Showing posts from 2018


According to research, significant number of Filipino children nowadays are underweight and experiencing stunted growth and is becoming a health and development concern. Alaska Milk Corporationalong with Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) had a media round table discussion just recently as a support to “Tamang tangkad Tamang Bigat” program. According to FNRI, 1 out of every 3 children in the Philippines aged 5 to 10 are suffering from stunted growth. And also 1 out of 3 children aged 5 to 10 are underweight.

FNRI’s “Pinggang Pinoy”
The World Health Organization blames poor nutrition to be one of the main reason for stunted growth among children. If not addressed properly. It will result to weakened immune system and underlyiing diseases as well as poor nutrient absorption upon growth.
Alaska Milk Corporation’s successful Batang Alaska  School Milk Program in Manila was a success and was later brought to Davao wherein media and bloggers discussed about the issue and aim to raise…


Rophe’s Chickenstarted out as a simple lechon manok take out station back in 2012 along Tiongko in Davao City. Chef Rophe Cambronero humbly admits starting young in food business. Rophe’s, he said was just a project, a business study he once did in college. From a lechon manok take out station, to a little dine in resto that can accommodate 20 people to now a buffet restaurant with 3 function halls that can  cater food and venue to parties, intimate gatherings even workshops and meetings.
Rophe’s Chicken, located in kilometer 5 Buhangin, has three function halls that can cater all-in party packages to around 50-100 pax complete with food, decorations, host, lights and sound system, uniformed waiters and food attendants, Refer to their Facebook Page  for more details. 
Function Room Photos:

The cozy interiors of the buffet and restaurant area first caught my attention. There's this little corner in Rophe's that I find instagrammable.

The Buffet Area

The Food


Hap Chan, the home of authentic Hongkong Chinese restaurant in the Philippines offers the only Hongkong  tea house cuisine and their  dimsum is vastly becoming Filipino’ s comfort food these days.

"Hap Chan” means a place to where people meet and share. True to its word, Hap Chan who has grown to around 100 branches nationwide has been a place where people enjoy a tummy filling dining experience and remains in the forefront of delighting its loyal customers.

With two branches in Davao (SM City, SM Lanang Premier) , Hap Chan President Mr. Bryan Borela hopes to open the third branch in one of the malls in Davao if opportunity comes. He said the branches in Davao takes pride in being one of the city cleanest restaurant rated by the City Health Office.

This month, Hap Chan Davao offers a DIMSUM ALL-YOU-CAN promo that will delight each Dabawneyos chinese food cravings. With only P399 pesos, you get to enjoy unlimited select dimsum servings and a bottomless iced tea.



Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao Clients’ Appreciation Night in Greens and Strings

Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao’s recently concluded Clients’ Appreciation Night was a standout party held in the hotel’s Garden Pavilion themed as “Greens and Strings”. Guests came to the hotel’s one of the biggest annual event in green and white. Top clients and local partners were recognized for their patronage to the hotel for the past year.

Hotel Manager Bryan Yves Lasala expressed his gratitude to all the guests for the continued trust. Honored during the event were the Davao Events Supppliers Association , APM Ad and Promo Management, City Government of Davao and Department of Tourism XI. Waterfront also awarded Golden Touch, Decoratives by Janna and Hercs, Pinkyouche and Dazzle Evemts. Also cited under Media Category are: Mindanao Times’ Michael Ebro Dakudao and Sunstar Davao’s Ace June Rell Perez.

Travel agencies were also given  awards as hotel’s top producing accounts for this year. Livelife Travel Services, ARS Dream and Fast Pass Tours. Government accounts are the National…


Royal Mandaya Hotel  will celebrate 20 years in the hotel industry in the city of Davao come September 2018 and it will be organizing a fun run for a cause with its theme “Run Against Heart Disease” for the 6th time around. Being held yearly since 1993 Hunat sa Dabaw 6 has partnered with the GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc dedicating its  proceeds from the fun run directly. to the medical mission outreach in the prevention of heart disease.

Hunat Dabaw 6 with an increasing number of participants each year is targeting 3,000 participants from not only in Davao but from the other parts of the Davao region and Mindanao. Hunat Dabaw is now beginning to become the city’s annual sports acitivity.

What awaits the registrants?

P250,000 worth of prizes will be given awayA round trip ticket to Singapore for two Registration runs from July 25, 2018 until August 25, 2018 3k - P450 5k - 500 10k - 550
Inclusions: SingletRace BIbDinner BuffetGlow StickHeadlampRaffle Coupon     Fun Run will start at exactl…

Eshma Bautista-Dumama: A working mom who never compromises her style

“I used to be uber-stylish from head to toe,” said 30-year old Estefanie “Eshma” Bautista-Dumama. But all these changed when she took the roles of a politician, a wife and a mother. She may have adjusted to her life as a councilor on her second term, but taking the role of wife last year, and more recently, a mother to 5-month old Sky, is definitely something new to her.

“These days I always keep my fashion and time very flexible. It’s a challenging 24/7 thing with the three hats I’m wearing. I don’t have a routine. Plans and schedules can change in a heartbeat depending on my baby’s mood and needs. So, there is no "typical day" for me. Every day yields new challenges.”
How does she do it? Let’s get to know this multi-tasker.
My day starts..

..focused on the baby. I bond with Sky from the time he wakes up until noon. In between his naps, I check emails and schedules, update work assignments and give instructions while taking my morning coffee. I’m at the office by 1PM and work o…