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Davao celebrates Kadayawan 2012

An excerpt from my article, Colors of Kadayawan sa Dabaw 2012 Photography © Jojie Alcantara I am lucky to have spanned a decade of covering Mindanao’s most colorful and biggest festival in the islands. Through my work in the media as a TV anchor, columnist and photographer, I have been able to document more than a bird’s eye view of the dazzling pomp and spectacle that is Davao’s Kadayawan Festival, which earned its prestige as one of the most beautiful ethnic celebrations in the country. With this year’s theme of “Ten Tribes, One Vibe”, the city has fully embraced the legacy of our ethnicity and diversity, while paying respects to the traditional rituals of our ancestors in thanksgiving to spirits who watch over our domain and the bounty of harvest that we are blessed to be receiving.   Kadayawan, from the dialect “madayaw” meaning well and good, is a celebration of the goodness and harmony in life. I share with you my photos from a lucky proximity and vantage perspective. If you find my festival …

Indak Indak sa Kadalanan (Streetdancing Competition) Aug. 20, 2011

Scenes from Indak Indak sa Kadalanan (Streetdancing Competition) Kadayawan 2011 In between my hosting for Sky Channel 28, here are a few shots I was able to take. This time, the Indak Indak judging area has a new “arena” for everyone to watch the performance. New bleachers, new risers, new stage. Kadayawan Committee wishes to acknowledge the following judges for this year’s festival: Showdown Judges 1) Dr. Larry Gabao – Vice head, National Committee On Dance of NCCA; President – Philippine Folk Dance Society 2) Ms. Marichu Tellano – Chief, Project management Division of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) 3) Ms. Josefina Guillen – Director for Dance, Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) 4) Mr. Franco Velar – Treasurer, Philippine Folk Dance Society 5) Mr. Rodel Fronda – Executive Committee Member, NCCA Street Judges 1) Mr. Victor Cuenco – Event organizer, Sinulog, Cebu City 2) Ms. Ma. Lester Ybañez – Event organizer, Pasigarbo sa Sugbu, Cebu City 3) Mr. Lino Yamot – Member, PFDS; Event organizer, Cagayan de Oro City   …