Cebu Pink Paddlers hold photo exhibit to raise breast cancer awareness

Glendale G. Rosal 04/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Cebu Pink Paddlers, known for their prowess in dragonboat, initiated a unique project to further raise the awareness on breast cancer.  The Cebu Pink Paddlers comprised of incredible women who survived breast cancer…

Brylle Samgel Arombo: Amputee, unsinkable spirit

Glendale G. Rosal 06/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Brylle Samgel Arombo once had the world in his hands. Young, athletic, ambitious, oozing with energy and good looks with enviable basketball skills. The then 24-year-old Arombo was on his way to conquering…

Cebu’s PADS team eyes paradragon title in dragonboat race in France

Mars G. Alison 01/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After clinching the title of the first paradragon category of the 14th International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) World Nations Championships in Pattaya, Thailand last August, Cebu’s Philippine Accessible Disability Services, Inc. (PADS) Dragonboat…

IN PHOTOS: Sinulog Grand Parade, Ritual Showdown

Gerard Vincent Francisco, Raul Constantine Tabanao 01/20/2020

Cebu City, Philippines–It’s a wrap for the Sinulog Festival 2020! Did you miss the celebration? Don’t worry, we’ve put together a photo gallery for you to relive the celebration of the feast of the Señor Santo Niño…

PADS dragonboat team aims to make history again

Mars G. Alison 11/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu’s Philippine Accessible Disability Services Inc. (PADS) Dragonboat Racing Team is setting its sights on another world title.  This time, PADS will be competing in the 12th IDBF Dragon Boat Club Crew World Championships 2020,…

PADS dragonboat team honored to represent PH in IDBF World Nation Championships

Mars G. Alison 08/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Pride, honor and being relevant in the society despite their disabilities. These are the reasons that drive the members of the Philippine Accessible Disability Services, Inc. (PADS) Dragonboat Racing Team as they represent the Philippines…

PADS team to compete in Dragon Boat championships in Thailand

Mars G. Alison 08/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More than bringing honor to the Philippines, the Philippine Accessible Disability Services, Inc. (PADS) Dragonboat Racing Team-manned Philippine Paradragon Elite Team, wants to bring their advocacy to the global stage. That is to…

‘Capt. A’, amputee dad, athlete: Medals, titles can’t compare to his being a father

Mars G. Alison 06/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Multi-awarded differently-abled athlete Arnold Balais is an above the right knee amputee, but he never thought twice about building a family with Donna, whom he describes as his “super supportive wife.” Before he…

Hong Kong dragonboat races cancelled

Mars G. Alison 06/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine Accessible Disability Services, Inc. (PADS) Adaptive Dragonboat Racing Team and the Cebu Pink Paddlers will no longer be competing in the  2019 (CCB) Asia Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races after the event…

Army Dragon Warriors rule Cebu City Dragonboat Regatta

Mars G. Alison 05/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Army Dragon Warriors bagged three of the four titles at stake in the first-ever Cebu City Dragonboat Regatta which ended Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the Il Corso at the South Road…

All set for Cebu City Dragonboat Regatta

Mars G. Alison 05/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Some 750 paddlers composing 22 teams from all over the Philippines will get to experience racing in an international standard dragonboat race course in the first-ever Cebu City Dragonboat Regatta which will be…

PADS’ deaf paddler: Barriers are just a state of mind

Immae Lachica 04/15/2019

  Cebu City, Philippines— Barriers are just a state of mind.  Cebuano Denven Verano proved this as he continues to show everyone that being differently abled is not a hindrance to work and play. The 34-year-old Verano,…

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