Events And Nightlife

Are You Up for the 100-peso Roxas Night Market Challenge?

Ida Damo
Ida Damo | Sep 26, 2016
Are You Up for the 100-peso Roxas Night Market Challenge?

On the night of September 2, 2016, two improvised explosive devices (IED) detonated in the busy Roxas Night Market in Davao City.  14 immediately lost their lives and more than 60 were wounded.

In the weeks since the bombing, the vendors are slowly getting back on their feet but they sure do need a boost.

The 100-Peso Night Market Challenge, on September 30, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm, aims to boost the morale and business of the vendors at the same time lure visitors back. 

Take note: The peso bill that bears the image of President Manuel Roxas is the same denomination to be used for a challenge on the street named after the same president.

For 100 pesos, what can you buy at Roxas Avenue? You can have a full dinner, as well as bargains on shoes, bags, and stuffed toys. There are the usual street food fare like isaw and hotdogs, but some delicious Dabaweño dishes also make appearances, rounding out the experience for both newcomers and regular patrons to the market. And just like any market, once you've had your fill (pun intended) on deliciousness, feel free to browse, haggle, and get bargains on all the goods you can imagine: clothes, shoes, bags, pasalubong, and everything else under the sun!

Once you get tired from all that walking and talking, remember to try Mang Danny’s delicious ice cream, vegan ice cream and other local homemade ice creams. 

READ: How To Tour the Philippines’ Biggest City in Just 5 Days 

If you are up for the #SandaanChallenge, hurry and register for free online at until September 26 only.  This is just for the official list of challengers.  Those who won’t register but would challenge themselves to enjoy Roxas Night Market for just 100 pesos are very welcome.

Stay Strong Davao!

How to Get There:

PAL and other major airlines fly daily to Davao City from Manila and Cebu. Roxas Avenue is 15-30 minutes away from the Francisco Bangoy International Airport depending on traffic flow.

Taxi flag down rate is PhP40 and jeepney fare starts at PhP8.

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