Davao Today (www.davaotoday.com)

In celebration of the 30th Kadayawan Festival, eleven tribes competed for this prestigious pageant featuring the beauty of our indigenous people, the brains, and the culture and tradition of our ancestral roots.

Vivid colors glow in the spotlight as each contender showcased their ethnicity through the field of performing arts. Each of them represented their tribes with honor and pride.


From dramatic portrayal to a live instrument musical, no contender failed to catch the eyes of the curious audience.

All of the candidates did their best to bring home the title, but Ata tribe representative, Flormea D. Manyawron, shined the brightest. She wowed the crowd with her astounding talent and intelligence. Undoubtedly, she embodied her people well enough to win the crown.