In the OLX.ph headquarters, we come across plenty of extraordinary facts as we get to know more about our local users and country everyday. Recently, we analyzed the number of items purchased per region in the Philippines, and came up with data you might find interesting.
We found the Top Selling Items Per Region, sorted it into the most popular categories, and compared Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao’s buying habits.
Do you want to know what items different regions like buying the most? Discover more about your region and their favorite deals on OLX.
Other surprising discoveries were that Bicolanos are really book lovers, Zamboanga is a region for gamers, Cagayan is filled with photographers, and Soccskargen with its extensive coastlines, valleys and mountain ranges, must have really beautiful gardens.
It’s more fun in the Philippines!
OLX Philippines loves Cebu. Last month, we packed our bags and flew to Cebu City for the Sinulog festival’s 21st year. We are very proud and honored to celebrate and be a part of Cebu’s grandest festival.
Since OLX’s launch in May 2014, we’ve continuously organized activities to bring online buying and selling closer to Cebuanos. We want to highlight not just material “yaman” possessions but also intangible, priceless yaman moments we share with our family and friends, and with Sto. Niño as the key inspiration in our homes.
Cebu came alive. There was whistling, drums beating, trumpets and gongs sounding. People were making noise in a joyous festival, and everyone partied and danced along the roads. A long parade of partygoers formed, wearing striking, colorful clothes and costumes in honor of the Sto. Niño. Viva! Pit Senyor!
January 15, Thursday – Jewel Villaflores awed the crowd with her singing prowess as she sang the OLX jingle at Fuente Park 1. Afterwards, participants filled in missing lyrics in a Singing Bee contest.
The pop folk singing sensation made her debut in the 1st Visayan Music Pop Festival (VisPop) last May. If you missed this event, don’t worry. You can listen to her pitch-perfect tones in her music video, Ibaligya na sa OLX!
January 16, Friday – Julienne Hazel Penserga, A beauty from Masbate, bested 15 other lead dancers, and took home the title of festival queen. She definitely carried the image of Sto. Nino with grace.
For the competition, there was an opening production number, a group production, followed by a solo performance demonstration, and lastly, the exciting dance showdown.
Regina Aguilar, Marketing Manager for OLX Cebu, awarded Jasmier Murray of Sinanduloy Cultural Troupe of Tangub City, Misamis Occidental with the Special Award for Ms. OLX Philippines. She shone with unparalleled confidence, poise, and grace under great pressure.
A fun treasure hunt kept everyone busy, scrambling in the audience area for five (5) items found on the Yaman Checklist. The items on the checklist include a bag, guitar, camera, cellphone, and pair of shoes, guarded by the OLX ambassadors.
January 17, Saturday – Our spirits were not dampened by the overcast weather and sporadic rain. Streets were closed to make way for the solemn Sto. Niño Procession. Millions of devotees gathered in the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu Pilgrim Center. People were waving and carrying images of the Child Jesus while praising the original Image of the Sto Niño.
Impressive fireworks punctuated the night sky to signal the end of mass and procession.
Sinulog music playing, nearby shouts, thumping drums beating, trumpets blowing caused an infectious uproar as everyone flocked to nearby shops and stores where performers were dancing and cheering. The Sinulog fever has landed!
The Ayala mall in Cebu was filled with Kapamilya fans for the Kapamilya Karavan by the Regional Network Group. Our very own Jewel Villaflores entertained crowds in a free concert, alongside other local stars including Enchong Dee, Sam Milby, Kim Chiu, and more.
Paulo Varela and Irish Cular hosted this segment, where participants were asked to name 5 items on the Yaman Checklist that can be sold on OLX within only 15 seconds. These items can be found around the house.
The lucky winners of the #YamanMoments promo were each awarded with a Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
January 18, Sunday – At the Sinulog grand parade, thousands trooped to the city streets to join.
Everyone was in anticipation of the grand, festive street fair. Highlighting the revelry was the participation of the OLX Float showcased a typical family home, with a Sto. Niño placed in the center, truly bringing joy to every family.
The image of the child Jesus is encircled by Yaman Moments, enriching memories we make with loved ones, such as a family enjoying a delicious meal, a grandfather sharing his Cebuano heritage to his grandchildren, and a Barkada bonding over music.
Although the OLX team had many sleepless nights, we can say that we not only survived Sinulog, but came out triumphant with lasting memories and many more #Yamanmoments to cherish and keep us warm for months to come.
OLX encourages you to discover and cherish the yaman we already have at home, which not only include material possessions, but also Yaman Moments we enjoy with family and friends. Together with the Sto. Niño as inspiration, let us celebrate Sinulog by being grateful for all the Yaman Moments in our lives.
See you all next year!