Ten Tribes, One Vibe" honoring the 10 tribes in Davao City namely the Ata, Matigsalug, Ovu-Manuvo, Klata-Djangan, Tagabawa, Tausog, Maguindanao, Maranao, Kagan, and Sama.
"Though diverse in cultures, traditions and beliefs, these tribes are very much connected by a common origin that binds them together as one and the same…an origin that traces to the very core of the history of Davao City." source: kadayawan.com
Despite the issues that had happened these past few months due the series of bomb explosions occurred in Cagayan de Oro, Cotabato and Midsayap, Mayor Duterte decided to push through the festival ensuring the people's safety with the city's tightened security measures. There were policemen roaming around in every corner of the street, inspecting every stuff you were carrying. Yes, that's how strict the security forces were. They even forbid carrying a backpack within the days of celebration. It was totally annoying to open your bag in every turn for checking but I know it was for our own safety. (img src: jeff psj)
Regardless, we definitely had a blast! Thanks to my very enthusiastic room mate for dragging me along! =)