There are two great reasons for you to visit Davao City soon! March 16, 2014 is Araw ng Davao 2014. You can witness cultural presentations, socio-civic activities, trade fairs and the like. And from March 14 to April 16, 2014, the Big Davao Fun Sale 2014 a.k.a. the Philippines' first CITYWIDE SALE will be held. You can avail of up to 80 percent savings!
The biggest city in the world, with the biggest sale in the country. Visit on these dates to avail of the biggest sale:
- March 14 and 15: General Sale
- March 16 to 23: Healthy and Beauty
- March 24 to 30: Electronics and Gadgets
- March 31- April 6: Home and Travel
- April 7 to 16: Fashion Active Lifestlye
For more updates about the 2014 Big Davao Fun Sale, check them out on Facebook
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The Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections 2013 are drawing near. Have you registered as a voter yet? Or are you interested to run in the 2013 Barangay and SK elections?
Here are the important Barangay and SK Elections 2013 Philippines dates to remember, voter registration requirements and transfer of voter registration records requirements. Please exercise your right to suffrage!
For SK: 15 to below 18 years old - please bring birth certificate or baptismal certificate or school records
For Barangay: at least 18 years old or older, bring valid ID
Voter qualifications: To vote in the barangay elections, you must be at least 18 years old on election day (October 28, 2013), a Filipino citizen, a resident of the Philippines for at least 1 year, a resident of the place...
Watsons has opened its 308th store in the Philippines and it's located in Mindanao :) Watsons Centrio Mall, which was formally opened to the public last November 9, 2012 (the very same day Centrio Ayala Mall also opened its doors), is the latest addition to the growing Watsons Philippines family. And Mindanaoan is very lucky to be one of the invited guests! Check out the invitation I received. I also wrote about Watsons Centrio Mall in an earlier post.
The Ayala Centrio Mall branch of Watsons brings the Watsons brand of beauty and wellness to a city noted for its accessibility, business growth and tourism attractions; making shopping convenient, enjoyable and more affordable.
Plus here's an additional fun fact: Watsons Centrio Mall is the very first Watsons store to have the latest d...
So we all know that Centrio Ayala Mall is set to open on November 9, 2012. But you know what will make the opening of Centrio extra special? When it means that two gorgeous hunks will also be in town :)
Planet Sports, a one-stop sports shop offering the best of famous brands, is bringing Brazilian model/actor Daniel Matsunaga and host/model and "Amazing Race Asia" runner-up Rovilson Fernandez. The two handsome personalities will be at the Planet Sports Centrio Ayala Mall branch for a store visit and autograph signing session.
And hey, look, this Mindanao blogger will be there :)
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Dermcare Luxe Wellness and Spa is set to open their Centrio Ayala Mall CDO branch on November 9, 2012, the very same day that Centrio will also open its doors to the public for the very first time. The Dermcare Centrio Mall branch is located at the 3rd Level. The blessing and ribbon cutting of DermCare Centrio branch will be held on November 9, 2012, 2 PM.
Customers can also avail of 20 percent discount on skin, hair and body services. DERMCARE Centrio Cagayan de Oro offers various services that can help improve aging skin and address skin problems such as sun damage, unwanted pigmentation, scars, age spots, fine lines, wrinkles and acne or pimple marks. You may also want to avail of basic facial cleaning services :)
See you guys at DERMCARE Centrio!
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Anybody who knows me can easily attest that I have a big sweet tooth. I love, love, love chocolates, pastries, cakes, cookies, various types of breads etc. I also eat a lot of cupcakes, ice cream and just recently, meringue! So obviously wherever the sweets are, I'm most likely there, too!
So you could just imagine how excited I was when I found out that there's a "Dessert All You Can" event on December 3, 2011. For only Php 250.00, you have full access to various types of cakes, cupcakes, breads, cookies, bars, coffee, tea and juice!
Yes, folks, December 3, 2011 will be guilty pleasures day!
Prepared by the students of Monster Kitchen's Fundamentals in Baking and Pastry Arts (Batch 3), "Dessert All You Can" will be held at Thai Me Up Restaurant, Capistrano-Mabini Sts., Cagayan de...
I have absolutely exciting news! This humble blog, www.Mindanaoan.com, has been nominated to the 2011 Philippine Blog Awards - Mindanao! :D I am really thankful for this nomination! Thank you very much to all of my readers, subscribers, supporters, sponsors and of course to the Philippine Blog Awards for recognizing my efforts :) Daghang salamat!
