‘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.

Rome-based Mindanao protest artist sets Davao exhibit

Jul 14, 2007

The artist whose works include sculptures of Pope Paul VI, on display at the Vatican University, a monument of Pope John Paul II displayed in Guam, and a two meter statue of Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr at the EDSA Shrine, will unveil works spanning 50 years at the Ground Floor, NCCC Mall Davao from July 1 to 31, 2007.

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.

Guam eyes bigger tourism market in Davao

Jul 02, 2007

Herbert Arabelo, president of the Guam Visitors Bureau, cited Davao City and the provinces as a good market for tourists given the increasing number of Filipino tourists going to Guam.

From the highest mountain to the Davao Gulf

Jun 22, 2007

We have the best talents in Davao as far as adventure and kayak racing is concerned, said Rey Sumagaysay, head of a mountaineering federation in Mindanao who also runs an outfit called EDGE Outdoors Adventure, the group that teaches and provides the skills and equipment for mountaineering.