Friday, October 6, 2023

Planning Your Perfect Vacation To The BVI On A Yacht Charter: 7 Expert Tips

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The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is one of the most sought-after yacht vacation destinations. Known for its vibrant culture, beautiful landscapes, and crystal-ear waters, BVI is where leisure meets adventure. It is the perfect Yachting destination for seasoned sailors and newbies alike. However, a tour of these pristine beaches in the heart of the Caribbean requires extensive planning.

Not planning and preparing in advance is the recipe for confusion and missed opportunities. You want to prepare yourself, gather everything you will need for the excursion, and decide what to do each day of the tour.

Seven Expert Tips for a Successful BVI Yacht Charter Vacation

Planning a maritime adventure to the British Virgin Islands and want to make it a lifetime moment? Make everything right, from crafting an itinerary to choosing the best yacht for the job. Follow these expert tips to arm yourself with information and material for the best maritime journey.

1. Decide When to Visit

The ideal time to sail through the BVI on a yacht charter depends on many factors, but your preferences should get top priority. Any time of year offers an atmosphere suitable for sailing, but the dry season is more favorable for charter yachting. The weather is calmer and sunnier, and the winds are not aggressive between December and April.

The peak season is usually between December and February, and it can miss top deals and best rides during these months. However, you can still get great deals on the best yacht charter BVI in the off-peak. There are fewer crowds, better deals, and amiable weather between November, December, March, and June. But December, January, and February offer superb ambiance and party access.

2. Pick the Best Yacht For Your Needs

Getting the ideal yacht size and type for the budget and expected number of users is paramount. Catamarans are the best yachting solutions for veteran sailors who want to explore rough seas. These stable and spacious boats offer enough deck space to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Luxury motor yachts are top options for a luxury sailing experience, offering gourmet kitchens, private cabins, and en-suite bathrooms. They sail faster, enabling you to cover large surfaces and discover more islands within a shorter period. Other popular yacht charters to consider are bareboat and crewed charters.

3. Craft a Feasible Itinerary

The British Virgin Islands is a scenic archipelago covering over 69 islands. You cannot explore all these islands once, so choose the places to explore and when. When creating an itinerary, you must be conscious of your available time and interests. Great BVI yacht destinations you do not want to miss include Norman Island, Virgin Gorda, and Jost Van Dyke.

4. Pack Everything You Need

Pack adequately for the maritime journey to the BVI. Remember, there is no access to introductory provisions in some remote islands. The BVI is friendly for casual tours, so get light and comfy clothing, sunglasses, insect repellent, hats, sunglasses, and swimsuits.

You can sample local cuisine in some of the island-themed restaurants. To keep your memories of the tour alive, carry your camera or a smartphone with a high-definition camera.

5. Plan on What to Do

Sailing is not the only thing you can do in the British Virgin Islands. Some tourist centers in these islands are friendly for shoppers, snorkelers, hikers, and divers. You do not want to limit yourself to specific activities but explore as much as possible with your charter members.

You only need to research top spots for a charter yacht tour. Places that come highly recommended are the popular beach bars, Indians' snorkeling centers, and the Virgin Gorda Baths.

6. Hire Professional Crew

If none of the people you are sailing the BVI with has sailing experience, hire a qualified crew. You want the sailing experience to be safe and enjoyable. The easiest way to achieve that is to have a professional guide on board.

A crew on board takes care of all things sailing and logistics. They plan everything to avoid inconveniences and allow you to relax and have fun.

7. Be Flexible

Getting everything planned does not mean your BVI sailing journey will go per the book. The weather might change abruptly, affecting your tour timing and planned activities. The yacht may develop problems, delaying your excursions. Some of your travel mates may experience delays, arriving a bit late. Just be ready to adjust and adapt to emergencies and delays.

Wrapping Up

It is time to tour the British Virgin Islands on a yacht charter, and the last thing you want is to make mistakes. Regardless of how many people you travel with, you want a spacious yacht to accommodate everyone and their belongings.

You must plan your itinerary and be ready to adjust if things do not go as planned. Set a budget big enough to cater to all your expenses and the extra luxuries you might want to indulge in. Do not forget to take your camera with you to capture those beautiful moments in the BVI attractions.

JuanFlix to feature Bernal, Brocka, and Diaz-Abaya’s classics and more award-winning films

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In partnership with ABS-CBN Film Restoration (Sagip Pelikula), the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) presents the newly added line-up of iconic and classic Filipino films on JuanFlix which will be available on October 20.

The selection will feature the digitally restored versions of the cinematic masterpieces from National Artists for Film, Ishmael Bernal, Lino Brocka, and Marilou Diaz-Abaya, along with award-winning Filipino filmmakers Butch Perez, Lupita Aquino-Kashiwahara, and Jeffrey Jeturian.

Nunal sa Tubig (1976)

Ishmael Bernal’s “Nunal sa Tubig” is a love triangle story of Ferry owner Benjamin and his regular passenger, Chedeng who aspires to be a trained midwife, and her best friend and neighbor, Maria.

Unbeknownst to them, they share a relationship with Benjamin. But not until Maria found out she’s pregnant,complications arise. This film received the prestigious 1981 Gawad Urian Dekada Award.

Cain at Abel (1982)

Lino Brocka’s modern-day interpretation of the biblical legend “Cain at Abel,” written by National Artist for Film and Broadcast Arts Ricky Lee, follows the story of a strong-willed matriarch SeƱora Pina, who favors her younger son Ellis over the older Lorenzo, whom she blames for her husband's death. The film bagged the 1983 Gawad Urian Awards for Best Actor (Philip Salvador) and Best Supporting Actress (Baby Delgado).

Karnal (1983)

“Karnal” directed by Marilou Diaz-Abaya, and was also written by Ricky Lee, tells the story of Narcing and his wife Puring in their hometown Mulawin the 1930s. Their lives are marred by misfortune and violence, including rape, incest, parricide, and tyranny perpetrated by the cruel Gusting. This film earned accolades from Gawad Urian Awards 1984, FAP Awards 1984, FAMAS Awards 1984, and Metro Manila Film Festival 1983.

