The Off Price Show Davao is Back!

Considered to be the largest  roving exposition for branded off-price merchandise in the country, The Off Price Show is set to land in Davao City again this September 2-4, 2016 at the Davao Convention and Trade Center. So, save the date and enjoy huge discounts with your favorite brands participating in this shopping event. 

All items sold during the event will be discounted up to 80%. Imagine paying only 20% of a premium brand. It's really something to look forward to. 

Some of the brands participating are White Rain, Pochi, Vonzipper, Pacsafe, Adidas Bodycare, H&M, Melissa, PUMA, Palladium, Victorinox, Jockey, Lee Cooper, Tommy Hilfiger Eyewear, Accel, MEL Shoes and a whole lot more.

For local homegrown clothing brands and food items, spaces are also available outside the hall so you don't have to worry about satisfying your gastronomic cravings after shopping.

The Off Price Show will be open from 11:00 AM up until 10:00 PM. All major credit cards will be accepted for purchases made during the 3-day expo sale.

Wet and wild at ETC Paintensity 2016

It was a night of high-energy music, art, dance, and paint in one colorful party happened on August 20, 2016 at SM Lanang Premier. Top DJs such as BadKiss, Martin Pulgar, Knoxville, and more performed during the party. Hundreds of Davaoeonos lined up to enjoy the music and the vibe of ETC Paintensity in Davao.

Members of Davao Digital Influencers, Inc. got wet and wild during party. Some members started the party very early and stayed up to the end. They had so much fun playing and partying with the other party goers while enjoying the music. It was such a memorable experience. Kudos to Solar Entertainment for bringing ETC Paintensity 2016 in Davao.

Special Boodle Fight Meal at Kusina sa Subli

Looking for a place to eat in the south of Davao? Kusina sa Subli introduces its Boodle Feast in celebration of the Kadayawan season. Enjoy a mouthwatering array of all-Filipino food in a boodle feast menu.

Kusina sa Subli, southerners comfort dining place located in Lanzona Subdivision in Matina is always ready to take you to a culinary journey. This Kadayawan, avail of their Boodle Fight Meal at the price of P900, P1,000 and P1,300. All packages include slices of green mango and bagoong, grilled pork and a pitcher of beverage of your choice. The P1,000 and the P1,300 meals include a pice of grilled tuna panga and grilled tuna belly respectively.

Aside from the Boodle Fest meal, Kusina sa Subli also introduces their lechon belly (spicy and original) and their lechon manok(also spicy and regular). It's definitely something to look forward to when dining at Kusina sa Subli.

Other must-try food at Kusina sa Subli that can be ordered ala carte are Grilled Tuna (Belly and Panga), Pakfry (Tuna Tail), Pork Adobo, Paella Negra, Siomai and Chicken with White Sauce.

You'll definitely find comfort when dining at Kusina sa Subli. You'll love the taste of their home-cooked meals.

Kusina sa Subli also offers VIP KTV rooms for those who want to have a great time in a private venue.

Go Hotels Opens in Davao City

Located within the Phoenix Lanang Complex, KM 7, JP Laurel Avenue, Lanang, Davao City, Go Hotels Lanang-Davao is the first hotel project of the joint venture between Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) and Udenna Development Corporation (UDEVCO), the company behind Phoenix Petroleum. It is strategically located near the airport and seaport and is a walking distance to restaurants and bars, making it more convenient for its guests. It is the 10th Go Hotels branch in the Philippines and the 2nd in Mindanao after Go Hotels Butuan.

Go Hotels Lanang-Davao has 183 rooms classified into Twin, Queen and PWD. Each room is averaging about 18sqm which are spread throughout six guestroom floors. Each room is equipped with a Windosor bed, LCD Cable TV, Super shower, Free WiFi, and safety deposit boxes.

Providing a convenient and hassle-free stay, Go Hotels Lanang-Davao has partnered with reputable establishments offering toiletry kits, sundries, breakfast sets and airport transfers which can be availed both in the website and in the front desk. The hotel's restaurant is operated by the people behind DK Dencio's Kamayan offering a new fresh concept to hotel guests. Transportation services on the other hand is available through a partnership with Avis Licenses.

Davao City being a tourist destination and a progressive business and commercial district makes the city a prime destination for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions. RLC's decision to add another branch to its Mindanao portfolio and include a function room which can accommodate up to 200 persons makes the hotel a perfect venue for business and social events.

Go Hotels opened its first Mindanao property in Butuan City last December 2014. To date, Go Hotels Lanang-Davao brings the total room inventory of Go Hotels chain to more than 1,400 rooms and will add 100 more by 2017 when it opens in Iligan City.

Go Hotels can be found in three prime locations in Metro Manila (Mandaluyong, Ortigas Center and Otis-Manila) and is also present in other provincial key cities of Bacolod, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Puerto Princesa and Tacloban.

