Monday, August 31, 2009

Kapamilya Karavan at Kadayawan


By Ana Felicia Dulay

STARS indeed rained during the recent Kadayawan Festival as ABS-CBN flew in its popular crowd-drawer stars last Saturday.
Filling up the Gaisano Mall to the rafters, Anne Curtis, Gerald Anderson, Coco Martin, Matt Evans, Melissa Ricks along with stars that elicit screams and swoons from the teens like AJ Perez, Enchong Dee, Chris Gutierrez, Arron Villaflor and Robi Domingo, made the city's celebration more memorable.
The Kapamilya stars gamely met the local media in a press briefing before the show. It Gerald and Coco were their usual laid back self as they expressed their wishes to do more dramatic roles in the future.
However, Gerald says that he is getting the dream roles that he always wanted as of now. Coco, meanwhile says that his exposure to doing indie films has harnessed his acting prowess. Too bad Anne Curtis was not around during the tet‚-a-tet‚ with the stars.
The Gigger boys were sure lots of fun to interview. Without any affectations, they cracked jokes and teased each other with gusto.
Fans all trooped to the venue, enduring the tight-packed elbow-to-elbow crowd, heat and humidity, just to glimpse their favorite Kapamilya stars.
Surely, most of them went home tired but happy and wanting for more shows to come in the future. (Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 26, 2009)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Digos public market hit by blaze

The public market of Digos City in Davao del Sur province was hit by a fire Sunday evening destroying many of its stalls.
The fire which reportedly started from one of the stalls of the meat and vegetable section quickly spread. Many stall owners reportedly failed to retrieve the items and produce they were supposed to sell.
84 stalls were reported to have been destroyed which was estimated to cost P1 million. This is aside from the cost of the items and produce lost in the fire which has remained to be estimated. The blaze destroyed the building where the meat and vegetable section was located.
The city’s fire protection office said “electrical overloading” was seen as the cause of the blaze.
By Monday morning, many of the stall owners hit by the fire were seen selling their items beside the torched structure to try to recover some of their lost income.
Last Friday, an estimated 115 houses were destroyed by a fire which hit Ipil beach in Barangay Duterte in Agdao district of Davao City. Faulty electrical wiring was reportedly blamed by authorities for the blaze. From a report of Francis Magbanua, ABS-CBN News Southern Mindanao (as of 08/17/2009 8:33 PM)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Kadayawan 2009 Schedule

2009 KADAYAWAN SA DABAW
Nahiusang Katawhan, Nakigdait sa Kalibutan
As of Aug. 11, 2009
DATE TIME EVENT VENUE
16-Aug 5:00 PM MODA MINDANAW Gaisano Mall of Davao
17-Aug 10:00 AM KADAYAWAN TABO: Opening SP Lobby
Deca Wakeboard Park Inauguration Brgy. Tacunan, Mintal
Sonshine Adventure Race in partnership w/ Mr. Erwin " Pastour" Emata Damosa Activity Area
4:00 PM TERNO: Portraits, Prestige, Posterity Davao Musem, Insular Vill.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Panagtagbo: Tagabawa Tribe Rizal Park
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Panagtagbo: Sama Tribe Rizal Park
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Kalasikas featuring Kalumon People's Park
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Kalasikas featuring USEP Chorale People's Park
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Kalasikas featuring DCNHS Rondalla People's Park
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM An Hour of Darkness for a Brighter Future MTS
18-Aug 10:00 AM SAYAW MINDANAW : Preliminaries SM City Davao
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Panagtagbo: K'lata Tribe Rizal Park
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Panagtagbo: Tausug Tribe Rizal Park
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Panagtagbo: Matigsalog Tribe Rizal Park
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM TUNOG MINDANAW : World Music Festival NCCC Mall
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Kalasikas featuring DS Foundation People's Park
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Kalasikas featuring Matina Central ES Choir People's Park
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Kalasikas featuring Kabilin People's Park
19-Aug 10:00 AM SAYAW MINDANAW : Preliminaries SM City Davao
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Panagtagbo: Maguindanao Tribe Rizal Park
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Panagtagbo: Ubo-Manobo Rizal Park
7:00 PM HIYAS SA KADAYAWAN Cap Auditorium
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Kalasikas featuring Kalayaan People's Park
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Kalasikas featuring Mandirigmang Kariladman People's Park
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Kalasikas featuring Kathara People's Park
20-Aug SAYAW MINDANAW: Citation SM City Davao
10:00 AM Davao Historial Society Annual History Quiz Contest City Library, SP Bldg.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Panagtagbo: Ata Manobo Tribe Rizal Park
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Panagtagbo: Kalagan Rizal Park
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Panagtagbo: Maranao Tribe Rizal Park
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Kalasikas featuring Himig Singers People's Park
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Kalasikas featuring Madayaw Cultural Ensemble People's Park
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Kalasikas featuring Popong Landero People's Park
MODA MINDANAW: Dress up Sandal and Bag Competition Gaisano Mall of Davao
21-Aug 8:00 AM DUHWOW: DAYAW Misa Pasalamat Tionko Field (formerly Agro Field)
9:00 AM DUHWOW: DAYAW Subay sa Suba Tionko Field (formerly Agro Field)
10:00 AM DUHWOW: DAYAW ( Grand Opening Celebration) Tionko Field (formerly Agro Field)
11:00 AM HULAGWAY SA KALIWATAN Museo Dabawenyo



