Agro trade fair

Purisima Zimmerman, grandmother of Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, Watches over her booth, where ornamental plants are being sold, at Agro Trade Fair at SM City. The month-long fair is one of the highlights of the 75th Araw ng Davao celebration. (Seth delos Reyes) More »

Duaw Dabaw

Lisette Marquez of Duaw Dabaw Foundation discusses the event highlights of the upcoming 75th Araw ng Dabaw celebration slated next month. With Marquez during Thursday I-Speak forum held at the conference room of City Hall is Orly Escarilla of Museo Dabawenyo. (King Rodriguez) More »

City mascots

Three of the five mascots which will be used in promoting Davao City were presented to the media during the I-Speak Forum at the City Hall yesterday. (Seth delos Reyes) More »

Top Five

DAVAO. The five finalists for the Mutya ng Dabaw were chosen during Tuesday’s pre-pageant and talent night held at the SM Event Centre. The ladies will hold the distinction of being the title-holder and runners-up of the 75th Araw ng Dabaw. (King Rodriguez) More »


75 places to check out in Davao City

BY Antonio L. Colina IV, Ruji Peter S. Abat

ASIDE from its admirable and friendly people, Davao City boasts of fine restaurants and nice places that can be visited. Most of them are located just at the heart of the city which makes travel to these places a lot easier for residents and guests alike.

Dencio’s sa Hilltop — What’s unique about this place is that while eating a sumptuous dinner of purely authentic Filipino dishes, the dancing lights at nighttime down the city seem to entertain the spectators. This restaurant is situated on top of the hill.

Beauties and their advocacies

BY Arianne Caryl N. Casas

THE celebration of Davao City’s founding anniversary will not be complete without choosing its muse.

This year’s Mutya ng Dabaw competition was held in partnership between the city through the Duaw Davao Festival Foundation and GMA Network, its strategic partner.

Davao: Then and Now

BY Jereco O. Paloma

BEFORE Davao became the city as we know it today, it underwent a lot of processes as history unfolds itself creating one of the most dynamic and one of the most-admired cities in the country today.

Based on the book “Davao: An Introduction to its History” by Ernesto I. Corcino, the very first historical account that has been recorded about Davao was in 1948, 50 years before the country has been liberated from the 333 years under Spanish rulers.

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

Parada Dabawenyo 2012 route

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