My street scenes in Davao make me proud, because in its stark black and white distortion of reality, one can still see how clean and uncluttered my beloved city is. Allow me to share a few of these scenes.
People’s Park is an urban public park in central Davao City covering an area of 4 hectares. Formerly the famous old PTA Grounds I used to hang out with classmates during inter-school sports events, this P72M worth recreational park opened on December 15, 2007. A “name that park” contest was launched by the city government, and there you have it.
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.
People’s Park is a wonderful place to bring your kids and family over for a stroll where daily entertainment programs are now set for the holiday season. Outside the park are display stalls which sell assorted items and food for the Christmas bazaar.
Formerly the famous PTA Grounds in Davao City, this P72 M worth People’s Park opened on December 15, 2007 which features a mini-forest, interactive fountains, waterfalls and ponds, a kid’s toyland and large sculptures representing indigenous groups in Southern Mindanao and the Philippine eagle.
Locals and tourists have something to stare at in delight at night. Evenings in the People’s Park (formerly the PTA Grounds) are filled with families and groups enjoying the cool breeze and marveling at the colored lights in splashing fountains beside the bridge. (Sun.Star Davao/photo by Jojie Alcantara/February 2008)