Davao Culinary Tour this August!

It’s going to be my first time to join a Food/Culinary Tour. Being a Kapampangan (from the province of Pampanga, the Culinary center of the Philippines), I love food! I love sauce and delicacies which I think where Kapampangan stands outs. I don’t know what to expect but I am hoping to experience Davao with the food lined up for this tour.

I’m going in the Kadayawan Festival this 2012 and will be joining Grace Plata and her friends in a food tour around Davao. If you want to join us, below is the full itinerary.
PACKAGE RATE:  Php 1,999.00 per person
August 16 Dinner at Swiss Deli
  • Proudly Davao-made deli products (cold cuts and sausages)
  •  Malagos Farmhouse Cheese & Bignay Wine
  • Full Meal (Appetizer to Dessert + Wine)
August 17
  • 5am-10am – Breakfast at Paradise Island Resort
  • (Meet at the Paradise Dock, Sasa Davao City)
  • Samal Island
  • ***Participants can enjoy a quick dip before and after breakfast
  • Lachi’s Sans Rival Atbp.
  • Edcil’s Sutokil
  • Sugba, Tola, Kinilaw
  • Buffet
  • Tiny Kitchen
  • Tricycle Ride to Claudio, short walk to Davao Pasalubong Center
  • Jeepney ride to Aldevinco Shopping Center (Pasalubong)
  • Short walk to Chippens Cafe
  • Old-time favorite snacks made the Davao way
  • Mode of Transportation on August 17 is mixed (Cab, Tricycle and Jeepney)
  • Transportation Cost included in Tour Rate
Here is a word from the tour coordinator:
I can assure all those going for the full trip will not regret it. Davao can indeed be a gourmand’s paradise not just because of the abundant raw materials but because a lot of really great chef’s have chosen to settle here and most of them have opened restaurants. Swiss Deli is a prime example of that.
You can reach Grace Plata at these numbers: 0908.947.1124 or 0932.367.7524.
Are you going? Do let me know if you are joining. I would be interested to hang out with Tripsiders friends.
See yah!

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Kadayawan Festival 2012

Kadayawan Festival 2012

The Kadayawan festival 2012 is an annual festival in the Philippines that takes place in the city of Davao. The purpose of the festival is to celebrate life and the blessings the people experienced over the past year. The origins of this festival go back to ancient times when Davao’s ethnic tribes would meet after a successful harvest in order to thank the “Manama”, or supreme being for their blessings.

Kadayawan Festival 2012 Events

Kadayawan festival 2012 will be held in August like it is every year and it will include the Agro Industrial fair, floral showcases, street parties filled with excitement, floral float parade, crowning of the festival’s queen and the meeting of Philippines’ indigenous tribes and their lively musical concerts. This year’s Kadayawan festival will be held from August 17-19. The commercialized version of this festival started in the 1980s and it draws millions around the world. Davao, where the festival is held, has moderate weather all year round and this leads to consistent fertile land for the growing and harvesting of plants and crops. Another key feature of the Kadayawan festival is the horse fights, but you may not like this if you’re not a fan of animal fighting.


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If you want to experience the glamour and historical significance of the Kadayawan festival, you should plan at least a year in advance. Purchase some travel books about the Philippines and the city of Davao and read some online articles about traveling to the Philippines. If you have friends from the Philippines, ask them about what to expect at the Kadayawan festival. If you’re unable to travel to the festival, you can watch Youtube videos of the festival.

When you arrive in the Philippines, you want to keep safety in mind. Don’t go in dark and isolated areas of the city at night and never bring your wallet or a purse when you’re in a crowd of people because it puts you in the sight of pickpocketers. Be mindful of the city’s rules and treat the natives with a respectful and pleasant attitude. Ask questions about the festival while visiting and don’t be afraid to visit restaurants and clubs that are off the beaten path as you want to avoid the touristy venues.

In conclusion, Kadayawan festival 2012 is about the celebration of life and blessings so you want to arrive at the
festival ready to savor and learn about the Philippines’s indigenous roots and heritage. The Kadayawan festival is also a time when you get to see a side of the Philippines that is not always seen in tourist brochures or travel magazines.

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Kadayawan Festival

Kadayawan Festival

Kadayawan Festival in Davao City Philippines this August 2012

Davao comes alive with the celebration of the “Kadayawan sa Dabaw”. The Kadayawan is a celebration of life, a thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture and history, the bounties of harvest and serenity of living. The festival pays tribute to Davao’s artistic, cultural and historical heritage. Exciting events include the search for the “HIyas sa Kadayawan “. The festival symbol who will represent the MIndanawon fashion and floral arts, river festival, indigenous music exhibition, dance competitions, trade fair, food and music parties, street dancing, and floral float parade. (Every 3rd week of August) . This weeklong celebration coincides with the harvest of fruits, such as the durian, lanzones, mangosteen and rambutan, and the bloom of the Waling- waling, the “Queen of Orchids.”

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Major thoroughfare are set ablaze with tribal dances and music with the “Indak indak sa Kadalanan” (street dancing), a spectacle of graceful performers in ethnic- inspired garments, and the Floral Float Parade, which features floral and agricultural bounties.

