DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Traditional colorful floats dominated this year’s Pamulak sa Kadayawan and Pitik Kadayawan as the city celebrated the last day of the 33rd Kadayawan Festival.
Floral floats focused on the free interpretation in the celebration of life, thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, and the bounties of a harvest of the city, its traditions, myths, and legends which depicted this year’s theme:“STAND TALL…UNITED …RESILIENT…”
At six in the morning last August 19, Davaoeňos as well as local and international tourists flocked the main city streets to witness the Pamulak sa Kadayawan and Pitik Kadayawan 2018.
Despite the scorching heat of the sun, they came to take pictures of the floats and posted these in the social media.
The parade was led by the crowned beauties Hiyas sa Kadayawan 2018 Nes-Ann Braem Naraga, from the Kagan Tribe, Hiyas sa Panaghiusa Sittie Aisha Hadji Salim from the Maranao Tribe and Hiyas sa Kalambuan Karen Joy Dowing from the Bagobo Klata tribe.
The Big Float category had four entries and proclaimed as its champion the float owned by the Kisan Lu and Development Inc. The 2nd prize spot was bagged by International Pharmaceuticals while the 3rd prize winner was awarded to Air Asia Philippines.
Consolation prize was awarded to Krispy Kreme and VXI Global Holdings.
The Small Float category had 20 entries where the Teleperfomance was proclaimed as its Grand Champion. The 2nd prize winner was the Camella Homes Davao, while the third prize spot was bagged by the S & R Company.
Consolation prize was awarded to Flower Section Agdao Public Market and Palawan Pawnshop – Palawan Express Pera Padala.
The Alternative float category had eight entries which showcased unique floats. The Davao Horse Club was proclaimed the grand champion while the 2nd prize went to the Dabawenyo UK Corporation, and the 3rd price went to Man’s Best Friend.
Aside from the competing floats, there were a total of 12 non-competing entries who joined the Pamulak sa Kadayawan parade such as the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia, and 11 big national and local companies.
Meanwhile, the Pitik sa Kadayawan had 14 entries.
Its proclaimed Grand Champion was the Asuncion National High School Drum beaters while the 2nd Place was bagged by the Caraga Drum beaters; 3rd Place winner was the Bambad National High School, 4th Place winner was the Davao Eagle Drum beaters, and the 5th Place went to the Mati National Comprehensive High School.
Consolation Prizes went to:
1. Sto. Tomas National High School Beat Blasters
2. KTMSCES drumbeating
3. Perstropa Musicus Drum beaters
4. Catalunan Pequeno National High School
5. Macarangao Agricultural Vocational High School
6. Padang-padang Festival Drum Beaters (Parang, Maguindanao)
7. Music Knights Sinagila Ensemble
8. Gatas LGBT