Was scanning my files earlier today and I found these! Very timely - since my Rivermaya band boys are currently in Dubai as of this writing and I miss them :) I will be in Manila in a few days, actually, but I'm not sure if I could watch any of their gigs. Oh well, c'est la vie.
Anyway, here's the kuwento behind these photos. Hours before that Rivermaya Live In Davao show I co-produced with Apo View Hotel and The Blue Room not too long ago, Explore Davao treated Rivermaya band members Mark Escueta, Mike Elgar, Norby David and Ryan Peralta, the Rivermaya band management (led by Raymond) and I to a fun Samal Island trip!
The boys looked pretty excited that morning :)
Of course, what good is a beach/island outing without baon? Davao Congressman Karlo Nograles and his lovely wife ...
Getting married soon? If your wedding will be held in Davao City and nearby areas, you might want to check out the 2013 Kasalang Filipino - 8th Philippine Wedding and Tourism Fair Road Show on July 19 to 21, 2013, 10 AM to 9 PM at the Activity Center of Abreeza Mall.
At the Kasalang Filipino 2013 Davao City leg, you will meet various wedding suppliers and wedding coordinators. This wedding fair in Davao City is open to all. FREE admission.
Just in case you're looking for a Davao wedding photographer, please do check out One Happy Story Photography. Let my very talented brother and his team share your love story :)
Dionne Warwick Live in Davao!
The singer behind well-loved songs like "I Say A Little Prayer For You," "I'll Never Love This Way Again," "Walk On By," "Do You Know The Way To San Jose" and "What The World Needs Now" will perform live in Davao City on July 21, 2013, 8 PM at the SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier, Davao City.
The Dionne Warwick Live in Davao City concert will also feature the Tavares, an American R&B, funk and soul music group.
Tickets to the Dionne Warwick Davao show are priced at Php 3,000, Php 2,500, Php 2000 and Php 1,000.
If you're planning to watch the show, why not stay at the same hotel where the legendary singer will be? Seda Hotel Abreeza Davao is the official residence of Dionne Warwick.
Check out the beautiful rooms, amazing amenities...
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...
Like most things that end up being hands-down epic, my being a co-producer of a recent Rivermaya band gig at Blue Room, Apo View Hotel Davao all started with two phone calls and a Facebook message. Yep. A phone call from the Rivermaya band manager, a phone call to a former classmate in Ateneo and a Facebook message to his cousin (who also happens to be a batchmate). That's all it took. A day and a half later, the Rivermaya Live At Blue Room, Apo View Hotel Davao City was a go.
Things moved pretty quickly. My assistant and I were on the phone, calling a few friends who may want to sponsor the show. Fortunately, everyone we got in touch with all said yes. Who wouldn't? It's RIVERMAYA - the Banda ng Bayan - the very band responsible for the monster hits "Kisapmata," "Umaaraw, Umuulan," "Yo...
You all know that I'm a big Rivermaya band fan and supporter. That's why I got pretty sad, disappointed and a bit angry, really, when I found out about this.
Apparently, there are several tarps all around my hometown Davao City announcing Rivermaya's alleged inclusion in what's supposed to be a concert, purportedly dubbed as "Metro Davao Summer Slam," at the Davao Crocodile Park in Ma-a on April 27, 2013. As you can see from this poster below, the event even cited the inclusion of other popular bands like Parokya Ni Edgar, Chicosci, Typecast and Hilera. I did a quick scan of related announcements online and found out that the event has been heavily promoted online and even through Davao Crocodile Park's Facebook Page and through this Davao Crocodile Park-created Event Page. (please see ...
Hi to all my fellow Dabawenyos! You might want to drop by NCCC Mall Davao on September 29 and 30, 2012 for the Bosch Automotive Festival! :)
Internationally renowned automotive parts supplier Robert Bosch Philippines will hold the Davao City leg of the Bosch Automotive Festival at the NCCC Mall Davao Parking Area B on September 29-30, 2012. Incidentally, the Davao City leg is also the last leg of this nationwide caravan.
The Bosch Automotive Festival Davao aims to reach out to the country’s motorists, car enthusiasts and spectators alike, and give them a chance to experience first-class automotive services and learn about Bosch parts and Bosch diagnostic test equipment.
During the Davao City leg of the Bosch Automotive Festival, there will be activities onsite and exclusive perks ...
Here's one interesting event in Davao City Mindanao that you might want to join! Marco Polo Davao, one of Davao City's premiere hotels, is organizing the Marco Polo Davao City Fright Run 2011! This Halloween running event will be held on October 30, 2011. It's a truly unique and exciting fun run you wouldn't want to miss!
The following are the prizes at stake:
Those who will come and participate in the Marco Polo fun run Halloween in their most creative Halloween costumes or masks can stand the chance to win Overnight Stay at Marco Polo Davao as well as dining certificates.