If you guys remember, Mindanaoan.com bagged the Best Lifestyle Blog for Mindanao award last year during the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards :) A lot of people sent in their congratulatory messages at the time including Senator Kiko Pangilinan :) Unfortunately, I was not able to accept my award in person. Let's see if I get lucky this year ;)
By the way, because of my nomination to the 2011 Philippine Blog Awards for Mindanao, I now have an invit...
UPDATED: Popular Visayan novelty singer Max Surban will now be part of the show!
Fancy watching a comedy show that's sure to tickle your funny bones? Here's one event in Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao that you surely don't want to miss!
The Cagayan de Oro Federation of Senior Citizens Association, Zillion Life Global and the City Government of Cagayan de Oro will make possible a special comedy musical show this October 15, 2011 --- the Pinoy Jokebox featuring Tabo at Timba back to back with Max Surban!
Tabo and Timba is a hugely popular stand-up comedy duo. Tabo and Timba is a novelty duo that's also known for their songs "Salitang Hapon," "Ibon Ko," "Dead Or Alive," "Si Tasyong Tange," "Langaw At Gagamba" and "Yakozayo."
Max Surban, on the other hand, is of course known for his mega...
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...
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...
Don't look now but it's time for Make Your Own Havaianas 2011 Northern Mindanao! Make Your Own Havaianas 2011 kicked off in Manila last May and now it's time for the Northern Mindanao edition :) I bet all the Havaianaticos out there are excited for this year's MYOH 2011. After all, it's a yearly event specially designed for the fans of Havaianas :)
The Make Your Own Havaianas 2011 Cagayan de Oro edition will be held on August 12 to 14, 2011. Yes, that's still a few weeks from now but hey, that gives you enough time to save up for a few pairs, right? The event this year will be themed "Travel In Personalized Style" and will be held at the Rotunda area of Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City, Northern Mindanao.
Just in case this will be your very first time to attend an MYOH event, you ...
How fast time flies! It seemed like only yesterday when I shared with you all my Make Your Own Havaianas 2010 experience. Now, it's that time of the year again! Yes folks, Make Your Own Havaianas 2011 will soon hit Mindanao!
And you know what this means. Spruce lifestyle boutique, the one responsible for all those fun Make Your Own Havaianas events around Northern Mindanao, is now looking for team members who want to be a part of MYOH 2011. Interested?
If you are 18 years old, a certified Havaianatico and currently enrolled in a University, just send your resume and tell the fabulous people over at Spruce why you want to be a part of the team this year! Email these to events[email protected]
To inspire you, here's one of the photos taken during Make Your Own Havaianas 2009!
So the much-awaited Abreeza Mall will finally open tomorrow, May 12, 2011!
Abreeza Mall is the newest shopping mall to open in Davao City, Mindanao. Located along JP Laurel Avenue (or for certified Dabawenyos like myself - Bajada!), in Davao City, Abreeza Davao is the very first Ayala owned mall in Mindanao, Philippines. Technically, Abreeza Mall Davao is owned by the Accendo Commercial Corporation, a joint venture company of Ayala Land and Anflocor.
Abreeza Mall Davao City sits on about 25 acres of land. Apart from a mall, the area will also be home to a hotel, a business process outsourcig hub and residential / condominium properties.
I'm sure that a lot of fellow Mindanaoans are excited about this project.
And yes, Starbucks will finally open a branch in Davao City! It's...
As you guys may know, I'm a big supporter and regular customer of Spruce lifestyle boutique. Spruce is one of my favorite boutiques in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao. It's where my relatives, friends and I buy original Havaianas, Charcoal, Lacoste and Happy Feet products! And, if you must know, Spruce is also responsible for all those fun Make Your Own Havaianas events in Northern Mindanao! Check out my very own Make Your Own Havaianas 2010 experience here.
Owned by Spruce Designer Network Inc., Spruce has a main branch at the 2nd Level West Concourse, Limketkai Mall. It also has branches in Pagadian and Ozamiz. Recently, Spruce opened its newest branch - Spruce Valencia City, Bukidnon.
I'm pretty psyched up with this not only because Atoy is a dear friend and I'm a fan of his work but also because my younger brother is a part of his team :) Fellow Mindanaoan Atoy Martinez, a Cagayan de Oro City-based professional videographer (a very talented wedding videographer, I must add!), just added a new baby to his Atoy Martinez Hi-Definition Video team - a cool and sexy Helicam!
