Php1-M in Cash, Products Await Pioneer Epoxy’s 4th Nat’l ‘Bangkarera Winners

(SDN) — ​AND the race is on!

PIONEER Epoxy is offering over Php1-million prizes in cash and products to the winners of this year’s 4th National ‘Bangkarera’ Competition.

It’s officially called the Pioneer Epoxy National “Bangkarera” (PENB), with the 2018 edition held in Iloilo City on April 13-14.

The 2019 competition will be held in Naga City, Cebu province, on May 31 to June 2.

Pioneer Epoxy in cooperation with Angat sa Dagat Organization (ADO) is organizing the boat race, which is touted as this year’s biggest “bangkarera” (boat race) event in the Philippines.

Start gearing up your engines and get ready for the race, the company said in its announcement and call to participants.


The event will be staged in four different categories which participants can join in:

  • 7-7.5HP Open Category (Gasoline Engine Single Piston);
  • 16-18HP Open Category (Gasoline Engine Single Piston);
  • 13HP-16HP Angat sa Dagat Special Category (Stock Engine Gasoline); and,
  • Paddle Boat Open Category (Mixed Doubles).

Alben B. Manuel, assistant vice president and Marketing head for the Philippines and International Market Group of Pioneer Adhesives, Inc., cited the significance of the event and what it means for the company.

“By staging this annual national event, we’re giving our local fishermen and boat makers a platform where they can showcase their skills. 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,” Manuel said.

Last year’s 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 added.

It can be recalled that the first edition of the race was held in 2016 in Puerto Princesa City and the second in Dumaguete City in 2017.

Interested participants may register online at or visit for more information. (SDN)

Images: courtesy of Pioneer Epoxy.

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