NCCC the leading and preferred place to shop by the Dabawenyos for so many decades, still committed with their vision and mission to provide customers with all their shopping needs, giving the highest quality in customers service and value for money.

Associating it with understanding and to foster better relationship by giving their loyal and dedicated customers, they launched their Pamaskong Regalo 2016 dedicated to all their shoppers.

The Media Launch happened at the NCCC Food Cove last October 13, 2016, headed by Ms. Janna Mutillo, Marketing Head for Branding & Events of NCCC Supermarkets & HB1 Pharmacy and Ms. Desiree Maglanoc, Marketing Supervisor for Brand Management of NCCC Mall Davao.

From right: Ms. Desiree Maglanoc, Mktg. Supervisor NCCC Mall Davao and Ms. Janna A. Mutillo, Mktg Head, Branding & Events NCCC Sup & HB1 Pharmacy

NCCC launches Pamaskong Regalo Linggo-linggo raffle promo in time for their 38th Year Anniversary fete. This will run from October 15, 2016 to January 10,2017.

Over the years we have been rewarding our loyal customers. As a way of giving back, we are giving away bigger prizes this year. ~ Desiree Maglanoc

The weekly Christmas raffle is open to all NCCC shoppers. For every Php500 purchase from the following NCCC Business units and Mall tenants, the customers shall have 1(one)  raffle entry: Supermarket, Department Store, Hardwaremaxx - single receipt. And accumulated receipt from Bread Factory, Munchies, Citifoods, or any of the Mall tenants.

Weekly Prizes are as follows:





The lucky grand prize winner will drive home a brand new 2016 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo TAX FREE!!!

***All prizes are non-convertible to cash.

Photo by: The Economic Times

Just present single/accumulated on-date receipts (within promo duration) at NCCC Promo Redemption Booth/Customer Service Center to get a raffle coupon. A maximum of 30 coupons per customer per day shall be allowed.

For more information about the said promo, please visit NCCC Customer Service Counter or click link below for more guidelines:

Discover a New World of Learning with PLDT SME Nation's SMART DIGITAL CAMPUS #Technology #SMARTDigitalCampus #PLDTSMENation

Take a peek into the school of the future powered by superb business solutions with 

The PLDT SME NATION, the market leader in providing the most innovative business solutions tailor-fit to every entrepreneur's need, introduces last month about PLDT BroGO and SMART BIZ LTE, this month another great news was launched that every Filipinos would love to hear especially with the parents and people connected with the schools, universities and institutions --- new and more integrated way of learning by using Smart Digital Campus.

The media launch happened last October 12, 2016 at SEDA Hotel, headed by the PLDT SME NATION-AVP and Head Channel Sales, Ms. Corinne Funk-Zablan and the Product Lead of Smart Business Solutions, Ms. Omni Amisola-Larrosa together with their partners from VIBAL Publishing Product Manager, Ms. Abi Echano, NSPIRE President, Mr. Harold Macapagal and NSPIRE Managing Director, Mr. Ren Bustamante.

From Right: VIBAL Publishing Product Manager, Ms. Abi Echano, PLDT SME NATION-AVP and Head Channel Sales, Ms. Corinne Funk-Zablan, Product Lead of Smart Business Solutions, Ms. Omni Amisola-Larrosa, NSPIRE President, Mr. Harold Macapagal and NSPIRE Managing Director, Mr. Ren Bustamante

SMART DIGITAL CAMPUS is specifically built for educational institutions. The newest suite that PLDT wireless solution have in redefining learning experiences for students, teachers and even parents using the most advanced digital platforms and Internet connectivity available today.

Having affordable package equipped with monitoring and e-learning systems: SMART GATEKEEPER, SMART TRACKER, and SMART e-Learning.

An automated attendance monitoring solution called the SMART GATEKEEPER, that monitors students' entry and exit in real-time. It also enhances student safety by automatically updating the parents via SMS whenever the student enters or leaves the school premises.

