Davao names winners of video contest on food, culture

Davao City—The City Government of Davao has announced the winning entries in the video-making contest “Destination: Davao” featuring the various food culture icons of the city.

The contest, themed “Flavors of Davao,” aims to showcase the flavors of Davao City through its unique food culture and vibrant, changing food scene.

Topping this year’s edition is Big Black Panda Co.’s “Flavors of Davao X Culture of Flavors,” which showcased Davao’s diversity in food. The winning team will receive P30,000.

“By looking through the perspectives of the people behind, from farmers, food technologists, chefs to consumers, we do not only promote the richness of our homegrown produce — we also put emphasis on how these flavors fortify our Davaoeño culture and essentially, our humanity,” said Jean Kirvy Waga, Director/Screenwriter of Big Black Panda Co.

“It is good in its overall content and meets the basic objectives of the contest—to showcase the flavors of Davao. Not only does it tell a story of how a product is processed from the farm to the table, but it also features places that are identified with Davao,” said journalist Lillian Mellejor, one of the panel of judges.

Other judges of the contest were McRobert Nacario of Micromedia Productions and communications specialist Cyrus Bringas.

Now on its fourth edition, the video competition encourages Dabawenyos and Davao City visitors to come up with short and original videos to promote Davao City as a place to visit and experience.

The participants for this year were asked to produce a one to three-minute video. The winners were announced on July 18 on the official Facebook page of the City Government of Davao.

The second place went to “Tilaw Dabaw” by the Dilaab Productions, which exhibited how tasty Davao dishes like pastil and barbeque plated in banana leaf can be enjoyed by using just bare hands. They will receive an amount of P20,000.

Named as third place was “Chibog” by Ma. Zysa Hacosta, which featured the fresh durian, pomelo and watermelon fruits and mouth-watering dishes found in Davao like the tribal delicacies and the Roxas Night Market street food. It also garnered a total of 32,766 Facebook reactions and views, making it the People’s Choice Award. The third place will receive a cash prize of P10,000 and P5,000 for the People’s Choice Award.

Six runners-up who will also receive P5,000 each as the consolation prize. These are “Fun Food and Frolic” by Iris Gay Salutillo, “A Taste of Home” by Alvin Germo Pasuquin, “Change” by The Artsytable “Tilaw Dabaw” by the CSMS Productions, “Flavors of Davao” by Neil Moscoso, Jr. and “Taste of Davao” by CrazyCut Productions.

Topics: Davao City , Destination: Davao , Flavors of Davao , Big Black Panda Co. , Flavors of Davao X Culture of Flavors
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