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Marco Polo & 11 tribes in fashion

Marco Polo Davao concourse Kadayawan display

Marco Polo Davao welcomes guests with Davao trademarks

 

THIRD on the list to present its Kadayawan offerings is Marco Polo Davao (MPD) and they kicked off the celebration with a Fashion & Fusion event at the hotel lobby.

 

Davao designers' interpretation of Davao tribes culture

DFDC tribal inspired creations. Egay Ayag – Tausug & Emi Englis – Maranaw

 

Davao designers' interpretation of Davao tribes culture

DFDC tribal inspired creations. Benjie Panizales- Maguindanao; & WIndell MIra- Ata Manobo

 

Saluting the 11 tribes of Davao, MPD collaborated with the newly established Davao Fashion Design Council and the hotel chefs to execute through garments and cuisine the best representation of the highlighted communities.

 

Davao designer Emi Englis

DFDC’s Emi Englis & his Maranaw isnpired couture piece in handwoven Inaul fabric with straw insertions

 

Davao designer Edgar Buyan

DFDC Edgar Buyan

 

A peek into the result—an exciting interpretation of the indigenous people’s fashion and cuisine seen through the eyes of the couture and culinary experts—was presented on opening night of the hotel’s August festival presentation.

 

Guests of honor at the opening of Marco Polo's Kadayawan events

Officially opening the hotel events. Indonesian ConGen Endah R. Yuliarti, Malaysian Consul Zawawi Tahir, GM Dottie Würgler-Cronin, Kadayawan Co-Chair Arturo Boncato, HDHI Pres. Francis Ledesma & DFDC Pres. Aztec Barba

 

Davao designers & their creations in Marco Polo

Curtain call. The Davao Fashion Designers Council interpreting the 11 Davao tribes through fashion at the opening MPD’s Kadayawan Fashion & Fusion event

 

Davao designers in Marco Polo event

Backstage with DFDC. Windel Mira, Dodjie Batu, Benjie Panizales, Aztec Barba, Edgar Buyan, EMi Englis, Bamba Limon & Egay Ayag

 

Attending the event were members of Hijos de Davao Foundation, the City Tourism Office, Davao City’s Diplomatic Corps, Department of Tourism and regular guests.

 

General Manager & owner of Marco Polo Davao

Carolina Josserand, Virginia Andersen & Marco Polo GM Dottie Cronin-Wurgler

 

Tourism people at Marco Polo Davao's Kadayawan event

Tourism mavens. Kadaywan 2016 ExeCom’s Art Boncato & Davao City Toruism Officer GeneRose Tecson

 

Marco Polo Kadayawan event guests

Hijos de Davao Foundation’s Rose Cabaguio with Dinggay Sasin

 

Davao guests at Marco Polo Kadayawan event

Marga Nograles & Baby Montemayor

 

Kadayawan event guests of Marco Polo Davao

MPD MarComm Manager Josef Ledesma with Robbie Aguilar

 

The evening’s affair was capped with the unveiling of the Rodrigo Roa Duterte Presidential Plaque, the newest addition to the lobby’s gallery of Philippine leaders.

 

President Duterte's plaque unveiled at the Marco Polo lobby

Unveiling the President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Presidential Plaque

 

Throughout the festivity, the designs of the guest designers will be exhibited at the hotel’s reception hall and the cuisine of the 11 tribes can be enjoyed at the Café Marco and Polo Bistro from August 12 to 20.

Mindanao Tribes Set menu at Polo Bistro
Php 990 net per person

 

Cafe Marco Kadayawan menu

The flavors of 11 tribes menu at Cafe Marco

 

Appetizer & soup in Marco Polo Davao's 11 Tribes Menu

Appetizer- Plaren a Seda a Barilis (Magindanaw) – Spicy Tuna (one of a trio in the starters set) & the soup- Mongo Soup with roasted whole garlic served with 24 hours braised beef ribs adobo

 

Main dishes in Marco Polo Davao's 11 Tribes Menu

Main Dishes- Linotlot nga Manok (Jangan) – Chicken cooked in bamboo. Served with Sinigapuna (Kalagan)- yellow rice.; & Landang (Magindanaw) – Beef cooked in coconut milk. Served with Sinigapuna (Kalagan) – yellow rice

 

Desserts in Marco Polo Davao's 11 Tribes Menu

Desserts- Trio from Sama & Tausug tribes- Wadjet- Durian Rice Cake; Daral; & Pasung- steamed cone cake

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Email me at jinggoysalvador@yahoo.com. For more lifestyle & travel stories, visit ofapplesandlemons.com and jeepneyjinggoy.com.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 06, 2016.

 

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