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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. 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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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.

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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Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2017 [Kadayawan Floral Float Parade]

Written by Ria Jose

Most people associate Davao with durian, pomelo, and orchids, among other things. These are just some of the things we celebrate during the Kadayawan Festival. Kadayawan is Davao’s annual thanksgiving celebration that highlights its bountiful harvest of fresh tropical fruits and flowers. Davao’s bountiful harvest do not just add color and flavor to Davao’s culture, but also give a lot of Davaoeños their livelihood and source of income. We pay homage to these gifts through the much awaited Pamulak sa Kadayawan Parade. This year, Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2017 will take place on August 20, Sunday.

Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2017

Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2017

Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2017 is open to any person, group, organization, institution, or company. Participating floral floats are required to do an interpretation of “the celebration of life, thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, and the bounties of harvest of the city, its traditions, myths, and legends” while adhering to the Kadayawan sa Dabaw 2017 theme “Stand Tall. United. Resilient.”

Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2017 Categories

There are three categories for competing floats: DAKO (Big), GAMAY (Small), and LAHI (Alternative).

The minimum size for floats joining the DAKO Category is 8 feet in width and 16 feet in length. GAMAY entries are entries below 8 feet in width and 16 feet in length including indigenous or extraordinary small vehicles. These may be motorized or manually driven. Entries in the LAHI Category are anything indigenous or extraordinary small vehicles which are animal driven, and not electric, motorized, or fuel powered.

The maximum height for all floats is 14 feet from the ground.
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