According
to Dundes (1994) cockfighting is a very old sport and some claimed “the
oldest”. Thus, this kind of gambling is a widely known sport especially for
those persons exercising it. Persons involved in cockfighting are called
cockfights. Many researchers said that most of the victims in cockfighting are
the men specifically to the fathers that have already drawn to the called
sport.

Researchers have pointed out, cockfights
attract people from all stratification system, and data show that people from
high-end hierarchy are underrepresented: rural poor, construction workers and
agriculturists predominate at most cockfights (Bryant & Capel, 1974). However,
cockfighting in the United States is illegal in all fifty U.S states and in the
District of Columbia. The last state to implement a state law banning
cockfighting is the Louisiana State and now banned since June 2007 and the ban
took effect until August 2008 (“Cockfight,” 2014).

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Hence, Philippines cockfight is legal in some
ways and was locally termed sabong. In
the province of Managok, Bukidnon most of the men’s populations are cockfights
specifically the fathers, fathers drawn into cockfighting should already know
the risks and consequences that being a cockfight may affect the family.
Instead of securing the safety and providing the needs of their family, some
fathers tend to go cockfight and spend the money to be gambled during
cockfighting or even so.

 It has
been reported that in the other country ten percent of those who gamble have
experienced serious family problems related directly to gambling behavior (Abbot
& Cramer, 1993).

During the review researchers find out that
one of the most serious gaps in research lay in the study of gambling vs
parenting and it should be studied to know the testimonies of fathers drawn
into cockfighting. Its importance is to secure the feeling of loneliness in the
family to consider the risks and consequences of being a cockfight in Managok,
Bukidnon. The study could also be a useful instrument for future researchers.

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