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LG has recently re-opened their all-new concept store at the third level of Gaisano Mall here in Davao City. The newly renovated store boasts a well-lit, contemporary and roomy designed store giving phone explorers ample space to move around to experience for themselves the smart technology LG Mobile has to offer.

THE ALL-NEW LG CONCEPT STORE RE-OPEN IN GAISANO MALL DAVAO
Customers exploring LG G5 and Friends at the newly renovated LG Concept Store at the Third Level of Gaisano Mall, Bajada, Davao City.

THE ALL-NEW LG CONCEPT STORE RE-OPEN IN GAISANO MALL DAVAO
LG was generous, giving free ice cream for those who would fall in line. The best part, they're up for a chance to win LG premium items! Was not my lucky day, but got free scoop anyway :)

THE ALL-NEW LG CONCEPT STORE RE-OPEN IN GAISANO MALL DAVAO
THE ALL-NEW LG CONCEPT STORE RE-OPEN IN GAISANO MALL DAVAO
THE ALL-NEW LG CONCEPT STORE RE-OPEN IN GAISANO MALL DAVAO
Reginald DelaPaz, LG Area Sales Manager For Mindanao show off  the latest flagship mobile, 
the gorgeous, LG G5.

In a short interview with Reginald DelaPaz, LG Area Sales Manager for Mindanao, he said that, “The re-opening of the concept store will highlight LG’s latest flagship product, the new LG G5. It’s the first modular phone that hit the market. It has cool design for new era of mobile phone explorers. This phone allows you to customize your preferences that fit your personality and lifestyle.”

LG G5 and Friends
The gorgeous, LG G5 and Friends are available at the concept store.

LG G5 and Friends
Trying out the lightweight, compact and portable LG 360 Virtual Reality (VR) glasses. 
One of the five cool friends of LG G5. 

LG G5 and Friends
Liea tried it out as well. She said it was cool, not for the faint hearted. 
She's referring to the VR roller coaster ride.

LG G5 and Friends
Thought I can only experience 360 view on Google streetview, but this LG dual wide angle,  lightweight and compact spherical camera takes picture taking to another level - wherever, however. Thought it's the coolest friend!

LG G5 and Friends
This is the LG CAM Plus. Another cool G5 friend you can attach to the bottom of the phone with a real grip of the camera. If you can't live without your cam, this CAM Plus is a sweet buy to complete the gang.

LG G5 and Friends
LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAY. Very handy for those who loves music and wants to jam out with friends. Again, you can just attach this to the bottom of your G5 and it amplifies the music, cool! Like it much!

IF YOU HAVEN'T DECIDED WHICH PHONE TO BUY YET, TAKE TIME TO VISIT THE ALL-NEW LG CONCEPT STORE AT THE THIRD LEVEL OF GAISANO MALL DAVAO. YOU MIGHT FIND UNEXPECTED EXPERIENCE WITH THE FIRST MODULAR PHONE THAT HIT THE MARKET - the gorgeous, LG G5!

LIFE'S GOOD WHEN YOU PLAY MORE!

With everything instantly available at the command of our hands these days, the art of using them to painstakingly accomplish something out of it physically is slowly fading away. Gone are the days when one will take on the porch chair, open the needle tin box, tag in the thread and make use of our hands to darn old socks, worn clothes and the ones that I used to love, cross stitching. I remember in the heyday of the cross stitch art, I used to memorize the colour codes of the thread, rush to craft store to buy dmc threads and rummage for unique patterns none has ever done before. It was exciting while it lasted but it died down eventually. Thought I’d blamed it to smart finger technology. At least I’ve created, framed and posted several works done with my hands. A remembrance that once I used to harbour a ridiculous amount of patience and serenity to accomplish such an artwork.

OF PATIENCE AND THE VANISHING ART OF NEEDLE WORKS


I’m prodded to translate the same inspiration to my children, but at the current rate of how technology transforms, evolves and overtakes everything done manually, I’d like to say, it’s hard to be a parent inculcating these values in this time and space. Whenever I let kids do something physically, it’ll always done through negotiations involving gadgets and wi-fi passwords. And the sad truth, it’s hard to get them focused on what you let them do.

