May 19, 2018

Home Crest Hotel Davao Jexx Hinggo

If you are looking for an affordable hotel during your quick business or leisure trip in Davao City, you should consider Home Crest Hotel. They are the best-value hotel in Davao that is located near SM City Davao and Overland Transport Terminal. They offer excellent services and amenities for all travelers with very accommodating staff.

Home Crest Hotel Davao Jexx Hinggo

I stayed in their Deluxe Room for one night and all I did was to relax and enjoy the weekend. I had a rough week at work and we organized an event at Eden Nature Park a day before, so I guess I deserved that staycation.

I checked in at 2 PM and was greeted by a smiling hotel guard and staff at the door. They were accommodating and I even had a little chitchat with their receptionists. They made me feel welcomed and didn't have a hard time getting my keys, breakfast buffet stub, and WiFi passwords that last for 23 hours.

Home Crest Hotel Davao Jexx Hinggo

Home Crest Hotel Davao Jexx Hinggo

Home Crest Hotel Davao Jexx Hinggo

Home Crest Hotel Davao Jexx Hinggo

When I entered the room, I felt cozy and I just want to jump off the bed and lie there for hours. I like the combination of brown and white colors of the room. They don't have many designs in the room which I like. It looks clean and relaxing at the same time.

Home Crest Hotel Davao Jexx Hinggo Deluxe Room

Home Crest Hotel Davao Jexx Hinggo Deluxe Room

The Deluxe Room has a refrigerator, air-condition, cable TV, and a workstation.

Home Crest Hotel Davao Jexx Hinggo Deluxe Room

Home Crest Hotel Davao Jexx Hinggo Deluxe Room

Home Crest Hotel Davao Jexx Hinggo Deluxe Room

The bed is firm enough to get a good and comfortable sleep. You don't feel like you're sinking and it's not too high. It has 4 big pillows too!

Home Crest Hotel Davao Jexx Hinggo Deluxe Room

Home Crest Hotel Davao Jexx Hinggo Deluxe Room

It has its own bath with hot and cold handheld and rain showerhead set. The bathroom has free shampoo, bath gel, dental kits, and lotion. I had 2 clean and fluffy towels on top of the rack and I love the wall-mounted magnifying mirrors.

Home Crest Hotel Davao Jexx Hinggo Deluxe Room

Home Crest Hotel Davao Jexx Hinggo Deluxe Room

The best part of Home Crest Hotel is that they are near SM City Davao. It's about a 2-minute walk distance from the hotel. So you can shop, watch a movie, or dine without taking a cab. It's also near a cake shop, restaurants, banks, convenience store, spa, and even the beach! You'll get to enjoy everything without taking too much of your time traveling.

Later that night, I was able to shoot a video for my next vlog because I don't know what to do next. Haha! I grabbed some popcorn and soda at the convenience store and watched all my vlogs on the TV with my flash drive. Yes, you can do it too! :)

I had a great sleep I almost did not catch the free breakfast buffet. I went to their restaurant downstairs called CENA to fill my tummy with good food. I wasn't able to take pictures of the food I ate because it was almost 10 AM. They served bread, 2 kinds of cooked rice, 2 viands, corn soup, a pasta, salad, and some sweets. I actually expected a lot of food choices but that was enough for me.

Home Crest Hotel Davao Jexx Hinggo CENA Modern Bistro

Home Crest Hotel Davao Jexx Hinggo CENA Modern Bistro

Home Crest Hotel Davao Jexx Hinggo CENA Modern Bistro

Will blog more about CENA Modern Bistro soon.

So far I enjoyed my stay at Home Crest Hotel. It's good for business trips or a quick visit to Davao City. They have function rooms, meeting rooms, and a grand ballroom for your big events. One thing I should mention is that they don't have a pool and a gym but you'll get to enjoy that from the establishments nearby.

Home Crest Hotel Davao Jexx Hinggo Deluxe Room CENA Modern Bistro


Location: Tulip Drive corner Walnut Drive, Ecoland, Davao City
Contact Number: (082) 297 7777
CENA Modern Bistro:


May 1, 2018

Get these limited and customized Frappuccino blended beverages for only P100 for a Grande size on Wednesdays at Starbucks! Promo Period is on Wednesdays of May from 3PM to 6PM only.


Your favorite Green Tea Frappuccino® is infused with sweet and buttery Hazelnut syrup to create a popular combination of flavors! Whipped cream and a dash of matcha powder complete this drink.


Aromatic Almond syrup blended with milk and over our signature coffee jelly cubes make a light and refreshing Frappuccino® drink. This beverage is finished with whipped cream for just the right amount of creaminess.


Frappuccino chips dense with chocolate and coffee taste are blended into Vanilla Frappuccino then mixed with sweet-tangy strawberry sauce for the perfect pink indulgent beverage! Toppings of whipped cream and strawberry sauce make this an Instagram-ready drink.


