BAGUIO CITY – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Cordillera Administrative Region renewed on Tuesday its call to all Local Government Units (LGUs) in the region to continue monitoring betting stations and cockpit arenas operating as E-Sabong in their respective 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 (PAGCOR) and Philippine National Police (PNP) to ensure the compliance of the suspension of E-Sabong,” said Regional Director Araceli A. San Jose of DILG-CAR.
In December 2022, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., issued executive order No. 9 s. 2022 for the continued suspension of all E-Sabong operations, including auxiliary E-Sabong activities.
“We are enjoining our LGUs to strictly implement pertinent provisions of the suspension of the activities relating to E-Sabong such as live-streaming or broadcasting of cockfights inside and outside cockpits or cockfighting arenas, or in any premises where cockfights are being held including online betting on cockfighting matches, events, activities streamed or broadcasted live, regardless of the betting platform,” RD San Jose pointed out.
Further, “the PNP is also directed to implement appropriate actions against any violator in accordance with the rule of law”, she said.
To recall; In May 4, 2022, PAGCOR issued a notice and guidelines on the suspension of E-Sabong operations following the verbal order of then President Rodrigo R. Duterte. By BLM