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Globe Telecom expands public WiFi service, Davao hospital included

Globe Telecom expands public WiFi service, Davao hospital included

Davao City, Technology
GoWiFi, Globe Telecom’s premium public WiFi service has expanded to 1,000 more new locations and 10,000 access points in the Philippines including a prominent Davao City hospital. This, in an effort to give more Globe Telecom customers access to fast and reliable hotspots in high-traffic locations around the country. Globe GoWiFi is available in Davao Doctors Hospital, located along Quirino Avenue. The service is also available in Manila hospitals like St. Luke’s Medical Center, The Medical City, Cardinal Santos Hospital, and Philippine General Hospital. This developed as Globe partnered with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) for the EDSA WIFI project which aims to provide high-speed internet connectivity throughout the 24-kilometer stretch of EDSA. D...
AirAsia, Davao tourism partner for Visit Davao Fun Sale 2016

AirAsia, Davao tourism partner for Visit Davao Fun Sale 2016

Announcements, Business, Consumer, Davao City, Events, Flights, Mindanaoan Update, Tourism
AirAsia, the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for seven consecutive years, has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Davao Tourism that aims to establish Davao as a premiere tourist destination in the Philippines with abundant resources for eco-tourism and available facilities for sports and outdoor competitions. As airline partner, AirAsia is offering low fares for its Manila-Davao flights to encourage more and more tourists to visit and enjoy Davao’s latest attractions. Among the major activities that will happen this year include Visit Davao Fun Sale, Let’s Meet in Davao: MICE Davao program and the 9th Mt. Apo Boulder Face Challenge. * Philippines AirAsia Commercial Head, Gerard Peñaflor; Visit Davao Fun Sales (VDFS) Vice Chair Fides Bernabe; and Department of Tourism (D...
Davao Summerfest 2013 schedule of activities

Davao Summerfest 2013 schedule of activities

Announcements, Davao City, Education, Entertainment, Events, Festivals, Government, Headline, Mindanaoan Artists, News, Society, Sports
The much-awaited Davao Summerfest 2013 is set to officially kick off today, April 26, 2013. The opening program of the 2013 Davao Summer Fest, a festival of arts, culture and sports, is set to take place at the People's Park, right beside Apo View Hotel Davao. At least 1 Million pesos has been set aside as budget for this year's Davao Summerfest 2013. Various sports competitions, sports camps, clinics as well as musical events will comprise the Davao Summerfest 2013 schedule of activities. The summerfest is scheduled to go on until May 5, 2013. Click on the poster below for the official Davao Summerfest 2013 schedule of activities: (highlights include the 36th National Duckpin Bowling Tournament, football clinics, Ritmo Dabawenyo (music) and Mindana0-wide Cheerdance contest) ...
Panagdait Davao – A Benefit Concert for Typhoon Pablo survivors

Panagdait Davao – A Benefit Concert for Typhoon Pablo survivors

Advocacy, Announcements, Davao City, Entertainment, Events, Music, News
When Typhoon Pablo (international code name: Bopha) struck Mindanao, Philippines last December 2012, a lot of you answered calls for help. However, there are still a lot that needs to be done. With over Php 37 Billion in damages and thousands of lives, homes and livelihood lost, we still have a long way to go to rebuild everything that Typhoon Pablo destroyed. If you want to help and at the same time celebrate original Filipino music, please come and support Panagdait Davao - a benefit concert for the survivors of Typhoon Pablo. This charity concert for Typhoon Pablo victims will be held on March 21, 22 and 23, 2013 at the Open Parking Area of Abreeza Mall, Davao City. Tickets are sold at very affordable prices - Php 300 for Gold and Php 100 for Silver. You can find the schedule o...

