Are you Kong-nected?


Last November 28, 206 at the Tinalak Room of Seda Abreeza Hotel, The local IT giant Acer Philippines, Inc. was in Davao and invited Davaoeños and members of the Davao Bloggers Society to get ready and be “Kong-nected.”

Acer is in Davao City to meet school partners under the Acer Academy program. Acer gathered its school partners for an exclusive session and will be given updates regarding the latest and most innovative products from Acer and other developments from its global partner Microsoft.

PLDT Gabay Guro Davao 2016


PLDT Gabay Guro brings the biggest tribute event for teachers to Davao this year. PLDT Gabay Guro event is also known as TeacherFest. It is considered to be a culmination of a year of trainings, scholarships and livelihood programs for the teacher beneficiaries. TeacherFest 2016 honors the teachers' hard work, dedication and impact on the society with a day filled  celebration and fun with their favorite celebrities world-class performances and exciting, life-changing prizes. This heartwarming tribute brought so much happiness to the teachers that took place in SMX Lanang, Davao City just last November 27, 2016.

Cyrus Villanueva: Home for the Holidays


What a great way to start the Holiday Season! It's always a great time listening to music, especially when you are being serenaded by one of the good singers in the industry nowadays. 

Last November 25, 2016 - members of the Davao Bloggers Society were invited to witness Cyrus Villanueva: Home for the Holidays event at SM City Davao, Ecoland Davao City. 

Cyrus Villanueva also known mononymously as Cyrus, is a Filipino - Australian singer. He is best known for winning the 7th season of The X Factor Australia in 2015.

Novotel Manila Araneta Center


Last November 4-6, 2016, Me and my blogger friends from the Davao Bloggers Society were given a chance to stay in Novotel Manila Araneta Center for the Blogapalooza Horizons 2.0 event. 

Located in the business and leisure district of Quezon City, this luxurious building will make you experience a modern comfort for they have 401 stylish, spacious and comfortable rooms and suites. They also have Pool and Lounge Bar, a Premier Lounge, an outdoor Bridal Garden, pillar-less Grand Ballroom and 7 spacious meeting rooms. They also have a spa and fitness center.  Awesome right? They have almost all the amenities that you're looking for in a hotel.

ASUS ROG Poweruser Gathering 2016


November 22, 2016 - The ASUS Republic Of Gamers (ROG) Roadshow 2016 took place at the Royal Mandaya Hotel. This is an event of one of the World's Top Brand in Computer Gaming - ASUS, wherein they gather the local power users, distributors and media partners into a night of fun and camaraderie filled with surprises.

MACHO MUCHO GIVEAWAY


Macho Mucho Abreeza branch just opened to the public just recently and Since it's already the Holiday Season, Macho Mucho and I has an early Christmas gift to all of you. We will be giving out five (5) discount vouchers that gives you a 25% discount on all Macho Mucho services. This will be a perfect treat for you or your loved ones, since there will be a lot of Christmas parties that will be happening soon. It will be awesome if we look clean and sleek with a newly cut hair, right?

Ready to get a 25% discount on your next visit to Macho Mucho [Exclusive to Abreeza Branch] How to Join? Easy! All you have to do is to follow these simple instructions:

SM Lanang Premier Tunnel of Lights


To bring joy and magic this holiday season, SM Lanang Premier opens a walk-able light installation at the SM Lanang Fountain Court Grounds starting November 18, 2016.

Dubbed as the "Tunnel of Lights", the installation is a 38-meter (125 ft.) long structure adorned with 20,000 LED lights. A new highlight and go-to place where mall-goers can walk through the said tunnel and marvel at such magnificent display of lights.

GET ACCESS TO THOUSANDS OF THE WORLD’S BEST TV SHOWS AND MOVIES ON IFLIX


November 9, 2016 at Rekado Filipino Cuisine Restaurant, iFlix gathered its media and blogging partners to witness the launch of iFlix All Access.

iFlix is the world’s leading Internet TV service for emerging markets, offering subscribers unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more. Consumers can sign up for a 30-day free trial via iflix’s website, www.iflix.com, giving them full access to all of iflix’s world-class features and content on every device they own, with no credit card required and no obligations.

PLDT Home Fibr reaches 2.5M homes nationwide, widest fiber coverage in PH


November 10, 2016 – PLDT Home Fibr, the nation’s most powerful broadband from leading telco and digital services provider PLDT, now passes over 2.5 million homes from as far north as Ilocos Norte to southern Philippines in South Cotabato province, further extending its widest fiber coverage in the country.

