Wednesday, January 20, 2010



Tourists Get Free Entrance

Hundreds of foreign tourists, who enjoyed the ‘more-than-the-usual thrill’ that they witnessed last Monday, are expected to troop back to the Araneta Coliseum today together with thousands of cocking aficionados as the semi-finals of the ongoing 2010 World Slasher Cup 8-Cock International Derby unfolds with the victors from Group A, who fought their eliminations last Monday, now separating the men from the boys to get a crack at the championship in their group’s finals on January 22, Friday.

An intrinsic part of Pinoy culture, “sabong” is given a world-class flavor in the World Slasher Cup, the renowned “Olympics of cockfighting.” Considering that this 2010 edition has 240 participants which is the biggest ever in World Slasher Cup history, and recognizing the mounting interest about this colorful facet of Pinoy culture among the international community and its potential as a tourist attraction, Coliseum owner Nene Araneta welcomes tourists to watch the event. Admission is free upon presentation of their foreign passports at the Big Dome entrance.

Group B (Jan. 19 entries) will take on each other tomorrow for their semis to decide who will advance to the Group B championship set on Saturday, the 23rd.

To try to stay unscathed are undefeated entries (2 pointers) composed of Thunderbird Power Feeds endorser with two clean entries BM BULALAYAW UFC – Boy Marzo and BM BULALAYAW ABENMACH, while his son-in-law Ricki Reyes is close by, his two entries also unscathed - RIAN COLORS OCTAGON BM & OCTAGON OLIVER COLORS.

Also with 2 wins out of 2 matches are MB 300 of MB FARM; THUNDERBIRD - I HATCHET of Nene Araneta and Roger Roberts; INFINITI SA SJC 5-COCK DERBY MAR. 17 of Mayor Joseph Panganiban; PANINGKAMOT PAG-AYO of Atty. Arcal Astorga; TIN-TIN of Wilson Agbayani; AC REDSKIN – 1 of Alex Calderon; MANGAR & ED AS DC of Allan Saco,Dong Chung, and Ed Aparri; THUNDERBEE MANGAR & ED AS DC of Manny Garcia and Eddie Aparri; MAHAKAM FARM – I from Indonesia; RM RED COBRA FARM of Sonny Magtibay and Boy Tanyag; LOVERBOY of Jorge Torres (WSC Jan. 2009 champ) & Raymond Burgos; HIGH GRADE of Gov. Eddie Bong Plaza; SAGUPAAN COMPLEXOR 3000 of Patrick Antonio; RAINBOW WILD – II of Mayor Yap and Edmund Yasay; J.L.W. 1128 of Chris, Glen, Roger, and Wilvin Sy; DEEP IMPACT D.C.A. of Cito Alberto and Ontong; ALEXANDER of Frank, Greg, and William Berin; PTK YUCATAN of Peping Ricafort; LAHAINA BOYS - 2 MCF GAMEFARM of Kali Casco; TMP FARM of Tady Palma; LONGSCORE BOBCON 888 of Celso Evangelista and Roberto Concepcion; and GE LONGSCORE of Gerry Escalona and Celso Evagelista.

1.5 pointers include YELLOW ROSE SAN LORENZO – 2 of Wilbert LeBlanc and Richard Harris; OWLSNEST GREEN DIAMOND SAGUPAAN of Mike Lanier and Ben Mondragon; KARAMBA of Rhemy Medrano; JPA TERMINATOR L.U. of Dr. Bel Almojera; EAGLE SPC – II of Pol Estrellado; RAPAPAP KIEFFIR-LDI of Raffy Yulo and James Uy; LB CANDELARIA APR. 10 WINSLET-ORC of Dicky Lim and Jimmi Lim; BLESSING NG PASAY FEB. 19 BIG EVENT 6-COCK 220K of Patrick Antonio; SEBASTIAN 929 of Bobby Nicolas and Greg Berin; and MTJ POPOY-T 1128 of defending champion Marcel Julao with Popoy Taruc.

Witness the world’s finest and bravest winged-gladiators in action at the Big Dome until January 23! For more details, please contact Boy San Pedro or Dong Lamoste at 911-2928 or 911-3101 loc. 8361 or 8351 or log on to and

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