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Barangay in Cavite bans DOTA




A barangay in Cavite has issued a resolution that bans the multiplayer online game Defense of the Ancients also known as DOTA in computer shops in their area of jurisdiction.

Resolution number 008-S-2015 which was issued and approved by the Barangay Council of Salawag on January 5, 2015, seeks to ban DOTA (online and offline) in computer shops. Below is a copy of the resolution obtained by When In Manila.

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According to the resolution, DOTA is a bad influence to the youth and one of the causes of disturbances in the community.


“Ang larong DOTA ay naging sikat na sugal On-line man o Off-line at naging ugat ng kaguluhan hindi lamang sa loob ng mga Computer Shop pati na rin sa komunidad at sa pamilya.”

“Dahil sa masamang impluwensya sa mga kabataan ang laro/sugal na DOTA ay nagiging bayolente at natutong manloko, magnakaw at di malayong pumatay o mamatay makapaglaro lamang.”

Below are the penalties that await computer shops that violate the resolution:

First offense – one month suspension of operations
Second offense – revocation of business permit
Third offense – permanent closure of the shop and non-issuance of business permit

Inquirer reports that the resolution had been positively received by parents and school administrators. The Barangay Council of Salawag now plans to endorse the resolution to the City Council of Dasmariñas for a city-wide ban.

sources: Inquirer, When In Manila



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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29 Responses

  1. Ryan says:

    Sa bahay dpat nagsisimula ang desiplina sa mga bata. Khit anung gawin nyong pagbabawal jan. meron at meron pa ring lalabag jan. Unahin nyo nlang yung DROGA jan. unahin nyo ang malaking problema hindi lang basta may maipasang batas. Dahil jan may mga maapektuhan like mga comp. shop owner na legit business owner. kung sila naman ang maluge at gumawa ng masama? zzzz

    • omar1234ph says:

      bakit ba lagi kinukumpara ang DOTA (or any games) sa droga? automatic na lagi yan sa mga forums na nababasa ko. if that is the case then we can agree that DOTA is considered as a vice. it is unregulated at the present time. heck, it is not even rated.

      and legit computer center business? are you sure everything is legit all the way down to the licensing of OS? I doubt it. this is good for the computer center business as it means this is now a purging of small-time operators. tama lang yan para mabawasan ang oversaturated cut-throat competition na bawat kanto ay merong computer center, and pisonet too

  2. Patrick says:

    isang kahibangan na putulin ang sanga at hindi ang ugat.hindi ba nila alam na hindi yung laro ang problema kundi ang pinanggalingang pamilya?ang pag babawal sa DOTA ay nangangahulungan lamang na mas maraming laro pa ang papalit dito.bakit hindi nalang nila ipag bawal ang pag inom ng alak o paninigarilyo?mas madaming problema siguro ang matutugunan.nakakaawa ang kabataang nasasakal dahil sa matatandang kulang sa kaalamanan kaya nag kakasya na lang sa kung iilan.

  3. archie says:

    Useless ordinance. Kahit i-ban and Dota, Merong League of Legends, Crossfire at iba pang games na killing time pa rin ang purpose. Nasa magulang ang pagdidisiplina. Unahin nila yung mga tumatambay at naglalasingan sa mga kalsada, shabu peddling at mga ilegal na tupada sa Cavite. Pati laro pinapatulan ng mga bobong to.

  4. klky says:

    mejo mabababaw din mga baranggay tanod dyan sa tecavi e no.. bkit kya sa dinami dami ng bisyo ung mismong iisang laro lang ang binan? nkakatanga lang, s totoo lang wla naman sa laro yan e, nsa pagdidisiplina yan.. bat di sila nag labas ng curfew hrs tuwing school hrs. or higpitan nila ung alcohol ban sa mga kabataan?? wla na ata silang maiisip n mas maganda pa..

    @yugatech bkit dota 2 yang nsa pic nio? dota 1 lang ang cover ng batas n yan.. obvious namang dota 1 lang ung mababasa mo dun o, kse ibang companya at ibang platform na ang dota 2…

  5. Rowena says:

    I doubt they realize that there are plenty of moba games aside from DOTA.

    players will just move on to another one that s not banned.

    they should also ban all forms of vices then while they are at it, especially liquor. doesn’t alcoholism cause broken family relationships too?:D *sarcasm*

  6. Easy E says:

    Medyo hindi napagisipan ng mabuti.