The festival showcases Mindanao’s arts and culture heritage with ethno-cultural presentations, agro-industrial trade fair, festivals expo, tribal music, dance competitions, food fiesta, horsefight, river festival, world music festival, street parties, concerts. (

A Mandaya word which means for anything that brings a fortune, a derivative from the primitive word “dayaw”, meaning good, or “madayaw”, a warm and friendly Mandaya greeting, also used in describing a thing that is valuable, superior, bountiful or profitable.

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Kadayawan Festival – Davao City, Philippines

Kadayawan Festival – Davao City, Philippines

Kadayawan Festival – Davao City, Philippines

I would say that Kadayawan Festival is a Thanksgiving Ceremony intended to appease the Supreme Being. This ritual has been observed long time ago y the ethnic tribe of Davao residing at the foot of Mt Apo. It is a thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest.

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Today, Kadayawan Festival is being celebrated with various community activity such as street dancing parade, float parade and beauty pageant and the like. It is usually being celebrated during the month of August.

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Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival 2012

Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival 2012

Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival 2012

It is a celebration of Good Harvest! This globally famous festival is a weeklong celebration and thanksgiving for nature’s bountiful harvest. Kadayawan Festival is being celebrated every 3rd Week of August. A celebration of the plentiful harvests of fruits and orchids during the season. Kadayawan is derived from the prehistoric word “madayaw,” a warm and friendly greeting also used to explain a thing that is valuable, superior, beautiful, good, or profitable, “Kadayawan” in Mandaya means anything that brings fortune, a celebration of life, a thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, the bounties of harvest and serenity of living. Ethnic tribes around Mt. Apo usually gathered during the harvest-time when they had a bountiful harvest to give thanks to their gods particularly the all-powerful Bathala (supreme God). According to legend, the occasion is noticeable by happiness, singing, and dancing, as well as offerings to their divine protectors.

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The festival is celebrated in the month of August with floats of fresh flowers and fruits, and indak-indak sa kadalanan or street dancing in colorful costumes. A variety of tribes parade the streets with their tribal costumes and jewelry. The city of Davao comes alive every year in August when it holds it yearly harvest festival. The streets are adorned with local fruit & vegetables while people hold street dances with abandon for four days. The harbour is the venue for native & power boat races. Everybody fights for seats to watch the Horse Fighting wherein stallions fight each other over the rights to mate with a mare. The crowd is sometimes tracked by the horses if they get too close. The last day the street is full of costumed dancers dancing to the local beat & decorated floats with glamorous Mindanao girls as eye candy. It’s a time of fun & abandon. The festivity is not complete without the Bya’Neng ng Kadayawan or the Miss Kadayawan beauty contest. There is also the horsefight, a tribal animal show similar to the bullfight in Spain.


The festival began from a government-initiated program called “Unlad Proyekto Davao” in 1986, planned to unite the Davaoeños after the chaotic martial law years and to showcase the city as a peaceful and colorful place to visit and do business in. At the time, it was called “Apo Duwaling,”a name created from the icons Davao was famous for: Mt. Apo, the country’s highest peak; durian, the king of fruits; and waling-waling. The queen of orchids. Davao is also home of the majestic Philippine eagle, the national bird. In 1988, the festival was renamed “Kadayawan sa Dabaw” by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to celebrate the city’s unique wealth in flowers, fruits, and ethnic culture.

Today, Kadayawan has transformed into a festival of festivals, the mother of may other festivals in the region as it honors Davao’s artistic, cultural and historical heritage, its past personified by the ancestral “lumads”, its people as they celebrate on the streets, and its floral industry as they parade in full regalia in thanksgiving for the blessings granted on the city.

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Kadayawan sa Dabaw” is an enriching experience with a difference as its explores the past, present and future of the Davaoeños, the Mindanaoans, the Filipinos. Its sights and sounds remain supreme. Be part of the experience.

Du-aw na sa Dabaw! Duyog sa Kadayawan! Maglingaw-lingaw ta!

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Kadayawan Festival 2012 in Davao City

Kadayawan Festival 2012 in Davao City

Kadayawan Festival 2012 in Davao City: 30T tourists expected during Kadayawan: exec

THE Davao City Investment Promotions Center (DCIPC) is expecting around 20,000 to 30,000 tourists to visit Davao City for the Kadayawan Festival in August.

DCIPC chief Jason Magnaye said the influx of more tourists in Davao City could drive the economic activity upward.

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The city can at least earn P225 million especially with the number of tourists visiting the city during the festivities.

Magnaye announced that the Kadayawan highlight would be on the 24th of August. This will make August 20 to 26 the highlight week, as well as the “most-lively week” for this year’s celebration of Kadayawan Festival.

“That’s what we requested. Also, the second to the last Friday will be declared as a holiday,” he said.

“Apparently, there are five Fridays for the month of August. Ang mga tao nalilito because (The people got confused) they thought the Kadayawan falls on the third week of August,” he added.

