3 Individuals Arrested in Negros Oriental for Allegedly Participating in Online Sabong

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas (CIDG-7) confirmed that their personnel in Negros Oriental arrested three men for allegedly participating in online sabong.

Online sabong, or online cockfighting, is prohibited in the Phillippines. It was initially allowed but it was subsequently made illegal due to the rise of crimes related to it.

The suspects were identified as Alfredo Paculares Requilme, Christopher Iyan Calumba Geonson, and a bettor named Godofredo Vergara Fuentes Jr.

The three men were arrested around 11:40 in the evening in Barangay Poblacion, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental. The police said that they were caught in the act of joining online sabong.

The raiding teams were composed of the CIDG-Negros Oriental, the 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company, Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office, and officers from the Guihulngan City Police Station. The police also confiscated several gambling paraphernalia from the men, including one laptop used as a streaming device for online cockfight matches.

Additionally, the police seized 2,615 PHP in cash which is believed to be bet money.

The suspects are currently detained at Guihulngan City Police Station and may face complaints for violating Presidential Decree No. 1602 in relation to Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 or Republic Act No. 10175.