GATTARAN, Cagayan – Benito Go Que ruled the Young Birds class and Egay Yap topped the Old Birds category in the fifth leg of the Philippine Homing Pigeon Association (PHA) North Series last Nov. 11.
Go Que and PHA-18-1800757 -- a blue check cock out of Kerby Chua (Adonis/Goddess) X Koopman/222B Line origin -- made a speed of 1,347.621 meter per minute to clinch top honors in the Young Birds class.
Another Go Que’s entry -- PHA-18-1801746 , a pencil cock out of Inbred 222B X Sablon bloodline -- clocked 1,347.574 meter per minute for second place.
Rey So and PHA-18-1800518 -- a blue bar cocck out of Florizoone X Sablon --timed 1,339.605 meter per minute for third place.
Also making it to the Top 10 are Rey So, who took fourth to ninth places; and Victor Tan,who salvaged 10 th place.
In the Old Birds category, Egay Yap edged Henry Tan and PHA president Jaime “Jimi” Lim for first place.
Yap and PHA-18-1854221 -- a blue check cock out of Stichelbaut X Lucky 8 Line -- clinched first place with a speed of 1,330.674 meter per minute.
Tan and PHA-18-2832232-- a blue check cock out of Vyverman X Jos Thone -- settled for second place with a speed of 1,324.755 meter per minute.
Lim and PHA-18-2835004 – a blue check hen out of High Action Line X Flying 52 Line –clinched third place with a speed of 1,294.541 meter per minute.
The other top finishers are Paul Ung, fourth place; Johnson Si, fifth place; Johnson Si, sixth place; Burlington Loft, seventh place; Solomon Solano, eighth place; Emilio Romero, ninth place; and Solomon Solano,10th.
PHA racing chairman Nelson Chua said a total of 708 birds out of 843 birds from 81 lofts were clocked in the Young Birds series; and 175 birds out of 191 birds from 39 lofts were clocked in the Old Birds class.
The other previous winners in the PHA North are:
First leg, Munoz, Oct. 14 -- Joel de los Reyes (Young Birds) and Jaime “Jimi” Lim (Old Birds).
Second leg, Sta. Maria, Oct. 21 -- Jeg Ambrosio (Young Birds) and Henry Tan (Old Birds).
Third leg, Tuguegarao, Oct. 28 -- Charlie Chen (Young Birds) and Benito Go Que (Old Birds).
Fourth leg, Alcala, Nov. 4-- Victor Tan (Young Birds) and Emilio Romero (Old Birds).