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Kadayawan 2009 photos

Kadayawan 2009 photos

Here are some photos of the Kadayawan sa Dabaw 2009 festivities, taken by Jaime Haw. And here are a few blog posts and news items that have been published online: Ginoong Kadayawan 2009 The Revolution that started in Kadayawan 2009 Darna flies to Davao for Kadayawan 2009 Kadayawan 2009 by Councilor Mabel Acosta 2009 Kadayawan [...]

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72nd Araw ng Dabaw celebrations open

72nd Araw ng Dabaw celebrations open

[Media Release] Araw ng Dabaw, the city’s celebration of its 72nd charter anniversary, officially opens on 9 March 2009, 4:00 PM with the “DAWOW” Grand Opening Ceremony at Quezon Park (in front of City Hall). The program will kick off with a musical presentation by the Davao Community Band and Blue Velvet Band, followed by [...]

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Events, Travel & Tours   15

Araw ng Dabaw 2009

Araw ng Dabaw 2009

Araw ng Dabaw will be upon us again in March 2009. This year is the 72nd anniversary of the city’s foundation day, and the theme is “Pagtupad sa Dakilang Pangako“. For more information about Davao City’s history, please see the relevant entry in Wikipedia. Here is the Calendar of Activities, courtesy of the City Tourism [...]

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Events, Travel & Tours   18

The Xcelerator: longest zip line in Asia

The Xcelerator: longest zip line in Asia

The intrepid bloggers, Andrew, Ria, Winston and I, went to see what the buzz was all about at the Outland Adventure camp in Ma-a, Davao City. For nearly a decade, it’s been known for their ropes course, a corporate team-building facility out in the boondocks. Now there’s the Xcelerator — the longest zip line in [...]

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Travel & Tours   35

Roadtrip back to Davao

Roadtrip back to Davao

On my latest trip to Northern Mindanao, I had an interesting road trip with a couple of friends to and from Cagayan de Oro City. The trip going was uneventful and rather tiring because I had little sleep the previous night, and it rained hard. On the other hand, the trip from Cagayan de Oro [...]

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Advances in airline online booking

Advances in airline online booking

After introducing an air ticket booking service that’s completely online and automated, Cebu Pacific has introduced new features into their Web-based reservation system. This is one thing that I’ve long been pining for ever since I started using this airline’s Web site: the facility to not only book tickets but reserve seats as well. And [...]

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Internet, Travel & Tours   10

Ang Dabawenyo in Tagaytay

The last time I was in Tagaytay was in 2005 when I found myself with the country’s IT industry movers and shakers, and the purpose was to formulate the Philippine Software Industry Roadmap. Now I’m back, and it’s for another conference. This time it’s MediaNation5.2. MediaNation is an annual event wherein journalists come together and [...]

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Cebu Pacific opens Davao hub

Great news for us down South! Cebu Pacific, the leading domestic airline in the Philippines, has inaugurated its operations hub in Davao City last 8 May 2008, to further serve the island of Mindanao. Hopefully this will mean more air routes to the “missionary” destinations on the island. This is the carrier’s third hub, after [...]

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CityScape, Travel & Tours   3

Sky Rider @ Eden Nature Park

Typically called “zip line”, the Sky Rider is one helluva ride! In Mindanao, there are three of these things: here in Davao at the Eden Nature Park, the one in Cagayan de Oro City, and the longest in the country, at Kapatagan. I’m gonna try all of them as soon as I can! Here’s a [...]

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Travel & Tours   7

People’s Park

The old PTA Grounds, which was recently renovated and given a major makeover, is now known as “People’s Park.” The winner of the name-the-park contest is Romeo Sardon, 75, of Matina. He won the P50,000 prize money for having his entry chosen to be the park’s name from now on. Sardon is a retired electrician [...]

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