PH’s biggest boat racing event kicks off in Cebu

PIONEER Epoxy, in cooperation with Angat sa Dagat Organization, kicked off Pioneer Epoxy National Bangkarera 2019 in Naga City, Cebu last May 31.

The event has four categories namely the 7-7.5HP Open Category (Gasoline Engine Single Piston), 16-18HP Open Category (Gasoline Engine Single Piston), 13HP-16HP Angat sa Dagat Special Category (Stock Engine Gasoline), and Paddle Boat Open Category (Mixed Doubles).

Over P1 million in cash and product prizes will be given away in the annual event.

Pioneer Epoxy National Bangkarera,  the biggest boat racing event in the Philippines, began in 2016 in Puerto Princesa and was followed with two more installments in 2017 and 2018 in Dumaguete and Iloilo, respectively.

“Kaya po namin ginagawa ang bangkarera, is because nais naming magbigay balik dahil sa nakaraang animnapung taon, numero uno po ang Pioneer Epoxy sa mga gumagamit ng Epoxy para gumawa ng bangka at mangingisda na nire-repair ang kanilang bangka,” said Alben B. Manuel, Assistant Vice President, Marketing Head for Philippines and International Market Group of Pioneer Adhesives, Inc., during Racer’s Night held last May 31.

“Ito po ang aming paraan dahil alam namin na ito po ang isang sports na gustong-gustong pinanonood at sinasalihan ng mangingisda at gumagawa ng bangka. Ito po ay para sa inyo at ang Pioneer Epoxy po ay magpapatuloy na suportahan ang bangkarera na alam naming isa sa inyong pinagkakalibangan,” Manuel added.

Last year’s Bangkarera recorded the largest number of participants with 58 teams and 155 boats.

Thirty six teams and 150 boats are participating in this year’s event.