Thursday, 16 August 2018 05:07

Pocket Newscasting highlighted in recent media convention


“Duyog Ta, Bai”
emerged as the winner of the pocket newscasting during the 4th National Catholic Media Convention.

Among the five entries of pocket newscasting during the media convention, “Duyog Ta, Bai” or “We Accompany Each Other” won the championship award for producing the news reporting video in the 4th National Catholic Media Convention held at Mergrande Ocean Resort, Davao City last August 6-9, 2018.

“Duyog  Ta, Bai” is a three-minute video that featured the culture and lifestyle of the indigenous people at the Kadayawan Village in Davao City.

Datu Jaime of the Manobo Tribe
Kadayawan Village
Magsaysay, Davao City

Photo by Abert Gerez/Diocese of Pasig

The Kadayawan Cultural Village

The Kadayawan Cultural Village in Magsaysay Park becomes a place for culture and peace. The village features the houses of 11 different tribes namely:  Taosug, Maguindanaon, Iranun, Kagan, Maranao, Sama,  Klata, Ata, Ubo Manuvo, Matigsalog, and Tagabawa.


The village also showcases the rich culture of the 11 tribes through their native houses and display of their handicrafts, crops, and clothes. The different tribes also perform their dance, play their music, wear their traditional clothes, and hold their sacred rituals.

Peace in Davao

The Kadayawan Village where the 11 different tribes are located, is a diverse community. Each tribe, though they differ in some aspects, work together for a common goal: to be at peace with one another despite their differences.

According to the indigenous people who live in the village, they give importance to their culture. But the most important thing that matters is peace and unity among the tribes.

Fhebelyn Mohamad who lives in Kadayawan Village said that mutual respect brings peace among them and the people who visit their village.

“Ito lang respeto sa bawat isa yun lang siguro ang gawin natin saka self-discipline. Katulad ng na experience namin dito so far walang away peaceful talaga yung 11 tribes dito. Saka wine-welcome namin kung sino yung pumaspasok sa amin. Nirerespeto namin ang paniniwala nila, saka irespeto naman nila kami, yun lang mutual respect, mutual understanding,” she said.

Embracing Change

With the rapid changes that encompass the world, especially in technology, the indigenous people in Magsaysay Park are able to adjust to the modern living or lifestyle.

From the winning video “Duyog Ta, Bai”,  Litania Benito, 48 years old, stated how they are able to adapt to the changes brought about by the different developments in their culture.

“Oo, tinuturuan naman ang mga bata na huwag nilang kalimutan kung saan sila nagsimula at huwag ikahiya ang kanilang wika dahil lamang natuto silang magbisaya kaya sa amin tinuturuan namin sila,” Litania said. 


Datu Jaime Epil who belongs to the Matigsalog tribe has been in the village since 2015. 

According to him, one of the ways to preserve their culture is to play the Kulintang where he asks the grace from God. 

“Pagkagising ko, nagdadasal ako. Tatlong taon na ako namumuhay dito, sa awa ng Diyos, mabuti naman. Na-aadapt pa rin ang kultura noon hanggang ngayon kasi nakasanayan nila. Halimbawa, pagtugtog ng kulintang, ang mensahe ay paghingi sa ating Panginoon,” Datu Jaime said.

Datu Jaime also asked the people to join them in praying that the future generation may continue to value their culture despite the developments happening in the world.

“Kailangan ng pagpapatulong sa pagdadasal na hindi mawala ang kanilang kultura na mula noon hanggang ngayon hanggang sa pagdating ng panahon hindi mawala ang kultura sa kanila,” he said.

The “Duyog Ta, Bai” group is composed of delegates from the different dioceses and archdioceses in the Philippines namely: Caloocan, Pasig, Novaliches, Malolos, Bacolod, Digos, Boac, Tagum, Sorsogon, Bangued, Jaro, and Manila.

Photo by Albert Gerez/Diocese of Pasig

The 4th National Catholic Media Convention was organized by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines Episcopal Commission on Social Communications (CBCP-ECSC) and was hosted by the Archdiocese of Davao. (Jheng Manalang Prado/RCAM-AOC)

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