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President Rodrigo Duterte apologizes for e-sabong operations


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E-sabong involves remote betting on cockfights.

Philstar.com / File

 

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte apologized for the effects of e-sabong operations around a month after he ordered to end the online cockfighting activities, following Senate probes into the disappearances of over thirty aficionados. 

 

"'Yung e-sabong, I'm sorry na I did not really realize that it would be like [that]. Akala ko kasi, 'yung ano, the moving factor there was na imbyerna kasi ako. 640 million a month tapos so many billion a year because our, marami nagooperate eh," he said during the inspection of the National Academy of Sports in Tarlac on Tuesday.

 

("About e-sabong, I'm sorry I did not realize that it would be like that. I really thought...the moving factor there was I really got annoyed. It brought in P640 million a month so that's billions a year because there were many firms operating.")

 

Full Story: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/06/15/2188566/duterte-apologizes-e-sabong-operations

 

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