Sunday, September 6, 2009

3 Years/Cheers for RGBA

CARREO by Rolando S. Luzong

Peoples Tonight (September 5, 2009)

3 Years/Cheers for RGBA

More than 250 active members of the Rizal Gamefowl Breeders Association gather today the Riverbend Hotel inside the Riverbanks Center in Marikina as they celebrate their third year anniversary.

With RGBA President Joey Sy’s stewardship, the young group has grown by leaps and bounds since it was first founded in 2006. Among its top members are LJ Sumulong, retired PNP Generals Acop & Suvia, former PBA player Dennis Abbatuan and UST Growling Tigers coach Pido Jarencio.

“We will be issuing new IDs and distribute the new RGBA Rule Book courtesy of Thunderbird, to the members” stated Joey Sy, who also proudly announced that three highly-respected master breeders will give out lectures on the different aspects of gamefowl breeding and cockfighting, These are Biboy Enriquez of Firebird Gamefarm; Eddie Boy Ledesma of Fire & Ice Gamefarm and Thunderbird Winning Team standout - former Passi City Mayor Jesry Palmares who just recently dominated the Manny Pacquiao Big Event derby in Cebu.

PAL Will Not Load Roosters Anymore?

There are some talks again on the internet that our national flag carrier Philippine Air Lines will stop loading roosters or gamefowls from the United States to the Philippines starting next month.

How true is this? I hope any of PAL’s top brasses gets to read this and eventually enlighten us on these rumors.

Unfortunately, talks about these are said to have originated from gamefowl brokers or shippers themselves and because of that, there are doubts on the veracity of the said allegation. For one, these shippers have been suspected of acting as prophets of doom many times in the pasts just to stir the sabungeros and get them into a mad scramble to bring roosters in before the imaginary door closes.

The fact is, while there’s already an actual glut in the supply of fightingcocks in the country, importation of gamebirds are still in full swing with an average of 1,000 heads a month.

There are talks that PAL is finally giving in to the pressure exerted for so long by animal rights activists in America who are responsible on having cockfighting declared illegal in the “land of the free”. If this is true, the enemies of sabong will have another big reason to celebrate.

GBAs Braze for the 2009 Stag Season

The countdown has started for the opening of the forthcoming 2009 stag season which will go down in history as the biggest and richest ever.

RGBA’s 17-stag circuit begins on September 17 at the Pasig Square Garden, while the United Cavite Breeders Association will have their 5-stag season opener at the Daang-Hari Coliseum Sept. 22 & 29.

The Laguna Gamefowl Breeders Association (LAGBA) headed by Sonny Lagon will have their first stag derby of this year on Sept. 26 at the Fantastic Coliseum.

The Socsargen breeders will launch their SGBA Opening Salvo also on Sept. 17 at the New Alkor Gallera in Koronadal City.

Meanwhile, the Cyberfriends will stage their 2009 4-Stag Charity Derby on October 24 at the San Juan Coliseum.

The Cyberfriends have been doing the yearly promotion for the benefit of the orphans and elderly of the Hospicio de San Jose in Manila.

Belated birthday greetings to Francis “Isko” Martinez – Thunderbird’s energetic Product Manager and 2009 Young Market Masters awardee.

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