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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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Garden Ampitheatre: Eden Nature Park Celebrates 20 Years

Eden Nature Park Celebrates 20 Years

Written by Ria Jose

A lot of travelers visit Davao to getaway from their bustling busy lives because in this city you can literally go from downtown to the mountains (or to the beach) in just a few hours. And one of the most popular destinations is a mountain resort that offers both adrenaline-pumping adventure and calming relaxation in a cool climate, Eden Nature Park and Resort. This year, Eden Nature Park celebrates 20 years of being one of the top resorts in Davao.

Since it opened in October 1997, Eden has captured the hearts and imagination of Davaoeños and tourists, alike. It opened with offers of day tours and guided tours around its expansive 80-hectare property. It became a popular choice for locals touring their visiting family and friends around Davao. With its picturesque views and proximity to nature, Eden also became one of the most desired venue for weddings, seminars, retreats, and special events.

Eden Nature Park Amenities and Facilities

Eden has various attractions and amenities that is sure to delight guests of all ages and interests. The resort boasts of four food and beverage outlets that serve buffet meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and various ala carte options. Their F&B outlets highlight their fresh produce and artisan sauces and condiments. You can also get your fill of Aling Foping’s Halo-Halo at Eden.

For nature lovers and gardeners, Eden has sprawling gardens that feature various flora such as herbs, vegetables, and popular endemic flowers. Large trees, endemic animals, and domesticated animals also inhabit the park.

Flower Well of Eden Nature Park and Resort Davao

Flower Well of Eden Nature Park and Resort Davao

Eden provides the best Instagram spots to capture your memories and showcase the beauty of nature.

Another attraction of Eden is the Cultural Village that displays and highlights the Indigenous Tribes and cultures of Mindanao. On display are traditional houses and cultural artifacts. A local group of dancers welcome visitors with a music and dance presentation.

Other park facilities include a pool, a fishing village, and a butterfly house.

To fully enjoy these facilities, we suggest you take the guided shuttle tour. Or, if you are the more adventurous type, pack your comfy shoes and get a hiking trail map from the lobby. You can explore more of Eden’s more rustic and rugged areas while trekking.

Where Nature Meets Adventure

True to its tagline of being the place “Where Nature Meets Adventure,” Eden has expanded their facilities to delight the hearts of adventure-seekers. In 2000, Eden introduced the SkyRider, a zipline ride overlooking the countryside. In 2005, it introduced the SkyCycle. And in 2015, the SkySwing was launched.

Check out this video by the Davao Bloggers to see how Eden is a haven where nature meets adventure.

From functions halls and food outlets to gardens and a cultural village, Eden offers a memorable immersive experience for tourists and locals. And for those who want to get away from the hustle bustle of the city for more than just one day, Eden has sixty-three rooms and cottages that can accommodate couples, families, small groups, and solo travelers.

And this 2017, Eden Nature Park celebrates 20 years of being one of Davao’s prime destinations for locals and tourists.

Eden Nature Park Celebrates 20 Years

Eden has been serving Davaoeños and tourists with topnotch accommodations, well-maintained facilities, and friendly service for 20 years now. We dare say that no visitor has left Eden without happy memories. Just check blog posts, videos, and social media updates about visits to Eden. Surely, you will see vibrant smiles and joyous moments captured and shared.

Davao Bloggers at the Cultural Village of Eden Nature Park and Resort Davao

Davao Bloggers at the Cultural Village of Eden Nature Park and Resort Davao

And there is even more to smile about as Eden Nature Park celebrates 20 years with month-long promotions.

Eden Nature Park Davao 20th Year Promo

Eden Nature Park Davao 20th Year Promo

From October 1 to 30, 2017, you can enjoy an overnight stay for two in Eden’s Deluxe rooms for only P2,000. Accommodations at Family Cottages and Mountain Villas are available at 20% off. And all Day Tour Packages and Rides like the Skyswing, Skycycle, Skyrider, and Guided Shuttle Tour are at P20.00 off.

So gather the gang, set a date, and get ready to share memorable moments at Eden Nature Park and Resort where nature meets adventure.

For more information, visit the Eden Nature Park and Resort website at
https://www.edennaturepark.com.ph. To be updated about their latest events and promotions, like their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/edennatureparkdavao. And follow them on Instagram @edendavao.

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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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Visit Davao Fun Sale 2015

Visit Davao Fun Sale 2015

Written by Ria Jose

Celebrate summer in the region where there’s fun from islands to highlands.

This 2015, Davao Region led by Department of Tourism – Region XI and the Davao City Tourism Office (CTO) invites all tourists to visit Davao through the Visit Davao Fun Sale 2015 (VDFS). It is a sale program that promotes Davao as the foremost summer travel destination. The DOT and CTO are working with private tourism stakeholders to bring exciting sale offers to local and foreign tourists from April 3 to May 17, 2015. All sale offers and deals from hotels, restaurants, malls, and other establishments are also available to Davaoeños.

Promos, sales and deals during the Visit Davao Fun Sale include:

  • Seat Sale by partner airlines: Cebu Pacific Air and Air Asia;
  • Discounted FUN Tours and FUN Packages via the VDFS Tours Consortium, composed of Davao City Tour Operators;
  • Discounted accommodation packages at partner hotels;
  • Shopping, dining, and relaxation discounts during sale events at the 12 malls around Davao City;
  • 20% off promos at over 100 food establishments and at participating health, beauty, and wellness centers; and
  • Fun Raffle Prizes that entitles participants to avail of be fun free tours to nature and adventure resorts, courtesy of Bonamine’s Tuloy ang Byahe Free Fun Tours Raffle Contest.

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Snoe Beauty Davao Launch

Written by Ria Jose

Snoe Beauty Davao Launch

Snoe Beauty Davao Launch

Snoe Beauty, Inc. produces a line of skin care and cosmetic products that are all formulated and produced in the Philippines. All their products are designed with the Filipina beauty in mind.

It has caught the attention of many Filipinas because of their cute packaging and catchy names that reference to pop culture. What’s inside the pretty packaging is even more interesting. Snoe Beauty products have unique combinations of benefits and uses, many Filipinas have become loyal buyers of Snoe Beauty products. Imagine a Bronzer with ingredients that actually help to sculpt the face and foundation products formulated for the Filipina skin.

Ralph Layco, Rain Ramas, Kaye Layco, and Jen Diaz at the Snoe Beauty Davao Launch

The people behind the Snoe Beauty, Inc Davao Launch: Ralph Layco, Rain Ramas, Kaye Layco, and Jen Diaz

Snoe Beauty is the brainchild of cosmetics junkie and beauty evangelist, Ms Jen Diaz. Jen is fond of many skin care and make up products by international brands. After buying, trying, and using so many products, Jen decided to develop her own line of products with specific uses that would help solve specific beauty problems. With the Filipina beauty as inspiration, Jen and her team has develop hundreds of cosmetics, frgrances, skin care and haircare products, and other related items.
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The Off Price Show Pre-Christmas Bazaar Davao 2014

Written by Ria Jose

The Off Price Show Pre-Christmas Bazaar Davao 2014

The Off Price Show Pre-Christmas Bazaar Davao 2014

Christmastime is almost here, have you started your Christmas shopping? Worry no more. The Off Price Show (TOPS) is back in Davao and this time, it’s better than a sale.

Last year, The Off Price Show Davao brought the biggest markdowns in popular lifestyle brands.
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