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8 Ways to Get into the Kadayawan Vibe at SM Lanang Premier

Brace yourself as Davao’s premier shopping and lifestyle destination joins the city’s celebration of Kadayawan Festival. From August 8 to September 5, enjoy a feast of arts, eats, beats and shopping deals at SM Lanang Premier. Here are 8 awesome ways to get into the vibe.

Renowned Filipino Doctor to Speak on Epilepsy Forum

Dr. Elson So, Head of the Epilepsy Center in Mayo Clinic, USA and Vice President of the American Society of Epilepsy, will head a lay forum about epilepsy on Sept. 10, Tuesday, from 8:30am to 9:30am at the 8th Floor Conference Hall of Metro Davao Medical and Research Center Inc. (MDMRCI) Bldg. B.   This is a forum open to the public.  He will also be the guest speaker of “What’s New on Epilepsy?”, a forum open to all doctors and allied health professionals at 6:00pm to 7:00pm on the same date. Dr. So is a graduate of the University of Sto. Tomas in Manila, Philippines, whose certification includes the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Sleep Medicine, and American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. This event is one of the highlights of the weeklong first year anniversary celebration of the Health and Science Wellness Center, with activities which include providing free medical services and checkups for the community. The Health and Science Wellness Center is a four-storey annex building that has 109 …

Micecon Delegates tour Abreeza Mall

Delegates from MICECON 2013 were given a leisurely excursion in the premises of Abreeza Mall as part of their Davao city tour last March 8.       Treated to a welcome program with snacks and drinks courtesy of Blugre in Abreeza, the guests from different regions and nations were serenaded with performing musicians and handed Davao-grown tokens from bracelets, notebooks from Tinalak and pomelos courtesy of Nenita Farms. These international delegates enjoyed the cozy ambience that the mall infuses.   The Philippine M.I.C.E. Conference (MICECON) integrates two major Philippine M.I.C.E. Programmes: the long-running (since 1991) Philippine Incentive Marketing Conference (Phil-Incentive) organized by the Department of Tourism / Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) and the Meetings, Incentive Travel, Events/ Exhibitions Philippines Inc. (MITE Philippines); and the Philippine Asian M.I.C.E. Forum introduced in 2008 by the Philippine Association of Convention / Exhibition Organizers and Suppliers (PACEOS). MICECON aims to provide a platform to integrate and strengthen all sectors involved in the Philippine Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions/Events (MICE) industry into one cohesive, comprehensive educational programme. It tackles …

Davao Bloggers’ first successful Blog Bootcamp

Published in SunStar Davao, Witerary by Jojie Alcantara The Davao Bloggers led by President Dulce Lada organized its first successful workshop entitled Blog Weekend Bootcamp this month. Around a hundred participants showed up from different parts of the island and as far as Manila. This was an intensive 3-day live-in conference with breakout sessions and hands-on workshop from September 21-23, 2012 at the Malagos Garden Resort in Davao City. With several speakers recognized in the blogging industry, this activity gave opportunities for newbie and advanced writers and bloggers to sharpen their skills and maximize growth in areas of creative writing, video blogging, photo blogging, and the Social Media. It was a pleasure for me to be part of the key mentors in this bootcamp. My topic was on Photo Blogging for both beginner and advanced classes, and I shared a bit of my background in photojournalism and creating an online presence in the new media (I was probably one of the oldest bloggers in Davao, dating back to the mid-90s when we used to call …

Davao’s 1st Blog Weekend Bootcamp

Am all set tomorrow to give a one hour talk to the many participants registered in the first Davao Blog Weekend Bootcamp. Blog Weekend Bootcamp is an intensive 3-day live-in conference with breakout sessions and hands-on workshop on September 21-23, 2012 at the Malagos Garden Resort in Davao City.  It is an excellent opportunity for writers and bloggers to sharpen their skills and maximize growth in the areas of new media creation such as creative writing, video blogging, photo blogging, and Social Media. The organizers, Davao Bloggers, are expecting an estimate of 100 participants. My topic will be on Photo Blogging, because of my background in photojournalism.  A nice article I’ve read was published in a Singapore online news site written by author below. More information at www.blogweekendbootcamp.com and www.facebook.com/BlogWeekendBootcamp.  Meet the other cool speakers. 🙂   Blog Weekend Bootcamp launches in Davao City September 21-23 By J. Angelo Racoma | Sep 18, 2012 Filipino bloggers from the South and from all around the country are in for a treat, as the Davao Bloggers group …

Philippines features Davao in China Travel Expo 2011

 Click here to view large images of Expo event PHILIPPINES FEATURES DAVAO IN CHINA TRAVEL EXPO Text and photos by Jojie Alcantara, published in SunStar Davao, Sept. 10, 2011 Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio led the Davao delegates in attending the China Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (CIBTM) 2011 in Beijing, China from August 30 to September 1, 2011. Last year’s CIBTM 2010 saw record-breaking attendance, and this year’s event topped it. The Department of Tourism has launched the Chinese Tourism Marketing Program last June in the aim of capturing the market.  Nine media entities and one major tour operator were invited to Davao as part of the exposure and validation tour, following the promotional undertakings they set in Beijing earlier on. This year’s CIBTM trip is a follow through of said lineup of activities. During the 3-day event, Davao was the featured destination of the Philippines, following that of Boracay and Palawan which are popular destinations among Chinese tourists. During the Philippine Travel Conference held in The Regent Beijing, Mayor Sara gave a …