Beauty, bounty showcased in 2016 Kadayawan fluvial parade

A picture of beauty and bounty graced the Davao River and Tionko Football Field on Friday, August 19,… [more]

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Kicking the Kadayawan vibes

Mindanao's "Festival of festivals" kicks off with a string line of activities as tribute to life, nature,… [more]

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Kisan Lu, Monteverde top Pamulak contest

Kisan Lu Lands and Barangay Kapitan Tomas Monteverde Sr. topped this year's Pamulak sa Kadayawan Float… [more]

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Closer to their roots

 It was a back-to-back win for the Ata tribe as Flormea Manyawron was hailed as the Hiyas ng Kadayawan… [more]

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Forget the diet & feast: a Kadayawan food guide

Kadayawan is the celebration of bountiful harvest, and the season to forget the diet and feast on the… [more]

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Kadayawan-themed decorations

DAVAO. Kadayawan-themed decorations are now the in thing, like this Philippine eagle gripping Durian… [more]

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Events’ organizer to pour in P5M for Kadayawan event

A Cebu-based party organizer is pouring in P5 million to mount what it called a "spectacular, but distinctly… [more]

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Matigsalog tribesman joins Kadayawan fluvial parade

A Matigsalog raises his fist as he along with his group draw closer at Agro football field where the… [more]

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Events’ organizer to pour in P5M for Kadayawan event

invasion-tour-in-davaoA Cebu-based party organizer is pouring in P5 million to mount what it called a “spectacular, but distinctly Davao party event” that will make this year’s staging of Kadayawan sa Davao in August truly one of the country’s most exciting fiestas.

Spectrum.ph has expressed so much confidence in the potential of the city that it will bring again Invasion Tour as one of the highlights of this year’s Kadayawan celebration. Continue reading…

Matigsalog tribesman joins Kadayawan fluvial parade

Matigsalog joins Kadayawan fluvial parade 2014-LA Matigsalog raises his fist as he along with his group draw closer at Agro football field where the 11 tribes of Davao City converge during the fluvial parade, one of the highlights of this year’s Kadayawan Festival on Friday, August 15, 204. (King Rodriguez photo)

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Tribal crafts in Kadayawan

Matigsalog-woman-tribal-craftA Matigsalog woman from Marilog District sell native bracelets for P10 near the City Hall where the city’s 11 tribes converged to celebrate this year’s Kadayawan Festival. (King Rodriguez photo)

More photos of Kadayawan at www.sunstar.com.ph

Sayaw Mindanao

Sayaw-MindanaoPerformers give their best as they compete in Thursday’s Sayaw Mindanao, one of the highlights of the 29th Kadayawan sa Dabaw festival held at the Davao City Recreation Center. (King Rodriguez photo)

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Kadayawan mobile app

Lifebit’s-Davao-Clubs-mobile-app-LDavao 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

Kadayawan 2014 opens today; Aug. 15 declared holiday

Emergency-during-the-Kadayawan-opening-LThe 29th Kadayawan sa Dabaw celebration officially opens at 5 p.m. today, August 12, during simultaneous ceremonies at Quezon and Rizal Parks,

Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte will lead the opening ceremony or the Pagbukas.

Councilor Al Ryan Alejandre, spokesperson for Kadayawan executive committee, said Dabawenyos can expect a festive opening ceremony. Continue reading–>

Hiyas sa Kadayawan 2014

Hiyas-sa-Kadayawan-2014-contestants-LClad in their ethnic costumes, 11 contestants hand-picked by their tribes for this year’s Hiyas sa Kadayawan were presented during yesterday’s flag raising ceremony at the Davao City Hall on Monday. The candidates represent the 11 indigenous and Islamized tribes of Mindanao who have made Davao City their home: Ata, Maguindanao, Tagabawa Bagobo, Kalagan, Bagobo K’lata, Sama, Matigsalug, Tausug, Obu Manuvu, Maranao, and Iranun. (Seth delos Reyes)

More photos at http://www.sunstar.com.ph/gallery

Tighter security for Kadayawan Festival 2014

Police-on-high-alert-for-Kadayawan-Festival-2014-LSecurity forces here have set to lockdown Davao City a week before the 29th Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival kicks off on August 11.

Chief Inspector Alfredo Baluran, chief of the Davao City Police Office’s (DCPO) Operation, said this year’s security measures will be similar to that of last year. Continue reading–>

Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2013 ‘peaceful’

IMG_5590 It was a “successful and peaceful” holding of Pamulak sa Kadayawan amid security threats that earlier made Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte think twice whether to call for the cancellation of the festival’s major events.

City Tourism Office (CTO) officer-in-charge Lisette Marques said Sunday that the parade went well, although the number of contingents decreased to 64 this year from 89 in 2012.

“When the participation is low, it is perceived na medyo hindi maganda. We’re very happy successful and peaceful and Pamulak,” she added.[Continue reading]

 

Thousands witness Kadayawan’s Indak-indak

indak More than 20,000 people assembled in the downtown area amid security threats to witness the spray of bright and dazzling colors of the 23 contingents in this year’s Indak-indak sa Kadalanan, one of the highlights of the Kadayawan sa Dabaw.

Lisette Marques, City Tourism Office (CTO) officer in charge, said on Saturday that thousands of local and foreign tourists had converged along the route of Indak-indak.

The street dancing started from San Pedro St., to C.M Recto Avenue, left to Roxas Avenue, then left to C. Bangoy St., to Crooked Road, to San Pedro St. [Continue reading]

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