uhmmm... do we have enough threads na with regards to Davao? aint it enough?
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uhmmm... do we have enough threads na with regards to Davao? aint it enough?
may blugre ba sa may landco bldg? pa post naman ng pics kung sinong meron. thanks!!
No smoking sa Davao right? Kahit sa loob ng hotel rooms?
i believe oo... No smoking anywhere ata dun e... parang makati o mas malupit p... strict naman! anywey la tayong magagawa hindi naman tayo taga ron
definitly one of philippines' best!
Smoking policy in Davao - May smoking areas naman. You can request for a smoking room in your hotel, is there is one available.
No smoking in public places, again in designated labeled areas only. The general rule of thumb is, if you are under any roof, then you cannot smoke.
And yes, the campaign in the city is not "No Smoking", it's "Stop Smoking".
good NEWS: may bagong itatayo n 22-floor condotel sa dvo...
DAvao Peace Tower
may new bsiness parks din; Dvo riverfront and sa likod ng SM
davao has the best mayor...
Bakit walang picture ang the Venue?? buhay pa ba to?
magkano ba ang property sa davao ngayon?
there is.... just wait... maybe its just loading thats y u didnt get to see it...Originally Posted by the_BuGs
regarding the property, i have no idea
sched for the kadayawan festival please??? thanks! hightlights, events etc.
Davao by Night photo by Rhonson Ng.
FOR MORE IMFORMATION
City Tourism Operations Office
Rm 20, 2/F City Hall, Davao City
Tel. Nos. (82)222.1956 /TelFax (82) 222.1957
Kadayawan sa Davao Foundation, Inc.
No. 6 Penaloza Bldg., Villa Abrille St., Davao City
Tel. Nos. (82)224.6319
Last edited by AnimoTeneo; Aug 2, 2005 at 10:20 AM.
KADAYAWAN SA DABAW Davao comes alive with the celebration of the “Kadayawan sa Dabaw” festival every third week of August, coinciding with the harvest of fruits and blooming of flowers. Major thoroughfares are set ablaze with tribal dances and music with the “Indak indak sa Kadalanan” (street dancing), a spectacle of graceful performers in ethnic-inspired garments, and the Floral Float Parade, which features floral and agricultural bounties.Originally Posted by popgirl
The celebration also showcases Davao’s arts and culture heritage with ethno-cultural presentations, agro-industrial trade fair, festivals expo, indigenous dance competitions, street parties, food fiesta, Davao River festival, and Hiyas sa Kadayawan, the search for the symbolic spokesperson of the festival.
Visit the official webpage of 2005 kadayawan sa dabaw www.kadayawan.com, witness the spectacular event that gives davaoenos a spirit of festival of all festivals, abundance and bountiful vegetation and fruitful harvesting of so called the food basket in mindanao region.
Last edited by AnimoTeneo; Aug 2, 2005 at 10:20 AM.
The word “Davao” is said to be a result of the phonetic blending of words from three Bagobo (“davoh" - Obo group), "duhwow" - Clatta group or “dabu” - Tagabawa group) sub-groups, all meaning “beyond the higher grounds” or “over the hills yonder” and referred to the Davao River.
Led by Alvaro de Saavedra, the Spaniards - the first non-natives to visit Davao - arrived in the region in 1528. After the Spanish troops revolted and slayed Moro leader Datu Bago in 1847, a local hero who protected Davao from foreign invaders, Don Jose Oyanguren became the first governor of the province and renamed the place Guipuzcoa.
Way before World War ll, Davaoneos had an amicable relations with Japanese. In 1900, the Japanese established extensive plantations of abaca around the gulf area and was engaged in logging, fishing and trading. The increase of Japanese in the area earned Davao the nickname “Japan kuo” or “little Japan.”
Davao finally became a city in March 16, 1937 when President Elpidio Quirino formally inaugurated the signing of Davao as a charter city.
Anong meron sa Davao na magandang ipabili? Pupunta kasi mama ko diyan to celebrate the festival, eh.
Pasalamat (August 15, 4-6 PM, PTA Grounds) The formal opening rituals
of the festival with an ecumenical ceremony
Tugtog World Music Festival (August 15, 7-9 PM, NCCC Mall Activity
Center) A competition of pop music composition that incorporates
significant Mindanaoan influences based on indigenous and folk
Indigay sa Lumadnong Dula (August 15 & 16, 8 AM-5 PM, Rizal Park) An
array of indigenous and traditional community sports participated by
indigenous people, barangay folks and youth to foster cross-cultural
relations, cooperation and unity, and to nurture the city's culture
Kapamilya Fiesta (August 15 & 16, PTA Grounds) A two-day fiesta full
of activities targetted for the family with hot air balloon tethered
flights, inflatables, wall climbing, mini-variety show featuring
local artists, health campaign, palarong Pinoy, and cultural
Hiyas sa Kadayawan (August 13 & 17, 7-10 PM, SM City Davao
Entertainment Plaza) The gender-free search for the Festival Symbol
with Mindanaoan appeal to promote Davao City and Mindanao, its
products and industries, particularly fashion, tourism and
floriculture presented in a pageant, a fashion extravaganza
juxtaposed with a tribal folklore.
