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 boys ages 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 test of 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.