This year’s 71st Araw ng Dabaw upholds the old traditions even as it welcomes a new official website ( and other portents of more contemporary times. As always, celebrations culminated with the colourful Parada Dabawenyo from Magsaysay Park to San Pedro Street. Men, women, young ones, the young once, bodybuilders, cars, motorcycles, beauties and beasts, the photographable and the photographers all joined in — glued to their television sets at home or out joining the party in the streets. ( photos by Jonald Mahinay and Barry Ohaylan)

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