Freeze | BANKARERA in Macaling

MACALING is a fishing village in Barangay Magdug, Governor Generoso (formerly Sigaboy), Davao Oriental. During its fiesta celebration last April 28, residents enjoyed watching a spectacular boat-racing event called BANKARERA – featuring small fishing boats driven by local fishermen.

Sitio Macaling is a fishing village in Barangay Magdug, Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental

Sitio Macaling is a fishing village in Barangay Magdug, Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental

The boat races were divided in two categories: stock and modified engines. Curiously, the Macaling folks refer to the stock category as “standard” and the modified category as “repaired” and “racing.”

 

Colorful boats line up for the race

Colorful boats line up for the race

Kenneth, Myraflor, Isay, and Manman Viloria of Davao City sent out their fishing boat named San Juan to the race and won first place in the stock category. Alexander Tagado was at the helm. Federico Bangoy won second place while Yanyan Sakadni landed third place.

The modified engine category race winners were Ibra Pangasati (1st), Aries Egloria (2nd), and Federico Bangoy (3rd).

 

Bolyn Tubog, Henexe Tubog, Suelo Ica Tubog, and Isay Viloria cuddling fresh fish for dinner

Bolyn Tubog, Henexe Tubog, Suelo Ica Tubog, and Isay Viloria cuddling fresh fish for dinner

All boats used engines from Sumo, the event sponsor – headed by Solanda Enterprises Area Sales Supervisor Dodjie S. Arenas.

Magdug Barangay Captain Benhur Montalban awarded the prizes to the boatmen.

The event also presented an opportunity for the Macaling community to buy fresh fish caught by the fishermen.

We share pictures from Raniel Laure.

Manuel Viloria, one of the trusted managers of the late Don Antonio Floirendo of TADECO, witness the boat race with his daughter Bolyn Viloria Tubog in Macaling

Manuel Viloria, one of the trusted managers of the late Don Antonio Floirendo of TADECO, witness the boat race with his daughter Bolyn Viloria Tubog in Macaling

 

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