Ten tribes endorse their Hiyas ng Kadayawan candidates

Hiyas ng Kadayawan 2011

Hiyas ng Kadayawan 2011

Hiyas ng Kadayawan 2011 is Davao’s annual search for that distinctive indigenous young lady who is knowledgeable of her native culture and wisdom through a pageantry of Mindanaoan myths and legends.

Ten young women from respective and distinguished tribes of Davao will be presented in their ethnic garbs, cultural performances, interviews and indigenous attires in a competition to vie for the festival gem of Davao.

Talent night is at 6PM on August 16th at the Abreeza Mall. The Grand Coronation Night is at 6PM, August 17th, at the Davao City Recreation Center (formerly Almendras Gym).

The 10 young ladies are : Fauzia Jamsuri, 20 (Tausog); Leah Jean Benito, 20 (Matigsalog); Jhel Ann Oboc, 18 (Obu Manuvu); Zarina Mangadta, 15 (Maguindanao); Judelyn Ogos, 18 (Bagobo Tagabawa); Almeline Cheenee Hamid, 19 (Sama); Norie Fe Licomes, 24 (Bagobo Klata); Rahima Usman, 16 (Maranao); Bernalin Mamboo , 18 (Ata); Mia Rose Sarip Apadan, 18 (Kagan).

Photos courtesy of Rhonson Ng

Candidate No. 1 Fauzia Jamsuri, 20, Tausug

Candidate No.1 Fauzia Jamsuri, 20, Tausug tribe

 

Candidate No. 2  Leah Jean Benito, 20, Matigsalog Tribe

Candidate No. 2 Leah Jean Benito, 20, Matigsalog Tribe

 

Candidate No. 3 Mia Rose Sarip Apadan, 20, Kagan Tribe

Candidate No. 3 Mia Rose Sarip Apadan, 20, Kagan Tribe

Candidate No. 4 Jhel Ann Oboc,18, Obu Manuvu Tribe

Candidate No. 4 Jhel Ann Oboc,18, Obu Manuvu Tribe

 

No. 5 Zarina Mangadta, 15, Maguindanao Tribe

Candidate No. 5 Zarina Mangadta, 15, Maguindanao Tribe

 

Candidate No. 6 Judelyn Ogos, 18, Bagobo Tagabawa Tribe

Candidate No. 6 Judelyn Ogos, 18, Bagobo Tagabawa Tribe

 

Candidate No. 7 Almeline Cheenee Hamid, 19, Sama Tribe

Candidate No. 7 Almeline Cheenee Hamid, 19, Sama Tribe

 

Candidate No. 8  Norie Fe Licomes, 24, Bagobo Klata Tribe

Candidate No. 8 Norie Fe Licomes, 24, Bagobo Klata Tribe

 

Candidate No. 9 Rahima Usman, 16, Maranao Tribe

Candidate No. 9 Rahima Usman, 16, Maranao Tribe

 

Candidate No. 10 Bernalin Mamboo, 18, Ata Tribe

Photos by Rhonson Ng Candidate No. 10 Bernalin Mamboo, 18, Ata Tribe

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JOJIE ALCANTARA is a Filipina writer (proud Dabawenya), photographer and artist who leads a double life. One is a stay-at-home, insomniac cartoonist and painter. The other self is a solo traveler exploring images of humanity and nature. In between catnaps she blogs, watches horror movies at midnight, hosts TV specials, and captures funny signs. How she juggles her time remains to be a mystery. http://about.me/jojiealcantara