Complementing the SMART GATEKEEPER is an all-in-one solution designed for 24/7 tracking of all school transportation vehicles called the SMART TRACKER. Which utilizes GPS technology to enable schools to monitor the location of their school buses in real time.

A  fully digitized and integrated learning management platform called SMART E-LEARNING. A mobile app that is equipped with social, gamification features that make teachers and students more engaged in learning. These includes e-textbooks, online grade books, and chatting programs that aim to foster a more collaborative study environment.

These three smart steps assure parents and teachers that students' activities are secured and made efficient from the moment they step in the campus until they get home. 

SMART DIGITAL CAMPUS pushes for more collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and productive  communication within a learning community. ~ Omni Larrosa

A PLDT contribution to improving the local educational system as it permits ease and quality of information access between educators, students, and guardians. This is still in line with PLDT SME NATION's vision of empowering future Filipino leaders through providing them technologies to fulfill their potential and contribute to nation-building.

Smart Digital Campus will be available starting this month of October 2016.

To know more about PLDT SME NATION, more of its products and activities, and what is has in store for nation's MSMEs, please visit or

Give Life to Dreams: Merck Philippines Fertility Awareness Month #PressRelease #FertilityMonth #MerckPhilippines

For some Filipino couples, dreams of having and raising a baby together are dashed by fertility issues, which, unknown to many, is actually a disease recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO). The organization describes infertility asa disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse.

Merck Philippines, the local arm of the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company, joined forces with  IVF Davao (In Vitro Fertilization Davao) located at Brokenshire Women's Center, Brokenshire Hospital, Madapo Hills, Davao City, the Mindanao’s first IVF facility, for a public information project that promotes awareness on infertility, as well as the different medical solutions that can give life to the dreams of Filipino couples. This project coincides with the 1st anniversary of IVF Davao.

Dr. Ma. Lourdes Zosas-Cabling, chair of IVF Davao, cites that one of out ten Filipinos suffer from infertility. She also notes that it is a sizable number of the population, and that this number should be properly served.  The process is easy, it’s simple, the technology is available, and most of all, we’ve made it much more affordable for our fellow Filipinos, Dr. Cabling shares.

The science of ART

One of the medical solutions that childless Filipino couples can explore is Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), which is an umbrella term that refers to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and its variants. This special fertility treatment procedure stimulates multiple ovarian follicles and facilitates egg cell retrieval. During the course of treatment, embryos will be formed outside of the female patient’s body—and once the cultures have formed successfully, they will be transferred to the patient’s uterus. ART is recommended for patients suffering from blocked fallopian tubes, severe sperm deficits, unexplained infertility, mild endometriosis, and ovulation disorders, among others.  It comes as no surprise that IVF Davao also serves as a living gallery and learning channel for ART/ IVF. The biggest contribution that our facility has provided is the continuing education about infertility, how couples can go through it healthily, and what we can do about it. It is our dream to help build families, and we are doing our best to cater to couples in the most efficient and affordable way possible, shares Dra. Cabling.

Crunching the Numbers

A lot of people think it’s a worthwhile investment; for packages that start at P285,000.00,it’s a good price for the technology IVF Davao offers. Most people know that regular IVF procedures cost at least half a million pesos. The facility also assists in bank financing and is penciling in an in-house financing program in the future.  As for the success rate, the national success rate for IVF babies are 50%. This number is set to increase with the abundance of IVF Davao’s specialty group, government, and corporate partners. With the help of Filipino doctors and specialty groups, Merck has been able to propagate more information on infertility, said Dess Cartaño, Senior Product Manager for Fertility, Merck Philippines. At this point, we want to provide fertility-challenged couples with actual, effective, and efficient solutions that will give life to their dreams of a family once more.

To know more about infertility and IVF in the Philippines, Merck Philippines will be holding a Patient's Forum to learn more about fertility and discover treatments that are available to us here in the Philippines on October 29, 2016, 8am at Ballroom B, Marco Polo Hotel Davao. Free admission and doctor's consultation.


