DAVAO CITY, May 15, PIA-- Davao Dragon Boat Association (DDBA) recently held its Paddle for Peace event last May 15- 16 in Lanang Davao City.
DDBA is a non-government organization that aims to promote sports from all folks in Mindanao through Dragon Boat Race.
The association’s campaign is entitled Bugsay Mindanao 2: Paddle for
peace which raises awareness about how Mindanao is striving for Peace
Aside from sports, the association also wants to promote the beauty of Mindanao and its Provinces.
The Bugsay Mindanao 2 racers will compete in the 200 and 2,000 meter
class that feature three categories for Open/Men’s Standard Boat of 22
crews, Mixed Standard of 22 crews, and the Women’s small Boat for 12
There are seven teams coming from different parts in Mindanao competing for Dragon Boat Race.
There are teams from Davao Region, and one team each from Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, and Agusan.
Participants are from the supervision under Davao Dragon Boat
Association like Dragon Del Sur, Base Camp Dragon, and Hiraya Minokawa,
while visiting teams include Blue Dragon of Butuan, Liseo de Cagayan
Dragonoids, Bakunawa team from Iligan, and Agusan del Sur Dragon Boat
The association is now in the stage of building and producing elite
team to compete not only in Mindanao but throughout the country.
Clarise Jane Calolot, Davao Dragon Boat Association President said
that Paddling or Bugsay in vernacular language is part of Mindanao
Calolot said that Davao Dragon Boat Association wish to bring the
sport to other coastlines around Mindanao to highlight Mindanao’s
beaches and to strengthen its advocacy on protecting coastal and marine
resources. (PIA-Mary Queenstar Cruz Baltazar, intern)