Dayaw Badu fashion show: Davao Oriental’s indigenous identity

MATI CITY (July 20)  —  In the words of the First Lady of Davao Oriental, Nanette Dayanghirang,  the city “speaks so much about beauty.” During the  51st Founding Anniversary last July 1,  Dayanghirang  has successfully organized Davao Oriental’s most awaited fashion show, dubbed as Dayaw Badu which fabulously showcased a contemporary take on traditional attire …

Duterte congratulates Pacquiao for victory over Matthysse

DAVAO CITY (July 15) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday congratulated  Filipino boxing icon Senator Manny Pacquiao for giving the Philippines pride and honor after winning the WBA welterweight title via a technical knockout  over Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In a press statement, Duterte said “Daghang salamat (thank you so much), Manny! …

Palace wishes Pacquiao good luck in Malaysia bout

DAVAO CITY (July 15)  — Malacañang is wishing Filipino boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao good luck  of his boxing match against Argentine Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur scheduled today, July 15 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. President Rodrigo R. Duterte is expected to watch the fight between Pacquiao and Matthysse. The Pacquiao-Matthysse match will take …

Duterte to watch Pacquiao fight in Malaysia

DAVAO CITY (July 12) — President Rodrigo Duterte will cheer for Filipino boxing icon Senator Manny Pacquiao when he steps into the boxing ring against Argentine Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 15. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque  revealed  Duterte will watch the Pacquiao-Matthysse title fight. Duterte, according to Roque, has long planned to watch …

2018 T’nalak fest in SoCot opens today

DAVAO CITY (July 12) — The province of South Cotabato will showcase today July 12,  their rich indigenous culture and traditions, as it formally unveils the famous 2018 T’nalak Festival, in time for their 52nd foundation anniversary. The T’nalak Festival,  considered as as one of the biggest annual celebrations in Region 12 or Soccsksargen, it …

Manila Symphony Jr. Orchestra wins 1st place in Vienna fest

MANILA — The Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra (MSJO) bested over 30 youth orchestras from 14 different countries to claim the top spot in Austria’s most prestigious youth music festival. The young orchestra won first place at the 12th Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival at the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. The …

Remote Mandaya Community Overwhelmed with Aid from President, SAP Go

CARAGA, DAVAO ORIENTAL (July 9) – Carrying heavily-loaded packs containing rice and other goods, the men, women, and children from Sitio Butay, the farthest sitio of Barangay Pichon in Caraga town, wore contagious smiles as they uttered words of thanks for the goods and food packs they received Saturday morning. About 200 families received food …

Discovering Sulu village: ‘Pearl of the Sulu Sea’

Cotabato City  –- The recently concluded  Pakaradjaan 2018 in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) showcased the culture and best practices among people from  region’s five provinces. ARMM Regional Governor Mujiv S. Hataman,  said the  mounting of the ARMM villages is not just for fun, but more significantly, to let other people understand the …

Duterte hails resiliency, unity and hope among Tacloban people

DAVAO CITY (June 30)— President Rodrigo  Duterte hailed the people of Tacloban for rising up and staying united amid challenges of the past. Duterte who joined the  Taclobanons in celebrating the Sangyaw Festival of Lights Friday, June 29, 2018,  said  the peoples resiliency, unity, and hope in the face of adversity symbolise their strength as they …

Kidapawan City wins Guinness world records on Largest Samba Dance

KIDAPAWAN CITY (June 29) – For the second time in three years, Kidapawan City has broken Guinness Book of World Records and put the city in the world tourism map. Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Evangelista  said the  simultaneous dance of 15,230 participants surpassed the record set by Thailand’s 500-man simultaneous dance that Guinness recognized. Evangelista …