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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...
Success stories at the 2nd BIMP-EAGA International Trade Fair #EAGAIMT2014

Success stories at the 2nd BIMP-EAGA International Trade Fair #EAGAIMT2014

Advocacy, BIMP-EAGA, Blogging, Business, Consumer, Corporate, Culture, Davao City, Events, Features, Food, Government, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Mindanaoan Update, News, Recipes, Society
Thanks to the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), I was able to cover the 2nd BIMP-EAGA IMT-GT International Trade Fair and Business Leaders' Conference last October 22 to 25, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang in Davao City, Philippines. I've always wanted to witness a BIMP-EAGA event and I'm glad that I finally had the opportunity to do so. BIMP-EAGA events are important international functions especially in terms of trade, investments, tourism and even each of the participating countries' roles in the upcoming ASEAN Integration. BIMP-EAGA stands for Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area while IMT-GT means Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Growth Triangle. Now on its 20th year, the BIMP-EAGA is considered as a key strategy to accelerate social as well as...
Covering the BIMP-EAGA International Business Leaders Confab and Trade Fair

Covering the BIMP-EAGA International Business Leaders Confab and Trade Fair

Announcements, BIMP-EAGA, Blogging, Business, Consumer, Events, Malaysia, Media, Mindanao, Mindanaoan Update, News, Northern Mindanao
Very excited to share with you all that I have just been invited to cover the 2nd BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT International Trade Fair and Conference in Davao City this October 22 to 25, 2014! This is a very important international event especially in terms of trade, investments and even tourism among ASEAN countries. I feel really very honored especially since I found out that I'm the only media practitioner (from both the traditional and new media/blogging sectors) from Northern Mindanao invited to cover this. BIMP-EAGA stands for Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area while IMT-GT stands for Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Growth Triangle. This highly anticipated event, which will be held at SM Lanang Premier’s SMX Convention Center, is expected to draw at least 800 busine...
Kasalang Filipino 2013 Davao City leg

Kasalang Filipino 2013 Davao City leg

Announcements, Davao City, Events, Weddings
Getting married soon? If your wedding will be held in Davao City and nearby areas, you might want to check out the 2013 Kasalang Filipino - 8th Philippine Wedding and Tourism Fair Road Show on July 19 to 21, 2013, 10 AM to 9 PM at the Activity Center of Abreeza Mall. At the Kasalang Filipino 2013 Davao City leg, you will meet various wedding suppliers and wedding coordinators. This wedding fair in Davao City is open to all. FREE admission. Just in case you're looking for a Davao wedding photographer, please do check out One Happy Story Photography. Let my very talented brother and his team share your love story :)

Dionne Warwick and the Tavares Live in Davao

Davao City, Events, Music, Society
Dionne Warwick Live in Davao! The singer behind well-loved songs like "I Say A Little Prayer For You," "I'll Never Love This Way Again," "Walk On By," "Do You Know The Way To San Jose" and "What The World Needs Now" will perform live in Davao City on July 21, 2013, 8 PM at the SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier, Davao City. The Dionne Warwick Live in Davao City concert will also feature the Tavares, an American R&B, funk and soul music group. Tickets to the Dionne Warwick Davao show are priced at Php 3,000, Php 2,500, Php 2000 and Php 1,000. If you're planning to watch the show, why not stay at the same hotel where the legendary singer will be? Seda Hotel Abreeza Davao is the official residence of Dionne Warwick. Check out the beautiful rooms, amazing amenities...
Rivermaya band Davao radio tour and SM City Davao gig

Rivermaya band Davao radio tour and SM City Davao gig

Davao City, Davao del Sur, Entertainment, Events, Features, Mindanaoan Update, Music, Society, Videos
So a day before the big Rivermaya Live At Blue Room, Apo View Hotel Davao gig that I co-produced, the Rivermaya boys - Mark Escueta, Mike Elgar, Norby David and Ryan Peralta - performed first at SM City Davao for a pre-Independence Day gig. I was already in Davao City then, comfortably settled in my spacious executive deluxe room at the Apo View Hotel (which had a nice view of the pool, by the way - thanks so much, Apo View!) when I found out that the boys were supposed to have a Davao City radio tour before their scheduled performance at 5 PM at the SM City Davao Annex atrium. So I did what every Rivermaya fan worth her salt should - bug the Rivermaya band manager (hello Raymond! :D) and insist - without any hesitation or shame - that I tag along. Fortunately, Raymond was convinced tha...
Co-producing a Rivermaya band gig at Blue Room, Apo View Davao

Co-producing a Rivermaya band gig at Blue Room, Apo View Davao

Announcements, Arts, Entertainment, Events, Features, Island Garden City of Samal, Leisure, Media, Mindanao, Mindanaoan Update, Music, Musings, News, Radio, Society, Videos
Like most things that end up being hands-down epic, my being a co-producer of a recent Rivermaya band gig at Blue Room, Apo View Hotel Davao all started with two phone calls and a Facebook message. Yep. A phone call from the Rivermaya band manager, a phone call to a former classmate in Ateneo and a Facebook message to his cousin (who also happens to be a batchmate). That's all it took. A day and a half later, the Rivermaya Live At Blue Room, Apo View Hotel Davao City was a go. Things moved pretty quickly. My assistant and I were on the phone, calling a few friends who may want to sponsor the show. Fortunately, everyone we got in touch with all said yes. Who wouldn't? It's RIVERMAYA - the Banda ng Bayan - the very band responsible for the monster hits "Kisapmata," "Umaaraw, Umuulan," "Yo...

