Bagane “Bagsy” Fiola, a talented Mindanaoan filmmaker who hails from Davao City, had conceptualized “Baboy Halas” back in 2016 during a documentary shoot in the Cotabato Province of Southern Philippines. A fable recounted by a former rebel commander whose storytelling skills were passed on through generations from his Moro ancestors, inspired Fiola to write “Wailings in the Forest”.
Mindanaoan’s noted young filmmaker Arnel (Arbi among friends) Barbarona’s two films have stirred the filmmaking industry for the storyline and stark, haunting cinematography.
Matigsalug lumads take time off from selling their accessories in the Philippine Eagle Foundation Center to keep up with the times through mobile technology. © Jojie Alcantara
Davao’s Kadayawan Festival has earned its prestige as one of the most beautiful ethnic celebrations in the country, and remains to be a dazzling spectacle like the street dancing performances and float parades.
Here is an infographic on the 11 Lumad and Muslim communities in Davao City that together with an abundant harvest are the reasons why we are celebrating the 31st Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival.
31st Kadayawan Festival Schedule of Events 2016
Avid fans of this festival who can’t make it to Davao can enjoy all the fun straight from their TV screen at home as SKYcable and Destiny Cable digital postpaid and prepaid TV subscribers get exclusive live access to the major Kadayawan Festival events through SKY Free View.
Tagum’s Kagikan Exhibit pays tribute to original settlers The Kagikan Exhibit formally opened on February 23, 2015 at the Gaisano Mall of Tagum Atrium, showcasing Tagum City’s three original settlers: the indigenous peoples (lumads), the muslims and the pioneer migrant pilgrims who came from the northern islands of Luzon, Cebu, Bohol, Iloilo and Leyte. These are the tri-people inhabitants of the city which are being highlighted and acknowledged for the first time since the foundation of Tagum as a political and territorial subdivision in the past seventy years. The City Information Office spearheads this year’s annual exhibit, and the show’s opening was witnessed by the Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representatives to the city’s 23 barangays, with members of cultural communities and Muslims dressed colorfully in traditional clothes. Direct descendants of early settlers graced the occasion and expressed gratitude for this touching tribute to their forefathers. The exhibit showcased traditional wears, utensils, musical instruments and tribal accessories of both ethnic and Muslim communities based on written accounts of early migrants who came to Tagum …
Celebrating Mindanao’s premier shopping destination – SM Lanang Premier – officially opened an exhibition that pays tribute to Davaoeño craftsmanship on October 23, 2014 at the Atrium. Called ‘My City, My SM, My Crafts,’ the exhibit is a celebration of traditional arts and modern Philippine design in the cities where SM has malls.
With the theme of “Marine and Coastal Ecotourism: Oceans of Uncertainties, Waves of Opportunities,” among Tagbaobo’s sightseeing attractions include the Magongawong and Sampao Falls, Cawa-Cawa Rice Field demo, Samal Tribal House at Sitio Libud, and other adventures on horseback riding or habal-habal (motorcycle).