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Kadayawan Festival 2013 Davao City schedule of activities

BIMP-EAGA, Davao City, Davao Del Norte, Davao del Sur, Entertainment, Events, Features, Festivals, Fiesta, Mindanao, Mindanaoan Update, Society, Tourism, Travel
It's Kadayawan 2013 time, folks! Mindanao's king of festivals, Kadayawan Festival, is happening this August! The 2013 Kadayawan Festival in Davao City will once again showcase Davao's rich and diverse culture and tradition, thanksgiving of oneness with the Earth and bountiful harvest. The Kadayawan Festival 2013 will also provide the opportunity for the various indigenous tribes such as the Ata Manobo, Ubo Manobo, K’lata, Tagabawa, Matigsalog, Maranao, Maguindanao, Tausug, Sama and Kalagan to converge. The term "Kadayawan" comes from the Mandaya word "Madayaw" which means anything good, valuable, bountiful, beautiful. Kadayawan Festival 2013 Davao City Schedule of Activities Follow Mindanaoan on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and Instagram for updates. Kadayawan Festival 201...
Backpacking in Camiguin Island

Backpacking in Camiguin Island

Camiguin, Mindanao, Tourism, Travel
Camiguin, also known as the Island Born Out Of Fire, is an island one passes by on a boat ride between Cebu and Cagayan de Oro City. This small island has seven volcanoes, several waterfalls, and hot and cold springs. People visit Camiguin to primarily enjoy the water spots, but there’s more to the island than testing its waters. Also known as the island of fire because of its many volcanoes, Camiguin is rumored to one day simply sink should there be a terrible eruption. But before that happens (and hopefully not), its best you know that Mt. Hibok-Hibok – the most active among the seven volcanoes – has been dormant since it erupted last 1951. Scientists are monitoring the volcanoes as well, as a cautionary measure and for study. You can either fly in Camiguin or take the ferry. Most ...
2012 Kaamulan Festival in Bukidnon schedule of activities

2012 Kaamulan Festival in Bukidnon schedule of activities

Blogging, Bukidnon, Entertainment, Events, Features, Festivals, Fiesta, Leisure, Mindanaoan Update, Tourism, Travel
It's that time of year again! The Kaamulan Festival in Bukidnon, once called by former Tourism Secretary Ace Durano as the only authentic ethnic festival left in the Philippines today, will soon take place. The 2012 Kaamulan Festival will start on February 16, 2012 and will end on March 10, 2012, the very same day the Province of Bukidnon celebrates its 95th Foundation Day. The Kaamulan Festival 2012 schedule of activities can be found below. The Kaamulan Festival is the annual gathering of Bukidnon's 7 hill tribes namely Bukidnon, Talaandig, Manobo, Higaonon, Matigsalug, Tiguahanon and Umayamnon. Among the highlights of the 2012 Kaamulan Festival in Bukidnon are: Kaamulan Festival Bukidnon 2012: February 16, 2012 - soft opening of Kaamulan Festival 2012 at Malaybalay Cit...
Surigao del Norte to hold Lubi Lubi Dance Festival 2011 and skimboarding cup

Surigao del Norte to hold Lubi Lubi Dance Festival 2011 and skimboarding cup

Arts, Culture, Events, Festivals, Fiesta, Government, Mindanaoan Update, Sports, Surigao, Surigao del Norte
Following the successful Bonok Bonok Festival 2011, here's another event in Surigao that you guys might want to watch out for. The Provincial Government of Surigao del Norte and Bacuag Mayor Sheila Mae O. Cebedo, in cooperation with the Department of Tourism and other government agencies, are holding the 2nd Lubi Lubi Dance Festival 2011. The 2011 Lubi Lubi Dance Festival will be held on October 7, 2011 at Bacuag, Surigao del Norte, Mindanao, Philippines. Meanwhile, from October 5 to 7, 2011, there will also be a skimboarding competition in Bacuag. The 5th National Skim Boarding Competition will be held at Z-Bay Wall, Bacuag, Surigao del Norte. Check out the event posters below:
Davao City launches “Life Is Here” tourism campaign

Davao City launches “Life Is Here” tourism campaign

Advocacy, Announcements, Arts, Beauty, Bisaya, Blogging, Culture, Davao City, Davao Del Norte, Davao del Sur, Features, Government, Headline, Leisure, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, Opinion, Tourism, Travel, Videos
Davao City has a new tourism campaign and I love, love, love it! The Davao City Government recently launched its "Davao - Life Is Here" tourism campaign and they used the Philippine Eagle as the tourism icon. To quote Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte: “What is it in Davao that we want to present to the market? We have the Philippine Eagle, we have the durian and pomelo. We go to Samal (beaches) for lunch or we go to Eden (Nature Resort) to picnic. These are the things we need to promote." As we all know, my hometown Davao City is also known for its annual Kadayawan Festival, Araw ng Davao festivities and its Summerfest! The new "Davao. Life Is Here" campaign reportedly cost Php 1.5 Million. Rey “Bai” Manginsay, a former Lanao del Norte resident, was tapped as creative co...

