Davao City Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte, joined by the 11 Tribal Deputy Mayors, led the official opening of the Kadayawan Village on August 4 in one of the highlights of the Kadayawn Festival 2022.

The tribal villate is located inside the Magsaysay Park.

City Tourism Operations Office (CTOO) Tourism Coordinator Jomark Lanciano said on Wednesday, August 3, that the village that will showcase the culture and tradition of the 11 tribes is almost done. READ MORE



The competition rewards the best Kadayawan sa Davao 2022 Festival photos across five (5) categories. Photographs must showcase the beauty and grandeur of 37th Kadayawan sa Davao 2022 celebration– the events, places, performances, and colorful inanimate objects seen during or associated with the celebration.

For questions and concerns, please contact the City Information Office: (082) 241-100 local 218. READ MORE


BASTE DUTERTEl Safe, colorful, & livelier face-to-face Davao City Kadayawan Festival 2022

Dabawenyos and tourists alike can expect a safe and colorful staging of the 37th Kadayawan sa Davao Festival this year as it marks the first face-to-face celebration since COVID-19 hit the city in March 2022.

With this year’s festival theme, “Kasikas sa Kadayawan”, Mayor Duterte encouraged everyone to celebrate valiantly as the city marks another momentous milestone.

“As we bring back the face-to-face customary activities of our festival, may we find this time to fully enjoy its essence and continue to recognize and promote the rich culture of Davao City. This, while not forgetting to comply with the minimum health standards for everyone’s safety,” the mayor said. READ MORE

DUTERTE on Kadayawan 2021: Chance to appreciate Davao City blessings, progress

 August 20, 2021

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said the celebration of Kadayawan Festival would inspire his fellow Davaoeños to value the “extraordinary” progress in Davao City.

In his message, Duterte hoped that Davao City residents have a “happy and meaningful”… Read More

INDAK-INDAK STREET DANCING – 29th Kadayawan Festival 2014 – August 16, 2014


The 29th Kadyawan sa Dabaw Festival Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan (Street Dancing) – Saturday, Aug 16.2014, –  is hundreds of dancers of competing teams in colourful tribal costumes in one of the most vibrant festivals in the Philippines.

INDAK 2Converging on the streets of Davao City, different contingents compete and showcase the best of Mindanao’s three peoples (Christians, the Muslims, and the Lumads) and how Kadayawan is celebrated as a festival of unity amid diversity in Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan. It is a revelry of harmony through music, dance, and thanksgiving.

Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan means “street dancing.” It is one of Kadayawan Festival’s highlights. The downtown streets of Davao City suddenly throbs with vivid colors, beat of the drums, and the genteel yet lively kulintang and agung music.

While it focuses on Davao’s “Ten Tribes,” Indak-Indak also showcases out of town contingents, which comes from different provinces and cities all over Mindanao.




Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte said City Hall has police power to lay down rules in entertainment events held in private places, as an event organizer reportedly questioned the local government’s authority to set the rules on its event to be held at the Davao Crocodile Park.

dalisayKat Dalisay of Manic Nigthnings Production reportedly also accused city councilors of violating “ freedom of expression”  and called them “hypocrites” in a post in her Facebook account. Dalisay posted the insults after attending a meeting of the Kadayawan Festival executive committee on Wednesday which discussed her application for special permit for her  “ Kadayawan Invasion Rave Party” and for listing of the all-night party as an event of the forthcoming Kadayawan Festival in August.


City councilors reportedly grilled Dalisay about security matters, tax obligations and behavior of participants in her coming event.

We have police power to intervene events in private places, said Duterte, who is the acting mayor with Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on leave.

JOKENINGDalisay apparently took with deep frustration her experience at the city council committee hearing.  

To make matters worse, Dalisay also posted in her Facebook account an  advise to those wanting to join the “rave party” to wear “long sleeves” because “being sexy”  in Davao City is banned by the local government.

Dalisay’s events are said to be attended by thousands of young Dabawenyas many of them coming in sexy two-piece outfits.

On ABS/CBN’s TV Patrol yesterday, Duterte said he received reports about drugs being peddled and beer being sold to minors in parties organized by  Dalisay’s outfit.

He said that Dalisay has no security plan for the event, and feared the outfit could not handle the situation if trouble erupts.

City Hall has banned street parties for  security reasons during the Kadayawan over reports of terrorists planning to mar the annual festival with violence.

In the ABS/CBN news program, Duterte  also said he was informed by the City Treasurer that Dalisay also failed to settle tax obligation for past events.

Duterte said he has asked the Davao City Council to calendar participation of Dalisay in its Tuesday session.

He warned that he would revoke the business license of Dalisay if the event organizer is found to have been remiss in its tax obligation and if her events violated city ordinances on anti-smoking and the ban on selling of liquor.

The television program also showed Dalisay asking forgiveness for her Facebook post, which has been deleted.