Antique mayor charged for illegal cockfighting
The Office of the Ombudsman will file criminal charges against incumbent mayor Darell Dela Flor of Belison Antique, for violating Section 5(d) of Presidential Decree 449 (Cockfignting Law) by allowing cockfighting activities in an unlicensed cockpit of Barangay Poblacion in March 2011.
Impleaded are Punong Barangay Remy Escander and Larry Sebullen.
Respondents were accused of violating P.D. No. 449 for sanctioning cockfighting activities in Barangay Sinaja and Poblacion in Belison, Antique despite the existence of a licensed cockpit in Barangay Maradiona.
Under Section 5(d) of P.D. No. 449, cockfighting shall be allowed only in licensed cockpits during Sundays and legal holidays and during local fiestas for not more than three days.