Taiwan Excellence Invites Dabawenyos to Try Award-Winning Lifestyle Brands for Free

“Taiwan Excellence” products are manufactured or developed in Taiwan, that provide innovative value to users worldwide.

For the first time in Davao, at People’s Park, March 10, “Taiwan Excellence” will proudly display and allow Davao residents to try the quality of Taiwanese brands for free, simultaneous with this year’s Davao International Marathon (DIM) Race (Register for the 2019 race here.).

TAIWAN EXCELLENCE PRODUCTS

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The symbol of Taiwan Excellence is recognized in 102 countries.

Every year, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs recognizes products which are manufactured or developed in Taiwan, “that provide innovative value to users worldwide”. These products are awarded with the “Taiwan Excellence” symbol and are included in various promotional events to cultivate the international market.

Awardees are selected for a specific Taiwan Excellence Award based on their superiority in categories of design, quality, marketing, Taiwanese R&D, and manufacturing.

Davao boasts a teeming natural ecosystem and a vibrant population, much like Taiwan. I believe these factors make it an optimal place to promote the many innovations coming out of Taiwan,” Tony Lin, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) Deputy Director of the Strategic Marketing Department responded when asked on why they chose Davao.

PRODUCTS TO EXPERIENCE

The Taiwan Excellence Experience Zone will showcase more than 30 top-notch products from cutting-edge brands.

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Superb brands which have been awarded the Taiwan Excellence accolade.

ASUS : ASUS is bringing its expertise in mobile and computer technology, including gaming beast ROG STRIX GL504 SCAR II, which is packed with supreme power.

COMEUP : For outdoor driving enthusiasts, COMEUP has designed award-winning winches that can outlast the test of nature. A highlight in their roster is the INTELLIGENCE DASHBOARD (IDB) AUTOMOTIVE WINCH, which comes with a cutout switch that prevents battery drain, an on-board rocker switch, and is also equipped with an LED fan-shaped battery life indicator.

TERN : Helping you navigate the urban jungle in style, bicycle company TERN provides some of their best products to date. With Tern’s LINK A7, you can enjoy the utility of a fold-up bike at an affordable price. It folds up quickly and simply to facilitate easy storage and transportation, creating a smooth and stable ride.

 

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A number of lifestyle brands are also joining the showcase, enriching homes and hobbies.

ALYA : ALYA is bringing its line of smart and portable filtration systems to help you protect your loved ones. Offering ease and convenience, the INTELLIGENT REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM seamlessly provides households with clean drinking water.

JOHNSON : Fitness company JOHNSON also has created a machine to help you achieve your #fitnessgoals. The HORIZON CITTA UPRIGHT BIKE is integral element of their display. Whether you want a performance workout or a casual leisurely ride, the Horizon Citta Upright Bike handle everything in its path with style.

DEYA : DEYA will be showing off its quality backpacks, including the Ocean Recycling Roll Function Backpack. This bag is made from recycled ocean waste creating eco-friendly, fashionable, and functional backpacks for customers around the world.

MORE REASONS TO VISIT THE EXPERIENCE ZONE

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Four raffle winners each bring home a ZENFONE MAX PRO M2.
  1. Local artist Kyle Echarri will take part in an exclusive interactive session at the Taiwan Excellence Experience Zone.
  2. Games and prizes await attendees.
  3. Four (4) raffle winners each bring home a ZENFONE MAX PRO M2.

MORE 2019 TAIWAN EXCELLENCE EVENTS

Taiwan Excellence has several other events lined up for the rest of the year that Filipinos should watch for.

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The much-coveted Taiwan Excellence Award, honors Taiwan’s most innovative products “that provide innovative value to users worldwide”. 

June 29-30 : Taiwan Excellence is launching the Taiwan Excellence 3-on-3 Hoop Challenge at SM Megamall.

October 4-6 : Taiwan Excellence E-sports Cup in Manila.

July 24-25 : Internet-of-Things Business Platform at Marriott Manila.