Malacanang confirms appointment of Ramon Jimenez as new Tourism Secretary

Beauty, Business, Consumer, Corporate, Culture, Government, Headline, Journalism, Leisure, Media, Mindanaoan Update, News, Personalities, Politics, Society, Tourism, Travel
Twitter was abuzz today with reports that Philippine President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III has found a replacement for Alberto Lim, erstwhile Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary. Lim resigned, citing personal reasons. Aquino reportedly accepted Lim's resignation effective August 31, 2011. Now, Malacanang has confirmed reports that a new person has been found to lead the Department of Tourism. In a press release, Malacanang said that Ramon Reyes Jimenez Jr. has been appointed by Aquino as Acting Secretary of the Department of Tourism. Jimenez is now the new Tourism Secretary. Mon Jimenez, as he is known to his peers, has been in the field of marketing communications for a total of 35 years, and is considered one of the pillars of Philippine advertising. He has been a writer, creativ...

Bonok Bonok Festival 2011 in Surigao

Arts, Caraga, Contests, Culture, Entertainment, Events, Features, Festivals, Fiesta, Mindanaoan Update, Surigao, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Tourism
After the Kadayawan Festival in Davao City, Kagay-an Festival 2011 in Cagayan de Oro City and the 13th Tuna Festival in General Santos City, it's now time for another Mindanao festival --- Bonok-bonok 2011 Maradjaw Karadjaw Festival in Surigao! Bonok Bonok 2011, which officially starts on September 9, 2011, features ethnic mardi gras street dancing and other festivities. Bonok Bonok Maradjaw Karadjaw 2011 is also held in line with the annual fiesta celebration of San Nicolas de Tolentino on September 10. This year’s Bonok Bonok 2011 street dancing competition has two categories: the Free Interpretation (FI), which is open to barangays, schools and municipalities within and outside the Province of Surigao del Norte and the Bonok-bonok (BB) based which is open to barangays of Surigao C...

Davao event: Malagos Farm Fair 2011

Advocacy, Davao City, Entertainment, Events, Features, Leisure, Mindanaoan Update, Tourism
Are you Davao City-bound soon? Or are you a fellow Dabawenyo? Then let's all head down to the Malagos Farm Fair 2011 on August 6 and 7, 2011! The Malagos Farm Fair is a weekend full of seminars, farm games, music and entertainment, food tasting and yes, time with our animal friends :) It will be one fun open house weekend! During the 2011 Malagos Farm Fair, attendees will not only have the chance to see cows, ostriches, pheasants, chickens, ornamental birds, ducks, horses, peacocks and dairy goats, they will also have the chance to buy some and learn how to raise them as well. Themed "Responsible and Efficient Farming Systems," this year's Malagos Farm Fair will be held at - where else - Malagos Garden Resort, a 12 hectare inland nature resort in Malagos, Calinan, Davao City. According ...

Review: Castle Peak Hotel Cebu City | and why I won’t stay in Castle Peak Cebu again

Cebu City, Hotels, Mindanaoan Update, Reviews, Tourism, Travel, Visayas
Castle Peak Hotel Cebu City is the second Cebu City lodging place that I think I will never patronize ever again. The first one is Paragon Suites along Juana Osmena, Cebu City where I had a rather unpleasant stay early this year. Castle Peak Hotel in Cebu City is now the second one on my "must not try again" list. Before anything else, though, I want to make something clear. I HATE giving negative feedback especially on services or establishments that are related to Philippine tourism but if giving it would serve as a wake-up call for entrepreneurs or managers and if giving it would mean that they'd change and learn to give better service next time around, then I won't hesitate to do so. So here goes. Castle Peak Hotel Cebu is located along F. Cabahug corner President Quezon Streets,...

Photos: New Bacolod Silay Airport

Blogging, Mindanaoan Update, Photos, Tourism, Travel
One of the reasons why this blogger from Mindanao had to spend roughly two weeks in Visayas was a fab, much-awaited weekend in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental with my gal pals Joyce, Iza and Crissa! Although it wasn't my first time to visit Bacolod City (the renowned City of Smiles and home of the Masskara Festival), it was my first time to spend three days with dear friends whom I all met in Manila. I'll tell you more about these amazing ladies in the next few posts :) For now, I'll share with you some travel tips should you take the Cebu-Bacolod route soon (the Masskara Festival is just around the corner, after all!) and some of the photos I took at the fairly New Bacolod Silay Airport. I usually book my flights online using a credit card. For my Cebu City to Bacolod City flight, I...