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Dela Rosa’s plea to crooks behind ‘missing sabungeros’: Free them

/ 12:04 PM February 24, 2022
Dela Rosa's plea to crooks behind 'missing sabungeros': Free them

The Senate public order and dangerous drugs committee opens its investigation into the growing number of cockfight players on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (Senate PRIB photo)

MANILA, Philippines — “You can run, but definitely, you cannot hide from the arm of the law.”

This was the warning issued by Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on those responsible for the disappearance of at least 31 “sabungeros” as he also appealed to them on Thursday to release the cockfight enthusiasts.


“Itong buhay ng 31 na missing persons na ito ay hindi na maibabalik kung ito’y inyong kinitil na. kaya doon sa mga suspects, suspect kahit sino gumawa nitong krimen na ito, I just hope na kung buhay pa ‘yung mga kinidnap niyo,tinago ninyo, sana i-release na ninyo para makabalik sa kanilang pamilya,” Dela Rosa said during a hearing of the Senate public order and dangerous drugs committee, which he chairs.

“Kung sa [kasamaang] palad ay ito’y namatay na, sana naman bilang isang Kristiyano or bilang kung kayo’y hindi Kristiyano, sana tulungan naman ninyong ma-recover ‘yung katawan, yung bangkay nung pinatay ninyo kung saan man ninyo ito tinago – saan niyo inilibing. Para mabigyan ng magandang libing sa ating mga mahal sa buhay,” he added.


Dela Rosa then said: “You can run, but definitely you cannot hide from the arm of the law. Mahuhuli’t-mahuhuli kayo.”

“Sa laking krimen na ginawa ninyo…hindi pwedeng walang nagdedemonyo sa inyo dahil kayo ay mga demonyo na dati. Dedemonyohin kayo ng mga kasama niyo at ito ay siguradong lalabas,” he added.

Dela Rosa’s panel is investigating the growing number of missing cockfight aficionados, which now stands at 31 after the Philippine National Police reported two more disappearances on Wednesday, February 23. with Jericho Zafra, trainee


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