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Joriz, Yap share PHA limelight

  • Written by Ed Andaya
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TUGUEGARAO  -- John Joriz topped the Young  Birds class, while Edison Yap dominated  the Old Birds category during the third leg of the 2016  Philippine  Homing Pigeon  Association ((PHA) North  Series here last Oct. 23.

Joriz and his PHA-16-1601287 -- a  blue bar cock out of Gaby Vandenabeele X  Ruthester bloodline --  submitted a  speed of 1,126.925 meter per minute to clinch  top honors in the Young Birds category.
Rey So and Victor Tan finished second and third, respectively.
So  and  PHA-16-1600581 --  a  checkered hen out of Florizone Cross origin  --clocked a speed of 1,125.941  meter per minute  for  second  place, while Tan and PHA-16-1602114 -- a blue  check cock out of  Taiwan X  Stichelbaut  bloodline --  timed 1,122.721 meter per minute.
Also making it to the Top10 Young Birds are  Rey  So,  Victor Tan, Benito Go Que,  Rey So, Rey So, Rey So and Rey So.
In the Old  Birds class, Yap and PHA-16-1631687 – a blue bar hen out of  Pure Maurice  Mattheeuws --  clocked 1,122.752 meter per minute for first place.
Paquito  Ngo and  PHA-15-1504069 -- a checkered cock out of Jos Van den   Broucke – timed 1,111.727  meter per minute for second place, while  Johnson Si and PHA-14-1403746 -- a checkered cock out of  Jan Aarden  X  Batenburg-BD  Merwe of Joel Ong  --  clocked 1,111.588  meter per minute for third place.
Joining them are Winston Tiu, Anson Ong, Henry Tan, Millennium Loft,  Paquito Ngo, Paul Ung and Luis Chiu.
In his report to PHA president  Jaime  “Jimi” Lim, race chairman Nelson Chua  said a  total of 762  birds out of 1, 101  birds from  63 lofts  were clocked in  the Young Birds  series and 311  birds out of  438  birds from 37 lofts were clocked in the Old Birds category.   
Last Oct. 9, Justene Garcia and Joriz shared the limelight during the  opening weekend of the 2016 Philippine Homing Pigeon Association ((PHA) first leg in Munoz.
The  second leg, scheduled Oct. 16 in  Sta. Maria, Cagayan, was cancelled due to  heavy rains  brought about by  typhoons Karen and Lawin.
After Tuguegarao, the PHA North  Series resumes with  the fourth leg in Alcala on Oct. 30;  fifth leg in  Gattaran on Nov. 6;  sixth leg in Aparri on Nov. 13; and seventh and final leg in Sta. Ana on Nov. 20.