Saturday, July 13News That Matters

Tag: cockfighting gaffs and knives for sale

The Laws and Legalities of Cockfighting in the Philippines

The Laws and Legalities of Cockfighting in the Philippines

News & Opinion
When it comes to sports, Filipinos cannot live without basketball and, of course, cockfighting. Although the latter is more of a gambling than a sport, many people are also involved in breeding gamefowls as both recreation and business. But the big question that many people, especially foreigners, ask is, “Is cockfighting legal in the Philippines?” We will discuss the answer in this article. Cockfighting in the Philippines is both legal and illegal, depending on where the game is held and to what level. The “Cockfighting Law of 1974” under former President Ferdinand E. Marcos regulates the game in the whole country, and since then, it has never been amended. The following is clearly stated: NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, under the powers ...