Twenty two participants from Davao and neighboring cities participated in Indak Indak sa Kadalanan in celebration of Kadayawan Festival 2011. The program reminds every Dabawenyo of how bountiful our city is. It refreshes the richness of Davao's culture.It was indeed tiring to be there where a lot people struggled to have a comfortable place but it was worth staying.
The winners are the following:
Magallanes Elementary School-Grand Champion (Php 150,000)
Jesus Soriano Elementary School-2nd Place (Php 100,000)
Sta. Ana national Highschool-3rd Place (Php 70,000)
Cesario Villa Abrille National High School-4th Place (Php 50,000)
Sto. Nino National High School, Tugbok District 25 (Php 25,000)
Purok Sison Elementary School, Surallah South Cotabato-Grand Champion (Phph 300,000)
Sto. Nino, South Cotabato- 2nd Place (Php 200,000)
Isulan Sultan Kudarat-3rd Place (Php 150,000)
New Bataan National High School, Comval Province- 4th Place (Php 100,000)
Sarmiento Central Elementary School-5th Place (Php 50,000)
Tupi, South Cotabato-6th Place (Php 25,000)
Senator Chiz Escudero and former senator Migs Zubiri gave a short message. Marian Rivera and the rest of the cast of GMA's TV series which is Amaya dropped by at Rizal Park for their road tour.
It was hard to get close to the stage where the participants perform. A barricade with policemen forbid us from getting through.Coordinators, photo enthusiasts and official photographers are the only ones allowed.I stood in front of a policeman for an hour where I can barely see the performances. However, I was lucky to get in! Ten people went out and the policeman allowed also the same number to finally get in. I had a clear view then of yesterday's competition while seated on a bleacher. It wasn't easy to see little children having a hard time with their parents because of their willingness to witness the Indak Indak.If only I could help them. I heard people murmuring around me. They curse the policemen for not letting them in. Well, I understand.It's the authority's job to secure the place and to control the people to avoid unwanted accidents. Live telecast is an option that those people perhaps didn't realize.