Here come the Sunflowers in Tagum
Known for being the City of Parks, Tagum now welcomes the Sunflower Garden as its newest addition to instagram-worthy places in the city.
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.
The Carnival is here!
Carte Blanche: Electric Music Carnival, Davao’s very own electronic music dance festival, is all set to shake the grounds at the Crocodile Park Concert Park on November 15, 2014.
Davao Lights Up for Christmas
Davao Lights Up for Christmas (2013) Photojournalist Jojie Alcantara goes around town one night to document gaily colored holiday bright lights festooned in the streets, illuminating Davao at its finest. Though most renowned for its “Silent Night” sans the noisy fireworks during this merry season, this big old city comes to life in a different […]
November Event: Carte Blanche 2013
Carte Blanche, (kart blansh) a French phrase for ‘blank check or ticket’, also means ‘unrestricted power to act at one’s own discretion; unconditional authority”. So “Leave your mark,” the slogan says. This event is brought to you by Manic Nightnings Productions and Party Animal Events Productions.
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 […]
Juan for Fun Backpackers Explore Davao
Juan for Fun Backpackers Explore Davao Text and photos by Jojie Alcantara Five adventurous teams composed of 15 energetic college students with high self-motivation and thirst for exploration were selected through video auditions for the first Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge in the Philippines. Opening this wonderful opportunity to the youth is the […]
Eat all you can Durian!
(HEAVENLY) SMELL ALL YOU CAN! Kadayawan Festival in Davao may be over but the fresh harvest of durian fruit is still coming in, hence this vendor’s offer of an “Eat all you can Durian” from his location outside the Pasalubong Center beside People’s Park. At only a cost of P89, grab the chance to feast […]
Sun.Star and Smart bring Kadayawan to the world
By Nelson C. Bagaforo of SunStar Davao (photos by Stella Estremera) Tuesday, August 14, 2012 DAVAO CITY — After the successful video live streaming of the 75th Araw ng Dabaw highlights in March that captivated thousands of Dabawenyos here and abroad, Sun.Star will bring another festival, the 27th Kadayawan sa Davao, to the world in […]
Behind the Scenes: M Magazine Cover Shoot
BEHIND THE SCENES: M (Life & Living in Mindanao) MAGAZINE COVER PHOTO SHOOT WITH DAVAO CITY MAYOR “INDAY” SARA DUTERTE-CARPIO