SP junks ordinance permitting cockfights aired live on cable TV

LEGASPI CITY 3/20/17 (Bicol Standard)—The Sangguniang Panlalawigan has declared as invalid and inoperative the Municipal Ordinance No. 04-2017 of the Municipality of Daraga, Province of Albay, entitled: “An Ordinance authorizing the holding of amusement cockfighting thru the live hook-up of cockfight from TV on-line providers in different licensed cockpit arena in this municipality, regulating the issuance of special permit and for other purposes.”

This is in response to the controversial legislative measure that would allow residents to view live telecast of ongoing cockfights in Daraga, Albay.

In declaring its invalidity, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan emphatically said LGU Daraga has no legal basis in authorizing said telecast.

Albay Vice Gov. Harold Imperial, a local cockfighting enthusiast, believes that granting approval to such ordinance is in violation of existing laws and regulations in the country.