Got the Kaholeros up real early. Call time at Rizal Memorial Football Stadium was 430am for a live feature on Sapul sa Singko on TV5. I arrived late coz my migraine was killing me. The appeared on three segments on the show to talk about the origins of the Kaholeros as well as teach Pinoys everywhere the drumbeats and the simple chants and cheers that they will unveil in full force on July 3. They gave the public a taste of it during the UFL All-Stars-Azkals exhibition match.
Richard "Ebong" Joson is the head of the Fan Committee of the Philippine Football Federation and this began after an off-shoot of his Blue-Haired Freak debut at Panaad (during the Mongolia game). While watching a replay of the Philippines-Bangladesh match at National Sports Grill, Joson was approached by PFF Treasurer Bonnie Ladrido and that's where the ball got rolling. Together with percussionist Paul Zialcita (and the suggestions of many others), they got the Kaholeros going.
Paul Zialcita discovered the aquadrums at a water cooler while at work. As a percussionist, he likes to tap things to discover their sound. When he first tapped the aquacooler, it changed his life and it's a love been nothing but a love affair with the music that an aquadrum creates ever since.
What every well-dressed Kaholero will be wearing at the match on July 3.