Bosch automotive festival in Davao City

Business, Corporate, Davao City, Events, Technology
Hi to all my fellow Dabawenyos! You might want to drop by NCCC Mall Davao on September 29 and 30, 2012 for the Bosch Automotive Festival! :) Internationally renowned automotive parts supplier Robert Bosch Philippines will hold the Davao City leg of the Bosch Automotive Festival at the NCCC Mall Davao Parking Area B on September 29-30, 2012. Incidentally, the Davao City leg is also the last leg of this nationwide caravan. The Bosch Automotive Festival Davao aims to reach out to the country’s motorists, car enthusiasts and spectators alike, and give them a chance to experience first-class automotive services and learn about Bosch parts and Bosch diagnostic test equipment. During the Davao City leg of the Bosch Automotive Festival, there will be activities onsite and exclusive perks ...
SM Lanang Premier Davao City

SM Lanang Premier Davao City

Announcements, Business, Consumer, Davao City, Davao del Sur, Shopping
So who else is excited for the much-awaited opening of SM Lanang Premier? It seems everyone in Davao City is looking forward to the opening of SM Lanang Premier, a mall that's supposed to have a total land area of 100,000 square meters. Reports say that SM Lanang Premier Davao City will have 4 storeys and, true to its name, will feature "premier" brands, stores, facilities and amenities. How "premier," you ask? SM Lanang Davao will boast of: 1. The Skygarden - this will be at the front part of the mall and will have restaurants amid a garden 2. The Park - a strip of restaurants at the back of the mall 3. 5 digital theaters, 1 SM Center Stage and 1 IMAX cinema 4. SM Bowling Center and Science Discovery Center (I was able to check out the Science Discovery Center in SM Mall...

Davao City plastic ban on

Advocacy, Announcements, Consumer, Davao City, Davao Del Norte, Davao del Sur, Features, Government, Headline, Mindanaoan Update, News
I first shared this info about the proposed plastic ban in Davao City last May 2012. Today, I'm so happy to let you all know that the Davao City plastic ban ordinance is now being implemented! Davao City has started to implemented the ban against non-biodegradable plastics and styrofoam materials. The Davao City plastic ban started last June 28, 2012. The measure is in line with the city's Ecological Solid Waste Management efforts. Not all plastics are banned, however. You can still use BIODEGRADABLE plastics in Davao City. You are also very much welcome to use paper bags and other biodegradable packing materials as well. Although the rules and regulations with regard to the plastic ban in Davao City were finalized in 2010 and the business establishments in Davao City were given t...
Island Garden City of Samal: Bidding for the moniker “Island of Festivals”

Island Garden City of Samal: Bidding for the moniker “Island of Festivals”

Island Garden City of Samal, Mindanao, Tourism, Travel
The Island Garden City of Samal is the kind of place you don’t want to miss in your lifetime. White sand beaches, pristine waters, majestic waterfalls, fascinating caves and panoramic views are plenty in the city. Its amenities and several exciting activities have added more vibrancy to the Island Garden City of Samal, making it a major tourist destination in Southern Philippines. In fact, the city is hyping up its well-celebrated festivals to earn the moniker “Island of Festivals” and to draw more tourists to its naturally beautiful land. The Island Garden City of Samal is a group of islands that is centrally located in Davao Gulf in the southeastern part of Mindanao. It is a second class city in the Davao del Norte province which is politically subdivided into 46 barangays. Presently,...

Davao City bans plastic bags, styrofoam starting June 28, 2012

Advocacy, Announcements, Bisaya, Blogging, Business, Consumer, Controversial, Corporate, Davao City, Davao Del Norte, Davao del Sur, Features, Food, Government, Headline, Mindanao, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, News, Personal, Society, Technology
YEY! I am so, so, sooo happy with this development! Congratulations Davao City! What an awesome move! I'm so proud of my hometown Davao City for finally, FINALLY deciding to put a ban against non-biodegradable plastic bags and styrofoam! Points for Mother Nature, environment and the start of the use of eco-friendly products :) I wonder, though, how the fastfood chains and other business establishments that use plastic bags and styrofoam will cope when the ban takes effect on June 28, 2012. Hmm. What do you think? Anyways, here's the news report from SunStar Davao: Non-biodegradable plastic bags and polystyrene foam as food and beverage containers will no longer be allowed in this city starting June 28, this year. Polystyrene foam is more commonly referred to as Styrof...
Davao City launches “Life Is Here” tourism campaign

