MALAPIT NA ANG BAKBAKAN, BASAHIN NATIN...
There’s a new kid on the block and while he strives hard to hide his ugly head, one can smell his arid stench even from miles away.
• During the last Bakbakan derby, cockfight live.com put in two entries and paid a hefty sum of money for an exclusive coverage of the Bakbakan. Why?
• Now they are selling DVD tapes of the Bakbakan coverage. Is it their business to sell video discs? Maybe not, because their name is cockfight live.com, which means that they are on the live webcast business and not on selling recorded fights. Secondly, if they only intend to sell copies of the Bakabakan derby, it seemed to be against good business sense to be spending so much for a video tape selling venture.
• While, the protectors of Philippine cockfighting - those who love the sport and the nationalist sabungeros do everything to promote sabong as a sport and industry, while, carefully hiding and toning down its gambling component, websites like sabong world.com and now cockfight live.com will be making use of sabong as a tool for internet gaming.
We have had Japanese cockers like Ryoichi Saito & Hajime Ogawa before. Nowadays, we have Noriaki Morita. They are cockers in every sense of the word and deserve to be amongst us. However, Morinobu Taniguchi of sabong world.com and the Japanese that are supposedly behind cockfight live.com have a completely different agenda in mind. Let’s keep our eyes, ears and mind open and be on guard of their real intensions.
- FOOTNOTES from Bandera (December 27. 2006)
BATTLE ROYALE by Rolando S. Luzong
*X's: cockfight live.com is now pit games-online.com