PLDT HOME celebrates strongest connection with Regine Series live in Davao

Asia's Songbird is coming!

OPM icon and PLDT HOME Ambassador Regine Velasquez is coming to Davao to perform live via the widely popular Regine Concert Series.

Powered by PLDT HOME, the musical extravaganza is a show of gratitude from the country’s number one digital and multimedia services provider for the massive support throughout the years.

The concert series, which was extended for a second year due to its unstoppable success, aims to help promote the titular Regine Telset Series—a set of limited edition landline phones available for only P99 per month—launched last year to great acclaim, with stocks running out fast as soon as it was made available to the public.

Its initial kickoff last April 10 at SM Bacoor in Cavite was followed by another full house gig at SM City Pampanga. From one jampacked mall to another and in response to insistent public demand, the Regine Concert Series is finally on its way to the Queen City of the South on July 30 for its much-awaited VisMin debut.

The Cebu leg will feature a 10-piece band helmed by award-winning musical director Raul Mitra, with a special performance by Your Face Sounds Familiar first runner-up Michael Pangilinan.

PLDT VP and Home Marketing Director Gary Dujali said, “The Regine Telsets, when bundled with PLDT HOME DSL, form the foundation of a digitally connected and smart home. PLDT HOME has been making it big in the hearts of Cebuano families, and we look forward to helping them forge the strongest connections with their families through powerful connections and world-class music.”

After Cebu, the Regine Concert Series will then be scheduled for a Davao stopover on August 6 at SM Ecoland. Fans will be in for a free world-class musical treat as Regine performs her well-loved hits.

For more information on the Regine Telset Series, visit

Huawei Concept Store Opens in Abreeza

Do you have an old working smart phone? Are you planning to buy a new one with a leading camera technology? Wait no more! Head to Huawei's Concept Store at Ayala Abreeza Mall and trade in your old working smart phone and upgrade to the new Huawei P9 and Huawei P9 Plus. Promo only runs during the grand opening on July 30, 2016 and will end on Sunday, July 31, 2016. So get ready to own that ground-breaking smartphone co-engineered with Leica Camera system!

You can get  20% off the suggested retail price when you trade in and upgrade. Get as much as P4,800 discount if you upgrade to Huawei P9 and P6,000 when you upgrade to P9 Plus. You also get to enjoy 0% interest up to 12 months if you pay via credit card.

Huawei and Leica worked together to create a stunning dual-lens camera in a smart phone. So, this is ideal for those who love to travel light. Now, you can have your P9 to capture impressive photos. 

Huawei P9 Key Specs





Front Camera



 1080x1920 pixels




 Android 6.0



Rear Camera


Battery capacity


New Restaurant: STREET Grub

Another interesting restaurant in Davao will be soft opening tomorrow July 20, 2016. STREET Grub offers delectable street food around the world. So now, you don't have to travel far to have a taste of street food from different parts of the world. They are located at Unit D, Paseo Uno Bldg, Ruby St., Marfori Heights Davao City. Yes, STREET Grub adds up to the list of growing restaurants in the Marfori neighborhood.

We're lucky to have sampled some of the restaurants offering. Since they are still soft opening, they are only offering a portion of the dishes they will be serving in their grand opening in August. Karlo Mercado, one of the owners and basically the person behind STREET Grub shared how the restaurant was conceptualized. He mentioned it was really out of his passion for food and cooking. He is a traveler himself so he was able to experience the food that the resto serves during one of his travels. He also added that the restaurant uses fresh and high quality ingredients even the herbs to make sure their customers will get the best experience when dining with them.
Chef Karlo Mercado, one of the owners of STREET Grub.
Some of the food that they will be serving starting tomorrow are Shawarma Bowl, Shawarma Wrap, Chefs Burger, Italian Meatballs, French Dip, Milkshakes, and a lot more. They are going to open from 11AM to 8PM Monday to Saturday.
Shawarma Wrap : Beef P200 / Chicken P180
French Dip P165
Shawarma Bowl : Beef P235 / Chicken P210
Chefs Burger P215
Italian Meatballs P210

STREET Grub Menu

Marco Polo Davao Features Piña Mania

Marco Polo's cross-property promotion is not over yet. This time, Marco Polo Davao brings Marco Polo Ortigas Manila's signature offering, the Piña Mania.

As the name suggests, it features pineapple, the key ingredient in the set menu of each property. Pineapple, a sweet tropical fruit, is highlighted in the three-course meal of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila. The set meal includes Grilled tiger prawns with pineapple-mango salad and tamarind vinaigrette dressing for appetizer, Boneless crispy pata stuffed with foie grass and topped with pineapple salsa for the main course and Pineapple tamale for dessert.
Grilled tiger prawns with pineapple-mango salad and tamarind vinaigrette dressing
Boneless crispy pata stuffed with foie grass and topped with pineapple salsa 
Pineapple tamale 

Pineapple is a low-calorie and aromatic fruit ingredient which balances the flavor of the dish with its sweet-sour taste. “We are lucky in Davao that Mindanao produces some of the sweetest pineapples in the world. We invite our guests to have taste of the tropical flavors of our country through this set menu”, says Executive Chef Alex Destriza of Marco Polo Davao.

