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Mga Handuraw sa Baul 2017

Written by Ria Jose

Halloween is almost here. Before the main event arrives, let’s spend a spooktacular weekend together at Malagos Garden Resort. Malagos is hosting Mga Handuraw sa Baul 2017 on October 28. It is a horror arts and music festival that highlights local horror stories and superstitions.

Mga Handuraw sa Baul 2017

Mga Handuraw sa Baul 2017

Handuraw features Halloween-themed attractions and events for kids and adults from morning til midnight. Kids will enjoy an inflatable playground and a neon playhouse. For the adults, Malagos has a nightmarish haunted house that promises to deliver screams and probably a sleepless night.

Guests are not required but requested to wear costumes. The best ones get special prizes and surprises.

Another reason to to join Handuraw are a food fest featuring food producers and an arts and crafts bazaar. Malagos attractions like the Butterfly Museum and the Chocolate Museum are open during the event.

Malagos Garden Resort is a co-presentor of Ngilngig Film Festival. The film festival entries will premiere at Handuraw beginning at 2 pm.

Musical Acts

Finally, Filipino indie musical acts will provide the beats to celebrate local arts and culture.

Musical Acts of Mga Handuraw sa Baul 2017

Musical Acts of Mga Handuraw sa Baul 2017

Headlining the indie music festival this Saturday is Crwn. Filipino indie musical acts She’s Only Sixteen, Clara Benin, BP Valenzuela, Jensen and the Flips, Anne Mendoza, and RJ Manulid are set to take the stage, as well.
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Davao Chocolate Festival 2017 at SM City Davao

Written by Ria Jose

In 2014, SM City Davao pioneered the celebration of the Chocolate Festival in cognizance of the booming cocoa and chocolate industry in Davao. Local chocolatiers, pastry makers, and other purveyors showcased dishes and drinks that feature local beans. This weekend, SM City Davao hosts the Davao Chocolate Festival 2017 once again from October 12 to 15.

Davao Chocolate Festival 2017 at SM City Davao

Davao Chocolate Festival 2017 at SM City Davao

Purveyors and exhibitors from past Chocolate Festivals will be back, along with new food concepts and establishments.

Davao Chocolate Festival 2017 Exhibitors

The Chocolate Festival is a collaboration of SM City Davao and the Cacao Industry Development Association of Mindanao, Inc. (CIDAMI). It aims to bring together the Davao’s best cacao growers and chocolate processors. CIDAMI will be one of the event’s exhibitors.

Returning exhibitors include award-winning Malagos Chocolate, and local chocolatiers Chocolate Bean and Cacao De Davao. Comval Tropical Harvest, Rosario Delicacies, Puratos, Aromacology, Nutri Arch, Fedco, and Chocolate de San Isidro will be displaying and selling their best-selling treats.

Lara Mia leads the list of local dessert shops that will showcase their best chocolate pastries. Also joining are Confex & Co., Yolks, and Milky.

Finally, new food concepts will be at the event to offer their own chocolate delights: Cacao Culture, Chocoloco Inc, Auro Chocolate, Capt Du’s Cacao, A&V, Johanns, Brightside, and Sweets of Tirzah.

There will definitely no shortage of chocolate dishes, desserts, and drinks to satisfy all your chocolate cravings. Whether you like milk, dark, or white chocolate, you have to be at SM City Davao’s Chocolate Festival.

Chocolate Festival Highlights

The Davao Chocolate Festival will hold various events to further add excitement to the festivities.

Before the event formally opens, SM City Davao teased the crowd with a jar of Golden Chocolate Coins. The person who guesses the correct number wins a Golden Ticket. It can be used to redeem a package of chocolate goodies from the festival exhibitors. The winner also gets all the golden coins.

SM City Davao shoppers can also get their own Gold Ticket if they are one of the first 14 lucky shoppers to present a single-receipt purchase of at least P10,000 on October 14.

Chocolate lovers are invited to follow SM o Instagram @SMDavao and share their chocolate stories with their squad with the hashtag #ChocolateDateatSMDavao. The best posts get special prizes. Make sure to tag them and post by October 15.

The event will open on Thursday, October 12 at 10:30 am and will close when the mall closes. The country’s best tablea makers will demonstrate how to make your own chocolate concoctions. On October 13, learn about “The Sweet Journey” of chocolate’s bean to bar story. Finally, explore chocolate as a medium of art during the Chocolate Art expo on October 15.

So gather the gang and prepare to indulge in the best chocolate treats from Davao’s best cacao growers and chocolatiers only at the Davao Chocolate Festival 2017 at SM City Davao.

For more information about events at SM City Davao, visit the SM City Davao Page at http://www.smsupermalls.com/smcitydavao and their FB Page at https://www.facebook.com/smcitydavao. Follow SM City Davao @SMCityDavao on Twitter and @SMDavao on Instagram.

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. DavaoeƱos 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 DasmariƱas 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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