Davao City launches “Life Is Here” tourism campaign

Advocacy, Announcements, Arts, Beauty, Bisaya, Blogging, Culture, Davao City, Davao Del Norte, Davao del Sur, Features, Government, Headline, Leisure, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, Opinion, Tourism, Travel, Videos
Davao City has a new tourism campaign and I love, love, love it! The Davao City Government recently launched its "Davao - Life Is Here" tourism campaign and they used the Philippine Eagle as the tourism icon. To quote Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte: “What is it in Davao that we want to present to the market? We have the Philippine Eagle, we have the durian and pomelo. We go to Samal (beaches) for lunch or we go to Eden (Nature Resort) to picnic. These are the things we need to promote." As we all know, my hometown Davao City is also known for its annual Kadayawan Festival, Araw ng Davao festivities and its Summerfest! The new "Davao. Life Is Here" campaign reportedly cost Php 1.5 Million. Rey “Bai” Manginsay, a former Lanao del Norte resident, was tapped as creative co...
What do you want to ask Color Me Badd?

What do you want to ask Color Me Badd?

Announcements, Blogging, Cagayan de Oro City, Consumer, Davao City, Entertainment, Events, Features, Media, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, Music, Musings, Opinion, Personal, Personalities, Society
As you guys may know by now, I am an official media partner of the All 4 One and Color Me Badd Live in CDO concert that's set to happen this Saturday, September 10, 2011 at the Atrium of Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao. This means that apart from me being able to scream like a madman (I love, love, love Color Me Badd!) and watch the concert from (hopefully!) the front row, I also get the chance to meet and interview the boys this weekend! :D So for fellow All 4 One and Color Me Badd fans - I'm giving you guys this chance to ask them anything via Mindanaoan.com! I'll make sure to ask your question/s during my day with these vocal superstars :) I'll also try my very best to ask for a couple of autographs and I might give some away through this blog :) By the way, you mi...
Come, taste and experience the Davao Punch!

Come, taste and experience the Davao Punch!

Beauty, BIMP-EAGA, Culture, Davao City, Features, Festivals, Headline, Humor, Leisure, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, News, Opinion, Photos, Society, Style, Tourism
Tourists arriving in Davao City from August 11 to 21, 2011 will be welcomed not only with warm Dabawenyo hospitality but also with one swift, delicious PUNCH! Yes, folks, we welcome tourists with a PUNCH! Presenting the Davao Punch - a non-alcoholic mix of guava, pomelo and calamansi! Yum, yum, yum! Yes, yes, it's obviously a play on the recent controversy involving our Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte. For those who still do not know, Mayor Sara garnered a lot of attention after she PUNCHED a sheriff. But hey, doesn't this show the world we Dabawenyos have a sense of humor, too? Anyways, a chef from the Center for Culinary Studies Davao (CACS Davao) reportedly concocted this delicious drink that obviously has a kick! (thanks to the calamansi!) The Davao Punch was concocted in ...
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte punches sheriff…and why I still trust and believe in her

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte punches sheriff…and why I still trust and believe in her

Advocacy, BIMP-EAGA, Bisaya, Blogging, Controversial, Davao City, Davao Del Norte, Davao del Sur, Features, Government, Headline, Media, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, News, Opinion, Personal, Personalities, Politics, Society
First things first. I am a Dabawenya. Hence, you know that I can be biased...and I am. I will not even try to deny it. No matter what people say, I think Davao City has gone a long way from being a mere "NicarAGDAO" (likened to Nicaragua...Agdao is one of the notorious areas in Davao where dead bodies would be found long ago...now it's a busy commercial district) to being one of the most livable cities in the world and part of the reason why my beloved hometown is doing this well are the Dutertes. Before I proceed, let me just say that this is not a political post. This will not be an in-depth analysis. This will not even cite the possible sanctions, the alleged violated laws etc etc. I will leave all of those to lawyers, analysts, political bloggers, columnists etc etc. Instead, this w...