The signature fruits-based set menu will be available at Polo Bistro for the entire month of July for Php1200.00 nett. The set menu is served with steamed rice and a choice of coffee, hot tea and regular iced tea for beverage.

Marco Polo Unveils Its’ Signature Earl Grape Iced Tea

Marco Polo Hotels has just unveiled its signature iced tea that will give its hotel guests another way to stay cool during the sweltering hot summer days.  In Marco Polo Davao, friends from the media were able to sample the new Marco Polo's Signature Earl Grape Iced Tea at Polo Bistro.

The modern take on a traditional recipe was first created at the annual Chief Business Managers Conference earlier this year at Marco Polo Changzhou, where each General Manager from every Marco Polo and Niccolo hotel assembled to discuss new and innovative ways to drive more business to their respective property.  This year, the hotels competed in an iced tea-making competition to determine who could make the most unique and refreshing iced tea concoction.  Marco Polo Xiamen introduced the Earl Grape Iced Tea, citing the integration of East with the West as one of the influences behind the drink’s creation, and eventually secured the coveted award.

The amount of care and detail that goes into creating each Earl Grape Iced Tea drink can only be surpassed by its taste.  Two types of ice cubes are included in the drink: elderflower syrup is mixed with pure water to create one type of the ice cubes, while pure water that has been steeped with loose earl grey tea leaves form the second type.  Meanwhile, freshly steeped earl grey tea is left to sit overnight in a refrigerator to allow for the many flavors to combine and fuse.      Seedless green grapes are then rinsed and placed slightly squashed at the base of the glass.  After adding the infused elderflower and earl grey ice cubes, the concentrated earl grey tea is poured over the grapes and ice cubes to complete the thirst-quenching drink hailed by many as the perfect summer refreshment.

Every Earl Grape Iced Tea comes with a freshly baked lokum or Turkish delight.  The sugar-based confection is the perfect accompaniment to the Earl Grape Iced Tea, as it helps to accentuate the various flavors resulting from the beverage.

Trying out Marco Polo's Signature Earl Grape Iced Tea. Saraaap! <3
Posted by Glen Santillan on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Earl Grape Iced Tea is now available at Marco Polo Davao. I bet you'll love it, too, just like I do. It tastes good and refreshing. The fragrance of the elderflower make more enticing to drink.

Seda Abreeza unveils Midyear Promotions

It's the second half of the year and Seda Abreeza has prepared a delightful and sumptuous treats for its valued guests. The hotel launches food and beverage offerings that ensure a satisfying experience for Misto diners. This year’s midyear Misto promotions include Buffet Fridays, Beer and Barbecue Nights, Afternoon Tea, and Wine & Cheese.

For those who wish to reward their appetites after a week’s hustle, the best way to end a hectic work week is a wide-ranging menu of local and international dishes. Buffet Fridays offers all-time favorites from Misto guests and more, from main course to desserts, with live performances to complete the experience. With menus that vary from one Friday to another, this assures indulgence that diverges every time. Buffet Fridays is available from 6PM to 9PM at Php 880 nett for adults, Php 480 nett for kids aged 7-12 years old, and free for kids 6 and below.

Seda Abreeza also has something up for Saturday nights, by the pool. Beer and Barbecue Nights is the chill-and-grill kind of weekend guests would love to go for. This offers grilled classics guests can cook themselves as pork belly, Hungarian sausage, and chicken wings, matched with chilled beers. With live music from Davao artists, Saturday nights just got better. This is available from 6PM to 11PM at Php 1680 nett for two persons and Php 840 nett for each additional person.
An afternoon tea and dessert treat is also being offered in Misto. Whether it’s a business meeting or midday break, guests can enjoy a selection of teas with a friendly serve of mini-sandwiches, scones and pastries. Available from 2PM to 5PM daily at Php 680 nett good for two persons, this surely eases and hypes the rest of the day.

Misto Bar also brings in a Wine & Cheese offering for guests who enjoy this relaxing match. Celebrate both simple and great joys with a wine buffet for two hours and a delectable cheese platter (good for 2 persons) for Php 1180 nett and Php 780 nett for each additional person for the wine buffet.

Visit Seda Abreeza’s Misto and experience all these offerings. For further inquiries and reservations, please contact 082-2443000 or 082-3228888 or send an email to

Peak Hours Augmentation Bus Service Schedule & Routes

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Region XI has announced that as of August 22, the  Peak Hours Augmentation ...