National Motorcycle Convention in Davao City postponed due to COVID-19

President Duterte and Mayor Sara are the guests of honor of this grand event
by Aris Ilagan | Mar 13, 2020
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The National Federation of Motorcycle Clubs, Inc. Philippines (NFMCP) has postponed the staging of the 26th NFMCP Annual Convention in Davao City, which was originally scheduled on April 17 to 19, 2020.

Gilbert P. Gelacio, president of the NFMCP, made the announcement to the different big bike communities a few minutes after President Rodrigo Duterte issued a directive to the country to strictly implement ‘social distancing’ to prevent the spread of COVID-19

“We are sad that we have to postpone because we prepared so much for this convention but it was our government’s decision to cancel such event. We will keep you posted and once everything is cleared and we have the approval to proceed, we will announce the new date of the convention,” says Gelacio.

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Gelacio is also president of the On Any Sunday Riders Club, a big bike organization formed by Duterte during his time as mayor of Davao City. The club is this year’s event host. President Duterte and his daughter, current Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, are the guests of honor for the convention which was expected to draw some 3,000 riders from all over the country.

Since the second quarter of 2019, several motorcycle clubs started availing hotel bookings and roll-on, roll-off ferry schedules in anticipation of the massive influx of riders to the event. The NFMCP enjoys the full support of the country’s major motorcycle companies, making it the biggest and grandest two-wheeler event nationwide.

We’ll keep you posted for further developments, so stay tuned. 

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