November : Taiwan Expo in Davao.

For the past six years, we have built a strong and loyal following in Manila. During this time, we received an outpouring of support for our brands,” says Lin “This is why we have decided to broaden our reach this year and introduce much-needed innovation to more people.

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) invites Dabawenyos to the Taiwan Excellence Experience Zone to experience how Taiwan Excellence products can enrich their lives.

For more information about Taiwan Excellence, kindly visit their website at
https://www.taiwanexcellence.org/ph or like their FB page at
https://www.facebook.com/TaiwanExcellence.ph.

 

Lani, Darren and Jona, to tremble Davao’s concert scene as “The Aces”

Three phenomenal signers in one spectacular show. The Aces – Darren Espanto, Jona and Lani Misalucha are set to shake Davao’s concert scene this March 2, 2019, 8 PM  at the SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier, Davao City.

“Ace” the term which perfectly describes the artists of CCC Productions’ latest venture into the concert scene. Thus, it is tagged as,  The Aces.

ACE – of first quality or high rank; a person who excels in something. In most card games, it is the card with the highest value.

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Tickets are available in all SM Tickets outlets.

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Lani, Darren and Jona performs for the Cebuano, February 2.

From its successful leg in Cebu last February 2, The Aces – Darren Espanto, Jona and Lani Misalucha are set to shake Davao’s concert scene this March 2, 2019, 8 PM  at the SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier, Davao City.

Individually, Darren, Jona and Lani are phenomenal.

The Voice Kids Philippines 2014 Runner-Up to a Double Platinum Recording Artist

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“The Total Performer”

He may be the youngest in terms of age, but 17-year-old Darren is more than capable of holding his own in the company of veteran singers like the other Aces. Darren started singing at the tender age of two and rose to fame in the Philippines after placing second in season one of The Voice Kids in 2014. His first album “Darren” debuted at No. 1 and has since been certified Double Platinum; his second album “Be With Me” also went to No. 1 and is now certified Platinum. Darren’s current single “Poison” is currently climbing the charts, and his third studio album will be released soon.

 

Pinoy Pop Superstar 2005 Grand Winner to a Platinum Recording Artist

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“The Philippines’ Fearless Diva”

Shortly after winning season one of GMA-7’s Pinoy Pop Superstar, Jona—who at the time was still going by her real name Jonalyn Viray—became an in-demand performer and recording artist. Jona’s first studio album On My Own turned Gold, and her self-titled second album yielded a hit single in “Help Me Get Over.” It went on to win Song of the Year at the 2014 PMPC Star Awards for Music. A year later, she made headlines when she transferred to the Kapamilya network and changed her stage name. She has released an album under ABS-CBN’s in-house record label Star Music, which was eventually certified Platinum. She has also filled concert venues here and abroad, both as a solo performer and as part of a group.

Asia’s Nightingale, The Siren of the Strip

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“Asia’s Nightingale”

​The diva known as Asia’s Nightingale hardly needs an introduction. Lani’s career spans decades and includes an impressive stint performing in Las Vegas, where she became known as the Siren of the Strip. During her time there, Lani performed with the Society of Seven at Bally’s and the Flamingo, making her the first Asian to headline a main showroom on the Las Vegas Strip. Lani’s career in the Philippines is nothing to sneeze at either, as all of her albums have been certified Gold or Platinum.

 

 

 

​What if these three spectacular talents of the Philippines’ Music Industry are put together in one show?

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You just have to be there!


The Aces is directed by Marvin Caldito.

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Tickets are priced at Php3,710 for Platinum, Php3,180 for VIP, Php2,120 for Gold and Php850 for Silver tickets. Tickets are available in all SM Tickets outlets.

First Blockchain-dedicated Co-working Hub in PH opens in Davao City

“Kadena Hub” will house, incubate and accelerate upcoming startups in Davao City in a 120-people capacity modern-industrial space.

