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Sillar, William - Masbate, Champion

Team Out of Town Blog Hub ( – From nearly 1,000 registered contestants and 370 submitted entries from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, five boat designers emerged as winners in Pioneer’s “Pinta ng Tibay” Pintura Challenge 2021.

Asnani, Abduljamal - Zamboanga, 2nd place
Asnani, Abduljamal – Zamboanga, 2nd place
Lauron, Josmar - Cebu City, 5th Place
Lauron, Josmar – Cebu City, 5th Place

Willam Sillar from Masbate was declared Overall Champion in Pioneer’s “Pinta ng Tibay” Pintura Challenge 2021. The other winners of this year’s contest include Abduljamal Asnani of Zamboanga City (2nd Place), Hesam Sahi of Cebu City (3rd Place), Julius Pablo of Aurora (4th Place), and Josmar Lauron of Cebu City (5th Place). Winners received a total of P300,000 in prizes.

Pablo, Julius - Aurora, 4th place
Pablo, Julius – Aurora, 4th place

Pioneer Adhesives, the leading brand Pioneer Epoxy manufacturer, ran Pinta ng Tibay Pintura Challenge, design challenge contest from May 4 to June 30, and extended it to July 16 with the theme “Pyesta ng Bangkang Makulay at Matibay 2021”. The competition rules required contestants to use Pioneer Marine Quick Dry Enamel (PMQDE) and Pearl Glaze as paint, or a combination of both, for the entire boat.

Winners were deliberated with a DTI representative using the following Criteria for Judging: Creativity (30%), Relevance to Theme (30%), Color Combination (30%), and Overall Impression (10%).

Sahi, Hessam - Cebu City, 3rd place
Sahi, Hessam – Cebu City, 3rd place

Despite the whole world living in challenging times, Filipino boat makers and boat owners showcased “Kulay” through their artistry and “Tibay” through their resilience. Pioneer Adhesives looks forward to another year of showcasing creativity and craftsmanship with “Pinta ng Tibay” Pintura Challenge 2022.

Sillar, William - Masbate, Champion
Sillar, William – Masbate, Champion

Pioneer’s “Pinta ng Tibay” Pintura Challenge is an annual competition that aims to promote and showcase the entire wooden boat building industry in the Philippines. It is open to builders and manufacturers of racing, fishing, recreational, passenger, and tourist boats.

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Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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