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Old July 27th, 2005, 10:54 AM   #1
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Fiestas and Celebrations

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Malapit na ang August and it's kadawayan time!!!

Learn more about Davao's greatest festival...

Kadayawan, a Bagobo term for celebration of a bountiful harvest, Kadayawan is derived from the aboriginal word "dayao" which means good or "madayaw," things that are of great value or is profitable, superior or beneficial. The festival activities include fruit and flower show, trade fair, tribal/civic/military parade, traditional sports activities, horsefight, Search for Mutya ng Davao and street dancing. Dubbed as the "festival of festivals," the Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival is probably the country's biggest festival today.

The event was participated in by different dance groups from all over Mindanao and the colorful float parade was the country's biggest with 84 participants from the city's different walks of life. Although already a customary practice of the indigenous people of Davao, the thanksgiving festival was institutionalized in 1986 to unite the Dabawenyos after the turbulent Martial Law years. It was then called Apo Duwaling, a contraction of the famous icons of the city, namely: Mt. Apo, durian and waling-waling. Two years later, it was renamed Kadayawan to better reflect the merry spirit and indigenous theme of the celebration.

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SINULOG
The country's biggest spectacle

Sinulog is a dance ritual in honor of the miraculous image of the Santo Niño. The dance moves two steps forward and one step backward to the sound of the drums. This resembles the current (Sulog) of what was then known as Cebu's Pahina River. Thus, in Cebuano, they say it's Sinulog.

More than just the meaning of the word is the significance of the dance. Historians now say that Sinulog,which is of pagan origin is the link between the country's pagan past and its Christian present. Lets trace it's history.

Historical accounts say that before Portuguese navigator came to Cebu on April 7,1521 to plant the cross on its shore and claim the country for the King of Spain, Sinulog was already danced by the natives in honor of their wooden idols and anitos. Then Magellan came and introduced Christianity. He gave the Santo Niño ( image of the Child Jesus ) as baptismal gift to Hara Amihan, wife of Cebu's Rajah Humabon who was later named Queen Juana. At that time, not only the rulers were baptized but also about 800 of their subjects. Unfortunately however, shortly after the conversion, Magellan went into a reckless adventure by fighting the reigning ruler of Mactan, Rajah Lapu-lapu, with only a handful of men. He died in the encounter. That was on April 27,1521.

The remnants of Magellan's men were however able to return to Spain to report the incident and the possibility of conquest. It took 44 years before a new group came and started the formal christianization of the islands. Miguel Lopez de Legaspi arrived in Cebu on April 28, 1565. His ships bombard ed the village and in one of the burning huts, one of his soldiers named Juan Camus found inside a wooden box the image of the Santo Niño lying side by side with native idols.

Historians now say that during the 44 years between the coming of Magellan and Legaspi, the natives continued to dance the Sinulog. These time, however, they danced it no longer to worship their native idols but a sign of reverence to the Santo Niño, which is now enshrined at the San Agustin Church (renamed Basilica Minore del Santo Niño).

Of course through the years since 1521, the dance was a small ritual danced by a few in front of wooden idols or before the Santo Niño. In fact, at the Santo Niño Church where the image is consecrated, only the candle vendors could be seen dancing the Sinulog and making offerings. During the Santo Niño fiesta which fall on the third Sunday of January,children dressed moro-moro costumes also dance the Sinulog. This was really no big event for Cebu City.

In 1980, however, David S. Odilao, Jr., then Regional Director of the Ministry of Sports and Youth Development (MYSD), organized the first ever Sinulog parade. He gathered a group of students, dressed them up, taught them how to dance the Sinulog to the beating of the drums. It was a small parade really which went just around the Basilica but it caught the imagination the City of Cebu, which then thought of making the Sinulog a festival that would rival all other festivals being held yearly in the country.

Sinulog '81 was then organized. Practically all sectors in the Cebuano community got involved. To distinguish the festival from the popular Ati-atihan Festival in Aklan, the organizers decided to use the parade to depict the history of the Sinulog which, as had been said, is the dance which links the country's pagan pasty and Christian present. Seven floats were created to depict seven different periods of history. Each float were followed by dancers wearing costumes depicting the periods. They all danced the same beat the Sinulog parade started at 1 P.M. at the Cebu Provincial Capitol and ended about midnight at Fort San Pedro-Plaza Independencia area. And the show continued until the wee hours of the morning.

This made Sinulog the country's biggest spectacle. So every year thereafter, the Sinulog parade and activities became bigger and better.










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Kadayawan Updates

Festival Events (August 15-21, 2005)

Pasasalamat (August 15)
This event is the formal opening rituals of the festival with an ecumenical ceremony.