Haplos (1982)

Butch Perez’ “Haplos” weaves a story about Al (Christopher de Leon) who returns to his hometown where he becomes involved with two women—one from his childhood, and the other, a mysterious woman in the town cemetery while visiting his departed mom’s grave.

Minsa’y Isang Gamu-Gamo (1976)

Lupita Aquino-Kashiwahara’s “Minsa’y Isang Gamu-Gamo” touches on the concept of imperialism as the story about a young nurse (Nora Aunor) questions her planned emigration to the United States, and her country's post-colonial conditions, following her brother's fatal shooting by an American soldier from the nearby military base. This film received multiple awards from the 1977 FAMAS Awards and 1976 Metro Manila Film Festival.

Ekstra (2013)

Jefrey Jutian’s “Ekstra” is a socio-realist drama comedy film that follows the mundane life of an extra, Loida Malabananan (Vilma Santos) as she embarks on another shooting day for a soap opera, as it continues we get a glimpse of the exploitation of the marginalized laborers like her. Vilma Santos won the best actress award at the Dhaka International Film Festival and Golden Screen Awards.

These classic Filipino films from ABS-CBN Sagip Pelikula will be available on JuanFlix via subscription worth PHP 99.00/month or PHP 499.00/year. To subscribe, visit

JuanFlix continues to inspire and sustain renewed interest in rediscovering timeless Filipino classics that have transcended across generations from renowned filmmakers.

For more information, visit JuanFlix’s official Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.

Things to do in October at Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore

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Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore, a name synonymous with elegance and excellence, is gearing up for an extraordinary October. With a blend of innovative hospitality and cultural enrichment, the month promises an array of enticing experiences that cater to every guest's desires.

This October, Dao by Dorsett proudly introduces its first Wellness Suite in partnership with OSIM, bringing the latest in lifestyle tech products for a relaxing and refreshing stay. Meanwhile, the hotel is set to host the Wasuka Arts exhibition, a captivating showcase of both local and international artworks. Lastly, to ensure guests feel at ease and at home, Dao by Dorsett now offers a selection of pantry essentials, making it the perfect destination for travellers seeking comfort and convenience during their stay.

Prepare to embark on a journey of wellness, artistry, and unparalleled hospitality throughout the month and mark your calendars for an October at Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore!

Wellness Suite @ Dao, presented by OSIM

Available for booking from
15 October - 30 September 2024

Dao by Dorsett AMTD, Singapore

In line with the property’s Harmonious approach to hospitality, Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore launches its first Wellness Suite in partnership with OSIM, a Singapore-based company that offers wellness technology and lifestyle products such as well-being chairs, massage chairs and sofas.

The wellness suite will include OSIM’s best in class uDream Pro Well-Being Chair, uThrone Gaming Chair and uSqueez 2 Smart Leg Massager in-room.

Other OSIM products will be included in the Wellness Sanctuary, available for loan via the Dao app.


26 October – 6 December

Dao by Dorsett AMTD, Singapore

Previewing Affordable Art: A Joyful Experience

Come join a captivating preview of the upcoming Affordable Art Fair, an event that promises to delight art enthusiasts. The exclusive collection presents a variety of artists, including established figures and international newcomers. Artists like Michael Steinbrick, Jose Martinez, Ekosaurio, Foo Kwee Horng, and Kin, whose artworks have previously graced Dao's walls, will be showcasing their latest creations. The exhibition also welcomes international artists making their debut in Singapore, including Taegen Treichel from Denmark, Sebastian Montenegro from Chile, Piao Cheng Long from China, and Torpong Choeichom from Thailand.

As you explore this exhibition, you'll encounter a kaleidoscope of colours, imagery, and emotions, with each piece evoking a new sense of delight and wonder. Whether you're an art connoisseur or a casual enthusiast, this event promises to be an unforgettable experience and offers a unique opportunity to witness the evolving landscape of contemporary art.

10% of every sale will be donated to a non-profit organisation called HCA Hospice (HCA), which provides home based hospice services to terminally ill patients living at home at no charge to about 3,600 patients annually.


Dao by Dorsett AMTD, Singapore

Whether you're creating a culinary masterpiece for an intimate gathering or preparing a quick and convenient solo dinner, the fully-furnished kitchens in the suites at Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore provide endless cooking opportunities.

Moreover, we are pleased to introduce this convenient feature as we strive to tailor your stay #thedaoway, so you won't have to go far to enjoy a great meal.

If you find yourself lacking essential pantry items, you can now request them through the Dao app, and you will have them delivered to your door.

About Dorsett Hospitality International

Dorsett Hospitality International is one of Asia’s fastest-growing hotel groups. As a Hong Kong hospitality brand, we are proud to have an international footprint in 25 major cities worldwide with a total of 54 properties with our strategic partners TWH and AGORA Hospitality Group, including Dorsett Hospitality International’s 4 core brands: Dorsett Hotels & Resorts, Dao by Dorsett, d.Collection, and Silka, each with their own distinct identity and offerings to cater to diverse travel needs. Since the group’s establishment in Hong Kong in January 2007, we have grown by leaps and bounds with hotels across China, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Continental Europe; more properties are planned in the development pipeline. For more information on Dorsett Hospitality International, visit:

#LIGTASDITO: Nurturing Safe Space for Filipinos, by and with the Filipinos

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October is World Mental Health Month. It’s a special time to put mental health in the spotlight and teach people to be more kind and compassionate. It also aims to spread hope by empowering people to take action and be a beacon of change for their community.

Our mental wellbeing is highly dependent on access to supportive communities where we can describe our experiences, express our thoughts and emotions, and seek help when we most need it. Without supportive communities, we are less likely to find or seek support for our mental health, and to care for our overall well-being. Without a sense of belonging to a community, we can feel isolated, and experience loneliness. Without safe communities, we lose avenues to safely express ourselves, and process our experiences.

A mentally healthy community is possible if we, as individuals, are capacitated with the skills to nurture safe spaces, and empowered to maintain them. In this light, #MentalHealthPH, in partnership with the National Center for Mental Health presents #LigtasDito: Nurturing Safe Space for Filipinos, by Filipinos.

