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Boracay rehabilitation body to reassess public emergency services

Sep 29, 2019 - 11:28 AM

The move comes after 7 members of the Boracay Dragon Boat Team perished in an accident while training

DENR suspends all dragon boat races in Boracay

Sep 27, 2019 - 3:34 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu suspends all dragon boat race activities in Boracay in the wake of a deadly accident that claimed the lives of 7 members of a local dragon boat group

PCG reminds groups to observe safety measures at sea after Boracay incident

Sep 26, 2019 - 1:21 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard gives the reminder after the initial investigation showed that the dragon boat team members had no life vests when they trained in Boracay waters

RESCUE OPERATIONS. A Philippine Coast Guard team help move members of the Boracay Dragon Boat Team to its vessel on September 25, 2019. Photo from PCG

7 dead as dragon boat capsizes off Boracay

Sep 25, 2019 - 11:16 AM

(4th UPDATE) The 14 other members of the Boracay Dragon Boat Team were rescued and brought to the hospital, says the Philippine Coast Guard

RESCUE EFFORTS. The Philippine Coast Guard rescues 14 members of the Boracay Dragon Boat Team whose boat capsized in Boracay waters on September 25, 2019. A total of 7 people died in the incident. Photo from PCG

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Sep 17, 2018 - 9:57 PM

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PH paddlers rule 2018 World Dragon Boat Championships

Sep 17, 2018 - 2:38 PM

The Philippine Canoe Kayak Dragonboat Federation collects 5 gold medals to surpass the country's best finish in the ICF World Dragon Boat Championships

GOLD. The Philippines reigns supreme in the 10-seater senior men's 200m race to surpass the country's best finish six years ago in the World Dragon Boat Championships. Contributed photo

PH rowers pocket four golds in ICF World Championships

Sep 16, 2018 - 2:35 PM

The Philippine dragon boat team rules the 10-seater and 20-seater senior mixed 200m races to add two golds to its medal haul

BURST OF SPEED. The Filipino paddlers sprint to the finish in the final 50 meters. Photo from International Canoe Federation

PH paddlers add two silvers to world dragon boat medal haul

Sep 15, 2018 - 2:24 PM

After winning a pair of golds, the Philippines seizes two more silver medals in the ICF World Dragon Boat Championships

PODIUM FINISH. The Philippine dragon boat team came close to bagging another gold.

PH paddlers bag two gold medals in world dragon boat

Sep 14, 2018 - 1:12 PM

The Philippine dragon boat team rules the senior mixed 500m races in the 2018 ICF World Dragon Boat Championships

GOLDEN RUN. Members of the 10-seater senior mixed team cop the gold after defeating race favorites Hungary and USA.

PH dragon boat team vies to defend world titles

Sep 09, 2018 - 3:41 PM

After its Asian Games stint, the national dragon boat team hopes to rule at least two events in the World Championships

PH dragon boat, bowling teams miss podium

Aug 28, 2018 - 4:17 PM

Despite crashing out, the Philippine dragon boat and bowling bets feel proud of their performance in the 2018 Asian Games

Unified Korea team cops Asian Games bronze

Aug 25, 2018 - 7:23 PM

Athletes from North and South Korea join forces to capture the dragon boat bronze

UNITED. Members of the Unified Korea team celebrate their third-place win during the medal ceremony for the women's canoe 200m traditional boat race. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

PH dragon boat eyes first Asian Games gold

Jul 21, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The national team gets a big boost after bagging two golds in the 2018 Asian Dragon Boat Championships

ON A ROLL. The Philippine dragon boat team looks to showcase its champion-caliber talents in the Asiad. Photo from Len Escollante/PCKDBF

From surviving cancer to paddling for gold: The Cebu Pink Paddlers

Jun 27, 2018 - 5:05 PM

They conquer the world stage once again as they prevail in DBS Marina Regatta in Singapore

Filipino PWD paddlers win gold in HK paradragon boat race

Jun 10, 2017 - 9:44 AM

Beating 6 other teams the country’s first ever cross disability dragon boat racing team wins the race with a speed of one minute and 43 seconds

Cebu to host first-ever Dragon Boat Fiesta in April

Jan 31, 2017 - 1:09 PM

The event is expected to gather about 40 foreign and local teams the biggest number in any Dragon Boat race held in the Philippines

Members of the Dragon Boat Cebu Central with Cebu Provincial Sports Commission executive director Atty. Ramil Abing (4th from left) during the launching of the Cebu Dragon Boat Fiesta 2017. Also in the photo are (L-R) Randy Su, Arianne, Haide Acuña, Nonnie Lopez, Charly Holganza and Brando Velasquez. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

