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Opening Celebrations in Davao

Inaugurations are most festive occasions. So far the Davao August calendar was marked with celebrations of flowers, food, fashion and beauty. Here’s a round-up of what transpired on Week 2.   Kadayawan official opening at Magsaysay Park The council promised a grander, bigger and more colorful Kadayawan festival this year and the opening ceremony proved that they meant business.     It was a beautiful...

Peace & Serenity for Ikebana’s annual exhibition

Timely and admirable, this is what the annual exhibition of the Ikebana International Davao Chapter 133 is all about. Timely because this year’s theme of the exhibition is “Peace and Serenity through Ikebana.”     “As we celebrate our 47th year and annual exhibit, in another part of the Philippines, there is ongoing turmoil and violence in war-torn Marawi City. We would like to dedicate our theme this...

Ethnic ingenuity in Fashion Weekend 2

The second edition of Fashion Weekend in Abreeza Mall presented stronger, more exciting collections from the participating designers. Members of the Davao Fashion and Design Council (DFDC) plus three young designers, who bagged the top prizes in the first Stellar young designer competition last year, took inspiration from the 11 tribes of Davao and presented their Davao indigenous culture-infused interpretations in...

The Kadayawan chickens flap for the win

Kadayawan season means bountiful harvest This year though, the fruits are arriving late, but the rest of the “festival ingredients” is flowing, like the food. Pretty much like December, August is one of the months on the Davao calendar that should bear the “No Diet Month” sub-title. In my case, it’s breaking away from the no-meat diet “because I have to”. There will always be a dish you’d be tempted to try and say,...

Marco Polo launches Fashion & Fusion 3

It’s the third year of Fashion and Fusion, Marco Polo Davao’s Kadayawan showcase. This year’s month-long in-house festival celebration was formally launched on August 1st.     Attending the opening affair were the VIPs of the tourism sector, the members of the Hijos de Davao, artists and art connoisseurs, consular officers and supporters of the Philippine eagle.          ...
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