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2nd Gensan Tuna Festival Dragon Boat Race



GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- It is all systems go for the 2nd GenSan Tuna Festival Dragon Boat Race held at the Queen Tuna Park, this City.

Dragon Boating is a unique water sport that blends old traditions and modern game rules through the use of double-keeled dragon boats and wooden paddles.

A competing team is composed of 22 people (20 paddlers, 1 drummer, and 1 steerer) of either genders admirably using their unified mental discipline and synchronized physical strength.

This is the second time that General Santos City and the Socsksargen host this event.

Spearheading this event are the Office of City Councilor Brix T. Tan, Davao Dragon Boat Team, South Cotabato Filipino—Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Inc., SOCSKSARGEN Federation of Fishing and Allied Industries, Inc., Barangay Dadiangas South, Logos Lex Legis, Inc., and Sarangani Bay Area Outdoors Club, Inc. (CPIO/jpa/datb) Photo By: Russell Delvo


GENERAL SANTOS CITY (September 4, 2017) – Different dragon boat crews race each other on the waters of Sarangani Bay during the 2nd Gensan Tuna Festival Dragon Boat Race on September 3. Delegates from the Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, as well as amateur dragon paddlers, came to participate in the event. The 2nd Gensan Tuna Festival Dragon Boat Race is a part of the celebration of the 2017 Tuna Festival with the theme, “A PEACEtival of fun – Bida sa Saya, Bida sa Tuna!” (Photo by Cocoy Sexcion for Gensan CPIO)

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