World Music Festival (August 15)
This event is a songwriting competition based on indigenous rhythm and the musical traditions evoking universal themes of love, hope and virtuous existence.

Indigay sa Lumadnong Dula (August 15 & 16)
An array of indigenous traditional community sports participated by indigenous people, barangay folks and youth to foster cross-cultural relations, cooperation and unity, and to nurture the city’s culture of peace.

Hiyas sa Kadayawan (August 13 & 17)
The gender-free search for the Festival Symbol with Mindanawon appeal to promote Davao City and Mindanao, its products and industries, particularly fashion, tourism and floriculture presented in a pageant, a fashion extravaganza juxtaposed with a tribal folklore.

Urog Etnika (August 17)
This event is a showcase of ingenuity, creativity and artistry of Mindanao-based fashion, floral and make-up artists. Locally woven fabrics, fibers and accessories, and other materials endemic to Mindanao will be utilized. The creations will be worn and modeled by the Hiyas sa Kadayawan finalists.

Davao River Festival (August 18)
A celebration performed along a celebration of life in the historic Davao River bringing to the fore the beginnings of the pioneering communities of Davao and the ecological concerns of the Davaeños.

Agongan ug Kulintangan (August 18)
This event is a showcase of musical skills and dexterity in the playing of agong, kulintang, gabang and other indigenous musical instruments participated by the indigenous elders and young enthusiasts of the tribal arts.

Bagobo Horsefight (August 19)
This is a famous Bagobo tradition where native stallions are made to compete for a chosen mare.

Davao Indigenous People’s Festival (August 19)
This is a tribute to the tribal elders from various indigenous and Muslim tribes fostering inter-generational legacy. This is also a showcase of Davao’s indigenous cultures culminating in traditional songs and dances and the presentation of their respective “Byaneng”.

Indak-indak sa Kadalanan (August 20)
A peoples’ celebration through street dancing and merriment to the beat of tribal music along the major streets of Davao City, highlighted by choreographed theatrics.

Yanog ug Yugyugan sa Kadalanan (August 20)

Disco dancing on the streets with reverberating sounds of live bands and the best FM stations in town with simultaneous concerts, dancing and night partying in Davao’s popular entertainment enclaves.

Floral Float Parade (August 21)
This is a parade of florally dressed floats of various shapes and sizes showcasing the abundant vegetation of the Davao Region.

Source: http://www.davaoweb.com/kadayawan.html
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Continuing Events




Mindanao Festivals Expo (August 14-21)
The sights and sounds of the major festivals in the island of Mindanao back-dropped by the sceneries of their host cities and municipalities.

Agro-Industrial Trade Fair (August 6-28)
This is a Mindanao trade fair participated by farmers, plant growers, handicraft producers and manufacturers with a floriculture exhibit and a competitive displays of outstanding, rare and indigenous floras found in many gardens in the Philippines.

Kaan Dawet (August 14-21)
This is a food and music fiesta where all can feast on Davao cuisine and dance all night to the beats of indigenous and contemporary music bands.

Davao Arts Exhibits (August 1-31)
This is an exposition of Mindanao tribal arts and selected photographs and paintings by Davao’s artists.

Dagway Kadayawan (September 1-11)
A photo exhibit of the best entries in a competition open to amateur and professional photographers who will visualize, record and document the various festivities of the Kadayawan.

Source: http://www.davaoweb.com/kadayawan.html
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Latest kadayawan pics...



PTA Grounds

Flowers..flowers


The king of fruits- DURIAN.
Kahit san streets ka dito sa Davao may Durian, kulang nlng ipabigay, 30 pesos lng per kilo! kindda cheap huh.

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I'm curious to know what does "Kadayawan" mean?
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Kadayawan means a celebration for a bountiful harvest. For more details, pls see the first post above..hehe
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vewy nice, ano ang premyo sa best costume
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posted at davao thread...

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just to finish my kadayawan 2005 updates as started in the first davao thread ....

winners for the floral float parade on major division:

FIRST PRIZE: NCCC MALL



SECOND PRIZE: SM MALL


THIRD PRIZE: CHOWKING
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Monday, August 22, 2005
Indak-Indak, Dance Fest heat up Kadayawan '05

DAVAO City's major streets were filled with the spirit of thanksgiving as people gather to witness and participate in the much-awaited Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan on Saturday.

The outstanding performance of far-off contestant from Lanuza, Surigao del Sur got them the first prize, a whopping P500,000!

