Liquor ban should stay in Cebu City –DOH-7

Futch Anthony Inso 04/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) will not recommend the lifting of the liquor ban in Cebu City. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, the spokesperson of DOH-7, said that the ban should…

Toledo City now allows licensed cockfight arenas to resume operations

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – In Toledo City, operations for licensed cockfighting arenas are expected to resume. Mayor Marjorie Perales on December 10, 2020 issued Executive Order (EO) No. 79 adopting the resolution from the national government’s anti-coronavirus…

Mandaue City won’t allow cockfighting pits to reopen

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/20/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—Citing health reasons, Mandaue City has no plans of allowing licensed cockfighting pits to reopen just yet. Although the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has allowed cockfighting in places…

Labella says no to cockfighting for Cebu City MGCQ, border checkpoints will stay

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) announced today, October 16, 2020, the further easing of quarantine restrictions under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ). In the new IATF guidelines, those aged 15 years old to…

IATF allows cockfighting activities in MGCQ areas

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 10/16/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Cockfighting activities are now allowed to resume in areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), Malacañang said Friday. But presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging…

Gwen warns brgy chiefs: Don’t allow ‘tigbakay’ under your watch

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has warned barangay chiefs that they will be held accountable if illegal gambling activities, particularly cockfighting or “tigbakay,” will persist under their watch. Garcia, who signed this Thursday, July…

Carcar cops to illegal gamblers: If you keep on gambling, we keep on arresting

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Kung magsige mo og sugal, magsige sad mi og dakop.” (If you keep on gambling, then we will also keep on arresting you.) This was the warning of Police Corporal Argie Noel Espinosa…

DILG to LGUs: Cockfighting still prohibited in GCQ/MGCQ areas

Doris C. Bongcac 06/06/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Guidelines may have already been relaxed in areas under the general community quarantine (GCQ)  and the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), but cockfighting remains prohibited in these localities, the Department of Interior and…

Medellin, Compostela cops nab 5 ‘tigbakay’ gamblers

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two tigbakay or illegal cockfighting raids in one day lead to the arrest of five men in the northern towns of Medellin and Compostela today, May 30. Police Master Sergeant Orlando Batusin of…

15 men from Basak, Lapu-Lapu City nabbed for illegal cockfighting

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Fifteen men from Sitio Tungdon, Barangay Basak in Lapu-Lapu City were made to spend the night in jail after they were arrested, Saturday afternoon, for engaging in illegal cockfighting. Charges for the violation of…

5 jailed for joining tigbakay in Balamban; organizer escapes

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Five men from Balamban town in midwestern Cebu were jailed for joining an illegal cockfight that was said to have been organized by Lamesa barangay captain Wilfredo Alvarado. However, Alvarado managed to elude arrest.…

More ‘tigbakay men’ nabbed in 2 Cebu City brgys

Alven Marie A. Timtim 04/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite all the warnings and previous arrests, the men who are playing illegal cockfighting does not seem to care as police are still able to catch those who are engaging in illegal cockfighting…

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