Thought technology in actuality put everything I’ve worked for into fleeting morals. True, the struggle is real in putting into action the good worth of patience into my kids psyche. In fact, they always interpret my intention to be rearward, that’s the truth. And I end up always explaining everything.

I know circumstances differ. One will always have argument over the other on things that matter to them. But my truth is that there is a connection between this vanishing needle works and cultivating patience. And I know I need a lot of parenting mission to do. 

To the motoring enthusiasts in Davao City, the opening of Jaw Power Sports Showroom on June 10 along Guerrero corner Magsaysay streets, is a pleasant development where bike aficionados can see and shop for the top of the line power bikes and other extreme sports frills and accessories without having to fly out of the city.

JAW POWER SPORTS OPENS SHOWROOM IN DAVAO

Jaw Power Sports deals top-quality brand new and pre-loved big bikes, high-end bike accessories, top-quality riding gears, jetski, quadski, all-terrain vehicles (ATV), cast-iron bumpers and coil springs for 4x4 rides. 

Jaw Power Sports is also an official showroom of KTM Sports motorcycles, an Austrian brand which are known for their champion and adventure defying Enduro machines. 

In a short talk with Jess Sisneros, Sales Representative of Blip Motors, Inc., the company that exclusively distributes KTM Motorcycles in the country. He said that “aside from the already established biker’s club in the city, in which President Duterte has been an active member, there is a growing market and community for extreme sports cycle in the city, that’s why we are showcasing our product so that they will experience the thrill and comfort of our rides.”

If you’re up for an extreme adventure and an ultimate ride of your life, be it in two or four wheels, Jaw Power Sports can help you carry out your riding passion.



JAW POWER SPORTS OPENS SHOWROOM IN DAVAO
 Wilson Lu (right) and Col. Sam Afdal (left) led the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to formally open the showroom. 

JAW POWER SPORTS OPENS SHOWROOM IN DAVAO
Riding The VMAX. 

JAW POWER SPORTS OPENS SHOWROOM IN DAVAO
Welcome to Jaw Power Sports

JAW POWER SPORTS OPENS SHOWROOM IN DAVAO
Dennis Arquiza, Jimmy Gomez and Wilson Lu for Jaw Power Sports

JAW POWER SPORTS OPENS SHOWROOM IN DAVAO
Wanna ride my Harley? Pre-loved Harley waiting to be loved again. 

JAW POWER SPORTS OPENS SHOWROOM IN DAVAO
The Yamaha V-Max, fondly called The VMAX, is a cruiser motorcycle made by Yamaha. Notorious for its powerful V4 engine, shaft drive, and distinctive elegance.

JAW POWER SPORTS OPENS SHOWROOM IN DAVAO
BMW R1200RT is a sport touring motorcycle. This baby combines the performance of a sport bike with long-distance touring capabilities and comfort.

JAW POWER SPORTS OPENS SHOWROOM IN DAVAO
The gorgeous KTM Machines.

JAW POWER SPORTS OPENS SHOWROOM IN DAVAO
Are you a BMW or a Harley?

JAW POWER SPORTS OPENS SHOWROOM IN DAVAO
Premium foot gear for safe and comfortable riding

JAW POWER SPORTS OPENS SHOWROOM IN DAVAO
High-end bike accessories are also available

JAW POWER SPORTS OPENS SHOWROOM IN DAVAO
Top of the line, head gears for ultra protection

JAW POWER SPORTS OPENS SHOWROOM IN DAVAO
Brand new jetski

JAW POWER SPORTS OPENS SHOWROOM IN DAVAO
All terrain vehicle (ATV)

JAW POWER SPORTS OPENS SHOWROOM IN DAVAO
IronMan bumpers, coil springs and other 4x4 accessories

Visit their showroom;

Jaw Power Sports
Guerrero corner Magsaysay Sts,
Davao City, Philippines

Still thinking of where to bring the man of the house this Father’s Day? Well, you’ve landed on the right page. Vikings Luxury Buffet here in Davao, the country’s biggest buffet restaurant, is coming up with satisfying, filling and delicious food ideas especially crafted with Dads in mind of the formidable Chefs of Vikings. 

