Local chief executives in Western Visayas have been directed to suspend all cockfighting and cockpit operations in their jurisdictions until April 4.
Local Government Regional Director Juan Jovian Ingeniero said the order was issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases in view of rising COVID-19 cases in the country.
The IATF suspended cockfighting operations even in areas under Modified General Community Quarantine, he said. The entire Western Visayas is under MGCQ.
Ingeniero also directed DILG provincial and city directors to monitor and report any cockfighting activities in close coordination with local chief executives.*