#LigtasDito is a one-day, onground program featuring talks and workshops, to nurture safe spaces for Filipinos. Its goals are as follows:

1. To promote the importance and impact of accessible safe spaces

2. To strengthen individual capacity in nurturing and establishing safe spaces;

3. To provide a safe space where mental health volunteers and sector advocates can meet together and collaborate interventions to maintain, nurture, and establish safe spaces.

The event will be held on October 20, 9am-5pm, at the Pag-asa Hall - National Center for Mental Health. Scan the QR code below to register or go to

About #MentalHealthPH

MentalHealthPH is a non-stock and not for profit mental health organization that aims to create safe spaces in the Philippines where mental health is valued, promoted, and protected. We have been investing in increasing awareness about people’s struggles with mental ill-health, empowering members to support themselves and others, and collaborating with various sectors towards sustainable solutions.





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Roofing Renovation: Exploring Modern Home Shingle Options

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One of the first considerations when constructing or renovating a home is the material you intend to use for the roof. The materials should be durable and energy-efficient and withstand various weather conditions and other disasters like fires.

Besides all these features, pay attention to the aesthetic value and get one that contributes to your home's beauty and visual appeal. The roof is also the ultimate protection for your home; hence, you should choose the roofing materials carefully.

You can select from various roof shingle options when paying attention to these critical features, needs, and desires. The options include metal, DaVinci, wood, solar, and composite shingles for homes to ensure you achieve all the desired requirements.

Select one by considering its pros and cons to select one with long-term value and more pros than cons, enabling you to limit maintenance, energy, and other costs. Here are some roof shingle options to consider for your home renovations.

Davinci shingles

If you are considering replacing your roof shingles, the Davinci shingles are the best option, as they meet nearly all the features you are looking for. First, they are light and versatile, making them suitable for use in various ecosystems like cold and hot conditions. They are also known for their aesthetic value and beauty to resemble familiar products like cedar, synthetics, and other roofing shingles.

There are various Davinci shingles options you can buy, including Davinci slates, shakes, and siding, which makes it easier to fix them on the roof without much struggle. Unlike other shingles, they are light but more resilient since they can withstand various conditions. According to the manufacturers, these shingles can survive storms of up to speeds of 111mph and have a class A fire rating and class 4 impact rate, making them the best protection in case of disasters.

They are not only aesthetic but also made from sustainable products that can hardly fade when subjected to intense humid and hot conditions. Therefore, you are likely to use them for a lifetime, which is guaranteed by the limited material warranty offered by the company.

If you are interested in something durable and long-lasting, Davinci shingles are the best option, even though you may have to pay a little more than others. Once you spend on the purchase and renovation costs, there are only future worries about repairs or replacement if your house faces severe catastrophes.

Solar Shingles

In the era of sustainability, most homes must embrace cleaner energy by tapping into solar energy to power homes. In response, most homeowners are considering solar roof panels; however, the roof may need to be more stable or significant to accommodate more solar panels. Therefore, for maximum roof space utilization and efficiency, consider solar roof shingles to tap solar energy to power your home.

Despite being a little expensive, they can help you lower other home bills like heating, thereby boosting home value for a lifetime. Besides the shiny surfaces with more visual appeal, they can last longer since they are made of durable materials like those in solar panels to withstand conditions like hail, higher humidity, and heating.

To ensure they last longer and maximize them for energy generation, you should regularly clean the surfaces; however, rainwater can help clean the surfaces in humid regions.

Composite Shingles

As part of boosting product recycling, more companies are currently including composite shingles in their product line. Most of these shingles are manufactured from recycled products like asphalt, wood, plastic, and laminate. The combination helps boost their structural integrity but is likely to be lighter due to the materials used.

With a lifeline of about 50 years, they can serve the perfect roofing purpose, especially if you maintain them by regularly cleaning them. You can buy those of different colors and styles and, for additional safety, get proper warranties for them. Despite the materials used for manufacturing, they resemble traditional roofing materials like wood, asphalt, and asphalt.


Wood Shingles

Wood shingles are diminishing due to concerns about their lifeline; however, modern shingles have the capabilities to last longer and only require a little maintenance. They are light, and you can choose the wood shales and shingles to fit your roofing needs. Before usage, the wood is subjected to various treatments and heating protection to make it humidity and heat-resistant, increasing its lifespan.

Most can withstand certain degrees of fires; however, they are not the best option in areas prone to wildfires since it is much easier for them to catch fires. If you live in hot and cold areas, these shingles can significantly help you conserve home energy, saving electrical bills. Wood is a poor heat conductor; hence, it is suitable for heat conservation and maintaining temperatures inside the house.

If not cared for properly, wood shingles can crack, leak, decompose, and allow for the growth of plants on the roof. Despite being aesthetically pleasing, they require frequent maintenance and are expensive in the long run.


When selecting the best roof shingles, consider features that make them durable, withstand a certain degree of disasters, and contribute to the home's aesthetic value. Select those that require limited maintenance and have a warranty in case of any issues with the material. With all the conditions in mind, you can select from Davinci, wooden, solar, composite metal, and other roof shingles.

Vision Express’ Vex Cares Empowers LNU's Optometry Program with a Donation

Bringing 'Clearer Vision' for Optometric Education

Lyceum Northwestern University's (LNU) Optometry Program is poised for an extraordinary transformation, thanks to a visionary partnership with Vision Express’ Vex Cares, a groundbreaking initiative in providing free eye health services, on September 28, 2023. 

Vex Cares donates more than 2,500 pieces of ophthalmic lenses, frames, contact lenses and solutions which sets to redefine the future of optometric education and nurture the next generation of optometrists.

Miakka Lim, the Associate Director for Human Resources and Administration of Vision Express, envisions a future where optical clarity is not just an aspiration but a certainty. The institution believes that taking a holistic approach to eye care can ensure one’s well-being and help maintain optimum vision. Part of Vision Express and Vex Care’s mission is to give back to institutions and communities that help this mission and purpose.

