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The La Loma Cockpit, Quezon City, Philippines

 
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Distance from city center: 3.2mi
erato's pictureby erato Night Life & Entertainment travel tip
added on the 8th of July, 2010
La Loma in Quezon City is, they say, the oldest cockpit in the country. It is the place of the typical centuries-old sport on the Philippines, the 'sabong'. Wonder what that is? It is the life and death struggle of two mature roosters - cockfighting.

La Loma was found in 1903 and is still extremely popular. The owners are the Guisons, the heirs of the founder, Don Tomas Guison. It is opened on Sundays and holidays and is always extremely crowded - both with locals and tourists. It's a common form of gambling as well!

It was really strange for me how all those people enjoy the bloody fight of those animals, especially when I learned that the roosters have sharped blades joined to their legs to make the fight more 'interesting'. But I guess it's just like bullfighting in Spain.

Address:
68 Calavite St.,
La Loma, Blumentritt
Quezon City

Opening Hours:
Sundays and holidays.

 
 
 
 
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