Tunog Kadayawan (August 16, 6-7 PM, Centennial Park)
A one and a half hour choral concert of 250 voices which will serve
as the grand recital of the 10 participating choirs from all over
Davao City who will undergo an extensive ten-day training conducted
by the Philippine Madrigals
Urog Etnika (August 17, 7-10 PM, SM City Davao Entertainment Plaza) A
showcase of ingenuity, creativity and artistry of Mindanao-based
fashion and floral utilizing locally woven fabrics, fibers and
accessories, and other materials endemic to Mindanao.
Davao River Festival (August 18, 8 AM-12 NN, Davao River) A
celebration performed along the historic Davao River bringing to the
fore the beginnings of the pioneering communities of Davao and the
ecological concerns of the Davaoeños
Agongan ug Kulintangan (August 18, 10 AM-12 MN, Gaisano Mall of Davao
& Rizal Park) A showcase of indigenous music and performing skills in
the playing of agong, kulintang, gabang and other indigenous musical
instruments participated by the indigenous elders and young
enthusiasts of the tribal arts
Davao Indigenous Peoples Festival (August 19, 1-6 PM, SM City Davao
Entertainment Plaza) A tribute to the tribal elders from various
indigenous and Muslim tribes fostering inter-generational legacy
through traditional songs and dances showcasing Davao's rich
Mindanao Indigenous Dance Festival (August 19, 7-10 PM, SM City
Entertainment Plaza) Theatrical tribal suites of dances and music
depicting Mindanao indigenous epics, folklores and traditions
rendered by Davao and Mindanao's many arts and culture ensembles
Indak-indak sa Kadalanan (August 20, 8 AM-8 PM, Major streets of
Davao City) A peoples' celebration through street dancing and
merriment to the beats of tribal music along the major streets of
Davao City highlighted by choreographed theatrics
Yanog ug Yugyugan sa Kadalanan (August 20, 8 PM-2 AM, selected
streets of Davao City) Disco dancing on the streets with
reverberating sounds of live bands and the best FM stations in town,
with simultaneous concerts, dancing and night partying in Davao's
popular entertainment enclaves
Floral Float Parade (August 21, 8 AM-12 NN, Major streets of Davao
City) A parade of florally dressed floats of various shapes and sizes
showcasing the abundant vegetation of the Davao Region
Banda Lanog (August 21, 2-6 PM, Major streets of Davao City & Rizal
Park) A Parade Band competition echoing the bounty, goodness and
gaiety of Kadayawan through reverberating sounds played by dancing
musicians led by prancing majorettes and frolicked with festive props
Pasalamat Free Concert ni Mayor (August 21, 7:30-9:30 PM, Rizal Park)
A "thank you" concert offered by the Mayor to residents and visitors
featuring top national entertainment artists
Puting Tabil Film Fest (August 15-21, 10 Am-11 PM, Gaisano Mall of
Davao cinemas) A digital short film festival bringing to the fore the
behavioral and social dimension of a Mindanaoan's pursuit for peace,
progress and glory
Mindanao Festivals Expo (August 14-21, 10 AM-8 PM, NCCC Mall) The
sights and sounds of the major festivals in the island of Mindanao
backdropped by the sceneries of their host cities and municipalities
Agro-Industrial Trade Fair (August 6-28, 9 AM-7 PM, PTA Grounds) A
Mindanao trade fair participated by farmers, plant growers,
handicraft producers and manufacturers with a floriculture exhibit
and competitive displays of outstanding, rare and indigenous floras
found in many gardens in the Philippines
Kaan Dawet (August 14-21, 5 PM-2 AM, Millennium Park)
Food and music fiesta where all can regale on Davao cuisine and dance
all night to the beats of varied contemporary music bands
Davao catches PINK FESTIVAL fever!
ProGay Philippines, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, NCCC Mall of Davao and the Davao City Integrated Gender and Development Division LGBT Desk brings the trendiest and queerest post-Kadayawan recovery chill out event, The Pink Film Festival 2005 on 24-26 August.
The three-year old campaign for human rights, equality and acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens and promotion of HIV/AIDS awareness comes from its successful Quezon City launch during the gay pride month of June in Gateway Cinema and the University of the Philippines Film Institute.
Leading the pack are two cutting edge social realist dramas from Manila’s fast-rising gay film director Cris Pablo. Bathhouse starring Jet Alcantara follows the troubled life of a young closeted person coming to terms with his identity and discrimination from society in the depressing rooms of a gay singles bar. This is followed by the box-office hit Duda/Doubt, the rebel digital work that launched the on-cam acting career of television director Andoy Ranay as Chris, the movie’s central character who suffers the gamut of all forms of domestic violence from his exploitative partner.