12 :00 PM - 1:00 PM KAAN MINDANAW Museo Dabawenyo
4:00 PM PANAGTAGBO featuring: Ubo Manobo People's Park
4:30 PM PANAGTAGBO featuring Sama Tribe People's Park
5:00 PM PANAGTAGBO featuring K'lata Tribe People's Park
5:00 PM Kadayawan Urban Race MTS Covered Court
5:30 PM PANAGTAGBO featuring Maguindanao Tribe People's Park
6:00 PM "SPIRIT OF DAVAO" Two Man Exhibit by Kublai and Vic Secuya Opening Museo Dabawenyo
6:00 PM PANAGTAGBO featuring Tagabawa Tribe People's Park
6:30 PM PANAGTAGBO featuring Tausug Tribe People's Park
6:00 PM SAYAW MINDANAW : Finals SM City Davao
7:00 PM PANAGTAGBO featuring Matigsalog Tribe People's Park
7:00 PM Cultural Music Festival at Taboan MTS
7:30 PM PANAGTAGBO featuring Maranao Tribe People's Park
8:00 PM PANAGTAGBO featuring Ata Manobo Tribe People's Park
8:30 PM PANAGTAGBO featuring Kalagan Tribe People's Park
22-Aug 8:00 AM INDAK - INDAK SA KADALANAN Roxas St., left CM Recto, right San Pedro exit towards City Hall Drive
9:00 AM PMA Arrival Honors for Mayor Rodrigo Duterte Rizal Park
KADAYAWAN SPORTSFEST: JUDO UM / HCDC
1:00 PM KADAYAWAN SPORTSFEST: BOXING City Hall Drive
2:00 PM PMA Silent Drill Exhibition Tionko Field formerly ( Agro Field)
4:00 - 9:00 PM TUGTOGAN SA KAHIUSAHAN People's Park
7:00 PM Handog ng Bombo Radyo at Star FM sa Kadayawan featuring Siakol and Mocha Damosa Gateway
7:00 PM Cultural Dance Festival at Taboan MTS Covered Court
8:00 PM Kadayawan TM Astigfest featuring Parokya ni Edgar Rizal Park
10:00 PM BAYLEHAN SA KATAWHAN San Pedro St.
23-Aug 4:00 AM Samsung Kadayawan Festival Run Gaisano Mall of Davao
5:00 AM 3rd 3M-J Kadayawan Mountain Bike Challenge NCCC Mall
7:00 AM 24th Kadayawan sa Dabaw/RMN-Mitsubishi Banca Race sa Davao Gulf Sta. Ana Wharf
8:00 AM PAMULAK KADAYAWAN R. Magsaysay Eve., thru CM Recto, righ Bonifacio, right to Legazpi, left to San Pedro all the way to Quimpo Blvd.
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Indak-Indak Sa NCCC NCCC Mall
6:00 PM Kalasikas featuring: UIC Chorale People's Park
7:00 PM Kalasikas featuring: ROYECA Ballet People's Park
8:00 PM Kalasikas featuring Davao Boys Choir People's Park
6:00 PM MODA MINDANAW: Fashion and Floral Accessory Competition SM City Event Centre
6:00 PM PA KONSIYERTO NI MAYOR RODY UG VICE MAYOR INDAY SARA SA KADAYAWAN 2009 Rizal Park
8:00 PM Muzika del Sur Music Awards MTS
8:00 PM Colt 45 URCC Davao Digmaan Davao Convention Center
* Events in bold are official activities of 2009 Kadayawan Execom


CONTINUING EVENTS:

