To keep the Filipino people to the Catholic faith, Spaniards introduced fiesta, a town's gathering in honor of its patron saint or to celebrate the towns funding. Along with this, they means greased pole in Spanish.Towering at the center of the merry-making is a row of greased poles with the rewards at its top. All boysages 12-19 are joined to participate. Beyond this qualification, it is open to anyone regardless of his race,color or creed.The essence of the game is most important thing for the players of the palo-sebo, for it is not merely a testof his prowess in climbing but more importantly, it is to prove his mettle and perseverance.- 4 bamboo poles aligned at a distance with 3 colored banderas placed at the peak.- In every game an assigned colored bandera will be picked.- Picking the wrong colored bandera means that player will repeat his climb until he picks the right one.- In the event, all players will not be able to reach for the banderas, scoring will be made by how far the players climb the bamboo with a 3 color band placed near the peak as indicator.
Piko is a game that joins all children of the world together wherever they live, whenever they lived. Pikois unbelievably old. When ancient Roman cities were dug up, drawings of hopscotch lines were found onthe stone floors. Everywhere it is played for one aim: to win a place to call one's own. In the Philippines,the game is also known as kipkip, pikuba, laban ang segking.PLAYING COURTStone floor drawn with chalk, charcoalOn the ground-drawn with a sharp stick (in this event, masking tape)5 rectangles arranged vertically, rectangles 3 and 5 are divided equally (3aand 3b; 5a and 5b): no.6 is a drawing of a half moon.PLAYING COURTPamato (maybe a flat stone, a brick chip, the bottom piece of a clay pot or a smoothchunk of window glass)MECHANICS1. The players stand in front of a rectangle no.1. Each player takes turn in tossing his pamato inside the4th rectangle's dividing line. The player who tosses his pamato closest to this line gets to play first. This iscalled manohan.2. Only hops and skips are allowed using either the left or the right foot. Landing on both feet is onlyallowed in the area or areas considered as home or "bahay" of a certain player who has earned it after successfully finishing the game. No other player can step on this area.