How PLDT BroGo And SMART Biz LTE Is Going To Change Your Business Strategies #PLDTBroGo #SMARTBizLTE #PLDTSMENation

Go the extra mile with PLDT SME Nation and enhance hotel customer servicing with the newest bundle that not only offers mobile broadband connection, but also makes available a web-based prepaid loading portal that allows hotel guest internet connection even beyond the walls of the hotel using the wireless broadband, PLDT BroGo.

Launched was held at T'nalak Room SEDA Hotel last Thursday, September 22.

Recognizing Davao Region as the leading proponent focusing in giving the micro, small, and medium enterprises the service fully utilizing the newest device bundle PLDT BroGo and with the newest business package the SMART Biz LTE to enhance your business, by providing the top-grade business tailor-fit to every entrepreneur's need from the PLDT SME Nation.

Ms. Neph Villareal-Denosta, AVP and Head of SME Nation Wireless Marketing
together with Mr. Joshua Montecillo, Brand Head for Wireless Broadband and Solutions

WHAT IS BroGo? As most travelers today carry a smartphone or tablet with mobile technology, PLDT SME Nation aims to enhance hospitality experience. Every hotelier's best investment is to provide their guests access to mobile broadband connection. An exclusive bundle that comes with gadgets and mobile data connection devices, BroGo enables hotels to deliver reliable mobile Internet connectivity to their guests at an affordable price.

BroGo is available for only P1499
bundled with a Lenovo laptop and five plus one pocket WiFi's. 

"Technology has changed the way people travel, experience, and share travel experiences across the globe. Here in the Philippines, PLDT SME Nation recognizes this growing need from entrepreneurs in our hotel industry for a solution that enables them to cater to today's on-the-go mobile consumers, " ~ Neph Denosta.

BroGo comes an internet load portal with which hotel entrepreneurs can easily access and manage multiple prepaid sims and pocket WiFi's that they can lend or rent out to their guests.

"With BroGo, internet connectivity for hotel guests and travelers does not stop inside the premises of the establishments. They could easily continue to be looped in online and conveniently share their travel experiences with family and friends through easy-to-bring pocket WiFi's and their mobile devices - fast and in real-time." And as a result, hotels can attain up to 200% return of investment from their BroGo subscription," ~Denosta added.

The SMART Biz LTE is another newest product package from PLDT SME Nation, these includes the standard enterprise data plan and industry grader router.

It is an Industrial-Grade Router that you can install everywhere, you can install it on the table top, wall mounted or ceiling mounted, and/or at your car, bus and public transportation.

SMART Biz LTE is a router and a modem at the same time. The router is capable as a fixed wireless broadband solution for your office and for transportation industry. It can connect up to 45 devices and more this will depend on what data plan you choose.

PLAN MONTHLY FEE                                DATA ALLOCATION
             P1899                                                                  5GB
             P2349                                                                13GB
             P4100                                                                21GB

Ms. Corrine Funk-Zablan
AVP and Head of Channel Sales of Smart Communication

"With the two products, we can contribute to our market's journey of making it big and competitive both locally and globally." ~Zablan said.

PLDT BroGo and SMART Biz LTE is available starting September 2016. To know more about PLDT SME Nation, more of its products and activities, and what it has in store for the nation's MSMEs, please visit SMENATION.COM.PH or FACEBOOK: @SMENATION

Thanks PLDT SME Nation.

Photo Credit to Ian Garcia

SM Lanang Premier celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with the Chan Lim art exhibit #Art #ChanLimArtExhibit

The metro's premier shopping and lifestyle destination - SM LANANG PREMIER - commemorate the Mid-Autumn Festival from September 10 to 25, 2016, by hosting the largest exhibition of Chinese visual arts at the mall Atrium.

It is an exhibit of Chinese and Western Paintings by the Chan Lim Family of Artists and Students, showcasing over 300 artworks exquisitely done in Chinese Scrolls, Lanterns and Oil Paintings.




