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Dabawenya. That’s Me.

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.  The square size makes quite a visual impact so as not to be forgotten easily.  Notably because they find it hard to place it in a wallet or a pocket. (evil grin).

Being female, though, I have a habit of changing my card design every now and then.  The crazy artist just won’t keep still.  You will find out later in my web layouts, as colors keep changing and headers go crazier.

Oh, sorry. You were expecting a little introduction of sorts.

I was born in Davao Oriental and my family came to settle in the city when I was an infant. My childhood was a sheltered one in V. Mapa Road, where a huge prison once stood.  Years went by, and that prison gave way to months of banging noises, pounding incessantly at night, as the Central Bank was being erected.  As I grew up, the once quiet neighborhood was besieged by development, one after another:  residential buildings, restaurants, bars, cafes, banks, stores and schools.

Davao has come a long, long way since the 80s.  And if I were a photographer then, there would have been more “before and after” photos to show.

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The author is a multi-awarded photographer, journalist, and artist whose works are featured in tourism campaigns (It's More Fun in the Philippines), covers and spreads of books and international magazines. A long time columnist of SunStar Davao, she is a frequent traveler in search of inspirational heartwarming stories of human interest. She is also an  influencer and motivational speaker who gives photography workshops in universities and organizations. A former TV personality, she has done several print and TV commercials, event hosting and speaking engagements. In 2013, she has received an award from the City Government of Davao for her significant contribution in the social media. She was one of the speakers in Photo World Asia 2017.  A web designer/blogger since the 90s, she has seen the evolution of the internet and social media transition from the perspective of a traditional media person.


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