This year’s theme is “Katatagan ay Kapangyarihan: Pagpapatibay at Pagdiriwang!”
In celebration of the 73rd Araw ng Dabaw, the City Government of Davao in
partnership with the Davao Light and Power Company, kicks off the official events of
the city’s charter anniversary starting March 8, 2010, Monday with the opening of
the “Mag-Negosyo ta Day Fair Trade” at the SP Lobby and the Agri-Trade Fair and
Exhibit at SM City Davao.
“Mag-Negosyo ta Day Fair Trade” is open to the public until March 16 while the
Agri-Trade Fair will run until March 21.
On March 9, Tuesday, 4 PM, the top 5 finalists of the 2010 Mutya ng Dabaw will
present their Community Projects at SM City Davao Event Centre. The community
project is part of the program of the winning Mutya ng Dabaw. The ladies will
finally vie for the crown for this year’s Mutya ng Dabaw on March 15, Monday, 7 PM
at CAP Auditorium.
Various cultural events are also in store in this week’s celebration
starting with the opening of reinvented Museo Dabawenyo on March 12, Friday , 2PM and will
be followed by “SaliDabaw“, an annual music-video competition open to all
Davao-based video artists, at 4PM in Gaisano Mall of Davao.
The highly anticipated “Sayawan sa Dan” will be on March 13, Saturday at 3PM
in Peoples’ Park.
Taking the celebration to the streets with food and music galore is the “Kaon Ta
Day, Lingaw Ta Bay! ” along Bolton Street (beside Sanguniang Panlungsod) from March
12 to 16. The nightly street party opens at 5 PM daily.
Datu Bago Awards, the highest award bestowed by the City Government of Davao on a
resident of Davao City in recognition of his or her achievements in certain fields,
will finally be given to highly respected and deserving Dabawenyos on March 14,
Sunday, 6 PM at The Royal Mandaya Hotel.
On “Araw ng Dabaw“, March 16, Tuesday, Dabawenyos will start the celebration with a
Thanksgiving Mass at 7 AM at the San Pedro Cathedral. This will be followed by the
ParaDabawenyo along the city’s main thoroughfares at 8 AM; Banda Hudyaka in Rizal
Park at 3 PM; and the “Pakonsiyerto ni Mayor Rody ug Inday Sara at Rizal Park“
(featuring Spongecola and Maui Taylor) at 8 PM.