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  • Leytes Animal Jousts Festival Showcases Delicacies

    This town's annual festival of animal jousts on Black Saturday has not just lured tourists, but also showcased its wide array of food and delicacies.

    Dubbed as "Turugpo," the event features carabao (water buffalo) and horse fights. Locals took chance in selling food and delicacies unique in Carigara town.

    While thousands of spectators, including local and foreign tourists, watched in awe as the carabaos locked horns, trying to push each other until one of them gave up and fled from the pursuing winner, others took chance of buying foods displayed a few meters away from the arena.

    Roas ...

  • Turogpo Festival In Carigara

    Turogpo Festival In Carigara

    Stallions fight over a mare during a horse fighting competition at the annual Turogpo festival in Carigara, Leyte, central Philippines March 22, 2008. The Turogpo festival, held every Black Saturday, is the traditional contest of carabao and horses in carigara.

    A stallion kicks its opponent during a horse fighting competition at the annual Turogpo festival in Carigara, Leyte central Philippines March 22, 2008. The Turogpo festival, held every Black Saturday, is the traditional contest of carabao and horses in the town of carigara.

    Stallions fight during a horse fighting competition in th ...

  • Turogpo Fast Becoming A Tourist Attraction During Black Saturday In Leyte

    Thousands of spectators and tourists trooped to a village of this town on Black Saturday to enjoy an event involving carabaos and horses fighting against each other.The event, dubbed as "turogpo," a Waray term which means "to meet" has been a common sight among the natives of this town for more than 200 years now.

    What started as a form of defiance against the Spanish friars during a Holy Friday, the event has now evolved into a tourist event. And the local government is banking on this annual event now held every Black Saturday, said Mayor George Ong. During this event, carabaos, horses an ...

  • Turogpo Festival In Carigara

    Turogpo Festival In Carigara

    Stallions fight over a mare during a horse fighting competition at the annual Turogpo festival in Carigara, Leyte, central Philippines March 22, 2008. The Turogpo festival, held every Black Saturday, is the traditional contest of carabao and horses in Carigara.

    A stallion kicks its opponent during a horse fighting competition at the annual Turogpo festival in Carigara, Leyte central Philippines March 22, 2008. The Turogpo festival, held every Black Saturday, is the traditional contest of carabao and horses in the town of Carigara.

    Stallions fight during a horse fighting competition in th ...

  • Leyte Holds Turogpo Festival

    Another action packed Turogpo Festival was held in Barangay Camansi in Carigara town in Leyte on Saturday, once again thrilling locals and foreigners alike with its trademark animal jousts.

    Every year the festival features carabao fights (Pasungay) and horse fights (Paaway).

    Spectators numbering in tens of thousands watched in awe as the carabaos or water buffalos knocked horns, while ferocious stallions battled over female horses.

    Some of the audience members were reportedly hurt with minor injuries, a normal occurrence in the event, when they moved away from the safe perimeter to tr ...

  • Look Buffalos Horses Fight In Turogpo 2015

    Look Buffalos Horses Fight In Turogpo 2015

    The locals of Carigara town in the province of Leyte have displayed a fun-filled yet competitive Turogpo 2015 during the Black Saturday, April 4.

    Turogpo, Carigara's annual festival, staged real bullfights featuring a carabao versus another carabao (water buffalos) in a tableland where they lock horns and bout against each other until one claims victory.

    This tradition, which is apparently a contest of strength between bulls, is an observance by Kalgaran-ons every Holy Week. This is way different on what other people do during the Lenten Season especially on Black Saturday.

    According ...