State of Cockfighting and Fancy Chicken Breeding in the Philippines

Cockfighting in the Philippines is worth more than Php 50 Billion industry ! .  This does not include breeding fancy chickens for pet and food  ( like bantams, serama, silkie chicken , cochin ,  frizzle , parawakan )   poultry industry for eggs and meat in which big name commercial feeds and multi-national companies.

Dr. Poul Tagama , a  multiplier ( breeder)  like bantam, serama, silkie  and other chicken breeds  told the crowd during the seminar conducted last March 2014 at the 68th annual orchid and fancy chicken show held at the Quezon Memorial Circle estimates that some feed companies are starting to show some interest at the fancy breeds .  Industry experts estimates that fancy chicken breeds use of vitamins , feeds and specialized grains that may take account from 10% to as much as 25% of the poultry industry.  A lot of fancy chicken breeds are just taken cared -off within the confine of a small backyard  and requiring only minimal space .

polish breed

Aside from fancy chicken raising, The cockfighting industry helps millions of people from all walks of life from breeder, caretaker, cockpit arena, feed producer, trainer, veterinary clinics .  Now,  it is also becoming a tourism potential with several local tour operators conducting local tours in cockpit arena and during cockfighting days.

Agora Walk last March 2, 2014

I remembered conducting a tour to  a small group of local tourists and 2 French film makers Messieurs Francois Caron and Frederic Bussiere  . We organized a tour last March 2, 2014 ( AGORA WALK) which started in Luneta Park,  A. Bonifacio Avenue, Statue of Legazpi and Urdaneta , Ninoy , Cory and Cardinal Sin, Juan Luna , Puerta Real gardens , General Luna street , San Agustin Church , Casa Manila , Manila Cathedral before ending our tour within a small cockfighting arena within Intramuros .

group photo

We remembered that the entrance fee was very cheap and they experienced first hand on how Filipinos enjoy this as a national past-time. We also ate at the nearby- carinderia, Before they went to other parts of Manila.

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The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been successful in its campaign for animal welfare worldwide. It scored string of victories, including the final outlawing of cockfighting in the United States.

Now it has set its eye on doing the same to cockfighting in the Philippines.

Cockfighting or sabong is a multi-billion peso industry . In the Philippines an archipelago country with a population of some 100 million. It is estimated that roughly 10 percent of country’s adult male population is involved with the sabong industry. That is about 8 to 10 million people !

Ninety five percent (95%) of the about 1,500 provinces, cities and municipalities or Local Government Units (LGUs) have at least one cockpit. The bigger LGUs have two, three or more cockpits in their respective localities as the law provides that the number of cockpits a certain LGU may allow, depends on that particular LGU’s population.

A 12 thousand-strong association of Filipino cock fighting association ( sabungeros)  has formally filed with the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for recognition as a non-stock, non-profit corporation to be known as Masang Nagmamanok (MANA) Inc.

The primary objective of MANA is to provide welfare to and promote the interest of the common sabungeros. The fight for the preservation of cockfighting in the country is a collateral but inherent responsibility in pursuit of its primary objective.

Masang Nagmamanok (MANA) started as a nationwide movement of ordinary sabungeros, mostly small time cockers, backyard breeders and workers in the gamefowl industry– the common sabungeros. Now it is counting as members the raisers of any kind of chicken, whether for sabong, eggs or meat production.

Excellence Poultry and Livestock Specialist

Originally called  Excellence Gamefowl Supply then renamed Excellence Gamefowl Specialist, EXCELLENCE POULTRY AND LIVESTOCK SPECIALIST was established by its owner and President and General Manager, Eulalio D. Lorenzo, DVM, on June 8, 1994 as a marketing arm of East Asia Veterinary Products, Inc. The company was originally established to cater to the then budding game fowl industry. For the last 20-years it had grown with the industry and had several dealers and loyal clientele . Unlike other commercial brands in the market ,  It has created its own niche in the market, with a network of distributors and dealers nationwide. РSee more at: http://www.tatakexcellence.com/#sthash.3dv5l7LM.dpuf

Contact Address and Information:

