My Davao images in black and white
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 in dreamy perspective
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.
Post Halloween Special : Revisiting Durian Hotel
Durian Hotel in its time was one of the tallest structures in Davao City at 12 storeys high. It was prominent, elegant and a prime location at the heart of the city. Low occupancy because of decreasing tourist arrivals as well as high operational expenses eventually led to its closure by Metrobank.
SM Lanang Premier Musical Fountain
This night shot was for an advertorial in Philippine Airlines’ inflight Mabuhay Magazine. I was commissioned by SM Malls to do the layout spread for the international magazine.
Historic Davao City Hall (built 1926)
The local government building was built as a municipal hall by the American government in 1926, eleven years before the place was declared as a chartered city by then President Manuel L. Quezon in 1937.
San Pedro Street Night Market
San Pedro Street, Davao City © Jojie Alcantara 2013 Sunday is always a good day for bargain hunters, more so this March with the Araw ng Davao festivities in the air. On Sunday evenings, San Pedro Street transforms into a festive delight for “ukay” shoppers as a sea of humanity crams the main street and […]
RDL launches new Body Spray
The Grand Launch of the newest product of RDL Pharmaceutical Laboratory, Inc.-its NEW BODY SPRAY with four variants, 2 for men and 2 for women. In photos during the press con at the D’Leonor Hotel is the newest celebrity endorser is ENRIQUE GIL (known as Dasho Jao in his current teleserye Princess & I), before […]
SM Lanang Premier, Davao’s second SM mall to open Sept. 28
Business Mirror By Manuel T. Cayon / Reporter DAVAO CITY—SM Malls owned by the Sy-led company plans to open its second mall here, and SM’s first luxury shopping center in Mindanao, at the end of the month. The SM Lanang Premier would be SM Prime’s biggest and first-of-its-kind premier mall development project in Mindanao, […]
Davao’s Simbang Gabi
In Davao, the Simbang Gabi tradition is even more significant because we do not celebrate Christmas in a loud way. This season is a special moment for families and loved ones to gather together and celebrate the nativity of Christ as well as give thanks to blessings received the whole year round.
Of golden sunrise and statues in the Baywalk
I grew up playing and swimming in the black sandy shore of Times Beach in Matina decades ago. It is Davao’s public beach.