Year: 2012

Day 8: Abreeza’s 12 Days of Christmas Kindness (Dec.17)

  Day 8: Abreeza’s 12 Days of Christmas Kindness (Dec.17) In a continuing project of Ayala Malls called 12 Days of Christmas Kindness, 100 Christmas lollipop candies were given away to surprised diners at the Food Choice of Abreeza Mall on Day 8. It was a wonderful mood where everyone shares in the gift of giving. Here are photos shared by Abreeza.    

My Mindanao: Photographs for Hope

MY MINDANAO: PHOTOGRAPHS FOR HOPE opens tomorrow, December 18, at the Sulawesi Function Room, ground floor of Marco Polo Davao, from 9am until 10 in the evening. This special one day exhibit is for a cause. In our years of experience as photojournalists we have been lucky to be traveling around to document wonderful places, people and culture, and publish them. We have collected many images that depict the beauty of our islands. We truly believe that Mindanao is blessed with people who care for its natural resources and preservation. But Nature has its own course, as well. Last year after Typhoon Sendong, through the help of friends and a workshop (“Shoot for Hope”), we were able to raise money and deliver relief goods to Cagayan de Oro and Iligan during the Christmas Season. This year we are trying to help raise awareness of the need to reach out more to remote, stricken areas hit by Pablo. We decided to donate forty (40) of our images. Some will be of Lumad portraits as well as …

RDL launches new Body Spray

The Grand Launch of the newest product of RDL Pharmaceutical Laboratory, Inc.-its NEW BODY SPRAY with four variants, 2 for men and 2 for women. In photos during the press con at the D’Leonor Hotel is the newest celebrity endorser is ENRIQUE GIL (known as Dasho Jao in his current teleserye Princess & I), before the grand launch and fashion show at the Activity Center of Abreeza Mall. With him is RDL Sales and Marketing Head, Anthony John Modequillo.  

Abreeza Mall Davao launches 12 Days of Christmas Kindness

In the spirit of gift giving during the most eagerly anticipated holiday season, Ayala Malls pushes for a nationwide call for the act of kindness during Christmas by spreading forth cheer in the most surprising ways. Abreeza Mall Davao is excited to participate in a big way for the Dabawenyos.

Flash mob gangnam style at SM Premier’s dancing fountain

  SM Lanang Premier,  the largest shopping mall located in Lanang, Davao City, has the latest attraction for kids and oldies alike. Though we live far, we had to bring the kid, nieces and my mom here regularly during the long holiday due to clamor for the newest hangout, a 122-meter dancing fountain, said to be the longest of its kind in the Philippines, located at the Fountain Court.  The Waterworks Show at the Fountain Court is scheduled every hour from 6pm to 9pm on weekends, and 6pm, 7pm and 9pm on weekdays. Yesterday, Nov. 3, the usual crowd was given a pleasant surprise. They had this flash mob at the fountain by teens dancing to PSY’s “Oppa Gangnam Style” while the fountain dances to the addictive rhythm. View more photos in my Facebook

Perks of Glamourbox

There’s this new site launched by a friend, a pretty Dabawenya by the name of Lia Andrea Ramos. It’s called Glamourbox, and I signed up for it. Lia is a beauty junkie who loves to experiment with cosmetics, skin care, body and bath products… the works. Partnering with fellow beauty enthusiasts in Glamourbox, her recent beauty venture is a tie up with local and international brands that will give Filipinas an exciting access to the latest global trends on beauty and skin care. Glamourbox founding team combines years of expertise in retail, online services, marketing, public relations and finance.  The team sifts through hundreds of products to bring us those they think are compelling and worth testing.  They also provide an online platform for Filipinas to engage with other testers and share what they have to say about these latest trends.  Apart from being fun and exciting, this ensures that the beauty-savvy Filipinas around the country get their hands on the best products available. Just sign up and subscribe to receive beauty items from premium …

Davao Bloggers’ first successful Blog Bootcamp

Published in SunStar Davao, Witerary by Jojie Alcantara The Davao Bloggers led by President Dulce Lada organized its first successful workshop entitled Blog Weekend Bootcamp this month. Around a hundred participants showed up from different parts of the island and as far as Manila. This was an intensive 3-day live-in conference with breakout sessions and hands-on workshop from September 21-23, 2012 at the Malagos Garden Resort in Davao City. With several speakers recognized in the blogging industry, this activity gave opportunities for newbie and advanced writers and bloggers to sharpen their skills and maximize growth in areas of creative writing, video blogging, photo blogging, and the Social Media. It was a pleasure for me to be part of the key mentors in this bootcamp. My topic was on Photo Blogging for both beginner and advanced classes, and I shared a bit of my background in photojournalism and creating an online presence in the new media (I was probably one of the oldest bloggers in Davao, dating back to the mid-90s when we used to call …