Several arrested in Iloilo for unauthorized cockfighting

Posted by watchmen
March 3, 2020

Several individuals were arrested over the weekend for unauthorized cockfighting in Barangay Gines Nuevo, located in San Enrique, Iloilo.
Authorities identified the arrested suspects as 31-year-old Redgel Pabiona, 23-year-old Rodolfo Roy Serafico, and 42-year-old Bernardo Paches of the town’s Barangay Bato; 18-year-old Justine Querubin of the municipality’s Barangay Asisig; and 38-year-old Romel Devecais of the said neighborhood.
In addition, police also nabbed two Passi City residents, 30-year-old Rufillo Palowa of Barangay Quinagaringan and 21-year-old John Rey Roquio of Barangay Imbang Grande.
The cockpit used by the suspects was found to be without a proper permit and police confiscated bet money amounting to P4,703, along with three rosters.
The suspects are charged in violation of Presidential Decree No. 1602, signed in 1978 by then-President Ferdinand Marcos, which implemented stiffer penalties on illegal gambling.
Last week, a number of individuals were also arrested for illegal gambling in Cabatuan’s Barangay Duyan-Duyan. Authorities identified the arrested suspects as 42-year-old Charles Pacaonsis, 49-year-old Rex Lozada, 43-year-old Alex Alegrado, 56-year-old Wilson Ares, 45-year-old Pedro Bonto, and 43-year-old John Lieven, all of the said neighborhood.
Police said the suspects were caught playing a card game called “pusoy.”
Law enforcement personnel recovered bet money amounting to P1,400 and set of playing cards./WDJ



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