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#ConnectedDavao Smart Digifest 2017

Written by Ria Jose

Connected Davao Smart Digifest 2017

#ConnectedDavao Smart Digifest 2017

Celebrate the fastest LTE in the Philippines at the #ConnectedDavao Smart Digifest happening all weekends of March 2017 around Davao City.

Yes, the fastest LTE in the country is in Davao City. And Smart Communications is inviting all Davaoenos to celebrate this awesome speed via a month-long celebration showcasing various ways in which Dabawenyos can enjoy the fastest LTE in the country.

The Digifest celebration kicked off with the Smart Digifest Social Media Weekend at Gaisano Mall of Davao last March 4 – 5, 2017. The event featured a trick eye wall, a graffiti photo wall, and awesome deals and discounts exclusively available during the event.

Check out my walkthrough of the event broadcast and recorded via Facebook Live, using the fastest LTE in the country, Smart LTE:


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Joyce Orena at Chimes Centrale

Written by Ria Jose

Jo Orena at Chimes Specialty Store

Christmas Chimes: Joyce Orena at Chimes Specialty Store

Looking for a fabulous gift for yourself or for that fab female in your life? Don’t fret. Filipina accessories designer Joyce Orena will be at Chimes Specialty Store Centrale tomorrow, December 12, 2015.

Buyers will get the chance to have their own personalized JO accessories made while during the Joyce Orena at Chimes Centrale event. And here’s a special treat, for every Personal Jo worth PhP3,000 you buy, you get a free Jo letter worth PhP500. That is definitely an awesome early Christmas gift.
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Belo Festivale at Abreeza Ayala Mall

Belo Festivale

Written by Ria Jose

Belo Festivale at Abreeza Ayala Mall

Belo Festivale at Abreeza Ayala Mall

Belo Medical Group is undoubtedly the biggest and most popular brand in the Philippine beauty industry. And they have arrived in Davao via their eleventh clinic, located at Abreeza Ayala Mall. It is their first clinic in Mindanao.

Coincidentally, the Belo Medical Group is celebrating their 25th Year Anniversary this 2015. To celebrate these two milestones, the Belo Medical Group is hosting the Belo Festivale from August 10 to 12, 2015.

The Festivale is a Belo Beauty Fair that showcases the brand story of the Belo Medical Group and its most popular celebrity endorsers.

The Belo Festivale opened with a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and a Grand Launch graced by Ms Cristalle Belo Henares, Managing Director of the Belo Medical Group.

Cristalle Belo Henares at the Ribbon-Cutting of the Belo Festivale at Abreeza Ayala Mall

Cristalle Belo Henares at the Ribbon-Cutting of the Belo Festivale at Abreeza Ayala Mall

Through the Festivale, the Belo Medical Group extends its gratitude to their Davao clientele which have been supportive of Belo since it opened just last February 2015.

At the Festivale, guests can see read and know the success story of the Belo Medical Group, take photos with larger than life photos of their favorite Belo celebrities, and avail of Belo’s products and services.

On August 12, no less than Dra. Vicki Belo, CEO and Founder of the Belo Medical Group, will be at the Belo Festivale. She will be accompanied by one of the Philippines’ most respected actors and Belo endorser, Mr Piolo Pascual.
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The Grand Lobby of the Marco Polo Davao featuring arrangement by Green Style and Indigenous Instruments courtesy of Arch Jose Racho

Marco Polo Davao Kadayawan Art Exhibit

Written by Ria Jose

The Grand Lobby of the Marco Polo Davao featuring arrangement by Green Style and Indigenous Instruments courtesy of Arch Jose Racho

The Grand Lobby of the Marco Polo Davao featuring a Garment by Jun Artajo, Floral Arrangement by Green Style and Indigenous Instruments courtesy of Arch Jose Racho

Did you know Davao’s Kadayawan Festival is the only major festival in the Philippines that is not rooted in Christian feast? Rather, it is a thanksgiving celebration that features the unique melting pot culture of Davao. It gives tribute and highlights the 10 tribes of Davao, the source of Davao’s rich history, arts, and culture.

In celebration of Kadayawan 2015, Marco Polo Davao shines the spotlight on Davao’s unique arts and culture through a unique Kadayawan Art Exhbit. The exhibit features Davao’s culture expressed through the modern arts of fashion design and photography.

Fashion by PWC of Davao Fashion Design Program

Gown by Emi-Englis featured at the Marco Polo Davao Kadayawan Art Exhibit

Gown by Emi-Englis featured at the Marco Polo Davao Kadayawan Art Exhibit

The Kadayawan Art Exhibit features garments and accessories designed by the students and faculty of the Philippine Women’s College of Davao Fashion Design Program. The designs use indigenous materials and textiles from and inspired by the lumads (indigenous people) of Davao.
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BeanLeaf Cappuccino

BeanLeaf Davao Opening Soon

Written by Ria Jose

BeanLeaf Cappuccino

BeanLeaf Cappuccino

Looking for a new place to explore in Davao? Look no further! You and your friends will soon have a new place to have coffee, sip tea, share food, and hang out.

