DAVAO CITY (MindaNews) – MindaNews editor Bobby Timonera won the grand prize in a filmmaking contest featuring promotional videos of his hometown Iligan City as part of its Diyandi Festival.
Timonera bagged the P30,000 top prize during the judging and awarding ceremonies at the City Tourism Office Friday. He bested 14 other entries from Iligan’s videographers.
A marathon and ultra runner who enjoys running the mountain trails around Iligan, Timonera’s entry was titled “Trail Running: It’s More Fun in Iligan” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht1AbBC_Fuk)
He documented the adventures of his group, the Iligan Trail Runners, darting past mango orchards, vegetable farms, and flower plantations in their usual Sunday long runs. Also featured are some of the lesser known, yet spectacular, waterfalls of Iligan, known as The City of Majestic Waterfalls.
“I like running the trails here because they’re so near downtown. Like, I can run right from home and hit the trail in two kilometers or less. In other cities, you may have to travel, or drive far, to start getting into the trail,” he said. “Besides, the sceneries in the mountains here are just beautiful,” he added.
Timonera, a writer and photojournalist, said it was his first serious attempt at video.
The contest was an offshoot of a filmmaking and drone videography workshop sponsored by the City Tourism Office last month, featuring known videographer Rolly Magpayo and drone master Omell Cruz. With the registration fee waived, the participants were required to submit entries to the filmmaking contest. MindaNews
Praise Revival Center Davao invites all pastors, leaders and committed Christians to join GOD BLESS ISRAEL 2017 Convocation. This gathering is an inter-denominational event for believers to gather together, worship the God of Israel and bless Israel in prayer.
The theme for this year’s convocation is “Israel: Rising From The Ashes (A Light To The Nations). It will be on October 11 & 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, at Praise Revival Center, J. Camus Extension, Davao City.
The speakers are Pastor Al L. Festin (Senior Pastor, Praise Revival Center), Pastor Ken Sandberg (Pastor, Church 153), Pastor Deepak Kataria (Missionary, The Navigators), Pastor Eric Miller (Director, FIRE School of Ministry), and Pastor Dong R. Adriano (Coordinator, God Bless Israel, Davao City). Topics include: Israel a Light to the Nations, Biblical Perspectives of the Return of the Jews to Their Homeland, The Rough Road to the Balfour Declaration, The Holocaust and the Rebirth of Israel as a Nation, The Liberation and Reunification of Jerusalem, The Role of Watchmen of Israel, and many more.
Admission is free, inclusive of lunch. Please call 221-8140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for pre-registration.