APARRI, Cagayan -- Edison Yap and Romeo Liwag added their names to the list of champions in the 2016 Philippine Homing Pigeon Association ((PHA) North Series, winning the sixth leg here last Nov. 13.
Yap and his PHA-16-1601810 – a checkered cock out of Maurice Mattheuws X Ad Fortuin bloodline — made a speed of 1,318.787 meter per minute to clinch top honors in the Young Birds category.
Winston Tiu and Benito Go Que finished second and third, respectively.
Tiu’s PHA-16-1600663 – a dark check cock out of Emiel X George Bolel origin – clocked 1,249.209 meter per minute for second place, while Go Que’s PHA-16-1601353 — a pencil pied hen out of Old Lien X Koopman — timed 1,249.059 meter per minute for third place.
Completing the Top 10 Young Birds finishers are Togie & Dofox, fourth; Nelson Chua, fifth; Charlie Chen, sixth; Egay Yap, seventh; Ferdinand Chua, eighth; Jaime “Jimi” Lim, ninth; and John Joriz, 10th.
In the Old Birds class, Liwag shone brightest with his PHA-16-16030583 – a blue bar cock out of Jos Van den Broucke Line – whch submitted a speed of 1,339.281 meter per minute.
Egay Yap and PHA-16-2609051 – a blue check cock out of Lucky 8 Line — clinched second place with a speed of 1,335.585 meter per minute.
Butlington Loft and PHA-15-1501605 came in third place.
Also in the top 10 are Burlington Loft, Luis Chiu, Jude Sy, Emil Romero, Paul Ung, Egay Yap and Paquito Ngo.
PHA race chairman Nelson Chua said a total of 381 birds out of 633 birds from 59 lofts were clocked in the Young Birds series and 179 birds out of 275 birds from 35 lofts were clocked in the Old Birds category.
PHA president Jaime “Jimi” Lim said the PHA North Series end s with the seventh leg in Sta. Ana, Cagayan on Nov. 20.
Past PHA winners were Justene Garcia (Young Birds) and John Joriz (Old Birds) in the first leg in Munoz; John Joriz (Young Birds) and Edison Yap (Old Birds) in the third leg in Tuguegarao; and Romeo Liwag (Young Birds) and Edison Yap (Old Birds) in the fourth leg in Alcala, Cagayan; and Winston Tiu (Young Birds) and Paul Ung (Old Birds) in the fifth leg in Gattaran, Cagayan.