12th BORACAY INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL 2018

On April 19 to 21, 2018, the 12th Boracay International Dragon Boat was held at the world’s famous Island of Boracay. Everyone was so excited to witness who will win and bring the bacon back home among those international and local groups for dragon boat. Boracay BeachFront in station 3 was full of the audience coming from different countries. Would you believe that the beach was occupied, not just the dragon boat players but with the people from all walks of life. You can really feel the yelling, excitements, and energy when you were standing in the middle of the crowd. You won’t really regret spending your money and time, just to be in this dragon boat festival. It is very amazing that the objective of this competition was met, “to promote the best and beautiful white powdery sands of Boracay Island. – as mentioned by Sarge Ferdinand”

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On the other side, International dragon boat festival left the best memories in the mind and heart of the native, local and foreign tourists before the Boracay Closure for 6 months. Boracay Closure as declared by President Duterte focuses on the total rehabilitation of the Island, to bring back to its natural beauty, the greenery ambiance of the Island. So, the Dragon Boat Festival is really helping promote the famous island, to be more and more popular. That Boracay Island is not choosing visitors, but welcoming all to experience only the best, the best Boracay.

Who are the highlighted teams in this competition? Of course, Philippine Air Force Reserve Boracay – Dragon Boat Team is the most awaited team to retain the position, being the champion and the gold bearer.

How did it start anyway? The Air Force Dragon Boat team was organized on October 2013 during the conduct of the Unit Active Duty Training (UADT) of the 52nd Philippine Air Force Reserve in Boracay Island under the stewardship of Major Alben Natividad as a group commander. The team consists of the mighty young men and women who were molded with proper discipline, camaraderie, teamwork, sense of Nationalism and as citizen-soldier ready to respond to any emergencies and as primary partners of the regular force in the nation building.

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The Air Force Team is prepared enough to provide a classic competition along with other local and international groups with their rigid training and commitment as a team. The year 2018 has been a great year for the Philippine Air Force Reserve in Boracay with numerous meaningful events and civic activities.

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I approached and asked Sarge Ferdinand, one of the members, why should I attend and join the Dragon Boat Festival in Boracay, what’s in it? He proudly says that “Dragon Boat Festival in Boracay is a very unique and amazing event celebrated yearly,” he pointed out the possible reasons, “and because of the location; safe and its white powdery sands, very accessible to the spectators, the hospitality; the accommodations, food, and friendship with the organizers, and the most amazing one is the warmest welcome of the local paddlers for the foreign paddlers, and of course,” with smiling face, “the unforgettable party til’ morning dawn.”

As the word “international” dragon boat festival, I am exposing here the local and foreign groups who joined the competition:

Foreign Groups; 1) Maroochy Sea Serpents Australia 2)Rockin’ Rats Australia 3)Concord Flying Dragons Canada 4)Guangzhou Team Dragons China 5) Nantong Dragons Ass’n China 6) WannSea Dragon Berlin, Germany 7) Mushu Disneyland Hongkong 8) Smugz Hongkong 9) Random Jaffas New Zealand 10) Balasador Singapore 11) Filipino Dragons Singapore 12) Friends Singapo 13) Huat AH,,, Sungapore 14) KPMG,Singapore 15) Singapore Barbarians 16) 5 Star Sharks United Kingdom 17)Team DNA,USA 18) X-GENERALS USA 19) Crossbone USA 20) Stormy Dragons Hongkong 21) Dubai warrior Dragon .Dubai

Local Groups: 1)Alab dragons del Sur, Davao,Phils 2)Cebu Dragons 3)APP,Davao 4)Cebu Pink Paddler 5)DLSU green Dragons 6)Manila Blazing Paddles 7)Manil Wave Paddlers Club 8)PADS adaptive 9)Pyros

10)Phil. Tiger Shark 11)Seahawks PH 12)United 192513)UP Dragon team 14)Phil. Warriors 15)Boracy Allstar 16)Boracay Bum Shells 17)Boracay Sea Dragons 18)Nami Ati Boracay 19)Boracay Air force

As the one who live and work here in Boracay Island, and my source of income is coming from Boracay, I am proud to say that these teams are amazing and I will always welcome them in Paradise. Take also into consideration on the full support of other team members of PAFR – Boracay that expressed their help through prayers, moral support and sharing food such as hard-boiled eggs, bananas, watermelons and energy drinks that can sustain Airforce paddlers to be on the right track emotionally, spiritually and physically.

