Shoot for Hope Photo Workshop for a Cause Shoot for Hope was organized in a matter of days, just less than 2 weeks. When Typhoon Sendong ravaged areas in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan, Rhonson and I immediately gathered our very good friends to come up with a fundraising event. In June 0f 2011, Rhonson and I were victims of a flashflood which prompted us to move out and relocate. Help came from our good friends, and one with the most impact was the workshop that our kumpare Manny Librodo organized along with his good friends Bobby Wong and Aly Reyes. Together with buddies and other top photographers who waived their professional fees in support of our situation, the workshop was able to raise funds which they sent to us (or rather, Rhonson flew to Manila to humbly accept it). People we didn’t know greeted us on Facebook and told us they joined the workshop to help us. It has warmed our hearts so much and helped us in our efforts to try to get …
Davao workshop for Typhoon Sendong victims SHOOT FOR HOPE, DEC. 30, 2011 AT THE MARCO POLO HOTEL Six Davao photographers unite for a day in voluntary efforts to raise funds for Typhoon Sendong victims in Iligan and Cagayan de Oro cities. Learn techniques from the guys who have the experience and skills in different fields of photography, while your support goes to families in need this Holiday Season. CLICK FOR REGISTRATION CLICK FOR REGISTRATION
In Davao, the Simbang Gabi tradition is even more significant because we do not celebrate Christmas in a loud way. This season is a special moment for families and loved ones to gather together and celebrate the nativity of Christ as well as give thanks to blessings received the whole year round.
Last June, Rhonson Ng and I were flash flood victims but we managed to escape after losing our home and things. Good friends came to support us materially, spiritually and emotionally. Renowned photographer Manny Librodo, together with good friends Bobby Wong Jr. and Aly Reyes pooled their support group and tapped great photographers who unselfishly offered their time and expertise in a one day workshop in Manila which helped us tremendously in getting us back on our feet back again. Inspired by this concept, Rhon and I decided it was time to pay it forward. This time around, we asked our photographer buddies in Davao to do this event for us, and they all agreed. Please help us help the typhoon victims as soon as possible. Spread the word. Thank you and Merry Christmas.
Bauhaus opens in Davao Addicted to avant-garde fashion items and unusual designs in limited edition? This newly opened popular international concept store may just be the right place for you.
Photo of Mount Apo and Madrazo Fruitstand in Davao City by Rhonson Ng My article in Mabuhay Magazine, PAL’s international inflight magazine, is a road trip around Mindanao’s best destinations: Cagayan de Oro, Camiguin, Bukidnon, Davao, Samal, Tagum, and Mati. This was published on Dec. 2011. Photos courtesy of Rhonson Ng and mine. View the whole article In this same issue, my print ad as endorser for MX3 Herbal Supplement also came out. Portrait courtesy of Rhonson Ng.
HEY, PHILIPPINES is a Filipino newsmagazine distributed in Windsor and Essex County, Ontario, Canada. My photo of People’s Park with sculptures of Kublai Milan are on the cover. A story feature on Davao contributed by LA de Dios of Davao City Tourism Office are on the next page with my photos of the park, too. Click on each image to view and read large images.
People’s Park is a wonderful place to bring your kids and family over for a stroll where daily entertainment programs are now set for the holiday season. Outside the park are display stalls which sell assorted items and food for the Christmas bazaar.
Davao is Host Destination for MICECON 2013 The MICE Conference is a prestigious gathering of key players in the travel and tourism industry. The conference will provide the Host an opportunity to showcase its destinations to approximately 400 stakeholders in the tourism industry comprised of: travel agents, tour operators, hoteliers, resort owners, professional congress/exhibition/event organizers, association/corporate executives, destination management companies, airline representatives, local government officials, academe, students and the media. Davao’s hosting of the Philippine M.I.C.E. Conference on 2013 will bring us closer to our goal of making Davao the choice destination for meetings, incentive travel, exhibitions/events and conventions/conferences. In photos, Davao Mayor Sara Duterte accepts key of responsibility from Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia in Cebu City, the host of MICECON 2011.
Meet Pangil (local dialect for “fang”) — most likely the country’s oldest living crocodile in captivity at the Crocodile Park here in Davao.