Showing posts with label Davao Events. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Davao Events. Show all posts

Sunday, November 17, 2019

The BIG BAD WOLF BOOK SALE is back in Davao!

November 17, 2019 0 Comments

The World’s Biggest Book Sale returns to Davao City with a wide variety of choices and 50% to 90% off recommended retail price for book lovers. The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale will be open 24 hours a day to Davaoeños for 11 days from November 22 to December 2 at the Enderun Tent, Azuela Cove in Davao City. Entrance to the Sale is FREE! With over 150,000 visitors last year, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is excited to welcome more book lovers this year bringing you over a million-brand new English book on sale.

An exclusive to the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale and a bestseller among Filipinos all through the nation, The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale will once again be bringing the Magical Books with Augmented Reality (AR) technology to the Book Sale. These books aim to assist in a child’s learning and development as they are able to interact, read, play and learn using its cutting-edge technology to revolutionize reading for young ones. Included among this category are classics such as ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and eight new titles such as ‘ABC Fun with Mickey’ and ‘123 Counting Fun with Mickey’.


Avid readers can expect multiple genres that include fiction, non-fiction, children's books, and premium titles at the Book Sale. Visitors can enjoy browsing through the wide selection of fiction titles, which include literature, thriller, romance, and young adults. Numerous genres such as music, self-help, architecture, biographies and many more will cater to everyone’s needs and allow people to pick up new books they’ve never tried before. The children’s books, which include activity books, pop-up books, picture books, coloring books, and audiobooks will leave parents spoilt for choice and encourages them to create a love for reading from a young age.

“The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale travels globally and has explored four cities in the Philippines so far including Manila, Davao, Cebu and Pampanga. It has been amazing to see droves of people, young and old, come together for the love of books. With last year’s turnout, we’re excited to see more Davaoeños at the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale this year and hopefully we are able to continuously instill and create a love for reading. Through the enthusiastic welcome that we have received, it is heartwarming to see that Filipinos are looking forward to attending our Book Sale again in Davao this year,” said Jacqueline Ng, Co-Founder of the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale.
The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale also advocates a number of charities through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm, the Red Readerhood (RRH) that enables readers to give the best to the least. In the Philippines, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale works with Gawad Kalinga, as they reach out to communities in the country by giving back and helping to make a difference in every place they visit. Sharing the same advocacy with the Sale, Gawad Kalinga has been working with The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale in promoting literacy, reaching out to children and adults, and sharing with them the joys and benefits of reading, as both organizations believe that reading is meant for all. During the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Davao 2018, 2111 books were donated to various villages, home and elementary schools in Patag, Misuhumey, Pegalongan, and Dumalogdog. In 2019, the initiative has continued on by collecting 13, 679 books in Manila, Pampanga, and Cebu. This year in Davao, the collected books will be distributed to Sibol Villarica, Sibol Cogon, Sibol San Nicolas, Sibol Mahayag, Sibol Medsa in hopes of spreading knowledge to the children there. To kick start the donations, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale will be pledging 500 books.


“Gawad Kalinga partners with institutions or individuals that can inspire the young to dream and build a poverty-free nation. A future full of hope! The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is one of those big businesses with a big heart. They make great books available and accessible to every Filipino especially the poor. This is a cause worth venturing into at a cost that is affordable for everyone,” said Jose Luis Oquiñena, Executive Director of Gawad Kalinga.



Now on its 10th year, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale aims to encourage reading by providing high-quality, brand-new English books at low prices by visiting more cities in countries such as Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, South Korea, Pakistan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Thailand.

Stay in the loop with news through the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale’s social media pages:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbwbooksphilippines
Instagram: @bbwbooksph
Website: https://bigbadwolfbooks.com

Monday, October 1, 2018

La Germania Welcome Chefs and Cooks from Davao

October 01, 2018 1 Comments
Home cooks and chefs from Davao were in for a treat as La Germania brought in its first-ever roadshow to the city. The premier cooking range brand opened a one-of-kind cooking and homemaking expo dubbed Welcome Home at the Activity Center of Abreeza Mall last September 8-9, 2018. Not your typical show, the Welcome Home mobile exhibit featured the wide range of La Germania products and allowed both home cooks and chefs to get a glimpse and feel of what an efficient kitchen range could do for a household.

A full showcase for everyone
To kick-off the mobile exhibit, brand representatives and advocates started the affair with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremony that marked the official opening of the Pop-up Gallery. After which, guests and La Germania followers were regaled with various workshops and demos.

