Month: June 2011

Parokya ni Edgar

Wolfgang, Chicosci, Kamikazee, Sandwich and Parokya ni Edgar perform at T5, SM Davao on June 25!

Wolfgang, Chicosci, Kamikazee, Sandwich and Parokya ni Edgar perform at T5, SM Davao on June 25! Tanduay First Five Concert at SM Davao “A league of extraordinary gentlemen”, it’s Tanduay’s “First Five.” For the 3rd time, Tanduay brings together the biggest line-up of bands ever assembled in Philippine Music History. Tanduay Rhum First Five Concert Tour 2011 features ChicoSci, Kamikazee, Wolfgang, Sandwich and Parokya ni Edgar in 30 cities nationwide. On June 25, the storm hits Davao at the SM City Davao Parking C. Chicosci Kamikazee Source: SM Davao Blog (read more on the event here) Jojie AlcantaraThe author is a multi-awarded photographer, journalist, and artist whose works are featured in tourism campaigns (It’s More Fun in the Philippines), covers and spreads of books and international magazines. A long time columnist of SunStar Davao, she is a frequent traveler in search of inspirational heartwarming stories of human interest. She is also an  influencer and motivational speaker who gives photography workshops in universities and organizations. A former TV personality, she has done several print and TV …

Kadayawan in Mabuhay Magazine October 2010

My photo of Kadayawan performers featured in Mabuhay Magazine’s Last Frame, Oct. 2010 Davao City’s Kadayawan Festival is celebrated every month of August View large page here Jojie AlcantaraThe author is a multi-awarded photographer, journalist, and artist whose works are featured in tourism campaigns (It’s More Fun in the Philippines), covers and spreads of books and international magazines. A long time columnist of SunStar Davao, she is a frequent traveler in search of inspirational heartwarming stories of human interest. She is also an  influencer and motivational speaker who gives photography workshops in universities and organizations. A former TV personality, she has done several print and TV commercials, event hosting and speaking engagements. In 2013, she has received an award from the City Government of Davao for her significant contribution in the social media. She was one of the speakers in Photo World Asia 2017.  A web designer/blogger since the 90s, she has seen the evolution of the internet and social media transition from the perspective of a traditional media person. http://www.kodakerdabawenya.comPlease follow and like us:

Davao City's People's Park at night © Jojie Alcantara

Davao Landmark : People’s Park

Formerly the famous PTA Grounds in Davao City, this P72 M worth People’s Park opened on December 15, 2007 which features a mini-forest, interactive fountains, waterfalls and ponds, a kid’s toyland and large sculptures representing indigenous groups in Southern Mindanao and the Philippine eagle.

Chilly Cups in various flavors by Jojie Alcantara

Double Treat for the Sweet Tooth

Ube Roll Ice Cream Logs Double Treat for the Sweet Tooth How often do you treat yourself to cake or ice cream, or both? Sometimes the craving to indulge in the sweetest of desserts wins. We give in to temptation when both are delightfully rolled into one. Jo Ann and Katherine Ferrazz photo by Joyce Mariscal Young entrepreneurs Jo Ann Europa-Ferraz and sister-in-law Katherine Kate Ferraz were looking for something unique to bring in town and Bake & Churn was an enticing treat too good to resist. So their family-owned J&K Full House Company decided to be a dealer of this new twist of goodies. Black Forest Ice Cream Log by Jojie Alcantara Bake & Churn, a venture by Snow Joe Cream Coolers, Inc., offers appetizing and irresistible Ice Cream Cakes and Scoop-a-Cakes. The fusion of two desserts – creamy, rich cake and delectable ice cream, offers customers a lot to gush about, with various flavors to smack your lips over. Chilly Cups in various flavors by Jojie Alcantara Ice Cream Cakes come in two …

Abreeza Mall

Abreeza up close

I wrote the first interview with the architects of Abreeza.  But it took a long time for me to go and finally visit, since I come a long way off from Bangkal and I don’t really go to malls much.  So I didn’t attend its opening, and the cinema launch, and let the crowd rush and curiosity settle down first. When we had visitors from Manila, however, I had to join in the malling. So armed with my point and shoot Lumix, here are a few scenes inside and outside the halfway/almost finished mall.  And no, I am NOT into Starbucks so I don’t have photos. We spent most of the time playing inside Timezone and eating at the food joint on the top floor. The view below this food joint, however, is still not nice, so I concentrated on the architectural design and skies instead.   What do you know, Rhonson was as surprised as I was to see his photo (Kadayawan Festival performers) on display in Camera Haus, so he figures it was …