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Featuring the 72nd Araw ng Dabaw

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Category: Davao News Posted: Sunday, March 15th, 2009
Araw ng Dabaw Celebration

Araw ng Dabaw Celebration

Davao as one of the most livable cities in Asia is celebrating its 72nd Anniversary with this year’s theme “Pagtupad sa Dakilang Pangako” (Fulfilling the Noble Promise) and is commemorated every 16th day of the month of March. This marks as Davao City’s highlighted annual event together with the Kadayawan Festival. This annual celebration upholds the oneness of every people of Davao.

Different and exciting events are scheduled to give fun and remarkable experience to the people of Davao and visitors. The “Araw ng Dabaw” was officially opened last March 09, 2009 at Quezon Park with the “Dawow” Grand Opening Ceremony. Among the events of the Araw ng Dabaw are:

1. Kalasikas: Originated from the local meaning of the soughing of leaves which bring forth beautiful music. This represents fortune, unity and peace as it showcases the exquisite creation of the people of Davao called “Garbo sa Dabaw” (Pride of Davao). Different groups join as they render their all out performance during the celebration. Kalasikas is a scene that promotes culture, creativity and artistic magnificence.
2. Duhwow Exhibit: This highlights the social, political and economic accomplishments of Davao City for 72 years. It shows trophies, photos, notes, tokens and memorabilia. The said exhibit is open until April 8, 2009.
3. Mutya ng Dabaw: The five finalists were finally chosen to vie for crown for Mutya ng Dabaw 2009. The said candidates will compete for the titles Sinag ng Dabaw, Patnubay ng Dabaw, Pag-asa ng Dabaw, Diwa ng Dabaw and the 2009 Mutya ng Dabaw.

Hereunder are the scheduled activities on March 15 and 16, 2009:

Mar. 15
6 pm – Araw ng Dabaw Sportsfest : Triathlon – Queensland Baywalk
3 – 8 pm – SAYAWAN SA DA’N – Legazpi St.,Rizal St., Bolton St., San Pedro St, City Hall Drive
6 – 7 pm – KALASIKAS : Matina Central Elem. School Choir – People’s Park
7- 8 pm KALASIKAS : Davao Boys Choir – People’s Park

Mar. 16
6 am – PASASALAMAT : Thanksgiving Mass – San Pedro Church
8 am – PARADA DABAWENYO -Magsaysay St., left CM Recto , right Bonifcio, left Legaspi St.,, left San Pedro St., Quimpo Blvd.
9 am – 7th Munting Mutya ng Dabaw – Gaisano Mall of Davao
10 am – Sayaw Dabawenyo – NCCC Mall Activity Center
12 nn – PASIDUNGOG : Fellowship Luncheon
7 – 9 pm -BANDA HUDYAKA : Showdown Presentation’ – People’s Park
8 – 5 pm – Kalasikas : Tugtogan Samadhi Musicians – People’s Park

The Araw ng Dabaw is one of the most awaited events where people from different places gather to witness this grand celebration. This is a way of showing the world how unity prevails amidst diversity.

Great Reasons to Invest in the Davao Real Estate Property Sector

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Category: Davao Real Estate Property Posted: Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Davao Condominium
The real estate property business in Davao City has recently been gaining popularity as the big names in the real estate industry are aggressively developing their own sites in several parts of Davao region. Among these are Filinvest Land Inc., Robinsons, DMC Urban Property Developers, Inc. and many others.

The constructions of medium-rise condominium buildings are commonly seen in big cities like Metro Manila and Cebu. But now, the city of Davao is fast catching up with this new trend of high-end living. Are condominiums ideal for Davaoeños and other foreign immigrants? There are countless reasons to answer this query. Aside from the fact that Davao is highly urbanized city, it remains peaceful and has one of the lowest crime rates in the Philippines. And this makes Davao as one of the most popular areas to live and retire in the Philippines.