More Go Hotels under a franchise program with Roxaco Vanguard Hotels Corporations are set to open in Metro Manila soon.

Tatang's Halo-halo Now Open in Abreeza Mall

Tatang's Halo-Halo, a chain of restaurants in Davao City which offers halal goodness food items has recently opened a new branch in Abreeza Mall. Now, you can have a taste of their famous halo-halo as well their very affordable yet delectable pastil in Abreeza.

Aside from their famous durian halo-halo, they also now offer the "Duterte Halo-Halo" which is topped with chili power for a different type of kick.

As they are not able to cook in their new stall in Abreeza, their food selection is limited compared to their other stand alone outlets. But, with their famous different flavors of halo-halo, you will still surely have fun dining at Tatang's Abreeza Mall.

Sun Made Brown Rice and WapatDC to Boost Mindanao Tourism and Promote Fitness

Sun Made Brown Rice has recently inked a partnership with WapatDC, a cycling group based in Mindanao to promote health, fitness and tourism in the land of promise. Sun Made is one of the leading brand of brown rice in the Philippines.

Carlo Lorenzana who is the Vice President of Sun Made started the idea and reached out to WapatDC to strengthen their advocacy in health and fitness. With the same intent of helping the Mindanaoans live a healthier lifestyle, the partnership was formed.  Both entities realized that they could align fitness, health, and tourism to form an advocacy.

Victor Magno, one of the founders of WapatDC shared that the main advocacy of the organization is to promote cycling tourism in Mindanao. He added, "We want  to show people how beautiful Mindanao is, especially from a point of view on a two-wheel vehicle. Driving around in car, looking at sights is fun up to a certain point. After which, it can start to get boring and normally people start to tune out of the scenery, which is pity because the Mindanao countryside is gorgeous. When you do it on two wheel, you have such a different experience."

As part of the partnership, Sun Made supports WapatDC through a financial aid and co branding strategy. It will also help promote the organization's advocacy as well as provide the members of WapatDC a supply of healthy brown rice.

ETC Paintensity in Davao

Hello party people! Enjoy the fusion of high-energy music, art, dance, and paint in one spectacular party happening on August 20, Saturday, at SM Lanang Premier from 4 PM to 1 AM. Color the night to the beat of party music by top DJs featuring BadKiss, Martin Pulgar, Knoxville, and more! Admission is free so you will surely enjoy the party!

For everyone's safety, here are some guidelines and rules to be followed.


1. Strictly NO SMOKING. Our smoking areas are located near Vikings, and near RDU fronting SM Store entrance. 
2. For safety purposes, wearing of slippers and bringing of backpacks are not allowed. 
3. Dangerous and violent activities will not be tolerated. Offenders will be forced to leave the premises. 
4. Throw your garbage on the designated trash bins in the area. Recycling is highly encouraged.


1. Professional video and photo camera (SLR with detachable lens) 
2. Big posters/banners/placards/signage 
3. Laser pens and pointers Weapons and/or any sharp objects 
4. Candles, fireworks and/or any kind of pyrotechnics 
5. Glass/pet bottles, cans, hard plastic containers, etc 
6. NO pets allowed 
7. Alcohol beverages and illegal drugs 
8. Large chains, spike bracelets, wallet chains, large metal belt buckles, food and drinks 
9. Chairs (any type)

Kadayawan Boodle Fight Rematch at Park Inn Davao

Park Inn by Radisson Davao's Kadayawan Boodle Fight is back! Starting Friday, August 12 until Wednesday August 31, a special Boodle Fight Meal is served daily for lunch and dinner at RBG Grill, the hotel's all day dining restaurant.

“As part of the Kadayawan celebration, we are bringing back the popular boodle fight with a rematch,” explains Hotel Manager, Ms. Emelyn Rosales.

“Daily for two weeks, the flavorful dishes created by our chefs are surely going to excite all Dabawenyos and visiting tourists alike,” adds Ms. Rosales. “Have a taste of Davao’s best local cuisines such as the Native Tinolang Manok, Fern (Pako) Salad,

Spring Rolls (Lumpia), Pinaupong Manok,  Grilled Tuna Belly, Boneless Pork Lechon Belly,  Special Davao Cake and Buko Salad. All served with Plain and Garlic Rice, plus a pitcher of drink.

Diners will also get a chance to win Overnight Stay gift certificates and Group Meal vouchers. 
Book your table at 272 7600 or email us at

Mindanaoan Food at Marco Polo Davao in Kadayawan

Cafe Marco, one of Marco Polo Davao's in-house restaurants is coming up with a whole new offering of Mindanaoan dishes featuring some known cuisines of Davao City's 11 Tribes this Kadayawan season. Experience a buffet of local dishes in addition to your favorite international cuisines only at Marco Polo Davao.