Jollibee inaugurates first completed, donated classroom in Davao City

Announcements, Campus, Davao City, Davao Del Norte, Davao del Sur, Events, Features, Mindanaoan Update, News, Society
The students of Bago Elementary School in Talomo, Davao City have something new to be super happy about! Jollibee, the country’s leading fastfood chain recently inaugurated a brand new classroom in my hometown Davao City for the students of Bago Elementary School in Talomo. According to Jollibee Philippines, this is one of the 40 classrooms that popular fastfood chain committed to construct under its Build-A-Classroom project, an undertaking with the Jollibee Franchisees Association and the Jollibee Foundation. It also represents the company’s concrete support to the Bayanihang Pampaaralan program, being one of the first private organizations to come forward to help address the classroom gap. Jollibee Senior PR Manager Arline Adeva said "Jollibee is steadfast in extending the s...

Zest Air launches Manila to Cagayan de Oro, Manila to Zamboanga, Manila to Davao flights

BIMP-EAGA, Business, Cagayan de Oro City, Corporate, Davao City, Davao Del Norte, Davao del Sur, Flights, Leisure, Manila, Mindanao, Mindanaoan Update, Society, Tourism, Travel, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Peninsula, Zamboanga Sibugay
Zest Air Philippines, formerly Asian Spirit, will soon offer Manila to Cagayan de Oro (and vv), Manila to Zamboanga (and vv) as well as Manila to Davao City (and vv) flights! While this sounds promising especially for Mindanao tourism, I'm not sure if the dissatisfied customers of Zest Airways will be excited about this. Remember what happened to fellow bloggers Winston (a.k.a. Batang Yagit) and Conrad Miguel? Their horrible, horrible experiences with Zest Air airlines has left a really bad taste in the mouth and I have tried so hard to avoid booking Zest Air flights like the plague! I would rather pay extra than avail of Zest Air promo flights and undergo a mind numbing 16 hour delay!!! BUT!!! if only to let you guys know that yes, Zest Air airways will soon land on Mindanao soil and (...

Paris Hilton to visit Davao City Mindanao Philippines soon?

Beauty, Blogging, Business, Commentary, Consumer, Davao City, Davao Del Norte, Davao del Sur, Entertainment, Fashion, Features, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, Personalities, Shopping, Society, Style, Tourism
I'm pretty sure you've read it all - from Paris Hilton watching the Pacquiao vs Mosley fight ringside to Paris Hilton meeting Jinkee Pacquiao and Manny Pacquiao to Paris Hilton actually tweeting just how much she likes the representative of the lone district of Sarangani to how much she adores the Pacquiao couple and...of course, her plans of coming to the Philippines real soon "for a new and exciting project." Well, okay, she actually tweeted "I'm so excited for my trip to the Philippines. I am really looking forward to my newest business endeavor." There have been a lot of speculations (there was even a buzz that a Paris Hilton Beach Club was in the works) but it's clearer now. I guess this is the reason why Paris Hilton will visit the Philippines soon: (more…)

1st Davao Summerfest 2011

Announcements, Arts, Beauty, BIMP-EAGA, Blogging, Culture, Davao City, Davao Del Norte, Davao del Sur, Entertainment, Events, Features, Festivals, Fiesta, Leisure, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Music, News, Society, Sports, Style, Tourism, Travel
Here's another 1st from my hometown Davao City! The City Government of Davao, in cooperation with the Davao Association of Tour Operators and the Davao Tourism Association, will be holding the 1st Davao Summerfest from April 29 to May 29, 2011. The 1st Davao Summerfest was organized to address the need to hold an event during summer in Davao City, a season when the city receives the most number of tourists, as well as to complement the city’s existing major festivals — Araw ng Dabaw and the Kadayawan Festival. This year’s Summerfest will showcase a series of events that will focus on sports, eco-adventure, and entertainment for both visitors and locals to enjoy during the summer season. Blessed with “natural venues” for outdoor sports, the Summerfest will allow visitors to see...