For the uninitiated, a Helicam is a remote-controlled mini helicopter that can be used to take aerial pictures or motion images using video, still or motion film cameras. A helicam is remotely controlled and can allow pan, tilt and roll movements. A wireless onboard video transmitter then "downlinks" the live signal to the camera operator. Images taken by the Helicam can either be recorded onboard or ...
Everyone in Mindanao has been talking about it for months now --- the much-awaited opening of what's believed to be the biggest mall in Mindanao --- Ayala Malls' CENTRIO (UPDATE: Another Ayala-owned mall in Mindanao, ABREEZA, is the largest mall so far. Abreeza Mall is located in Davao). This Mindanaoan blogger first wrote about the upcoming Ayala Mall CDO last year and these days, it's fast becoming a reality especially with the recent announcement of job opportunities at Ayala Mall Cagayan de Oro.
Cagayan De Oro Gateway, Corp., a subsidiary of Ayala Land, Inc. and the owner and developer of Centrio, has posted these job openings for Ayala Mall CDO:
HR / Purchasing Assistant
Finance and Control Officer
During my most recent trip to Manila, three very good friends and I finally had the chance to visit the Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati branch of Bonchon Chicken. Now if you haven't heard of BonChon, this below might give you an idea of what you're supposed to expect: (yes, that's from the New York Times!)
BonChon chicken is supposedly one of, if not the best, tasting chicken you can ever taste in your lifetime. And I must say, after that early dinner with friends, I can only agree 110%!
For budget conscious Mindanaoans like me who often travel to Manila, it is but imperative to stay in a value hotel that offers not only comfort and safety but an ideal location as well. Although I do put a lot of weight on the price of a hotel room, I don't mind paying extra if I see that I get my money's worth. I also prefer hotels that are near public transportation options. Enter GoHotels.ph - a relatively new hotel located along EDSA Mandaluyong. For the uninitiated, EDSA, formerly known as Highway 54, is the main highway of Metro Manila here in the Philippines. It's also the same circumferential road where the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) passes through.
GoHotels is the sister company of budget airline Cebu Pacific. Hence, it's no wonder that the said Manila budget hotel operates the s...
Now this is definitely good news especially for Mindanao tourism and Mindanao trade :) According to this article, Philippine Airlines will start offering Cagayan de Oro - Zamboanga direct flights starting April 1, 2011. So, instead of enduring 10 hours of land travel, passengers may now only have to endure an hour-long flight. PAL has yet to give more details about the upcoming Zamboanga - CdO flights but I must say, this piece of development is exciting! More possibilities for tourism, business deals!
Domingo T. Duerme, PAL vice president for Mindanao, also said that PAL will take over Air Philippines Express' Davao - Zamboanga and Davao - Cagayan de Oro routes. He did not state the reason for PAL’s takeover of the two routes, though.
The upcoming PAL Zamboanga to Cagayan de Oro Cit...
Here's a job opening in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao that you or someone you know may be interested in. One of the top lifestyle stores in Mindanao, SPRUCE, is in need of new marketing staff members. Check this job opening below:
Spruce Designer Network is located at the 2nd Floor, West Concourse, Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City, Northern Mindanao. Their boutique and lifestyle store sells Havaianas (they're the accredited store in this neck of the woods), Puma, Get Happy, Happy Feet, Charcoal, Lacoste, Birkenstock, Aranaz, Cole Vintage and a whole lot more.
Here's how you can apply at Spruce:
Before his big concert with Pokwang and Markki Stroem last December 19, 2010 at the Atrium of the Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City, this blogger in Mindanao got the chance to interview the Big Band Crooner himself, Richard Poon. Just in case you don't know, Mindanaoan.com was one of the proud media sponsors of the successful run of "The Crooner and The Comedienne," which was made possible by Joey Pelaez Events.
Mindanaoan.com had the chance to ask Richard Poon about his choice of music genre, how he can be an advocate of music especially among the youth, how he applies the skills he learned as an entrepreneur to his being a musician (he liked the question, by the way! :D) and what keeps him inspired these days *wink, wink* [READ THIS, just in case you think you're kindda out of the...
In its initial offering as a concert producer in Cagayan de Oro (CDO), Joey Pelaez Events is set to conquer the music scene on December 19, 2010 at the Atrium Limketkai Center with The Crooner and The Comedienne featuring the country’s top standard music singer Richard Poon and the fashionable and witty Pokwang, and introducing Markki Stroem of Pilipinas Got Talent fame.
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