THE QUEST FOR MARITIME HERITAGE

"We are a maritime people. We are more water than land. It is in our DNA that we are seafaring people"

 

 Art Valdez, Team Leader of the Balangay Expedition

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MARITIME ARCHIPELAGIC NATION AWARENESS MONTH

On September 14, 2017, the President of the Philippines signed Proclamation No. 316 declaring every ninth month of the year as "Maritime and Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month" or MANA Mo.


The MANA Mo was established because there was a need to harmonize, integrate and synchronize programs and activities that will raise national consciousness and awareness of Filipinos towards realizing our potential maritime nation.​

PROCLAMATION NO. 316

Working Towards a Brighter Future

The MANA Mo was established because there was a need to harmonize, integrate and synchronize programs and activities that will raise national consciousness and awareness of Filipinos towards realizing our potential maritime nation. In line with this objective, the Subic Sailing Club supports this campaign by providing a platform not just to encourage more Filipinos to go sailing or boating but to also learn more about our maritime roots.

Presidential Proclamation No. 316 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte

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National Coast Watch Council Secretariat heads the MANA Mo Campaign

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Presidential Proclamation No. 316 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte

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"SAILING WITH A CAUSE"

Injecting awareness of the country’s maritime heritage, and the natural prowess of Filipinos as sailors and seafarers.

Subic Bay, steeped as it is in the tradition of naval commerce and having played an important role in the maritime history of the Philippines, couldn’t be any more appropriate as the starting point for injecting awareness of the country’s maritime heritage, and the natural prowess of Filipinos as sailors and seafarers.


All throughout history, Subic Bay has been a ship’s refuge that was most coveted by foreign powers like Spain, Great Britain, the United States, and Japan. From fishermen’s dinghies to Spanish galleons, from steamships to the most sophisticated warships, to the modern cruise ships and racing yachts, Subic Bay has provided them all a safe haven with its naturally deep harbor and protected coves.


Now, we will give Subic Bay its place of honor by helping promote the rich maritime heritage of the Philippines through our sailing events and proving that Filipinos are among the best sailors in the world.