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Davao’s delicious durian featured in Silkwinds magazine

Silkwinds Magazine September 2015 feature story on Davao's delicious durians

Silkwinds Magazine September 2015 feature story on Davao’s delicious durians

 

“DAVAO is not called the ‘Fruit Basket of the Philippines for nothing. Top of the heap — the rich, pungent King of Fruits, which is practically the city’s favorite fruit.” Silkwinds Magazine Story by Joyce Ong Y.T. and photos by Rhonson Ng and Jojie Alcantara

During this assignment, magazine writer Joyce Ong Y.T. flew in from Singapore and stayed in Park Inn Radisson Hotel in Lanang for a few fun days in Davao.  We were able to cover a few interesting locations and subjects that pleasantly surprised and amazed her [ think Ponce Suites’ unConvention Center , among others ].

 

Silkwinds Magazine September 2015 cover

Silkwinds Magazine September 2015 cover [ photo not mine ]

Her article “Crazy about Durians” focuses on the phenomenal fruit as a popular delicacy in our country, most particularly in Davao which is a major producer of durian.  Over 90 percent of durians in the Philippines are cultivated in Mindanao.

 

Silkwinds Magazine September 2015 Davao story on durian, spread by Rhonson Ng

Silkwinds Magazine September 2015 Davao story on durian, spread by Rhonson Ng

 

We visited Partoza Durian Farms in Calinan, famous for producing premium quality durians.  After a tour around the farm and a hearty lunch, we headed down to Magsaysay Park for a diligent task of eating every durian variety available.  Hands down, this was one of the most appetizing assignments  for me.  🙂

 

Silkwinds Magazine September 2015 Davao feature story photos by Jojie Alcantara

Silkwinds Magazine September 2015 Davao feature story photos by Jojie Alcantara

 

Silkwinds Magazine September 2015 Davao feature story photos by Jojie Alcantara

Silkwinds Magazine September 2015 Davao feature story photos by Jojie Alcantara

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About Jojie Alcantara

Jojie Alcantara is a multi-awarded photographer, writer, artist and TV personality whose works are featured in tourism campaigns (It’s More Fun in the Philippines), covers and spreads of books and international magazines. She is a frequent traveler in search of inspirational stories and heartwarming images of nature and people. She is also a brand endorser and advocate, social media influencer and motivational speaker who gives photography workshops to universities and organizations. A former TV host, she has done a few commercials, several hosting gigs and speaking engagements. In 2013, she received an award from the City Government of Davao for her significant contribution in the social media. She has been a web designer/blogger since the 90s and has seen the evolution of the internet and social media transition from the perspective of a traditional media person.

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