Archive for August 12th, 2013

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 […]

Kadayawan – a celebration of life

IN MY fourteen years of residency in Davao as a happy adopted citizen, I have not failed to celebrate the Kadayawan Festival every August with much anticipation and joy. It is a one of its kind celebration of city fiestas in the Philippines. I asked Cecile, my daughter-in-law, the meaning and connotation of the term. […]

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