TACLOBAN CITY – Borongan City in Eastern Samar hosted a fishing tournament to locate more fishing locations in the city’s Pacific Ocean.
Carlos Mocose, the event organizer, said the two-day jigging competition that ended Monday explored the city’s seas.
“The discovery of fishing locations will significantly help not only the fishermen, but it will also contribute to the locality’s tourism, leading to a boost in its overall local economy,” Mocose said in a statement Monday.
Due to high gasoline prices and expensive equipment, the event was mostly participated in by those who are financially capable, according to the organizer.
“In areas like Ormoc or Baybay City in Leyte, they’re not facing the Pacific Ocean. The seawater there is shallow, and it does not excite fish hunters,” Mocose added.
At least 160 anglers and jiggers from different parts of the region joined the tournament.
The Borongan City Fishing Club divided the tournament into three events: shore casting competition with 15 registered teams for the most catch and biggest catch categories, offshore jigging competition with six registered teams, and the boatman event with 18 registered participants.
Event organizers will determine the winners based on the weight of their catch.
On the east side of Borongan City, the capital of Eastern Samar province, lies the Philippine Sea which is part of the vast Pacific Ocean.
Meanwhile, over 32 teams registered for the first-ever Fun Borongan E-Sports League Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Tournament which started on Sept. 2.
Sponsored by the city government, 17 teams from outside Borongan joined the competition.
They are mainly from Baybay City, Palo, Leyte, Tacloban City, Catbalogan City and several towns in the province of Eastern Samar.
Borongan City, on the other hand, is represented by 15 teams.
In his message, City Mayor Jose Ivan Dayan Agda encouraged the players to play the online game in moderation to prevent it from affecting their daily lives.
The 32 teams will follow the mechanics of a 1-bracket, single elimination, best-of-3 format. The same applies to the semifinals and championship, with the latter adopting a single elimination, best-of-5 format. (PNA)