Davao City’s rich culture is bared through dances, singing, chanting and playing of ethnic instruments at the recently concluded Hiyas sa Kadayawan 2019 Cultural Presentation held at Ayala Malls Abreeza last August 3, 2019.
The 11 tribes of Davao represented by their candidates, Aileen Maray (Ata), Jurica Jordan (Bagobo K’lata), Jessa Andian (Bagobo Tagabawa), Rosephine Ambala (Matigsalug), Aiza Grace Oquina (Obu Manuvu), Sittie Lailie Aragasai (Iranun), Cherry Anne Saripada (Kagan), Nurainie Ampatuan (Maguindanaon), Sittie Aleyah Hadjisalim (Maranao), Coraima Hasim (Sama), Kalisar Jakilan (Taosug) showed prowess, where the women lead a show of their respective arts and values.
Judges include Atty. Geroncio R. Aguio (Regional Director of the National Commission on
Indigenous Peoples – Region XI), Bainal L. Gangis (Administrative Aide 4 of the National Commission on Muslim Filipino – Region XI), Mario Leofer M. Lim (Performer & Artist), Jesus Allaga Montajes (Program Officer for Culture and Arts in Ateneo de Davao University), Atty. Antoinette Principe (Councilor, District 3 of Davao City).
The Top 3 Winners are Ms. Rosephine Ambala (Matigsalug), Ms. Nurainie Ampatuan (Maguindanaon) and Ms. Coraima Hasim (Sama). The 3 ladies will compete again during the Coronation on August 11, 2019 at 3:00PM at the RMC Petro Gazz Arena wherein one (1) Best in Cultural Presentation will be chosen
Present during the event were Ms. Gene Rose Tecson (OIC City Tourism), Councilor Myrna Daludo Ortiz (3rd District) and Hiyas sa Kdayawan 2018 Winner Nes-Anne Barem Naraga.