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SM Lanang Premier Construction Updates as of March 2012

Below are photos and renderings courtesy of our fellow SSC forumer (who wants to be left unnamed). Thanks for these photos. SM Lanang Premier – the official name of the up and coming SM Mall in the northern part of Davao City.  It will be the first SM outside of Metro Manila to have an SMX Convention Center similar to its facility in SM Mall of Asia. It will also have a hotel linked to the mall, a Centerstage, a Science Discovery Museum, an IMAX theater, and a SkyGarden.  Personally, it’s Sky Garden is something that Im very much excited to see if it would be at par with it’s Sky Garden in SM North Edsa. But based on the rendering, it actually looks interesting as well. 🙂

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Happy 75th Araw ng Davao Everyone!

For the live streaming, u can watch it here:

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Happy 20th Birthday PagAsa


Let’s help save our Philippine Eagles. One of our city’s icon PAG-ASA just turned 20 yrs old.

Pag-asa turned 20 on Sunday (January 15, 2012). Still at the prime of its life, the first Philippine Eagle bred and hatched in captivity. Photo courtesy of Philippine Eagle Foundation

Pag-asa’s successful hatching in 1992 was considered a breakthrough, giving conservationists hope of beefing up the dwindling eagle population and leading to other successful hatching efforts in that year and the next.

At 20, Pag-asa is at the prime of his life, according to biologist Anna Mae Sumaya, the curator of the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) breeding program in Malagos here. (The oldest eagle at the eagle farm is 43 years old.) – from http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/

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A sneak peek inside SM Annex

SM Annex is the newest addition to the roster of places to shop and dine in Davao City. Not only that it is a mall but it will also be one of the newest facilities for BPOs (business-process-outsourcing) in the city.

Here are some photos courtesy of Jay Salva and Allen Gatan.


SM Annex Davao

SM Annex Davao


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Aerial shot courtesy of Gilles Shackwell

Aerial shot of SM City Davao and SM Annex


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3 international big tourism events to be held in Davao City on the second quarter of 2011

Davao City will be hosting three international tourism events this April 2012. These are Equator Asia Air Access Forum, Airline CEO Summit, and the Air Network Exhibit.

The first Equator Asia Air Access Forum will be the main event. It will be a gathering of participants and stakeholders of the airline and tourism industry. Invited guests and exhibitors are those from the BIMP Eaga Region (Brunei – Indonesia – Malaysia – Philippines). It is being organized mainly by Department of Tourism Region XI under the leadership of Mr. Art Boncato and also by Mindanao Development Authority. More details will be announced soon.


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Twins that would soon dethrone Marco Polo Davao?

To those who are updated with what’s up and coming in Davao City, this blogpost is already  late. As of this writing, a Manila based developer is on the process of securing permits and requirements for this upcoming project that will serve as a new landmark in Davao’s downtown area.

If the northern part of the city will soon have Aeon Towers (30 plus twin residential condo towers) and Abreeza Residences (26-storey upscale condo by Alveo of Ayala Land), once permits are secured, the downtown area will soon see the rise of another twin tower project that would dwarf the current tallest structure in the area which is Marco Polo Davao. The proposed twin tower will soon offer a viable real estate investment option for mid income earners in the city.

Details of the twin project will soon be posted after all permits are secured.

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It’s more fun in The Philippines…and in Davao City – LIFE is HERE!

It’s more fun in The Philippines…and in Davao City – LIFE is HERE!

Even before the unveiling of the country’s promotional tagline for tourism on January 6, 2012, Davao City had launched around September 2011 our city’s current brand or tagline which is  – LIFE is HERE.

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