Sep 24, 2020

Bangkarera, Motocross events highlight Rio Tuba anniversary celebration

A motorcycle rider prepares to participate in the Motorcross competition that is part of the 70th foundation anniversary of Barangay Rio Tuba, Bataraza.

Barangay Rio Tuba in the southern town of Bataraza will be holding a bangkarera and motocross competition to highlight the celebration of its 70th founding anniversary.

Initiated by the Sangguniang Barangay of Rio Tuba, the two events are going to be in collaboration with Coral Bay Nickel Corporation (CBNC), Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation (RTNMC), and the provincial government of Palawan with the support of the National Motorcycle Sports and Safety Association (NAMSA) and Palawan Motorcycle Sports and Safety Association (PAMSA).

The bangkarera will be on March 6 in Sitio Tagdalungon while the Motocross will be on March 9 in Sitio Kanumay.

Rio Tuba barangay chairman Nelson Acob said on March 1 that they have coordinated the safety and security of the events to the Marine Battalion Landing Team 4 (MBLT 4).

“Nakipag-coordinate din kami sa NAMSA at PAMSA, ganoon din sa iba pang ahensiya tulad ng rural health unit (RHU), Philippine National Police (PNP), at provincial government para masiguro na safe at well-secured at matagumpay itong ating selebrasyon. Inaanyayahan ko naman ang lahat taga Riotuba man o hindi na makihalok at makisaya sa aming anibersaryo,” Acob said.

Jocyline Parafina, secretary of the barangay, said residents of Rio Tuba have been actively participating in the events since 1996.

“’Yong mga kasali ay karamihan taga-Rio Tuba lang. Dati kasi pumupunta pa sila sa ibang munisipyo para manood at makilahok sa mga larong kinahihiligan nila. Marami kasi dto sa Rio Tuba ang mahilig sa racing mapa-motocross o bangkarera. Hindi din sila after doon sa premyo kundi sa saya na dulot ng panonood at pagsali,” said Parafina.

Henry John Contreras, who has been a racer for seven years, said the Motocross event will help enthusiasts in Rio Tuba practice better to join other racing events.

“Masaya kasi ngayon meron na akong pagpa-practice-an para mas lalong gumaling nagpapasalamat po ako sa mga taong nagsakatapuran lalo na kay kapitan po sa pangunguna nito,” he said.

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