Ten tribes endorse their Hiyas ng Kadayawan candidates

Hiyas ng Kadayawan 2011
Hiyas ng Kadayawan 2011

Hiyas ng Kadayawan 2011 is Davao’s annual search for that distinctive indigenous young lady who is knowledgeable of her native culture and wisdom through a pageantry of Mindanaoan myths and legends.

Ten young women from respective and distinguished tribes of Davao will be presented in their ethnic garbs, cultural performances, interviews and indigenous attires in a competition to vie for the festival gem of Davao.

Talent night is at 6PM on August 16th at the Abreeza Mall. The Grand Coronation Night is at 6PM, August 17th, at the Davao City Recreation Center (formerly Almendras Gym).

The 10 young ladies are : Fauzia Jamsuri, 20 (Tausog); Leah Jean Benito, 20 (Matigsalog); Jhel Ann Oboc, 18 (Obu Manuvu); Zarina Mangadta, 15 (Maguindanao); Judelyn Ogos, 18 (Bagobo Tagabawa); Almeline Cheenee Hamid, 19 (Sama); Norie Fe Licomes, 24 (Bagobo Klata); Rahima Usman, 16 (Maranao); Bernalin Mamboo , 18 (Ata); Mia Rose Sarip Apadan, 18 (Kagan).

Photos courtesy of Rhonson Ng

Candidate No. 1 Fauzia Jamsuri, 20, Tausug
Candidate No.1 Fauzia Jamsuri, 20, Tausug tribe

 

Candidate No. 2  Leah Jean Benito, 20, Matigsalog Tribe
Candidate No. 2 Leah Jean Benito, 20, Matigsalog Tribe

 

Candidate No. 3 Mia Rose Sarip Apadan, 20, Kagan Tribe
Candidate No. 3 Mia Rose Sarip Apadan, 20, Kagan Tribe
Candidate No. 4 Jhel Ann Oboc,18, Obu Manuvu Tribe
Candidate No. 4 Jhel Ann Oboc,18, Obu Manuvu Tribe

 

No. 5 Zarina Mangadta, 15, Maguindanao Tribe
Candidate No. 5 Zarina Mangadta, 15, Maguindanao Tribe

 

Candidate No. 6 Judelyn Ogos, 18, Bagobo Tagabawa Tribe
Candidate No. 6 Judelyn Ogos, 18, Bagobo Tagabawa Tribe

 

Candidate No. 7 Almeline Cheenee Hamid, 19, Sama Tribe
Candidate No. 7 Almeline Cheenee Hamid, 19, Sama Tribe

 

Candidate No. 8  Norie Fe Licomes, 24, Bagobo Klata Tribe
Candidate No. 8 Norie Fe Licomes, 24, Bagobo Klata Tribe

 

Candidate No. 9 Rahima Usman, 16, Maranao Tribe
Candidate No. 9 Rahima Usman, 16, Maranao Tribe

 

Candidate No. 10 Bernalin Mamboo, 18, Ata Tribe
Candidate No. 10 Bernalin Mamboo, 18, Ata Tribe

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11 responses to “Ten tribes endorse their Hiyas ng Kadayawan candidates”

  1. percival Natividad Avatar
    percival Natividad

    Amazing!!! All fingers up!

    Worth inspiring and emulating… keep up as i follow u thru!

  2. lorie Avatar
    lorie

    mam jojie my bet is candidate no.8, asa pwd makita o mabasa ang all about sa mga candidates sa hiyas (and ila profile gani…:)

    1. Jojie Alcantara Avatar

      Lorie, magdagdag ako bukas, okay? 🙂

  3. iris mae Avatar
    iris mae

    hi mam jojie. can i ask u something . do u believe that hiyas ng kadayawan is an affront to women ??? can u please answer it .thank you

    1. Jojie Alcantara Avatar

      Why would it be an affront to women? Because they chose ladies with ethnic genes? Hiyas doesn’t have a swimsuit competition, so why should it be offensive to women, unless there are complaints of discrimination. Hiyas ng Kadayawan is a call for our ten tribes to show off the loveliest in their community, one they can be proud of, and most importantly, one who is knowledgeable of her native roots. That is why our former Hiyas 2010, Mirnadeth Sicutan from the Ata Tribe, is an exemplary petite lady who is confident of herself. I don’t find anything demeaning or insulting about this pageant. Rather, it is uplifting and inspiring for those who aspire to shine one day. It gives the minorities hope and recognition, and to become role models in their communities.

      I hope your question was answered, and I have helped in any way. Thanks, Iris Mae. 🙂

  4. Catherine Bulias Avatar
    Catherine Bulias

    da SIMPLIEST… da pretiest.. heheh!

  5. riza ledesma gonzales Avatar
    riza ledesma gonzales

    bet ko yung number 2 ms jojie.. shes pretty..

  6. jam Avatar
    jam

    #1 shes d pretst…kaya lng walang BRain!!!!…pranka lng po…kababta ko xa..

  7. naven bato Avatar
    naven bato

    Candidate No. 8 Norie Fe Licomes, pareho tayo ng tribe..gudto lng kita makilala kaso wala ka facebook..hehe

  8. mao asada Avatar
    mao asada

    They are all lovely and pretty. =)

  9. bernalin Avatar
    bernalin

    thank you mam jojie.GODBLESS po.

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