"We are very happy to start this partnership with you today and for the years to come. We want to continuously be a part of your grassroots program- to become a key fragment of your students’ education, exposure and experience. So, to start the ball rolling, Vision Express would like to give you 2000 pieces of Ophthalmic Lenses, 400 boxes of Contact Lenses for trial fitting only and 200 pieces of frames to help support the education of our future Optometrists.," Lim declared.

This strategic collaboration finds staunch support within LNU's luminaries including Dr. Marco Francisco S. Duque, the resolute University Executive Vice-President; Dr. Marina Abella, the esteemed VP for Academic Affairs and International Relations; Dr. Deborah S. Mangonon, the visionary Dean of the College of Optometry; Dr. Von Paul S. Taule, Faculty and College of Optometry Student Council Adviser; and Dr. Prescilla Castro, Managing Director, LNU-Urdaneta campus.

Pillars of Transformation

This groundbreaking development for the field of optometry between Vision Express’ Vex Cares and Lyceum Northwestern University (LNU) stands a beacon of hope for aspiring optometrists; advocates for three pillars of transformation such as to empower future optometrists, accessible health and eye care for all and fueling advancement and innovation in vision correction.

Empower Future Optometrists. With a diverse array of lenses, contact lenses, and solutions, aspiring optometrists are armed with invaluable tools and essential skills necessary for precise and effective diagnosis and treatment of vision-related issues.

Accessible Eye Care. By ensuring access to specialized lenses tailored for unique eye conditions, this partnership paves the way for elevated standards of eye care, particularly in underserved communities. Graduates will extend invaluable services to those who are in need.

Fueling Advancement. This donation drive is more than just a gesture of generosity. It serves as a catalyst for research in optometry as it enables students and faculty to embark on studies, develop innovative solutions, and refine eye care practices. This collective endeavor bears the potential to introduce revolutionary breakthroughs in vision correction and overall eye care.

The collaboration between LNU and Vision Express’ Vex Cares promises a transformative shift towards enhancing eye care education and accessibility. This initiative embarks a future where quality eye care is clearly for every individual -- not as a luxury but a fundamental right.

Stay tuned for more updates towards a brighter vision for all.

For more information about Vision Express and Vex Cares’ eye-care services, please visit To learn more about Lyceum Northwestern University and its initiatives, visit

About Vision Express

Vision Express stands as a leading optical chain in the Philippines, offering the latest advancements in eye

care technology and showcasing an array of over 60 designer eyewear brands. Vision Express operates

under the ownership of House of Branded Lifestyle Inc.

UP scientists make composite flowers to fight cancer-causing dyes

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Scientists from the University of the Philippines - Diliman College of Science (UPD-CS) have simplified the process of making microscopic composite flowers that can neutralize the highly carcinogenic azo dyes widely used in food, clothes, and medicines.

Seen under an electron microscope, these nanoflowers—each one less than half the width of a human hair—feature a gold center surrounded by ‘petals’ made from a copper compound. This nanomaterial has been found to facilitate the degradation of widely used but highly toxic azo dyes. (Photo credit: Wiley-VCH; see reference below)

Azo dyes are synthetic colorants that come in a variety of vivid colors, including red, orange, and yellow. They were commonly used in everything from denim and leather to soft drinks and jams. However, it was discovered that some azo dyes are closely linked to bladder cancer. Moreover, the regulated use and safe disposal of these carcinogenic azo dyes remain a global concern.

A new material that may help to safely degrade azo dyes was recently investigated by Enrico Daniel R. Legaspi, Prof. Michelle D. Regulacio, and Leila Andrea E. Pineda from the Institute of Chemistry (UPD-CS IC); Luce Vida A. Sayson of the Material Science and Engineering Program (UPD-CS MSEP); and colleagues from Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR).

The nanocomposite material exhibits a flower-like structure, each just around 50 nanometers in diameter or less than half the width of a human hair, with a gold (Au) center surrounded by petal-like copper oxide (Cu2O) crystals. It was found that this configuration greatly enhances Cu2O’s ability to catalyze the breakdown of azo dyes into harmless chemicals.

The researchers said that this is the first time that this flower-like configuration has been synthesized in a single manufacturing setup, thereby paving the way for easier and more affordable production.

“The one-pot synthesis protocol presented in this work is a more straightforward and less laborious approach that does not require a separate pre-synthesis step. Furthermore, the synthesis can be conveniently performed at ambient conditions using nontoxic reagents,” the researchers explained in their paper.

“The uniquely designed Au-Cu2O nanoflowers were found to effectively catalyze the borohydride-mediated degradation of synthetic azo dyes. The hybrid exhibited superior catalytic activity relative to pristine Cu2O, underscoring the significance of creating a nanocomposite,” they added.


Legaspi, E. D. R., Regulacio, M. D., Pineda, L. A. E., Sayson, L. V. A., Jiang, W., Heng, J. Z. X., Wu, W., & Ye, E. (2023). Facile One‐Pot Synthesis of Uniquely Designed Au−Cu2O Nanocomposites for Effective Catalytic Degradation of Azo Dyes. ChemistrySelect, 8(25), e202300904.

How to download 1xBet software for your gadget?

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The ability to place bets on various events quickly is important for the client of any office. Download a program for your gadget in the section to make it even easier and more convenient to play.

The main thing that users get is freedom of action. Now you can track the latest news and make forecasts anywhere in the world. All you need is a stable Internet connection.

Thanks to the program, you can make forecasts even more often. Pay more attention to your bets and this will increase the size of your bank.

Now more and more users choose to play through the software. It is stylish and convenient. In addition, the strengths of the application are:
Clear structure. Thanks to this, the platform is easy to navigate, make transitions between sections. The player will not get confused in the application, even if he uses it for the first time.
The ability to perform many functions. It is easy to place bets, follow live, conduct financial transactions, and communicate with the support representatives. In fact, now through the application you can do all the same actions as on the full version of the site.
Stable functioning. The program is simple enough, so its work will not affect the gadget.
High download speed. The application is launched with ease even with a weak Internet connection. This allows you to consider always the bookmaker's offers.

