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Davao celebrates Kadayawan 2012

Kadayawan Indak Indak by Jojie Alcantara

Kadayawan Indak Indak by Jojie Alcantara

An excerpt from my article, Colors of Kadayawan sa Dabaw 2012
Photography © Jojie Alcantara

I am lucky to have spanned a decade of covering Mindanao’s most colorful and biggest festival in the islands. Through my work in the media as a TV anchor, columnist and photographer, I have been able to document more than a bird’s eye view of the dazzling pomp and spectacle that is Davao’s Kadayawan Festival, which earned its prestige as one of the most beautiful ethnic celebrations in the country.

Kadayawan sa Dabaw (2012) by Jojie Alcantara

Kadayawan sa Dabaw (2012) by Jojie Alcantara

With this year’s theme of “Ten Tribes, One Vibe”, the city has fully embraced the legacy of our ethnicity and diversity, while paying respects to the traditional rituals of our ancestors in thanksgiving to spirits who watch over our domain and the bounty of harvest that we are blessed to be receiving.

Kadayawan sa Dabaw (2012) by Jojie Alcantara

Kadayawan sa Dabaw (2012) by Jojie Alcantara

 

Kadayawan, from the dialect “madayaw” meaning well and good, is a celebration of the goodness and harmony in life. I share with you my photos from a lucky proximity and vantage perspective.

Kadayawan sa Dabaw (2012) by Jojie Alcantara

Kadayawan sa Dabaw (2012) by Jojie Alcantara

If you find my festival photos interesting, you can view more on my Pbase Gallery or on my Facebook.

Pamulak Floral Float parade by Jojie Alcantara

Pamulak Floral Float parade by Jojie Alcantara

(Jojie Alcantara is a travel writer and photographer who also anchors the live coverage of Kadayawan Festival parade every year on SkyCable. This year she opened the live streaming coverage of SunStar Davao and Sunnex with Smart Communications LTE advanced technology, bringing Kadayawan to the world. Visit her blog www.dabawenya.net or find her on Facebook).


Jojie Alcantara hosting with Bambu and Angel for SkyCable

Me hosting with Bambu and Angel for SkyCable

Filed under: About Me, Adventures, Events, Festival, Holidays, Newspapers, Only in Davao, Published Works, Travel, Trends

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The author is a multi-awarded photographer, journalist, and artist whose works are featured in tourism campaigns (It's More Fun in the Philippines), covers and spreads of books and international magazines. A long time columnist of SunStar Davao, she is a frequent traveler in search of inspirational heartwarming stories of human interest. She is also an  influencer and motivational speaker who gives photography workshops in universities and organizations. A former TV personality, she has done several print and TV commercials, event hosting and speaking engagements. In 2013, she has received an award from the City Government of Davao for her significant contribution in the social media. She was one of the speakers in Photo World Asia 2017.  A web designer/blogger since the 90s, she has seen the evolution of the internet and social media transition from the perspective of a traditional media person.

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