THE Davao City Council on Tuesday, July 4, approved under suspended rules a resolution requesting President Rodrigo Duterte to declare August 18, 2017 as a non-working day in Davao City in celebration of the Kadayawan Festival 2017.
The resolution was passed through committee on tourism and beautification chair Al Ryan Alejandre. August 18 will be allotted for the celebration of Indigenous People’s Day, while the council did not request to make August 21 a holiday as Araw ng Pasasalamat, since it is already a Ninoy Aquino’s day.
Once approved, a four-day holiday will be enjoyed by Dabawenyos. This year’s Kadayawan will have 19 official activities. It will also feature the life, culture of the eleven tribes through the Kadayawan Village in Magsaysay Park.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said the events will push through despite the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao, bearing the fact that security agencies were part of the careful planning of the festival celebration. (KVC)