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CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan—At least 2,000 Bulakenyos ate chickens and eggs in a boodle fight last Wednesday, to show the public that poultry products are safe for human consumption amid the bird-flu issue, at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium, city of Malolos, Bulacan.

A boodle fight is a gathering of a large number of participants, such as the soldiers around a long table full of food and rice spread over banana leaves and eaten with bare hands.

The boodle fight was sponsored by the provincial government of Bulacan headed by Gov. Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado, Vice Gov. Daniel Fernando and members of the Sanguniang Panlalawigan.

Sy-Alvarado and Agriculture Undersecretary Evelyn Laviña led the boodle fight during the Singkaban Festival 2017’s “Tatak Singkaban ng Central Luzon at Bahay kubo, bahay gulay”.

The festival’s theme this year is “Bulacan: Babalik-balikan”. It is a weeklong celebration and a showcase of the diverse arts and culture of the province of Bulacan.

The governor led the prayer before the boodle fight started. He said the boodle fight is also for the poor, and they must not be discriminated.

Voltaire Basinang, the provincial veterinarian in the province, said it was the first time such activity is made at the Singkaban Festival. The objectives are to showcase Bulacan’s bountiful harvest and to show the public that poultry products are safe for human consumption.

Government officials, media practitioners and guests participated in the activity.

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