Olympic rowers, Southeast Asian Games medalists, and members of national teams that have won in World Dragon Boat Championships will see action in the two-day Manila Bay Summer Seasports Festival on March 8 to 9.
Among the competing teams are Philippine Air Force, Crimson Dragons, Amateur Paddlers Philippines, Rogue Pilipinas, Philippine Blue Phoenix, 1925 Paddlers Club, the Philippine Coast Guard, Triton, Onslaught Racing Dragons, Rowers Club Philippines, One Piece Drakon Sangress, Manila Ocean Park, PNP Maritime Group Patriots, Philippine Army, NTMA Dragon Boat Team, Adamson University Paddlers, Maharlika Dragon Boat Racers, and Dragons Republic Paddlers Club.
Participating in the motorized banca competition as well as the stock and formula races are squads from Batangas, Cavite, La Union, Pangasinan, Bacolod, Iloilo, Bulacan, Navotas, Ilocos Sur, Misamis Oriental and Quezon.
Presented by Manila Broadcasting Company and the City of Manila, in cooperation with the Philippine Coast Guard, the 2014 Manila Bay Summer Seasports Festival begins at 8 a.m. The event is supported by Cobra Energy Drink, Caltex, Eveready, Ginebra San Miguel, Pioneer Epoxy, Filinvest, Silka, M. Lhuillier, Columbia International Foods, Manila Ocean Park, Cord Marine Epoxy, and Briggs and Stratton. Top concert artists will be performing in the awarding ceremonies that will cap the two-day festival.