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The King of Festivals is here once again! Kadayawan Festival 2015 or the 30th Kadayawan sa Dabaw will be held in Davao City from August 17 to 23, 2015.
Kadayawan Festival is Davao City's grandest and most colorful celebration that highlights Davao tribes' culture, tradition and everyday lives. Kadayawan is also where we all thank the good Lord for bountiful harvests! :)
Here's the Kadayawan 2015 schedule of activities (please feel free to SHARE!):
It's also a special non-working holiday in Davao City on August 24, 2015 so plan your trip well!
Happy Kadayawan Festival! See you in the streets! :)
The Kaamulan Festival 2015 schedule of activities is finally out. Kaamulan Festival, a yearly festival that aims to gather Bukidnon’s 7 hill tribes, is usually held every March but in 2014, the Kaamulan Festival was held in August so that it would coincide with the Bukidnon Centennial Celebration. This 2015, the Bukidnon government decided to move it to October.
The Kaamulan 2015 festival schedule of activities can be found below but please do “like” the Kaamulan Festival Facebook Page to be constantly updated.
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OCTOBER 1 - GRAND OPENING
6 AM - Opening Ritual (Pamukalag), Grandstand Malaybalay
– Motorcade (to be participated by festival sponsors)
– School Band parade
- Food Fest, Agri Fair, Indigenous Ba...
The search for the next Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 is on and the Northern Mindanao leg will be held in Cagayan de Oro! The Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 Northern Mindanao regional search will be held on June 7, 2015, 4 PM at the Centrio Mall Activity Center. There will be a pre-screening of interested candidates, though, on June 6, 2015, 9 AM at N Hotel.
The reigning Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 Eva Patalinhug, Brazilian-Japanese model/actor Fabio Ide and Mags Boutique CEO Mags Cue will be at the pageant.
The event on Sunday is open to the public.
The candidates will also get to wear the fab creations of popular local fashion designers including my friends Boogie Musni-Rivera and Mavy Cooper de Leon, Benjie Manuel and Mark Yaranon.
Mindanaoan will cover the event on June 7, 2015. Fol...
The capital of Bukidnon is set to celebrate the 138th Araw ng Malaybalay. The Araw ng Malaybalay 2015 / Malaybalay Foundation Day 2015 official schedule of activities has already been released and as you can see, there are lots of reasons for you to go and visit Malaybalay City.
Among the activities are sports tournaments (chess, softball, tennis, dart, bowling, basketball, table tennis and sepak takraw), wall climbing challenges and horse and carabao competitions.
Click on the image below for a larger view:
Top Filipino band Parokya ni Edgar will also topbill a concert on June 13, 2015, 7 PM, at the Malaybalay City Covered Court / Freedom Park.
Catch Chito and the rest of the guys as they entertain you with their hit songs including "Buloy," "Bagsakan," "Harana," "Halaga,"...
Hi, everyone! I will be traveling regularly to Malaybalay City, Bukidnon in the next two weeks to cover the city's 17th Charter Day celebration. Malaybalay is the Province of Bukidnon's capital :) With the theme "Commitment and Integrity in Service," the Malaybalay City Charter Day Celebration will start tomorrow, March 9, 2015 although technically the charter day will really be on March 22.
A lot of activities have been scheduled. FREE admission to all of the LGU-sponsored events. If you also want to participate in any of the activities, sign up for free at the city hall. For sports-related events, go to the Grandstand in Sumpong.
If you're also planning to visit Malaybalay, please feel free to leave a comment and I'll be happy to guide you. I also have a banner below for recommende...
Took these photos of Vice Ganda during the 2014 Kaamulan Festival slash 100th Founding Anniversary of Bukidnon. Just like the print on Vice Ganda's shirt, "Sorry I'm bad" because I only shared these now :D Anyway, Vice performed right after Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla (KathNiel loveteam). I also have photos of the KathNiel loveteam HERE.
The show happened last September 1, 2014 at the Capitol Grounds, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. Aside from Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo, host and club owner Tim Yap was also there.
I was granted VIP access so was able to take these shots. Thank you to Tim, Direk Javi and to Senator Migs Zubiri!
* Used my trusty Nikon D40 DSLR with 18-200mm lens. Yes, I know, I need a new cam!
Changdeokgung Palace, a 600-year old UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the very first palace we visited in Seoul, South Korea. Changdeokgung Palace is one of the "Five Grand Palaces" built by the Joseon Dynasty kings. Located at Jongno-gu district, this is a beautiful palace complex to roam around in and take photos of.
We picked a good day to visit this Seoul palace. It was Chuseok Festival, Seoul's biggest festival, and entrance fees to all palaces were waived.
This is the Injeongjeon (Main Hall)
These seemingly stone markers were placed so that officials knew where to stand.
The premises are very well-kept and well-maintained, as you can see in the photos. I can already imagine how pretty this area would be during fall or...
