City Government of Davao

A TOTAL of 17 contingents, seven from the Davao-Based Category and ten from the open category, have signed up for the Indak-Indak sa Kadayawan contest.

This was according to City Kadayawan Executive Committee Al Ryan Alejandre during the I-Speak media forum on Thursday. 

Alejandre said the number of participants expressing their interest in the school-based and open category of the Indak-Indak sa Kadayawan has already grown.

The participants for the school-based category are the Sta. Ana National High School, Catalunan National High School, Dona Carmen National High School, Marilog National High School, Cabantian National High School, Don Juan Elementary School, and Philippine Women’s College. For the open category, the participants are Sarangani, Cotabato, Mati, Agusan, Davao Occidental, Igacos, Zamboanga and three others.

The first place in each category will receive Php 1,000,000. 

The second place will receive Php 500,000; the third place will get Php 400,000; the fourth will get Php 300,000; the fifth will receive Php 200,000; while the consolation prize is Php 20,000.

“Tomorrow (July 29) is the deadline for the Indak-Indak, but I am appealing to the organizer na baka-pwede i-extend kasi daghan pag gusto muapil (Tomorrow is the deadline of the Indak-indak. I am appealing to the organizer if they can extend the deadline because there are still many who wants to join),” Alejandre said. He said the deadline could be extended to August’s first week. 

Alejandre also added that it is the final decision of the Execom that all participants only need to present a health declaration form. A negative Reverse Transcript-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) or vaccination card is not required of the participants.

He added that once they manifest symptoms in their places of origin, they cannot come to Davao.

 The Execom required the City Health Office (CHO) to deploy its staff in the billeting areas. 

Each billeting area will have an isolation room prepared in case some contestants manifest symptoms. 

He said they are in close partnership with CHO to craft guidelines in case a situation arises.

Meanwhile, Alejandre advised the public to take care of themselves and comply with the minimum public health standards, especially since the celebration of the 37th Kadayawan sa Dabaw depends on the continuity of the Alert Level 1 status of the city. 


Source: Mindanao Times (