Kudos to the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation for supporting a noble cause!!
The PDBF recently joined hands with Greenpeace in a charity program aptly called “Paddles Up” at the Manila Bay. The twin objectives of the activity were: to promote awareness for the need to clean up our seas, and at the same time, promote the sport of dragon boating. The event was held last July 7, with the recruits treated to lectures on preserving our seas, as well as the basics in dragon boating, followed by hands-on practical exercises along Manila Bay.
“Paddles Up” was a fund-raising activity that underscores the PDBF’s vision not just for a sound mind and body, but for a sound environment for all. This drive was the first time for the PDBF to embark in a joint activity with Greenpeace, and we hope that this will usher in the beginning of a wonderful partnership for this noble endeavor.
Greenpeace is a world-renowned organization which seeks to heighten awareness for our environment, particularly for the plight of our seas. Amazingly, despite their known track record for noble activities, they desist from accepting donations from big corporations, government organizations or political parties. Their funding comes from individual supporters from across the globe.
The PDBF likewise sees the importance of promoting cleanliness in our seas. Thus, the joint venture is a timely initiative to help make a change for a better Philippines. The PDBF recognizes its social responsibility and will stand beside Greenpeace in its efforts to make our marine environment safe. Today, we will work on Manila Bay. Tomorrow, it’s the entire Philippine seas.