All posts tagged: Dabawenya

An interview on photography and Davao life

  PHWOW: When you hear the word Davao, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? ME: Happiness! I am very happy to be living here. I can’t imagine being based anywhere else. PHWOW: No. 1 reason why Davao is WOW? ME: It is the biggest city with a very big heart. People care about you here. It’s more provincial than metropolis in so many ways. We don’t ignore those who ask for directions. We extend more assistance than needed. Cab drivers give back change. We have time for small chats in between work, or while serving guests. People are not that impatient or in a hurry. I can’t say we’re still pretty laid back now that so much development is going on, but Dabawenyos are still amazed at opening up to new experiences. Imagine just having gotten Starbucks last year, and Imax and Krispy Kreme this year. PHWOW: Do you have any tips for travelers who visit Davao for the first time? ME: Don’t hesitate to ask around. The guy beside you may have …

Biogesic brings John Lloyd in Town

I asked him to pose this way with me, and he gamely followed Press conference and exclusive lunch with celebrity John Lloyd Cruz at the Marco Polo function room Event was sponsored by Biogesic and Unilab, and covered by ABS-CBN Davao John Lloyd’s 5 “Ingat” Years of Success By Jojie Alcantara Photos by Jojie Alcantara and Ronald Amonoy It’s not easy being a heartthrob. Accumulating impressive honors and recognition by award winning actor John Lloyd Cruz at this point in his successful career has not been easy. a fan bares his fangs The hardworking actor/model/TV host has won the hearts of the public from being a bit player to a box office star today, but not without perseverance, stress and hardship. Late night tapings could take its toll in his health and affect his lifestyle. In an exclusive media conference set in Marco Polo Hotel, John Lloyd relates how he relies on Biogesic to relieve him of bouts of headaches since his childhood. It then became a natural choice for the company to pick him …

Davao Travel Photography Workshop (2011)

Looking at our beloved city from a different light. Come join us. CANON is giving away a camera! To win this exciting prize, just join Discover Davao With Rhonson Ng and Jojie Alcantara on March 19-20, 2011 at the Apo View Hotel. Registration is only PhP 3500. For inquiries, you may send an email to downsouthmindanao@yahoo.com.ph. You may also text/call at 0915.516.5929. More details here

the scene stealer

I steal scenes. For those unaware, photography has been my self-therapy all these years in moments of stress, anxiety or sadness. It allows me to be calmer, to stay in focus, to compose my thoughts, and to dream. When I take photos, I am lost in my own world. When I go back to reality, everything is more alive and filled with opportunities, compositions waiting to happen. Even with the ups and downs, I get a clearer picture of life. ~ Jojie Alcantara, Feb 22, 2011 (climbing a rock in White Sand Beach Resort in San Ignacio, Manay, Davao Oriental)