Grab No Swear Summer

No Sweat Summer with a Tap: Grab Enhances the Davaoeños Hot Season Experience

As the King City of the South combats the intense Summer heat, Grab underscores how it enables every Davaoeño to beat the scorching weather This year’s Summer season is quite literally one for the books, setting new highs in the Philippines’s heat index history. Davao City alone averages 40°C by the end of April, which pushes Davaoeños to face the sweltering heat as they go about both their regular and leisure activities during this hot season. As a dedicated partner of Filipinos in their everyday pursuits, Grab highlights how everyDavaoeño can rely on the leading superapp to create special summer memories sans the heat,sweat, and all the hassle that come with these. In a recent event at the Abreeza Mall in Davao City, Grab shared the top Summer coolers ordered by Davaoeños on GrabFood to cool down; and some sulit hacks they can adopt to escape the heat through the […]

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TNT Tropang Giga stars

Sons of the south: PJ Simon, basketball stars from Mindanao join grand ‘homecoming’ in Davao with PLDT Home

PLDT Home’s Fiber Fastbreak series flies far south to connect with the city’s passionate hoops community. Bannering the meet-and-greet are ‘The Scoring Apostle’ Peter June Simon and TNT Tropang Giga players Gryann Mendoza from Davao and Poy Erram and Glenn Khobuntin from Cagayan de Oro, plus teammate and PBA star Jayson ‘The Blur’ Castro  TNT Tropang Giga stars Gryann Mendoza, Poy Erram, Glenn Khobuntin, and Jayson Castro plus Davao-based PJ “The Scoring Apostle” Simon at PLDT Ponciano Davao. The Philippines is no doubt a hoop-crazed country, with some standout areas becoming well-known for developing top amateur and professional talent. Down south in Mindanao is no exception, being the home of stars such as NLEX Road Warriors’ Baser Amer and Meralco Bolts’ Alvin Pasaol from Davao, and “The Scoring Apostle” Peter June Simon from Cotabato who would later become a bigger name playing for Davao. On a mission to celebrate the […]

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nccc candy cane wonderland

NCCC Mall VP transforms into Candy Cane Wonderland

Its officially Christmas at NCCC Mall Victoria Plaza as it transforms The Atrium area into a colorful candy cane wonderland. Dubbed as “A Colorful Candy Cane Christmas”, the set up incorporates twinkling lights and whimsical decorations where customers can enjoy and have their pictures taken. The concept, as explained by Malls marketing manager Alice Romero, symbolizes sweetness, warmth, and tradition that Dabawenyos positively embody. She added that, “as we exit the pandemic, the festive spirit of Christmas brings back the sweetness of the holiday season that we’ve missed.” Jam packed December awaits NCCC patrons There will be a holiday mall wide madness sale all weekends of December with discounts of as much as 70% and Buy 1 Take 1, Buy 2 Take 1 deals. Other bargains include gadget bundles as well as Piso Deals. Aside from shopping, customers can participate in the different games prepared like Balloon Darts, Tub Toss, […]

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MMCM unveils new logo new name as Mapúa Malayan Colleges Mindanao

MCM unveils new logo, new name as Mapúa Malayan Colleges Mindanao

Malayan Colleges Mindanao has been rejuvenated and renamed as Mapúa Malayan Colleges Mindanao (Mapúa MCM), made all the more official with the school’s unveiling of its rebranded Façade on April 27, 2023.  The announcement was made by Dr. Dodjie S. Maestrecampo, Mapúa MCM president during the recent unveiling of the school’s new logo on the Davao campus.  “Our new name, Mapúa Malayan Colleges Mindanao, aptly represents our competencies, focus, and vision. By putting our heritage at the forefront, we firmly attest that our graduates and students have been trained and equipped with the same academic and technological excellence that Mapúa is known for,” Maestrecampo said. The rebranding reflects the legacy of excellence and global standards in which the college is rooted. It is also a nod towards the institution’s commitment to high-quality education that equips students to compete globally.  The move also heralds the higher education institution’s efforts to transform […]

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MCM Education prioritizes student and teacher welfare during crisis and beyond

The education sector in the Philippines continues to be challenged by the pandemic for years now.In an attempt to cope with the circumstance, schools have adopted a remote learning system to avoid the disruption of classes and ensure students’ and teachers’ health and wellness. After more than two years, resolutions to the crisis have progressed not as much as they should. Despite the urgency, a few academic institutions have already somehow managed to come up with solutions to address the setback in the delivery of education; at the same time, to prioritise students’ and teachers’ welfare within their institutions. The Mapúa University branch in Davao City, Malayan Colleges Mindanao (MCM), has long established a learning system which works as a convenient response to the issue of Philippine education amidst the pandemic. MCM has also initiated several comprehensive wellness programs that includes promotive and preventive services for their students, teachers, and […]

