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From around the world, people join Araw celeb

DABAWENYOS from different parts of the world took part in the celebration of the 75th Araw ng Dabaw last March 14-16 via the live streaming of events on the Sun.Star website.

Streamed over and its micro site,, were the Mutya ng Dabaw pageant, Sayawan sa Dan, Datu Bago Awards and, the highlight of the Charter Day celebration, the Parada Dabawenyo.

The live streaming resulted in an increase in the number of visits to the Sun.Star Davao website at and a rise in new visits by Dabawenyos formerly not aware of the local information provided by the site, said Mildred Galarpe of the Sun.Star Network Exchange (Sunnex) that runs Sun.Star’s online and mobile products.

3 Dabawenyas are Datu Bago 2012 awardees

The Davao City Government in its 75th Araw ng Dabaw celebration conferred the Datu Bago award to an entrepreneur and two educators for their outstanding service that has contributed to the growth and development of the city.

The three awardees were cited for having served as a model of excellence and an inspiration to the Dabawenyos and for demonstrating exemplary competence and dedication to help achieve city’s development.

New Mutya cites experience in beauty tilts as her edge

BY Arianne Caryl N. Casas

THE newly crowned Mutya ng Dabaw 2012 said Wednesday joining other beauty pageants in the city was her edge among other candidates.

The 21-year-old Marianne Mae Te or Yannie, a Bachelor of Arts in Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) graduate of Philippine Women’s College (PWC), was crowned as this year’s Araw ng Dabaw muse at the Davao City Recreation Center on Wednesday night.

21-year-old chef is Mutya ng Dabaw 2012

A 21-year-old print model who dreams of having her own restaurant and hotel was crowned as Mutya ng Dabaw 2012 Wednesday night.

Marianne Mae Te or Yannie, who was an early crowd favorite, bested four other candidates to bag the crown. She is an AB Hotel and Restaurant Management graduate of the Philippine Women’s College.

Mutya coronation live at Sun.Star website

FIVE pretty and talented Dabawenyas outwit each other in the final judging of the Mutya ng Dabaw 2012 tonight at Davao City Recreation Center (formerly Almendras Gym).

For the first time in the history of Araw ng Dabaw, Dabawenyos, wherever they are, can witness the Mutya coronation night in real time through a live video streaming that will be made available at It can also be viewed at Sun.Star Davao’s microsite at (Read full story)

Sayawan sa Daan 2012

Biggest Kapuso stars conquer Araw Ng Dabaw

THE biggest stars of the country’s leading TV station, GMA Network, are set to join in the fun and celebration as Davao City marks the 75th Araw Ng Dabaw this week.

First stop is the Mutya Ng Dabaw for which GMA Network is the strategic partner.

Sun.Star launches Araw ng Dabaw microsite

By Nelson C. Bagaforo

DAVAO – Sun.Star Davao and Cebu-based Sun.Star Network Exchange (Sunnex) launched a microsite containing updates on the various events and activities related to the 75th Araw ng Dabaw celebration.

Sunnex is the new media department of Sun.Star Publishing Inc. that manages the Sun.Star website at