Davao’s 33rd Kadayawan Festival opens

BY ROGER M. BALANZA Davao city Mayor Inday Sara Z. Duterte led the opening ceremony of the 33rd Kadayawan Festival on Friday, August 10. Inday Sara officially started at 6PM the annual week-long festival of fruits and flowers and thanksgiving with … Continue reading Davao’s 33rd Kadayawan Festival opens

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KADAYAWAN FESTIVAL 2013 — A case of people uniting versus terrorists

     What have we learned from the celebration of the Kadayawan 2013?  That Dabawenyos when called to rise in full force to celebrate what is dear to their heart, will rise and stand up in full force even if their … Continue reading KADAYAWAN FESTIVAL 2013 — A case of people uniting versus terrorists

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Indak-Indak, Pamulak not cancelled in Kadayawan 2013

BY JOANNA C. BALANZA, Kiwi Bulaclac & Morie Aguilar Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has stopped playing kill joy, announcing that he would not cancel two major crowd-drawing events of the 28th Kadayawan sa Dabawe Festival 2013. Earlier Duterte toyed with the idea of cancelling and postponing the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan (Street Dancing) and the Pamulak sa Kadayawan (Floral Float Parade) due to security threats. The twin parades are the Kadayawan’s much awaited events that would snake through the city’s main thoroughfares and viewed by thousands of people, a potential target for terroristic violence. But public frustration over not seeing … Continue reading Indak-Indak, Pamulak not cancelled in Kadayawan 2013

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2,000 cops, soldiers to secure Kadayawan sa Dabaw festival

DAVAO CITY –- A total of 2,000 police and military troops will be deployed to ensure peace and order during the celebration of the 27th Kadayawan sa Dabaw festival on August 17-19. Senior Superintendent Ronald Dela Rosa, chief of Davao City Police Office (DCPO), said personnel from Task Force Davao (TFD), Traffic Management Center, Special Civilian Active Auxiliary Unit, police Anti-Crime Unit and Public Safety Command Center, will help intensify security measures. He said civilian volunteers will also be tapped to secure participants and spectators in the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan (street dance competition) and Floral Float Parade, which draw the … Continue reading 2,000 cops, soldiers to secure Kadayawan sa Dabaw festival

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DAVAO City preps up for Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival 2012

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has urged public and private participation in the coming August celebrarion of the Kadayawan sa Dabaw 2012, in an executive order she signed ahead of the crowd-drawing annual festival. The Kadayawan Festival is a month-long celebration with its main highlights held from August 17 to 19. On top of urging Dabawenyos to participate and enjoy the Kadayawan which is being marketed as a tourism tool, Executive Order No. 22 also created an Executive Committee that would spearhead the event together with private sector partners. “Through the years, the successful planning, implementation and monitoring of the … Continue reading DAVAO City preps up for Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival 2012

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