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Pineda halts e-sabong following Duterte directive

May 6, 2022 @ 12:58
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Pampanga Governor Dennis Pineda has issued an executive order directing all local executives to shut down electronic cockfighting or e-sabong operations in the province.

The governor issued Executive Order 16-2022 implementing the directives of the President and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. to stop all gaming websites and cease gaming operations.

The EO enjoins all mayors and barangay chairs of Pampanga’s component cities and municipalities as well as the police and other law enforcement agencies to ensure the implementation of the order.

“Any violation of this Order shall be delth with and prosecuted in accordance with the Revised Penal Code and other specific laws and ordinances,” the EO said.

Earlier, Pineda made a public appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte to shut down e-sabong operations.

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