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Salomon X Trail Davao

Salomon X Trail Davao Results | Kadayawan 2017 Event

Written by Ria Jose

The 32nd Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival was definitely a big success. Events peppered the entire city. Despite the Martial Law restrictions, everybody had fun. Davaoeños and tourists did not lack in events and activities to do and enjoy. 2017 Salomon X Trail Davao is one of the few Kadayawan events for adventure seekers and athletes. The Davao Leg was held in Ma-a, Davao City last August 20, 2017. The event was a tiring but fun and fulfilling experience for all participants.

Salomon X Trail Davao Participants

Salomon X Trail Davao Participants

Salomon X Trail Davao Winners

X trail runners were well-conditioned and ready to enjoy the run. A few emerged ahead of the pack and were awarded with cash prizes, Salomon and Primer Group products, and a Salomon X Trail Medal.

Jun Saromines arrived at the finish line first, completing the course in just 1 hour, 10 minutes and 30 seconds. In second and third places are Buddy Paraguire (1:12:26) and Nikko Romero (1:19:49).

In the female division, Rose Jaro was the fastest finishing the course in 1 hour, 46 minutes and 49 seconds. She was followed by Joy Mawalic (1:47:09) and Jennifer Lerio (1:56:06).

Salomon X Trail Davao Female Podium Finishers

Salomon X Trail Davao Female Podium Finishers

Salomon X Trail Sponsors

X Trail Davao was presented by Salomon. Event sponsors include Ahon Socks, ROX Philippines, Primer Group of Companies, Sea to Summit, Manors Ma-a, Camella, Omega Pain Killer, Paglas Corporation, Unifrutti Philippines,
and Fruit of the Earth Calmansinade.

The event is sponsored and supported by the Local City Government of Davao through the Office of the City Mayor – Sara Z. Duterte and the Office of the City Vice-Mayor Pulong Duterte.
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Music and Coffee Festival at The Annex of SM City Davao

Music and Coffee Festival at SM City Davao

Written by Ria Jose

Want to chill this weekend? Enjoy rhythm and brews at the first ever Music and Coffee Festival at SM City Davao. Gather the gang for a bonding session while drinking the best brews from various coffee shops and vendors at The Annex from September 15 to 17, 2017.

Music and Coffee Festival at The Annex of SM City Davao

Music and Coffee Festival at The Annex of SM City Davao

Pop Up Shops

At the center of the Coffee Festival are, of course, pop up shops of various cafes and vendors.

Bo's Coffee Club at the Music and Coffee Festival

Bo’s Coffee Club at the Music and Coffee Festival

The most prominent coffee shop at the festival is Bo’s Coffee Club, a Cebu brand known all over the Philippines.

Local coffee vendors and food bazaar staples Johann’s Coffee, Gypsy Cafe, and Racoma Farms have booths offering coffee concoctions and cakes.

Gypsy Cafe at the Music and Coffee Festival

Gypsy Cafe at the Music and Coffee Festival

Whether you like your coffee strong or sweet, hot, iced, or ice blended, there is a coffee to give you your dose of caffeine.

Also offering cakes and other desserts are Desserts by Timzah and Lara Mia. Their sweet slices are sure to delight and satisfy your saccharine cravings.

Lara Mia Desserts at the Music and Coffee Festival

Lara Mia Desserts at the Music and Coffee Festival

A new cafe on the local food bazaar scene A&V Cafe also has a booth at the festival. And Neon Pigeon, a brand of coffee-based energy drinks, has a booth, as well.

Doughnut shops with specialty coffee drinks have booths at the event. Dunkin’ Donuts and J.Co are both present at the festival.

Music and Coffee Festival Activities

SM City Davao invites all coffeeholics to share their Coffee Flatlay on Instagram and get the chance to win prizes. Just tag @smdavao and use the hashtag #CoffeeDateatSMDavao to join.