Caramel lovers, rejoice! Caramel and Toffee Nut syrup blended into coffee Frappuccino® make a delectable concoction. Buttery-sweet caramel drizzle toppings contrast beautifully with the vanilla notes of regular whipped cream.


You can never go wrong with chocolate, mint and coffee. Our classic Mocha Frappuccino® with extra chocolate flavor is infused with mint syrup for a splash of cool, complementing the intense coffee notes of this drink. Chocolate drizzle over regular whipped cream lend more chocolaty goodness to this beverage.

April 16, 2018

It's summer once again in the Philippines! That means it's time to plan your vacation with your friends and family. It's also the best time of the year for new ice-cold tasty treats from Starbucks to help you #GetTheFeels of summer.

There are two new summer flavors to choose from - The Tea-ramisu and Midnight Mocha Frappuccino. Each flavor has a different distinct taste that is perfect for the sunniest season in the country.
Starbucks Tea-ramisu Frappuccino
Tea-ramisu Frappuccino - Tall - P165 / Grande - P180 / Venti - P195

Tea-ramisu Frappuccino
A new spin on the classic dessert "Tiramisu" by combining 2 flavors - Cheesecake and Japanese Matcha. The rich green tea is blended with whipped mascarpone cheese to create a marble effect then topped with whipped cream and green tea cookie crumble.

Starbucks Midnight Mocha Frappuccino
Midnight Mocha Frappuccino - Tall - P165 / Grande - P180 / Venti - P195

Midnight Mocha Frappuccino
This is by far the edgiest ice-blended beverage I have tasted from Starbucks. It's an all-black Frappuccino that has black cocoa powder, coffee and java chip with whipped cream filling and topping, sprinkled with black cocoa powder.

Both drinks are only available in ice-blended format.

The latest addition to the Starbucks Single Origin series, the Colombia Huila, surprises with juicy acidity, milk chocolate sweetness and a hint of apple flavor in every sip. It's not that strong but it still has that full coffee flavor.

Starbucks Colombia Huila
Colombia Huila with Limited Edition Tumbler

These indulgent desserts are also perfect for summer!

Starbucks Chocolate Babka
Chocolate Babka - P105
Chocolate Babka
It's a sweet and buttery bread with Belgian chocolate.

Starbucks Spinach Mushroom Dutch Pancake
Spinach Mushroom Dutch Pancake - P175
Spinach Mushroom Dutch Pancake
A paper-thin pancake with creamy spinach and sauteed mushrooms.

Starbucks Classic Italian
Classic Italian - P175
Classic Italian
Crunchy pesto bread filled with turkey ham, salami, mortadella, mozzarella and parmesan cheese. This one is my favorite! I can eat it every day!

Walkers Shortbread Cookie and La Mere Poulard Cookie - P65
Walkers Shortbread Cookie
Made with just four ingredients - Wheat Flour, Butter, Sugar, and Salt

La Mere Poulard Cookie
Two pieces of buttery cookies that melt in your mouth.

Pistachio Dome - P175/Slice / P1,575 Whole
Pistachio Dome
Creamy pistachio and white chocolate mousse over layers of vanilla and chocolate cake finished with whipped cream and pistachio nuts.

Starbucks Summer Merchandise

Following the Pastel Collection, here are some of their beautiful tumblers and mugs fit for summer.
Starbucks Summer 2018 Merchandise

Starbucks Summer 2018 Merchandise

Starbucks Summer 2018 Merchandise

Starbucks Summer 2018 Merchandise

Don't forget to reward yourself this summer. Take time to relax under the shade at the beach, listen to the sounds of the waves crashing, and enjoy the summer breeze. Don't forget to drop by to any Starbucks store near you and indulge in the season with their newest ice-blended beverages. Let me know which one is your favorite too!

Check out the Starbucks Philippines’ Facebook page for more details


April 15, 2018

James Reid and Nadine Lustre will take center stage again and will rule the concert scene as they will fly to Davao City for their Revolution Love Rules concert. Davao is the next stop on their tour and this is something you should not miss!

Jadine Revolution Concert in Davao
The first Revolution concert happened last February 9 at the SMART Araneta Coliseum. This has to be JaDine's biggest concert yet. This made headlines on the news and on Twitter. The fans were hyped to see the most sought-after loveteam on stage showing their skills in singing and dancing.

The concert will be held at University of Southeastern Philippines Gymansium on APRIL 29. This will be followed by the Hoops Dome in Cebu City on May 19.

Jadine Revolution Concert in Davao

Tickets are now available!


