Year: 2013

Davao Lights Up for Christmas

Davao Lights Up for Christmas (2013) Photojournalist Jojie Alcantara goes around town one night to document gaily colored holiday bright lights festooned in the streets, illuminating Davao at its finest.  Though most renowned for its “Silent Night” sans the noisy fireworks during this merry season, this big old city comes to life in a different way and lights up for the Christmas season once more in 2013.                  

Street Photography with Jojie Alcantara (Dec. 14)

In 1997, street photography in Indonesia started my journey to photojournalism, eventually pushing me to explore portrait, landscape and travel which is part of the field I specialize in. Come take a walk with me for one day, as I share how I observe, compose and capture scenes in a different, thought provoking perspective.

SM Lanang Premier’s Davao Gourmet Collective

Flavors of the holidays at SM Lanang Premier’s Davao Gourmet Collective A delectable Christmas feast awaits foodies from all over the metro as SM Lanang Premier holds the Christmas edition of Davao’s massive gastronomic celebration on December 6 to 8, 2013.

Vikings Buffet entices Davao in a culinary voyage

Opening a restaurant in Davao, or anywhere for that matter, comes with a smorgasbord of challenges. Without effective marketing, it is tough sell to launch a food business even if it is a well-known franchise or opening under a new management.

Mindanao’s tallest indoor holiday tree in SM Lanang

SM Lanang Premier ushers in a sparkling, joyous Christmas with Mindanao’s tallest indoor holiday tree The region’s premier shopping and lifestyle hub, SM Lanang Premier, will jumpstart the holiday season with an enjoyable program for kids and families this coming Saturday, November 16. At 6 pm, the Atrium will be filled with the festive spirit as the mall holds its ‘Sparkles of Joy’ Christmas Launch. Highlights of the event will be the lighting of Davao’s and Mindanao’s tallest indoor Christmas tree and the annual gift-giving to benefit the city’s day care children. Aiming to spread joy this Christmas, the ‘Sparkles of Joy’ theme is based on the concept of stars and sparkling lights as symbols of light in the darkness, inspiring hope even in the midst of difficult circumstances. It is embodied in the colorful stars and the glistening lights adorning the Atrium and the rest of the mall areas, including The Fountain Court and The Grand Boulevard. The main attraction is the giant indoor holiday tree, towering 57 ft. high above the Atrium, which …

Post Halloween Special : Revisiting Durian Hotel

Durian Hotel in its time was one of the tallest structures in Davao City at 12 storeys high. It was prominent, elegant and a prime location at the heart of the city. Low occupancy because of decreasing tourist arrivals as well as high operational expenses eventually led to its closure by Metrobank.

November Event: Carte Blanche 2013

Carte Blanche, (kart blansh) a French phrase for ‘blank check or ticket’, also means ‘unrestricted power to act at one’s own discretion; unconditional authority”. So “Leave your mark,” the slogan says. This event is brought to you by Manic Nightnings Productions and Party Animal Events Productions.

Renowned Filipino Doctor to Speak on Epilepsy Forum

Dr. Elson So, Head of the Epilepsy Center in Mayo Clinic, USA and Vice President of the American Society of Epilepsy, will head a lay forum about epilepsy on Sept. 10, Tuesday, from 8:30am to 9:30am at the 8th Floor Conference Hall of Metro Davao Medical and Research Center Inc. (MDMRCI) Bldg. B.   This is a forum open to the public.  He will also be the guest speaker of “What’s New on Epilepsy?”, a forum open to all doctors and allied health professionals at 6:00pm to 7:00pm on the same date. Dr. So is a graduate of the University of Sto. Tomas in Manila, Philippines, whose certification includes the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Sleep Medicine, and American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. This event is one of the highlights of the weeklong first year anniversary celebration of the Health and Science Wellness Center, with activities which include providing free medical services and checkups for the community. The Health and Science Wellness Center is a four-storey annex building that has 109 …