Do you have that Blockchain-inspired startup in mind? “Kadena Hub” is where to pitch for funding.

TraXion, as one of its ways to transition the Philippines to a crypto-ready country, is set to open “Kadena Hub” this January 15, 2019 which will serve as the Philippines’ First Blockchain Incubation Hub and Center of Excellence.

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TraXion is a transaction management company that utilizes blockchain technology to effectively tackle all the major concerns associated with financial services platforms in agriculture and micro-entrepreneurship.

Located at Mabini corner Araullo St., Barangay 9-A, Poblacion, Davao City , “Kadena Hub” will house, incubate and accelerate upcoming startups in Davao City in a 120-people capacity modern-industrial space. By January 2019, the hub will start to train young developers in the field of Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.

“A lot of innovative projects focused on blockchain will be housed here to support our growing network from Mindanao. The hub will enable startups to have an access to technology, digital asset, network, market, mentorship and of course funding! We welcome startups this coming 15th of January to check us out and apply for incubation, “ Ann Lindayag, Traxion CEO said.

Kadena Hub is one of the projects of TraXion under “One Mindanao” program which sees an opportunity to create an inclusive ecosystem that connects the smallest micro-entrepreneurs to the largest businesses in Mindanao, creating one economic force in the region.

 

 

Westlife’s Shane Filan to Sing Along with the Davaoenos, Live on Sept 16

“Everyone is going to be singing along to these songs” – Shane Filan 

“…my set list is going to be so strong because the songs are so famous everyone will know every single word. It’s nice to look forward to tour knowing the crowd are really going to love it…everyone is going to be singing along to these songs” – Shane Filan

With his version of “Beautiful in White” as South East Asia’s most requested wedding song and his third solo album, Love Always, as a huge hit all over Asia, securing the number one spot in the Philippines and Indonesia, Shane Filan is thrilled to perform live for his Filipino fans this September 15 in Manila and on the 16th in Davao city.

SHANE FILAN LIVE IN DAVAO, SEPTEMBER 16

Featuring Westlife’s greatest hits “Swear It Again”, “If I Let You Go”, “My Love” and “You Raised Me Up”, along with his solo hits like “Heaven”, “What About Now” and “About You”,  and more, Filan expects the Davaoeno crowd to sing along the lyrics with him on Sunday, September 16th, 8:00 pm at the SMX Convention Center-Davao of SM Lanang Premier.

Tickets now on-sale at the Following Ticket Outlet
1. Upper Level of SM Lanang Premier Atrium (Near the entrance of SM Supermarket)
2. Cafe Demitasse (F. Torres St.)
3. Union Market at Azuela Cove.
4. Wiltelcom at SM City Davao (2nd Level, Annex Bldng).
5. Wiltelcom at Gaisano Mall Davao (3rd Level)
6. The Gentleman’s Lounge, Loyola Street Bo. Obrero or
7. SMTicket.com or call (02) 470-2222.

For Ticket Info
0922 6950284 or 0956 7267671

Shane Filan will be joined by two of the best OPM artists today, Mr. Jed Madela and Ms. Morisette Amon.

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“There’s nothing that make me happier than singing and being on stage” he says, “it’s something I am very proud of and it’s what I want to be doing for the rest of my life.”

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Westlife, one of pop’s biggest ever bands. Before the split up in 2012, garnered 44 million sales and fourteen chart-topping singles. Most of the lines of these award winning songs were sang by Shane Filan. As what one of the comments on one of his latest music videos in Youtube says, “This man kept Westlife memories and music alive… just hearing his voice reminds me of Westlife days…”

The Davaoeno fans are so thrilled for Filan’s first concert in Mindanao. Two unforgettable memories to collect this September 16. First, to finally meet the man behind that familiar voice from a boyband whose songs are eternally admired. Second, is to be part again of that moment when you sing along with your friends that latest Westlife hit like you did back in highschool. This time, with Westlife’s lead singer Shane Filan, live.


