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New Breed of Amihan Team © Jojie Alcantara

Mati’s new breed of Amihan Team

The new Amihan Team is composed of 27 young boys and girls who are being honed by the same trainor and father figure responsible for producing champs in the first batch of the Amihan Boys. These are the young local skimboarders in my beloved birthplace of Mati, Davao Oriental.

Jabbawockeez Weaves Magic Spell in Davao

Jabbawockeez Weaves Magic Spell in Davao (by Jojie Alcantara – published in my column, SunStar Davao)   JABBAWOCKEEZ is an all-male, hip-hop dance crew who once auditioned and was eliminated in America’s Got Talent, but later emerged as America’s Best Dance Crew first season champion, bringing the underground dance culture mainstream, and to a new level of respect. This unusual but familiar name was coined by Joe Larot from the 1871 novel of Lewis Caroll’s poem Jabberwocky, a nonsense verse in English. The group is currently composed of Ben “B-Tek” Chung, Joe “Punkee” Larot, Chris “Cristyle” Gatdula, Kevin “KB” Brewer, Rynan “Kid Rainen” Paguio, Jeff “Phi” Nguyen, Phil “Swagger Boy” Tayag and Tony “Transformer” Tran. In their concerts, other dance crew teams up with them as support, like the Super Cr3w in the Philippine tour. Hiding mysterious uniformed identities behind white masks, this high energy dance group struck a musical chord around the world with their class act theatrical mime performances with a heart. Not only are they the only Asian-American group to have a …

Delsey, top French luggage brand, makes its way to Davao

Top French luggage brand makes its way to Davao Delsey’s first boutique to open in the Philippines French manufacturer Delsey will soon bring to Davao its expertise in top-of-the-line luggage, with its first ever free standing store which will open at the Ground floor of SM Davao Atrium wing on April 26. Since 1946, Delsey has been setting the industry standard, not just with fashionable creations true to the brand’s French heritage, but also with the durability and innovation of their products. Delsey has introduced the Zip Securi Tech system which is a one-of-a-kind invention featuring a tamper-free zipper. No other luggage brand carries the same kind of technology. Delsey luggage products all have an unmatchable and superb anti-theft system – and despite a thief’s best efforts, these bags will go unopened and safe during transport and travel. Coinciding with the opening of the first Delsey store in the Philippines is the first peek of the Delsey 2012 luggage collections, which will be first made available in limited quantities exclusively at the Delsey boutique. Two …

A Taste of Davao Punch

A TASTE OF DAVAO PUNCH by Jojie Alcantara From August 11 down to August 21, Davao City has a new treat for visitors as soon as they arrive in the airport. Davao Punch, a special concoction of non-alcoholic drink with a combination of guava, calamansi and pomelo, which was created by a chef of Center for Culinary Studies Davao (CACS Davao), will be served at the airport for arriving guests. This new fruit mix was created in line with the city’s campaign published in selected national dailies which highlights the bountiful harvest of fruits and flora during the month of August, hence its celebration of Kadayawan Festival. It also showcases ten of the most vibrant tribes in the city with a tagline of Ten Tribes, One Vibe. In a full page ad, a young lass in colorful authentic tribal costume holds a drink in her hand with the caption: “FLY TO DAVAO AND WE WILL WELCOME YOU WITH A GOOD PUNCH. At the Davao International Airport, experience our welcome drink, DAVAO PUNCH, a concoction especially …