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Philippines is one of 15 nations with most number of Miss Universe awards

Philippines is one of 15 nations with most number of Miss Universe awards SOURCE: Article by Rose-An Jessica Dioquino from  GMAnews online 09/13/2011 After Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup’s fourth-place finish in the 2011 Miss Universe pageant on Tuesday, the Philippines remains one of four Asian countries on the list of top 15 nations with the most number of awards from the prestigious beauty contest. Overall, 16 candidates from the Philippines made it beyond the preliminary round of the Miss Universe pageant, with two of them taking home the title, four years apart: 1954 – Blesilda Ocampo (semifinalist) 1963 – Lalaine Bennett (3rd runner-up) 1965 – Louise Vail Aurelio (semifinalist) 1966 – Maria Clarinda Soriano (semifinalist) 1969 – Gloria Diaz (Miss Universe, ten best in swimsuit) 1972 – Armi Barbara Crespo (semifinalist) 1973 – Margarita Moran (Miss Universe, Miss Photogenic) 1974 – Guadalupe Sanchez (semifinalist) 1975 – Rose Mari Brosas (4th runner-up) 1980 – Maria Rosario “Chat” Silayan (3rd runner-up) 1984 – Maria Desiree Verdadero (3rd runner-up) 1987 – Geraldine Asis (semifinalist) 1994 – Charlene Gonzales​ …

Mindanaons flock to Davao’s Kadayawan

Mindanaons flock to Davao’s Kadayawan By Carmelle Marie Harrow and Ivy C. Tejano, Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 21, 2011 DAVAO CITY – More or less 6,000 people coming from various towns and cities of Mindanao and tourists flocked to Davao City Saturday to witness the Indak-indak sa Kadalanan, a street dance competition. Police said all sides of the city streets were filled with people to witness and cheer their favored contingents joining the Indak-indak sa Kadalanan competition. At least 23 contingents in the Indak-indak sa Kadalanan performed in front of the judges, Dabawenyos Local and foreign guests were very pleased to have witnessed such a festive way of showing indigenous traditions through dances. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte officially opened the competition by welcoming all Dabawenyos and visitors who came to witness the event. She was joined by Senator Chiz Escudero, former senator Miguel Zubiri, and city councilors and officials. “Paganda ng paganda ang Kadayawan festival bawat taon at parami ng parami ang bumibisita upang saksihan ang iba’t ibang mga celebrasyon …

Kadayawan in Cebu Daily News

Cebu Daily News features an 8-page Kadayawan Weekend Special supplement today, August 19, 2011. Copies are available in the Inquirer Office of Davao. It will be distributed in hotels, schools, offices, and coffee shops for free.  Article and photos by me and  Rhonson Ng (including cover photo), and notes by Leslee Morales. Happy Kadayawan, Dabawenyos! (Daghang salamat, Leslee Morales for my personal copies) Pahabol: 1,000 copies will also be distributed tomorrow at Rizal Park for the Indak-Indak and on Sunday for the Pamulak Float Parade, per City Information Office.     Tweet

The new Hiyas ng Kadayawan 2011

Hiyas ng Kadayawan 2011 Princess Bai Rahima M. Usman – “Bai” Age: 16 (April 28, 1995) Born in Davao City to parents Randy and Alma Usman Tribe: Maranao Deputy Mayor/Tribe Leader: Hon. Randy Usman, Ai-hadj Ambition : To become a successful pediatric doctor     Photos by William “Biboy” Pedraza taken during the Talent Night in Abreeza Some gowns were created by Silverio Anglacer   Tweet

Kadayawan sa Dabaw formally opens today

KADAYAWAN SA DABAW FORMALLY OPENS TODAY Davao City (15 August) – Kadayawan sa Dabaw formally unfolds today on August 15 at the People’s Park, with the opening rituals befitting a thanksgiving to start off the annual revelry of bountiful harvest and cultural heritage. Mass is set at 4 p.m. with an opening service which will be graced by Mayor Inday Sara Duterte, along with the city officials, festival committee teams, and guest speakers. A diorama will be staged before and after the mass, where a prayer ritual will be given for the lumads and Moslems, in line with this year’s theme of “Ten Tribes, One Vibe.” A lineup of activities are in store for the locals and visitors in the city, according to Lisette Marques, Festival Director under Duaw Dabaw Foundation, a private sector tasked to handle this year’s celebration. Government and non-government agencies are in support of the highlights pulled together in anticipation of another successful weeklong merriment.  Highly participated activities are the Indak Indak sa Kadalanan, Pamulak (Floral Float Parade), Hudyakaan, Dayaw Dabaw …

Ten tribes endorse their Hiyas ng Kadayawan candidates

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                 Tweet