Individual Category (4K Male and Female):
1st place – Php2,000.00
2nd place – Php1,500.00
3rd place – Php1,000.00
Individual Category (8k Male and Female) :
1st place – Php3,000.00
2nd place – Php2,000....
As you guys may know by now, I am an official media partner of the All 4 One and Color Me Badd Live in CDO concert that's set to happen this Saturday, September 10, 2011 at the Atrium of Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao. This means that apart from me being able to scream like a madman (I love, love, love Color Me Badd!) and watch the concert from (hopefully!) the front row, I also get the chance to meet and interview the boys this weekend! :D
So for fellow All 4 One and Color Me Badd fans - I'm giving you guys this chance to ask them anything via Mindanaoan.com! I'll make sure to ask your question/s during my day with these vocal superstars :) I'll also try my very best to ask for a couple of autographs and I might give some away through this blog :)
By the way, you mi...
Want to watch comedian Vice Ganda in Davao City? If you're a Globe Prepaid subscriber (or if you want to be one), you can watch Vice Ganda for a minimal cost. Read below for more details!
Globe Prepaid is bringing the talented comedian Vice Ganda for a live concert cum performance show dubbed "Super Party." The show will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2011, 6 PM at the University of Mindanao Gymnasium, Matina, Davao City.
As you guys know, Vice Ganda is one of the judges of "Showtime" and host of "Gandang Gabi Vice," which both air via ABS CBN Channel 2.
To see Vice Ganda live and watch him perform his funny antics and jokes, new Globe subscribers only need to buy a Globe Prepaid SIM at a discounted price of P20 and load P30 for a general admission ticket, P80 for a bronze ticke...
The students of Bago Elementary School in Talomo, Davao City have something new to be super happy about!
Jollibee, the country’s leading fastfood chain recently inaugurated a brand new classroom in my hometown Davao City for the students of Bago Elementary School in Talomo.
According to Jollibee Philippines, this is one of the 40 classrooms that popular fastfood chain committed to construct under its Build-A-Classroom project, an undertaking with the Jollibee Franchisees Association and the Jollibee Foundation.
It also represents the company’s concrete support to the Bayanihang Pampaaralan program, being one of the first private organizations to come forward to help address the classroom gap.
Jollibee Senior PR Manager Arline Adeva said "Jollibee is steadfast in extending the s...
Here's another 1st from my hometown Davao City! The City Government of Davao, in cooperation with the Davao Association of Tour Operators and the Davao Tourism Association, will be holding the 1st Davao Summerfest from April 29 to May 29, 2011.
The 1st Davao Summerfest was organized to address the need to hold an event during summer in Davao City, a season when the city receives the most number of tourists, as well as to complement the city’s existing major festivals — Araw ng Dabaw and the Kadayawan Festival.
This year’s Summerfest will showcase a series of events that will focus on sports, eco-adventure, and entertainment for both visitors and locals to enjoy during the summer season. Blessed with “natural venues” for outdoor sports, the Summerfest will allow visitors to see...
Did you know that October is Smile Month? :) Smiles are the truest expression of happiness. And trust Havaianas to commemorate Smile Month this October with very special events that have equally special causes!
Havaianas, the world’s favorite flip-flops, is launching the “Design a Smile” campaign to spread cheer and share thousands of smiles with Filipino children! Havaianas is creating a venue for children to heal the broken smiles of other children who have cleft lip and cleft palate deformities.
The Havaianas Design A Smile series of contests will give children the chance to show the world their artistic talents and, at the same time, create better futures for the children of Operation Smile, a non-profit, volunteer medical organization that provides reconstructive surgery and hea...
It's Davao City's turn! After the very successful Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao leg of Make Your Own Havaianas 2010, MYOH 2010 is set to invade Davao City this time. The Make Your Own Havaianas Davao City leg will take place on September 16 to 19, 2010 at the Atrium of the Gaisano Mall of Davao (GMall Davao) along Bajada, Davao City. Thanks Tisha for the info!
Curious as to what happens during an MYOH event?
Birdwatch, the official site of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines, just announced that my beloved hometown Davao City, Mindanao will play host to Asia's first regional bird conservation fair! Check out the press release below:
Birdwatchers, conservationists and eco-tourism promoters from all over Asia and elsewhere have their eyes on the Philippines, which is hosting Asia's first-ever region-wide bird festival.
The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines said the First Asian Bird Fair will be held in Davao City from 24-26 September 2010, tandem with the 6thPhilippine Bird Festival, the country's premier avian conservation and eco-tourism event. The milestone event is co-hosted by the Philippine Eagle Foundation and the Davao City government.
The First Asian Bird Fair-themed “Nurtu...
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