Cockfighting still banned in Lamitan City, says official


Operation of cockpits and organizing and conducting cockfighting have remained prohibited in Lamitan City, Basilan, an official said.

Lamitan City Police Station Chief Police Major Nurhaib A. Bungkac said the prohibition against cockfighting is in accordance with the law and other issuances in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

He said that an illegal cockfighting operation was shut down recently which led to the arrest of four individuals.

Bungkac said the police will continue to be vigilant against violators and offenders as they enforce the law.