POC’s assertion that dragon boating is a discipline of canoe is ethically dubious and ill-presumed. Here in the Philippines, Canoeing started much later than dragon boat in the Philippines, majority of their 1st batch National Team Members came from the dragon boat sport.
To the POC: the ethical and correct thing to do is to let the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation handle Philippine Dragonboating. Reinstate them as the National Sports Association (NSA) for Dragon Boating. They were among the world standard bearers in the sport before. They deserve that right.
The POC remains the same. It still maintains its protectionist stand over favored sports associations. Perhaps it is time for the PSC and the affected athletes to make a united stand against the injustice, the corruption, the serious damage the POC has dealt Philippine Sports.
The campaign to win back our pride in Philippine Sports does not end with the ouster of Peping. We must continue pushing, so that the new POC does not think it’s ‘business as usual’ for them.
Philippine paddlers used to be regarded as one of the world’s best. Until Peping’s folly led to the decline of the sport. Let’s help revive Philippine Dragon Boating.
Got invited to a wonderful whirlwind tour to Macau and Hongkong last week. To observe and enjoy the Macau International Dragon Boat Races 2016 and the