Moro candidates of the upcoming Hiyas sa Kadayawan 2017 expressed their sentiments on different issues, from the war against terrorism and discrimination against them.
The 11 candidates to this year’s Hiyas ng Kadayawan pose for the cameras in a press conference on Thursday, August 10 at the Star Hotel in Davao City. The candidates were selected by their tribes to represent them to the competition which will be held on August 18. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Less than two weeks before the Kadayawan festival officially opens, the Davao City Tourism Office is already 75 percent done with overall preparations, an official said.
Davao residents are bracing for a long weekend after Malacañang declared August 18 a non-working holiday.
City Tourism Office is hopeful to exceed last year’s influx of tourists in the city’s annual Kadayawan celebration next month, an official said.
Organizers of Kadayawan sa Dabaw festival tout this year’s celebration as the “biggest and the brightest” in a bid to counter negative press brought about by Martial Law.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, along with the deputy mayors of the 11 ethnolinguistic groups of Davao City reveal during a media launch at the Marco Polo Hotel on Monday the new logo for this year’s celebration of Kadayawan sa Dabaw celebration. Organizers tout this year’s Kadayawan celebration to be the “biggest and brightest” in a bid to attract more tourists amid the Martial Law declaration that has hampered business activity in the city. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
There will be no compromises to this year’s celebration of Kadayawan festival, a city official said.