Friday, January 22, 2010
Butuan Balangay Ready to Launch
Diwata ng Lahi underwent major repair in Butuan City measuring 20.12 meters.
Balangay 100% made in Butuan measuring 24.7 meters
with its huge size and wide interior, Balangay crew will have its comfort during rest hours while sailing
Left side is the Diwata ng Lahi looking small with the huge Butuan Balangay
The date has been set by Butuan Global Forum, Inc to officially launch the Balangay to the waters of Agusan River and Butuan Bay.
The Butuan Boat Building Committee has announced that a simple ceremony will be made on January 31, 2010 at 9:30 in the morning at Luna Compound, Bading here in Butuan City.
The newly-built second replica of the ancient Balangay will be leaving its boat-building site to undergo test sailing around Agusan River and Butuan Bay to finally begin the historic journey with the newly repaired Diwata ng Lahi of the Voyage of Balangay.
The two-boat flotilla will sail off from Butuan's PPA Port on February 4, 2010 for its sixth leg- Butuan-Ozamiz route -whose first stop will be at Punta Diwata in Carmen to honor the first Balangay's namesake place in Butuan/Agusan. The two Balangay's will travel a total distance of 191 nautical miles to dock at Gingoog, Camiguin, cagayan de Oro, Iligan and Ozamis.
The building of Butuan's BALANGAY Boat is a joint project of BUTUAN GLOBAL FORUM, INC., BUTUAN HISTORICAL & CULTURAL FOUNDATION, and KAYA NG PINOY FOUNDATION.