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Nouveauté Bringing fresh talents to spotlight

Women and Style from a

Man’s Perspective

Aero-Tour tion lu

Your Private Flight So


Dabawenos stomped with the


Get pampered with SPO T!


Chick& Chuy

See who made it for this Issue?


on the RISE


Gigs & Events


Bauty & Fashion

News & Updates



Dabawenos stomped with the Jabbawockeez


Enhancing Your Natural Beauty

Featured Photographer

University News




San Pedro College of Nursing bags 8!

Michelle Canda




The Old Man and My Old Shoes

Davao Eagle Online @ 1

Janine Joy Frias Glendon Ramos

Chick & Chuy


Spotlight JM Dangane in Motion



President/ Digital Publisher Neo Richard Diongson Business Operations Manager Arnee Caminade Digital Editorial Manager/WriteR Rigo BC Web Designer Weg Labos Administrative Manager Ely Nera Operations Manager Archie Policios Media Relation Officer Jimmer Ariate Official Photographer Patet Fermin Lay-out Artist Otep Zablan

Nouveauté is published monthly by Davao Eagle Interactive Media, Davao City, Philippines.


All unsolicited photo and story contribution are to be submitted by email to emaildavaoeagle@gmail. com and are subject to editorial review for possible inclusion. Nouveauté claims no credit for some images featured on this mag unless otherwise noted. No copyright infringement intended.

Finally! Here is our first issue of Nouveauté featuring Carmen Smith, Janine Joy Frias, Glendon Ramos and Ms. Michelle Canda.


Don’t miss a call! One dose of this digi-mag will worth the time we spend on it!


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Share Nouveauté with family and friends. We actually have so much to share.


So there you guys! Hope you like it. Watch out coz’ we still got a February issue coming soon! -Neo Richard Diongson

Personally, we have DANIEL PADILLA a.k.a MICHAEL DIAMSE. This debonair has already melted the heart of his audiences with his look and voice. More on page


Beauty & fashion

Carmen Smith Make Up Artistry

Enhancing Your

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ho says beauty cannot be contagious? Well maybe the germ theory got you all wrong and ended up confusing you.


22-year-old Carmen Smith might be a pretty face and all. However, surprisingly, she also the gift to produce gorgeous faces with just a few flicks of her hands. Carmen is a professional make-up artist having to produce creations from Bridal, Commercial to High Fashion. This women is really a sought-after having clients from different known companies.


Now, Carmen is a senior student from the University of Mindanao taking up

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications. She was able to bag the First runner up with her thesis and will soon graduate on March. Apparently, “Beauty and Brains” is an understatement for this Mutya ng Davao 2011 runner-up. Quiet an achiever she is but this pretty lass ain’t stopping there. She has big dreams for the future such as having to work in Manila, take her Masters in Business Administration and hopefully to travel.

Photos by:, GCC Images of Gianne Carlo Chuo, Raymond Rico Cauilan Photography

university news

December 2012 Nursing Board Exams: San Pedro College of Nursing bags 8!

San Pedro College of Davao, considered the best nursing school in Mindanao, was hail as the Top 8 Best Performing Nursing School in the Philippines. And truly, 8 is a lucky number. SPC placed 8 Top-notchers in the said examination. SPC is also has one of the most numbers of examinees: 500 first taker and 29 retakers. Out of the said number 473 passed with the total percentage of 89.41%. Surprisingly, 93% of the first takers were able to make it that is why being a top nursing school was never a question. Jeannie H. Bibera, RN, MSN, the Dean of Nursing of San Pedro College expressed her feelings just moments after the results released. “Of course it is very overwhelming in our part, the SPC community. It is a great blessing from the Lord because we prayed for that and our graduates also exerted their effort to meet their goal to be registered

nurses”, stated Mrs. Bibera. When asked if she has any message to all the board passers, she said “The Nursing Faculty and the whole San Pedro Community is very happy and truly proud of your achievement. Again,

you have placed SPC on the map. We are very thankful of what you have done to place our level as San Pedro College: a Center of Excellence.”

the school. “I hope they will serve as inspiration for the under-graduates especially the graduating class. Keep up the good work!”

Mrs. Bibera also stated how proud she was for having 8 topnotchers from

As I reflect on the events that happened, one thing is for sure. As long there are people, there will still be nurses.



id noon of January 30 of 2013, an outrageous event is bound to happen. Out of 49,066 students who took the Nurse Licensure Exam last December 16 and 17 of 2012, 16,908 were lucky enough to bag their anticipated “RN” title.


gigs & events

Dabawenos stomped with the




ife has a soundtrack. Music has a face. You just need to open your mind.