And the newest visual attractions that they have is the set of the 3D Koi artworks on porcelain plates.

Prior to the launch, a press-con was held at Park-Inn by Radisson Davao headed by Ms. Acey Puno-Reyes (PR Manager-SM Lanang), wherein Media and Influencers got the chance to interview and experience on-the-spot painting workshop on how to make a Chinese art work together with the help of Chan Lims' children and students.

We are given the chance to see the difference between a Chinese Work of Art and a Western Art Paintings.  

Each are given art work materials for our first Chinese artwork.
Not bad for a newbie
This is the fourth time that SM Lanang Premier has partnered with the Chan Lim Family in promoting an exhibit of such a massive scale since 2012.

Holding such an event like this help build the foundation of Chinese-Filipino communities.

Last September 9, for the first time in Davao an On-the-Spot Painting Contest attended by grades 3 to 12 students together with their families and friends held at the Mall Atrium. There are 70 entries competed and winners receive SM Gift Certificates. These are co-presented by the Davao Filipino-Chinese Cultural Association, Dynamic Youth, Inc., and Park Inn by Radisson Davao.

The Chan Lim Family is one of the few remaining notable Chinese brush painting artists in the country today. Led by it's patriarch, Chan Lim.

Mr. Chan Lim

And together with his sons Alex, Felix, Rolex and Jolex. They already conducted numerous paintings exhibits and seminars, art workshops and on-the-spot painting demonstrations for more than four decades. To date, the family has staged 13 family painting exhibits and its paintings can be found in private collections here and abroad.

For more information, visit CHAN LIM or check Chan Lim FACEBOOK PAGE

Visit SM LANANG Premier's FACEBOOK, Twitter and Instagram for more updates.

Why I'm Excited to be Part of the #DDIBarkada #DavaoDigitalInfluencers

I've been blogging full-time since 2010. Before that I am a Medical Receptionist in Fatima Medical Center, Marulas, Valenzuela City and I ran my family business as the owner/manager.

Have you heard anything about me? Well, I guess so, not bragging myself here, the time FACEBOOK went viral here in the Philippines and there's no Facebook page for information/services about Davao - I volunteered to manage to become the online information, from DLPC no-light to DCWD no water schedules.

My post get tons of praise every time I do social information that people share on and reaches some important people, added factor that I become one of the admin of the viral Facebook Group Page, "Dabawenyo Ka Kung" that made me more influential in terms of INFORMATION and SOURCE.

But I sincerely think blogging is much tougher. Now, that I am a WHAM (work-at-home-mom) there's so much amazing benefits I have discovered through blogging. When I start to write on and joining a few blogging communities, and become one of the admin of Filipino Bloggers Worldwide and Bloggers Worldwide, I thought hard on how to best express the value of hanging out with the people who think like I do as a writer. Only problem is that, most of the members of this group lived in different parts of the Philippines and some living abroad. The only way we communicate with each other is thru Facebook Messenger and/or Facebook Group Page itself.

I started to look for a group that surround groups of people that base here in Davao, well I have seen one but as they say again, "too many cooks, spoil the broth".

So I haven't get any, but positively thinking of finding a good one!

Finally, after a cup of coffee and a little chit chat from a friend, I remembered a saying, "We need leaders who will stand up for the little guy and listen once again".

This is what I like, as a writer/blogger we are diligence with our work, taking our activity with quickness and earnestness, and in my case anyway, respect and sincerity is what we want in return.

Why I am so excited to be part of the Davao Digital Influencers, Inc.?    When you're part of a blogging community or a social media group, you belong to a village that help raise awareness not just by writing alone, but also in developing sense of responsibility wherein you are there to - ENGAGE, INFLUENCE and MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Being a host of people who helps a child development, coaches the society and in charge of responsible social media.

SUPPORT - Now that I am close to the people who think like I do, I have people who I can turn for suggestions on ways to improve my works and writing skills. Who can offer perspective and support with encouragement and love. Though with honest critiques and helpful suggestion which I am open with, a non-competitive and don't have the fear of being judge. A group to grow with.

