Aldevinco Shopping Center in Davao

Aldevinco Shopping Center DavaoThe Aldevinco Shopping Center is one of the best places to buy pearls and handicrafts in Davao. This shopping center is located between two of Davao City’s busiest thoroughfares, conveniently nestled at the junction of Claro M. Recto and Manuel Roxas Avenues.

In 1963, Conrado Alcantara and his wife, Ladislawa, took one look at an 8,370 square meter property along Claveria Avenue (now Claro M. Recto Avenue) and decided that it was the perfect place for a commercial complex. Davao City then had just entered a time of progress in construction and even in business. The Alcantaras invited the Manila based group of Architect Roman Solitaria to build the first shopping center in Davao City, the Aldevinco Shopping Center or simply known as Aldevinco. Continue reading

Baker’s Hill in Puerto Princesa

Baker's Hill PalawanBaker’s Hill is located in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. They sell all sorts of specialized baked goodies, from Hopiang Mongo, Hopiang Ube, Hopiang Pina, Hopiang Hapon, Mamon Crinkles, Brownies, Choco Slice, Choco Droplets, Tostadong Mamon, Pianono, and other Pasalubong Products. This theme park-looking area offers a children’s park and picnic areas in a cool and breezy environment. Although the site is a theme park, Baker’s Hill is most famous for the baked goodies they offer at very reasonable prices. It also houses an Aviary which makes Baker’s Hill such a treat to all families and couples looking for activities within the city. Baker’s Hill is also the place to buy pasalubong (gifts to bring back home), as they offer all sorts of local and native food products — cashew nuts, hopia and brownies to name a few. Continue reading

Pasalubong Center in Davao

Pasalubong Center DavaoLocated along Palma Gil Street, in a 2- storey building formerly occupied by the Department of Education, the Davao City Pasalubong (Souvenir) Center is right at the heart of the city to serve as a one- stop destination for Davao made products. Through the years, Davao City has been known to have various quality food and non- food products that are always sought after by visitors and tourists who come to the city. The center carries exclusively Davao- made products such as locally grown fresh fruits, flowers, processed foods, gifts, housewares and fashion accessories. A coffee shop located on one end of the building is also serving uniquely Continue reading