Tuesday, August 21, 2012

DAVAO ARTISTIC, CULTURAL and HISTORICAL HERITAGE

Davao was created as a city when Assemblyman Romualdo C. Quimpo of Davao sponsored a bill in Congress in March 16, 1936, making Davao a chartered city.  The said bill was signed into law by President Manuel L. Quezon on October 16, 1936.  The formal inauguration was held on March 1, 1937.

But before that Davao was known to be the melting pot of cultures.  The traditions, the history, the socio-economic, demographic surroundings that makes Davao so unique compared to other places here in the Philippines.  Consist of 10 tribes and soon to be 11 tribes:

  
  1. CLATA(BAGOBO TRIBES)
  2. MAGUINDANAON
  3. OVU MANOVO
  4. MATIGSALUG
  5. ATA
  6. KAGAN
  7. TAGABAWA
  8. TAUSOG
  9. MARANAO
  10. SAMA
  11. the new tribe: IRA-NUN
Though diverse in different cultures and beliefs they have one thing in common:  They offer thanksgiving, dancing and singing for the bountiful blessings they called it PAHIDUNGOG.

They are also RICH in their ARTS & CRAFTS.  Very beautiful and artistry made.  So elegant that even today's generation can appreciate their works.












  

Preserved works of arts from our TRIBES.  Restore their traditions and cultures for the next generation to see and admire , though we are sweep from the urbanization.  It is proper for all DABAWENYOS, natives or migrants, to be proud of Davao City as one of the fastest growing cities in the Philippines.

  

28 comments:

  1. Just few of the many reasons why Davao is endearing. I wanna immerse with these tribes too, and I miss Davao, it's been 10 years :)

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    1. Come back again Sir Edmaration. Ibang-iba na ang Davao now.

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  2. Truly this is one place that needs to be visited with its rich Culture.

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  3. One thing I love about Davao is its rich culture! :)

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  4. Oh, so Romualdo Quimpo sponsored our cityhood, Quimpo Boulevard must have been named after him.

    It's my first time to hear of Ira-nun. So I guess our next Kadayawan celebration would now be "11 tribes 1 vibe."

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    1. Yes, as per told by the assign person from TOURISM during the ABREEZA EXHIBIT about our TRIBES: CULTURE and HERITAGE.

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  5. Since I am also from Davao, I read a lot about out beloved City and this one is different from my past readings. Thank you for sharing, this is an additional knowledge about our beloved Davao City.

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  6. I also read an article that Davao is the largest City in terms of Land area. I luv the discipline and orderliness of this City. The cultures and traditions are truly diverse

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  7. Rich in culture indeed! I believe that Davao is truly one of the most progressive cities in the Philippines. I really should visit Davao real soon.. no more reason to put off a trip there!

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  8. It's nice to know that Davao is also so rich in culture and heritage and hope to get a more in depth view of Davao's culture on my next visit there.

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  9. Good thing Dabawenyos here continue to preserve their rich heritage and culture.

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  10. I wish someday I could visit once more Davao City, and capture it's rich heritage and beauty.

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  11. I have to say, I really envy you guys down there in Davao, and admire you guys at the same time. You really have such a strong sense of pride towards your cultural heritage. Really wish that somehow the same thing can happen here up north as well.

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  12. Davao is one of the rich city in the Philippinesif i am not mistaken? aside from the good people. i hope to visit the place too someday.

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    1. Yes ma'am Tess you are right. Come and visit Davao.

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  13. Davao has very colorful culture, it makes the place more interesting!

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  14. I love the colors of your photos! I've been to Davao and I'd love to come back! :)

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    1. tnx ma'am Rizza. You are all welcome to visit Davao.

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  15. Davao is getting more and more enticing. Not only its culture is rich, it's becoming a foodie's destination too!

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  16. i love davao and i love mindanao... there too much to see and discover in davao especially in the outskirt of the city... you just need to find it .

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  17. Looking forward to visit Davao and embrace its culture one day.

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  18. davao has indeed a rich culture... sad to say, many had been forgotten. you're right preserving these crafts greatly help for generations to come. Yahweh bless.

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  19. love seeing things like that!! love all the colours too! xx

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  20. I have heard a lot of things about Davao aside from the fact that it is a huge city!
    would love to take a visit myself..
    Then perhaps find adventurous things that I can do

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  21. I would love to visit DAVAO and explore its wonders and inviting culture. The photos just showcase its rich tourism.

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  22. See you soon Davao! Thank you for your post, this will help us on our future travel in Davao next year

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    1. Wow. Good to hear that sir Justin. Thank you for making Davao your next stop.

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