Those are just few of the most memorable lines as introduction to the Jabbawockeez Dance Party held last January 20 at the Activity Centre of Abreeza Mall Davao. The venue outrageously filled with hundreds or even thousands of anticipating fans despite of the heavy rains outside.

The said dance group topped the first season of America’s Best Dance Crew and gained extreme fame from all over the world. Members of the said dance group includes Ben “B-Tek” Chung, Joe “Punkee” Larot, Chris “Cristyle” Gatdula, Kevin “KB” Brewer, Rynan “Kid Rainen” Paguio, Jeff “Phi” Nguyen, Phil “Swagger Boy” Tayag and Tony “Transformer” Tran. The masked dance dynamites became the inspiration of a lot of aspiring dance troupes with their outstanding poplocking moves and flawless skills in hip-hop. With their unique style in performing, it was never a question why their fans in Davao anticipated show in Abreeza.

gigs & events

Fans also had the

opportunity to have a look on these dancefloor knights behind their masks, which they gave away at the end of the show. They even said that they enjoyed the audiences from Davao as we are the most responsive that they got since their tour in the Philippines. Davao was their last destination before flying back to their home-land and what a great way it was to end the tour. “We surely had a blast with the recent Jabbawockeez experience which left us hungry for more. Let’s just hope to see them again soon.”


Performing with them is the ABDC’s Season 2 winner, the Super Cr3w. With their performance accompanied by exquisitely mixed music and over the top cool on-screen graphics, it was over-whelming to be finally a few feet from the Jabbawockeez. The show started with visual poetry-like Audio Visual presentation. The group danced their heart out to music of Michael Jackson, Beyonce, One Republic, even to Psy’s “Gangnam Style” and a lot more. It was just the most awesome Visual Feast for everyone.


Chick faces of the month


Knock Out Beauty




anine has been giving the audience the drool-worthy X-Factor that most look for in a ramp model. With numerous fashion shows involvement, it is a fair to say that this angelic temptress is in demand. She is an AB International Studies major in Asian Studies student from Ateneo de Davao University. She has beauty, talent and brains!

Photos by: JerFlo Photography, Lemuel Costan Pinoytography, Gerald Elid Photography and Jhay de Guzman




e think we now know where Glendon headed. One look and you know he has it. We are pertaining to looks and attitude. Throw this dude hotness in the soup. If we’re right, we’ll no doubt melt all over again.

Photos by Patet Fermin of Sweet Pateto Project




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e soared high and went to places nobody ever dared to go beyond before. Davao Eagle Online is about to land in its first year it was awesome flight for all the Davaoenos who went in the journey with us. One great year and still counting!


business establishments flee in as well to support the group. This includes Pacific Spa, Zuda Spa, Sound-track Recording Studio, Aero-Tour Services, TGIFridays, Thirsty Fresh Juices and Shakes, Lazada Philippines, Ellesse Italia, La Vida Orchard Resort and counting. And because DEO promotes the talents and skills of Davaoenos, we paired up with the most talented photographers to capture the beauties of our Top 100 Faces in still photos. Namely they are Patet Fermin of Sweet Pateto Project, JonSum Photographia, and Bria n Dexter Medija of Dexterity. With their keen eyes and fantastic lenses, every moment was worth framing.

why also at the same month, DEO launched the first batch of Top 100 Faces of Davao. It’s an online voting contest held every month to come up with the Top 12 Finalist that will compose the 100 of Davao’s most beautiful. Top 100 Faces doesn’t only focuses on the physical beauty but somehow appreciates the talents of Davaoenos. Apparently, DEO gained a lot viewers and fans because of the contest. Sponsors from different

And who would forget all the events that DEO organized? I dare you not to. Hands up if you were present with us during the Fashion Exposure of the Icon+ project with Association of Creative Artists inc. Or did you scream seeing the Cute Boys of Davao during “Versus” together with the Exodus Talent Centre? I’m sure you did. Or how about during the Fashion show at Royal House Inn and Travel. But surely, it was never a secret that you attended lastly the October’s Secret: A Fashion Prophecy with En Bloc Entertainment production. DEO literally

soared high together with Aero-Tour services. DEO also attended Davao Bloggers events including the Pasasalamat Concert with Sarah Geronimo during SM Lanang Premier opening. DEO also had the chance to meet Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao bloggers through the United Pinoy Bloggers. Well guess it’s safe to say that Davao Eagle Online is one of the most successful blog sites in Davao City. Our fan page has the most likes and

our blog has the most number of views. We are even consistent in topping the list in  DEO is not a typical blog site that writes online but also extending its services offline. It was awesome and jam-packed year for us and we are sure that the following years will be as fantastic as this one. We are looking forward for another year filled with new people, events and features. Thank you for being a part of our success.

