This “fighting cock” enthusiast claims this kind of hobby not a hindrance to create one’s dreams


Image by Ralph Cedric Largo via Mark Cuilao Pedernal's Facebook post
  • A “fighting cock” enthusiast will be graduating this year
  • He is of the right age for his grade level and claims that hobbies and studies can get along to create and achieve your dreams

Mark Cuilao Pedernal of Santa Cruz Marinduque is graduating on time in April this year. He and his classmates had a wild idea before the graduation photoshoot: for him to hold a fighting cock while wearing his white toga.

Mark told Kicker Daily News that he and his friend Ralph Largo thought of bringing a fighting cock for the photo shoot just for laughs. Mark set it as his profile picture on Tuesday and in just 5 hours, his photo has been shared more than a thousand times.

The 16-year-old Grade 10 student of a marinduque school told KDN that he got his passion for sabong (cockfighting) from his grandfather. It was five years ago, he said, when he started to develop an interest for the sport, which eventually turned into a hobby.

Mark said his hobby never became a hindrance to his studies. In fact, he said he made it as his inspiration to graduate on time and it played a huge part in catapulting him to have an ultimate dream: to be a big name in the cockfighting industry and to be a breeder of fighter cocks.

However, he wants to take it slow and plans to go to college to take up a culinary course, he concludes.

sinong may sabi na di ako gagraduate?😆#magraduatenasikuyangmagsasabonghoooo!!! gagraduate nako!!!!

Posted by Mark Cuilao Pedernal on Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Note:

Cockfighting, locally termed Sabong, has been and still is a popular, traditional and customary form of recreation and entertainment among Filipinos during legal holidays, local fiestas, agricultural, commercial and industrial fairs, carnivals or expositions.

The country has hosted several World Slasher Cup derbies, held biannually at the Smart Araneta ColiseumQuezon City, where the world’s leading game fowl breeders gather. World Slasher Cup is also known as the “Olympics of Cockfighting”. The World Gamefowl Expo 2014 was held in the World Trade Center Metro Manila.

This article has been viewed 821 times. Article originally posted: February 6, 2018, 4:19 pm (UTC-0). Last update: February 6, 2018 at 9:12 pm (UTC-0).

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