VVIP (Reserved) - P4,200
(Free Pre-signed CD and Group Photo Opportunity)
GOLD (Free Seating) - P2,800
SILVER (Free Seating) - P1,800
BRONZE (Free Seating) - P1,100
GEN AD (Free Seating) - P500


SM City Davao
2nd Floor, near Foodcourt
* VVIP Tickets are only available here along with other tickets
Thai Royale Spa
F Torres. Street and Butuan Branch
SM Lanang, Abreeza, and Gaisano Mall of Davao
Dichoso-Lagmay Clinic
Anda St., Davao City
Better Components
at SM Lanang, SM City Davao, and Main branch Ateneo
Pidok's Restaurant
J. Camus St., Davao City
SM Tickets at all SM Cinemas

FOR SPONSORSHIP: Please email to or contact (0998) 964 4585Buy bulk tickets and feature your goods/products and company as one of our valued sponsors.

JaDine Revolution Just Love Concert is brought to you by Viva Live Entertainment and EKG Productions. Like their page for updates -

April 14, 2018

Get P1000 price off and free ink if you purchase an HP Deskjet GT All-in-One Printer!
HP Deskjet GT Printer

Users can now enjoy a thousand prints at a low cost with HP's DeskJet GT All-in-One Printer Promo. Every purchase of HP DeskJet GT 5810 or 5820 All-in-One Printer, you'll get a P1,000 discount and a free bottle of HP GT51 Black Original Ink. Now, that's a good deal!

HP’s DeskJet GT printers offer hassle-free printing at an extremely low cost with its high-capacity ink tank system that delivers exceptional quality and reliability for everyone’s needs.

These all-in-one printers promise high-quality printouts of up to 8,000 pages using its tri-color bottle set and up to 5,000 pages using its black bottle set. 

Likewise, consumers can easily monitor ink levels and enjoy efficient spill-free refills with its transparent ink tanks. Users can also connect their smartphone or tablet to the printer with the HP All-in-One Remote app that allows direct printing, scanning, and copying from any device so everyone can accomplish more tasks.

Hurry up and go to any authorized HP reseller nationwide and get your own HP DeskJet GT All-in-One Printer at a discount with free HP Black Original Ink to enjoy quality printing. Promo runs until April 30, 2018.

Visit or see posters and print ads for more details.

April 13, 2018

Make this summer a memorable one by making your kids' creativity shine. You can now easily enjoy vibrant and good quality prints that will showcase your kids' imagination on paper with the newest HP DeskJet Ink Advantage Printer promo.
HP DeskJet Ink Advantage Printer

The "HP Ink Advantage Printer" promo offers free 2 HP 680 Black or Tri-Color Original Ink Advantage Cartridges if you purchase an HP Ink Advantage All-in-One printer.

Participating models include HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 1115; and HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 2135, 3635, 3835, 4535, 4675, 3775, 3776, 3777, 3779, 2676, 2677, 5075, and 5275 all-in-one printers.

The HP DeskJet Ink Advantage Printer is the world’s most compact and lightweight all-in-one printer that can easily fit any space in the house and can perform multiple tasks, such as scanning, copying, and printing, to maximize productivity.

You can now print from your smartphone or tablet with the HP Smart App available on Google Play and App Store. The printer can also save on printing costs and deliver high-quality prints with the affordable original HP ink cartridges.

So what are you waiting for? Bring out the best in your child’s bright mind with the HP Ink Advantage Printer promo and get two original HP Ink Advantage cartridges to help him shine. Promo runs until April 30, 2018.

Visit or see posters and print ads for more details.

Press Release from Strategic Works, Inc.

April 5, 2018

On their 50th anniversary, Uratex is launching a very meaningful corporate social responsibility program called Project 50. The innovative sleep solutions provider is set to donate 2,500 mattresses to nursing homes and hospitals nationwide. Uratex is giving back to its consumers by providing its quality products to organizations that can benefit from them the most.
Uratex Philippines Project 50 donates mattresses to Care for the Elderly Foundation
Uratex represented by (L-R) Kenneth Tan, Davao Plant Manager; Rose Delos
Santos, CSR Head; Hector Go, Manufacturing Director; Teody Manlubatan, CSD Director;
Nestor Cruz, Mindanao General Manager visits the Care for the Elderly Foundation Inc., Home
for the Aged as part of its Project 50 CSR initiative. The leader in foam manufacturing is
celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Among its recipients is the Care for the Elderly Foundation Inc., Home for the Aged in Mindanao which received 50 mattresses for its members. Quality and comfortable mattresses prove to be very crucial for the comfort of the elderly in nursing and retirement homes. Uratex and the beneficiaries of the Home for the Aged shared a heartfelt moment when the recipients expressed their gratitude for the donation. 

The CSR Project will provide 50 mattresses each to the other institutions Uratex is set to visit around the Philippines.

For more information of Project 50, visit Uratex here.

URATEX Philippines