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Dayaw indigenous festival to tackle issues on peace and environment

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What have happened to the indigenous communities in Mindanao a year after the Zamboanga siege and the signing of the Bangsamoro peace agreement?

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Flash mob of indigenous communities ushers in Dayaw Festival

BALANGAO of Mountain Province

People would be surprised today if different indigenous groups “invade” a park and a mall.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Dayaw festival fosters indigenous sense of pride

Students of Bulacan participate in the making of Christmas décor of the Tagalogs

The 21 cultural masters of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) from its School of Living Traditions (SLT) were recognized during Dayaw, the largest celebration of indigenous cultures in the Philippines, at Barasoain Church in Malolos, Bulacan.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Dayaw festival celebrates indigenous people’s cultures

EDWIN Antonio, secretary of the National Committee on Northern Cultural Communities; Al-Anwar Anzar, head of the National Committee on Southern
Cultural Communities; Sonny Cristobal, festival director; NCCA commissioner Joycie Dorado-Alegre; Maria Venus Raj, Dayaw ambassador; NCCA chair Felipe M. de Leon Jr.; NCCA planning head Marichu Tellano; Antonio Cayyog, NCNCC vice head; Reden Ulo, NCSCC secretary

Dayaw, the biggest celebration of indigenous Filipino culture, is not only a meeting of different traditions but a reflection of Filipino identity, organizers said during a press conference held at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts lobby last Oct. 24.

Posted: November 4th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

NCCA’s Dayaw: Melting pot of culture and arts


Touted as one of the emerging cultural hubs in the Philippines, Tagum City served as a melting pot for the largest cross-cultural interaction in the country, as some 500 representatives from indigenous communities across the Philippines gathered there during the Dayaw festival Oct. 7-9.

Posted: November 13th, 2011 in Arts and Books,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »