DAVAO EVENT | Power of Pen treks To Mindanao For a Research and Food Writing Seminar and Workshop

Food has gone beyond the limitations of our palate and plates. More than a physiological need, it has become a destination for many, a propelling factor for tourism, and a representation of our culture and history. How do we communicate our culinary experience in a literary sense? What are the different ways to write a credible critique on food? As practitioners and professionals in the hospitality businesses, what are the various styles of writing which we can use in our respective fields? These are among the questions we aim to answer in Power of Pen 8: Mindanao Culinary Culture-Research and Writing Basics. This May 19, 2018, five prominent food writers, researchers, and culinary experts will set foot on Ateneo De Davao University in Mindanao to share their journeys, insights, and lessons on Food Writing and Research. In this seminar and workshop, aspiring food writers, marketing professionals, and social media influencers will be informed and equipped with the essen…
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Superhero Sculpture Exhibit by Harold Soriaga at Abreeza Mall (A Father’s Day Event)

Yesterday, the Davao Portal Team had the opportunity to be with people who are passionate in sculptures -- in the event dubbed "Superhero Sculptures by Daddy Harold Soriaga: A Father's Day Art Exhibit," held at Abreeza Mall, Davao City. We thought it was timely as this month, we are honoring our fathers -- our all-time favorite superheroes -- in various ways. Thus, the said event is worth-featuring and deserves a place here on our blog. During the event, we got the chance to meet the man behind the masterpiece, Mr. Harold Soriaga, the artist himself. In his speech, he said that he really took  time working, preparing for this event (his first exhibit) that he jokingly said he even had no time giving a massage for his wife during the course of the preparation. He also thanked everybody who came, as well as those people who helped him, with special acknowledgement to his sister, Hazel, who also took a big part for the realization of the event. And, in his welcoming gesture, he…
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Iconic Building Project Aeon Towers Breaks Ground

DAVAO CITY, Philippines - Aeon Towers, dubbed as "the most iconic building project in Davao city" to date, broke ground on 30th of May, 2013, marking the start of full-swing construction of this 3.1 billion-worth mixed-use facility -- a 33-storey structure that will soon tower the city's skyline, along J.P. Laurel Avenue, near the Ayala Complex.

Photo credit: Elvy Vallejo

The ground breaking ceremony was led by FTC Group of Companies President Ian Y. Cruz, who delivered a warm and optimistic message before the  guests. In his speech, he thanked his family and the rest of the company's backbone, as well as the project partners from different institutions, for the 'realization' of this business endeavor. (more…)
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Upcoming Event: Lose Weight, Get Active…Fight Diabetes!

  (A Free Seminar on Diabetes Control/Management by The Philippine Diabetic Athletes [PDAT])

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Davao City, Philippines (May 6, 2013) The Philippine Diabetic Athletes (PDAT), a non-stock, non-profit organization that seeks to inspire, educate, and encourage Filipino diabetics to manage their disease through an active and healthy lifestyle, is bringing its fourth leg of seminars titled “Lose Weight, Get Active… Fight Diabetes!” to Davao City. (more…)
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The Thrill and Excitement at Havoc Fun Run

I dare to live life to the fullest so, aside from travel, I included fun run on my bucket list this year :-D . And while there's still a lot other things on my list , it is so fulfilling to realize that I was able to accomplish this item as early as this month - Davao City's Havoc Regeneration Fun Run made it happen...and exceeded my expectation on how 'fun' could fun run be, in fact. With thrill and excitement, my colleagues and I decided to join in this event that was set on April 7.  It had a registration fee worth 350.00 - to cover the singlet, race bib and free snacks.  The proceeds was intended for the Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines - another good reason why we were encouraged to join.

