‘New’ Kadayawan goes back to its tribal roots

Aug 14, 2007

Tribal women perform during the opening ceremonies of the Kadayawan Festival last week. ( photo by Tyrone A. Velez) Click here for more Kadayawan pictures.


As the city announced a shift in the way the annual Kadayawan Festival is celebrated — that is, for one, showcasing Lumad culture and tradition not for tourism’s sake — tribal leaders remain concerned that the festivities hardly depict the struggle of Mindanao’s indigenous peoples to pursue their unique way of life and retain control of their ancestral lands, which have been encroached into by big mining companies and plantations.

Report erring taxi drivers, LTO urges Davaoenos

Jul 14, 2007

Following the adverse reports against taxi drivers as mentioned by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte in a city governments regular television program Gikan sa Masa Para sa Masa, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has warned taxi drivers to stop their modus operandi of using tampered, non-calibrated or fast-metered meters, including illegal acts of disembarkment of passengers, misconduct and misbehavior against women passengers.

Braga wants e-jeepneys in Davao

Jul 13, 2007

In a privilege speech, Councilor Pilar Braga touted the 12-seater electric vehicle “as the next Philippine transport icon.” The e-jeepneys, she said, “are aimed to demonstrate that there are climate-friendly alternatives to the current polluting modes of public transportation in the Philippines. Aside from its non-pollutive effect, it is also very economical and very good for the owners and drivers as it will increase their income compared to the use of diesel/gas.”

Prestigious photo mag picks Davao photog for Boracay assignment

Jul 10, 2007

Jojie Alcantara

The prestigious international magazine Digital Photographer Philippines (DPP) launched a partnership with Sony Ericsson and Seair to fly five photographers to select destinations in the Philippines and provide them with a photographic challenge and adventure. A photographer from Davao, Jojie Alcantara, is one of them.