BLOGAPALOOZA HORIZONS 2.0


Last November 5, 2016, another milestone marked the growth of Blogapalooza as they celebrate Blogapalooza Chartering the Uncharted Horizons 2.0. Hundreds of Filipino bloggers from all over the Philippines unite in this much anticipated event where businesses and bloggers can interact through presentations, trade shows and fun activities. It took place at Novotel Manila Araneta Center hotel.

To those who don't know - Blogapalooza is the Philippines' first and largest B2B: Business - To - Blogger Networking and Marketing event.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Giving Journal 2017 - Davao


The holidays overflow with joy and meaning when blessings are shared with friends, family, and community. There is no better way to share the warmth of the season than by generously pouring into the cups of others, especially the cups of those in need.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® hopes to remind everyone that life is about what we can contribute to the world during this #SeasonOfGiving. It’s what we share from our genuine hearts to make a diffrence in other people’s lives.

Begin Your Giving Journey with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®


This holiday season, a bunch of coffee shops and stores that offers different gifts and freebies to their customer as a simple sign of "thank you" for their continued patronage. As for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® it will be through the #GivingJournal 2017.

As the Christmas season approaches and a new year draws near, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® reminds us that life is not about what we amass for ourselves, but about how we can share our gifts, talents, and time with others.

LAZADA Online Revolution 2016


It’s the time of the year again in which Lazada is having Online Revolution! It’s the annual biggest sale of the year and it starts this Friday, Nov.11 until Dec.12! A month-long campaign featuring the best deals with the best brands!

2017 STARBUCKS PLANNER

2017 Starbucks Planners
It's time of the year again when people are starting to rush to the nearest Starbucks store just to collect stickers and earn themselves a planner. hehe It has been a tradition for most people to really have their own annual planner from Starbucks, not only because of its design but because of the perks and freebies you get along with it. As for me, I have been collecting stickers for the planner for about 5 years now and every year im always looking forward to its new designs and the things that comes with it.

LAZADA AFFILIATE ROADSHOW


Last October 27, 2016,  Lazada Affiliate Marketing Visits PH’s Key Cities and had a gathering with its media partners and its affiliates to launch and discuss this year's LAZADA ONLINE REVOLUTION 2016 and the Lazada Box of Joy. The event took place at Cafe Demitasse in Torres St, Davao City.

Starbucks Holiday 2016


Last October 19, 2016, a bloggers event and media gathering took place in Starbucks SM Ecoland where they introduced their newest offering for this Christmas season. It's the time of the year again that Starbucks is introducing new set of Christmas Drinks, Food and Cards for a limited time only.

Northern Marianas Island - Saipan: Day 1

I've been feeling ecstatic ever since i found out that I was chosen to be part of the Blogapalooza's trip to the Northern Marianas Islands in partnership with the Marianas Visitors Authority. It has always been a dream to set foot into the Marianas Islands, and finally it's happening to me. Well, dreams really do come true at the right time, even if you ain't expecting it.

BATTLE THE ELEMENTS: CONVERSE DEBUTS THE NEW COUNTER CLIMATE COLLECTION


Since I was young, owning a pair of Converse sneakers - whether the classic Chuck Taylors or a Cons, is really cool. The versatility of the sneaker really makes a simple outfit have a different perspective and makes it better (most of the time haha).

As a fan of Converse, I actually own 3 pairs of the classic Chuck Taylors, and used to own a pair of Cons.

House of Laurel Trunk Show - Davao


HOUSE OF LAUREL TRUNK SHOW - Davao | MAGPIE MEMPHIS CRUISE COLLECTION '16-'17

It was really a privilege for me to meet Mr. Rajo Laurel and be one of the few to have a first glimpse of his new collection during his Trunk Show here in Davao that took place in Dusit Thani Residences Showroom. Davao is the first city they visited just a week after their show in London for the Paris Fashion Week 2016. So it was really an amazing feeling to witness it myself.

SM Lanang’s Pre-Holiday Sale


Indulge in loads of shopping fun and exclusive discounts at SM Lanang Premier’s Pre-Holiday Sale from October 21 to 30, 2016.

PLDT SME Nation Digital Campus 2016


Discover a new world of learning with SMART DIGITAL CAMPUS
Take a peek into the school of the future powered by superb business solutions 
with PLDT SME Nation’s Smart Digital Campus 

PLDT SME Nation, the market leader in providing the most innovative business solutions tailor-fit to every entrepreneur’s need, introduces Filipinos to a new and more integrated way of learning with Smart Digital Campus last October 12, 2016 at SEDA Hotel, Davao City.

