The 52nd Hijos de Davao Part 2

THE celebration continues. Unbroken. But there was an extra buzz of excitement on the night of the 52nd Hijos de Davao celebration for it was the eve of the inauguration of a Mindanaoan as the new Philippine president.

52 years of Hijos de Davao & still growing strong.

But before Rody Duterte walked up the stairs of Malacañang Palace and formally take over as the new leader of the nation, he left his message of gratitude to the Hijos de Davao organization for its valuable contribution to the city, and encouraged its leaders to bring the association to new greater heights and, united in cause, towards true transformation.

In his message, Hijos President Vincent Garcia dedicated the affair to the incoming president who bannered “Change is coming” as his slogan.

Hijos de Davao president Vince Garcia with ex officio Jackie Garcia-Dizon

“We in Davao know what Mayor Duterte means about 'Change.' We have seen it happen to our city and seen the fruits of his style of governance. We wish him well and wholeheartedly support him as he expands his governance to the whole Philippines.”

Yes, the 52nd year of Hijos was exciting indeed with generations of Dabawenyos loyally attending the annual ball to preserve the tradition of honoring the city’s patron Saint though camaraderie and service to the fellow citizens.

Congratulations Hijos de Davao!

Taking part in the tradition. Philippine Eagle Foundation executive director Dennis Salvador & Marco Polo Davao General Manager Dottie Wurgler-Cronin

The gorgeous Rabat women- Ariana with mom Rochelle del Rosario & Bella with mom Kara Francisco

Jay & Lea Imperial with Dina Dalumpines

The Sasin family, Dinggay Sasin with grandchildren Sevi & Sabina Diago, Yvonne Sasin

Mia Floirendo, Malouchi Gahol, Mia Pineda & Marissa Tionko

Emil Sitjar, EIleen Sitjar, Christian Pasumbal, Malouchi Gahol, Monette Cutler, Otoy Mercado, Kenneth Ong, Cara delos Santos, Marissa Tionko & Jinggoy Salvador

Ina del Rosario, Tricie Arcenas, VInce del Rosario & Anton Lopez

Dashing young men. Obi Cembrano, James Vergara, Enzo Rabat, Vince del Rosario, AC Sian, Robertino del Rosario, Martin Ledesma, Enzo Manalo & Jody Ledesma

The Garcia family. Imee, Ria, Baby & Albert

Joey Soriano, Annie Garia & Yvonne Soriano

The Belisarios. Pachot, Abi, Owel & Annika

Popit & Bambi Garcia

Baby Garcia Rabat with sons Leo & Enzo

Mabelle Lemen & Silvia Gempesaw

Larcy Gatchalian with the del Rosarios- Carmina, Raffy & Iago

Sonny & Felina Garcia, Larry & Melanie Garcia

Antonio Lopez & Maridol Gonzales

Ria & Abi Gempesaw with cousin Paula Simon