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On April 24, 2018, they celebrated the awarding and party night.

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I am exposing again the achievements they got from the competition:

For the Plate race: 1)500m=Champion 2)250m=Champion

For Standard full boat race: 1)500m=Champion 2)250m=Champion

For the Small boat race: 1) Team C – 500m=3rd place 2) Team C – 250m = 4th place

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I did not hesitate to ask Sarge Ferdinand about who are the persons involved in this success? Since it is an Airforce group, most of the members are Active Air Force Reserve in Boracay, as follows:

1)Ssgt Richard Eyoyo 2)Sgt Ferdie Morera 3)Sgt Jelvin Casidsid 4)A1C Bermie Dequina 5)A1C Rocky Visca

6)A1C Regie Aurelio 7)A1C Christopher Gelito 8)A1C Wency Bersaba 9)A2C Andy Yap 10)A2C Elde Yap

11)A2C Elton Candolita 12)A2C Jay Columbres 13)A2C Jeffrey Pangantihon 14A2C Ivan Paul Ibanez 15)A2C Jonas Lepon

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I can always say that the success of the group is always the success of the leading Squadron Group Commander Honey Paredes and her very active and supportive ass’t SGC Major Alben Natividad. Congratulations Team Air Force Boracay! I believe it is not the last competition that you will have, I believe that successors will always follow your great path. Air Force Reserve stands as inspirations to the children of today. Please continue inspiring us and keep up the good work. As I always say, “If I am not going to start right now; Who will start? When will I start? So, take the initiative to spread the good news and happiness!

Once again congratulations team!!!!

Written by A1C RM QUINIA LOBATON AK-T14-014502 PAFR

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PCO BORACAY SMR & CMR REFRESHER COURSE

Letter to Environmental Warriors!

I hope all is well!

As a support to the Environmental issues of Boracay Island and to establishment’s representative so that they may be refreshed and to understand more on how to fill out the SMR or Self- Monitoring Report and CMR or Compliance Monitoring Report. We are inviting all the PCO Boracay registered members to please join us for our “Exclusive Pollution Control Officers Refresher Course Training for SMR / CMR REPORT FOR April 2019.

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Training Details:

WHEN: March 14, 2019, Thursday
TIME: 01:30 PM
WHERE: Conference Room, Astoria Current, Station 1, Boracay Island
ORGANIZED BY: PCO Officers with the assistance of EMB Personnel
SPEAKER/TRAINER: Chief Engr. Agustin L. Brotarlo Jr. of Astoria Current

The main gist of this refresher course is on how to property and accurately fill out the module accurately based on the actual data gathered from the covered months of the quarter. One serious act of change is to realize the value of our job as PCO/MH of the establishment, we are playing a very essential role in the future. Now, accept your duties and responsibilities as part of our changing world. Be a PCO by the act, not by the title!

In line with, we will submit our SMR First Quarter on April 15, 2019.

Question: Who are those entitled to avail the Refresher Course Program?
Answer: PCO official members of the group with the membership fee pre-payment of Php 200.00 and (Php300.00 for the PCO T-shirt [Optional]).

How to avail the Refresher Program?
1. Accomplish the online PCO Boracay Group registration form. You can download it at this link: http://bit.ly/PCO-ONLINE-REGISTRATION-FROM

2. Give the Membership fee of Php 200.00  to the PCO Boracay Group Treasurer, Mz. Elvie De la Cruz of G Executive Hotel with contact Number +63 (36) 390-2016 / +63 (36) 288-3300 or see the location on this link: http://bit.ly/G-EXECUTIVE-HOTEL-LOCATION-CONTACT
Since we have announced the membership filing and fee since last year, so, we are giving a deadline for the registration until March 07, 2019 12noon.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

1. Bring your own ballpen and notebook
2. Print out and bring your own Module 1-6. Downloadable from PCO Boracay Group Page

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3. Copy of Electric bills for the months of December 2018, January and February 2019
4. Copy of Hazwaste Certificate
5. Copy of Permit To Operate
6. Copy of Hazardous Waste number list (ex. HW D406 for busted bulb)
7. Copy of Water bills for the months of December 2018, January and February 2019

We will send an official invitation to your provided email address, kindly confirm your attendance through email.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Cheers,

COACH RM Q. LOBATON

CHAIRMAN – PCO BORACAY

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Human Resource: Inclusivity Talk With Future Doctors!

