5 arrested for holding illegal cockfight in Leyte amid GCQ | Inquirer News
Close  

5 arrested for holding illegal cockfight in Leyte amid GCQ

/ 01:55 PM May 03, 2020

TACLOBAN CITY – Five men, including a seafarer, were arrested in Carigara town, Leyte for holding an illegal cockfight or “tupada” which is among the activities prohibited under the general community quarantine (GCQ) in this town on Saturday, May 2.

Arrested by the local police and personnel of the Regional Anti-Illegal Gambling Task Force were Mark Anthony Madejas, 30, a seafarer; Rodolfo Dollete, 38, a construction worker; Romulo Agonons, 49, a businessman; Lerio Obaob, 37; and his brother Leo, 39.

ADVERTISEMENT

Based on the report reaching the headquarters of the Eastern Visayas police based in Palo town, also in Leyte, the five suspects along with others who managed to elude arrest were on a vacant lot in Barangay Naugisan to engage in a cockfighting activity about 3:50 p.m.

Illegal cockfight or tupada is prohibited under the GCQ imposed amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

FEATURED STORIES

Seized from the suspects were 10 fighting cocks, bet money amounting to P2,430, as well as vehicles and motorcycles owned by the violators.

The suspects and the confiscated items were brought to the Carigara Municipal Police Station for documentation and proper disposition.

The five suspects will be charged for violation of Presidential Decree 449 which bans cockfighting activities.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: arrest, Cockfight, illegal cockfight, Leyte, tupada
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.