Cockfight in the Philippines

I was just going through some things on my computer and just thought I’d share this here. This was taken back in June when we were in the Philippines. Sydney and I were pretty eager to watch a cockfight so we were brought here. We didn’t feel too welcomed, mainly due to the fact that all eyes were on us and our cameras in a pretty shady place. This literally took place about 5 minutes from where we were staying in Solsona, Ilocos Norte.

Apparently, they train these roosters for about two years before a fight like this, for a fight which lasts for less than 20 seconds. Everyone places bets for about 10-15 minutes before the fight, and apparently you could win a couple of thousand dollars IF I do recall correctly… Someone told me you could win up to 80,000 PHP, which is equivalent to roughly around $2,000 CAD.

Happy Belated Thanksgiving.


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