Give your Dad a gift of deliciousness and a full stomach this Father’s Day. And what can be more fitting than spending Daddy's day out at Vikings! 

I was one lucky earthling; I got a sneak peek of what’s on the Vikings counter come Dad’s Day! Here’s few of the Special of the Day!

Dad's Board, Vikings Davao
Dad's Board
Sometimes you just have to indulge! This Dad's board calls for it. Everything on this board screams beer 'bugnaw pa more'

Black and White Tuna in Soy Wasabi Mayo, Vikings Davao
Black and White Tuna in Soy Wasabi Mayo
For health buff Dads, this is for you. 

Dad's Big Burger, Vikings Davao
Dad's Big Burger
Forget about the brother of indulgence, who is guilt. Sometimes, dads just have to go big and indulge!

Stuffed Crab Heads in Spicy Szechuan Sauce, Vikings Davao
Stuffed Crab Heads in Spicy Szechuan Sauce
This one's for seafood hearty eaters, rice pa more! So good!

Rib Eye with Espresso Jus, Vikings Davao
Rib Eye with Espresso Jus
The coffee-based concoction that's in the sauce made this platter go round with flavour and steak deliciousness! You shouldn't miss this for the world!

Guinness Beer Pie, Vikings Davao
Guinness Beer Pie
This one peculiar pie is something you should try this weekend. Its surprisingly tasty and packed with distinct flavours.

FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL AT VIKINGS DAVAO #EatLikeAViking
Dad's Cake
They say, any man can be a father, but it takes someone awesome and special to be a Dad! This special cake is for you!

To all the greatest Dads out there, to my father and to the Dad of my children, Happy Dad's Day!
Spend the day with Dad at Vikings Luxury Buffet!

For reservations and inquiries;
https://www.facebook.com/VikingsLanang/
Tel. # 082-285-3888 | 082-285-4888
Open: 11:00AM - 2:30PM, 5:30PM - 10:00PM


VIKINGS LUXURY BUFFET
SM Lanang Premier
Lanang, Davao City, Philippines

Dealing with drug addiction is something that is not that easy to understand. Everything will become subjective and the truth is that logic will not actually work that well. It is really important that you are patient and that you read all that you can about drug addiction. The more information you have about drug addiction treatment, the higher the possibility you will be able to get rid of the problem!

There are so many things that need to be understood about this topic. We can mention so many facts. However, some rules that you have to respect are much more important than others. That is what we will focus on right now.

GOLDEN RULES OF DEALING WITH DRUG ADDICTION

You Need Professional Help

Most people think that they can get rid of the drug addiction alone, without help. Many say that everything is about personal strength. This idea that you can deal with anything by simply using positive thinking is incorrect. You need to focus on getting people that can help you. 
People that have a drug addiction have both a physical and mental need to get the drug. Because of this, you want to focus on going through a real rehab program. That is where you get professional help and a really big part of the process is that you do not go through anything alone. Make sure that you always ask for help. Even your friends can help you by being close to you during these tough times.

Once You Stop Temptation Still Remains

Getting rid of an addiction is basically the first step that you have to make. Unfortunately, some people believe that they can just keep the addiction into control after the rehab is over. For instance, let’s think about the most common problem that normally exists, alcohol addiction. In this case there is this idea of one drink will not hurt you. That is incorrect. In the event that you grab just one drink it will lead towards many others. All your hard work will be in vain. 

You Need To Let People Know About Your Addiction

The simple fact that you acknowledge the fact that you have a problem is something that will help you out a lot at the end of the day. You want to be careful and you want to go through a rehabilitation program. This will be so much easier when the people around you will know that you are going through tough times. 

A huge problem with addiction is that people are ashamed of it. You want to be sure that you do not end up in such a situation. Acknowledging the problem will help out so much more than you think at the moment. Start by letting your close friends and your family members know you are fighting addiction. Teach them what they have to do to help. When you have some friends along the results will be a lot better. Never hide your addiction. This would be the worst mistake you could make whenever fighting addiction. 

