Drumbeating Hijos de Davao’s golden year

The Hijos de Davao is turning 50 this year and everyone involved in the mounting of the coming golden year celebration of this socio-civic foundation are hard at work.

From a social gathering of settlers in the city during its founding, the Hijos de Davao has evolved to a more worthwhile club—a foundation that involves the growing members of the club that focuses in preserving and promoting cultural heritage of the Dabawenyos while building a stronger community through its social and civic projects that uplifts the living standards and education of the people who needs it most.

During the 49th celebration, newly inducted Hijos de Davao president, Jackie Garcia-Dizon said, “My thrust is to welcome the new blood, the younger generation into the organization’s framework, and encourage everyone, the members and even those who, in the past decades, chose Davao to be their new home to join the family of Hijos de Davao. We will make sure that the 50th year and the coming years of Hijos de Davao will be memorable.” Everyone sprang into action and joined the president in planning a line-up of projects and events that will drumbeat the coming big event.

Current Hijos de Davao president, Jackie Garcia-Dizon

One of the projects was the Belles of the Ball, an exhibit of ball gowns worn by the past muses of Hijos de Davao at the SM Lanang Premier.

Details. Boy Guino-o for Ma. Lourdes Tionko, 1989, & Rene Salud for Marica Dakudao, 1996.

Highlighting the nostalgic visit to the past soirees was video production that complimented the fashionable display.

Nena Daluz & Eetang Ang viewing the video presentation.

The elegance of the past. The Hijos de Davao's Rigodon de Honor.

It was an elegant showcase gave the viewers a peek at the elegant side of the foundation’s traditional annual gathering.

Boy Guino-o's creation for Kristine Elizabeth Nograles, 1991 Hijos de Davao muse.

1991 Hijos de Davao muse, Kristine Elizabeth Nograles

In attendance during the event were Atty. Rose Cabaguio, Hijos de Davao’s driving force, Davao’s fashion czar Alfonso Guino-o, the club’s past and present officers, and the next generation of hijos and hijas who will keep the socio-civic foundation’s flame burning through the coming years.

The driving force of Hijos de Davao, Rose Cabaguio, with Baby Garcia

Davao's fashion czar, Boy Guino-o (right), with Gerivic Cabreros

Congratulations Hijos de Davao and kudos to Jackie Dizon for mounting the exhibition.

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Published in the SunStar Davao newspaper on April 13, 2014.

Seen at the event:

Amy Diano & Nena Daluz

Carmina & Rochelle del Rosario

Marga & Karlo Nograles

Tisay Celi, Aina del Rosario, Mia Pineda & Chiara dela Paz

Sylvia Lorenzana, Eetang Ang & Pat Montemayor.

Inday del Rosario & Bing Taojo

Bebot Estanislao, Itang Laxa, Janet Latayan & Lena Benedicto

Mylene & Miko Aquino