Month: August 2012

Eat all you can Durian!

(HEAVENLY) SMELL ALL YOU CAN! Kadayawan Festival in Davao may be over but the fresh harvest of durian fruit is still coming in, hence this vendor’s offer of an “Eat all you can Durian” from his location outside the Pasalubong Center beside People’s Park. At only a cost of P89, grab the chance to feast yourself of its heavenly taste and smell right after lunch time until the evening. When asked when this promo will last, the stall owner merely smiled and said, “Until supply lasts.” August 2012 © Jojie Alcantara   Like my stuff so far?

Davao celebrates Kadayawan 2012

An excerpt from my article, Colors of Kadayawan sa Dabaw 2012 Photography © Jojie Alcantara I am lucky to have spanned a decade of covering Mindanao’s most colorful and biggest festival in the islands. Through my work in the media as a TV anchor, columnist and photographer, I have been able to document more than a bird’s eye view of the dazzling pomp and spectacle that is Davao’s Kadayawan Festival, which earned its prestige as one of the most beautiful ethnic celebrations in the country. With this year’s theme of “Ten Tribes, One Vibe”, the city has fully embraced the legacy of our ethnicity and diversity, while paying respects to the traditional rituals of our ancestors in thanksgiving to spirits who watch over our domain and the bounty of harvest that we are blessed to be receiving.   Kadayawan, from the dialect “madayaw” meaning well and good, is a celebration of the goodness and harmony in life. I share with you my photos from a lucky proximity and vantage perspective. If you find my festival …

Media Dinner with PLDT myDSL team

Media Dinner with PLDT myDSL team at Palovince Place, August 17 Leading telecommunications provider PLDT brings Davao to the world by providing free WiFi to Kadayawan festival goers. WiFi Zones, powered by PLDT, fire up the city at the height of the Kadayawan festivities from August 18 – 19. The team distributed unlimited wifi pins to those who joined the dinner get together with media and bloggers at Palovince Place. A valuable tool for festival guests, the free internet access allows them to chronicle the event and post live photos and updates as they happen via Twitter, Facebook, or other social networking sites. * * * *

PLDT fires up Davao’s Kadayawan with free WiFi

PLDT fires up Davao’s Kadayawan with free WiFi August 18, 2012 – Leading telecommunications provider PLDT is bringing Davao to the world by providing free WiFi to Kadayawan festival goers. WiFi Zones, powered by PLDT, will fire up the city at the height of the Kadayawan festivities from August 18 – 19. “We hope to showcase the colorful Kadayawan festival to the world by providing spectators free premium Wifi access that will enable them to share their photos or videos of the festival to their families and friends here and abroad,” said PLDT Davao Customer Service Zone Head Benjamin Gaite. The free Wifi service will enable the public to connect to the Internet as they walk along the parade route, covering the following streets: San Pedro, Bonifacio, C.M. Recto, R. Magsaysay, Roxas, and Pelayo. A valuable tool for festival guests, the free Internet access allows them to chronicle the event and post live photos and updates as they happen via Twitter, Facebook, or other social networking sites. “We are happy to be part of this …

PLDT myDSL offers the biggest Internet sale to Davao during Kadayawan

PLDT myDSL offers the biggest Internet sale to Davao during Kadayawan August 18, 2012 –Leading telecommunications company PLDT brings the biggest Internet sale to Davaoenos as they celebrate the Kadayawan Festival from August 17 – 19. Dubbed the Great Payday Sale, PLDT myDSL gives its subscribers great value and discounts. “People can enjoy the Kadayawan festivities more by seizing this extraordinary internet sale opportunity. PLDT’s myDSL plans are packed with savings from free installation, free WiFi modems, free WiFi Zone trial, and discounts on myDSL plans starting at Plan 1299,” said PLDT Vice President and Head for Broadband Gary Dujali. myDSL is PLDT’s leading broadband service running through a robust wired connection that enables the family to share, video stream etc using the strongest connections at home. Just for the three-day sale, applicants will only have to present one valid ID, no cash out! and their application will be processed immediately, “Dujali added. The Great payday Sale is an aggressive offer that will allow families in Davao to get connected and enjoy boosted speeds from …

Sun.Star and Smart bring Kadayawan to the world

 By Nelson C. Bagaforo of SunStar Davao (photos by Stella Estremera) Tuesday, August 14, 2012 DAVAO CITY — After the successful video live streaming of the 75th Araw ng Dabaw highlights in March that captivated thousands of Dabawenyos here and abroad, Sun.Star will bring another festival, the 27th Kadayawan sa Davao, to the world in real time. Sun.Star Davao once again partnered with wireless leader, Smart Communications, for the live streaming of Kadayawan highlights — the Hiyas sa Kadayawan on August 17, Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan on August 18 and Pamulak or the Floral Float Parade on August 19. Powered by Smart, the video live streaming of these events will utilize the latest and most advanced fourth generation technology, the Long Term Evolution (LTE), improved further by the completion of Smart’s mobile phone network as part of the P67-billion network modernization program of the PLDT Group. Smart first rolled out its LTE technology in Davao City during Sun.Star’s live streaming of the Araw ng Dabaw celebration in March, this year. “For the first time, we will …

Kadayawan Festival 2012 Schedule of Activities

Thanks to the City Tourism Operations Office headed by Jason Magnaye, for providing this important information. For further inquiries, kindly contact the office: Davao City Investment Promotion Center, and  City Tourism Operations Office Magsaysay Park Complex, R. Magsaysay Avenue 8000 Davao City, Philippines Telefax: +63 82 227 2880