All posts filed under: Resorts

It’s More Fun to Visit, Shop and Dine in Davao Now

THE BIG DAVAO FUN SALE CONTINUES! For four weeks since March, the Davao City Government, Department of Tourism and The Big Davao Fun Sale Retailers Association has been inviting everyone to shop and dine at Abreeza, Gaisano Mall of Davao, Gaisano Mall Toril, NCCC Mall Davao, Robinson’s, SM City and SM Lanang Premier and participating restaurants that are members of the Davao Tourism Association (DATA) and the Restaurant Association of Davao, Inc. (RADI) and discover great finds and tastes at amazing prices and value. Participating hotels via www.agoda.com are available for your most comfortable and affordable stay. For last minute trips check out the best rates at www.cebupacificair.com and via www.silkair.com. Swipe all you can using your BPI credit cards (www.bpicards.com) with fantastic payment schemes. Movement around the city should be most comfortable in the country’s most modern black taxi fleet of Mabuhay Taxi www.facebook.com/mabuhaygroup. Big Davao Fun Sale details can also be seen and heard from ABC 5 www.tv5.com.ph. This is fully backed up by the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) (www.philretailers.com). Don’t forget to …

Perks of Glamourbox

There’s this new site launched by a friend, a pretty Dabawenya by the name of Lia Andrea Ramos. It’s called Glamourbox, and I signed up for it. Lia is a beauty junkie who loves to experiment with cosmetics, skin care, body and bath products… the works. Partnering with fellow beauty enthusiasts in Glamourbox, her recent beauty venture is a tie up with local and international brands that will give Filipinas an exciting access to the latest global trends on beauty and skin care. Glamourbox founding team combines years of expertise in retail, online services, marketing, public relations and finance.  The team sifts through hundreds of products to bring us those they think are compelling and worth testing.  They also provide an online platform for Filipinas to engage with other testers and share what they have to say about these latest trends.  Apart from being fun and exciting, this ensures that the beauty-savvy Filipinas around the country get their hands on the best products available. Just sign up and subscribe to receive beauty items from premium …

Davao Bloggers’ first successful Blog Bootcamp

Published in SunStar Davao, Witerary by Jojie Alcantara The Davao Bloggers led by President Dulce Lada organized its first successful workshop entitled Blog Weekend Bootcamp this month. Around a hundred participants showed up from different parts of the island and as far as Manila. This was an intensive 3-day live-in conference with breakout sessions and hands-on workshop from September 21-23, 2012 at the Malagos Garden Resort in Davao City. With several speakers recognized in the blogging industry, this activity gave opportunities for newbie and advanced writers and bloggers to sharpen their skills and maximize growth in areas of creative writing, video blogging, photo blogging, and the Social Media. It was a pleasure for me to be part of the key mentors in this bootcamp. My topic was on Photo Blogging for both beginner and advanced classes, and I shared a bit of my background in photojournalism and creating an online presence in the new media (I was probably one of the oldest bloggers in Davao, dating back to the mid-90s when we used to call …

Davao’s 1st Blog Weekend Bootcamp

Am all set tomorrow to give a one hour talk to the many participants registered in the first Davao Blog Weekend Bootcamp. Blog Weekend Bootcamp is an intensive 3-day live-in conference with breakout sessions and hands-on workshop on September 21-23, 2012 at the Malagos Garden Resort in Davao City.  It is an excellent opportunity for writers and bloggers to sharpen their skills and maximize growth in the areas of new media creation such as creative writing, video blogging, photo blogging, and Social Media. The organizers, Davao Bloggers, are expecting an estimate of 100 participants. My topic will be on Photo Blogging, because of my background in photojournalism.  A nice article I’ve read was published in a Singapore online news site written by author below. More information at www.blogweekendbootcamp.com and www.facebook.com/BlogWeekendBootcamp.  Meet the other cool speakers. 🙂   Blog Weekend Bootcamp launches in Davao City September 21-23 By J. Angelo Racoma | Sep 18, 2012 Filipino bloggers from the South and from all around the country are in for a treat, as the Davao Bloggers group …

Ride the Wave at D’Leonor Inland Resort

Text and photos by Jojie Alcantara (published in my SunStar Davao column, Witerary) A rising attraction in the highlands of Davao City is the D’Leonor Inland Resort and Wavepool. A breathtaking vista of a 30-hectare property is transformed from a wilderness of forest and rivers to a continuously developing establishment groomed to become the city’s huge Disney-themed park.   Its soft opening last year made ripples in the community. Soon enough, it was making bigger waves that cannot be ignored and through word-of-mouth, neighboring visitors came in droves to see and experience not only the popular Wavepool and Raging River (automatically gushing every hour for thirty minutes), but other fascinating amenities within the area itself.   For a family, the adventure park is filled with outdoor recreations everyone can enjoy, from a Funland, mini-zoo, fishing pond, mini-golf, ATV track, Segway, hanging bridge, basketball and tennis courts, zipline, cable car, Surfrider, spa, tent garden videoke, Tan-aw Dabaw educational park, waterball and a most recent addition called the Helmet Dive. For sure, each time you come back, …

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)

Davao Island to Highland

An article I wrote for Mabuhay Magazine (Philippine Airlines inflight publication) on September 2009 features my beloved Davao City, with Mount Apo on the cover by partner Rhonson Ng. This is his third cover photo for the publication. We have been contributing regularly for the magazine in our eagerness to promote our beautiful islands.