Pioneer Epoxy stages 4th National Bangkarera in Cebu

09:30 PM May 29, 2019
Bangakera 2018 contestant

A contestant in the 16-18 hp Open Category of Bangkarera 2018 (Photo from Pioneer Epoxy)

MANILA, Philippines — The fourth Pioneer Epoxy National Bangkarera (PENB) will be held in Naga City, Cebu from May 31 to June 2, Pioneer Adhesives, Inc. announced through a recent statement.

Over P1 million in cash and product prizes are at stake in this fourth installment of the annual event.


This year’s Bangkarera, staged in cooperation with Angat sa Dagat Organization, will have four different categories that participants can join in:

  • 7-7.5 hp Open Category (gasoline engine, single piston)
  • 16-18 hp Open Category (gasoline engine, single piston)
  • 13-16 hp Angat sa Dagat Special Category (stock engine gasoline)
  • Paddle Boat Open Category (mixed doubles)

“By staging this annual national event, we’re giving our local fishermen and boat makers a platform where they can showcase their skills,” said Alben B. Manuel, assistant vice president – marketing head for Philippines and International Market Group of Pioneer Adhesives, Inc., during PENB 2018 held in Iloilo City.


“It’s also our way of giving back to all the members of their community, who have been using our products for the past 60 years,” he added.

The 2018 PENB recorded the largest number of participants with 58 teams and 155 boats — a marked increase from the previous year’s turnout.

“This tournament was designed to strengthen the camaraderie among boat racers nationwide, all of whom make a living as fishermen and boat makers,” Manuel said.

Those who want to join may register online click on this link: Bangkarera website.

For more information, visit the Pioneer Adhesives website: www.pioneer-adhesives.com.

(Editor: Alexander T. Magno)


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