Specifically built for educational institutions, PLDT’s newest suite of wireless solutions redefines the learning experience for students, teachers and even parents with the most advanced digital platforms and Internet connectivity available today. Smart Digital Campus promises an affordable package equipped with monitoring and e-learning systems: Smart Gatekeeper, Smart Tracker and Smart E-Learning.

Enjoy coffee on the go with Starbucks Bottled Frappuccino®


Do you want Starbucks coffee always on-the-go? Well Starbucks has a treat for you. Starbucks Bottled Frappuccino® will now be officially available in all Starbucks stores, selected supermarkets and convenience stores nationwide.

Starbucks Coffee Company is now making its ready-to-drink bottled coffees Starbucks Frappuccino® available in the Philippines, allowing its loyal customers to grab their favorite drink at any moment to lift their day. The Starbucks Frappuccino® range will be sold in Starbucks stores, bottled section of supermarkets and select convenience stores across the Philippines.

Let's get Wonderfully Lost in Saipan


Hafa Adai! To those who don't know where Saipan is, it is actually the largest island of the Northern Mariana Islands, together with the islands Tinian and Rota - a commonwealth of the United States in the western Pacific Ocean. 

Saipan International Airport (SPN) is located in the southeast corner of the island. Direct flights are available from Manila to Saipan through Philippine Airlines, but there are other options like from Tokyo and Nagoya (via Delta Air Lines), Seoul (via Asiana), Hong Kong (via Fly Guam) and the nearby islands of Guam, Tinian, and Rota. 

S&R Members’ Treat Sale is Back!

Who doesn't love shopping? Especially when there's a big discount right? Well, I have a good news for all the S&R Shoppers and Members!


The metro's premier membership shopping brand S&R is giving its loyal members an awesome shopping experience from the 30th of September 2016 until  the 2nd of October 2016.
With the S&R Members' Treat promo you can get as much as up to 50% discount on some of your favorite S&R goodies and items. They have Buy 1 Take 1 offers as well. Cool right?

Starbucks® Teavana™ and Full Leaf Tea Handcrafted Beverages

Starbucks introduces a modern tea experience with the world's finest teas and botanicals which brings exotic blends, great flavors and wellness.

Fueled by innovation, an in-depth creative exploration of flavors and culinary trends with a goal of bringing something new and unexpected to its customers, Starbucks Coffee Company has announced the launch of Starbucks® Teavana™ Handcrafted Beverages and Full Leaf Tea Sachets in more than 6,200 Starbucks stores across China / Asia Pacific Region, including the Philippines;

Building the nation one teacher at a time: On its 9th year, PLDT Gabay Guro continues to reach higher heights

PLDT VP and HOME Marketing Head Gary Dujali and Chairman of Gabay Guro Chaye Revilla
Building the nation one teacher at a time:
On its 9th year, PLDT Gabay Guro continues to reach higher heights

Nine years ago, a small group of like-minded PLDT executives banded together over coffee for an advocacy for teachers. With a common dream of being a catalyst of change in the lives of teachers,  Gabay Guro was born and became the CSR arm under the PLDT-Smart Foundation.

What transpired after that fateful day revolutionized education-based advocacy efforts in so many levels giving birth to a holistic approach that was anchored on the now famous Gabay Guro pillars - Scholarships, Trainings, Housing and Educational Facilities, Livelihood Programs, Broadbanding and Computerization, and Teachers’ Tribute.

Modern-day mom Regine Velasquez on peace of mind at home: “Technology helps me become a better mom.”

Regine and Nate enjoy bonding over the Telpad
Quezon City, Philippines – Moms are super women.

Aside from being the driving force of the household, many moms also play different roles in the work place and in the community. They are the ultimate multi-taskers, often having to sacrifice ‘me’ time for the sake of the family.

Balancing multiple responsibilities is a challenge, even for the toughest moms, but what’s probably most difficult is achieving peace of mind especially when they have to be away from the young ones.

PLDT partners with Roku to launch a new streaming service and player in

Roku Pay TV Vice President Andrew Ferrone and PLDT First Vice President and Home Operations Head Oscar Reyes, Jr. at the IBC Expo 2016, the world’s premier broadcast technology event in Amsterdam.
MANILA, Philippines, September 8, 2016 – Leading Philippine telco and digital services provider PLDT has partnered with US-based Roku, the world's leading video streaming platform, to bring the best entertainment to Filipinos right from their TV screens through access to over 3,500 viewing apps, including Netflix, YouTube, and HBO Now.

The Off Price Show - Davao

The country's largest roving sale event - THE OFF PRICE SHOW, has opened it's doors to Davaoenos starting September 2, 2016 until September 4, 2016. It's an early Christmas treat for all Davaoenos for Great deals and bargains awaits everyone.

