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S&R New York Style Pizza Now Serving at Abreeza Mall

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S&R Membership Shopping's food corner has gained a lot of attention to shoppers. A number of people would go to S&R to have a bite of their favorite pizza and other food items which are by the way reasonably priced.  Last December 20, 2014, a stand-alone S&R New York Style Pizza was opened at the Ayala Abreeza Mall. The restaurant is open to the public without the need of presenting a card to purchase a food item. S&R Members may also present their membership cards to avail of a 5% discount with their orders except the combo meals. The ambiance of the restaurant looks a  bit the same of what you can see in the warehouse with a white painted wall and blue tables and chairs. The menu is the same as the one you would see in the S&R food service in their warehouse in Matina but they're taking off S&R's Roast Chicken. They also removed the bottomless drinks option and would rather have that as benefits to those who are coming to the warehouse.

Press Release: Davao City, Smart Prepaid partner for biggest, loudest Torotot Festival

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The Davao City government and Smart Prepaid have teamed up to give Davaoeños the biggest and loudest Torotot Festival in celebration of New Year at the Roxas Avenue Freedom Park on  December 31 . The Torotot Festival promotes a safe way to celebrate New Year – sans firecrackers, which have been banned in Davao City since 2002. Last year, the Torotot Festival set the Guinness Book of World Record for the most number of people blowing party horns simultaneously, with a total of 7,568 individuals – trumping Japan’s record with 6,900 persons.  Luke Mijares, Color It Red, DJ Big This year, Davaoeños can expect a much bigger and louder celebration with a New Year countdown show headlined by renowned vocalist Luke Mejares and top alternative rock band Color It Red. On the other hand, a rousing street party led by DJ Big will usher everyone into 2015 full of positive vibes and energy. The celebration starts at  5 p.m. , with the city’s best dancers dishing out their b

DFAT 2014 : RBG Bar & Grill at Park Inn by Radisson

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The Davao Food Appreciation Tour (DFAT) is a yearly event organized by bloggers for the bloggers. It aims to gather bloggers from all over the Philippines to sample some of the best Davao food. This year, DFAT has kicked off with a lunch at RBG Bar & Grill at Park Inn by Radisson hotel. RBG offers delectable modern cuisines with Davao twist. During our lunch at the restaurant, we were able to sample some of their best-selling dishes. We feasted on some of their appetizers, entrees and decadent desserts. Appetizers Fo appetizers, RBG has offered us with Pizza, Mini Burger with Fries and Tuna Ceviche. The ceviche was mouth-watering. After my first  bite, I knew right there that the ingredients used were fresh. Ceviche is a seafood dish made from fresh raw fish cured with calamansi juice and vinegar and mixed with onions and ginger. RBG added a Davao twist to their ceviche by adding fresh pomelo in it. I must say it complements well. Pizza Mini Burger with F

iPhone 6 is now Available in the Philippines

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Smart Infinity subscribers in the Philippines are the 1st to own iPhone 6 in the country. November 14 marks a special day for the SMART Infinity subscribers as they were treated with a VIP experience. A nationwide event was held simultaneously in Manila, Cebu and Davao. The Davao party was held at the newly opened Echelon Bar at The Peak, Gaisano Mall of Davao. Smart Infinity subscribers and some media and bloggers were invited to an exclusive cocktail party. At exactly 12am, Smart Infinity subscribers were offered with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. With friends from the media | Photo by: Madie of  Gadgetary.com With blogger friends | Photo by: Madie of  Gadgetary.com New Infinity subscribers have the option to get the iPhone 6 (64GB) or the iPhone 6 Plus (16GB) with an additional P5,000 worth of GCs or bill rebates compliments of Smart Infinity starting on their fully consumable Prestige Plan 5000. On the brand's fully consumable Premium Plan 8000, new su

Community welcomes arrival of clean toilets in “Fiesta” video

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It’s a scene typically played out during fiestas: People rushing to the streets, drawn to the sound of a marching band. Everyone is smiling, eager to see the “star” of the celebration. But instead of showing the face of a movie celebrity, a beauty queen or a politician, the video reveals an unlikely, yet welcome sight—a new, clean toilet facility. Aptly titled “Fiesta”, the Domex video, produced by Unilever Philippines, is available on Youtube and shows how underprivileged Filipinos welcome the “arrival” of clean toilet facilities in their communities. “The video aims to make people realize the value of a toilet which most of us, unfortunately, take for granted,” said Dennis Chua, Domex Brand Manager. The “Fiesta” video contributes to the efforts of Domex’s One Million Clean Toilets Movement. Each unique view translates into a pledge for the advocacy campaign which collects pledges from households to conscientiously maintain their own hygienic bathrooms. For every pledge

10th Mindanao Film Festival

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On November 7, 2014, Mindanao Film Festival (MFF), one of the longest running independent film festivals in the country has kicked off its 10th year celebration with a press conference held at SushiDito in Davao City. The MFF is an annual event produced by the Mindanao Film and Television Development Foundation, Inc. (MFTDFI) with the support of the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA). This year's theme is Regional Imaginations. Participating film makers will showcase the best of the region.  The MFF entries will be screened in three locations : Gaisano Mall of Davao, Tagum, and Toril on December 3 - 9, 2014. Films to be shown this year will be a combination of full length films from Davao City's veteran film makers like Arnel Mardoquio and Bagane Fiola as well as student documentaries, short films, and animated shorts from all over Mindanao. Participating Filmmakers in the Mindanao Film Festival 2014 During the event, Rudolph Ian Alama, the festival direc

