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Cockfighting in Patrol ng Pilipino

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - Cockfighting is popular among the rich and the poor because it is not only a hobby and an enjoyable game of luck, but is also an alternative means to earn money.

Tonight on ABS-CBN’s Patrol ng Pilipino, Chiara Zambrano explores the realm of cockfighting — from the production of winning breeds to the frenzied fights in large arenas and small tupadas and the animal rights groups that condemn the sport for its shed of blood.

Get to know the roles of the kristo, sintensyador and sultador and get a glimpse of what happens before a fight straight from an insider, Juancho Aguirre, one of the pioneers of cockfighting in the country. 

Jing Castañeda will also report the latest updates on the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Corona and the showdown among the prosecution, defense and even the senator-judges.

Meanwhile, Chiara and fellow ABS-CBN reporter Ryan Chua revealed to almost 100 mass communication students their experiences in news reporting and making documentaries in the first leg of Patrol ng Pilipino DOCUniversity Tour at the La Consolacion College-Manila last Feb. 18.

Ryan’s documentary Behind the Scenes of the CJ Corona Impeachment Trial gave students an inside look into how reporters gather their stories and deliver the news on TV. According to Ryan, the impeachment trial is expected to run for a few more months and the biggest challenge for them who cover it is to sustain the interest of viewers.

Chiara, on the other hand, imparts that Patrol ng Pilipino fulfilled her longtime dream to go to Spratlys and produce a story on the disputed islands. Her award-winning Kanino ang Spratlys? documentary, which tackled the dispute of countries asserting their claims on the Spratly Islands, won the Best Documentary Program award for Patrol ng Pilipino at the 2012 UPLB Gandingan Awards.

“It’s an elusive story. It’s not every day that anybody can get there and there’s still a possibility that the islands will not be ours. It was a thrill and an honor for me,” said Chiara.

Patrol ng Pilipino airs after Bandila.

BEHIND THE SCENES

BEST DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM

CHIARA

CHIARA ZAMBRANO

CHIEF JUSTICE CORONA

CORONA IMPEACHMENT TRIAL

GANDINGAN AWARDS

JING CASTA

JUANCHO AGUIRRE

LA CONSOLACION COLLEGE-MANILA

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