It is a great shopping experience for you get premium brands sold at a very big discount - around 50% to 80% off than its retail prices. 

Havaianas UAAP Pop-Up Shop - Davao

UAAP Season 79 is here and you can bring your school spirit everywhere you go. HAVAIANAS has a UAAP Limited Edition Collection specially designed for each UAAP school. And this is available at the Havaianas + UAAP Pop Up Shop at Abreeza Ayala Mall from September 1 – 5, 2016.

There’s no denying the thrill of witnessing yet another round of intense battles and momentous victories. Yup, it’s definitely that time of the year again, when students, alumni, and spectators alike, gather in the name of elite athleticism, honor, and good old fun. Bring the spirit of the games with you in and out of the courts by slipping into these iconic pairs from Havaianas.

Stellar: Rising Fashion Star

A night of Fashion, Art, Design and Glam! The Davao Fashion & Design Council (DFDC) presents its first ever Stellar: Rising Fashion Star competition that took place at Abreeza Ayala Malls last August 26, 2016.

Mindanao’s up-and-coming fashion designers were given the chance to put their vision and skills to the test through a competition that encouraged these young talents to rethink, create, and innovate a visionary and contemporary take on Mindanao’s cultural and artisanal heritage.

H&M Lands in Davao

[August 25, 2016] Finally! After months of anticipation, the first ever H&M store in Davao and in Mindanao opened its doors to public. I am really ecstatic knowing that i'll be part of the store opening in Abreeza Ayala Mall.

Ever since i got into fashion, H&M is one of the stores i frequently visit to buy clothes; It is one of the best places to shop because its affordable and produce great quality products. I was really happy knowing that the people of Davao really welcomed H&M with great enthusiasm - and about a thousand people lined up even the night before just to be first on the line and have a chance to get great perks and freebies.

Moda Mindanao Season 11

Fashion, Culture and Colors - these are the things that these young designers try to show in this year's Moda Mindanao Season 11. 

[August 21, 2016] - Now, on its new home - SM Lanang Premier, The region’s longest-running fashion design competition celebrates Mindanaoan artistry and sets the runway ablaze with their very own collection. 

Now on its 11th year, Moda Mindanao is back with a new format and perspective but retains the same global aspiration as it had in the previous years. Redefined as a ‘Young Fashion Designers Competition,’ it showcases contemporary Mindanaoan fashion and paves the way for young and most promising local designers to get recognized in the national and global fashion scene.

Outfit Post: Less is More

Nothing really beats a comfortable and classic get-up for an everyday wear especially when you're off to do errands and have to meet-up with people in between. Today had been a hectic day for me because I have to go to one place to another to meet up with friends and hangout; good thing i'm wearing something that can fit to anything that I've done today without feeling uncomfortable or inappropriate.

Onitsuka Tiger opens in Davao City


Onitsuka Tiger is Japan’s first sports shoe brand that was founded By Kihachiro Onitsuka in 1949 and is Asics premium heritage range.

It began with a commitment on promoting youth health, and has gone on to play a part in most major Olympics Games. The famous Tiger stripes are synonymous with sporting triumph.

The legend lives on today in the fusion of Japanese Heritage and contemporary design. The spirit of Onitsuka Tiger is reflected in each collection of unique shoes, apparel and accessories.

H&M is Opening in Davao City

After months of anticipation, H&M Philippines continues its expansion south of the capital with its newest store opening soon in Davao! Opening to a vibrant array of shoppers in the expanding complex in Abreeza Mall, the over 1,500-square meter store will first welcome shoppers on August 25, 2016.

PLDT HOME kicks off 31st Kadayawan Festival


PLDT HOME commences month-long celebration to thank Davaoenos for making PLDT HOME number 1.

Last August 6, 2016 - PLDT Home, the country's leading digital and multimedia services provider kicks off the festivities with the country's broadband sale and a big "thank you" concert featuring Asia's Songbird and PLDT HOME ambassador Regine Velasquez - Alcasid.


Smart Bro bares Best Deal for Ipad 2 in Davao

Just in time for the celebration of the Kadayawan Festival, Smart Bro is giving out the best deal for its patrons.

Last August 6, 2016 - Smart Bro, the country's leading mobile broadband under Smart Communications invited members of the media and blogging scene to witness an exciting moment as they unveil the best and most exclusive deal for the iPad Mini 2 in Davao City.

Get Wonderfully Lost in Northern Mariana Islands

This could be once in a lifetime chance for me to travel into the Northern Marianas Islands, so im going to take this opportunity and test my luck, maybe this time Good luck will be on my side. hehe

The Northern Marianas Islands are known for its sandy shores, mountainous landscapes and World War II battlefields. The reef-lined beaches of its western and southern coasts The coasts are popular for diving and snorkeling.

