Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Electronic Vehicle Free Ride

During the Kadayawan week, I have seen a number of e-vehicles roaming around the downtown area of Davao City. This vehicles offer a free ride to passengers within downtown area.

These vehicles fascinate me because unlike usual vehicles that run on fossil fuel, they run through charging electricity and they are environmentally friendly.
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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ecobags to Take Care Mother Earth at SM

Mutya ng Dabaw beauties Vanessa Chan and Samantha De Leon at the SM Davao Ecobag launch

“It is my great appreciation not just as a leader of the youth but also as an advocate for fighting the adverse effects of climate change and protection of the forests that SM launches its 3rd edition of its Ecobags,” SK Federation President
Jashera Gonzales tells audience.

Davao Doctors College students at the SM 3rd edition Ecobag launch

3rd Ecobag Launch. In the photo (L-R) are City Environment and Natural Resources Office’s Dolly Remojo, DENR-EMB’s Soc Mallare, Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer Napoleon Paje, Sangguniang Kabataan Federation President Jashera Gonzales and SM Davao Brand Manager Fred Lasmarias.
Last August24, marked another milestone for SM and its Environmental Program, as over 40 SM Malls nationwide simultaneously launched the 3rd edition of the SM Eco Bag, inspired by the UN theme the International Year of the Forest.

The project is part of the Environmental Program under SM Cares, which stems from SM Prime Holdings President, Mr. Hans T. Sy.

“SM is no longer simply a business, we act as a catalyst for environmentalism and nation building, and are deeply aware of the privilege and responsibility that comes with serving 3 million customers daily,” SM Davao Brand Manager says.

SM has worked with the DENR, DOE, PBE, Dep Ed, The World Bank, WWF, ASEAN, and the Earth Day Network, among others. This year, SM signs an MOU with the United Nations Development Program.

“Through advocating re-usable bags, we can literally be involved in the environmental movement by reducing waste, promoting recycling, and minimizing plastic use,” SM Davao Mall Manager Lynette Lopez adds.

At the Davao launch, the occasion was graced by CENRO staff Dolly Remojo, DENR EMB’s Soc Mallare, SK Federation President Jashera Gonzales and DENR Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer Napoleon Paje.

The SM Eco Bags are now available at P35 and Eco Sando Bags at P10.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Dish Garden Designs at the 2nd Flora Mindanao at SM Davao

Last weekend, I went to SM Davao to look for the items on sale since it's Kadayawan festival. Lots of goodies were on sale ranging from 30-50% discount like bags, belts, blouses, kids wear and a lot of others. When I entered the mall, I was really awed by the beautiful display of dish garden designs at the entrance. I then checked the main entrance and there I saw the display of the 3 dish garden designs that emerged as the winner. They are very beautiful, elegant and I was literally wowed by them.

Here are photos of the winners:

A dish garden is an arrangement of plants placed inside dishware. The dishware used in dish gardens may be everyday items such as cereal bowls or coffee mugs or they may be ornamental pieces.

Popular plants for dish gardens include pretty greenery such as ivy and fern as well as flowering plants with bright collared blooms. A European style dish garden is often filled with flowers such as gerberas, azaleas and begonias.

Last Kadayawan Festival, SM City Davao’s second Flora Mindanaw Dish Garden Competition wowed not only floriculture and horticulture enthusiasts but landscape artists and regular shoppers as well.

They are like a miniature landscapes… very pleasing to the eyes!” a random shopper shares.

Out of the 19 entries, masterpieces by Anonio A. Tiu (1st Place), Emiliana Cordero (2nd Place) and James Zimmerman (3rd) bagged the prizes for the said competition.

Other participating artists were Deagelia Suarez, May Martinez-Hilotilia, Erlinda Martinez, Rose Tamparong, Jackie Llavore, Jocelyn Albances, Mary Joy Albances-Cervantes, Noel Aton, Ilora Chua, Noel Noel, Bienvenido Haro, Rurisima Zimmerman, Silva Alegria, Christopher Rios and Merlyn B. Bureros.

This competition aims to showcase not only the rare plant collections of the Davao horticulture industry but the skills and creativity among our hobbyists and professional artists as well,” SM Davao mall manager Lynette Lopez claims.

The dish gardens were placed on display at the mall’s entrances from August 15 to 21.

Some photos of those displayed at the entrance...

Have a great weekend friends

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Colorful and Beautiful floral Float in Kadayawan 2011

The floral float parade was a big success. Many people of all ages, others coming from neighboring provinces came over to Davao City to witness the event.

Many of the floral floats that paraded in the streets are beautifully done, decorated with fresh flowers and fruits which are abundant here in Davao City.

Sharing to you some photos. Enjoy!

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Kadayawan 2011 Pictures of Davao's Ethnic Costume

The culmination of Kadayawan festival here in Davao City last weekend was a fun-filled event. Indak-indak sa Kadalanan on Saturday was spectacular with many contenders showcasing their dancing prowess.

On the second day, the Floral float parade was a spectacular myriad of colors that reflects to the true mixture of different tribes inhabiting Davao manifesting the dictum "unity in diversity".

Here are some colorful ethnic costumes worn by the different representatives of the different tribes living in Davao City.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Star Sightings at the Kadayawan Festival

Hi everyone. I hope all the Dabawenyos enjoyed the Kadayawan festivities. Here are some photos of actors and actresses who visited Davao City during the Kadayawan festival.

Enchong Dee

Glaiza de Castro and Sid Lucero

Marian Rivera, aka Amaya

Davao's pride, Erich Gonzales

Bea Alonzo

Melissa Ricks and Coco Martin

Glaiza de Castro

Have a great start of the week friends.
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