Davao Party : Carte Blanche at Davao Crocodile Park Concert Grounds

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Davao's Manic Nightnings Productions is throwing a big party in November. Dubbed as Carte Blanche : Electric Music Carnival, it is an electronic music dance festival which will take place at the  Crocodile Park Concert Grounds on November 15, 2014. I t is expected to attract more than 20,000 party goers from Davao City and nearby towns and cities.  It is something to look forward to, so mark your calendar and be a part of Carte Blanche 2014. This year’s Carte Blanche is envisioned to be bigger and better than last year. There will be two large fields at the concert grounds - the Carnival, with carnival rides and photo booths and the Rave field where all the dancing and partying will take place. This year’s lineup of DJs will be as big, if not bigger, as last year’s. The musical styles will be as varied as the carnival colors. House music from Clyde Harris, Reo Mendoza and Erwin Edralin. Tech and techno beats from Callum David and Martin Pulgar. Trap, dubstep and a mix

Tang Sweet Orange at Treevolution : Greening MindaNOW

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More than just beating a world record, the TreeVolution : Greening MindaNOW project was also  about spreading the advocacy on environmental protection. Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Chairperson Lualhati Antonio, organizer of the event, said, "This movement is a call to action for all Filipinos, not only Mindanaoans, to conserve and protect nature with the impending threat of climate change." Volunteers at Magsaysay Planting Site One of the trees planted at Magsaysay Planting Site Treevolution was participated by over 200,000 volunteers from all over Mindanao. A total of 4.6 million seedlings were planted across regions 9, 10, 11, 12, Caraga and ARMM. According to unofficial results, it actually succeeded in breaking the world record. An old man registering to be one of the volunteers In Davao City, Tang Sweet Orange was able to provide refreshing drinks to over 7,000 volunteers. Tang Sweet Orange is one of the companies which actively supports

Press Release: Smart launches FREE mobile Internet for prepaid subscribers

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Over 66 million Filipinos gain access to the Internet  In an unprecedented move, wireless services leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) together with Talk ‘N Text and Sun Cellular today announced that they will start providing free Internet access to its prepaid subscriber base via their mobile phones. Through this special offer, all of the 66 million Smart Prepaid, Talk ‘N Text, and Sun Cellular Prepaid subscribers can use their data-enabled cellphones to browse through and post on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, visit their favorites websites, search on Google and Wikipedia, use navigation tools like Waze and Google Maps, book a cab or limo service via Easy Taxi and Uber, or use traffic info sites such as the MMDA's and InterAksyon's. They can also send and receive emails, read their favorite blogs or update their own blogs, listen to songs via Smart’s Spinnr music service, shop via online stores like Zalora, Lazada, book their tr

Travel Big at Davao International Travel Expo 2014

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INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL EXPO (D.I.T.E.), the biggest and the most exciting travel exposition in the Mindanao region, is set to open its doors once again at the SMX Davao, SM Lanang Premier on September 4 to 6 to welcome thousands of travel enthusiasts. Organized by Global-Link MP Events International, Inc. and endorsed by the DOT Region 11 – Southern Mindanao, this event is the place to go for the best travel deals in town. The Department of Tourism (DOT Region 11) – Southern Mindanao recorded over 1.4 million foreign and domestic visitors to Davao last year. “Around 97 percent are tourists and many of them are corporate travelers," DOT Assistant Secretary Arturo Boncato remarked.   Tourism authorities also attributed the growth to DOT's aggressive campaign to position Davao as an eco-tourism destination and a primary destination for meetings, incentives, conventions, and events or exhibitions (MICE). “We encourage more expos like D.I.T.E. to take pla

Davao Joins Breeze ActivBleach 1 Laba Day

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Breeze ActivBleach is treating mommies across the country to a day off from their laundry chores with the simultaneous nationwide event 1Laba Day happening on August 28. Moms in barangays throughout Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao are invited to head to 1Laba Day venues and let Breeze’s revolutionary ActivBleach take care of their stained clothes while they take part in exciting activities Breeze has in store for them to celebrate every mother’s hard work and love for her family. With 1 Laba Day, Breeze aims to wash 1 million stains using Breeze ActivBleach, which removes even the toughest of stains in just one wash. Participating moms can enjoy their ultimate laundry day-off as Breeze treats them to various entertainment activities, while the Breeze Laba Ladies and Laba Machines, sponsored by campaign partners Electrolux, White Westinghouse, Whirpool and LG, will take care of washing their clothes. Simultaneous 1Laba Day events will happen in Metro Manila (Pasig, Marikina,

Press Release: Davao to Wow the Crowd at Kasalang Filipino sa Davao

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Davao’s turn has come. Wedding Table Presentation by Tio Julian's Catering Services, Most Creative Award recipient during #KasalangFilipino2014 sa Subic's Tupperware Weddings After General Santos, Angeles City, and Subic have shown what they have got to be in the list of most wanted wedding destinations in the Philippines, it is now Davao’s turn to amaze everyone and showcase its local wedding industry through the fourth leg of the nationwide wedding and tourism fair roadshow—Kasalang Filipino sa Davao 2014. This year’s Kasalang Filipino sa Davao is happening from July 25 to 27 at the Abreeza Mall. Both established and new wedding suppliers in Davao and nearby areas are expected to display exhibit their craftsmanship and creativity in the duration of the three-day fair. They will showcase the latest wedding trends that can inspire couples. These exhibitors will also offer special promos and discounts to couples who are going to book during the event. Severa