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The laws and legalities of cockfighting in the Philippines

The laws and legalities of cockfighting in the Philippines

Gamefowls
When it comes to sports, Filipinos cannot live without basketball and of course, cockfighting. Although the latter is more of gambling than sport, many people are also involved in breeding gamefowls as both recreation and business. But the big question that is asked by many people especially the foreigners is, "Is cockfighting legal in the Philippines?" We will discuss the answer in this article. Cockfighting in the Philippines is both legal and illegal depending on where the game is held and to what level. The "Cockfighting Law of 1974" under the former President Ferdinand E. Marcos,  regulates the game in the whole country and since then it has never been amended. The following is clearly stated: NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue...