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Cebu Pacific Announces Flight Cancellations Due to TS Vinta

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Cebu Pacific has announced (as of 8:45PM, December 21) flight cancellations due to unfavorable weather caused by Tropical Storm (TS) Vinta. Below are the cancelled Cebu Pacific and Cebgo flights scheduled tomorrow (Dec 22). Route / Flight numbers Cebu-Siargao-Cebu DG 6851 / DG 6582 DG 6853 / DG 6854 DG 6885 / DG 6896 DG 6901 / DG 6902 Cebu-Tandag-Cebu DG 6951 / DG 6952 Cebu-Butuan-Cebu DG 6925 / DG 6926 Manila-Butuan-Manila 5J 791 / 5J 792 5J 785 / 5J 786 5J 793 / 5J 794 Cebu-Camiguin-Cebu DG 6690 / DG 6691 Davao-Dumaguete-Davao DG 6532 / DG 6533 Cagayan de Oro-Dumaguete-Cagayan de Oro DG 6537 /  DG 6536 Cagayan de Oro- Tagbilaran-Cagayan de Oro DG 6785 /  DG 6784 Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila 5J 397 / 5J 398 5J 383 / 5J 384 5J 379 / 5J 380 5J 391 / 5J 392 5J 385 / 5J 386 5J 389 / 5J 390 Iloilo-Cagayan de Oro-Iloilo 5J 695 / 5J 696 Cebu-Cagayan de Oro-Cebu DG 6715 / DG 6718 DG 6719   DG 6720 DG 6717   DG 6722  DG 6724 Davao-Caga

3 Davao Provinces Under Signal No. 2 as Tropical Storm Vinta Intensifies

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Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley Province were placed under tropical cyclone warning signal (TCWS) no. 2 as tropical storm Vinta intensifies. According to PAGASA, Vinta has slightly accelerated while maintaining its westward movement. Heavy rains are expetced over Davao Region, CARAGA, Northern Mindanao, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas within the next 24 hours.  Residents of the above-mentioned areas are advised to be cautious for possible flooding and landslides. They must coordinate with their respective local disaster risk reduction and management offices and continue to monitor for updates. Vinta is expected to make a landfall over Caraga - Davao Region area between late this evening and tomorrow morning (22 December). Forecast Positions:  24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): In the vicinity of Sibagat, Agusan del Sur(8.8°N, 125.7°E) 48 Hour(Saturday morning):245 km South of Cuyo, Palawan(8.7°N, 120.8°E) 72 Hour(Sunday morning): 220

The gift of fragrance & grooming from Rocky’s

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Are you still looking for that holiday gift for the special man in your life? How about the gift of scent and grooming from Rocky’s Barbershop ?  Rocky’s launched its new line of fragrances for men this year. As tribute to the year the first Rocky’s branch in Victoria Plaza Mall, it named its premier scent 1996. I was intrigued when it first came out so personally tried it. I basically like it's fresh and sporty scent, plus it's so affordable! “1996 comes in two variations—perfume and aftershave. The aftershave will be the in-house, after grooming splash of Rocky’s,” said Kay Gempesaw, Rocky’s Marketing Manager. The signature scent bears the fragrance that best describes the Rocky’s man—classic and traditional. It is woody, aromatic and musky with lemon and lavender on the top notes, tarragon and thyme for the middle notes and patchouli and musk for the base notes.   “This is the first Christmas for the 1996 fragrance and we are putting the perfume and a

#ShareTheLove this Christmas season with exclusive treats from PayMaya

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It’s a great time to be a PayMaya account holder this Christmas season with lots of discounts, rebates, and freebies coming your way.  Use your PayMaya to shop and complete your holiday gift list so you can share the love to family and friends during this season of giving. “Christmas is a season of giving, and we’re happy to help our customers share the love over the holidays with PayMaya. This is our way of thanking our customers in helping us achieve a very fruitful year as the leader in digital payments in the Philippines,” said Paolo Azzola, PayMaya Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director. Spreading the Christmas cheer to all is also made easier with exclusive discounts to PayMaya account holders when they shop at Lazada and Zalora. Users can enjoy an additional 20% discount when they shop at Lazada until  December 15  by using the code PYMYDEC. Meanwhile, fashionistas looking to complete their holiday outfits can look forward to a 20% discount this month when the

