Sarah Geronimo's THE GREAT UNKNOWN Unplugged Live in Davao

Catch the Popstar Royalty as she performs live in Davao City on March 3, 2017, 8PM at the SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier, Davao City.

Don't miss the chance of this rare opportunity to see Sarah Geronimo performing live. Buy your tickets at the Ground Floor, SM Lanang Premier Beside SM Supermarket. General Admission tickets are already sold out. So, hurry buy your tickets now!!!


Ticket prices:

VVIP - P3600 (reserved seating)
VIP - P2750 (free seating)
GOLD - P1690 (free seating)
SILVER - P998 (free seating)
GEN AD - P630 (Sold Out)

FOR SPONSORSHIP, please email to:

NOTE: Sarah G. The Great Unknown Unplugged LIVE IN DAVAO is the replacement of the postponed Sarah G. From The Top (SGFTT) last June 2016. Hence, you can use your SGFTT tickets here without additional cost.

Sarah G Live in Davao is brought to you by EKG Productions!

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PLDT Home Fibr, the country's most powerful broadband, launches the most powerful wireless router

Manila, Philippines (February 10, 2017) – When you’ve got the country’s most powerful broadband at home, giving you speeds of up to 1 Gbps, enabling equal upload and download speeds and seamless access to HD and 4K content, how else can you level up the experience?

Here’s an idea: Amplify the power of ultra-fast and world-class Internet from PLDT Home Fibr with a D-Link Tri-band Gigabit Router.

The country’s leading telco provider, PLDT Home, gives world-class Internet experience to its subscribers through its partnership with D-Link, the global leader in providing network connectivity solutions that provides state-of-the-art data and communication devices worldwide.  

Gaming, streaming, browsing, online shopping, chatting, video calling—whatever you do online, you’ll definitely want a Tri-band Gigabit Router at home to make sure that you get the most out of your Fibr-fast Internet.

The industry-acclaimed AC 3200 Ultra Wi-Fi Router is the ideal router for homes with multiple and demanding connection requirements. It’s a tri-band gigabit router which allows you to maximize the full potential of your PLDT Home Fibr connection within your whole home. It’s a three-frequency wireless router composed of a 2.4 GHz wireless band offering up to 600 Mbps and two 5 GHz wireless bands delivering speeds of up to 1,300 Mbps, all at the same time, allowing subscribers to enjoy the full speeds of their Fibr connection over WiFi.

Coupled with the Smart Connect Technology, the AC 3200 Ultra Wi-Fi Router automatically chooses and connects each device on the Fibr network to the best and cleared band available for the best connection every time. Simply put, it will amplify your PLDT Home Fibr connection to ultra-fast performance so, whether you are gaming, streaming or simply browsing, you are in for a seamless and lag-free experience.

It has six high-performance external antennas for stronger Wi-Fi coverage and superior performance, and a 1 GHz Dual Core Processor to adequately support all your devices and applications at home. For users, this means uninterrupted gaming and 4K media streaming as well as seamless video calling on all connected devices at home.

It also features the Smart Beam Forming technology so users can surf the web, stream their favorite Netflix and iflix shows or play games as they move around your home without any connection interruption. And even if you’re not the most hard core tech geek, you can still easily control your network settings—like enable parental controls, block unwanted devices and create Wi-Fi guest networks—with an easy-to-manage interface. Users can even remotely manage interface from a smart phone or tablet.

PLDT Home Fibr subscribers can also opt for the AC 1900 Wi-Fi Router which packs just as much power with enhanced performance and maximum Wi-Fi coverage throughout the home with three detachable antennas, three power amplifiers and Dual Core Processor.  

“Our commitment to provide the strongest connections to our subscribers is not just built on our proven ability to provide world-class broadband services; it is also powered by our relentless drive to give them convenient access to the technologies and devices that will allow them to make the most of their Fibr-fast Internet at home,” PLDT VP and Head of Marketing Gary Dujali said. “The D-Link Router is an easy-to-install and easy-to-use device that will definitely level up the Internet experience of our Fibr subscribers.”

