Roosters fight during a cockfighting match at the San Pedro Coliseum in Laguna province. Photo: AFP
Roosters fight during a cockfighting match at the San Pedro Coliseum in Laguna province. Photo: AFP

Philippine cockfights more popular than ever, despite efforts to shut down blood sport

  • Shut for two years during the pandemic, traditional cockfighting arenas are getting back to full capacity across the country
  • To help revive the sport and increase revenue following Covid-19, former president Rodrigo Duterte issued permits for online cockfighting

Roosters fight during a cockfighting match at the San Pedro Coliseum in Laguna province. Photo: AFP
Roosters fight during a cockfighting match at the San Pedro Coliseum in Laguna province. Photo: AFP
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