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40 participants confirm for Kadayawan floral parade

A customer checks a stall selling orchids and other types of flowers during the Kadayawan agri-trade fair at the parking area of SM City Davao.

MORE THAN 40 contingent and non-contingent floats of the Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2022 and also floats for the Pitik sa Kadayawan 2022 will be showcased on Sunday, Aug. 21. 

Wadab Babao, the organizer of the Pamulak sa Kadayawan, revealed this in a briefing during the AFP-PNP Press Corps Media Forum at the Royal Mandaya Hotel on Wednesday, Aug. 17.

Babao said there are five participants for the Dako (Big) Category, 10 for the Gamay (Small) Category, seven participants for the Lahi Category, 11 for non-competing or the Corporate category, and ten floats for the Pitik sa Kadayawan drum-beating competition. 

The floats in the Dako Category must be eight feet wide and 16 feet long. In the Gamay Category, the floats must have below 8 feet in width and 16 feet in length. 

In the Lahi (Alternative Category), they must use anything indigenous or extraordinary small vehicles or contraptions, trolleys, and wheelers that should be animal-driven; not electric, motorized, or fuel-powered vehicles.

FLOAT PARADE. MindaNews file photo by Erwin Mascarinas

The competing floral floats shall have a maximum height of 14 feet and must use at least 80 percent fresh flowers, plants, fruits, or vegetables as the medium.

For the Corporate (Non-competing) floats, the contingents must use at least 20 percent fresh flowers, plants, fruits, and vegetables as the medium. The maximum height for all floats shall be 14 feet from the ground.

The Dako Category first place winner will get Php 800,000, Php 600,000 for second place, Php 400,00 for third place, and Php 75,000 for the two consolation prizes.

In the Gamay Category, the first prize is P 400,000, P300,000 for the second place, P 200,000 for the third place, and P50,000 pesos each for the two consolation prizes.

Meanwhile, a P150,000 prize awaits the first place in the Lahi category, P75,000 for the second place, P50,000 for third place, and two winners of P20,000 as consolation prizes.

The float parade will start at 6 a.m. on Aug. 21, starting from Roxas Avenue, left turn to CM Recto Avenue, right turn to Bonifacio Avenue, and left turn to Pelayo Street, then left turn to San Pedro Street. The floats will be parked along Claveria Street, from Corner San Pedro to Corner Bonifacio Street, until 4 p.m. 


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