“Madayaw Dabaw!”  A text  greeting I got from Region XI Tourism Director Mr. Art Bongcato a few hours after we landed in the Durian City, Davao! And I just have to ask him what it means and replied “it’s a friendly greeting meaning All great from Davao!” ^_^

Kadayawan originated from Davao’s ethnic tribes who would come together and celebrate a bountiful harvest, which serves as a thanksgiving to the gods. A few  things we learned from our Sun Cellular boss and mentor, Mr. Rolan Lagura as he explains what Kadayawan is as we roam around Davao during the Indak Indak sa Kadalanan.

 

After walking a few kilometers following the Indak Indak sa Kadalanan route, we watched from the Sun Cellular stage the routines prepared by the contestants. Here’s some of our shots from Indak-indak sa Kadalanan.

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Kadayawan 2013

Kadayawan 2013

Kadayawan 2013

Kadayawan 2013

 

Kadayawan 2013

Kadayawan 2013

 

Kadayawan 2013

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Kadayawan 2013

Kadayawan 2013

 

Kadayawan 2013

Kadayawan 2013

 

Kadayawan 2013

Kadayawan 2013

 

Kadayawan 2013

Kadayawan 2013

 

 

Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan 2013 winners:

Open Category:

Champion: Panay National High School from Sto. Nino South Cotabato

First Runner-up: Tribo Sulalan from Polomok, South Cotabato

Second Runner up: Tribo Talaingon, Davao del Norte

 

Dava0-based Category

Champion: Holy Cross College of Calinan

First Runner up: Magallanes Elementary School

Second Runner up: Sta. Ana Natonal High School

 

When in Davao, stay at the awesome Park Inn by Radisson Davao!

Park Inn by Radisson Davao

Park Inn by Radisson Davao