AFTER a crackdown against illegal online “sabong” (cockfighting) websites, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said that it ordered the closure of seven online sabong websites.
According to DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya, the Philippine National Police Anti-CyberCrime Group (PNP-ACG) is already investigating the administrators of these websites in order to file the appropriate complaints.
Malaya explained that those behind these websites are hiding under a strict cloak of anonymity, which explains why they are difficult to trace. The PNP and the National Bureau of Investigation are doing its best to identify these website administrators.
It can be recalled that the PNP-ACG said they were able to monitor around 12 websites and 8 social media platforms that promote online sabong.
Two of the websites are registered in the Philippines, and the rest are operating offshore or outside of the country.
For now, the PNP-ACG continues its cyberpatrolling as part of the campaign against online sabong.
Malaya likewise appealed to the public not to patronize these online sabong websites.