One of the highlights of the celebration of the 13th Mambulawan Festival was the conduct of the 1st Mambulao Bay Regatta last October 7, 2014.
This event was conceptualized by Mayor Dong Padilla and Vice-Mayor Ariel Non together with the Sangguniang Bayan of Jose Panganiban in order to promote water sports that would eventually highlight the exquisiteness of Mambulao Bay as well as showcasing the true richness of the municipality — the people of Jose Panganiban.
The said event was chaired and facilitated by Coun. Artem Andaya Jr., Co-chaired by Coun. Casiano Dilao and assisted by the Bantay Dagat Crew.
The regatta demonstrated and tested the strength and agility of the paddlers during the race.
Participants came from the different barangay of Jose Panganiban, including the IP Tribe from Brgy. Osmeña.
Spectators and visitors coming from Jose Panganiban and other municipalities enthusiastically and patiently watched and stayed the whole day to witness the first ever Mambulao Bay Regatta.
There were 4 categories, namely, the Small Boat (Single); the Small Boat (2 man Team); the Long Boat (10 man Team); and the Motorized Banca Race.
The enjoyment and fulfillment of the paddlers were best seen whenever they reached the finish line….
and it’s indeed a priceless moment…
On the final lap, THE WINNERS ARE… !!!
SMALL BOAT (Single)
1st – Manny Roco of Brgy Calero – received Php1,500
2nd – Eleazar Quasito of Brgy Dahican – received Php1,000
3rd – Jonald Pimentel of Brgy Parang – received Php500
SMALL BOAT (2 Man Team)
1st – Jerico Cadavas and RJ Quasito of Brgy Parang – received Php3,000
2nd – Joel Radavia and Jonald Pimentel of Brgy Parang – received Php2,000
3rd – Boy Lascano and Wilson Lascano of Brgy Osmeña – received Php1,000
LONG BOAT (10 Man Team)
1st – Brgy Dahican – received Php10,000
2nd – Brgy Dayhagan – received Php6,000
3rd – Brgy Parang Group 1 – received Php4,000
MOTORIZED BANCA RACE
Eduardo Secuya of Brgy Salvacion – received 1 unit of 6.5 HP Gasoline Engine sponsored by Ms. Juliet Lim Atanacio of JA Hardware
The 1st Mambulao Bay Regatta ended up with a smile on the faces of the winners and with high hopes for others to bring home the bacon on the succeeding Mambulao Bay Regatta.
Once again, the Mambuleños truly proved their tourism campaign that tourism promotion should start within themselves and they are proud to say… Mambuleños are truly Turismo, Tayo Mismo!
And certainly, it’s more fun in Jose Panganiban… it’s more fun in Camarines Norte… it’s more fun in the Philippines!!!
CHOOSE JOSE PANGANIBAN… CHOOSE CAMARINES NORTE…. CHOOSE PHILIPPINES!!!
(Photos by: Eliza Llovit and Ricky Pera)
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