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AFP honors Army paddlers

QUEZON CITY – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) honored the members of the Philippine Army Dragon Boat team in a simple ceremony in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City on Thursday, October 16, 2014.
 
AFP Chief of Staff General Gregorio Pio P. Catapang, Jr. awarded a Plaque of Recognition to the Army paddlers for their excellent performance in the recent 9th International Dragon Boat Federation Club Crews World Championships held in Italy.
 
Public Affairs Chief and team president Lt. Col. Harold M. Cabunoc said the AFP chief, General Catapang wants to highlight the achievements of soldiers not just in military operations, but also in sports.
 
“He is very proud of the accomplishments of our soldiers,” Cabunoc added.
 
The team bagged two gold medals and new world records in the 200m and 500m Premier Open events.
 
The team was branded as the “Fastest boat crew in the planet” after setting new World Records in the 200m and 500m Small Boat Open Category with record time of 47.85 and 2:06.763 respectively.
 
The Army paddlers is currently preparing for the upcoming Dragon Boat Regatta in Penang, Malaysia according to the AFP.

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