Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte announced that he is bent to close movie houses that do not have enough security. This, after blasts in two Davao City cinemas, which Duterte called "terrorism," left at least 5 people hurt Monday night.
"Movie houses should have adequate security. The local government can't provide policemen and military just to guard that. You have to invest. If you can't provide, I will close your movie house," Duterte said.
The Davao City mayor's warning came after two improvised explosive devices went off inside Cinema 5 of Gaisano Mall and Cinema 1 of SM City. No one was injured in the SM Davao blast but 5 people were hurt in the Gaisano Mall explosion. The victims complained of ear pain.
"The military and police told me that they already gave warnings to SM,...
So a day before the big Rivermaya Live At Blue Room, Apo View Hotel Davao gig that I co-produced, the Rivermaya boys - Mark Escueta, Mike Elgar, Norby David and Ryan Peralta - performed first at SM City Davao for a pre-Independence Day gig. I was already in Davao City then, comfortably settled in my spacious executive deluxe room at the Apo View Hotel (which had a nice view of the pool, by the way - thanks so much, Apo View!) when I found out that the boys were supposed to have a Davao City radio tour before their scheduled performance at 5 PM at the SM City Davao Annex atrium.
So I did what every Rivermaya fan worth her salt should - bug the Rivermaya band manager (hello Raymond! :D) and insist - without any hesitation or shame - that I tag along. Fortunately, Raymond was convinced tha...
Good news for all those in Davao City and neighboring areas who need to apply or renew their passports. The Department of Foreign Affairs or DFA has finally opened its new consular office on the 3rd floor of SM Davao City. Aside from serving as the DFA Region XI consular office, the new DFA Davao consular office at SM Davao will also serve as its Mindanao office.
The DFA consular office in SM Davao began operations Monday, September 3, 2012. Initially, only passport applications will be accepted.
DFA SM Davao consular office hours:
Monday to Saturday - 10 AM to 8 PM; Sunday 10 AM to 2 PM
You can call (082) 285-4885 or (082) 285-5190 for inquiries.
Meanwhile, here's how to renew your Philippine passport or how to get a Philippine e-passport
* photo of DFA CDO taken and...
So who else is excited for the much-awaited opening of SM Lanang Premier? It seems everyone in Davao City is looking forward to the opening of SM Lanang Premier, a mall that's supposed to have a total land area of 100,000 square meters. Reports say that SM Lanang Premier Davao City will have 4 storeys and, true to its name, will feature "premier" brands, stores, facilities and amenities.
How "premier," you ask?
SM Lanang Davao will boast of:
1. The Skygarden - this will be at the front part of the mall and will have restaurants amid a garden
2. The Park - a strip of restaurants at the back of the mall
3. 5 digital theaters, 1 SM Center Stage and 1 IMAX cinema
4. SM Bowling Center and Science Discovery Center (I was able to check out the Science Discovery Center in SM Mall...
Aries Lagat of Iligan City, Mindanao won the very first Project Runway Philippines title. Will the next one be YOU? The second season of Project Runway Philippines is set to air very soon and they're now on the lookout for the next contenders. Get ready to be a part of Project Runway Philippines history, fellow Mindanaoan!
A casting call for those who live in Davao City and other nearby areas in Mindanao will be held on February 8, 2009, 1 to 6 pm at the SM Davao Event Center. So if you are a fashion designer here in Mindanao, 21 years of age and above, and would like to try out for a chance to become the next top Filipino fashion designer, go and make us all of your fellow Mindanaoans proud!
Don't forget to pre-register, though! Send your resume and some sample images of your design...
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