Archive for August 16th, 2013

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 […]

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