the National Skiils Registration Program Form, downloadable thru the DOLE-X website under Downloadable Forms button or this direct link. Please present duly filled-up forms to Registration in Limketkai Mall.

Simultaneous job fair also happening today, May 1, 2017 at the Oroquieta CIty Gymnasium.

Other job and business fair schedules:

  • May 2, 2017 – Business Fair – Camiguin
    May 10, 2017 – Business Fair – Bukidnon State University, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon
    May 10, 2017 –  Business Fair – Central Mindanao University, Dologon, Musuan
    May 11, 2017 – Job Fair – Bukidnon State University, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon
    May 30, 2017 – Business Fair and Livelihood Fair – MSU-IIT, Iligan City
    June 1-2, 2017 – Job Fair – MSU-IIT (with Labor and Employment for Graduating Students)

Today, DOLE will be joined by members of the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) – Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), National Conciliation Mediation Board (NCMB), National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC), Regional Tripartie Wages and Productivity Board (RWTPB), Employees Compensation Commission (ECC), Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), and POEA.

I was able to witness the MOA Signing of the participating government agencies and establishments for this project. It was also stated during the open forum that the REPUBLIC ACT No. 10911 otherwise known as the “ANTI-AGE DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT ACT” has been strongly imposed to the participating businesses and government agencies in this fair.

MOA Signing Labor Day Job and Business Fair 2017

MOA Signing Labor Day Job and Business Fair 2017

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