Stop Online Sabong In The Philippines.
Over at the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), Lt. Col. Maria Online Sabong Theresa Macatangay
said arrests are in order for those who don’t heed Duterte’s call to stop their online sabong operations.
“Well, if their franchise has already been totally cancelled, it will render their activities illegal,
so they will all be arrested,” CCPO information officer Macatangay said,
referring to both the operators and their customers.
However, she said they would still have to wait for formal orders from
their head office in Camp Crame before operating against e-sabong operators.
The Cebu City government can also order the closure of e-sabong shops whose business permits came from the city.
The CCPO now expects e-sabong customers to resort to illegal cockfights or tigbakay in their areas,
so they will again conduct roving patrols in interior portions of the city’s
barangays and sitios where tigbakay is usually held.
She said cockfighting is not illegal when no bet money is involved.
Online gambling, also known as ‘Online Sabong’ in the Philippines
has become an extremely popular gambling game. Sabong, also known as cockfighting,
is a tradition in the Philippines that dates back over 30,000 years. While most people regard
it as cruelty to animals (chickens and/or roosters), it is a tradition that dates back over 30,000 years.
The sport entails putting two cocks in a pin and betting on which cock will emerge victorious.
Despite the fact that Online Sabong is legal in the Philippines, cockfighting is prohibited
in many parts of the world. It is, however, legal in the Philippines because it is considered tradition to this day.
While the government has regulated the industry and optimised how they make money from the traditions,
illegal cockfighting continues to be prevalent throughout the islands.
Illegal cockfighting occurs throughout the islands, particularly in rural areas.
There are an estimated 2,500 cockpits spread across the 7,100 islands that comprise the Philippines.
Online ‘sabong’ bid gains ground in South Cotabato
KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 10 Mar) – A group of cockpit owners in the country
is seeking clearance from the provincial government of South Cotabato
to allow the live streaming or broadcasting of the popular “sabong” or cockfighting
so that gamblers can place bets without having to jostle their way inside noisy and crowded arenas.
Online Sabong MindaNews file photo by BOBBY TIMONERA
Eric dela Rosa, president of the United Association of Cockpit Owners
and Operators of the Philippines, Inc. (UACOOPI), asked the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to
grant them a license to broadcast cockfighting, which he described as a “sport.”
He noted that livestreaming will “promote and cultivate the cockfighting tradition in our country.”
“E-sabong” or online cockfighting has become popular with online gaming taking roots
in the communities, even enticing bets from cockfighting aficionados overseas.
“This business venture shall benefit the province through increased revenues
by means of promotional tourism activities that will spur the continued growth
and development of South Cotabato,” Dela Rosa said in a letter dated January 18.