Coffee Flatlay at the Music and Coffee Festival

Coffee Flatlay at the Music and Coffee Festival

Fiction Folk will host the Music and Coffee Festival Trivia Night on September 16.

Music and Coffee Festival Trivia Night

Music and Coffee Festival Trivia Night

Categories and questions will not be limited to coffee topics but knowledge of coffee trivia will give you an edge. Interested groups need not pre-register. Just show up, get a table, and join.

Throughout the festival, various musical acts will be performing on stage. Art using coffee will also be on display.

So fulfill your caffeine dreams at the first ever Music and Coffee Festival at The Annex of SM City Davao, only until September 17, 2017.

For inquiries about promos and events at SM City Davao, contact them at +6382-2976998 and like their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/smcitydavao. For updates, follow their social media accounts @SMCityDavao on Twitter and @SMDavao on Instagram.

Korean Film Festival 2017

Written by Ria Jose

If you love KPop, KDrama, or anything Korean, the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) has the event for you. This September, KCC presents the Korean Film Festival 2017 in SM Supermalls around the country.

Music and Coffee Festival at The Annex of SM City Davao

Music and Coffee Festival at The Annex of SM City Davao

Korean Filmfest Movies

The Korean Film Festival features five acclaimed Korean Films specifically chosen for audiences of different interests and ages. It kicked off on September 14 with the premiere screening of the 2014 film “How to Steal a Dog” at Cinema 1 of SM Lanang Premier. The film is a heartwarming family dramedy for the entire family.

Primer of the Korean Film Festival 2017 at SM Lanang Premier

Primer of the Korean Film Festival 2017 at SM Lanang Premier

The filmfest will also screen four other Korean movies:

  • Twenty, a coming of age film;
  • My Brilliant Life, a family drama;
  • The King of Jokgu, a sportscentric comedy; and
  • Very Ordinary Couple, a romantic comedy movie.

Korean Film Festival 2017 Screening Schedule

Three screenings are scheduled everyday from September 15 to 17 at Cinema 1 of SM Lanang Premier.

September 15, Friday
12 noon King of Jokgu
3 pm Very Ordinary Couple
6 pm My Brilliant Life

September 16, Saturday
12 noon Twenty
3 pm King of Jokgu
6 pm How to Steal a Dog

September 17, Sunday
12 noon Very Ordinary Couple
3 pm My Brilliant Life
6 pm My Twenty

Screenings for all films are free. However, tickets are in limited quantities. Tickets for each screening will be released one hour before the screening time so come early to line up and get yourself free tickets.

Korean Filmfest at SM Supermalls

Davao is the second stop of the Korean Filmfest. Its first screenings were at SM Megamall.

After Davao, the filmfest will be at SM City Iloilo Cinema 8 from September 21 to 24, 2017. Then, it will be at SM City Cebu Cinema 5 from September 28 to October 1, 2017. After which, the films will be screened at SM City Clark Cinema 3 from October 5 to 8, 2017. Finally, the Korean Filmfest’s last run is at SM City Dasmariñas Cinema 5 from October 12 to 15, 2017.

Screening Schedule of the Korean Film Festival 2017 at SM Supermalls

Screening Schedule of the Korean Film Festival 2017 at SM Supermalls

Do not miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in Korean culture. Bring your family and friends to the Korean Film Festival 2017.

For more information about the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines, follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KoreanCulturalCenterPH. Follow them on Instagram @kccphil.

For inquiries about SM Lanang Premier and special events at the mall, call +6382-2850943 loc. 135-138. For updates, follow SM Lanang Premier on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/smlanangpremier. You can also follow SM Lanang Premier on Twitter @SMLanangPremier and on Instagram @SMLanangPremier.

ROX Bike Out Davao

Written by Ria Jose

ROX and its partners invites cycling enthusiasts to join ROX Bike Out Davao this weekend.

Bike Out Davao

ROX Bike Out Davao

The Bike Out is on August 27, 2017, Sunday. The starting point is at Abreeza.

