Stellar 2016 Designers

Stellar Mindanao Fashion Design Competition

Stellar: I Am Mindanao Fashion Design Competition

Stellar: I Am Mindanao Fashion Design Competition

Today, the first ever Stellar Mindanao Fashion Design Competition will be staged at Abreeza Ayala Mall with the theme “I am Mindanao.” Stellar is the brainchild of the newly formed Davao Fashion and Design Council (DFDC), headed by its President Aztec Barba.

Stellar Mindanao Designers

The competition focuses the spotlight on Mindanao’s Young Designers.

Stellar Mindanao's Young Fashion Designers

Stellar’s Young Fashion Designers

Joining this year’s competition are Aries Bienvenida, Lala Chua, Neil Jimlani, Wilson Limon, and Mandy Velasco of Davao City. Also competing from the Davao Region are designers Mark Joseph Sayad of the Island Garden City of Samal, Marlon Suan of Tagum City, and Chard Pulatche and Mimi Tandigan of Davao Oriental. Completing the list is Frankie Galagnara of Cagayan de Oro City.

These talented young designers will compete to be crowned as the first Stellar Mindanao Young Designer.
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Representatives of the 11 Tribes of Davao at the Opening of Kadayawan Festival 2016

Celebrate Smart Kadayawan 2016

Kadayawan Festival 2016 officially opened last Monday, August 15, 2016. And the best way to enjoy the festival is to have a Smart Kadayawan 2016 celebration.

Unlike most festivals in the Philippines, the Kadayawan Festival is a thanksgiving festival without Christian roots. It is a celebration of Davao’s 11 lumad tribes and the bountiful harvest that the region receives every year. It highlights the melting pot of cultures that make Davao a vibrant, booming, interesting region.


Video by Cocoy Sexcion

This year, SMART renewed its commitment to the growth of Davao’s tourism and development via their support of the Kadayawan Festival. First in the #SMARTKadayawan line up of events is the Opening Ceremonies of Kadayawan Festival. The leaders of the 11 tribes of Davao opened the festivities.

Smart at the Great Kadayawan Bazaar

Kadayawan Bazaar 2016

Kadayawan Bazaar 2016

One of the must-visit events of Kadayawan is the Great Kadayawan Bazaar where homegrown brands, aspiring entrepreneurs and restaurateurs show off their best products and services. Many local businesses have started their ventures at this event. The Great Kadayawan Bazaar will open on August 18 and will run until August 21 at the Davao Convention Center (DavCon).

To give bazaaristas, shoppers, and foodies a better bazaar experience, Smart has prepared exciting surprises for everyone.

SMART will be setting up a SMART Zone with free charging stations and exciting activities where Smart subscribers get the chance to win awesome prizes like Invasion tickets, Samsung S7 units, and Samsung Gear VR units.

On August 18 and 19, Smart will be hosting the Smart Night where local performers and a popular Youtube star will regale the bazaar crowd with musical performances. There will be fun games and a raffle where subscribers get the chance to win even more prizes.

Smart Kadayawan Invasion 2016

Smart Kadayawan Invasion 2016

Smart Kadayawan Invasion 2016

And for the third time, Smart is the Official Mobile Partner for Kadayawan Invasion.

Headlining the biggest party of the season are Smart Ambassadors Nix Damn P! and Inno Naguit with MC Pao Avila. Also mixing beats for Kadayawan Invasion 2016 are Mother Bass, Tom Taus, Funk Avy, and Jack Ripper. That’s an all start line up right there.

Kadayawan Invasion 2016 will be on August 20, 2016 at the Crocodile Park Grounds. Read more about it at this link.
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Marc Marasigan at the Castaway Kadayawan Vibefest

Castaway Kadayawan Vibefest 2016 + Giveaway

SM Castaway Kadayawan VibeFest 2016

SM Castaway Kadayawan VibeFest 2016

Celebrate Kadayawan with good vibes at SM City Davao. Let’s start the party on Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Castaway Kadayawan Vibefest 2016.

SM City Davao’s first ever music festival will open with Sponge Cola. The event will also feature top spinners DJ Jet Boado and Ron Poe and the famed MxMxM triple team of MC Ronthug Madela, Marc Marasigan, and Travis Monsod. Castaway partygoers will also enjoy the signature mixes of MC Boo and Carlo Atendido.