A Tri-band Gigabit Router is ideal for homes with multiple connections and heavy users, whether for work, play, research or leisure. For only an additional P699 per month, PLDT Home Fibr subscribers can get one to maximize their Fibr experience at home, anytime and anywhere in the house.

“At D-Link, we are committed to provide international standards in technology solutions. Our partnership with PLDT Home will further strengthen and expand the reach of our high-performance and feature-rich products and will enable every Filipino home to experience outstanding network connectivity for their every need,” added D-Link Philippines Business Development Manager Tham Hon Keong.

PLDT Home Fibr has the widest fiber coverage in the Philippines, available in over 2.5 million homes, and with plans as low as P1699 per month.  For more information, log on to 

PLDT, ePLDT mark data center expansion with first VITRO facility in Mindanao

Leading telecoms and digital services provider PLDT, together with its digital enterprise solutions arm ePLDT, recently launched the PLDT Group’s eighth operating data center facility situated in Mindanao, the first such facility built in the region.

Adding more racks to the PLDT Group’s current rack capacity of almost 7,000 from the ePLDT VITRO Data Center line and IP Converge facilities, the latest VITRO Data Center will easily cater to the growing data service requirements of thriving industries in the south.

“Digital technologies and platforms are changing enterprise operations and how businesses grow and protect their digital assets. We’re particularly optimistic of the thriving industries in Mindanao and we hope to further boost this economic development by providing the region the solid foundation for their much needed digital infrastructure,” said PLDT Chief Revenue Officer and ePLDT President and CEO Eric R. Alberto.

“The build out of our data center capacity and our incessant network expansion nationwide prove that the PLDT Group’s serious commitment to invest in building the foundation to support a data-driven future for the country.”

The newest VITRO Data Center in Mindanao is a Tier 2 facility designed to meet global data center standards required by industries with heavy data-security requirements like banks and financial institutions. It will serve hosting, collocation, and business continuity services for enterprises in Mindanao, and can serve as a secondary backup location for businesses with data already housed in other data centers across the country.

Already operational, the data center can now providethe necessary boost to the region’s businesses with services critical to operating and handling ICT requirements. The facility can improve operational efficiencies through professionally managed IT services, and enable businesses to grow their operations in a more cost effective manner through colocation of their server requirements.

The PLDT Group now operates eight data centers in the country with the recent addition of this facility in Mindanao. It will soon operate two more facilities located in Clark and the expanded data center in Cebu, bringing the PLDT Group’s data center total count to 10 with an unmatched rack capacity of over 9,000 – the largest in the country.

Aside from the data center, PLDT also completed the Davao cable landing station project that links Mindanao to PLDT’s three existing international gateways located in Nasugbu, Batangas; Bauang, La Union, and Daet, Camarines Norte. This further improves the network resiliency in Mindanao through PLDT’s international managed network providing high bandwidth global connectivity with automatic re-routing and switching capability through different international cable routes in the event of cable faults.

PLDT has also opened the upgraded Innovations Laboratory housed in PLDT Davao, where products and digital services are showcased for customers, and enterprise clients can experience and test out new offerings from PLDT. It also serves as a venue for collaboration with the local ICT community and educational institutions, thereby spurring technopreneurship and building the region’s ecosystem of developers.

“As part of our commitment to help the government achieve broad-based, nationwide growth, we are working to strengthen and nurture that digital hub in the southern Philippines to further enable businesses and serve the need for a stronger and more robust digital infrastructure,” concluded Alberto.

PLDT has geared up for the digital economy by building its fiber optic backbone and distribution network which has reached more than 140,000 kilometers, the most extensive in the Philippines.

Araw ng Davao 2017 Schedule of Events

It's the 80th Araw ng Davao! Here are the tentative schedule of activities during the Araw ng Davao celebration. We will update this blog post for any changes.