It’s a great pleasure to be part of your experience, from now on, I really believe that you will never forget me either I have good or bad impact on your life as your resource speaker. Thank you for letting me get into your life. And I declare, I am now part of your HISTORY!

The preparation was a great challenge for me in order to give an inspirational and educational message. This speaking engagement is not all about giving you a theory on how things will happen but I am sharing on what is happening on the ground. I know you are molding students and those students are the hope of the future in the name of progress. They will be the future employees or managers of the quality establishments. So, your role is not that easy like other people think, your role is fundamental in the life of your students. Good luck in your profession.

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To all Doctoral Students and especially to Doctor Maribel B. Dunton, DBM-THM, professor, DMgt-THM 802, thank you for inviting me as one of your Resource Speakers on the topic, “Promoting Inclusivity in Human Resource Development during the Seminar on International Human Resource Management in the Hospitality Industry held on February 24, 2019 at Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines. It’s such a great honor to receive a Certificate of Recognition from Central Philippine University (CPU), College of Business and Accountancy, Graduate School on Doctor of Management Major in Tourism and Hospitality Management in Jaro, Iloilo City.

Always remember that if you want to achieve your goal in the company or in your life, you have to have your own “System” and this will be bundled with great positive attitude through implementation. Then, congratulations!

Indeed, life is a matter of perspectives!

-Coach RM-

What is Determination?

Determination Workshop

This photo speaks about sharing of opportunity and success to everyone! 😉

And generally, my opinion is…🙏

Determination: No one can stop you to success! Do not be afraid of failure and those insecure persons around you (inggit langyan). There is always people like that along the way, but remember, they are just 10% of your life, the 90% of your life is being empowered by yourself and you alone can control it.

YOU CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE! 🤝

All I can say for those people who [are always against my way] make me as an apple of their eyes, “WHO YOU!” 🤗🤩hehehe I am thankful that you made me strong, firm and motivated. I am 100% taking care of my way to success. For everybody, please note that success is not just for one (solo) but it should be for everyone. Helping one another will make everything [or all challenges] light and easy!

Let us together aim for success because we are one!

 

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MARCH MADNESS PROMO + FREE ONE WAY AIRPORT TRANSFER

MARCH MADNESS PROMO + FREE ONE WAY AIRPORT TRANSFER

Looking for a Discount with Free Airport Transfer from the Airport? Cocoloco Boracay Beach Resort is giving its generosity for Beach Resort Guest. You can save P3,000.00 per night if you book a SUPERIOR DELUXE ROOM WITH VIEW DECK for a minimum of 2 nights and free One Way Airport Transfer for two persons if you book a minimum of 5 nights stay.

You just need to email your flight details at cocoloco@cocolocoboracay.com.

Inclusions:
+Breakfast
+Welcome Drink
+Free Wi-Fi
+One Way Airport Transfer (If book 5 nights and more)

Validity: March 31, 2019

Note: This promo is exclusive for Hotel Website Only. Airport transfer is not convertible into cash and not applicable for departure.

Book now at www.cocolocoboracay.com

March Madness

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

Late evening, I was walking on the beach while there was a little bit of rain, when I reached the quiet place at Station 3 – Angol. I suddenly glanced at my left side and noticed there were young people and foreigners’ chilling and dancing. I was intrigued by those laughs and enjoying sounds.

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RETURNING GUESTS

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WALK-IN GUESTS

When I got in, they welcomed me with warm greetings and smiles as they expressed, “Sir, join us here!”. Though I was definitely intrigued by it I hesitated at first, considering the fact I don’t know how to dance, all I can probably do is drink and socialize with them.

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We ended up partying in one of the bars in Boracay where we can only communicate through shouting.

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I loved the place, the greenery ambience and the commitment to preserve and sustain Boracay Island as it was, was being valued.

