Manila Cockers Club goes digital with E-Commerce
(The Philippine Star) - December 17, 2017 - 4:00pm

MANILA, Philippines — The Manila Cockers Club Inc. ends the year with a Breeders Festival Mega nine-stag championship derby until Friday with a record pot of P3 million.

The main thrust of MCCI’s operations is to revitalize the breeding industry and provide aficionados a new method of appreciating the game of sabong.  MCCI’s operations enhanced the viability of small- and medium-sized breeding farms across the country. 

The recent six-stag Breeders Festival carried a prize money of P2 million. 

Hundreds of breeders from Kalinga Apayao, Isabela, Nueva Ecija, Bataan, Pampanga, Laguna, Rizal, Batangas, Quezon, Iloilo, Bacolod, Cavite, Basilan, and Davao have participated in MCCI’s derbies.

The demand for fighting cocks has increased on account of MCCI’s operations which likewise caused a surge in the demand for gamefowl feeds, vitamins and supplements and other related businesses. 

This event, as well as its derbies held this year 2017, would not have been possible if not for the advances in technology over the past years.

The transition to the modern age is inevitable as technology will not cease to develop. E-Commerce is no longer a concept, but a global standard or practice for trade and commerce. MCCI embraced this concept as it continues to reach breeders and aficionados all over the country to uplift the industry and the game of cockfighting.  

Sabong  is governed by the Cockfighting Law of 1974, the landmark legislation which declared cockfighting as one of the authorized gambling activities in the country. 

MCCI operates in accordance with this law and the innovations introduced by MCCI on sabong is prescribed by the Electronic Commerce Act of 2000.

The cockfights held by MCCI, are broadcast live thru Cignal TV,  a licensed satellite television network. Bets placed in MCCI’s betting terminals are accepted, transacted, and consummated in MCCI’s duly-licensed cockpit arena in Carmona, Cavite. 

The betting terminals of MCCI are also licensed by the respective Local Government Units where they operate in accordance with the Local Government Code of 1991. These laws allow MCCI to revolutionize the game of sabong in this modern age. 

The operations of MCCI proved to be a source of much-needed government revenue, both for the national and the local government.  As of the third quarter of 2017, MCCI has remitted to the national government P40 million in taxes. It is projected that MCCI will remit by yearend a total of P53.7 million to the national government. 

Also, MCCI has so far accumulated P3.2 million which will be paid to the municipality of Carmona by the end of 2017. The total amount due is expected to reach around P7.9 million.

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