The company has a program for different OS. No matter what gadget you have, you will still manage to play through your smartphone and convert your knowledge into new winnings.
Downloading 1xBet software for different devices

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● select the Android OS symbol in a new tab;

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Apple gadget owners can also easily start playing through their devices. For example, it is not difficult to download the iPhone app. The software is available directly on the official marketplace.

Players just need to open the App Store and enter the name of the office. They will then find themselves on the right page and can download the program.

It literally takes a few seconds to get the app installed. Next, you need to open the program and enter your login details.

In general, downloading the program is not a requirement of the office. With its help, it will be much easier to carry out all the procedures.

As an alternative, you can use the mobile version of the platform. You can run it directly through the browser installed on your phone. Nothing needs to be downloaded. The site is launched quickly, and the user gets access to full functionality. Through the optimized version, it is possible to conduct many procedures on the platform and enjoy betting.

Everyone decides for himself which way of playing is suitable for him. Still, most people prefer to download the program for their operating system. The application is faster, more convenient. It is easier to make transitions between sections in it.

Now it does not matter which gadget to bet. Forecasts are accepted all the time. Moreover, they are accompanied by good odds. In this company, everyone can make a big score.

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Changing of the Guard and Silent Drill at Rizal Park Luneta

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Get ready for an extraordinary display of precision and honor at Rizal Park Luneta! Join us for the much-awaited military drills featuring the Changing of the Guard and the mesmerizing Silent Drill.

Mark your calendars:

Changing of the Guard Ceremony: September 24th & October 29th, 2023, 4:00 PM

Silent Drill Exhibition: October 8th, 2023, 4:00 PM

These formal rituals will be impeccably performed by the dedicated members of the Philippine Marine Corps.

But before you witness this remarkable event, here's a little background on military drill:

Military drill is the heart of disciplined training, fostering precision, unity, and teamwork among our troops. It's not just about choreographed movements; it's about muscle memory, communication, and preparation for combat.

So, let's come together to honor tradition and witness the excellence of our servicemen and women at Rizal Park Luneta. See you there!

#MilitaryDrills #ChangingOfTheGuard #SilentDrill #RizalParkLuneta"

Best Tips for Traveling in a Camper Van in 2024

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Traveling in a camper van is a liberating and adventurous way to explore the world, offering the perfect blend of mobility, comfort, and proximity to nature. As 2024 unfolds, the popularity of camper van travel continues to surge, driven by a desire for flexible, off-the-beaten-path journeys. Whether you're a seasoned van-lifer or embarking on this exciting adventure for the first time, optimizing your experience is key. This guide aims to provide comprehensive tips for traveling in a camper van in 2024, encompassing everything from planning and preparation to navigation, safety, and sustainability. With these insights, you'll be well-equipped to embrace the nomadic lifestyle and traverse the open road with confidence and joy.


Plan and prepare

Planning and preparation are the cornerstones of a successful camper van journey. Start by meticulously planning your route, considering the destinations you wish to explore, the time you have available, and the type of experiences you seek. Plotting out your route allows you to estimate driving times, identify potential overnight stops, and plan activities at each location. Additionally, check for any seasonal restrictions, road closures, or permits required in the regions you plan to visit. Equally crucial is a thorough pre-trip check of your camper van. Ensure all systems are functioning optimally, from the engine and brakes to the water and electrical systems. A well-prepared van sets the stage for a smooth and enjoyable adventure.

Pack your stuff

Packing thoughtfully is essential when traveling in a camper van. Space is limited, so prioritize items based on necessity and versatility. Pack clothes suitable for varying weather conditions and activities, keeping in mind the climate of the regions you intend to visit. Bring along camping essentials such as a reliable tent, sleeping bags, and portable stove, as well as cookware and utensils for meal preparation. Don't forget personal hygiene items, first aid supplies, and any necessary medications. Optimizing space and weight is paramount, so consider collapsible or multifunctional items to maximize storage efficiency.

Learn more about your van

Understanding the layout and features of your camper van is crucial for a comfortable journey. Familiarize yourself with the location of important amenities like the kitchen, bathroom, sleeping area, and storage compartments. Learn how to operate the various systems, including water, heating, and electricity. Efficiently utilizing the space and amenities in your camper van will enhance your overall experience and streamline daily tasks, allowing you to focus on the joys of travel.

Don’t get lost

Navigation plays a vital role in camper van travel. Utilize modern GPS systems or smartphone apps designed for RV or camper van navigation. These tools can provide insights into suitable routes, campground locations, fuel stations, and points of interest tailored to the dimensions of your camper van. Additionally, always carry physical maps as backup and plan alternative routes in case of unexpected road closures or detours. Staying informed and adaptable ensures you navigate smoothly and make the most of your travels.

Think about safety

Prioritize safety throughout your camper van travels. Conduct routine safety checks on your vehicle, including brakes, tires, lights, and emergency tools. Familiarize yourself with emergency procedures and contact information for road assistance, and get proper caravan insurance before you hit the road. Keep a well-stocked first aid kit within easy reach. Park in well-lit, populated areas when overnighting, and trust your instincts when choosing a parking spot. Staying vigilant and prepared ensures a secure and worry-free journey.

Be sustainable

Embrace sustainable travel practices during your camper van journey. Minimize your environmental impact by practicing responsible waste disposal and reducing your carbon footprint. Utilize designated waste disposal facilities and recycling centers. Conserve energy by using energy-efficient appliances and minimizing excessive use of heating or cooling systems. Consider offsetting your carbon emissions by supporting environmental initiatives. Leave no trace at your camping spots, preserving the beauty of nature for future generations.

Choose the right camp

Campground selection significantly impacts your camper van experience. Research and choose campgrounds that align with your preferences, whether you seek a serene natural setting or a lively communal atmosphere. National parks, state parks, and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands often offer stunning locations for camping. Additionally, consider booking campgrounds in advance, especially during peak travel seasons, to secure a spot that suits your needs and desires.

