August 8 activities

Here are my activities for today, August 8, double 8.

SM City Davao is inaugurating its expanded foodcourt facility today. A mass will kick off the opening rites at 8 a.m. I was invited as guest for the ribbon-cutting. Later in the afternoon, SM will host 80 kids from Bantay Bata for fun and games at the mall.

At Marco Polo Hotel, Club 888 our media forum for business and tourism will mark its anniversary. There will be a lunch party.

Also at SM, I will drop by at the 3rd Mindanao Travel and Tour Expo at 1 p.m. The tourism trade exhibit is part of the pre-Kadayawan activities and will run up to Sunday.

At 2 p.m., I will preside at the coordinating meeting of various sports groups in the city for the sports activities during the Kadayawan and preparations for the forthcoming Mindanao Friendship Games, BIMP-EAGA Games and Arafura Games in Darwin, Australia next year.

At 4:30 p.m., I will represent Mayor Rody Duterte at the opening of another branch of East-West Bank of the Gotianun Group. The new branch is located at Monteverde St., in the city’s Chinatown.

It’s the 18th birthday of our third child, Kyra Angeline, and so we’re having a family dinner after their school class. Tomorrow, she’s throwing a party for friends and classmates.

Finally, starting 8 p.m., I will be off to the opening of the greatest show on Earth – the Olympic Games in Beijing – but only via cable TV.

6:11 a.m.

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One Response to “August 8 activities”

  1. Meg Says:

    in every travel that we plan, we always have a purpose. the reasons are to enjoy, relax or even ponder and some important reasons to go to a place. this is not related to the topic but i want to share it though, because it is still related to all of us who are sharing our insights:

    Young Generation of Politicians Barnstorms Schools, Connects with the “Internet Nation”

    A multipartisan political group called “Young Turks” led by Genuine Opposition Spokesperson and Pamantasan Lungsod ng Maynila President Atty. Adel Tamano has started to go the rounds of colleges and universities all over the country. Tamano, along with other young political personalities Nacionalista Party spokesperson and former congressman Gilbert Remulla, English Professor Danton Remoto, Congressman Erin Tanada, and San Juan mayor JV Ejercito are doing the rounds of campuses advocating for youth involvement in governance.

    The kick off started at Silliman University in Dumaguete City Last July 10-11, 2008.
    Tamano described the event. “The bright students of Silliman University asked questions and we tried to answer them with substance and with style, with wit and cheer and laughter intact. It is because their questions seemed to deal with lack of hope, of being betrayed by their leaders, of abandonment. I hope we kept the spark plug of hope alive. We spoke in a chapel, a presentation room for business students, and the great church — all in one day. We hope the Sillimanians had a grand time, the way we did too, in our first campus tour.”
    Eero Brillantes, CEO of Mindbullet Marketing and Public Relations, and maintains the young turk’s blog http://www.oppositeofapathy.wordpress.com says that the blog has become hyperactive after the Silliman activity. Based on site metering, he noted interest in what the group has to say. “The blog has just recently been put up. Yet it has already been visited almost 10,000 times. It is currently ranked number 13 for politics and government by topblogs.com.ph. Its just one notch lower to the “Mar Roxas for President 2010 blog which is at number 12. The blog definitely has momentum. With the campus tour catching fire, the blog is poised to be a prominent fixture in new politics for the country. The Young Turks and the Internet Nation has become properly introduced”.

    For his part Remoto was upbeat about the launch and how the internet was able to disseminate the event exponentially. “Skycable showed the complete proceedings that night of July 10, and we also had coverage from two radio stations, two newspapers and the Sillimanian college paper as well as its website. Not to mention the many blogs of the bagets from Silliman, which are now being read and re-sent and re-read all over the borderless world of cyberspace. ”
    Congressman Tanada, emphasized the need for dialogue between the young batch of political leaders and the youth. He said that it is important for the youth not to loose hope and for them to assert their rights. Remulla asserted that there is still hope and it resides in the youth and the young generation should not be afraid to stand for what they believe in.
    On August 26, 2008, the Young Turks will visit the University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance. This will be followed by a tour to University of the Philippines at Los Baños in September. xxx

    Press Release: August 11,2008
    For more info: Eero Brillantes, 09276702831, mindbullet45@gmail.com


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