1 missing in Dragon Boat mishap

Apr 30, 2016 - 6:45 PM

The 22 members of the Alab Sagwan Pilipinas rowing team are practicing in Manila Bay before dawn when water began entering their boat

Paddles Up Dragon Boat Tour begins Sunday

Nov 27, 2015 - 7:18 PM

The competition will have a total of 5 legs

Manila Dragons win big at Taiwan Dragon Boat Championships

Aug 31, 2015 - 1:06 PM

The Philippines continues to be a powerhouse in international Dragon Boat racing earning 3 first place finishes at the 2015 Taiwan International Dragon Boat Championships

The Manila Dragons team paddle at the Taiwan Dragon Boat Championship. Photo from press release

PH Dragon Boat team wins 4 golds at IDBF World Championships

Aug 26, 2015 - 12:37 PM

The Philippine Dragon Boat Federation team marched into Canada and left with 4 gold medals

WATER WARRIORS. The Philippine Dragon Boat Federation team hauled in 4 golds in Canada. Photo from PDBF Dragon Boat team page

Philippine Army wins gold at Japan Dragon Boat Championships

Jul 19, 2015 - 8:38 PM

The Philippine Army outlasts 17 crews including a stiff challenge from the Japanese national team to win the men s 250 meter gold in Osaka

Photo by Philippine Army Dragon Boat team

PH Army to compete in Japan Dragon Boat Championships

Jul 16, 2015 - 10:03 PM

The Philippine Army hopes to bring back the gold when they compete against 70 teams from around the world in Osaka Japan

READY TO BATTLE. The Philippine Army Dragon Boat team shows off their paddles. They will compete on Sunday in Osaka, Japan. Photo from Philippine Army

‘Weekend warrior’ PH Dragon Boat team looks to conquer Korea anew

Oct 07, 2014 - 1:02 AM

This week a crew of 33 paddlers will leave behind their family and work responsibilities to represent the Philippines in the Fourth Open Busan International Dragon Boat Festival

The SAG-1 Dragon Boat team competing in Thailand for their 'reunion row' which turned into a full-scale comeback. Photo courtesy Wendell Florentin

PH Dragon Boat team bags 3 medals in Singapore

Oct 02, 2014 - 2:48 PM

The Philippine Dragon Rowing Team Fireblades club crew returned from Singapore following a successful outing at the Singapore SAVA Sprints International 2014 Dragon Boat Race bringing with them 3 medals

The team poses for a photo after a successful run in Singapore. Photo courtesy PDRT

PH Army Dragon Boat team overcomes funding issues to win gold in Italy

Sep 08, 2014 - 3:13 AM

They didn t receive their flight tickets until 2 days before their departure but the team showed up in a big way to win two golds at the IDBF Club Crews World Championships

The Philippine Army Dragon Boat team celebrates their gold medal finish in the 500 meter Premier Open event. Photo from Facebook

PH Army dragon boat team wins gold at IDBF World Championships

Sep 06, 2014 - 12:34 PM

The Philippine Army Dragon Boat Team grabbed its first gold medal in the 9th International Dragon Boat Federation Club Crews World Championships in the 200m Premier Open event

The Philippine Army Dragon Boat team celebrates their victory. Photo from Facebook

PH Dragon Boat team bags 5 golds in ICF World Championships

Sep 02, 2014 - 6:51 PM

The Philippine Dragon Boat team took home 5 gold medals 3 silvers and 3 bronzes from the ICF Dragon Boat World Championships in Poznan Poland

The Philippine team celebrates their championship win. Photo by Balint Vekassy/ICF

PH Dragon Boat team moves to finals of ICF World Championships

Aug 28, 2014 - 6:36 PM

The Philippines finishes first place over Ukraine and Italy

PH Dragonboat squad notches glory in Singapore

May 18, 2014 - 3:23 PM

The Philippine Dragon Boat Federation has added more glory to their resume after the women s national team bagged the championship at the DBS Marina Regatta

File photo of Dragon boat racing in Hong Kong. Photo from EPA

Dragon boating: A love affair with a sport less played

Feb 27, 2014 - 12:49 PM

What is dragon boating? One paddler explains it and why she has a love affair with this sport less played

WINNERS ROW. The author (first from the left in the back row) and her team at the 2013 2nd Sen. Drilon Cup in Iloilo. The team won third place. Photo by Omar Posadas

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Feb 25, 2014 - 5:00 AM

PH team snags 6 golds from Dragon Boat World Championship

Sep 05, 2012 - 12:35 PM

The Philippine team came in at 3rd overall bested only by Russia and Canada

Photo courtesy of the International Canoe Federation.

The best of the bad, 2011

Jan 08, 2012 - 2:45 PM

2011 had other stories the odd events that make us believe that there’s still a universe left to fight for

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