DAVAOENOS DASH FOR A CAUSE IN THE FIRST REGIONAL #McDoStripesRun

Saturdays are lazy days for me but woke up early, along with my super excited son to be one of the nearly 2,000 Davaoenos who run for a cause during the first-ever regional McHappy Day Stripes Run held at People’s Park here in Davao City on Nov. 28. 

McHappy Day Stripes Run is an annual family fun run held every year with a noble objective of helping more Filipino kids learn how to read. More than a much-awaited fun run, McHappy Day Stripes Run is a fundraising event of McDonald’s Philippines to fuel support for its flagship program, Ronald McDonald Read to learn. 

The Program, in partnership with the Department of Education, teaches beginning reading to Grade 1 and 2 public school students. Through the Stripes Run in Davao and Manila, happening in December 5, McDonald’s aims to raise 2 million pesos to share the gift of reading to more kids nationwide. Since 1990, McDonald’s has touched the lives of 11.5 million students among 7,500 partner schools.

DAVAOENOS DASH FOR A CAUSE IN THE FIRST REGIONAL #McDoStripesRun
Davao Bloggers pose before the run
(Thank you www.foodiemom.me for this photo)

“McDonald’s has always had a special spot for children. We know that the best way to contribute growth and happiness to their lives is to help them learn how to read. Through the McHappy Day Stripes Run, McDonald’s does just that while allowing families to help in a fun and memorable way,” said Kenneth Yang, McDonald’s Philippines President and CEO.

Various activity booths like Birdie the Tower and Ronald Recall welcomed participants of all ages after the race. The activity was hosted by Actress Jackie Lou Blanco and Mikee Aportadera. McDonald’s prepared fun and exciting surprises for each family member, making sure that everyone brings home great memories and the assurance that they were able to help kids in need.


COLOR DASH 2015 IN DAVAO CITY ON NOV 22

Color dash first two years were successfully held in Metro Manila. It gathered thousands of fun, exciting, active individuals of any age to participate in this one day event. Kids, adults, pets were in great spirit as the fun run happens. This themed run is 5 kilometres long and for every kilometre a dash of color is splashed to your Color Dash shirt. At the end of the run, everything turns colourful.

COLOR DASH 2015 IN DAVAO CITY ON NOV 22

Great news for the Davaoenos! On it’s third year, Color Dash decides to hold its fun run in Davao City this November 22, 2015 and is inviting everyone to join this fun filled event. Registration site is in Abreeza Ayala mall and will run from Nov 3-19. If you do not feel like going to the mall, you can also register online through www.sportshub.com.ph and claim your running kit during the event or for delivery to your house, office, or school. Sportshub, an online store for sporting goods and Mulatto, a proud-Davao-born outdoor apparel collaborated to make this event happen. The clock is ticking and Color Dash can’t wait to surprise everyone with their fun tactics. Invite your family and friends to join this wonderful event. 

Aside from the fun, a part of the registration fee will also go to our Philippine Eagle Foundation. Let’s educate our fellowmen about our endangered eagle. Support the foundation spread awareness. The fun does not stop when the run finishes. Everyone should stay put for the traditional countdown. When the clock hits 0, everybody throws the Color Dash powder up in the air. It is a good sight to see and best time for celebration. Then a program follows after the color celebration. More prizes awaits the Color Dashers!

WHERE TO EAT IN DAVAO: TRY PAKFRY KING BY PaloVince

PaloVince Tuna PakFry
The PakFry King by PaloVince

Hello there!

You landed on this post because you were searching online where and what to eat in Davao? And guess what? You just hit on the right link.

Asking what and where to eat is probably one of the worn-out questions anyone visiting a certain place or even locals who want a break out of their usual home kitchen cooking would ever ask. Well, guilty here, I ask this all the time, hence, our eternal quest to finding the best and mouth-watering food in town.

Palo Vince is a modest and cosy restaurant along Dacudao Ave., here in Davao. It’s very near my place, like a jog and just a heartbeat away (hihihi). And it is home to the famous Tuna PakFry in town. A tail part of Tuna (or Bariles in Bisaya) deep fried (thus Fry) and braised (thus Pak, for paksiw) in pickled sauce making it crispy on the outside but tender and full of truly Filipino flavour in the inside. Lami Kaayo!