“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.
Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan 2013 winners:
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
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!