If you want to enjoy your personal and professional life, you need to be in a good mood and have sufficient energy to accomplish your daily tasks. Unfortunately, these signs of health and well-being are absent in many people due to poor lifestyle choices. Nevertheless, people who are interested in leading a healthy life can make it happen by making the behavioral changes necessary to do so. Here are three simple health strategies that can get you on the path to greater wellness right now:

STRATEGIES THAT CAN HELP YOU LEAD A BETTER LIFE

1. Obtain Effective Medical Care.

If you want to be healthy, obtaining effective medical care is a must. This strategy can help you prevent disease and spot illnesses early, thereby precluding them from having a profoundly negative or permanent impact on your mental and physical well-being.

These days, finding the right medical facility is easier than ever thanks to the internet. You can do a keyword search with a phrase like "Pain Management Los Angeles" to find medical care in your local area. As you get the search process started, consider obtaining assistance from industry experts like Dr. Bryan MD. 

2. Work Out.

Although we're constantly told that regular exercise can play a profoundly powerful role in helping us look and feel better, the majority of the populace is sedentary. Leading a sedentary lifestyle is dangerous for many reasons, including the fact that it increases your susceptibility to unwanted conditions like obesity and diabetes. Reject this world of disease right now by making workouts an integral component of your lifestyle. You can get started in many ways, such as by joining a local gym or finding a walking buddy. You may also want to start working with a personal trainer. 

3. Invest In A Monthly Massage.

Practicing self-love is a wonderful way to take your health to a new level. There are many ways that you can get this process underway, such as with pampering activities like a massage. In addition to reducing stress, attaining a monthly massage can optimize the functioning of your cardiovascular system, improve your sleep quality, and enhance digestion. 

Conclusion

If you're ready to become the healthiest you ever, now is the time to implement a strategic plan that will help you get and remain on the road to wellness. You can use some or all of the health strategies outlined above to get the process going now!

Vikings Luxury Buffet, the largest buffet restaurant in the country,  is offering yet another sumptuous feast for every brave hero that is us this coming Independence Day.

Aside from Vikings regular menu, they're coming up with something extra special everyone will enjoy as we celebrate the joys and happiness of free Philippines.

I was one lucky earthling, I was able to try them first and here’s what awaits you on the luxury buffet counter come June 12.

Let's start off with;
KKK Pizza
(Kalabasa, Kamatis at Kesong Puti)
If you love pizza, this crispy dough topped with kalabasa, kamatis and kesong puti is a healthy alternative to your usual greasy, cheesy pizza fix.

Pomelo Gazpacho
This is not your usual soup. Chef Albert has added zing to the already complex-tasting pomelo by coming up with a concoction that is cold, sweet, bittery, tomatoey and spicy.  Must try!

Beef Hinalang Pot Roast
I've known hinalang to be a dish that is so 'masabaw'. If you happen to eat in Agdao Public Market you’d know they have this kettle as big as a cave and is full of ‘sabaw sa hinalang’.

Trying this version is something out of my usual and surprisingly, it’s really good. Prepare yourself for another round of ‘rice pa please’.

Pan Seared Fish with Pomelo Salted Egg Salsa in Guso
If you're skipping meat, this fish dish is definitely for you - light, healthy and cooked fresh from Davao wet market. The salsa is so good. So love it!

Davao Sungkaan
This is a collection of 14 of the best streetfoods in the country. All these will be available in their respective counters at Vikings and believe me when I say, these are the best stuff paired with beer.

To the free Philippines, Cheers!

Chicken Pianggang
We have a lot of brothers and sisters who would be celebrating Independence Day, pork-free. Chicken Pianggang is grilled chicken cooked in coconut milk. Its originally a Tausug specialty dish. The formidable chefs of Vikings has tweaked it a little to make it more appetizing and enticing. Enjoy!

Flag Cupcakes
And for dessert, cupcakes whipped in patriotic colors will be available at the dessert counter on the occasion. Tikman ang tamis ng kasarinlan at tunay na pagbabago! Para sa inang bayan, mabuhay po ang Pilipinas! Cheers to that!

Durian Cheesecake
Have I told you, freedom is sweet, cheesy and divine? This deliciousness is so good, you'll regret it if you'll pass this time. Durian in your cheesecake? Freedom!

