Bagane “Bagsy” Fiola, a talented Mindanaoan filmmaker who hails from Davao City, had conceptualized “Baboy Halas” back in 2016 during a documentary shoot in the Cotabato Province of Southern Philippines. A fable recounted by a former rebel commander whose storytelling skills were passed on through generations from his Moro ancestors, inspired Fiola to write “Wailings in the Forest”.
Mindanaoan’s noted young filmmaker Arnel (Arbi among friends) Barbarona’s two films have stirred the filmmaking industry for the storyline and stark, haunting cinematography.
The SueBucks Memento is a house filled with a delightful assortment of Hello Kitty toys in one room, and a Starbucks-filled variety in another room.
Photographer and mountaineer Rhonson Ng sets out for his dream of conquering Everest Base Camp 2019 on his own. Read his adventure.
“We are a group of light workers, earth angels, miracle workers based in Davao City. But those are just labels though, to easily identify us with,” Pangging related how the Mystique Angels was formed.
Before I start, I should tell you I am not exactly a Celine Dion fanatic. I admire her music, quirky and warm personality in interviews, but because radio stations keep playing her songs, they don’t register in my mind anymore. Blame it on the movie Titanic. It’s all coming back to me now.
Davao has another star in the making; a sambal is born with pride.
By Jojie Alcantara (published in SunStar Davao on May 11, 2018) Flo Dollaga, in her early forties, started her journey with pastries from a factory which made flavored bread sticks back in 2004. This was the year when she was invited to be one of the city caterers for the government of Davao. “I worked as their caterer for nine years, serving city councilors during special meetings, committee hearings, etc. Pastel was what I mainly served during dessert, and the officials liked our product and main dishes with affordable rates,” she relates. Pastel is a small soft dough bun with sweet fillings good for snacks. Soon the private sectors tapped Flo to personally cater for them in various occasions. Clients clamored for the pastel because apart from its soft bun, it has the right amount of sweetness using all natural ingredients and no preservatives. This inspired her to put up her specialty shop called Sweet Dough. She names her family as her main inspiration. Her father taught her to work hard and strive for a …
Her name sounds like she’s a foreigner; her looks can make you
think she’s an international act on vacation in the Philippines. But wait, Gabrielle Gross is
Davaoeño at the core, and very much a Filipina in the strictest sense of the word.
Summit Galleria Cebu, the newest boutique hotel within the Robinsons Galleria Complex formally opened its doors to the public on August 19, 2017.