Feb 20 - Mar 23, 9am-5pm
Art Exhibit: Complexed Simplicity by Elenita Boots Dumlao, Museo Dabawenyo

Mar 1-30
Duwa Dabaw, Citywide

March 1
1:30PM Misa sa Pagpasalamat, San Pedro Cathedral
5PM 80th Araw ng Dabaw Pasi-ugdang Pagsaulog, Rizal Park

March 3
10am-4pm Women's Summit, Garden Oases
3:30PM - Pasidungog: Garbo sa Dabaw, Royal Mandaya Hotel

March 1-3, 6-10, 13-15
Dabawenyo Ako!, Citywide

March 1-9, 11-12, 14
Pahalipay sa mga Distrito, Citywide

March 3-5, 10-12
6-10PM Pasundayag sa Rizal Park, Rizal Park

March 4-5, 10-12,
6-10PM Musikahan sa People's Park, People's Park

March 8
7AM Women's Day Parade, Roxas - Rizal Park

March 11-12 Davao Life Is Here Guerilla Filmathon, Cinematheque

March 12
6-10PM LGBT Davao Celebration, DCRC

March 14-16
8-5PM Organic Agri Day, People's Park

March 14
8-5PM City Hall Employee's Day, Rizal Park
Datu Bago Awards, Royal Mandaya Hotel

March 15
3-6PM 2017 Sayaw Pinoy Folk Dance Competition, SM City
6-10PM Mutya ng Dabaw 2017, DCRC

March 16
7-12nn Parada Dabawenyo, Roxas to Rizal Park
6pm-12mn Duyog Dabaw, A celebration of Strength, Rizal Park

March 17
Davao 80's Street Party
7-10PM Lunhaw Awards

AirAsia Announces New Direct Flights From Davao!

AirAsia Philippines has recently announced four direct flights from Davao to Clark, Cebu, Caticlan, and Puerto Princesa. Yes, you heard it right! Now you can go directly to Boracay or El Nido without going to Manila or Cebu. The flights start on April 22, 2017, just in time for summer. So, what are you waiting for, book now with Air Asia's latest promo!

Fly from Francisco Bangoy International Airport, Davao to:

Cebu for only P399
Clark for only P1299
Puerto Princesa for only P1299
Caticlan for only P1399

Travel period is from 22 April 2017 - 31 August 2017. Promo ends on February 26. Boo now at

Flight Schedule
Davao - Cebu - Davao 2x Daily

Davao - Cebu
Departure Arrival
10:40AM 11:45
23:45 0:50

Cebu - Davao

Departure Arrival
04:45AM 05:50AM
22:10 23:15

Davao-Clark-Davao 4x weekly (Friday, Sunday, Monday Wednesday)
Departure Arrival
Davao Clark
6:05 7:55
Clark Davao
8:20 10:10

Davao-Puerto Princesa-Davao 3x Weekly (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)
Departure Arrival
Davao Puerto Princesa
6:20 8:00
Puerto Princesa Davao
8:30 10:10

Davao-Caticlan-Davao 1x Daily Flights
Departure Arrival
Davao Caticlan
15:30 17:00
Caticlan Davao
13:30 15:00

Bulawan : The Gold Festival of Compostela Valley

Schedule of activities for the week-long 10th Bulawan Festival 2017.

Bulawan Festival is the province of Compostela Valley's annual festivity to celebrate its peoples' hculture, heritage and history as well as a thanksgiving for a unified government, good harvest and abundant natural resources. It is held on March 3-8 during the founding anniversary of the province of Compostela Valley. 

Rocky's Barbershop Launches New Line of Fragrances for Men

Established in 1996, Rocky's Barbershop became the first barbershop to open in a mall in Davao. Over the years, it has developed to become one of Davao's leading barbershops. Recently, it expanded its business and launched an exclusive line of fragrances for men.

“It’s about the finer side of Rocky’s,” said Kay Gempesaw, the marketing coordinator of Rocky’s Barbershop, “The initial product introduced are the Rocky’s signature fragrances.”

“We thought of developing a fragrance line for Rocky’s Barbershop because we wanted to offer a more holistic grooming experience to our customers. We wanted them to look good, feel good and smell good,” shared Kay.

Rocky’s services have grown to include hair spa treatments and color styling on barbershop menu. The introduction of the exclusive fragrances will bridge the aesthetics with the sensation of freshness seamlessly for a total Rocky’s experience.

