The KABAKAHAN Festival is a celebration of the founding anniversary of Padre Garcia, Batangas, the town known as the Cattle Trading Capital of the Philippines.
And one of the highlights of this annual event is the Rodeo Ala Garciano, an event that draws tourists and competitors from different parts of the country. And for the 2009 Rodeo Ala Garciano, eight competing teams from various parts of the Philippines travelled down to Padre Garcia to show off their skills in this rodeo festival.
The competing teams are:
Rolling K Rodeo Team (Tarlac)
De La Salle Araneta University (Malabon City)
Wrangler’s Rodeo Club Phil., Inc. (Malabon City)
Wrangler’s Rodeo Club Phil., Inc. Bicol Chapter – Team A
Wrangler’s Rodeo Club Phil., Inc. Bicol Chapter – Team B
UP Rodeo Club
UP Animal Science Society
UP Rancher’s Club Philippines
(All events have the men’s and women’s categories)
It was my first time to see a rodeo competition right before my very eyes. And oh, the experience was a load of cheers, thrills, amusement, and pity to the cattle (kawawa naman). If you’re a Batangueno, you should witness Padre Garcia’s KABAKAHAN Festival and of course, Rodeo Ala Garciano is something you should not miss.
The Rodeo Ala Garciano is a brainchild of Hon. Mayor Prudencio “Dacio” Gutierrez to promote the Padre Garcia Livestock Auction Market (LAM), the largest in the world.
To Mayor Dacio Gutierrez and to the rest of the Garcianos, may you continue to grow this cattle industry you have.
(Winners of the rodeo events will be posted soon)
Rodeo Ala Garciano : Kabakahan Festival 2009 Image Gallery
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