Bongbong Marcos wants e-sabong regulated
MANILA, Philippines – Presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said Monday that e-sabong should be regulated amid the spate of missing sabungeros (cockfighters) in the country.
“Siguro i-regulate natin nang mas mabuti,” Marcos said during a Go Negosyo’s KandidaTalks interview.
(I think we can regulate better)
Marcos mentioned that e-sabong ruins families and even the youth since anyone with a mobile phone could play it online.
When asked if he would suspend e-sabong operations in the country, Marcos said “‘Wag 24/7. At tsaka ‘wag accessible sa lahat. ‘Yung bata, ‘yun ang aking iniisip, ‘yung bata.”
(Not 24/7. And don’t make it accessible to everyone. The youth, the youth is what I am thinking.)
Marcos emphasized that e-sabong should be regulated from being operated 24/7 to weekends instead since bettors are left gambling the whole day.
“Baka gawin nating… weekends halimbawa, ‘wag sa buong araw. Kasi naiiwan na ‘yung tao dun eh,” he added.
E-sabong, like any other form of gambling, according to Marcos, has no difference from drugs as it is both forms of addiction.
“Parang drugs ‘yan, eh. Wala namang halos kaibahan, it’s an addiction din eh,” he noted.
(It’s like drugs. There’s almost no difference, and it’s an addiction too.) — Jericho Zafra, INQUIRER.net intern
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