Councilor Lyndon Acap has recently pushed for additional cockfighting arenas in Iloilo City. Let your voice be heard in this issue by voting below.
|Iloilo Coliseum for cockfighting in Jaro. Credits: ilongo.weebly.com|
The chairman of the City Council committee on games and amusements believes that putting up cockpit in each of the city’s seven districts will put a stop to the illegal cockpits or “bulangan” and the “pauwak” of fighting cocks proliferating in the barangays.
“We are correcting the wrong of the past and should not be selective in allowing investors to put a cockpit arena as provided for in the law. Cockfighting is not illegal per se but only the unlicensed and not accredited cockfighting arena,” Acap added.
Fellow councilors Jay Treñas and Jason Gonzales openly opposed the proposed ordinance, while Plaridel Nava and Joshua Alim also have some reservations.
Currently there are two licensed cockpits in the city, the Iloilo Coliseum in Jaro district and another one in Mandurriao.
What do you think? Should there be more cockpits in the city? Vote and share your opinion through the comment section below.