Sunday, June 15, 2014

Mayor Juancho Aguirre: A Pillar of Philippine Cockfighting

                 The title of a person is very important because it served as his trademark. Like Mayor Juancho Aguiree, he is not already a mayor, but he still called as mayor as a recognition to him. Many cockers and breeders around the Philippines considered him as an idol. As a matter of fact, he is also considered as one of the legends in Philippine cockfighting. He is very popular with his Grey and Lemon Guapo which is a very handsome chicken.

                Maybe Mayor Juancho not become a champion in a prestige derby like Bakbakan anf World Slasher Cup. But many people became a champion when they used his chickens. For example, Gene Sola won in Candelaria International Derby in 2013 by using the bloodlines of Mayor Juancho. He is also contributed a lot for the progression of the gamefowl industry. He is the one of the pioneer breeder here in the Philippines who bred chickens with a scientific approached. During his time, there was no expert breeders unlike if you compare it today. It was only began to revolutionized when the American breeders introuduced them how to breed and condition chickens properly. But not all the knowledge that he learned from American breeders were applicable to our system. So, he only chose the best method that he thought that was okay.

                The farm of Mayor Juancho is called JGA Farm, it is derived from the initial of his name. You will find his farm in Sitio Lunano, Brgy. Mailum, Bago City. His farm is besides to the farm of Hernani Hernandez. The chickens of Mayor Juancho are very healthy because they are raising in a high area. The weather condition here is really great. It is very suited for chicken breeding.

                In terms of leadership, he served three terms as a mayor of La Carlota in Negros Occidental. He was loved by his constituents because of his good governance. Maybe this is one of the reasons why he is still called as a mayor by others. Many people are testifying that Mayor Juancho is a true gentleman and very humble person. According to them, he is very accommodating that’s why many breeders consulting him before they make a big decision to their farms.

                He extended  his leadership, not only in politics, but also in cockfighting. He became a president of Negros Gamefowl Breeder for more than a decade. When he handled this association he made a lot of changes. He also became an officer of National Federation of Gamefowl Breeders Association for Visayas Region.


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