Meanwhile, DCIPC is planning to hold a selling mission to promote the city’s tourism, information and communications technology industry, and real estate developments to the local market of Singapore in July this year.

Magnaye said he sees the selling mission as a marketing campaign to crank up the number of foreign tourists, and not only the domestic market.

“We want to get more passengers flying to Davao, not the passengers flying out to Singapore,” he said, adding that this new undertaking will hopefully retain the route going to Davao.

The SilkAir and Tiger Airways, two of the Lion City’s low-cost airlines are still offering flights from the city to Singapore and vice versa.

“We want to make sure that these flights will remain,” he added.

To recall, the official said in previous reports that 90 percent of the total tourists arrivals last year were from domestic, while the other 10 percent were foreign.

In 2011, DCIPC noted around 700,000 tourist arrivals in Davao.

Magnaye would like to hold selling mission also to promote Davao as an ICT destination.

“To promote ICT to some of the businesses in Singapore that they may want to look into Davao for their service outsourcing,” he said, adding this would further boost the business process outsourcing industry here.

It was reported earlier that there are four multinational firms who signified interest in building facilities here.

Magnaye added he is planning to market the real estate sector from here in their selling mission to Singapore, saying that they are targeting the overseas Filipino workers as market.

“We’re also planning to bring with us some local developers who might want to share major developments. We want to show them where Davao is, especially those who are from here. Developments in terms of property development are concerned,” he said.

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The schedule as to how long the selling mission will be is yet to be finalized.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on May 13, 2012.

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Kadayawan Festival in Davao City Philippines

Kadayawan Festival in Davao City Philippines

Kadayawan Festival in Davao City

The perfect time to visit Davao would be August, when the city stages one of the most colorful festivals in the Philippines. Kadayawan Festival is an annual thanksgiving celebration for a bountiful harvest. Various activities, including street dancing, tribal parades, trade fairs, flower shows, and horse fight competitions, are lined up during the weeklong festival.

There are other notable festivals that tourists must not miss out. Usually the golden months of Philippine festivals are January, April, May, and December. That’s why it is advised to place your reservations to hotels and resorts for your preferred accommodations and vacation packages in advance.

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Posted by on June 19, 2012 in Kadawayan Fest 2012


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Davao City Philippines Festivals: Kadayawan

Davao City Philippines Festivals: Kadayawan


The term “Kadayawan” is derived from the Mandaya word “madayaw”, a warm and friendly greeting used to explain a thing that is valuable, superior, beautiful, good, or profitable.

Long time ago, Davao’s ethnic tribes residing at the foot of Mount Apo would converge during a bountiful harvest. This ritual serves as their thanksgiving to the gods particularly to the “Manama” (the Supreme Being).

Various farming implements, fruits, flowers, vegetables, rice and corn grains were displayed on mats as villagers give their respect and thanks for the year’s abundance. Singing, dancing and offerings to their divine protectors are the highlights of this ritual.

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Davao City Kadayawan Festival 2012

Davao City Kadayawan Festival 2012

Kadayawan Festival 2012! Are You Ready?

Are your ready for the most Spectacular Festival in the Philippines? Kadayawan Festival 2012 in Davao city is being prepared for much better and much bigger festival to explode this year in Davao City!

What is Kadayawan Festival?

The term Kadayawan was derived from the Dabawenyo word “Dayaw” which basically means “Excellent, Great, Superb, Valuable, and Beautiful” or simply pertains as a Greeting Word.

Kadayawan Festival 2012, and All the Kadayawan Festivals celebrated from the past years in Davao City expresses gratitude of Dabaweños for the blessings they are receiving from nature, cultural wealth, bounty of harvests, and by merely having a peaceful life in Davao City.

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What to expect in Kadayawan Festival:

1. Floral Float Parade – Amazingly beatiful floats designed skillfully using mainly flowers, and a few other materials and ornaments, parading through the city.

2. Indak-Indakan Sa Kadalan – This most anticipated event of the Kadayawan Festival is a colorful and vivid, Street dancing competition featuring the common tribes of Davao City wearing their traditional tribal suites.

3. Hiyas sa Kadayawan – A beauty pageant with the stunningly beautiful young ladies from different tribes in Davao City.

4. Exhibits and Trade Fairs – Island Tourism services, products of interest and skillful handicrafts will be on display.

5. Other Activities in Kadayawan Festival 2012 composed of:
– Nightly Street Parties
– Cultural Performances
– Sporting Events and Fun Competitions
– Concerts

This years Kadayawan Festival:
– The festival will be held on its usual celebration period that falls within the third week of August.
– Kadayawan Festival 2012 will become more unique and extravagant as it will be in time with Muslims Greatest Festivals “Eidl Fitr” or the post Ramadan.
– A very beautiful flower “The Queen of Philippine Orchids” known also as “Waling-Waling” in the Philippines that blooms only once per year shall be seen and will take part as one of the major surprises for this coming Kadayawan Festival 2012 in Davao City!

Reports more about Kadayawan Festival 2012 which as of the moment hasn’t yet finalized shall be posted here accordingly!

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