In South Cotabato, horse fighting is one the side events during Helobung Festival in Lake Sebu and Seslong Festival in Tboli. The two municipalities are considered eco-cultural tourism destinations in the province and are predominantly inhabited by ethnic tribes like Tboli and Blaan wherein horse fighting is celebrated as a long-time cultural tradition.
|Horse Fight (Hegidu Kuda in Tboli dialect). Photo taken during Helobung Festival in |
Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
|Local residents and visitors of all ages watched as two stallions fight over a mare during the last day of |
Helobung Festival 2014 in Lake Sebu