EXPECT a world-class Kadayawan in 2011, as the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) has already set its sights on this annual event this early.

As Kadayawan 2010 has ended with full success Sunday, Roberto Alabado, acting coordinator of CPDO, said they will try to market Kadayawan 2011 not only in the Philippines but also in foreign countries.

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Alabado is egged on by the positive comments they have been receiving from visitors.

"As I met tourists and locals who have witnessed and participated in this year's Kadayawan, I've heard positive comments, like Kadayawan is indeed the best and the most exciting festival in the country," he said.

He added that Davao can take off from the Kadayawan influx of people and promote other destinations, activities, events, and peculiarities of the city.

"We will let every people coming here that Davao offers many things for tourists aside from the Kadayawan," he said.

City Councilor Al Ryan Alejandre said the city can put in bleachers along the parade routes to make it more conducive for watching.

This goes hand in hand with the tightened security that the city has been instituting every festival season.

"We have put up six Tourists' Assistance Centers in Rizal Street, Magallanes, C.M Recto, Bonifacio, Legaspi, and in San Pedro Street so maybe, we will just do the same next year," Alejandre said. (JOP)