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Get up to 90% discount in this 12-hour Dubai sale

Just right after Christmas, shoppers in Dubai will be treated to another massive sale with discounts of up to 90 percent. During the first day of the Dubai Shopping Festival on December 26, there will be a 12-hour sale on different items in fashion, beauty, and...

Guard under trial for raping housemaid in Dubai

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Witness the Beauty of Davao

by | Lifestyle

Davao – the Manila of Mindanao and the place where current president Rodrigo Duterte hailed from. With flights c/o Cebu Pacific that can take you and your loved ones seamlessly to the city of the south, here’s what Davao has to offer for first-time visitors and tourists in general.

Banana Plantation

The plantation located at Tagum City at Davao Del Norte is one of the main producers of bananas. Considered as one of the Philippines’ key products when it comes to exports, the production of bananas drives the economy of Davao and the Philippines as a whole. Tourists are welcome to witness firsthand how bananas are properly produced and tourists can even visit a beach located within the banana plantation!

Hijo Resorts

Boasting over 760 hectares, the Hijo Resorts hosts a natural forest reserve where tourists can see endemic trees such as the rattan and the anahaw. Tourists can also take a glance at the long-tailed macaques and wild boards within the area. It also hosts exciting activities for their guests such as river cruising.

Davao City

Regarded as one of the top 10 safest cities in the world, tourists may find themselves at ease at Davao City, for as long as they follow the rules and regulations of the land. Davao has their Public Safety and Security Command Center that monitors all activities on public vicinities.

Buenavista Island Resort

Located at the Davao Gulf at Barangay Balet in the city of Samal, the Buenavista Island Resort is the perfect escape for those who wish to appreciate the beauty of the south. Tourists can enjoy swimming, snorkeling and experience a deeper appreciation of what beach life has to offer. It also hosts different activities and has modern amenities for the whole family and barkada to enjoy.


Book your Davao trip today via Cebu Pacific with their daily trips towards Manila from Dubai and 8 flights daily from Manila to Davao. Tourists will surely enjoy a relaxing and safe trip at their home away from home.

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