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It’s More Fun for Geeks in Panglao Island, Bohol!

Panglao Island

Panglao Island in Bohol will be the host of the country’s biggest tech event: the annual global tech and startup event Geeks on a Beach.

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What’s in NAIA Terminal 4?

NAIA Terminal 4

When I first read our flight itinerary and saw the assigned terminal, the question in my mind was "Where is Terminal 4??"

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Balai Coffee n Spa: Comfort and Style in One House

Balai Coffee n Spa

We recently visited Tagum and got introduced to Balai Coffee n Spa, a house-themed coffee shop that is great for family bonding or hanging out with friends!

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DavaoBase Invades Guimaras Tourist Spots

iloilo guimaras mangroves

As part of our Blog The City Of Love tour, we were brought to the island of Guimaras. The island province is about 20 minutes by boat from Iloilo.

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DavaoBase in Iloilo: Injap Tower Hotel

Happy Room at Injap Tower Hotel

As part of the "Blog The City Of Love" campaign, we checked in at Injap Tower Hotel, the tallest building in Iloilo City. Read about our experience here.

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UP Diliman Food Trip: 5 Quick and Memorable Stops

UP Diliman food trip

We recently went on a UP Diliman food trip by eating at five popular and very interesting food stops within the UP Diliman campus.

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Campayapaan Summer Peace Camp for B’laan Students: Call For Donations

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Want to help selected B'laan students find their role in peace-building efforts? Send them to Campayapaan through your donations.

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Hill 88 Hideaway: Great Bonding Spot in Buda

Hill 88 Buda

We went to one of the most relaxing places within driving distance of Davao City -- Hill 88 Hideaway in Buda!

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Trip to Enchanted River in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur

Enchanted River in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur

After our trip from Davao City to Tinuy-an Falls, we proceeded to the famous Enchanted River in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. Read about our little adventure.

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From Davao to Tinuy-an Falls in Surigao del Sur

Mamu in Tinuy-an Falls

The road trip from Davao to Tinuy-an Falls was literally a pain-in-the-butt, but it only took one glance of the majestic waterfalls to make it all worthwhile.

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Family Outing in Paraiso Verde Resort and Water Park

Giant bucket drop in Paraiso Verde's Moby Wave Pool

We went on a 4-hour road trip to Koronadal City in South Cotabato for a family summer outing. Our destination — Paraiso Verde Resort and Water Park!

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Revisiting Bluejaz Beach Resort and Waterpark for Company Summer Outing

We both tried the Giant Waterslide. It was fun and exciting. I'm looking forward to go 'watersliding' again soon.

One of the fun summer trips we had is the SMB Brewing Department's summer outing in Bluejaz Beach Resort and Waterpark located in the beautiful Island Garden City of Samal.

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PhilHealth Run: The Mindanao Run for Hope

PhilHealth Run in Davao

Be a part of the PhilHealth Run: The Mindanao Run for Hope, the first simultaneous running event in Mindanao on February 05, 2012, 5:00 AM, covering six major cities: Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga, Butuan, Koronadal and Marawi.

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DavaoBase Takes a Romantic Escape to Pearl Farm

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DavaoBase went to a romantic escape to Pearl Farm Beach Resort in Kaputian, Island Garden City of Samal.

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Soccskargen Invasion: Memorable Pictures from the Trip

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Here are some awesome shots that we managed to take during our escapade with fellow bloggers.

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Soccskargen Invasion: Pawikan Nesting Sanctuary in Maitum

A baby sea turtle swims its way to growth in Pawikan Nesting Sanctuary, Maitum, Sarangani.

This natural breeding ground for sea turtles is located in Maitum, Sarangani. Kudos to the city government of Maitum, led by Mayor Elsie Perrett, for boosting Sarangani as a viable tourist destination.

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DavaoBase Enjoys the Soccskargen Experience Tour!

Soccskargen Experience Tour with General Santos City's Media Affairs Officer Avel Manansala and fellow bloggers. Photo courtesy of Montage Digital Photography.

