All posts filed under: Davao Oriental

Native Makes Its Footprint in the Shores of Davao

The long wait is over. Davao gets sweet as it heralds the coming of the Canadian shoe brand that everybody is talking about— Native Shoes! The Native Boutique has opened its doors in SM City Davao and is here to stay!

New Breed of Amihan Team © Jojie Alcantara

Mati’s new breed of Amihan Team

The new Amihan Team is composed of 27 young boys and girls who are being honed by the same trainor and father figure responsible for producing champs in the first batch of the Amihan Boys. These are the young local skimboarders in my beloved birthplace of Mati, Davao Oriental.

Davao-Singapore inaugural flight of Cebu Pacific opens

The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) sent off its inaugural flight from Davao to Singapore today. This marks the beginning of the airline’s twice weekly service to its first international destination from Davao.

Portraits of Hope photo exhibit

Portraits of Hope: Catching Moments of Inspiration and Courage from Kids of Hope A photo exhibit by Rhonson Ng and Jojie Alcantara in celebration of World Cancer Day 2015 and International Childhood Cancer Day, from February 4-15, 2015. Opens Feb. 4, Wednesday, 2:00 pm at the Ground Floor of Robinsons Mall Lobby, Abreeza Mall, Davao City All proceeds and donations go to the House of Hope Foundation and Davao Children’s Cancer Fund Inc (DCCFI) to assist in the medical treatments of these kids. Learn more about the foundation at www.kidsofhope.org.

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.