Year: 2014

Secrets of Lawigan

In my birthplace of Mati, Davao Oriental, lies Lawigan, a hidden coastal community dotted by rugged rock formations, mangroves and white sands interspersed with coconut trees and patches of civilization with huts built on shorelines. The road to Lawigan is quite narrow and perched on a precipice, before going down at sea level again.

People Footwear™ Launches Shoes that are More with Less, for All

People Footwear™ Launches Shoes that are More with Less, for All Canadian entrepreneurs Damian Van Zyll De Jong and Matt Penner, have recently launched People Footwear. With a view to reinvigorate the footwear market that struggles to tangibly evolve with the modern lifestyle, People is taking cues from the timeless to create footwear for our time. It’s the simple things that turn out to be the best. People Footwear is about bringing people together; stepping outside to see where the day takes you, who you might meet along the way and knowing an adventure awaits if you’re up for it. And it starts with wearing what looks and feels right. Shoes don’t have to be complicated. People offer a contemporary design of common sense in a shoe that is stripped down to its simplest form. From construction to production, nothing is wasted and everything is streamlined to produce footwear for today that connects the best styles of the past with the best technology of the future. Constructed from molded foam, People shoes are the epitome …

Salomon opens in Davao

Salomon opens in Davao Salomon is a Mountain Sports Company that originated in Annecy, France. The brand was born in 1947 in the middle of the Alps, producing products for various sports markets, including trail running, hiking, climbing, adventure racing, skiing, and snowboarding. All throughout the years, Salomon has been constant in creating performance gear, growing in over 40 countries on five continents. Today, Salomon is known for its’ premium products with complementing topnotch performance in trail running.  Products include Footwear, Apparel, Bags & Gears. Salomon promises value for money products, teased by the top international trail running champions such as Kilian Jornet, Ryan Sandes, Anna Frost, etc. Salomon maintains to be the No. 1 Mountain Sports Products by the world’s top mountain sports athletes. Today, Salomon is available in various sports shops in the Philippines. Salomon’s growth in the Philippines is eminent as the brand has put up four brand stores in the past year – all within Metro Manila. The first ever Salomon Brand Store outside Manila opened in the outdoor haven down …

Davao’s artistry at SM Lanang Premier’s ‘My City, My SM, My Crafts’

Celebrating Mindanao’s premier shopping destination – SM Lanang Premier – officially opened an exhibition that pays tribute to Davaoeño craftsmanship on October 23, 2014 at the Atrium. Called ‘My City, My SM, My Crafts,’ the exhibit is a celebration of traditional arts and modern Philippine design in the cities where SM has malls.

TUMI Fall 2014 Collection at The Travel Club Abreeza

TUMI Fall 2014 Collection at The Travel Club Abreeza 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:

Paul’s Boutique: Britain’s top trendsetter now in the Philippines

One of Britain’s top trendsetters has now reached Philippine shores creating a more exciting retail scene for today’s more discerning style set. The Primer Group of Companies, Asia’s next retails giant, is the exclusive distributor of Paul’s Boutique in the Philippines.

Tagbaobo Community-Based Ecotourism

With the theme of “Marine and Coastal Ecotourism: Oceans of Uncertainties, Waves of Opportunities,” among Tagbaobo’s sightseeing attractions include the Magongawong and Sampao Falls, Cawa-Cawa Rice Field demo, Samal Tribal House at Sitio Libud, and other adventures on horseback riding or habal-habal (motorcycle).

Fitflop launches new campaign

Fitflop’s new campaign— “Wear the shoes. Rule the World.”  When your feet feel fantastic, you feel like you can achieve anything. Fitflop is available in stores nationwide and exclusively distributed by Primer Group of Companies, Asia’s next retail giant. 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 …