THE Indak-Indak sa Kadayawan performers will follow a new route for the street dance competition, said event organizer Harold Quibete on August 8, 2022.
During a radio interview, Quibete said this year’s Indak-Indak sa Kadayawan will start at the Veterans Rotunda at C. Bangoy Street, then to Ramon Magsaysay Avenue, and then at Roxas Avenue where the first performance will be held.
The performers will then pass along C. M. Recto street until Bonifacio Street corner Pelayo street junction near Apo View Hotel for the second performance and proceed to the third and last route to San Pedro Street where the grand showdown will be held at San Pedro Square.
“We changed, dati sa Marco Polo hotel area ta banda pero karon we moved them a little forward (Before it was at the Marco Polo Hotel area but we moved them a little forward)... Kay medyo mingaw na didto sa previous area dapit sa Claveria, so ato silang gi-isbog sa mas bibo na area (Because the previous area near Claveria is a bit quiet, so we moved them where there would be more people),” Quibete said.
In line with this, roads and intersections will be closed from traffic for the street dance competition as well as the Pamulak sa Kadayawan float parade, as per Davao City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO-Davao) head Dionisio Abude.
These intersections lead to Roxas Boulevard for A. Pichon Street which are the corners of Bolton, Anda, and Pelayo streets; for Mabini Street are Aurora Quezon, Padre Gomez, Pag-asa, and Padre Faura. The corners of Ramon Magsaysay and Camus street are also included.
“Naa ta’y expanded regulated closure na mag-start along Jacinto corner Aurora, Pag-asa, Corner Padre Gomez, Corner Padre Faura then Zamora. Regulated sila kay kung dili mu-cross diretso sa Roxas so pwede sila makasulod pero kutob ra sila didto (We will have an expanded regulated closure which will start along Jacinto corner Aurora, Pag-asa, corner Padre Gomez, corner Padre Faura, then Zamora. These are regulated because if they will not cross Roxas Avenue, they can enter but only until the closed area)” Abude said on August 4.
At the same time, 3,889 security personnel will be assigned during the Indak-Indak sa Kadayawan to ensure the security of the spectators and performers since a huge crowd is expected to grace the event.
Public Safety and Security Command Center head Angel Sumagaysay reminded spectators to be vigilant and to keep their distance from other people.
“Duha ang gibantayan namo pag dikit-dikit ang mga tao, una regarding sa health, and pwede ang criminal activities (We monitor two things when there are crowds, first regarding their health and another is criminal activities). Kana pud ang (That is the) opportune times for pickpocket or snatching,” he said. ICM