By J. Jala | 06:16 PM January 04, 2023

Some 14 people were arrested by local police on Monday, Jan. 2, 2023 after they were caught holding illegal cockfights at an arena in Tubigon town.

The Bohol Police Provincial Office (BPPO) confirmed the operation.

Nabbed during the operation was former vice mayor of Tubigon town Virgilio Fortich, who was reportedly the event’s promoter.

The operation allegedly led to the injury of several participants who fled the area.

Lt. Col. Jomar Pomerejos, chief of the Provincial Intelligence Unit (PIU) of the BPPO, said the cockfighting event held at the Tubigon Cockpit violated Presidential Decree No. 449, the law banning illegal cockfights.

It was illegal because it was held on a Monday. PD 449 stipulates that such sporting event may only be carried out on Sundays and “legal holidays.”

By Bohol Island News

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