Month: April 2011
Ready for an extreme challenge
The Mount Apo Boulder Face Challenge
Davao sunrise from the top
There are two ways to view the sunrise from the highest point. If you climb Mount Apo, or if you ride on an airplane. If you haven’t yet seen or experience a sunrise from above the clouds, take the first flight back to Davao before the break of dawn, which I love to do. It’s a breathtaking experience.
1st Mount Apo International Boulder Face Challenge
On April 29-30, 2011, one of the toughest adventure races in the Philippines is about to unfold. The Mt. Apo Boulder Face Challenge is a 24-hour extreme relay starting from the coastal areas of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur to the skyline of Mt. Apo’s boulder face. Participants will undergo exciting tasks of mountain biking, trekking, water tubing and road running.
Davao Island to Highland
An article I wrote for Mabuhay Magazine (Philippine Airlines inflight publication) on September 2009 features my beloved Davao City, with Mount Apo on the cover by partner Rhonson Ng. This is his third cover photo for the publication. We have been contributing regularly for the magazine in our eagerness to promote our beautiful islands.
My partner Rhonson Ng is a mountaineer and spelunker, whose caving abilities goes back to college years in Luzon. He learned caving photography from a pioneer expert (who is now deceased) and have joined his mentor into mapping and exploring bigger caves in the country years back. Do you know that our city has beautiful […]
Davao City in Bloom circa ’96
In my previous blog, I have mentioned that the last time we were able to hype Davao successfully was in 1996 with the tagline “Davao: City in Bloom.” At a young age, I was privileged to have designed the logo which was unveiled at the park by former Councilor Mabel Robillo. Looking at it now, […]
Davao Tourism branding launch soon
Tourism forum at the Grand Men Seng function room I am reposting this article below by good friend and colleague Maya Padillo of Mindanao Daily Mirror because she said it well. Davao brand aiming to boost tourism proposed By Maya Padillo, Mindanao Daily Mirror A brand that aims to boost the tourism industry of Davao […]
People’s Park at night
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)
Davao in DPP Mag (2009)
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 memoriam: Roger Layson
My shot of Kuya Roger in Compostela Valley’s falls, 2003 (back then I was using a Sony Cybershot point and shoot camera, it came out this clear and sharp because of the lighting in the falls) April 4, 2011 – RIP, Roger Layson In loving memory of good friend, mentor and long time media […]