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PhotoWorld Asia 2017 set on January 26-31, 2017

For about two and a half decades now, PhotoWorld Asia (PWA) has continued its primary objective of training individuals in art particularly photography which is a very lucrative activity.

Philippine Airlines Cancels More Flights Due To APEC Meet

Philippine Airlines has cancelled additional flights in view of the latest information on the movements of world leaders and economic ministers attending the forthcoming APEC Summit in Manila. The additional flight cancellations, which cover the period November 15 – 21, total 358 (78 international and 280 domestic flights).

17th Asia Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibit

Billed as Asia’s biggest and longest running retail convention, the Asia Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition or APRCE is a major project of the Federation of Asia-Pacific Retailers Associations (FAPRA). Composed of 17 national retail associations in Asia Pacific, the FAPRA includes a diverse range of member countries including Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, China, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, India, Mongolia, Fiji, and Turkey.

8 Ways to Get into the Kadayawan Vibe at SM Lanang Premier

Brace yourself as Davao’s premier shopping and lifestyle destination joins the city’s celebration of Kadayawan Festival. From August 8 to September 5, enjoy a feast of arts, eats, beats and shopping deals at SM Lanang Premier. Here are 8 awesome ways to get into the vibe.

Micecon Delegates tour Abreeza Mall

Delegates from MICECON 2013 were given a leisurely excursion in the premises of Abreeza Mall as part of their Davao city tour last March 8.       Treated to a welcome program with snacks and drinks courtesy of Blugre in Abreeza, the guests from different regions and nations were serenaded with performing musicians and handed Davao-grown tokens from bracelets, notebooks from Tinalak and pomelos courtesy of Nenita Farms. These international delegates enjoyed the cozy ambience that the mall infuses.   The Philippine M.I.C.E. Conference (MICECON) integrates two major Philippine M.I.C.E. Programmes: the long-running (since 1991) Philippine Incentive Marketing Conference (Phil-Incentive) organized by the Department of Tourism / Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) and the Meetings, Incentive Travel, Events/ Exhibitions Philippines Inc. (MITE Philippines); and the Philippine Asian M.I.C.E. Forum introduced in 2008 by the Philippine Association of Convention / Exhibition Organizers and Suppliers (PACEOS). MICECON aims to provide a platform to integrate and strengthen all sectors involved in the Philippine Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions/Events (MICE) industry into one cohesive, comprehensive educational programme. It tackles …

SM Lanang Premier Blessing and Pre-Opening, Sept. 27

The who’s who of Davao mingled with the members of the media and other VIPs as SM Lanang Premier opened its doors to the community a day before its official public opening on September 28.  After the Mass and ribbon cutting, officials and special guests led by Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and the SM VIPs went the rounds of what is reported to be Mindanao’s biggest mall. Guests were ushered in to registration tables to be given identification cards and stickers as guests. Gift cards, certificates and items were given to those with invitations to stores like Forever 21, Mountain Headwear, Watsons, and other stores. There was also a free screening in IMAX. Forever 21 launched its own fashion show before the store opening, while SMX opened its huge area for trade fairs and exhibits. This opening celebration will last for four days, and will give Dabawenyos something to look forward to in shopping, hanging out and bonding with family and friends. This includes celebrity sightings as well, of which there are plenty (take note, …

Davao’s 1st Blog Weekend Bootcamp

Am all set tomorrow to give a one hour talk to the many participants registered in the first Davao Blog Weekend Bootcamp. Blog Weekend Bootcamp is an intensive 3-day live-in conference with breakout sessions and hands-on workshop on September 21-23, 2012 at the Malagos Garden Resort in Davao City.  It is an excellent opportunity for writers and bloggers to sharpen their skills and maximize growth in the areas of new media creation such as creative writing, video blogging, photo blogging, and Social Media. The organizers, Davao Bloggers, are expecting an estimate of 100 participants. My topic will be on Photo Blogging, because of my background in photojournalism.  A nice article I’ve read was published in a Singapore online news site written by author below. More information at and  Meet the other cool speakers. 🙂   Blog Weekend Bootcamp launches in Davao City September 21-23 By J. Angelo Racoma | Sep 18, 2012 Filipino bloggers from the South and from all around the country are in for a treat, as the Davao Bloggers group …