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The weird vocabulary of the cockfighting world

The weird vocabulary of the cockfighting world

Gamefowls
I was introduced to cockfighting as early as 5 years old when my father was still working as a gaffer during his early to late 40s. I know all local terms related to cockfighting but not the Tagalog or English translation until after I graduated college. My first language is Hiligaynon and I was born and raised in Bacolod, the home of the finest gamefowls in the Philippines and also the home of authentic inasal. Cockfighting was never my personal career even though my big clan treats cockfighting like a religion. I’ve been living here in Batangas for 21 years and I never entered or watched any cockfight here in Luzon. I was busy working 8-5 daily for more than 15 years. Sabong never crossed my mind until 2014. I opened a car repair shop here in Lipa City and I had to hire one ...
How to start a successful game farm and gamefowl breeding business

How to start a successful game farm and gamefowl breeding business

Gamefowls
Breeding fighting cocks in the Philippines is a lucrative but high-risk business. The country is one of the only very few sovereign states in the world where cockfighting is legal as long as the operator has necessary permits issued by the government. Cockfighting industry in the Philippines According to the  Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), the sabong (cockfighting) industry in the country is worth P50 billion ($1B) annually. Jarius Bondoc of the Philippine Star claims the industry earns P1. 5 billion ($75.2M) a day. There are around 200 game farms in the country with at least 1,000 heads of gamefowls and more than a thousand backyard breeders with at least 100 heads. According to Manny Berbano of Pitgames Media, the demand for fighting cocks every month is aroun...