Support the Philippine Dragon Boat Team

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Recently in the news we've heard the unfortunate state the Philippine Dragon Boat Team is currently in. Unlike the Philippine Football Team Azkals, our Dragon Boat racers lack financial support from the government, they aren't as discussed by the Filipinos or as covered by the media.

They were covered by ABS-CBN last June 21, 2011—to check up on the team's progress I guess—and it was just then that I found out that they barely had enough money to cover their expenses at the last Sydney World Championships event, even going as far as sleeping in an Australian cemetery just to make both ends meet. I also saw them diving for mussels at the heavily polluted Manila Bay just to have something to eat.

PH Dragon Boat Team's most recent championship medals

This is some sorry situation these winners are going through. If I was a member of the Philippine Dragon Boat Team experiencing snubs from the government for funding, I'd be all like "Why are we being treated like this? We've brought home the gold twice and yet we're still being ignored like we're nobodies." I say, no winner should undergo this kind of physical, mental and emotional torture.

I call on Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and VP Jejomar Binay to pay some mind and financial support to the Philippine Dragon Boat Team. These guys aren't just one of the top in Asia, they're one of the best in the world in their sport. If the government doesn't do something these people may disband due to the financial incapacity, effectively limping the Philippines of another fame-bringing world title.

They should also be paid national and local government recognition like Manny Pacquiao, Efren Reyes, Django Bustamante and the others. The Philippine Dragon Boat Team is an established and proven team of winners. Don't ignore them. Pay them their dues.

If you are a private person or a huge manufacturing entity with something to spare, go to their contact form by clicking HERE. Talk to them, give them support, and in turn they might advertise your brand in their jerseys. Don't let their dreams die.



PDBF Office
Bowling Office Annex
Rizal Memorial Sports Complex (RMSC)
Malate, Manila
PHILIPPINES 1004

'Till my next installment.

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10 comments :

  1. I Support the Philippine Dragon Boat Team, tang ina bat sa AZKALS lang sila naka focus eh. wla naman patunguhan yun.

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  2. i agree with aronquiray says

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  3. sana naman ang government natin suportahan ang ating Phil, Dragon Boat team dahil silay naagbibigay din ng karangalan sa ating bayan. Huwag puro nalang si Manny, mayaman na siya at ang team askals, kahit natalo sa qualifying round maganda parin ang ipinakita ng ating gobierno sa kanila. ngayon naman dapat bigyan ng pansin ang kawawa nating dragon boat team. Go Philippines...

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  4. We're based here in Florida and we are in full support of the Phil. Dragon team. They just won the gold on the 1000m rounds today, Aug. 4th.

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  5. I heard the news. I'm so glad for them. I hope their winning streak continues.

    Congratulations to these guys!

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  6. 5 Gold medals....eh ang AZKALS SUCKER TEAM??? have THEY BLOODY WON ANY BRONZE man lang? or PUROS PAPAPAPOGI ginagawa nila? HINDI NAKUKUHA SA PAG PAPAPAPOGI YAN!!!

    PHILIPINE SPORTS COMMISSION !! GISING !!!!

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  7. AZKAL SOCCER TEAM = no GOLD

    Philippine Dragonboat Team: lots of GOLD medals PLUS *WORLD RECORD* holders pa...

    AZAL SUCKER TEAM ? WALA.... oo madaming pogi sa team...MAY BINATBAT BA NAMAN ???

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  8. Di dapat isisi sa sinumang team ang pagkakamali ng mga nasa pwesto ng gobyerno ngayon. Sila ang mga walang binatbat mamuno lalo na ang PSC-POC. Enough comparing PDB team to Phil. Azkals. Sa PSC-POC nyo ibunton ang galit nyo wag sa mga atleta natin.

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  9. They really need financial support from all who can give, especially the government. But pls. stop the crab mentality and stop comparing the two teams parehong Philippine teams ang mga yan, Pag nananalo lang tsaka ka sasakay?

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    Let’s face it. Adamson in the Finals will deglamorize UAAP. UAAP is the premier league because of the presence of either Ateneo or La Salle in the Finals. Furthermore, no marketing executive in either Nike or Adidas will market apparels carrying the name Adamson for who will buy it.

    Before this marketing nightmare happens, that possibility must be nipped in the bud.

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