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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

FIGBA FIESTAG 2016, Malapit na!


Taun-taon ay pasigla nang pasigla ang industriya ng sabong sa Pilipinas dahil sa pagdami ng mga gamefowl expo. Kabilang na rito ang FIESTAG na taung-taong isinasagawa ng Federation of International Gamefowl Breeders (dating National Gamefowl Breeders Association, Inc.).

Ngayong taon ang FIESTAG ay gaganapin sa World Trade Center mula Agosto 19-21. Magbubukas ng alas-diyes ng umaga at magsasara sa alas-siyete ng gabi.

Gaya nang dati ay magiging kapana-panabik na ang FIESTAG. Mas lalo itong lumaki ngayong taon dahil mula sa SMEX, MOA ay gaganapin na nga ang venue sa World Trade Center na pinagdadausan din ng World Gamefowl Expo. Magtitipun-tipon sa event ang iba't ibang mga breeder sa Pilipinas para maibahagi ang iniingatan nilang bloodline. Magkakaroon din ng showcase ng gamefowl products ang iba't ibang kumpanya. Bukod dito ay magkakaroon din sila ng gimik sa kani-kanilang booth kabilang na ang pagpapa-raffle ng mga manok.

Bukod sa mga nabanggit na, magkakaroon din ng auction ng manok at seminar hinggil sa pag-aalaga at pagbabantay sa kalusugan ng manok. Siyempre, 'di rin mawawala ang Bitawang Bayan kung saan ay malayang makakapagbitaw ang mga sabungero ng kanilang nabiling manok sa set up na ruweda. Mag-i-enjoy din ang mga dadalo dahil maraming mga naggagandahang modelo ang makikita sa loob ng venue.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

MLG63, Nag-Solo Champion sa World Slasher Cup-2 8-Cock Invitational Derby 2016

 
       Gaya nang dati ay naging kapana-panabik ang katatapos lang na World Slasher Cup-2 8-Cock Invitational Derby 2016 na sinasalihan ng malalaking gamefowl breeders, mapa-Pinoy man o dayuhan.

Punung-puno ito ng aksyon at magagandang laban. Sa ikalawang edisyon nang naturang paligsahan, itinanghal na solo champion ang entry na ML G63 na pinagtambalan nina Magno Lim at Danny Soriano. Nakakuha sila ng score na 7.5 points.

Nakatapat ng MLG63 sa kanilang huling laban ang entry Manila Teachers Partylist nina VG Lacson at Juris Sucro. Bago ang naturang tapatan, nakakuha ng 6 points ang kanilang katunggali. Tinalo nga lang sila ng Sagupaan Mitefree nang makatapat nila ito sa ika-20 sultada.

Ang grand finals ng World Slasher Cup-2 ay nagkaroon ng 32 sultada kung saan lima ang nakapasok na may score na 3.5 points kabilang na rito ang nagkampeon na grupo. Samantala, labing-isa naman ang pumasok na may score na 4 points.

Ang katatapos lang na prestihiyosong derby ay nilahukan ng 260 entries. Ito ay ginanap sa may Smart Araneta Coliseum mula May 26 hanggang June 1 at insponsoran ng Thunderbird, B-Meg Integra, Petron at ng Red Bull Energy Drink.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

2016 World Slasher Cup-2 opens Thursday


With roughly 260 entries, the much-awaited 2016 World Slasher Cup-2 8-Cock Invitational Derby takes center stage at the Smart Araneta Coliseuum starting Thursday, May 26, as a fitting sequel to the record-setting 2016 World Slasher Cup-1 last January with 410 registered entries.

The first set of competitors, composed of an estimated 135 foreign and local entries, collide against each on Day One at 10 a.m.

The powerhouse homegrown team will parade a line-up of world champion such as reigning World Slasher Cup-1 victors Blue Blade Farm led by Engr. Sonny Lagon, and Phoenix II comprised of Mario Villamor, Ed Apari and Atty. Art de Castro.

Atty. Dennny Salazar, one of the champions from the 2015 World Slasher Cup-2, also guns for a back-to-back title in what is known as the "Olympics of Cockfighting."

Also participating are WSC-2 champions Eddie Bong Plaza and Arjay Mea; January 2015 solo champ AAO Hyper B-12 owned by Gerry Ramos and Noel Jarin, who have split their entries for this derby; three-time champions Rey Briones, Dicky Lim, anf Patrick Antonio; regulars and former champs Nene Araneta, Vergil 'Ali" Intino, and Ito Ynares; and a lot more.

The derby's second edition brings foreign participants from USA, Australia, and Indonesia to the Big Dome. American delegates include Slasher contenders Ray Alexander, Damon Yorkman, and Greg Berin, among others.

