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A Season of Lights and Beginnings At Park Inn by Radisson Davao

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Last November 25, 2022  Park Inn by Radisson Davao  celebrated the # SeasonofLights  in a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.  First to delight  the guests  upon entry  is the hotel’s 14-foot sustainable bamboo tree, accented with woven baskets made by the  Matigsalog  Tribe from  Marilog  District, Davao city while patterns inspired by  Mandaya  and  Yakan  weaves on the Christmas stars complemented the whole hotel interior.    The Park Inn by Radisson Davao  team then  greeted honorable guests  from Office of the Vice President, represented by Ms.  Generose   Tecson , Davao city Vice Mayor  Melchor   Quitain , city councilors, foreign consuls, city tourism officials, SM  Lanang Premier executives, corporate guests and media friends,  clad in their modern  Filipi ñ anas  and Barong  Tagalogs  to blend with the Filipino Christmas theme.    The affair  officially  started with a heavenly harmony from the UP Mindanao Koro  Kantahay  through their rendition of  Kumukutikutitap  and  Diwa  n

Dusit Hotels & Resort in Davao launch exciting Festive Season Offers

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Dusit hotels and resorts bring to life the most favorite time of the year!  The hotel recently lit up hotel Christmas tree and launched its holiday offers.  Dusit’s properties aim to give its guests a well-deserved celebration from room accommodations, dining, and other fun activities. BRGHT AND BLISSFUL – this is the meaning of the holiday season for the Dusit Hotels and Resorts team. After a year of successful celebrations and partnerships, it is the best time to give all of its valued guests a one-of-a-kind experience this Christmas and New Year. dusitD2 Davao, Dusit Thani Residence, and Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation are all prepared with Yuletide offerings for families, friends, and loved ones who want to make the best out of the season. The Dusit Team begins its holiday events with two Christmas tree lighting ceremonies – dusitD2 Davao and Dusit Thani Residence on November 17, and Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation Resort on November 24. Attended by industry, business, corporate, governme

JOHNDORF VENTURES: HOUSING REMAINS AN ESSENTIAL INVESTMENT

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Real property veteran  Johndorf  Ventures Corporation (JVC) observes that housing remains an essential value investment  in spite of the  economic slowdown brought about by the pandemic and natural calamities.   Abigail Lim, JVC Managing Director notes that Filipinos continue to recognize the necessity of securing the future of their families by  putting hard-earned funds into real estate.   Value investments, such as the company’s exclusive mid-market community Astana Davao, have been observed to defy expectations of sales downtrends on the heels of economic slowdowns in the past two years.    More than 80% of Astana Davao’s   277 two- storey  townhouse units  have been sold .  Construction  will  be   completed by year-end. “Astana Davao is notably one of the best value investments on offer in Davao today. We are proud that we have created quality homes in a community set in a prime location. By providing dwellings within a short distance from key destinations of the city, residents

Operation Smile launches Women in Medicine in Asia.

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Operation Smile’s all-female team of volunteer cleft care professionals from 12 countries celebrate the close of the six-day educational and medical mission they mounted in Cebu City recently to launch “Women in Medicine” in Asia.   The multinational team conducted a one-day forum on women empowerment in the health profession followed by five days of free surgeries on 59 children with cleft lip and cleft palate at the Cebu City Medical Center.   Operation Smile co-founder and president, Kathleen Magee, flew in from the U.S. to lead the launch.  Women in Medicine is a new global initiative that seeks to encourage women to join the health care profession, and empower them to take leadership roles in their respective field s .  It is also being piloted in Africa and in South America.  The program  was created in response to the call of the World Health Organization (WHO) for women to drive the transformational change in global health care.   Women comprise 70% of health professionals but

A place to chill: Rogen Lounge opens at Rogen Inn compound

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  “ It ’ s a chill out place to hang out and chat after dinner, ”  said Boboy Bangayan on the concept of the Rogen Lounge at the food strip of the Rogen Inn compound.    As a businessman who loves entertaining over dinner, Bangayan finds it difficult to find a place in the city for a night recap,  “ The choices are a coffee shop that doesn ’ t serve drinks or a bar that may be too noisy and crowded for comfort. ”  Thus, the Rogen Lounge was conceived.   Rogen Lounge is a relaxing place. The lounge is designed to accommodate 30 people comfortably and music is easy listening tunes, top hits from the 60 ’ s to the present that ’ s programmed to play on shuffle. The drinks menu lists a range of drinks that can suit the guest ’ s vibe of the moment.   “ It ’ s a tea to cocktails place, ”  said Bangayan, adding, ” We have a wide range of TWG teas from Singapore, coffee, local and imported beers, red and white wines, and a wide range of liquor- vodka, gin, tequila, whiskeys including single

Melgen boosts sales by 55% in 2022

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For the same period of time in 2021, Merlgen Euro Designs, Inc . records its 2022 sales with a 55% increase “We did well during the span of the pandemic. With everyone indoors, home improvement was seen as essential to accommodate the needs of each household member, whether it’s for work, school or personal space. Coming into 2022, when restrictions eased up and Merlgen’s operations went full blast, the sales shot up,” said Honeylet Lim, manager of the Merlgen. Lim shared that their clients are pushing through with the residential projects, and these are new projects for a new home, not  renovations. Merlgen has been tasked to fit homes with customized cabinetry—from kitchen to bedroom, living room to toilet and baths. “Residences make up most of the projects with 40% of the total number. Condominium, hotel and restaurant projects make up the rest of the list with 20% each,” said Lim. The company’s service reaches beyond the city borders. Merlgen’s track record has enticed clients from