  7. HAHAHA says:

    hahahaha. bawal ba sa baranggay na yan? e di lilipat lang yan sa kabilang baranggay!

    dinamay pa negosyo ng computer shops eh.

    e di hulihin yung mga nagsusugal at nangugulo, wag idamay yung mga naglalaro ng tama at yung negosyo.

    sisihin ba dota?

    sisihin nyo mga magulang nyan!

  8. NGEE says:

    eto ang dapat ipatupad ng maayos sa Pilipinas

    1. bawal uminom sa public na lugar.
    2. striktong pagbawal ng pagbenta ng tobacco at alcohol sa minors
    3. pagpatugtog ng vidoeoke na nakakabulahaw sa kapitbahay.
    4. public urination
    5. bawal magtapon ng basura

    etc etc

  9. Yikes... says:

    Alam nyo kung bakit?
    Maraming sugalan sa Cavite, at sa mga sugalan na iyun malakas kumita ang mga opisyal ng bayan. Sa DOTA, mahirap pagkakitaan ng Barangay o ng lungsod.

  10. Ghosthunter says:

    Pointless banning in just a barangay. The DOTA players will just move to the next place where it is not banned.

  11. Ghosthunter says:

    If the barangay is really serious about addicting online PC games in PC rental shops, they should simply ban ALL GAMES in PC cafes.

    The “ordinance” is probably the barangay chairman acting on a “makulit” parent about their kid playing DOTA all the time in the neighborhood PC rental shop.

  12. Digest says:

    Dadami lilipat from DotA2 to HotS. haha, nakiki isa mga taga Brgy. ng Cavite, lolz

  13. haha says:

    DOTA 2 bawal din ba? tska LoL o kya HON

  14. Isip says:

    Paano ang mga may future sa DOTA? Alam ba nila na sa recent international tournament ng DOTA 2, champions would get $5M!! oh diba, sagot sa kahirapan! haha… just trying to give them their own medicine haha

  15. someguy says:

    game is pretty old tbh. its just time to move on to other games. there might be more games out there, pero usually it has lower player base…

  16. Beyn says:

    I have checked it twice. DoTA is the one that’s listed. Not DOTA 2.
    HAHAHHAHA!

  17. Rockafella says:

    You can’t stop the ghetto kids from playing the game. They’re just gonna play somewhere else.

  18. Streifer says:

    this will be a typical law dito satin sa pinas in a few weeks or a month its gone or forgotten beside d basta basta papayag mga shop sa law na to its like saying they should close down already

    either way good luck YOUR GONNA NEED IT! lalo na if maraming dota player na voter :p

  19. Glenn says:

    kung madalas mag kagulo dun sa computer shop edi mag lagay sila ng tanod o pulis malapit don, bawas gulo na dagdag protection pa para sa mga tao sa lugar kasi may tanod/pulis. siguro kung maraming mag rereklamo gagawin nalang ng barangay na yan pipili nalang sila ng computer shops na pwede paglaruan ng dota kaso mas mahal ang singil sa computer shop at sa mga mag lalaro.

  20. ichigo says:

    Buti may Dota 2 na, mga pulubing bata at bulok na compshop na lang ang may Dota. Sana di kumalat sa buong cavite ung kamangmangan ng mga brgy official sa dasma.

  21. bs says:

    this is bullshit… kaya di umunlad unlad ang pilipinas eh… buti pa dito sa singapore pwede ang DOTA sa mga computer shop…

  22. omar1234ph says:

    I’m in favor of this ordinance. sana isama lahat ng online games.

    irequire ang mga computer shops na magkaroon ng special “gaming” license kung magiinstall sila ng dota,dota2, lol, wot, etc.

  23. omar1234ph says:

    just an update. there are talks that the whole of Cavite will implement a ban on online games.

  24. Faust says:

    stupid ordinance done in a haphazard fashion.

    • omar1234ph says:

      uhh… no it wasn’t done in a “haphazard fashion”. there was a barangay consultation, computer shop owners were invited (30+ owners) out of 70+ shops, more than enough participants attended the consultation. the meeting/consultation was above-board. the problem was out of those 30+ computer shop owners present, NO ONE HAD THE GUTS TO STAND UP AND BE HEARD, no one gave a valid reason against this ban: panay drugs, alcohol, at paninisi pa sa mga magulang ang mga rason.

  25. omar1234ph says:

    just an update again. crossfire, pointblank, and even dota 2 are now included in the ban

  26. jsnzldy says:

    Mabuti yan para mag droga na lang yung mga kabataan sa inyo.

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