TACLOBAN CITY — The Supreme Courtroom (SC) has upheld the conviction of a former mayor in Leyte for permitting members of the Affiliation of Barangay Councils (ABC) to carry unlawful cockfights.
Charita Chan, who served as mayor of Babatngon city from 2007 to 2016, was discovered responsible for violating the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.
She was meted imprisonment of six to seven years and disqualification from holding a place within the authorities.
The Excessive Courtroom mentioned Chan issued a allow in favor of the Liga ng mga Barangay, permitting it to carry cockfighting in a licensed cockpit each Saturday.
Beneath Presidential Decree (PD) 449 or the Cockfighting Legislation of 1974, and Municipal Or…
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