Visitors also enjoyed whiling away the time at the La Germania gallery where they handled and inspected various La Germania products on display. The showcase provided an excellent opportunity for visitors to experience first-hand the fine quality of these tools.

Cooking: An experience in itself
Filipinos have always been known to have a fondness for excellent food and drink – especially when it comes to home cooking. With this in mind, La Germania paid host to a cooking demo led by celebrity chef Jeremy Favia of TV5’s Chef vs. Mom fame. The workshop themed “the art of cooking “beautifully” taught Welcome Home participants how to spice up what are considered traditional Filipino meals La Germania style.

Celebrity chef Jeremy Favia of TV5’s Chef vs. Mom fame

Chef Jeremy introduced sumptuous Filipino dishes with a twist that would surely liven up Filipino dinner tables. These recipes included a “Three Cheese Macaroni” and “Chicken Caldereta Hash”. These dishes, which are notches higher than the usual viands served in most households, could definitely tickle anybody’s palate.



Moms and their children aged six to 12 on the other hand, enjoyed a cupcake baking and decorating workshop headed by chef consultant and food stylist Karina Rodriguez who is best known for exclusive cooking and baking classes for kids and adults. Welcome Home participants, particularly kids, learned how to properly use an oven, and bake and decorate cupcakes. They also took home their baked masterpieces as well as branded hats and aprons as souvenirs.


Heartwarming home crafts
In addition to the cooking and baking demos, two other workshops were offered to participants. These included a Bento making workshop facilitated by Russet Cainglet and a Paper Flower making class headed by April San Pedro


Bento making is the art of packing a lunch box filled with food shaped into colorful images and cartoon characters so that they’re especially attractive for little kids. La Germania workshop participants tackled the various techniques to make these fun-packed meals tempting for even the pickiest eaters.

After making edible art, La Germania guests also learned how to make beautiful paper blooms that could be used to decorate their homes or apply in various craft projects.


There are dozens of ways you can make your hearth and home welcoming. Through La Germania’s Welcome Home mobile exhibit, you and your family members can find out how you can make your household warmer, more delightful and inviting.

Follow La Germania on Facebook @LaGermaniaPh and discover why its Italian heritage is loved in Filipino homes.


Friday, September 7, 2018

Shane Filan Live in Davao!

September 07, 2018 0 Comments
Hello Davaoeños! I'm so happy to announce that Shane Filan will be in Davao, for his much-awaited live concert featuring Westlife’s greatest hits and more on Sunday, September 16th, 8:00pm at the SMX Convention Center-Davao of SM Lanang Premier. Shane Filan will be joined by two of the best OPM artist today, Mr. Jed Madela and Ms. Morisette Amon.

Davao fans will hear their favorite hits like “Swear It Again”, “Uptown Girl”, “If I Let You Go”, “World of Our Own”, “You Raise Me Up”, “My Love”, “Everything To Me”, “Need You Now”, “Heaven”, “Unbreakable”, “What About Now”, Beautiful in White”, “About You” and more.

With his third album, Love Always, delighting both fans and critics, Shane’s solo career is quickly gaining momentum. It’s already been a huge hit all over Asia, securing the number one spot in the Philippines and Indonesia, Love Always has proved a major hit with fans. Shane is also thrilled with the album’s top five position in the UK charts, placing him on an even footing with the biggest names in world music.
Shane says ‘This is the first time I have put live tracks on the album. I go on tour so much now that I thought it would be nice to include something that people haven’t had before. There will also be two new songs which I wrote before Christmas and I am so proud of them. ‘Back to you’ is the new single and a song I am very close to. The track is about being on the road the whole time and being separated from those you love. You do it because it’s part of the job but you realize how much you miss the family.
Shane has cemented his position as one of the UK & Ireland’s most popular male solo artists, following phenomenal success with Westlife – one of the world’s most successful bands of the last few decades – and he shows no signs of slowing down. “There’s nothing that make me happier than singing and being on stage” he says, “it’s something I am very proud of and it’s what I want to be doing for the rest of my life.”

Growing up in the 90's and hearing Westlife songs on the radio makes me happy (yes, ang babaw lang ng kaligayanhan ko dati) and I even sing along whenever I hear their songs. ;)

I can't wait to watch Shane Filan Live in Davao and hear Westlife's greatest hits. One of my favorite song by Shane Filan is Beautiful in White and I'm actually listening to it right now while writing this post. ;)



Catch Shane Filan – the lead singer of Westlife – up close and personal live in Davao City!