Preparing for the event with my colleagues (more…)

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Araw ng Dabaw 2013 Event Schedules

Are you excited about the upcoming events prepared by the local government for the Araw ng Dabaw 2013? Well, we have just got the schedule of events. Check it out below - you can surely find ways to insert these events in your busy schedules. Have fun guys! Mutya ng Dabaw Talent Showcase February 20 – 4PM  NCCC Mall Activity Center Hulagway sa Araw ng Dabaw Photo Contest February 20-March 16 Public Information Center 76th Araw ng Dabaw Opening Program February 25- 7AM Quezon Park Araw ng Dabaw Sportsfest February 26-March 24 (Different Venues) Mutya ng Dabaw Semi-Finals (Selection of 5 Grand Finalists) February 27 – 5PM Abreeza Mall  (Ayala Mall of Davao) Mutya ng Dabaw Community Project Activity March 1 – whole day Various Baranggays Davao: Then and Now Exhibition March 1-16 – 10AM-9PM SM City Davao – Annex Hudyakaan sa Araw ng Dabaw March 1-17 – 6PM-2AM Bolton Extension Mutya ng Dabaw Grand Coronation Night M…
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Godiva Natural Skin Care Product Launching in Davao

(Yes, Davao Portal Team was there!) The Davao Portal team was one of the invited guests during the brand launching of Godiva Skin Care products held at SM City Davao (Annex) on February 2, 2013. It was really an exciting event for us (we could not afford to miss it) for two main reasons: (1) it was our first business engagement since this website was launched in July 2012, so we thought it's really a privilege to be part of the said event; and (2) because it was Godiva's first of its series of product introductions to Filipino consumers ; it's an honor for us Davaoeños to experience it first – yes, they have chosen Davao for its initial market distribution (the new Godiva skin care product is not yet available in other regions - not even in Metro Manila). So, how's our Godiva experience? We have captured some photos below to tell it all!  The Davao Portal team with Ms. Ella Bugayong-Pabellano, the Marketing Services Manager, Godiva Inc., at the registration booth. (Ms. E…
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2nd Graphic Design Conference – Graphicon Davao 2012

A special gathering of animators and graphic designers dubbed as "Graphicon Davao: Graphic Design Conference 2012" was held on December 1, 2012 (Saturday) at the CAP Auditorium in Davao City. The said event was organized by DUAAD (Davao United Association of Animators and Designers, Inc.) and participated by various sectors, including delegates from business as well as from the academe. I was able to experience the said convention myself (I was one of the participants) and I could say that it was indeed an exciting and fruitful gathering - no wonder why the event drew thousands of participants. This convention is one of the most awaited events every year especially to those who are interested in web arts; for students and even professionals who want to learn about multimedia and graphic design, branding, visual effects and web technology. Part of the convention that I liked most was hearing inspiring stories and ideas from the best artists all over the country and I c…
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Davao Pasko Fiesta Celebration 2012 – Schedule of Events

  One Christmas in Davao (Malipayon, Nagkahiusa) Schedule of Events Pasko Fiesta sa Dabaw Grand Opening Ceremonies December 7, 5PM - Rainbow Drive, People's Park Hulagway sa Pasko Fiesta: A Photo Competition Deadline for Submission of Entries - Dec 27 - City Information Office Exhibit of Winning Photos - December 29 to January 11, 2013 Pasko Fiesta sa Rizal Park ug Magsaysay Park December 1 to January 2, 2012 6PM-10PM (Monday-Friday) Rizal Park 4PM-11PM (Saturday-Sunday) Magsaysay Park Pasko Fiesta sa Pasalubong Center December 3-31 10AM-7PM Pasalubong Center, Palma Gil Street Pasko Fiesta sa mga Bata ( Morning Fiesta and Afternoon Fiesta) December 7 8AM-12 NOON; 1PM-5PM Davao City Recreation Center Elderympics Opening Program December 7 8AM-5:30PM RMC Gymnasium Free Medical Check-up December 8 7:30AM-12:30 PM RMC Gymnasium Awarding December 10 2PM-8PM Davao City Recreation Center Kahayag sa Pasko Competition December 7-31 All over the City Deadline…
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