Thursday, 18 August 2011

PSC to paddlers: Join Canoe-Kayak or go eat tahong

Posted by chardyboy on Thursday, August 18, 2011 0 comments

source: Dennis Gasgonia | 

Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman Richie Garcia said that if the Philippine Dragon Boat paddlers still refuse to join the Philippine Canoe-Kayak Federation (PCKF), then they will have to go back eating tahong or mussels. 

Garcia told ANC’s Hardball that he already invited representatives from the PCKF, the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation (PDBF) and the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) to thresh out their differences.

"[We will meet] early next week. We will discuss how they can get along," he said. 
He, however, said that the PDBF members will eventually have to allow themselves to be under the PCKF jurisdiction.

"If they would not join the Canoe-Kayak, that's their decision," said Garcia. "They can go back to eating tahong." 

Members of the Philippine Dragon Boat team were pushed to dire straits after their mother group, the PDBF, was stripped of its status as a national sports association by the POC.

This removed a major source of funding for the paddlers, forcing them to eat tahong from Manila Bay while saving funds for their trip to the World Dragon Boat Championships in Florida.

They ended up winning 5 golds and 2 silvers. 


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