Davao City launches 2018 Kadayawan Festival

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio led the launching of the 2018 Kadayawan Festival at the Marco Polo Hotel on Monday, urging Dabawenyos to join in celebrating unity and for visitors to experience the best of the city. Mayor Sara said Kadayawan serves as a reminder for Dabawenyos to go back to their roots and history in Davao’s journey, to where it is today as a city founded on virtues of respect, tolerance, acceptance and solidarity. “Kadayawan is a celebration of everything that madayaw (good) about Davao City – the food, the sights,…

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Bigger, Grander Kadayawan Festival set

This year’s Kadayawan Festival will be bigger, both in terms of budget and activities, officials said. During Monday’s official media launch of the festivity, City Tourism Office-in-charge Regina Rosa Tecson revealed that this year’s Kadayawan will have a P44-million budget, P2 million higher than last year’s. “The City Government will shoulder P12 million for the prizes and the food of the security personnel while the private sector will be the one to raise the remaining amount,” she said. Tecson said that the city is eyeing a total of 200,000 foreign…

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