The maverick original innovator of the Filipino independent film movement Nick Deocampo offers his heartrending documentary the Sex Warriors and the Samurai. The cautionary tale of gay Japayukis examines the extreme hardships suffered by urban poor gay entertainers behind the glamorous pretensions of the Japanese labor market. Deocampo also continues to edify audiences in his award-winning 1984 Super8 Oliver a gritty exposé of the life and issues of a gay bar front act “Spiderman” as he battles poverty and trials in the sex industry.
The Pink Festival also brings educational films for a school tour in Davao City’s university belt. Academy award-winning director Debra Chasnoff brings from the American heartland two powerful documentaries that hit intolerance and homophobia among young audiences in her It’s Elementary: Talking about Gay Issues in School and One Wedding and a Revolution.
From Norway, Kenneth Elvebakk uncovers The Secret Club, an underground society for closeted gay men established in Oslo in 1950 when homosexuality was a criminal offence then. With humor and a touch of sadness, a group of older homosexual men recall negative reactions from Scandinavian society.
Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo’s whimsical short film Babae, a tale of two women who boldly redefine what family means in a community along the railroad tracks. A group of students from De La Salle Manila capture the magic and home-cooked charms of deaf gays whose sign language takes wild flights of fancy in their thesis film, When Fingers Talk Pink.
The Pink Festival 2005 is also supported by the Finland Embassy, the Embassy of Canada, the Swiss Embassy, Philippine NGO Support Program (PHANSuP), Women's Educational Media, Norweigian Film Institute, AIDS Society of the Philippines and the Fahrenheit Café and Fitness Center.
You can download dozens of pictures, reviews and updated stories from the festival website at www.geocities.com/progayphilippines or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
By Nelson C. Bagaforo
THIS year's Kadayawan sa Dabaw promises to be star-studded with a line-up of prominent showbiz personalities expected to grace various events during the week-long festivities.
Catch your favorite stars perform in Davao City's shopping malls, starting with Session Road, one of the country's top performing bands, at The Atrium of Gaisano Mall of Davao at 3 p.m. today. Listen to the group as they perform their hit song "Suntok sa Buwan."
On August 19, Gaisano South Citimall presents TV Idol DM Sevilla during the grand finals of Vaseline Healthy Minds, Itch-Free Family Quiz Bowl at the Entertainment Center where he will also stage a mini-concert at 9 p.m., coinciding with the mall's midnight sale.
On the same day at the Atrium of Gaisano Mall of Davao, Boy 2 Quizon and the Jaboom Twins will stage a mini-show that will be capped with autograph signing, courtesy of Globe Telecoms.
After watching the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan on August 20, watch your favorite stars perform at your preferred shopping mall.
At SM City Davao, the country's top performing group Freestyle will entertain revelers during the Kadayawan Street Party at the mall's Open Parking D, starting at 6 p.m. Dance and enjoy the party as the Davao City-born group performs their hit songs.
At Gaisano Mall, basketball star Alvin Patrimonio will grace the finals of Purefoods Chunkee Corned Beef 3 on 3 Basketball Challenge at The Atrium at 10 a.m.
At 4 p.m., catch Danilo Barrios and Divo Bayer performing live in a variery show also at The Atrium.
On the same day, it's a star-studded Kadayawan Specials at Gaisano South. The cast of popular teleserye over ABS CBN, Kampanerang Kuba will be at the 5th Floor Entertainment Center to entertain shoppers starting at 3 p.m.
The cast, led by Anne Curtis, Luis Manzano and Christian Bautista, will be joined by Vhong Navarro, John Prats, Maja Salvador and child wonder Aaron Junatas.
The following day on August 21 will be the Float Parade. After you satisfy yourself with the colorful floats joining the parade and the competition, watch another set of popular stars performing live in various venues in the city.
At SM City, its the live performance of the entire cast of Sunday noontime variety show Asap Mania 05 at 12 noon followed by Asap Fanatics at 2:30 p.m.
Both shows will be staged at SM City Davao Grounds.
Leading the cast are the shows' hosts Gary Valenciano, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Kuh Ledesma, Vina Morales, Piolo Pascual, Luis Manzano, Christian Bautista, Rachelle
Ann Go, Sarah Geronimo and other big ABS-CBN talents.
At 4 p.m at the Entertainment Plaza, Ella May Saison will entertain shoppers and revelers with a live performance.
At the same time, sultry star Desiree del Valle will grace the Magic Festival Special at the Atrium of Gaisano Mall of Davao.
At 7:30 at the PTA Grounds, catch the Sexbomb and Sugarfree performing live in a free concert tagged as Pasasalamat ni Mayor, one of the highlights of the festival. It is a "thank you" concert offered by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to residents and visitors.
what can i say.....WOW!!!!!
buti nalang may TFC!
waaahhhh!!! i miss Davao na... kadayawan ngayon di ba? huhuhu... i missed it again. buti na lang uuwi ako next month.
does anyone know how far m'lang, cotabato is from davao city? tnx!