Several thousand people in Davao City (Mindanao) are due to celebrate the Kadayawan festival on Saturday, August 17, and Saturday, August 24. The main events will take place at San Pedro Square on both days. Local authorities have announced increased security measures between August 17 and August 24, including controlling access to the San Pedro Square area, security screenings, and the deploying of more than 27,500 security forces at various events and public places during the festival period.
A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected throughout the city.
Individuals in Davao are advised to remain vigilant, report suspicious objects and behavior to the police, follow instructions issued by local authorities, and anticipate crowded conditions, transportation delays, and a heightened security presence.
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