Showing posts from December, 2018


Marco Polo Davao marks a milestone as it celebrated its 20th Anniversary last December 7, 2018 at the Marco Polo Ballroom with the presence of President Rodrigo Duterte, its VIP guests from the business sector, diplomatic corps, government, media and society.  Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte with Halifax Davao Hotel Inc. President Francis Ledesma, Rosie Dominguez, Emmy Huang, Cynthia Dominguez, Founding Chairman Department of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Wharf Hotels Management President Dr. Jennifer Cronin, Marco Polo Davao General Manager Dottie Wurgler-Cronin, Halifax Davao Hotel Inc. Chairman Bienvenido Tan, Adrian Juanengo, Rafael Dominguez “We are honoured that the Founding Chairman, Secretary Dominguez, had the bold vision and determination 20 years ago to partner with our company to establish an iconic, internationally acclaimed hotel. Marco Polo Davao soon became the epicentre of events for the city, and today prides itself on being the Heart of Davao

Debbie Tan-Hao: On Holiday Hosting & Styling

If Debbie Tan-Hao can summarize her annual to-do list, it will have these three: travel, shop, socials. She may have a seat in several of the companies the family owns, but she’s lucky to have her husband and children take the lead. She, on the other hand, holds the rein on matters of the home, including decorating, hosting parties and styling the men in her life. It does help that she loves fashion and shopping. Invest on good clothes. Buy that dress that you look great in no matter what brand. December is the busiest month for Debbie, if not challenging. The calendar is marked with social engagements for the family, business associates and the several cliques she’s part of. Most of the affairs may be themed, including the ones she’ll be hosting in her hilltop home with a scenic view of the city. That will require getting creative with the closet and cupboard contents. How does she keep up? Debbie has several tricks under her sleeve, and she’s willing to share it.  “I enj


For this special holiday, Hot n’ Hungry is getting a makeover with HoliDeals! Starting  December 1, foodpanda, the on-demand food delivery platform, is bringing back the biggest food sale with a lot of restaurants offering up to 30%.       HoliDeals will run for the whole month of December, until the 31 st , perfect for all the Christmas gatherings! These amazing deals will be available nationwide from Metro Manila to Metro Cebu and Davao. All customers can expect to enjoy a range of choices from over 50 partner restaurants, such as, Bubble Tea Station, Cinnabon, Denico’s Kamayan, Sunday’s Modern Home Cooking and Chicken Backyard, to name a few. As a fun Christmas twist, spot which one of your deals ends in “12”.  “Christmas brings large crowds, long queues and terrible traffic. Since we know no holiday in the Philippines is complete without food, we at foodpanda want to ease the pain and deliver your favorites straight to your door with amazing discounts. We w