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Davao’s delicious durian featured in Silkwinds magazine

“”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

Samal: Tripping with Tridacna

Four species of giant clams were transplanted in the 14-hectare Marine Reserve in Barangay Adecor, Kaputian District of Samal Island, one among the program’s successful sites. The site is a marine protected area recovering from illegal and overfishing practices. The DNSC Marine Reserve Park has now become part of the tourism package of Visit Samal Tours.

Beyond Beauty: Unilever names 30 Beyond Beautiful Women of Mindanao

For 30 years of being of service in giving beautiful hair to every Filipino woman, Cream Silk honored 30 women from Mindanao who contributed in the island’s development in a ceremony last Friday at The Peak of Gaisano Mall.

Kadayawan sa Davao Festival 2013

Kadayawan sa Dabaw, Davao City, Philippines © Jojie Alcantara I am lucky to have spanned more than a decade of covering Mindanao’s most colorful and biggest festival in the islands. Through my work in the media as a TV anchor, columnist and photographer, I have been able to document more than a bird’s eye view of the dazzling pomp and spectacle that is Davao’s Kadayawan Festival, which earned its prestige as one of the most beautiful ethnic celebrations in the country.

Davao in Mabuhay Magazine December 2011

  Photo of Mount Apo and Madrazo Fruitstand in Davao City by Rhonson Ng My article in Mabuhay Magazine, PAL’s international inflight magazine, is a road trip around Mindanao’s best destinations:  Cagayan de Oro, Camiguin, Bukidnon, Davao,  Samal, Tagum, and Mati. This was published on Dec. 2011. Photos courtesy of Rhonson Ng and mine. View the whole article In this same issue, my print ad as endorser for MX3 Herbal Supplement also came out.  Portrait courtesy of Rhonson Ng.

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.

Enjoying Davao on a budget

Enjoying Davao on a budget (published in November issue of Cebu Pacific’s SMILE Magazine, Shoestring Diaries) Discover all that Davao has to offer without breaking the bank.  Jojie Alcantara gives us a guide to time-crunching and penny-pinching in the southern city. View large pages here ACCORDING TO statistics, Davao City — at 2,443km² or 244,300 hectares — is the largest city in the country and the rest of the world in terms of land area. So how do you cover such a large sprawl with limited time and without emptying your pockets? Tagged by local tourism authorities as the “Island to Highland Destination,” Davao has a variety of things to offer — and the best way to get the most for less is to spend the day as I did: with a plan, and a mind open to welcome detours. Day 1 Be a culture vulture First rule of touring Davao: keep your itinerary flexible, and be prepared for a change of plans at any time. But when the day is bright and the weather …