Davao’s Kadayawan Festival has earned its prestige as one of the most beautiful ethnic celebrations in the country, and remains to be a dazzling spectacle like the street dancing performances and float parades.
Here are quick facts from the Davao City Information Office on the four prominent icons of Davao: the Philippine Eagle, Waling-Waling, Mt. Apo, and the Durian.
“”DAVAO is not called the ‘Fruit Basket of the Philippines’ for nothing. Top of the heap — the rich, pungent King of Fruits, which is practically the city’s favorite fruit.” Silkwinds Magazine Story by Joyce Ong Y.T. and photos by Rhonson Ng and Jojie Alcantara
(HEAVENLY) SMELL ALL YOU CAN! Kadayawan Festival in Davao may be over but the fresh harvest of durian fruit is still coming in, hence this vendor’s offer of an “Eat all you can Durian” from his location outside the Pasalubong Center beside People’s Park. At only a cost of P89, grab the chance to feast yourself of its heavenly taste and smell right after lunch time until the evening. When asked when this promo will last, the stall owner merely smiled and said, “Until supply lasts.” August 2012 © Jojie Alcantara Like my stuff so far?
Photo of Mount Apo and Madrazo Fruitstand in Davao City by Rhonson Ng My article in Mabuhay Magazine, PAL’s international inflight magazine, is a road trip around Mindanao’s best destinations: Cagayan de Oro, Camiguin, Bukidnon, Davao, Samal, Tagum, and Mati. This was published on Dec. 2011. Photos courtesy of Rhonson Ng and mine. View the whole article In this same issue, my print ad as endorser for MX3 Herbal Supplement also came out. Portrait courtesy of Rhonson Ng.
“Davao’s Perfect 10” is an article written by Mabuhay Magazine editor-in-chief Jun Ventura back in 2011 (president of Eastgate Publishing Corporation).