Concession Unit, Prince Gregory Condominium, 105 12th Avenue,
Cubao, Quezon City
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Originally Excellence Gamefowl Supply then renamed Excellence Gamefowl Specialist, EXCELLENCE POULTRY AND LIVESTOCK SPECIALIST was established by its owner and President and General Manager, Eulalio D. Lorenzo, DVM, on June 8, 1994 as a marketing arm of East Asia Veterinary Products, Inc. The company was originally established to cater to the then budding game fowl industry. Since then, it has grown with the industry. It has created its own niche in the market, with a network of distributors and dealers nationwide. – See more at: http://www.tatakexcellence.com/#sthash.3dv5l7LM.dpuf

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1st Philippine Bantam Show at the Quezon Memorial Circle ( Part 2)

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City-Philippines

Mr. Paoul R. Tagama

Mr. Paoul R. Tagama was the guest speaker on March 9, 2014  . His topic : Bantamation:  Breeding Bantam Chickens

He started to introduce how bantams were introduce to different parts of the world, the responsibilities , food and diet, diseases , bantam breeds and among others.

Yokohama chicken breed ( First Prize)

 Currently there are a lot of people in Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija that are into bantam chicken multiplying .

Polish bantam

Some agriculture feed company wanted to know the current market share of the bantam and fanciers’ chicken in the pet sector. It is safe to estimate that it is between 10% to 20% ” Mr. Paoul Tagama

He had a show and tell portion on the different types of bantam chicken breeds.

bantam chicken donated by members of the association

Part of the fund raising activity of the newly formed Philippine Bantam Fanciers’ Association is a mini-raffle that was held after the lecture of Mr. Paoul R. Tagama.¬† Most of the chickens were donated by members of the club which aimed to propagate awareness and bantam chicken multiplying in the country.¬† I went to the¬† POS SECRETARIAT and paid 2 tickets Php 100 at Php 50 per entry .

Winners of the Raffle

 Mr. Lawrence Chan and Mr. Jun Golamco

I was the first one to be called and won a pair of frizzle bantam chicken cross with sebright donated by Mr. Paoul R. Tagama. The pair of bantam chicken is said to be worth Php 5,000 !

Mr. Jun Golamco won a  grey Cochin hen ( which he intend to breed with his grey Cochin cock).

Atty. Pepito Mercado also won a bantam chicken and another POS member also won another Cochin bantam chicken.¬† Another Philippine Bantam Fanciers’ Association member from the province won a pair of bantam chicken.

Mr. Jun Golamco and Mr. Frandel Recto

Mr. Frandel Recto , a board member of the Philippine Orchid Society won the FIRST Prize –¬† a pair of Yokohama Bantam chicken breed which is said to be worth around Php 20,000 !!!!

Winners Row

LIST of WINNERS ( 1st Philippine Bantam Chicken Show)

1-Micro  Group       Cage No.       Rank         Owner

                           Old English Group         22               1st        Mr. Rey Macam

                              Rosecomb

                                   Rosecomb                   24                1st        Mr. Rey Macam

                             Malaysian Serama        4                 1st        Mr. Kenneth Lim

                              Sebright                            1                   1st       Mr. Ramil Fabian/

                                                                                                            Mr. Aguilus Pitonghari

                              Dutch                           38                    1st       Mr. Jonathan Reyes

                            Cornish                          34                   1st       Mr. Donvega Sotto-

                                                                                                                  Naguit

                               Koshamu                   31                    1st         Mr. Robin Gamboa

                       Feathered Feet/ Tophat

                         Frizzle ( Cochin )           33                  1st         Mr. Donvega Sotto-                                                                                                                                    Naguit

                         Showgirl                            18                  1st         Mr. Rey Macam

                        Chochin ( Normal )       10                   1st         Mr. Boogie Lee

                       Polish                                   14                   1st         Mr. Rey Macam

                    Best in Special Awards

                         Cochin White

Overall                                11           Mr. Boogie Lee ( Cochin White)

Long Tail

Species- Phoenix        27             Mr. Vilmo R. Silvederio

Philippine Hybrid

Sumatra                     32               Mr. Donvega Sotto-Naguit

Rare Hyrbid

Pheonix-OEG      37                     Mr. Jonathan Reyes

Best in Bantam Show-Show Champion -Over-All

Cochin ( Light Brown ) 10 – Boogie Lee

Runner Up / Reserve Champion

Malaysian Serama              4-  Mr. Kenneth Lim

Note: The next bantam show is expected to be held in the province of Tarlac

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