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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 DavaoeƱos 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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Uniqlo Davao

Uniqlo Davao Launch

By: Renz Bulseco

You can never go wrong with basics. And basics are always better when they are of high quality. After all, basics are the foundation upon which every person must build their wardrobe on. Luckily, high quality basic style staples are now easier to find now that Uniqlo Davao is open.

Uniqlo Davao Launch. Photo by Liez Dayanghirang.

Uniqlo Davao Launch

Japanese brand Uniqlo is popular for its LifeWear pieces. These are high-quality clothing pieces designed with comfort in mind for everyone, everywhere. Uniqlo has all your style must-haves: from everyday basics to athletic wear to seasonal clothing. All made of high quality. And notably, all at wallet-friendly prices.

Now, you can get all your clothing essentials at Uniqlo without leaving Davao City.

Uniqlo Davao Launch

Last May, Uniqlo celelebrated its arrival in Davao and in Mindanao during the Uniqlo Davao Launch Event at SM Lanang Premier. Utsuka Taiko Drummers opened the program with a heart-pounding performance of traditional Japanese music. No doubt, the music added a unique Japanese vibe to the much-awaited event.

Utsuka Taiko Drummers. Photo by Eliza Dayanghirang of http://www.elizadayanghirang.com.

Utsuka Taiko Drummers performing traditional Japanese music.

The program’s highlight is a Japanese sake ceremony. The opening of the barrel and the drinking of sake was led by no less than the Chief Operating Officer of Uniqlo Philippines Katsumi Kubota. He was joined by Uniqlo Area Manager Binnah Kim, Uniqlo SM Lanang Premier Store Manager Rose Velardo, Japanese Consul to Davao Tomoko Dodo, and SM Lanang Premier Operations Manager Therese Manalo.

Uniqlo Philippines CEO Katsumi Kubota at the Uniqlo VIP Event. Photo by Sai Dayanghirang.

Uniqlo Philippines CEO Katsumi Kubota at the Uniqlo VIP Event.

Afterwards, Uniqlo at SM Lanang Premier opened their doors to the guests. Uniqlo gave VIPs, bloggers, and media personalities a tour of their SM Lanang Premier store. The spotlight was focused on Uniqlo’s LifeWear and unique clothing technologies. Of course, guests enjoyed a VIP shopping experience ahead of the store’s grand opening.
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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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Marc Marasigan at the Castaway Kadayawan Vibefest

Castaway Kadayawan Vibefest 2016 + Giveaway

By: Ria Jose

SM Castaway Kadayawan VibeFest 2016

SM Castaway Kadayawan VibeFest 2016

Celebrate Kadayawan with good vibes at SM City Davao. Let’s start the party on Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Castaway Kadayawan Vibefest 2016.

SM City Davao’s first ever music festival will open with Sponge Cola. The event will also feature top spinners DJ Jet Boado and Ron Poe and the famed MxMxM triple team of MC Ronthug Madela, Marc Marasigan, and Travis Monsod. Castaway partygoers will also enjoy the signature mixes of MC Boo and Carlo Atendido.

SM Youth at Castaway Kadayawan Vibefest 2016

SM Castaway Kadayawan Vibefest 2016 will also be graced by SM Youth ambassadors LA Aguinaldo, Kyle Perry, Richard Juan, Janna Tee, Kaila Estrada, and Tommy Esguerra.

SM Youth Ambassadors at Kadayawan Festival 2016

SM Youth Ambassadors at Kadayawan Festival 2016

Davao DJ Pae Dobles and other Davao talents will also be featured at the Castaway Kadayawan Vibefest 2016.
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SM e-Plus Movie Marathon 2015

By: Ria Jose

SM EPLus Movie Marathon 2015

SM EPLus Movie Marathon 2015

Love movies? SM Cinemas have an early Christmas gift for you. SM e-Plus cardholders will be treated to a FREE Movie Marathon on December 11, 2015.

The SM e-Plus Movie Marathon will begin at 12 noon with Shaun the Sheep. More movies for kids and kids at heart will be shown at 2 pm with The Little Prince and at 4:30 pm with Paddington. In the evening, the marathon continues with Absolutely Anything at 6:45 pm and Devil’s Pact at 9 pm. These are all for free for current and new cardholders of e-Plus.
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Search for Outstanding PWD of Mindanao 2015

By: Ria Jose

The Nominees of the Search for Outstanding PWD in Mindanao 2015

The Nominees of the Search for Outstanding PWD in Mindanao 2015

On July 17, 2015, the spotlight was focused on 8 Outstanding Mindanaoans. Their commonality? They have all achieved awesome feats and they are all Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). They are instruments of change in the lives of others and in their communities. Through their careers and advocacies, they have given inspiration to other PWDs and other Mindanaoans, as well.

They were given recognition during the Search for Outstanding PWD of Mindanao 2015 organized by Mr. Naprey Almario of the Behind the Rolling Chair. The Awarding Ceremony was held on July 17 at The Annex of SM City Davao. It was held in celebration of the 37th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week.

The finalists of the Search for Outstanding PWD of Mindanao 2015 are:

  • Ms Maricel Fornis,
  • Ms Shirlyn Macasarte,
  • Mr Ramil Jaictin,
  • Ms Geraldine Gonzaga,
  • Mr James Infiesto,
  • Mr Rene Aaron,
  • Mr Rannie Gimeno, and
  • Mr Joel Escol.

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The finalists were nominated by their peers. A panel of judges were present during the Awarding Ceremony to determine who among the finalists is the Most Outstanding PWD of Mindanao 2015.
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