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Rumored presidentiable Sen. Chiz Escudero and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte share a light moment during Kadayawan Festival 2009

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Fans of rumored presidentiable Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte will love the picture in this Mindanaoan blog entry. Opposition Sen. Chiz Escudero was one of the main guests of Mayor Rody during festivities marking the city’s Kadayawan Festival 2009 last August 22, 2009. Judging by the happy smiles on the faces of these two popular political personalities, do you think this is a sign of an alliance to come? WHAT DO YOU THINK? In his visits to Mindanao, by the way, Escudero has repeatedly called for increased investments by government in agriculture and infrastructure to maximize the island’s economic potential.

Davao City Deca Wakeboard Park to open on August 28, 2009

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Experience beyond the ride! That's what the soon-to-open Deca Wakeboard Park in Davao City, Mindanao promises! And on August 28, 2009, sports enthusiasts will have their first taste of the fun of wakeboarding as Deca Wakeboard Park - Davao opens its doors...and just in time for the Kadayawan Festival 2009! Located at Deca Homes Resort Residences at Brgy. Tacunan, Mintal, Davao City, this wakeboarding complex in Mindanao, which aims to be the largest in the whole of Southeast Asia, will definitely provide a big boost to the local tourism industry. So who says that there's not much to do in Mindanao? For the uninitiated, wakeboarding is a surface water sport wherein a person uses a wakeboard (this one’s smaller than a surfboard but a little bit bigger than a skateboard) over the sur...

Davao City, Mindanao is all set for Kadayawan Festival 2009!

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The City of Davao is geared up for this year’s celebration of the Kadayawan Festival. As city streets have already been adorned with colorful buntings and streamers, the 2009 Kadayawan Festival Executive Committee - headed by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte along with private sector co-chair Lorenzo Te, Jr. - has lined up an exciting calendar of events for this year’s celebration. This year’s theme, “Naghiusang Katawhan Nakigdait sa Kalibutan” (“One People in Communion with the Earth”), fittingly responds to the need of the times as Dabawenyos are reminded of their responsibilities towards Mother Earth. As Davao’s indigenous tribes have deemed the earth as the core of their existence, they have also maintained a special connection to the earth which is also the source of the life, livi...

Horse fights to be re-staged during Kadayawan Festival 2009

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I can already smell the protests courtesy of animal welfare advocates. Horse fights (also known as "Paaway Kuda"), which are part of the culture of indigenous peoples, will be revived in this year's Kadayawan Festival 2009 celebration. Horse fight competitions will be staged from August 17 to 23, 2009 during the 2009 Kadayawan in Davao City, Mindanao. I bet the people behind the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) and other animal welfare organizations can't wait to travel to Davao and condemn the "cruel" competitions. Recently, the Davao City Council Committee on Lumads (Indigenous Peoples), led by Councilor Myrna Dalodo-Ortiz, revealed that the National Commission for Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) has approved the staging of horse fights during the Kadayawan Festival. In a horse f...

Hitting Davao City’s Kadayawan Festival 2009? You might want to join the Wave Beach Party

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Do you have plans of attending the Kadayawan Festival 2009 in Davao City this month? If you're looking for one more event to check out during this much-awaited Davao City festival, then why don't you head on down to Garden By The Bay Resort in Lanang, Davao City on August 21, 2009, 9PM for the "WAVE: Beach. Breeze. Booze." event? Dance to the music of DJ KEELO and DJ MAXIE of CLUB VUDU Cebu City. DJ ZHAUN will also be on the mic pumping up the party! The event, according to the organizers, will also be featured on TV. This Kadayawan 2009 Beach Party will also see the participation of various henna tattoo artists and fire dancers. Tickets are sold for P250. Open bar from 9PM-11PM on selected cocktail drinks. Prizes will be given to lucky guests. There will only be limited number...

Kadayawan Urban Race 2009 on!

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In celebration of the 2009 Kadayawan Festival in Davao City, Mindanao, a fun-filled activity which aims to help promote the city's sights and sounds is set to happen on August 21, 2009. Dubbed "Kadayawan Urban Race 2009," the event also aims to encourage the people of Davao City to experience the exciting events happening during the Kadayawan Festival 2009 and have them visit various sites and locations in order to see what the city has to offer. Organizers hope to encourage the participants to not only enjoy the spirit of the Kadayawan festivities but also for them to experience a friendly competition among fellow Davaoe?os. This activity is sanctioned by the City Tourism Operations Office as one of the official events of this year's Kadayawan festivities. The Kadayawan Urban Race w...

Disappointed with two Davao City taxi drivers

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So I was in Davao City over the weekend for their Philippine Councilors' League gig. Since I'm a certified Dabawenya (born and raised in Davao City!), I was the self-appointed "tour guide" of sorts during our two-day stay in the largest city in the world. Now what I'm about to share is NOT to lambast anyone. Instead, I'm hoping that somehow this could serve as a wake-up call not only for the City Tourism Office of Davao City but also for the hundreds of taxi drivers in Davao City as well. You see, on our first night in Davao, our group, composed of five people, caught two taxis from Matina Town Square (MTS). Ches and I rode in one taxi while the other three rode in the other one. I won't name the taxi company anymore. Suffice it to say that it may take me a while before I flag down o...
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