UN-UNITED ASSOCIATION of BULACAN GAMEFOWL BREEDERS
Every rooster lover dreams that one day, he will be standing inside Araneta's Prestigious Octagon with a huge tropy and holding his entry name, together with his peers.
Of course, aside from the World Slasher Cup which caters for the BIG GUNS of this noble sport of cockfighting, an ordinary "magmamanok" would aspire to covet "BAKBAKAN"--a derby for the masses.
While sabungeros all over the Philippines and in all walks of life, are now preparing their baby stags for the prestigious BAKBAKAN DERBY, the BULACAN COCKERS' dream of defending the BAKBAKAN STAG DERBY becomes impossible if not herculean.
DIVISION BETWEEN THE BULAKENYOS
It is surprising to see that UNITED BULACAN GAMEFOWL BREEDERS ASSOCIATION (UBGBA) has been divided, and a new association was formed which is ASSOCIATION OF GAMEFOWL BREEDERS OF BULACAN.
These two associations had differences which precluded the NFGB to recognize a legitimate association for the Bulakenyos.
THE PRESIDENT'S REPORT
"...As we opened the doors to the new associate members of our federation, it is with regrets that we have decided to decline the application of United Bulacan Gamefowl Breeders Association until such time that they can prove to the NFGB that they can settle whatever issues they have in their organization. Let me reiterate that we are all in this for the love of the sport, and leading an organization is indeed a sacrifice and a commitment to serve. What happened in Bulacan is an eye opener for our organization and "WE WILL NEVER ALLOW THE GOOD NAME OF THE FEDERATION TO BE INVOLVED IN LOCAL ISSUES which ONLY MEMBERS themselves can solve.
With this decision, we also would like to announce that only qualified breeders from BULACAN who have passed our criteria and those who have joined our last year's BAKBAKAN derby will be banded this time, under the auspices of the NFGB.
I would like to assure our fellow breeders from BULACAN that even if your association's application is declined we are committed to band your cockerels and to show fairness to those who are in good standing with our federation. Our NFGB will assist you in the banding of your stags until such time that you have proven to us that YOU CAN REGROUP and REDEEM yourselves from this unfortunate event in your organization. As I've said countless of times this federation values discipline and responsibility and I know Bulacan with its potential can put this back together.
Lastly, let me reiterate that loyalty to our federation is a must and without any condition. I always believe that we have run this federation to the best of our ability with transparency, accountability and most of all integrity...."--Ricardo "Ricoy" Palmares, Jr, NFGB President, P I T G A M E S Issue #19, p. 4
Many Breeders from Bulacan are speculating about the issues which the UBGBA encountered, and as a result, another organization (AGBB) was formed.
Many ordinary cockfighting afficionados from Bulacan, would want to be enlightened about what happened to the association. It is admitted, that sabong is a sport of the maginoos. How come, instead of unity amongst members, what resulted was division?
These are some questions that a Bulacan Breeder would ask?
1) WHAT WAS THE ISSUE or ISSUES WHICH PREVENTED NFGB FROM RECOGNIZING UBGBA?
2) FOR BOTH ORGANIZATIONS, WHAT BENEFIT WILL MEMBERS GET WHEN THEY JOIN YOUR ORGANIZATION, CONSIDERING THAT THERE WILL BE NO BAKBAKAN FOR BULACAN ASSOCIATIONS AFTER ALL?
3) DO YOU THINK DERBIES OF EITHER ASSOCIATION ARE WORTH JOINING? WHAT FOR WHEN THERE ARE OTHER DERBIES WHICH THEY CAN JOIN, WHICH WILL NOT REQUIRE A MEMBERSHIP FEE?
4) IS THERE NO OTHER WAY TO FIX THE PROBLEM? WHY CANNOT BULAKENYOS UNITE, ELECT EFFICIENT AND QUALIFIED BOARD MEMBERS AND CREATE AN EFFECTIVE BY-LAWS?
BULACAN GAMEFOWL BREEDERS UNITE
Until such time that the inter-association disputes have been settled, then we could expect that no prudent Bulacan Gamefowl Fancier would ever join a divided and worthless association.
It would be prudent to have a UNITED ORGANIZATION of Bulacan. With a united organization, Bulacan Gamefowl Breeders could move mountains--evidenced by GOLDEN TORNADO ********.
[I]We ask the two presidents of both associations (UBGBA and AGBB) to please settle the differences in the open so that Bulacan Breeders would be able to arbitrate and discuss matters for the development and benefit of a UNITED BULACAN ASSOCIATION.
Just sharing my thoughts.
This thread is an even playing field. You cannot expect UBGBA and AGBB visit each other's thread. This time, let's make it happen.