Interested participants may register at ROX Abreeza Ayala Mall by signing up and paying a fee of only P250. The registration fee is inclusive of the Bike Out Jersey and light snacks. And all registered participants will also enjoy a 15% discount on selected products of ROX.

Aside from the jersey, ROX also requires all participants to use a Helmet and to bring a 500 mL water bottle.

Bike Out Davao Recommended Gear

ROX Bike Out Davao Recommended Gear


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Davao Bloggers at The Off Price Show 2016 Davao

The Off Price Show Davao 2017

Written by Ria Jose

Who doesn’t love a good deal, right? And good deals are what you can expect at The Off Price Show Davao 2017 (Off Price Davao 2017). Yep, the Off Price Show is coming back to Davao. The largest roving sale in the country will be at the Davao Convention Center from September 1 to 3, 2017, 11 am to 10 pm.

One of the reasons why The Off Price Show is such a hit with shoppers is how so many brands are available at low, low prices all in one roof. You can pick from different brands without going in and out of stores. The, you can choose your favorites and mke sure you are within budget. Finally, you have to do just one check out for everything. It is a convenient and affordable way to shop and save.

The Off Price Show Davao 2017 Brands

This year, Off Price Davao 2017 is bringing back your favorite brands.

The Off Price Show Davao Shopping Festival 2017

The Off Price Show Davao Shopping Festival 2017

Some of the brands available at Off Price Davao 2017 are Pull & Bear, Bershka, Melissa, Gap, and Old Navy. Sports brands Puma, Adidas, and Under Armour will also be available. And travelers will definitely be excited for Echolac, Victorinox, and Pacsafe.

Also available at the season’s most exciting shopping event are Trim, Bicycle, and Parker. So you can shop for all your practical home and office needs. Plus, maybe a few gift items for the upcoming holiday season. (Yes, the -ber months are almost here.)
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Durian Festival 2017

Written by Ria Jose

“King of Fruits,” this is what people often call durian. Whether you like it or not, you must admit durian looks regal. And yes, its smell lords over all other fruits. And for those who love it, its taste is simply like no other. Luckily, it is one of the fruits that is bountiful here in Davao and it is one of the fruits that is celebrated during the Kadayawan Festival. And SM Lanang Premier celebrates this king of fruits through the Durian Festival 2017.

SM Lanang Premier's Kadayawan Durian Festival 2016

SM Lanang Premier’s Kadayawan Durian Festival 2016

Durian Festival 2017 Launch

The Kadayawan Durian Festival 2017 launched on August 11 at the SM Lanang Premier Northwing Event Grounds. SM gathered partners in the agriculture industry to celebrate another bountiful harvest of fruits, flowers, vegetables, and crops. And most of all, Davao’s durian.

SM Lanang Premier Mall Manager Therese Lapeña-Manalo shares, “As with every Kadayawan season, SM Lanang Premier is a key venue to celebrate the city’s festivity of bounty and blessing.”

Councilor Marissa Abella, Bureau of Plant Industry Center Chief Dr. Lorna Herradura, Department of Science and Technology Assistant Regional Director Elisa Mae Solidum, SM Supermalls Group Brand Manager Aron Dalaza, and SM Lanang Premier Mall Manager Mary Therese Lapena-Manalo at the opening of SM Lanang Premier's Kadayawan Durian Festival 2017.

Councilor Marissa Abella, Bureau of Plant Industry Center Chief Dr. Lorna Herradura, Department of Science and Technology Assistant Regional Director Elisa Mae Solidum, SM Supermalls Group Brand Manager Aron Dalaza, and SM Lanang Premier Mall Manager Mary Therese Lapena-Manalo at the opening of SM Lanang Premier’s Kadayawan Durian Festival 2017.

If you missed last year’s Durian Festival, don’t miss it this year. The Kadayawan Durian Festival 2017 offers a wide selection of durian varieties, flavors, and even colors.
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