In every month of August my hometown -- DAVAO CITY -- celebrates KADAYAWAN  which is derived from the Mandaya word "Madayaw". The main event would usually happen every third weekend of the month. Being away from home makes me miss this kind of city events as i usually watch the Indak Indak sa Kadalanan (streetdancing competition) and the float parade and even watched some shows. This year I am missing it again but I am reading and watching the events that are happening, thanks to technology. At this celebration tourist from other countries and even local visits Davao to witness the event. And to welcome them Davao City treats them with the DAVAO PUNCH.
picture from www.mindanaoan.com
 Those who are arriving in Davao City from August 11 - August 21, 2011 will be welcome with a PUNCH! :) .. It is a non alcoholic drink from the mixture of pomelo, guava, and calamansi. It was concocted by a chef from Center for Culinary Studies Davao in time for the Kadayawan Festival 2011.
picture from Ms. Jojie Alcantara of www.dabawenya.me
Another offer from the City is the E-TRIKE Free Ride initiated by the City Tourism Operations Office.
picture from Ms. Jojie Alcantara of www.dabawenya.me
It is a battery operated motorcycle with a capacity of six passengers. Around 20 e-trikes woll be roaming around the city as a service to the public for free.
picture from Ms. Jojie Alcantara of www.dabawenya.me
Routes will start at Museo Dabawenyo passing through C.M. Recto, Roxas Avenue, Ponciano St., San Pedro St., Bolton St., Magallanes St., and back to origin. It will be available from August 15-21, 2011.

Yearly a search for the indigenous young lady is being done for the Hiyas ng Kadayawan of the year. And for this year Princess Bai Rahima M. Usman from the Maranao Tribe won the crown.
picture from Ms. Jojie Alcantara of www.dabawenya.me
Other highlights of the festival are the:
Dabaw Dabaw Street Market
Hudyakaan -a food street event
Ho Chia sa Chinatown
Lumadnong Gama - Indigenous Peoples' Crafts Trade Fair
Sayaw Mindanaw
Tunog Mindanaw
and what I like the most are the:
Indak Indak sa Kadalanan which is a streetdancing competition
Pamulak Kadayawan the fruit and floral floats parade showing davao's blessings of bounty considered to be one of Asia's Most Livable Cities.
And as a way of thanking the Dabawenyos, Mayor Sarah Duterte and Vice Mayor Rody Duterte will have a free concert showcasing Callalilly and Freestyle.



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