Want to watch Shane Filan Live in Davao Concert for FREE? Join Mama Miah's Giveaway on Facebook and you might be the lucky winner! Mama Miah will announce the winner on September 12, 2018, so watch out for it.

Tickets are now on-sale at the Following Ticket Outlet:
  1. Upper Level of SM Lanang Premier Atrium (Near the entrance of SM Supermarket)
  2. Cafe Demitasse (F. Torres St.)
  3. Union Market at Azuela Cove.
  4. Wiltelcom at SM City Davao (2nd Level, Annex Bldng).
  5. Wiltelcom at Gaisano Mall Davao (3rd Level)
  6. The Gentleman's Lounge, Loyola Street Bo. Obrero or
  7. SMTicket.com or call (02) 470-2222.
For Ticket Info: 0922 6950284 or 0956 7267671.

Monday, February 27, 2017

S&R New York Style Pizza Blessing and Grand Opening at Gaisano Mall of Davao

February 27, 2017 0 Comments

S&R New York Style Pizza has officially opened it's second stand alone pizza parlor at Gaisano Mall of Davao. Thank you S&R and Miss Cherry Maning for inviting us. The Davao Bloggers Society is so honored to be part of the Blessing and Grand Opening of S&R New York Style Pizza last February 24, 2017.

 In the photo (L-R): Ms. Margie Calalay, District Manager; Mr. Anthony Sy, President of S&R Membership Shopping; Ms. Cherry Maning, CEO and President of GCF Corp.; Mr. Jose "Beling" Rodriguez, ABS-CBN Regional Prime Director


After the blessing and ribbon cutting, there was a dragon dance performance. In Chinese, dragon dance is believed to bring good luck to people, therefore the longer the dragon in the dance, the more luck it will bring. 
 

Here are the Davao Bloggers Society members enjoying the treats from S&R, photo by Jim of www.digitaldavao.com.

Chicken Caesar Salad and Pepperoni Pizza (Photo by Naprey Almario of www.behindrollingchair.com)
Garlic Shrimp Pizza (Photo by Ria Jose of  www.diyosalife.com)

And here we are,  the Davao Bloggers Society members with Miss Cherry Maning. Thank you so much for inviting us. 


If you want to experience the best tasting pizzas in town, head on to S&R New York Style Pizza which is located at the 2nd floor of Gaisano Mall of Davao. No Membership needed, so you can just go and dine there with your friends and family. For those who have S&R membership cards, you can present it upon ordering and you'll get 5% OFF on your food purchase.


S&R New York Style Pizza is open on Monday to Sunday at 10 AM until 9 PM. You can check out their Facebook Page S&R Membership (Official) for more updates and promos. :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Alaskamazing Mom: The Search for Ginang Alaska 2016 at People's Park Davao

November 15, 2016 0 Comments
To recognize and honor the mothers all over the country, Alaska Milk has initiated the Search for Ginang Alaska. The search aims to recognize mothers for their personal achievements, their remarkable dedication to their families, and their numerous contributions to their communities.

The Ginang Alaska also opens a door of opportunities that can empower mothers and help them improve their lives. The Search for Ginang Alaska has started way back in 2003. It was then called, Alaska Ginang Reyna ng Santacruzan. Over the years, the event name evolved to become simply Ginang Alaska.

And last October 22, 2016, the first leg for the Search for Ginang Alaska 2016 was held here in Davao City, at People's Park. Everyone had fun during the Free Zumba activity and breakfast is then served which is Pandesal and Champorado.



Photo credits to Naprey Almario

The candidates for the Ginang Alaska has showcased their cooking skills and showdown their talents. There were 15 candidates who made it to the finals and only 3 Alaskamazing Moms were chosen as winners.

Grand Winner: Ailene Caracol, Ginang No. 8
1st runner up: Meriam Perez, Ginang No. 12
2nd runner up: Conchiga Camporedondo, Ginang No. 1

Congratulations sa mga Alaska-mazing Moms ng Davao City!
Photo Credits to Ginang Alaska
   
For those who wanted to join, the next Alaskamazing Mom will be held in the following Cities:


Ginang Alaska 2016 winners will receive the following:

Grand Winner - P10,000.00 in cash and Plaque
First Runner Up - P7,000.00 in cash and Plaque
Second Runner Up - P3,000.00 in cash and Plaque

Sa mga gustong maging Alaska-mazing candidates sa kanilang lugar, click on the link para alamin ang prizes at complete steps: http://bit.ly/2dIyti5

For more updates, follow Ginang Alaska on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GinangAlaska.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

PLDT SME Nation Smart Digital Campus Media Launch

October 26, 2016 0 Comments
PLDT SME Nation, recently launched the SMART Digital Campus at SEDA Hotel last October 12, 2016. Smart Digital Campus is another innovative solution to a more integrated way of learning, powered by superb business solutions with PLDT SME Nation.

