Change Araw ng Dabaw date to March 1 – solon

A CITY councilor is planning to pass a resolution in the House of Representatives to correct the day of the Araw ng Dabaw celebration.Councilor Melchor Quitain Jr., majority floor leader, said the resolution will urge Congress to revisit the republic act declaring March 16 is the Araw ng Dabaw celebration.Quitain hopes that “congress will agree with the findings of his committee that the Araw ng Dabaw should be on March 1.“If you go to the city hall there is a marker there that says March 1,” he said.

Meanwhile, Councilor Al Ryan Alejandre, chair on the committee on tourism and beautification, said that they will incorporate the canceled Pasko Fiesta activities into the Araw ng Dabaw festivities.
Alejandre said that canceled activities include Kasadya sa People’s Park, a dance musical and family oriented presentation, and Pasundayag sa Rizal Park, both scheduled on March 2 to 4 and 9 to 11.
Lamdag Parada, drum and bugle corps competition and star float parade are set on March 3 at Abreeza Ayala Mall, and Koro sa Araw ng Davao on March 11 at SM City Davao.
The Araw ng Dabaw will open on March 1 with a mass at San Pedro cathedral followed by a Pasiugdang na Pagsaulog at Rizal Park.
Alejandre said the opening of the Araw ng Dabaw was decided to be on March 1 in honor of the original date of Davao’s foundation day.

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