Mid-Autumn Festival at Marco Polo Davao

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Marco Polo Davao celebrated Mid-Autumn festival with sumptuous dinner at Lotus Court last October 3, 2017. Upon arrival, guests were offered Jasmine soothing iced tea as welcome drinks. Lotus Court’s favorite dishes such as Peking Duck, Buddha Soup, Crabs with ginger and onion, Steamed Pompano, assorted Dimsum and as well as Red Bean with Egg Yolk and Lotus Seed Paste mooncakes were served in the buffet station. The celebration was entertained by wushu performance by Silver Gray wushu troup. Celebrated in the middle of the autumn season, the Mid-Autumn Festival is the second grandest festival in China after the Chinese New Year. The day is also known as the Moon Festival, as at that time of the year the moon is at its roundest and brightest.

10 Adventures You Shouldn’t Miss Out in Davao

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It is no longer a secret that Davao is just the perfect destination to visit when you are looking for a place that will feed your thirst for adventure. But when planning our vacation, all of us try to fit in as much activities and places to visit as we can in our itinerary but sometimes because of this we even get confused of what to include already.  To lessen the stress and the confusion for you,  I listed down the best adventures out there in Davao that you MUST try. This Davao tour  is definitely going to be one for the books! WHITE WATER RAFTING As nerveracking as it may seem at first, once you are there attempting to water raft, you will continue to long for more time.  There is a thrill that you will get as the current tries to move you, as the rapids try to push you. If pushing yourself to the limits is what you want, then this is a must include activity on your list. CLIMB MT. APO The highest mountain found in the Philippines , why would you want to miss ou

Rocky’s Barbershop launches online promotion

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Rocky's, the first barbershop in a mall, launches its September promotion entitled #iLoveRockys. Up for grabs are Rocky’s fragrances, 1996 and Adventure. 1996, Rocky’s signature fragrance pays tribute to the year the first Rocky’s branch opened in Victoria Plaza Mall. Classic and traditional is what the 1996 perfume exudes. It is woody, aromatic and musky with lemon and lavender on the top notes, tarragon and thyme for the middle notes and patchouli and musk for the base notes.   Adventure embodies the young, daring and modern “ Rocky’s Man” – fresh and full of optimism. It bears a light and fresh citrus, woody marine fragrance with lime and bergamot for top notes, cedar wood for middle notes and grey amber and musk for base notes. Here’s how would you can score a bottle of 1996 or Adventure for free. The promotion is open to all Davaoeños with a personal Facebook and/or Instagram accounts (with their face photos on the accounts) in Davao City only.

Marco Polo Davao's Silk Road Iced Coffee

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A few days ago, I, along with other bloggers and media friends participated in a one-of-a-kind experience at Marco Polo Davao . The hotel introduces the new Silk Road Iced Coffee to the members of the media and bloggers. Instead of the usual media launch, Marco Polo Davao came up with a fun event leading to the launch of the new product. It was like an amazing race where we had challenges and pit stops before the main event. It was fun and entertaining. Created from overnight-infused coffee flavoured with cinnamon syrup and milk, the Iced Coffee consists of a blended frappuccino poured into a swirled, chocolate-glazed glass symbolising the roads well-travelled of the Silk Road. Topped with marshmallow, burnt gold-peaked meringues are flambée-finished by blow torch, emanating the sun-glinting mountains along the legendary route. The iced beverage will be presented with a fresh cookie smothering marshmallows and chocolate between Graham crackers, warmed to perfection, invitin