SM Youth at Castaway Kadayawan Vibefest 2016

SM Castaway Kadayawan Vibefest 2016 will also be graced by SM Youth ambassadors LA Aguinaldo, Kyle Perry, Richard Juan, Janna Tee, Kaila Estrada, and Tommy Esguerra.

SM Youth Ambassadors at Kadayawan Festival 2016

SM Youth Ambassadors at Kadayawan Festival 2016

Davao DJ Pae Dobles and other Davao talents will also be featured at the Castaway Kadayawan Vibefest 2016.
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Durian Festival 2016

Durian Festival 2016

Kadayawan Durian Festival 2016 at SM Lanang Premier

Kadayawan Durian Festival 2016 at SM Lanang Premier

Kadayawan Festival 2016 is here! And there’s no better way to celebrate the season that with Davao’s most popular fruit, the King of all… Durian. And there’s one place you have to visit to enjoy all the best durian in Davao, the Kadayawan Durian Festival 2016 at SM Lanang Premier.


Video by April Garcia of ItsAprilGarcia.com.

The Kadayawan Durian Festival 2016 opened last August 5, 2016 with leaders and VIPs from Davao City’s Agriculture Industry represented by Durian Industry Council of Davao City Chairman Candelario Miculob, SM Lanang Premier General Manager Therese Lapeña – Manalo, and Davao City Councilor Marissa Salvador – Abella.

Eat All You Can at the Durian Festival 2016
One enticing come on for durian enthusiasts is the Eat All You Can Durian Experience.

Eat-All-You-Can Durian at the Kadayawan Durian Festival 2016 at SM Lanang Premier

Eat-All-You-Can Durian at the Kadayawan Durian Festival 2016 at SM Lanang Premier

Here’s how you can enjoy all the durian you can eat for only P150:

  1. Choose and register with your preferred exhibitor.
  2. Pay P150.00.
  3. You may only buy and eat from your chosen exhibitor.
  4. No sharing. No leftovers.
  5. Leftovers will be charged P50.00 per kilo depending on the actual weight of the last piece of durian procured from the vendor. This is on top of the P150.00 charge.

This promo is available daily, from 10 am until 4 pm only.
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Make Your Own Havaianas Davao 2016

No summer is complete without a new pair of flip-flops. And you can create your very own unique pair at the Make Your Own Havaianas Davao 2016 event. And this year, Make Your Own Havaianas is turning Japanese!

The modern flip flops made famous by Havaianas takes inspiration from the the Zori. Zoris are Japanese sandals made of fabric straps and rice straw soles. This year’s commemorative MYOH flip-flops soles pay homage to the Zori and its Japanese roots.

Make Your Own Havainas 2016 Shibori Sole

Make Your Own Havainas 2016 Shibori Sole

This year’s commemorative soles are Shibori-inspired. It is available in top and slim. All of this year’s limited edition pins are Japan-inspired from the pretty sakura cherry blossom to delicious sushi, there are various pins that represent the many symbols that represent Japan.

MYOH Davao 2016 is happening from April 22, 2016 to May 1, 2016 at the 2nd Floor of SM Lanang Premier near Starbucks.
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Call for Volunteers: The Mind Museum

Call for Volunteers for he Mind Museum's A Glass of the Sea Exhibition at Abreeza Ayala Mall

Call for Volunteers for The Mind Museum’s A Glass of the Sea Exhibition

The Mind Museum is coming to Davao. And they are calling on volunteers for “A Glass of the Sea Exhibition.”

The Mind Museum’s “A Glass of the Sea: An Exhibition on the Coral Triangle” will be held at the Abreeza Ayala Mall from this April 30 to May 4, 2016.

It is a showcase of the marine ecosystem of the Verde Island Passage. It is a strait between Mindoro and Luzon, located between Batangas, Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque and Romblon. It covers 1.14 million hectares and is considered as the “center of the center” of marine biodiversity in the world. It is important to know its significance in our ecosystem and the value of protecting it.

You can be part of this exhibit by volunteering for The Mind Museum. Application and interviews for volunteers are now on-going. Please email cover letter and CV to asia.aportadera@themindmuseum.org.
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