Why end the release of e-sabong? It’s such a popular game.
THE e-sabong International Spikers (SIS) kept its semifinal chances afloat with a 25-21,
25-21, 17-25, 25-21 win over Global Remit in the Philippine
National Volleyball Federation Champions League on Nov. 30
at the Aquamarine Recreational Center in Lipa, Batangas.
Jelord Talisayan led the way with 18 kills, six digs, and six receptions
for SIS—a team composed of players from Negros Oriental—which improved to 1-1 win-loss record in Pool B.
“We didn’t expect to beat them [Global Remit],” Talisayan said.
“They are a strong team and we prepared so well against them.”
Sabong International Spikers keep semis hopes alive
“One of our main purposes is to inspire the young people of Negros Oriental,”
said Talisayan, who is playing out of Guihulngan City.
“We want to show them that we are role models in playing volleyball when they grow up.”
Bouncing back from last Monday’s heartbreaking five-set loss to MRT-Negros,
SIS displayed composure to send Global Remit to its second straight loss.
Charles Absin had three blocks to finish with 15 points while Ramil
de la Cruz contributed 10 points and 12 receptions for SIS.
Joeven de la Vega led Global Remit with 21 points, including three blocks. Josh Villanueva chipped in 11 points.
Global Remit lost Ron Medalla to a left knee injury late in the second set where SIS was leading, 22-16.
SIS was ahead 22-14 in the fourth set when Alex Disquitado, Joeven Dela Vega and Peter Quiel
led Global Remit’s 6-1 run to slice the lead to 20-23.
But SIS capitalized on Global Remit’s two errors in the last three rallies to close out the one-hour and 49-minute match.
e-sabong International in battle for 5th place
MRT Negros advanced to the battle for fifth place after sweeping Basilan,
25-20, 25-18, 25-20 in the first round of the classification match of the
Philippine National Volleyball Federation Champions League men’s
division at the Aquamarine Sports Complex on Thursday.
Christian Marcelino led the way for MRT Negros with 15 points on 11 attacks, three blocks, and one service ace.
Jet Nonoy and Matthew Salarzon chipped in six points apiece in the match that lasted for one hour and 20 minutes.
Gadpray Aregado only scored four points for MRT Negros but tallied
two crucial points in the third set to finish off the eliminated Steel Spikers.
Basilan, meanwhile, was led by Esmail Kasim who netted 11 points.
Duterte orders end of e-sabong operations
MANILA, Philippines – After initially hyping its economic benefits,
President Rodrigo Duterte now said he will order the halt of online cockfighting.
In a recorded speech aired on Tuesday morning, May 3,
the President said he had ordered the Department of the Interior and Local Government
of Philippines (DILG) to conduct a survey and found the “social impact” of e-sabong worrying.
“The recommendation of Secretary [Eduardo] Año is to do away with e-sabong
and he cited the validation report coming from all sources.
So it’s his recommendation and I agree with it, it’s good, so e-sabong will end,” he said.
PLAY VIDEODuterte orders end of e-sabong operations
The President said he will leave the details of the order to Año,
but insisted it will happen no later than May 3.
Malacañang is yet to release the order as of 10 am.
Duterte’s latest pronouncement is a departure from the administration’s previous
decision not to suspend e-sabong operations, even if senators,
through Senate Resolution No. 996, called for the suspension amid
the unsolved disappearances of some people involved in e-sabong.
In a March 8 memorandum, Malacañang instead ordered the Philippine National Police
and the National Bureau of Investigation to conduct a “thorough investigation” into the reported disappearances.
Duterte on Tuesday said the government’s previous stand was only based on
the economic benefits of e-sabong. Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation chairperson
Andrea Domingo earlier cited budgetary and economic implications that may come with suspending e-sabong,
highlighting that the industry earned at least P640 million monthly since January.