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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 […]

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, […]

Rules during Kadayawan: No big bags, no parking

DAVAO City Police Office (DCPO) Director Ronald dela Rosa reiterated their call on Monday for the public to refrain from using backpacks and ignoring security measures especially during the major events of the Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival. Dela Rosa said police are really serious in implementing security measures to protect the city and its people. […]

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 […]

Hiyas sa Kadayawan 2013 prizes up for winning tribe

PRIZES for the talent showcase of the “Hiyas sa Kadayawan” this year are intended for the cultural development of the winning tribe, organizers said. Carol Valdez, officer-in-charge of Duaw Davao Festivals Foundation, said this has been agreed by the members of the festival’s executive committee. “Dati kasi it used to be called as talent night […]

Sun.Star, Smart bring Kadayawan to the world

By Nelson Bagaforo DAVAO CITY — After the successful video live streaming of the 75th Araw ng Dabaw highlights in March that captivated thousands of Dabawenyos here and abroad, Sun.Star will bring another festival, the 27th Kadayawan sa Davao, to the world in real time. Sun.Star Davao once again partnered with wireless leader, Smart Communications, […]

It’s all about harmony

Grace L. Plata THE annual Kadayawan sa Dabaw exhibits how the Dabawenyos, native and migrants, co-exist despite varied cultural backgrounds. Instead of creating conflict between its people, Dabawenyos revel in the cultural differences which lends uniqueness to the city which has been named as “An Oasis of Peace in Mindanao” by Time Magazine. Here, racism […]

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