Tanauan rider reigns
in Palm Beach 1st Int’l Skimboarding fete in Hongkong
By Philippine Information Agency (PIA 8)
TACLOBAN CITY – Leyte
First District Board Member Roque Tiu expressed his elation on the
recent developments in the skimboarding water sports in Tanauan, Leyte
which only strengthens Tanauan’s stand as the skimboarding capital of
Board Member Tiu said
that one skimboarder from Tanauan bagged the championship trophy in an
international skimboarding competition in Hongkong while another one
brought home the championship trophy in a competition in Zambales.
Mr. Leo Espada,
champion skimboarder of Tanauan, Leyte, outplayed riders from other
countries to win the championship trophy in the Palm Beach 1st
International Skimboarding Competition held on August 29, 2010 at Palm
Beach, Cheung Sha, Lantau Island in Hongkong.
Leo, Board Member Tiu
said, was sponsored by Aloha Skimboards which is a perennial sponsor
in the Tanauan National and International Competitions. Leo’s local
travel was sponsored by the local government of Tanauan under the new
leadership of Mayor Agapito Pagayanan Jr.
competition was held from
11:00 o’clock in the morning to
8:00 o’clock in the
evening of August 29.
The first runner up
trophy went to Richard Paril, a Filipino who is now based in Hongkong
and who has joined the Tanauan, Leyte International Skimboarding
While Leo Espada was
competing in Hongkong, another Tanauan skimboarder was competing in
the 7th Zambales Attack skimboarding competition and also won for
Tanauan, Leyte the championship trophy.
Brando “Si-aw” Espada,
also a champion skimboarder of Tanauan, was declared the champion of
the 7th Zambales Attack held on August 27-29 at Iba, Zambales. Dariel
Espada of Tanauan, Leyte won the first runner up trophy while Rioben
Vivero, also of Tanauan won as third runner up.
Board Member Tiu
expressed his delight that a rider from Borongan,
Roderick Bazar of Borongan, won as the 2nd runner up in the Zambales
The skimboarders of
Tanauan, Leyte were sponsored by the Local Government Unit, Board
Member Tiu said, as he called on the other local government units to
also encourage their respective youth to engage in the skimboarding