October is the BEST time for you to visit Camiguin Island a.k.a. the island of your imagination, the Island Born Of Fire here in Mindanao, Philippines! Camiguin Island celebrates its annual Lanzones Festival every October - it's a festival that celebrates the bountiful harvest of sweet, fleshly lanzones fruits that the island is best known for.
Mark your calendars from October 18 to 26, 2014. The Camiguin Lanzones Festival 2014 schedule of activities can be found below.
Highlights of the 2014 Camiguin Lanzones Festival include:
October 18 - Walk For A Cause, 4:30 AM, San Nicholas de Tolentino Parish Church
October 19 - Grand Opening Ceremonies (Exhibits), 2 PM, PPR Tourism and Sports Complex
7:30 PM, opening night and Mutya ng Buahanan evening gown competition
10 PM Oktob...
"It's Showtime" hurado Jhong Hilario was one of the celebrities who visited Bukidnon for the 2014 Kaamulan Festival, the yearly gathering of the Province of Bukidnon's 7 hill tribes. Jhong Hilario joined Kamikazee for the SMART sponsored night held last August 31, 2014 at the Capitol Grounds, Malaybalay City.
Thank you very much to Talk 'N Text for giving Mindanaoan and several Bukidnon Bloggers Group members VIP access!
Here are some of the photos I took:
If ABS CBN brought in Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla for Kaamulan Festival 2014 (Bukidnon's yearly gathering of 7 hill tribes), GMA 7 brought in 4 of their celebrities. During the Kapuso Night held last August 30, 2014 at the Capitol Grounds in Malaybalay City, Yasmien Kurdi, JC Tiuseco, Enzo Pineda and Jeric Gonzales performed before a crowd composed of tens of thousands.
Congratulations to GMA 7 for the successful event! And thank you very much for the VIP access :)
For other Kaamulan Festival 2014 updates and photos, like the Kaamulan Festival page
See how happy this fellow is? :)
The Province of Bukidnon just finished celebrating its 100th founding anniversary last September 1, 2014. The province capped the celebration with a pyromusical display and a special concert featuring popular comedian Vice Ganda and top loveteam KathNiel - Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. An estimated 300,000 strong crowd gathered at the Capitol Grounds in Malaybalay City.
This Mindanao blogger got lucky to have had VIP access, much thanks to Tim Yap and Direk Javi Martinez. Thank you so much!
Here are just some of the photos I took that night:
More photos of KathNiel in Bukidnon
KAAMULAN FESTIVAL 2014 - The Kaamulan Festival 2014 street dancing and float competition is one of the major highlights of Bukidnon's yearly gathering of its 7 hill tribes. This year, the much-awaited event was held for two days - August 30 and 31, 2014 - at Malaybalay City. All Bukidnon cities and municipalities were asked to join the competition this Kaamulan Festival 2014 in line with the province's 100th founding anniversary (Bukidnon Centennial). In previous years, only between 7 and 10 contingents join the competition due to budget constraints.
Sharing with you some of the photos taken by Mindanaoan's Kaamulan 2014 team during the Kaamulan Festival 2014 ethnic street dancing and float competition:
Visiting the Province of Bukidnon for the Kaamulan Festival and for its 100th founding anniversary? Here's more reason for you to come!
The provincial government of Bukidnon is bringing in popular comedian Vice Ganda and today's hottest loveteam KathNiel - Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla as well as TV host Tim Yap for the Bukidnon Centennial concert on September 1, 2014, 7 PM at the Capitol Grounds, Malaybalay City.
FREE admission. Expect thousands of other spectators so better come early! There will also be a fireworks display.
See you all there! Follow Mindanaoan on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates and photos :) My username in all those social networking sites - @mindanaoan
The updated Kaamulan Festival 2014 schedule of activities
Come join me as I live loud this Cagayan de Oro fiesta 2014! Come and party at the most-awaited "LIVE LOUD - Hot Nights 2" on August 27, 2014, 8 PM at the Limketkai Mall Parking Lot D, CDO!
Fueled by Petrol Jeans and presented by CDO's most dynamic high school batches - Lourdes College High School 1990 and Xavier University High School 1990 - "Hot Nights 2" will feature some of the country's best music masters! DJ Ace Ramos, DJ Ron Poe and the lovely Zombettes (DJ Sanya Smith and DJ Ornussa Cadness) will share the stage with homegrown talents DJ RB (my fellow Islands Souvenirs ambassador! Woot Woot!), DJ Kyle and DJ Bookee. Buganda Tambol will also provide the loudest beats!
Yes, folks, these lovely models-turned-DJs will be there!
Sexy Petrol models and ambassadors will a...
A Filipino-American beauty bagged the Laga Ta Bukidnon 2014 crown last night, August 17, 2014 during the Miss Bukidnon Centennial coronation night held at the Kaamulan Open Theater in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.
Miss Malaybalay 2014 Marah Smith won the Laga Ta Bukidnon 2014 title. Smith, a student of Central Mindanao University and who also won the Miss CMU Palaro crown, is half-Filipino, half-American. Her mother is from Malaybalay City while her father is African-American.
During the talent night, she sang. Here are photos taken during the Laga Ta Bukidnon talent night.
