Your PAL : From the Heart since 1941 and More

Flight experience should be remembered like staying in a flying hotel with a “from the heart” kind of service. Truly, a Buong Pusong Alaga.

Even without the recent 4-Star rating from Skytrax, every Filipino knows how premium the “fly” is when it is with Philippine Airlines (PAL). Ever since PAL’s first flight from Makati to Baguio 77 years ago, the airline had never really stopped beating their own second-to-none standards.

 

 

With its 8th Bombardier Q400 type aircraft, what are the “more” treats expected for the passengers?

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Philippine Airlines is no longer just a Manila-centric airline. Our new aircraft and our new hubs are a winning combination that will help expand our market reach both domestically and worldwide. This is imperative for a global airline, and we must sustain and build on our hard-won 4-Star rating.

– PAL President and Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Jaime J. Bautista.

More Time : Faster cruise speed gives you more time to enjoy the destination.

Bombardier Q400 fleets travel 30% faster. This efficiency pleases passengers may the reason of the trip be for vacation or for work. Bask with more time at the destination or accomplish more objectives at a business meeting. Faster cruise speed also comforts the passengers that flight schedules are followed smoothly.

 

 

More In-Flight Comfort : This is why there is “Q” in “Bombardier Q400”.

The “Q” stands for quiet. Yes, the faster travel time does not compromise the sound of the aircraft’s traverse regardless of how lengthy the haul is. Is not that a conducive auditory reception to at least get a bit of prophylactic rest before reaching your destination?

In time for Holy Week, PAL opened a link from Davao to Siargao, a fast-rising destination for surfers and adventure seekers. Siargao joins Tagbilaran, Zamboanga, Manila, Clark and Cebu as destinations from Davao. PAL is now increasing the Davao-Bohol flights daily, and plan to increase Davao-Clark flights in the coming months.

 

 

imageHaute interior also pampers you. These are premium seats, wider windows, spacious leg room, higher ceiling and larger luggage bins. I always believe that the flight experience should be remembered like staying in a flying hotel with a “from the heart” kind of service. Flights with PAL are! Truly, a Buong Pusong Alaga.

 PAL is also assessing the request of DOT Secretary Teo to launch international routes directly from Davao International Airport, possibly to BANGKOK or a point in JAPAN.

More Worth of Your Money : Consistently values you from the Heart.

It is not just about reaching point B from point A. It is about the entire memory from booking, boarding, flying and disembarking. A lot of passengers auto-destroyed their trip due to dissatisfaction from delayed flights while others from an undesirable service culture of airline staff. There is nothing more costly than bad emotions during a travel. A memory of a smooth trip is more healthy to cherish than a memory of a seat sale. That is proven and true since 1941.

Philippine Airlines is the country’s first and only 4-Star airline, joining 42 other carriers like Emirates, Japan Airlines and British Airways.

 

 

imageFrom that five-seater Beech model 18 aircraft to now’s 86-seater Bombardier Q400 NG to the luxurious, first in Southeast Asia Airbus A321neo this June, Asia’s first airline had flown literally and idiomatically, a lot. The five stars by then will just be a fortification and notoriety. We all know which airline in the Philippines really satisfies the Filipino people, from the heart.

HOBO CODES | Plantation Life at Hijo Resorts Davao

A vast playground every hardworking Yuppie deserves for rest, active lifestyle and leisure.  

If you have been really working hard, I am certain that by now, in this coexistent life of the online and offline you, you already have acquired that skill of gleaning unique, instagrammable yet reasonable getaway to achieve a work-life harmony.

Weekends at a Plantation, Have you tried? How is it living inside the breathing banana plantation of Hijo Resorts Davao?

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An hour shuttle ride from Davao City, Hijo Resorts Davao is a tourism estate in Tagum City, Davao del Norte. Besides the robustly functioning 177-hectare banana plantation, the expanse also stretches through a 92-hectare coconut plantation, 60-hectare forest and 4.5-kilometer river.

 

 

Indeed, such a vast playground every hardworking Yuppie deserves for rest, active lifestyle and leisure.


YOGA AT THE HEART OF DAVAO GULF

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This is the most relaxing thing I tried here. Tuned up my soul, enjoying the resort just light and slow. Taking in, breathing out as naturally rhythmic as it should be. Tea after or a short dip at the infinity pool. Absolute relaxation on the first morning.


