11 arrested for illegal cockfighting in Bantayan

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AT LEAST 11 men were arrested for allegedly participating in illegal cockfighting in Bantayan Island, northern Cebu.

However, 16 others got lucky as they were able to outrun and elude the police who chased after them on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.

The police raid on the illegal cockfighting, locally known as tigbakay, happened in Sitio Colina, Barangay Tamiao, Bantayan town.

Town policemen headed by municipal police chief Major Windell Abellana immediately conducted the raid after receiving a call from a concerned citizen regarding the illegal activity in the area.

The police confiscated 16 roosters, two dead ones, cockfighting blades and P1,500 in bet money from the scene.

Arrested persons will be charged for engaging in illegal gambling. (BBT, TPT)

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