“It was awkward to celebrate the fiesta because of ‘bountiful and abundant blessings’ while other poor vendors have none unless God will rain down manna from heaven,” Bagnio added. ...Read more ›
By DANILDA L. FUSILERO Davao Today KIDAPAWAN CITY - Authorities here assured that they would enforce strict guidelines on safety and environmental protection on the Mt. Apo climb as they open this year’s episode of the Octotrek. City Tourism officer Joey Recimilla said that this year’s OctoTrek “will enforce strict monitoring of the trekking guidelines to ensure security of the trekkers and preservation of ...Read more ›
At the end of the float parade, Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte addressed the audience thankful that the Kadayawan Festival is ending on a peaceful note, after several days of jitters and uncertainties. ...Read more ›
Birang ug uban pang sugilanon sa mga Bayaning Lumad sa Mindanao assumes the dual function of a school children’s book and a pastime for adult readers interested in humble beginnings, native birth, rituals and assaults. The color and realism of indigenous culture is interspersed in the universal concepts of freedom, valor, independence and patriotism—themes that are lost in the commercial pageantry and crass spectacle of Philippine indigenous festivals. ...Read more ›
The bright colors, banging of drums, vibrant dances and chants reverberated the streets during the Kadayawan’s Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan (Street Dancing). ...Read more ›
Sta. Ana Police Senior Supt. Ceazar Cabuhat estimated the crowd was 33% less than last year's attendance and attributed the dip to security concerns. Despite this situation, revelry is still up in the air. ...Read more ›
But with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s plan of calling off the festival due to security threats, the deputy mayors would have to make do with less festivities this year. ...Read more ›
By TYRONE A. VELEZ
Pierre Rissient, who was credited for introducing Philippine cinema to the international scene by bringing National Artist Lino Brocka’s movie Insiang to Cannes in 1976, seemed to embody those words, as he wowed an audience of filmmakers, actors and movie enthusiasts in packed 150-seater cinema facility for classic and non-commercial movies, Cinematheque Davao last week. ...
By MART D. SAMBALUD
Based on the data pooled from the confirmed HIV/AIDS cases, the proliferation of the deadly HIV virus attributed to their “risky sexual behaviors” which involves engaging in “unprotected” sex with multiple partners, high needle sharing, practice of anal sex and low condom use, among others. ...