BeanLeaf, a proudly Filipino brand, will open the doors of its first Mindanao branch at The Peak, Gaisano Mall of Davao on August 15, 2015.

The name BeanLeaf refers to the shop’s variety of coffee concoctions from freshly ground beans and tea drinks made with tea leaves. BeanLeaf serves hot, iced, and ice blended Frappe drinks that use their own coffee and tea blends combined with high quality ingredients, syrups, and flavorings.

BeanLeaf’s tagline is Experience our Difference. The “difference” that the brand promises is their unique twist that they put in every drink they serve. Some might sound familiar to coffee lovers and tea aficionados, but when taste what BeanLeaf has to offer, you will experience and taste the difference.

The shop serves coffee, fruit teas, and even milk tea. Each drink is designed thoughtfully, crafted with quality, taste, and consistency in mind. All these exciting drinks will be available at BeanLeaf Davao.

Wondering what you should try?

BeanLeaf Coffee, Fruit Teas, and Milk Teas

The Beanleaf Coffee Latte is a concoction with espresso, cinnamon, milk, dark chocolate. It is certainly a must try.

For their fruit teas, the oddly refreshing Citrus with Malunggay Fruit Tea is an unexpected surprise which packs a lot of flavor and nutritional value.

BeanLeaf Citrus with Malunggay Iced Tea

BeanLeaf Citrus with Malunggay Iced Tea

And for the milk tea lovers? The Okinawa Milk Tea with Pearls is a runaway best-seller. The best thing about it? It has low sugar content.
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Great Taste White Choose Great, Win Great Promo Mechanics

Choose Great, Win Great Promo

Written by Ria Jose

Ria Jose winning an iPhone 6 at the Choose Great, Win Great Promo Media Launch

Ria Jose, winner of an iPhone 6 at the Choose Great, Win Great Promo Media Launch

Do you want to win great prizes? Just choose great for a chance to win 3 million pesos, one of 8 Toyota Vios, or an Apple gadget. All tax-free.

With more than P27 Million at stake, Great Taste White’s Choose Great, Win Great Promo is the most exciting promo this season. At the Grand Draw on October 4, 2015, one winner will win P3 Million plus a once in a lifetime Pinoy Big Brother experience and eight winners will win a White Toyota Vios 1.3 E M/T each.

Want to Choose Great, Win Great? Here’s how.

Choose Great, Win Great Promo Mechanics

Great Taste White Choose Great, Win Great Promo Mechanics

Great Taste White Choose Great, Win Great Promo Mechanics

Promo Mechanics:

  1. This raffle promo is open to all Philippine residents at least eighteen years old by August 1, 2015.
  2. There will be four (4) Regional Draws in Greater Metro Manila, North Luzon, South Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
  3. Participants can only win once in the four Regional Draws.
  4. Winning entries in the Regional Draws shall no longer qualify for the National Grand Draw.
  5. Non-winning entries in the Regional Draws shall still qualify for the National Grand Draw.
  6. If a participant wins more than once on the same Regional Draw date and/or National Grand Draw, the prize of higher value will be awarded to the winner. The prize of lower value shall be raffled off again.
  7. Participants shall submit empty wrappers of any of the following to qualify for one entry:
      Great Taste White Variants

      Great Taste White Variants

    • Any combination of five empty wrappers of Great Taste White 3-in-1 sachet, Great Taste White Smooth & Chocolatey 3-in-1 sachet, Great Taste White Smooth & Caramelly 3-in-1 sachet, and Great Taste White 3-in-1 Sugar Free sachet; or
    • One empty wrapper of Great Taste White BigSAVE Pack.
  8. Participants shall write down the following details on a sheet of paper. The paper must then be placed inside a plain white envelope together with the required number of Great Taste White wrappers. There shall only be one entry per envelope. Envelopes shall be labeled “Great Taste White: Choose Great, Win Great Raffle Promo.”
    • Complete Name (Must be same as name on a valid ID.)
    • Birthdate
    • Current Address (Specify house number, Barangay, Street, Subdivision, and City or Municipality)
    • Mobile or Landline Number
    • Store Outlet where Great Taste White was purchased
    • Email Address
    • Signature
    • Note: All information are mandatory except for Email Address.

  9. Participants may drop their entries at the nearest “Great Taste White: Choose Grear, Win Great Raffle Promo” drop box located in participating supermarkets and outlets nationwide from August 2, 2015 to September 18, 2015.

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