Tag Archives: Davao City

SM Lanang Premier to Open on September 28

One of the most anticipated events in Davao City this month is the launch of SM Lanang Premier on September 28.


SM Lanang Premier, a 144,002 square-meter shopping mall, is SM Prime’s biggest mall development project in Mindanao.  The mall combines contemporary cutting-edge architecture, state-of-the-art entertainment and convention facilities, and a choice mix of international and national brands to provide customers with a world-class shopping and dining experience.

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Life is Here: The Davao Bloggers Tour

July 14 was a fun day for me.  I participated in the Life is Here:  The Davao Bloggers Tour, an event organized by the City Tourism Operations Office in partnership with the Davao Bloggers.

Forty-four participants, divided into four teams, hied off to different tourist spots in Davao City.  Armed with our cameras and smartphones, we all had one objective in mind: Promote Davao’s many tourist destinations through social media.

I was assigned to the Toril Trailblazers group and we went to three different resorts — Villa Carmelita Inland Resort and Hotel, Eden Nature Park and Resort, and Loleng’s Mountain Spring Resort.  I’ve never been to Villa Carmelita Inland Resort and Loleng’s Mountain Spring Resort before the tour so I guess I was really really excited.

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Celebrate Mother’s Day at Alor’s

Mother’s Day is that one day of the year when we really want to give mom an extra dose of pampering.  And if you want to make mom feel extra special on this memorable day, treat her to a sumptuous dinner at Alor’s: a Home Kitchen. 



Alor’s: A Home Kitchen  is one of the finest restaurants in Davao City.  They serve delectable meals amidst a very relaxing ambiance.  The house specials – Angus Roast Beef,  Forty Clove Chicken,  and Knock Out Knuckles – will surely delight your mom and the rest of the family as well. For appetizers and sides,  their Potato Shrimp Balls and the irresistible Golden Rolls are great choices.


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Ranchero Davao: Baby Back Ribs and More

When I think of Ranchero Davao, one thing definitely comes to mind.  And that’s their very flavorful baby back ribs.

I have tried the famous Ranchero baby back ribs a couple of times and always, the restaurant’s trademark is there — that unmistakable burst of flavor with every  bite.   Honestly, the ribs are so juicy and tender that I reckon I can finish a slab in one sitting.  Yeah, even without the sauce. 🙂 Continue reading

SoCCSKSarGen Summer Safari- Day 2

We were up early for the 2nd day of the SoCCSKSarGen Summer Safari. I’m not used to getting up at 6:00 am but since ours was a very tight schedule,  I dragged myself out of bed.

By 7:00 am, we left Ice Castle Experience and were on our way to our first stop for the day, to have breakfast at the magnificent Dolores Farm Resort in Polomolok, South Cotabato.  I have been to the resort before so I knew that my companions will surely love the place.

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SoCCSKSarGen Summer Safari- Day 1

I never thought we’d do it in so short a preparation.  In less than a month, we were able to gather bloggers from Cagayan de Oro, SoCCSKSarGen, and Davao for the grandest meet-up yet– The Mindanao Food Appreciation Tour.

A flurry of email exchanges ensued between the key persons of the Davao , SoCCSKSargen, and CDO bloggers and before we knew it, ChiQ and 7 other bloggers from Cagayan de Oro City were on their way to Davao City via the Davao-Bukidnon Highway last May 29.

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Davao Food Appreciation Tour 2010- Day 3

Day 3 of the Davao Food Appreciation Tour 2010 was fun, fun, fun!

We were up early and had breakfast at TAPS, along Torres Street.  TAPS is  an institution in Davao City, providing Davaoeno’s with affordable, hot meals.  I don’t usually eat breakfast but I enjoyed  the fish, eggs, and rice I ordered that morning.  That, and a cup of coffee.

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Davao Food Appreciation Tour 2010- Day 2

I wasn’t able to join the Davao Food Appreciation Tour 2010 participants when they went ziplining at Outland Adventure or when they had lunch at Penong’s Barbecue Seafoods and Grill but I’m sure all of them had the time of their lives.

(photo by Lyle Santos)

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Davao Food Appreciation Tour 2010- Day 1

April 30 was the start of a fun weekend for Avatar Media because visiting bloggers from Manila, Cagayan deo Oro, and General Santos City arrived to participate in the much-awaited Davao Food Appreciation Tour 2010.

Davao F.A.T. 2010 started with welcome snacks at Mam Bebs Bakeshop. The DFAT participants who arrived in time were treated to  pancit palabok, potato rolls, mango squares, and pork and chicken siopao.

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