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Seven LGUs compete in Kaamulan 2009 street dancing

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / March 6) - Seven local government units are set to compete in this year’s Kaamulan street dancing competition, including former champion San Fernando, Cesar Apao, spokesperson to Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr said.

Apao said it is all-systems go for the competition.

March 17 a holiday in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 March) – Monday, March 17 has been declared a holiday in Davao City, in celebration of Araw ng Dabaw which falls on March 16, a Sunday.

Villar is Bukidnon’s festival guest

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/28 Feb) --  Senate President Manuel Villar has confirmed attendance to the 91st anniversary of the founding of the province of Bukidnon, a celebration timed for the Kaamulan Festival this year.

Security for Kaamulan Fest assured; unarmed rebels also welcome

MALAYBALAY CITY  (MindaNews/24 February) -- Police and military officials have assured the public of security during the Kaamulan festival, which began February 18 and will end March 10.

Kaamulan dances authentic, organizers say

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/19 Feb) --  Organizers of the annual Kaamulan Festival here take pride in saying dances during the street competition are authentic.

The dances are “really indigenous,” Provincial Tourism consultant Elsie Gail Ocaya said.

Araw ng Dabaw parade reset for Pacquiao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 Feb) – For the first time, the Araw ng Dabaw parade on March 16 has been moved to the afternoon to allow Dabawenyos to watch Mindanao’s Manny Pacquiao slug it out with Mexico’s Juan Manuel Marquez.

All systems go for Kaamulan 2008 – Bukidnon tourism office

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / February 8) - The Provincial Tourism Office assured legislators this week they are ready for the Kaamulan Festival, slated to start on February 18.  
            
Officials from PTO appeared at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan on February 6 to update provincial board members of preparations for the annual festival.
 

Grandest Araw ng Dabaw 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.

Iligan celebrates 57th charter day

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/16 June) – In celebrating the 57th charter day celebration of the city, Mayor Lawrence Cruz  called on “all people regardless of political, religious and social inclinations to be unified with our cause for peace and development, for us to be happy."

Banana Festival to highlight 70th Araw ng Malita celebration

MALITA, Davao del Sur (SDCAsia/16 January) -- Malitanons celebrate life, culture, and the bounties of Mother Nature during its week-long celebration of its 70th Founding Anniversary from January 16-21, 2007.  One of  the main components of the fiesta celebration is the Banana Festival manifesting Malitanons’ committed effort in nurturing their banana industry especially cardava, which is the main source of livelihood for 21,000 households and the focus for its One Town One Product (OTOP Program).

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