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Peoples Park Davao by Jojie Alcantara

People’s Park in dreamy perspective

People’s Park is an urban public park in central Davao City covering an area of 4 hectares. Formerly the famous old PTA Grounds I used to hang out with classmates during inter-school sports events, this P72M worth recreational park opened on December 15, 2007. A “name that park” contest was launched by the city government, and there you have it.

Post Halloween Special : Revisiting Durian Hotel

Durian Hotel in its time was one of the tallest structures in Davao City at 12 storeys high. It was prominent, elegant and a prime location at the heart of the city. Low occupancy because of decreasing tourist arrivals as well as high operational expenses eventually led to its closure by Metrobank.

San Pedro Street Night Market

San Pedro Street, Davao City © Jojie Alcantara 2013 Sunday is always a good day for bargain hunters, more so this March with the Araw ng Davao festivities in the air.  On Sunday evenings, San Pedro Street transforms into a festive delight for “ukay” shoppers as a sea of humanity crams the main street and turns it into a veritable night market extravaganza. This month of March, though, it’s a daily happening, causing more traffic, but the people don’t seem to mind. 🙂 * * * *  

RDL launches new Body Spray

The Grand Launch of the newest product of RDL Pharmaceutical Laboratory, Inc.-its NEW BODY SPRAY with four variants, 2 for men and 2 for women. In photos during the press con at the D’Leonor Hotel is the newest celebrity endorser is ENRIQUE GIL (known as Dasho Jao in his current teleserye Princess & I), before the grand launch and fashion show at the Activity Center of Abreeza Mall. With him is RDL Sales and Marketing Head, Anthony John Modequillo.  

SM Lanang Premier, Davao’s second SM mall to open Sept. 28

  Business Mirror By Manuel T. Cayon / Reporter DAVAO CITY—SM Malls owned by the Sy-led company plans to open its second mall here, and SM’s first luxury shopping center in Mindanao, at the end of the month. The SM Lanang Premier would be SM Prime’s biggest and first-of-its-kind premier mall development project in Mindanao, offering convention and hotel amenities to this city that has become the nation’s favorite convention venue during the last decade. To open its doors on September 28, the SM Lanang Premier would house the first in Mindanao state-of-the-art amenities such as the IMAX Theater, SM Center Stage, and the Skygarden. Also making a landmark is the country’s longest dancing fountain with a 122-meter stretch of water jets, an SM statement said. Opening shortly also would be SM Bowling Center and the Science Discovery Center. It would have a floor area of 144,002 square meters and sprawls on a 100,000-sq.m. lot with an origami-inspired structure. The mall would still have the SM mall mainstays: SM Department Store, SM Supermarket, Watsons, Ace …