TUGUEGARAO -- Diaz & Galang Loft completed a double celebration by winning both the Young Birds and
Old Birds categories in the 2017 Philippine Homing Pigeon Association (PHA) North Series here last
Diaz & Galang Loft and PHA-17-1701169 -- a brown hen out of 1 st pair X Lazatin line --
made a speed of 1,150.998 meter per minure to clinch top honors in the Young Birds class.
Rey So took the next two places behind Diaz & Galang.
So and PHA-17-1701514 -- a blue check cock out of E. Devos X R. Florizoone bloodline --
clocked 1,138.902 meter per minute for second place.
Another So entry -- PHA-17-1700600 and a blue heck cock out of R. Florizoone -- timed
1,138.896 meter per minute for third place.
Completing the Top 10 placers in the Young Birds class are Egay Yap, Gino Gino Edgar Allan,
Harry Sy, Emilio Romero, Egay Yap, Anson Ong and Emilio Romero.
It was the third win for Diaz & Galang Loft, which also topped the Young Birds category in
the second leg in Muñoz last Nov. 12.
In the Old Birds category, Diaz & Galang Loft also emerged as the winner.
Diaz & Galang Loft and PHA-17-1710416-- a blue bar cock out of Japan X 1st Pair --
submitted a time of 1,144.445 meter per minute to take first place.
Anson Ong and PHA-17-1717956 -- a blue bar cock out of Peter Van de Merwe X Pacquiao
bloodline-- clocked 1,128.508 meter per minute for second place; while Edison Yap and PHA-16-1600168
-- a checkered white flight cock out of Pure Maurice Mattheeuws origin -- timed 1,127.313 meter
per minute for third place.
Joining them are Victor Tan, fourth place; Charlie Chen, fifth place; Jaime “Jimi” Lim, sixth
place; Diaz & Galang Loft, seventh place; Henry Tan, eighth place; Jaime “Jimi” Lim, ninth place; and
Jaime “Jimi” Lim, 10th place.
PHA racing chairman Nelson Chua said a total of 762 out of 1,101 birds from 63 lofts were
clocked in the Young Birds category, and 311 out of 438 birds from 37 lofts were clocked in the
Old Birds class.
Romeo Liwag and Resty Marcos grabbed top honors in the first leg lin Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya
last Nov. 6 while Diaz & Galang Loft and Jaime “Jimi” Lim shared the limelight in the second leg in
Muñoz last Nov. 12.
The fourth leg is scheduled on Nov. 26.
For inquiries on the complete PHA schedule and other matters, call Erica de Guzman at tel.