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SM Lanang Premier presents “Flavor Fusion” in support of Visit Davao

April 1, 2016

The said festival dubbed “Flavor Fusion: Davao on a Plate” aims to make the VDFS more exciting and enticing for tourists. It takes inspiration from the Madrid Fusion Manila (MFM) 2016, the first and only Asian edition of Madrid Fusion, which is the world’s most prestigious Spanish gastronomy congress. In the spirit of the MFM, the metro’s premier shopping and lifestyle destination is bringing Davao City’s finest chefs and culinary experts together in Flavor Fusion, which will draw emphasis on Davao’s most delectable signature dishes in time for the 10-week Visit Davao Fun Sale. Participating establishments include Vikings-SM Lanang Premier, Bistro Selera, Park Inn by Radisson Davao, Center for Asian Culinary Studies, The Crazy Cook, Chippens, Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao and Marco Polo Davao. Co-sponsors for the event are Davao Crocodile Park, Sun Made Brown Rice and Kitayama Beef. “Flavor Fusion: Davao on a Plate” is set to be launched on Sunday, April 3 at The Atrium, SM Lanang Premier. The following weekend, live culinary demonstrations featuring Vikings and Marco Polo Davao on April 9, 4 pm and Park Inn by Radisson Davao and Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao on April 10, 4pm are to take place at the Atrium as well. Apart from supporting Visit Davao Fun Sale 2016, Flavor Fusion also aims to promote the Department of Tourism’s ‘Flavors of the Philippines,’ a month-long gastronomic feast, which is held in conjunction with the MFM and invites tourists to experience the exciting and varying flavors of the Philippines’ 7,107 islands. For more details, call 285-0943 local 136-138 or visit SM Lanang Premier on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Mayor Sara Duterte hoping for a Hugpong win in Senate race

May 13, 2015

DAVAO CITY  – City Mayor Sara Duterte on Monday expressed hopes the voters would vote for administration senatorial candidates to support her father, President Rodrigo R. Duterte, but acknowledged “this election will be the will of the majority of the Filipinos.” Speaking to reporters after casting her vote around 8 a.m. at the Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School, the younger Duterte, who is seeking reelection as mayor of Davao City, admitted that she was a bit nervous about the results of the 2019 midterm elections. She added voting for the senatorial candidates who could support his father would help in realizing his campaign promises, which he had found difficult to fulfill in his first three years as president. She said this was why she endeavored to rally behind the 13 senatorial candidates supported by Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), a regional party which she chairs. “That’s why, we really worked hard during this campaign to present to the people the senators who understand the president’s vision. And, hopefully, they would vote for them,” she said in mixed English and Filipino But Duterte declined to divulge whom she voted out of the 13 HNP-backed senatorial candidates. Voters could only vote up to 12 candidates for senator. “It is an election. That’s why, it’s a democracy. People are allowed to choose kung sino ang gusto nila botohan botohan (who they want to vote). That’s why, we remind also the Comelec (Commission on Elections) and Smartmatic to be faithful sa mga choices ng mga tao (to the choice of the people). ‘Wag na nila pakialaman yung results ng botohan (they should not meddle in the results of the election),” she said. Smartmatic is the Venezuelan-based firm providing the technology for the holding of automated elections in the Philippines since 2010.

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