Davao News

  1. INAUGURATIONS are most festive occasions. So far the Davao August calendar was marked with celebrations of flowers, food, fashion and beauty. Here’s a round-up of what transpired on Week 2.

    Kadayawan official opening at Magsaysay Park

    The council promised a grander, bigger and more colorful Kadayawan festival this year and the opening ceremony proved that they meant business.

  2. THE 72nd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia had a greater significance to a number of Indonesians in Mindanao as it was on this day when they also celebrated their citizenship.

    "We have more than 8,000 Indonesia descent living in Mindanao. They've been here for long, long time ago, they've been here without documents," said Indonesian Consul General Berlian Napitupulu during last Thursday's celebration at the Consulate General in Ecoland Subdivision, Matina, Davao City.

  3. RIO Olympian Mary Joy Tabal's golden finish in women's marathon yesterday in the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia is hoped to usher in more gold medals for the Philippines' delegation seeing action in the biennial meet.

    The 28-year-old Tabal of Barangay Guba, Cebu City said, "Hopefully sunod-sunod na po (ang panalo ng Pinoy)."

  4. NO OVERALL champion was declared but some 350 participants returned to their respective homes as winners after the inter-faith Sports for Peace Children's Games concluded Saturday afternoon at the Mergrande Ocean Resort in Toril, Davao City.

    Kagan Tribe's Jhamad Sucatan of Sasa, an 11-year-old Grade 6 student of Sirawan Elementary School, said he had fun not just in the games but also in other activities of the two-day event.

  5. A FRIEND, a Mandaya leader who is into indigenous people's education, rued how Lumads themselves when asked in a television coverage of the Kadayawan Festival reinforce the incorrect interpretation of the Lumads being animists and therefore pray to the birds and the beasts as if these were gods.