Davao City’s musical fountain worth P18M is 1st in Mindanao

Announcements, Arts, Davao City, Features, Government, Leisure, Mindanaoan Update, Tourism
As you guys may or may not know, the local government unit of my hometown Davao City, Mindanao has banned the use and sale of fireworks for years now. So yes, it's been a series of pretty "quiet" Christmases and New Year's Eves in Davao for several years now. Quiet but safe. Now, because fireworks aren't permitted, the Davao City government, led by Mayor Sara Duterte, has come up with the next best thing - an P18 Million dancing, musical fountain! The grand musical fountain, which can be found at the Davao City People's Park (former PTA Grounds, along Camus Street), is said to be the first in Mindanao. The musical fountain in People's Park Davao is also a part of the yearly Pasko Fiesta, which the Davao government holds to usher in the holidays. I don't have a photo of the grand m...

Kadayawan Festival 2010 | Davao City’s 2010 Kadayawan Festival Schedule of Activities

Announcements, Davao City, Events, Festivals, Fiesta
Engr. Manuel A. Medros 2nd Solo Art Exhibit for Painting August 11,- September 11, 2010 Venue: Museo Dabawenyo Agri-Trade Fair August 13-30, 2010 Venue: SM City A trade fair participated by farers, plant growers, handicraft producers and manufacturers. Panagtagbo August 16-22, 6-8 PM Venue: Peoples’ Park The converging of the Ata Manobo, Ubo Manobo, K’lata, Tagabawa, Matigsalog, Maranao, Maguindanao, Tausug, Sama and Kalagan tribes, celebrating thanksgiving of their oneness with the earth through performances, culinary fiesta and age-old craftsmanship integrated in a program that showcases their strength as diverse peoples of Davao. Fair Trade Opening August 16-22, 2010 Venue: Sanguniang Panlungsod Lobby A bazaar of proudly Davao-made goods produced and manufactured by or...

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte endorses fellow Mindanaoan senatorial bet Atty. Adel Tamano

Advocacy, Davao City, Features, Government, Headline, Marawi City, Mindanao, Mindanaoan Update, Muslim Mindanao, News, Personalities, Politics
Senatorial candidate Atty. Adel Tamano says he's very grateful and humbled upon learning that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is extending his full support on his candidacy. “I am undoubtedly grateful to Mayor Duterte. His endorsement means a lot to me and I am very humbled by the fact that he trusts and believes in me and in what I can do not only for Mindanao but for the entire country,” Tamano enthused, adding that since Davao City loves its chief executive, he’s hopeful that the Dabawenyos will also extend their full support on his candidacy and to the rest of the Nacionalista Party. Tamano, the first ever Filipino Muslim scholar-graduate of Harvard Law School and youngest president of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, is a proud son of Marawi City. “Mayor Duterte’s end...

BlogDavao.com – Davao’s blogging landscape at a glance!

Advocacy, Announcements, Bisaya, Blogging, Davao City, Internet, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, Personal, Technology
Mindanaoan is super excited to share this great piece of news with you all! As you know, I'm a very proud Dabawenya and I promote Davao City as much as I can and in any way possible. One of the ways that I do this is to blog about my hometown Davao (but of course!). Fortunately, I'm not the only one who loves to write about the world's most livable city. There are a lot of other Davaoenos who are as eager to share updates, news, photos and even the latest chismis about Davao as I am! :D Presenting BlogDavao.com - the most comprehensive aggregator site of Davao-based blogs. Blog Davao features Davao's blogging landscape at a glance! What's great about this site is that you can easily find so many Davao-based blogs and quickly access the entries that may catch your fancy. BlogDav...

Check out the “My Davao, My Mindanao” photo exhibit

Announcements, Arts, Davao City, Events, Features, Journalism, Media, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Photos, Society, Tourism, Travel
Are you in Davao City, Mindanao? Or will you be in Davao City this month? Looking for events in Davao City? There's a month-long photo exhibit that you might want to check out. Dubbed "My Davao, My Mindanao," this photo exhibit showcases the works of photojournalists Jojie Alcantara and Rhonson Ng. The exhibit will show the beauty and grandeur of Davao City and Mindanao through the eyes (and camera lenses!) of Jojie and Rhonson. The "My Davao, My Mindanao" photo exhibit can be found at Museo Dabawenyo.