 

I tried to walk from Diniwid, Station 1 to Station 3 – Angol, and only in this place has the best beachfront spot, full of plants and trees, a native bar, a quiet hideaway away from crowded, noisy places.

 

This newly found place of mine, but existed since 1979, values the essence of quietness where quality people stayed. Only in Boracay, only this in all places in Boracay. Well, I am proud to be part of this place, Cocoloco Boracay Beach Resort | Bar and Restaurant is where you can still feel the laidback ambience of Boracay plus having big and clean rooms, an international cuisine and best drinks ever from their Bar and Restaurant.

 

I enjoyed their WEDNESDAY MADNESS PROMO where everybody was chilling and dancing on the beach and me seeing the happiness in their faces. I can really feel the real family, the real hospitality with them, with the staff and their quality guests.

 

To give you more details about this event and place. Chill and Dance on the Beach as they call it “Wednesday Madness” in collaboration of Mr. Haydeen Bandiola’s 56th Birthday.

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To highlight the event, Cocoloco Boracay is extending the Happy Hour | Buy One-Take One until 9 in the evening plus giving away Free Appetizers when purchase reaches the amount of p1,000.00 from the Happy Hour Menu.

 

Wednesday Madness is available every Wednesday and dancing performance is every month. You may try to come at Cocoloco to bond and have a quality time with family and friends. I am assuring you that you won’t regret staying and chilling in Cocoloco Boracay. Cocoloco Boracay Beach Resort has 12 quality rooms with Beach View and Garden View.

 

Their Bar and restaurant can cater up to 80 people, most of the interior is made out of hard wood; it looks like you’re really a local when you are in this place. I am telling you one secret, but after this it will be public. You may get an additional 10% on your bill if you have your VIP card. To get a VIP card, you need to approach one of their staff, so that the Manager can give it to you personally. Other than that, if you book directly through their Hotel Website, you may use a promo code, “specialfriend” to break an additional discount and other perks that come along with it. See more promotions here. Alas, I have shared a lot with you now, excuse me for a while, I am gonna continue my journey, and see you next time. All I can say is, “YOU SHOULD BE HERE” at Cocoloco Boracay Beach Resort | Bar and Restaurant.

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I am RM at your service! Thank you for the time and effort to understand my article. (“ ,)

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The most important is I love you all! ( “ ,)

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Written By: RM Q. LOBATON

Edited By: IAN V. BANDIOLA

Quiet and Relaxation

While everyone’s perfect vacation will be unique, it is fair to say that a trip with some excitement and some relaxation would be part your ideal getaway.

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Cocoloco Boracay offers you the perfect spot to relax and just chill while being only a short walk to the nightlife and other attractions that make a Boracay vacation so special.

Cocoloco Boracay is located south of Station 3 (in the old days the boats used to drop visitors along front beach at one of 3 locations.  Station 3 was the southern most (first) stop).   Due to a steep hill that runs along the southern part of White Beach, the development of this area is much more restricted and limited in depth than the areas around Stations 1 & 2.  Less development, fewer resorts and not nearly the crowds that frequent the northern part of the beach.  If sunbathing or just swimming in the placid, blue waters along the beach is part of a perfect day, nowhere will you find a more comfortable location than at Cocoloco Boracay.

Cocoloco Boracay offers rooms with gorgeous ocean views as well as accommodations that appeal to those seeking beautiful surroundings and the quiet of nature.   The Coconut, Narra and Molave rooms are located just 50 meters from the beach but are nestled in one of the prettiest gardens on the island.  Away from the noise of the beachfront, these rooms offer a unique place to relax and unwind, to really appreciate just getting away from it all.

Website: http://www.cocolocoboracay.com

Written by: Jay Lavigne

Lingganay Boracay Hotel & Resort- Gallery

Lingganay Boracay Hotel & Resort – Gallery

Website: http://www.lingganay.com/

For inquiries:

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The Beach House Boracay – Gallery

The Beach House Boracay – Gallery

Website: http://thebeachhouse-boracay.com/

For inquiries:

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Boracay Tonglen Resort – Gallery

Boracay Tonglen Resort – Gallery

Tonglen Resort is known for its greenery ambiance, football field, swimming pool and function room. Ofcourse, the friendly and hospitable staff who make the guests come back at all times.

For inquiries:

Website: http://www.boracaytonglen.com/

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