Vikings Luxury Buffet Davao Independence Day menu will be serving from June 12, 2016.

For reservations and inquiries;
https://www.facebook.com/VikingsLanang/
Tel. # 082-285-3888 | 082-285-4888
Open: 11:00AM - 2:30PM, 5:30PM - 10:00PM


VIKINGS LUXURY BUFFET
SM Lanang Premier
Lanang, Davao City, Philippines

When life gets busy, it can be easy to let important occasions slip by without recognition. There are plenty of ways that you can let family and friends know that you remember them as they reach milestones in their lives. Your loved ones will appreciate your thoughtful effort to recognize their special moment.

Ladies Night Out


Host a Party 

Planning a party can be a fun way to acknowledge a special occasion. If a friend is having a baby or getting married, then you may want to host a gathering of mutual friends to join the celebration. Having multiple hosts for the event can help you reduce the costs for each host. You may want to consider having a small party at a restaurant. The hosts can split the cost of the honored guest’s bill, and each attendee can bring a gift. Meeting at a restaurant can be an easy way to host a party because there is no need to clean up after the occasion ends. 

Select a Gift 

Thoughtful gifts can mean a lot to a friend or family member. Whether a loved one is celebrating a special occasion or going through a difficult time, you can offer encouragement with a special gift. Your gift does not have to be extravagant to be meaningful. You may want to choose a gift that will have a sentimental value to the recipient. Some gifts, such as gold plated ornaments, are special because they commemorate a specific occasion. Gifts that can bring back memories of a happy occasion can be cherished for years to come. 


Offer Encouragement 

Along with helping friends celebrate their happy occasions, you can also offer encouragement during difficult times. If a friend is struggling with a crisis, then you may want to consider sending a thoughtful card. You can offer to take your friend out to lunch or to see a movie. Sometimes a bit of encouragement can make a dramatic difference. 

Offering encouragement and celebrating joyful occasions are great ways to be a supportive friend. The people in your life will be grateful for your thoughtfulness.

Orthodontic treatment is not properly understood by many. We all have a basic understanding of this dentistry specialization but the truth is that most people from all around the world do not actually know that much about the huge treatment potential that is available. In most situations we tend to think that such treatment is only useful to improve aesthetics. There is so much more to orthodontics than this. 

According to specialized orthodontics in Glendale, teeth that are overlapping or crooked can be a huge problem for the entire mouth. Proper orthodontic treatment will leave to a much better health for your gums and teeth. Besides the fact that your smile will be more beautiful, other benefits that automatically appear when looking at orthodontics include the following. 

ORTHODONTICS CAN BE MUCH MORE BENEFICIAL

Teeth Spacing Improved 

Whenever teeth are overlapped or crooked, it will be really complicated to clean your teeth properly. As time passes, the mouth ends up with build-ups from drinks and food. That will lead towards tooth decay and cavities. The orthodontist is going to easily fix such a problem by using braces or other procedures. Since periodontal disease can easily lead towards gum and bone loss, this is something that you want to remember. 

Improper Teeth Alignment 

When your teeth are not properly aligned, teeth will show negative wear patterns. Whenever you do not treat such a condition, the teeth end up being worn out in an improper way. Veneers and bonding are thus necessary. Teeth with improper line up can also create unnecessary stress on the jaw’s muscles. This would cause pain and malocclusion causes loss of gum support and even bone support. To put it as simple as possible, you can end up losing some teeth because of this. 

Overbites 

Overbites appear when your top teeth are overlapping your bottom teeth. This normally leads towards palate biting. As you overbite, your bottom teeth end up with unusual or excessive wear. They can be chipped. With chips, you need to go to the dentist or huge future problems can appear. 

ORTHODONTICS CAN BE MUCH MORE BENEFICIAL

Open-Bites 

Open-bites appear when your front teeth will not overlap. Excessive back teeth wear appears, thus also leading towards chipping

Tooth Function Improvements 

One of the things that many do not know is that orthodontist treatments will improve teeth functioning. Sometimes, jaw pain associated with improper teeth alignment is also removed. Teeth wear patterns will be improved through treatment and this automatically means that you will have a better overall health for a longer period of time. 

