[Tweet “29 Miss Universe Candidates to visit Davao for Mindanao Tapestry Gala”] 29 candidates are flying in to Davao City today, January 19, 2017 as part of the Miss Universe ancillary events for the live pageant set in Manila on January 29, 2017. The candidates are the following: 1. ARGENTINA | Estefania Bernal | 5’8″ 2. AUSTRIA | Dajana Szinic | 5’8″ 3. BELGIUM | Stephanie Geldof | 5’8″ 4. BULGARIA | Violina Ancheva | 5’8″ 5. CHINA | Zhenyin Li | 5’10” 6. CZECH REPUBLIC | Andrea Bezdekova | 5’9′ 7. ECUADOR | Connie Jimenez | 5’9″ 8. GUYANA | Soyini Fraser | 5’10” 9. HONDURAS | Sirey Moran | 5’9′ 10. HUNGARY | Veronika Bódizs | 5’8″ 11. INDIA | Roshmitha Harimurthy | 5’9′ 12. INDONESIA | Kezia Warouw | 6’ 13. KAZAKHSTAN | Rulsitova Darina | 5’8″ 14. MEXICO | Kristal Silva Davila | 5’8″ 15. MYANMAR | Htet Htet Tun | 5’7″ 16. NAMIBIA | Lizelle Esterhuizen | 6’ 17. NIGERIA | Unoaku Anyadike | 6’ 18. PARAGUAY | Andrea Melgarejo …
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The newly crowned winners of Binibining Pilipinas 2016 Pageant were announced Sunday night at the Araneta Coliseum close to midnight. Xian Lim and KC Concepcion were the pageant host. It was aired live telecast on ABS-CBN.
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Avid fans of this festival who can’t make it to Davao can enjoy all the fun straight from their TV screen at home as SKYcable and Destiny Cable digital postpaid and prepaid TV subscribers get exclusive live access to the major Kadayawan Festival events through SKY Free View.
30th Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival Schedule of Events
Recently unveiled was the new logo of Kadayawan sa Davao Festival 2012 with its theme of Ten Tribes, One Vibe. Actually, there are already eleven (11) tribes, the recent one being accepted into the group last year during the Kadayawan Festival. So I guess this logo needs to be updated. And no, I didn’t design the logo, the artist was commissioned by the City Tourism Office and City Mayor’s Office.
Thanks to the City Tourism Operations Office headed by Jason Magnaye, for providing this important information. For further inquiries, kindly contact the office: Davao City Investment Promotion Center, and City Tourism Operations Office Magsaysay Park Complex, R. Magsaysay Avenue 8000 Davao City, Philippines Telefax: +63 82 227 2880
Several Miss Earth candidates visiting the Philippine Eagle Foundation, Malagos Garden and Eden Mountain Resort, and enjoying Davao for a few days’ stay at the Pearl Farm Beach Resort. Photos by Rhonson Ng (2011)
Read the large version here or view more photos Here’s my column head below for Manila Bulletin Kadayawan sa Davao goes bigger and brighter Text and photos by Jojie Alcantara (Scene Stealer), published in Manila Bulletin, Sept. 18, 2011 Davao’s major festival underwent a facelift this year. With the private sector taking rein, backed up by the local government, Duaw Dabaw Foundation Inc. was tasked to make sure this year’s revelry becomes unforgettable again, rain or shine. True enough, no intertropical convergence zone or low pressure area could mar the new stage built for the performances that draw thousands of crowds from all Mindanao each year. The island’s biggest and most pulsating celebration, Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival, pays tribute to Mindanao’s indigenous tribes as the focal point of the festivities. Derived from the Mandaya word “madayaw”, Kadayawan signifies anything that is of good value, meaning “beautiful, superior, or beneficial”. Celebrated every month of August, Kadayawan sa Dabaw’s theme this year is “Ten Tribes, One Vibe,” focusing on the multicolored mix of Davao and Mindanao’s indigenous …