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Native Makes Its Footprint in the Shores of Davao

The long wait is over. Davao gets sweet as it heralds the coming of the Canadian shoe brand that everybody is talking about— Native Shoes! The Native Boutique has opened its doors in SM City Davao and is here to stay!

New Breed of Amihan Team © Jojie Alcantara

Mati’s new breed of Amihan Team

The new Amihan Team is composed of 27 young boys and girls who are being honed by the same trainor and father figure responsible for producing champs in the first batch of the Amihan Boys. These are the young local skimboarders in my beloved birthplace of Mati, Davao Oriental.

Samal: Tripping with Tridacna

Four species of giant clams were transplanted in the 14-hectare Marine Reserve in Barangay Adecor, Kaputian District of Samal Island, one among the program’s successful sites. The site is a marine protected area recovering from illegal and overfishing practices. The DNSC Marine Reserve Park has now become part of the tourism package of Visit Samal Tours.

R.O.X. opens in Abreeza Mall

The Philippines’ top outdoor retail store, Recreational Outdoor eXchange (R.O.X.), will open its 7th store in Davao City on April 22 at Abreeza Mall’s ground floor, Expansion Wing. The store has earned a reputation in the retail industry as a pioneer in outdoor advocacy by linking commerce and community into a solid partnership, where business and people grow in harmony. Its aim is basically to build a community of outdoor enthusiasts, advocating environmental conservation. It remains at the forefront of the trade. To ensure the ultimate worry-free outdoor experience, R.O.X. offers a variety of outdoor gears for camping, hiking, mountain climbing, cycling, watersports, adventure travel and wellness. Each item bought spawns a cycle of giving back to communities. All your favourite outdoor brands are available in this one-stop outdoor shop. Brands like The North Face, Columbia, Mountain Hardwear, Salomon, Eddie Bauer, Sea to Summit, Osprey, Go Pro, O’Neill, Lagalag, Lakambini, Spyder, Kovea, Dahon, Specialized, and more. R.O.X. is also located in Bonifacio High Street (Taguig City), Ayala Center Cebu, Marquee Mall (Angeles,Pampanga), Ayala Techno Hub …

Secrets of Lawigan

In my birthplace of Mati, Davao Oriental, lies Lawigan, a hidden coastal community dotted by rugged rock formations, mangroves and white sands interspersed with coconut trees and patches of civilization with huts built on shorelines. The road to Lawigan is quite narrow and perched on a precipice, before going down at sea level again.

Salomon opens in Davao

Salomon opens in Davao Salomon is a Mountain Sports Company that originated in Annecy, France. The brand was born in 1947 in the middle of the Alps, producing products for various sports markets, including trail running, hiking, climbing, adventure racing, skiing, and snowboarding. All throughout the years, Salomon has been constant in creating performance gear, growing in over 40 countries on five continents. Today, Salomon is known for its’ premium products with complementing topnotch performance in trail running.  Products include Footwear, Apparel, Bags & Gears. Salomon promises value for money products, teased by the top international trail running champions such as Kilian Jornet, Ryan Sandes, Anna Frost, etc. Salomon maintains to be the No. 1 Mountain Sports Products by the world’s top mountain sports athletes. Today, Salomon is available in various sports shops in the Philippines. Salomon’s growth in the Philippines is eminent as the brand has put up four brand stores in the past year – all within Metro Manila. The first ever Salomon Brand Store outside Manila opened in the outdoor haven down …

Tagbaobo Community-Based Ecotourism

With the theme of “Marine and Coastal Ecotourism: Oceans of Uncertainties, Waves of Opportunities,” among Tagbaobo’s sightseeing attractions include the Magongawong and Sampao Falls, Cawa-Cawa Rice Field demo, Samal Tribal House at Sitio Libud, and other adventures on horseback riding or habal-habal (motorcycle).