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Research to impact

AMDABiDSS-Health launched to enhance disease surveillance in Mindanao

In an effort to support local government units and their corresponding health systems and agencies in Mindanao, Malayan Colleges Mindanao, in cooperation with the University of the Philippines – Mindanao, have launched the Center for Applied Modeling, Data Analytics and Bioinformatics for Decision Support Systems in Health (AMDABiDSS-Health). The virtual launch, which representatives from various universities, organizations, and the DOH attended, promoted a deeper collaboration between the academe and public policymakers and leaders.  AMDABiDSS-Health is the first-ever niche research center in Mindanao that utilizes interdisciplinary quantitative approaches to improve the disease surveillance and mitigation techniques of COVID-19 in the area.  Scientific research focused on health care has been vital in addressing the effects of the pandemic worldwide. With the establishment of AMDABiDSS-Health, local communities have a better chance to battle the waves of infections that the virus has brought. Malayan Colleges of Mindanao president and CEO Dr. Dodjie Maestrocampo emphasized […]

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Malayan Colleges Mindanao is blended learning-ready for school reopening

Malayan Colleges Mindanao, A Mapúa School, is making preparations for the reopening of campus for limited face-to-face classes later this year or early next year. This follows the release of separate Joint Memorandum Circulars (JMC) of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Department of Education (DepEd) with the Department of Health (DOH), namely, CHED-DOH JMC 2021-001 and DepEd-DOH JMC No. 001 s.2021, respectively. Based on CHED-DOH’s JMC 2021-001, Engineering, HRM, Tourism, and Marine Transportation programs have been approved for limited face-to-face classes. Meanwhile, based on DepEd- DOH JMC No. 001 s.2021, pilot face-to-face classes will start on November 15, 2021. “MCM is in the process of adjusting its physical plant and facilities (campus, laboratories, library, etc.) [to follow] safety and health protocols [and] to comply with CHED, DepEd, and DOH’s Joint Memorandum Circulars.” shared Engr. Alejandro H. Ballado, Vice President for Academic Affairs at MCM. The iPeople Schools, […]

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Kilusang Kontra Kuto by Licealiz now on its 4th year

It was about at this time last year when I participated in Kilusang Kontra Kuto (KKK) led by Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo. We went to a public elementary school at the northern part of Davao City in Toril for a shampooing activity and informative discussion in preventing/fighting against head lice or nits (kuto) infestation . Now, on KKK’s 4th year, Lamoiyan Corporation continues its advocacy for a kuto-free Philippines with an aim to shampoo  around 6,000 students in 30 schools all over the Philippines. It has once again partnered with the Dept. of Education (DepEd), Drugstore Associations of the Phils (DSAP) and Mommy Bloggers Philippines. Here in Davao City, I am so pleased to be part for this worthwhile project for the second time. This time, we visited a Cesareo Villa Abrille Elementary School in Barangay Bucana. It is situated at the downtown area. Together with other mommy bloggers, I was excited to witness the activity where pupils, […]

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The Address of Amazing: Davao Global Township soon to rise in 2022

I am so stoked about the recent real estate development in my hometown, Davao City.  The newest township is soon to rise at the southern part of the city where I reside. YHEST Realty and Development Corporation, a joint venture between regional developer Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) and the Yuson, Huang and Tan families belonging to the Villa-Abrille clan of Davao, has started ground works on Phase 1 of the P33-billion Davao Global Township (DGT). This landmark 22-hectare project is located in Matina district of Davao City, one of the densest residential areas of the city. Phase 1 of DGT is estimated to cost P10 billion with an extensive 93,000 square meters of gross floor area as envisioned by YHEST with masterplanner RTKL, a global planning and design firm responsible for the revival of some downtown centers in the world. DGT Phase 1 is set for completion in 2022. One […]

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Gazelle Motors features next gen jeepneys for Azenso Program

photo credits:  Gazelle Motors Philippines In relation to the government’s thrust to improve transportation in urban centers across the country —Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP), Gazelle Motors Corporation (the automative business of Eastern Petroleum Corporation) launched the Azenso Program with the transport sector in Davao City. With Azenso Program, transport drivers and operators will be given access to organization development and entrepreneurship capacity building seminars. This will help them manage better transport equipment with larger capacity as well as provide upgraded passenger experience in PUVs. The project is in partnership with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Transportation (DOTr), Land Transportation Office (LTO), Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) plus government financial institutions Land Bank of the Philippines and the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP). The PUVMP targets not only to replace the close to 200,000 units into modern and environment-friendly units but to also improve the […]

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