El Nido Tour Guides Association Inc.,[ENTGAI] once again takes the lead in organizing the Cadlao Challenge, a 2.5 km swimming competition from Cadlao Is. to El Nido Town Beach. The Local Goverment Unit [LGU],  El Nido Resorts, Malampaya Foundation, Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary [PCGA], Philippine Red Cross, Joint Task Force Malapaya [JTFM] and Supply Oilfields Services [SOS] are the event’s co-organizers.

On its 4th year, the organizers plan to bring more fun. A beach volleyball competition will be held on October 15, 2010, 9:00AM. Then, the main sports event will start on October 16, 2010, 8:00AM. The awarding ceremony will be held at around 7:00PM on the same day. Then a party and the “Pa-Cadlao Challenge” competition follow.

There are already confirmed participants from Puerto Princesa City and Manila, both professional and amateur swimmers. Tourists from South Africa, New Zealand, United States and France will also join the competition.

The event is open for the following categories: Professional [Men], Open Category [Men and Women] and Kid’s Category. Participants are required to fill up application forms, submit medical certificates and pay a registration fee of Php 500 for professionals, Php 200 for the open category [men and women] and Php 100 for kids.

Participants can register at the Municipal Tourism Office, NIPAP Bldg., Calle Real, El Nido, Palawan. Registrations can also be sent through e-mail [elnidotourism@hotmail.com ]. [Arvin L. Acosta, LGU]