Kadayawan Festival 2013 Davao City schedule of activities

BIMP-EAGA, Davao City, Davao Del Norte, Davao del Sur, Entertainment, Events, Features, Festivals, Fiesta, Mindanao, Mindanaoan Update, Society, Tourism, Travel
It's Kadayawan 2013 time, folks! Mindanao's king of festivals, Kadayawan Festival, is happening this August! The 2013 Kadayawan Festival in Davao City will once again showcase Davao's rich and diverse culture and tradition, thanksgiving of oneness with the Earth and bountiful harvest. The Kadayawan Festival 2013 will also provide the opportunity for the various indigenous tribes such as the Ata Manobo, Ubo Manobo, K’lata, Tagabawa, Matigsalog, Maranao, Maguindanao, Tausug, Sama and Kalagan to converge. The term "Kadayawan" comes from the Mandaya word "Madayaw" which means anything good, valuable, bountiful, beautiful. Kadayawan Festival 2013 Davao City Schedule of Activities Follow Mindanaoan on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and Instagram for updates. Kadayawan Festival 201...
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) ...

Announcement: Rivermaya band denies inclusion in Davao April 27, 2013 concert

Announcements, Davao City, Davao Del Norte, Davao del Sur, Entertainment, Events, Music
You all know that I'm a big Rivermaya band fan and supporter. That's why I got pretty sad, disappointed and a bit angry, really, when I found out about this. Apparently, there are several tarps all around my hometown Davao City announcing Rivermaya's alleged inclusion in what's supposed to be a concert, purportedly dubbed as "Metro Davao Summer Slam," at the Davao Crocodile Park in Ma-a on April 27, 2013. As you can see from this poster below, the event even cited the inclusion of other popular bands like Parokya Ni Edgar, Chicosci, Typecast and Hilera. I did a quick scan of related announcements online and found out that the event has been heavily promoted online and even through Davao Crocodile Park's Facebook Page and through this Davao Crocodile Park-created Event Page. (please see ...
Apo View Hotel Davao celebrates 65th anniversary

Apo View Hotel Davao celebrates 65th anniversary

Announcements, Business, Corporate, Davao City, Features, Hotels, Leisure, Travel
Did you know that the second longest running hotel in the Philippines can be found in Davao City? Yes, that's Apo View Hotel, which this year is celebrating its 65th founding anniversary! Apo View Hotel Davao is celebrating its 65th glorious year by showcasing the rich history and colorful, diverse heritage of Davao. My warmest congratulations to the Pamintuan family especially to my handsome classmate Chris, who now happens to be the CEO / President of Apo View Hotel. Here's to more amazing years! And to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Apo View Hotel Davao City, 3 well-known artists who all started their careers at this Davao hotel will have a homecoming of sorts. Jay Durias of South Border, Jinky Vidal of Freestyle and jazz artist Angel Balbin will be at Apo View today, Ma...

Singapore Math Learning Festival in Davao City

Campus, Corporate, Davao City, Events, News, Society
The methods of teaching these days have really changed. Gone are the days of traditional ways of teaching subjects - especially those that most students do not particularly like. Take Math, for instance. Back when I was still in school, I could only probably count with one hand the people in my batch who liked it. These days, though, with newer, fresher and more unique ways of teaching Math, kids will understand it, love it and appreciate it a thousand times more than I did. One of the novel methods of teaching Math nowadays is Singapore Math. The Ministry of Education in Singapore developed a Math curriculum and framework that has resulted in top ranking results of Singapore students in various examinations. Because of the great results, Singapore Math is now also taught in the Philipp...
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...
76th Araw ng Dabaw 2013 Schedule Of Activities

76th Araw ng Dabaw 2013 Schedule Of Activities

Arts, BIMP-EAGA, Culture, Davao City, Events, Features, Festivals, Fiesta, Leisure, Mindanao, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, News, Society, Tourism, Travel
The 76th Araw ng Dabaw festivities are ongoing! The Kapayapaan or Peace-themed Araw ng Dabaw 2013 will be on March 16, 2013 but a lot of events already kicked off as early as February. The Duaw Dabaw Foundation, one of the City Government of Davao's partners in carrying out events like the Araw ng Dabaw and Kadayawan, has reportedly set aside Php 5.2 Million for several events including the Mutya ng Dabaw 2013 pageant. Here's the official schedule of activities for the 2013 Araw ng Dabaw: (click on the image for a larger version) Among the highlights of the Araw ng Dabaw 2013 are the Datu Bago Awards Night, Hudyakaan sa Araw ng Dabaw, Parada Dabawenya and the much-awaited Pahalipay Concert of the Dutertes. And speaking of Mutya ng Dabaw 2013, the pageant night was held rece...