Meet new people

Engage with the van life community to enrich your journey. Social media platforms, online forums, and van life gatherings provide platforms for connecting with fellow travelers. Exchange experiences, tips, and recommendations, fostering a sense of camaraderie within the community. Attend meet-ups or events where you can share stories, and knowledge, and even collaborate on future travel plans. The van life community is a treasure trove of insights and friendships that can enhance your camper van adventure.

Get your finances in order

Financial management is key to a successful camper van adventure. Establish a budget that accounts for fuel, accommodation fees, food, activities, and maintenance costs. Monitor your spending and make adjustments as needed to stay within your budget. Consider cooking meals in your camper van to save on dining expenses and utilize discounts or memberships for campgrounds to reduce accommodation costs. Being financially prudent allows you to prolong your journey and savor the experiences that lie ahead.

Be flexible and spontaneous

Flexibility and spontaneity are the heartbeat of camper van travel. Embrace the unexpected, whether it's an unplanned detour to a hidden gem or an extra day in a charming town. Allow room in your itinerary for surprises and new discoveries. Cherish the freedom to change plans on a whim, knowing that some of the most memorable moments often arise from unplanned adventures. Flexibility enables you to fully immerse yourself in the joy of the journey and make the most of every serendipitous encounter.

Traveling in a camper van in 2024 offers unparalleled freedom, adventure, and connection with the world around you. As you set forth on this nomadic escapade, may the open road beckon you to new horizons and transformative experiences, leaving you with memories to cherish and stories to inspire the wanderer in us all. Happy travels on the camper van adventure of a lifetime!

Successful entrepreneur, philanthropist Robert Coyiuto honored with PHLPost stamps

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The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) released stamps to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary (1923-2023) of successful entrepreneur and philanthropist Robert Coyiuto and his contributions to the Philippine Insurance Industry.

A patron of the arts and culture, Robert was a philatelist or stamp collector who loved to do handwritten notes to his children. Whenever his foreign travels took him, and when his children were studying abroad, the devoted father consistently mailed them postcards and enveloped letters.

Born in Fujian, China in 1923, he settled in Manila after World War II with his brothers. In 1977, he became the first Filipino to join the prestigious insurance market, Lloyds of London. In 1981, he founded Prudential Guarantee and Assurance, Inc. (PGAI). His legacy of prudence, industry, and love of country is carried on by his heirs who have become distinguished business leaders of their own.

The commemorative stamp features the black and white photo of Robert Coyiuto. Inscribed below is the word “Insurance Industry Trailblazer”.

Designed by PHLPost, the Souvenir Sheet’s artistic rendition highlights a color photograph of Coyiuto. Behind him is a detail of the PGAI logo representing the five Coyiuto sons- Robert Jr., James, Samuel, Peter and Miguel- who carried on their father’s legacy and propelled the company to more success.

Further, the Official First-Day Cover includes a sketch of Robert by Rafael Casal; a rubber stamp image of the Robert Coyiuto 100th Birth Centenary Rosal Logo; and the Rosa Aragon logo with the five vertical lines connoting the five sons of Robert and Rosalyn, and four horizontal lines representing the daughters. A brief profile of Robert Coyiuto is included on the cover.

PHLPost has printed 40,000 copies of the stamp with a denomination of P16.00, another 5,000 pieces of limited souvenir sheets to be sold at P55 and 2,800 for the specially designed first day cover envelope with Rosal Logo canceller. PHLPost in-house graphic artist Ryman Dominic L. Albuladora layout the stamps.

The Stamps and official first day covers shall be available at the SM Manila Postal Counter. --

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Ensuring Safety through Dafoos Fire Protection Solutions

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Dafoos Fire Protection specializes in providing high-quality fire protection systems for commercial and residential properties. Learn how to use the systems.

In our current reality where fire safety is principal, the requirement for strong fire protection systems couldn't possibly be more significant. Dafoos Fire Protection, a main player in the fire safety industry, has been taking huge steps in protecting lives and property through imaginative solutions. In this thorough article, we will dive into the domain of Dafoos Fire Protection, investigating its set of experiences, product contributions, and the basic job it plays in fire security.

1. Introduction to Dafoos Fire Protection

Dafoos Fire Protection is a name that is significantly synonymous with state-of-the-art fire protection systems. With a promise to shield lives and property, this industry chief has reliably increased current standards with regard to fire security.

2. A Glimpse into Dafoos' History

Established a while back, Dafoos Fire Security has a rich history of development and greatness. From its unassuming starting points, the organization has developed to turn into a worldwide power in fire security.

3. The Importance of Fire Safety

Fire wellbeing isn't an extravagance; it's a need. We investigate why putting resources into strong fire security measures is critical for people and organizations the same.

4. Dafoos' Obligation to Development

Dafoos Fire Security doesn't become complacent. Find how the organization keeps on pushing the limits of innovation to establish more secure conditions.

5. Product Portfolio: A More Critical Look

Dafoos offers a different scope of fire well-being items. We investigate their contributions and their importance.

5.1 Fire Suppression Systems

Dafoos' fire suppression systems are at the cutting edge of fire safety innovation. Figure out how they work and why they are fundamental.

5.2 Fire Detection Systems

Early discovery can save lives. Figure out how Dafoos' cutting-edge identification frameworks are changing the game.

5.3 Fire Extinguishers

An exemplary device in fire well-being, Dafoos' fire dousers are a high priority in any security weapons store. We investigate their highlights and adequacy.

6. Revealing the Innovation Behind Dafoos' Prosperity

What makes Dafoos' answers so successful? We should dig into the innovation that controls their fire assurance frameworks.

6.1 State of the art Fire Suppression

Find the high-level strategies Dafoos utilizes to smother fires rapidly and successfully.

6.2 Advanced Fire Detection Systems Algorithms

The core of any fire detection system is in its calculations. Figure out how Dafoos' algorithms have an effect.

7. Industry Applications

Dafoos' answers take care of different enterprises. We investigate how they adjust their items for various applications.

7.1 Business Spaces

Organizations of all sizes depend on Dafoos for fire insurance. Figure out why.

7.2 Industrial Complexes

Fire Security in industrial settings is central. Figure out how Dafoos tends to these novel difficulties.

7.3 Private Properties

Safeguarding your house is a first concern. Find how Dafoos guard homes.

