When national fast food brands saw Davao

I remember Dabawenyos going into a frenzy and excited mood when national fast food brands opened in Davao. Even while the building was still getting it’s finishing touches, the first Jollibee branch (it’s 100th to boot) opened anyway, and you could see people lining up. Finally, most would have thought. Now the city felt a…

Etymology and origins of places

One member suggested we do an origin of places, just so we can at least know how beloved puroks, districts, or places came to be. So, let’s fire away. This is an evolving article, will be adding more to it as we find more. To start first. Davao – The region’s name is derived from…

History in the digital age

The challenge of any age group is, how do we keep ourselves relevant in the current age? Most times, those who are quick to adapt to the current age or technologies are deemed to succeed. Darwinian perhaps? But it is. Just over a decade ago when smartphones were almost unheard of, most would be contended…

What of the future?

They say we talk about the familiar, and it is very true. And tomorrow is always something easy to think of but difficult to grasp. The familiarity of the unknown. Well so many years ago, while still a student, or graduating was it? As the editor-in-chief for The Philwomenian, the school paper for Philippine Women’s…

What those aerials and maps mean?

These series of aerials and maps taken before the war can have a lots of purpose. Just like those Google maps in the increasingly pervasive presence of today’s technology, aerials served a variety of purpose, from agriculture to military intelligence. And it can a pretty stifling work. As it means you take a lot of…

Davao architecture and structures through the years.

Davao structures through the years have changed the face of the city, whether we like it or not. While we have not seen proof of Spanish era structures, the American colonial period has sparked a construction boom with the help of the Gabaldon buildings. Most government structures were single or two storeys, there were privately…