Barangay captain holds cockfight in Cebu for his birthday, arrested by authorities

Barangay captain holds cockfight in Cebu for his birthday, arrested by authorities

- A barangay captain in one of the towns in Cebu was arrested for organizing a cockfight

- The village chief was celebrating his birthday, which was why he held a cockfighting game

- Policemen received a tip from a concerned citizen regarding a cockfight amidst COVID-19

- It has been customary for the barangay captain to hold a cockfight for his birthday every year

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A barangay captain from a town in Cebu was arrested by authorities after organizing a cockfighting game on his birthday.

Dumanjug Town, Kabatbatan Barangay Captain Ruel Dinglasa Cuevas, and another Jerry Ligonas Torres were both arrested on Friday, March 20, 2020.

As per CDN's report authored by Morexette Marie Erram, policemen received an anonymous tip for a concerned citizen.

The tipster revealed that a cockfight was ongoing then at the residence of the barangay captain.

Police Major Ardioleto Cabagnot, Dumanjug Police Station chief said that when the police arrived at the area around 4:45 p.m., there were even bettors around.

Cuevas didn't resist arrest though but he will be able to post for bail as per Head Topic.

Barangay captain holds cockfight in Cebu for his birthday, arrested by authorities

Barangay captain holds cockfight in Cebu for his birthday, arrested by authorities (Photo: Erik_Karits from Pixabay)
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Aside from the arrest, the police team were also able to confiscate five gaffs and one live cock.

Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, along with the Dumanjug Municipal Government, both issued orders that banned such gatherings.

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In a previous report by KAMI, the President has already placed the entire Luzon under an enhanced community quarantine. Officials admitted that there would be people that would have to walk. Gatherings have also been banned to prevent spread of the virus.

The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.

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