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Friday, December 31, 2010

Davao Trip and Triennials Exchange

Friday, December 31, 2010 Posted by vernon go , , ,

1st time to fly also with Cebu Pacific!
It was my first time in Davao through the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc.'s (RAFI) Triennial Exchange Series 7. This is to continuously share the inspiring stories of the awardees and finalists of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) Triennial Awards to the public, RAFI conducted a public exposure and post awards engagement program in Davao last Nov. 20-23.

Davao Airport
We stayed in Brokenshire Resort and Convention Center for all the time we spent there. It was a very interesting set-up together with it is the integrated system connecting the Brokenshire Resort, Hospital and School.

Our HQ
We proceeded to our own area of engagement which was Environment in which is more elaborated in this post HERE. We also went to a farm where we learned about harmony and all sorts of farming from livestock, to veggies, fruits, soil, goats and how they are connected and goes through a cycle.

Crazy commutes
Lawin: hmm?
Ahh an albino python!

The program was composed of the RAFI Triennial Awards Xchange Series 7, through a face-to-face encounter between and among the awardees, finalists, and other participants to increase awareness and understanding of the advocacies of the laureates through learning visits; 3rd Circle of Laureates Conference, which gathers the laureates to consolidate and plan their initiatives in the next three years; and 2nd Leaders of Change Forum where the laureates showcased to the public the various programs and projects they have implemented.

Side scenery
Tricycle commuters towards davao del sur
Super Clean Road sides
The laureates and some youth scholars from RAFI visited the Institute of Primary Health Care, Maharlika Foundation, Philippine Eagle Foundation, Malagos Garden Resort, Mrs. Soledad Duterte, Boystown Davao, Visayan Forum Foundation Inc., and Mindanao Baptist Rural Life Center.

ohhh a Coca Cola Plant! (So mandaue diay ni ron? :D)

There is also a Pepsi plant (mura ra niagig minglanilla)

Aw San Miguel, so ni balik nsad tas Mandaue?

Passing by Digos City, but there were no lions?
During their exclusive conference, the laureates drew up plans for their group, such as exploring more partnerships within and outside their circle and initiating a social movement.

Indoor Farming, Farmville!
Let's Walk, and Hike
Ignorantly Curious moves
Goat: Baaa.. Delegates: WEH!
Knowledge Sharing per area of engagement with the Triennial Laureates, young knowledge plus old wisdom
Photo-Op!
The 2nd Leaders of Change Forum was held in Ateneo de Davao University where sessions on leadership, innovation, teamwork, team play, and engaging the successor generation were provided, bringing about awareness and inspiration from applied principles and approaches and paving the way for collaborating in future initiatives between the laureates and the different stakeholders in Mindanao.

Here we go Ateneo!
I have created a separate post regarding the event in AdDU HERE.

After the Forum picture2
Among the many individuals and institutions from the Circle of Laureates who participated in the public exposure and post awards engagement program include Upi, Maguindanao former mayor and incumbent vice mayor Ramon Piang Sr., Domingo Tadena, Brokenshire Integrated Health Ministries Inc., Institute of Primary Health Care, Glicerio P. Lucrecia, SOS Children’s Village Calbayog, and Edilberto Lantaca, Jr..

After every task done, and food munching, we did some relaxation and bought some pasalubong before we flew back to cebu.

We went to the Chinatown area to find some durian
We then proceeded to People's Park to tour the place..shhhhh
Did some role playing shots
A big Philippine Eagle with a Durian
Jump Shot in Davao! weee

About Triennials:

The RAFI Triennial Awards was created in 1996 to give recognition to individuals and institutions in the Visayas and Mindanao who make significant contributions to social development. It is one of the capabilities of RAFI in its comprehensive approach to elevating lives and communities. Its other capabilities include Grants, Institutional Planning & Development, Knowledge Sharing & Advocacy, and Services & Facilities.
Muni-muni...I will definitely miss this place
Jan: Miss it? I know Right?
Back to Cebu we go!
Special thanks to the Triennial Laureates for I really learned a lot from the Knowledge and wisdom that all of you have imparted to us. To the Triennial Xchange Delegates for your time and company and to RAFI for choosing us to partake in this program! A super Awesome 4-1/2 days of Davao--Dawow!
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