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Kadayawan sa Davao Festival 2013

Kadayawan sa Dabaw, Davao City, Philippines © Jojie Alcantara I am lucky to have spanned more than 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. Tweet

Media Dinner with PLDT myDSL team

Media Dinner with PLDT myDSL team at Palovince Place, August 17 Leading telecommunications provider PLDT brings Davao to the world by providing free WiFi to Kadayawan festival goers. WiFi Zones, powered by PLDT, fire up the city at the height of the Kadayawan festivities from August 18 – 19. The team distributed unlimited wifi pins to those who joined the dinner get together with media and bloggers at Palovince Place. A valuable tool for festival guests, the free internet access allows them to chronicle the event and post live photos and updates as they happen via Twitter, Facebook, or other social networking sites. * * * * Tweet

PLDT fires up Davao’s Kadayawan with free WiFi

PLDT fires up Davao’s Kadayawan with free WiFi August 18, 2012 – Leading telecommunications provider PLDT is bringing Davao to the world by providing free WiFi to Kadayawan festival goers. WiFi Zones, powered by PLDT, will fire up the city at the height of the Kadayawan festivities from August 18 – 19. “We hope to showcase the colorful Kadayawan festival to the world by providing spectators free premium Wifi access that will enable them to share their photos or videos of the festival to their families and friends here and abroad,” said PLDT Davao Customer Service Zone Head Benjamin Gaite. The free Wifi service will enable the public to connect to the Internet as they walk along the parade route, covering the following streets: San Pedro, Bonifacio, C.M. Recto, R. Magsaysay, Roxas, and Pelayo. A valuable tool for festival guests, the free Internet access allows them to chronicle the event and post live photos and updates as they happen via Twitter, Facebook, or other social networking sites. “We are happy to be part of this …

Sun.Star and Smart bring Kadayawan to the world

 By Nelson C. Bagaforo of SunStar Davao (photos by Stella Estremera) Tuesday, August 14, 2012 DAVAO CITY — After the successful video live streaming of the 75th Araw ng Dabaw highlights in March that captivated thousands of Dabawenyos here and abroad, Sun.Star will bring another festival, the 27th Kadayawan sa Davao, to the world in real time. Sun.Star Davao once again partnered with wireless leader, Smart Communications, for the live streaming of Kadayawan highlights — the Hiyas sa Kadayawan on August 17, Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan on August 18 and Pamulak or the Floral Float Parade on August 19. Powered by Smart, the video live streaming of these events will utilize the latest and most advanced fourth generation technology, the Long Term Evolution (LTE), improved further by the completion of Smart’s mobile phone network as part of the P67-billion network modernization program of the PLDT Group. Smart first rolled out its LTE technology in Davao City during Sun.Star’s live streaming of the Araw ng Dabaw celebration in March, this year. “For the first time, we will …

Davao’s new punch line

DAVAO’S NEW PUNCH LINE Davao City has a new treat for visitors as soon as they arrive in the airport. From August 11 down to August 21, tourists will be treated to the Davao Punch, a new concoction of non-alcoholic drink with a combination of guava, calamansi and pomelo, which was created by a chef of Center for Culinary Studies Davao (CACS Davao). This new fruit mix was created in line with the city’s campaign published in selected national dailies which highlights the bountiful harvest of fruits and flora during the month of August, hence its celebration of Kadayawan Festival. It also showcases ten of the most vibrant tribes in the city with a tagline of Ten Tribes, One Vibe. In a full page ad, a young lass in colorful authentic tribal costume holds a drink in her hand with the caption: “FLY TO DAVAO AND WE WILL WELCOME YOU WITH A GOOD PUNCH. At the Davao International Airport, experience our welcome drink, DAVAO PUNCH, a concoction especially made for the guests of Davao City.” …