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.
Abreeza shines in Pamulak Float Parade Text and photos by Jojie Alcantara, published in SunStar Davao Aug. 25 Around 115 contingents participated in what was touted to be the biggest number of delegates who joined the 26th Kadayawan sa Dabaw’s most festive Pamulak or Floral Float Parade. Uniquely designed floats of various shapes and sizes showcasing the abundant vegetation of Davao Region snaked their way along the assigned routes where a huge crowd is scattered from as far as the starting point in Magsaysay Avenue. With the biggest win, Abreeza’s first experience with the floral float competition earned it a deserving championship with a whooping P500,000 in cash prize for the Open or Big Category. Abreeza’s float was explained as thus: “Like a breath of fresh air, Abreeza Mall epitomizes the Davaoeno’s culture and lifestyle. It’s free-spirited, child-like icon depicts a celebration of life, together with the children happily running and joined together by the festive flaglets. The wealth of culture is shown with representation of the different tribes in their ethnic attire and musical …
Digital Photographer Philippines Magazine Issue 27 (August 2009) featured Davao in 3 glorious spreads. The article was well written by Dariel Quiogue, accompanied by photos of Rhonson Ng, buddies Paul Borromeo and Carlos Munda (underwater image), and mine. Rhonson and I constantly find opportunities to promote our beloved city in several ways. DPP is available in bookstores nationwide (P300+) Photos by Rhonson Ng (boat and main photo Mt. Apo), Jojie Alcantara (sunrise in Times Beach) and Paul Borromeo (tribe in sepia) Photos by Rhonson Ng (whitewater rafting, Mt. Apo and Samal bat cave), Jojie Alcantara (Leticia by the Sea resort), Paul Borromeo (tribe in sepia) and Carlos Munda (underwater pygmy seahorse) Photos by Rhonson Ng (whitewater rafting, Mount Apo and Philippine Eagle), Jojie Alcantara (Turtle Sanctuary in sepia) and Paul Borromeo (Kadayawan Festival performer and tribesmen in sepia) To view more of my photos, click to my gallery site
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 …
74th Araw ng Davao Parade Coverage 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also text/call at 0915.516.5929. More details here
“Spirituality is like a bird: If you hold it too closely, it chokes, And if you hold it too loosely, it escapes.” – Israel Salanter Lipkin Photography, Jojie Alcantara (Kat on her 18th birthday)
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)
When I was in Cambodia for the Asean Tourism Forum (ATF 2011), I carried with me my unusual calling card. It’s bigger than your regular one.