Kadayawan Durian Festival 2016

SM Lanang Premier opens Kadayawan with month-long Durian Fest

From August 5 to September 4, 2016, SM Lanang Premier hails the ‘King of Fruits’ with a festival to support the city’s much-anticipated Kadayawan celebration.

The Kadayawan Durian Festival showcases the bountiful produce of key players in Davao’s durian industry. Already on its fourth year, it is the mall’s way of increasing patronage for the agricultural harvest of the local farmers. The many varieties of Durian being grown in the region are also highlighted in the festival.

#KadayawanGoodVibes at SM Supermalls


In support of the city’s annual Kadayawan Festival, SM malls are set to stage varied activities on Davao’s art and culture and bring loads of entertainment and shopping fun for locals and tourists alike. 

From August 5 to September 4, mallgoers can enjoy exciting events slated at SM Lanang Premier and SM City Davao.

WALKED THE RUNWAY for STYLE ORIGIN 2016

Jake Ejercito and Manila’s Style influencers and Philippines Top models 
grace Abreeza Mall’s Breezapalooza

Style Origin is the annual fashion event that tours Ayala Malls nationwide - and this year they took on the theme “MAS!”—“more music, art, and style”— to make the signature fashion spectacle a truly invigorating experience. Abreeza Mall delivered all that and more with a fun-filled fashion festival dubbed Breezapalooza happened last July 30.

It was really one of the most awaited event every year for it showcases different premium brands wherein Top Style Influencers in the country walks the runway and strut. And to make this year's event a lot more exciting, Davao’s own personalities from the fashion, media, and blogging communities had their turn on the Breezapalooza runway.

Style Origin 2016: Abreeza Malls Breezapalooza

Jake Ejercito and style influencers to grace Abreeza Mall’s Breezapalooza 


Style Origin is an annual fashion event that tours Ayala Malls nationwide. This time, it is set to take over Abreeza Mall. And to make this year’s edition of the signature fashion spectacle a truly invigorating experience, Ayala Malls promises “MAS!”: “more music, art, and style.” 


The Abreeza Mall leg aims to deliver all that and more with a fun-filled fashion festival dubbed Breezapalooza happening at the Abreeza Mall Activity Center on July 30, 4pm.

Regine Series in Davao!

Davao, are you ready?!
PLDT HOME celebrates strongest connection with Regine Series live in Davao.

Asia's Songbird is coming this August 6, 2016 at SM City Davao - Ecoland. 

The 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. This will give fans a free world-class musical treat as Regine performs her well-loved hits.

#DenimCitizens Fashion Show

[July 15, 2016] It becomes more fashionably exciting in SM Lanang Premiere in Davao City for a runway show that celebrates the wardrobe staple that never goes out of style.

Dubbed as “#DenimCitizens,” the runway show is part of The SM Store’s celebration of July Denim Month. It was set on July 15, 6 pm at The Atrium, SM Lanang Premier.

New Fruity Starbucks Blended Frappuccino this July 2016

Recreate your fun-filled adventures with new Starbucks Frappuccino® flavors – Mango Fruit Jelly Yogurt and Strawberry Fruit Jelly Yogurt. Starting July 26, 2016 - get that much needed zesty boost with these new beverages boasting a delicious combination of chilled yogurt and fruity swirl blended with ice.

Pokemon Go with FreeNet and PayMaya

Enjoy the best of the Pokemon GO worldwide craze with freenet and PayMaya

[21 JULY 2016] Filipinos keenly anticipating the launch of Pokemon GO can now stay updated on the upcoming release of the game in the Philippines and fully enjoy the game when it launches with the help of freenet and PayMaya.

Home Crest Hotel

Home Crest Hotel consists of 64 non-smoking rooms equipped with stylish and modern interiors with an impressive range of facilities that hotel guests would really love. 

You may choose among the Hotel's Suite Room, Deluxe, Superior and Standard Rooms wherein each is ready to cater to the needs of both business and leisure travelers.

Home Crest is conveniently located across SM City Davao wherein you can Relax and enjoy Davao's city life. After a day of shopping and leisure, rest those tired feet and relax in the luxury of your own home. No matter how you spend your time here in the city, make Home Crest Hotel a part of your Davao experience.

Beauty Moments Cafe - CrayZ Shakes

CrayZ  or Crazy Shakes? Freak Shakes? Im not really sure how to properly call them but damn! these things are amazingly delicious! hehe

It's not so new place yet it brings more attention now because of the people's obsession with milkshakes topped with different variety of goodies and sweets.