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Davao workshop for Typhoon Sendong victims

Shoot for Hope on Dec. 30, 2011

Davao workshop for Typhoon Sendong victims SHOOT FOR HOPE, DEC. 30, 2011 AT THE MARCO POLO HOTEL Six Davao photographers unite for a day in voluntary efforts to raise funds for Typhoon Sendong victims in Iligan and Cagayan de Oro cities. Learn techniques from the guys who have the experience and skills in different fields of photography, while your support goes to families in need this Holiday Season. CLICK FOR REGISTRATION             CLICK FOR REGISTRATION

Jojie Alcantara's cover photo in Hey Magazine, Canada

Davao in Canada’s Filipino news magazine

HEY, PHILIPPINES is a Filipino newsmagazine distributed in Windsor and Essex County, Ontario, Canada.  My photo of People’s Park with sculptures of Kublai Milan are on the cover.  A story feature on Davao contributed by LA de Dios of Davao City Tourism Office are on the next page with my photos of the park, too. Click on each image to view and read large images.

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)

Mindanaons flock to Davao’s Kadayawan

Mindanaons flock to Davao’s Kadayawan By Carmelle Marie Harrow and Ivy C. Tejano, Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 21, 2011 DAVAO CITY – More or less 6,000 people coming from various towns and cities of Mindanao and tourists flocked to Davao City Saturday to witness the Indak-indak sa Kadalanan, a street dance competition. Police said all sides of the city streets were filled with people to witness and cheer their favored contingents joining the Indak-indak sa Kadalanan competition. At least 23 contingents in the Indak-indak sa Kadalanan performed in front of the judges, Dabawenyos Local and foreign guests were very pleased to have witnessed such a festive way of showing indigenous traditions through dances. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte officially opened the competition by welcoming all Dabawenyos and visitors who came to witness the event. She was joined by Senator Chiz Escudero, former senator Miguel Zubiri, and city councilors and officials. “Paganda ng paganda ang Kadayawan festival bawat taon at parami ng parami ang bumibisita upang saksihan ang iba’t ibang mga celebrasyon …

Indak Indak sa Kadalanan (Streetdancing Competition) Aug. 20, 2011

Scenes from Indak Indak sa Kadalanan (Streetdancing Competition) Kadayawan 2011 In between my hosting for Sky Channel 28, here are a few shots I was able to take. This time, the Indak Indak judging area has a new “arena” for everyone to watch the performance. New bleachers, new risers, new stage. Kadayawan Committee wishes to acknowledge the following judges for this year’s festival: Showdown Judges 1) Dr. Larry Gabao – Vice head, National Committee On Dance of NCCA; President – Philippine Folk Dance Society 2) Ms. Marichu Tellano – Chief, Project management Division of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) 3) Ms. Josefina Guillen – Director for Dance, Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) 4) Mr. Franco Velar – Treasurer, Philippine Folk Dance Society 5) Mr. Rodel Fronda – Executive Committee Member, NCCA Street Judges 1) Mr. Victor Cuenco – Event organizer, Sinulog, Cebu City 2) Ms. Ma. Lester Ybañez – Event organizer, Pasigarbo sa Sugbu, Cebu City 3) Mr. Lino Yamot – Member, PFDS; Event organizer, Cagayan de Oro City   …

Kadayawan in Cebu Daily News

Cebu Daily News features an 8-page Kadayawan Weekend Special supplement today, August 19, 2011. Copies are available in the Inquirer Office of Davao. It will be distributed in hotels, schools, offices, and coffee shops for free.  Article and photos by me and  Rhonson Ng (including cover photo), and notes by Leslee Morales. Happy Kadayawan, Dabawenyos! (Daghang salamat, Leslee Morales for my personal copies) Pahabol: 1,000 copies will also be distributed tomorrow at Rizal Park for the Indak-Indak and on Sunday for the Pamulak Float Parade, per City Information Office.    

City offers E-Trike Free Ride

  City offers E-Trike Free Ride Photos by William Pedraza The City Tourism Operations Office is initiating an “E-Trike Free Ride” around downtown areas in line with the Kadayawan festivities. The vehicle is a battery-operated motorcycle with a capacity of six passengers, which will shuttle people to and from particular destinations in the city during the Kadayawan Festival only.  Around 20 units will be roaming around as services to the public. Routes will start at Museo Dabawenyo passing through C.M. Recto, Roxas Avenue, Ponciano St., San Pedro St., Bolton St., Magallanes St., and back to the origin. Free rides are available to the public from August 15-21, 2011. * * * *  

Davao’s new punch line

DAVAO’S NEW PUNCH LINE Davao City has a new treat for visitors as soon as they arrive in the airport. From August 11 down to August 21, tourists will be treated to the Davao Punch, a new concoction of non-alcoholic drink with a combination of guava, calamansi and pomelo, which was created by a chef of Center for Culinary Studies Davao (CACS Davao). This new fruit mix was created in line with the city’s campaign published in selected national dailies which highlights the bountiful harvest of fruits and flora during the month of August, hence its celebration of Kadayawan Festival. It also showcases ten of the most vibrant tribes in the city with a tagline of Ten Tribes, One Vibe. In a full page ad, a young lass in colorful authentic tribal costume holds a drink in her hand with the caption: “FLY TO DAVAO AND WE WILL WELCOME YOU WITH A GOOD PUNCH. At the Davao International Airport, experience our welcome drink, DAVAO PUNCH, a concoction especially made for the guests of Davao City.” …