“For the fragrance, we wanted a scent that embodies the “Rocky’s man,” someone who is confident in his masculinity, strong, fearless, open- minded and optimistic. Based on these characteristics, we developed two scents, 1996 and Adventure.”

To formulate the two scents, Rocky’s approached Charabot, a French fragrance company.

Rocky's Barbershop managing director, Tom Gempesaw, and Marketing Coordinator, Kay Gempesaw, with JT Tionko, Charabot Country Manager

“As Rocky’s recently turned 20 last year making the mall-based barbershop chain the oldest in Mindanao, we have decided to team up with a fragrance house with a heritage similar to our company. Thus we have decided to work with Charabot, a company that has withstood the test of time. Founded in 1799, Charabot is the oldest fragrance house in the world.”

“In addition, Rocky’s and Charabot are both family owned companies. As such,
Rocky’s decided that both families collaborate in the development of the exclusive line of fragrances.”

The signature fragrance is 1996, a name selected as a tribute to the year the first Rocky’s branch in Victoria Plaza Mall was opened.

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. 

“The 1996 will come in two variations—perfume and aftershave. The aftershave will be the in-house, after grooming splash of Rocky’s.”

Adventure is the second fragrance and targets the younger, daring and modern “Rocky’s Man.” 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.

“The scent of Adventure perfectly embodies the young, “ Rocky’s Man”. It is fresh and full of optimism.”

Rocky's 1996 perfumes. 1996 exudes the classic & Adventure ignites excitement

Both 1996 and Adventure perfumes are available in all Rocky’s branches in Davao City- Victoria Plaza Mall, Abreeza Mall, GMall, SM City and SM Lanang Premier.

It comes in 50ml. bottles and will be sold at Php 350 only. Yes, it's that affordable because they source it directly from the supplier without a middleman. It's something you should try now. It smells good and it lasts long. It gets better especially when you smell the base notes.

Valentine's Day 2017 Promos and Events

Love is in the air! Are you looking for a place to celebrate Valentine's Day with your special someone? Look no more as we give you the best options to spend the hearts day in Davao City. Here's our top picks to celebrate Valentine's day in Davao City.

SEDA Abreeza Hotel

Feel the romance with fine dining at Misto! Indulge in an elegant wine dinner and their classic slow cooked Angus Roast Beef amid a romantic serenade that perfects the experience on the 14th of February.

Php 1980 nett per person 6PM to 9PM

For inquiries and reservations, please call (082) 322 8888 (loc. 8456) or book through e-mail at

Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao

Not quite sure how to spend the Valentine's? Let Waterfront Davao's fantastic range of Valentine deals inspire you! 

For inquiries and reservations, call (082) 233 2881 to 83 or e-mail us at

Marco Polo Davao

Have a romantic celebration at Marco Polo Davao's restaurant this Valentine's Day. Enjoy a romantic dinner buffet at Cafe Marco or Lotus Court; or enjoy a special set menu at Polo Bistro. For inquiries, call (82) 221 0888 local 7302.

The Royal Mandaya Hotel

Give your loved ones A Special Treat this Valentine's Day at The Royal Mandaya Hotel! For inquiries, call (082) 225-8888.

Park Inn by Radisson Davao

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart at Park Inn by Radisson Davao. 

Indulge in a spread of intercontinental cuisine and decadent desserts on February 14 and let their acoustic band serenade you.

Buffet highlights features Roasted Lechon and Special Valentine’s Day themed desserts such as Lemon Meringue Cupcakes, Red Mirror Glaze Cake, Bubble Chocolate Dome Cake, Matcha Bars,Strawberry and Kiwi Trifle and Meringue Kisses. Dining guests can also get a chance to receive a special gift. 

Call 272 7600 for reservations and inquiries.

Apo View Hotel

EntrĂ©e will be preparing a special menu for February 14's buffet dinner! This Tuesday's buffet dinner is at P1,300 net/person with a glass of wine and a teddy bear and rose for the ladies. 

For inquiries and reservations, please call (082)221.6430 to 40 & (082)227.5088.

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 ...