P35 million granted for the 87th Araw ng Dabaw activities
According to a DAVAO City councilor, around P35 million has been allotted for the 87th Araw ng Davao.
P35 million granted for the 87th Araw ng Dabaw activities
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Councilor Myrna Dalodo-Ortiz, chairperson of the finance, ways, and means, and appropriations committee, stated during the Aprubado sa Konseho on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at the Sangguniang Panlungsod, that the P35 million budget given to the City Tourism Operations Office (CTOO) for the Araw ng Dabaw is allocated for the event's 14 activities.

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The funds will cover all expenses, including prices and incidentals. The budget was approved during the debates for the 2024 fiscal year.

"So we would expect na [that] since it is properly provided we have grander festivities during the Araw ng Dabaw celebrations," she went on to say.

The 2024 Araw ng Dabaw budget of P35 million is slightly more than previous year's P34 million.

The events commemorating Davao City's founding anniversary will begin on March 1 with a holy service at San Pedro Cathedral at 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pasiugdang Pagsugod will then take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. It will be followed by Konsierto Dabawenyo, which starts at 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

There will also be the local pageant Mutya ng Dabaw, with a talent competition on March 5 from 3 to 7 p.m. The preliminary competition will take place on March 9 from 4 to 8 p.m., followed by the much-anticipated coronation night on March 16 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Other Araw ng Dabaw events include Kalingawan sa Distrito, Hulagway sa Araw ng Dabaw, Kundiman at Harana sa Araw ng Dabaw, Dabawenyo Ako, Sayaw Dabawenyo, Mercado Dabawenyo, Araw ng mga Empleyado, Pasidungog: Garbo sa Dabaw, and Hugyaw sa Dabaw.

The month-long event will conclude on the morning of March 17 with the Parada Dabawenyo. 

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