We embarked on the Soccskargen Experience Tour on the first week of September 2011. General Santos City Media Affairs Officer Avel Manansala toured us around the Soccskargen region.

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DavaoBase in Manila for SMB Idol National Finals

Chito in SMB Idol

Chito won First Place in the SMB Idol Mindanao Eliminations, and so DavaoBase is heading to Manila for the SMB Idol National Finals!

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'Magandang GenSan' from DavaoBase!

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DavaoBase is waking up early in this beautiful city of General Santos to greet you 'Magandang GenSan'!

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DavaoBase Invades SOCCSKARGEN!

General Santos

DavaoBase is in SOCCSKSARGEN!

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Kapatagan Invasion: Agong House and Tibolo Village

Kublai sculptures at the Agong House area in Kapatagan

Kapatagan is slowly gaining ground as the prime destination for tourists who want to appreciate nature at its finest. We bore witness to the grandiose landscapes of this humble barangay in Digos City.

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Kapatagan Invasion: Camp@Tagan Lake Mirror and Hillside

Camp@Tagan Lake Mirror and Hillside, Kapatagan, Digos, Davao del Sur

This complex has two tiers: a lake camping ground and a hilltop campsite. The uphill resort is owned by Philip Dizon of Davao Crocodile Park and Maxima Aquafun & Canopy Tours.

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DavaoBase Invades Kapatagan!

The requisite jump shot! Taken at the View Deck in Kapatagan

Kapatagan is growing to become an eco-adventure tourist destination, perfect for those who want to escape the busy city life. Along with fellow Davao bloggers, Wifey and I enjoyed a full day of touring around its wondrous sights.

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Musikahan Sa Tagum 2011: We Were There!

Musikahan Sa Tagum 2011

Tagum City was a breath of fresh air for us, providing us with a much-needed break from the usual. The city's music lifestyle also gives Tagum a tourist-friendly face.

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Tacoma Is Davao's US Sister City

City of Tacoma, Washington, US

The City of Tacoma in Washington has agreed to become our sister city, by creating a partnership with Davao City.

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DavaoBase Invades Hong Kong: Madame Tussauds at The Peak

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at Madame Tussauds in The Peak, Hong Kong

Madame Tussauds is known for its wax figures of celebrities and famous personalities. It is located in The Peak, where tourists can enjoy a view of the Hong Kong skyline.

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DavaoBase Invades Hong Kong Disneyland!

Fireworks display at Sleeping Beauty’s castle in Disneyland Hong Kong

The most magical place in Hong Kong awakened the child in us. Hong Kong Disneyland easily trumps all of our previous vacation destinations, bar none.

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DavaoBase Invades Hong Kong: Giant Buddha in Ngong Ping

The Giant Buddha in Ngong Ping, Hong Kong

We had to endure walking 268 steps to arrive at the Buddha's feet! But the Giant Buddha in Ngong Ping proved to be a great first stop for our three-day Hong Kong vacation.

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DavaoBase Invades Hong Kong: Modes of Transportation

Inside the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, speed and cleanliness are the name of the game, by using faster and more eco-friendly public vehicles.

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DavaoBase Invades Hong Kong!

Hubby and Wifey at The Peak in Hong Kong

This is the first of a series of posts dedicated to our latest Southeast Asian destination. Keep posted for our Hong Kong feature posts, written from the viewpoint of a Dabawenyo.

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AS 1 Concert By Martin Nievera & Gary V. On October 28

As 1 Concert With Martin Nievera and Gary Valenciano. October 28, 2010 (Thursday) at Holy Cross of Davao Gym

Mark your calendars: October 28, 7:00 PM at the Holy Cross of Davao Gym. Martin Nievera and Gary Valenciano will bring their hugely successful concert to Davao City.

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WordCamp Philippines 2010 Organized By Davao-based Avatar Media

WordCamp Philippines 2010, in De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, Manila. Organized by Davao-based media outfit Avatar Media

October 2 marks the third WordCamp Philippines, an annual gathering of WordPress users in the country. Venue: College of Saint Benilde, Taft Avenue, Manila

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Puto Cheese at Prangel's Snack Inn: Heaven in a Bite

The detectable and best-selling tummy filler from one of Digos City's well-known snack shops.

