Accordingto Dundes (1994) cockfighting is a very old sport and some claimed “theoldest”. Thus, this kind of gambling is a widely known sport especially forthose persons exercising it. Persons involved in cockfighting are calledcockfights.
Many researchers said that most of the victims in cockfighting arethe men specifically the fathers that have already drawn to the called sport. Researchers have pointed out, cockfightsattract people from all stratification system and the data show that peoplefrom high-end hierarchy are underrepresented: rural poor, construction workersand agriculturists predominate at most cockfights (Bryant & Capel, 1974). However,cockfighting in United States is illegal in some U.S states. Louisiana State isthe last state to implement the law in banning the called sport.
Cockfightingin the state in now banned since June 2007 and the ban took effect until August2008 (“Cockfight,” 2014). Hence, Philippine cockfight is legal in someways and was locally termed “sabong”.In Managok Malaybalay City Bukidnon most of the men’s populations arecockfights specifically the fathers, fathers drawn into cockfighting shouldalready know the risks and consequences that being a cockfight may affect thefamily. 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 eventcalled cockfighting or even so. It hasbeen reported that in the other country ten percent of those who gamble haveexperienced serious family problems related directly to gambling behavior (Abbot& Cramer, 1993). During the review researchers of the study suggested that gamblingvs parenting should be studied to assess the community in resolving the problemsin the family. Studying the gambling vs parenting will knowthe behavior of parent in the family specifically those fathers that have drawnto cockfighting. Its importance is to secure the feeling of loneliness in thefamily to consider the risks and consequences of being a cockfight.
The studycould also be a useful instrument for future researchers.