The 2016 World Slasher Cup-2 8-Cock Invitational Derby continues Friday with the second half of the participants going on a head-on collision. The 2-cock semi-finals are set on May 28 & 29. On May 30 & 31, those with scores of 2, 2.5 and 3 points will slug it out in the 4-cock pre-finals.

Sponsored by Thunderbird, B-Meg, Petron, Red Bull, with media partners Manila Broadcasting Corporation, the 4-cock grand finals take center stage on June 1 wherein all undefeated entries with scores of 3.5 or 4 points will face off in the championship.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Phoenix- II and Blue Blade Farm AA (Back-to-Back Champion of World Slasher Cup 1st Edition 2016

 
      As what we had expected, the  recently finished World Slasher Cup1-8 Cock International Derby  became exciting and full of thrill. It was held on January 30-Ferbruary 7 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Based on the record, more than 400 entries were joined in this one of the biggest derbies in the country.

On grand finals, two entries became champions. One is the Phoenix II owned by Mario Villamor, Ed Aparri and Atty. Art de Castro. Then, the other one was Blue Blade Farm AA owned by Engr. Sonny Lagon. Both entries shown an expectacular fights; their gamefowl chickens were really based on their performances.

Let us congratulate the team of Mario Villamor and Engr. Sonny Lagon for being the new champions in WSC which we considered as the olympic of cockfighting!


Saturday, January 30, 2016

More than 400 Entries Vie for the World Slasher Cup Title


A record-breaking 402 entries featuring the best and the finest cockers and gamefowl breeders in the world will seek action in the Smart Araneta Coliseum with the opening of the much-awaited 2016 World Slasher Cup-1-8-Cock Invitational Derby today.

A powerhouse American delegation is determinated to bring home the crown after the Filipino sensation Gerry Ramos (AAO Hitcock) thwarted a gallant bid by Indonesian Soan (Mahakam Synergy-III) using Keith Cargill's fighters. Ramos emerged as the solo champion of the 2015 World Slasher Cup-1.

Out of the reclaim the glory for the westeners are Cargill of California whose birds were used by Sohan from Bali, Indonesia; Carol Nesmith of Alabama with Nene Abello, Texan Skinny Joel and his Mel Simms Aces, Roger Roberts, Goy Goita, Reymund Canet of Texas, Wilbert LeBlanc, Richard Harris and Charles Tetlow of Louisiana; Randy Hall of Texas, Mike Formosa, Butch Cambra and Kini Kaiwaaia of Hawaii, Damon Yorkman of Oklahoma and Nathan Jumper of Mississipi- grandson of Johnny Jumper- touted as of the greatest roostermen who ever lived.

Other ultimate Slasher hopefuls are Mark Salazar of Malaysia, Atty. Ed Arreola & Carlos Camacho of Guam and Ray Roberto of Saipan.

Today's 2-cock eliminations when each entry will fighting two roosters each will continue tomorrow and on Monday. The 2-cock semi-final are set on February 2,3 & 4, wherein all the entries may continue to fight including those with two losses in the eliminations.

        On February 5 and 6, those with scores of 2, 2.5 and 3 points, will slug it in the 4-cock pre-finals, although, this is equally important becuse, if any 3-pointer will win all its assigned matches, it may eventually win the crown if no one in the grand finals will be able to score perfectly.

This 4-cock grand finals take center stage on February 7 wherein all undefeated entries with scores of 3.5 or 4 points will lock horns for the championship.

The local team who will battle it out include Nene Araneta, Engr. Sonny Lagon, Gov. Ito Ynares, Charlie "Atong" Ang, Cong. Patrick Antonio, Gerry Ramos, Gov. Claude Bautista, Cong, Rudy Albani, Mayor Cito Alberto, Boy Jiao, Wilsong Ong, Nestor Venidivil, Bernie Tacoyof Ormoc, Peping Ricafort, Gov. Eddie Bong Plaza of Agusan del Sur, Manlambayan Brothers, Jet Fernando & som Joel, Jun Bacolod, Edward Pe, Raymond Velayo, Eddie Araneta, Jun Topacio, Joey delos Santos, Felix Trebol, Henry Osea, Beng Joso, Oribello Brothers and former champion Rolly Gabon.

Hosted by the Pintakasi of Champions, the World Slasher Cup sponsors are Thunderbird, BMEG and Petron.

WSC Presscon video:

Thursday, November 26, 2015

3rd International Gamefowl Festival


With its continuous growth and success, the 3rd International Gamefowl Festival is now set on January 8, 9 and 10, 2016 at the premier events venue in the Philippines, SMEX Convention Center in Pasay City.

