“Balamban Liempo” now in Davao City!

In Balamban, there is a unique method of grilling Liempo. with local herbs, spices and some secret ingredients…

Many people go to Balamban just to eat this delectable dish!

NOW, YOU DON’T HAVE TO, IT’S FINALLY IN Davao City!

Why wait in line for Lechon and get the Part you don’t want…
Everyone simply wants to get the “LIEMPO” or the BELLY!
Now you can get “ALL BELLY, ALL THE TIME”

Balamban liempo is pork belly stuffed with lemon grass, the same aromatic that is stuffed into lechon (roast whole pig). Very tasty and great with just a dip with local Tuba Vinregar.

The Balamban Liempo restaurant had their soft opening a few weeks ago and they can be found at Delgar Commercial Complex, Km 5, J.P Laurel Avenue, Bajada, Davao City. It’s the building right before the Bajada flyover.

Now You can plan your long vacation as Malacañang bares 2012 Official Holidays!

Malacañang has released the list of holidays in the Philippines (regular, special [non-working] days, and special holiday (for all schools) in 2012 under Proclamation 295.

Proclamation No. 295 also states that Malacañang will declare holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar or the lunar calendar.

Eid’l Fitr is expected to be on or around August 19, 2012 (Sunday) while Eidul Adha will fall on or around October 26, 2012 (Friday)


Regular Holidays for 2012

New Year’s Day            January 1 (Sunday)

Maundy Thursday        April 5

Good Friday            April 6

Araw ng Kagitingan         April 9 (Monday)3

Labor Day                May 1 (Tuesday)

Independence Day        June 12 (Tuesday)

National Heroes Day        August 27 (Last Monday of August)

Bonifacio Day            November 30 (Friday)

Christmas Day            December 25 (Tuesday

Rizal Day                 December 30 (Sunday)


Special (Non-Working) Days    

Chinese New Year            January 23 (Monday)

Ninoy Aquino Day            August 21 (Tuesday)

All Saints Day                November 1 (Thursday)

Additional special (non-working) day    November 2 (Friday)

Last Day of the Year             December 31 (Monday)


Special Holiday (for all schools)    

EDSA Revolution Anniversary         February 25 (Saturday)

Zamboanga City Hall lights up for Christmas!

Zamboanga City has just lighted its city hall just in time for Christmas !



This is just one example of how Christian tradition hits mindanao this Holiday Season.

It is a delight not only for tourists but also for locals alike.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Davao City’s Pasko Fiesta 2011 activities bared!

Pasko Fiesta celebration this year that will kick off with a ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree on Monday, December 5, at Davao City’s People’s Park.



The rest of the Pasko Fiesta schedule:


  • Pasko Fiesta Bazaar at Palma Gil Street (December 1-31);

  • Pasko sa Chinatown at Chavez Street (December 16-23);

  • Pasko sa Roxas at Roxas Avenue (December 1- 31);

  • Pasko Fiesta sa People’s Park, December 6-25;

  • Kahayag sa Pasko in different venues for the whole month of December; and

  • Lamdag Parada at Roxas Avenue, CM Recto Street, and San Pedro Street (December 21).


Other activities:


  • Various workshops will also be held at Pasko Fiesta Bazaar Activity Area along Palma Gil Street;

  • city-wide grand toy sale in different venues (December 10);

  • city-wide grand Christmas shopping sale (December 15-18);

  • Paskong Handog Day at People’s Park (December 22); and

  • Christmas Unity Celebration at the People’s Park (December 23).


Merry Christmas to all!!

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