There are no age restrictions when referring to orthodontic treatment. However, it is normally a better idea to get the treatment done as soon as possible. Most of the patients will be young since the sooner you get rid of teeth problems, the better the overall health of your mouth is. Orthodontics can also be really useful in other dental treatments. 

On the whole, the work of this type of dentist is very important and whenever such a need appears, it is important to work with someone that has a good experience.

I’m thankful I’m one of those fortunate students who were able to join a class field that paid a day trip to Coca-Cola plant in Ulas back in the 90s. I can still remember we’re told to walk in single file, keep our voices down and strictly warned not to wander around. Well, teens can be rowdy and loud you know, that’s why. As expected we’re all in awe and had fun seeing how our favourite canteen drink were made and how it came to be.

Cases of Cola-Cola and lots of life experiences later, I made it inside the plant again. This time with media and blogger friends and came in a bit learned with living thus seeing things in a quiet grown and somewhat settled perspective.

Coca-Cola FEMSA started bottling since the 50’s here in Davao City. Since then, this drink’s unique formulation has captured the liking of millions of consumers that through time, it has gravely been part of everyone’s significant life moments, shared memories and histories of every celebration of our culture and many our society’s milestones. Most of all, its opportunities have helped a lot of people change their lives for the better.

In this blogpost, I’d like to bring you along as we follow the journey of a Coca-Cola FEMSA Bottle.

The journey begins here

Just like any excursions, we started with an orientation. Cat Avelino, Coca-Cola FEMSA’s External Communications & CSR Manager briefed us about the company’s core values and how it has grown over the years.

THE JOURNEY OF A COCA-COLA FEMSA BOTTLE, Davao City
Cat Avelino, Coca-Cola FEMSA’s External Communications & CSR Manager

To date, Philippines ranked 10th among the largest Coca-Cola Bottlers in the world. Davao Lines have the capability to produce about 1.1M gallons of beverage annually and is set to operate another beverage facility in Darong, Sta Cruz, Davao del Sur after it acquired a manufacturing  plant from San Miguel Corporation. This operation is expected to employ around 350 associates.

In the Philippines, Coca-Cola FEMSA offers 18 brands, all FDA-approved. This is in line with the company’s commitment to provide safe and high-quality products their consumers can trust.

More than Coca-Cola FEMSA’s thrust in making quality beverages is the company’s drive to bring about happiness in every Filipino soul that the company has worked with. Coca-Cola FEMSA’s social responsibility extends across education, economics, environment, labor, values, health and above all, family.

This is where #openhappiness begin

THE JOURNEY OF A COCA-COLA FEMSA BOTTLE, Davao City
We're all geared up for the plant tour, but first .... prosperity pose
(Photo credits: Vanessa Mabini)

THE JOURNEY OF A COCA-COLA FEMSA BOTTLE, Davao City
Come on, woman! Keep up!

 THE JOURNEY OF A COCA-COLA FEMSA BOTTLE, Davao City
Sorting empty bottles to be washed, sanitized, filled and capped. Each bottle is inspected using  state-of-the-art equipment under strictest quality control measures. 

THE JOURNEY OF A COCA-COLA FEMSA BOTTLE, Davao City
There are people who work hard to bring you your favourite soda. 
I thank him for you. #tastethefeeling

THE JOURNEY OF A COCA-COLA FEMSA BOTTLE, Davao City
When realization hits you hard: As a consumer, I often take for granted all these bottles after drinking. Heck, I do it all the time and now I’m feeling guilty. Yeah, now I’ve grown respect for that lowly, empty bottles, crowns and caps after reading this. 

Sterile bottles on the assembly line ready to be filled up

THE JOURNEY OF A COCA-COLA FEMSA BOTTLE, Davao City
You better have the right level or you'll be picked out of the line.

THE JOURNEY OF A COCA-COLA FEMSA BOTTLE, Davao City
Freshly filled bottle of cold and refreshing Coca-Cola taken straight out of the filling machine! Awesome!

