DAVAO CITY, Philippines—The provincial government of Davao del Norte has stepped up its preparation for its 50th founding anniversary slated on July 1.
Come June 23, various activities will be held as part of the nine-day activity although the celebration softly opened with the launch of the 50-day countdown of the anniversary last May 12, according to the province’s Information Office dispatch on Sunday, June 18.
“It is a celebration of the many successes of the Dabaonon people and their bullishness about the future,” said Davao del Norte Governor Anthony del Rosario.
With this year’s theme, “Bulawanong Paghinumdum, Bulawanong Panlantaw (Golden Commemoration, Golden Vision),” the people of Davao del Norte, according to Del Rosario, will “celebrate the evolution, development and achievements of the province over the past 50 years.”
The celebration aims also to capitalize and nurture the province’s “proud heritage, enduring multicultural identity, resiliency and creativity in building a better future.”
On Friday, the Kadagayaan Festival 2017 will be officially launched, which will feature Agri-aqua Trade Fair, Tourism Fair, and exhibits, among others.
Other events include, among others, the Binibining Davnor Pageant, Hudyaka Street Dancing and Grand Showdown to be participated by different groups all over Mindanao; the MUSAMAN TriDavNor National Triathlon; Davao Aguilas Footbal games; and, nightly activities and variety shows.
President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to grace the event, del Rosario said. He added that he will be launching the Golden Year year-long celebration featuring a wide range of celebratory activities that will conclude onJuly 1, 2018. (davaotoday.com)