Aug 1 -30 8:00 am - 10:00pm Agro Industrial Trade Fair SM City Grounds
AUG 6- 17 24th Kadayawan sa Dabaw Open Bowling Tournament Fairlanes Bowling Center
Aug 10 - 23 Kadayawan Bazaar MTS
Aug 14 - 17 Kadayawan Sportsfest: Lawn Tennis Eco 4 Tennis Court
Aug 16 & 23 8:00 AM Kadayawan Sportsfest: Softball
Aug 17 - 23 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Taboan sa Katawhan ( Peoples Fair Trade) SP Lobby




Aug 17 - 19 Kadayawan Sportsfest: Billiard NCCC Mall B3
Aug 17 - 23 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM Hudyakaan Bolton St. ( Beside SP Bldg.)
Aug 17 - Sep 17 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Hulagway sa Kaliwatan Museo Dabawenyo
Aug 20 - 22 4th Mindanao Travel and Tourism Expo Davao Convention and Trade Center
Aug 20 - 22 Photographers' Night and Imagenation Photography Summit by Canon Davao Convention and Trade Center
Aug 21 - 23 8:00 AM - 2:00 AM Kadayawan sa Chinatown Uyanguren cor. Alvarez to cor. Bangoy
Aug 21 - 23 Kadayawan Sportsfest: Dama OsmeƱa Park
Aug 22- 23 Kadayawan Sportsfest: Chess Gaisano South
Aug 25- 30 Kadayawan Fiesta Bazaar 2009 Davao Convention Center
OTHER ACCREDITED EVENTS:
14-Aug Mall Hours Mindanao Culinary Festival SM City Event Centre
15-Aug 8:00 AM Katingalahang Kalingawan sa Kadayawan Bago Beach Resort, Bago Aplaya
16-Aug Katingalahang Kalingawan sa Kadayawan Bago Beach Resort, Bago Aplaya
5:00 AM 11th Jollibee Family Fun Run Gaisano Mall of Davao
7:00 AM Flight of the Eagles Fun Run Magsaysay Park

Monday, August 17, 2009

Digos public market hit by blaze

Digos public market hit by blaze
abs-cbnNEWS.com 08/17/2009 8:33 PM

The public market of Digos City in Davao del Sur province was hit by a fire Sunday evening destroying many of its stalls.
The fire which reportedly started from one of the stalls of the meat and vegetable section quickly spread. Many stall owners reportedly failed to retrieve the items and produce they were supposed to sell.
84 stalls were reported to have been destroyed which was estimated to cost P1 million. This is aside from the cost of the items and produce lost in the fire which has remained to be estimated. The blaze destroyed the building where the meat and vegetable section was located.
The city’s fire protection office said “electrical overloading” was seen as the cause of the blaze.
By Monday morning, many of the stall owners hit by the fire were seen selling their items beside the torched structure to try to recover some of their lost income.
Last Friday, an estimated 115 houses were destroyed by a fire which hit Ipil beach in Barangay Duterte in Agdao district of Davao City. Faulty electrical wiring was reportedly blamed by authorities for the blaze. From a report of Francis Magbanua, ABS-CBN News Southern Mindanao

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Thank you President Cory Aquino

I've been covering stories about the passing of former president Cory Aquino, mostly solemn. But when i arrived at the thanksgiving mass at Cor Jesu College in Digos City this morning, i was surprised. The priest was about to say the closing prayers when i arrived. I waited for my chance to conduct interview until i heard them sang "tie a yellow ribbon" seque from the closing gospel song. Then i saw the students chanting, singing, dancing, raising their hands showing the "laban" sign. They were actually celebrating. Surprised, i approached the ministry coordinator to ask why they mourn the death of a former president of the country this way. He smiled and said, its not about the death, its about how meaningful the life of the Aquino was. Cor Jesu officials said, it is important that the students, especially the younger generation who were not able to experience the struggle in the early eighties, should understand why Aquino was named the mother of democracy in the country.


Students should understand that the life of former president Cory Aquino "is a shining image and reflection of the true essence of the Cor Jesu spirit and identity. COMMUNITY through her zeal and dedication for freedom and unity of our country; DISCIPLESHIP through the service of her life for the Filipino nation; and EXCELLENCE through her steadfast commitment to moral uprightness and integrity." President Cory Aquino once said, "I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life." This is what the Cor Jesu would like their students to understand.

On Monday, ABS-CBN Davao spearheaded the candle lighting ceremony and tying of ribbon as a tribute to President Aquino, our simple way of saying thank you to the president for protecting the freedom of the press when ABS-CBN re-opened after it was closed during the martial law regime.