THE JOURNEY OF A COCA-COLA FEMSA BOTTLE, Davao City
A day at the plant.

THE JOURNEY OF A COCA-COLA FEMSA BOTTLE, Davao City
Bottles that pass quality control are then put to crates and brought to the 
distribution warehouse for immediate dispatch.

Watch how your Sprites are cased.

THE JOURNEY OF A COCA-COLA FEMSA BOTTLE, Davao City
They say, Coca-Cola sold only 25 bottles on its first year of operation. 
And now, look at that! SO NEVER GIVE UP!

Short stop at the Distribution Center

Ready to drink Coke in crates are then brought to the distribution center where they are tagged, processed and subsequently loaded to trucks for immediate delivery to retail establishments.

Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines has two distribution centers serving Southern Mindanao area, employing 395 associates and providing beverage requirements close to 80,000 establishments.

THE JOURNEY OF A COCA-COLA FEMSA BOTTLE, Davao City
Thank you, Sir Jojo for giving us a tour!

THE JOURNEY OF A COCA-COLA FEMSA BOTTLE, Davao City
The Coca-Cola FEMSA Davao distribution center serve sari-sari and retail stores as far as Surigao and GenSan.

THE JOURNEY OF A COCA-COLA FEMSA BOTTLE, Davao City
Wilkins Bottled Water is also one of the quality products of Coca-Cola FEMSA. These bottles are shipped all the way from Laguna along with canned and PET bottled Coca-Cola.


Changing the life of Nanay Luz

Majority of the establishments supported by Coca-Cola FEMSA are the small and traditional food outlets we usually called ‘carenderia’ and ‘sari-sari’ stores. 

In this excursion, we travelled down south to see where exactly a bottle of Coca-Cola ends after its loaded out of the distribution center.

We were brought by the Coca-Cola team to Nanay Luz Mariscal in Toril Public Market. Nanay Luz, 60, started her small eatery 15 years ago. Through careful management of her daily income she was able to expand her business by offering more ‘ulam’ varieties that goes well paired with Coca-Cola. Eventually, she expanded again to having a rice stall and other sari-sari store stuff. Her efforts paid well and that her income from the eatery allowed her to send and let her nieces and nephews finish school.

THE JOURNEY OF A COCA-COLA FEMSA BOTTLE, Davao City

Today, Nanay Luz Mariscal’s small eatery is thriving. She sells exclusive Coca-Cola FEMSA products. And as a valued retailer, Coca-Cola supports Nanay Luz by providing her with various collaterals like chiller, posters, tables and other marketing materials in order to help her grow her business better.

THE JOURNEY OF A COCA-COLA FEMSA BOTTLE, Davao City

In a brief meeting with Juan Dominguez, Coca-Cola FEMSA’s Corporate Affairs Director Asia Division, he pointed out that “It is seeing success stories such as these that push us to keep improving every day”. 

More than its secret formula and world-class quality beverages, Coca-Cola FEMSA is made up of so much more. It’s made out of love and happiness by 10,000 people in 19 plants and close to 60 sales offices across the Philippines.

Dominguez said further that, “Our business is not just about manufacturing beverages. Our business is intertwined with the lives of millions of Filipinos, from those that are employed by us, supply raw materials to us and those whose livelihood include delivering or selling our products. Their success is our success and we want to support them in every step of the way.”

Juan Dominguez, Coca-Cola FEMSA’s Corporate Affairs Director Asia Division

Juan Dominguez, Coca-Cola FEMSA’s Corporate Affairs Director Asia Division
Juan Dominguez, Coca-Cola FEMSA’s Corporate Affairs Director Asia Division (middle) Jay Justiniano, Commercial Unit Associate Director for Mindanao (in white) and the hardworking people behind your favourite drink.

So the next time you open a bottle of Coca-Cola, remember that it is so much more than just a fizzy drink we all loved for so many years. It is a drink made out hard-work and dedication by thousands who would want you to #openhappiness and would love to let you #tastethefeeling 

THE JOURNEY OF A COCA-COLA FEMSA BOTTLE #tastethefeeling
Thanks a lot Coca-Cola FEMSA Davao for inviting us!

Indeed, things go better with Coke!