San Joaquin News
Do you know the bullfighting festival Corrida de Toros or Running of the Bulls in Spain? It is a traditional event in Spain where one or more bulls are baited and then killed in a bullring for sport and entertainment. By detractors, it is often called a blood sport, but for the followers of the spectacle, it is a "fine art" and not a sport.
In the Philippines, the Bullfighting of San Joaquin famed to be the Pasungay Festival is the other version of this festivity. The annual horse fights "Pahibag" and bullfight "Pasungay" is one of the most prestigious festivals celebrated in Iloilo.
Pasungay, celebrated this year on January 17 is one of the favorite activities of the people in San Joaquin. Bullfighting in the area can be traced back to the Spanish occupation and has developed into a ritualistic occasion observed in connection with its feast day. Unlike in Spain and Latin America, bullfights in San Joaquin do not feature matadors, nor is there much blood or gore.
Pasungay along with Pahibag (horsefight) is a is a deeply rooted special event annually observed every 2nd Saturday of January as part of the week-long Municipal Fiesta celebration of the municipality of San Jo ...
Pasungay and Pahibag, the traditional bull and horse fighting in San Joaquin stands out as one of the most awaited events in the month of January. Pasungay highlights this year's six-day municipal fiesta celebration and will go centerstage on January 19 (Saturday) at 10 a.m. at the San Joaquin Sports Stadium alongside other activities: January 14 (Monday) Opening Parade and Drum Corps Competition; January 15 (Tuesday) Miss Teen San Joaquin; January 16 (Wednesday) Elementary Day; January 17 (Thursday) Bayluhay Tribe Parade an Performance at 4 pm., San Jaquin Got Talent and Gabi ng Parangal; Jan ...
What is 'Pasungay" festival all about? Pasungay festival is a celebration in honor to Sto. Niño. It is a festival of bullfight or a bull derby and this was held on the Municipality of San Joaquin, Iloilo in every third Saturday of January. And this one of the tourist attraction prepared by every San Joaquinhon for a long week celebration of their Municipal Fiesta.
This festival is a fight between two bulls until one tire out or gives up and run. The bulls are pit against each other by weight category for this annual Bull fight. On the arena you will witness the ferocious display of power ...
Once again the historic town of San Joaquin will come alive for the annual fighting of the bulls and horses celebration. The San Joaquin Sports Stadium has long since been the focal point for this town's annual celebrations such as the Pasungay (bull fight) or Pahibag sang Kabayo (horse fight).
In order to keep alive the traditions of the past, the local government has reintroduced this time-honored celebration which is unique to San Joaquin. The annual Pasungay and Pahibag sang Kabayo will be celebrated this year on January 18 (Saturday) at 9 a.m.
Pasungay in San Joaquin is filled with ...
On the 15th day of January, the best breeds of bulls and horses in San Joaquin are brought to the poblacion to take part in one of Iloilo's most prestigious festivals. The annual horse and bull-fight, called Pahibag (horse fight) Pasungay (bull fight) will be held at the San Joaquin Sports Stadium at morning at 9 onwards.
Pasungay and Pahibag have developed over the years from a dangerously amusing and recreational event to an exciting competition. Spectators' have a good time, full of liveliness and gaiety. Such celebration had helped to fashion an exquisitely charming culture that have wo ...