Pursuant to the Executive Order No. 16 series of 2021 or An Order Re-constituting the Municipal Tourism, Culture and Arts Council Composition and its Duties and Functions of the Municipality of Manay, Province of Davao Oriental. The council met for the first time to discuss matters pertaining to different Tourism related updates, plans and activities to be set for the 124th Araw ng Manay and Parochial Fiesta celebration. The meeting was co-chaired by Municipal Administrator Florentina M. Quibo and attended by 17 members out of 22. We would like to inform everyone that the theme for this year's celebration as agreed and approved by the members of the Tourism, Culture and the Arts Council is; "Bisan awon Pandemya: Paghandum... Pagsaulog... Pagmaya ng kanaton Katipanud" (Amidst the Pandemic: Remember... Celebrate... and Rejoice our Culture and Tradition) Indeed, our Araw and Fiesta is fast approaching. This pandemic made many differences in our lives, thus, we should still remember, celebrate and rejoice our culture and tradition. #wowmanay #manaytourism #councilmeeting Note: The meeting followed the minimum health protocol set by the health department.
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Groundbreaking ceremony for the Evacuation Center and Multi-Purpose Court at the New Government Center at Purok 18 (Sta. Maria), Brgy. Central, Manay, Davao Oriental. Groundbreaking is a traditional ceremony in many cultures that celebrates the first day of construction for a building, signing of Action Plan was also done followed by Capsule Laying containing blueprint of conceptual design, coins and signed plan of action. The project was initiated and proposed by MDRRMO headed by Cesar L. Camingue subsequently approved by DPWH XI and certified by MGB to be in a hazard free zone. Ceremony was attended by Manay Municipal Mayor Japhet M. Quibo, DPWH XI Assist. Regional Director Arturo Longyapon, Michaela Magtoto, Representative of AKN Construction Corporation , Engr. Giovanni Galindez, Project Engineer of the contractor, Municipal Administrator Florentina M. Quibo, Brgy. Central PB Aristia S. Tibug, and Municipal Accountant Arnel Ivan Anacaya. Evacuation center play a fundamental role in managing the impacts of a natural disaster and in protecting the lives of vulnerable communities at risk before such a disaster. Within the preparedness plan, evacuation center is to provide safe emergency shelter for a short time before the disaster strikes.
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By embracing the 5 R’s of Zero-Waste, in this order, you can help reduce the amount of plastic waste you generate!
Refuse– say no to things you don’t need
Reduce– limit overconsumption of what you do need
Reuse – extend the lifecycle of the product
Recycle – learn the best way to sort your waste
Rot – compost anything that remains
Reminders For Solo Parents
In Barangay Taocanga, "Pag-tataan" or a celebration of the first harvest of an upland rice. Upland Rice is a kind of rice that is planted directly to a dry soil rather than to a paddy. This rice is harvestable every 4 months or depends on its variety. According to the farmers, it can be planted in any months of the year, the new generations preferred to plant it on Summer months especially May but the elders preferred to start planting on August to September. Have you had upland rice in your meal? Comment us your experience!
Note: The video was shot at Purok Poblacion, Barangay Taocanga.
ABACA -OLD MACOPA'S AGRICULTURE WONDER!
Barangay Old Macopa, one of the barangays of the Municipality of Manay is located at the southwestern portion of the municipality of Manay whose economic activity is more on Agriculture. Corn, Coconut, Banana and Abaca are the most common crops being planted by the farmers. 3rd on the list, Abaca yielded 104,300 metric tons on the year 2015 of the barangays' crop with 149 hectares being planted. With the current price and its popularity, Abaca is now widely planted to the different puroks and sitios. The variety of Senorita is common in the areas of Purok Malipayon, Taganaga, Gravahan, Madsayap, Buyo and Malinawon. Sinamuyo and Dabaw, native varities, also thrive together with the common Mindanaoan variety of Tangungon and Inusa. A mix of traditional and modern techniques, the Old Macopa abaca planters are keen on improving its performance. Thus making the Abaca industry a sought-after economic power and a potential investment area for the municipality.
KADI DA KAMO!
Come, visit and invest in Manay! by Jan Michael Belena
In photos is a group of surfers from Siargao that have visited the shorelines of Manay and tried surfing. The coastlines of Manay specifically in Manay Bay have identified to be potential for surfing during the months of November-March.
Photos from Julyeleven Gumop-as
The traditional handwoven textile of Mandaya, is made of lanot (abaca fibers, Musa textilis) using the abl'lun (backstrap loom). Weaving the "dagmay" has been passed on from one generation to another. Children, during their free time, help their mothers to segregate and knot the abaca fibers. When their feet can reach the siknan (foot brace) of the loom, the young girls are allowed to continue what their mothers and grandmothers have started to weave. Those who are willing to learn would stay by their mothers' side to observe and copy what their mothers are doing. Motifs and designs of the dagmay are mostly anthropomorphic and zoomorphic. The reptile is respected as shown by the regularity with which it appears in their design. Dagmay is not just an ordinary cloth; every design is considered sacred and a gift by the Tagamaling (spirit). Weavers would offer rituals to the Magbabaya (deity) to give them clear visions of the designs and concentration when laying the patterns. They would usually chew on betel nuts and burn ashes near them as part of their ritual. At present, the Mandaya weavers in Davao Oriental would mix commercial cotton with abaca to save time in preparing the materials and in weaving. At times, they also mix the commercial and natural dyes to make the colors look brighter and prevent the colors from fading away/fast.
Municipality of Manay Seal
Taken from the records of the Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator's Office based on the transmittal from the National Historical Institute on 1995.
Official Local Government Website of the Municipality of Manay,Davao Oriental 2023