Monday, May 9, 2011

Bankathon and Fishing Competition in Mindoro Beach

In celebration of the Binatbatan Festival of the Arts in the Heritage City of Vigan, a bankathon and a fishing competition was held in Mindoro Beach on the fourth day of the festival.

This competition was participated in by fishermen and owners of fishing boats from the coastal areas of Vigan. They competed for the prize of 5 thousand pesos as the grand prize and runners up of 4 thousand and 3 thousand pesos.

It was a long distance trip on a tricycle going to Mindoro Beach. The road was rocky and dusty but its worth it because its enjoyable to watch the contest. Many people watched this competition, young and old alike.

There were four batches and the winners for each batch competed for the final round. Some of the boats were disqualified because they used plywood that makes the boat run faster.

Right after the bankathon, we went infront of the Playa de Oro resort where fishing competition was ongoing. There were people fixing their fishing rods and some had already their catch. Only small kinds of fish were caught such as osoos and tudingan. I have seen some children enjoying the beach water and playing with the sand.


Islandvacations said...

Going over your post in this great blog has allowed me to compare the place with ours in Bucas Grande Island, Socorro, Surigao del Norte, Philippines. We are also having this event during the Araw Ng Socorro and during fiesta. Nice post indeed!

Edwin Antonio said...

Thank you very much for your nice comment. I heard that Surigao del Norte is a wonderful place. I hope I can visit if not your fiesta but the
lovely spots.