BANANA PLANTATION TO BANANA DESSERTS

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The guided tour inside the banana packing house is one of the “only in Hijo” memories. Bananas are picked and transported manually to the packing house. Then, are checked for export quality, packed and loaded directly to the refrigerated trucks waiting at the tail of the packing cascade. All, in less than four hours.

Hijo is the first Philippine-based grower to export Cavendish banana in Japan. Impressively, you too are assured that every banana served while staying here is of same universal quality. Try some of the banana and coco sugar made desserts served at the Banana Beach restaurant after the plantation tour.

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MORNINGS AT THE PLANTATION HOUSE

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Plantation House Pool

You may choose either the breezy ecstasy of the Banana Beach Casitas or the American colonial embrace of the Tuason Family’s ancestral house – the Plantation House. Every morning is just serene here. You are woke up with the chirping of the birds. Grab a book. Get a cup of coffee and ask some coco sugar. The poolside is the spot.

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The interiors from the lanai to the rooms are adorned with paintings from the famous artist Kublai Milan. These are pieces depicting the merry living of Mindanao tribes like Maranao and Bagobo.

 

 

The complementary toiletries are all organic, fresh from Hijo’s farm. You are asked to choose which bath soap you would love to use during your stay, choices derived from the various parts of a coconut.


FOREST TOUR WITH “DUYDUY” AND FRIENDS

Such a paradise for ecologic coalescence, Hijo actually preserves an endemic family of monkeys. Along with local wild boars, these natural inhabitants inside Hijo estate are considered part of the hospitality team. Stop over at the Monkey avenue and take a photo with “Duy-duy” and friends. He snubbed me at first try.

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TRIBAL CUISINES AFTER THE RIVER CRUISE

You appreciate topography on a different angle when you behold it from a body of water. This is what this experience taught me. After several tours through wheels, I only had the whole virtual map of the resort clearly displayed on my spatial memory during the river cruise. You have to experience that too.

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Just after the peaceful cruise through the Madaum river, break the day to halves with a Halal lunch spread at The Spot. I have always been an evangelist for Pinoy local food and Tribal cuisines. The spectrum of palate memories from the Kalagan and Mandaya cuisines is actually the most memorable for me. The Ipasagan Pagkalagan na Manok has a taste that lingers.

 


We have all been tired from work. But not all have truly rested from that exhaustion. How rested are you?

The plantation life is easy yet fun. It is light yet satiates.


 

 

 

Book a life here https://www.hijoresortsdavao.com/ 

 

 

 

Five-star Office Space for the more “business-ready” Davao | Skynora Corp

Statistically and spatially, Davao City now coddles a more corporate society. The question now is, HOW YOU WOULD WANT YOUR OFFICE TO LOOK LIKE?

Keeping clients is as important as creating new clients. This is why having a space for the after-sales care activities is essential. No matter how “online” corporate mechanisms are done these recent years, you are “in” the market when you have an offline facility you and your empire could call as your “church of loyalty”.

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May it be a single desk where your partners could air out their clamor or a private office where they can tag along a referral, an office facility is where they feel that they are heard. Not at the cafe nor via phone, neither on a chat box. You and your client deserve an office. And Skynora Corporation wants that office to be haute. May your company be a start-up or a unicorn, Skynora’s premium space and services help maximize the client’s benefits and minimize the cost at the same time.

 


SKYNORAbpowideSEAT LEASING SERVICES
Best for IT-BPO companies, the seat leasing services and rental options save yourself from the hassle of legal papers.

SKYNORAHOWPRIVATE OFFICE
Ideal for satellite office inclusive of internet, pantry access, meeting room and boardroom access and lounge. Mailbox and parking available for lease.

SKYNORAcoCO-WORKING SPACE
Biggest in Davao with over 150 seats on monthly or daily rate. Meeting room, conference room, pantry, coffee bar and multipurpose room are available.


Not at the cafe nor via phone, neither on a chat box. You and your client deserve an office.

Existing in the marketplace is not just having a Linked-in, a Facebook page or a website. An office will always be an imperative to assure the consumers that you will always be there to hear them physically. A part of the criteria to be called a reputable competitor if not a market leader,  in the corporate world.