The Smart Digital Campus is specifically built for educational institutions, PLDT’s newest suite of wireless solutions redefines the learning experience for students, teachers and even parents with the most advanced digital platforms and Internet connectivity available today. 

 Discover a new world of learning with
PLDT SME Nation Smart Digital Campus
PLDT SME Nation Smart Digital Campus

Smart Digital Campus promises an affordable package equipped with monitoring and e-learning systems: Smart Gatekeeper, Smart Tracker and Smart E-Learning. These three smart steps assure parents and teachers that students’ activities are secured and made more efficient from the moment they step in the campus until they get home.

The Smart Gatekeeper is an automated attendance monitoring solution that monitors students’ entry and exit in real-time. It also enhances student safety by automatically updating the parents via SMS whenever the student enters or leaves the school premises.

The Smart Tracker is an all-in-one solution designed for 24/7 tracking of all school transportation vehicles which utilizes GPS technology to enable schools to monitor the location of their school buses in real time. 

The Smart E-Learning is a fully digitized and integrated learning management platform. The mobile app is equipped with social, gamification features that make teachers and students more engaged in learning. These include e-textbooks, online grade books, and chatting programs that aim to foster a more collaborative study environment.

PLDT SME Nation Smart Digital Campus

“Smart Digital Campus is PLDT’s contribution to improving the local educational system as it permits ease and quality of information access between educators, students, and guardians. With a more streamlined and integrated way of learning, Smart Digital Campus pushes for more collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and productive communication within a learning community,” shares Omni Amisola-Larrosa, PLDT SME Nation’s Product Lead for Smart Business Solutions.

“This is in line with PLDT SME Nation’s vision of empowering future Filipino leaders through providing them technologies to fulfill their potential and contribute to nation-building,” adds Amisola-Larrosa.

Smart Digital Campus will be available starting this month of October 2016. If you want to know more about PLDT SME Nation, more of its products and activities, and what it has in store for the nation’s MSMEs, please visit http://smenation.com.ph or you can visit their Facebook Page - PLDT SME Nation.

PLDT SME Nation Smart Digital Campus
Davao Bloggers Society with Ms. Abi Encano - Product Manager of Vibal Publishing, Ms. Corinne Zablan - AVP & Head Channel Sales of PLDT SME Nation, Ms. Omni Amisola-Larrosa - Product Lead of Smart Business Solutions PLDT SME Nation, Mr. Harold Macapagal - President of Nspire Inc. and Mr. Ren Bustamante - Managing Director of Nspire Inc. during the PLDT SME Nation's Smart Digital Campus Media Launch.
Photo Credits to Digital Davao.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Grand Christmas Tree Lighting with Hello Kitty and Friends at SM City Davao

November 10, 2015 0 Comments
The Grand Christmas Tree Lighting with Hello Kitty and Friends was held at SM City Davao last Friday, November 6, 2015. Everyone was delighted to see Hello Kitty, Badtz-Maru, My Melody, Kerokerokeroppi and Purin dancing along with the magical fairies, elves and other Christmas characters who made the kids smile and laugh.

Photo source: SM City Davao Facebook Page

Check out this video of Dancing Hello Kitty and Friends:

Here's an awesome  video during the Grand Christmas Tree Lighting with Hello Kitty and Friends by I Love Davao.


It's a #MerrySMChristmas at SM City Davao. #ilovedavao
Posted by I Love Davao on Friday, November 6, 2015
Davao Bloggers. Photo credits to Mommy Vanessa of My Teenage Kid and Me... :)

It's a season of giving and the children from City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO) are the chosen beneficiary for this year's gift giving. Santa Claus and his elves was there to give the gifts to the kids... :)

Photo source: SM City Davao Facebook Page

It was great seeing Hello Kitty and Friends, the grand Christmas tree with hundreds of plush Hello Kitty toys on it. The kids and kids at heart enjoyed the event and couldn't resist to take some photos on the giant Christmas Tree filled with lots of Hello Kitty plush

My little one really enjoyed the event while I had fun taking photos of her... Here are some photos that I take during the event... :)