Thursday, February 14, 2013


76th Araw ng Dabaw Celebration: Theme:  “Kapayapaan”

GUIDELINES FOR PARADA DABAWENYO

PARTICIPANTS:
• All  civic,  non-government organizations (NGOs),  People’s Organizations (POs),  private 
companies, schools and universities, government institutions and barangay units can join the 76th Araw ng Dabaw parade on (Saturday), March 16, 2013 from 7:00  A.M. to 12:00 noon.  
The parade shall start at exactly 7:00 A.M. Joining the parade is FREE.
                  
• All interested participants shall submit the accomplished Parade Entry Form to:

76th Araw ng Dabaw Parade Committee
Office of the City Administrator Rm. 14, 2nd Floor, City Hall Building 
San Pedro Street, Davao City
Telephone Numbers: 227-4526/227-6054

• Participants shall indicate the type of their participation i.e. walking contingent, in float, will use 
bands and others.  All contingents shall be required to designate one (1) Parade Coordinator.
• Walking contingents are limited to a maximum of 50 participants, or including their designated
Parade Coordinator.  All contingents must be in their  uniform  official Araw ng Dabaw parade attire.
• The contingents should prepare their banners or streamers with the theme and the name of their 
group clearly printed so as to immediately identify their contingent.

FLOATS:
• Floats should be stable and secure and must be well-ventilated to avoid suffocation of driver(s) /
rider(s).  The required minimum dimensions for the float is 8 ft. width x 16 ft. length. The heights 
of the floats should not exceed 12 ft. from the ground to avoid entanglement with the buntings 
and the electric wires.  The vehicle that will be used for the float should be in good condition.
• All participating contingents walking and in floats should be at the assembly place along Roxas 
Avenue between 5:00 to 5:30 A.M.  Floats that do not arrive at the said time shall be positioned at 
the last order of the parade.
• All contingents are allowed to mount only one (1) float each, excluding their walking contingents. 

PROHIBITIONS:
• The following activities are NOT allowed, to wit:
o Use of party poppers and any form of firecrackers
o Littering
o Wearing sexy and revealing clothes
o Taking off clothes and/or shirts
o Use of foul language, anti-government sentiments
o Doing acrobatic stunts
o Throwing of candies, cigarettes, towels, fans, caps, or any form of promotional 
materials/giveaways that can distract the flow of the parade

• Participation in the parade for the purpose of promoting a certain candidate or political party in 
the coming election is strictly prohibited. Floats, banners, posters, streamers and other materials 
that promote a certain candidate or political party will be confiscated, or if necessary, the 
participating group responsible for the act will be removed from the parade line.

DEADLINE:
• Deadline for the submission of parade entries is on February 28, 2013 (Thursday).

All information credit to City Government of Davao.
Photo credit to Tripwow


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