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SOURCE: THRIVING WORKSPACES : An Overview of Davao City’s Office Space Market by Prime Philippines, November 30,2017, Volume 1, Issue 4, Page 6

Statistically and spatially, Davao City now coddles a more corporate society. The question now is, HOW YOU WOULD WANT YOUR OFFICE TO LOOK LIKE?

HOW?

Book an office space tour now. (+63) 082-287-5761 I www.skynora.com 

The usual Barber Chair to an All-IN Grooming Throne in Davao| Your CHOIce

Your first CHOI CUT experience proves that you have been scammed with the pampering standards you believe you deserve all these years. That you are settling for less. That you are being less thoughtful to yourself.

Who wants to be known as an all-in achiever but unkempt than being a 100% achiever yet sleek?

A decisive man knows this so well – the demand to be a “better him” surges as he set a loftier goal after every achievement. The exhaustion from these efforts no matter how smooth we may execute it, takes a toll on our look. THAT LOOK which whether we like it or not, becomes a suffix to our honorable name. An appeal which becomes part of our reputation. This is when you realize that you have to be thoughtful to the emperor himself. Who wants to be known as an all-in achiever but unkempt than being a 100% achiever yet sleek? It is your CHOIce.

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My Choice : The usual barber chair to an all-in grooming throne

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Climbing up the corporate ladder demands sleekness. I always value both the credible first impression appearance and the winning presence of a won negotiation. Prospects crave for “that look” during the meet and greet while colleagues (competitors most of the time) capture that smirk the moment another lucrative deal is closed.

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Exists only for the gents who always give all-in to his craft, CHOI provides an all-in grooming service every barber appointment you make. If you are used to settle that a cut ends with a blow-dry, your first CHOI CUT experience proves that you have been scammed with the pampering standards you believe you deserve all these years. That you are settling for less. That you are being less thoughtful to yourself. The CHOI experience bundles a relaxing massage and hot towel to the trivial barber routine, which revitalizes your zeal to success instantly after that last soothing wipe of lukewarm towel. The moment you look back at yourself in the mirror, you see a more vivid greatness in you.

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Ever since my first CHOI Cut, I have always been assured that pampering myself is something I can now doubt-free delegate. A semi-monthly appointment with your CHOI barber is a reinvigorating part of your work-life ratio. This propels the emperor in you to keep growing your empire.

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imageYou are already winning. You just have to be more thoughtful to yourself.


 

Planning to reserve a Barber’s Chair? No!

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That is the premium CHOIce.  

(082) 327 3153 I custexperience.choibarbers@gmail.com I FB: @choibarbersph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Fun Reasons to be Messy with Shrimps at Blue Posts

There’s an only of its kind shrimp diner in town serving exceptional bags of sauteed, sauced shrimp you love to get mess with. Devour. And bring with you the tabs. You or your friend might need it. Mess responsibly.

We always have that friend who is always thankful of over-the-counter antihistamine tabs. Why? Because Shrimp is Lifer! (according to one of those 4 friends on my mind) And no other seafood restaurant gratifies best those episodes of cephalic and gastronomic shrimp cravings but the Davao homegrown, Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps.

Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps Branches:
Bajada, Davao City
Lanang Business Park, Davao City
SM Ecoland, Davao City
The Block-SM North Edsa, Metro Manila
SM Mall of Asia, Metro Manila
O Square Green Hills, Metro Manila
Seascape Village, Pasay City

 

 

There is that bite! One does not need to be a Michelin Chef to qualify a best textured shrimp. What I know is, one keeps on being messy with shrimps at Blue Posts when he knows how shrimp should be sauteed. There is always that one familiar satisfying bite which your teeth, tongue and jaw unanimously enjoys! When there is an adjective as “fork tender” (meat), let it be coined that there is a “teeth tender” shrimp. It is at Blue Posts.

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The Sambal sauce. I stop asking for the vinegar dip when they start offering this. I have always been a lover of Asian flavors. When I had my Singapore-Penang trip last 2016, I went home as a certified Sambal lover. That sweet, salty yet spicy sauce slather on an al dente bag of sauteed shrimps? Salivating! The Crew went to our table and ask. Refill Sir? (Ano po, Garlic Lemon Butter, Sambal or the Blue Posts Boiled? You know the answer!

