By Michael Lim Ubac
Attention gamblers: Sunday, Rizal Day, is not only a nonworking holiday but also a gambling holiday. Malacañang has found an old, little-known law that prohibits gambling on Dec. 30, Rizal Day. Republic Act No. 229 specifically prohibits cockfighting, horse racing and jai alai on Rizal Day.
By Niña Calleja
A Barangay captain from Meycauayan town in Bulacan province was gunned down by two motorcycle-riding men at the parking lot of a cockpit arena in Valenzuela City Sunday morning.
By Edwin Fernandez
Celebrations marking the foundation day of a remote village here turned bloody when a man tossed a hand grenade in the midst of the traditional cockfighting, killing two persons and wounding 34 others.
A 53-year-old teacher of Liboron Elementary School in Carcar town, southern Cebu died after he was hit by a gaff during a cockfight last Tuesday afternoon. Faviano Macasero, a teacher for 20 years, was declared dead by doctors at the Carcar District Hospital. Police said the teacher brought a game fowl in a cockfight that [...]