Grandest Araw ng Dabaw 2008 next month

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/7 Feb) — Expect a grand charter day celebration next month as Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is personally dipping his fingers in running the show, opting to chair the 71st Araw ng Dabaw executive committee. Among the main attractions are the state of the city address that will be delivered by various sectors in the city, a flea market and live band performances at the Rizal Park and at the newly built People’s Park, parades around the city, and the putting up of giant TV screens in public places so Dabawenyos could watch the Manny Pacquiao- Juan Miguel Marquez fight.

It will be the first time that the mayor is heading the executive committee.


Malaybalay Bukidnon’s Kaamulan Festival 2008 schedule

The province of Bukidnon’s Kaamulan Festival is known as one of the most colorful festivals in the Mindanao region. Kaamulan is an ethnic festivity featuring the seven hill tribes of Bukidnon. Bukidnon is known as the pineapple capital of the Philppines. Vast tracts of land in Malaybalay and other otwns of Bukidnon as used in growing pineapples. One of the world’s biggest pineapple producers, Del Monte Philippines, in fact has plantation and canning plant here.