|MAYOR ELIAS B. LOPEZ|
In 1970's, Mayor ELIAS B. LOPEZ, a Bagobo, initiated feasts in the poblacion with representatives from different ethno-linguistic groups TAGABAWA, CLATA, ATA, MANOBO, MANSAKA, MANDAYA and the ISLAMIZED Indigenous Communities.
The first title of the feast "KADAYAWAN SA DABAW" was "APO DUWALING" Festival. This is DAVAO known for:
|MT.APO, DURIAN and WALING-WALING|
In 1988, "APO DUWALING" later change to KADAYAWAN SA DABAW which Dabawnon expression for anything is good, excellent and brings great fortune. "Dayaw"-good, "Madayaw"-blissful.
WHICH OF THE LOGO'S DO YOU THINK CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF KADAYAWAN SA DABAW FESTIVAL?
|1990's up to 2007|
|2008 to 2010|
|2011 to present|
In year 2005-2010 Kadayawan was revered(admired) as the FESTIVAL OF FESTIVALS. WHY? Because this is the only City in the Philippines that celebrates many FESTIVALS in one.
- Mindanao Indigenous Dance Festival,
- World Music Festival(Tugtog;or better known now as TUNOG MINDANAW),
- Indigenous Music Festival(Agongan or Kulintangan),
- Indigenous People's Festival,
- Dive Festival.
About HIYAS SA KADAYAWAN it was originally a model search conceptualized for a fashion industry of Davao City. In 2007 it was changed to a competing young, indigenous ladies who are more knowledgeable of the culture and history of their tribes.
The First Model Hiyas 1997 was MARIE ROSE CADORNA ESCALADA.
The First Indigenous Hiyas 2007 was SAMRAH NUH, a Kagan.
By the way, Kadayawan Theme song was composed by JOEY AYALA, a 2000 DATU BAGO AWARDEE.
Additional information was given to me, IRANUN TRIBES will be added to the 10 Tribes of Davao City.
Brief discuss about Ira-nun, they settled here in Davao year 1910.
So our celebration for KADAYAWAN FESTIVAL 2013 will be,
"11 TRIBES, 1 VIBE".
Source: PIA Davao, Davao Tourism