Archive for August, 2013

Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2013 ‘peaceful’

 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 […]

Thousands witness Kadayawan’s Indak-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 […]

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’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 […]

Pamulak participants decrease this year

 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 […]

10 women, 1 Hiyas

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. […]

Kadayawan also promotes sportsmanship

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 […]

Davao River Festival: Making Kadayawan unique

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 […]

Davao’s ‘Pasalubong’ is the place to go

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 […]

Celebrating bountiful harvest, rich culture and peaceful living

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 […]

Kadayawan revelers told: Bring umbrellas, raincoats

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, […]

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