MANILA, Philippines – Sabong (cockfighting) has long been part of Philippine culture. But recently, this pastime turned into a nightmare for sabungeros (cockfighting aficionados) who have gone missing.
Since 2021, many families have come forward to report that their loved ones disappeared – like in the Manila Arena case and the abduction of an e-sabong executive in Laguna. As of December 2022, at least 34 sabungeros are still missing.
In this episode of Kriminal – now a true crime podcast – Rappler crime reporter Jairo Bolledo discusses the missing sabungeros and authorities’ efforts to investigate their disappearances.
Catch the episode on Sunday, February 26, wherever you get your podcasts. – Rappler.com