Changing The Way How People Feel About Insurance

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FWD Life Insurance Philippines may be a new player in the insurance industry but it is gaining popularity and has paved its way to becoming the fastest growing life insurer in the country. The author of I Love Davao had a chance to sit down with some members of the FWD Sales Team in Davao City along with other members of Davao Digital Influencers, Inc . It was an enlightening experience and we all learned a lot from the FWD team. The FWD team talked about insurance in general as well as their success stories, values and how FWD helped them improve their lives and their clients.  Meet the FWD Sales Team Maria Theresa Pia Zamora Maria Theresa Pia Zamora or simply Pia is an Area Sales Head of FWD Life Insurance Philippines. She currently manages FWD’s Bancassurance sales operations in Davao. Pia is a graduate of BA Communication Arts major in Speech Communication from the University of the Philippines Mindanao. She previously worked as a Sales Trainer from

Rocky’s Kadayawan treat: maximum indulgence for festival revelers

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Street dancing, aimless walking, sights touring and endless shopping, this is what the Kadayawan season is all about.  SPArty for the men and women of the media at Rocky's SM City branch While you bask in the Davao’s most colorful festival, don't forget to avail of the other treats you can also indulge in at a great deal— a hair and foot spa at Rocky’s! “Running on its third year, the Rocky’s Kadayawan treats for the festival revelers are back for all— men and women alike, to enjoy: Argan Oil Hair Spa and Foot Spa services at a big discount. It’s our way of being part of the Kadayawan,” said Kay Gempesaw, marketing manager of Rocky’s Barbershop. Application of the Argan Oil hair formulation on Glen Santillan, owner of ilovedavao.com and escapemanila.com “We encourage everyone to take time out and dive into guilty pleasures they deserve after a day under the Kadayawan sun,” said Kay. Perfect for your crowning glory is the Rocky’s Argan Oil Hair Spa therap

Kadayawan 2017 Promotions : Supersize Boodle Fight Meal at Park Inn Davao

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Park Inn by Radisson Davao celebrates the Kadayawan festival with a special Boodle Fight Meal for the third time, beginning Monday, August 14 till Thursday August 31, served daily for Lunch and Dinner at RBG, all day dining restaurant. “We are bringing back the popular boodle fight for the third time, this time with even more dishes to enjoy,” explains Hotel Manager, Ms. Emelyn Rosales. “Our launch is basketball themed and we rode on the popular term 3-peat. It’s the 3rd time that we are having the boodle fight since 2015. We’d also like to make this a big splash as a take-off for our Kadayawan Celebration.” “The tasty dishes created by our chefs are surely going to excite all Dabawenyos and visiting tourists alike.” adds Ms. Rosales. “Have a taste of your Filipino food favorites such as Nilagpang na Bangus, Lato Salad with Salted Eggs, Crispy Pork Belly, Hang Dried Chicken, Fried Tilapia, Grilled Tuna Tail, Longganisa, Pancit Canton, Camote Float, Ube Turon. Al

Kadayawan 2017 Promotions : Rekado

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When it comes to Filipino comfort food , there's one place that I can immediately think of - Rekado . The restaurant has an array of Pinoy dishes cooked like how mothers and grandmothers prepare it, with some recipes prepared with a twist to create a more flavorful taste. I've been to Rekado several times and it never failed me. It's consistent when it comes to taste and service. I always have a delightful meal when I go there whether for lunch or dinner.  Another thing that I like about Rekado is they always offer something new to its diners. This Kadayawan season, Rekado came up with new comfort food entries on its menu. “For the Kadayawan menu, we are bringing in the classic Filipino dishes,” said Chef Pauline Benedicto-Mallillin. Chef Pauline Benedicto-Mallillin A delicious new dish is added on the appetizer list— the Oyster Dinakdakan . It's deep-fried oyster meat tossed in a seasoned creamy dressing with onions and chilis dressing. This i