Well-known members of the National Cockers Alliance (NCA) collide with the provincial gamefowl breeders as the "NFGB National Bakbakan 11-Stag Derby" unfolds today at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
Most of the NCA members, according to NCA president Ito Ynares, are seeing action for the first time in the popular 'Bakbakan' series.
Arman Santos, an NCA stalwart who also belongs to the Laguna Gamefowl Breeders Association (LAGBA), already qualified to the grand finals on Dec. 6 after posting a perfect 7-0 record last Nov. 11.
So far, 'Bakbakan' has already attracted 5,617 entries with three more elimination rounds left in Metro Manila.
Gamefowl breeders from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, who failed to qualify in the provincial eliminations, comprise the bulk of participants who confirmed their participation in the remaining rounds in Metro Manila: Nov. 22 and 26 (Pasig Square Garden) and Nov. 27 (Ynares Arena).
Those who will compete at PSG on Thursday must submit their entries before 8 p.m.
The 2012 'Bakbakan' is co-presented by Thunderbird and B - Meg Derby Ace, together with Supremo Feeds, Pilmico, Lakpue Drug Inc., Excellence Poultry and Livestock Specialists, VNJ Distributors and Resorts World Manila.