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A creative recycling project for Samal

A creative recycling project for Samal

Yesterday was Blog Action Day to Save Philippine Seas, an Internet-wide activity that galvanized local and foreign netizens into a concerted call for marine environment protection. Coincidentally, it was also World Oceans Day. As my contribution, I wrote about Davao Gulf yesterday here and over at my personal blog. I’ve mentioned that there are individuals [...]

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In memoriam, Roger G. Layson

In memoriam, Roger G. Layson

In 1992, after four years in Manila, I returned to Davao with a renewed appreciation for my hometown. One of the first things I got myself into was an outdoors club that was also a forum for instilling in young people’s minds a love for everything Davao. In the Sandawa Apo Mountaineering Club I met [...]

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Dabawenya actress in M’s latest issue

Dabawenya actress in M’s latest issue

[Media Release] From a host in local TV variety show to a lead starrer in a top-rating television series, Dabawenya actress Bangs Garcia is definitely making a significant leap in Philippine showbiz. In the latest edition of M (Life and Living in Mindanao) Magazine, Bangs bares her hits and misses, her triumphs and ordeals as [...]

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m Mag: Sec. Durano recalls days of youth

m Mag: Sec. Durano recalls days of youth

[Media Release] From rowing a banca in a river during his teen years to bringing his own children to their first beach outing, Tourism Secretary Joseph “Ace” Felix Mari Hotchkiss Durano shares why idyllic Carrascal in Surigao del Sur is still home to him in the latest issue of m (Life and Living in Mindanao) [...]

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Davao bloggers & the American ambassador

Davao bloggers & the American ambassador

The U.S. ambassador to the Philippines, Kristie Kenney, is often in Mindanao, attending to the various projects and commitments that her government has in the Philippine South. But this time, she made a special stop while in Davao just to meet and get to know some of the bloggers here. Last year, I had a [...]

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Nursing grad wins Mutya ng Dabaw 2009

Nursing grad wins Mutya ng Dabaw 2009

Resci Angeli Rizada, a nursing graduate of one of the leading nursing schools in the city, has won the crown and the hearts of Dabawenyos for this year’s search for the Mutya ng Dabaw. She was hailed this year’s reigning Mutya during the coronation night held yesterday, 14 March 2009 (Saturday) at the CAP Auditorium. [...]

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Joey Ayala’s timeless music

Joey Ayala’s timeless music

Recently, I’ve rediscovered one of the musical gems that moved me — nay, jolted me out of my stupor — the first time I heard it. The music of Joey Ayala. Discographies label his tracks as “folk rock” or even “indigenous music”. But I think his music goes beyond that, because it has purpose and [...]

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Blind man achieves immortality – Part 3

Blind man achieves immortality – Part 3

Metanarrative in Metamorphosis (Conclusion of a three-part series by Phillip Somozo. Click here for Part 1 and Part 2.) Eve’s biting the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden was not original sin but the first disobedience. It is today something for her descendants not to be repentant of, but one worth celebrating. So spoke [...]

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Mr. WordPress in Davao

Mr. WordPress in Davao

Matt Mullenweg, creator of this fantastic blogging software that powers AngDabawenyo.com, is in town for WordCamp. He arrived yesterday all the way from San Francisco via Manila, and will stay up to Friday. Even after such a long flight, he was up for a little stroll, so I took him around People’s Park. At first, [...]

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Kadayawan 2008 in photos

Kadayawan 2008 in photos

Check out these awe-inspiring photographs of the recently-concluded Kadayawan sa Dabaw festival by photographer extraordinaire, Rhonson Ng. Rhonson, an adoptive Dabawenyo, has become one of the most sought-after, respected professional photographers in Davao City. He has captured the colors and vibrant images of the city, and of the rest of Mindanao, and has made all [...]

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