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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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Instant hit

INSTANT HIT.Residents and government employees form a long queue in front of a mobile kitchen called ‘Kusinang Bayan’, a project of the city government of Davao that will serve quick hot meals to people affected by calamities, during its launching on Monday. LEAN DAVAL JR.
INSTANT HIT.Residents and government employees form a long queue in front of a mobile kitchen called ‘Kusinang Bayan’, a project of the city government of Davao that will serve quick hot meals to people affected by calamities, during its launching on Monday. LEAN DAVAL JR.

Upcoming

UPCOMING. DaxCañedo(left) of Mindanao Film and TV Development Foundation and filmmaker and media personality Rudolph Alama provide the details of the upcoming Guerilla filmmaking workshops set next month at Cinematheque Davao during KapehansaDabaw at the Annex of SM City Davao on Monday. LEAN DAVAL JR.
UPCOMING. DaxCañedo(left) of Mindanao Film and TV Development Foundation and filmmaker and media personality Rudolph Alama provide the details of the upcoming Guerilla filmmaking workshops set next month at Cinematheque Davao during KapehansaDabaw at the Annex of SM City Davao on Monday. LEAN DAVAL JR.

Watchdog

WATCHDOG.Dean Manuel Quibod of Ateneo de Davao University Law School interacts with members of media during KapehansaDabaw at the Annex of SM City Davao on Monday. Quibod and Ma. Victoria Maglana of KonsiyensyaDabaw talked about the launching of ALISTO! Civilian Monitoring of Martial Law, an organization composed of various groups that sought to report violations and abuses related to the implementation of Martial Lawi n Mindanao. LEAN DAVAL JR.
WATCHDOG.Dean Manuel Quibod of Ateneo de Davao University Law School interacts with members of media during KapehansaDabaw at the Annex of SM City Davao on Monday. Quibod and Ma. Victoria Maglana of KonsiyensyaDabaw talked about the launching of ALISTO! Civilian Monitoring of Martial Law, an organization composed of various groups that sought to report violations and abuses related to the implementation of Martial Lawi n Mindanao. LEAN DAVAL JR.

Peace buzz

ON PEACE BUZZ.Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) program manager Oliver Binancillan talks about the peace buzz which will be arriving in Davao City in time for the celebration of peace month. Binancillan graced KapehansaDabaw at the Annex of SM City Davao on Monday. LEAN DAVAL JR.
ON PEACE BUZZ.Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) program manager Oliver Binancillan talks about the peace buzz which will be arriving in Davao City in time for the celebration of peace month. Binancillan graced KapehansaDabaw at the Annex of SM City Davao on Monday. LEAN DAVAL JR.

Assurance

ASSURANCE.Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, while delivering the message of the Republic of the Philippines during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York City, USA on Sunday, reiterates that President Duterte does not tolerate abuse among authorities implementing the intensified anti-illegal drug campaign. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
ASSURANCE.Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, while delivering the message of the Republic of the Philippines during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York City, USA on Sunday, reiterates that President Duterte does not tolerate abuse among authorities implementing the intensified anti-illegal drug campaign. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

New products

NEWS PRODUCTS. Senator Cynthia Villar, accompanied by Jonathan Suy (left) of Ana's Breeder Farm, Inc. and Davao Agri Trade Expo (DATE) 2017 chair Engr. Wilfred Teves (right), checks the products on display at the exhibition area during the second day of DATE 2017 at SMX Convention Center in Lanang, Davao City on Friday. LEAN DAVAL JR
NEWS PRODUCTS. Senator Cynthia Villar, accompanied by Jonathan Suy (left) of Ana's Breeder Farm, Inc. and Davao Agri Trade Expo (DATE) 2017 chair Engr. Wilfred Teves (right), checks the products on display at the exhibition area during the second day of DATE 2017 at SMX Convention Center in Lanang, Davao City on Friday. LEAN DAVAL JR

Anxious clientele

ANXIOUS CLIENTELE. A group of young boys clings to a food cart while waiting for the vendor to finish frying popcorn along Roxas Avenue in Davao City on Saturday. LEAN DAVAL JR
ANXIOUS CLIENTELE. A group of young boys clings to a food cart while waiting for the vendor to finish frying popcorn along Roxas Avenue in Davao City on Saturday. LEAN DAVAL JR

AirAsia Ph to fly from Manila to Ho Chi Minh

AirAsia is introducing direct flights from Manila to one of the most vibrant and biggest cities of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, further strengthening the airline’s commitment as an Asean carrier.

AirAsia Philippines CEO Captain Dexter Comendador said, “We are thrilled to announce that we will start servicing direct flights from Manila to Ho Chi Minh in November as part of our commitment to continue bringing the Philippines closer to neighbouring cities within the Asean region.”

To celebrate the announcement, all-in fares from as low as P990 for Manila – Ho Chi Minh route are now available for booking today until 8 October 2017 on airasia.com and the airline’s mobile app.  The introductory promo fares are available for travel period from 17 November 2017 to 21 November 2018.

“AirAsia is the only airline that directly services all ten Asean countries with established operations in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Last year, the AirAsia Group carried 13.4 million people within Asean and we aim to continue bringing the region closer together via inter-Asean connectivity,” Comendador added.

AirAsia has been recently recognized for its outstanding performance in the Asean priority integration sector for tourism at the ASEAN Business Awards 2017 held in Manila with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte personally giving the award to AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes and 11 other winners from different sectors last September 6.

AirAsia services Manila – Ho Chi Minh route with three flights weekly or every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday.

Vietnam offers travellers an opportunity to discover the country’s tradition that overlaps with French colonial influences and picturesque coastline. A visit first to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as ‘Saigon’), is the perfect starting point to explore southern Vietnam. This vibrant city is the centre of commerce and to get a good glimpse of its beauty, it is advisable to seat at a roadside café with a cup of Vietnamese iced coffee or ‘Ca Phe Sua Da’ followed by a stroll to famous architectural marvels such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Opera House, Jade Emperor Pagoda and temples.

To appreciate the local culture, travellers can sample a myriad of fresh produce and food offerings from Ba Chieu Market, a local market off the beaten path for the famous baguette sandwich, ‘Banh Mi’ or some ‘Com Tam’, a ‘broken rice’ style dish topped with grilled meat; or go shopping for various types of quality fabric at affordable prices at the famed Ben Thanh Market.  If you have an interest in history, visit The War Remnants museum or the famed Cu Chi tunnels for a glimpse into what life was during the war.

Unruffled

UNRUFLLED. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is being interviewed by former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, on his views during his attendance in an event at the Asia Society in New York City, USA on Friday (Manila time). PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
UNRUFLLED. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is being interviewed by former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, on his views during his attendance in an event at the Asia Society in New York City, USA on Friday (Manila time). PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

WEATHER UPDATE

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