THUNDERBIRD’S PAO MALVAR IS HERITAGE CUP BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPION
Thunderbird’s Pao Malvar successfully defended his 2008 UGBA Heritage Cup championship title by capturing the 2009 UGBA Heritage Cup 7-Bullsatg Derby during tough the finals held last Thursday, April 23 at the Makati Coliseum, besting 355 entries from all over the country. Heritage Cup is hosted by the United Gamecock Breeders Association.
One of the youngest and most successful cocker-breeder in the country, Pao has been remarkable in his effort to continue the legacy of his grandfather – respected veteran cocker Esting Teopaco of the famed Stinger entry. Teopaco is former president Cory Aquino & Peping Cojuangco’s brother-in-law.
He is among the Thunderbird Successors that include Baham Mitra of Palawan, Bernie Tacoy of Ormoc and Alvin Lim & Victor Sierra of Cebu.
Pao, via his Sunhaven entry, fielded one pure Sweater and 6 Sweater-Gilmore cross with the famous handler Ateng doing the conditioniing and pointing chores using Thundebrird Bexan XP and the new Ganador Max. Respected gaffer Noli Estrellado tied the knife.
Pao was solo champion last year, however, this time he has to share the honors with Lito Guerra and Albert Yam