Multimedia work by a local artist portraying the three major groups in Davao City:
the Muslims, the Christians, and the Lumads or indigenous peoples
This post is specially dedicated to the people of Davao - the Dabawenyos, a rare breed of Filipinos whose reputation for warmth and friendliness precede them; their graciousness, their love for peace and discipline; their cosmopolitan and yet simple ways of life; always a ready smile to tourists, and ever solicitous. In the face of adversity, they patiently rise above all odds with a smile, not an iota of despair you can see in their faces when all else fail, but courageously they stand united ready to confront desperate times, and with the emerging light behind the darkest clouds in sight, in bended knees they humbly pray for the certainty of victory. And, indeed, in victory they remain magnanimous. It is their nature, the way they are and will always be; the way they were molded and shaped by time as a people. Their indomitable spirit is what makes Davao City what it is today - "Love, Peace and Progress," from the "Island to Highlands!"
A usual sight on Sundays at San Pedro Cathedral
along San Pedro Street
A clean surrounding is typical of Davao City
Busy life in the streets
A typical day in public parks
Unknown to many, ukay-ukay originated in Davao. Ukay-ukay is a visayan word for "to mix together". Imported brands of assorted jeans, clothing, bags, and shoes, mostly second hand, are bargained in the streets and public markets of Davao City.
Always aware of current events
Dabawenyos find pride and dignity in labor
Streets in Davao City are safe for children