BACOLOR, Pampanga – Barely two weeks after eight men were arrested for online cockfighting operation inside the cockpit arena in Barangay Cabalantian here, 11 more men were apprehended the other day for the same illegal operation.
In a report to CIDG-Region 3 officer Police Col. Christopher Abrahano, CIDG-Pampanga head Police Maj. Warly Bitog said the operation conducted before midnight also resulted to the confiscation of laptops, monitors, video cameras, audio mixers and other equipment and gadgets to air live the cockfights to online bettors.
Caught in the act of operating online sabong were Reymel Gabayan, 25; Rolando Dellosa Jr., 27; Marlon Edora, 21; Paul Yanga, 40; Rodrigo Bongat Jr., 58; Warren Daza, 32; Ralph Dalinoc, 20; Elmer Carbungo, 29; Erwin Cruzana, 28; RodelIno Mantal, 47; and Herninio Pajarillo, 46. All are residents of Quezon City.
The suspects are facing charges for violation of PD 1602 as amended by RA 9287.
Earlier, CIDG-Pampanga operatives arrested Reynaldo Silagpo, 26; Luis Anthony Manalang, 23; Roniel Buenavista, 26; Marco Buenabajo, 29; Mark Anthony Osting, 20; Ivan Tenoria, 25; Larry James Tacobo, 25; and Mark Sungcang, 29, for the same offense inside the same cockpit arena.
The suspects were found using www.Sabong-barkadahan.com, www.sabong-sports.com, and www.GENX.com in soliciting online bets.