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The 54th Hijos de Davao Part 2

Once a year, on the evening of June 29, the descendants of the original settlers in Davao as well as the new generation of immigrants gather to honor the Patron Saint San Pedro on its feast day and celebrate...

54th Hijos de Davao: The Best Dresse...

Vintage Filipiniana dresses, bespoke ternos, custom-made gowns, refitted finery, off the rack numbers or online-acquired ensemble, the venue of the 54th Hijos de Davao was not short of elegant attires donned...

The 54th Hijos de Davao Part 1

Davao’s grand affair was celebrated with high hopes for the future. In the past years, the younger set has been visible among the crowd that filled the large ballroom. This year’s 54thHijos de Davao gala...

June 2018 musings: Cheers!

Like a snap of the fingers, half of 2018 is over. June, the last month of the first half of the year, gave us a lot of reasons to raise and glasses and say cheers! Most celebrated this month would be our...

54th Hijos de Davao: The muse, the e...

The Muse and Her Escort. The face of the 54th Hijos de Davao is Cecilia P. Reta Cecilia, daughter of Rodolfo Cardoza Reta and Jessieden Pauliño Reta; granddaughter of Cornelio Bangoy Reta Jr. and Rosie...

T’nalak Home celebrates 7thyear

  What to do with abaca fibers bountiful in one’s area? Turn into world-class products. That’s what TADECO Livelihood did. The program’s handmade crafts started as early as the 70’s, but didn’t pick up....

It all starts at mom’s kitchen, a Ca...

Do you ever wonder where great chefs are born or where successful restaurants take its root from? Not in the culinary institutes and business schools but way before that—the mother’s kitchen. The love for...

Marco Polo Davao’s new “conquests”...

Like the explorer it was named after, the hospitality company galloped to the country and set its peg on Davao soil and built the first Marco Polo hotel in the Philippines. The hotel was the sought-after...
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