Culture

Davao prepares for Pacquiao fight

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Mar 10, 2008

Anticipating Davaoeos’ excitement over the rematch of World Boxing Council international super featherweight champions Manny Pacquiao and Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez, the Araw ng Dabaw executive committee prepares wide screens at the Quezon park and Almendras gym on the Araw ng Dabaw celebration on March 16.

‘New’ Kadayawan goes back to its tribal roots

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Aug 14, 2007

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

By TYRONE A. VELEZ and CHERYLL D. FIEL | Davao Today

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

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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.