BY SHIELA G. GELERA
Eight persons, two of them senior citizens, were arrested for allegedly engaging in illegal cockfighting in Purok Boulevard, Barangay 13 in Bacolod City, at about 11:20 a.m. Sunday.
Station 1 operatives, led by P/Maj. Jovil Sedel, nabbed Arnel Ebar, 55, Risty Mellogo, 33, Rakim Ulah, 33, Joel Romano, 60, Jonathan La Chica, 50, Loren Tinga, 24, Antonio Noble, 68, and Jose Tubod, 61, a police report said.
The operation led to the seizure of five live fighting cocks, a live fighting cock with gaff, two dead fighting cocks, and P1,670 in bet money, police records show.
Those arrested were brought to the custodial facility of Station 1, and are facing charges for violation of Presidential Decree 449, or for illegal cockfighting.*