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2 Govs, 1 Mayor to light up Tagum City’s famous Xmas Tree Tonight
No less than two governors and one mayor will lead the lighting up of Tagum City'sfamous giant Christmas Tree at 7 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, November 21 at the
Freedom Park at the back of Tagum City Hall.
lighting up, which will also coincide with the 3rd Food Festival,
will be led by Mayor Rey Uy, Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario and
Compostela Valley Governor Arturo Uy.
City became popular when it built the country’s tallest Christmas Tree in 2006
at 153 feet,” Engr. Nemar Jumarito of the City Engineer’s Office said. The
city’s Christmas Tree was reduced to only 113 feet in 2011 but still had an
of the attractions during the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony is the Christmas
Medley rendition by the Tagum City Youth Orchestra which is composed of 330
music artists from the groups of Symphonic, Rondalla and Choir of the different
schools in the city.
said this year’s Christmas Tree will stand 109 feet in height and will have a
different design with 300 pieces of clear raindrops designed to look like beads
of rain is falling from the tree. The other decorations consisting of stars,
flowers and angels have also been incorporated in the design, he said. The tree
has a star design on top with a combination of pig tails and rope lights.
said the Christmas Tree will operate on two sets of controls, the manual and
the automatic control. The tree will be manually lit up during the opening
night but will be set to automatic for future and everyday use so that it is
turned on every 6 p.m. and turned off every 2 a.m.
start of the Christmas celebration in the city is expected to be very merry and
literally bright, he said, considering that three areas have been set up
including the mini-park area with a mini zoo theme with lighted animals.
said a total of 14 arcs have been constructed within the City Hall area with
lanterns and an assortment of rope lights.
There's a new kid in town and it's going to help change the landscape of J.P. Laurel Avenue.
A P1-billion 18-storey condominium development with a hotel component, owned by homegrown real estate developer Santos Land Development Corporation, broke ground at J.P Laurel Avenue Friday.
"This is our first foray into the vertical development and hotel industry business," Santos Land Development Corporation President Antonio Santos Domingo said in an interview after the groundbreaking rites.
The Corporation's new investment is in line with the exponential growth of the city and the advent of national and international players and investors in Davao's real estate market.
"This is our biggest project since our corporation used to focus on housing development projects," he said.
The Ivory Residences is an 18-storey condominium tower with 330 units of various sizes. It boasts of 120 parking units spread over three floors. Among its amenities are a swimming p…
Waterfront Insular Hotel is one of Davao City's oldest hotels but while it has been renovated it still has that old charm that has made it a favorite among those who want to stay in a place far from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Any true-blue Dabawenyo can attest to the luxuries offered by the resort-hotel even before the new high-rises came in. It offers the amenities of a classy hotel and yet it provides you with that perfect countryside atmosphere.
If you want to experience Waterfront Insular Hotel then the best time to do that is now as the hotel offers mind-boggling deals that are true good to be true.
Celebrity sisters Vina and Shaina Magdayao, popular nowadays for her role as Camille in the afternoon television series "The Better Half", were in Davao City Sunday to grace the opening of Ystilo Salon at Abreeza Mall.
This is the 28th company-owned Ystilo Salon in the country and the only one in Mindanao. Vina said there are several more Ystilo Salons in the country under franchise. Shaina, however, hinted there will be another Ystilo Salon in Mindanao soon but they declined to reveal more details as it is still under negotiation.
"The reason why we have grown over the years is because we offer quality services," Vina said.
Fans of the celebrity sisters crowded in front of the Ystilo Salon early so as not to miss their idol. Both Vina and Shaina took some time to accommodate their fans' requests for selfies and group pictures.