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 ...
Marco Polo Davao City Fright Run 2011

Marco Polo Davao City Fright Run 2011

Mindanaoan Update
Here's one interesting event in Davao City Mindanao that you might want to join! Marco Polo Davao, one of Davao City's premiere hotels, is organizing the Marco Polo Davao City Fright Run 2011! This Halloween running event will be held on October 30, 2011. It's a truly unique and exciting fun run you wouldn't want to miss! The following are the prizes at stake: Those who will come and participate in the Marco Polo fun run Halloween in their most creative Halloween costumes or masks can stand the chance to win Overnight Stay at Marco Polo Davao as well as dining certificates. Individual Category (4K Male and Female): 1st place – Php2,000.00 2nd place – Php1,500.00 3rd place – Php1,000.00 Individual Category (8k Male and Female) : 1st place – Php3,000.00 2nd place – Php2,000....
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...

The 3rd Silver Linings forum on breast cancer in Davao City

Advocacy, Davao City, Events, Society
As far as I know, no one in my clan has ever been diagnosed with breast cancer. I am, of course, extremely grateful for that. My mom did tell me, though, that there were instances when some of our female relatives reported to have felt lumps but these turned out to be benign tumors. However, just because I don't know (or I'm not related to) someone who has breast cancer should not stop me (and all of us, really) to advocate breast cancer prevention. After all, breast cancer is said to be the leading cause of cancer deaths among Filipino women. Thankfully, an educational forum cum homecoming for breast cancer survivors will be held in my hometown Davao City. Silver Linings, dubbed as "every breast cancer survivor's favorite event," will be held on September 17, 2011 at the Grand Regal...

Globe brings Vice Ganda to Davao City for “Super Party”

Corporate, Davao City, Entertainment, Events, Features
Want to watch comedian Vice Ganda in Davao City? If you're a Globe Prepaid subscriber (or if you want to be one), you can watch Vice Ganda for a minimal cost. Read below for more details! Globe Prepaid is bringing the talented comedian Vice Ganda for a live concert cum performance show dubbed "Super Party." The show will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2011, 6 PM at the University of Mindanao Gymnasium, Matina, Davao City. As you guys know, Vice Ganda is one of the judges of "Showtime" and host of "Gandang Gabi Vice," which both air via ABS CBN Channel 2. To see Vice Ganda live and watch him perform his funny antics and jokes, new Globe subscribers only need to buy a Globe Prepaid SIM at a discounted price of P20 and load P30 for a general admission ticket, P80 for a bronze ticke...

Rock the Vote Davao City edition – free concert on September 17, 2009

Advocacy, Announcements, Blogging, Davao City, Entertainment, Events, Media, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, News, Personal, Personalities, Photos, Society
DAVAO CITY NEWS | ENTERTAINMENT - Listen up, fellow Mindanaoans and fellow Dabawenyos! How does a free concert in Davao City featuring top bands Hale and 6Cyclemind plus Luke Mejares sound to you? Yes, a FREE CONCERT right at the heart of Davao City! Rock the Vote will hit the shores of my beloved hometown Davao City on September 17, 2009. Rock the Vote Davao will be held at 6:30PM at the Rizal Park. Rock the Vote Davao is a musical cum advocacy concert wherein spectators do not only get to enjoy a free concert featuring top artists but also get to learn more about the importance of registering and voting in next year's national elections. Rock the Vote, which aims to encourage Filipinos especially first time voters to register on or before October 31, 2009 (deadline set by the Commi...

Jane Iredale Mineral Make-Over Workshop in Davao City

Announcements, Beauty, Consumer, Davao City, Fashion, Mindanaoan Update, Style
Attention ladies! Especially those who are mineral makeup aficionados like me! There will be a Jane Iredale Mineral make-over workshop in Davao City, Mindanao this weekend. Davao City store Chimes Specialty Store and Jane Iredale will sponsor this event, which will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2009. First Batch: 1:30pm - 3:30pm (30 participants only) and Second Batch: 4:00pm - 6:00pm (30 participants only) If you're interested to join this mineral make-up workshop, then call Renren at 09209511830 Chimes Specialty Store is located along Governor Sales Street, Davao City. Meanwhile, if you're interested to check out more Treats for Women and other things related to women, check out the Women Treats website. (MINDANAOAN.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS)