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Kadayawan on amid tight security

/ 05:12 AM August 21, 2017

DAVAO CITY — It was a long weekend for locals and tourists who joined the celebration of Kadayawan Festival here.

The festival culminated with a floral float parade on Sunday, a day after students from different schools in Mindanao took part in a street dance contest.

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Kadayawan Festival, now on its 32nd year, is in celebration of the bountiful harvest among lumad.

The city information office said Kadayawan is a festival that originated from the annual festival of the Ubo Manobo natives, called “Kalibongan” or Grand Festival, in Kidapawan City in the 1970s.

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In 1988, then Mayor Rodrigo Duterte changed the name of the festival to Kadayawan sa Dabaw.

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Davao City pushes through with its Kadayawan Festival amid security threats. —JEOFFREY MAITEM

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