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are now heavily investing in the real estate property sector. On the other hand, Foreigners can now own a condominium unit in the Philippines. This is stated under Republic Act 4726 where foreign nationals can now own a condominium unit in the Philippines. The said act is known as the Condominium Act.

To live in a condominium, a peaceful and secured place should be your first criteria in choosing on where to buy a condominium unit. You can raise your family without being alarmed for their safety. Davao is a typhoon-free place and is inhabited with friendly residents. One can live with rapport to his neighbors, colleagues and other people.

Notable condominium projects in Davao are Magallanes Residences Condominium, Linmarr Towers of Holiday Properties and Filinvest One Oasis Condominium. Most condominiums in Davao are constructed at the heart of the city. Others are just kilometers away. The location is accessible to shopping malls, churches, hospitals, public markets, recreation areas, police stations and other establishments that would cater your daily and basic needs.

Shopping malls are open 10 hours daily and can meet all your needs at one shop. Restaurants in Davao offer low price and fine dining. You can breathe fresh air and enjoy tasting tropical fruits like durian, pomelo, mango, mangosteen and many others.

The real estate properties in Davao especially condominium units are relatively low in price as compared to those located in the United States and Europe. This makes investments in the Davao real estate properties attractive because the property value is expected to appreciate in the coming years.

7 Tips on How to Buy a Condominium Unit in Davao

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Category: Davao Real Estate Property Posted: Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Davao Condominium unit

To purchase a condominium unit, one must consider numerous factors. In fact, these factors will help you in choosing the best condominium unit and lifetime comforts. So, hereunder are the seven tips that would be helpful in your decision-making.

1. Location

Paramount of the above mentioned consideration is the location. Location usually reflects property price. The location of your chosen condominium unit should be accessible to important establishments like banks, hospitals, supermarkets, schools, restaurants and other places.

2. Parking area

Parking area is included in the lists. It is necessary to have a huge space but at least enough for the use of the residents. A condominium property should have wide parking space suited for the need of each resident.

3. Peaceful environment

Noise is a part of living. Wherever you live, you can’t get away from it. Residing in a condominium doesn’t mean that you are free from noise. So, choose a condominium unit that is far away from any disturbances. This of course, helps you to have a peace of mind.

4. Background of the property developer

The background of the developer is an important aspect in choosing a condominium. There are previous cases that condominium developers ran out of money and unable to continue financing the building construction. And it would be very hard to get your money back. A good condominium developer must be committed to work with the condo owners for proper condo management like installation of effective security measures and proper maintenance of the building.

5. Amenities

The price of a condo unit depends upon the amenities provided. An ideal condo unit must have amenities like swimming pool, children’s playground, gym, function rooms and the like.

6. Association Dues

Of course living in a condo means paying additional expenses which refers to the association dues. This monthly payment goes to the compensation of the security guards, maintenance, janitor, electricity, watering plants and swimming pool and many others.

7. Population density

The population density is the number of occupants per area of the building space available. In a condominium, this translates to the number of residents sharing the swimming pool, gym, playground, function rooms, parking space and other amenities.

I hope the tips that I have mentioned gave you more ideas on what to look for in a condominium unit.

If you are interested to own a condominium property in Davao, please send your inquiries to

Abrezza: Davao’s Next Shopping Destination

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Category: Davao News Posted: Thursday, December 18th, 2008


The Ayala Land Incorporated in partnership with Anflocor will infuse 5-Billion Peso worth of investments in Davao City for the development of a new multi-use shopping mall with Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) facilities, residential, hotel and commercial lots along Bajada Street.

The project will be built in a 10-hectare property owned by the Floreindos. This huge mall project is known as “Abreeza” and is expected to be completed in the next three years. This ambitious project between Ayala Land and Anflocor costs 4-5 billion pesos and is considered as one of the biggest single investments in Davao City for decades.