 

Morissette: It would be special if I shared the stage with Darren in Davao

“I love Darren because he is my good friend. It would be special if I shared the stage with him.” says Morissette.

After the successful string of “Morissette Is Made” concerts in Luzon, Cebu and even Dubai, UAE, Morissette Amon is excited to whistle her vocal prowess in Davao City. The Asia’s Phoenix personally requested for Darren Espanto as her special guest.

“As always, we promise to give the best live experience we can for our audience. I am very excited to be bringing MADE in Davao, plus our collaboration with special guest Darren Espanto is definitely something to look forward to!” … “I love Darren because he is my good friend. It would be special if I shared the stage with him.” says Morissette.

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The “Morissette Is Made” in Davao concert is undoubtedly a not-to-miss live performance since it features two of the most powerful voices of the Philippine’s pop music industry. This is on September 2, 8 PM at the SMX Convention Center. This is also a homecoming of sorts for the Cebuana artist because her father Mr. Amon, is originally from Davao.

What is your favorite line from your recent favorite Visayan song? Why?

“My current favorite Visayan song, which I’ve been singing in the concert, is ‘Puhon’ originally by Kurt Fick. I fell in love with it because it’s such a relatable good vibes song. The whole song is about being patient for love, and I’m always inspired singing the lines “Ang gugma nga pang- now or never will be over too fast.. Mao nang ako, I’d rather wait for kanang the kind of love that will last.” And that’s true!”

-Morissette, who will also be one of the awardees of the prestigious PeopleAsia magazine for its upcoming “Women of Style and Substance” issue.

“Morissette is the next big thing in the music industry. She is preparing for her international stardom as she collaborated with Michael Bolton and Jessie J soon,” says young concert producer Glenn Aldueza of Aldueza Entertainment Productions (AEP).

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Morissette at the sold-out MADE concert in Dubai. Photo from Wish 107.5 Facebook Page

In Cebu, she mesmerized the audience with her cover of a Regine Velasquez original “Pangarap Ko Ay Ibigin Ka,” replete with a whistle. How about in Davao, in which song shall we hear the Asia’s Phoenix’ world-class whistle?

“Morissette Is Made” is produced by AEP and sponsored by SMDC and Frontrow.

Tickets are available at SM Lanang 2nd floor or SM Tickets nationwide. Ticket prices are pegged at P3,710 (VIP); P2,650 (Gold); P1,590 (Silver); and P530 (General Admission). Call 0936 300 0243 for more details.

Everything You Want to Know about the National Camella Day 2018, Davao

Starts with a grand motorcade and ends with the BoybandPH concert. ALL FOR FREE.

With more than 400,000 homes built in 40 years, Camella indeed has built a nation. More than just the pride to be tagged as the largest homebuilder in the Philippine real estate industry, the National Camella Day 2018 is more of celebrating the stronger sense of community Camella has built for the past 4 decades – the builders, the sellers, the property owners and the future “Taga-Camella”.

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National Camella Day 2018 event locations.

The celebration stretches throughout August: 5th of August in Pampanga, on the 12th in Davao and on the 18th and 25th in IloIlo and Cavite respectively.

DAVAO LEG : August 12, 2018

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Exciting performances await Davaoenos at the Lanang Business Park, Davao City.

In a nutshell, the National Camella Day in Davao starts with a grand motorcade around the Durian city. Program continues with family-entertaining performances and meeting “Esang”. Then, wraps this years celebration with a concert of the BoybandPH.

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Celebrate the National Camella Day, Davao with us!
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See you there!

Working hard for another home or condo to own? Or Inspired to save for your first ever space to call home? Well we all know the estate firm to trust for that. The more timely question to ask this time is “What is then a better way to spend Sunday with the people you are living-in with love, than all those activities CAMELLA has prepared for you, ALL FOR FREE?!” Just be there and celebrate the vibe of Davaoeno Camella community – #TagaCamellaAko.

