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.