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29 Miss Universe candidates to visit Davao for Mindanao Tapestry Gala

[Tweet “29 Miss Universe Candidates to visit Davao for Mindanao Tapestry Gala”] 29 candidates are flying in to Davao City today, January 19, 2017 as part of the Miss Universe ancillary events for the live pageant set in Manila on January 29, 2017. The candidates are the following: 1. ARGENTINA | Estefania Bernal | 5’8″ 2. AUSTRIA | Dajana Szinic | 5’8″ 3. BELGIUM | Stephanie Geldof | 5’8″ 4. BULGARIA | Violina Ancheva | 5’8″ 5. CHINA | Zhenyin Li | 5’10” 6. CZECH REPUBLIC | Andrea Bezdekova | 5’9′ 7. ECUADOR | Connie Jimenez | 5’9″ 8. GUYANA | Soyini Fraser | 5’10” 9. HONDURAS | Sirey Moran | 5’9′ 10. HUNGARY | Veronika Bódizs | 5’8″ 11. INDIA | Roshmitha Harimurthy | 5’9′ 12. INDONESIA | Kezia Warouw | 6’ 13. KAZAKHSTAN | Rulsitova Darina | 5’8″ 14. MEXICO | Kristal Silva Davila | 5’8″ 15. MYANMAR | Htet Htet Tun | 5’7″ 16. NAMIBIA | Lizelle Esterhuizen | 6’ 17. NIGERIA | Unoaku Anyadike | 6’ 18. PARAGUAY | Andrea Melgarejo …

PLDT, Smart, TV5 and Solar converge to bring the ultimate Miss Universe 2016 experience to more Filipinos

Leading Philippine telco and digital services provider PLDT and mobile leader Smart Communications together with broadcast station TV5 bring the much anticipated Miss Universe 2016 closer to Filipinos everywhere through the country’s most extensive and robust fixed line and wireless networks.

Kadayawan sa Dabaw Live Exclusively on SKY Free View

Avid fans of this festival who can’t make it to Davao can enjoy all the fun straight from their TV screen at home as SKYcable and Destiny Cable digital postpaid and prepaid TV subscribers get exclusive live access to the major Kadayawan Festival events through SKY Free View.

Kadayawan Festival 2012 Schedule of Activities

Thanks to the City Tourism Operations Office headed by Jason Magnaye, for providing this important information. For further inquiries, kindly contact the office: Davao City Investment Promotion Center, and  City Tourism Operations Office Magsaysay Park Complex, R. Magsaysay Avenue 8000 Davao City, Philippines Telefax: +63 82 227 2880   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 …

Miss Earth candidates in Phil Eagle Foundation by Rhonson Ng

Miss Earth candidates in town

Several Miss Earth candidates visiting the Philippine Eagle Foundation, Malagos Garden and Eden Mountain Resort, and enjoying Davao for a few days’ stay at the Pearl Farm Beach Resort.  Photos by Rhonson Ng (2011) 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 …

Kadayawan goes bigger and brighter (2011)

Read the large version here or view more photos Here’s my column head below for Manila Bulletin Kadayawan sa Davao goes bigger and brighter Text and photos by Jojie Alcantara (Scene Stealer), published in Manila Bulletin, Sept. 18, 2011 Davao’s major festival underwent a facelift this year.  With the private sector taking rein, backed up by the local government, Duaw Dabaw Foundation Inc. was tasked to make sure this year’s revelry becomes unforgettable again, rain or shine. True enough, no intertropical convergence zone or low pressure area could mar the new stage built for the performances that draw thousands of crowds from all Mindanao each year. The island’s biggest and most pulsating celebration, Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival, pays tribute to Mindanao’s indigenous tribes as the focal point of the festivities. Derived from the Mandaya word “madayaw”, Kadayawan signifies anything that is of good value, meaning “beautiful, superior, or beneficial”. Celebrated every month of August, Kadayawan sa Dabaw’s theme this year is “Ten Tribes, One Vibe,” focusing on the multicolored mix of Davao and Mindanao’s indigenous …