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Tap Room Piano & KTV: Music Destination at Jack's Ridge

photo of new Davao landmark at Jack's Ridge by Jojie Alcantara

This music destination at Jack's Ridge is designed as a piano bar and a videoke station, and can house about 40 people.

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DavaoBase Invades Cebu: Alpa City Suites

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This Cebu business hotel earns top honors for the exceptional room amenities and its proximity to the city's best destinations, but needs improvement on front desk service.

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DavaoBase Invades Cebu: Taoist Temple

We took a cab from the Magellan’s Cross to the Taoist Temple. The temple is located in Beverly Hills Subdivision in Cebu City. The ride to Taoist Temple reminds me of the road to Shrine Hills (here in Matina, Davao City), but the climb to the temple itself reminds me ...

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DavaoBase Invades Cebu: CnT Lechon

One of the things we loved about Cebu is the food. Naturally, we started our Cebu food trip with LECHON!

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DavaoBase Invades Cebu: Magellan's Cross

The cross is in a chapel located just in between the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño and the Cebu City Hall. It's one of Cebu's most famous tourist attractions.

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DavaoBase Invades Cebu!

Hubby and Wifey are on vacation in Cebu! It's a welcome change from our usual work-loaded life, that's for sure.

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Camp Holiday: Family-Friendly Beach Resort In Samal

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It's located right smack beside the Samal Ferry Wharf. Entrance fee is P80 per head, which includes use of the swimming pool, open cottages, nipa huts, and seaside veranda.

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Watch Pacquiao-Clottey Fight In San Miguel Beer Outlets

Pacquiao Clottey: The Event

Enjoy watching the boxing match on March 14, 2010 with your favorite San Miguel Beer, in the following outlets.

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Boyd's Pizza House Brings a Rush of Kidapawan Memories

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The famous Kidapawan restaurant has reached our shores, and has planted its roots in Bo. Obrero as Boyd's Pizza House. Read our verdict on their dishes here.

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Movie About Davao Death Squad Wins International Awards

'Engkwentro', said to be about the Davao Death Squad, recently won 2 international awards.

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Philippine Airlines Now Offers Cebu-Davao Route and More

Philippine Airlines

PAL is now offering new domestic routes and destinations, including a daily service from Cebu to Davao and from Davao to Cebu.

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Cebu Pacific Now Offers Davao – Cagayan de Oro Flights

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Cebu Pacific has recently opened its Davao-Cagayan de Oro route, making travel between the two top cities in Mindanao a breeze. I remember the time when we went to Camiguin and the travel by land from Davao to Cagayan de Oro took 6 long hours! Starting last Thursday, May 14, ...

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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Needed In Davao City

There's one particular food store that Dabawenyos are craving for: Krispy Kreme.

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Bluejaz Resort — Was It All Just Hype?

We posted snippets of our Samal trip last Friday in Twitter and Plurk, and now comes the mother account of what happened in our Bluejaz visit. Of course, a lot of you may have heard about Bluejaz before since it has been featured twice (not once, but twice!) in TV ...

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Air Asia Soon To Fly Over Davao Skies

Air Asia

Business Mirror reported today that Air Asia, a budget airline based in Malaysia, has expressed interest to fly between Kota Kinabalu and Davao City. This is actualy good news for us. It seems that we can expect more seat bargains for international travel now that Air Asia is preparing to ...

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DavaoBase Invades Singapore: The World Is Getting Smaller — Really!

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Glomark, Daryl and Hubby When we were walking the streets of Singapore early this month, we met old friend and College classmate Glomark Tan! Of all the places to reunite, who would expect it to be in the streets of another country? We had a short chat and we introduced ...

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DavaoBase Invades Singapore: Singapore Flyer

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Just crashing in on my wife’s blog again. 😉 After my wife’s slightly harrowing experience in the cable car ride to Sentosa Island, she expressed hesitation to hitch a ride with another high flyer. Two days after our Sentosa visit, I convinced her to hop aboard the Singapore Flyer, a ...

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