According to Dundes (1994) cockfighting a
very old sport and some may 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 the fathers that have drawn
to the called sport.
In United States cockfighting is illegal in
all fifty states and in the District of Columbia. The Gambling in cockfighting
involves money and may become the source of family problems. Eventually, Louisiana
State is the last state to implement a state law banning of cockfighting and
now banned since June 2007 and the ban took effect until August 2008
Researchers have pointed out, cockfights
attract people from all stratification system. The data show that people from
high-end hierarchy are underrepresented: rural poor, construction workers and
agriculturists predominate at most cockfights (Bryant & Capel, 1974).
Hence, in the Philippines cockfight is legal
in some ways and was locally termed “sabong”.
In Managok, Malaybay City 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.
Researchers in the study suggested that
gambling vs parenting should be studied in assessing the families in the
community. 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). Its importance is to secure the
feeling of loneliness in the family to consider the risks and consequences of
being a gambler. The study could also be a useful instrument for future