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