Nouveauté started last April of 2012 as a blog site that promotes Davao City including its events, places, and news and a whole lot more. Well actually, DEO also aimed to promote the people from Davao because, as we all know, Davao City is filled with gorgeous faces. That’s




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AERO-TOUR Based a Helicopter in DAVAO


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ero-Tour based a Bell 206-Jet ranger helicopter with the help of AAOP Inc. a Manila base Company who operates in Luzon Area, the said Partnership with Aero-Tour and AAOP is to accommodate in need of air transport in VIP / Passenger transport and the fast growing business in mining industry for their operation in Mindanao, a safe way to transport passengers/cargo from onsite and offsite, Davao Base Helicopter can reach through out area Mindanao and Visayas area.

News & updates

AERO-TOUR is now Marketing Partner with LIONAIR INC. AERO-TOUR is now one of the Authorized Marketing Arm of LIONAIR INC. the Sole Distributor of Robinson R22 and R44 Ravens in the Philippines. a Market arm for their Air charter services, Sales representative of parts and Robinson R44 Raven Helicopters to Private sector.

Aero-tour is now official partner with StatMed / Stat-Care ambulance services for AeroTour medical evacuation/patient transport/ Airlift operation, provides state of the art mobile medical equipment base on the patients requirement and status, with their new Ambulance Advance Life Support. AEROTOUR and STATMED/STATCARE base from Manila Domestic Airport Pasay City through out Luzon Visayas and Mindanao.


Aero-Tour Partner with STAT-MED and STAT-CARE


News & updates

The New


We are not just a cup of coffee; we are a global brand, a lifestyle and a brand that gives back




lugre is now under a new management which they took over January 9th of 2012 and in only a year after the turnover, the brand has already added six branches all over Mindanao. On top of that, two more branches will open Blugre Tagum City on February 22, and at Blugre Davao Doctor’s College on February 28, respectively.

“Our vision is beyond building an enormous conglomerate. We see Blugre Coffee as an avenue where people and experiences can converge to give life a deeper meaning across all the people involved in our company; the stakeholders, the employees and most importantly the customers. And we positively impact the world by celebrating life in every cup of coffee.”

News & updates

the Philippine Islands. With their continuous expansion, the brand will also be offering new drinks and desserts that would showcase the flavors of Davao-The King of FruitOur very own Durian. “We are not just a cup of coffee; we are a global brand, a lifestyle and a brand that gives back”

f is the fastest growing Filipino online community.



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More and More Features!!! “All in all, is a breath of fresh air. Invigorating and intellectual, that what is is for me.”

“Sa friendly. ph, ang feeling ko balwarte ko ito.”


This year, Blugre aims to bring the brand to the global market by putting up a branch in Las Vegas, Nevada and Los Angeles, California and Australia by the end of the 2013. Other global expansion includes Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, But of course, the brand will also put up more stores across



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aniel Padilla who? Seems legit. Michael Diamse might look like the young crooner but this guy is about to set some records on his own.


This debonair has already melt the hearts of his audiences with his soothing voice from the heavens. He is a sought after performer which was already applauded during events like Mintal Cheerdance Competition during their Fiesta, Cute Boys of Davao Funshow and En Bloc Fashion Festival. He also had set

the crowd on fire during his performances on huge venues such as in Davao Doctors College, DMMA College of Southern Philippines, John Paul II College of Davao, Holy Trinity College of General Santos City Inc. and MSU Tambler Campus. What’s next for Michael? We surely wanna know.





JM Dangane

Photos by Koii Canarias

in Motion


rom the clusters of the brightest stars, a few outstanding shined the most.

JM, as commonly called by the public, is a senior student in San Pedro College taking up Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Science. He is currently taking his internship and will soon graduate from the said institution.


This multi-talented lad seems to have it all. From being the winner of Mr. Intramurals of SPC to being a performer as a member of the boy group, ICON+, he definitely can ramp, sing and dance. Currently he is affiliated with Glam Model House, AOCAI Management, D12 Dance Crew above the said mentioned.


