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Durian Festival 2017

Written by Ria Jose

“King of Fruits,” this is what people often call durian. Whether you like it or not, you must admit durian looks regal. And yes, its smell lords over all other fruits. And for those who love it, its taste is simply like no other. Luckily, it is one of the fruits that is bountiful here in Davao and it is one of the fruits that is celebrated during the Kadayawan Festival. And SM Lanang Premier celebrates this king of fruits through the Durian Festival 2017.

SM Lanang Premier's Kadayawan Durian Festival 2016

SM Lanang Premier’s Kadayawan Durian Festival 2016

Durian Festival 2017 Launch

The Kadayawan Durian Festival 2017 launched on August 11 at the SM Lanang Premier Northwing Event Grounds. SM gathered partners in the agriculture industry to celebrate another bountiful harvest of fruits, flowers, vegetables, and crops. And most of all, Davao’s durian.

SM Lanang Premier Mall Manager Therese Lapeña-Manalo shares, “As with every Kadayawan season, SM Lanang Premier is a key venue to celebrate the city’s festivity of bounty and blessing.”

Councilor Marissa Abella, Bureau of Plant Industry Center Chief Dr. Lorna Herradura, Department of Science and Technology Assistant Regional Director Elisa Mae Solidum, SM Supermalls Group Brand Manager Aron Dalaza, and SM Lanang Premier Mall Manager Mary Therese Lapena-Manalo at the opening of SM Lanang Premier's Kadayawan Durian Festival 2017.

Councilor Marissa Abella, Bureau of Plant Industry Center Chief Dr. Lorna Herradura, Department of Science and Technology Assistant Regional Director Elisa Mae Solidum, SM Supermalls Group Brand Manager Aron Dalaza, and SM Lanang Premier Mall Manager Mary Therese Lapena-Manalo at the opening of SM Lanang Premier’s Kadayawan Durian Festival 2017.

If you missed last year’s Durian Festival, don’t miss it this year. The Kadayawan Durian Festival 2017 offers a wide selection of durian varieties, flavors, and even colors.
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SM Supermalls Kadayawan 2017 Events

Written by Ria Jose

Davao is often described as a melting pot of cultures. And there is no better proof of that than the colorful thanksgiving celebration called “Kadayawan Festival.” This year, SM celebrates the Kadayawan with events that highlight the best of Davao’s diverse arts and culture scene. Check out the SM Supermalls Kadayawan 2017 Events.

SM Supermalls Kadayawan Opening Weekend Events

First, SM Lanang Premier opened the festivities with an Ikebana Exhibit from August 11 to 13, 2017. Ikebana International Davao Chapter 133 showcased floral arrangements that conveys “vision, friendship, cooperation, and respect” for the Japanese art of flower arrangement.

Meanwhile, coinciding with the Kadayawan 2017 Opening Ceremonies, SM City Davao hosted a Mural Painting Challenge on August 14, 2017. The themes Sadya Dabaw, Tabunok Dabaw, Kaon Dabaw, Matahom Dabaw and Laag Dabaw were interpreted by young street artists. These works of art were painted on 8 x 8 ft upcycled canvas at the Annex Event Center. The best murals will be on exhibit at The Annex South Roadway from August 16 to 20.

Finally and most awaited of all, the Kadayawan Festival Sale has started.

The SM Kadayawan Festival Sale is from August 14 to 21, 2017.

The SM Kadayawan Festival Sale is from August 14 to 21, 2017.

It will run from August 14 to 21, 2017 at both SM City Davao and SM Lanang Premier. Fashion finds and other items are on sale for up to 70% off.

Kadayawan Fashion Events

For the first time ever, the Davao Fashion Design Council (DFDC) organized a fashion competition that focuses on the unique artistry of Mindanao-made accessories.

Habi Kadayawan 2017

Habi Kadayawan 2017 will be held at August 17 at SM Lanang Premier.

Habi Kadayawan will bring accessories from Mindanao to the world. The competitors will depict the heritage of the 11 Davao tribes. The finalists will take centerstage on August 17, Thursday, 4 pm at SM Lanang Premier.
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Uniqlo Davao

Uniqlo Davao Launch

Written 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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#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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Havaianas UAAP Pop Up at Abreeza Ayala Mall

Havaianas + UAAP Pop Up Shop

Written 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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Durian Festival 2016

Durian Festival 2016

Written by Ria Jose

Kadayawan Durian Festival 2016 at SM Lanang Premier

Kadayawan Durian Festival 2016 at SM Lanang Premier

Kadayawan Festival 2016 is here! And there’s no better way to celebrate the season that with Davao’s most popular fruit, the King of all… Durian. And there’s one place you have to visit to enjoy all the best durian in Davao, the Kadayawan Durian Festival 2016 at SM Lanang Premier.


Video by April Garcia of ItsAprilGarcia.com.

The Kadayawan Durian Festival 2016 opened last August 5, 2016 with leaders and VIPs from Davao City’s Agriculture Industry represented by Durian Industry Council of Davao City Chairman Candelario Miculob, SM Lanang Premier General Manager Therese Lapeña – Manalo, and Davao City Councilor Marissa Salvador – Abella.

Eat All You Can at the Durian Festival 2016
One enticing come on for durian enthusiasts is the Eat All You Can Durian Experience.

Eat-All-You-Can Durian at the Kadayawan Durian Festival 2016 at SM Lanang Premier

Eat-All-You-Can Durian at the Kadayawan Durian Festival 2016 at SM Lanang Premier

Here’s how you can enjoy all the durian you can eat for only P150:

  1. Choose and register with your preferred exhibitor.
  2. Pay P150.00.
  3. You may only buy and eat from your chosen exhibitor.
  4. No sharing. No leftovers.
  5. Leftovers will be charged P50.00 per kilo depending on the actual weight of the last piece of durian procured from the vendor. This is on top of the P150.00 charge.

This promo is available daily, from 10 am until 4 pm only.
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