Filipino paddlers from the Aqua Fortis Dragon Boat Team recently brought pride to the Philippines after bagging a gold and a silver medal in an international tournament held in Taiwan. Leading this winning team is Primer Group of Companies' very own Phercie Galero.
The Aqua Fortis Dragon Boat team was able to score two medals at the 2019 Kaohsiung City Cup International Dragon Boat Championship that took place last November 8 to 10. The Filipino paddlers, composed of a mix of men and women paddlers, won the gold medal in the DB22 Traditional Open Standard 500m while they bagged the silver medal in the DB22 Traditional Mixed Standard 200m.
After winning the competition, Phercie, better known as Chie to friends and colleagues, could not hide her pride and joy for her team, "Aside from paddling in an international event to represent our country, I am more proud of the moment that I became part of this amazing journey for my teammates, especially those newbies who competed in an international event for the first time and went back home as winners."
For five years, Chie has been serving as the Operations Supervisor for Fox, Salomon, and Sea To Summit. Chie is truly an asset of the Adventure portfolio.
As an Operations Supervisor for these brands, she spearheads collaboration with other brands, and with marketing and merchandising teams to further increase the store sales. She also schedules training and immersions for the store staff.
She is truly an embodiment of work and play as she is able to integrate well her beloved sport with her job. Outside work, Chie makes sure to stay healthy and fit. She has been part of Dragon Boat team for nine years, and she is currently the team president of Aqua Fortis Dragon Boat Team.
When asked about how she manages her time especially when competitions are coming up, Chie says that these aside from waking up earlier than usual, she does not encounter much issues with her schedule. Her trainings usually take place before office hours (around 4:30 to 6:00AM).
Through this feat, Chie wishes to encourage KaPrimers to pursue whatever hobbies they want to try, and to always enjoy the moment.
Text by Jaen Pones