A local official here clarified Thursday that the Hiyas ng Kadayawan is “not a beauty contest”.
A government commission wants to give face to Filipino epic heroes through a national painting competition.
The early pullout of the Metro Manila Filmfest winner “Bonifacio Ang Unang Pangulo (Bonifacio the First President)” from theatres by a big mall here due to poor ticket sales drew flak from progressive leaders.
MFF is organized annually by the Mindanao Film and Television Development Foundation, Inc. in partnership with the National Commission for the Culture and Arts.
A high ranking official from Department of Education in Davao del Norte has urged the campus journalists to “practice responsible journalism.”
Carl Lenn M. Nasayao, 12, and a grade six pupil, bested other 15 participants coming from various regions in country.
A conference of catholic educators here under the Diocesan Apostolate on Catholic Education in Tagum (DACET) underscored the role of Catholic educators to promote and evangelize young people.
Religious groups slammed the Department of Education after it removed the phrase “God-loving” in its 2013 vision statement.
“Kadayawan is a Bagobo word that means happiness. It’s a time our communities gather after harvest time, to thank the gods for the harvest. We celebrate through feasts, and with songs and dance played with our instruments,” he said.
One of the main destinations of this week’s national fact-finding and solidarity mission (NFFSM) to investigate human rights violations was the municipality of Talaingod, Davao del Norte, which has been in the news lately with the evacuation of more than a thousand of its Manobo residents after the start of massive military operations in late March. More than 900 of them eventually found refuge in Davao City, where they stayed for a month until an agreement to remove military presence in their villages was reached in a dialogue facilitated by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario. They have since returned to their homes, but their recovery is just beginning, and its completion by no means certain.
This Tuesday April 29, the critically-acclaimed movie Norte : Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (North, the End of History) by Mindanao-born director Lav Diaz will have its one-time special screening at the Abreeza Mall Cinema at 6:30 pm.
DAVAO FILM “SABINE” PRESSCON
Cast of the Davao-filmed movie Sabine, (from left) China Roces, Bangs Garcia, and screenwriter Tom Anthony promote the movie’s screening this week at Gaisano Mall of Davao and Tagum during Wednesday’s Club 888 Media Forum. The movie of an abused girl finding redemption would be released internationally in 2014. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)