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PNP condemns spread of fake news on missing 'sabungeros'

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has identified persons of interest connected with the case of missing sabungeros who were allegedly nabbed from The Manila Arena and a witness is willing to testify on the case.

In a separate investigation, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Bulacan has also identified a person of interest in the case of missing sabungeros.

With these developments, Emil Sumangil reported on "24 Oras," that the PNP has condemned the proliferation of fake news about the missing sabungeros, adding that the false information only makes the families of the victims feel worse.

The PNP is referring to the photos of dead people posted on social media accounts and falsely identifying them as the missing sabungeros.

"The PNP deplores this act of disinformation that not only adds to the agony of the families of the missing persons but also serves to mislead police investigators who are focused on finding out the truth behind the case of the missing cockfight gamers," the PNP said in a statement.

Cancellation of e-sabong

Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III said President Rodrigo Duterte is poised to cancel e-sabong soon.

He said that Sen. Ronald "Bato" de la Rosa has brought the Senate resolution on e-sabong to the attention of the President.

Other senators has also favored the cancellation of e-sabong permits.

"If our laws cannot control the operations of this e-sabong and cannot protect our people from those who seek to operate beyond the bounds of the law, there is no reason to allow it to continue to operate," said Sen. Leila de Lima. -- BAP, GMA News