The 13 suspects arrested for violation of Presidential Decree (PD) 449, or the Cockfighting Law of 1974, were: Ricky Casisi, Nenito Bolivar, Ugie Superal, Micheal Paul Gonzales, Shalwin Gante, Peter Jhon Celestial and Dominador Crispe, residents of Binalbagan town; Rudy Endoso, Joeffrey Vega, Nikko Peleno, Joefren Ursua, Ricky Magsito and Jeyfee Hortellosa, residents of Himamaylan City.
The three others facing charges for illegal gambling were Gonsalo Casisi, of Binalbagan; Joniel Trinidad and Robert Endoso, both residents of Himamaylan City.
The operation was led by Himamaylan City Police Station deputy chief-of-police Major Ellendie Rebusquillo at around 2:10 p.m. on April 23 in Sitio Libon, Barangay Nabalian, Himamaylan City.
Confiscated during the operation were P960 bet money, three fighting cocks, two P5 coins, and a concrete board, or tumbu-an.
The suspects are currently being held by the local police./PN