8. Dafoos Fire Security: A Worldwide Presence

Dafoos aren't restricted by borders. We investigate the organization's worldwide reach and its effect on an overall scale.

9. Consistence and Certificates

Dafoos Fire Assurance sticks to rigid principles. Find out about their certificates and obligation to quality.

10. The Human Touch: Excellent Client support

Behind the innovation, there are individuals who care. Find how Dafoos puts in any amount of work for its clients.

11. Contextual investigations: Certifiable Effect

Numbers and measurements just tell part of the story. We inspect certifiable instances of how Dafoos' answers have had an effect.

12. Looking Forward: Future Initiatives

What does the future hold for Dafoos Fire Protection? We can only anticipate the future where Dafoos Fire Protection services is concerned. For one thing, they have always sought to pioneer innovative products and ways to guarantee the safety of lives and property.

13. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

13.1 What separates Dafoos Fire Protection from its competitors?

Dafoos' obligation to development, quality, and worldwide arrive at separates it from the opposition. Their state-of-the-art innovation and uncommon client support make them a forerunner in the business.

13.2 How does Dafoos guarantee its systems are harmless to the ecosystem?

Dafoos is devoted to maintaining the sustainability of the environment. They use eco-friendly materials and constantly work on their development processes to limit their impact on nature.

13.3 Might Dafoos Fire Protection Systems at any point be tweaked for explicit necessities?

Indeed, Dafoos offers modified answers to meet the novel requirements of various businesses and organizations. Their adaptability separates them from the others.

13.4 Are Dafoos' products cost-friendly for small businesses?

Dafoos offers a scope of products to suit different spending plans. They understand the importance of product affordability, particularly for small businesses.

13.5 What would be a good step to take in the event of a fire emergency?

In the event of a fire crisis, first, guarantee your safety and the security of others. Call emergency responders right away. Assuming you have Dafoos Fire protection systems installed, follow the given instructions on how best to use the system safely.


In our current reality where fire security is vital, Dafoos Fire Assurance arises as a definitive decision. With a background marked by development, a worldwide presence, and a promise to greatness, Dafoos gives a large number of administrations, utilizing state-of-the-art innovation, and a pledge to your well-being, to promise you can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing your property and friends and family are shielded from potential fire risks.

5 Exotic Destinations To Explore With Sea Charter Adventures

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Are you a keen traveler? Do you also love luxury? We have listened to your heart and decided to write this piece. The world is full of exotic destinations waiting to receive globetrotters with open arms.

And, to your surprise, you might not have explored all of them. Imagine sailing in the pristine blue waters of an exotic island or beach while staying on a luxurious charter for a week or two! Wait no more.

Here’s a list of five avant-garde destinations that you should consider for your next charter adventure before the year ends.

1. Mallorca, Spain

One of the most tempting reasons to visit Spain is its impeccable Mallorca yacht charter experience. From modern amenities and sailing through picturesque islands to capturing breathtaking bay views in the eyes, you can get them all at once.

Besides feeling the luxury, Mallorca has a lot of natural retreats to offer each tourist. Portocolom and Porto Cristo are two of the finest natural harbors in Mallorca. Both spots have excellent beaches, untouched waters, bustling winds, and a laid-back vibe perfect for anti-party goers.

The Palms South is a fantastic historical marvel featuring a brilliant shopping market and fascinating nightlife. From there, sail your charter to Port D'Andratx while watching the cliff sunsets midway.

We guarantee that you will crave more even if you go on a seven-day luxury yacht itinerary in Palma de Mallorca.

2. British Virgin Islands, North America

The British Virgin Islands, located in the North American Caribbean, are a paradise beyond compare. This British Overseas Territory is a stunning archipelago of sixty islands and cays, with beaches as white as snow and waters as blue as sapphires.

Tortola is the islands' bustling capital and center of action, while Jost Van Dyke is known for its famed beach bars, such as the Soggy Dollar. Secluded anchorages like The Baths on Virgin Gorda, where enormous stones provide a bizarre maze to explore, attract sailors looking for a peaceful retreat.

Anegada, a flat coral island known for its pink flamingos and rich marine life, is a magnetic draw for nature enthusiasts. The waters of the British Virgin Islands are a snorkeler's and diver's dream, full of colorful coral gardens and sunken ships.

With its strong rum punch and reggae sounds, Foxy's Bar is where time moves to the beat of the steel drums. These islands are a living witness to the Caribbean's undimmed charm, a location where hopes and ambitions can take to the sea and be realized.

3. The Great Blue Hole, Belize

You might not know, but all the hype about the Great Blue Hole in Belize is real. Most extravagant travelers would have this place on their sea charter adventure bucket list because it is all worth it.

The massive marine sinkhole is 100 meters deep and sprawled over a thousand square meters of water! No wonder flying over the world's largest sea hole, which is nearly round, is a breathtaking experience.

It is worth mentioning that the second-largest barrier reef in the world, after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, has two prominent titles:

A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thanks to its mesmerizing beauty and majestic underwater experiences.

The Discovery Channel declared the world's most incredible location back in 2012.

4. Santorini, Greece

Anyone with an Instagram account will not be unfamiliar with the undying lure of Santorini's whitewashed houses. Besides this, the little islands and beaches on the west, made up of red, black, and white lava pebbles, can tickle any traveler's wanderlust.

With its ancient name, Thira, Santorini has kept up all its ancient sites and modern cafes, villas, restaurants, and bars. Above all these, looking at Caldera's active volcano is beyond priceless!

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From wine, flavors, beaches, museums, archeological sites, and yachts, name any experience you want, and you will discover its best in Santorini. For all these reasons, Santorini has undoubtedly remained a popular global destination for generations.

5. Whitsunday Islands, Australia

The Whitsunday Islands in Australia’s Coral Sea are a little piece of heaven guaranteed to set your spirit on fire. This archipelago, with its 74 emerald jewels dotting the turquoise canvas of the Great Barrier Reef, calls to explorers and daydreamers alike.

