Treñas orders closure of Lapuz cockpit

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Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas ordered the suspension of Rockwell Cockpit Arena in Barangay Don Esteban, Lapuz district.

At least three city government lawyers recommended the suspension.

A show-cause order was issued against Rockwell Cockpit Arena after it held online cockfighting despite the prohibition from the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the country. (

“Aside from our notice, I think everyone should understand that we all follow the resolution issued by the IATF. Even if they did not receive the notice from the city through the Public Safety and Transportation Management Office, the city’s legal team still believes they should be meted out some disciplinary action,” said Treñas.

The mayor warned the cockpit management that another offense would result in the permanent cancellation of its permits.