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Kadayawan 2017 Schedule, Map, and Highlights

Kadayawan 2017 Schedule and Map | My Davao City

By: Ria Jose

We’re almost halfway through 2017 and just around the corner is the King of Festivals, Kadayawan 2017. Already, the City of Government of Davao has held the Launch of Kadayawan 2017.

Once again, Davao City celebrates Kadayawan with a theme relevant to Davaoeños and the current situation in Mindanao: “Stand Tall. United. Resilient.”

Kadayawan 2017 Logo

Kadayawan 2017 Logo

Kadayawan is a unique festival experience because it is the only major festival in the Philippines that is non-religious in nature. It is a thanksgiving celebration that highlights the harvest of Davao region. More importantly, Kadayawan puts the spotlight on Davao’s indigenous people.
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Havaianas UAAP Pop Up at Abreeza Ayala Mall

Havaianas + UAAP Pop Up Shop

By: Ria Jose

UAAP Season 79 is here and you can bring your school spirit everywhere you go. Havaianas has a UAAP Limited Edition Collection specially designed for each UAAP school. And this is available at the Havaianas + UAAP Pop Up Shop at Abreeza Ayala Mall from September 1 – 5, 2016.

Look at the awesome UAAP 79 flip-flops.

ADMU UAAP Havaianas at the Havaianas + UAAP Pop Up Shop

ADMU UAAP Havaianas

ADU UAAP Havaianas at the Havaianas + UAAP Pop Up Shop

ADU UAAP Havaianas

DLSU UAAP Havaianas at the Havaianas + UAAP Pop Up Shop

DLSU UAAP Havaianas

FEU UAAP Havaianas at the Havaianas + UAAP Pop Up Shop

FEU UAAP Havaianas

NU UAAP Havaianas at the Havaianas + UAAP Pop Up Shop

NU UAAP Havaianas

UE UAAP Havaianas at the Havaianas + UAAP Pop Up Shop

UE UAAP Havaianas

UP UAAP Havaianas at the Havaianas + UAAP Pop Up Shop

UP UAAP Havaianas

UST UAAP Havaianas at the Havaianas + UAAP Pop Up Shop

UST UAAP Havaianas

Each pair will retail for only PhP1,195.

Havaianas + UAAP Pop Up Shop

These limied edition UAAP flip flops will be launched at the Havaianas + UAAP Pop Up Shop and Photo Exhibit at the 2nd floor of Abreeza Ayala Mall. The flip flops will also be available at the pop up shop along with other complimentary Havaianas + UAAP 2016 merchandise.
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Stellar 2016 Designers

Stellar Mindanao Fashion Design Competition

By: Ria Jose

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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Call for Volunteers: The Mind Museum

By: Ria Jose

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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Flossy at Abreeza Ayala Mall

By: Ria Jose

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Flossy plimsolls now available at the Flossy Store at Abreeza Ayala Mall

Love wearing summer on you feet? Grab a pair of plimsolls from Flossy at Abreeza Ayala Mall.

Flossy, the popular plimsoll brand from Spain has been in Davao for a couple of years now. This month, the first ever stand alone Flossy store in Davao has opened at the 2nd Level of Abreeza Ayala Mall.

Flossy Opens at Abreeza Ayala Mall

Flossy Welcomes Bloggers and Media Personalities

Flossy Plimsolls are athletic shoes with canvass bodies and rubber soles. Originally designed for the beach, Flossys are popular with the bohemian crowd, street artists, and sail enthusiasts in Barcelona.
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Balay Balay 3D Architecture Puzzle

Balay Balay 3D Architectural Puzzles Exhibit

By: Ria Jose

Balay Balay 3D Architecture Puzzle

Balay Balay 3D Architecture Puzzle

Give your child the gift of architecture with a unique Balay Balay 3D Architecture Puzzle.

A prototype 3D Architectural Puzzle will be on exhibit at the Abreeza Ayala Mall from August 28 to September 5, 2015. The exhibit called “Balay Balay ‘Ta!” (Let’s Play House!) is presented by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and Swito Designs.

On display is the first Balay-balay 3D model, a 3D model of the “torogan.” A torogan is the grand ancestral house of the Maranao royalty. It is known for its intricately carved beam-ends called panolong. It is adorned with “okir” designs.

The Torogan Balay-Balay 3D Architecture Puzzle is by Kim Vale, a Fine Arts graduate of the Ford Academy of the Arts in Davao City. Vale designed the puzzle based on published studies of the torogan, particularly the BS Architecture thesis of Henna S. Dazo of the University of the Philippines – Mindanao. Dazo surveyed an existing torogan in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur for her thesis work.

Balay Balay 3D Architectural Puzzles Exhibit Schedule

The Balay-Balay ‘Ta Exhibit will also feature workshops and other side events during its opening weekend.

August 28, 2015, Friday

  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Exhibit Opening
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Balay-Balay Ta! 3D Architecture Puzzle Building Workshop
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Okir Making Workshop with Al-Nezzar Ali (Free registration)

August 29, 2015, Saturday

  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Love Your Language Translate-a-thon with Google Business Group-Davao and Balud Books

August 30, 2015, Sunday

  • 10:00 AM Balay-Balay Ta! 3D Architecture Puzzle Building Challenge with UAPSA

August 31, 2015, Monday

  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Balay-Balay Ta! 3D Architecture Puzzle Building Workshop (Free registration)
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Okir Making Workshop (Free registration)
Balay Balay 3D Architecture Puzzle

Balay Balay 3D Architecture Puzzle

Balay Balay 3D Architecture Puzzle

Balay Balay 3D Architecture Puzzle

About Balay Balay ‘Ta

Co-presenter Swito Designs is a subsidiary of SwitoTwins, Inc, a Davao-based social enterprise. Architect Gloryrose Dy, one half of the SwitoTwins, is the Balay Balay ‘Ta Project Head and is the main proponent of the project. She is also an alumna of UP Mindanao. Architect Dy proposed the project to NCCA with the goal of creating an educational toy that would encourage children to learn about and appreciate Filipino Architecture.

Arcihtect Dy shares “My vision is that every Filipino child would know what a Torogan House is. When I was in first year BS Architecture, I did not know there were other Filipino traditional houses because we were only taught that we have the ‘bahay kubo….’ With the Balay-Balay Architectural Puzzles, I hope that Filipino children would know more of their local and traditional architecture and be proud of their Filipino heritage. This is how we can contribute to national building – by starting with the education of our young.”

With this vision, NCCA is working hand in hand with Swito Designs for the exhibit and the workshops. The Balay-Balay ‘Ta Davao Exhibit is just first of many. NCCA and Swito Designs will be bringing the exhibit to Cagayan de Oro City, Iligan City, Marawi City and Manila.

Through the Balay-Balay ‘Ta Tour, Swito Designs hope to get feedback from participants to improve the design and functionality of the Torogan 3D Architectural Puzzle. With input from participants, the team wishes to perfect the Torogan Puzzle in time for a commercial release in 2016.

Let your child and the child in you be one of the first to see, experience, and enjoy a Balay Balay 3D Architecture Puzzle at the Balay Balay ‘Ta Exhibit.

For more information about the upcoming Davao City exhibition and workshops, visit the Balay Balay ‘Ta Page at https://www.facebook.com/Balaybalay3D. For inquiries, contact them via email at balaybalay3darchitecturepuzzle@gmail.com or contact the Project Coordinator Angely Chi at +63908-547-0950 and +6382-3214416.

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