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WOW DAVAO!!! April 30, 2009

Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Pink Sisters, Tourism.
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I have been to the different places in the Philippines, practically from A (as in Abra) to Z ( as in Zamboanga). I have conquered mountains, explored caves, photographed peoples and swam our seas. But still, I have to point out out: Davao remains the best place in the Philippines.

Maraming dahilan why many people like Davao. As varied as the reasons and factors may be, still they all summed up to one thing- quality of life: The air is fresh. The city is clean and green. There is real abundance of the freshest harvests from the land and sea. To top it all, the quality of potable water is among the best in the world.


There are many restaurants in Davao that serve unforgettable so-tu-kil (sugba, tula, kilaw) dishes. Marami pang mga eat all you can na pwede mong puntahan!!!

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Crocodile Park is one of the most visited parks in the city.

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If you go to Davao, do not forget to visit the eagle parks. Medyo malayo nga lang sa city, but the visit to Malagos Garden is worth it.

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Visit also the Pink Sisters at the Seminary Road, Catalunan Grande. That is only ten minute taxi ride from downtown.

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Opposite the Pink Sisters is the SVD Formation House at the Skyline Road, Catalunan Grande.

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The Shrine of the Holy Infant Jesus of Prague is situated atop Davao’s Matina Hills, where one can enjoy a panoramic view of the city’s sprawling landscape and the other sights to be seen within and beyond it. This place is also good for pilgrimage and worship as the elevation of the terrain has made the shrine serene and tranquil.

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Eden Garden resort is located in Toril, Davao city, it is about 10 hectares of forest land which have been turned into a mini garden, forest park. In this place you cannot fail not to appreciate the beauty of the flowers EVERYWHERE. There are all types of orchids found in Eden, in fact, the place very much lives up to it’s name.

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Pearl Farm Resort lies in a secluded island off the coast of Davao city. This 11-hectare spread was once a pearl farm, where thousands of white-lipped oysters, transported from the Sulu Sea, were cultivated for their pink, white and gold pearls.

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The houses here in Pearl Farm are patterned after the stilt houses of seafaring Samal tribes of the Sulu archipelago.

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Davao — a sight to behold!!!

Comments»

1. bloggerjorge - May 3, 2009

Wow!! Ang ganda pala dyan sa davao! Sana makalibot din ako dyan!

2. Hi! I'm Grace - May 17, 2009

Hi Felmar, these are great pictures! I have been to Davao once, but unfortunately, I was not able to see too much of it because I was sick. I can eat Durian, but it’s not really my favorite.🙂
Have a blessed Sunday!

felmar fiel, svd - May 27, 2009

how nice to know you also eat durian. every visitor’s visit is not complete pag di nakakakain ng durian. airport pa lang namin sa davao, amoy durian na!

3. jsolo - May 26, 2009

THE SEED
Our Choices
 
If you had a choice, right now, to choose to be with Christ Jesus in heaven would you choose to do so? Being human and having the power of choice, can we choose to ask God to grant us a wish? You see, there are three realms, earth, heaven, and hell. We live on the earth in the now, and we believe, as Christians, that at some point Christ will return to the earth and judge us in the final days. Between now and judgement day, death will end our stay on earth and God will judge our fate when that happens.

Christ said: “And all things whatever you ask for in prayer, believing, you shall receive.” What if, we asked God to stop this game that is being played out on earth, and grant us the one wish of living with him in heaven right now. What if, we choose to not allow Satan any more control over our lives and our future and made the decision to ask God to end this game. What if we, as human beings, with the power of choice, made a conscious decision to choose Christ Jesus, right now, over the day to day challenges and temptations that Satan offers.

Say, if in 2015, we were able to gather 9 billion, or 8 billion or 5 billion people, Jews, Catholics, Baptists, Protestants, Jahovah Witnessers, Lutherians, Episcapalians, Muslims, Buddists, Hindu’s, and every other worshiper, together to pray to God, asking him to bring us home. If we ask Jesus Christ to come, would he be with us??? If we asked him to bring us home to his kingdom in heaven, would we receive??? Do you want to stop playing this earthly game??? Our home is in heaven and not here on earth. Is that a challenge?? Can you see the vision???

Christ has said: “And I say to you, ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; and he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks it shall be opened.” We can ask billions of people to take one moment in time to act as one, crying out to God, our heavenly Father, “Take us home.” OH GOD, take us from the land of the Pharaohs!!! Take us from the hands of evil, bring us home to your kingdom!!! Can we ask strong enough?? Can we ask hard enough?? Can we ask loud enough??? Do you believe???

Christ said: “And in that day you shall ask me nothing. Amen, amen, I say to you, if you ask the Father anything in my name, he will give it to you. Hitherto you have not asked anything in my name. Ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.” Do we want to be filled with eternal joy?? Why have we not asked???

Can you imagine how we can make this happen?? Can you understand the power that God has given us in order that we may choose our own destiny, right now. We don’t have to wait until tomorrow, while Satan tricks and traps millions more souls into the fires of hell!!! The decision is ours. Can we choose?? Can we make this happen?? Can we start a holy movement around the world and set the date of our going home??? Or are our hearts hardened so much by this earthly realm that we can not conceive of the idea that God will grant our request???

Christ said: ” I say to you further, that if two of you shall agree on earth about anything at all for which they ask, it shall be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together for my sake, there am I in the midst of them.” Christ come into the mist of millions, of billions and grant our wish!!!

Take the poll!

Come, bind your spirit with mine so that we may work together to express this message. If you believe, leave a message so that we may communicate and the spirit of oneness and love may grow within us!!!

Make it happen!!!

This is your seed, plant it and watch it grow!!

Pass this message on to your friends and family!!

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love!

Give a contribution! Donate to this cause!

jsolo
http://worldpeaceandfinancialsecurity.blogspot.com

4. Eric, XVD (Houma-Thibodaux) - May 31, 2009

bakit nandiyan sa Davao si Manny? (ka-batch ko sa Xinya)

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - May 31, 2009

after kasi ng regency niya sa cebu, naglibot siya sa mga svd communities sa mindanao…kaya napunta siya sa davao…

5. josephine - July 26, 2009

WOW!!!! HOW BEAUTIFFUL DAVAO IS…….I MISS ALL OF THESE. CAN’T BELIEVE IT! SAMAL WAS NOTHING WHEN I LEFT PHIL, NOW THAT I SAW ALL YOUR PICS.I’M EXCITED TO GO BACK TO THE PLACE WHERE I BELONG….DAVAO CITY…….

6. zel - April 12, 2010

Hi Fr. Felmar!
Nandyan pa po ba c Fr. Bong Cagape sa Davao? i mean sa seminary?
Please say hello to him pag mgkita kau.
Thanks!


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