Online cockfighting allowed in Cebu City, but not during MECQ

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THOUGH they don’t oppose the holding of online cockfighting, members of the Cebu City Council said online cockfighting operators can’t operate yet as long as the city remains under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).

Cebu City Councilor Phillip Zafra, who chairs the committee on public order and safety, made the statement after his resolution allowing a franchisee accredited by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) to initiate online cockfighting games in the City was approved before the City Council on Wednesday, August 16, 2021.

Zafra said as long as the City remains under MECQ, online cockfighting games in licensed cockpits such as those in Barangays Tejero and Agsungot remained prohibited.

But should the city’s quarantine classification be downgraded to a less strict classification, Zafra said online cockfighting games will be done without an audience.

Only persons involved in the actual cockfighting itself will be allowed at the cockpit, he added. (PAC/JKV)

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