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Slider 1st Kadayawan Sama Freediving Contest
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
Slider Hiyas sa Kadayawan 2013 candidates
Clad in their ethnic costumes, 10 contestants hand-picked by their tribes for this year’s Hiyas sa Kadayawan have their picture taken during the opening of the Kadayawan Festival 2013. The ten candidates represent the ten indigenous and Islamized tribes in Davao City: Ata, Maguindanao, Tagabawa Bagobo, Kalagan, Bagobo K’lata, Sama, Matigsalug, Tausug, Obu Manuvu, and Maranao. (King Rodriguez photo/Sun.Star Davao)
Slider All in place for Indak-Indak, Pamulak parade
DAVAO. The buntings are all in place along San Pedro Street, just waiting for the Indak-indak and the Pamulak floral parade, the highlights of the Kadayawan sa Dabaw festival. (Seth delos Reyes)
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Clad with colorful costumes, dancers grace at the opening of this year's Kadayawan Festival at the People's Park in Davao City on August 10. (Photo contributed by Sid R. Agua)
Slider Davao’s security tightened for Kadayawan 2013
DAVAO. City Councilor Edgar Ibuyan Sr. in Tuesday’s Pulong-pulong ni Pulong demonstrates the proper way of inspecting a bag as he asks the public not to carry backpacks and not to park vehicles along the parade area during the Kadayawan Festival as the city tightens security. (King Rodriguez photo/Sun.Star Davao)
Slider Kadayawan Craft Tourism Fair 2013
DAVAO. Gemma Alungan, from a Bagobo tribe, weaves a native tinalak cloth that is being showcased as one of Mindanao
Slider Kadayawan Craft Tourism Fair 2013
Davao City Tourism Office head Lissette Marquez gives updates on various activities lined up for this year
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Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2013 ‘peaceful’

Published on August 22, 2013 by in news

IMG_5590 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]

 

 
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Thousands witness Kadayawan’s Indak-indak

Published on August 19, 2013 by in news

indak 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]

 
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1st Kadayawan Sama Freediving Contest

Badjao-speaking German 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)

 
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Pamulak participants decrease this year

Published on August 16, 2013 by in news

pamulak THE number of participants for this year’s Pamulak decreased to 64 compared to last year’s 89.

Michael Aportadera, of Duaw Dabaw Festivals Foundation and in-charge of Pamulak, said the lower number of contingents can be attributed to two factors — transition of old and new administration and city’s security aspect.

Pamulak Kadayawan is a parade of florally-dressed floats of various shapes and sizes, showcasing the abundant vegetation of the Davao region. [Continue reading]

 
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10 women, 1 Hiyas

Published on August 16, 2013 by in features

THE search is on again for the Hiyas sa Kadayawan. Ten young ladies are vying for the title, each of them representing one of the indigenous tribes of Davao City. Unlike other pageants, the Hiyas sa Kadayawan focuses heavily on the cultural uniqueness of each tribe and their muse’s knowledge of their tribe’s cultural identity. [Continue reading]

 
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Kadayawan also promotes sportsmanship

Published on August 16, 2013 by in features, sports

KADAYAWAN sa Dabaw Festival is not just a commemoration of the bountiful harvest, but also sportmanship.

Every year, the City Government of Davao allocates budget for sports events which will test the sportmanship of Dabawenyos.

This year’s budget for sportsfest is P863,000 much lower as compared to last year’s some P1.2 million. But this did not hinder the Sports Development Division of the City Mayor’s Office (SDD-CMO) to continue the tradition of sportmanship in the city. [Continue reading]

 
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Davao River Festival: Making Kadayawan unique

Published on August 15, 2013 by in features

AFTER years of excluding it to the line of events for Kadayawan, Davao River Festival is now ready to manifest once more how the great civilization in the metropolis had started.

The people of Davao City as well as local and foreign tourists will witness once again the colorful revival of the Davao River Festival on August 16 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. It will coincide with the Indigenous Peoples’ (IP) Day.

The river float parade will start from Barangay 5-A to Tionko Field, where the 10 indigenous tribes — Ata, Matigsalug, Ovu-Manuvo, Klata-Djangan, Tagabawa, Tausog, Maguindanao, Maranao, Kagan, and Sama — will be introduced. Performances in various competitons during the entire celebration will also be showcased. [Continue reading]

 
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Davao’s ‘Pasalubong’ is the place to go

Published on August 15, 2013 by in business, features

WHERE all have the products of Davao gone? They are at the city’s one-stop shop that is Pasalubong Center.

The center has been home to indigenous products such as handicrafts, fashion accessories, souvenir items, processed foods, and home decorations for almost two years now.

It was erected primarily to give spaces for local producers who were previously bereft of venues where they can bring their products out to the open – that they, too, can compete squarely with the products we used to call “imported” in which most people stuff in the “balikbayan” boxes to send as presents for the families here. [Continue reading]

 
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Celebrating bountiful harvest, rich culture and peaceful living

Published on August 15, 2013 by in features

IT’S been a smooth sailing 2013 for Dabawenyos so far, with the bountiful harvests and various recognitions from both national and international bodies.

It could have been “Manama” (Supreme God) who is behind all these successes attained by the city.

Now that the time of the year has come where the 10 tribes of Davao gather to celebrate Kadayawan Festival, it is but the rightful time to thank Manama for all the graces He has bestowed upon his people — the bountiful harvests, the rich culture, and the peaceful living, to name a few. [Continue reading]

 
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Kadayawan revelers told: Bring umbrellas, raincoats

Published on August 14, 2013 by in announcements, news

KADAYAWAN sa Dabaw revelers must bring with them umbrellas and raincoats during the highlight events of this year’s celebration.

Honey Perez, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa)-Davao weather observer, said Davao City will be partly cloudy with isolated rainshowers during the Davao River Festival and Indak-indak sa Kadalanan on August 16 and 17, respectively. [Continue reading]

 
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