The 53rd Hijos de Davao, Part 2

The aura is quite different in this year’s Hijos de Davao celebration. The elegance of the Davaoeños filled the tastefully appointed ballroom quite nicely. The scene was quite relaxed, as expected of an affair where attendees know each other, and quite festive, perhaps because there are more good reasons to celebrate.

Indeed there were.

“Tonight’s 53rd Founding Anniversary of the Hijos de Davao is made more special by th fact that Davao City is celebrating the 80th Anniversary of its inauguration as a Chartered City this year. To give honor to the original inhabitants of Davao, tonight we are having a fashion show that will showcase the indigenous native wear of the 11 recognized tribes of the Davao region,” said Hijos president, Vincent Garcia.


This. Mindanao couture

Davao designers & their Mindanao-inspired designs

Davao designer, Alfonso Boy Guinoo, takes a bow

Yes, the fashion show highlighting Mindanao culture added the color, the next generation hijos and hijas’ performance was quite entertaining and drew the biggest smiles from the crowd, and I must commend the good showmanship of the live band.


Kaayo pieces

Marga Montemayor of KAAYO with mom, Baby & models Lissy Lemen & Bella Francisco


Perhaps the most evident of the changes was seen on the dance floor. It’s usually the elders who trip and twirl on the floor, but this year, it’s the younger generation who rocked it. Seeing that, Hijos de Davao will be in good hands in the coming years.


The next generation hijos & hijas ruling the dance floor


Congratulations to Hijos de Davao on its 53rd year!

Who made it to the Best Dressed List this year? Find out on Sunday. The women will be awarded with a gift certificate for an overnight stay for two from Pearl Farm Beach Resort, Marco Polo Davao, SEDA Abreeza, Waterfront Insular Hotel, Park Inn by Radisson or Royal Mandaya Hotel.

Fore more photos of this event: Hijos de Davao Part 1

Also published in the SunStar Davao newspaper.


Eetang Ang, Patria Montemayor & Jackie Dizon


Malouchi Gahol, Baby Garcia, Rhodora Nograles & Mia Floirendo

Junior Diano, City of Mati Mayor Carlo Rabat, Carlyn Salud & Ronnie Go

Butchoy Taojo & family

BM LTFRB Atty. Aileen Lizada & Benjie Lizada

Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental Katarina Rodriqguez with Mabel Lemen

JT Tionko, Yvonne & Joey Soriano & Toffee Tionko

Antonio Allado & Hijos President Vince Garcia

Pep-C & Gemma Velez with son Jiolo


Jing Rabat, Jackie Dizon, Baby Rabat, Rose Cabaguio, Rochelle del Rosario, Ariana del Rosario & Meg Roque

Cecilia & Jess Reta

(Seated) Tricie Arcenas, Marga Nograles, Tina Lagdameo, Michelle Ang. (Standing) Dennis Uy, Ester Gahol, Marilou Sian, Vince Arcenas, Cary Lagdameo, Tobi Ang & Robertino del Rosario

Luisito Rabat, Eshma Bautista, Bianca Limjuco & Rosanna Loseo, Mervin Loseo

Cousins Paolo Tionko, KB Dalumpines, JB Tionko & Jeffrey Dalumpines

Mia Pineda, Tobi Ang. Patria Montemayor & Michelle Ang


Fred Anoc, Nenet Magpayo, Nellie Hizon, Vanessa Pacheco, Dicdic Rodriguez, Nando & Nena Daluz

Francis Ledesma & family

Jean Barlis, Alexis Jamora, Dinggay Sasin, Sylvia Garcia, Sylvia Lorenzana & Alice Pamintuan

The Lizada cousins

Larry Garcia & family

Jinggoy Salvador, Marissa Tionko, Malouchi Gahol, Emil Sitjar, Kenneth Ong