Tibiao, Antique - Last February 18, a national event was held in the Province of Tibiao, another first, not only in the province but in the whole Panay Island.

In celebration of its first Tibiao River Festival, the Municipality of Tibiao successfully conducted its first National Extreme River Tubing Race headed by Tibiao Mayor Gil Bandoja, Vice Mayor of Sebaste, Gaseva Villanueva Recopuerto and other local officials with the support of Governor Rhodora J. Cadiao and with the assistance of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office headed by Broderick G. Train.

The event was attended by special guests such as Hon. Monsour Del Rosario, an incumbent congressman representing the first legislative district of Makati, popularly known in the sports of taekwondo. Also in attendance was Dino Badilla, commissioner of the National Youth Commission.

The 2.3km race with four (4) categories was participated by locals and foreign tourists alike. River tubing is an outdoor sport in which people ride inner tubes or inflated disks (salbabida in native dialect) down a river. 

Provincial Information Office - Antique