The annual National Federation of Motorcycle Clubs of the Philippines (NFMCP) will have to postpone its much-awaited convention this year. This year's, On Any Sunday Riders of Davao, has announced that the festivities will be postponed and moved at a later date.
On Any Sunday Riders Club president, Gilbert Gelacio, via a statement said that, “with regards to the spread of COVID-19, we are sad to inform our fellow riders that we are postponing the 26th NFMCP Convention in Davao City this coming April 17-19, 2020 until after the public health emergency has been lifted.”
This year's Davao Motorcycle Convention is said to be the biggest of all the national conventions thus far, especially since it was scheduled to take palce at President Rodrigo Duterte's hometown, Davao City. The host, On Any Sunday Riders Club, which is also President Duterte's motorcycle club, has been preparing for the upcoming event for almost a year now and all systems were go until government protocols, including the lockdown of Davao City just last night, necessitated the need to postpone the event.
The National Federation of Motorcycle Clubs of the Philippines Convention is held annually and aims to promote rider welfare, local tourism, and camaraderie among fellow motorcycle clubs all over the country. It was founded in 1995 and is composed of primarily Filipino motorcyclists with 369 federation members or around 10,000 individuals.