City council to probe illegal cockfighting in Lapuz district

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Iloilo City Councilor Carlos “Jojo” Javellana, chair of the council’s committee on games and amusements, said they will investigate the controversial cockfighting allegedly held at the Rockwell Cockpit Arena in Lapuz district.

A legislative inquiry will commence after Holy Week, according to Javellana.

The councilor said the management of Rockwell Cockpit Arena must explain the alleged cockfighting when there were issuances prohibiting it. (

“They should have respected the policy,” he stressed.

Javellana said the committee will also invite barangay captain Elfren Cenayo of Don Esteban and get his side on the prohibited event.