FRIENDSHIP - Taking advantage to meet talented people. At first, the thinking of awkwardness I don't know them at all, or shall I say, I meet them casually, but the sense of belongingness is already there. By chatting with them and going with them makes me more excited knowing them as a person. Talking with them makes me realize that I am EXACTLY AT THE RIGHT PLACE! Realizing the common that we have is that, we are all INFLUENCERS.

All of these I expect to happen this September 3 at Polo Bistro, Marco Polo Davao.

The connections of joining Davao Digital Influencers Inc. will help spread my wings in the best way! 

Here I leave a quote to ponder:

You can't do it alone. As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people's ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, and spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life. ~ Amy Poehler


Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting Davao Digital Influencers, Inc

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Locally, the Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines operates 19 plants and 53 sales offices and distribution centers across the country. It has operates two plants and one Distribution Center in Davao. The first plant was established in May 1950 and is located along MacArthur Highway. The second plant is located in Barangay Darong, Sta. Cruz. Collectively, both plants employ around 350 associates.

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Smart brings together the Eraserheads to go all out for a new, complete prepaid offer: the ‪#‎SmartAllOutSurf 30

This is the first complete call, text and data offer for Prepaid! For P30, prepaid subscribers get 2 days of: 

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Huawei P9: Reinvent Smartphone Photography #WorkshopSeriesinDavao #HuaweiP9 #TheNewChoice #OO

Huwaei Philippines recently celebrated the arrival of the much-anticipated brainchild of the partnership between Huawei and Leica - the Huawei P9.

A Huawei's new flagship device that disrupts the world of smartphone photography with its dual-lens camera co-engineered with LEICA, the iconic camera manufacturer.

#OO represents the dual-lens camera of P9, which combine the RGB and monochrome features to produce outstanding and vivid images.

Huawei Photography Workshop in Davao

The most talked about smartphone, since its launch in the Philippines received good reviews from both Professional & Amateur Photographers and Camera Enthusiasts. And in order to introduce it more to the Filipinos, Huawei partnered with Leica Club Manila to hold a three-leg Photography Workshop series.

Got the chance to attend the said workshop at Royal Mandaya Hotel Kadayawan Hall and privilege to meet these two master lens men, Mr. Billy Mondonedo and Dr. Benjo Campomanes.

Sharing their talents and styles in Photography, you will get some points and tips for having a great shots out of a smartphone that look like DSLR point-and-shoot capture photos using different styles and unique camera features from Huawei P9.

We are given a smartphone to use for photography and experienced how Huawei P9 work beyond the usual camera phone. With the reinvention  of Huawei P9 and Leica lens signature: the bokeh.

Credit to Huawei Mobile Philippines

I am such a fun of bokeh (light blur) photography and I love to focus a thing and blurred the other. Is a beautiful thing in photography that makes the background blurry --- this is such a fun and a challenge for me as a camera enthusiasts!  

Credit to Huawei Mobile Philippines

We went to People's Park to practice the features that Huawei P9 has, stills and portraiture with bokeh effect were put to a test using the P9's dual lens.

You can visit this link Huawei Mobile Philippines to see other photos.

P9 family of devices features a state-of-the-art industrial design with the perfect blend of straight lines and curvatures, reflecting the P-series' minimalist design concept.

Powered by the new 2.5GHz Kirin 955 and an upgraded fingerprint sensor, Huawei continues to be at the forefront of technological innovation in the spaces of speed and security, especially with this new flagship device.

  • P9 price is PHp23, 990
  • P9 Plus price is PHp29,990

You can visit Huawei Experience stores and partner-retailers nationwide, here in Davao City it is available at:

  • TEKPONE SM Lanang Premier
  • WILTELCOM Abreeza Mall
  • TEKPONE Gaisano Mall

Consumers can also avail of these units through GLOBE and SMART Postpaid Plans.

To know more about Huawei P9 and other Huawei devices, you may visit