This 3-day event will feature suppliers, sponsors, equipment, feed products and service as well as related products catering to the game fowl raisers, breeders and festival attendees.
This will also feature lifestyle zone, gadgets and gizmos, technology and equipment, animal wellness products and alike. This festival will be participated in by embassies and different countries which have exhibitors on the related products. There will also be entertainment, mini concerts for international and local game fowl enthusiasts, hobbyists, breeders and investors.

The event is sponsored by Thunderbird and Lakpue Drug Inc., support by JU Gamefarm/James, JU Meroda Gamefarm, All Star Gamefarm, Ampy Tari Shop, Red Banakon (Jun Lao/Jaime Oasis), Cockfights Magazine, PE Farm Zamboanga, Pintakasi Gamefowl Supply, Empanada de Norte, Goldwin Gamefarm, Binalot ni Lola Ada, Blades of Glory, Citybank, Toper Farm Gensan, Carlo Tari Maker, Wingband Maker, BMJ Gamefarm, Serge Gamefarm, Armanisse Kitchen, 1st Philippine Scale, Frapinels Enterprise, Frapinels Eatery, Santino Metal Industries Inc and Kaagpas.
This is partnered with the following medias: Media partners are Gamefowl Magazine, Sabong TV (ABS-CBN Sports & IBC-13), Cockfights Magazine, Sabong Nation (IBC-13), Sabong Star Magazine, Bakbakan Na (IBC-13), Fightingcock Magazine, Lo-d’yis, Super Sabong, Cockpihan,Sabong News and Bladed Warriors.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Mamie Lacson, Primero Klaseng Breeder sa Pilipinas


               Si Emmanuel "Mamie" Lacson ay isa sa mga pangunahing breeder sa Pilipinas at isa sa mga bigboy ng sabong noong araw. Naimpluwensiyahan siyang magmanok ng kanyang mga tiyuhin na sin Don Ramon Lacson at Don Basilio Lopez. Habang nasa kolehiyo ay nagsimula siyang pag-aralan kung paano ang mag-breed ng manok. Hanggang sa makapagtayo siya ng farm sa loob ng kanilang plantasyon ng asukal- ang Hacienda Zaragosa na matatagpusan sa Maao, Negros Occiendental. Nang lumaon ay inilipat niya ang kanyang manukan sa Mambukal, Murcia, sa lupain na pag-aari ng kanyang asawa.

            Ang Amerikanong breeder na si Harold Brown ang tumulong kay Mamie sa pagli-layout ng kanyang farm na tinawag niyang Circle L Gamefarm. Nakilala niya ito noong taong 1964 at mula noon ay ito na ang naging tagpagturo niya sa pagmamanok. Dahil sa kuneksyon niya kay Harold ay nagkaroon siya ng access kina Curtis Black, Johnnie Moore, Johnnie Jumper, Oscar Akins at iba pa. Ang nasabing mga dayuhang breeder ang pinagkunan niya ng kanyang broodstock. Siyempre, nakakuha rin siya ng mga manok mula kay Harold.

            Si Mamie rin ay kinikilala bilang ama ng mga asosasyon na naitayo sa Negros. Kabilang na rito ang United Negros Breeders Association (UNEGBA) na nagsagawa ng 1st derby circuit sa Bacolod. Ang asosasyon na ito ang nag-host sa Western Visayas International Derby. Sumali rin siya rito, kapartner si Richard Bates at naitanghal sila bilang runner up.

            Noong 1980 ay itinatag ni Mamie ang Negros Gamefowl Breeder (NGBA) at pinamunuan niya ito for 2 consecutive terms. Ang NGBA ay nag-organisa ng 1st stag derbies sa labas ng Maynila. Taong 1992 naman ay naging founder siya ng Gamefowl Breeders Association of Negros (GFBAN). Pinamunuan niya ito sa loob ng dalawang termino.

            Isa sa mga nakuhang championship ni Mamie ay noong manalo siya sa 1st National Breeders 6-Stag Derby na isinagawa sa Teresa Square Garden. Naka-perfect score siya rito gamit ang  mga manok na tinatawag niyang 'Black Stag na Blueface Mclean Hatches at Hatch Grey.


            Pumanaw si Mamie noong taong 2000 habang naglilingkod bilang lay minister sa isang simbahan sa Bacolod. Bago siya pumanaw ay nagsilbi pa siya bilang head ng GFBAN's advisory Group. Patunay na hanggang sa huling hininga ay taglay pa rin niya ang dugo ng pagiging magmamanok. Matagal nang nawala si Mamie, pero ang pangalan niya ay nakaukit na sa kasasayan ng sabong sa Pilipinas. Ang pamana ng Circe L Gamefarm ay ipinagpapatuloy ng kanyang anak na si Joey Lacson.

SOURCE: circlelgamefarm.com





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