Monday, May 6, 2013

Phil Dragon Boat Race 2013 Opener

The Opening Ceremonies of the 2nd Cobra- Philippine Dragon Boat Federation International Club Crew Challenge held recently in Dauis, Bohol was graced by Bohol Governor Edgar M. Chatto who took time off from his grueling election campaign trail to address and welcome the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation led by its President Marcia Cristobal & party and the more than 600 athletes, team managers and sponsors from the Philippine dragon boat community. 

Dauis Town Mayor Jaime "Jimmy" Jimenez, himself an avid paddler, also welcomed everyone to the municipal town of dauis, the gateway to Panglao Island

Ret. Major General Charly B. Holganza, Overall Chair of the Event Organizing Committee, later declared the Bohol Dragon Boat Regatta open

Dauis Municipal Mayor Jimmy Jimenez
Seen during the festive Opening Ceremony was hardworking and amiable Rowena "Weng" Montecillo, Dept of Tourism Central Visayas Regional Director who made sure that everyone was okay and enjoying the hospitality & warmth of the Boholano

Awakening of the Dragon Ceremony: Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto with PDBF Pres. Marcia Cristobal & Dept of Tourism Region 7 Director Rowena "Weng" Montecillo

Also working behind the scenes were Geraldine "Gen" Gentozala- Juachon, the dynamo behind the event as well as LJ Lumayag, Event Organizer from K & N Productions, and Maleth Zafra

L-R: Gen. Charly Holganza, Gov. Edgar Chatto, DOT Region 7 Director Weng Montecillo, PDBF Pres Marcia Cristobal

Later on, Maria Escaberte & your Boholano Blogger, the event emcees, inadvertently sent everyone's temperatures shooting up the roof when we dared the athletes to to show off their sexiest selves. 

To everyone's delight, some hunky and sexy dragon boat paddlers gamely posed and gyrated onstage for the On- the- Spot "Sexiest Summer Bodies" Challenge sponsored by Cobra Energy Drink and in part by Danao Adventure Park & Hyundai

Here are some of the sizzling action captured through the lenses of Ginelee "Ghen" Lumayag of K & N Productions

A member of the FSUU Team from Butuan City shows off his biceps

The Philippine Navy paddlers sizzle onstage

JCI Boholana Kisses President Maria Escabarte wows em with her wit & charm

Your Blogger, Raul Gatal, and Maria Escabarte with the Sexiest Hunk Winner

The media and onlookers can't get enough of the action

a sizable crowd of athletes and onlookers are all eyes on the spectacle

So now I know the secret to getting the most buffed physique. Paging the Bohol Paddlers Association
Can I enlist now for the next tryouts?

Photo Credits: Ginelee "Ghen" Lumayag of Ghen Lumayag Photography

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