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Davao Oriental hosts 1st "Surf n' Skimboarding Safari"

Davao City (12 September) -- In its effort to promote the province of Davao Oriental as the Surfing Sensation of Mindanao, the Department of Tourism XI in cooperation with MPN Events Unlimited will be holding the 1st SURF n' SkimBoarding Safari on September 14-16, 2007 at Dahican Beach, Mati City, Davao Oriental.

The activity hopes to market the beautiful beaches and captivating coastlines of Davao Oriental as well as advocate environmental awareness. During the said event will be the launching of DOT's "Baybay nato ni Bay" - a Coastal Management Campaign.

To make the program more effective, this project targets the participation of the Sangguniang Kabataan of the entire region. By involving the SK as its barangay partners, the project shall attempt to install a strong sense of responsibility and make the youth fully cognizant of their crucial role in our community. However, the event is open to anyone who wishes to join.

A lecture on the basics of Surfing and Skimboarding will be given by WOOSH Davao to introduce the sports, which are rapidly gaining popularity among locals, to the participants of the event. A fraction of the delegation will be given the chance to do actual Surfing and Skimboarding with the experts.

A welcome dinner will be hosted by the Mayor Michelle Rabat of the city of Mati after which a Globe Party follows with music and prizes at stake. On the second night, the provincial government of Davao Oriental headed by governor Cora Malanyaon will be hosting a fellowship dinner and a San Miguel Beer Night shall come after that Coca-Cola Bottlers Phils. will be setting up its latest innovation The Coke Chillout Bar for the entire duration.

In celebration of the World Clean-Up Day, the activity shall end with a Coastal Clean-Up on September 16, 2007.

For more information, you may contact 09166233338, 09195690463 or DOT OFC at 2210070. (DOT XI/PIA XI) [top]

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