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Duterte lets e-sabong operations go on, says gov’t will get P640M a month from it

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Duterte lets e-sabong operations go on, says gov't gets P640M a month from it

FILE PHOTO: President Rodrigo Duterte. Picture from Malacañang

CEBU CITY — Saying it provides the federal government an incomes of P640 million monthly, President Rodrigo Duterte introduced his resolution to not droop “e-sabong” or on-line cockfighting operations.

Talking earlier than native officers in Central Visayas on Thursday night, March 31, the nation’s prime government mentioned the federal government badly wants cash amid the struggle in opposition to COVID-19.

“Itong e-sabong, gusto ng mga congressmen na ipahinto. Sabi ko bakit ipahinto?,” Duterte mentioned in a speech on the Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark the place he attended a joint assembly with the Nationwide Activity Power to Finish Native Communist Armed Battle (NTF-ELCAC) and the Regional Activity Power (RTF) Central Visayas.

(Congressmen wish to cease e-sabong. I mentioned why do they wish to cease it?)

“Itong e-sabong is giving us P640 million a month. Saan tayo kukuha ng pera na naubos man sa COVID. We’re in need of funds (so) sabi ko ipatuloy ang e-sabong,” he added.

(This e-sabong is giving us P640 million a month. The place can we get cash from when our funds have been spent for operations in opposition to COVID-19. We’re in need of funds so I mentioned e-sabong ought to proceed).

Duterte, nonetheless, talked about the destructive results of e-sabong on many households.

“I don’t know if it’s true. I acquired studies that many Filipinos ran out of cash and needed to promote their home. Even wives and college students engaged in e-sabong. It’s changing into a really significant issue in our nation,” he mentioned.

“Let’s research the issue first. If the issue is simply that, why ought to I cease it? We’d like cash,” he added.

Senators earlier urged Malacañang to droop e-sabong whereas the disappearances of some gamers had but to be solved.

The investigation carried out by lawmakers confirmed that businessman and former gaming advisor Charlie “Atong” Ang was linked to the disappearance of no less than 34 e-sabong gamers.

However Ang denied the accusations, saying his rival operators of e-sabong engaged in a conspiracy to wage a “trial by publicity” in opposition to his firm, which is being linked to the disappearance of e-sabong gamers allegedly concerned in game-fixing.

Malacañang ordered the Philippine Nationwide Police and Nationwide Bureau of Investigation to conduct an in-depth investigation into the disappearance of the 34 e-sabong gamers.

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