SONNY Lagon of Blue Blade Farm and former Passi City Mayor Jezry Palmares, who both swept their elimination-round assignments, lead more than 70 finalists today when the championship of the 180-entry 38th Annual Candelaria 7-Cock Derby unfolds at the Iloilo Coliseum. Lagon's Blue Blade San Pablo entry fields Sweater-Kelso battlecocks, while Palmares' JP Wild Bird Agusan unleashes brothers to his birds that scored 12 wins, a draw and a loss during the 2003 Hatawan 7-Cocker at Roligon with Pangasinan's pride, Manuel Lui. Staking more than P7 million in total prize purse, the 5-day event is hosted by Chito Tinsay.
-Phil. daily Inquirer-