The nautical interiors . The ambiance engulfs you that every edible portion you will try as you dine with your bare hands, is all fresh and prepared thoughtfully. I smell the sea inside. Perhaps it is because of the fishing nets, paddles and life rings which your sensation associates to a dining table set just in front of the briny atmosphere of the sea shore waiting for the fresh catch. It feels composed inside. Not until the bag is finally open for partaking with that shrimp-infused redolence. Attack!

 

 

The costume. One of the crew approached me and offered to don my bib. I felt like a master. There’s just this satisfaction boost when you feel like you are being served with things you know you can manage to do but someone offered it sincerely and you do not have a choice but to give in. I remember that as intense as I salivate whenever I think of the shrimps. When the food-grade wax paper is rolled out. When our gloves snugly fit inter-finger. The drama just makes the whole experience more gastronomically memorable! These actually appear to be more of ritual than function since Me and my appetite know seemly that I would still choose to be messy despite all the donning. These are Instagram props!

Indeed, there is a lot of fish in the ocean of seafood restaurants. But, there is an only of its kind shrimp diner in town serving exceptional bags of sauteed, sauced shrimp you love to get mess with. Devour. And bring with you the tabs. You or your friend might need it. Mess responsibly.


Blue Posts offers 911 Shrimp Fever. An unlimited shrimp for 2 at P911 only until December 8, 2017. Call for reservations now!

SM Lanang Premier Lights the Start of Christmas 2017, SM supermalls in Mindanao to Follow

SM Lanang Premier’s Grand Christmas Tree finally dazzles the mall goers with this year’s accent of giant reindeers and moving Arctic animals. This marks the start of the SM Magical Christmas in Mindanao.

A captivating scene of a wintry Christmas at the center of the upper ground floor, SM Lanang Premier’s Grand Christmas Tree finally dazzles the mall goers with this year’s accent of giant reindeers and moving Arctic animals. This marks the start of the SM Magical Christmas in Mindanao. #SMagicalChristmas

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PHOTO by Jowe Posadas 
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PHOTO by Jowe Posadas

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Standing almost up to the mall’s neck-extending ceiling, the Christmas centerpiece appears like a colloid of illuminating firefly-like lights with over 2,000 iridescent white and red Christmas balls. Indeed a prominent element for SM Lanang’s whirl of Christmas wonder. #WhirlofWonderAtSMLanang

Apart from the 58 feet indoor Christmas tree, the mall’s outdoor Christmas landmark is also mounted at the Northwing Event Grounds. Hundred strands of Christmas lights that resemble a tunnel. It playfully twinkles when malling at night.

imageApart from great holiday deals, Mall goers can also share a bear for charity at the 2nd floor booth fronting Starbucks. With P200, a generous shopaholic can bring a bear home and gift the other to a child in need.

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SM City Ecoland-Davao is also expected to start freezing the Christmas spirit with the first Ice Skating rink in Mindanao. Other SM malls in General Santos and Cagayan de Oro are set to launch the merry SM Christmas experience later this month which shall last until the first week of 2018.

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Spend a wondrous Christmas season at Davao’s premier shopping, dining and lifestyle destination – SM Lanang Premier.


*The rest of the photos are provided by the SM Lanang Premier PR team.

Philippines’ only Resort with Chocolate Museum disguises for Halloween 2017 with Soulful Reverie

Fall into a Halloween trance with soulful music resonating around a spooky fun festival.

Fall into a Halloween trance with soulful music resonating around a spooky fun festival. Malagos Garden Resort hosts an enchanting party for the whole family, “Mga Handuraw sa Baul” this Oct 28.

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Apart from the resort’s exciting facilities, Horror house, bazaar, fun games and workshops, “ngilngig” Pinoy indie movies, and food stalls are just some spell-binding enthrallment for this until-midnight-only Halloween party.

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A line-up of local EDM-ish soul music artists is set to daze your Handuraw sa Baul experience. These are Crwn, Clara Benin, RJ Manulid, She’s Only Sixteen, Jensen and the Flips, BP Valenzuela and Anne Mendoza.

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Planning to stay overnight?


How to be there?

You never had this kind of Halloween yet. When you’ll be there, you’ll never be alone. You are never alone. Access at P600.

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BOOK TICKETS HERE: Malagos Garden Resort