Not to be outdone is a homegrown entry, the Magallanes Elementaray School bagging the second prize bringing home P300,000. Meanwhile, entry from Malita, Davao del Sur and Maragusan, Davao Oriental got third and fourth places, respectively with P150,000 and P75,000 cash prizes.

Meanwhile, ten consolation prizes worth P10,000 each and twenty consolation prizes of P5,000 each was given to non-winning entries.

Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan is the people's celebration through street dancing and merriment to the beats of tribal music. This year, 31 participants from different schools and art companies all over Mindanao are set to best each other with their unique presentations of their respective interpretations of the theme Subay Sulay sa Buhing Kabilin.

Dabawenyos were treated to well-crafted performances from the different schools in the region.

Meanwhile, Matina Elementary School and Pangkat Silayan Theater Collective of the University of Southeastern Philippines share the limelight after they bagged the grand prize for the junior and senior categories of the Mindanao Indigenous Dance Festival at SM City Davao Entertainment Plaza on Friday.

After passing the preliminary competition last August 16 and 17, Matina Elementary School bested 12 other entries all over Mindanao in the junior category, while USEP emerged as the best among 17 others in the senior category.

Matina Elementary School received P40,000 in cash and a trophy while USEP received P60,000 and a trophy.

Other winners of the junior category were the Senga Hara Cultural Dance Ensemble of Bucana Elementary School (second prize) and Bolton Elementary School (third prize) receiving a trophy and P30,000 and P20,000, respectively.

Meanwhile, entries outside Davao City placed second and third prizes in the senior category.

Helobung Troupe of Lake Sebu and Liceo de Cagayan University received a trophy and P40,000 and P30,000, respectively.

A consolation prize of P10,000 was given to non-winning entries. (Sun.Star Davao)
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Monday, August 22, 2005
Mall wins top prize in floral float tilt
By Jenny Molbog-Mendoza

THOUSANDS of people trooped to various streets of Davao City Sunday to witness the Floral Float Parade, won anew by NCCC Mall of Davao, whose entry sent "a message of unity and progress."

The parade, one of the highlights of Kadayawan sa Dabaw, capped the week-long festivities.

People from neighboring provinces and cities and foreign tourists visited the city to join in the Kadayawan celebration and have an actual experience of how festive and colorful the float parade is.

On Saturday, thousands of people also flocked the city streets to witness another highlight of the festival, the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan, participated in by various cultural dance troupes from all over Mindanao.

There were 23 floats of various establishments and institutions who joined in Sunday's parade--13 of which joined in the competing division while the remaining 10 were non-competing.

Of the 13 competing entries, five entered in the large category while the eight were for the small category.

NCCC Mall topped the large category, followed by SM City Davao and Chowking, also last year's 2nd and 3rd placers, respectively.

The Floriculture Industry of Davao Inc. (Fidi)'s entry won first prize in the small category. RDL came in second, and Sul Orchids copped third place.

The parade started at 7 a.m. on R. Magsaysay Avenue. It then passed through the streets of C.M. Recto, Bonifacio, Legaspi, San Pedro, exited on Quezon Boulevard and ended at the PTA Ground.

Among those competing in the large category were NCCC Mall, SM City Davao, Rogemson's Bambini Cosmetics, and Chowking.

While Greenwich Pizza, SUL Orchids, Floriculture Industry of Davao Inc. (Fidi), RDL Products, Club Vee Dub Davao, PCEEM, Leonardo Direct Sales, and SK Federation participated in the small category.

Marjun Marcelo Cristobal, the designer of SM City Davao's float, earlier said that with the way he interpreted the theme "Sulay Subay sa Buhing Kabilin", the company has a huge chance of grabbing the top prize.

The float of SM City Davao featured a family, all clad in native costumes.

"This means that in preserving our culture, everything should start in the family," he said.

Aileen Gajo of the Public Relations Department of NCCC Mall, said their float sent the message of unity and progress.

"This year's float features the Philippine Eagle and its offspring, representing a conscious effort of conserving it for the next generation. Our float was designed by Romeo Chua," she said.

Cristobal and Gajo refused to divulge the cost of their floats.

Criteria for judging include symbolism, 20 percent; design, 40 percent; and execution, 40 percent.

Prizes for the winners in the large category are P200,000 for the first prize; P150, 000 for the second prize; and P100,000 for the third prize.

In the small category, winners received P100,000 (first prize), P75,000 (second prize) and P50,000 (third prize). (JMM)
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^ The pictures here are so fun and festive! The floats are impressive! So eye-catching!
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The floats are what caught my attention the most ... the Kadayawan and Sinulog looks very fun and festive
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ILOILO
A celebration called Dinagyang

THAT is all you can hear on every 4th weekend of January in Iloilo. A very popular tagline used by Ilonggos to express their warm participation during the "Dinagyang" celebration. A commemoration in honor of Señor Sto. Niño whom Ilonggos believe was very miraculous in times of famine and drought.

