Month: December 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.                   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 …

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. 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 …

Ateneo Flashback 2013 Alumni Grand Homecoming

Mark your calendars, Ateneans.  Ateneo Flashback 2013 Alumni Grand Homecoming is on December 30, at the SMX Convention Center in SM Lanang Premier. Be part of the biggest event of the year. Admission is P450. 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 …

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.