Hello, loves! Mabuhay! For all tourists visiting Davao to witness the Kadayawan festivities like the Indak-indak sa Kadalanan (Street Dancing) and Pamulak Kadayawan (Floral Float Parade), please be informed that DAVAO City Police Office (DCPO) urges the public to refrain from using backpacks and big bags. Vehicle (motorcycles included) owners or drivers are also not allowed to park their vehicle on restricted areas particularly along the parade route. Ignoring security measures especially during the major events of the Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival is a big No No!
Davao police are really serious in implementing security measures to protect the city and its people. More than 2,000 police and military personnel were deployed in the city for Kadayawan, including the 600 additional security from police and military provincial headquarters in Davao Region. The resolution passed by the Davao City council stated that individuals carrying backpacks will be prohibited from entering the identified routes of the parade and street dance unless properly inspected by security personnel. Davao police discourages the public from carrying the following types of bags during Indak-indak and Pamulak:
To avoid inconvenience, please use see-through bags or clear plastic bags instead.Please be warned that police authorities will arrest anybody, even media, who resists or refuses to have his/ her backpacks inspected. Don't worry they will not jail you. But they will arrest you if you do not cooperate and please note that you will not be allowed in the restricted areas. All confiscated bags can be claimed at the San Pedro Police Station.
The police will do everything as humanly as possible to secure everybody. They appeal to all to follow the rules set so that you will not be inconvenienced. With regards to parking, no vehicle will be allowed to park along the parade route.
Any vehicle seen parked along the parade routes will be towed. Zero parking starts on the night of August 16, 2013. By the way, hobbyist photographers who will be covering Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan and Pamulak Kadayawan on Aug. 17 and 18 are advised to get their sticker passes from the City Information Office (Rm. 18, 2nd Floor. City Hall of Davao). Bring with you any valid ID. You can also bring your old Kadayawan IDs or Photo Club IDs. There will be no coverage fees imposed for non-media photographers and hobbyists for access to Kadayawan events. Please follow the rules and have a happy Kadayawan! Be safe everyone! Enjoy!