"Dinagyang" came from the root word "Dagyang" which means to make merry. A religious and cultural activity, it is a celebration of Ilonggos whose bodies are painted with black in effect to imitate the black, small and slender Negritos who are the aborigines of Panay. The warriors are dressed in fashionable and colorful Aeta costumes and dance artistically and rhythmically with complicated formations along with the loud thumping and sound of drums.

On Jan. 24 and 25, the streets of Iloilo City will once again come alive as the Ilonggos commemorate the annual festivity. This year's celebration is themed, "Devotion in Motion."

Before, Dinagyang was called Ati-atihan like that of the Kalibo festivity. History tells that it started when a replica of the image of Señor Sto. Niño was brought to the San Jose Parish Church in Iloilo from Cebu. The people of Iloilo honored the coming of the image and then became devotees. Until they made the day of the Image's arrival as his feast day which falls on the 4th Sunday of January. Since 1968, it was already considered a yearly celebration, culminated by a nine-day Novena, an Ati-ati contest and a fluvial procession on the last day.

It was only in 1977 that Ilonggo writer and broadcaster Pacifico Sudario named the riotous celebration "Dinagyang" to make it unique from other Ati-atihan celebrations.

As years went by, the celebration continued to be highlighted by a mass at San Jose Parish at the break of the dawn; by a "Kasadyahan" which is the opening event of the celebration, also a merrymaking but is a dramatized dance presentation about the Aeta's existence, the landing of the 10 Bornean Datus in Panay and the colonization; and by dances and more merry making which have become a tourist attraction.

As more and more tribes from the barangays, schools and nearby towns and provinces participate, the contest became more competitive in terms of costumes, choreography and sounds. The tribes compete for the following Special Awards: Best in Discipline, Best in Costume, Best in Performance, Best in Music and Best in Choreography.

These are aside from the major awards for the champion, first runner-up, second runner-up, third runner-up and fourth runner-up.

Participating tribes learn to design artistically and with ingenuity in making use of Ilonggo native materials like dried anahaw leaves, buri or coconut palm leaves and husks and other barks of Philippine trees. Choreography was studied and practices were kept secret. Sounds were seen as an authentic medium that keeps the tribes going in uniform.

They also include a brief dramatization of how Christianity was brought to Panay and the arrival of the 10 Bornean Datus telling about the exchange of the Aetas of their land for the Borneans' Golden Salakot (native hat) and a long pearl necklace which is also parallel with the Kasadyahan celebration.

During the celebration, people participate with the Kasadyahan. Some dressed in Aeta costumes, some paint their faces with black paint, some put on colored artificial tattoos and wear other Aeta ornaments. At night, there are public dancing on designated areas.

Dinagyang is an annual event, when the whole town rejoices, shouting their pride of being an Ilonggo and telling their culture. It is a joyful looking back to the past. It is not just a celebration, it is a religious evangelization. Going back to Iloilo is more like a past fulfilled and a looking forward for future celebrations. It is our culture. The Aeta culture. That's why it is painting the town black.
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The man behind this year's festival
Aurea A. Gerundio

SUPERVISING the Kadayawan festivities is one big task that require a leader who can direct everything that's going on, especially on this 20th Kadayawan Festival when just about every facet of Davao is being celebrated -- indigenous and contemporary culture, arts, music, agriculture, food, games, nature, trade and development.

But for this year's Kadayawan sa Dabaw Foundation Inc. (KSDFI) president Arnold D. Navales, planning the events in the Kadayawan festivities was not so difficult to handle.

Navales said most of the events included in this year's celebration have been introduced in the past celebrations already and thus they now have some working system they are merely following.

"Every year, the Kadayawan Foundation is just innovating most of the events in the previous Kadayawan festivities. Nagdadagdag na lang ng mga events," Navales said.

Navales said Davao City is rich with indigenous traditions that could be revisited in various ways.

"The theme Subay, Sulay sa Buhing Kabilin, which means to trace and try the living heritage, imply that the Dabawenyos have their existence a long time ago and here were are looking for their lost culture, arts and tradition and live with it. It is through a celebration of bountiful harvest that we can experience it," Navales said.

Navales attributes his ability to head the KSDFI to his inclination toward arts and culture.

When he was president of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountant (Picpa) Davao Chapter in 2000, he said, he had organized several cultural presentations during assemblies.

