DAVAO AGUILAS FC All Set For Its First Home Game In Tagum, Davao Del Norte Against JPV Marikina

Davao Aguilas FC is all set for its first home game for the Philippines Football League (PFL), to be held at the Davao del Norte Sports Complex on Sunday, May 14, 2017.  They will be going up against JPV Marikina, which was previously part of the UFL.

The team is starting to create a following in Davao and nearby provinces; and fans were seen waiting for them when they arrived at the Davao airport last Friday.

Australian Head Coach Gary Philips says, “We are excited to be here in Davao and we are looking forward to our first home game and we hope our fans will turn up in numbers and support the team.  We all are excited, we can’t wait to see you on Sunday.”

Coach Gary has previously worked in 5 different countries, including the National League in Australia.  He was also previously with AFC, for Coach Education and has also handled international men’s and women’s teams.

The team’s goalkeeping coach on the other hand is Australian James Fraser, renowned World Cup goalkeeper for Australia in 1974.
The team’s impressive line-up is composed of homegrown footballers, national team players and Fil-foreign players.  Local players include Team Captain Jason Cordova,  John Nico Macapal, Kim Versales, Junell Bautista, Philippine Azkals standout Nate Burkey, Under 22 mainstays Van Rey Diaz and Richard Talaroc of Misamis Oriental, Princeton Josue, Davao goalkeeper Roeder Ignacio, Tagum native Alexis Cabistante, Mujer Sumail, Amir Amaikurut, Kahlil Jikiri, Justin Cheng,
John Philip De Los Santos, John Resty Gumban, Gerald Layumas, Jay-Ar Bucayan, Stephen Burda and Rey Franco De La Torre.
Fil-foreign players include Brad McDonald, Fil-American right wing Omar Khan, attacker Gilmar Fernandez, midfielder Andreas Esswein, Serbian goalkeeper Marko Trkulja, striker Nikola Grubjesic, defender Milos Krstic and Dylan De Bruycker, who scored the first goal for the team in last weekend’s match against Ilocos United.

Tickets are still available at the stadium.  You can also get free tickets when you register at www.facebook.com/DAFCofficial.


ABOUT DAVAO AGUILAS FC:

Davao Aguilas Football Club (DAFC), was established earlier this year as a professional football club, based out of Tagum, Davao del Norte, in Mindanao.
The coaching staff is headed by Gary Philips, an Australian football veteran. DAFC’s CEO is Ramon Manuel, while its Chairman is Jefferson Cheng.
Expect more from Davao Aguilas FC as they take part in Philippines Football League (PFL) this season!

For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/DAFCofficial.

MATT MASON Furniture Opens 2nd Branch In Silang, Cavite

Silang, Cavite witnessed the rise of yet another commercial triumph at the grand opening of the second Matt Mason Furniture branch located along Aguinaldo highway last 31 March. The event proved to be a rousing success coupled with the unveiling of the brand’s 2017 furniture collection and the launching of the 2017 edition of the Modern Movables Magazine.

Mike Yu, owner of Matt Mason Furniture, “Matt Mason is a local brand but we are trying to make it global.”

“My vision for the collection was for it to be something classic and can seamlessly blend with nature. Natural elements such as exposed wooden frames in sofas provide a balance and effortless character to my furniture,” said Mike Yu, owner of Matt Mason at the grand opening of his showroom.

The event was also graced by several Filipino artists Nikulas Lebajo, Lerma Julian and Owie Chiong — whose commissioned artworks provided a stunning accent to each piece of the furniture collection. Beautifully curated pieces from Pizzaro and Conmigo also starred in the show.

(Left to right): Artists Lerma Julian and Owie Chiong; Karla Michelle Yu, Mike Yu, Judge Jeanet Bilan, Maria Ducos and Novie Gabuzo at the recent Matt Mason showroom opening

“It’s definitely surreal to be a part of this growing brand, it never ceases to astonish. I look forward to seeing Matt Mason live up to its full potential,” according to Julian.

The first Matt Mason Furniture showroom in Silang, Cavite situated along Tagaytay-Sta. Rosa road opened back in 2014 and has gone through a transformation that can only be described as having revolutionized bespoke furniture-making in the area.

“We’re trying to evolve the brand to a point where it can compete globally. Perhaps what’s most distinctive with Matt Mason is that we can do a whole range of furniture designs that we can customize to suit the discerning and dynamic tastes of our clientele. Our edge right now is we don’t constrain ourselves with just one design- it’s universal,” Yu said.

Painting accent by artist Owie Chiong
Painting accent by artist Owie Chiong

Apart from a unique design aesthetic, the brand also sets itself apart when it comes to their philosophy that longevity and durability must be a primary consideration in furniture making.

“When I design the furniture, I don’t just look at the design – it must also be sturdy and durable. I want to be able to make furniture that you can pass on to your descendants. That’s why our tagline is ‘Designed for Life,’ “he said.

Despite being one step ahead of the local competition, Yu sees a road of challenges for the Matt Mason furniture brand as it sets its sights on the international arena.

“I think the biggest question now is how do we make unique designs that are also universally appealing? We know that even with the positive feedback from our clientele we simply cannot rest on our laurels and become complacent – we must continually challenge ourselves and the brand to grow, evolve, and stay responsive to the demands of our market,” he added.

Painting accent by artist Nikulas Lebajo
Painting accent by artist Nikulas Lebajo

Matt Mason furniture sees itself taking its expansion project to the seat of Europe’s vibrant furniture scene that is Copenhagen, Denmark. “Matt Mason is a local brand but we are trying to make it global.

With all our clients’ patronage and support for the brand, I certainly hope we’ll be able to make it in a few years’ time,” he ended.