THE newly crowned Hiyas sa Kadayawan 2012 wants to take advantage of her crown to help the local government push more programs for children and for her to be a model for the youth. “Outreach program para sa mga bata, turuan sila paano mabuhay, hindi namamalimos. Hindi ko masasabing mahirap ang buhay, lahat ng magulang
DAVAO. Some of the candidates of the controversial Ms. Gay Universe Kadayawan 2012 are seen waving while touring around the City before the pageant Friday. (King Rodriguez)
TEN TRIBES, ONE VIBE. The 2012 Hiyas sa Kadayawan candidates from the 10 tribes of Davao City pose after they were presented in Thursday’s I-Speak forum held at the City Hall conference room. (Photo by King Rodriguez)
DAVAO. City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio bangs the agong to mark the opening of the 27th Kadayawan sa Dabaw celebration at the People’s Park on Friday evening. (King Rodriguez)
DAVAO. A man chooses from a pile durian fruits sold on the roadside. Fruits abound during the Kadayawan festival but none of them beats durian as an attraction. (King Rodriguez)
DAVAO. A vendor arranges flowers at her stall in the the Agro-Trade Fair at the back of SM City Davao on Friday. Once a year, flower traders and growers from various areas gather in the trade fair and showcase exotic, colorful, and ornamental flowers, as part of Kadayawan sa Dabaw annual celebration. (King Rodriguez)
One of the contingent during the Indak Indak sa Kadalanan of Kadayawan 2011.
Davao City Administrator Wendel E. Avisado and Deputy Mayor Gloria Uy of the Tagabawa tribe look on as Deputy Mayor Roel Arthur Ali of the Ata Tribe places the food on a plate after it was cooked on a bamboo trunk to be served to visitors who attended their Ata tribe presentation in line with