We're luck to have tried these new offering from Marco Polo Davao. It's a whole new dining experience. Here are the dishes we sampled which are already available at MPD. A set menu of the Mindanaoan Tribe food is also available at Polo Bistro for P990 per person.

Laman na Pinudsan, Agal-agal, Piaren a Seda a Barilis

Mongo Soup and Roasted Whole Garlic & 24 Hours Braised Beef Ribs Adobo

Linotlot nga Manok (Chicken Cooked in Bamboo)

Landang (Beef Cooked in Coconut Milk)

Wadjet Makadurian (Durian Rice Cake), Daral, Pasung (Steamed Cone Cake)

Marco Polo Davao Launches Kadayawan Fashion & Fusion

It's another festive year for Marco Polo Davao as it celebrates its 18th year in the business. The anniversary celebration kicked off with a fashion show in partnership with the newly-founded Davao Fashion Design Council. The event also featured dishes which best represents the 11 tribes of Davao.

“We are honoured to kick-off the city’s 31st Kadayawan Festival with the theme, FESTIVE at 18, which can be manifested through the wonderful creations of the newly-founded Davao Fashion Design Council. Thank you very much for this partnership and we look forward to sustain this in the years to come” says Marco Polo Davao GM Dottie Würgler-Cronin in her Opening Remarks.

The event was well-attended by members of Hijos de Davao Foundation, the City Tourism Office, Davao City’s Diplomatic Corps, Department of Tourism and regular guests.

Heads-of-Department and Associates of Marco Polo Davao also delighed the guests with their Kadayawan-inspired outfits.

 “DFDC is delighted to take part in the Kadayawan Fashion and Fusion Project of Marco Polo Davao, by which the 11 flavors from the 11 tribes of Davao served as an inspiration for the garments which we will feature in tonight’s runway”, says  Aztec Barba, President of the Davao Fashion Design Council.

After the fashion show, Marco Polo Davao, headed by Halifax Davao Hotel, Inc (HDHI) President Francis R. Ledesma, GM Dottie Würgler-Cronin, Kadayawan 2016 Co-Chairperson Arturo Boncato, Malaysian Consul Zawawi Tahir and Acting Consul General of the Indonesian Consulate Endah R. Yuliarti, unveiled the Presidential Plaque of President Rodrigo Roa-Duterte to the guests. 

Experience The Best Of Davao At Seda Abreeza

It's Kadayawan month once again and Seda Abreeza brings you the best of Davao as they partner with the Philippine Eagle Foundation, Malagos Farmhouse, and Malagos Chocolates to come up with an interesting array of offerings. Dubbed as "Discover the Best of Davao", Seda's Kadayawan highlight includes Best Stays, Best Dining Experience, and Best Concoctions.

Best Stays
This year, Philippine Eagle Foundation is now doing the Kadayawan tie-up with the entire Seda Hotel chain. Guests who will avail the Best Available Rates from July to September 2016 will get the chance to help in the conservation mission, whichever Seda Hotel they are checking in. This initiative is for the benefit of the Bird Ambassadors in the Philippine Eagle Center, which are often presented in the organization’s Keeper Talks – part of the center’s information and education drives. As a chain, Seda sees the importance of this conservation mission campaign and is one in making this partnership happen once more.

Best Dining Experience
Seda Abreeza’s all-day dining restaurant, Misto, has its menu loaded with Kadayawan feast favorites for the entire season. Set meals are offered from August to September at Php 780 nett, which features dishes that will surely speak Davao from soup to dessert. A dinner buffet is a must during Kadayawan, of course. Misto continues its Friday indulgence with more of local grilled classics, seafood cravings, and seasonal fruits in the spread. This is available from 6PM to 9PM at Php 980 nett for adults, Php 580 nett for kids aged 7-12, and free for kids aged 6 and below.

The Kadayawan Dinner Buffet will also be graced by live cultural performances by award-winning dance troupe Madayaw Cultural Ensemble.
Best Concoctions
Four different beverage offerings will be launched this August, each catering to the various tastes and preferences of Misto diners. First up is something for the cold weather and is in partnership with internationally-renowned Malagos Chocolates: the Malagos Hot Choco paired with a local classic, “suman,” available at Php 238 nett per order.

For those who wish to experience a wine-and-cheese pairing with Davao’s very own Malagos cheeses, Misto offers it daily at Php 1180 nett with a wine buffet for one and a cheese platter good for two.

Meanwhile, for the ones who want to keep it fruity and healthy, a Kadayawan Fruit Blend is available at Php 280 nett, which includes pomelo, dalandan, and pineapple, with a dash of spinach.
August’s cocktail of the month is also up and shall be called “Madayaw,” in lieu of the celebratory vibe for Kadayawan. With variety of tropical fruits mixed with white rum and Cointreau with a dash of grenadine in it, guests may enjoy this drink at Php 280 nett.

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 ...