MAYOR Sara Duterte-Carpio (sixth from left) with the deputy mayors of Davao Metropolis’s 11 indigenous teams throughout the launching of the 34th Kadayawan sa Davao Pageant on July eight. — BW/LEAN S. DAVAL, JR.
THIS YEAR’S Kadayawan Pageant can have the principle occasions unfold out on completely different weekends as a substitute of the standard one week for a possibility to accommodate extra guests. “There have been lots of people who had wished to go to town for the Kadayawan Pageant however they weren’t capable of come as a result of our lodges and different lodging have been absolutely booked. So this 12 months, they are going to have extra time to return because the huge occasions are already unfold out all through the whole month of August,” Metropolis Tourism Officer Gene Rose D. Tecson. The 34th Kadayawan will even have extra actions highlighting the 11 indigenous peoples (IP) and their position in shaping Davao Metropolis’s historical past and future. “A future outlined by our personal phrases, progressive but sustainable, fashionable however guided by classes of the previous and the knowledge of our forebears,” Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio stated throughout the pageant’s formal opening final Monday on the dusitD2 Resort. Among the many occasions lined up are the bantawan, or cultural exhibits, that includes the traditions and dances of the 11 IP teams and the dula Kadayawan, or tribal video games. “This 12 months extra collaboration with the 11 tribes on the subject of the cultural occasions,” Ms. Tecson stated. The town authorities is anticipating round 250,000 vacationers throughout the Kadayawan month. — Maya M. Padillo