DILG urges E-sabong watch
The Department of the Interior and Local Government-Cordillera called on chief executives of local government units in the region to continue monitoring betting stations and cockpit arenas operating as e-sabong in their localities, if there are any.
“We are urging our city and municipal governments in the region to closely coordinate with and provide assistance to the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation and Philippine National Police to ensure compliance of the suspension of e-sabong,” said DILG Regional Director Araceli A. San Jose.
On December 2022, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., issued Executive Order 9, s. 2022 for the continued suspension of all e-sabong operations, including auxiliary e-sabong activities.
“We are enjoining LGUs to strictly implement the suspension of activities relating to e-sabong such as livestreaming or broadcasting of cockfights inside and outside cockpits or cockfighting arenas, or in any premises where cockfights are held including online betting on cockfighting matches, events, activities streamed or broadcast live, regardless of the betting platform,” San Jose said.
The PNP is also directed to implement actions against any violator in accordance with the law.
E-sabong was first suspended in May 4, 2022 following the verbal order of then President Rodrigo R. Duterte. – DILG release