August 16th, 2014
A Matigsalog raises his fist as he along with his group draw closer at Agro football field where the 11 tribes of Davao City converge during the fluvial parade, one of the highlights of this year’s Kadayawan Festival on Friday, August 15, 204. (King Rodriguez photo)
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August 15th, 2014
A Matigsalog woman from Marilog District sell native bracelets for P10 near the City Hall where the city’s 11 tribes converged to celebrate this year’s Kadayawan Festival. (King Rodriguez photo)
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August 15th, 2014
Performers give their best as they compete in Thursday’s Sayaw Mindanao, one of the highlights of the 29th Kadayawan sa Dabaw festival held at the Davao City Recreation Center. (King Rodriguez photo)
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August 13th, 2014
Davao City tourism officer Lisette Marquez and Lifebit CEO Eric Sui show Lifebit’s Davao Clubs mobile app during their presentation in Monday’s Kapehan sa Dabaw held at SM City Annex. (King Rodriguez photo)
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August 11th, 2014
The 29th Kadayawan sa Dabaw celebration officially opens at 5 p.m. today, August 12, during simultaneous ceremonies at Quezon and Rizal Parks,
Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte will lead the opening ceremony or the Pagbukas.
Councilor Al Ryan Alejandre, spokesperson for Kadayawan executive committee, said Dabawenyos can expect a festive opening ceremony. Continue reading–>
August 8th, 2014
Clad in their ethnic costumes, 11 contestants hand-picked by their tribes for this year’s Hiyas sa Kadayawan were presented during yesterday’s flag raising ceremony at the Davao City Hall on Monday. The candidates represent the 11 indigenous and Islamized tribes of Mindanao who have made Davao City their home: Ata, Maguindanao, Tagabawa Bagobo, Kalagan, Bagobo K’lata, Sama, Matigsalug, Tausug, Obu Manuvu, Maranao, and Iranun. (Seth delos Reyes)
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July 22nd, 2014
Security forces here have set to lockdown Davao City a week before the 29th Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival kicks off on August 11.
Chief Inspector Alfredo Baluran, chief of the Davao City Police Office’s (DCPO) Operation, said this year’s security measures will be similar to that of last year. Continue reading–>
August 22nd, 2013
It was a “successful and peaceful” holding of Pamulak sa Kadayawan amid security threats that earlier made Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte think twice whether to call for the cancellation of the festival’s major events.
City Tourism Office (CTO) officer-in-charge Lisette Marques said Sunday that the parade went well, although the number of contingents decreased to 64 this year from 89 in 2012.
“When the participation is low, it is perceived na medyo hindi maganda. We’re very happy successful and peaceful and Pamulak,” she added.[Continue reading]
August 19th, 2013
More than 20,000 people assembled in the downtown area amid security threats to witness the spray of bright and dazzling colors of the 23 contingents in this year’s Indak-indak sa Kadalanan, one of the highlights of the Kadayawan sa Dabaw.
Lisette Marques, City Tourism Office (CTO) officer in charge, said on Saturday that thousands of local and foreign tourists had converged along the route of Indak-indak.
The street dancing started from San Pedro St., to C.M Recto Avenue, left to Roxas Avenue, then left to C. Bangoy St., to Crooked Road, to San Pedro St. [Continue reading]
August 16th, 2013
Sama divers, known to many as the Badjaos, listen to American national, Luke Schroeder, as he shares some words of wisdom in a Sama dialect in Thursday’s opening ceremony of the 1st Kadayawan Sama Freediving Contest at Sta. Ana Wharf before proceeding to Talikud Island for the competition proper. Schroeder talks in Sama dialect fluently because he has been married to a Badjao for years already. (King Rodriguez photo/Sun.Star Davao)