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Eat all you can Durian!

(HEAVENLY) SMELL ALL YOU CAN! Kadayawan Festival in Davao may be over but the fresh harvest of durian fruit is still coming in, hence this vendor’s offer of an “Eat all you can Durian” from his location outside the Pasalubong Center beside People’s Park. At only a cost of P89, grab the chance to feast yourself of its heavenly taste and smell right after lunch time until the evening. When asked when this promo will last, the stall owner merely smiled and said, “Until supply lasts.” August 2012 © Jojie Alcantara   Like my stuff so far? Tweet

Kadayawan goes bigger and brighter (2011)

Read the large version here or view more photos Here’s my column head below for Manila Bulletin Kadayawan sa Davao goes bigger and brighter Text and photos by Jojie Alcantara (Scene Stealer), published in Manila Bulletin, Sept. 18, 2011 Davao’s major festival underwent a facelift this year.  With the private sector taking rein, backed up by the local government, Duaw Dabaw Foundation Inc. was tasked to make sure this year’s revelry becomes unforgettable again, rain or shine. True enough, no intertropical convergence zone or low pressure area could mar the new stage built for the performances that draw thousands of crowds from all Mindanao each year. The island’s biggest and most pulsating celebration, Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival, pays tribute to Mindanao’s indigenous tribes as the focal point of the festivities. Derived from the Mandaya word “madayaw”, Kadayawan signifies anything that is of good value, meaning “beautiful, superior, or beneficial”. Celebrated every month of August, Kadayawan sa Dabaw’s theme this year is “Ten Tribes, One Vibe,” focusing on the multicolored mix of Davao and Mindanao’s indigenous …