All posts tagged: Celebration

Davao welcomed 2016 in 3rd Torotot Festival

It has been more than a decade since Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte implemented this ordinance.

Since then, the Smart-led Torotot Festival has become a way for the city to show the entire country that being safe doesn’t mean a boring New Year celebration.

Park Inn by Radisson Davao celebrates a colorful Christmas

December 24’s holiday buffet brings together this Christmas season’s finest flavors from the Holiday Leg of Ham to the all-time family favorite, Lechon. For a wonderful and memorable year ender on December 31, experience a colorful atmosphere with your family and friends as RBG restaurant and terrace will be transformed into a vibrant party place with complementing drapes and centerpieces.

Sonshineland celebrates 10th milestone for kids

Sonshineland once again transformed dramatically into a Disneyland as Children’s Joy Foundation Inc.’s (CJFI) Founding President Pastor Apollo Quiboloy celebrates his birthday along with thousands of children in the city. Now on its 10th successful year, the whole day event is dedicated to indigent and destitute children who are treated to a birthday bash like no other.

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.

Abreeza celebrates Easter with kids

Abreeza celebrates Easter with kids Photos provided by Abreeza Davao Easter Celebration in Abreeza Mall was a fun day for kids and parents when the establishment provided a wonderful venue for the whole family to participate in activities. After the Easter Mass, activities to enjoy were the Zoo-La-La, a petting zoo where kids get to have intimate encounters with pet animals; Bunny Hop, where kids dress up in Easter bunny costumes; It’s Show Time! gives puppet shows and special movie screenings; in Springtime Crafts, children are taught special crafts like basket making and egg painting; while Easter Exercise provides an outlet for kids to enjoy an active lifestyle with fun dance exercise and yoga. Lastly, the Egg Dash gives opportunity for the children to win shopping vouchers and discount coupons as they made a mad dash outside for the exciting egg hunt.  Enjoy the photos.  

Canon 15 Years Expo in Davao

In celebration of its 15th Year in the Philippines, you are cordially invited to the Photographer’s Day on May 26, 2012 (Saturday) from 1:30PM to 5:00PM at SM Davao. Registration is FREE but pre-registration is required. How to register? Just email your complete name, contact no., email address and your Canon camera model to star_canon@yahoo.com on or before May 24, 2012. * * * *

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 …