Local Government, Tourism

Davao City gears up for 80th Araw ng Davao celebration

February 9, 2017 By


Mayor Inday Sara Duterte on Monday created a committee that would ensure that the city government could effectively carry out and implement fitting, meaningful, and memorable activities for the 80th Araw ng Davao celebration.

Through Executive Order No. 03, Mayor Inday ordered the creation of the Executive Committee.

Mr. Renato Gatchalian, owner of Saging Repablik and President of the Davao Tourism Association (Data), is this year’s private sector Co-Chair.

Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte was named Vice-Chairperson while the members include City Mayor’s Office Chief of Staff Atty. Raul Nadela Jr., City Tourism Officer Regina Rose Tecson, Asst. City Administrator for Administration Atty. Tristan Dwight Domingo, City Accountant Vingelina Bajan and Councilor Al Ryan Alejandre.

The Execom was tasked to plan and ensure the smooth coordination of the programs, events and activities for this year’s celebration, which also encourages a greater participation from private sector organizations.

It is also tasked to find ways to support the effective implementation of the activities planned.

As in previous Araw ng Davao celebrations, funds for this year shall come from private sector sponsorships together with appropriations from the City Tourism Office and the City Government of Davao.

Mayor Inday said she also wanted the event to be promoted both locally and internationally through various media outlets, to ensure optimal participation of visitors and tourists. CIO