Malacañan Palace
27 October 2014

President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed the members of the Philippine Army Dragon Boat Team (PADBT) in a courtesy call held in Malacañang.

The Philippines gained global recognition in sports when PADBT bagged two gold medals and set two world records at the 9th International Dragon Boat Federation Club Crew World Championships held last September in Ravenna, Italy.

Together with Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and Executive Secretary Pacquito Ochoa Jr., among the members present were Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc (team leader), TSg. Franco Tinoco, (steersman), SSg. Romy John Dionio (paddler), SSg. Usman Anterola (paddler), SSg. Joemar Ocquiana (paddler), SSg. Salvador Sumagaysay (paddler), Sgt. Ronald Tan (paddler), Sgt. Rodrigo Tanuan, Jr. (paddler), PFC. Jose Ijalo (paddler), PFC. Romel Donesa (paddler), PFC. Gerald Dela Cruz (paddler), PFC. Ramie Llano (paddler), PFC. Hardy Pabulayan (paddler), PFC. Gil Martin Gonzales (paddler), PFC. Cresmark Dayumat (paddler) and PFC. Jayson Dela Cruz, (drummer).

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