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Kadayawan-themed decorations

DAVAO. Kadayawan-themed decorations are now the in thing, like this Philippine eagle gripping Durian fruits at the Atrium of Gaisano Mall. (King Rodriguez)

Kadayawan mobile app

Davao City tourism officer Lisette Marquez and Lifebit CEO Eric Sui show Lifebit’s Davao Clubs mobile app during their presentation in Monday’s Kapehan sa Dabaw held at SM City Annex. (King Rodriguez photo) Read related story: Startup unveils Davao Clubs

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 Cosplay Festival 2013

MANY people especially the youth are getting hooked by cosplaying and the teens in Davao are not spared from the cosplay fever. Wikipedia describes cosplay or costume play as “an activity in which participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea from a work of fiction. Cosplayers often interact to create […]

Hidalgo: Kadayawan aftermath for me – Kasayahan at Pasasalamat

KADAYAWAN was one of its kind hereabouts. It was spectacular, awe inspiring in its message – “10 Tribes, 1 Vibe.” As Mayor Sarah Duterte-Carpio said, “It is colorful.” I must have seen all the possible colors on earth, the picturesque combinations, the play of colors, the intricate designs and gems only the most artistic creative […]

Colors of Kadayawan 2012

I AM lucky to have spanned a decade of covering Mindanao’s most colorful and biggest festival in the islands. Through my work in the media as a TV anchor, columnist and photographer, I have been able to document more than a bird’s eye view of the dazzling pomp and spectacle that is Davao’s Kadayawan Festival, […]

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