Menswear and Socials | Creating Contacts at the Enderun Cocktail Night

The corporate dealings may it be inside the board room or at a social event space, set a code of specific pleasantry.

Collateral to Davao’s recent commercial fame, the city is gradually reshaping its venues for social events and corporate gatherings. After all, functions host social interaction which is imperative for every business partnership.

Events at Enderun Azuela Cove : A much-anticipated event site south of the Philippines

The latest addition to Davao’s array of spaces for social events is Events at Enderun Azuela Cove. Situated inside the so called cradle of the “crazy rich Asians” of Davao, Enderun’s tent is a 2,000 sqm. air-conditioned venue that can accommodate up to 1,500 guests, with a sprawling parking space, at the most strategic corner of the city.

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The Events at Enderun Azuela Cove follows the same tradition as the first Enderun Tent in Taguig City. It offers a similar portfolio, handling corporate and social events as well as broader engagements such as conventions and exhibits. In addition to serving as a top-class event space, it is also set to be the anchor of a new Enderun campus in Davao.image

 

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Enderun Hospitality Management Managing Director Chef Thomas Wenger.


From crisp to creases : Linen over cocktails and contactsimage

Social events are electrifying. You are warming up almost every attendee to identify that common ground that ignites a promising business tie-up. Such excitement though, along with the intermittent sips of that enticing spirits in a glass makes us feel a bit steamy no matter how freezing the venue is.

Especially when you have found that soul-talker and the conversation gets really interesting, we tend to feel warm within that space from our skin to the undershirt and from your undergarment to your outer drape.  This is the very reason why I am more mindful of the kind of fabric I am wearing when attending socials.

I pick that fabric which prevents me from being near roasted and allows me to skip wearing the undershirt. I am obsessed with linen-made formal shirts recently. With either a mild or heady cocktail on my hand, it just breathes. It is cool and light to wear.

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Brown linen shirt (Uniqlo) tucked into a navy blue ankle pants. Framed it with a chocolate brown weaved leather belt (Uniqlo) and fortified the look with a leather tassel dress shoes. PHOTO BY : Jeff Sison of https://jeffsison.com/

 

Linen easily wrinkles. That is the other reason why I love wearing it during events. It makes your look unique among the sturdy shirt clad invitees. It is the ripples that bring aesthetic to the look. It even emphasizes the cuts in your arms (which you were working out hard at the gym). It crinkles but still holds its shape specific to your body’s built. It looks care free yet still tidy.

STYLING SCOOP: Though linen easily wrinkles, I choose to press it with the ironing spray for my office Barongs when attending socials. The crisp exudes that sharp and credible first impression to every person you will meet during the earlier part of the event. Never attend the formal event with an already wrinkled linen shirt.

The beauty of garbing linen during events is like the euphoria we get to feel when sipping cocktails. You arrive at the event with it being crisp. Then, gradually creating the creases as you become more sociable as the conversation gets more involving.

The corporate dealings may it be inside the board room or at a social event space, set a code of specific pleasantry. But a crinkled shirt is not necessarily a code-breaking style. Not when it is a linen.


imageABOUT AZUELA COVE BY AYALA LAND

Azuela Cove is an estate by Ayala Land with The Alcantara Group. Ayala Land is the Philippines’ leading developer of sustainable estates offering a diverse mix of quality residential and commercial developments that support local economic growth.
imageABOUT ENDERUN COLLEGES

Enderun Colleges is a four-year undergraduate college committed to the highest international standards of academic excellence in the fields of international hospitality management, entrepreneurship and business administration. The College provides a career-ready environment with its industry-specific programs, highly experienced faculty, international academic partners such as Ducasse Education in France, and intensive internship placements. Enderun graduates possess the core competencies that are in high demand by industry leaders worldwide. On April 17, 2018, Aviana Development Corp, a joint venture between Ayala Land and The Alcantara Group, signed a deal with Udenna Corporation for Enderun Colleges to operate and manage Events at Enderun Azuela Cove.