The construction works will begin in the first quarter of 2009. The construction stage alone will employ more than 3,000 workers and each BPO building is expected to generate at least 3,000 jobs for Dabawenyos. There will be two BPO buildings to be setup in the area. Read the rest of this entry »

List of Davao Condominium Projects

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Category: Davao Real Estate Property Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2008
Azure Samal condominium

Azure Samal condominium

Azure Samal Condominium

The Azure condominium project is the first luxury resort condominium in Davao and Samal Island. The condominium will be situated along a beach front with white sand beach and clear blue sea water. The design is inspired by Mediterranean influence. Azure condominium will rise on the Gold Coast of Limao, an ideal place to frolic in the water and to explore untouched coral reefs. The location is ideal since it is a home to abundant kinds of multi-colored coral species and other marine life. This luxury resort condominium is the first of its kind in Davao featuring world class amenities.

The amenities of Azure condominium are as follows:

1. Ceramic floors
2. Ceramic bathrooms
3. Marble floors for Penthouse
4. Marble bathrooms for Penthouse
5. Granite counter tops
6. High end lighting fixtures and hardware
7. Huge Infinity swimming pool with gardens and landscaping
8. Individual parking space.
9. Business center
10. Function Room
11. Restaurant
12. Coffee shop & bar

Azure condominium will also feature a spa that will include exercise and weight room, dry sauna and massage facilities.

Noblesse Heights Condominium

Noblesse Heights Condominium

Noblesse Heights Condominium

Noblesse Heights Condominium is a condominium project of Blue Spirit Properties Philippines Corporation. The condominium project will be located along Bacaca Road near El Rio Subdivision in Davao.
Noblesse Heights Condominium features American contemporary design. It is a 5-storey condominium that will cover 310 Units. Read the rest of this entry »

Holiday Ocean View Samal: the Next Luxury Living Destination

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Category: Davao Real Estate Property Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2008
Holiday Ocean View Samal

Holiday Ocean View Samal

The Island of Samal will soon be the home to the next luxury living destination in the southern part of the Philippines. This is possible with realization of the multi-million upscale project known as the Holiday Oceanview Samal.

Holiday Ocean View Samal is a real estate project of Holiday Properties. It is a seven-hectare major development consists of four major areas and set to open in 2009.

The project involves the construction of mixed-used development showcasing a row of town houses, residential units, hotel, spa and a marina which is the first of its kind in Davao. The marina will be fitted with water and power supply connections which can be linked to the sailboats, yachts, and cruisers that will dock at the marina. The Holiday Ocean is located at Ilihan, Babak District, Island Garden City of Samal.

For lot owners, they will automatically become mentors of this world class marina. Members can also enjoy privileges such as access to amenities and more.

Holiday Ocean View Samal is a residential village on top of a cliff that will be facing the beachfront. The Holiday Properties already received many inquiries produced sales since the project was inaugurated last year.

The Holiday Ocean View Samal project is considered as one of the biggest and most exciting real estate developments to hit Davao region. Its is an exclusive subdivision-marina-resort rolled into one.

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Overseas Filipino Workers Push Davao Real Estate Properties Growth

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Category: Davao Real Estate Property Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2008
One Oasis Davao

One Oasis Davao Condominium

The performance of Davao Real Estate Properties is quite impressive this year as compared to the previous years. This is mainly due to the growing number of Overseas Filipino Workers and foreigners marrying Filipinas investing in Davao real estate properties sector.

Notable are the properties of Uraya Land Development and One Oasis Condominium of Filinvest Land Incorporated. In Villa De Mercedes alone, the company is enjoying a closed deal of house and lot worth millions of pesos monthly. This is according to the sales and marketing director of Uraya Land Incorporated. Villa de Mercedes is a high-end project complete with basic amenities and offers breathtaking panoramic view of Davao Gulf. For One Oasis Condominium on the other hand, the building 1 units are already sold out. The unit sales usually comes from other countries specifically Japan, the United States and some countries from Europe. Read the rest of this entry »