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Friday, December 23, 2016


This is our fourth year in celebrating "Torotot Festival" here in Davao City. The city will continue to observe New Year's Eve in it's unique way, since the banning of the fireworks/firecrackers here in town, through torotot (horn) festival in partnership with SMART COMMUNICATIONS.

By using horns and other noisemakers, Davao City continue to set the advocacy for zero casualties on New Year's Eve.

Since the implementation of the FIRECRACKER BAN in 2001 and remains to be effect until now, Davao City celebrates Christmas and New Year peacefully with only a handful of firecracker-related injuries recorded in the hospitals.

The ban has not only saved hundreds of lives, a zero death recorded from firecracker blasts or stray bullets, no fire house incident, spared residents from losing their fingers and eyesight's, and for those suffered from smoke suffocation due to firecrackers.

And for those of you would like to join the said New Year Countdown Celebration, you can participate also by joining different competition set for the events. There would be a COSPLAY COMPETITION, HIPHOP DANCE COMPETITION (10-15 members), CREATIVE TOROTOT CONTEST, COSTUME PARADE IN TOROTOT INSPIRED COMPETITION, ZUMBA COMPETITION (10-15 members).

For more information: Contact Mel at 09396567996 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Davao City all set to host Palarong Pambansa 2019

As Davao City Sports Complex eyed to finish this 2018, an Executive Order No. 31 series of 2016 dated November 17, 2016, was signed and approved by the Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio.

Wherein an order of creating the City Palarong Pambansa Organizing Committee and their respective duties and functions are stated in order to achieve its goals.

Is Davao City ready to host this event? Possibly Yes!

Davao City Sports Complex located at the University of the Philippines Mintal Ground.

Congressman Isidro Ungab pushed the construction of the said complex during his term as Third District Representative of Davao City. In August 2015, the City Government of Davao and the UP Mindanao signed a MOA (Memorandum Of Agreement) stated that the university will donate a 20 hectares property to the city government for a sports complex.

Last January 2016, the construction of the facility had its full swing, costing P8 billion as to planned to finish it by 2018 in line to host the 2019 Palarong Pambansa and aim to host SEA Games after.

***Photo credit to Cong. Isidro Ungab 

As of December 2016, this is Davao City Sports Complex looks like, per updated forum from

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Davao City bring Christmas Holiday to Lumad Communities

Christmas time is for children and it is also a good time to remember Christmas as a festival of lights. But behind the glittering lights, glamour gifts, fashion new dresses and sumptuous food we always think of the welfare of our less brothers and sisters.

Davao City will bring Christmas celebration this year to the outback communities of lumads. This is an 'added extravaganza' for this year Pasko (Christmas) Fiesta celebration.

It has been an advocacy of the City Government of Davao to extend help, favor and give protection to the Lumads communities, by providing shelters, food, and social and medical services as they come down and join the festivities in the city.

Starting December 1, they are still welcome to join the celebration and still the Davao Local Government Unit will provide them food and other services for 10 days in six different shelters.

The services will also be brought to their respective communities in Marilog, Paquibato, and Baguio Districts starting December 7 to 21. This is the first time that the services will bring the PASKO FIESTA special program to their respective barangays.

Pasko Fiesta for the lumads include a trade fair featuring the indigenous products, health day, birth registrations, mass wedding, children's day, tribal games, and cultural shows.

There would be a 'make over' or they called in their native language "BALIHUDNOY" for Lumad women. And this is for FREE!!!

“They will be gently herded back to their respective barangays where various activities are prepared entirely for them,” Maria Luisa Bermudo, Head of the City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO) said.        
“This is also to ensure their safety while we are celebrating Christmas,” added Bermudo.

One way of giving back our warm greetings to our Lumads brothers and sister, making it more meaningful and relevant to them, and that they are also part of our Christmas celebration. 


Just recently, December 2, the Pasko Fiesta sa Davao was formally opened by Mayor Inday Sara Duterte-Carpio. She urge the private sector to participate and light up its premises and/or establishments so the city will look more festive.

Davao City Hall & Rizal Park at Day

Davao City Hall & Rizal Park at Night
Video Credit to Ian Garcia (@WhatsUrWanderLust Facebook Page)

The celebration is for all not only for the Lumads but there are also other activities been slated for children, persons with disabilities (CICL), children living with HIV-AIDS, LGBT, children in conflict with law, prostituted women and senior citizen.

This is annual event here in Davao City to lift the Filipino tradition of celebrating Christmas.