Navales, who is presently the manager of the Systems and Internal Audit Department of the Davao City Water District (DCWD), said his inclination to arts and culture somewhat convinced the DCWD Board to choose him to represent the company to the KSDFI.

Navales refuses to claim all the credit for the activities in the Kadayawan celebration saying the success of the celebration is the product of a group effort.

Navales said the ample support from other KSDFI officials including Chair Susan Durano, Vice Chair Oscar Casaysay, Vice President Sylvia Alegria, Secretary Precy Sacriz, Auditor Ricardo Aguilar and other members of the board, City Tourism Officer Id Acaylar and Councilor Susan Isabel Reta has greatly helped in coming up with a very festive Kadayawan.

Navales did not miss the support from the business sector as well for he financial support.

Navales is thankful also for the support of Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte especially in making sure that the Kadayawan festivities will go on as peaceful as possible.

"The City Government gave P700,000 financial assistance pero hindi namin tinanggap kasi gusto naming na ang pera ay gamitin na lang para sa pagkain, panggasolina at iba pang kailangan ng police na magbabantay ng seguridad ng mga tao during the entire Kadayawan celebration," Navales said.

As Navales will turn over his position to the next president of the KSDFI next year, he looks forward as well to seeing a more vibrant and festive Kadayawan.
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Standing up for horsefights
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THE horsefight has for so long been one of the most exciting highlights of the Kadayawan Festival through the past two decades.

Every August of the year, when Davao City holds its thanksgiving for bountiful harvest, Dabawenyos are treated to this exciting battle between two stallions for one coveted prize: a mare.


Called the Bagobo horsefight since such diversion is part of the traditions of the Bagobo tribes, this is one of the biggest crowd-drawers not just for locals and lumads but also foreign visitors.

The thrill of a one-on-one battle of two stallions, kicking, biting and snorting is a display of strength and passion.

And like in previous Kadayawans, the Bagobo tribesmen and the people of Davao were expecting another horsefight this year.

They were in for a disappointment. The Bureau of Animal Industry jolted City Hall recently by sending a communication ruling that holding a horsefight would invite possible legal actions as this is cruelty to animals.

Apparently dismayed by the communication, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte asked the opinion of the City Legal Office on the matter and found the same answer: The horsefight faces legal impediments.

This is among the prohibitions in Republic Act No. 8485 or the Animal Welfare Act of 1998. Section 6 of RA 8485 states: It shall be unlawful for any person to torture any animal, to neglect to provide adequate care, sustenance or shelter, or maltreat any animal or to subject any dog or horse to dogfights or horsefights, kill or cause or procure to be tortured or deprived of adequate care, sustenance or shelter, or maltreat or use the same in research or experiments not expressly authorized by the Committee on Animal Welfare."

Still, despite the legal implications, City Hall tried to push through with the Bagobo horsefight but the lack of venue forced it to suspend the event.

The argument being that horsefighting is an age-old tradition of the Bagobos and the horses, while they are wounded and bruised in the process are not killed.

Very much unlike cockfighting.

"We would have wanted to go on with the holding of the horsefight," says City Administrator Wendel Avisado, adding they intend to settle the argument in court. "The mayor wanted this to become a test case."

Avisado said the PTA would have been an ideal venue for the event, but the place is already full of activities like the Agro-Industrial Trade Fair. "The owners of other possible venues are also adamant because they ar afraid they will be dragged into a possible legal action," Avisado said.

"But the mayor had expressed his views. We would have wanted to hold it," Avisado added.

Bagobo tribe leader Datu Max Gabao said they tried to contest the BAI ruling by writing a letter to President Macapagal-Arroyo asking her to allow them to hold the horsefight.

Malacañang responded by referring the matter to the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, but until now NCIP has yet to act on it.

Gabao said they have no choice but to forego the holding of the Bagobo horsefight this year. He, however, vowed to push through with the event next year.

"The horsefight is part of our culture," Gabao said. It is known that horsefighting is a long revered tradition of the Bagobo. It originated as part of an annual three-day celebration of their thanksgiving to the Manama (god) for bountiful harvest. On the third day of the thanksgiving, the different datus hold a horsefight to signify their respective strengths and influence.

In place of the Bagobo horsefight, the Kadayawan organizers will hold the tribal wedding this year where a total of 10 couples will be wed.

Duterte may have ran out of space this year, but he definitely is going to hold the horsefight in 2006 and challenge the law.

The Bagobo tribesmen, who look up to the horses as symbols of strength, are bent on keeping their culture and tradition.

The horsefight controversy, like the horsefight itself, is worth watching.
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