The 48th Hijos de Dabaw

Photo by Meg Sta. Ines

On it’s 48th year since its inception, the Hijos de Dabaw is still going strong. For decades now, this has been the annual social gathering the true blue Dabawenyos look forward to honoring the city’s patron saint, San Pedro, and welcoming its new members of the steadily growing Davao family.

In the tradition of the formal gathering, the Rigodon de Honor was performed by a select number of members of the organization lead by the current president, Socorro Medina-Estanislao, after welcoming this year’s muse Angela Soriano-Diano and her escort, Jiolo Velez.

Congratulations Hijos de Dabaw! And may this civic organization live on for years and continue in preserving the time-honored tradition of camaraderie among the locals and working together hand in hand in preserving and enriching Davao’s culture.

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Published in Sun.Star newspaper on July 8, 2012.

2012  muse Angela Soriano-Diano & escort, Jiolo Velez

Patria Montemayor

Imee Garcia, Cheska Garcia, Baby Garcia & Jackie Garcia-Dizon

Jay & Ada Angala

Bing Taojo

Johanna Puyod

Inday del Rosario

Joji Ilagan-Bian

Four Tomases

Vincent Castillo, Krizia Cabreros & Anton Baldemor

Arito Lara

Margie Soriano

Margie Roque

Katrina Diano

Melissa Lara

Toto Villavicencio