While e-sabong may bfing billions of pesos in revenues to the government coffer, Filipino children could be addicted to the online gambling .

If the Executive Department will not suspend or stop e-sabong, it must at least subject it to strict regulation to address its social costs, Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson said.

Lacson said the social costs of e-sabong may be intangible but will cause major problems as Filipinos – from children to policemen – become addicted to it.

E-sabong is projected to give the government PHP642 million a month. READ MORE

DUTERTE: Revenues from e-sabong fund Universal Health Care

 President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Thursday said e-sabong or online cockfighting in the country contributes to revenue that can be used to fund the government’s Universal Health Care (UHC) program.

In a speech in Palo, Leyte, Duterte reiterated that the government has earned over PHP640 million monthly since January from the online gambling activity.

“E-sabong gives the government PHP642 million a month. In one year, it gives the government billions,” he said. READ MORE

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