Four men arrested in illegal cockfighting in Puerto Princesa

Four men were arrested this morning during an illegal cockfight in Purok Masikap, Jacana, Barangay Bancao-Bancao, Puerto Princesa City, during a targeted operation by local authorities.

The operation, which took place around 10.45am, was carried out by police station 1 personnel.

The suspects, identified only by their aliases: Laurence, 27; Ephren, 51; Renante, 30; and Samuel, 55 – were caught participating in the illegal gambling activity known locally as ‘tupada’.

In addition to the arrests, police seized ₱1,600 in cash, several fighting cocks and cockfighting paraphernalia, including gaffs used in the fighting.

The four men are currently being held at Police Station 1 and are charged with violating Presidential Decree 1602, which specifically bans illegal cockfighting.