A Senate panel proposed to issue a resolution to the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) to suspend all the licenses of e-sabong operators due to cases of missing 31 “sabungeros.”
In a report by Inquirer.net, Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, with support from Senator Panfilo Lacson, proposed that the panel issue a resolution to Pagcor to suspend the operations and existing e-sabong licenses of Belvedere Vista Corp., Lucky 8 Star Quest Inc., Visayas Cockers Club Inc., Jade Entertainment And Gaming Technologies, Inc., Newin Cockers Alliance Gaming Corp., Philippine Cockfighting International Inc., and Golden Buzzer, Inc. Senator Francis Tolentino also proposed the temporary removal of e-sabong payment system from the GCash menu.
When no member objected to the motion, Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa directed the committee to immediately issue the resolution.
Vice President of E-Sabong Licensing Department of Pagcor, Diane Erica Jogno, who is present in the hearing said that Pagcor is okay with the suspension and will seek approval from the Office of the President to suspend e-sabong operations in the country.
“Sabungeros” or cockfighting aficionados went missing since January. The PNP and the NBI are already investigating the disappearances.