2012 has been a blast for this dude. His group ICON +Project had a chance to show what they got during their

auditions in Kapamilya Talent Shows such as X-Factor Philippines and Pilipinas Got Talent. He also was the opening act and got the chance to ramp during Vice Ganda’s Fashion Concert. When asked what does it feels like to be on our list, he answered, “I feel overwhelmed but more than that. I feel inspired to be a better person. I think this kind of acknowledgement challenges me to prove to people that I’m more than just a pretty face”. JM has high hopes for the future. After graduating from BMLS, he aspires to enter Med School soon. Indeed, he is more than just the pretty face that we see on stage and photos.



and Style from a

Man’s Perspective

If I may quote my gal pal, “We dress up not for guys but for other girls.” So I’d say they follow what the other girl is wearing or they make a colorful statement. And that’s not for the guys to notice. It’s like in a party. Once, when I parteyed in Hybrid, pabonggahan ng damit. Among women, ganun sila! Well, they absolutely hate it one another girl is wearing the same. I mean, for us guys, it’s a bit an-

noying. So we make a joke out, right? Like, “Nakauniform kasi kami…”. For gals, it could result in a cat fight. And yes! I mean, heck if we’re both wearing the same shirt from Bench or Penshoppe. I’d feel “concerned” but I’d laugh it off. I had an experience where a gal pal of mine really went to the CR and cut off the sleeve of her dress and turned it into a tube simply because another gal was wearing the same sleeves.

And one more thing, they’re willing to suffer for vanity. One classic example is by wearing a high heels. Ha ha! As a result, vanity leads to pain. I read somewhere that in formal events, mas balot na balot ang mga guys sa damit such as coat, tie, barong or shirt. But for girls, it’s the other way around. And you know what I mean, like cocktail dresses, flowing gowns and so on. Compared to guys, mas concerned ang babae sa tiyan nila. Perhaps, most of their dresses or fashion emphasize the gut. Halters, tubes, sporting attire, etc. And they do anything to emphasize their boobs and ass. And that’s a fact!

Else why would push up bras, pads and thongs be so sellable? Yeah right, pa-impress! But well, not necessarily. I mean, for us guys would rather see them naked, right? He he. It’s more like they also wear those kinky stuff for other girls. I mean, it’s like saying, “Hey look at me. I’ve got nicer tits than you” or “Hey, I’ve got an ass and I can flaunt in. Well, that’s it I guess. No offense, ladies… Peace out! Just 3 main points: 1. Gals dress for other gals. 2. Vanity is greater than pain. 3. Less is more.



ontrary to what you may think that a woman loves to be worshipped especially by men, that’s for me a no-no!


Photos by Lyndle Kevin Sorronda


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s a professional, I make it a point to come to office early. Just outside our building, I always see an obviously disturbed and dirty man with almost no cloths on. He would just talk to himself and would just sometimes stare at the skies.

Many of my office mates are afraid of him. They thought that he would hurt them or that he would suddenly become violent, even for no apparent reason. But I do pity him. As a newly registered nurse who is trying to start a career in the corporate world, my heart bleeds for him. There were times when I see him eating leftovers from the dumpster. Even when it rains I see him just sitting on his old usual place just outside

our building.

good with whatever I wore.

I did ask myself: “Why can’t the government do something about this man?” But then again, “Why can’t I?” So what I did I collected some old clothing for the poor man. There was this old pair of sneakers that I really love. It was a gift from my mom. I remember it took me weeks to convince my mom to buy me that pair. And I really love wearing them. They were comfy and they are very fashionable. They look

But now I can’t wear them at work. Only formal shoes are allowed. So seeing the old man barefooted and full of blisters because of the scorching heat, I hesitantly gave him my favorite pair together with some old clothing as well. When I gave him my stuff, he just looked at me. Without even at the very least acknowledging me, he turned his back on me and continue staring at the skies.

One day, the poor man had an accident. A car accidentally hit him on the road. So Rescue 911 was immediately called. I rushed outside when I heard the siren. There was this old man lying on the street with blood all over. The rescuer tried to take away a plastic bag he was holding. The old man started shouting and cursing. “Don’t take my treasure!” he unceasingly cried. Finally the plastic bag was taken away from him. I stared in disbelief as tears rolled down from my eyes. All the bag contained was the pair of sneakers that I gave to him.


Photo by Bobcat Gregorio


The Old Man and My Old Shoes



Featured Photographer

Michelle Canda Photography

“P Model Villanueva Nee MUA Bea Benedicto (MAC International Middle East) Hair Stylist Chris Chiu Feng

hotography is my passion, it’s my form of expressive art. I’m into Portrait photography. I enjoy a lot, taking photographs of individuals, couples, models and groups. It’s very competitive and challenging work, for me a picture might be worth a thousand words.

-Michelle Canda



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