Davao Bloggers Walk: Appreciation of the City

Bloggers walking amidst the humid weather during the first Davao Bloggers Walk, but it was all for fun!

Perspiration. Scorching sun. Crowded downtown. It seemed like it was going to be an unforgettable day, for all the wrong reasons. The first Davao Bloggers Walk — which unfolded on June 20, 2011 during the celebration of Jose Rizal’s 150th birthday — found the members of the new media marching through the busy streets of Davao, hoping to find some semblance of satisfaction.

Davao Bloggers inside Davao Museum

Well, what do you know! The first gathering of its kind here in the city proved to be an unforgettable day, but for the right awesome reasons. It was like hitting two birds with one stone — we were given an opportunity to meet and greet fellow bloggers, while at the same time being able to appreciate the unique scenes in downtown Davao.

Davao Bloggers officers Olan Emboscado and Leah ValleDavao blogger Faust jumps for a shot, along Crooked Road / Ponciano Street

The bloggers toured around the heart of Davao City, while being able to accomplish so much the whole afternoon:

Davao bloggers enjoying kwek-kwek at Rizal Park. Masarap ba?

  • We gathered at Rizal Park, and discussed the itinerary at the nearby Osmena Park.
  • We had the chance to appreciate the city’s history at Davao Museum
  • Our afternoon snacks were street food. A big shout out to Andrew dela Serna for his first kwek-kwek!

Davao Bloggers with stamps & coins collector Rene Adapon at Manila Bulletin office

  • Everyone was in awe of the collectible stamps and coins by Rene Adapon at the Manila Bulletin office.
  • We stopped by San Pedro Church, before capping the day with a communal dinner at Kusina Dabaw.

Talking with Rizal stamp collector Rene Adapon at the Manila Bulletin office (Ponciano cor. Rizal Streets)Wait, are those freebies you're all holding?!? Davao bloggers hamming it up at the Manila Bulletin office

Thank you to the officers of Davao Bloggers (Leah, Olan, Andrew, Dulce, Chattee) for bringing the local bloggers together in this unique kind of event. We were so happy to be able to meet fellow bloggers — Albert, Amor, Angie, CJ, Duane, Faust, Jona, Kim, Koii, Leo, Mark, MJ, Neo and Perry.

We were there! DavaoBase joined the first Davao Bloggers Walk during Jose Rizal's 150th birthday

We’re already excited for the next bloggers gathering! 🙂

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9 comments

  1. until next time.. excitement is building up… yehey…

  2. how can i join this kind of stuff?:)

    • Hey pacu! If you’re a blogger as well, you can search for the Davao Bloggers group on Facebook. When you become a member, you will receive alerts and updates about upcoming events. Hope you can join us!

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  4. Do you have a next Davao Bloggers Walk? I would love to join. How can I join? 🙂

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