Hijo Resorts Davao The Spot

01 Jul Bridging gaps at The Spot

CROSSING borders and bridging gaps amid diversity of religion, practices and beliefs, this is the pursuit of the newest Halal destination in Davao Region — The Spot Halal Restaurant of Hijo Estate Resorts.

The Spot in Tagum City, which officially opened last Friday, offers Middle Eastern dishes of the Arabic, Kalagan and Tausug tribe.

“Beyond the economic gains and tourism contribution, the opening of this halal restaurant is our way of making a statement for unity among all our brothers and sisters especially here in Mindanao, Christians or Muslims, we can coexist in harmony by respecting our diverse culture,” Rosanna Tuazon-Fores said.

She added that the Halal restaurant is committed to foster sustainable tourism and to provide tailored-fit products for every guest.

The Spot is among the 15 tourism-related establishments recognized by the Department of Tourism (DOT) last April during the Madrid Fusion as a Halal restaurant. Also, the restaurant is one of the few certified and accredited-Halal restaurant by the Halal International Chamber of Commerce and Industries of the Philippines (HICCIP). The restaurant is within the Hijo Estates, 760-hectare mixed-used tourist development in Mindanao.

Lani Sta. Maria, operations head of the Spot told reporters that since it was softlaunched last March of this year, the restaurant already drawn tourists, a big bulk is from the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

“This is an ecotourism spot, we involve the tribe in the community to take part in the business, so we include the dishes by the Kalagan tribe,” she said, adding that some 1,000 members of the tribe are living near the property.

Sta. Maria added that the restaurant offers locally sourced yet globally inspired cuisine. Its menu offerings are also inspired by the Kalagan tribe and colorful culinary traditions of Southeast Asia.

The restaurant has a native-inspired pavilion and dining facility. It also provides activities for families and friends to enjoy like fishing, kayaking and river cruising as it is wonderfully situated beside a majestic twin rivers with a century-old mangroves.

The Spot Halal Restaurant is open daily from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on June 06, 2016.

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COCO Sugar

Harvested at first light, sap from coconut flower buds are collected by Hijo Plantation’s dedicated farmers. Within the day, the sap is refined and packaged into Hijo’s Coco Sugar.


This product is rich in healthy nutrients that help maintain cholesterol levels, proper digestion, manage weight, increase immunity, and provide relief from chronic diseases.


Enjoy the best of nature that Hijo offers in every pack. Made from 100% pure coconut sap

Nutritional Facts

Serving size 2tsp (10g)
Serving(s) Per Container About 33


% Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 20 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 14 g 5%

Protein less than 1 g
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000-calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

COCO Syrup

One of the most unique attributes of Coco Syrup is that its main ingredient must be harvested by moonlight. This process helps the syrup maintain its distinct taste, maintain cholesterol levels, proper digestion, manage weight, increase immunity, and provide relief from chronic diseases.


Enjoy the best of nature that Hijo offers in every bottle.

Nutritional Facts

Serving size 5 tsp (28g)


% Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 20 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 14 g 5%

Protein less than 1 g
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000-calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Natural Buko Juice

A product of the Hijo Tall coconut trees, Twin Rivers Natural Buko Juice helps increase your body’s metabolism, boosts blood circulation, promotes weight loss and cleanses your digestive tract.


Amount per container 350mL
Calories 40 Calories from Fat 0


Potassium 19%
Calcium 3%

Protein less than 1 g

Nutritional Facts
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat 0 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0
Sodium 20 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 10 g 3 %

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000-calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Calamansi Puree

A portion of each Calamansi harvest is set aside to be juiced and naturally processed into syrup, bringing out a strong and distinct sour flavour. Completely made on the plantation and rich in vitamin C, our Calamansi Puree can help rejuvenate your skin, help manage your weight, and flush out body toxins.


Enjoy the best of nature that Hijo offers in every bottle.


Serving size 30mL
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin 50%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%

Nutritional Facts
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat 0 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 28 g 7%
Dietary Fiber less than 1 g 0%
Potassium 19% Calcium 3%
Sugar 23 g
Protein less than 1 g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000-calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.