The island's tropical forests and pristine beaches give off an air of unspoiled mystery. Azure waters and bustling cities merge at Airlie Beach, the portal to this paradisiacal world. With its soft sands and turquoise waves, Whitehaven Beach is a breathtaking paradise where dreams come true.

Divers can explore a fascinating underwater world at the Great Barrier Reef, home to various marine life. However, the Whitsundays are much more than just a picturesque backdrop. Tourists can sail across waters filled with islands or hike over mountains covered with lush vegetation.

There's something for every kind of traveler on these islands, from posh resorts to basic campsites. In the Whitsunday Islands, each sunrise and sunset is a work of art that nature has painted, and time moves with the tides as though it were a dance. The spectacular natural splendor of land and sea in this Australian paradise is the definition of escapism.


Mallorca, the British Virgin Islands, the Great Blue Hole, Santorini, and the Whitsunday Islands are some of the destinations considered to be among the most alluring for tourists worldwide. Travelers can see these exotic destinations in a sophisticated and private manner when they go on a sea charter holiday.

Although it doesn’t imply that these are five solely sea charter adventure destinations around the world, there are multiple others, including Bora Bora in French Polynesia, Tahiti, the Maldives, the Cayman Islands, Phuket, Bali, St. Lucia, Costa Rica, and Brazil. The above-mentioned five destinations overlook these spots with a little more temptation when it comes to sea charter adventures.

So, what are you waiting for? Google the airfares of these exotic locations, book a sea charter, and immediately give yourself the holiday treat of your dreams!

PHLPost opens Satellite Post Office in California Garden Square, Mandaluyong City

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In its continuing effort to provide Postal Services to strategic and more convenient locations in the country, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) opened another Satellite Post Office in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls’ located at 2nd Floor, California Garden Square, Mandaluyong City.

“PHLPost is honored in realizing the vision that was started with a partnership between PHLPost and Megaworld Lifestyle Malls earlier this year when we opened the first satellite post office at Venice Grand Canal. This collaboration has exemplified our commitment to make the postal service more accessible and convenient to the public”, Postmaster General Luis D. Carlos said.

Present to formally open the Post Office are Ms. Krishield Quiogue, General Manager of California Garden Square, Arcovia City and Clubhouse at Temple Drive, Postmaster General Luis D. Carlos, Mega Manila Area Director Olive Valderrama and Chief of Staff Marc Laurente.

He added, “this new post office is a testament to PHLPost’s shared dedication to support the government in serving the Filipinos by providing a hub for seamless processing of government transactions, dues, and essential documents”.

Meanwhile, Mega Manila Area Director, Ms. Olive Valderrama said that the public will be able to conveniently and quickly mail letters and express packages, buy philatelic products and many more.

Monday, October 2, 2023

Famous Cockpits in the Philippines: A Tour of Iconic Sabong Arenas

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Do you love everything about Sabong? Then get to know the most famous cockfighting arenas in the Philippines with our exclusive tour of iconic Sabong arenas.Sabong has been an iconic sport in the Philippines for hundreds of years. As such, it is no surprise that the cultural heritage of the sport is visible throughout the country. The most noticeable way cockfighting influence is visible is probably through its impact on architecture, giving way to dozens of cockfighting arenas that shape the landscape.

In this article, we will look at some of the most popular Sabong cockpits in the Philippines. But, while this article covers offline cockfigthing matches, the importance of these arenas to online Sabong should not be understated. If you are interested in the online vertent of the sport, you can learn more about online Sabong at SabongBets.

Ready for a tour through the most iconic Filipino Sabong arenas? Let’s get started.

Manila Cockpit Arena

Manila Arena seats 50,000 people and it’s home to the biggest sport events in the Philippines. Although the arena is home to many Sabong competitions, Manila Arena is most popular for its huge basketball matches and music concerts, which fill the entire arena’s capacity.

Here are some facts about this arena:

Completed in 2014.

Hosts several sport events, concerts, and more.

An architectural landmark of Manila due to its huge dome.

Manila Cockpit Arena, one of Manila’s most popular landmarks, should not be missed if you are a true Sabong enjoyer.

Araneta Coliseum

Araneta Coliseum is located in Quezon City, in the Manila metropolitan region, and it’s a testament to both Sabong’s offline and online popularity. Besides being the centerpiece to the most important cockfighting tournaments, the Araneta Coliseum was also very popular in online Sabong bets.

The Araneta Coliseum was built in the early 1960s and it opened with a total of 25,000 seats. At first, the arena was mostly used for basketball matches, but as Sabong’s popularity grew, Araneta Coliseum became the de facto home to Sabong tournaments.

This arena hosts the annual World Slasher Cup, among other smaller tournaments.

Pasay City Cockpit

Pasay City Cockpit is a smallish arena with a capacity of 2,500 spectators. However, do not let its small size fool you—Pasay City Cockpit hosts hundreds of Sabong matches per week. This arena is open every single day and it hosts cockfighting matches pretty much every day.

Besides hosting smaller Sabong tournaments, Pasay City Cockpit also hosts some stages of the biggest Sabong tournaments in the Philippines. Pasay City Cockpit hosts The Derby, a few World Slasher Cup matches, and the Bakbakan.

It is an arena worth visiting if you are looking for important Sabong arenas in the Philippines.

Iloilo Coliseum

Since World War II, Iloilo has been a very important city for Sabong enjoyers. The city used to have over 20 cockfighting arenas, but most of them had poor infrastructure and were not fit to meet the sport’s popularity.

To better accommodate the growing interest in the sport, in 1960’s the Iloilo Coliseum was built. Since then, the arena has become one of the most iconic arenas in the entire country. In fact, it is said that Sabong rules used in Manila first originated in the Iloilo Coliseum.

New Davao Matina Gallera

New Davao Matina Gallera is the most known cockfighting pit in Davao City. Besides hosting boxing tournaments and some other events, New Davao Matina Gallera is home to a number of smaller cockfighting competitions.

Although it was closed during the Covid-19 pandemic, as it was ground zero for most of the infections in the region, New Davao Matina Galera reopened in 2023. Today it is still one of the most important cockfighting pits in Davao City.
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