The other winners of Miss Bukidnon 2014:
1st Runner Up - Miss Talakag
2nd Runner Up - Miss Libona
3rd Runner Up - Miss Manolo Fortich
4th Runner Up - Miss Malitbog
GMA 7 Kapuso star Benjamin Alves also se...
The search for the new Miss Iligan 2014 has begun! If you want to join the Miss Iligan 2014 beauty pageant, then attend the screening sessions on July 27 and on August 3, 9 and 10, 2014, 1:30 PM to 4 PM at the Golden Pot Restaurant, 2nd floor function room, Quezon Avenue ext Pala-o, Iligan City.
Interested ladies must meet the following qualifications:
- at least 5'3" in height
- between 17 and 25 years of age
- at least high school graduate
- must be a resident of Iligan for at least 6 months
- with good moral character
Don't forget to bring your birth certificate as well as your cocktail outfit and swimwear.
The Miss Iligan 2014 beauty pageant is one of the highlights during the annual Diyandi Festival.
Kadayawan 2014, the annual festival in Davao City that showcases the city's rich and diverse culture and tradition, is happening from August 11 to 17, 2014.
Themed "Kalamboan sa Kinaiyahan: Kadayawan sa Katawhan" (Nature's Flourishing: People's Well Being), the 29th Kadayawan sa Dabaw will also serve as a thanksgiving celebration and will provide the platform for the various indigenous tribes Ata Manobo, Ubo Manobo, K'lata, Matigsalug, Maranao, Tagabawa, Maguindanao, Sama, Tausug and Kalagan to converge.
The word "Kadayawan" comes from the Mandaya word "Madayaw" which means anything valuable, good, pleasant, beautiful and bountiful.
Kadayawan Festival 2014 Schedule of Activities:
July 26 to August 26, 2014
Kadayawan Fair, Agro-Trade Exhibit including Lumadnong Gama (SM Par...
The 2014 Kagay-an Festival schedule of events has finally been revealed! The CDO fiesta is now also known as Higalaay Kagay-an Festival 2014 (Higalaay means friendship - pretty apt since Cagayan de Oro is known as the City of Golden Friendship) and is celebrated in honor of the city's patron saint, St. Augustine (August 28).
Check out the following Kagay-an Festival 2014 core events which are the rallying points for the campaign to promote Cagayan de Oro City and the surrounding areas as an investment and tourism destination:
Mindanao Fashion Summit on August 8 to 10 at Limketkai Rotonda - 1pm to 8pm
Kumbira (the country's longest-running culinary show) on August 13 to 15, 2014 at the Limketkai Mall Atrium, 10am
Garden Show & Agri Fair on August 8 to 31, 2014 at Gaston ...
Sinuglaw or sinugba + kinilaw (grilled pork belly and fish ceviche), to me, is one curious, interesting, weird but delicious dish. I mean, look, you have raw fish salad mixed with charred meat and then embraced together by vinegar, tabon-tabon and a colorful, merry mix of ginger, onion, chili and other spices. Party in your mouth!
Now if you've tried sinuglaw in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, then you'd agree with me when I say that it's definitely one of the tastiest in the country! So tasty that there's an annual Sinuglaw Festival in CDO!
Yes, folks, for 2 glorious months, we can all taste sinuglaw prepared various ways. The Sinuglaw Festival 2014 CDO is a signature event of the Cagayan de Oro Hotel and Restaurant Association (COHARA) and a prelude its yearly-flagship event, KUM...
I'm really, really excited to share this with all of you! I'm heading to Sarangani Province in a few days for the much-awaited Sarangani Bay Festival 2014 or SarBayFest 2014!!! :D I can't wait to visit the beautiful white sand beaches at Glan, Sarangani again and witness just how fun the biggest beach festival in Mindanao is!
I would like to extend my most heartfelt gratitude to the Provincial Government of Sarangani led by Governor Steve Solon for this very special invitation and most especially to the First Lady of the province - Ma'am Michelle Solon :) Thank you, thank you very much!
Interested to attend the Sarangani Bay Festival 2014 as well? Come!
Here's the Sarangani Bay Festival 2014 schedule of activities:
May 16, 2014
5 AM - Swim Across the Bay
8 AM - SarBay T...
Kaamulan Festival 2014 - The Philippines' only ethnic cultural festival is happening real soon! The Kaamulan Festival 2014 will take place the entire month of August and will culminate on September 1, 2014. The Kaamulan Festival 2014 Bukidnon is a yearly gathering of Bukidnon's 7 hill tribes. You can read more about the Kaamulan Festival here.
Below is the Kaamulan Festival 2014 Schedule of Activities - please SHARE this :) Thank you!
For more Kaamulan 2014 festival updates, "like" the Kaamulan Festival Facebook Page
If you have Twitter, you can also follow the Bukidnon Online Twitter account and for Facebook users, please follow the Bukidnon Online Facebook Page.
* photo owned by Mindanaoan.com
If you own a business and you want to make your presence felt during the Kaa...
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