JAEN, Nueva Ecija — Ten individuals, including a barangay captain, were arrested for organizing an illegal cockfight inside the village chief’s residence in Barangay Calabasa on Sunday.
According to Jaen Police chief Maj. Baltazar Corpuz, Barangay Captain Leovigildo Agapito, 62, was arrested for conducting the illegal cockfight during the quarantine period.
Nine others arrested were identified as Zaldy Gomez Tomas de Belen, Conrado Paynor, Raymond Abellon, Cesario Fermin, Cornelio Padilla, Felipe Pacua, Onofre Cunan, and Oliver Yambot.
Police acted on a tip that a barangay official was conducting illegal cockfights inside his compound.
Confiscated during the raid were six fighting cocks, while 60 participants present at the cockfight were able to escape the arresting officers.
The suspects will be charged for violating Republic Act 1602 or illegal gambling and are now under the custody of the local police.