Saturday, August 21, 2010

Indak Indak sa Kadalanan

One of the best highlight of Kadayawan festival are the parade of excellent music and graceful dances that we called as Indak Indak sa Kadalanan, the street dance presentation starts from eight in the morning to twelve at noon. You can witness them from Roxas Avenue, C.M. Recto Ave., San Pedro Street to City Hall Drive. You can enjoy also street dancing showdown from Davao-based groups from two to four in the afternoon at Rizal Park and the showdown performance of out-of-town groups from six to ten at Rizal Park. See you there!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Exciting Events

There are many exciting events and wonderful festivities for this day August 20, 2008 here in Davao City. The Kadayawan Festival schedule for today are the fabulous cultural and dance presentation with the Sayaw Mindanaw preliminary presentation from out-of-town groups at SM City Event Centre from seven in the morning up to seven in the evening. You can also witness some indigenous tribes presenting their wares and produce at Lumadnong Bantawan featuring Tribung Klata at Rizal Park, Tribung Maranao at Peoples’ Park from ten in the morning up to twelve while Tribung Tausug at Rizal Park and Tribung Klata at Peoples’ Park starts from three to five in the afternoon. If you like to watch Mindanawon artists to compete the finals of Tunog Mindanaw World Music Festival at around five in the afternoon until the evening at the NCCC Mall. That's all for today and happy Wednesday to all...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Malagos Garden Resort

The second prize won by the Malagos Garden Resort, from Bgy. Malagos, Calinan, Davao City. Malagos Garden is the place for Philippine Orchid, Vanda Sanderiana, commonly referred to as the Waling Waling, indigenous birds and other wildlife species. They have also Amazing Bird Show and sculptures of Philippine National Artist for Sculpture Napoleon Abueva and many more.

Sul Orchids

Sul Orchids got the Grand prize winner of the Pamulak or Floral Parade, Kadayawan Festival, Davao City. This beautiful floral arrangement owned by Mrs. Sally Uy Leuenberger and her husband Engineer Eduardo Leuenberger. According to Fr. Rene C. Ocampo, S.J., the Alumni Director of Ateneo de Davao University, both Ed and Sally were once a members of the Ateneo de Davao faculty.

Floral Parade

Last September 13, I received email from our smart Fr. Rene C. Ocampo, S.J., the Alumni Director of my Alma matter Ateneo de Davao University. And I would like to share the message and the set of photos he sent to me. Here it is:

September 13, 2008

Dear Mymy,

Greetings from the Ateneo de Davao!
The Pamulak (Floral Parade) was another major activity and attraction during the August Kadayawan festivities. Below are pictures of the winners in the Traditional Category and other participating floats. Grand prize winner was Sul Orchids, owned by Mrs. Sally Uy Leuenberger and her husband Engineer Eduardo Leuenberger. Both Ed and Sally were once upon a time members of the Ateneo de Davao faculty. The 2nd and 3rd place prizes went to the groups owned by Charito Puentespina and her family. Charito Puentespina was a student of mine way back in the 60s and belongs to BSC 1967.

Congratulations to the Leuenbergers and Puentespinas and all the other winners and creators of the Floral Floats which participated in the last day of this year's Kadayawan Festival! May these colorful and beautiful floats with all their pretty flowers, fruits, plants and other gifts of Mother Earth imprint in our minds and hearts respect and grateful love for God's gift of Mother Earth which provides us, specially in Mindanao, with so many blessings for our happiness. May we reciprocate God's bounty by strengthening our spirit of brotherhood/sisterhood, our peaceful living and sharing with one another, specially the needy.

Happy Weekend! God bless you and your loved ones.

with warm regards, Fr. Rene C. Ocampo, S.J.
Alumni Director
Ateneo de Davao University